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$40,000 to $45,000 Annually

Benefits Offered

401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

Employment Type


Title: Flats Forward Director

Responsible for managing Flats Forward, a 501 (c) 3 organization which represents the stakeholders in the Flats. Works closely with board leadership to implement strategic marketing and communications plans, projects, advocacy, and fundraising.

Key Duties

  • Build annual business plans and budgets for the organization; oversee financial management and reporting
  • Develop funding sources to support the organization’s revenues by expanding membership; identifying and pursuing grant funding (from both Foundations and governments agencies), and diversify funding sources by leveraging outside resources and events
  • Negotiate all contracts on behalf of the organization
  • In conjunction with and approval of Board members manage Projects intended to improve the safety and livability of the Flats
  • Act as the voice of the neighborhood at City Design Review, City Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals, Cuyahoga River Safety Taskforce meetings as needed.
  • Serve as a member of the Flats Forward Executive Committee
  • Act as a primary advocate for The Flats by representing the organization at all meetings and task forces as necessary, including but not limited to: US Coast Guard (USCG), Northeast Ohio Area Coordinating Association) NOACA, adjoining Community Development Corporations (CDCs), Cleveland Police Department (CPD), MetroParks and Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority.
  • Act as the primary spokesperson for the organization with all media.
  • Manage and expand the use of all social media channels.
  • Produce monthly e-newsletter
  • Develop and implement plans for the organization’s annual meetings.
  • Organize business development and redevelopment initiatives.
  • Deliver appropriate and timely management, financial, and progress reports to the Board of Directs and other constituents as required.

Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Public Administration, Urban Planning, Political Science, Business, or related field.
  • 5 years of progressive management experience, and/or leadership experience with an economic development-oriented organization serving a diverse constituency (ideally residential, commercial and industrial.)
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, develop, motivate, and retain staff, board members, and volunteers.
  • Skilled consensus-builder with demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with diverse workgroups.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of non-profit organizational structures.
  • Understanding of local government operations and procedures.
  • Experience with Media

About Downtown Cleveland Alliance:

Downtown Cleveland Alliance’s mission is to make Downtown Cleveland the region’s most dynamic place to live, work, play and visit.

To create a vibrant city center by enhancing the pedestrian experience and attracting more investment into Downtown Cleveland through strategic initiatives and advocacy efforts.

Company address: 1010 Euclid Avenue, 3rd Floor, Cleveland, OH 44115

Posted date: 27 days ago

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