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Community Development, Economic Development - General
DATE POSTED: February 07 2026
Posted By:
Michael Darger
Community economics educators partner with community members to lead economic transformation. Our goal is to help communities create a positive economic climate. 

A primary focus area for this educator position will be on using economic impact assessments and related data to assist local communities in guiding economic change. This position, through collaboration with an Extension specialist, will expand on a successful economic impact program, particularly by developing engagement models tailored for city and county governments. This role will involve in-person and virtual teaching, conducting community-based research, and community coaching. 

Team members represent the Department of Community Development in different regions of the state. We are a highly collaborative team, connecting via technology. Our values include authentic engagement, holistic and equitable prosperity, creativity, and innovation, all grounded in research. Our team is a high impact and high-performance group and a leader in the field of community development. The team partners with and reports to the Community Development program leader for Community Economics. For information about specific Extension programs and initiatives in Community Economics, go to: http://www.extension.umn.edu/community/community-economics/ 

This educator will be in the Rochester Regional Extension office and will primarily serve a region of 16 counties in southeast Minnesota. Nearly every community is within 100 miles of Rochester. Many of the educator responsibilities are conducted in the surrounding cities, so the regional office space is available for planning time, high-speed internet, and connecting with other Extension staff who serve this area. Hybrid office arrangements are possible, but this is not a fully remote position. Travel to partnering communities is expected and compensated. 
Required Qualifications: 

Master's degree at time of appointment. One year of experience in  a related field.
Associate Director of Business Development
Economic Development - General, Financing, Management/Administration
DATE POSTED: February 23 2024
Posted By:
Submit cover letter and resume to dwayne@504corporation.com. Position open until filled.
Associate Director of Business Development will work with the Director of Business Development to deliver SBA 504 Loan and New Markets Tax Credit Programs.  The position is new with the goal of developing additional capacity and addressing succession planning.  The Associate Director would receive training through formal association classes and on the job mentorship. 

Required Experience
•	MBA and/or bachelor’s degree in finance, Business, or related field, plus five years’ experience (Manager-Level) or five-plus years’ experience in banking or lending and outreach efforts (preferably commercial/small business); or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•	A minimum of FIVE years’ experience in small business lending and/or financial planning/management.
•	Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite. IT skills and the ability to quickly adapt to specialized software.
•	Education and or experience in financial analysis along with ability to communicate to diverse constituencies.
•	A financial background with a solid understanding of balance sheet, income statement and cash flow analysis and loan underwriting.
•	Ability to write well, communicate verbally in a succinct and persuasive manner, and interact effectively with colleagues, lenders, and technical assistance providers.
•	Strong analytical, time management, and organizational skills, including a high level of attention to detail and ability to work independently.
Preferred Experience
•	Experience with alternative lending and credit enhancement programs, regulated Cooperative financial institution lending, SBA, USDA, CDFI, New Markets Tax Credits and other federal related lending programs.
•	Experience in non-profit board participation and advisory committee participation
Community Development, Economic Development - General, Environmental, Financing, Housing, Management/Administration, Planning, Transportation
DATE POSTED: February 22 2024
Posted By:
DDA Human Resources, Inc. on behalf of the City of Staples, MN
Job Summary: As the Economic Development Director for the City of Staples, this position will manage the Economic Development, Community Development, and Marketing initiatives for the City. This individual will serve as the Executive Director of the Staples Economic Development Authority.

View the full job description at https://www.ddahumanresources.com/active-searches. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Marketing, Public Administration or other related field, and a minimum of five (5) years of experience in local government, financial management, or business ownership or operation or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Apply: Visit https://daviddrown.hiringplatform.com/203059-staples-economic-development-director/816479-application-form/en and complete the application process by March 14, 2024.

Please direct any questions to Bart Fischer at bart@daviddrown.com or 612-920-3320 x119.
Community Development, Economic Development - General, Planning
DATE POSTED: February 02 2024
Posted By:
City of Coon Rapids
Ready to advance your career? Explore this great opportunity to become a part of our Community Development team working on a wide range of innovative planning and community development projects. This position may be hired at either an Associate or Senior Planner (depending on qualifications). Are you someone who is detail oriented and data driven with strong writing and public speaking skills?  Can you deliver exceptional customer service and cultivate positive connections with both internal and external collaborators? As our Planner, you will tackle diverse tasks related to policy development and permit reviews, dealing with intricate legal, community, and technical matters. If you are enthusiastic about community development, we eagerly await your application! 

Works under the general guidance and direction of the Community Development Director in a professional support capacity to complete a variety of policy development and permit review assignments involving relatively complex planning, economic development, redevelopment, and community development duties.

The City of Coon Rapids employs a great team of people dedicated and service centered!  Our mission revolves around the understanding that only together, can we provide outstanding leadership and services that strengthen our community. Serving our residents and local businesses is essential in our work. Our vision is to strengthen our community with a respectful, collaborative, and innovative employee culture that values employee growth, personal balance, and contagious enthusiasm. Our core values include dedication to essentials such as trust, teamwork, innovation and commitment to excellence! No doubt we have something great here! 

Apply online by February 25, 2024 at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/coonrapidsmn/jobs/4371014/associate-or-senior-planner
Community Development, Economic Development - General
DATE POSTED: February 02 2024
Posted By:
Meredith Udoibok
The primary responsibility of this position is to serve as the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director of the Office of Community Finance and for all staff in the Community Finance Office by providing administrative and financial support. In this role, the incumbent will support staff through data entry into databases, assist with electronic scanning, set-up meetings, process office expenses and payments, refer clients and interested parties to appropriate staff, and assist staff with work processes. In addition, the incumbent will be responsible for various tasks including assisting with support needs for the Business and Community Development Division as needed.
Community Development, Economic Development - General, Housing
DATE POSTED: January 29 2024
Posted By:
Mike Humpal, CEcD Manager, Local Government Solutions South Central Service Cooperative
Under the direction of the City Council and City Administrator, the Economic Development Coordinator serves as the City of Jackson, Minnesota's contact for developing and implementing economic development plans for programs for the city with the goal of business retention, expansion, attraction, job growth, and tax base expansion.
Community Development, Economic Development - General, Planning
DATE POSTED: January 27 2024
Posted By:
John Garry
The Director of Community Engagement & Enhancement is a leadership role responsible for overseeing and directing community development programs, projects, and initiatives aimed at enhancing the quality of life for residents in the Austin community. This role involves developing and implementing strategies to actively engage the community in comprehensive planning, foster partnerships with stakeholders, and promote sustainable development practices to improve the overall well-being and vitality of the area. This position is responsible for leading a community leadership group, Impact Austin, made up of government, non-profit and private sector community leaders and will report to the CEO/President of the Development Corporation of Austin. 

Job Responsibilities:
1.) Community Vitality & Engagement: Work with stakeholders to identify and prioritize high impact quality of life initiatives, such as public amenities, parks, recreational facilities, cultural opportunities, health services and social programming.
2.) Comprehensive Planning: Work with local officials, urban planners, and community stakeholders to develop long-term strategic plans that align with the community's vision and values. Community engagement essential.
3.) Resource Management: Seek grants and other funding opportunities to support community engagement and quality of life enhancement initiatives.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Urban Planning, City Planning, Community Development, Public Administration, Social Sciences, or a related field. Experience in a related capacity may be substituted for educational requirement. Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.

Salary: $65,000- $95,000 annually
Location: Austin, MN
For completed job description see link.

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