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Economic Development - General
DATE POSTED: October 18 2021
Posted By:
SGR for City of Gun Barrel City, TX
The Executive Director for Gun Barrel City EDC has responsibilities in the areas of administration, communications, marketing, project development, and Board relations. This position is responsible for leading and managing the organization, developing long-range and strategic plans, preparing the annual budget, and managing the EDC’s finances. The Executive Director also provides insights into economic development to the public and maintains visibility in the community. They are the official spokesperson for the EDC and responsible for making presentations to community groups and communicating Board activities to City Council.
The successful candidate will know Texas economic development laws, tools, and incentives and have a strong skill set and strategies necessary to develop an economic development plan for Gun Barrel City. Demonstrated experience with corporate human resources, large and small economic development projects, and working in a weekend tourist-based community is highly desired.
The minimum educational requirement for this position is a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business, marketing, planning, or closely associated field of study from an accredited college or university with at least two years of experience as an Executive Director. Eight years of experience as an Executive Director or military experience with three years of experience in Economic Development will be considered instead of a degree.
The annual salary for this position is $65,000 to $85,000 a year, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Please apply online.
For more information on this position contact:
Jay Singleton, Senior Vice President, SGR
Community Development, Housing
DATE POSTED: October 12 2021
Posted By:
Emma Lero, Human Resources Generalist City of West St. Paul, MN
Performs skilled inspections and enforcement work to ensure properties are maintained and in compliance with housing, property maintenance, rental, and other related codes and ordinances. Performs inspection and enforcement work upholding the code standards and requirements to ensure all properties comply with nuisance, sign, zoning and other property maintenance codes. This position involves significant contact with the public, answering questions, responding to complaints, conducting field inspections, educating, enforcing codes and preparing reports, invoices and letters using a specialized database system. 
Minimum Requirements
•Valid Driver’s License with no suspensions or revocations within the past three years;
•Experience using networked personal computers including regular use of standard Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and database software; and 
•Prior experience in a customer/community facing role handling potential disagreements.
Preferred Qualifications
•Experience as a housing inspector.
•Experience with building/housing inspection databases.
•Experience as a code enforcement officer.
•Certification from the State of MN as a Building Inspector Limited.
•ICC Property Maintenance Inspection or Residential Inspection Certification.
DATE POSTED: September 29 2021
Posted By:
Mid-Minnesota Development Commission (MMDC) is a regional development organization that serves stakeholders and residents of the four Minnesota counties of Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, and Renville. MMDC is currently seeking a full-time Community Planner with the skills necessary to provide technical assistance to local units of government, while leading MMDC’s ordinance, comprehensive planning, and other project-focused work. This Community Planner will also promote MMDC services throughout the region and may participate in grant-writing or other activities that support improved quality of life for our stakeholders.

The right applicant will have extensive knowledge of current planning and zoning regulations and practices. They will have thorough knowledge of community planning principles and be comfortable facilitating small and large group meetings, including public hearings, with a wide variety of people and personalities. Technical planning experience, including experience working on ordinance and/or comprehensive planning projects, or a bachelor’s or master’s degree in planning, urban studies, public administration, or a closely-related field, from an accredited institution, is necessary for consideration. 

MMDC is headquartered less than two hours west of Minneapolis, in the heart of the Willmar Lakes Area, on the beautiful and historic MinnWest Technology Campus (https://mnwesttechnology.com/). MMDC offers competitive pay and benefits, as well as a professional but “family-first” and relatively-casual environment (e.g., dress as appropriate for your day). Productivity is rewarded with flexibility. Some remote work is permitted, based on output, and MMDC employees have ample opportunity to pursue areas of interest within the course of their work. We like to hire good people who want to do good things for the people of their region. As such, we find that micromanagement is rarely, if ever, warranted.
Economic Development - General
DATE POSTED: September 29 2021
Posted By:
SGR for City of Victoria, TX
The City of Victoria, Texas is seeking an entrepreneurial, dynamic, energetic, and creative professional with a track record in business recruitment, retention, and expansion as its inaugural Economic Development Director.  The Director will play a key role in ensuring Victoria is recognized as an ideal location for expanding and relocating businesses, and will help facilitate improvements in infrastructure, BRE programs for non-primary job employers, and support Victoria’s overall business climate. A Bachelor’s is required, with a Master’s in Economic Development preferred. Minimum of 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience in community and/or economic development, with 3-5 years of executive-level experience. 
Please apply online at: http://bit.ly/SGRCurrentSearches
For more information on this position contact: 
Doug Thomas, Senior Vice President, SGR 
Posted By:
Michele Morawski
Oakdale, MN (pop. 28,315) seeks progressive, professional and highly collaborative candidates for its next Director of Community Development.  The Director of Community Development oversees long range planning, economic development, environmental planning and neighborhood and housing services.  The city is also incorporating building inspections, code enforcement and permitting into the department.  The next Community Development Director will have the opportunity to build a collaborative team that supports the city’s mission and vision.

Conveniently located along I-94 and I-694, the City of Oakdale is a vibrant and growing suburban community within the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Area.  Located minutes from downtown St. Paul in Washington County, Oakdale prides itself on its neighborhoods and community parks. 

Oakdale expects significant residential and commercial growth projected to increase the population by 20% over the next five years.  The development includes over 1,400 housing units for the Willowbrooke development, a 208-acre site near the center of the city.  The city will benefit from the Gateway Corridor Goldline Bus Rapid Transit system, a $420 million, nine-mile dedicated Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line that will connect St. Paul, Maplewood, Landfall, Oakdale and Woodbury along Interstate 94.   Transit Oriented Development is planned for the Helmo station included 118,000 square feet of office space, 30,000 square feet of retail and services, as well as a 150-space park and ride and over 700 housing units.

Oakdale’s easy access to major interstates makes for an attractive and diverse business climate.  The city is home to upscale business centers and industrial parks that support health care, manufacturing, technology and finance and the corporate headquarters for Slumberland and Park Tool World.  The city has a strong mix of retail, residential and commercial development.
Community Development, Economic Development - General, Environmental, Planning, Transportation
DATE POSTED: September 02 2021
Posted By:
Dawn Hegland
Are you interested in work that makes a difference in rural Minnesota? Anxious to apply what you know in new ways? Interested in a career change that allows you to contribute to rural communities? If so, we want YOU to join our small, creative, professional team!

The Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (UMVRDC) is looking for two (2) energetic community development specialists who would develop and manage diverse programs and projects with cities, counties and other organizations in the five-county UMVRDC region of Big Stone, Swift, Lac qui Parle, Chippewa and Yellow Medicine Counties.

Candidates that are passionate about their work, who are curious to find options and solutions for locally identified issues, and who relish in the idea of working on a diverse portfolio of work are ideal for this position. Employees who demonstrate strong initiative and character will have opportunities for growth!

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