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.

  • Wednesday, November 07, 2018 9:32 AM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of others? Did you know you can use your communication, education, training, and background to improve the economic prosperity of a community?

    The Economic Development Corporation Michigan City is seeking an enthusiastic, hard-working, self-starter for our Economic Development Manager position. This is the opportunity to serve one of the fastest growing communities in Northwest Indiana by attracting new companies, leading the efforts to retain and grow existing companies, and coordinating resources and information for the creation of new small businesses. With one of the most vibrant historic downtowns in Indiana, flourishing commercial developments, and new acreage for two planned industrial parks, the Economic Development Corporation is a fast paced team environment providing a great deal of variety and opportunities. The Economic Development office serves as the primary business resource, marketing and communication entity of a community to the business world.

    The ideal candidate is left and right brained. We are looking for that utility player who is results-focused, likes to build relationships, write, design, think analytically, and manage projects, events and information. A typical day could see the Economic Development Manager writing press releases, making social media posts, meeting with businesses regarding real estate or workforce development, responding to Requests for Information and more.

    Are we describing you? Are you up for a fun, challenging and exciting career in Economic Development? Position will remain opened until filled; apply by Dec 7th, 2018 for full consideration. Please send cover letter and resume to Executive Director at info@edcmc.com.

    Due to the volume of interest expected, we will not be responding to telephone calls nor emails regarding this position. Following this link to read a full job description and apply.

    For more information on the position, click here.

  • Wednesday, October 31, 2018 2:51 PM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    WARRICK COUNTY, INDIANA SEEKS NEXT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Warrick County, one of the fastest growing counties in Indiana and part of the Evansville, IN metropolitan area seeks an Executive Director of its Economic Development Division.

    JOB DESCRIPTION- EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Position Summary: This position is accountable for all aspects of the development of new business and talent opportunities in Warrick County along with the retention, support and maintenance of existing industry sectors. In addition, the position is responsible for developing marketing strategies to attract talent and new investment. Building strong relationships with local, state and federal officials as well as other key partners to drive economic growth, such as the Warrick County Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana is paramount for success.

    Nature and Scope: Executive Director will help develop marketing strategies for Warrick County for business attraction as well as nurture expansion of existing business; and, help to attract talent by working with communities to improve their quality of place.

    Executive Director will work closely with the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana, the Warrick County Chamber of Commerce and other similar organizations, as well as with local, state and federal governmental officials to ensure achieving pre-determined goals and regional objectives. Provide project management and administrative support to the Warrick County Redevelopment Commission.

    Major Responsibilities: Assure attainment of growth in Warrick County by developing and implementing an aggressive marketing strategy.

    Promote a favorable image of Warrick County and the Southwest region of the State of Indiana.

    Work with the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana on all projects seeking to relocate to Warrick County for leads received directly or through the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. Executive Director serves as an ex-officio director to the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana board.

    Coordinate all Economic Development Advisory Council and Warrick County Redevelopment Commission board meetings, board committee meetings and provide appropriate information for decision making.

    Assure compliance with all policies as adopted by the Warrick County Commissioners and boards.

    Assure the smooth operations of the Warrick County Economic Development office, supervise staff and conduct performance evaluations, manage finances and records; and, interact as needed with the outside accounting firm retained by the board of directors.

    Prepare an annual budget for review and adoption.

    Engage in state economic development activities and educational opportunities; remain well informed on economic development matters and trends as well as national economic trends in order to be effective in fulfilling job responsibilities.

    Develop and maintain open and strategic relations with local and state governmental agencies, utilities, developers, commercial builders and area business leaders so as to serve as a resource for prospects and existing industry.

    Work in conjunction with various partners including the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana to develop and maintain effective marketing materials which inform and present in the best light the resources and advantages of Warrick County and the Southwest Indiana region; determine effective methods of distribution of such materials to assure proactive exposure to business opportunities.

    Educational and Professional Requirements

    Candidate should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business management, marketing or a related field with a minimum of five years related experience. Experience working with local, state and federal officials is preferred.. A Certified Economic Developer accreditation is a plus.

