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.

Site Development Strategy Key to Early Opportunity Zone Success

Marketing helps but a fancy web site cannot replace a strong site development plan that illustrates an Opportunity Zone is prepared for development. Creating an Opportunity Zone site development plan involves five steps that includes the creation of site plans and infrastructure finance strategies, enacting land use entitlements and tax incentives, advocating for a state and local Opportunity Zone public policy agenda, marketing the Opportunity Zone and seeking professional guidance to operate an Opportunity Zone by seeking investors.

read more

The Answers to Four Questions Determine if Your Region Behind in the Opportunity Zone Battle

Maybe it is a silly question since the ink on the IRS regulations are not dry nor are the even written in ink but economic development, elected officials and real estate developers are asking the question—is our region already behind in attracting capital for Opportunity Zones? The answer to four questions determines if your region is behind in this critical economic development opportunity.

read more

Global Design Expert Reveals Key Innovation Corridor Elements

The Uptown Consortium enlisted Sasaki, a global planning and design firm, to complete the master plan for the Uptown Innovation Corridor in Cincinnati. Bringing a broad, comprehensive vision to the table, the firm is working to articulate a thoughtful implementation framework that balances land use, urban design, placemaking and real estate strategies. The result is an execution roadmap to create a world-class urban district.

read more