Date Posted:          02-08-19
Position/Title:
       Community and Economic Development Director
Organization:
       City of Perry, Perry, Iowa

The City of Perry is seeking a creative, forward-thinking individual to fill the role of Community and Economic Development Director.  This newly created, full-time position will oversee all aspects of the Community and Economic Development Department.

Primary Responsibility:

This is a senior executive level position that serves as the Department Head for the Community & Economic Development Department.  Accordingly, the position is responsible for and coordinates the operations and activities of the department, which includes:

  • Oversight of all development within the City
  • Oversight and implementation of the City’s Comprehensive Plan
  • Oversight of the City’s Community and Economic Development Action Plan
  • Oversight and enforcement of the City’s subdivision, zoning, building and other land use and development codes
  • Enforcement of the City’s property maintenance codes
  • Oversight of permitting for residential, commercial and other types of construction
  • Act as the Planning and Zoning Administrator

Base pay range: $62,000-$68,000, depending on qualifications.

Full Job Posting can be found at http://www.perryia.org/employment-opportunities.html.

Cover letter and resume can be sent to the attention of Sven Peterson, City Administrator.
E-mail: sven.peterson@perryia.org,
or mail: Sven Peterson, City Administrator, Perry City Hall, 1102 Willis Ave P.O. Box 545, Perry, Iowa, 50220.
Resumes will be accepted through March 1st, 2019.

The City of Perry, Iowa is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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Date Posted:          01-28-19
Position/Title:
       Executive Director
Organization:
       Gateway Development Corporation and the Greater Omaha Chamber

Position Summary

Looking for a great opportunity to use your sharp economic development and strong relationship skills while making a difference in Washington County?  Gateway Development Corporation and the Greater Omaha Chamber have an immediate opening for an individual with a four-year degree (with coursework in economics); and three-five years of progressively responsible work experience in business/economic development within a local, regional or state economic development organization.  A combination of education and experience may be considered. 

Areas of responsibility include creating and implementing an effective Program of Work and key indicators, planning and formulating policies and programs that result in the creation of jobs and increased economic development; carrying out activities that focus on retention of existing businesses, attracting new businesses, creating new jobs and expanding current business and industry; tracking legislation that impacts business and industry; developing and safeguarding annual budgets; planning and directing membership/investor promotions; coordinating public relations and marketing campaigns; providing staff support and updates to the board and committees; participating in economic development activities and projects throughout the greater Omaha region, including Douglas, Sarpy, Cass and Dodge Counties; overseeing and administering the LB840 program for the City of Blair.  Will work in both Omaha and Blair.

Must have excellent organization and communication skills; be able to coordinate multiple projects with short deadlines; have experience in volunteer management and be able to work a flexible schedule; excellent attention to detail; demonstrated leadership with a strong record of accomplishments; effective presentation and communication skills; strong marketing and public relations skills; keen negotiator; experience in the development, administration and evaluation of organizational budgets; dynamic team player and self-starter that can work with minimal supervision; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe.  Competitive benefits. 

Apply via CareerLink.com or send resume and cover letter with SALARY REQUIREMENTS via email by February 8 to Laurie Pieper, Senior Director, Human Resources and Culture, Greater Omaha Chamber, jobs@omahachamber.org.

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER



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Date Posted:            01-10-19
Position/Title:
        Regional Economic Development Director (Milwaukee Location)
Organization:
       Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Position Summary

The Business and Community Development Team is responsible to provide project management and to deliver resources to businesses and communities within the established budget, program guidelines, and timeline. This position is a key member of a project team, participates in program and project development, disseminates project information, builds partner relationships, and is an active participant in project-related work groups and committees.


Responsibilities

The Regional Economic Development Director will spend a majority of his/her time in performing these activities:

