Economic Development Specialist – Lorain County
The Lorain County Board of Commissioners is currently accepting applications for the position of Economic Development Specialist within the Community Development Department.
Under supervision of the Director and in collaboration with other departments, this position involves the ability to plan, coordinate, and execute programs that impact economic growth and activities that promote economic vitality throughout the County. Essential functions include organizing and creating economic development plans for public improvement, finance incentives, redevelopment projects, attraction of new investment, and business retention and expansion for existing companies.
Strong abilities in marketing are preferred and high-level skills in using various platforms for promotional procedures (Facebook, LinkedIn, Photoshop, Publisher, etc.). This role is responsible for communication functions of the Department, including media relations, marketing plans, social media campaigns, website maintenance, and supplemental marketing strategies. Additionally, an ideal candidate will be expected to aid in research techniques/materials, analyzing data, evaluating methods, and incorporating results in practices and programs.
Other duties that fall within the scope of this position include assisting with public relations, participating in events, building a good rapport with elected officials, and acting as a liaison between County government and various agencies, offices, or businesses to ensure effective communication and contribution. Further related duties may be required under the position’s responsibilities.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Planning, Marketing, or a related discipline. Experience in a private industry or public sector, and/or any combination of the above education, training, and work experience.
Candidates must possess a valid Ohio vehicle operator’s license and maintain continuing eligibility for insurance coverage in order to apply for this position.
How to Apply:
Submission of the County Employment Application is required. Applications will be accepted electronically by submission to Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail or hand delivery to Lorain County Administration Building, 226 Middle Avenue, Elyria, Ohio 44035.
Lorain County is an equal opportunity employer and will make reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities.
Ohio’s Joint Economic Development District (JEDD) program is the major state program that enables collaboration among municipalities and townships to encourage investment and job creation. Over the past few years, the JEDD program has undergone a number of significant changes that impact on its practical use.read more
I first met Dan in the fall of 2016. I had moved to Central Ohio over the late holiday season in 2015 to begin serving as the new Director of GROW Licking County CIC, Dan’s former role. I was immediately struck by many in the community who worried that I would “not be enough,” that the “shoes were too big,” and that “Dan was larger than life.” And they were right.read more
The Ohio Economic Development Association’s annual Excellence Awards program recognizes the achievements of individuals and organizations in Ohio in the areas of economic and workforce development. Submit your nominations today and have excellence in your community recognized statewide!
A panel of judges will evaluate the nominations, determine finalists, and select a winner for each of the categories noted below. Award winners will be announced in conjunction with the 2022 OEDA Annual Summit, being held October 3-6 at the Exchange at Bridge Park in Dublin, Ohio.read more