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.

  • Monday, February 26, 2018 5:19 PM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    Land of Lincoln EDC

    The goal of the EDC is to create a more vibrant, diverse, multi-generational community through economic development efforts that attract and retain a broader range of stable employment opportunities. This is accomplished through leveraging Sangamon County and the City of Springfield’s historical significance, strong education system and choices, state-of-the-art medical facilities, geographic location, low cost-of-living and broad human outreach initiatives. The Land of Lincoln Economic Development Committee (EDC) was created in Springfield and Sangamon County, Illinois, late in 2017 with the expectations that it will form a 501-c3, public-private, economic development corporation. After an in-depth analysis of the current economic development efforts, regional leaders saw the need to form an entity that is laser-focused on primary job creation and retention and economic growth for the region.

    President/CEO Job Description

    The President/CEO of the Economic Development Committee will be responsible for the recruitment of new industries/businesses to the Sangamon County Region and plays an important role on the committee in achieving overall goals and objectives. This position will report to a Board of Trustees and is responsible for implementing economic development initiatives in collaboration with local business leaders, state and local government officials, site selection consultants, and staff. Specific economic development responsibilities include those associated with entrepreneurship development, workforce development, business retention and expansion, business recruitment and marketing. As this is a newly created position, it offers a unique opportunity to shape and influence this start-up corporation into a catalyst for economic growth and prosperity for the region.

    Other Specific Roles and Responsibilities of the President/CEO

    • Provide strategic vision of the 2030, “County of the Future”, and gain buy-in and support for how to sequence and prioritize that vision
    • Implementation of a strategic plan that will optimize Sangamon County and the City of Springfield’s economic success
    • Grow businesses, both organically and through new business relocations, to enhance the tax base (corporate, individual income, real estate, etc.). Consider economic incentives, development funds, financing options
    • Act as a primary point of contact and ombudsman for all non-retail business attraction, retention and expansion projects
    • Bring government, business and other leaders together as supporters, resources and funders of the EDC
    • Lead overall efforts for regional responses to Requests for Information, partnering with key county and government entities
    • Coordinate all incentive packages utilizing state, local and federal resources, as well as applicable private sector resources to ensure successful completion of business development projects
    • Develops annual marketing plan for the recruitment of companies in specified industry sectors
    • Prospect lead generation in target industry sectors
    • Maintain data for prospect activity tracking
    • Cultivate relationships with national brokers, site selectors and others for lead generation
    • Host prospects and organize tours/meetings providing a first-class customer service experience
    • Organize marketing recruitment trips to various out of market cities and coordinate participants including business volunteers and regional economic development partners
    • Work with regional economic development partners in the recruitment of companies
    • Give presentations to all size groups (including use of PowerPoint and various presentation platforms)
    • Conduct Business Retention surveys annually in targeted industry sector
    • Coordinate with Communications/Marketing for press items related to new relocations
    • Cultivate and maintain relationships with companies recruited and act as a local resource as they grow
    • Responsibilities and duties may extend beyond those listed Compensation

    Compensation is competitive for the position and dependent upon candidate qualifications.

    Preferred Qualifications

    This position requires an experienced Economic Development professional with a proven track record of creating, implementing and transforming a communities’ vision. The individual should possess the following qualities and skills and have a desire to be part of an energetic, fast-paced, start-up environment:

    Minimum Experience and Education Requirements:

    • 15+ years’ experience in economic development, sales, real estate or related field
    • Strong understanding of public policy processes and familiarity with local, state and federal government
    • Proven track record in economic development and/or significant community development initiatives
    • Experience in resource planning, including budgeting
    • Bachelor Degree, Master’s Degree a plus

    Personal Characteristics:

    • Professional, with outstanding ability to influence and partner with business executives, community leaders, partner organizations and staff
    • Networker that builds collaborative and productive relationships with others both inside and outside economic development organizations and maintains a wide network of contacts that can be utilized on behalf of the organization’s goals
    • Ability to assess current business situations, offer realistic solutions and help stakeholders understand how they can be a part of the solution
    • Energetic, highly motivated, self-starter
    • Excellent organizational skills with ability to multi-task and work on a variety of types of projects and requests with short deadlines
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Knowledge of lead generation strategies
    • Experience in recruiting, managing and inspiring professional staff

    Job Type: Full-time Job

    Location: Sangamon County, IL

  • Friday, February 23, 2018 11:18 AM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    Office location: Bedford, IN

    The Director of Data Analysis & Development will maintain good working relations and interactions with constituents in the Radius region and will rely on a variety of sources to develop relevant and useful data about the economic conditions and development opportunities in the region. The position will also maintain the organization’s website and participate in the development and delivery of appropriate material for the website and the organization’s social media platform. Additionally, the position shall be available as a resource for those communities in the Radius region that wish advice and information related to entrepreneurship.

