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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 $100 fee for all job postings. Job postings will posted here for a period of 30 days.

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:43 AM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    JOB SUMMARY

    Promotes the retention and expansion of existing businesses and the development of new business through financing programs, land/building availability assistance, tax incentives and technical assistance through local partnerships. Administers and develops economic development policies and programs for the City of Elkhart; performs other work as may be requested by the Director and/or the Mayor.

    PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Develop and cultivate relationships with other Economic Development organizations, regional businesses, governments and media on a local, regional and statewide basis to broaden the economic development opportunities.
    • Researches and understands all applicable economic development incentive programs that attract business investment and encourage business expansion.
    • Work with state and local economic development organizations to attract new businesses.
    • Develop proposals for the appropriate use of public incentives based on individual projects.
    • Prepares financial analyses on all economic incentive proposals, assesses the economic feasibility of projects, and makes recommendations to the Director on public sector funding participation
    • Prepares and solicits Requests for Proposals (RFPs) from private and/or public entities for economic development projects
    • Advises and works with the City Common Council and top management to develop strategies and initiate projects for economic development.
    • Researches target parcels and associated opportunities for grant funding for special urban redevelopment projects that include, but are not limited to, brownfields redevelopment, open space acquisition and redevelopment, and special “overlay” districts.
    • Identify critical skills needed in the local workforce to support business growth.
    • Work with workforce development organizations to create programs and strategies to develop critical skills within the local workforce.
    • Create redevelopment strategies for selected brownfield sites.

    OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Prepares and maintains a database containing the various local, State and Federal economic development incentives.
    • Coordinates and implements the objectives of the Urban Enterprise
    • Association.
    • Identify funding and regulatory incentives available to redevelop brownfield sites.
    • Coordinate activities with local, state and federal environmental agencies.
    • Maintain an inventory of brownfield sites and identify opportunities for new development.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    • Minimum of 4-year college degree in Economics, Urban Planning, Political Science, Public Administration or Business Administration.
    • Master’s Degree strongly desired.
    • Minimum of 4 years comparable experience with a Master’s Degree counting as an equivalent of 2 years’ experience.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

    • Knowledge of public sector financing including: tax incremental financing, tax abatement and industrial development bonds.
    • Strong writing skills as required for preparing grants, project reports and general correspondence.
    • Financial management skills including spreadsheet preparation and knowledge of general accounting procedures.
    • Knowledge of real estate development including creating and evaluating project pro formas, property acquisition, zoning, site planning and subdivision process.
    • Knowledge of state and federal brownfield programs.

    POST OFFER TESTING REQUIREMENTS

    • The City of Elkhart is a Drug Free Workplace. Therefore, successfully passing a post offer drug screen is required (random drug testing may be conducted after employment).
    • Background checks producing acceptable BMV and criminal history reports required.

    POLICY STATEMENT

    • The incumbent is required to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the physical, mental, and visual skills described in this job description to perform the principal duties, responsibilities and essential job functions.
    • This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent. Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job and other duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.
    • This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employee holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Mayor. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
  • Wednesday, June 12, 2019 3:28 PM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    Adams County Economic Development Corporation
    P. O. Box 492
    Decatur, Indiana 46733-0492
    260-724-2588

    Position: Executive Director

    Position Summary:

    The Adams County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) Executive Director administers and manages the activities of the Corporation. The incumbent will direct the Corporation’s efforts including, but not limited to, business development, workforce development, job attraction and job retention. Incumbent will employ skills to attract new industry and assist existing employers in growth; will help provide a trained workforce and market industrial space including available building(s), industrial (business) park(s) or greenspace.

    Essential Job Functions:

    • Report to and work close with the ACEDC Board of Directors to review, evaluate and develop strategic plans and programs designed to retain existing jobs, expand current employment opportunities and provide workforce training opportunities;
    • Attract new business developments and have ability to employ prudent economic development functions;
    • Work directly with new and existing businesses and facilitate local and state incentives to grow the local employment and tax base;
    • Establish a strong visible leadership position with staff and community. Be a consensus builder with impeccable integrity. Have a willingness to put organization and community above self;
    • Work with appropriate community, county, and state officials to develop and broaden community development strategies;
    • Develop annual work plan supporting strategic objectives. Establish measurable results for each strategic area. Determine activities to be used to achieve the measurable outcomes;
    • Develop and maintain Corporation budget; supervise and direct staff personnel;
    • Manage and oversee ACEDC Revolving Loan Fund activities such as filtering applicants and monitoring repayments;
    • Develop and implement corporation marketing programs including website, follow up with specific prospects and/or site selection consultants and travel to attract business;
    • Maintain direct contact and participate in essential activity with regional and state officials in economic development;
    • Encourage business with highly trained and skilled jobs in order to retain local talent;
    • Facilitate training programs or develop opportunities for new business start-ups;
    • Maintain appropriate Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) records relative to business and industry contacts and visitations;
    • Advise and assist in tourism development as is related to economic development.
    • Promote the goals of the Corporation through speaking opportunities to county wide civic organizations and business groups;
    • Act as liaison for the Board and Adams County officials with stakeholders, the community and other economic development organizations;
    • Maintain and have ability to ensure confidentiality with the Board of Directors, BRE industry relationships and of Regional economic development relations;
    • Incumbent will work with the Board to target potential fundraising opportunities and maintain a 5-year commitment from potential investors.

