Date Posted:        06-24-22
Position/Title:
      Economic Development Manager
Organization:
     
City of Greenbelt, MD
Position:

JOB SUMMARY AND DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE WORK:
Coordinates the economic development operations and activities to achieve the goals and objectives of the City of Greenbelt. The work is performed under the direction of the City Manager, but extensive leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgement and initiative. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this position establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected and appointed officials; city staff; businesses and community groups; developers; county, state and federal officials; and the general public. A significant focus of the work is in Business Retention and Expansion, working with and in support of, Greenbelt’s existing businesses

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Implementing a Business Retention visitation and tracking program to support retention and expansion needs.
  • Identifying resources and developing Economic Development initiatives designed to assist small businesses and entrepreneurs; and referring them to the appropriate business assistance agency to support their business growth needs.
  • Identifying workforce development resources to assist businesses with workforce training and employee retention/recruitment.
  • Serving as a liaison to businesses, professional groups, and county and state agencies.
  • Maintaining strong working relationships with area businesses, clients, the media, the general public, and others having an interest in, or impact on, economic development for the City of Greenbelt.
  • Providing advice and assistance in the City’s application and permitting process to businesses, property owners and developers.
  • Maintaining an inventory of available office space, buildings and development sites within the City.
  • Maintaining and updating a list of Greenbelt businesses.
  • Monitoring and updating the Economic Development pages on the City website.
  • Working with the City’s Public Information Office to promote economic development activities/events on the City’s social media platforms.
  • Providing information and/or making presentations to the City Manager, City Council, boards, commissions, civic groups, businesses, and the general public on economic development issues, programs, services and plans.
  • Remaining current on the principles, practices and trends in economic development through attendance at conferences, workshops, and training sessions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

IMPORTANT JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Developing short and long-term economic development strategic goals as well as gathering information and preparing studies, reports and recommendations to achieve such goals.
  • Researching, collecting, compiling analyzing and preparing information for dissemination, including economic and financial statistics, demographic information, and labor market trends; and preparation of information on utilities, taxes, zoning, transportation, community services, financing tools and incentives.
  • Develop, implement and track economic development efforts to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the City's economic development program.

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Computer, General Office Equipment, Automobile, Mobile Telephone

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABIITIES:

  • General understanding of economic development, community development, and local government practices.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and build consensus around economic development initiatives.
  • Knowledge in economic development tools including but not limited to, Tax Increment Financing (TIF), tax abatement, and state and county economic development incentive/assistance programs.
  • Knowledgeable in preparing budgets and fiscal analysis of proposals.
  • Skill and ability in public speaking and making effective presentations to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to prepare and present accurate, logical, and reliable oral and written reports, recommendations and presentations utilizing illustrative charts, tables and graphs.
  • Knowledgeable in City, County and State laws, ordinances, regulations, and policies as they affect the business community and economic development efforts.
  • Knowledgeable in current economic development, demographic and market trends in the region; and the ability to research and analyze methods and techniques.
  • Knowledgeable in local, regional and national business and real estate market trends.
  • An understanding of the principles, practices, and methods of financing private and public sector projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in economic development, urban planning, or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Knowledgeable of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Preferred:

  • Designation as a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience with coordinating and organizing business events or special projects.
  • Experience or training in business retention & expansion or community revitalization.
  • Familiar with CoStar and LoopNet property databases.


WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work is performed in a normal office environment with little exposure to outdoor temperatures or dirt and dust.
  • The employees working conditions are typically quiet.
  • Occasional evening and weekend working hours will be required.

Note: This class specification should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. Any essential function or requirement of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant when possible

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Date Posted:        06-23-22
Position/Title:
      Director of Community Development
Organization:
     
Burnsville, Minnesota
Position:

Burnsville, MN (pop. 63,417) seeks progressive, collaborative, and innovative candidates to join us in creating a vibrant community, designing places and growth that enhance our community for years to come.  The Community Development Director leads and develops a team of people who implement high-profile development and redevelopment projects, working collaboratively with community members, businesses, and developers.

Burnsville is a dynamic and diverse community located in the Minneapolis-St. Paul MSA Located at the intersection of I-35W and I-35E, Burnsville is a gateway to the Twin Cities offering diverse housing, excellent schools and outstanding recreational amenities that serve as regional attractions.  The city is fully developed with a variety of housing stock, including new developments of multi-family units and senior housing.  The city currently has nine active Tax Increment Financing (or TIF) districts and has recently established two new pilot programs to support housing rehabilitation, maintenance, and reinvestment.  The city is undertaking a comprehensive review and update of its housing, building and property maintenance codes.

The following education, experience, leadership, and management criteria have been identified by the City of Burnsville as important skills and abilities for the successful candidate to possess.

