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Indiana Economic Development Association members and friends are available to help qualified professionals find a job. On this page, you will occasionally find links to just such opportunities.To post a new job opening, email Jill Ewing, IEDA COO. There is a $150 (members)/$200 (nonmembers) fee for all job postings. Job postings will posted here for a period of 30 days.

Executive Search Support

The Indiana Economic Development Association is committed to elevating the professionalism of local economic development professionals. IEDA aims to accomplish this by providing professional development opportunities to its members, by providing scholarships for professionals that are seeking certification, and by offering assistance to local economic development boards as they search for an exceptional and qualified professional to fill an executive vacancy.

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  • Monday, June 27, 2022 3:19 PM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    RESULTS STATEMENT: I am accountable for producing the following results:

    One Southern Indiana (1si) expects this position to be primarily responsible for conducting and supervising the activities associated with the economic development operations of the organization, including developing and implementing the organization’s economic development strategy and metrics of success, business creation, attraction, and retention and expansion.

    This Vice President, Director position will supervise the Sr. Director of Business Development and the Director of Business Retention & Expansion and Talent. In collaboration with the HR Coordinator, develop staff professional development activities and performance-based training plans and ensure staff, space and materials are adequate for meeting performance expectations. Additionally, this position may oversee and manage all aspects of the organization in cooperation with the President/CEO.

    As Vice President, this position may serve as the lead authority for the organization when authorized by the President/CEO. This position serves as a member of the Executive Team, and thereby shares responsibility for organizational leadership.

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  • Monday, June 27, 2022 3:16 PM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    The Economic Development Specialist is responsible delivering strong customer service and management of business attraction and expansion project leads, assists with all aspects including initial contact, requests for information responses and company visits with the purpose of moving our economic strategic plan goals forward.

    The Economic Development Specialist plans and executes regular business retention visits designed to connect local businesses to resources, foster good stakeholder relations, and inform economic development plans.

    This is an opportunity to work directly with existing and potential new businesses to support business location, expansion, and success. The successful candidate will work to convene a variety of business and community leaders together to support the local economy.

    This position requires someone with self-motivation, strong problem-solving skills, a genuine passion for their community, a positive attitude, and strong interpersonal communications and customer service skills. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, driven to achieve, and will always display an exemplary manner of professionalism.

    Preferred candidates will have prior experience in economic or community development along with a foundational understanding local and state government operations and programs.

    About Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance:

    Aspire drives economic development and business success in Johnson County, Indiana, and southern Indianapolis. As the local economic development organization for Johnson County, Aspire leverages community development opportunities to attract, retain, and expand businesses in the county. As the chamber of commerce, Aspire leads the area’s business community by advancing pro-growth policy and providing comprehensive member services to entrepreneurs, small businesses, and large corporations.

    About Johnson County, Indiana

    Johnson County, one of Indiana’s fastest-growing counties, is a contiguous suburb of the state’s capital and a key player in the powerful Central Indiana economic corridor. Johnson County’s GDP is $5.2 billion and unemployment rate is 1.6%.

    Johnson County is home to 160,000 residents, primarily living in and around the cities of Greenwood, Franklin, Whiteland, and Bargersville. Another 150,000 people live within five miles north of the County in southern Indy, fueling business growth and success within the Johnson County and Southern Indy area.

    Benefits:

    Competitive compensation package with full benefits including group health, dental, vision, life, 401(k), paid time off, and holiday pay. All benefits subject to new hire introductory period.

    To Apply:

    After reviewing the following job description, send your cover letter and resume with salary requirements to Amanda Rubadue, Vice President of Economic Development, at arubadue@AspireJohnsonCounty.com. Questions may be directed to Amanda at this email or 317.888.4856. No walk-ins, please.

    Job Summary:

    Collaborates with Vice President to deliver strong customer service and management of business attraction and expansion project leads, assisting with all aspects including initial contact, RFI responses, and company visits with the purpose of moving our economic strategic plan goals forward. Responsible for the planning and execution of regular business retention visits designed to connect local business to resources, foster good stakeholder relations, and inform economic development plans. Maintains sites and buildings database, customer management database, assist with research needs and other duties necessary for all projects. Collaborates on community development. Serves as an important liaison with companies, communities, and other partner organizations. An engaged member of the staff team, eager for the success of the organization and the local economy.

    Responsible to: Vice-President of Economic Development.

