Business Improvement Zone

BIZ Job Posting: Executive Director


Executive Director

Full Time Position                                                                                        

Transcona Business Improvement Zone (BIZ)

About the Transcona BIZ:

A Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) is an association of business people who join together to promote their mutual interests, undertake improvements and cooperatively market their businesses.

The Board of Directors consists of representatives that have been elected by the businesses in the BIZ zone at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).  Programs and budgets are prepared and approved first by the area business representatives at the AGM and then by City Council.

The Transcona BIZ has a membership of 170 businesses and is constantly striving to increase economic development in the BIZ zone and provide services and programming for the entire community of Transcona and surrounding areas.

Position Summary:

The Executive Director oversees the day-to-day operation of the Transcona Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) inclusive of marketing, communications, programming, human resources, administration, and financial management. Reporting to and working closely with the Board of Directors on governance activities will be a key component of this position. The Executive Director networks with member businesses, governments, community groups and other stakeholders, acting as an advocate, spokesperson and representative of the interests of the Transcona BIZ business community.

Key Responsibilities:


Support the Board of Directors as it works towards achieving its mandate of beautification, promoting improvements, and economic development of the BIZ zone.

Build productive working relationships with member businesses, governments, community groups, and other stakeholders through ongoing advocacy and representation of the BIZ’s interests.

Represent the BIZ at community-sponsored and BIZ-hosted events to advance the awareness and profile of the organization.

Support the governance activities of the Board of Directors and assumes responsibility for the implementation of the overall strategic direction of the BIZ in accordance with the approved mission, vision and core values.

Develop and recommend policies for approval by the Board of Directors and prepares procedures to implement the approved policies.

Marketing & Communications

Utilizing a customer service approach, networks and builds relationships with business members, community organizations, and other stakeholders to help advance the goals of the BIZ.

Oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of BIZ programs. Through the sharing of new ideas, provides recommendations to the Board of Directors on new programs and initiatives.

Contribute to the development of annual marketing plans and ensures timely implementation of marketing initiatives.

Communicate timely information on current events to business members, the community, and stakeholders through the BIZ’s quarterly newsletter, website, Facebook page, and other social media platforms to enhance the BIZ’s communication.

Human Resources & Administration

Provide supervision and support to staff and volunteers in accordance with human resource policies and procedures, including hiring, orientation, training, and performance management. Plans for future staffing requirements, and determines the experience and skills required to effectively deliver the BIZ programs.

Responsible for managing all aspects of the day-to-day operation of the BIZ in accordance with Board approved policies, and within established procedures.

Develop annual business plans for implementing Board-approved programs and projects.

Facilitate effective Board meetings and Annual General Meetings by arranging and preparing agendas, reports, minutes, and follow up on action items as directed by the Board of Directors. Also proposes topics for discussion and review as part of Board and committee meeting agendas.

Financial Management

Research funding sources, oversees the development of fundraising and the writing of proposals to increase funding of the BIZ.

Ensure the implementation of financial management through development of the BIZ’s annual budget, maintaining appropriate accounting procedures, and providing the Board of Directors with timely finance-related reports.  Monitors cash flow and administers BIZ funds in accordance with the approved budget.


  • Post-secondary education in Business, Management, Economic Development, or other related fields or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of management and leadership experience, preferably in a non-profit organization
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors and supporting governance activities.
  • Strong public relations skills and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in human resource management, marketing, programming, strategic planning, and operational planning.
  • Proficiency in financial management, including general accounting, financial statements, budget preparation, and cash flow management inclusive of fundraising
  • An understanding of the Transcona community and the needs of the local business community will be an asset.


To explore this opportunity, please forward your resume and cover letter to:

Email: or

Mail to the Transcona BIZ, 108 Bond Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2C 2L2 marked “Confidential -Human Resources Committee”

Closing Date: November 1, 2019

Transcona BIZ would like to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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