Economic & Community Development Officer - Sparks Street BIA and Mall Authority / Conceil d'administration du la Mail de la rue Sparks

May 07, 2024
Various Locations, Ontario

Reporting to the Executive Director and working in a small team, the Economic & Community Development Officer will develop and apply strategies to meet the goals of the organization.

Responsibilities include:

  • Understanding of the organization requirements, target audiences, and strategic goals of the Sparks Street Business Improvement Area and Sparks Street Mall Authority and their roles in downtown Ottawa
  • Co-lead with the Executive Director, the expansion of the SSBIA’s trade area in 2024 and 2025
  • Develop and manage a leasing support program with the aim of increasing street level occupancy on Sparks Street and in downtown Ottawa  
  • Prepare reports, research papers, educational texts, or articles
  • Design market research questionnaires
  • Develop and maintain effective communication with property and business owners/managers using various communication tools including newsletters, blog posts, and in person meetings
  • Aid with the development and execution of new initiatives to achieve membership goals
  • Identify strategic partnership and business development opportunities
  • Increase member engagement through planning and promoting outreach events, member spotlights, etc.
  • composition of agendas, minutes, and reports to ensure organizational compliance for the boards of the Sparks Street Business Improvement Area and Sparks Street Mall Authority
  • Source and negotiate with contractors, vendors, and third-party suppliers
  • Perform other related duties as assigned 
  • Post-secondary diploma/degree in a relevant field of study (business, communications, member-based organizations, property leasing/management etc.) or a combination of equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience
  • Minimum 2-3 years recent and relevant work experience
  • Intermediate+ proficiency in Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and proven negotiation ability
  • Excellent organizational skills, meticulous, able to multi-task, and prioritize as necessary
  • A collaborator with initiative-taking leadership skills
  • Excellent people skills, with an ability to manage demanding situations with tact and diplomacy
  • An interest in making downtown Ottawa a better place for all
  • Hybrid Work environment. Onsite three to five days a week depending on duties required at that time
  • Accountable, ethical, and trustworthy; must be able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Languages – English oral, reading and writing. Working knowledge of French is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated skills and capabilities in analytical and critical thinking
This is a Full-Time salaried position requiring occasional evening and weekend availability. Salary based experience and skill set. 

Compensation Package:
  • Full-time permanent position, 37.5 hours a week, starting immediately.
  • $65,000 to $72,000 salary range based on successful candidates' knowledge and experience.
  • Comprehensive Group Benefits Package (upon completion of three-month probation).
  • RRSP matching program (upon completion of three-month probation).
  • Opportunity to travel in Canada.
  • Ongoing training
We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
This job is from CharityVillage
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