Position Type: Part-time Program Management
Compensation Range: $20,000-$25,000
Reports to: Director of Community Engagement, NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley
Overview: The Millrace Business Development Manager will work with entrepreneurs to support and develop their businesses, helping to revive Woonsocket’s downtown. The Millrace Business Development Manager is expected to leverage The Millrace, a community facility at the gateway to Woonsocket’s Historic Main Street, to catalyze neighborhood vitality, generate community benefits and earn income for NWBRV’s mission. This new facility is a key anchor in the Island Place Historic District, where NWBRV will be developing storefronts, office spaces and apartments attracting young professionals, artists and entrepreneurs to live, work and play.
Resumes and cover letters can be emailed to Margaux Morisseau.
NWBRV will accept application until the position is filled.
IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES
The Business Development Manager is responsible for helping to oversee a community facility and social enterprise, while helping to develop the businesses of Millrace members and partners. This includes: Developing collaborations with other partners and stakeholders to further facility & organizational goals; Staff/vendor/consultant supervision, management and evaluation as required; Facility and program budget oversight, monitoring and planning; Database management including program outcomes and impacts, and funder reporting as required; Maintaining facility database, analyzing user, marketing and other data for trends and patterns; Program design and management of programs, and providing asset building opportunities for target area residents; Limited grant-writing, fundraising and resource development; Public-speaking and other public relations as required.
- Design and implement programs that promote health and wellness; support entrepreneurship and innovation, and catalyze vitality in the Millrace campus and on to Main Street;
- Deploy and manage staffing, consultants and program resources to offer licensed, quality kitchen incubator for entrepreneurs and public event, office, and market space for creative placemaking and community wealth building;
- Develop Memorandums of Understanding with community partners to connect entrepreneurs to technical assistance providers;
- Implement facility policies and procedures; develop facility schedules to maximize usage and income generation and balance pro-bono use; including strict oversight of operations to meet financial goals and compliance with legal and contractual obligations;
- Market to generate demand for public event space, kitchen use, public market and co-office space;
- Oversee facility maintenance and risk management; assure peak performance of facilities; manage costs and maximize earned income;
- Create fun and vitality in the target area; develop programming to draw diverse audiences; spearhead innovative community building and place-making;
- Participate/collaborate in future organizational planning for ‘Millrace’ District commercial/office space and programming;
- Work with property management staff, as well as the Asset Management Line of Business to assure that facility is well maintained, clean and inviting;
- Provide annual and monthly narrative and data reports to Board of Directors on program progress and outcomes; work with Board Committee to evaluate programs;
JOB RELATED QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in management, social enterprise, entrepreneurship or related field; three years’ experience in community program administration and oversight; demonstrated experience in running a successful business, program collaboration, business marketing, financial management, and staff/vendor supervision.
Knowledge, Skill and Ability Requirements: Knowledge of facility management and business technical assistance programs and providers, community health programming and creative place-making; proven ability to manage community programming; skilled in public presentations and marketing; strong organizational skills; community outreach to recruit neighborhood entrepreneurs; ability to build coalitions; excellent written communication skills; ability to balance the scheduling of facility usage to maximize income generation yet provide space for limited community programming; Skilled at working with the public and maintaining good public relations.
Physical Demands: Ability to travel by airplane to attend regional or national trainings and convenings; ability to utilize a computer and keyboard for data input and document writing; ability to remain calm and even-tempered in seemingly chaotic situations; ability to ascend up three flights of stairs in multifamily/commercial buildings to address maintenance issues; ability to move chairs and tables for events.
WORK ENVIRONMENT, DYNAMICS, PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Required National, Regional, State and local travel by various modes of private and commercial transportation to attend meetings and/or hold trainings at various sites requiring overnight absences from employee’s residence (approx. 7 days annually for up to seven days at a time); sufficient mobility to work in a public event facility setting; Extensive use of computer keyboard. Work is performed primarily in a public environment under pressure and requires the ability to quickly adjust to changing priorities and demands. Work is performed with an extensive degree of independent judgment and action under the direction of the Director of Community Building and Engagement.