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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.

  • 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

  • Monday, January 13, 2020 5:36 PM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    POSITION: President and CEO of Knox County Development Corporation (KCDC) a public/private corporation/partnership with responsibility for the management of the Corporate activities, and under the direction of the Board and the Executive Committee, works to ensure and foster effective economic development within the City of Vincennes and Knox County.

    REPORTS TO: KCDC Board of Directors

    STATUS: Serves at the will and pleasure of the KCDC Board of Directors. Full-time, with salary and benefits outlined within an employment contract.

    PRIMARY ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provides leadership in developing and administering a continuing program of policy development and public relations on behalf of the City of Vincennes and Knox County to promote and market economic development in the county for new, expansion and retention of employers with an emphasis on primary job providers. Collaborates and communicates with legislative bodies; industries; business groups; educational institutions; other county, city and state departments and agencies; the media; and the general public.
    • Fosters and administers policies to ensure that decisions and directives of the Board of Directors are carried out. Coordinates Director activities to assure vitality, growth and development within the area, with consideration for both environmental and economic priorities.
    • Manages an ongoing economic development promotion for businesses seeking relocation and/or expansion.
    • Manages an efficient operation in keeping with the objectives of the Directors. Directs and supervises employee’s activities and assignments.
    • Maintains control over expenditures to ensure the Board maintains a sound financial position. Develops the annual project plan and budget for presentation to the KCDC Board of Directors.
    • Reviews and develops reports on monthly, quarterly and annual activities; assists in development short term and long term policies and projections and submits recommendations to the KCDC Board of Directors.
    • Keeps the KCDC Board of Directors and other stakeholders, informed of all phases of the Board’s operations. Actively seeks out new stakeholders and sources of funding on an ongoing basis. Attends and participates in a variety of meetings to communicate Board policies.
    • Applies strong marketing, promotion, sales and closing skills.
    • Enforces the personnel policies of the Board and makes any necessary recommendations for amendments to these policies to the KCDC Board of Directors. Recommends the addition or removal of staff and the organization of the Board. Selects, evaluates, disciplines and determines salary of staff with the KCDC Board of Director’s review.
    • Maintains an active role in local, regional, state and national economic development and real estate organizations, including membership in applicable organizations.
    • Performs other duties, as assigned.

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    For consideration, please submit resume and cover letter no later than December 31, 2019 to Search Committee at info@kcdc.com; or by mail, c/o Knox County Development Corporation, 1101 North 3rd Street, P.O. Box 701, Vincennes, IN 47591.

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