Economic Development Project Manager

May 10, 2018 | Jobs |

Job Title Economic Development Project Manager
Applications Accepted From Public: Open to the public
Special Instructions to Applicants Please complete the online application and attach required documents. Required documents include a detailed cover letter-highlighting top relevant experience related to Ohio economic development programs and policies , current resume, a list of at least three (3) professional references with current details, including email addresses.

The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by June 10, 2018.

This is a grant funded position and is available immediately after the search. Employment is contingent upon continued funding from the grant provider.

This position is eligible for the following benefits: Level 1 – Medical/Rx, Vision, Dental, Ortho; Winter Break Closure; Holidays Paid; Basic/Supp/Dep Life; Educ. Benefits; Sick Leave; Vacation; Retirement
Posting Number 20161607S
Job Description The Economic Development Project Manager position requires a flexible, team-player who will provide technical assistance and consulting services, manage projects, work with local stakeholders, and conduct applied research in the area of community and economic development in conjunction with the faculty, professional staff, and students. 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. 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 Master’s degree in city and regional planning, economics/agricultural economics, public policy, or a similar field is required AND at least one year of work experience in any field.
 Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, the ability to travel and the ability to work nights and/or weekends as needed to fulfill job duties. Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of work history and experience deemed to be exemplary may substitute the Master’s degree requirement. Relevant coursework toward AICP, IEDC/CEcD, and/or Ohio Economic Development Institute (OEDI) coursework is encouraged for bachelor’s only applicants.
Preferred Qualifications  Prior experience as an economic development practitioner in Ohio
 Economic development certification.
Department Voinovich Schl of Leadership & Public Affairs
Pay Rate Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Employees also enjoy a generous benefit package which includes health benefits, paid time off, and educational benefits for employees and eligible dependents.
Job Open Date 05/09/2018
Posting Close Date The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by June 10, 2018.
Job Category Research – Exempt-Salaried
Months 12
Planning Unit Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
Work Schedule M-F 8-5
Campus Athens
Expected hours worked per week 40
Expected duration of assignment ongoing
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position. Jason Jolley, jolleyg1@ohio.edu
Diversity Statement Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is a member of the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. www.ohwpawvherc.org
Job Information
Employment Type Full-Time Regular
Job Family/Subfamily Academic and Program Management-Research and Program Management
Career Track & Level IC 3
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