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

  • Monday, February 17, 2020 1:02 PM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    Location: Headquarters – Bloomington, IN

    POSITION SUMMARY

    Oversees development and implementation of industrial and large commercial recruitment and site development programs, as well as programs to encourage the retention and expansion of existing industry, in close cooperation with Hoosier Energy’s Member REMCs/RECs for the purposes of diversifying customer base and load profile, enhancing community economic development and reducing wholesale power costs. Supports the Hoosier Energy electric system marketing program and initiatives.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Provides assistance and support in a variety of economic development programs and initiatives by organizing, controlling and coordinating program activities. Includes significant direct contact with Member System management and prospective new businesses. Represents Member System served sites, pricing and services in the presentation of proposals for service. Operates in a competitive environment while partnering with prospective business, state and local elected and appointed officials, builders, brokers, railroads, and other utilities.
    • Promotes, negotiates and provides logistical support that will encourage development of sites that are ready for timely location of new industry in the Hoosier Energy service area. Works with Member REMCs/RECs, local development organization officials and others to identify prospective industrial or commercial building, sites and locations amenable to timely development/construction. Assists these groups in the development of infrastructure, project financing, and community-based programs to improve site and community marketability. Coordinates data collection mapping, brochures, aerial photographs and other materials as required.
    • Performs assignments involving research and logistical tasks that will determine the feasibility or achieve the development and implementation of new business ventures within the Member Systems service areas. Stays abreast of economic development techniques and technologies and researches innovations, alternative and/or expansions of economic development, with emphasis on logistics, economy and service. Stays abreast of various research tools/technologies.
    • Provides or conducts training presentation and audiovisual services, as well as consultative expertise, to General Managers, Member Service Directors and other appropriate staff of the Member Systems in the development and implementation of their individual objectives, programs and activities and support material. Participates and provides services for specific working groups for the development of industrial recruiting, advertising, communication, rate design of other economic development or marketing efforts.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    JOB SPECIFICATIONS

    Education:

    • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Economics, Engineering or related area

    Experience:

    • 5 years' minimum of progressive economic development experience in community and industrial relations, communications and/or marketing

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels and work as part of a team
    • Demonstrated level of professionalism, positive attitude and ability to motivate others
    • Strong problem solving and decision making skills to identify, anticipate and resolve problems at hand
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Strong customer orientation
    • Ability to effectively negotiate terms, agreements and understandings with others
    • Demonstrated project management skills
    • Public presentation skills
    • Must have valid driver's license
    • Ability to obtain Passport upon hire

    Hoosier Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

    Applicants may apply at: https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/HOO1006HEECI/JobBoard/d2bd89ae-5c9c-494f-9f12-45e36d897985/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=54757e69-d26e-427b-bac5-41c5aab64762

  • Tuesday, February 04, 2020 1:36 PM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    POSITION: Deputy Operations Operator (10061837, Job ID # 60483)

    LOCATION: Camp Atterbury, Edinburgh, IN

    SALARY: Commensurate with experience.

    PURPOSE OF POSITION/SUMMARY:

    Incumbent executes the daily operation plans of the Atterbury-Muscatatuck Center of Complex Operations (AMCCO) Command for the Adjutant General’s Agency (Indiana National Guard). This position gives direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organizations philosophy, mission, strategy and annual goals and objectives. Utilizes education, consultation, cooperative programming and coordination to accomplish goals.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Ensures strong strategic and annual planning processes are in place to produce effective plans for approval by the Mission Director, AMCCO;
    • Plan and direct the organization’s activities to achieve stated/agreed targets and standards for training events for the AMCCO Directorate:
    • Monitor, measure and report on operational issues, opportunities and development plans and achievements within AMCCO Directorate;
    • Liaise with other functional military/departmental managers to understand all necessary aspects and needs of operational development;
    • Plan, develop and implement strategy for organizational development covering particular areas relevant to the organizations structure and market;
    • Oversee major workforce and resource decisions for the AMCCO Directorate;
    • Formulates, establishes, interprets, compiles and disseminates to applicable agencies and groups all policies and procedures related to the strategic plan;
    • Acts as a technical consultant to the entire staff, clarifying and interpreting all procedures, providing references and resolving disputed issues;
    • Serves as a liaison between AMCCO and other State and Federal agencies;
    • Evaluates proposed programs in strategic plan area;
    • Determines AMCCO goals and objectives and develops an effective strategic plan for the entire staff;
    • Analyzes and evaluates proposed legislation concerning related initiatives and prepares opinions for the AMCCO legislative team;
    • Prepare presentations, plan events, compile communication materials, and coordinate opportunistic activities for AMCCO staff;
    • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein as may be assigned or delegated.
    • Directs and manages staff.

    NONESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Performs related tasks as required
    • Acquisition strategy
    • Addressing small and large business concerns
    • Understanding DoD acquisition and contract process
    • Emerging technology efforts

    JOB REQUIREMENTS:

    • Establishes program goals, priorities and methodology;
    • Considerable understanding of military terminology, procedures, methods, policies, regulations as they relate to the Atterbury Muscatatuck Center for Complex Operations and the Muscatatuck Urban Training Capability and its unique mission and operational requirements;
    • Considerable understanding of the practice of protocol, etiquette and civility interaction to facilitate professional relationships among US and Foreign personnel: civilian and military officials, dignitaries, and business leaders; Thorough knowledge of Department of the Army Pamphlet 600-60 guide to military protocol and etiquette;
    • Extensive knowledge of the entire AMCCO strategic plan area;
    • Extensive knowledge of all source materials and references, including Federal and State laws governing the programs;
    • Extensive knowledge of the AMCCO Directorate and of State and Federal agencies dealing with the programs;
    • Working knowledge of economic development, accounting and budget principles;
    • Ability to develop and implement new principles and policies and discern any far reaching implications;
    • Ability to communicate orally and in writing;
    • Knowledge of grants, grant applications and procedures;
    • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with Federal and State agencies;
    • Extensive knowledge of and proficiency in Windows software systems including: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.;
    • Ability to travel.
    • Ability to hold and maintain a government security clearance

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES/DIRECT REPORTS:

    Incumbent is a supervisor of staff members. Reports to the Mission Director or designee.

    DIFFICULTY OF WORK:

    The work is broad in scope involving many complex program elements that require critical and administrative analytical abilities. Work assignments involve the development of new programs and procedures and an assessment and recommendation on whether to implement those already established. Guidelines are established, but require broad interpretation and judgment in application and implementation.

    RESPONSIBILITY:

    Incumbent recommends changes in existing strategic plan programs that may have an effect on total AMCCO operation and AMCCO policies. Incumbent works independently and possesses sufficient technical authority for the work. Decisions and major recommendations are reviewed for compliance with agency policy and attainment of goals. Incumbent makes a substantial contribution in the development and implementation of significant programs.

    PERSONAL WORK RELATIONSHIPS:

    Incumbent has frequent to daily contact with US and Foreign personnel: civilian and military officials, dignitaries, and business leaders to coordinate requirements in all areas. Incumbent works with agency staff, legislators and officials from Federal and State agencies for interpreting, developing and implementing major programs and resolving disputed issues. These contacts have an important role in the development of the strategic plan programs.

    PHYSICAL EFFORT &WORKING CONDITIONS:

    Incumbent generally works in an office environment. Frequent travel to work and/or other event sites may be required. Incumbent may be required to work irregular shifts, days, nights, weekends and/or holidays, indoor and outdoor environments, and inclement weather conditions.

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:

    Work performed while on-site at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center is in a simulated urban warfare training environment. All personnel are required to wear military MILES or other designated specialized equipment upon entry onto and in the performance of duties within the boundaries of the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center. Incumbents are components of the simulated urban warfare, terrorist or homeland security training operations and are expected to participate in the simulated training as required.

    CLOSING DATE: February 14, 2020

    QUESTIONS: For additional information, please contact COL Chris Pfaff, at (812) 526-1500, or christopher.m.pfaff2.mil@mail.mil

    APPLY ON-LINE AT: https://workforindiana.in.gov/job/Edinburgh-Deputy-Operations-Officer-Camp-Atterbury-IN-46124/626842100/

    AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

  • Friday, January 24, 2020 9:54 AM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    Summary

    This position is responsible for identifying companies that may consider making capital investments and creating jobs in the US Midwest – with the ultimate goal of locating those projects within the nine-county Indianapolis region in Indiana (i.e. Marion County, Boone County, Madison County, Johnson County, Hamilton County, Morgan County, Shelby County, Hendricks Country and Hancock Country). Areas of primary focus include marketing the nine-county Indianapolis region to prospective companies and their advisors; recruitment of businesses; formation, management, and execution of business development strategies and workplans; and extensive relationship building. The position is responsible for working with private sector leaders and their representatives. The individual must maintain close relationships with the Indy Partnership staff and local economic development and other partners throughout the region in order to maintain a deep understanding of what types of companies each community is trying to attract.

