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.

  • Friday, June 16, 2017 10:35 AM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    SUMMARY: The Director, Central Region serves as the key Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) representative for Central Indiana. The Director is responsible for overall management of the IEDC regional office and successful negotiation of economic development deals taking place within the region.

    Examples of Essential Functions:

    • Leads, directs, organizes and manages the daily operations of the Regional Office including assigning projects to designated staff;
    • Manages and negotiates competitive expansion and business attraction projects with emphasis on attracting new capital investment resulting in new job opportunities for Hoosiers;
    • Supports outside sales trips and other outside sales efforts in order to generate leads and raise Indiana brand awareness; responsible for scheduling travel, hotels, etc. as needed
    • Builds and maintains relationships with economic development partners within the State and in particular within the Central region, acting as a professional resource for education and training of economic development and local elected officials
    • Visits local businesses, local elected officials and development-related organizations to assess needs and identify opportunities for the IEDC; including coordination and completion of business retention/expansion visits covering a 33 county region in conjunction with regional partner organizations, Local Economic Development Organizations and various state agencies
    • Serves as regional liaison to IEDC central office, utilizing and regularly updates IEDC leadership on region activities.
    • Encourages collaboration between economic development partners within the IEDC and the central region
    • At the direction of and/or approval by IEDC leadership, provides representation on economic development related regional boards and commissions on an ex-officio basis
    • Reviews incentive offers proposed by project managers prior to approval by the VPDB
    • On an interim basis, as needed, and within the limits set by IEDC policy, has authority to review and approve IEDC incentive offers
    • Maintain confidentiality to protect the integrity of the client and State of Indiana

    Qualifications:

    Education:

    • Relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience including, but not limited to, the following fields; economic development, community development urban planning real estate, sales/business development, or any of the core industries listed below;

    Experience:

    • At least three years of experience working in the field of economic development is desired
    • Appropriate business economic development/professional background, in particular with an emphasis of business deal negotiation and/or government relations

    Knowledge of:

    • Core industries to the State of Indiana such manufacturing, life sciences, logistics, and information technology;
    • IEDC and other government-agency programs and processes; both in-state and other states
    • IEDC business development processes and account management processes;
    • Region’s community and business development- organizations, including local government officials, economic development leaders, business executives and non-profit and community development organizations;
    • Region’s business climate and state economic development laws and trends;
    • Indiana government structure, to include local government;
    • Knowledge of local government incentive programs
    • Knowledge of Microsoft CRM program for IEDC; responsible for updating this system for all associated projects

    Ability to:

    • Engage a broad range of business people in order to generate project leads.
    • Identify the leverage of each side in a business deal via analysis of the overall context within which the deal is taking place;
    • Negotiate on the behalf of the State of Indiana complex business transactions, optimizing the outcome for Hoosier taxpayers;
    • Lead state and local economic development partners in presenting unified responses to company requests for proposals;
    • Develop relationships with local economic development officials, brokers, site selectors, consultants to help develop economic development projects in the region
    • Mentor and grow Central Region project managers in their business transaction management and business negotiation abilities as well as interaction with businesses, government agencies and local economic development offices
    • Analyze and evaluate needs of businesses and communities to determine the appropriate level of IEDC and other state, public and private sector services to meet those needs;
    • Communicate clearly and directly both orally and in writing, including public speaking and presentations;
    • Navigate, use and understand CRM-based databases and Microsoft spreadsheets
    • Travel in-state, nationally and internationally
    • Maintain residency within the Central Region, or willingness to locate within region;


  • Tuesday, June 06, 2017 8:52 AM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    Please Send Resume and Cover Letter to ktinsley@adamscountyedc.com

    COMPANY OVERVIEW
    Adams County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) is a not-for-profit, private corporation dedicated to helping to improve the economic stability of Adams County and its residents. The ACEDC undertakes projects aimed to promote economic growth in one of three main areas: business retention and expansion, business attraction and workforce development. ACEDC is governed by a board of community stakeholders, including representatives from local government, banks, business and schools. Daily operations are managed by the Executive Director.

    POSITION SUMMARY
    Reporting directly to the Executive Director (ED), the Workforce Development Program Director (WDPD) will be responsible for ensuring the operational success of Adams County Economic Development’s workforce development initiatives, as well as creating new initiatives in conjunction with the ED. The WDPD will manage the daily operations of said initiatives, act as a liaison with industries served, oversee the development of industry specific training tracks, coordinate with various entities to schedule and provide requested training, as well as coordinate efforts of additional support staff.

