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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 $150 (members)/$200 (nonmembers) fee for all job postings. Job postings will posted here for a period of 30 days.

Executive Search Support

The Indiana Economic Development Association is committed to elevating the professionalism of local economic development professionals. IEDA aims to accomplish this by providing professional development opportunities to its members, by providing scholarships for professionals that are seeking certification, and by offering assistance to local economic development boards as they search for an exceptional and qualified professional to fill an executive vacancy.

  • Wednesday, July 06, 2022 9:16 AM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    Michigan City, Indiana. Tucked on the southern tip of Lake Michigan, 50 miles SE of Chicago and home to the nation’s newest national park, Indiana Dunes National Park, Michigan City continues to forge forward in creating jobs and capital investments while enhancing its small-town appeal through quality-of-life projects. A Northwestern Indiana community with a great quality of life in a place where commerce and industry can prosper and grow, Michigan City has experienced $1.5 billion in public and private capital investment and poised to capture an additional $1 billion over the next 5 years due to the Double Track commuter rail project. Over 1,200 multi-family units in mixed used developments are projected and over 5,000 new residents. Three new industrial parks in process and two residential subdivisions are being planned. Lots of energy and excitement in the community and our department is looking for the right candidate to enhance our efforts in future community and economic development.

    Position Summary:

    The Economic & Workforce Development Manager will focus on ways to strengthen local economy in Michigan City as well as solidifying relationships with employers and skilled workers. This position is responsible for managing a variety of economic development projects. This entails both existing business and business recruitment projects, RFP submissions, project site development, and building strong relationships with all economic development allies and site selection consultants. This is a strategic, interactive position that requires building strong relationships, attention to detail, and effective communication to deliver first-class results. Proactive planning, organization, and critical thinking are core competencies for this role. The Economic & Workforce Development Manager is an exempt position.

    Job Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Work with city government and partners to develop plans to attract new and expand existing businesses
    • Must be adept in assisting with the retention, expansion, and recruitment of jobs
    • Will handle coordinating, compiling, and presenting annual property tax abatement requests from area industries to local units of government in close coordination with Executive Director
    • Must demonstrate technical aptitude in site development and possess the ability to analyze and interpret complex infrastructure information from engineering firms and present to business prospects in a clear, concise, and attractive manner
    • Must understand industrial and commercial real estate terminology and convey salient information to prospective clients
    • Partner with CTE departments at local community colleges and universities to understand training programs available for the regional workforce
    • Track market trends and collect data about various groups, including a list of available properties that businesses may use
    • Conduct outreach to nonprofit organizations and partners to create pipeline of training to encourage upskilling and reskilling of low-wage earners
    • Adopt a cross-sector approach to engage with the primary industries in the region (agriculture, hospitality, tech, healthcare, etc.); understand the challenges and trends related to each sector
    • Research and promote incentives and grant programs related to business growth and expansion
    • Develop a relationship with IEDC (State Office for Economic Development) and advocate for the region at the state level
    • Connect with SBDCs in the region to disseminate essential information to small businesses
    • Advocate for business-friendly policies
    • Other duties will be required as assigned by the Executive Director
    • Out of area travel is required approximately 20% of the time
    • Working before hours and after hours will be necessary at times

    Desired Skills & Experience:

    • Ability to work collaboratively and develop partnerships in the community with governments, college staff, and employers
    • Strong analytical and writing skills
    • At least 2 years related work
    • BA/BS in Economics, Public Policy, Marketing, Business or related field
    • High integrity, capacity to learn quickly, high intrinsic motivation, and grit
    • Strong organization and communication skills (writing, speaking, listening and expertise in Microsoft Office software – Teams, CRM, social media, mapping)
    • Experience working with diverse groups of professionals and community leaders
    • Strong computer and website skills, including using online tools
    • Attention to detail
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment (aka “start-up” ethos)

    Classification: Exempt, Full-Time Position (40 hours per week)
    Salary commensurate with experience.
    Relocation expenses will not be covered.


    • Health care benefits
    • Standard paid holidays
    • Additional 2 weeks paid vacation

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to admin@edcmc.com Rolling interviews until July 31st. Open to discussing more senior role with the right candidate.


    The Economic Development Corporation Michigan City (EDCMC) is a nonprofit membership organization consisting of public, private and civic entities located throughout Michigan City, LaPorte County and the NWI region. Our mission is to improve the economic health and quality of life in Michigan City and the region.

