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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.
Community Development, Economic Development - General, Environmental, Financing, Housing, Management/Administration, Planning, Transportation
DATE POSTED: April 15 2021
Posted By:
Itasca Economic Development Corporation
This position will report to the IEDC Director of Business Development. Consultant will dedicate 70% of their time to direct client work including preparation time and consulting. The remaining 30%will be instructing or assisting with training programs and other special activities.

Provide direct client consulting assistance.
Preliminary screening and evaluation of new ventures and business expansion plans.
Lead contact for Entrepreneur Initiatives.
Maintain required client reporting in designated database system.
Help develop SBDC Training programs.
Represent and promote the regional SBDC regional office.
Community Development, Economic Development - General, Environmental, Financing, Housing, Management/Administration, Planning, Transportation
DATE POSTED: April 15 2021
Posted By:
Itasca Economic Development Corporation
Project Manager will take on leadership of various programs and projects for IEDC.  A Project Manager is responsible for overseeing the successful completion of projects and can work in a wide variety of fields, such as the entrepreneur ecosystem of our area, business retention and expansion, and program development. They will generally be responsible for the creation, organization, execution and completion of specific projects. This includes managing projects, setting deadlines, communicating with partners/team members about the state of the project, ensuring projects stay on track and on budget, and adjusting if necessary, to meet new requirements. 

Project Managers typically manage six different aspects of projects: scope, schedule, finance, risk, quality and resources. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

Over the course of a project, the Project Manager will need to communicate with staff and clients, make decisions and monitor the progress of the project to keep it on schedule. Important duties and responsibilities for a Project Manager include: 

Creating long- and short-term plans, including setting targets for milestones, adhering to deadlines and allocating resources 

Delegating tasks on the project to team members best positioned to complete them 

All other tasks requested.
Economic Development - General
DATE POSTED: April 08 2021
Posted By:
Ady Advantage
If you have a passion for research and strategy, and are looking for more opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills with a nationally-recognized economic development consulting firm, please contact us. You’ll be exposed to a range of different clients and projects throughout the U.S.
In this role, you’ll conduct and analyze research in economic development areas of focus such as target industries, strategic plans, labor markets, real estate, and more.  
You’ll need to research experience, as well as analytical, project management and communication skills. The intention is start with a few hours a week.  If that’s all the capacity you  have, the role can be kept at that level; however, if you desire a full-time position, it can build toward that as well as we’re growing!
This position will be virtual, supplementing our team members based in Minneapolis and Madison, Wisconsin.  Candidates in MN or WI are eligible to be employees with benefits.  To apply, send an email with your resume to Ashley Scray, Director, Client Services at ascray@adyadvantage.com by April 15, 2021.
Economic Development - General
DATE POSTED: April 07 2021
Posted By:
City of Elk River, MN
TThe Economic Development Director works to bring business and community together to inspire prosperity.  This position supervises and coordinates economic development planning activities for the city including marketing, provides analysis of financial assistance resources, and acts as a resource to commerce and industry developers.  Serves as Executive Director to the Economic Development Authority and Housing and Redevelopment Authority. 

For a list of position responsibilities visit the City of Elk River website.

Qualified candidates will have Bachelor’s degree in community development, business administration, public administration or related field with extensive course work in economics, marketing, and finance.  Five years’ experience in economic development with emphasis on marketing and public/private financing.  One year supervision experience.  Valid driver’s license and good driving record.

Preference given to candidate with Master’s degree in related field.  Experience in municipal government.  Certified by the National Development Council as an Economic Development Finance Professional.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. First review of applications will be April 26, 2021. www.elkrivermn.gov
Community Development, Economic Development - General, Environmental, Financing, Housing, Management/Administration, Planning, Transportation
DATE POSTED: April 06 2021
Posted By:
CohenTaylor Executive Search Services
On behalf of our client, Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained executive search for its Senior Director, Economic Development.

The Destination Medical Center (DMC), the largest economic development initiative in Minnesota’s history and one of the largest currently underway in the U.S., is seeking a senior-level leader with experience in economic development, business recruitment, and market analysis. This new director has the exciting opportunity to lead the creation, enhancement, and execution of the DMC business attraction and recruitment strategy – ensuring it aligns with the development plan, community priorities, and market opportunities for this unique $5.6 billion public-private partnership and 20-year economic development initiative.

With Mayo Clinic at its heart, the DMC initiative is the catalyst to position Rochester, Minnesota as the world’s premier destination for health and wellness: attracting people, investment, and jobs and supporting the economic growth of Minnesota, its bioscience sector, and beyond. This Senior Director will play an influential role in building an economically resilient community, applying long-term solutions to today’s challenges in America’s City for Health.

View the full position profile at https://cohentaylor.com/position-profile/dmc-eda/ 

Direct applications and referrals to DMCEDA@cohentaylor.com. To apply, please send your resume or CV. All inquiries will remain confidential.
Community Development, Economic Development - General, Financing, Housing, Management/Administration, Planning
DATE POSTED: April 01 2021
Posted By:
Kate Moen
The City of Saint Paul’s Department of Planning and Economic Development is seeking to hire a Grants Compliance Specialist to join a team that is passionate about building a vibrant and dynamic Saint Paul by leveraging the strengths of a diverse urban core city. The successful candidate will contribute to a skilled team, strive for professional growth and demonstrate a passion for serving the community. 

The Grants Compliance Specialist will be a part of the Finance and Administration division and will be responsible for performing professional work in the administration, coordination and compliance oversight of Federal, state and local grants including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). 
Primary PED Grant Specialist Responsibilities:
•	Overseeing City department and sub-recipient compliance with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations for CDBG, HOME and ESG grants
•	Creating and implementing Federal compliance monitoring plans for City departments and sub-recipients 
•	Negotiating and managing sub-recipient grant agreements and contracts
•	Risk rating sub-recipients to assess organizational capacity to fulfill program requirements and fiscal condition
•	Monitoring City department and sub-recipient use of funds to ensure compliance with Federal and other grantor regulations, including HUD program requirement compliance as well as Federal compliance including contract bidding, SAMS debarment checks and subgrantee risk rating
•	Overseeing and tracking regional development grants managed by Planning and Economic Development Project Managers for program compliance and reporting
•	Providing guidance to City staff and sub-recipients on HUD regulations, grant compliance best practices and program administration  
•	Managing reporting on assigned grant programs including regional grant reporting and Federal plans and reports

Salary Range for this position: $62,524.80 - $88,004.80

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