Job Description: 

The Projects Director is responsible for managing the priorities and projects of the RiNo Art District, BID and GID. The role of the Projects Director will be to understand the vision for RiNo as well as needs and opportunities, work to retain the unique urban and industrial character of RiNo, integrate culture and creativity into the environment, deliver appropriate enhancements to the public realm, address pedestrian and bicycle connectivity amenities and activate the area. As well, the Projects Director will plan for an oversee the GID’s maintenance responsibilities related to its investment of specific enhancements along Brighton Boulevard that are coming on line this year and next.

Areas of Responsibility
  • Advocating to the City and County of Denver for funding and prioritization of larger-scale infrastructure needs and investments in RiNo to ensure the district is safe, accessible and connected and that it prioritizes pedestrians, bicyclists and transportation. This includes involvement in the annual CIP budgeting process to ensure that project priorities for RiNo are established and submitted each year for both the regular CIP process and the supplemental process.
  • Improving the aesthetics and functionality of RiNo’s public realm, sidewalks, streets and pedestrian areas. This includes (but is not limited to) adding amenities such as benches, bike racks and trash/recycling cans as well as creative projects to bolster the RiNo brand.
  • Working to leverage resources to improve the South Platte River, create parks, green spaces and public spaces, and implement sustainability investments and green stormwater solutions to provide a healthy district that encourages social interaction.
  • Promoting upkeep throughout the district to enhance existing maintenance by the City of Denver and property owners, working to help ensure visitors have a safe and pleasant experience. In particular, this includes overseeing the maintenance responsibilities the RiNo GID is responsible for on Brighton Blvd.
  • Leverage resources to continue advancing streetscape design and improvements within the RiNo boundaries.
  • Advocating to the City and County of Denver and area developers for opportunities to create affordable housing, artist housing, artist work and studio spaces and small business retention throughout RiNo. (Example: ArtSpace project at North Wynkoop.)

This position will provide the management needed to make the vision for RiNo a reality by:

  • Providing overall project management and implementation oversight to realize the mission of RiNo; and
  • Identifying forward-thinking, creative solutions to challenges, bringing forward best practices in progressive urban design from around the world, and realizing new concepts to challenge conventional practices; and RiNo Art District | RiNo Business Improvement District | RiNo General Improvement District 3501 Wazee Street, Suite 109, Denver, CO 80216
  • Working with RiNo staff, board members, the City of Denver and other partners to assure that public realm priorities are advanced; and
  • Driving community engagement through direct outreach and reporting and technology-enabled approaches; and
  • Representing the RiNo Art District to the community, the stakeholders and external constituency groups, including community, governmental, and private organizations; and
  • Benchmarking successes.
  • At least 7 years of professional experience overall, with a minimum of five years of experience in a similar role
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preference for Urban Planning, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, Real Estate Development or Project Management

Salary is commensurate with experience. Full benefit package available.

How To Apply

Qualified candidates may submit a PDF copy of a cover letter, resume and three references to Tracy Weil at Applications must be received by C.O.B. Friday, November 16, 2018. No phone calls, please. References will not be contacted prior to authorization by the candidate.

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