    Our Workforce Development Initiative seeks to create positive change through collaborative approaches that bring new resources to the region, amplify the impact of best practices, assist with start-ups, and expanding companies, and help better align education with job sectors.


    Featured benefits


    • Medical insurance
    • Vision insurance
    • Dental insurance

    Most desired applicant skills

    • Nonprofit Organizations
    • Research
    • Policy Analysis
    • Economic Development
    • Program Management
    • Public Policy
    • Proposal Writing
    • Analytical Skills
    • Public Speaking
    • Business Development
  • Thursday, June 30, 2022 10:45 AM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    Organization Background

    Greater Lafayette Commerce serves as a nexus in the Greater Lafayette economy. A nonprofit economic development and chamber of commerce organization serving Tippecanoe County, Indiana, Greater Lafayette Commerce is membership-based and supported by local industries, businesses, governments, and individuals. Its mission, carried out by various councils, is to advance economic and community prosperity and a superior quality of life.

    Work Culture

    As the leading local organization for community initiatives, growth, and economic development, Greater Lafayette Commerce is a hub of high-profile activities in multiple areas. The staff works under the direction of a president and chief executive officer and with numerous community volunteers. Team members work collaboratively for the good of all, often assisting in areas beyond traditional job responsibilities, with many opportunities for personal and professional growth. The work environment is dynamic, forward-thinking, fast- paced and goal-oriented.

    Position Summary

    The Economic Development Manager develops a professional relationship with members, prospective and existing companies, site selectors, state, local and regional partners, as well as anyone else the person in this position meets. With the goal of increasing the Greater Lafayette population by 25,000 by 2026, this position will serve as a supporting role for Greater Lafayette Commerce to achieve the metric of that goal, attracting 5,000 economic based jobs through expansion of existing firms and attraction of new firms to Greater Lafayette.

    Position Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree.
    • At least three years’ experience in a position that focuses on relationship building.
    • Some domestic and international travel may be required.
    • Adept at technology, software, social media tools and the ability to embrace new technologies as made available.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Economic Development

    • Organize and manage supporting documents, compile information and documentation for client Request for Proposal’s and other informational packages.
    • Manage prospective business leads received from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation’s Active Needs system and other sources.
    • Manage the site database system. http://greaterlafayette.zoomprospector.com/
    • Serve as a backup for prospective company and site selector visits.
    • Conduct business, retention, and expansion visits with existing companies in Tippecanoe County and track interactions in online database system.
    • Manage incentive distribution, programs, and compliances with the City of Lafayette, City of West Lafayette and Tippecanoe County as directed by those entities.
    • Participate in the Workforce 2030 and Economic Development Councils and be available to serve as staff person to task forces.
    • Manage the Greater Lafayette Commerce Economic Development Facebook page.


    • Coordinate and manage monthly meetings for the 9-county region called The Greater Lafayette Economic Alliance (GLEA)
    • Organize and execute a communications plan to site selectors and prospective businesses about the success and assets of the region.
    • Develop and manage budget and expenditures.
    • Manage the GLEA website (www.glearegion.com).
    • Provide support for regional workforce development programs, such as, but not limited to, Manufacturing Week.
    • Manage regional leads.

    Sister City Relationships

    • Coordinate the Sister City relationship with Ota City, Japan.
    • Coordinate the student exchange between Ota City, Japan, and Tippecanoe County each year in July/August.
    • Coordinate visits from various Japanese and/or Chinese leaders.

    Golden Apple

    • Coordinate the Golden Apple teacher recognition program, including the:
    • Application and review of candidates from the various Tippecanoe County school systems.
    • Five (5) in-classroom surprise award checks.
    • Video, which tells the winners’ stories.
    • Venue, speakers, etc. for the awards dinner with the Greater Lafayette Commerce events team.
    • Marketing/media regarding the event.

    Other Responsibilities

    • Be an advocate for the mission and vision of Greater Lafayette Commerce.
    • Collaborate with other Greater Lafayette Commerce teams.
    • Provide support with other events within the organization.
    • Follow brand consistency as directed by the Director of Marketing & Communications.
    • Any other duties assigned.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    There are no supervisory responsibilities with this position.

