Economic Development Assistant – Preble County Development Partnership

Aug 29, 2023 | Jobs

The Preble County Development Partnership, Inc. (PCDP) is a 501(c) non-profit organization and was formed to address important growth and development issues and to assist in the creation of jobs and opportunity for everyone in Preble County now and in the future. The PCDP program of work focuses on four objectives:

  • Business Retention
  • New Business Recruitment
  • Marketing and Community Outreach
  • Workforce Development

The Preble County Development Partnership is led by the Director for Economic Development is overseen by a Board of Trustees.

The Economic Development Assistant reports to the Executive Director and must maintain a high degree of competency and professionalism. All work is confidential and requires significant personal interaction with high level corporate and governmental leadership. The Economic Development Assistant must be self-motivated and able to manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision. The Economic Development Assistant is a critical contributor to important community and business projects and has the following responsibilities:

Economic Development Programming Support (35%)

  1. Support PCDP’s Business Retention & Expansion and Business Attraction efforts through administrative and managerial functions such as: managing building and site inventories, updating client databases, tracking leads, contributing to requests for information and conducting project specific research
  2. Lead entrepreneurship and small business development efforts by guiding entrepreneurial clients to PCDP programs, administering Revolving Loan Fund programs, organizing small business informational programming and connecting with partner organizations for small business development
  3. Support PCDP’s Workforce Development efforts with administrative and stakeholder relationship support
  4. Represent PCDP and its strategic goals in various stakeholder meetings
  5. Identify business support needs and work with Executive Director, Board, and Committees to develop solutions
  6. Assist in planning special events including seminars, workshops, networking events etc.

Community & Investor Outreach and Relations (20%)

  1. Coordinate and track investor contributions and volunteer hours
  2. Develop and maintain strong relationships with community stakeholders
  3. Support organizational marketing efforts, contributing to a variety of promotional functions including social media, print, and distribution of physical and digital materials

Non-Profit Administration (20%)

  1. Manage a small office, including scheduling, record and file maintenance, maintaining office supplies and general administrative duties
  2. Coordinate PCDP Board and committee work including agendas, minutes, and preparation
  3. Support organizational grant-writing and reporting initiatives and coordinate with countywide grant seeking efforts

Special Projects & Other Duties (5%)

  1. Maintain agreements, relationships, and record for fiscal agent relationships related to PCDP mission with support from Executive Director
  2. Contribute to organizational reporting
  3. Additional duties as assigned

Associate’s degree in Public or Business Administration, or related field and at least one year of experience in development and grants administration, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, preferred.

Wage Rate: $35,000 – 50,000.
Please note that the Preble County Development Partnership does not offer medical benefits, nor a retirement plan.

How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Preble County Development Partnership, 122 W. Decatur Street, Eaton, OH 45320 or email to


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