Candidate Qualifications:

Ø  A Bachelor’s degree in planning, urban studies, or public administration.
Ø  Five years of progressively responsible leadership in community development.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Ø  Experienced with economic development and/or redevelopment including the use of public incentives.
Ø  Knowledgeable in land use planning, zoning, code enforcement, inspections, and housing programs.
Ø  A strong collaborator, able to build support for projects and initiatives.
Ø  A creative leader, finding innovative solutions that will allow for a high level of service across the organization.
Ø  A willing coach and mentor committed to staff development and growth.
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The City of Burnsville offers a progressive and collaborative culture.  Individuals must be committed to a welcoming and inclusive approach to problem solving and service delivery.

The starting salary range is $136,181- $169,842 DOQ, with a comprehensive benefits package, including the opportunity to work a partially remote or hybrid schedule.

The position will remain open until filled with the first review of resumes to begin July 15, 2022. Candidates should apply with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to www.GovHRjobs.com to the attention of Charlene Stevens, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #225, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel:  224-282-8314.  The City of Burnsville, MN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date Posted:        06-13-22
Position/Title:
      Business Retention Specialist
Organization:
     
City of Bowie, MD
Position:

The Business Retention Specialist performs advanced professional economic and community development work; manages key projects from inception to completion; conducts business recruitment and retention activities, implements commercial district revitalization efforts, acts as a liaison between business and community groups, and performs departmental administrative functions.  Reporting directly to the Economic Development Director, the incumbent conducts economic development policy analyses and development, and is responsible for making various public presentations.  Frequent and consistent interaction with various community groups, including residents, members of the business community, and elected and appointed officials at all levels of government is vital to the success of incumbent in this position.

Specific Duties Include:

  •  Working with local county and city officials for retention and expansion of existing businesses and recruitment of new businesses. 
  • Serving as a liaison between businesses and public/private agencies
  • Developing and implementing events, forums and programs to address identified needs of the business community.
  • Collecting, compiling, and analyzing data regarding economic conditions and projects.
  • Respond to inquiries from City staff, developers, prospective businesses, and the general public; determine focus/needs of inquiries and respond as specifically as possible; make referrals and/or introductions as appropriate.\
  • Cultivating and maintaining effective relationships with residents, and individuals at all levels of government.

     

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree in economic development, urban planning, public administration, marketing, finance, or a related field.
    • Four years’ experience in economic or community development, business assistance, commercial development, and/or business retention programs.

     Certain combinations of training and experience may be considered in lieu of the above listed qualifications.

     

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    •  Business Retention and Expansion International (BREI), Community Development Institute (CDI), or International Economic Development Council (IEDC) certification.
    • Prior experience working for a local government or similar agency.

     

    *COVID-19 vaccination required in order to qualify for this position

     

    Salary:  $76,322 - $88,000 Annually

    Employee Benefits: Excellent medical, dental, vision, life and long-term care insurance; 401(k) with employer match; 457 savings plan.  Telework and flexible scheduling opportunities may be available with this position.

    How to Apply:  please visit the city’s website at:  www.cityofbowie.org and click on the employment link.

    Application Deadline:   FRIDAY, July 15, 2022 at 5:00pm

    All applicants MUST submit a completed City of Bowie employment application in order to be considered for this opportunity.

     

    The City of Bowie is a drug and alcohol-testing employer.  EOE


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    Date Posted:        05-12-22
    Position/Title:
          Director - Public Sector Advisory/Economic Development
    Organization:
         
    Baker Tilly - Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Position:

    This Director role is within Baker Tilly’s national Public Sector Advisory practice and includes advanced project management work across the spectrum of economic development and development finance; public-private-partnership project development and implementation; and local, state, and federal grants and incentive projects.  This position will focus on serving clients and expanding Baker Tilly’s economic development services in Minnesota.  The position will be part of a national team, with exposure and involvement in projects nationally.

    • Project management and implementation
    • Daily interaction with clients and project partners; overall project and client management 
    • Lead economic development advisory, community development and redevelopment focused projects, some of which involve public-private partnership related to economic development and real estate.
    • Create financing strategies for economic development including development of innovative financing strategies and identification of resources for financing.
    • Small and large group meeting facilitation; and grant funding strategy, preparation and management 
    • Business development, build business insights including industry trends, challenges, and issues
    • Develop public sector advisory skills and firm knowledge; train team members and mentor 
    • Direct research, analysis, written reports, and presentation development


    Qualifications

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, urban planning, finance, economics or a related field (master's degree preferred).
    • 10+ years of full-time related job experience with 3+ in an advisory or consulting organization.
    • Advanced knowledge and skills in the principles and practice of public administration; economic development, community development, redevelopment. 
    • Background in implementing varied aspects of economic development including strategic planning, industry and cluster, labor and workforce, economic data.
    • Experience with Minnesota economic development programs such as TIF, tax abatement, PACE, and other state and local programs
    • Ability to multi-task, work well independently in a fast-paced environment and be highly self-motivated. 
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
    • Motivation to work extended hours as needed which can include night meetings.
    • Mentoring skills; ability to lead and direct overall workflow. 


