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If you are interested in joining the Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. team, please apply for one of our open positions below. Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Communications and Marketing Director

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Position Profile

Communications and Marketing Director | Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. | Anchorage, AK

The Position: Communications and Marketing Director

Anchorage Downtown Partnership Ltd. (ADP) seeks a qualified marketing and communications professional with experience in the areas of marketing and branding, communications and PR, event coordinating, sponsorship and digital media. The ideal candidate is a passionate supporter of a strong and vital downtown.

Reporting Relationship

The Communications and Marketing Director reports directly to the Executive Director.

Position Status and Classification

This is a full-time, exempt position.

Wage Range

$62,000 – 65,000 DOE

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

In collaboration with the ADP staff and Board of Directors, this important member of the ADP team will be responsible for broadly messaging the value and impact of a strong and vital downtown through:

  • Developing and implementing an integrated, organization-wide strategic communications and marketing plan to tell the downtown story through all media channels
  • Managing ADP’s external print and electronic communications including, but not limited to:
    • Web content
    • Press Releases and media pitches (including talking points when appropriate)
    • Social media
    • Email marketing
  • Managing relationships with local press
  • Continually keeping a finger on the pulse of what’s happening downtown and create digital and print media content
  • Successfully complete other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Language Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing in English.

Diplomas, Degrees

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or related field preferred
  • At least two years of related experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Computer proficiency including commonly used graphics and design software such as the Adobe Creative Suite, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of marketing and communications technologies including online content management systems (Word Press preferred), e-mail marketing (Mailchimp), etc.
  • Integration of social media strategies (primarily Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube)
  • Graphic design skills are highly desired (Adobe Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Ability to secure sponsorships and media buys
  • Ability to build strong relationships with local media and respond with crisis communication strategies as needed
  • Must be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously and have strong organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and participate as a self-starting team member of a small staff. A proven track record of a “roll up your sleeves” attitude is a must
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to interact effectively and respectfully with diverse audiences
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and to deal effectively under pressure with frequent changes in priorities, delays, or unexpected events
  • Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, members, other key stakeholders, and the general public
  • Interest in and ability to be a knowledgeable and passionate advocate for creating a healthy and vibrant downtown is desired

Tools and Equipment Used

  • Desktop and/or laptop computer(s)

Work Environment

While the Communications and Marketing Director will spend the majority of their time in the office, it is necessary to be out in the community frequently to meet with stakeholders. These interactions are crucial to the health and viability of the entire organization. Additionally, there are occasions where the Communications and Marketing Director attends outdoor events with exposure to loud noises and inclement weather.

The Organization

The Anchorage Downtown Partnership is comprised of three separate but interrelated nonprofits, that together help create a clean, safe and vital downtown Anchorage. These include Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd., the primary membership organization; ADP Development Corporation, which holds the organization’s capital resources and equipment rental; and ADP Community Services which handles events, sponsorships, grants and donations. With a budget of $1.8 million annually, the Anchorage Downtown Partnership provides services for the Anchorage Downtown Improvement District (DID), covering a 120 square block area. The improvement district was created by downtown property owners to improve the cleanliness of downtown, decrease crime, increase investment values and occupancy rates, and to stimulate economic development. Approximately two-thirds of ADP’s revenue is generated from monthly payments self-assessed by downtown property owners. The remaining revenue is generated through services and events.

Programs

Clean and Safe

Safety Ambassadors

Anchorage Downtown Partnership’s Safety Ambassadors are the “eyes and ears” of downtown Anchorage. Easily identifiable and ever-present the Ambassadors assist local businesses and residents in keeping downtown Anchorage a safe and friendly place to work and visit. The Safety Ambassadors work closely with first responders. As true ambassadors, they are always ready to assist residents and visitors so they experience the best of downtown Anchorage.

Maintenance Ambassadors

ADP’s Maintenance Ambassadors work 7 days a week picking up trash and removing snow from public spaces and sidewalks and assisting in graffiti removal. Ambassadors are a welcome presence on downtown streets whether it’s assisting property owners, businesses, visitors and residents or ensuring downtown events are clean and safe. Maintenance Contract Services ADP’s maintenance team offers contracted services to aid in additional maintenance for businesses throughout the Downtown Improvement District, and other neighborhoods around downtown.

These include: · Snow removal · Ice melt · Event rentals · Gravel removal · Weed Abatement · Power washing · Graffiti removal Security Contract Services Anchorage Downtown Partnership provides security services on a contract basis, meeting the unique needs of business and property owners. ADP currently holds security contracts with a variety of businesses including religious institutions, retail, and entertainment.

