Economic Development Program Associate – Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Affairs
THIS IS A GRANT-FUNDED POSITION. EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON CONTINUED FUNDING FROM THE GRANT PROVIDER. POSITION OPEN DATE: 05/01/19.
This position requires a flexible, team player who will assist faculty, professional staff, & students w/technical assistance, applied research, data compilation/analysis, project administration, oral presentations, & report writing in the area of community & economic development. Position will directly apply knowledge of local & state economic development policies & tools specific to OH. As such, the position requires a familiarity & experience with Port Authorities, Special Improvement Districts, Joint Economic Development Districts, tax abatement/credit programs, enterprise bond funds, grant programs, & other tools available to support economic development efforts in OH.
Additional position duties include compiling & analyzing publicly available economic, demographic, industry, & occupational data; conducting industry cluster & economic impact analyses; & other research using common economics-based statistical techniques. Strong oral communication skills are required to present to stakeholders & represent the School in public & private meetings. Strong academic & professional writing skills are required to contribute to research reports. The position will assist the supervisor & other faculty & staff with writing grant proposals & managing projects. Prior experience as an economic development practitioner in the State of Ohio is highly desired.
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.
Master’s degree in economics, public policy/administration, business, city and regional planning or another relevant field preferred.
The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by March 15, 2019.
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