    Overview

    Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a leading advisory, tax and assurance firm, providing clients a genuine coast-to-coast and global advantage with critical mass and top-notch talent in major regions of the U.S. and in many of the world’s leading financial centers – New York, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 148 territories, with 36,000 professionals and a combined worldwide revenue of $4.0 billion.

    Many of Baker Tilly’s roles have the opportunity to work remotely. Please discuss with your talent acquisition professional to understand the requirements for an opportunity you are exploring.

     

    Baker Tilly is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable federal, state or local law.


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    Date Posted:        05-10-22
    Position/Title:
          Community Development Director
    Organization:
         
    City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri
    Position:

    Cape Girardeau, MO (pop. 39,540) - The City of Cape Girardeau is searching for a talented and resourceful leader to become its next Director of Community Development.  Cape Girardeau is beautiful and historic community located along the banks of the Mississippi River in southeast Missouri about 100 miles south of St. Louis.  Having been incorporated in 1808, it is today a wonderfully diverse and vibrant community which serves as a regional center for culture, commerce, healthcare, and education to a multi-county region in both Missouri and Illinois.  Cape Girardeau is also the proud home of the Southeast Missouri State University and its 10,700 students and 550 faculty & staff.

    The City of Cape Girardeau operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The municipality has 501 FTE employees and a total annual budget of $79.3 million.  The City provides a full complement of municipal services to its residents including a regional airport with commercial air service.  The City is governed by a seven (7) member City Council including the Mayor, elected at-large, and six (6) Council Members, each elected by wards.

    The City is seeking applicants for the position of Director of the Community Development Department.  The Department consists of 31 team members who are assigned to one of four divisions including Engineering, Planning, Inspections, and GIS Mapping.  The Department has an annual operating budget of $6.2 million.   The mission of the Community Development Department is to partner with the residents and the development community to maintain and strengthen Cape Girardeau’s position as a regional leader, ensuring economic prosperity, public health and safety, and community resilience. The staff is committed to providing exceptional customer service that is respectful, fair, honest, reasonable, and consistent.  The goal of the Department is to incorporate innovative solutions, trends, and technologies to ensure an efficient, cost effective, and predictable development process.

    The Community Development Director is appointed by and reports to the City Manager.   The City is requiring applicants for the position to have at least seven (7) years of increasing responsible managerial experience in local government. Some experience with community development related activities is important, but it is not required that applicants have direct experience working in or managing a municipal Community Development Department.   A post-graduate degree in public administration, engineering, urban planning, business administration or some other related field of study is desirable.    

    In the new Director of Community Development, the City is looking for the following:

    • A collaborative, analytical, creative, and experienced professional with outstanding communication skills. 
    • A proven leader with the ability and desire to build positive working relationships with a diverse array of community stakeholders. 
    • A professional who can quickly gain an understanding and appreciation for the culture, values, and diversity of the community.
    • A manager/administrator possessing a general knowledge of most of the aspects of a municipal community development department and a familiarity with the various aspects of real estate development and construction. 
    • A strong and steady leader who can effectively oversee a large group of professional staff members and provide them guidance and support, and one who can establish clear and consistent performance expectations and hold all staff members accountable to those expectations.
    • A general understanding of the private development process and the role of local government in planning for, facilitating, encouraging, and regulating development activity.  
    • One who is comfortable and confident in making public presentations before the City Council and large groups of community members.
    • A person who can be flexible, adaptable, is willing and able to consider the points of view of others.
    • A professional who is frequently called upon to represent the City in important meetings with local, state, and national leaders, and one who is well-equipped to serve as the City’s lead representative in complex negotiations involving important and consequential projects with private investors, developers, and/or contractors.

    The starting annual salary range for the position is $85,000 to $100,000 DOQ/E.  The City also offers a wide array of outstanding fringe benefits.  Residency within the City of Cape Girardeau is encouraged but not required.  

