Commercial District Services, LLC (CDS) seeks a dynamic and organized professional to join our team in northern New Jersey. This exciting opportunity focuses on placemaking, public events, and retail programming initiatives to revitalize our downtowns.

Working closely with the CDS management team, you will be instrumental in coordinating existing activities and developing innovative projects to support local businesses and real estate stakeholders. Your enthusiasm and ability to manage projects independently, from conception to execution, will be crucial. Excellent customer service skills and a passion for downtown revitalization, public spaces, and community development are essential.

If you’re a self-starter with a strong interest in making a tangible impact on the community, this position could be a great fit. Details below…

Title: Assistant Program Manager

Location: Jersey City

Roles and responsibilities

  • Event & Program Coordination: Collaborate with senior leadership to manage existing placemaking activities, public events, and retail programs while developing innovative new initiatives.
  • Logistics Management: Serve as the primary contact for all event logistics, including research, permitting, business outreach, spreadsheets, partner/participant communication, etc.
  • Marketing & Promotion: Effectively promote district activities through social media, e-newsletters, on-the-ground tactics, and other channels.
  • Graphic & Print Material Production: Oversee the creation of all graphics and print materials, collaborating with senior managers to ensure high quality and brand consistency.
  • Content Creation: Coordinate video, photo, and other content capture to document events and activities.
  • Database Management: Maintain and expand the district’s retail list and event attendee contact database.
  • Community Engagement: Participate in local events to network with businesses, entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, creators, and community leaders.
  • Budget Management: Collaborate with senior project and finance managers to manage individual event budgets.
  • Staffing Support: Assist with scheduling staff for programs and activities requiring additional support.
  • Brand Development: Work with senior managers to establish and maintain a cohesive district and program brand identity.

Required Skills and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, OR a minimum of two (2) years of experience in a related field, OR any equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Ability to develop and maintain excellent, effective working relationships with staff, supervisors, constituents, and partners.
  • Ability to work independently on multiple projects simultaneously with high attention to detail, as well as collaborate in a team setting when necessary.
  • High degree of oral and written communication skills, and professionalism in all forms of communication.
  • Efficiency with Canva or similar design software + apps, Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends

Preferred Skills

Multilingual; Spanish speaking a PLUS


This is a full-time salaried position with a hybrid office/remote work schedule. The starting salary is $55,000 – $62,000.

Interested candidates should send an email to