    Job Requirements:

    I. Education and Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration or related field preferred;
    • If not already attained, successful completion of a basic economic development course preferred in the first year;
    • Thorough knowledge of Corporation organization, policies and purpose;
    • Thorough knowledge of Corporation decisions, practices, procedures, objectives and goals;
    • Broad knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and methodology of administrative management and of governmental administrative structures;
    • Knowledge and experience with policies and procedures of local and state government related to economic development;
    • Ability to communicate complex theories and principles to a broad spectrum both verbally and in writing and be self-motivated;
    • Ability to develop and maintain effective, cooperative, and productive work relationships – most often confidentially;
    • Ability to comprehend, analyze, interpret, and correlate technical material;
    • Ability to anticipate problems, initiate corrective action and direct the work of others.

    II. Working Conditions:

    Fast paced, highly detailed work environment. May sit for a long period of time, stands, lifts, and moves intermittently during working hours.

    This role description is intended to describe the normal level of work required for this position. The ACEDC is a dynamic organization in a rapidly changing industry. Accordingly, the responsibilities associated with this position will change from time to time in accordance with the corporation’s business needs. More specifically, the incumbent may be required to perform additional and/or different responsibilities from those set for herewith.

    This description is not intended as a contract and is subject to change. Any written contractual agreements supersede this document. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    III. Responsibility:

    The incumbent is responsible for directing staff personnel involved in carrying out the activities and services of the ACEDC. The incumbent works independently and possesses sufficient technical authority for work. Decisions and major recommendations on projects are reviewed for compliance with Corporation policy and attainment of goals.

    IV. Personal Work Relationships:

    Incumbent works with staff personnel, Board of Directors, community, county, and state officials, personnel from business groups, business leaders considering Adams County and the public for the purpose of exchange and coordination of projects, problem resolution and information and idea exchange.

    V. Physical Effort and Work Environment:

    Work is performed in an office environment with no unusual physical demands or requirements. Travel is necessary relative to projects, complete assignments and for economic development related meetings.

    VI. The successful applicant will be engaged in and become an integral part of the Adams County community.

    Adams County Economic Development Corporation -

    Member: Indiana Economic Development Association

    Member: Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

    Member: Local Economic Development Organization (LEDO) Council

    Member: Northeast Indiana Regional Chamber

    Interested candidates may send cover letter & resume to: ktinsley@adamscountyedc.com

    Or mail to: Executive Director Search Committee

    Adams County Economic Development Corporation
    P. O. Box 492
    Decatur, Indiana 46733-0492

    All inquiries will be held as confidential


  • Tuesday, June 04, 2019 11:20 AM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    Who We Are

    The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership exists to create a more prosperous region for our residents. We offer an exciting work environment where you can make a difference in the economic future of Northeast Indiana as part of a team striving for excellence and delivering results. We build, market and sell Northeast Indiana by bringing people together to confront big challenges and uniting around positive change. We encourage creativity, passion and determination of individual team members and engage them in a supportive, collaborative team which thrives on achieving goals together. As a member of our team, you can help advance Northeast Indiana in new and substantial ways.

    Who We Are Looking For

    We have an opening for a Director of Business Development. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Economic Development & COO, the Director of Business Development (Director) is responsible for attracting new businesses to Northeast Indiana. The Director will lead the development and execution of the overall business development strategy to maximize lead generation for the region and contribute to the organizational strategic planning process. The Director draws upon a breadth of experience to create and execute strategies that integrate national and international business development, target industry development and marketing. This individual is an ambassador for the Partnership and builds proactive and positive relationships with site selection consultants and prospective company executives.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Lead the development and execution of the overall business development strategy, annual business plan and supporting budget to maximize lead generation for the region. Include strategies which integrate national and international business development, target industry development and marketing.
    • Develop and execute a strategy for lead generation and business recruitment through productive relationships with national site consultants.
    • Travel routinely to represent the Partnership and the region in business development meetings.
    • Coordinate the assignment and convening of assigned target industries, mining for business development leads and priority needs. Ensure that target industry needs are integrated into Vision 2030 priorities.
    • Manage relationships and results of lead generation vendors.
    • Lead compilation of regional project responses with the local economic development organizations; serve as single point of contact for assigned projects.
    • Support the local economic development organizations in project visit coordination and business development travel.
    • Maintain strong relationships with the region’s economic development professionals and the LEDO Council in general, advancing the culture and trust inherent in the Code of Ethics.
    • Integrate key regional priorities and brand identity into communications with external audiences.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • CEcD desired
    • 4+ years’ experience in sales, business development or related role; management experience desired
    • Proficiency with CRM platforms
    • Experience presenting to executive leaders, board members, C-level customers and a variety of internal and external audiences
    • Solid business acumen and analytical skills, including an understanding of key financial metrics
    • Demonstrated excellence in execution - align key stakeholders to decisions; highly collaborative with cross-functional team members and customers
    • Travel required approximately 25% of time

    Please submit your cover letter and resume to Vanessa Hurtig at vanessa@neindiana.com by June 17, 2019.

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