About the RDA

The Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) is a Minnesota nonprofit corporation comprised of a broad range of people—representing property owners, business leaders, the city and others with a direct stake in enhanced business and economic development conditions in the Downtown district (click for special service district boundaries map).

Visit our About page for more information about the RDA.

Current RDA Employment Opportunities

Executive Director

Rochester Downtown Alliance is excited to announce our search for a new Executive Director! The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of RDA, providing strategic leadership and oversight of all aspects of RDA’s operations. As a key player in economic development and business improvement of the 44-block Downtown district, the Executive Director will have a critical seat at the table – to serve as an ambassador, marketer, and promoter of Downtown Rochester. With the support of a strong board of directors – and a passionate and dedicated team – the new Executive Director will have every opportunity to serve as a visionary leader to develop new and creative strategies for greater organizational impact and growth in alignment with our mission. We are seeking a motivational and inclusive leader; a natural connector who can bring the right people and resources together to effect change. The ideal candidate will bring a contagious passion for economic development and community revitalization.

Click here to learn more – or reach directly to our search partners at info@cohentaylor.com to apply. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Director of Events & Strategic Partnerships

The Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) looking for a Director of Events & Strategic Partnerships. This role will manage the RDA’s core events, lead event idea creation, and facilitate relationships with stakeholders, businesses and organizations. Click here for the full job description.

If this position piques your interest, we’d love to hear from you and talk with you further! Apply today for the Director of Events & Strategic Partnerships position. With any questions, please contact Sarah at soslund@rdowntownalliance.com or at 507-216-9885. Interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume to Sarah at soslund@rdowntownalliance.com.  


311 Broadway Ave South, Suite A2
Rochester, MN 55904



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