    Personal Attributes

    To appropriately meet the needs of the position, the Economic Development Manager is expected to:

    • Determine the best approach and accomplish tasks independently, take charge when needed, act persuasively and persevere to execute projects to completion.
    • Handle multiple concurrent projects.
    • Communicate in a factual, direct, persuasive and to-the-point style.
    • Be comfortable meeting new people, socially approachable and outgoing.
    • Be comfortable working in a dynamic environment
    • Work harmoniously and cooperatively with co-workers, members, volunteers and others in the community, state, nationally and globally.
    • Be organized, detail oriented, and deadline focused.
    • Exhibit professional composure under pressure and a high level of energy and positivity.
    • Maintain client confidentiality.
    • Maintain the highest sensitivity to professional ethics, cultural diversities, and treat all people equally and respectfully.

    Please submit a resume (cover letter optional) to mkyger@greaterlafayettecommerce.com

    Greater Lafayette Commerce is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Thursday, June 30, 2022 10:38 AM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    Ball State University welcomes application for an Associate Director of Regional Initiatives. The Office of Community Engagement (OCE) builds bridges between Ball State University and communities beyond campus, with a priority on Muncie, Delaware County, and East Central Indiana. We seek the most effective ways to advance community priorities and the university’s strategic plan through authentic partnerships, neighborhood development, anchor institution commitments, and sustained integration of engagement across teaching, research, and service. OCE serves as the backbone organization for the newly established East Central Indiana Talent Collaborative, a network of local and regional coalitions working together to pursue a brighter economic future through equitable talent attraction, talent development, and talent connection strategies. More about the Talent Collaborative can be found at forgeeci.com/ecitc.

    At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

    Position Function: Lead the university’s effort to serve as the backbone organization for the East Central Indiana Talent Collaborative (ECITC), a formally designated 21st Century Talent Region within the State of Indiana including Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Grant, Henry, Jay, Randolph, Rush, and Wayne Counties. Develop, direct and manage partnerships, programs, and services that support regional collaboration in the areas of economic development, talent attraction and retention, and other mutually-beneficial strategic priorities.

    Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Three through five years of strategic planning, large scale program planning, management and evaluation, intentional relationship building, and/or mobilizing community stakeholders. Superior oral and written communications skills; excellent presentation and facilitation skills; ability to organize and monitor multiple levels of projects and details related to multiple stakeholders; willingness to travel and work with divergent groups; ability to interact effectively with top-level management and community and government leaders; leadership qualities and interpersonal skills needed to work with diverse groups and professionals. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the university’s auto fleet policy.

    Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

    Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university. Knowledge of and experience in collective impact initiatives, existing workforce development initiatives and best practices, talent attraction and retention strategies, and/or economic development; experience addressing the challenges and opportunities in Delaware County and East Central Indiana; established and effective relationships with regional government and community leaders; experience in gathering and interpreting population data; marketing layout and design sensibilities; experience using social media tools; state or federal grant experience.

    Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/31237 . Include the following documents with your application: resume, and cover letter.

    The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through 07/22/2022.

    Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

    The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

    The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit: https://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/HumanResources/Jobs/Benefits-and-Community/Faculty

    Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

  • Monday, June 27, 2022 3:19 PM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

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

    One Southern Indiana (1si) expects this position to be primarily responsible for conducting and supervising the activities associated with the economic development operations of the organization, including developing and implementing the organization’s economic development strategy and metrics of success, business creation, attraction, and retention and expansion.

    This Vice President, Director position will supervise the Sr. Director of Business Development and the Director of Business Retention & Expansion and Talent. In collaboration with the HR Coordinator, develop staff professional development activities and performance-based training plans and ensure staff, space and materials are adequate for meeting performance expectations. Additionally, this position may oversee and manage all aspects of the organization in cooperation with the President/CEO.

    As Vice President, this position may serve as the lead authority for the organization when authorized by the President/CEO. This position serves as a member of the Executive Team, and thereby shares responsibility for organizational leadership.

  • Monday, June 27, 2022 3:16 PM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    The Economic Development Specialist is responsible delivering strong customer service and management of business attraction and expansion project leads, assists with all aspects including initial contact, requests for information responses and company visits with the purpose of moving our economic strategic plan goals forward.

    The Economic Development Specialist plans and executes regular business retention visits designed to connect local businesses to resources, foster good stakeholder relations, and inform economic development plans.

