The Indiana Economic Development Association defines economic development as the facilitation of investment that leads to long-term community prosperity.

Job Postings

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 $100 fee for all job postings. Job postings will posted here for a period of 30 days.

  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018 2:53 PM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    The Posey County Economic Development Partnership seeks its next Executive Director to provide leadership and development for one of Southwest Indiana’s most unique counties. This position is accountable for all aspects of the development of new business and talent opportunities in Posey County along with the retention, support and maintenance of existing industry sectors. In addition, the position is responsible for developing strategies to create a sense of place so as to retain and attract residents. Posey County is minutes away from Evansville, Indiana’s third largest city and borders Southeast Illinois.

    A vital part of Indiana’s Great Southwest, a four-county region lead by the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana, Posey County works in partnership with the Coalition and other regional organizations to achieve pre-determined goals and objectives. Posey County is home to a variety of global businesses along with housing one of the region’s strongest transportation assets, the Port of Indiana – Mount Vernon, the 6th largest inland port in the U.S.

    Candidate should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or a related field with a minimum of five years related experience. A Certified Economic Developer accreditation as well as knowledge of Southwest Indiana business community, government and quality of place initiatives a plus.

    For a full job description, please visit: http://www.pcedp.com/news/ or https://www.southwestindiana.org/about/news/

    Please send cover letter with resume by email to careers@southwestindiana.org or by mail to: Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana, c/o PCEDP Personnel Committee, 318 Main Street, Suite 400, Evansville, IN 47708. Deadline is 25 January 2019.

  • Friday, November 30, 2018 10:18 AM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    The position of business development manager is a full-time position with the Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership (Partnership). The Partnership is a public/private partnership that promotes the economic health and vitality of Hendricks County and its municipalities.

    This position requires a positive attitude, strong communication skills and ability to work within a team environment to meet organizational and existing company needs. A strong knowledge level of state, regional and local business incentives is key to the success of this position. Due to the nature of the position, confidentiality is critical.

    The manager will be responsible to work in partnership with the executive director to develop programs that support the needs of local base industry. This position is a direct report to the executive director. This staff member will work directly with the executive director, public and private investors, and local companies to implement the HCEDP Strategic Plan:

    1. Fund-raising and Internal Communication
    2. Marketing and External Communication
    3. Other Ad hoc committees as established and deemed necessary.

    Educational/Experience Requirements

    Must have at least a bachelor’s degree, preferably in a business or economics major. Prefer 2-4 years of experience in a business development or fundraising role with an eagerness to learn.

    Duties

    Business Attraction and Marketing
    The manager’s primary duty will be to manage attraction projects. In the event the executive director cannot be present, the manager should be prepared to step in to represent the HCEDP in attraction duties.

    1. Completing requests for information
    2. Site visit meeting presentation preparation and facilitation as needed
    3. Project management tracking and updates
    4. Other activities as assigned by the executive director

    Company and Community Awareness/ Education
    The manager will work with the team to provide opportunities to create awareness and provide information to companies and elected officials addressing needs and concerns as needed. The manager will schedule regular meeting updates with utility representatives, developers, and elected officials. The manager may be asked to represent the HCEDP at government meetings when the executive director is not available.

    Business Retention and Expansion (BRE)
    The role of the manager will be to work with the executive director to manage the business retention, and expansion database. The manager should be prepared to step in to represent HCEDP on business retention and expansion visits as necessary. The manager will also update county real estate listings in the Zoom Prospector database as properties are taken or come available. The manager will also work with the team to develop marketing collateral to support this activity.

    1. Project Tracker reporting
    2. Follow up reports when any referral is needed

    a. Any anticipated expansion/growth or looking elsewhere

    Other duties as assigned by the executive director
    The manager should be prepared and willing to assist with all aspects of the organization.

    1. Financial, invoicing, etc.
    2. Fundraising
    3. Town/County Council meetings
    4. Updates on all duties/ projects/ communication to the executive director
    5. Attend conferences in locations that may require extended stay accommodations.

    Qualified candidates may send a cover letter and resume to Jeff Pipkin at jeff@hcedp.org.

    Resumes are now being accepted, and will be reviewed for consideration until a hiring decision has been made.