    For consideration for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to larry.taylor@warrickcounty.gov or by mail to Success Warrick County, 4763 Rosebud Lane, Suite C, Newburgh, IN 47630. www.successwarrickcounty.com

  • Monday, October 29, 2018 4:17 PM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    Skillful is looking for an effective and dynamic leader to help Indiana job seekers and employers thrive in a dramatically changing economy and make the labor market work for the 63% of Hoosiers who do not have a 4-year college degree.

    • Do you share our passion for connecting employers who are looking for qualified workers with job seekers so that both prosper?
    • Do you believe that people should be considered qualified for jobs based on the skills they have and that hiring practices can be changed to open opportunities to a larger and more diverse talent pool?
    • Do you share our view that Indiana’s workforce system—including employers, higher education, and government—can and should be a testing ground and role model for the nation?
    • Do you thrive in nimble, creative, fast-paced start-up environments?
    • Do you bring a demonstrated ability to lead teams, develop partnerships, raise money, launch initiatives, and create meaningful impact for communities?

    Then you should contact the Skillful Initiative, which seeks a founding Executive Director of Skillful Indiana.

    Skillful

    Skillful, a non-profit initiative of the Markle Foundation, Microsoft, LinkedIn, state governments, and other partners, is working to achieve a skills-based labor market to help millions of Americans overcome barriers to obtaining better jobs in today’s digital economy. Skillful helps employers achieve the workforce they need by providing data, tools, and resources that enable the adoption of skills-based hiring and training practices. Skillful’s work with career coaches and digital services enables job seekers to learn what skills are in demand and access training at any stage of their career. At the same time, Skillful aligns employers and educators so that their training programs teach the skills required to succeed in today’s economy.

    Now, after seeing the impact that can be made at the state level, through our work in Colorado, Skillful is expanding on-the-ground operations to Indiana. Skillful will bring national expertise, an on-the-ground team, and partners— including Microsoft and LinkedIn—to collaborate with the State of Indiana and local stakeholders to address current and emerging workforce challenges.

    Workforce development is a top priority shared by Indiana state leaders, employers, higher education institutions, and other stakeholders, making Indiana a strong and ready partner for Skillful. In the next decade, Indiana will need 1 million skilled workers to fill open jobs and support economic growth. Skillful Indiana will implement skills-based practices across the workforce ecosystem to meet this economic need and place more Hoosiers on better career pathways.

    For more context, see http://skillful.com/

    Job Summary:

    The Skillful Indiana Executive Director will serve as a leader in workforce development across the state, collaborating closely with the Governor of Indiana, business leadership, educational institutions, and non-profits. We are looking for a founding Executive Director to build and lead the Skillful Indiana team and establish the Skillful model in Indiana on a sound, sustainable, and effective operational footing.

    The Executive Director of Skillful Indiana will shape and implement Skillful’s operations and build partnerships to ensure long-term effectiveness and sustainability. As the leader of Skillful Indiana, the Executive Director will inform and establish, with the Skillful CEO, Skillful Indiana’s strategic and operating priorities, lead day-to-day management of operations, and have primary responsibility for building an energized, inclusive, high-performing team.

    The Executive Director will also serve as a member of the national Skillful Leadership Team, working alongside colleagues in Colorado, New York and elsewhere to draw upon their expertise for the success of Skillful Indiana, and share back learnings and expertise to strengthen Skillful overall. The Executive Director will also collaborate with Markle’s national Rework America Task Force to provide their ‘on the ground’ insights from Indiana to shape Task Force efforts and to take advantage of their national initiatives in Indiana as appropriate.

    The full strategic and operating plan for Skillful Indiana is still being refined and will be shaped by the incoming Executive Director. However, the following program components have been created in partnership with leaders across state government and other critical stakeholders.

    • Employer, Higher Education, Career Coaching and Data Impact Initiatives: Leveraging approaches and resources developed in Colorado and nationally, Skillful Indiana will focus on driving impact through:
      • Employers: training Indiana businesses to embed skills-based methods within recruitment, hiring, and career advancement practices.
      • Higher Education: collaborating with higher ed leaders, faculty, and research institutes to map the skills required of current/future occupations and integrate systems that promote upskilling and lifelong learning.
      • Career Coaches: Launching the Indiana Governor’s Coaching Corps and a virtual coaching community of practice to support frontline workforce development professionals.
      • Data & Technology: Accelerating the use of innovative digital tools and platforms that strengthen the workforce ecosystem and enable the implementation of skills-based practices.
    • Partnering in the Workforce Regions to Drive Change: Skillful will partner with Indiana Workforce Boards in the twelve workforce regions to implement impact initiatives. Starting in a few regions then scaling statewide, Skillful Indiana will assist the Workforce Boards with local challenges and opportunities and gather insight from innovative local approaches to share with state leaders. Skillful Indiana will leverage existing regional networks and stakeholders, such as industry associations, higher ed, and non-profits, to drive impact.

