We're Hiring - Urban Affairs Program Manager

March 12, 2021 Written by

Urban Affairs Program Manager Position Description

The Urban Affairs Program Manager is responsible for managing and organizing programs that support the Downtown Alliance’s mission and Urban Affairs initiatives. Under the guidance of the Urban Affairs Director, the incumbent will manage events, projects and programs, develop budgets, operating plans, and funding proposals for economic development, placemaking and activation initiatives in downtown Salt Lake City.

Core Responsibilities:
1. Stakeholder Management
- Develop a strategy to enhance and manage the Downtown Merchants Association:
      - Manage content, communications, and regular committee meetings
      - Manage contact lists and build relationships with downtown businesses.
- Develop promotional opportunities to enhance the downtown experience while supporting the business community.

2. Placemaking, Street Level Activation
- Develop and support placemaking opportunities and initiatives that enhance urban activation downtown.
- Maintain and manage the DTA event assets including maintenance, storage, and purchasing.
- Manage programs including street banners and holiday lighting for cost efficiency and stakeholder satisfaction.

3. Program Management and Operations
- Develops and supports programming and partnership opportunities that support DTA board priorities.
- Manage contracts with vendors.
- Evaluate Alliance programs and make recommendations on cost containment, revenue development, strengths and areas for improvement

4. Fundraising and Grants
- Manage grants: opportunities, applications and database
- Develop grant and revenue opportunities

5. Other
- Attend and conduct stakeholder and partner meetings and communication as assigned.
- Stay current on relevant public policy and assist the DTA team with strategy and advocacy efforts.
- Work with all DTA and Salt Lake Chamber departments as needed.
- Maintain a flexible and optimistic approach to opportunities, conditions, and challenges.
- Other projects as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree in business administration, public policy, urban planning, or relevant field.
- Experience in program management, public policy, economic development, commercial development, urban planning, advocacy or related fields.

Starting Salary Range: $52,000

About the Downtown Alliance
The Downtown Alliance is a 501c6 nonprofit organization dedicated to building a dynamic and diverse community that is the regional center for culture, commerce and entertainment. Our team works with stakeholder groups, builds programming and partnerships, promotes downtown businesses and events, and advocates for policies that enhance the economic vitality of Downtown Salt Lake City.

To apply, please send resume and supporting materials to