Downtown Georgetown is looking for a new BIA Manager

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Downtown Georgetown Business Improvement Area

66 Mill Street, Georgetown, Ontario, L7G 3H7




Employment opportunity:     Downtown Georgetown Business Improvement Area


Permanent, Full-Time Position

Downtown Georgetown is nestled in the heart of the Town of Halton Hills, a unique and vibrant community with over 61,000 people and located 45 minutes from Toronto. The Downtown Georgetown BIA, formed in 1977, is a committee of the Town of Halton Hills Council. As an independent non-profit organization, financed by a levy on each property owner in the Downtown Georgetown BIA boundary, the BIA, with support from the municipality, coordinates the organization, physical improvement and economic development of the business area. Representing over 200 businesses and property owners in the historic Downtown Georgetown area, the BIA runs many initiatives including a well-established Farmer’s Market (since 1993), facade improvement program, streetscape and public art programs, special events and promotions.

The Board of Management for the BIA is seeking an innovative, organized, and passionate person to fill the role of Manager. Reporting to the Board of Management, the Manager is responsible for the operation and financial management of the organization and supervision of two part-time employees and seasonal workers. The Manager will initiate, coordinate, and direct services, programs, and policies that support its members guided by the Board approved Strategic Plan.



  • Maintain good working relationships and represent DGBIA interests to Halton Region, the Town of Halton Hills and both external and internal stakeholders and partners
  • Ensure that the DGBIA is operating in accordance with relevant legislation and best practices
  • Develop and update policies and procedures
  • Prepare material for Board Meetings and support The Board and Committees
  • Maintain all Board Minutes and a Motion Register
  • Execute Annual General Meeting and prepare Annual Report


  • Provide resources to DGBIA members, government departments, DGBIA Membership, members of other BIA’s & business organizations
  • Business retention and recruitment initiatives
  • Advocate on behalf of DGBIA Membership
  • Maintain good working relationship and communication with DGBIA membership
  • Provide recommendations to the Board, DGBIA membership and stakeholders

Administration & Operations:

  • Responsible for all operations of the DGBIA including regular reports to the Board
  • Establish and implement annual work plan based on DGBIA operations and strategic plan
  • Create, maintain, and implement DGBIA operating practices
  • Nurture a good business environment
  • Hire, supervise and evaluate approved staff
  • Maintain DGBIA membership database including levy information

Events, Communications & Promotion:

  • Promote and steward the business and community environment
  • Execute and assess approved annual events
  • Create, maintain, and implement marketing plan for the DGBIA and its membership
  • Develop and maintain strategic content and marketing materials upholding the DGBIA Brand (website, newsletter, print & social media campaigns including visual & written content)


  • Ensure that the DGBIA is well maintained and oversee the implementation of DGBIA beautification objectives


  • Responsible for management and stewardship of assets and financial health of the DGBIA
  • Prepare recommendations for the annual budget
  • Monitor the annual budget, control costs, negotiate contracts, purchasing and bookkeeping
  • Prepare for the annual audit
  • Identify, write, & apply for grants, funding streams and sponsorships

Complete other duties as directed and assigned by the Board of Management.



  • Farmers’ Market June to October
  • Rock n’ Roll Classic Car Show
  • International Flavours
  • Masquerade on Main
  • Holiday Magic
  • Annual General Meeting


  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Superior customer service focus
  • 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
  • Ability to interact pleasantly, courteously, and professionally in all situations
  • Experience using social media monitoring and reporting tools
  • Strong technical skills e.g. MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with Online QuickBooks, MailChimp, and Survey Monkey software
  • Post-secondary education in business, marketing, or similar an asset

COMPENSATION: $47,000 – $65,000 annual grid

HOURS: Monday through Friday, includes evenings and weekends


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday June 14, 2019


START DATE: July 2019

TO APPLY: 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

66 Mill Street

Georgetown, ON L7G 3H7


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 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.

Georgetown Central B.I.A.
66 Mill Street
Halton Hills, ON
L7G 3H7

905 873 4970