Position Description: The Project Manager oversees a variety of placemaking projects within the City of York and York County and is leader of Downtown Inc’s urban landscapes strategy, which includes clean and green activities, public art management, bike-ped improvements, and public safety. The Manager plays an important role supporting major projects, such as development of the Codorus Creek Beautification Initiative and completion of the Heritage Rail Trail. While reporting to the Director of Downtown Inc, the Program Manager also collaborates closely with YCEA’s Community & Economic Development team to assist with several countywide initiatives. The Manager will develop and submit grant applications on a regular basis.
The ideal candidate will be a creative problem solver, strategic thinker, and detail-oriented project manager. They will be self-motivated and possess high energy, a strong work ethic, and the ability to work both independently and as a team player. The Project Manager relies heavily on partnerships to accomplish the organization’s work and should thrive on developing, growing, and maintaining relationships with a variety of partners.
- Lead Downtown Inc’s urban landscape, placemaking, and public safety initiatives
- Support initiatives of the Economic Action Plan related to placemaking and safety
- Coordinate contracts for Downtown York Clean Up Crew
- Work with a volunteer chairman to staff the Downtown Environment committee
- Write grant applications to support major projects
- Maintain positive relationships with county government, city government, public and private donors, and other stakeholders, including residents
- Manage Board of Directors relations for Better York
- Represent Downtown Inc and YCEA on a variety of committees
- Other duties as assigned.
The York County Economic Alliance and Downtown Inc are Equal Opportunity Employers and are committed to cultivating an environment where all voices are celebrated and treated with respect. Our mission is to create equitable economic prosperity. Read about our Economic Equity Plan here.
Our organizations are dedicated to provide opportunities to all employees and applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protecting employees and applicants under the law.
We offer competitive pay and benefits, along with tuition reimbursement and paid family leave.
General Requirements & Skills
- A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field, such planning, public policy, landscape architecture and 2 years of professional experience in a relevant professional role
- Fluency in Spanish highly-desired but not required
- Experience writing successful grant proposals
- Project management experience
- Experience working in urban communities
- Demonstrated ability to manage logistics, details, and deadlines
- Able to function effectively and independent of direct-supervision
- Able to handle sensitive issues, situations, and information with diplomacy, professionalism and confidentiality
Able to work well in a remote or hybrid environment when necessary