Employment Opportunities

Director of Placemaking and Activation

We are an established and growing organization that is seeking dedicated individuals who share our commitment to ensure Oakland’s place as a world class center accelerating Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s status as a global leader in the innovation economy. This position is a unique opportunity for a highly skilled, team oriented professional to contribute to strengthening Oakland’s business climate and to shape and activate Oakland’s public life.

Position Overview
The Director of Placemaking and Activation will support the exciting growth of the Oakland Business
Improvement District (OBID), a comprehensive place management organization that works to ensure
Oakland’s place as a world class center accelerating Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s status as a global leader in the innovation economy.This position is a unique opportunity for a highly skilled, team oriented professional to contribute to strengthening Oakland’s business climate and to shape and activate Oakland’s public life by managing initiatives related to public realm experience and activation and to economic vitality. We recognize the on-going changes to consumer habits and to the way people use, relate to and experience public space, workspace, office, retail, restaurant and traditional brick and mortar storefronts. We seek an individual who is comfortable working in such an ever-shifting context and capable of envisioning innovative high impact solutions and interventions.

Job Description
We seek a results-driven, creative problem-solver motivated by a desire to make a real difference in our community. We need a person who prioritizes people and relationships and enjoys high levels of
stakeholder engagement and working in an environment of collaboration and innovation. As the point
person for our many projects and initiatives, the ideal candidate will engage many diverse groups,
colleagues, and professionals from various industry sectors. The position will have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of placemaking, business vitality and development including design, project management, storefront promotion and leasing, city permits and approvals, business advocacy and delivering quality projects on schedule and within budget.

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