Economic Development Manager

West Chester Township has an immediate need to fill an Economic Development Manager position. As an Economic Development Manager, you can expect to do the following:

  • Manage West Chester economic development initiatives, including meeting with current and prospective businesses, overseeing incentive programs through local and State agencies, and developing strong relationships with the local commercial broker community
  • Manage Enterprise Zone, Community Reinvestment Act , and Tax Incentive Review Committee duties on behalf of West Chester Township. 
  • Conduct a vibrant business retention program that includes on-site meetings with existing West Chester businesses to provide feedback on Township policies that affect the business community 
  • Develop strategies to keep West Chester competitive in retaining and attracting high quality business developments
  • Utilize and create data to help West Chester make informed economic development decisions
  • Communicate as West Chester’s main primary point of contact for local, regional and national trade associations. 
  • Work in conjunction with West Chester Community Development staff to understand zoning, land-use and utility information throughout West Chester.
  • Provide Content to LinkedIn and Economic Development Facebook Page
  • Administer SPARK Small Business Grant
  • Attend Ribbon Cuttings, Business Anniversaries, and other Business Networking Events 
  • Speak at local Chamber and Regional events

Overall the Economic Development Manager will assist on developing marketing strategies and materials to promote West Chester as a “Best Community to do Business in Ohio”. Normal work hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm. The pay range is $30.20 – $3434.2064 per hour.

The Community:

This position provides the exciting opportunity to serve Ohio’s largest township and “One of America’s Best Places to Live.” West Chester is committed to superb customer service with an emphasis on, emphasizing integrity, fiscal responsibility and open communications. It is a lean and fiscally sound government known for providing exceptional services to a vibrant community.

Required qualifications include: 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of three (3) years related experience or any combination of training and experience
  • Valid Ohio Driver’s License

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Experience in the construction or Real Estate industry
  • Associate’s degree in applicable subject area
  • Comfortable networking and public speaking

The selection process for this position includes: oral board review, background check, and drug screen.

Position is open until filled, with first review beginning 17/2415/20222024. Interviews will start the week of 17/3122/20222024.

West Chester Township is an equal opportunity employer.

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