In order to advance the careers of economic developers focused on business retention and expansion, BREI has established a job board for members and partners seeking qualified candidates for open positions. Please see the positions available below:
Economic Recovery Coordinator – Contract Position
City of St. Cloud, MN.
Added December 14, 2018
The City of St. Cloud, Minnesota (pop. 67,984) is seeking proposals for full-time professional services of an “Economic Recovery Coordinator” to implement a 2-year economic recovery strategy. This strategy includes promotion of local industry and workforce assets, aggressive business retention expansion and recruitment, repurpose existing industrial infrastructure, and mitigation of unemployment. The Request for Proposals (RFP) including project description, scope of work and deliverables, project schedule, submission requirements, evaluation criteria and inquiry contacts is available here. Initial proposals will be reviewed as early as December 10, 2018 but RFP will remain open until satisfactory candidate is selected.
Extension Assistant, Workforce Development
University of Oklahoma State University Extension Center, Stillwater, OK
Added May 15, 2018
This position will supervise the implementation of a workforce development program pilot funded by a 3-year grant, as well as support entrepreneurship and economic development programs within the Community and Rural Development program area. The incumbent in this position will be expected to organize and manage logistics for community-level meetings, analyze and apply economic and business data for localized decision-making, and engage in partnerships to deliver workforce development training. The incumbent will also support the OK SBDC business advising network with additional data analysis. Familiarization with the Business Retention and Expansion program, GIS, federal and proprietary business data sets are desired.
Economic Development Program Manager
Powhatan County, Virginia
Added December 1, 2017
Are you looking for an opportunity to join a supportive team of local government professionals in a community with an excellent quality of life? Powhatan County is the Richmond region’s best kept secret for work-life balance while being a short drive from the capital city’s amenities. The County is seeking professional level support for its economic development program. Responsibilities include technical and administrative assistance, assisting developers with project review and approval process, and coordinating activities with other county departments, including incentive packages. In addition to leading one or more work programs in economic development activities (i.e. BRE, marketing, recruitment) the candidate will be able to work with and speak to various community and professional groups, and the media, regarding the county’s Economic Development progress. This position has a hiring range of $53,000-$60,000 based on qualifications and experience. The position is full-time.