    Direct Reports: None.

    FLSA Status: Full Time, Salaried-Exempt.

    Primary Office: In-person, Greenwood.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Aspire staff team job descriptions are intended to be overviews of primary responsibilities and should be regarded as fluid documents which will evolve as the organization and stakeholders’ needs evolve.

    Business Retention & Expansion (45%)

    • Conducts regular, on-site business retention visits and conduct follow up calls/activities with existing companies to develop relationships and provide resources to help them grow.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with community leaders, education partners, and non-profit organizations to connect companies to information, resources, and people.
    • Collaborate internally with the Aspire staff team to proactively identify and address existing business issues and barriers to growth.

    Business Attraction (35%)

    • Coordinates with the Vice President on business attraction and expansion activity, including but not limited to: determine best response for all project leads; respond to company / site selector / partner requests for information and other community information; planning, preparation for site/company visits.
    • Assist in implementing economic development strategies and actions established in the organization’s strategic plan, assist in identifying and measuring metrics of success.
    • Maintain relationships with local and regional brokers, developers, and resource partners.
    • Participate in marketing opportunities throughout region to promote the county.

    Database Management (15%)

    • Maintain and update project files, provide regular updates to communities on activity level.
    • Maintain and update customer management files, assist with running reports for boards and councils.
    • Maintain the organization’s sites and buildings database.

    Other (5%)

    • Works closely with Aspire staff team on outreach and presentation efforts to educate elected officials, volunteers, students, companies, and others about economic development activity.
    • Attend all Economic Development Advisory Council meetings and assist in planning program content for meetings.
    • All Aspire staff team members actively share information about all organizational events and services, strategic plan initiatives, and public policy information; and support investor recruitment and retention efforts through information sharing, referrals, and relationship building.

    Experience, Skills, and Education:

    The following qualifications are guidelines. Other combinations of education and experience may provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform this job.

    Required Skills and Demonstrated Abilities:

    • Provide excellent customer service to our communities, elected officials, real estate professionals, site selectors, members, existing and potential companies with a problem-solving mindset that includes quality, accuracy, and dependability.
    • Establish and maintain strong collaborative, working relationships built on respect, diplomacy, and professionalism with colleagues, organizational leadership, clients, community development partners, and volunteers.
    • Exhibit strong interpersonal skills during both oral and written communications, including email, with a high degree of respect, tact, diplomacy, and professionalism.
    • Maintain crucial confidentiality with highly sensitive information, trade secrets, company project details and company operations details.
    • Research and understand, or willingness to seek to understand, economic trends and professional industry trends to identify ways to best advance the strategic plan, meet community and stakeholder needs.
    • Maintain high level of organization and productivity; prioritize daily duties to meet multiple deadlines in a high-volume work environment.
    • Exercise discretion, independence, and judgment as a normal, recurring part of performing day-to-day duties.

    Preferred Experience and Education:

    • Three or more years prior experience in economic development or community development.
    • Foundational understanding of local and state government operations and programs.
    • Intermediate skill level or above in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
    • Undergraduate degree preferred; or High School Diploma (or GED/High School Equivalence Certificate) with minimum five years of commensurate experience in economic development, government, real estate, corporate customer success, or another transferable role.

    Additionally, must abide by all organizational policies and procedures, and must possess:

    • A valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and proof of insurance.
    • Flexibility to conduct work before and/or after traditional business hours (i.e., 8am to 5pm) and attend meetings/events before and/or after traditional hours; flexibility to conduct work outside of the office as needed and appropriate.
    • Physical requirements may include sitting, standing, or walking for extended periods of time; operating office equipment; arrange meeting room tables and chairs; and lifting to 25 pounds. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Thursday, June 09, 2022 12:06 PM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    Description

    The KEDCO Project Manager is a self-starter who excels in a dynamic work environment, is a trusted adviser to KEDCO clients and stakeholders, and is dedicated to advancing the organization’s mission to convene, build, and show the ideas, talent, and capital that make Kosciusko County unique.

    The KEDCO Project Manager will join a team of full- and part-time professionals building a best-in-class local economic development organization with a bias toward action focusing on entrepreneurship, housing, and talent recruitment initiatives. A list of KEDCO maxims is included below.

