The Uptown Association was formed in 1975 as the Hennepin Lake Improvement Association by approximately ten Uptown business and property owners. Since then, it has grown to over 175 members. Today it is a nonprofit trade association, which promotes Uptown as a safe, prosperous, accessible, attractive, well-maintained and environmentally responsible commercial and residential area. It also exists to improve the economic stability and vitality of Uptown and to celebrate and sustain its unique spirit and sense of community. The Association welcomes diversity of all kinds and advocates the greater benefit of the entire Uptown community. Any commercial interest within the geographic boundaries can become a member of the Uptown Association.
The Association advocates for the greater benefit of the entire Uptown community. The organization is member based with a volunteer Board of Directors of 24. The organization serves members and non-members alike for the greater benefit of the entire Uptown community.
The Association serves in a variety of capacities to over 500 businesses and 4 neighborhood associations in the footprint of Uptown’s geographical boundaries. The Association has four working and active committees that include its Board of Directors, members, non-members and resident representation. The Association is also the producer of the Uptown Art Fair, rapidly approaching its 50th year!
The Uptown Association’s mission is to improve the economic vitality and sustainability of Uptown through collaboration and partnerships.
WE DO THIS BY
Promoting discussions among property owners, businesses, tenants and residents in the Uptown Commercial Area for upgrading and development of the area.
Providing a stimulus for the improvement of the area by promoting comprehensive planning for the continued implementation of a unified and integrated Planning, Development and Promotion of the Uptown Area.
Creating activities and promotions that are used for the exclusive benefit of the Uptown Area.
The Uptown Association Board of Directors is a volunteer group representing businesses, residents, and Uptown stakeholders. Our nominating committee selects a slate of candidates to be voted upon by association members. Each board member serves a 2 year term, with the option to re-apply upon its fulfillment. Although not required, it is recommended that those interested in applying for the Board of Directors serve on an Uptown Association committee prior to doing so.
At the Uptown Association (UA), we believe in building communities. If you're looking for an exciting environment that's full of reasons to take pride in what you do for your community, have skills to offer in the strategy, direction and execution of UA’s objectives, please contact email@example.com for more information. Applications are available in November of each calendar year.
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OVERVIEW:The Uptown Association is a non-profit member based organization serving the Uptown Minneapolis area since 1975 with offices located near the intersection of Hennepin Avenue and West Lake Street. The mission of the organization is toimprove the economic vitality and sustainability of Uptown through collaboration and partnerships. The Association is also the producer of the Uptown Art Fair, a nationally renowned fine art show that is held annually the first weekend of August and celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013!
JOB DESCRIPTION: The Uptown Association Internship Program provides an excellent opportunity for students to receive hands-on experience at one of the most active business associations in the City of Minneapolis, as well as the producer of the nationally acclaimed Uptown Art Fair. The Association is looking for several interns starting MARCH 1, 2013 who are interested in enhancing their education experience in the areas of event planning and project management, communications, public relations, marketing, and journalism. Hours are PART-TIME (15-20 hours per week) during the school year (until approximately mid-May) and schedule is determined by the intern. After mid-May, the position is FULL-TIME (40+ hours) through August 30, 2013. There are few weekend hours except for the Uptown Art Fair (August 2-4).
Possible responsibilities include planning events and programs, working with stakeholders in the community, creating and writing marketing pieces, database management, research, VIP relations, and staff support.
Association Interns play integral roles in coordinating the Uptown Art Fair- one of the top 10 fine art festival in the US and second most attended event in MN. They will not only see a large event from the planning stages to completion, but gain experience in project management and maintaining budgets.
These positions are unpaid, however, interns enhance their skills and take home tangible work products for their portfolios.
Ideal candidates are creative self-starters needing little supervision. Must be detail-oriented, have excellent communication skills and the ability to multi-task. Team players, who are adaptable and independent problem solvers will succeed in this position.
Strong writing skills are a must. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite a plus.
MUST BE AVAILABLE through AUGUST 30, 2013- NO EXCEPTIONS.
Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter and a list of three references. The cover letter should include work and education experience, availability and desired outcomes. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled, however, first round interviews will be conducted in March.
Please submit applications to:
1406 West Lake Street, Lower Level C
Minneapolis, MN 55408
NO CALLS PLEASE.