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 01, 2018 4:21 PM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    Forward Wayne County (FWC) is an initiative to better align resources in order to foster a vibrant economy and promote prosperity throughout Wayne County, Indiana. It recognizes the twin pillars of Human Capital Development and Quality of Place in attracting, developing, and retaining a highly competitive workforce. In order to provide executive leadership for this effort, FWC seeks to appoint a Program Director.

    The Program Director will:

    1. Lead FWC efforts to communicate the FWC vision and progress to and beyond the county community. The primary documents that anchor this communication are the FWC Goals and Objectives and the FWC Action Plan.
    2. Encourage and coordinate the efforts of local funding sources that address Wayne County’s needs, helping them gain the advantages of potential collective impact, especially in areas identified by FWC as special priority areas for our attention.
    3. Encourage, coordinate and help the providers of the services that can address the county’s needs, especially in the FWC priority areas.
    4. Seek additional support through non-local grants and gifts, especially for the areas identified as special priorities.
    5. Maintain and share a record of progress in the measures identified by FWC as benchmarks.
    6. Recommend changes in FWC goals, objectives, and action plans, on the basis of experience, paying attention to our progress or lack of progress relative to our benchmarks.
    7. Work closely with the FWC Steering Committee and its Executive Subcommittee, and report quarterly to the FWC Leadership Forum.
    8. Report to the Executive Director of the Wayne County Foundation in matters of employment.

    The strongest candidate for the positon will have knowledge of the opportunities and challenges facing Wayne County and have demonstrated experience …

    • Working with and inspiring community leaders and philanthropists
    • Encouraging and working with social service and government program providers
    • Articulating a vision to individuals, groups, and communities-at-large
    • Coordinating with diverse groups about establishing and tracking objective measures of success

    Other:

    The person who is selected to fill this position should be willing to reside in Wayne County, Indiana.

    Applicants should email a cover letter addressing their strengths relative to the above criteria, a résumé, and salary expectations to steve@waynecountyfoundation.org with the phrase ‘FWC Program Director’ in the subject line.

    A review of applications will begin on May 11, and will continue until the position is filled.

  • Thursday, May 17, 2018 11:52 AM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    The Westside Community Development Corporation (WCDC) has played a key role in revitalizing the Near Westside and bringing stability to its families. Since its inception in 1985, WCDC has laid the foundation for the neighborhoods of Haughville, Hawthorne, Stringtown, and We Care to prosper via housing and commercial development, property management and community planning. Bordered by White River Parkway to the east and Lynhurst Drive to the West and extending north to 21st from the CSX Railroad line, the WCDC has close proximity to some of Indy's premiere attractions including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IUPUI's dynamic campus across the river with its infusion of thousands of millennial students and 16 Tech's 60-acre hub of entrepreneurship and innovation. Further propelled by affordable housing and a 10-minute commute to Indy's downtown, WCDC is poised for future business and economic development and is why the Westside area is becoming a "First Choice" community where people want to live and developers want to invest.

    The WCDC is searching for a highly engaged Executive Director who will be a change agent in transforming the Westside into a vibrant destination with quality housing, sustainable living wages and abundant lifestyle amenities. The Executive Director will identify and implement development strategies that will serve the varied economic interests of the community and optimize housing and business/workforce opportunities for all income levels and generations.

    The Executive Director will focus on retaining and expanding business and diversifying the economic base of the Westside in coordination with community, university, and government partners. Acting as a facilitator to attract corporate and philanthropic support for the WCDC initiatives, the ED will bring together diverse groups to invest in the economic development of the area. The ED will research commercial construction markets to identify new potential clients and evaluate opportunities and proposals with a dedicated focus on improving quality of life for Westside residents. This individual will negotiate contracts and assist developers and local businesses with approvals necessary for project completion including zoning matters, financial incentives, construction and general coordination of activities with city departments.

    This individual will provide continuous oversight to the organization's core services which include:

    • Property & Asset Management
    • Community Planning for Implementation
    • Home Repair Assistance
    • Homeownership Development
    • Rental Development & Rehab
    • Supportive Services for Tenants
    • Transitional Housing & Services for Homeless Families
    • Commercial Development

    The successful candidate must exhibit a high degree of understanding and performance in areas that include economic development, job creation, personnel management, municipal operations, innovative leadership, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external partners. He/she must have effective outward facing communication skills with sales and/or public relations experience a plus, and experience working with governmental bodies at the local, state and federal levels. This individual has direct oversight of five staff members. Compensation is $90K plus health insurance and vacation benefits.

    Desirable qualifications:

    • Ability to work effectively with people from diverse cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds, with a thorough understanding of cultural differences
    • Ability to communicate complex concepts to local neighborhood representatives and external stakeholders with diverse levels of experience and understanding
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, specifically including the ability to identify new and build on existing relationships, build support, listen and provide assistance
    • Initiative, creativity and a proven track-record of retaining, expanding and recruiting businesses
    • Strategic planning skills
    • The ability to direct a multi-disciplinary staff in the areas of planning, housing and business development,
    • Fund-raising and grant writing experience and the ability to broaden the organization's investor base
    • A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of stakeholders including government officials and staff, brokers, developers, homeowners and local business owners
    • Five years of progressively responsible experience in real estate or community development. Knowledge of land use planning is desirable
    • Knowledge of government, business, industry, and market information that may reveal opportunities and actively seek out and identify opportunities to develop and offer new services within the community
    • Self-confident and professionally assertive, self-motivated, and able to work with a high degree of autonomy while also actively collaborating with a board of directors
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office products: Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, and familiar with customer relationship management systems
    • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
    • Well-networked with commitment to the Westside neighborhoods is desirable

    Candidates for this position must possess a bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) from an accredited four-year college or university and have five or more years of progressively responsible related experience in real estate, community and/or economic development, strategic planning, and project management

    ATTENTION: Be Prepared - To assist you and the search committee in discerning your match for the position, we suggest you prepare your responses to these questions prior to hitting "APPLY" to make your application. Applications will not be considered without question responses.

    1) Why would leading the Westside Community Development Corporation be a great match for you?

    2) Provide an example of how you have taken on a leadership role to bring people, organizations, and/or resources together to make a part of Indianapolis or your current community a better place to live.

    3) Share your experience developing and implementing marketing strategies that would apply to raising the visibility and promoting the successes of the WCDC.

    4) Briefly overview your experience with real estate and community development, developing/working with partners, and overseeing projects from start to finish.

    5) Provide an example of when you worked effectively with people from diverse cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds.

    6) Briefly share your experience with real estate finance and debt.

    Click the APPLY to submit cover letter and resume.

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