Posting: Business Engagement Coordinator- Eastside Community Network

May 3, 2023

Position Terms: Full time (including some nights and weekends)

Position Compensation and Benefits: $35,000-$45,000 a year (commensurate with education and experience), plus fringe benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance; Short and Long-Term Disability; and 403(b) Plan Options.

Position Reports To: Director of Community Economic Development

Organization Mission and Program Areas: Eastside Community Network’s (ECN) mission is to develop people, plans, and places for sustainable growth on Detroit’s Eastside. Our team implements and facilitates programs and projects to support our community, with a specific focus on Business and Economic Development, Climate Equity, Community Organizing and Planning, Health and Wellness, Sustainable Housing, and Youth Development.

Position Description: ECN’s Business Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for leading the Community Economic Development Department’s business outreach and technical assistance work, namely supporting businesses in the 48213, 48214 and 48215 zip code areas including 180+ businesses on Mack Avenue between Connor and Moross through in person interactions at the businesses, monthly convenings of the Mack Avenue Business Association (MABA) and regular convenings and management of the Mack Beautification Working Group. Leading engagement and implementation efforts for existing and new programming and technical assistance support for businesses.


  • Strong verbal and written communicator, able to interact authentically with all different stakeholders including business owners, local residents, elected officials, institutional and corporate executives, and various municipal, county, and statewide organizations
  • Knowledge and experience working with community organizations (especially through planning processes)
  • Event and Meeting Organizing, Promotion, and Business Retention, Attraction, and Growth
  • Ability to effectively utilize technology, including (but not limited to) GSuite, Zoom, RingCentral, Facebook Pages, Salesforce, etc.
  • Demonstrated understanding of economic development, public policy, urban planning, community development and/or organizing, governmental relations, or similar experiences
  • Business Association Organizing and Planning Experience preferred, but not required

ECN is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages Black, Women, LGBTQ+, and other minority individuals to apply.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Nicole Perry at

Submissions will be accepted until the position is filled.

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