CIDBIA Updates

Job Posting: BIA Assessment Program Manager

Organization: Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit 
Job Title: BIA Assessment Program Manager 
Reports To: Chair/Co-chairs of CIDBIA Ratepayer’s Board 
FLSA Status: 1099 Contractor; Part-Time (average 20 hours/week)
Salary Range: $65 - $75/hour DOE 
Location: Seattle, WA; Hybrid  

The CIDBIA is a ratepayer-based non-profit organization, formed by Chinatown International District’s business and property owners and formalized by city ordinance. The CIDBIA’s mission is to support and enhance this historic and culturally rich business district in the following core areas:
1.    Business District’s cleaning and maintenance programs 
2.    Public Safety programs and initiatives 
3.    Marketing, promotional activities and community events 
4.    Business Development 

The CIDBIA Ratepayer Advisory Board is currently pursuing a re-assessment of CIDBIA ratepayers, including a legislative action to change the existing city ordinance. The BIA Assessment Program Manager’s role is to support the CIDBIA Ratepayer Advisory Board to fulfil its objective of passing a new assessment in 1 to 3 years.

Specific duties shall include, but are not limited to the following: 

Major Duties and Responsibilities
1.    Organize and coordinate Board meetings, meeting agendas, retreats and orientations as required, in accordance with OPMA guidelines. 
2.    Organize and coordinate ratepayer meetings and ratepayer events 
3.    Maintain the CIDBIA Ratepayer roll sheet in partnership with the City of Seattle 
4.    Collaborate with City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development 
5.    Create or collaborate on marketing materials to highlight CIDBIA’s work
6.    Research data and contact information as needed
7.    In partnership with the Board, create and present a Business Plan to the City of Seattle
8.    Be an advocate of the CIDBIA and wholly support its mission and vision 

Preferred Experience/Skills 
1.    3+ years demonstrated successful experience working with nonprofit organizations, local government, political campaigns, or in commercial district revitalization. 
2.    Strong verbal and written communication skills, experienced public speaker and presenter; proven ability to work with a range of communication methods; good English language skills both verbally and in writing; strong active listening skills
3.    Proficient computer skills, Windows Office Suite
4.    Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with community stakeholders; ability to build and maintain good working relationships with outside community organizations and government agencies. 
5.    Analytical ability to identify problems, identify potential actions, implement identified solutions, and report results
6.    Experience managing and reporting to and working with a Board of Directors.
7.    An individual who can elevate board morale, act as an influential motivator, and cultivate a positive environment. Proficiency in sustaining morale through constructive and collaborative approaches is essential to the success of this role. 

1.    Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in a field relevant to commercial district revitalization, political campaign, economic development 
2.    Professional or personal familiarity working in the Chinatown-International District 
3.    Strong decision-making skills 
4.    A self-starter with the ability, initiative and willingness to learn 
5.    Ability to speak/write Cantonese or Mandarin preferred (but not required) 

Please send resume and cover letter to The job posting will close when the job is filled. No phone calls or agents please.