Parkdale Village BIA Seeks New Executive Director - Job Posting

May 28, 2012

Executive Director

Parkdale Village Business Improvement Area [BIA]

The Parkdale Village BIA is looking for a full-time Executive Director.  The BIA has a staff of 1.5 staff who serve the over 270 members of the BIA on Queen St W between Dufferin and Roncesvalles. The Executive Director, as the only full-time employee of the BIA, provides administrative support, customer service and general assistance to the BIA. The individual must be a self-starter and possess strong organizational skills to ensure that priorities are assigned to projects and activities. Reporting to the Board of Management through the BIA Chair [or designate], the BIA Executive Director’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Implement programs and policies as approved by the Board;
  • Financial management and human resource coordination;
  • Establish, encourage and maintain positive, constructive and proactive relationships with the BIA members as well as those non-members whose action can impact the BIA; and
  • All administrative functions of the BIA.
Duties of the BIA Executive Director include the following: Administrative  
  • Schedule meetings and prepare agendas with Board/Committee Chair;
  • Prepare and distribute committee minutes or notes, follow-up on issues as required;   Responsible for regular office operations such as filing, folding, stuffing and mailing;   Maintain mailing lists [members, media, committee members, etc]; and
  • Prepare cheques, invoices and other financial documents.
Meeting Organization   Provide support for Board and committee meetings;
  • Make all required physical arrangements including refreshments, seating etc.;
  • Contact all required committee members and other interested parties to attend.
  • Prepare, produce and distribute member newsletters;
  • Maintenance of social media program;
  • Regular communications with existing BIA members via site visits throughout the year;
  • Outreach to new BIA members ;
  • Liaise with City departments such as: Economic Development Culture and Tourism Department, Works and Emergency Services, Urban Development Services Departments and other departmental staff as appropriate;
  • Liaise with members of other BIAs and BIA associations; and
  • Liaise with community groups and agencies.
Streetscape and Marketing
  • Maintain and develop streetscape programs;
  • Support and implement the ongoing street beautification program
  • Support and implement the marketing strategy of the Board
  • Play a lead role in the promotion and development of a positive image of the Parkdale business community
  • University or College Training in Administration or equivalent;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Motivated, organized and ability to concurrently manage projects and initiatives;
  • Detail-oriented; and
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft and Word Press]
  Deadline for applications is Monday June 25, 2012 at 4:00 pm. Cover letters and resumes outlining how you meet the requirements of the job to: Hiring Committee Parkdale Village Business Improvement Area 1313 Queen Street West Toronto, ON.  M6K 1L8, or email to