    BRIEF LIST OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Network and meet with local businesses, local government and other groups to discuss workforce development issues and device strategies to combat the issues discovered
    • Organize, schedule, fill and manage adult education classes for workforce development
    • Organize job fairs in the county and attend other fairs in the surrounding area
    • Create new programs in conjunction with the ED to tackle workforce issues in the county
    • Promote Workforce Development efforts in the county to further the ACEDC’s efforts and to attract workers to stay in, or relocate to Adams County

    LIST OF FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Programming Oversight
      • Serve as a contact with ACEDC’s education and industry partners
      • Identify educational gaps and work with the ED to develop new programs that are consistent with the ACEDC’s mission
      • Coordinate curriculum/programs to meet the Workforce Development needs of Adams County
      • Promote workforce-related programs to the community, industry and education
      • Fill workforce programs with appropriate participants
      • Monitor programs regularly to ensure they run smoothly
      • Follow-up with participants to garner feedback on program quality and suitability
      • Current programs include leadership training (TGI), entry-level manufacturing training (META) and advanced manufacturing training (CNC, industrial maintenance and welding)
    2. Talent Attraction
      • Organize, promote and manage a minimum of 2 job fairs per year to connect available workers to open positions within the county
      • Work to promote job fairs to workers beyond the county
      • Attend job fairs and other gatherings of available workers outside the county in an effort to promote available jobs within Adams County
      • Work with the ED and other Adams County entities on Quality of Place initiatives to make the county a more attractive place for potential workers
      • Organize an initiative to speak with area youth about the positive changes in store for the community and reach out to those who have left the area about the benefits of returning
    3. Staff & Volunteer Leadership
      • Develop a network of volunteers to help promote workforce development
      • Train and supervise support staff members and volunteers
      • Participate in professional development
      • Maintain an awareness of educational trends in alignment with the organization’s mission
    4. Partner & Community Connections
      • Serve as a contact for industry representatives, education and training providers, and support entities on workforce development issues
      • Liaison with industry representatives, education providers and support entities to develop training curricula
      • Participate on educational committees and forums within the community and region
      • Enhance the awareness and understanding of workforce development needs through presentations and participation
      • Recruit and collaborate with community partners
      • Report to and potentially serve on the board of workforce development agencies in the area, including Connect To Careers
    5. Fiscal & Governance Responsibilities
      • Research and prepare grants for submission
      • Provide support to grant administrator for all active workforce development grants
    6. Operations Management
      • Manage daily operations of all workforce development programs
      • Oversee custodial and maintenance services to maintain the professional appearance of any facilities
      • Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress and regularly evaluate program components in order to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE NEEDED

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business, education, or a related field required
    • Experience working in an adult learning environment preferred
    • Experience working in a business environment with leadership responsibilities
    • Experience completing projects with minimal oversight in a timely manner
    • Familiarity and appreciation of Adams County

    GENERAL COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

    • Strong organization and communication skills
    • Adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people and situations
    • Seeks self-improvement and learns new skills to improve job performance
    • Demonstrates attention to detail
    • Gathers and analyses information skillfully
    • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner
    • Promotes a harassment-free environment and treats people with respect
    • Maintains confidentiality
    • Works to improve team and organizational climate
    • Exhibits sound and accurate judgment and logical reasoning

    USE OF EQUIPMENT & COMPUTERS
    Includes, but is not limited to: computer, multi-line telephone, standard office software, scanner, and other office equipment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must have knowledge of: Internet Explorer; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Word; Microsoft Publisher or Desktop Publishing; and Windows Operating System.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION
    The key physical requirements of this position includes the ability to travel from time to time; lift up to 20 pounds; use of standard office equipment, including personal computers; and movement within a standard office, sometimes with stairs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    WORKING CONDITIONS / TRAVEL
    Once established as fully operational organization, a typical work week should require 40 hours. Due to the nature of the position’s responsibilities, additional hours may be required when necessary to complete special projects and various assignments. Travel is minimal and is usually restricted to same day with overnight requirements very infrequently.

    COMPENSATION
    Compensation includes a competitive salary, benefits and will be commensurate with skills and experience.

  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017 1:28 PM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    Who We Are
    The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership exists to create a more prosperous region for our residents. We offer an exciting work environment where you can make a difference in the economic future of Northeast Indiana as part of a team striving for excellence and delivering results. We build, market and sell Northeast Indiana by bringing people together to confront big challenges and uniting around positive change. We encourage creativity, passion and determination of individual team members and engage them in a supportive, collaborative team which thrives on achieving goals together. As a member of our team, you can help advance Northeast Indiana in new and substantial ways.

    Who We Are Looking For
    We have an opening for a Vice President of Business Development. Reporting to the president/CEO, and serving as an integral member of the Leadership Team, the Vice President of Business Development (VP) is responsible for bringing new companies to Northeast Indiana. The VP will lead the development and execution of the overall business development strategy to maximize lead generation for the region and contribute to the organizational strategic planning process. The VP draws upon a breadth of experience to create and execute strategies that integrate national and international business development, target industry development and marketing. This individual is an ambassador for the Partnership and builds proactive and positive relationships with site selection consultants and prospective company executives.

