The Barton Village BIA has begun the search for a New Executive Director. Please read the job description below. Accepting applications until 5:00pm on December 2nd, 2022.

Job Description
Executive Director

About Barton Village BIA

The Barton Village Business Improvement Area (BIA) is a non-profit association, which was established through municipal by-law. The BIA works on behalf of businesses of Barton Village to support and promote local communities and businesses and initiates events and street beautification.

The Board of Management, including one member of City Council, governs the organization and meets monthly. Various committees are organized to fulfill its mandate and to develop activities and events. Currently, the BIA is governed by nine members of Board of Management and is managed by an Executive Director. The BIA office is located at 659 Barton St East.

About the Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the delivery and implementation of all programs and services, including daily operations, meetings, budgeting, communications, and public relations as directed by the Board of Directors.

The Executive Director provides leadership, direction and works with the Board of Directors to achieve its mission, objectives, and strategic plan. Reporting to the Board, you will act as a liaison between members, the board, staff, government, and other community partners.

This position also plays a critical role in developing the Barton Village BIA and driving community initiatives, streetscape and economic development improvements, execution of programs, event and project management, customer service, communications, and stakeholder relations, all in support of the BIA Board of Management.


I. Manage/support governance of the BIA

a. Handle/oversee all matters related to governance of the BIA – set meetings, prepare agendas, distribute minutes for monthly board meetings and regular committee meetings
b. Work with board and committees to develop and execute an annual strategic plan, budgets, and work plans
c. Manage annual budget and develop regular financial reports
d. Attend meetings, and act on the decisions made by board’s sub-committees.
e. Organize & attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
f. Attending appropriate meetings and other relative networking events as a representative of the Barton Village BIA.
g. Liaise with City of Hamilton personnel with respect to soliciting their help and advice on capital and marketing issues.

II. Oversee BIA Office

a. Act as the contact person (and when required, the spokesperson), for the BIA – answer telephone and email inquiries, and follow up/advance as required
b. Develop and then maintain weekly/ monthly internal and external communication items

III. Communication

a. Liaise with BIA membership and various stakeholders.
b. Engaging in business and community outreach relevant to the strategic plan.

IV. Develop and Execute Public Relations

a. Develop and recommend public relations plans and programs including media coverage; and direct, coordinate and monitor execution of approved plans and programs.
b. Creates and distributes internal/ external public relations materials
c. Writing and distribute press releases, information, and news alerts

V. Marketing/ Events

a. Along with the direction of the Marketing/ Events Committee, explore new initiatives that help
promote the Barton Village neighbourhood.
b. Plan and promote Barton Village signature events, as well as facilitate participation with city wide events.
c. Liaise with City of Hamilton to ensure all proper permits have been submitted and event guidelines are being followed

VI. Streetscape and Beautification

a. Along with the direction of the Streetscape and Beautification Committee, submit any capital cost share requests on a yearly basis.
b. Implement the BIA’s Streetscape Beautification and Maintenance program working closely the associated stakeholders.
c. Prepare and recommend positions and actions on issues affecting the BIA.


• University degree in one or more of the following: Commerce, Urban Planning, Business, Government Relations or experience in similar fields.
• Progressive management experience either in an applicable business field, non-profit or municipal-focused organization.
• BIA Experience considered an asset
• Proven track record for implementing change and successfully carrying out initiatives
• Knowledge of leadership and management principles
• Experience dealing with municipal government
• Professional experience working with small businesses
• Experience with budgeting and financial reporting
• Experience organizing large scale public events preferred
• Professional experience in digital and/or traditional marketing
• Proficiency in the use of computers for word processing, financial management, email, and social media marketing and communications.
• Self-starter able to work with minimal supervision
• Strong communication, administration, organizational and time management skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Adobe, PowerPoint etc.)


This is a full time, permanent position with a base salary of $60,000

How to Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to with the subject heading “Executive Director” and filename “lastname firstname”

Applications close at 5:00pm on December 2nd, 2022

We are grateful to all applicants for their interest; however, we will only be contacting those candidates who have been selected for an interview.

Contact Us!
(289) 682-9472
659 Barton St East, Unit 102
Hamilton, ON L8L 3A3
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