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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.

  • Thursday, March 18, 2021 5:18 PM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    The Regional Director will effectively manage day-to-day operations of the regional SBDC team to meet counseling, training and other performance goals, program objectives and contractual agreements. The Regional Director is responsible for identifying stakeholders and funders to meet required Federal cash match sources to access Federal funds. In addition, the Regional Director will provide strategic oversite of initiatives supporting small and closely-held businesses. The Regional Director will be comfortable inspiring and communicating at all levels while representing the Indiana SBDC in the community. The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker who is able to build relationships and develop outreach initiatives that strengthen the Evansville Region.

    The Regional Director’s every day actions will exemplify the guiding principles of EREP. The Reginal Director operates regionally, commits to equitable prosperity, keeps small business front and center, leverages the unique value of both the public and private sectors in delivering success, and advances regional prosperity and global relevance.


  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:44 AM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    Hoosiers for Renewables is looking to hire an individual as a Field & Research Coordinator. The position is a consulting role, serving as an independent contractor to the organization. The organization is a non-partisan, statewide organization that supports the development of renewable energy, primarily large-scale solar and wind projects, through services and communication to citizens, local public officials, businesses and others to educate them about the economics, cost savings and environmental benefits of renewable energy.

    Initiative and drive are expected to creatively identify new methods and processes for sources of research and outreach to accomplish the organization’s goals. A description of the responsibilities for this position is listed below.

    Please email a cover letter including a statement on why you support renewable energy and your salary history along with your resume to:


    Job Description

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Attendance and participation at designated community meetings as assigned. Monitoring and accurate reporting is expected. Participation and any active advocacy will be assigned on a case-by-case basis.
    • Have conversations with community and business leaders and local elected officials to educate them about the organization and its support for renewable energy.
    • Assist with organizing local supporters to show up for hearings and other events, advocate for the renewable energy industry and provide support to the various wind and solar projects in Indiana, as directed by leadership.
    • Outreach may include, but not limited to event management, media relations, digital communications and advertising, all under the direction of organization leadership and outside consultants.
    • Research, as assigned. Especially relating to data collection and review of county economics and local impact renewable energy projects in Indiana.
    • Proficiency with relevant software applications and social media is expected.
    • Work from a home-based office.
    • In-state travel, while adhering to COVID-19 guidelines, is expected.
    • Travel and other expenses related to the position will be reimbursed, based on an initial budget drafted by the organization.
    • The amount of work required is expected to equal that of a full-time position. The weekly workload may vary with some evening and weekend engagements anticipated.

    Direct lobbying of state officials (elected, appointed, and staff) is NOT a responsibility of this position.

    As noted, this position will be an independent contractor providing services to the organization and are not an employee of the organization.

  • Friday, February 19, 2021 10:19 AM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    Supervision Received: JCDC Executive Director
    Supervision Exercised: None

    Purpose: To grow human capital potential of Jay County Citizens by:

    • Assisting Jay County organizations and governmental bodies to improve their capabilities for planning, problem solving and resource procurement.
    • Assisting those organizations in developing resources, skills, and knowledge to successfully work with local, county, state or national agencies in reaching the organization’s goals.
    • Promoting cooperation and coordination among the organizations and governmental bodies by acting as an initial convener or conduit.

    Major Duties/Responsibilities: The position requires the implementation of all goals and objectives of the Jay County Strategic Development Plan related to Community Development. Specific activities include, but are not limited to:

    • Collaborate with communities to develop planning skills and community plans.
    • Assist organizations to build long-range plans by providing technical assistance and self-help strategies through modeling/training.
    • Enlarge the leadership base of our communities by teaching leadership skills such as problem-solving techniques, team building skills, and consensus decision-making skills.
    • Utilize processes, programs, and techniques to increase volunteerism.
    • Promote the value of community development and recognize specific organizations for their achievements through the media and other public venues.
    • Research and apply for grants essential for community development projects.
    • Provide support for implementation and oversight of grants.
    • Provide support for fundraising initiatives associated with community development projects.
    • Promote and develop ties among Jay County communities and organizations.
    • Recommend to the JCDC Executive Director an annual budget necessary to carry out the strategic plans and objectives inherent to the position and administer said budget after it has been approved by the JCDC Board.
    • Serve as media spokesperson of Jay County Community Development.


    Education: Bachelor’s degree in urban/regional planning, community development, political or relevant social science or public administration is preferred. Inherent is a thorough understanding and application of problem-solving processes, group processes and team building skills, plus a variety of consensus and commitment building skills.

    Experience: Position requires a minimum of three years experience in planning, community development or economic development, particularly at the local or county level. Also expected is that position holder has or acquires a working knowledge of the local, county, and relevant state and national government frameworks, plus those of quasi-governmental entities, such as Chambers of Commerce or Main Street organizations.

    Position holder should possess sufficient computer and technology skills, and knowledge of software packages to maintain appropriate databases relevant to community development, and when necessary, the ability to transmit information and data when offsite.

    The Developer will be expected to continue to upgrade skills by attending training sessions and seminars when practical and reasonably within reach.

    Licenses or Certification: Professional certification in planning, community, or economic development and /or CDBG Grants Administration is preferred.

    Residency: It is preferred the Community Developer is or becomes a resident of Jay County.

    Send resume to the following:

    Jay County Development Corporation
    118 S. Meridian Street, Ste B
    Portland, IN 47371
    Email: jhayes@jaycodev.org

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