    Interested candidates should apply online by 5:00 pm on June 6, 2022 with resume, cover letter, and contact information for five (5) work related references to www.GovHRjobs.com to the attention of Mark R. Peterson, Vice President, GovHR USA.  On-line application submittals are required. Please direct all questions about the position, the community, and/or the selection process to Mr. Peterson at (309) 825-5091.  The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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    Date Posted:        05-05-22
    Position/Title:
          Strategic Performance Director
    Organization:
         
    Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
    Position:

    The Strategic Performance Director develops and implements WEDC’s program evaluation strategies, and promotes an organizational, unified approach to program evaluation and communication of WEDC’s impact. The position advocates for and provides expertise to WEDC, state agencies and partners on impactful and innovative performance measures and evaluation techniques.

    Responsibilities

    The Director will spend a majority of his/her time in these activities:

    • Develop and direct the implementation of tools and techniques for monitoring and managing portfolio, program and key strategic partner performance.
    • Oversee performance management initiatives from ideation through implementation/execution.
    • Manage the development of WEDC’s program measures and consult on their application within WEDC’s IT systems.
    • Direct in-house and independent program evaluation and assessment activities, including the management of third-party vendors and internal resources.
    • Manage complex cross-divisional reporting projects, including the Annual Report on Economic Development.
    • Stay abreast of and communicate best practices in established and innovative economic development metrics of success.
    • Manage learning events and engagement activities for State partners as it relates to economic development program evaluation and measurement.
    • Provide technical advice and assistance to external partners and internal staff regarding program administration and the cultivation of our internal data.
    • Lead the work of the Performance Team.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    Qualifications

    Education and Experience:

    • Master’s degree in Economics, Public Administration, Public Policy, Management Information Systems, related field or comparable education/experience/training preferred.
    • Minimum of eight years of experience in performance data management or related field. economics or economic development evaluation, information systems, or a related field. 
    • Management experience strongly preferred.

     

    Skills and Talents: 

    • Understanding of how economic development programs operate.
    • Understanding of economic development metrics and data capture theory and practice.
    • Leadership skills and ability to motivate others.
    • Strong understanding of data analytics and data management best practices.
    • Strong quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills. 
    • Exceptional research, writing, and communication skills required.
    • Strong project management, organizational skills and attention to detail.

     

    Other Requirements

      • National and state-wide travel will occur on an occasional basis, less than 20% of the time.  Travel is anticipated to include day and overnight travel.
      • Based on the responsibilities of this position, this position may need to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 


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        Date Posted:        05-05-22
        Position/Title:
              Policy Senior Director
        Organization:
             
        Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
        Position:

        The Director develops and directs economic development policy initiatives, and develops recommendations for business, community and industry development by overseeing the analysis of enterprise data, external data sources, and relevant public policy to guide decision making. The Director provides oversight and guidance on reports, key policy areas and research studies; provides guidance and oversees program development and implementation.

        Responsibilities

        The Director will spend the majority of his/her time in these activities:

        • Advise and manage the development of WEDC-specific economic development initiatives and program policies.
        • Direct the development and revisions of WEDC’s program offerings and advise executive leadership on strategic initiatives and innovative economic development practices.
        • Lead the development of state policy issues and recommendations, as appropriate, for WEDC biennial and budget adjustment requests, and other policy initiatives.
        • Analyze economic development trends to inform strategic direction and subsequent strategies.
        • Develop policy and direct the preparation of fiscal estimates of state economic development-related legislation, initiatives and policy issues, as appropriate.
        • Identify opportunities for state laws, regulations and programs to be revised or adopted that would advance the Wisconsin business climate and WEDC operations as well as those that adversely affect economic development; makes recommendations for action to executive leadership. 
        • Manages outreach to partners and stakeholders to solicit input on existing and potential programs and policies.
        • Develop and deliver presentations for varied audiences both internally and externally.
        • Be an effective team member by working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels and positions.
        • Lead the work of the Policy Team.
        • Other duties as assigned.

         

        Qualifications

        Education and Experience:

        • Master’s degree in Economics, Public Administration, Public Policy, related field, or comparable education/experience/training preferred.
        • Minimum of ten years of experience in economics, policy, statistics, public administration, or related field.
        • 2-3 years previous management experience
        • Experience in legislative analysis and state budget development desired.

         

        Skills and Talents: 

        • Strong quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills.
        • Fluency in economic development theory and practice.
        • Strong project management and organizational skills; attention to detail
        • Leadership skills and ability to motivate others.
        • Research, writing, and communication skills required.
        • Possesses a high level of knowledge of state and federal laws/regulations, rules, policies and procedures.
        • Program evaluation and program development expertise.
        • PC applications including word processing, spreadsheet, database management and Windows software.

         

        Other Requirements

        • National and state-wide travel will occur on an occasional basis, less than 20% of the time.  Travel is anticipated to include day and overnight travel.
        • 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. 


