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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.

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  • Monday, November 29, 2021 4:30 PM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

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

    One Southern Indiana (1si) expects this position to be accountable for leading regional efforts in executing strategies focused around developing more visibility, connection, mentorship, and business opportunities for all businesses. The Manager of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion will be partnered with the 1si Board of Directors’ Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee to ensure 1si’s purpose of growing all businesses and developing all talent to maximize the potential for economic growth and prosperity.

    This position will also work closely with the Chief Revenue Director on sponsorships, budgets and revenue projections for all DE&I events, programs, and workshops. The Manager of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion must also work collaboratively with staff members, members, investors, volunteers, vendors, and other stakeholders in making our community a place of choice for all businesses and talent.

    In addition, as a member of Small Business Services team, this Manager of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion position will assist in establishing the strategic planning and development of small business training, educational programming, workshops, and seminars along with the subsequent metrics of success, implementing actions toward that strategy, and measuring results toward strategic goals. This position requires a mix of team-oriented activities as well as independent judgment and discretion. The ability to multi-task within a high-pressure environment cannot be overstated for this position.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    1. Function as the staff lead for the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.
      • Maintain the official records of the committee, including scheduling and sending notices of meetings, attending and transcribing minutes.
      • Manage the execution of strategic projects devised by the committee.
      • Assist in fund raising efforts, budgets, and regular financial reporting, as needed.
      • Prepare reports, letters, memos, correspondence, charts, presentation materials, etc.
      • Ensure compliance with the 1si By-Laws, committee mission, and any relevant agreements.
    2. Develop and promote the business case for improving DE&I in area businesses and organizations.
    3. Work towards the development of networking events to bring talented diverse leaders together to share ideas and bring visibility to the talents of our region.
    4. Develop the framework and infrastructure to create a long-term sustainable initiative.
    5. Conduct research and present suggestions for best practices from other similarly focused initiatives.
    6. Partner and Collaborate with 1si Staff Members on the following initiatives:
      • Collaborate with the Member Relationship Manager to drive diverse membership and engagement of group members; assist in identifying diverse membership prospects
      • Partner with the Small Business Navigator to create programming to facilitate mentoring and professional development to grow all businesses; share programming ideas that address diverse business needs; connect businesses to resources as appropriate, including connections within the corporate community.
      • Collaborates with the Chief Revenue Director to identify diverse investor relations and sponsorship prospects in order to grow diversity within our investors and sponsors.
      • Collaborate with the Manager of Communications and Database to create communication, marketing, and public relations strategies that amplify the stories of diverse professionals in our region; provide feedback on diversity representation in 1si marketing (print, website, etc.).
      • Partner with the HR Coordinator on diversity recruitment needs and priorities for staff positions.
    7. Prepare reports for internal / external review of metrics.
    8. Other duties as assigned.

    ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

    1. A bachelor’s degree or higher preferred with minimum three (3) years of experience in a business environment and a passion for diversity, equity and inclusion work. A combination of education and experience may be substituted when proficiency is demonstrated.
    2. Very organized in use of tools including Outlook, CRM and others as provided.
    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, including experience in developing financial budgets.
    7. Develop innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that persuades positive interaction; Seeks solutions to overcome objections and obstacles and exhibits a high degree of resourcefulness.
    8. Strong interpersonal, writing and presentation skills including the ability to communicate with all levels of management and audiences with diverse backgrounds and educational levels. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and presentation outlines.
    9. Appropriate and proficient phone and social media skills.
    10. Prioritize daily functions with multiple deadlines and high volumes of work.
    11. 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; arrange meeting room tables and chairs; 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 day. Proper lifting techniques required.
    3. Ability to self-transport from office to committee/member/investor/vendor/community leader meetings, 1si special events and programs.
    4. Must be able to work a varied work schedule as business needs may require early morning or evening hours.
    5. Dress for this position is business casual or business attire (unless the day’s tasks require otherwise). A clean, professional, well-groomed appearance is expected.

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

  • Thursday, November 04, 2021 5:03 PM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    Are you passionate about the benefits of living and working on Michigan’s sunset coast? We are looking for a talented economic and business development professional to join our team. This position is responsible for the recruitment and retention of companies in Berrien County as well as the management of our economic and business development activities.

    The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing the economic development team, establishing metrics that grow the Southwest Michigan economy and providing a challenging and engaging culture where team members can thrive.

