Economic Development Liaison to Shelby & Northern Richland County
About the Opportunity:
The Richland Community Development Group (RCDG), an affiliate of the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce, is seeking an Economic Development Liaison to Shelby & Northern Richland County. This position has been developed in collaborative partnership with the Shelby Community Improvement Corporation (CIC). CIC has worked closely with the City of Shelby and other key stakeholders to develop an Economic Development Action Plan for the Shelby community. Creating this position is a key outcome of that work to put a greater emphasis on the need for business growth and expansion in the Shelby area and all of northern Richland County (including Plymouth).
About the Communities:
The City of Shelby is located in Richland County in north central Ohio. The area has a storied history as the birthplace of the seamless steel tube and as a strong home for industrial growth. Today, the community features a center for advanced learning, a career and technology center, excellent health care options, and many large and small industrial companies. With a population of approximately 9,300, a strong public school system, and many other community amenities, Shelby is ready for the next stage of revitalization. Located just north of Shelby is the Village of Plymouth (pop. 1,857), a charming, rural village which straddles Richland and Huron Counties.
About the position:
The Economic Development Liaison will lead and manage the work outlined in the Shelby Economic Development Action Plan which includes the areas of business retention & expansion, business attraction, entrepreneurship, and downtown development. The position reports to the RCDG Economic Development Director and serves as vital link from Shelby to the greater Richland County economic development system. They will work with key stakeholders including business people, elected officials, public sector employees, non-profit leaders, and other members of the community to meet the goals established by the Economic Development Action Plan.
The ideal candidate is a motivated and customer-focused team player who has demonstrated effective leadership for project management. They will be personable, outgoing, and determined; be an open-minded problem solver; and have excellent communication and relationship-building skills. They should be a self-starter with proven ability to meet goals. Candidates should possess an Associates or Bachelor’s degree in a related field, as well as 3-5 years’ experience in economic development or an economic development related field. Salary is commensurate with experience.
How to apply:
Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to the Chamber & RCDG CEO, Jodie Perry by Friday, June 1st, 2018 at firstname.lastname@example.org
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