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Acton BIA Coordinator
Acton Business Improvement Area – Acton, ON

The Board of Management for the Acton Business Improvement Area (BIA) is seeking an innovative, organized, energetic and passionate person to fill the role of Coordinator. Reporting to the Board of Management, the Coordinator is responsible for the daily operation and financial management of the organization. The coordinator will initiate, coordinate, and direct services, programs, and policies that support its members. Please send your cover letter and resume as one document to info@downtownacton.ca, application cut-off is 11:59 pm, Sunday December 4, 2022, Estimated start date: mid-January.

About the BIA:
The BIA is a subcommittee of the Council of the Town of Halton Hills and represents approximately 120 businesses and property owners in Downtown Acton. Our mission is to improve our local economy by creating thriving and safe business areas that attract shoppers, diners, tourists, and new businesses.

Position Details:

  • Support the Board to conduct the Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • 30 hours per week and be able to work flexible hours including evenings/ weekends.
  • Administration & Finance
  • Responsible for all operations of the BIA, including, but not limited to, administration and budgeting
  • Actively support work of Board, committees and working groups
  • Establish annual goals and work plans based on BIA operations and strategic plan
  • Monitor and review the annual operating and capital budget of the BIA
  • Prepare financial information for the auditor
  • Prepare the annual report
  • Manage all planning and implementation of events, projects and activities such as (but not limited to) festivals, Shop Local etc.
  • Oversee the maintenance, beautification, and seasonal decoration strategies
  • Complete other duties as directed and assigned by the Board of Management
  • Manage communications with members and external stakeholders
  • Manage and maintain the website, social channels, and business listings
  • Preparation of successful grant applications

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Post-secondary education in business, marketing, economic development, communications, or related fields
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Superior customer service focus founded on excellent interpersonal skills
  • Motivated self-starter who can advance objectives of the BIA with limited supervision
  • Working knowledge of project management principles; proven planning and organization skills
  • Strong technical skills and experience using MS Office suite, MailChimp, WordPress, Survey Monkey and other similar software
  • Experience using social media – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.
  • Valid Ontario Class G driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle for business purposes

The Acton BIA is an equal opportunity employer, we thank all those who apply but advise that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. If contacted for an interview, please advise the staff of any measures you feel you need to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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