    Job Responsibilities:

    Design and drive strategy and operating initiatives: Manage and oversee the overall operations of Skillful on the ground in Indiana. This includes the maintenance, continuous improvement, and expansion of Skillful methods and tools to meet the needs of Hoosiers. In addition, the Executive Director will have the lead role in formulating and executing Skillful’s operating plan initiatives and budgets to achieve our impact objectives.

    Build strong partnerships with Indiana ecosystem players and serve as key external voice and representative for Skillful in the region, acting as ambassador, thought partner, and advocate with all critical stakeholders. Uphold Skillful’s partnership-driven, B2B model for driving transformation to a skills based labor market. Manage and continue to develop key partnerships of Skillful including:

    • State government leaders.
    • Large employers and key employer groups.
    • Education and training providers.
    • Local and regional Workforce system leaders.
    • Non-profits working to drive workforce initiatives
    • Active philanthropies in this space.

    Identify sustainable funding sources and business model for Skillful Indiana that enables Skillful to scale its impact over time, including liaising with prospective funders for Indiana programs including foundations, corporations and others with support from the Markle team; and exploring other models to sustain Skillful IN activities.

    Define and drive delivery against key impact metrics with an emphasis on transparency, learning, and continuous improvement of operations. Provide day-to-day guidance and leadership to team members to ensure strong execution of key initiatives and clear linkages of their work to making a difference in Indiana.

    Actively share learnings from Indiana, participate in Skillful’s overall scaling strategy and bring to IN the learnings from Skillful’s national activities. Collaborate with Markle’s Rework America Task Force to create a two-way flow of insights that strengthens both initiatives.

    Build and lead a high-performing, diverse team that operates with dedication, positive culture, and creates growth opportunities for team members. Support team members to build their skills and create an environment that fosters individuals’ professional development so that individual and collective impact is enhanced.

    Critical Skills and Competencies Considered

    • Effective Operational Leadership: Demonstrated ability to drive outcomes against aggressive performance goals in different environments including stints in the private sector (given how important the understanding of and changing employer behavior is to the role).
    • Fundraising or Business Development: Experience in fundraising or similar activity that provides evidence of the ability to convert enthusiasm into resources and commitments
    • Operations Management: Experienced manager who can provide effective day-to-day leadership of the team/partner initiatives and thoughtful management against performance goals and budget to deliver results
    • Relationship and Partnership Management: Strong relationship building skills at all levels of an organization. Well-connected and strong reputation within Indiana or proof from another context that you can build this very quickly through your own network.
    • Team Leadership: Strong leader who gets those around them excited about achieving big goals. Demonstrated ability to thrive and lead in a small, analytically rigorous organization that values direct, honest, and respectful transfer of ideas.
    • Transformational change agent: Proven track record of impact in leading or supporting complex programs, business expansion and/or public transformational initiative.
    • Workforce Knowledge: Strong knowledge of the workforce ecosystem, including who the key public and private stakeholders are, and understanding of current trends in workforce development.
    • Technology and Data Literacy: Basic understanding of the intersection between technology, data, and workforce development. Ability to collaborate with and learn from stakeholders working in data and tech to implement skills-based practices.

    Position Details:
    Title: Executive Director, Skillful Indiana
    Location: Indiana (specific location TBD)
    Reports to: Beth Cobert, CEO, Skillful
    Term: Full-time

    Degree or Credential Requirements: None! We value candidates who can demonstrate capability and articulate how prior experiences have given them the skills to perform the role.

    How to apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to Laurie Woodhouse at woodhousesearch@gmail.com

    Markle is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations and marital status.