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        Date Posted:        04-19-22
        Position/Title:
              Economic Development Director
        Organization:
             
        Delaware County, Ohio
        Position:

        Delaware County is searching for an Economic Development Director to lead the day-to-day economic development operations for one of America’s fastest-growing counties. Connect with the Delaware County Economic Development Director job at https://montrosegroupllc.com/2022/04/economic-development-director-delaware-county-ohio/


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        Date Posted:        04-19-22
        Position/Title:
              Manager of Economic Development
        Organization:
             
        Montrose Group, LLC
        Position:

        Montrose Group, a Columbus, Ohio-based consulting firm that provides corporate site location, economic development planning, and lobbying services, is seeking a Manager of Economic Development responsible for implementing economic development consulting services.  Connect with the Montrose Group’s Manager of Economic Development’s job at https://montrosegroupllc.com/2022/04/montrose-group-llc-job-posting-manager-of-economic-development/.  


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        Date Posted:                03-15-22
        Position/Title:
                      Executive Director
        Organization:
             
                   Watertown Development Company
        Salary:                          $125,000+ - Commensurate with experience
        Application Deadline:   March 28, 2022
        Job Summary:
        Under the direction and supervision of the WDC Board, the Executive Director is responsible for the coordination and execution of WDC’s goals and objectives, as determined by the organization’s by-laws and strategic plan.

        View the full position profile at https://www.ddahumanresources.com/active-searches.

        EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from an accredited four-year postsecondary institution in Economic Development or related field or a minimum of 5 years’ experience in economic or community development. Professional certifications from nationally recognized economic development organizations such as the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) or National Development Council (NDC) are preferred but not required.

        APPLY: Visit https://daviddrown.hiringplatform.com/89337-watertown-development-company-wdc-executive-director/284190-application-form/en and complete the application process by March 28, 2022. Finalists will be selected on April 20, 2022, and final interviews will be held on May 17, 2022.

        Please direct any questions to Liza Donabauer at liza@daviddrown.com or 612-920-3320 x111.


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        Date Posted:        03-08-22
        Position/Title:
              Community & Economic Development Director
        Organization:
             
        City of Crest Hill, Illinois
        Position:

        Crest Hill, Illinois (pop. 20,459). The City of Crest Hill is seeking a collaborative and assertive professional for its next Community & Economic Development Director. The Director manages the activities of the City’s Community Development Department and directs programs to encourage and support residential and commercial development activity in the City of Crest Hill.

        About the City
        The City of Crest Hill is a strategically located community of strong neighborhoods, bustling commercial districts and beautiful open space in Will County that was incorporated in 1960 to preserve its small-town character. The City is located about 40 miles southwest of Chicago and is bordered by Romeoville to the north and Joliet to the south, with close access to I-55, I-80 and I-355.  Crest Hill is home to Carillon Lakes, a highly desirable senior living community with 1,100 homes; an industrial park anchored by Amazon, and two active TIF Districts, and a third district in process.  The City is making multi-million-dollar upgrades to its wastewater treatment plants and has joined the Joliet Water Commission to purchase Lake Michigan water in 2030.

        Year-round recreational opportunities are provided by the Lockport Park District. Residents can enjoy an 18-hole golf course, recreational programming, a community center, pool and numerous playgrounds throughout the community. Residents and visitors alike flock to Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm, which hosts an annual Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze and other seasonal activities.

        Crest Hill is a full-service community with a $50 million total budget (including a $10.6 million General Fund), a ‘AA’ bond rating, low bonded debt and healthy reserves.  A professional City Administrator oversees a staff of 68 full-time employees (70 FTEs) in the departments of Community Development (includes the planning and building divisions), Police, Public Works & Streets, Water & Wastewater, and Finance.  Fire and emergency medical services are provided by two outside Fire Protection Districts.    

        The City is nearing completion of a new municipal building, which will encompass the administrative offices, council chambers, community center, police department, and memorial garden. Planned development on the 18-acre site includes a 4-acre park/community gathering space, retail, and residential, with walking and bike trails.  The White Oak Public Library is also located on the site.

        Future development opportunities include retail and commercial along Weber Road, 74-acre and 200-acre sites with residential and retail, expansion of an existing industrial park, sale of the old city hall for a retail development, and over 600 acres of desirable State-owned and unincorporated land primed for development.

        About the Position
        Reporting to the City Administrator, the Community & Economic Development Director is a highly responsible professional position that plans, coordinates, and manages the operations of the Community Development Department; and develops and implements plans, policies, and programs to promote and increase residential and commercial activity in the City of Crest Hill.  The Director is responsible for coordinating staff support to the Planning and Zoning Commission.  Additionally, this position promotes business development and retention and oversees the activities of the Building and Planning Divisions (currently two administrative positions, two building inspectors, and one planner).

