The White Rock Business Improvement Association is proud to represent more than 600 businesses and commercial property owners within the City of White Rock. The guiding mission of the White Rock Business Improvement Association is to work as a tireless advocate for economic and business development, raise the overall profile of the White Rock business community and partner with the City of White Rock to reinvest in the four major business districts.

The Executive Director must demonstrate strong initiative, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to balance event management, financial management, member relations, marketing, advocacy, and governance.  The Executive Director will be expected to perform the following duties as well as any additional duties as proposed by the membership and approved by the Board of Directors.

AVAILABILITY

This successful person(s) must be willing to work flexible hours that may include evenings and/or weekends. Job sharing or part-time positions will be considered for the right candidate(s). Please indicate any preference for such in your cover letter.

EVENTS

  • Manage both current and future BIA events and meetings
  • (e.g. Taste of White Rock, Concerts at Pier, Christmas Open House, etc.)
  • Modify current events for maximum potential and benefit to the membership, sponsors and partners
  • Initiate, encourage and promote networking and social events with the membership
  • Work with the Board on determining dates, times and locations of meetings and events
  • Initiating new events and can carry them through to completion
  • Work with BIA partners and sponsors to maximise event potential

GOVERNANCE

  • Work within current and future BIA bylaws and Strategic Plan as adopted by the Board
  • Cooperate and work with the Board on BIA guidelines for office management and Executive Director compliance
  • (e.g. Policies & Procedures documents)

MEETINGS

  • Attend meetings with City, the Board, partners, sponsors, members or others as required
  • (e.g. Tourism White Rock, Johnston Road Task Force, City Council, etc.)
  • Attend all possible internal meetings of BIA committees, task forces or other specialized groups
  • (e.g. Events, Beautification & Enhancement, Executive, etc.)

OFFICE & STAFFING

  • Oversee hiring, training, evaluation and monitoring of office staff
  • Create a positive and safe atmosphere and workflow within the BIA office
  • Schedule external events, meetings and other work to maximize workplace efficiency. 

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Some background in posting on social media would be desirable
  • (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, BIA website, etc.)
  • Ability to work with the BIA website to add or change published material
  • Some knowledge of preparing and executing of PowerPoint presentations
  • Able to write media releases, newsletters and other reports for internal and external distribution
  • (e.g. Newspaper column, e-newsletters, project reports, etc.)

MEMBERS

  • Willingness to meet and talk with individual members at BIA office or at their location
  • Visit member locations on a regular basis to better understand their concerns and challenges
  • All questions or inquiries to be dealt with in a timely and efficient manner

ADVOCACY

  • Work on behalf of members and all partners to resolve differences or mediate concerns
  • Advise members of changes in City, Provincial or Federal business legislation

To apply, send your resume, cover letter, and availability to info@whiterockbia.com. Applications will be accepted until April 10, 2018.