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018 3:46 PM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    Business Environment

    • Professional office environment
    • Term oriented
    • Friendly

    Educational Experience

    Minimum – Four year college graduate – B.A./B.S. in business, political science, public administration or related discipline. Graduate degree desirable

    Employment Experience

    Minimum of three years’ experience in economic/community development or related discipline with the proven track record of working collegially in an office environment

    Position

    Full-time, salaried with benefits

    Reports To

    President/CEO of the LCEDC

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities

    • Develop and maintain internal/external databases for communication purposes
    • Develop and maintain LCEDC website – make changes when necessary
    • Understand and develop social media outlets utilizing them to the advantage of the LCEDC
    • Organize communication to board members, political leadership and key elements of the Lagrange County community
    • Formulate a concise newsletter to be e-mailed to community – highlighting activities and programs of the LCEDC
    • Develop and assist in the implementation of an on-going business retention program for the LCEDC
    • Develop, produce and maintain any external marketing material (generally printable)
    • Assist with Launch LaGrange program
    • Assist with the development of press release and press relationships
    • Assist with the development and maintenance of the database of available sites and buildings
    • Assist communities connecting various programs at the state and federal level(s)
    • Assist in the development of innovative programs and assist in workforce development endeavors
    • Help in the development of materials for a financial campaign
    • Ability to attend conferences out of the office to broaden knowledge of economic and community development activities
    • Maintain database of buildings and sites for industrial development in LaGrange County
    • Any and all other duties as desired by the President/CEO

    Necessary Skillsets

    • Professional appearance and attire
    • Proven inter-personal/relationship building skills
    • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
    • Familiar with Office
    • Visionary in perspective
    • Ability to see a challenge

    Maintenance of Proficiency

    It will the responsibility of the President/CED operating within an approved budget, to maintain and upgrade his/her skills by attending appropriate conference, meetings, and training sessions and be extending educational experience through courses offered by professional trade organizations, and systematic reading of job-related journals and publications, and special targeted publications on specific sites and building as necessary and to create, maintain and update printed materials as needed.

    Proposed Salary Range

    Proposed salary for this position is $50,000 to $70,000 with a generous benefit package.

    Please send or E-mail to the following: V.P. Search – LaGrange County EDC

    304 North Townline Road, Suite B., LaGrange, IN 46761 OR email to bbradley@LaGrangeCountyEDC.com

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018 1:56 PM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    Indiana Municipal Power Agency, a wholesale electric generating and transmission company located in Carmel, Indiana is looking for an energetic individual to assist with promoting and facilitating economic development efforts in its member communities to foster growth of the members and of the Agency.

    Responsibilities include responding to existing large customers and assisting with the development of materials to respond to potential new customers, as well as assisting with the implementation and promotion of IMPA economic development programs. This position will require strong organizational, planning and interpersonal skills and the ability to travel up to 50% of the time, primarily within the state of Indiana or to various conferences and trade shows promoting IMPA and its members. One to three years of related experience preferred. Electric utility industry experience and/or customer service experience in the Public Power industry are a plus. A Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in business, is required MBA preferred. Excellent salary and benefits package. For confidential consideration, send resume & salary history to:

    Director of Human Resources
    Indiana Municipal Power Agency
    11610 North College Avenue
    Carmel, Indiana 46032

    or by e-mail to: careers@impa.com

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018 1:54 PM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    Indiana Municipal Power Agency, a wholesale electric generating and transmission company located in Carmel, Indiana is looking for an energetic individual to assist with its on-going, comprehensive member services effort to enhance IMPA’s relationships with its members, enhance the members’ relationships with their customers and enhance awareness of the Agency.

    Responsibilities include maintaining steady contact with Member communities, local elected officials and member utility staff to monitor IMPA’s progress toward satisfying members’ needs. This position will require strong communications and interpersonal skills and the ability to travel up to 70% of the time, primarily within the state of Indiana. One to three years of experience preferred. Electric utility industry experience and/or customer service experience in the Public Power industry are a plus. A Bachelor’s Degree is required. Excellent salary and benefits package. For confidential consideration, send resume & salary history to:

    Director of Human Resources
    Indiana Municipal Power Agency
    11610 North College Avenue
    Carmel, Indiana 46032

    or by e-mail to: careers@impa.com

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