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Director - Olde Town Arvada Business Improvement District (BID) Job Description

The Olde Town Arvada Business Improvement District (BID) became operational on October 22, 2014 and was formally approved by business and property owners in the district boundaries at the November general election.  The Olde Arvada BID has adopted an operational plan and budget and is seeking to hire a full-time director on a contracted service basis.  The Director will act as the principal operating officer of the BID and be responsible for the overall administration, financial management, and day-to-day work activities of the BID. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop, recommend, evaluate and administer the BID’s operational work plan of services in the district in the areas of marketing and events, physical improvements, enhanced maintenance, advocacy and safety.  Assure implementation of these plans, maintain all organizational records, provide periodic progress reports, and adhere to all budget and financial obligations.
Insure compliance with all aspects of the BID’s legal requirements to the State of Colorado and the City of Arvada and monitor and maintain all vendor, contractor and consultant relationships.
Develop all communication functions, both internal and external, including new marketing programs, website, social media, and public relations strategies.
Develop and coordinate specific marketing and promotional programs relating to Olde Town’s retail, office, restaurant, arts and residential attractions and amenities.
Enhance and expand relationships with corporate, community, government and institutional partners to carry out the BID’s organizational mission and objectives.
Act as staff to the Board and its committees and serve as the Board’s liaison to community and civic groups, government and elected officials, including the City of Arvada.
Expand revenue sources including fund raising, grants, corporate sponsorships, event revenues and other supplemental sources of operating support.
Promote historic Olde Town Arvada as a unique, authentic downtown in the marketplace and community and as a great place to live, work and play.
Follow best practices in downtown and business improvement district management.


Candidates should have a BA/BS degree, with MS/MA preferred in a related discipline.  Candidates should also have 3 to 5 years’ experience, preferably with business improvement districts, downtown marketing and revitalization, or retail/business center marketing programs.   Any equivalent combination of education, training or experience may be considered.  Strong organizational, written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required.  Must be able to handle negotiations and other interactions with skill, tact and diplomacy.  Must have good leadership skills and be a creative, self-starter capable of working successfully with a high degree of autonomy and professionalism.

To Apply:  Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three recommendations to by February 10, 2015.  Information about historic Olde Town Arvada can be found at or the City of Arvada’s website at    

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