    This is an opportunity to work directly with existing and potential new businesses to support business location, expansion, and success. The successful candidate will work to convene a variety of business and community leaders together to support the local economy.

    This position requires someone with self-motivation, strong problem-solving skills, a genuine passion for their community, a positive attitude, and strong interpersonal communications and customer service skills. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, driven to achieve, and will always display an exemplary manner of professionalism.

    Preferred candidates will have prior experience in economic or community development along with a foundational understanding local and state government operations and programs.

    About Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance:

    Aspire drives economic development and business success in Johnson County, Indiana, and southern Indianapolis. As the local economic development organization for Johnson County, Aspire leverages community development opportunities to attract, retain, and expand businesses in the county. As the chamber of commerce, Aspire leads the area’s business community by advancing pro-growth policy and providing comprehensive member services to entrepreneurs, small businesses, and large corporations.

    About Johnson County, Indiana

    Johnson County, one of Indiana’s fastest-growing counties, is a contiguous suburb of the state’s capital and a key player in the powerful Central Indiana economic corridor. Johnson County’s GDP is $5.2 billion and unemployment rate is 1.6%.

    Johnson County is home to 160,000 residents, primarily living in and around the cities of Greenwood, Franklin, Whiteland, and Bargersville. Another 150,000 people live within five miles north of the County in southern Indy, fueling business growth and success within the Johnson County and Southern Indy area.


    Competitive compensation package with full benefits including group health, dental, vision, life, 401(k), paid time off, and holiday pay. All benefits subject to new hire introductory period.

    To Apply:

    After reviewing the following job description, send your cover letter and resume with salary requirements to Amanda Rubadue, Vice President of Economic Development, at arubadue@AspireJohnsonCounty.com. Questions may be directed to Amanda at this email or 317.888.4856. No walk-ins, please.

    Job Summary:

    Collaborates with Vice President to deliver strong customer service and management of business attraction and expansion project leads, assisting with all aspects including initial contact, RFI responses, and company visits with the purpose of moving our economic strategic plan goals forward. Responsible for the planning and execution of regular business retention visits designed to connect local business to resources, foster good stakeholder relations, and inform economic development plans. Maintains sites and buildings database, customer management database, assist with research needs and other duties necessary for all projects. Collaborates on community development. Serves as an important liaison with companies, communities, and other partner organizations. An engaged member of the staff team, eager for the success of the organization and the local economy.

    Responsible to: Vice-President of Economic Development.

    Direct Reports: None.

    FLSA Status: Full Time, Salaried-Exempt.

    Primary Office: In-person, Greenwood.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Aspire staff team job descriptions are intended to be overviews of primary responsibilities and should be regarded as fluid documents which will evolve as the organization and stakeholders’ needs evolve.

    Business Retention & Expansion (45%)

    • Conducts regular, on-site business retention visits and conduct follow up calls/activities with existing companies to develop relationships and provide resources to help them grow.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with community leaders, education partners, and non-profit organizations to connect companies to information, resources, and people.
    • Collaborate internally with the Aspire staff team to proactively identify and address existing business issues and barriers to growth.

    Business Attraction (35%)

    • Coordinates with the Vice President on business attraction and expansion activity, including but not limited to: determine best response for all project leads; respond to company / site selector / partner requests for information and other community information; planning, preparation for site/company visits.
    • Assist in implementing economic development strategies and actions established in the organization’s strategic plan, assist in identifying and measuring metrics of success.
    • Maintain relationships with local and regional brokers, developers, and resource partners.
    • Participate in marketing opportunities throughout region to promote the county.

    Database Management (15%)

    • Maintain and update project files, provide regular updates to communities on activity level.
    • Maintain and update customer management files, assist with running reports for boards and councils.
    • Maintain the organization’s sites and buildings database.

    Other (5%)

    • Works closely with Aspire staff team on outreach and presentation efforts to educate elected officials, volunteers, students, companies, and others about economic development activity.
    • Attend all Economic Development Advisory Council meetings and assist in planning program content for meetings.
    • All Aspire staff team members actively share information about all organizational events and services, strategic plan initiatives, and public policy information; and support investor recruitment and retention efforts through information sharing, referrals, and relationship building.

    Experience, Skills, and Education:

    The following qualifications are guidelines. Other combinations of education and experience may provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform this job.

