Employment with North Park Main Street
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE INTERN:
$11.00 TO $14.00 per hour
Part-time (20 hours per week)
North Park Main Street Business Improvement District is seeking a Part-time Intern to serve as a “Economic Development Initiative Intern”. The candidate will ideally serve a minimum of 960 hours though the end of his/her term.
NORTH PARK MAIN STREET BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT:
North Park Main Street is both a business improvement district established by the City of San Diego, and a Main Street program affiliated with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. As a volunteer-based, 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization, North Park Main Street (NPMS) advocates for North Park’s business community, administers the North Park Business Improvement District (BID), and champions development that preserves the community’s historic integrity, supports its Arts, Culture & Entertainment District, and promotes an urban, pedestrian-friendly shopping / dining environment.
To promote development that supports arts, culture, and entertainment, while preserving the historical integrity of North Park. To create a pedestrian-friendly destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment that supports our local businesses.
- Galvanizing local business leadership and enhancing communication and collaborations
- Hosting annual North Park events such as the Taste of North Park and the SDCCU Festival of Arts in North Park, as well as the weekly North Park Thursday Market
- Promoting preservation of business community’s historic character
- Marketing downtown commercial district to attract investment and customers
- Actively supporting North Park Art, Culture and Entertainment District
- Promoting urban village style planning principles and ensuring quality development
- Assisting developers, business owners and tenants navigate regulatory requirements and access available resources
- Installing improvements, e.g. lighting, street trees, sidewalks, bike racks, refuse cans
- Coordinating efforts to address downtown transportation and parking issues
INTERN ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – A Two-Pronged Approach:
Under the general direction of the Executive Director of the Business Improvement District the Economic Development Initiative Intern will promote and implement a two-pronged approach designed to 1) bring new growth to North Park’s business district while 2) assisting existing businesses and enhancing opportunities for success through access to capital and other City resources.
Assisting Existing Businesses
- Work to implement an “Access to Capital” campaign to help assess readiness for small business capital within the NPMS business district.
- The Intern will work closely with Civic San Diego’s Economic & Community Manager to track overall results that can be derived from Assessment and Campaign.
- The Intern will support The North Park Main Street Business Improvement District in the delivery of Small Business Capital Assessment and Campaign. Areas of focus: The Intern will work closely with BID leadership to assess and evaluate the accessibility of business capital within its target market.
- Coordinate program outreach and marketing.
- Maintain and update the Office Resource Center as needed with relevant and timely information. Respond to any incoming requests for information (Such as visitor or new business information packages).
- Intern will work closely with other NGOs, CDFIs, and participating Bank(s) to help build awareness of Small Business Capital programs and products that are available to the small business community.
- Intern will connect existing and new businesses with all City resources and available support programs.
Bringing New Business and Customers
- Volunteer Recruitment/Management for Economic Development Committee.
- Work to attract attention and customers to North Park through outreach to the tourism industry and creation and management of events designed to bring people to the streets of North Park.
- Always represent the North Park Main Street BID in a professional manner showing respect to community members, staff, City and partner agency officials, volunteers and others.
- Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income distressed neighborhoods
- Ability to manage and coordinate small events
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment
- Computer skills
- Good written and oral communication skills
- Ability to work a flexible schedule (some night and weekends may be required)
PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
To be eligible to participate as an Intern the candidate must meet all eligibility requirements to serve as a participant in the intern program including but not limited to:
- Possess a high school degree plus a minimum of two years college experience
- Be at least 19 years of age (note there is no upper age limit)
- Have proof of status as a US citizen or possess permanent resident status and be able to provide documentation as determined by CNCS
- Be available to serve for a full 12-month period of time
- Be able to complete at least 960 hours of service within the 12 months of service
CRIMINAL HISTORY SEARCH REQUIREMENT
If a candidate has a criminal record, it does not necessarily make a candidate ineligible for service. Only candidates who are subject to registry on the National Sex Offender Public Website or have been convicted of First-Degree Murder may not participate in the intern program. Only candidates being offered and then accepting the position must consent to a search of the National Sex Offender Public Website, a State Level Criminal History Search and an FBI search. Consent is provided via The North Park Main Street Business Improvement District application.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit your “Resume” and “Cover Letter” expressing your interest and why you would like to be considered for the position to: Angela Landsberg, NPMS BID Executive Director at [email protected]
We promote equal opportunity in selecting the Business Improvement District Association Access to Capital Intern.
We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the selection process.