President

  • Nonprofit Full Time
  • Massachusetts
  • City: Boston

Website Downtown Boston Business Improvement District

President

Downtown Boston Business Improvement District

Boston, MA

 

About Downtown Boston Business Improvement District (BID)

 

Downtown Boston Business Improvement District (BID) is seeking a President to serve the top officer of the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District and has the authority to transact everyday business for the organization within established policy guidelines and under the direction of the Board of Directors. The President is responsible for providing the overall vision and leadership for the organization and developing and maintaining excellent relationships with all stakeholders, including government officials, property owners and developers, business owners, residents, and community leaders. The President serves as the primary spokesperson for the organization, and, in consonance with the BID’s mission and goals, articulates its vision and strategic direction.

 

The Downtown Boston Business Improvement District (“BID”) is a private, non-profit corporation created and maintained by property owners spanning a 34-block area in the heart of Downtown Boston.

Committed to achieving Downtown Boston’s full potential as a premier and vibrant destination, our mission is to significantly improve the experience of all who live, work, visit, go to school, or shop in the Downtown Boston BID by:

 

• Providing supplemental services to keep the streets and sidewalks clean, upgrade the aesthetic appearance of the district, and make people feel welcomed and safe;

• Promoting and fostering an energetic, thriving, and diverse business climate in the area; and

• Serving as the voice and advocate for the district.

 

Since its founding in 2011, the BID has been a driving force in creating and maintaining a vibrant and thriving downtown enjoyed by many thousands of office workers, shoppers, students, tourists, and residents.

 

For more information about the BID,  please visit their website:

https://www.downtownboston.org/

 

The President is responsible for providing the overall vision and leadership for the organization and developing and maintaining excellent relationships with all stakeholders, including government officials, property owners and developers, business owners, residents, and community leaders. The President serves as the primary spokesperson for the organization, and, in consonance with the BID’s mission and goals, articulates its vision and strategic direction.

 

The ideal candidate will have the following professional and personal qualities, skills, and characteristics:

 

Strategic Visionary and Adaptable Leader

The President will be a systems thinker who, in partnership with the Board and staff, will craft the vision and strategy for the BID’s next chapter. An inspiring, intellectually curious, and engaged leader with a strong ability to lead through influence, the President will be successful at planning and implementation to ensure that day-to-day operations are aligned with strategic goals while also being nimble, adaptable, and innovative in response to emerging needs.

 

The President will have experience bringing forth opportunities for impact by understanding both current and future needs. They will foster a collaborative work environment that aligns goals, aspirations, and efforts, leading a passionate team to new heights. This leader will have a track record of informed decision making and good judgment in complex situations. Strategic about building capacity for the desired impact, they will have the ability to analyze the civic landscape and thoughtfully evaluate the projects the BID takes on to produce the greatest impact for its members and the city.

 

A Passion for the Mission

Fully embracing the values and goals of the BID, this leader will be passionate about fulfilling the BID’s mission and have a personal commitment to the communities the BID serves. The President will be committed to embedding equity into the operational infrastructure, culture, processes, and programs that guide the work of BID. This executive will be energized by challenging the status quo—even when it is controversial—and creating paradigm shifts to address systemic inequities, take on meaningful issues, and achieve solutions. The President will embody the values and mission of the BID and as a result, will inspire and motivate others. This executive will be focused on convening and partnering with other organizations to produce sustainable results for constituents in Downtown Boston. They will be a person of unquestionable integrity, ethics, and values; someone who can be trusted without reservation.

 

A Dynamic Ambassador and Spokesperson

The President will be a motivational leader who will serve as an “Ambassador” for the BID. This leader will be a confident spokesperson who inherently enjoys the external side of the role. They will have an executive and mission-driven presence and will be able to effectively articulate and convey the BID’s position and priorities to a range of constituents, including partners, governmental agencies, community organizations, Board members, and staff. This leader will have an inspirational and influential approach to building buy-in and generating support across Downtown Boston, continually innovating to help advance new solutions for coalition building, advocacy, and community impact. President, Downtown Boston Business Improvement District 5 The President will be politically astute with exceptional interpersonal skills and a keen understanding of government and policy-making processes. They will continue to build and successfully position the Downtown BID as a trusted and credible resource across a wide range of constituents.

 

Relationship Builder

The President will be a culturally fluent leader, skilled at building effective relationships at all levels within a complex environment, including with the BID’s many partners and constituents. This leader will have a high level of emotional intelligence and will be able to build trust and develop productive and fulfilling relationships with the Board, staff, and other key partners. An excellent listener and persuasive communicator, the President will have the ability to develop a powerful sense of shared purpose in others and motivate them to navigate the opportunities and challenges ahead. They will also be successful at engaging the media, government policymakers, and administrators, as well as corporate and leaders. This leader will take ownership of facilitating relationships and fostering an atmosphere of collaboration.

 

Contact

Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Kim Dukes, Managing Director, Josyanne Roche, Vice-President, Senior Search Associate, and Kristina Dorne, Senior Search Associate of Koya Partners, have been exclusively retained for this search. To express interest in this role, please submit your materials https://talent-profile.diversifiedsearchgroup.com/search/v2/18120.  All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

 

Koya Partners is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals living with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual living with a disability and need assistance expressing interest online, please email NonprofitSearchOps@divsearch.com. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request accommodation for the interview process.

 

The Downtown Boston Business Improvement District is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants.

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