  • Provide consultation and technical assistance encompassing the range of community and business development including planning, developing and enhancement of infrastructure as well as project financing strategy.
  • Represent WEDC services and improve the customer management process to improve customer satisfaction and response times.
  • Generate assistance opportunities for Wisconsin communities and businesses.
  • Manage and support a set of community and business accounts in a designated region.
  • Expand extended enterprise capabilities and coordination in a designated region
  • Lead the development and implementation of tools to advance regional community, business and economic development goals.
  • Participate as a key member of the project team, participate in program and project development, disseminate project information and are active participants in project-related work groups and committees.
  • Work with regional planning commissions, communities, regional economic development organizations, and other community development partners to assist them in improving the operations and performance of their organization and to support them in efforts to provide regular relationship building and data collection.
  • Review and analyze projects and provide recommendations for funding.
  • Act as a financial packaging expert who maintains rapport and works closely with financial networks and communities that fund and invest in business and community prospects.
  • Review financial documentation including financial statements and financial commitments from other parties.
  • Act as resource on issues including program design and implementation, performing specific evaluation, monitoring and planning tasks.
  • Review and revise program operations to assure program consistency with WEDC missions.
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of program applications, implementation manuals and guides.
  • Provide community, business and economic development project leads to Senior Economic Development Director or Vice President using WEDC software tools.
  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly and other reports as required by funding sources.
  • Perform on-site monitoring of WEDC assisted projects.
  • Work with businesses in the region directly to facilitate access to financial and business assistance resources.
  • Work with businesses in the region who have received WEDC related assistance to ensure ongoing performance and support.
  • Working with regional, county, and local economic development officials:
    • in an assigned region to help businesses grow by providing business consulting assistance and linking the businesses to available financial, workforce, and business assistance resources.
    • to deploy consistent economic development tools that align with state economic development objectives.
    • to support them in efforts to provide regular business relationship building and data collection.
    • to assist them in improving the operations and performance of their organization.
    • to ensure full communication on economic development resources available from the state of Wisconsin.
  • Maintain knowledge of public and private development resources.
  • Attend recipient public relation events.
  • Participate in State and National economic, community and business development activities, seminars and conferences; attend Regional Economic Development Organization meetings.
  • Represent WEDC in speaking engagements in the regions.
  • Work with the Business and Community Development Team to support division strategies and performance.
  • Other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Urban and Regional Studies, Urban Planning, Community Development, Business Administration, or related field or comparable education/experience/training.
  • Minimum of ten years of experience in economic or community development or related field required.
  • Management of an economic development organization preferred.
  • Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) or Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification preferred.
Skills and Talents:
  • Strong understanding of state, WEDC, and WEDC partner services.
  • Demonstrated ability to partner and influence at all levels of the business and community and to be viewed as a credible, valuable source of information and integral part of management team.
  • Strong public speaking skills required.
  • Strong project management skills required.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects required.
  • Strong customer relationship management skills required.
  • Ability to make sound decisions.
  • Ability to solve complex problems, sound reasoning, independent judgment and initiative to accomplish tasks.
  • Quantitative, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • PC applications including word processing, spreadsheet, database management and Windows software.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to deal effectively with senior executives, as well as diverse groups of people internal and external to the organization; team player.
  • Organizational and record-keeping skills; attention to detail.


Other Requirements 

  • State-wide travel will occur on a frequent basis, more than 30% of the time.  Travel is anticipated to include day and overnight travel.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license and proof of auto insurance that meets minimum state requirements are required.
  • This position is eligible for reimbursement according to the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program.  This position requires the employee to provide a mobile device that allows for phone, text, and email access.
  • Based on the responsibilities of this position, this position may need to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Click Here to Apply.


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Date Posted:            01-10-19
Position/Title:
        Regional Economic Development Director (Region 9 Location)
Organization:
       Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Position Summary

The Business and Community Development Team is responsible to provide project management and to deliver resources to businesses and communities within the established budget, program guidelines, and timeline. This position is a key member of a project team, participates in program and project development, disseminates project information, builds partner relationships, and is an active participant in project-related work groups and committees.


Responsibilities

The Regional Economic Development Director will spend a majority of his/her time in performing these activities:

  • Provide consultation and technical assistance encompassing the range of community and business development including planning, developing and enhancement of infrastructure as well as project financing strategy.
  • Represent WEDC services and improve the customer management process to improve customer satisfaction and response times.
  • Generate assistance opportunities for Wisconsin communities and businesses.
  • Manage and support a set of community and business accounts in a designated region.
  • Expand extended enterprise capabilities and coordination in a designated region
  • Lead the development and implementation of tools to advance regional community, business and economic development goals.
  • Participate as a key member of the project team, participate in program and project development, disseminate project information and are active participants in project-related work groups and committees.
  • Work with regional planning commissions, communities, regional economic development organizations, and other community development partners to assist them in improving the operations and performance of their organization and to support them in efforts to provide regular relationship building and data collection.
  • Review and analyze projects and provide recommendations for funding.
  • Act as a financial packaging expert who maintains rapport and works closely with financial networks and communities that fund and invest in business and community prospects.
  • Review financial documentation including financial statements and financial commitments from other parties.
  • Act as resource on issues including program design and implementation, performing specific evaluation, monitoring and planning tasks.
  • Review and revise program operations to assure program consistency with WEDC missions.
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of program applications, implementation manuals and guides.
  • Provide community, business and economic development project leads to Senior Economic Development Director or Vice President using WEDC software tools.
  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly and other reports as required by funding sources.
  • Perform on-site monitoring of WEDC assisted projects.
  • Work with businesses in the region directly to facilitate access to financial and business assistance resources.
  • Work with businesses in the region who have received WEDC related assistance to ensure ongoing performance and support.
  • Working with regional, county, and local economic development officials:
    • in an assigned region to help businesses grow by providing business consulting assistance and linking the businesses to available financial, workforce, and business assistance resources.
    • to deploy consistent economic development tools that align with state economic development objectives.
    • to support them in efforts to provide regular business relationship building and data collection.
    • to assist them in improving the operations and performance of their organization.
    • to ensure full communication on economic development resources available from the state of Wisconsin.
  • Maintain knowledge of public and private development resources.
  • Attend recipient public relation events.
  • Participate in State and National economic, community and business development activities, seminars and conferences; attend Regional Economic Development Organization meetings.
  • Represent WEDC in speaking engagements in the regions.
  • Work with the Business and Community Development Team to support division strategies and performance.
  • Other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Urban and Regional Studies, Urban Planning, Community Development, Business Administration, or related field or comparable education/experience/training.
  • Minimum of ten years of experience in economic or community development or related field required.
  • Management of an economic development organization preferred.
  • Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) or Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification preferred.
Skills and Talents:
  • Strong understanding of state, WEDC, and WEDC partner services.
  • Demonstrated ability to partner and influence at all levels of the business and community and to be viewed as a credible, valuable source of information and integral part of management team.
  • Strong public speaking skills required.
  • Strong project management skills required.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects required.
  • Strong customer relationship management skills required.
  • Ability to make sound decisions.
  • Ability to solve complex problems, sound reasoning, independent judgment and initiative to accomplish tasks.
  • Quantitative, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • PC applications including word processing, spreadsheet, database management and Windows software.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to deal effectively with senior executives, as well as diverse groups of people internal and external to the organization; team player.
  • Organizational and record-keeping skills; attention to detail.


