Business Outreach Specialist - Community Engagement Fellow

The New Bronx Chamber of Commerce

job description

The New Bronx Chamber of Commerce seeks a Business Outreach Specialist to provide general Community Engagement Support for small and micro businesses in the Bronx.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide in-person support to small business owners and refer, as appropriate, to Community Cleanup Corps (CCC) programming and other existing resources within the Small Business Resource Network;

  • Connect small businesses to CCC partners and other resources to ensure clean, vibrant streets;

  • Perform outreach to businesses in low-to-moderate income communities, with a few specific neighborhoods as defined by the Mayor’s Taskforce for Racial Inclusion and Equity (“TRIE”);

  • Attend community meetings and events to promote awareness of the program;

  • Enroll restaurants in underrepresented neighborhoods in the Open Restaurants program;

  • Communicate new guidelines and regulations;

  • Conduct digital field assessments and surveys on-site at designated places of business;

  • Assist in collecting stories, photos, etc. for reports and social media;

  • Light data entry to track engagements into Salesforce system using iPad;

  • Light administrative support activities to support Business Recovery Specialists.

Desired Qualifications:

  • College degree and/or 1-2 years of experience in the restaurant and/or hospitality sector(s) is preferred;

  • Background in community organization or economic development is highly desired;

  • Bilingual in Spanish, Arabic or Bengali is highly desired;

  • Bronx residency or strong familiarity with Bronx neighborhoods is preferred.

Scope of Work and Working Environment: Hybrid

  • On the ground, community-based outreach in business corridors (primary)

  • Occasional meetings will be required in the Bronx Chamber office (1200 Waters Place Suite 106, Bronx, NY 10461).

  • Remote work (data entry and analysis, phone and email outreach/follow up with business owners, etc.)

 All employees of the Bronx Chamber must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. 


contact information

business: The New Bronx Chamber of Commerce
address: 1200 Water Place, Suite 106
Bronx, NY 10461
phone: 718-828-3900 (Call Now)