Overview

South Orange Village Administration seeks a part-time coordinator for the Seton Village Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP). This position will report to the Village Deputy Administrator and is funded by a NJ State NPP grant, with an expected end date of December 2026.

The NPP takes a comprehensive approach to neighborhood development, which affords municipalities flexible and creative options. The Neighborhood Preservation Program directly serves targeted neighborhoods throughout the state and provides money for revitalization efforts using a comprehensive cooperative approach that includes all sectors of the community and promotes a unified effort.

Job Summary

Ideal candidates will possess a high degree of independence, the ability to work with disparate stakeholders (business owners, property owners, NJ State DCA, South Orange Village administration and residents) and excellent project management skills.

This is an ideal position for someone looking for flexible hours and a remote working situation. However, the coordinator will be sometimes be required to be present at Village Hall and in the business district during regular business hours.

Job Functions

  • Develop a revitalization program plan with the input and support of key district stakeholders:
    1. Identify district needs, assets and challenges
    2. Gather Data
    3. Articulate strategic goals
    4. Identify visible and tangible projects to support strategic goals
    5. Develop a corresponding budget and manage program finances
  • Manage day-to-day implementation of the program plan, including event management
  • Develop relationships with district stakeholders and encourage their participation in program plans
  • Establish and maintain program files
  • Research and identify possible grants and other funding sources
  • Develop a communications and marketing plan in support of district programs, primarily using email and social media
  • Attend training webinars and workshops

Interested applicants should email their cover letter and resume to jdoran@southorange.org

To apply for this job email your details to jdoran@southorange.org

About South Orange Village

Seton Village is the eastern gateway to South Orange, home to Seton Hall University and long-standing local mom and pop businesses. With its tree lined streets and turn of the century housing, Seton Village is a source of pride for residents and the first impression for many South Orange visitors.