Executive Director of the White Plains Downtown District Management Association, Inc. (DBA White Plains Business Improvement District) – White Plains, NY

Position Summary

The White Plains Business Improvement District is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which is responsible for the marketing efforts to promote downtown business and enhance the image of Downtown White Plains. The Executive Director oversees the management of the day to day operations of the organization including, but not limited to, financial management, staff oversight, maintenance programs, marketing efforts and event management. The BID is tasked with assisting the city in creating a clean and safe environment for the residents, businesses and visitors to the city. This position reports to the Executive Board and is responsible for implementing the board’s vision.

Job Description

The Executive Director(“ED”) is a full-time position responsible for the day to day operations of the organization and whose responsibilities include but are not limited to administration, financial management, economic and program development, fundraising marketing, event planning, and policy implementation. 


• Represent membership of 145 commercial property owners and over 300 business owners.

• Work closely with the Board of Directors to formulate and implement strategic goals with respect to services, programs, special events, marketing and board development.

• Responsible for the day-to-day financial operations of the White Plains Downtown BID including budgeting, annual audit, human resources and the monitoring and supervision of vendor contracts and BID agreements

• Cultivate and maintain relations with municipal, county and state officials as well as Property and Business Owners, Community and Business leaders

• Assist business owners seeking to expand or move into White Plains by providing information about White Plains and connecting them with local resources including BID property and business owners as well as government officials and agencies

• Participate in the development and implementation of economic development strategies and tools in alignment with BID and city strategies

• Advocate and evaluate for BID members regarding legislation changes, rules/regulations and local issues /policies

• Educate BID members in understanding local ordinances impacting their properties and/or businesses, represent their interests at meetings with government agencies and officials

• Handle public relations including responses to the press, press releases, website/newsletter oversight and responses to matters raised by BID members and/or government agencies and officials

• Oversee all BID programs such as Clean Sweep program which supplements city services that clean the city’s sidewalks within the BID boundaries and Art in Public Spaces program

• Organize local events drawing over 20,000 participants annually. Conceive and manage all aspects of BID events including staffing, permitting, insurance, and event marketing

• Develop  funding sources & strategies to  raise corporate sponsorships

• Complete grant applications  to raise additional funds for BID activities and program

• Program Management – Implement the BID’s programs and ensuring the organization’s services and programs conform to the highest possible standards including compliance with legal, insurance and regulatory requirements

• Manage BID staff and volunteers, set clear priorities, evaluate performance, give guidance and support where needed


• Minimum 5+ years’ experience in government relations, public administration, urban planning, small business development, marketing or related field. 

• Completion of a B.A. or B.S. from an accredited four year college or university required, advanced degree preferred in closely related field

• Ability to demonstrate leadership including the skill of public speaking

• Effective time management and superior organizational skills

• Ability to prioritize and multi-task

• Exceptional written, oral, listening and public speaking skills including the ability to build support among a broad range of people.

• Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and QuickBooks required

• Strong managerial, administration and fiscal management capabilities

• Ability to work with a diverse group of people including government officials, BID property and business owners as well as the general public

• Previous experience with and sound understanding of fundraising, bookkeeping, budgeting, grant writing, contract management, vendor management, procurement, public relations, event management and/or marketing

• Previous experience with non-profit organizations, BIDs, and board of directors

• Familiarity with Downtown White Plains is a plus


The above Job Description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employee in this job classification. It is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of the employee assigned to this job.


The Executive Director will be offered a compensation based on experience and skillset level.

White Plains Downtown District Management Association, Inc. (DBA White Plains Business Improvement District) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and equal opportunity employer.