    Responsibilities:

    • Manage a portfolio of economic development projects
    • Participate in ongoing outreach to local companies and communities
    • Contribute toward development of KEDCO programs and services
    • Lead development and maintenance of KEDCO standard operating procedures
    • Provide support for KEDCO initiatives

    Additional Responsibilities:

    • Adhere to budget priorities
    • Share day-to-day responsibility of supervising intern(s)
    • Represent KEDCO on internal and external committees
    • Maintenance of KEDCO contact databases (e.g. CRM)
    • Other tasks as assigned by the CEO

    Expectations:

    KEDCO team members are gap fillers, match makers, and problem solvers who serve clients and stakeholders by effectively managing tasks, timelines, and external partner relationships in order to achieve exceptional results.

    Each team member is the CEO of their own responsibilities and every team member is expected to pursue excellence in their work, to continually expand their understanding of economic development resources, and to maintain confidentiality of information.

    Desired Qualifications

    We often say, “there is no degree in economic development,” which means our team members bring valuable experience working with specific disciplines in other sectors that help us to create a wellbalanced team. Examples of skills and experiences that may be helpful include the following:

    • Post-secondary education with a focus on interdisciplinary studies
    • Preference toward working in a public-facing role and/or organization
    • Experience successfully managing multiple projects and priorities
    • Ability to excel in a hybrid in-person and remote work environment
    • Strong in-person and written communication skills
    • Experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platforms

    Company Benefits

    • Position will be considered regular full-time and non-exempt from overtime compensation.
    • Salary will be determined based on experience and qualifications.
    • Benefits will include health insurance, life insurance, retirement plan, and paid time-off.
    • KEDCO is an equal opportunity employer.

    KEDCO Maxims

    CONVENE Cultivate high-value relationships. Have the tough conversations.

    BUILD Be the CEO of your own responsibilities. Practice continuous improvement.

    SHOW Think like there is no box. Always look for what’s next.

    To Be Considered

    Prospective candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and current resume via email no later than close of business on Friday, June 17th to info@kosciuskoedc.com.

  • Tuesday, May 31, 2022 9:42 AM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    Please email resume to martinalliance@martinalliance.org

    Martin County Alliance for Economic Growth, Inc.

    Position Description

    Title: Executive Director

    Effective: 4/5/22

    Reports to: Board of Directors

    General Summary: The Executive Director is responsible for leading economic development efforts in Martin County, including strategic planning, public relations, staff management, financial management, existing business and business attraction programs, research, and networking with local, regional, and state governments and business leaders.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities Business Development/Attraction: Lead efforts to attract new businesses to Martin County; lead prospect site and building tours; develop, enhance, and maintain relationships with federal, state, regional and local economic development allies; and develop printed materials necessary to market the County; and serve as primary contact for administration of financial incentives and packages.

    Existing Business Retention & Expansion: Oversee the development, implementation, and management of a comprehensive existing business program.

    Member/Public Relations: Proactively communicate MCAEG's activities and successes to the public via local media, the newsletter, personal visits, and speaking engagements to community organizations, local government, and other MCAEG supporters and stakeholders, and become involved in community and professional activities and organizations to enhance MCAEG's visibility.

    Organizational Leadership/Management: Coordinate MCAEG activities with local ally organizations; provide technical assistance to assist efforts that advance the business, civic, and general interests of Martin County; guide MCAEG in the development, implementation and maintenance of a strategic plan; provide leadership to MCAEG committees; recruit, educate, and lead the Martin County Alliance for Economic Growth; and manage the MCAEG office, including financial activities, including preparation and administration of the annual budget; formulate internal management practices; and supervise all staff activities, including hiring, training, performance review and/or termination of staff and interns.

    Program Development: Analyze the economic needs of Martin County; and identify/adapt economic development programs for use in the County.

    Professional Development: Attend professional conference and seminars in the field of economic development; and maintain an awareness and working knowledge of all federal, state, regional and local business assistance programs.

    Organizational Relationships: The Executive Director is responsible to the Martin County Alliance for Economic Growth Board of Directors. The Executive Director shall work closely with all MCAEG Committees, through which the volunteer leadership reviews and monitors staff activities.

    Desired Qualifications:

    1. Bachelor's Degree in business or economics
    2. Three to five years' previous experience in economic development or business operations
    3. Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
    4. Resident within Martin County (within six months of employment)
    5. Knowledgeable about the region
    6. Computer literate – Outlook, Word, Excel and Zoom software skills needed

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