    Key Responsibilities
    Business Development

    • Lead the development and execution of the overall business development strategy, annual business plan and supporting budget to maximize lead generation for the region. Include strategies which integrate national and international business development, target industry development and marketing.
    • Develop and execute a strategy for lead generation through productive relationships with national site consultants.
    • Travel routinely to represent the Partnership and the region in business development meetings.
    • Coordinate the assignment and convening of assigned target industries mining for business development leads and priority needs. Ensure that target industry needs are integrated into Vision 2030 priorities.
    • Maintain strong relationships with the region’s economic development professionals and the LEDO Council in general, advancing the culture and trust inherent in the Code of Ethics.
    • Integrate key regional priorities and brand identity into communications with external audiences. Participate in periodic speaking opportunities internal to the region to create ownership by Partnership stakeholders for regional brand identity and priorities.

    Team Development/Management

    • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
    • Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis.
    • Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, conduct annual performance appraisals, and administer salary adjustments.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in relevant field preferred
    • CEcD preferred
    • 10 years’ experience in economic development, business development or related role; management experience desired
    • Experience presenting to executive leaders, board members, C-level customers and a variety of internal and external audiences
    • Solid business acumen and analytical skills, including an understanding of key financial metrics
    • Demonstrated excellence in execution - align key stakeholders to decisions; highly collaborative with cross-functional team members and customers
    • Travel required approximately 25% of time

    Please submit your cover letter and resume to Vanessa Hurtig at vanessa@neindiana.com by June 8, 2017.

  • Thursday, May 25, 2017 11:50 AM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    The Randolph Economic Development Corporation (REDC) is seeking a visionary person to fill the position of Executive Director. REDC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation tasked with promoting economic development, community development and tourism in Randolph County, Indiana.

    The ideal candidate will have:

    • Understanding of the opportunities and challenges of economic development in rural areas, specifically Randolph County
    • Ability to work with multiple units of government throughout the county
    • Success in building partnerships at the local, regional, state and national level
    • Understanding of the importance of development of workforce – current and future
    • Ability to think creatively in the marketing of the county and in packaging services to assist businesses in location and expansion activities

    The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the corporation on a day-to-day basis, as well as on a strategic basis, to assure the Corporation remains healthy in response to changing economic, political and social trends. The Executive Director reports to the board of directors and is responsible for the recommendation of policies for board consideration in light of the mission and philosophy of the corporation.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • A Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Finance or related field
    • An established record of performance in industrial and business development
    • Preference to individual with at least three years in most aspects of economic development
    • Facilitate community development, quality of life and community improvement countywide

    Salary will be between $60,000 - $80,000 based on experience and education plus retirement package

    For more information about REDC visit www.randolph-county.org

    Cover letter and resume required and deadline is June 30, 2017. Submit documents to:

    Bryan Conklin (mayor@unioncity-in.gov) or Brody Tarter (brody@teamtarter.com)

    Randolph Economic Development Corporation
    123 W Franklin
    Suite 201
    Winchester, IN 47394

  • Friday, May 19, 2017 10:26 AM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    Highland, IN (pop. 23,546) The Town of Highland is seeking energetic, professional and accomplished candidates for their next Redevelopment Director. Ideal candidates will have well rounded experience in the public and/or private sectors with a focus in economic development, redevelopment and/or planning. The Redevelopment Director will have responsibilities that include leading the Town’s economic and redevelopment efforts, assist with planning efforts for corridor improvements and repurposing existing structures as well as working in conjunction with other departments to enhance the quality of life in Highland. Highland is a family oriented community perfectly situated to afford its residents the advantages of small town living with easy access to nearby urban areas that offer additional educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities. Located 21 miles from Chicago in northwest Indiana’s Lake County, Highland is minutes from the shores of Lake Michigan and the scenic Indiana Dunes. Highland residents also enjoy 250 acres of park land in their community. A progressive community with a stable tax base, Highland residents consider their community a close-knit, safe, welcoming place to live and raise their families.

    The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experiences:

    • A commitment to finding creative and innovative ways to bring businesses of all types into the community which will provide employment opportunities and additional tax revenue to the town; build a retention and expansion program with existing businesses and have strong working relationships with them.
    • Possess the analytical skills to evaluate incentive programs requested by the business community and present those findings to the Redevelopment Committee and Town Council; be a strong proponent for the Town in negotiating with developers and builders for economic incentives.
    • Have experience or strong exposure to modern land use trends and challenges including issues such as retail and mixed-use district vitality, as well as economic incentives for attracting and retaining businesses.
    • Have the maturity, self-confidence, and strength of professional convictions to provide solid economic development advice to the Redevelopment Committee and Town Council, being able to diplomatically present professional views and carry out administrative decisions in a timely, professional, and impartial manner.
    • A bachelor’s degree in economic development, urban planning, architecture, public and/or business administration, or a related field with a preference for a Master’s degree in a related field. Five to seven years of experience in a similar sized community; additional experience may be substituted for formal education. A master’s degree is highly preferred.

    The salary range is $62,500 - $66,200 +/- DOQ. Apply online with resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references by June 16, 2017 to the attention of Sarah McKee, Vice-President, GovHRUSA, 630 Dundee Road #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: (847) 380-3240. Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Click here to apply!

    (www.GovHRUSA.com/current-positions/recruitment)

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