  • Monday, November 26, 2018 10:08 AM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    Job Summary: The President of the BEDC is responsible for the BEDC’s consistent achievement of its mission and daily operations. The President leads the organization as to new initiatives and strategies in economic development. The President reports to the BEDC Board of Directors and specifically to the Chair of the Board and the BEDC Executive Committee.

    Principal Responsibilities:

    In program development and administration, the BEDC President will:

    • Develop mutually respectful and beneficial relationships with existing businesses in Bloomington and Monroe County so as to lessen challenges to growth and to create a business climate that encourages employment creation and expansion of primary sector employers.
    • Engage in efforts to recruit primary sector employers to Monroe County through creative marketing efforts and by building close working relationships with key business attraction allies, including the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, site selector organizations, utilities, local government and higher education.
    • Engage with and be a resource for local business to retain presence and maintain workforces within Monroe County.
    • Partner with government, industry, higher education, and the private sector to support a highly integrated network of technology and an innovative and robust entrepreneurship ecosystem.
    • Develop work plans responsive to current conditions and manage strategic efforts to meet the long-term and short-term goals of the BEDC, including management of the Bloomington Life Science Partnership (BLSP) and the Bloomington Technology Partnership (BTP).
    • Oversee the development and management of innovative talent attraction, recruitment, and retention initiatives.
    • Represent the BEDC with the general public, private and public sector leaders, and at various business and social functions, events, and programs.
    • Work with area real estate professionals, property owners, developers and planning organizations to enhance product development efforts through shovel ready and other programs and practices to promote available land and buildings that are suitable and ready for primary sector employers.
    • Forge partnerships with other business development organizations to establish and market a competitive distinction for Bloomington and Monroe County, and to support regional economic development efforts.
    • Support the development of local innovation and entrepreneurship infrastructure and seek to build greater innovation critical mass, including supporting efforts to develop the Certified Technology Park and Indiana University’s technology park.
    • Seek collaborative economic development opportunities with Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington.
    • Build and maintain the public and private sector financial support required for the BEDC to fulfill its mission.
    • Make organizational financial forecasts, and develop and manage an annual operational budget.
    • Maintain a workplace that has high morale among the staff, has clearly defined and delineated responsibilities, is accountable for achieving results against plans, and promotes teamwork.
    • Other responsibilities as directed by the BEDC Board of Directors.

    Position Requirements:

    • Significant Economic Development experience and a comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of economic development, particularly as they relate to LEDO management, communications and business development.
    • Ability to develop and manage a team.
    • Inspires respect and trust, and motivates others to perform.
    • Ability to think strategically while identifying and implementing programs and procedures that are consistent with the approved strategies.
    • Experience with public speaking and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Integrity – ability to earn the trust of others quickly, avoid favoritism, be objective and forthright with analysis and recommendations, and follow through on commitments made.
    • Demeanor – outgoing, energetic and friendly personality that can mix readily and well with a variety of constituencies.
    • Bachelor’s Degree in public affairs, economic development, management or related field. Master’s Degree preferred.
    • Must be willing to reside in Monroe, Co. Indiana.

    About the BEDC: The BEDC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the retention, development and attraction of quality jobs in Monroe County. The BEDC is led by a partnership of private industry leaders, the City of Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College–Bloomington.

    BEDC Mission Statement: The BEDC is the catalyst for retention, development and attraction of quality jobs in Monroe County. The BEDC fulfills its mission through the following strategic initiatives:

    • Providing leadership on issues that affect business growth, challenges to job creation and the long-term competitiveness of our economy.
    • Facilitating retention and expansion of primary employers and key industries.
    • Driving development and attraction of targeted businesses to our greater community.

    Compensation: A competitive compensation and benefit package commensurate with experience.

    Contact: All inquiries are will remain in strict confidence of the Search Committee. Please submit a resume and cover letter by December 31, 2018

    Via email at: BEDCsearch@bloomingtonedc.com

    Via US Mail at: BEDC Search Committee, 1720 N. Kinser Pike, Bloomington, IN 47404

    For more information about the BEDC please visit:

    BEDC www.bloomingtonedc.com
    BLSP www.bloomingtonlifesciences.com
    BTP www.bloomingtontech.com

    The BEDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

125 West Market Street, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46204

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