Birmingham is having a glow-up! One of Conde Nast’s 22 must-visit cities in 2022. Top Ten mid-sized cities. Thrillist called us “an affordable American city you should totally move to!” 

Birmingham has been recognized as a national food destination, a top city for home buyers, and a top city for millennial entrepreneurs. Vacant buildings are being restored to their former glory and new businesses are moving in. Birmingham—a key city of the Civil Rights movement—is now home to bold tech startups and minority-owned ventures making their mark on the world. 

Do you love great cities?

Are you passionate about small businesses and equitable entrepreneurship?

Do you want to leverage your people skills in a city with a long history of disruptive innovation in civil and business spaces?

Are you ready to use your communications know-how to help small businesses grow?  

REV Birmingham, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to create vibrant commercial districts, is seeking a Business Outreach Coordinator to identify and connect with food, retail, and other small business owners.

Our vision is that Birmingham is the most vibrant urban market in the Southeast where everyone can realize their dreams. Our work supports local businesses, impacts public policy, creates great experiences and strengthens historic places, leading to job creation and economic growth in Birmingham. We are driven by the core value that community leads and design feeds. We examine the pieces of a community and work with stakeholders from business owners and neighborhood associations to government and nonprofit partners to formulate a vision and design strategies that fuel it. Currently, we focus our work in the City Center, The Switch—Birmingham’s innovation district—and Woodlawn: all mixed-income communities with strong community engagement and historic commercial buildings. 

Outside our focus districts, REV provides technical assistance for local entrepreneurs and small businesses interested in growing their business in Birmingham and developers and investors who are contributing to the city’s renaissance. 

Position Summary

The Business Outreach Coordinator will…

  • research, identify, connect with and help recruit food, retail, and other small business owners in the Birmingham area as a means of building REV Birmingham’s pipeline of small business clients, particularly women and minority business owners;
  • support the work of REV’s Business Growth team, which aims to grow and strengthen vibrancy-creating businesses;
  • support the work of REV’s District Management and Economic Development teams, which work to fill vacant spaces and create commercial vibrancy in business districts.  

The Outreach Coordinator will be passionate about small and local business development, with a specific interest in inclusive and equitable business development. They will value the important role of urban spaces in making Birmingham one of the most vibrant markets in the Southeast.  

Salary range: $35K to $49K

Full Job Description

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Atticus Rominger, Chief Strategy Officer, at No phone calls please. REV Birmingham is an equal opportunity employer.