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Flatbush Central Administrator

flatbush central

AGENCY DESCRIPTION  

Urbane is a community development venture and certified MBE. Founded in 2008, Urbane builds the infrastructure that catalyzes community wealth. Our approach centers on strengthening community anchors through a multi-disciplinary approach - research and analytics, business and development advisory services, and place-based investing in mixed-use real estate, small businesses, and other non-traditional assets aimed at generating long term prosperity and community wealth creation. We envision neighborhoods that are defined by their strengths and experienced as places of opportunity and innovation, building bridges toward an equitable distribution of wealth and power by fostering community-led solutions and centering the wisdom and local innovation that already exists to facilitate a future of prosperity and shared wealth.  

Urbane’s client base includes municipalities, economic development agencies, foundations, financial institutions, real estate developers, community-based organizations, and small businesses throughout the US. Urbane’s place-based development and investment portfolio is centered in the Northeast US. 

FLATBUSH CENTRAL AND THE MANGROVE AT FC 

One of Urbane’s signature development projects is the reimagined Flatbush Central (formerly Flatbush Caton Market) in the heart of Flatbush, Brooklyn. The Flatbush Central Caribbean Marketplace (FCM) is a Caribbean-themed marketplace featuring 30+ vendors of food, fashion, home goods, crafts and more. The market was established in 2000 as a haven for local street vendors to operate their micro enterprises in a supportive space. Since its founding, FCM has served as a key commercial and cultural institution in Flatbush, connecting entrepreneurs to financial and technical resources needed to formalize and grow their businesses. In 2015, Urbane was selected to redevelop FCM, preserving the market’s cultural roots and ensuring the continuity of legacy businesses. The resulting project, Flatbush Central, includes a rebuilt market space for legacy vendors; new food hall, bars and test kitchen; and the Mangrove at Flatbush Central, a comprehensive business incubator and accelerator with a commercial kitchen, a natural products makerspace, and design studio; and a public plaza – all co-located with 255 new affordable apartments. This combined infrastructure serves as a small business development hub and a connector to the broader ecosystem of business supports and market opportunities across NYC and beyond.   

Flatbush Central is the home of the first Mangrove facility and serves as a template for future spaces for our Mangrove Community Wealth Center model that marries community anchor spaces with wealth and asset-building infrastructure, coaching, and education. 

JOB TITLE: ADMINSTRATOR

STATUS: CONTRACT TO FULL TIME 

LOCATION: FLATBUSH, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK  

Flatbush Central x Mangrove FC is seeking a highly organized and detail-oriented individual to join our team as a Flatbush Central x Mangrove FC Administrator. This position plays a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of our facility by monitoring incoming mail, emails, calls, and inquiries. Additionally, the role involves managing calendars for staff and public programs, supporting communications and outreach efforts, assisting with onboarding processes, supporting recruitment and onboarding. If you have excellent administrative skills, a strong attention to detail, and a passion for supporting the growth of our community, this role may be a perfect fit for you. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES (MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO)   

Monitor Incoming Mail, Emails, Calls, and Inquiries: 

Manage and respond to incoming mail, emails, and calls promptly and professionally. 

Direct inquiries to the appropriate staff members or departments for resolution. 

Maintain accurate and organized records of communications for reference. 

Calendar Management: 

Manage and coordinate calendars for staff members and public programs. 

Schedule meetings, appointments, and events, ensuring proper coordination and avoiding conflicts. 

Provide reminders and updates to relevant parties regarding upcoming activities. 

Communications and Outreach Support: 

Assist with communications and outreach efforts, including drafting and proofreading communications materials such as newsletters, announcements, and social media posts. 

Support the coordination of marketing campaigns and events. 

Collaborate with the marketing team to develop collateral for marketing materials. 

Onboarding Process Support: 

Support the onboarding process for the Mangrove Incubator Kitchen, Design Studio, and related programming. 

Assist with paperwork, contracts, and documentation required for new members. 

Coordinate with various departments to ensure a smooth transition for new members. 

Recruitment Support: 

Collaborate with the recruitment team to support the recruitment process for new members. 

Assist with candidate sourcing, screening, and scheduling interviews. 

Maintain an organized and up-to-date Asana board for the recruitment and onboarding process. 

Marketing Collateral Development: 

Design and develop marketing materials, such as brochures, flyers, and digital assets. 

Ensure brand consistency across all marketing collateral. 

Collaborate with the marketing team to create visually appealing and engaging materials. 

Social Media Content Creation & Management: 

Design and develop social media content, such as reels, post, and other assets for both Mangrove and Flatbush Central accounts. 

Ensure brand messaging consistency across all social media channels. 

Collaborate with the core team to create visually appealing and engaging content. 

Accounts Monitoring: 

Monitor accounts payable and accounts receivable, ensuring accurate records and timely payments. 

Collaborate with the finance department to resolve any account-related issues. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Proven experience in administrative roles, with strong organizational and multitasking abilities. 

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. 

Proficiency in using productivity tools, such as calendar management software and project management platforms. 

Attention to detail and the ability to maintain accurate records and documentation. 

Familiarity with marketing principles and collateral development is a plus. 

Knowledge of accounts payable and receivable processes. 

Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to handle inquiries and issues professionally. 

Ability to work independently and as part of a team, managing multiple tasks efficiently. 

Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and work in a fast-paced environment.

COMPENSATION, BENEFITS & EMPLOYEE SUPPORT  

The starting salary range for this role is $50,000-$57,500 and is commensurate with experience. Urbane believes great benefits make great work possible. Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), and generous vacation/PTO offerings. Urbane invests up to $1500/employee/year in professional development and personal growth.   

Urbane understands that the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted people of color, immigrants, parents, caregivers, and essential workers (among others). While this is a full-time position, Urbane will work with final candidates to develop a schedule that is manageable for them and their family during the pandemic, including flexible hours, paid leave, and remote work until conditions improve. Urbane recognizes these are unprecedented times and wants to remove any barriers that would prevent anyone disproportionately affected by the pandemic from applying.  

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION: 

To apply, please email jobs@thisisurbane.com with “FC Administrator” in the subject line along with your current resume, or hand deliver a printed resume to the Flatbush Central Caribbean Marketplace Management Office at 2123 Caton Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11226 between 11am and 7pm Tuesday through Friday.  

  • Please name all files sent to Urbane beginning with your first and last name (or preferred naming conventions) for easy identification.  
  • The application is a multi-step process, inclusive of multiple rounds of interviews with multiple Urbane team members.  
  • Due to the volume of applications and a small (but mighty!) Team, we are unable to respond to all inquiries.