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.

  • Thursday, August 02, 2018 1:07 PM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    Jay County Development Corporation (JCDC) is seeking a Director who will serve as the principal industrial/business promoter for Jay County, Indiana. Corporate staffing includes a professional Community Developer and Administrative Assistant working as a team to implement the Strategic Plan to enhance the economic and community development for the county reporting to the Board President.

    Job Description: The Director will have the primary responsibility for retaining existing industries and encouraging their expansion, and for promoting new enterprises to locate in Jay County. Responsibility includes other activities determined to result in the enhancement of the economic and community well-being of Jay County. The Executive Director will coordinate official duties with existing organizations and agencies whose primary purpose is economic development and related fields such as business services and workforce development.

    The Director is responsible for creation and implementation of an effective marketing program; providing professional leadership in the promotion of positive political relationships, genuine public relations with public members and media networking representatives; accountability of day-to-day operation responsibilities, budget creation and adherence; and development and implementation of a general strategic plan of action for short and long-term success of the corporation.

    Essential Job Functions:

    The following is a general outline of duties to be performed by the Executive Director in accomplishing a comprehensive work program:

    • Maintain an outreach program needed to grow and maintain Jay County industries.
    • Maintain a continuing program of assistance to existing local businesses.
    • Oversee and assure that website(s), electronic materials, social media profiles, and printed materials are current.
    • Maintain an ongoing program of contact with selected businesses/industries, interested in relocating or opening a new operation in Jay County.
    • Provide and arrange for all necessary information on the area and give any and all assistance possible to firms seeking an area site for their projects.
    • Proactively seek and/or respond in a timely manner to prospect inquiries.
    • Advertising, publicity and public relations programs for the development of Jay County.
    • Familiarity with federal, state and local legislation affecting economic development.
    • Prepare and/or oversee preparation of respective Economic and Community Development annual work plans and budgets.
    • Prepare an annual report for the organization, as well as the Jay County Strategic Development Plan every five (5) years or less.
    • Perform other related duties required to meet the goals and policy outlines of the Board to include but not be limited to:
      • Supervise all employees of the Jay County Development Corporation
      • Coordinate and oversee implementation of work plans for Economic and Community Development.
      • Facilitate and oversee all aspects of EDIT Plan and process.
      • Be available as a resource and support person to all fundraising activities of the Jay County Development Corporation and responsible parties.
      • Establish by example a strong work ethic, team atmosphere, and desire to carry out the goals and objectives of JCDC.

    Essential Skills and Experience:

    1. Bachelor’s Degree in economics, business administration, industrial engineering, or related field and practical experience, resulting in overall knowledge of business needs and practices. At the discretion of the Board appropriate experience may be substituted for education requirement. In addition a minimum of three to five years’ experience in related field is required with preference of work with local, state and federal government officials and programs. Economic development experience preferred, but not required.
    2. Upon job acceptance residency in Jay County is required.

    Complete job description is located on Jay County Development Corporation’s web site at www.jaycountydevelopment.org. Please submit resumes to Jodi Hayes at jhayes@jaycodev.org.

  • Friday, July 20, 2018 3:29 PM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    RESULTS STATEMENT: I am accountable for producing the following results:

    One Southern Indiana (1si) expects this position to lead the outreach to and contact with existing businesses and industries to guide and assist new business growth and existing business challenges. Additionally, the position provides support and sales for members and clients to guide and assist them in their business needs and growth.

    As a member of the economic development team, this Director position assists in establishing the economic development strategy and metrics of success, implementing actions toward that strategy, and measuring results toward strategic goals. This high-level position requires a mix of team-oriented activities as well as independent judgment and discretion.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    Metro Manufacturing Alliance (MMA) Member Group Management:

    1. Establish a clear, transparent process to effectively, efficiently manage and influence a diverse group of business owners and high-level leaders;
    2. Drive increased membership and participation of group members;
    3. Assist the group’s advisory council with setting a vision and establishing an annual calendar of events and meetings;
    4. Collaborate with peer group leaders to empower them to set direction and grow and engage their membership; and
    5. Work in collaboration with 1si’s events manager to execute major events for group members.

    Economic Development Business Retention and Expansion:

    1. Conduct on-site visits with existing businesses;
    2. Fulfill member requests as they are presented;
    3. Assist in addressing existing businesses issues, removing business impediments and reacting to needs as expressed;
    4. Work with members or potential members on all facets of expansion projects from the initial call through project announcement. This includes, but is not limited to:
      1. working with state and local partners to secure incentives for the project;
      2. assisting with site selection and building selection when needed;
      3. coordinating announcement of projects based upon the needs and desires of the businesses;
      4. managing relationship between 1si and the business; and
      5. following-up to ensure business’ needs are met.
    5. Build and maintain knowledge and relationships with resource partners;
    6. Connect members and potential members to resource partners who can help address the needs identified;
    7. Assist Director of Communications with all aspects of press announcements and releases; and
    8. Attend and present projects at public meetings of local government partners as necessary to ensure approvals are obtained.

    Other Economic Development Team responsibilities:

    1. Assist in preparation of internal and external reports to Executive Vice President;
    2. Provide sales assistance to meet manufacturing member goals;
    3. Provide after-the-sale support for members, including membership upgrades and membership retention needs;
    4. Write articles, press releases, speak on panels, and other 1si promotional activities as needed; and
    5. Fulfill other duties that may be assigned.

    ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

    1. Undergraduate degree preferred; or High School Diploma (or GED/High School Equivalence Certificate) with minimum five (5) years of commensurate experience in economic development or senior-level client services roles.
    2. Familiar with or prior experience in economic development theories and functions;
    3. A self-starter, assertive demeanor and lifelong learner.
    4. Ability to manage, motivate and influence diverse groups of people.
    5. Comfortable in a variety of work environments, including public speaking and presenting. Ability to hold the attention of large groups of people.
    6. Understand basic business financial statements and reports.
    7. Experience in asking the “right” questions to understand and manage complex projects and add value for a successful outcome.
    8. General understanding of state and local government operations and programs.
    9. Comfortable working with undefined strategies and ability to develop strategies toward desired results.
    10. Develop innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that persuades positive interaction.
    11. Prioritize daily functions with multiple deadlines and high volumes of work.
    12. MS Office Proficient; Use keyboard, laptop, projection equipment, and other office equipment with proficiency.

    ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

    1. Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include: sitting, standing, or walking for extended periods of time; operating office equipment; and lifting up to 25 pounds.
    2. Visual Acuity; ability to see and hear within normal parameters, must use hands and fingers to use keyboard and mouse; operate equipment or controls; reach above shoulder heights, below the waist; or lift to file documents or store materials throughout the work day. Proper lifting techniques required.
    3. Ability to self-transport from office to client meetings.

    SUPERVISION OF OTHERS

    1. Assists the Executive Vice President and other 1si team members with the supervision of summer intern(s)

    Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


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