    The position description is available here. Please submit your resume and cover letter to Sarah Iglehart at siglehart@indychamber.com. The Indy Chamber is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Detailed Description

    Title: Business Development Manager Exempt

    Reports to: Vice President, Regional Economic Development

    Organization: The Indy Chamber’s mission is to drive economic growth in Central Indiana by bringing job and investment opportunities to the region, advocating for a pro-growth business climate, and connecting businesses to resources and each other.

    Duties:

    • Recommends plans and actions to build, maintain, and grow a pipeline of companies interested in investing in the Indianapolis region, and – upon supervisor’s approval – executes said plans and actions;
    • Builds strong relationships with site consultants, real estate professionals, tax/credit consultants, corporate decision makers, and other professionals that impact location/investment decisions;
    • Works with the Indy Partnership team to develop deep understanding of our customers so that the team delivers excellent work product to customers;
    • Attends events, workshops, and tradeshows to market the Indy Region to decision makers;
    • Conducts outreach activities, including but not limited to emails, cold calls, etc., to generate new leads;
    • Utilizes business intelligence, in coordination with the Indy Partnership team, to identify target companies for recruitment;
    • Assists with project management (after procuring leads), as needed; and,
    • Serves as an outward-facing spokesperson for economic development efforts in the nine-county Indianapolis region.

    Evaluation of Performance:

    Performance will be evaluated based on meeting the requirements of the job description; meeting specific goals and performance metrics for the position; working according to all policies and standards set by the Chamber; and consistently demonstrating established Chamber values.

    Performance metrics for this position will be established annually, based on:

    • Successful development and execution of business development strategy;
    • Lead generation (specifically outreach contact and lead identification, qualification determinations, follow up contact, and closeable handoffs); and,
    • External relationships

    Requirements

    Critical skills, knowledge, and behaviors to be successful in this role include:

    • Experience creating and executing sales plan and experience managing a sales pipeline. (Experience with economic development/commercial development sales strongly preferred);
    • Ability to identify, qualify, and follow-up on business development leads;
    • Knowledge of Indy Region/State of Indiana competitive advantages for economic development and state/local incentive programs;
    • An understanding of the issues confronting the nine county Indianapolis business community;
    • Ability to understand and retain information regarding complex topics, and to summarize that information for others;
    • High degree of business acumen required. Requires ability to interact with individuals at different organizational levels and from different functional disciplines;
    • The ability to collaborate with a diverse group of stakeholders, gaining their trust, confidence, and respect;
    • Expert listening and communicating skills;
    • The ability to design and deliver effective presentations;
    • The ability to act independently and to lead in a complex and dynamic environment; and,
    • A positive attitude, a focus on customers (both internal and external), and the ability to work well with others in a team environment.

    Experience, education, degrees, licenses

    Required: B.A./B.S. in Business, Economics, Real Estate Development, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, the Social Sciences, or other area of focus relevant to the critical skills, knowledge, and behaviors of the role 3+ years supervisory experience in related fields such as economic development, commercial real estate business development, or a closely related field. Candidate must have a valid driver’s license, a personal vehicle, and valid insurance.

    (Preferred: Masters in relevant area, MBA, and/or CEcD, with 5+ years of experience, including at least 3 years of supervisory experience, in direct sales or business development related roles; creating and utilizing target lists; working within a metrics-driven organization; following cold or warm leads; qualifying leads for others; delegating leads for follow-up; traveling for business development; representing an organization at events or meetings.)

    Work Environment:

    Work is performed in an office environment. Attendance will be required at Indy Chamber events. Work is often conducted before, during, and after traditional business hours (i.e. 8-5). Significant travel is required.

    Note: Candidate must live in, or be willing to relocate within six months to, one of the nine counties of the Indianapolis region in Indiana (i.e. Boone, Hamilton, Hendricks, Hancock, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan, or Shelby).

  • Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:10 PM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    Job Description

    Job Title: Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development
    Department: Economic and Workforce Development
    Reports to: CEO/President
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Prepared Date: January 7, 2020

    Organization Background

    A nonprofit economic development and chamber of commerce organization serving Tippecanoe County, Indiana, Greater Lafayette Commerce is membership-based and supported by local industries, businesses, governments and individuals. Its mission, carried out by various councils, is to advance economic and community prosperity and a superior quality of life.

    Work Culture

    As the leading local organization for community initiatives, growth and economic development, Greater Lafayette Commerce is a hub of high-profile activities in multiple areas. The staff works under the direction of the president and chief executive officer and with numerous community volunteers. Team members work collaboratively for the good of all, often assisting in areas beyond traditional job responsibilities, with many opportunities for personal and professional growth. The work environment is dynamic, forward-thinking, fast-paced and goal oriented.

    Position Summary

    Develops a professional relationship with members, prospective and existing companies, site selectors, state, local and regional partners to facilitate a thriving economic development environment. With the goal of increasing the Greater Lafayette population by 25,000 by 2026, this position will serve as the lead position for Greater Lafayette Commerce to achieve the metric of that goal; attracting 5,000 economic based jobs through expansion of existing firms and attraction of new firms to Greater Lafayette.

    Personal Attributes

    To appropriately meet the needs of the position, the Economic Development Director/Specialist is expected to:

    • Determine the best approach and accomplish tasks independently, take charge when needed, act persuasively and persevere to execute projects to completion.
    • Handle multiple concurrent projects.
    • Communicate in a factual, direct, persuasive and to-the-point style.
    • Be comfortable meeting new people, socially approachable and outgoing.
    • Be comfortable working in a dynamic environment
    • Work harmoniously and cooperatively with co-workers, members, volunteers and others in the community, state, nationally and globally.
    • Be organized, detail oriented, and deadline focused.
    • Exhibit professional composure under pressure and a high level of energy and positivity.
    • Maintain client confidentiality.
    • Maintain the highest sensitivity to professional ethics, cultural diversities, and treat all people equally and respectfully.

    Position Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree.
    • At least three years’ experience in a position that focuses on relationship building.
    • Some Domestic and international travel may be required.
    • Adept at technology, software, social media tools and embrace new technologies as made available.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all information provided for projects.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Establish and maintain a positive relationship with regional and state economic development organizations, government entities, real estate developers, consultants and community stakeholders to help promote Tippecanoe County.
    • Oversees the tracking of projects, action items and strategies for active projects.
    • Serve as the direct liaison to the municipalities and county with existing and prospective companies.
    • Lead the local incentive process for all attraction and expansion projects.
    • Develop in partnership with the marketing department a marketing strategy for business recruitment, business expansion and economic growth in the county.
    • Lead the local Business, Retention and Expansion (BRE) program in Tippecanoe County and track interactions.
    • Develop and manage the Economic Development Council.
    • Participate in the Workforce 2030 and serve as staff person to task forces.
    • Oversee the management of the tax abatement compliance process.
    • Oversee the prospective business leads received from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation’s Active Needs system and other sources.
    • Oversee the management of the comprehensive inventory of available sites and buildings.
    • Serve as a liaison between businesses and private industry to promote business opportunities in the county.
    • Establish all primary functional and performance goals and specific objectives for the department.
    • Oversee the management of the K-12 workforce initiatives.
    • Partner with City of Lafayette Economic Development department, West Lafayette Development department, Tippecanoe County Commissioners and Purdue Research Foundation on various economic development projects.
    • Serve as the Tippecanoe County LEDO for the regional WHIN Broadband project.
    • Serve as the Tippecanoe County LEDO for the 9-county regional partnership, Indiana’s Technology Corridor.
    • Oversee the management of the Sister City programs.

    Other Responsibilities

    • Be an advocate for the mission and vision of Greater Lafayette Commerce.
    • Collaborate with other Greater Lafayette Commerce teams.
    • Provide support with other events within the organization.
    • Follow brand consistency as directed by the Marketing Director.
    • Any other duties assigned.

    Supervisory Responsibilities
    Economic Development Director
    Workforce Development Director
    Talent Attraction Specialist

    To apply be send resume to info@greaterlafayettercommerce.com

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