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Downtown New Jersey (DNJ), a statewide non-profit dedicated to downtown revitalization, seeks a qualified professional to manage the organization. This is a part-time position whose responsibilities and time commitment vary from one month to the next, but averages 800 – 900 hours per year. DNJ is open to filling the position with either a consulting association manager or part-time employee. 

Responsibilities include:

Administration (25%)

  • Board Management, including organization, agenda and materials, minutes of Board, ExComm, and Committee meetings
  • Membership Management – bi-annual membership solicitations, including mailings, follow-ups, collections and acknowledgement, CRM maintenance, and reporting to Board
  • Bookkeeping – accounts payable and receivable, monthly reconciliation and reporting, coordination of annual tax return and CRI filing with accountant 
  • Development – non-dues fundraising activities (sponsorships, grants, etc.)
  • Manage technical assistance requests – either answer directly or redirect to Board member or other appropriate contact 

Communications (15%)

  • Organization ( and conference ( website management 
  • Social media management 
  • Press relations, including press releases and interviews
  • Topical articles for relevant periodicals and media (NJ Municipalities Magazine, NJ Spotlight, etc.)
  • Promotional marketing of DNJ programming, educational content, and advocacy initiatives
  • DNJ Newsletter, including content curation, editorial review, posting, and promotion 

Programming (50%)
Planning (content curation, speaker management, venue logistics, etc.), marketing, and execution of DNJ educational and promotional programming 

  • Downtown Management Forum (monthly virtual or in-person collaborative educational sessions) – approx 6/year
  • TOD in Your Downtown Forum (panel discussion hosted jointly w/NJ Transit and – 2/year
  • NJ League of Municipalities – coordination of booth logistics, staffing, promotional materials, DNJ session, DNJ reorganization meeting at the conference, and networking, promotion, and policy discussions during formal and informal networking opportunities 
  • NJ Downtown Conference – 1/year in the Fall
  • NJ Downtown Awards – 1/yr (usually @ NJ Downtown Conference)

Policy & Advocacy (10%)

  • Monitor relevant legislative and regulatory initiatives
  • Develop policy statements, white papers, action alerts, social media content, etc.
  • Represent DNJ in policy discussions with allied organizations
  • Testimony before the legislature, policy meetings with administration, agencies, etc.


  • Organized and detail-oriented with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge of managing a small non-profit.
  • Tech savvy with the ability to learn new programs quickly. Proficient with Quickbooks, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Adobe Suite, ZOOM, and WordPress. Familiarity with CRM system management (experience with LGL a plus).

The position is fully remote but requires reimbursable travel for programs, advocacy initiatives, and exhibiting at NJLM Conference. Flexible schedule dependent on meeting deadlines and expectations. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Please provide a cover letter and resume, representative samples of work, and 2-3 references to Downtown New Jersey using our job application form. The position will remain open until filled. We anticipate interviewing in June 2024.

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