Existing Industry Program Coordinator – One Columbus

Feb 21, 2024Jobs

​About the Columbus Partnership
The Columbus Partnership is a nonprofit organization of CEOs from Columbus’ leading businesses and institutions. Through our membership and other ally organizations across Central Ohio, the Partnership upholds a shared vision to make Columbus the most prosperous region in the country.

The Columbus Partnership team also includes One Columbus, one of the nation’s top economic development organizations that serves the 11-county Columbus Region; and Smart Columbus, an innovation lab that advances what is new and next at the intersection of technology and community good.

Can you imagine Columbus as the most prosperous region in the United States, where more and more people are able to improve their economic and social well-being? We do, every day.

The Role
The Existing Industry Program Coordinator is an essential member of the One Columbus team. The primary focus of the role is to assist in the implementation of our organization’s economic development strategy by serving existing businesses and providing them with industry-leading support. Understanding the challenges and opportunities of our companies is imperative in enhancing the Columbus Region’s success.

If you enjoy a dynamic work environment where no two days or conversations are alike, then this is the ideal role for you.

There are certain activities that you may find yourself undertaking on a daily basis: market, sector and company research, coordinating with community partners and JobsOhio to execute on the Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E) strategy, connecting companies to resources and new partnerships. You’ll strongly collaborate with the internal One Columbus team, working across all departments, including marketing, workforce, and research.

Classification Status- Exempt
Reports to Existing Industry Program Manager
Essential duties and responsibilities

• Execute and deliver on the One Columbus business retention and expansion strategy as directed by the Existing Industries Program Manager.
• Collaborate with the One Columbus research team (when necessary) in preparation for meetings across several sectors throughout the 11 counties.
• Effectively communicate, plan and coordinate with local and state partners both before and after each meeting.
• Able to identify opportunities or risks, communicate impactful recommendations and make connections to the One Columbus project management team (when applicable).
• Prepare professional responses and market proposals when necessary.
• Assist in drawing analysis from business retention activity for reporting and presentations.
• Involvement in the process of evaluating the eligibility and management of qualifying inclusion grant program companies.
• Create, track, and maintain all meeting takeaways and follow-up activity in both Columbus Region and JobsOhio Salesforce systems.
• Foster and build relationships with key partners, investors, and stakeholders throughout the 11-county region.
• Other duties as assigned.

You’re a true generalist who takes pride in your work, efficiently managing competing expectations and priorities. You thrive in a demanding environment where no two days are alike, always operating with a service-oriented mindset. You’re a fast learner, listening and looking for the smallest details, and know how to adapt to any situation. Most of all, you have a true passion for Columbus and want to have an integral role in making this the most prosperous region in the United States.

Skills and qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a background in planning, development, real estate, business, or related field.
• Economic development experience preferred.
• Excellent research and analytical skills.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Work effectively in a fast-paced team environment.
• A self-starter with the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
• Professionalism and discretion in handling highly confidential matters is a requirement of this position.
• The ability to communicate effectively both internally and externally is essential.
• Proficient in the use of all Microsoft Office programs, Adobe Acrobat, and Salesforce.

Travel and Schedule
• Some travel driving will be required around the Columbus Region.
• Must be available to work occasional off-hours: events and meetings will involve some early mornings, evenings, and weekends.
• Must be available during standard business hours.
• May be required to work more than 8 hours during a workday as deadlines demand.

To Apply
Please email the following in PDF format to careers@columbusregion.com. Include “Existing Industry Program Coordinator” in the subject line of your email.
• Cover letter
• Resume
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The Columbus Partnership is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, disability, military status, sexual orientation, or genetic information. The Columbus Partnership requires all employees, vendors, and associates to support its nondiscriminatory policies. The Columbus Partnership is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with our commitment, The Columbus Partnership will take steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. Accordingly, if reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the position, and / or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Jazmyne Heath (614)981-2346 and jh@columbuspartnership.com.

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