Commercial District Manager September 2017

Provide professional technical assistance to commercial districts and businesses throughout the City. In addition, this position is responsible for managing and administering the Facade professional technical assistance to commercial districts and businesses throughout the City. In addition, this position is responsible for managing and administering the Facade program projects in each assigned Area.

Job Description

Title: Commercial District Manager II | Grade:  14 | FLSA: E

Supervisor's Title: Commercial District Manager

Department: Neighborhood Business Development

Positions Supervised:  N/A

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications include a minimum of a B.A./B.S. in planning, urban design, business or related field or 5 years equivalent professional experience in the following areas: commercial real estate, property management/leasing, public relations, planning, urban design, marketing and promotions, or community development. Knowledge of applicable city, state, and federal agencies desirable. Extensive community involvement in an urban setting, and/or Main Street Program preferred. Good oral and written communication skills, demonstrated ability to work autonomously, good presentations skills, and ability to work with public officials and general public a must. Must be detail oriented and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

GENERAL SUMMARY

Under limited supervision, provide professional technical assistance to commercial districts and businesses throughout the City. In addition, this position is responsible for managing and administering the Fa&#ç;ade, and prepare budget for special assessment district funding.

  • Administer and manage budget for area’s Neighborhood Commercial District Incentive Program.
  • Develop strategies for public improvements in neighborhood commercial districts.
  • Attend business association, neighborhood and community meetings, and other business functions as appropriate to establish relationships and further goals/projects.
  • Identify and assist in formulating plans to address issues challenging commercial areas.
  • Promote business opportunities with in the City of St. Louis. Market business space and opportunities through surveys and databases of commercial brokers, developers and prospective entrepreneurs. Work with building owners to identify expiring leases and recruit highest uses of vacant or underutilized commercial space.
  • Assist property and business owners with physical improvement projects. Coordinate with appropriate City departments to ensure district compliance to applicable building codes, design standards, redevelopment, zoning, strategize, health and safety ordinances.
  • Comply with all reporting requirements for projects, such as Davis-Bacon.
  • Seek additional funding sources for Commercial District Improvement Projects, through grant applications, and pursuit of city/state/federal incentive funds.
  • Works closely with Director to train other Commercial District Managers. Assists with overall program procedure development, and works with Director to develop efficiencies with in the department.
  • The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • Requires St. Louis City residency within 180 days of successful completion of 180-day probationary period.
    • Requires valid driver’s license - site visits/commercial area surveys.

    WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:

    • Work is in the field and includes site visits, commercial area evaluation (by car and walking to survey various commercial areas), some evening and weekend work.
    • Ability to drive – site visits and commercial area evaluations/surveys.
    • Ability to walk a commercial district, which range from three to ten blocks.
    • Exposure to elements during site visits and commercial area evaluations.
    • Requires the ability to lift and carry files/papers of up to twenty pounds.
    • Requires the ability to stoop, crouch, balance, bend, and climb during site visits.
    • Requires the ability to distinguish objects clearly in near vision for writing and computer work.

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    St. Louis Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, disability, sex or sexual

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