    Position reports to President/CEO

    Duties of the Director of Data Analysis & Development that relate to data analysis will include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Providing statistical analysis and information regarding workforce and other fields of data pertinent to business development needs of Radius and regional partners, as well as data that can be used to describe the business environment in the Radius region
    • Providing analysis of the economic impact of various projects seeking incentives that may come before the RIF or public bodies in the region
    • Maintain and update the Radius quarterly manufacturing index

    Duties of the Director of Data Analysis & Development that relate to website maintenance, enhancement, and social media include, but are not limited to:

    • Maintaining the Radius website with up-to-date information regarding statistics and pertinent facts about the Radius counties
    • Understanding and using the content management system of the website
    • Maintaining a visually pleasing and effective appearance of the website
    • Provide active engagement in social media via Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn as appropriate

    Duties of the Director of Data Analysis & Development related to entrepreneurship shall include, but are not limited to:

    • Cooperate with SIDC on studies of entrepreneurial networking in rural regions
    • Provide information to communities and local economic development organizations seeking to support entrepreneurism in the region

    Duties of the Director of Data Analysis & Development shall also include assistance and support for business development activities, and all other duties as assigned

    Qualifications & Requirements

    • 2 years of economic development related experience preferred
    • 4 year degree in entrepreneurship, business, economics, public affairs, or related field preferred
    • Business facilitation experience preferred
    • Strong communication and writing skills
    • Familiarity with data analysis and statistic databases
    • Ability to travel throughout region on a regular basis

    Position is salaried for 40 hours/week; salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, life insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, paid vacation and state holiday schedule, retirement account matching contributions.

    For further information, or to submit a resume, please contact:

  • Friday, February 23, 2018 11:15 AM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    Office location: Bedford, IN

    The Radius Business Office Manager is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the facilities and office management, as well as the management and monitoring of the organization’s budget and financial reports. The position will also support and maintain two economic development assistance programs administered by Radius, the Regional Impact Fund and the Intermediary Relending Program.

    The Business Office Manager will also maintain good working relations with constituents in the Radius region to provide information about Radius programs and activities.

    Duties of the Business Office Manager will include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Work with the executive team and staff to collect information and proposals for development of the proposed annual budget
    • Work with the outside accountant and internal staff to ensure that all bills are paid and all invoices are delivered in a timely manner
    • Develop monthly reports to communicate the organization’s financial condition to the executive team and organization
    • Maintain Constant Contact (and other CRM-related programs) services and lists of constituents, site selectors, stakeholders, and other priority communicants
    • Work with the landlord to maximize use of all facilities and ensure that facilities are well maintained and office equipment is up-to-date and functional
    • Work with service providers to ensure accurate and timely delivery of appropriate IT, payroll, and human resources functions
    • Ensure documentation from all Full Board and Executive Committee meetings and meetings notices are delivered according to the by-laws and organizational expectations
    • Coordinate all preparation work for board meetings and other out-of-office events, including, but not limited to, the Stakeholder meeting and Economic Development Course
    • Ensure timely response to IEDC and constituent queries as appropriate
    • Work to ensure adequate preparation for and functioning of SIBA activities
    • Prepare monthly expense reports for all employees
    • Answer telephones and oversee distribution of mail
    • Maintain accounts for post-JLUS grant, COBRA model, and other Crane-related functions

    Duties of the Business Office Manager related to financial assistance programs shall include, but are not limited to:

    • Work to ensure adequate preparation for Regional Impact Fund meetings, and administer follow-through to RIF actions
    • Work to ensure that the Intermediary Relending Program is administered in accordance with USDA regulations.
    • Promote the availability of both programs for projects in the Radius region in conjunction with business development staff
    • Other duties as assigned by CEO

    Qualifications & Requirements:

    • 2 years of economic development related experience
    • 4 year degree in business, public affairs, or related field ideal
    • Strong communication and public speaking skills
    • Ability to travel throughout region

    Position is salaried for 40 hours/week; salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, life insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, paid vacation and state holiday schedule, retirement account matching contributions.

    For further information, or to submit a resume, please contact:

125 West Market Street, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46204

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