We’re Hiring!


Marilyn Hackney
Executive Search Partners WI

We are currently hiring for an Executive Director, could it be you or someone you know?

Executive Duties & Responsibilities

The BID Executive Director’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Marketing and Communications

  • Strengthen and expand relationships with corporate, community, government, and institutional partners to advance organizational mission and objectives. 
  • Conduct ongoing outreach to stakeholders and ensure the BID understands and is responsive to the needs of business and property owners in the district.
  • Develop, implement, and expand marketing programs, public relations strategies, special events, and BID promotions.
  • Create and/or coordinate the preparation of BID marketing and promotional materials that will promote the unique benefits of the BID including its rich history and cultural diversity.
  • Serve as a liaison to press and media contacts to market and promote the BID district in local and citywide media outlets.
  • Develop and manage communications including BID website, e-communications, social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and responding to BID members inquiries.


  • Ensure compliance with all relative State and City requirements; as well as the BID’s by-laws, policies, and procedures.
  • Act as an advocate for the BID with relevant City, State, and Federal agencies.
  • Prepare and present the Annual Historic King Drive BID #8 Operating Plan to the common council and represent the BID at public and governmental meetings, hearings, community and member forums, and other events.
  • Lead grant writing efforts and ensure compliance with all grant requirements.
  • Oversee preparation of materials for all Board and Staff meetings including notices, agendas, financials, minutes, and other meeting materials.
  • Oversee a range of Committees’ objectives and initiatives including public safety, marketing, or future committees.

Financial Management

  • Prepare annual operating budget, ensure adherence to the budget, maintain all organizational records, and provide the Board with periodic financial reports and audits.
  • Oversee BID’s finances, including payroll.  


  • Oversee the procurement of all goods and services, issue requests for proposals, and monitor/maintain all vendor, contractor and consultant relationships, including the BID’s street maintenance or public relations contracts.
  • Supervise support staff.
  • Develop and implement with board members roles and responsibilities of board members, officers, and volunteers.
  • Identify and recruit volunteers, interns, and public and private allies to assist in the furthering of BID goals and objectives.
  • Manage BID Ambassador staff.


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working in some combination of the following areas: economic development and/or revitalization, constituent services, nonprofit management, government/public policy, small-business assistance, or urban planning. 
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required, and a Master’s degree in a related field is a plus. 
  • Substantive administrative, contract-management, and financial management experience.
  • Must understand the nature of BIDs and the role they play in the City, as well as the political landscape.
  • Familiarity with business development and management.
  • Marketing and special event programming experience.
  • Experience with grant writing.
  • Ability to engender trust with people of diverse social, economic, racial, and educational backgrounds.
  • Ability to identify and catalyze strategic opportunities and relationships to advance the BIDs mission.
  • Familiarity with the Historic King Drive district, a plus
  • Knowledge of and/or experience working with City government, a plus.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel, ability to manage web content, and experience in working with digital newsletters/communications and social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). 


Contact Us

Historic King Drive BID #8

2745 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive - Suite 206
Milwaukee, WI 53212

(414) 265-5809