Represent Winding Down Application Process For Program Director Position

Posted on July 16, 2020 by sujvary

Organization Seeks Additional Candidates Prior to Closing Job Posting

CINCINNATI (July 16, 2020) – The Represent initiative, whose goal is to connect more minority-owned businesses with brick-and-mortar spaces in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood to better reflect the population of the City of Cincinnati, will soon close its open call for the Program Director position.

For nearly a month, Represent has been seeking a self-motivated candidate who will execute the group’s intention of building an inclusive, thriving business district and oversee all aspects of the Represent organization.

The position, which was created to help support and deepen the success of minority-owned, and specifically Black-owned, businesses in OTR, is posted on the Represent website ( Represent’s Advisory Board began accepting applications just over three weeks ago and is looking to wind down the application process soon, so the group can focus on selecting the best candidate.

“The response the past few weeks has been overwhelming,” Lindzie Gunnels, Represent Advisory Board Member, said. “We have some excellent candidates but want to make sure anyone who has been considering applying gets the chance to submit a resume before we close the posting. We believe this is an exciting opportunity and we are trying to cast the net as far and wide as possible.”

Those with the following experience are an ideal candidate for the position:

  • Program implementation
  • Project management
  • Strategic initiative execution
  • Budget creation and management
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Relationship builder
  • Community focused

Several organizations involved from the start of Represent – including MORTAR, 3CDC, and The African American Chamber of Commerce – have been working for nearly two years to increase the number of minority-owned, and specifically Black-owned, businesses in OTR. The Program Director will help drive greater economic inclusion for residents and community members, and in the process, set a national example of equitable community development.

The Program Director will work in MORTAR’s Vine Street office, and will report to the Represent Advisory Board, a carefully selected group of local professionals from MORTAR, 3CDC, The African American Chamber of Commerce, Jostin Construction, TriVersity Construction, Fifth Third Bank, Haile Foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and StriveTogether.

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