Overview

The Executive Director (ED) will lead the PBP to fulfill its mission to energize and  enhance Princeton’s business environment. To do this, the Executive Director will: 

A. Economic Development 

●      Coordinate efforts to promote awareness of vacancies and work to achieve a  balance of desirable retail, dining, cultural, experiential & professional services

●      Work with the municipal government to improve and streamline the business  permit approval process, including business friendly zoning and ordinances,  signage, construction, etc.

●      Represent the business community in Master Plan revision discussions and  provide business impact assessment

●      Work with stakeholders to address issues such as: traffic flow, parking, signage, wayfinding 

B. Marketing, Public Relations and Events 

●      Lead and oversee all marketing efforts that support the PBP branding,  advertising, public relations, activities and event development with an emphasis  on promoting the customer experience for Princeton residents and visitors 

C. Outreach and Communication 

●      Maintain meaningful relationships and regular communications with the Board,  PBP members, elected and appointed officials, and community stakeholders to provide information and advocacy on behalf of PBP’s members and mission

●      Develop & oversee relevant technologies to support both member  communications and promotions of the PBP members & services

●      Support standing committees and implement Board directives within targeted  timelines 

D. Operational/ Management 

●      Manage ongoing operations and evaluation of all PBP programs, events, and  services

●      Execute administrative responsibilities

●      Procure & work with consultants (marketing, planning)

●      Plan with/ report to the Board of Directors

●      Seek out potential grant funding opportunities 

Essential Qualifications 

The PBP Board is looking for candidates with the following qualifications: 

●      A minimum of 5 years’ experience in leading and managing business and/or  economic development programs

●      Experience in the areas of non-profit & volunteer management, economic  development, marketing, public relations and urban planning

●      A strong understanding of the issues confronting businesses, property owners,  public agencies & community organizations

●      Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

Summary 

The successful candidate will be prepared to “hit the ground running” with an immediate  focus on expanding communications with all stakeholders and developing a strategic  plan for the organization. The successful candidate must also be capable of  implementing near term events and marketing initiatives and advancing efforts to  achieve PBP’s planning goals. 

The Executive Director of the PBP is an outstanding opportunity for a committed  executive to lead and grow a well-supported SID in a dynamic community that is home  to notable institutions of higher education and significant sports, entertainment, cultural  and historic venues. A committed and talented Board of Directors will provide support to  the Executive Director. Under the new Executive Director’s leadership and guidance,  the PBP will provide outstanding services and programs to attract more people to live,  work, shop and dine in Princeton. 

Contact 

The PBP firmly supports the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all  individuals, regardless of race, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, or  disability. 

Please forward resumes, letters of recommendation to: 

Aubrey W. Haines, President, Princeton Business Partnership 

ahaines@merceroak.com  

cell: 609-915-3876

To apply for this job email your details to helena.may@mlhgroup.com

About Princeton Business Partnership (PBP)

The Princeton Business Partnership (PBP), structured as a Special Improvement  District (SID), was established in March 2022 following a 2-year planning process.  The creation of the PBP is seen as an important step to ensure the expansion and  sustainability of a vibrant Princeton with the support of commercial property owners,  business owners, community and government leaders.