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, 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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.

  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018 5:01 PM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    The Rush County Economic and Community Development Corporation (ECDC), a primary economic development partner in Rushville and Rush County, seeks a qualified individual to join the economic development team in order to foster public/private partnerships that result in private sector investment and job creation.


    The Manager of Workforce Development & Client Services is a full-time exempt position that reports to the President/CEO. This professional position is responsible for all administrative functions with a special emphasis on project management and workforce development and skills training activities. Other activities include, but are not limited to, economic development lead response, phone/email inquiries, accounts payable/receivable processing, coordination/planning of events and meetings, and database/website systems management. This position will be Rushville, Indiana; please indicate willingness to relocate to Rush County in cover letter.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

    Project Management:

    • Preparation of initial response for economic development project leads.
    • Responsible for coordinating workforce development programs and activities as they pertain to the organization and partners.
    • Will assist with coordination of prospect site visits, as well as preparation of customized information packets.
    • Responsible for planning and executing special events, such as (but not limited to) Board of Directors Annual Meeting, stakeholder receptions, workshops, and other programs.
    • Community or economic-based grant application coordination, with grant research, writing and administration as a desired skill set.
    • ACT Work Ready Community
    • Coordinate training center opportunities with education providers


    • Provide administrative support for Rush County ECDC staff, including receipt/distribution of mail, preparation of written correspondence, maintenance of file systems, and activities related to monthly Board meetings.
    • Responsible for reporting and ongoing accounts payable/receivable processing, as well as preparation of monthly statements and reports.
    • Oversee maintenance and development of statistical and/or informational databases. Perform ongoing updates and maintenance of available sites and buildings inventory. Must possess an ability to perform effective online research. Proficiency in Excel required.
    • Perform ongoing updates and maintenance of ECDC website through a content management system. Proficiency with website content management systems preferred.
    • Design marketing and promotional materials for both domestic and international markets using various media. Experience with Desktop Publishing and social networking tools preferred.
    • Coordinate and execute communications with targeted industry leaders. Design and coordinate press releases and other outreach material.

    Education, Experience and Skills Required:

    The ideal candidate will project a professional demeanor at all times. He/she will possess:

    • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
    • A working knowledge of the Indiana Workforce Development structure preferred
    • A working knowledge of economic development or nonprofit organizations, including the principles of economic and community development, volunteer management, program administration, project management, and grant application writing preferred.
    • A working knowledge of local and state political structure preferred.
    • Ability to exercise discretion and judgment as a normal and recurring part of performing day-today duties, including the ability to maintain confidential information and/or discussions.
    • Strong public relations skills, with the ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships among diverse groups of people.
    • Expertise in Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Publisher.
    • Knowledge of social networking tools required.
    • Knowledge of website content management systems preferred.
    • A valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and proof of insurance.
    • Ability to perform basic research and analyze data using acceptable research practices, and to formulate alternatives and recommendations
    • A minimum of Associate’s Degree (Bachelor’s degree is preferred) in Business Administration, Marketing, Economic Development, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and 3-5 years’ experience.

    Compensation Package:

    Salary and benefits are commensurate with skills and experience.


    Resumes and applications are being collected through July 23rd, 2018. Interested applicants should contact with their resume and cover letter.

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