Job Opportunity: Downtown Georgetown BIA  Manager

Job Opportunity: Downtown Georgetown BIA Manager

Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - Friday, April 26, 2019
Georgetown Central B.I.A. - Georgetown , Ontario

Employment opportunity: Downtown Georgetown Business Improvement Area

Interim BIA Manager

Contract Position

The Board of Management for the Downtown Georgetown Business Improvement Area (BIA) is seeking an innovative, organized, and passionate person to fill the role of Manager. Reporting to the Board of Management, the Interim Manager is responsible for the operation and financial management of the organization. The Interim Manager will initiate, coordinate, and direct services, programs, and policies that support its members. The emphasis for the contract position will focus primarily on BIA administration, operations and promotion of our members and events.

About the BIA:

The BIA is a subcommittee of the Town of Halton Hills and represents approximately 120 businesses and property owners in the historic Downtown Georgetown area. The BIA runs many initiatives including a well-established Farmer’s Market, facade improvement program, streetscape and public art programs, special events and promotions.

Position Details:


  • Ensure that the BIA is operating in accordance with relevant legislation and best practices
  • Establish and implement BIA policies, goals, objectives and procedures, conferring with executive members, board of managment and staff as necessary 
  • Prepare and report measures of performance and progress to the Board
  • Maintain positive and productive relationships with the Board, Membership, and the Town of Halton Hills and other stakeholders

Administration & Operations

  • Responsible for all operations of the BIA, including administration, budgeting, and staffing
  • Actively support work of board committees and working groups
  • Establish annual goals and work plans based on BIA operations and strategic plan
  • Provide vision and guidance to staff, board members and the community
  • Manage planning and implementation of events and projects
  • Determine staffing requirments and oversee the interview, hiring and training of new employees
  • Act as administrative manager of the Georgetown Farmers’ Market
  • Plan for and support staff development through annual development plans
  • Oversee the maintenance, beautification, and seasonal decoration strategies
  • Complete other duties as directed and assigned by the Board of Management

Communication & Promotion

  • Promote and foster the business and community environment in the BIA
  • Represent the BIA’s interests within the community at both local and regional levels
  • Manage and maintain the website, social channels, and business listings
  • Manage communications with members and external stakeholders
  • Market BIA with the intention of attracting and retaining talented workers and entrepreneurs
  • Oversee the design and creation of marketing materials
  • Develop and run special events
  • Foster and maintain strong relations with media
  • Preparation of grant applications 


  • Responsible for management and stewardship of assets and financial health of the BIA
  • Review financial statements, activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas needing cost reduction and program improvement while reviewing the annual operating and capital budget of the BIA
  • Assist BIA Board Treasurer and bookkeeper to prepare financial information for the auditor
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual report
  • Assist the BIA Board Treasurer and bookkeeper with the preparation of receivables, payables, and payroll

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Post-secondary education in business, marketing, economic development, communications or related field
  • Proven leadership skills 
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Superior customer service focus with excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Professional, diplomatic demeanor
  • Effective time management skills
  • Excellent problem solving, negotiating and conflict resolution skills
  • Marketing experience
  • Working knowledge of project management principles
  • Supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated experience with developing and implementing strategic and operational plans
  • 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 understanding of marketing concepts, including market research analyses, advertising, public relations, communication, etc. 
  • Ability to interact pleasantly, courteously, and professionally in all situations
  • Experience using social media monitoring and reporting tools
  • Strong technical skills e.g. Constant Contract; MS Office including word and exel
  • Valid Ontario Class G driver's license and acess to a personal vehicle for business purposes


COMPENSATION: $20-25/ hour 

HOURS: Monday through Friday, may include evenings and weekends

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday July 19, 2018

CONTRACT DATE: August 7, 2018 - April 26, 2019


Qualified candidates may submit a detailed cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three references in confidence to the BIA.

Please apply using only one method of application below.


BIA Board Chair

Downtown Georgetown BIA

Unit A – 8 James St.

Georgetown, ON L7G 2H4


We thank all those who apply, but advise that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  The BIA is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. If contacted for an interview, please advise the Board Chair at 905-873-2681 Ext. 2522 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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Georgetown Central B.I.A.
Unit A – 8 James St
Georgetown ON
L7G 2H3

905 873 4970