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Posted By:
Stephanie Nelson, HR Admin Technician
The Hutchinson Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Executive Director.  This position reports to and operates under the direction of the Hutchinson Housing and Redevelopment Authority Board of Commissioners.  The Executive Director implements the HRA’s strategic goals/ objectives, administers its programs and activities and oversees all operations to insure efficiency, quality, and cost-effective management of resources.  

Responsibilities include planning, program and policy preparation and administration; financial, records, asset, and property management; grant writing and other funding activities; and human resources management. 

Requires Bachelor’s Degree in business, real estate, public administration, or related field and 5 years relevant experience; demonstrated experience in housing management, community development, public administration or a closely related field; and 2 years of supervisory experience. Must possess the National Development Council (NDC) Housing Development Finance Professional (HDFP) Certification within four years of employment.  Preferred qualifications include Master’s Degree or coursework in related field and 7 years of experience.
Current salary range is $78,499 -$117,769.

Full position description and application requirements available at www.hutchinsonhra.com/ , www.ci.hutchinson.mn.us , via e-mail at snelson@ci.hutchinson.mn.us or by telephone at 320-234-5608.

Deadline for first application review is June 25, 2021.    

The City of Hutchinson is proud to be a “Veteran Friendly Employer” in partnership with MN Dept. of Employment & Economic Development – EOE –
Posted By:
Dakota County CDA
The Program Support Assistant is part of the Community & Economic Development team at the Dakota County Community Development Agency (CDA). The CDA administers over 30 programs to enhance the economic vitality of Dakota County. The Community & Economic Development team has a variety of functions that promote affordable community, housing and economic development. Programs assisting homebuyers and homeowners include first time homebuyer education and financing, downpayment assistance, home improvement loans, and weatherization grants. 

The Program Support Assistant will provide support specifically for the Weatherization and Home Improvement Loan programs. Tasks will include: creating and maintaining client and contractor databases, processing applications, processing payment requests from utility companies, and assisting with insurance and loan documents. This position will also provide general administrative and clerical support duties, assist with data entry and/or document imaging, prepare correspondence and provide program information, and other duties as assigned. This position will also provide back-up capacity for other office support positions throughout the agency, including coverage for the front information desk.  	 

Hiring Range: $17.09 - $21.36 per hour (DOQ)
Benefit Package Includes: Medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, 11 paid holidays, and paid time off.

The Dakota County CDA’s mission is to improve the lives of Dakota County residents and enhance the economic vitality of communities through housing and community development.  For more information about the CDA and to apply online please visit: www.dakotacda.org.
Posted By:
Dakota County CDA
The Dakota County Community Development Agency (CDA) is seeking a dynamic leader to fill the role of Program Manager on the Community & Economic Development team. This supervisory position oversees a variety of government-funded housing programs including the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), Housing Counseling (Homeownership Programs), and Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). This position also assists with economic development initiatives that support small businesses. This supervisory position is not meant to be the technical expert but oversee implementation of programs, ensure program compliance, and oversee and support technical staff.

The Community & Economic Development department assists private and non-profit developers of affordable housing with a variety of financing tools and works with Dakota County cities on activities that promote economic development, revitalize housing, redevelop blighted areas, and strengthen local services. The department assists homebuyers and homeowners through home improvement loans, weatherization grants, homebuyer education, pre-purchase counseling and foreclosure prevention.  

Hiring Range: $33.74 - $42.17 per hour (DOQ)
Benefit Package includes: Medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, 11 paid holidays, and paid time off.

The Dakota County CDA’s mission is to improve the lives of Dakota County residents and enhance the economic vitality of communities through housing and community development. For more information about the CDA and to apply online please visit: www.dakotacda.org.
Economic Development - General
DATE POSTED: May 28 2021
Posted By:
GREATER MSP Partnership
GREATER MSP PARTNERSHIP
The GREATER MSP Partnership is a cross-sector partnership of over 300 of the region’s leading businesses, universities, cities, counties, foundations and community organizations. The partnership is supported by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. GREATER MSP provides leadership to grow the economy of the 15-county Minneapolis-Saint Paul area and to create inclusive economic opportunity for all residents of the region. Together, we shape and deliver an economic development strategy that prioritizes capital investment, racial equity and inclusion, job growth, and talent attraction and retention.  GREATER MSP executes on its goals by collaborating with leaders from our partner organizations on a portfolio of accelerating strategic initiatives—including Make It. MSP., Forge North, ConnextMSP, MBOLD, and the Regional Air Services Partnership. Our work is informed and supported by a robust research and intelligence center. Together, we are better! 
POSITION OBJECTIVE
The Director will serve in a highly dynamic and growing economic development program for GREATER MSP business attraction, expansion and retention strategies. This position will work closely with the Senior Vice President of Business Investment in addition to internal/external stakeholders, and other partner organizations. This role executes and manages all business and investment attraction activities as they relate to prospecting, lead generation and follow up, as well as marketing of the GREATER MSP area alongside the organization’s BI team. As a primary point of contact for all attraction and investment related leads and projects, this role is vital from prospecting to project completion, including but not limited to, preparing of proposals. The Director is expected to maintain internal databases for detailed tracking and reporting of outcomes on the full portfolio of attraction and investment activities, prospecting and lead generation.
Community Development, Economic Development - General
DATE POSTED: May 26 2021
Posted By:
City of Minneapolis Community Planning & Economic Development
As the largest and most vibrant city in the state, Minneapolis depends on purposeful, dedicated and innovative employees. Minneapolis has a large variety of careers for people of all experiences and backgrounds who come together for a singular purpose—serving the residents, businesses and visitors of Minneapolis.

