Director of Storefront Business Engagement

Lower Manhattan is home to a diverse range of storefront businesses, including internationally recognized brands, small mom-and-pops, acclaimed restaurants and lively bars. This sector of Lower Manhattan’s economy continues to be challenged as the district recovers from the COVID-19 crisis.

The Director of Storefront Businesses Engagement (The Director) will be responsible for developing and managing relationships with the over 1,000 storefront businesses in Lower Manhattan. Working across all departments at the Downtown Alliance, the Director will serve as the primary point of contact for Lower Manhattan’s storefront businesses. The Director will engage regularly with business owners and will work with Downtown Alliance senior management to develop and implement programs to support them and help these entrepreneurs recover from the pandemic while ensuring timely and effective communication with businesses. 

The Director will be responsible for all aspects of the Downtown Alliance’s work with storefront businesses, including:

Under the supervision of the Senior Vice President for Economic Development, the Director will:


This position requires a regular in-person presence in Lower Manhattan. The selected candidate will initially be required to work in person at the Downtown Alliance’s Lower Manhattan office four days a week. After six months of successful performance up to two days of work from home  may be permitted with approval of the SVP of Economic Development. 

To apply, send your resume and a cover letter to [email protected].

The Alliance for Downtown New York, Inc. offers a very competitive benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401k plan, commuter benefit, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition assistance, paid time off, and Citibike membership. Salary range is $50,000 to $60,000, commensurate with experience.