Now Hiring: Assistant Executive Director
The Seaside Heights Business Improvement District (SSHBID) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, economic development agency that works closely with Seaside Heights borough government to increase commercial property values in Seaside Heights by improving the business climate. With Seaside Heights being a beach, boardwalk, and bay oriented community, it is very active June, July, and August, and periodically busy in April, May, September, and October. The rest of the year is occupied planning for the tourism season and working on the revitalization of the town’s business areas that are off the boardwalk.
Business improvement districts, also known as special improvement districts, are designated geographic areas within which a special assessment is levied on commercial properties, collected by the municipality, and entrusted to a non-profit district management corporation. That management corporation is overseen by the assessed businesses and operated by professional staff, consultants, and volunteers. Additional funding for the districts come from activities such as festivals and ad-supported publications.
The Seaside Heights Business Improvement District was created in 2001. Michael Redpath, an experienced special/business improvement district manager, joined the SSHBID in February 2018 as part-time Executive Director. Redpath has been deeply involved in tourism in New Jersey for many years and chairs both the Ocean County Business and Tourism Advisory Council to the County Freeholders, and the Monmouth Ocean Development Council’s Cultural and Tourism Committee.
The Assistant Executive Director will be responsible for the operation of the office and supporting the work of the Executive Director and volunteers. That includes administrative tasks, overseeing medium-sized events, supporting promotions activities, and being part of the communications team. Computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Word, Publisher, and Excel are required. This is a diverse, 3/4 time position for a self-starter who enjoys working with people and engaging in a variety of tasks. Occasional weekend hours to oversee festivals and events is required. The weekly work schedule is adjusted to allow for the occasional weekend hours.
As an overview of some of the Assistant Executive Director’s responsibilities, here is a sampling:
-Answer the telephone and handle general correspondence
-Coordinate Board of Directors and committee meetings
-Manage organization records
-Coordinate the production of the annual Visitor Guide, including communicating with advertisers
-Manage permitting for fireworks, beer concessions at some festivals, and for special events
-Manage two arts and crafts festivals and the Que by the Sea barbecue competition
Email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the link to your Linkedin profile if you have one. You will be contacted within a few days of your resume being received.