    Required Skills and Demonstrated Abilities:

    • Provide excellent customer service to our communities, elected officials, real estate professionals, site selectors, members, existing and potential companies with a problem-solving mindset that includes quality, accuracy, and dependability.
    • Establish and maintain strong collaborative, working relationships built on respect, diplomacy, and professionalism with colleagues, organizational leadership, clients, community development partners, and volunteers.
    • Exhibit strong interpersonal skills during both oral and written communications, including email, with a high degree of respect, tact, diplomacy, and professionalism.
    • Maintain crucial confidentiality with highly sensitive information, trade secrets, company project details and company operations details.
    • Research and understand, or willingness to seek to understand, economic trends and professional industry trends to identify ways to best advance the strategic plan, meet community and stakeholder needs.
    • Maintain high level of organization and productivity; prioritize daily duties to meet multiple deadlines in a high-volume work environment.
    • Exercise discretion, independence, and judgment as a normal, recurring part of performing day-to-day duties.

    Preferred Experience and Education:

    • Three or more years prior experience in economic development or community development.
    • Foundational understanding of local and state government operations and programs.
    • Intermediate skill level or above in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
    • Undergraduate degree preferred; or High School Diploma (or GED/High School Equivalence Certificate) with minimum five years of commensurate experience in economic development, government, real estate, corporate customer success, or another transferable role.

    Additionally, must abide by all organizational policies and procedures, and must possess:

    • A valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and proof of insurance.
    • Flexibility to conduct work before and/or after traditional business hours (i.e., 8am to 5pm) and attend meetings/events before and/or after traditional hours; flexibility to conduct work outside of the office as needed and appropriate.
    • Physical requirements may include sitting, standing, or walking for extended periods of time; operating office equipment; arrange meeting room tables and chairs; and lifting to 25 pounds. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Thursday, June 09, 2022 12:06 PM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)


    The KEDCO Project Manager is a self-starter who excels in a dynamic work environment, is a trusted adviser to KEDCO clients and stakeholders, and is dedicated to advancing the organization’s mission to convene, build, and show the ideas, talent, and capital that make Kosciusko County unique.

    The KEDCO Project Manager will join a team of full- and part-time professionals building a best-in-class local economic development organization with a bias toward action focusing on entrepreneurship, housing, and talent recruitment initiatives. A list of KEDCO maxims is included below.


    • Manage a portfolio of economic development projects
    • Participate in ongoing outreach to local companies and communities
    • Contribute toward development of KEDCO programs and services
    • Lead development and maintenance of KEDCO standard operating procedures
    • Provide support for KEDCO initiatives

    Additional Responsibilities:

    • Adhere to budget priorities
    • Share day-to-day responsibility of supervising intern(s)
    • Represent KEDCO on internal and external committees
    • Maintenance of KEDCO contact databases (e.g. CRM)
    • Other tasks as assigned by the CEO


    KEDCO team members are gap fillers, match makers, and problem solvers who serve clients and stakeholders by effectively managing tasks, timelines, and external partner relationships in order to achieve exceptional results.

    Each team member is the CEO of their own responsibilities and every team member is expected to pursue excellence in their work, to continually expand their understanding of economic development resources, and to maintain confidentiality of information.

    Desired Qualifications

    We often say, “there is no degree in economic development,” which means our team members bring valuable experience working with specific disciplines in other sectors that help us to create a wellbalanced team. Examples of skills and experiences that may be helpful include the following:

    • Post-secondary education with a focus on interdisciplinary studies
    • Preference toward working in a public-facing role and/or organization
    • Experience successfully managing multiple projects and priorities
    • Ability to excel in a hybrid in-person and remote work environment
    • Strong in-person and written communication skills
    • Experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platforms

    Company Benefits

    • Position will be considered regular full-time and non-exempt from overtime compensation.
    • Salary will be determined based on experience and qualifications.
    • Benefits will include health insurance, life insurance, retirement plan, and paid time-off.
    • KEDCO is an equal opportunity employer.

    KEDCO Maxims

    CONVENE Cultivate high-value relationships. Have the tough conversations.

    BUILD Be the CEO of your own responsibilities. Practice continuous improvement.

    SHOW Think like there is no box. Always look for what’s next.

    To Be Considered

    Prospective candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and current resume via email no later than close of business on Friday, June 17th to info@kosciuskoedc.com.

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