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.
The position serves as the lead staff for GREATER MSP business investment attraction, expansion and retention strategies.
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.
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Date Posted: 11-20-18
Position/Title: Economic Recovery Coordinator - Contract Position
Organization: City of St. Cloud Minnesota
The City of St. Cloud, Minnesota (popl. 67,984) is seeking proposals for full-time professional services of an “Economic Recovery Coordinator” to implement a 2-year economic recovery strategy in conjunction with a grant from U.S. Economic Development Administration. This strategy includes promotion of local industry and workforce assets, aggressive business retention expansion and recruitment, re-purpose existing industrial infrastructure, and mitigation of unemployment. The Request for Proposals (RFP) including project description, scope of work and deliverables, project schedule, submission requirements, evaluation criteria and inquiry contacts is available at: www.ci.stcloud.mn.us/1614/Economic-Recovery-Coordinator---Contract
Initial proposals will be reviewed as early as December 10, 2018 but RFP will remain open until satisfactory candidate is selected.
Date Posted: 11-08-18
Position/Title: Customer Service Account Executive (GateKeeper Representative)
Organization: Golden Shovel Agency
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:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Date Posted: 11-07-18
Position/Title: Economic Development Manager
Organization: Economic Development Corporation Michigan City
Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of others? Did you know you can use your communication, education, training, and background to improve the economic prosperity of a community?
The Economic Development Corporation Michigan City is seeking an enthusiastic, hard-working, self-starter for our Economic Development Manager position. This is the opportunity to serve one of the fastest growing communities in Northwest Indiana by attracting new companies, leading the efforts to retain and grow existing companies, and coordinating resources and information for the creation of new small businesses. With one of the most vibrant historic downtowns in Indiana, flourishing commercial developments, and new acreage for two planned industrial parks, the Economic Development Corporation is a fast paced team environment providing a great deal of variety and opportunities. The Economic Development office serves as the primary business resource, marketing and communication entity of a community to the business world.
The ideal candidate is left and right brained. We are looking for that utility player who is results-focused, likes to build relationships, write, design, think analytically, and manage projects, events and information. A typical day could see the Economic Development Manager writing press releases, making social media posts, meeting with businesses regarding real estate or workforce development, responding to Requests for Information and more.
Are we describing you? Are you up for a fun, challenging and exciting career in Economic Development? Position will remain opened until filled; apply by Dec 7th, 2018 for full consideration. Please send cover letter and resume to Executive Director at email@example.com.
Due to the volume of interest expected, we will not be responding to telephone calls nor emails regarding this position. Following this link to read a full job description and apply.
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Date Posted: 11-06-18
Position/Title: Executive Director
Organization: Cuming County Economic Development Board
Duties: Under the direction of the Cuming County Economic Development Board, the Executive Director coordinates all activities, programs and operations in an efficient and effective manner. The Executive Director implements activities focusing on the retention and expansion of existing businesses, assisting in the startup and attracting of new businesses, and creating jobs while preserving the quality of life in Cuming County, Nebraska, and each of its four municipalities.
Qualifications: Prefer experience with budget preparation, public relations, strategic planning, business development, fund raising and knowledge of grant writing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Proficient computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office programs and QuickBooks; excellent listening and communication skills; ability to be bonded; ability to maintain confidentiality; work with and manage volunteers; read and write proficiently; time management skills; public presentation skills. Should also be able to establish and maintain effective working relations with leaders in all the communities in the county, board members, volunteers and members of the public; establish and maintain effective contacts and working relations with state, regional and national economic development officials. Should also be available for flexible working hours and travel.
Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university and experience in economic or community development preferred; a combination of education and experience will be considered. Any professional economic development trainings are a plus.
Position: Full-time, Compensation negotiable, based on experience and skills. County benefit package provided. Director required to establish residence in Cuming County within three months of hire.
For complete job description contact: Bonnie Vogltance 200 S Lincoln St, Rm 100, West Point, NE 68788
To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, salary history and at least three professional references no later than 4:30 pm Central Time, Friday, November 23rd to: Cuming County Economic Development Board, Attn: Bonnie Vogltance, 200 S Lincoln St, Rm 100, West Point, NE 68788, or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about Cuming County please visit our Web Site www.cumingco.com
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Date Posted: 10-01-18
Position/Title: Senior Economic Development Director
Organization: Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
The Senior Economic Development Director is responsible for overseeing the Regional Economic Development Directors, participates in program and project development, disseminates project information and is an active participant in project-related work groups and committees.
The Senior Economic Development Director will spend a majority of his/her time in these activities:
Education and Experience:
All interested applicants must apply through our website:
Date Posted: 09-20-18
Position/Title: Executive Director
Organization: Northeast Missouri Economic Development Council
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Northeast Missouri Economic Development Council’s programs, expansion, and the execution of its mission. The Executive Director is tasked with implementing the overall strategic goals and objectives of The Northeast Missouri Economic Development Council and also gives direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, strategy, and its goals and objectives.
