Manager, Communications & Business Services – Firelands Forward

Jun 16, 2021 | Jobs

Position Overview
This dynamic full-time position supports Firelands Forward, a business-driven workforce development initiative managed by the Erie County Economic Development Corporation. Firelands Forward is a new collaborative effort of local businesses, education partners, and non-profits in Erie, Huron, & Ottawa Counties who seek to build a place that competitively attracts, retains, and develops talent. This position supports that vision by helping local employers create and promote best practice work places and leading talent attraction efforts for the community at large. We seek an individual looking to make a difference, supporting their community and economy, with a background in human resources or marketing and communications. 

Preferred Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as: human resources, business, marketing and communications;

  • 3+ years work experience in a related field;
  • Familiarity with workforce development challenges – recruitment, hiring, and retention of qualified employees at a large scale;
  • Knowledge of marketing principles and communicating with varied stakeholders and clients;
  • Project management skills and experience supporting complex projects with measurable results;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Creative problem-solver and entrepreneurial attitude;
  • Technology adept and willing to learn industry specific CRM;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Willingness to travel locally; valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required;
  • Grant writing and fundraising experience a plus.

Key Responsibilities
This mission of our work is to grow our region’s economy by connecting a stable, skilled, and supported labor force to meaningful and sustaining employment. This position supports the needs of a key stakeholder – local businesses – and is responsible for our employer services. Day-to-day will involve conducting outreach to local companies in a variety of industries; making connections to assist with employee recruitment, labor market data, or employee retention needs; using marketing and communications to retain or source and relocate talent to north central Ohio. All work is confidential and requires significant personal interaction with high level corporate and governmental leadership.

A detailed list of responsibilities can be viewed here http://bit.ly/managerjobdescription

To Apply:
Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to FirelandsForward@eriecountyedc.org. All applicants will be reviewed as received until 6/30.

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