Economic Development Program Associate (Grant Funded)

Oct 25, 2018 | Jobs

Economic Development Program Associate (Grant Funded)
Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
Ohio University, Athens, OH

 

This position requires a flexible, team player who will assist faculty, professional staff, and students with technical assistance, applied research, data compilation/analysis, project administration, oral presentations, and report writing in the area of community and economic development. Position will directly apply knowledge of local and state economic development policies and tools specific to Ohio. As such, the position requires a familiarity and experience with Port Authorities, Special Improvement Districts, Joint Economic Development Districts, tax abatement/credit programs, enterprise bond funds, grant programs, and other tools available to support economic development efforts in Ohio.

Additional position duties include compiling and analyzing publicly available economic, demographic, industry, and occupational data; conducting industry cluster and economic impact analyses; and other research using common economics-based statistical techniques. Strong oral communication skills are required to present to stakeholders and represent the School in public and private meetings. Strong academic and professional writing skills are required to contribute to research reports. The position will assist the supervisor and other faculty and staff with writing grant proposals and managing projects. Prior experience as an economic development practitioner in the State of Ohio is highly desired.

Minimum qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy/administration, business, city and regional planning or another relevant field required. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to travel as needed to fulfill job duties.

Preferred qualifications: Master’s degree in economics, public policy/administration, business, city and regional planning or another relevant field preferred.

This position is based at Ohio University’s Athens campus.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a grant-funded position and is available immediately after the search.

For a complete job description and to apply for the position please visit: http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/29025

Position will remain opened until filled; apply by November 11, 2018 for full consideration.

 

Ohio University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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