    If you possess an exceptional level of professional and political savvy, are a thought leader and problem solver who works well with business, government leaders, and community partners. We want to talk with you.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

    • Develop, lead, and manage a team of economic and business professionals.
    • Lead business growth via implementation of the Business Success Retention/Expansion Program through routine visits and detailed follow up with manufacturers and large employers.
    • Grow the area economic base by working to attract and recruit organizations to Berrien County and leading the conversations and site visits of those employers.
    • Provide guidance and strategy as a member of the Cornerstone Alliance Leadership team.
    • Work collaboratively with Berrien County Community Development through projects including Brownfield Redevelopment.
    • Represent Cornerstone Alliance among economic development partnerships including the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Southwest Michigan First and others.
    • Advocate for positions that support the organization’s goals.
    • Serve on boards and committees relative to Cornerstone Alliance strategic initiatives.
    • Prepare and present written and verbal project reports and public presentations.
    • Establish, develop and maintain effective working relationships with departmental staff, municipal employees, local business owners and the general public.
    • Look for grant funded projects that are supportive of the organization’s objectives. Lead the application process and, for successful grants, manage, monitor, and report on the projects.
    • Provide leadership to the Women Business Collaborative.

    REQUIRED SKILLS:

    • Certified Economic Development Certificate preferred.
    • A minimum of five (5) years of economic development leadership in an economic development organization or jurisdiction, including a strong track record of negotiated project “wins”.
    • Completion of OU/EDI or IEDC Economic Development courses preferred.
    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Planning, or related field is preferred.
    • Ability to think strategically and to constructively receive feedback.
    • Must possess the ability to build relationships with C-Level business executives.
    • A strong knowledge of economic development programs, policies and strategies including a legal acumen, and an understanding of relevant legislation and tax abatement is preferred.
    • A history of successful grant administration is preferred.
    • Experience working with real estate experts and developers in the commercial and industrial setting.
    • Strong, presentation, verbal and written communication skills in the use of the English language.
    • Ability to gather, collate and analyze a variety of data.
    • Thorough understanding of program research, development and implementation techniques.
    • Strong organizational skills are required, as well as the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Excellent customer service skills a must.

    This position takes place in a fast paced, highly detailed work environment. It works primarily in an office environment. Out-of-town, overnight travel may be required as will the need to be available to attend meetings outside of normal office hours.

    Interested applicants should apply to: Rob Cleveland, President & CEO, rcleveland@cstonealliance.org

    Applicants should include a resume and cover letter, along with detail of economic development projects led. The deadline to apply is Monday, November 29, 2021.

  • Tuesday, November 02, 2021 5:06 PM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

    Who We Are

    The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership exists to create a more prosperous region for our residents. We deliver on this through building, marketing and selling Northeast Indiana to increase business investment. We offer an exciting, team-oriented, results-driven work environment where you can make a difference in the economic future of Northeast Indiana. We thrive on the creativity, passion and determination of individual team members to achieve goals together. As a member of our team, you can help advance Northeast Indiana in new and substantial ways.

    Who We Are Looking For

    The Director of Business Development (Director) is responsible for sourcing and nurturing new business expansion and relocation leads, qualified prospects, and for executing the Partnership’s mission to build, market, and sell Northeast Indiana to increase business investment. The Director will focus on the execution of the overall regional strategy that integrates national and international business development, cluster development and marketing. This individual is an ambassador for the Partnership and Northeast Indiana, actively building proactive and positive relationships with site selection consultants, brokers and prospective company executives.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Host clients and handle prospect management, including presentations to executives, coordination of visits and tours, development of compelling business cases and proposals addressing issues or needs of the project.
    • Manage coordination with Northeast Indiana local economic development organizations (LEDO), state government and private sector partners in project visit coordination and business development travel.
    • Lead compilation of regional project responses with the local economic development organizations; serve as single point of contact for assigned projects.
    • Develop a working knowledge of industrial taxes, grants and incentives, labor market and population data; sites/buildings databases; workforce training programs; financial tools and analysis; and other business resources that are necessary to understand company relocation and expansion requirements.
    • Expand the Partnership’s reach with targeted national site selectors, brokers, and other sourcing stakeholders.
    • Travel routinely to conduct prospect sales mission trips to target markets, trade shows and conferences (within designated industries) to generate leads and prospects, actively coordinating pre-trip outreach activities, setting up appointments and meetings.
    • 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 and 4+ years of related experience is required
    • Comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of domestic and international business development, economic development, real estate development, tax policy and public finance, workforce, is required
    • Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) desired
    • Experience presenting to executive leaders, board members, C-level customers and a variety of internal and external audiences is desired
    • Experience working with emerging technology companies and understanding of capital markets is desired
    • Proficiency with CRM platforms
    • Demonstrated excellence in execution - align key stakeholders to decisions; highly collaborative with cross-functional team members and customers
    • Domestic and international travel required approximately 25% of time

    Please submit your cover letter and resume to Vanessa Hurtig at vanessa@neindiana.com by November 12, 2021.

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