Senior Development Specialist – Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association (OMEGA)
The Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association (OMEGA) has an immediate opening for a Senior Development Specialist. A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in planning, public or business administration or related fields and three to five years of experience in public economic development or planning agency is required. The selected candidate will manage OMEGA’s Resilience Initiative for Southeastern and Eastern (RISE) Ohio Initiative, a U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) Assistance to Coal Communities program initiative led by Ohio University’s Voinovich School, Buckeye Hills Regional Council, and OMEGA, focused on economic diversification; Opportunity Zone planning, development, and investment; and assistance to communities impacted by coal fired power plant closures. Experience with investments in opportunity zones and other economic development tools preferred. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Senior Development Specialist will be responsible for the overall supervision and coordination of other EDA programmatic activities to include development of the Comprehensive and Economic Development Strategy and other economic development initiatives for the region. Ability to lead and facilitate community and economic planning activities and strong communication skills are required. Evening availability and regional travel are required. This is a full-time 40-hour per week position and salary is based upon education and experience. Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three relevant professional references by June 30, 2021 to Cindi Metz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OMEGA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin (ancestry), disability, genetic information, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, or military status (past, present, or future).
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