        Position Requirements
        The City is seeking an experienced and collaborative Director to lead the Community Development Department. 

        The successful candidate will have:

        • Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Economic Development, Business or Public Administration or related field.  A Master’s Degree in same is preferred.
        • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible related experience, preferably in planning, economic development; or any combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
        • Certification with the Economic Development Council (CECD) and/or American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) preferred.  GIS experience is desirable.
        • Knowledge of rules, regulations and effective implementation strategies for community and economic development programs and incentives, such as tax increment financing, other sales and property tax incentive programs, and developer agreements.

        Compensation and Benefits
        The anticipated salary range is $105,000 - $130,000 +/- DOQ.  A comprehensive benefits package includes participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), health insurance including medical, dental, and vision coverage (also available to dependents), flexible spending account, and life insurance. The City also offers paid vacation, personal leave, holidays and sick leave.  The City does not have a residency requirement. 

        Selection Process
        Apply online at www.govhrjobs.com with a resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references by April 8, 2022.  Confidential inquiries may be directed to Maureen Barry, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA at 224-282-8306. The City of Crest Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

         

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        Date Posted:        03-03-22
        Position/Title:
              Senior Director of New Business Development
        Organization:
             
        Greater Des Moines Partnership
        Position:

             PRIMARY PURPOSE

        The Senior Director of New Business Development’s primary responsibilities include proactively leading efforts to attract new development opportunities through national and international business recruitment. Meets with site selection consultants, corporate real estate executives, national real estate developers, local company headquarter executives, and prospective companies in the region’s industry clusters to promote the area’s business advantages. This position will travel up to 30% of the year.


        ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
        Those fundamental job duties that an individual who holds the position must be able to perform with or without assistance of a reasonable accommodation.  This is not an exhaustive list.  Other duties, in addition to essential job functions, will be assigned, as necessary.

        • Conducts national and international recruitment trips to promote Greater Des Moines (DSM) business advantages.
        • Plans and executes trade show marketing trips.
        • Maintains personal working relationships with state and local economic development representatives, city managers, mayors, local brokers and developers.
        • Coordinates prospect response packages and site/community tours.
        • Maintains Customer Relationship Management (CRM) data.
        • Develops and gives presentations on the advantages of doing business in DSM.
        • Assists companies in identifying and applying for state, local and federal economic development programs.
        • Plans and coordinates meetings for the Development Council, Financial Services Council and Information Solutions Council. Provides staff support to other Partnership Boards as needed.
        • Provides assistance with Partnership’s Business, Retention and Expansion (BRE) Program.
        • Travels both nationally and internationally approximately 30% of the year.


        JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

        Qualifications:

               Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  

        • Proven economic development professional with a deep understanding of, and experience with putting together complex project details.
        • Highly self-motivated.
        • Outstanding written and verbal communications.
        • Team player with a positive attitude.
        • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
        • Detailed and process oriented.
        • Ability to travel both nationally and internationally with drivers license and passport.


        Behavioral Expectations:   

        • Represent the Greater Des Moines Partnership, professionally, courteously and effectively.  
        • Maintain confidentiality, consistently regarding personnel and organizational information.  
        • Assist or take on new tasks to help The Partnership achieve its mission.  
        • Integrate The Partnership’s business strategies by building positive internal and external relationships. 
        • Adheres to the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s policies and procedures at all times.  

         

        Education and Experience: 

        • Bachelor’s degree in economics, public or business administration, urban studies, urban and regional planning or related field.
        • Minimum five years’ experience in economic or commercial development work.
        • High level of technical proficiency required in collection, management and analysis of data.
        • Demonstrated ability to work with and foster partnerships in both the public and private sectors.
        • Working knowledge of a CRM and Microsoft 365 products, including Outlook, SharePoint, Teams, Excel and Word. 
        • Written and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated ability to articulate the organization’s philosophy and position to a wide range of audiences.
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        Physical Requirements:  

        • There may be some prolonged standing while overseeing or providing staff support for various organizational activities and events. 
        • Business travel is needed at times.
        • Works weekends and beyond normal business hours at times.

         

        The Partnership is an equal opportunity employer. It is the Partnership’s policy to assure employment and promotional opportunities are available to qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic.


        Interested individuals can submit resume and cover letter to:  Pam Bull via e-mail at pbull@dsmpartnership.com.


