Delmar Loop Special Business District Coordinator

Libbey Tucker, CEcD

Website City of University City, MO

Job Purpose:

Position requires collaboration with a 9-member board. The Coordinator will work with over 15 commercial property owners, approximately 95 business owners, approximately 8000 residents, in the City of University City within a six-block area along Delmar Boulevard, known as the U. City Loop.  The City Council’s main goals are to create an authentic urban space that is both dense and sustainable, cultivate a creative and innovative culture of diverse enterprises, and maintain the local and eclectic flavor of the area through improvements in cleanliness, safety, beautification, advocacy, and overall promotion of the area. Serves as liaison and provides administrative support to the Loop Special Business District (LSBD) Board.  Additional job duties include the coordination of special events in the University City Loop as approved by the Mayor and Council.

Essential Functions

This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in the position.

Community relations and promotion of University City Loop and applicable policies and programs as approved by the City of University City
Working with the LSBD Board of Directors and Loop businesses to develop and implement strategic plans and related activities
Benchmarking and program evaluation
Budgeting and fiscal integrity
Assisting the LSBD Board with compliance of all regulatory and legal requirements
Recruitment and retention of businesses in partnership with the City’s Director of Economic Development
Event Planning and Management
Administrative functions associated with record keeping including agenda preparation and proper recording of meeting minutes.
Foster collaboration and build coalitions with community organizations, public agencies, political leaders, individual constituents, board members, and local businesses
Participate in various civic organizations and attend boards’ and commissions’ meetings, hearings, and events including on weekends as needed
Financial Management: budget planning/creation, working with the City’s Director of Finance to assist in Loop Special Business District Board in maintaining the organization’s fiscal integrity and compliance with local, state and federal laws
Coordinate, plan and manage events within the University City Loop District
Maintain public transparency
Development, implementation, and accomplishment of annual work plan
Facilitate long-term strategic planning
Develop strong working relationship with public officials, city staff, school districts, colleges/universities, and other non-profit groups
Monitor public perception and marketing budget of the District
In Partnership with University City Staff, use various performance metrics to measure vitality of downtown- tax collection, property values, sales, business mix, online metrics, demographics, traffic counts
Benchmarking: track achievements, address obstacles, propose corrections as needed
In partnership with the City’s Director of Economic Development, recruit and retain businesses, balance historic preservation and new construction, mixing commercial and residential as appropriate for the District.
Recognize issues effecting the LSBD and take initiative to create board-approved action plans to resolve the situations.
Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, urban planning, economic development, public relations or related field. Master’s Degree preferred.
Minimum three years related experience and/or training in sales/marketing, economic development, downtown development, or industrial and commercial real estate development.
Professional with strong leadership and communication skills.
Solid record of accomplishments in government, quasi-government, private or public non-profit sector.
Entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to work independently.
Exceptional organizational skills and the drive to follow long-term projects to completion are requisite.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrated history of making and communicating sound decisions based on strategic planning.
Demonstrated experience building consensus and collaboration with others in partnership and supervisor settings.
Strong time-management and organizational skills.
Demonstrated experience developing and implementing long-term plans including organization visioning and branding campaigns.
Effective verbal and written communication to a wide variety of audiences- including public speaking, crisis communication, press releases and advocacy.
Coherent in brand management, traditional and nontraditional advertising, and public relations.
Strong understanding of the retail, restaurant and business environment.
Ability to be creative with communication strategy and analytical for event execution.
High level of initiative and an aptitude for system and business process development.
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Understanding and knowledge of popular social media and digital marketing networks including their design, functionality, and audiences.

Hourly Rate: $25.63 – $39.76

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