Anchorage Downtown Place-making

Annual Events

Anchorage Downtown Partnership hosts a series of annual events to capture and enhance the vibrancy of downtown Anchorage. The events range from small outdoor concert series to large festivals, ceremonies, and fireworks displays. Events are funded primarily through sponsorship dollars and community support. ADP events utilize underused public spaces, stimulate economic development, attract residents and visitors downtown and provide activities for the whole family.

Annual events include: · Downtown Summer Solstice Festival · Holiday Tree Lighting · Live After Five Summer Concert Series · Music in the Park · Music for Little Ones · New Year’s Eve · Small Business Saturday · Trick or Treat Street · St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl  ·  Space Activation, Anchorage Downtown partnership works to energize the downtown core by using public spaces, parks, vacant storefronts and alleys in creative and collaborative ways that bring people together.

Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage is Alaska’s largest and most diverse city with a population of nearly 300,000, representing 40 percent of the state’s population. Long considered the “air crossroads of the world” Anchorage lies within 9.5 hours by air of nearly 90% of the industrialized world. Ted Stevens International Airport is the third busiest cargo airport in the world and home to a major FedEx hub. Anchorage has been named an All-America City four times by the National Civic League. Though the climate is classified as subarctic, temperatures are moderated by Cook Inlet and the influence of the Gulf of Alaska. With more than 19 hours of daylight at the height of summer, Anchorage visitors and residents stay active throughout the year enjoying more than 250 miles of walking, biking and skiing trails. The city is proud of its diversity with more than 100 languages spoken in the Anchorage school district. Downtown Anchorage is the hub of Alaska’s cultural offerings, including the Anchorage Museum and the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Among the most pressing issues impacting the vitality of downtown include; a migration of businesses to the mid-town area; lack of urban living space for those who might choose to reside downtown; a perception that downtown parking is both limited and expensive; and the concentration of Anchorage’s public inebriates and homeless populations.

Application Process

To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and a resume to Amanda Moser at AMoser@Anchoragedowntown.org.  The position closes on January 10, 2020 and resumes and cover letters will be reviewed on that date.

Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation or any other class protected by law.

Maintenance Ambassador

We are always accepting resumes and applications for the Maintenance and Safety staff! Read here for more details about the position, and feel free to stop by our office to submit your application at any time. You can download the application here and email to info@anchoragedowntown.org or print and complete on your own to bring to our office. Click here for the application: Application for Employment 2018

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MISSION STATEMENT

To increase cleanliness, occupancy rates, investment values and lease income, to decrease crime, and to generally stimulate economic development and improve the quality of life in downtown Anchorage.

SUMMARY

Maintenance Ambassadors perform manual cleaning, upkeep and minor related maintenance tasks within the Anchorage Downtown Improvement District.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Empty trash receptacles, collect and dispose of rubbish
  • Clear litter, leaves, weeds, snow and ice from pathways within the public right-of-way
  • Operate trucks, sweepers, tractors and snow plows
  • Perform other routine manual maintenance related work
  • Provide maintenance support for public events in downtown
  • Recognize and report any acts of theft, destruction, abuse or negligence to the Director of Maintenance
  • Give directions to visitors and assist with outside activities
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, blueprints, schematics and Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as area, circumference, and volume
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid and clean Alaska driver’s license
  • CPR certification or the ability to obtain certification
  • BLS certification or the ability to obtain certification

Click here for a full job description.
Click here to print and complete an application.

Please complete and return to:

Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd.
750 W. 2nd Ave. Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99501

Safety Ambassador

We are always accepting resumes and applications for the Maintenance and Safety staff! Read here for more details about the position, and feel free to stop by our office to submit your application at any time. You can download the application here and email to info@anchoragedowntown.org or print and complete on your own to bring to our office. Click here for the application: Application for Employment 2018

Read More

MISSION STATEMENT

To increase cleanliness, occupancy rates, investment values and lease income, to decrease crime, and to generally stimulate economic development and improve the quality of life in downtown Anchorage.

SUMMARY

Safety Ambassadors provide supplemental safety and safety for the Downtown Improvement District and serve as the “eyes and ears” for both the Anchorage Fire and Police Departments.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Render full cooperation and assistance to all employees, local law enforcement agencies, and the general public as required
  • Recognize and report any acts of theft, destruction, abuse or negligence to the Director of Security
  • Manage potentially aggressive individuals and individuals impaired in their ability to care for themselves
  • Provide supplemental security for Anchorage Downtown Partnership Ltd. events
  • Maintain appropriate daily logs and reports of events
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, blueprints, schematics and Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid and clean Alaska driver’s license

Click here for a full job description.
Click here to print and complete an application.

Please complete and return to:

Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd.
750 W. 2nd Ave. Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99501