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        Date Posted:        02-08-22
        Position/Title:
              President & CEO
        Organization:
             
        The Greater Clinton Partners for Growth (Grow Clinton), Clinton, IA
        Position:

        The Greater Clinton Partners for Growth (Grow Clinton), a 501(c)(6) non-profit community and economic development organization, is looking for an energetic visionary with demonstrated leadership skills to grow the organization and the municipalities/counties which we serve. The President /CEO
        position is a new position that will guide the new Grow Clinton organization, which has been formed as a result of the consolidation of the Clinton Regional Development Corporation, the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Clinton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

        The following is an overview of the position:

        • The President shall be the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Greater ClintonPartners for Growth for the full range of its activities.
        • The President & CEO shall provide leadership to the organization and the communities to develop and deliver programs that support business growth and enhance the region’s vitality while promoting our core values.
        • The President & CEO shall serve as Secretary of the Corporation and the Board of Directors.
        • The President & CEO shall serve as an advisor to the Chair and Chair-Elect on program planning, assemble information and data, and prepare special reports directed by the Strategic Plan of Grow Clinton.
        • The President & CEO shall be a non-voting member of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, and all other committees and task forces.


        Key Responsibilities

        • Position Grow Clinton as a leading force for progress in the Clinton Region by building partnerships with county, city, state, school, post-secondary educational institutions, utilities, elected officials, strategic partners, and stakeholders.
        • Provide leadership in developing Grow Clinton’s multi-year strategic and annual business plans.
        • Strengthen Grow Clinton by enhancing membership investment, engaging the membership, developing key strategic initiatives, and providing the resources to support them.
        • Manage the organization’s operations, including overseeing the management of budgets and finances, staff, Board of Directors and volunteers, and implementation of Grow Clinton’s strategic and business plans.
        • Identify community needs and develop programs designed to meet goals.
        • Motivate staff and volunteers to accomplish organizational activities.
        • With the assistance of the committee chairpersons, the President shall be responsible for administering the strategic plan per the policies and regulations of the Board of Directors.
        • Coordinating with the Board of Directors and associated committees, the President shall manage all financial activities of Grow Clinton, including affiliated organizations and special funds. Prepare an annual operating budget, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. Monitor income and all expenditures within approved budget allocation. Prepare periodic financial reports for the Board, Arrange for an annual audit to review financial information, and prepare a yearly report for Greater Clinton Partners for Growth.
        • Hire and discharge staff members when necessary. Lead and provide training to staff and assign work responsibilities to appropriate staff members and provide staff training programs.  Evaluate team for efficiency and performance annually, including salary reviews and fringe benefit packages.
        • Meet regularly with the Board of Directors to advise on the progress of the strategic plan, community and organization issues. Maintain accurate records of these meetings and actions taken. Assist the Board in formulating policy and interpreting board policy to the staff, committees, and community as appropriate.
        • To serve as the Chief Official Spokesperson of Grow Clinton.
        • Fulfill all the legal obligations of Greater Clinton Partners for Growth per the bylaws and all applicable federal, state, and local laws.
        • All other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors


        Major Initiatives

        • In concert with strategic partners, support the development of a community vision plan to guide economic and community development efforts.
        • Establish close working relationships with city and county governments and strengthen local government.
        • Strong focus on Business Retention and Expansion
        • Emphasis on business attraction and recruitment
        • Develop programs that support workforce development
        • Have a defined process that supports entrepreneurship
        • Support community development initiatives that enhance the quality of life and livability of the Clinton area (housing, amenities, gateway corridors, educational institutions)
        • Actively support the revitalization of crucial gateway corridors and business districts by ensuring sound planning and aggressive implementation.
        • Develop increasing tourism through effective marketing and sales efforts.
        • Strengthen Grow Clinton by growing the number of investors and members, engaging them, and developing more revenue supporting Grow Clinton programs and initiatives.



        Experience

        • Leadership and strong people skills in medium to small Mid-West communities
        • 3-5 years of experience and/or a successful track record of accomplishment with Economic Development and/or Chamber organizations.
        • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or equivalent experience
        • Passion for improving the economic viability of the community
        • A record of developing thriving community and economic development strategies
        • Experience with successful business recruitment, retention, expansion, creation efforts
        • Developing workforce development programs
        • Successful membership investment development and fund-raising initiatives
        • Knowledge of city, county, state, and federal legislative processes and public-private funding partnerships and issues that affect the region and state
        • Familiarity and understanding of transportation issues
        • Experience with successful business recruitment, retention, expansion, creation efforts
        • Demonstrated ability to manage finances and human resources (hiring, firing, development/training, compensation, and performance appraisals)
        • Record of successfully managing Board of Directors, volunteer committees, and task-forces
        • Knowledge and ability to successfully support the marketing, sales efforts of a Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB)
        • Ability to develop strategic planning, goals setting, action plans, budgeting, staffing plans
        • Previous experience constructively working with quality-of-life issues (i.e., schools and beautification projects)



        Salary/Bonus/Benefits

        •  $100,000-$140,000 annually
        • Paid time off and bonus opportunities are available
        • Insurance and benefits in addition to salary



        Confidentiality and Equality Statement

        We fully respect the need for confidentiality of the information supplied by interested parties. We assure them that their background and interest will not be discussed with anyone without prior consent, nor will reference contacts be made until mutual interest has been established.

