New York City Metro
Urbane is a community development venture and certified MBE. Founded in 2008, with offices in New York City and Philadelphia, 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.
One of Urbane’s premier development projects is the reimagined Flatbush Caton Market (FCM) in the heart of Flatbush, Brooklyn. 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, Caton Flats, includes a rebuilt market space for legacy vendors; new food hall, bars and test kitchen; the Mangrove Business Incubator, a comprehensive business incubator/accelerator with a commercial kitchen, a body care production lab and design studio; and a public plaza – all co-located with 255 new affordable apartments. This combined infrastructure will serve as a small business development hub and a connector to the broader ecosystem of business supports and market opportunities across NYC.
Status: Full-Time preferred
Location(s): New York, NY
Urbane is seeking a Marketing & Communications Lead to develop standout marketing programs and campaigns, tell dynamic stories, and effectively communicate the Flatbush Central Caribbean Marketplace and Mangrove Business Incubator brands. The Lead will play a key role in building the community, retail customer and entrepreneur patronage of Urbane’s premier place-based development project. In coordination with the Market Director, Community Engagement Manager, and Incubator GM, the Lead will design and execute strategies to deepen the Market’s position as the Caribbean cultural hub in Brooklyn, and to promote the Mangrove as a comprehensive small business incubator and accelerator. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an affinity for the community-centered economic development vision of the project and will be able to highlight the facility’s commercial appeal and community impact with equal fluency.
The salary range for this role is between $68,000.00 and $75,000.00 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.
- To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Marketing and Communications Lead” in the subject line along with your current resume, a brief cover letter/email, and individual example(s) of past work product that is deemed shareable and demonstrates professional and technical competencies. Please note any additional language abilities and level of proficiency/fluency if not readily apparent from your resume.
- 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 mutliple 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.
Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a background check which includes references from previous employers. Urbane Development Group LTD, is an equal opportunity employer which recruits, hires, trains, and promotes personnel for all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under local, state, or federal laws.