Marketing and Development: Oversees design, marketing, delivery and quality of programs and services, including direct marketing activities, business attraction, retention and expansion. Monitors regional and global economic development conditions, trends and competitors. Oversees development and redevelopment of major development areas of the city and properties relevant to economic development.
Strategic Planning/Implementation: Develops a Strategic Plan for the organization that provides clear direction/benchmarks. Projects vision to shareholders and creates community buy-in to garner support in completion of community and organizational goals. Leads through example in implementation of plan.
Relationship Management: Builds and maintains strong relationships with local political, educational, and business leaders to inspire and implement positive growth for Marion and Ralls counties along with the communities within., Act as main organizational liaison to work with all levels of government, workforce development organizations, and other service providers.
Human Resource Management: Effectively manages and develops the human resources of the organization according to authorized personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to current laws and regulations. Provide coaching and mentoring support to members to help them achieve optimal performance levels. Hold them accountable for meeting those performance expectations.
Community and Public Relations: Assures the organization and its mission, programs and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to stakeholders, contractual partners, and communities served.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications:
· Three years or more of previous economic development experience required in a key leadership capacity with proven success. Five or more years preferred.
· Bachelor’s degree in a related field is also required. CEcD preferred. Master’s degree would be a plus.
· Demonstrable success in a similar previous role required.
· Very strong verbal, written, and oral communication skills.
· Strong analytical, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.
· Demonstrate capacity for creative planning and implementation.
· Strong multi-tasking skills, meeting deadlines, and performing under pressure.
· Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment.
· Demonstrated high level of self-direction and an orientation to achieve results.
· Must be proficient with current office computer software.
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Date Posted: 08-22-18
Organization: Greater Fremont Development Council
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Responsible for leading and executing a talent retention and attraction strategy in support of the Greater Omaha Chamber’s economic development strategy and outcomes. Consults with business and industry regarding workforce needs in an effort to grow business and industry in Greater Omaha. Convenes and collaborates with education, economic developers, young professionals, community leaders and other key stakeholders to create and leverage resources to impact identified outcomes.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Lead the execution of a talent development strategy to recruit and retain talent in support of the Chamber’s larger economic development strategy.
2. Develop strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to execute talent strategy and initiatives.
3. Work alongside and lead the marketing team on execution of talent attraction efforts.
4. Maintain various social media and communication accounts and strategies.
5. Develop volunteer structure to implement talent initiatives; and recruit and coordinate the volunteers necessary to successfully implement initiatives to achieve results.
6. Monitor progress towards outcomes and make modifications as necessary to reach desired results.
7. Serve as the main staff liaison for the Young Professional Council and help support and communicate with other groups (for example: Talent Council, the Council for Opportunity, Diversity and Equity, Nebraska Talent Team).
8. Work in partnership with the Events team to execute the annual YP Summit and monthly professional & personal development events.
9. Work with Senior Director of Talent to submit and maintain program budget and ensure revenue and fundraising goals are met.
10. Serve as an ambassador for the Chamber’s economic development efforts, especially focused on talent attraction and retention.
11. Communicate effectively and manage relationships with community stakeholders and partners, including young professionals.
12. Assist with other Chamber Talent related efforts and overall Chamber initiatives.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Support other Chamber events and initiatives as requested
Support the development of a program budget, and ensure fundraising and revenue goals are met.
To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed should be representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Education and related work experience
Bachelor’s Degree. A minimum of 3 years of experience working in communications, marketing, talent attraction or other related fields.
Certifications, Licenses, Designations
Other Skills and Qualifications
1. Strong leadership abilities.
2. Knowledge of talent recruitment and retention.
3. An experienced understanding of college and young professionals market.
4. Ability to analyze data and situations, identify problems and opportunities, develop strategies, execute and monitor results. Adjust and modify strategies and tactics accordingly to deliver results.
5. Ability to work with diverse groups of people.
6. Strong written and oral communication skills.
7. Excellent presentation skills.
8. Ability to work with limited supervision in a fast paced environment.
9. Ability to influence and work collaboratively with others.
10. Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks.
11. Proficient in word processing, spreadsheet and database management in a Windows-based environment including Microsoft Office Suite.
12. Other competencies:
a. Demonstrated leadership
b. Volunteer management experience
c. Continual process improvement focus
d. Lifelong learner
1. Typical office environment
2. Some travel outside the region
3. Ability to drive and provide own transportation necessary
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.
The Regional Economic Development Director will spend a majority of his/her time in performing these activities:
Education and Experience:
Skills and Talents:
Date Posted: 07-25-18
Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce (WI) – Vice President Economic Development. The Chamber has selected Jorgenson Consulting to conduct a national search for an experienced economic development professional to provide leadership in the attraction and procurement of new business enterprises to Brown County as well as the expansion and growth of existing business enterprises in the County. This person must be knowledgeable about strategic planning and implement and provide oversight of the team and the activities to support the goals of this dynamic region. For a complete list of qualifications or to apply, email Todd Jorgenson at GreenBayVP@jci-inc.net