        Greater Clinton Partners for Growth firmly represents the principles and philosophy of equal opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, sex, creed, disability, or national origin.


        Interested individuals can submit resume and cover letter to:  Bob Henningsen @ Smart Solutions Group, via e-mail at  bob@smartsolutionsgroup.net. Any questions feel free to contact Bob @ 515-238-2697


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        Date Posted:        01-12-22
        Position/Title:
              Economic Development Specialist
        Organization:
             
        City of St. Cloud, Minnesota

        The City of St. Cloud, Minnesota (pop. 69,024) seeks an experienced, dynamic professional to create and assist with the implementation of business retention, expansion and attraction initiatives under the direction of the Economic Development Director. This position plays a lead role in the City’s community, regional, and organizational marketing programs and related data collection and analysis. The work includes assisting with business development, redevelopment, financial assistance tools, grants and associated reporting.

        Qualifications

        To qualify, applicants must have a 4-year Bachelor of Arts degree in Economic Development, Community Development, Urban Affairs, Public Administration, Business Marketing or a closely related field. In addition, 2-years’ experience in economic development, planning, and/or business marketing is required. Proof of a valid Minnesota issued driver’s license that is unrestricted except for corrective lenses or able to attain by appointment.  Additional details can be found at https://ci.stcloud.mn.us/jobs


        Interested candidates should submit a city application, cover and resume to:
        City of St. Cloud, Human Resources
        400 Second Street South
        St. Cloud, MN 56301
        (320) 650-3141



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        Date Posted:        01-05-22
        Position/Title:
              Executive Director
        Organization:
             
        Dickinson County, KS Economic Development Corporation

        Dickinson County, Kansas Economic Development Corporation is looking for their next Executive Director. Working at the direction of the Board of Directors, and through collaboration with private investors, the county commissioners and other community partners, the executive director provides overall leadership, management and direction for the DKEDC. The Director manages the corporate office, recruits, and supervises staff, and directs all the corporation’s operations. The director is responsible for working with the board of directors, investors, and county and municipal government to periodically review and evaluate the organization’s capacity, alignment, achievements and challenges, and taking appropriate steps to ensure that the DKEDC’s Vision, Mission, Goals, Objectives and Strategies are enacted. The director’s responsibilities extend to ensuring that the organization’s structure, funding and governance are appropriately aligned to support the organization’s goals of attracting new businesses, retaining/expanding existing firms, creating job growth and workforce development opportunities, promoting entrepreneurship, and marketing the county regionally and nationally.

         

        Responsibilities:

        • Manages the properties of the Corporation, including engineering, infrastructure development, marketing and sales.
        • Periodically redevelops the Economic Development Strategic Plan for Dickinson County and focuses the efforts of the DKEDC and its partners on those opportunities that will make the most significant impact on the county, while bolstering the efforts of rural communities and businesses to achieve sustainability and growth.
        • Serves as the primary point of contact providing the strategic direction, hands-on leadership and stakeholder coordination necessary to successfully execute significant deals with new and established businesses.
        • Represents the DKEDC at appropriate civic, cultural, charitable, business and community activities. Serves on boards, commissions, committees and organizations related to areas that are critical to DKEDC’s goals and interests.
        • Provides regular input to the Board of Directors on best practices, innovative programs and alternative strategies to advance the goals of the organization.

         

        Requirements:

        • High School diploma or GED is required. Bachelor’s Degree in related field is preferred. A minimum of 5+ years successful economic development experience is preferred including business retention and expansion as well as industry recruitment.
        • Experience and familiarity with rural economic development issues and projects, especially ag business development, is desirable.
        • IEDC or other economic development certification is preferred (CEcD and/or EDFP). Comparable experience will be recognized and considered. Willingness to engage in IEDS or comparable training and certification is required.
        • Experience in leadership, mentoring, management, budget oversight and supervisory experience is necessary.
        • A working knowledge of State and Federal ED/business incentive programs is preferred; however, the ability to quickly learn incentive policies and programs available through State, Federal and local governing bodies is essential

         

        Compensation:

        • Salary: $90,000 - $110,000
        • Competitive Benefits

         

        For full job profile, visit www.thenextmovegroup.com/dickinson.

         

        Submit resumes electronically to dickinson@thenextmovegroup.com.

        Feel free to call Brittany McCoy at 504- 615-7174, with any questions.


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