Other Requirements 

  • State-wide travel will occur on a frequent basis, more than 30% of the time.  Travel is anticipated to include day and overnight travel.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license and proof of auto insurance that meets minimum state requirements are required.
  • This position is eligible for reimbursement according to the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program.  This position requires the employee to provide a mobile device that allows for phone, text, and email access.
  • Based on the responsibilities of this position, this position may need to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Click Here to Apply.


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Date Posted:            11-26-18
Position/Title:
        Director, Business Investment
Organization:
       Greater MSP

 The Greater Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership (GREATER MSP) is a private non-profit organization (501c3) dedicated to providing public and private sector leadership, coordination and engagement to grow the economy of the 16-County Minneapolis Saint Paul region. With its economic development partners from throughout the region, GREATER MSP is advancing a coordinated regional economic development strategy, a coordinated regional brand to promote the region’s assets, and a coordinated regional business retention, expansion, and recruitment program to stimulate capital investment and accelerate job creation in the region. The organization is also promoting a regional talent strategy to attract and retain talented workers.

OBJECTIVE

The position serves as the lead staff for GREATER MSP business investment attraction, expansion and retention strategies.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage and direct the development of leads, proposals and site visits locally and globally.
  • Work with the SVP, Business Investment & Research to develop a strategic plan for the Business Investment department to tell the Regional story locally and globally in order to continue to attract and retain companies in the Region.
  • Build local partnerships to provide appropriate and timely attraction, expansion and retention best practices information.
  • Organize and conduct visits to corporations having facilities in Greater MSP and headquartered in other cities.
  • Support the business investment and job creation goals of the GREATER MSP partnership by identifying and assisting companies expanding in and into the region.
  • Promote and market the region through trade shows, conferences, market visits, and other assignments as deemed appropriate.
  • Coordinate RFI/RFP responses.
  • Conduct out of state marketing visits to develop relationships with companies, corporate leaders, real estate brokers and site selectors.
  • Enhance stakeholder relationships.
  • Assist companies and communities with incentive options and applicable business resources.
  • Provide technical assistance and support to local partners, stakeholders, and companies as requested.
  • Potential to have direct report(s).
  • Contribute to the efficiency of GREATER MSP by performing other duties and participating in special projects, as assigned.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE 

Education: Undergraduate degree in business administration, real estate, marketing, communications or related field. Master’s Degree preferred. CEcD preferred.

Knowledge: Familiarity with economic and community development issues, site selection, real estate and project management.

Experience: 5-10 years of economic development experience. Preference will be given to those with demonstrated sales, marketing or real estate experience. Prior management experience preferred.

Skills: Excellent communication, planning, problem-solving and project management skills required. An interest in and aptitude for international and domestic travel, including overnight travel, is required. Candidate must be proficient in MS Office suite. Project management database experience is desired with prior Sales Force usage preferred.

GREATER MSP offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience.

Please send cover letter and resume to hr@greatermsp.org.



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Date Posted:            11-08-18
Position/Title:
        Customer Service Account Executive (GateKeeper Representative)
Organization:
       Golden Shovel Agency

Description:

Golden Shovel Agency is seeking to contract with an individual who will provide monthly customer relations. This contract will allow an individual to work independently from a location of their choice and schedule monthly meetings with Golden Shovel clients.

Contracted Services Requested:

  • Schedule monthly calls with clients to review their Golden Shovel services
  • Solicit feedback on the quality of service being offered
  • Introduce Golden Shovel features and services as requested by the client to solve their issues
  • More!

A successful contractor will learn and understand the economic development marketing services offered by Golden Shovel and be able to articulate the appropriate services to the Golden Shovel Clients.

Golden Shovel is seeking a beginning contract of 20-30 hours a month anticipating the contract will grow as contractor demonstrates the ability to effectively manage the client base.

Interested candidates should email resume to Darren Varley (dvarley@goldenshovelagency.com).


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