The Economic Development Specialist - Program Coordinator will administer the City’s economic development programs and the related transactions that assist businesses, commercial property, and commercial districts.  These programs include those that provide small business and commercial real estate loans, neighborhood business district support, and revenue bond financing.
Economic Development - General
DATE POSTED: May 11 2021
Posted By:
SGR for City of Grapevine, TX
Grapevine, Texas, with a population of over 54,000 residents and covering 35 square miles, is located in Northeast Tarrant County and is home to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Ideally situated along Interstate Highway 635, and State Highways 114, and 121, Grapevine sits at the heart of the DFW metropolitan area, 21 miles northwest of Dallas, and 19 miles northeast of Fort Worth.

The City of Grapevine operates under a Council-Manager form of government.  The City Council is comprised of a Mayor and six City Council Members.  The Economic Development Department provides assistance in business attraction, relocation, and retention for the City of Grapevine. Reporting directly to the City Manager, the selected candidate will be an experienced economic development professional with the ability to successfully work and contribute in a team environment, while remaining flexible and adaptable during times of change.

The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in economic development, public or business administration, marketing, economics, or a closely related field.  The selected candidate must have a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience, with at least three years of supervisory experience. Municipal economic development and redevelopment experience are desired and an IEDC certification is preferred.

Please apply online at: http://bit.ly/SGRCurrentSearches

For more information on this position contact:
Jennifer Fadden, Chief Operating Officer
Strategic Government Resources
JenniferFadden@governmentresource.com
817-337-8581
Community Development, Economic Development - General, Environmental, Financing, Housing, Management/Administration, Planning, Transportation
DATE POSTED: May 07 2021
Posted By:
Widseth Smith Nolting & Associates, Inc.
The Funding Specialist researches, writes, and administers grants and funding to meet the needs of public and private clients. As part of Widseth’s funding department, this individual will prepare funding requests related to engineering and architectural projects and perform funding administration tasks.  If you enjoy the challenge of securing funding, while being part of a high energy team, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.
Your focus will be: 
•Performing online research to meet funders requirements and demonstrate need (e.g. Public Facilities Authority, Rural Development, Small Cities Development program, Safe Routes to School, Legacy Grants).
•Completing persuasive, high-quality funding requests on behalf of public and private clients.
•Assembling detailed labor compliance documentation. 
•Assuring grant administration requirements are met for funding secured.
•Utilizing professionalism in written and oral communications.
Requirements we are looking for:
•Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, political science, planning, communications, English, or other related four-year degree
•Experience in external communications including presentation skills.
•Ability to work in a large and diverse team of professionals

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Widseth offers competitive compensation, discretionary annual profit-sharing and bonuses, health, life and disability insurances, paid time off and paid holidays
Community Development, Economic Development - General, Housing
DATE POSTED: April 28 2021
Posted By:
Rick Howden, Ramsey County
Ramsey County’s Community and Economic Development is seeking a Community Development Specialist to help bring the housing strategies of the County’s Economic Competitiveness and Inclusion Vision Plan to life. The position will have the opportunity to work on federal grants, wealth creation, homeownership, multi-family development and community engagement. This position will help implement place-based strategies to reduce and eliminate racial disparities in housing outcomes. 

To collaborate and identify regional  and  equitable (housing focused) economic development initiatives and align funding opportunities; to partner and implement entitlement county programs such as the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and program opportunities that supports  the supply and preservation of affordable housing; to evaluate project activities for compliance with federal and state regulations covering the expenditure of funds, negotiate contract terms and conditions, provide oversight of housing projects through completion, manage financial and accounting functions in cooperation with finance staff, and perform related duties as assigned.
Economic Development - General
DATE POSTED: April 23 2021
Posted By:
Clark Smith Smart Solutions Group 515-314-9755 csmith@smartsolutionsgroup.net
The President/CEO will be the primary leader with support from the Board managing daily operation of the organization, hires and supervises staff, and carries out short term objectives to advance the board’s long-term strategic plan; follows operating procedures in compliance with local, state and federal laws, and policies set by the board and manages the budget. Will serve on/participate with local, regional and statewide organizations in support of economic and community development. The President/CEO will be the primary spokesperson and lead the organizations efforts in all aspects, including planning, marketing, board management, project management, community/partner relations, business retention/expansion and will coordinate financial assistance opportunities for new, expanding and startup businesses.
Economic Development - General
DATE POSTED: April 21 2021
Posted By:
Pat Campanaro
Cook County MN
A Place To Grow Personally 
      and Professionally

The Cook County Grand Marais EDA is searching for an Executive Director

Are you experienced in Community and Economic Development?  Join the Cook County Grand Marais EDA  team! Cook County is located in beautiful northeastern Minnesota at the base of the Historic Gunflint Trail. Area features include access to Lake Superior, the BWCA Wilderness, Superior Hiking Trail, Lutsen Mountains, Gitchi-Gami State Trail, Superior National Forest, inland lakes, and hundreds of miles of hiking, snowmobile, cycling and cross-country skiing trails. The primary focus of the position will be to enhance and grow the economic vitality of our county. 

The Executive Director will work with the EDA board to provide economic diversity, broad-based prosperity, quality jobs, housing, and a sustainable quality of life.

We are searching for someone with  exceptional communication skills to represent the EDA and its stakeholders with a high level of professionalism and community presence.  
Our ideal candidate will  have a Bachelor's degree in public administration, real estate finance, business, economics or a related field, and digital marketing skills.   

Intrigued? Salary for this position is based on ¾ time with a range between $75k and $100k FTE .  Send  a cover letter detailing  why this job is perfect for you, and your resume to Pat Campanaro at pcampanaro@gmail.com.  Please note EDA Director Position in the subject line. 

For more information about the EDA, go to Cook County Grand Marais Economic Development Authority - Meeting Agendas & Minutes (prosperitynorth.com)

Deadline to apply is Friday, May 14.

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