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Economic Development - General, Financing, Management/Administration, Planning
DATE POSTED: July 27 2021
Posted By:
Rochester Area Economic Economic Development, Inc.
Opportunity
Rochester Area Economic Development, Inc. (RAEDI) is hiring for the newly-created position of Director of Economic Development to oversee its efforts for the four-county Rochester, Minnesota MSA. This position reports directly to the President of RAEDI.
The Director of Economic Development will be responsible for building and maintaining key relationships with economic development partners in the business community, as well as with city and county officials. This person will direct, oversee, and implement strategic planning and programs that foster business partnerships, business retention and expansion, workforce development, and company and talent attraction. This person will also oversee aspects of the financial elements of RAEDI’s mission including the creation of funding initiatives for new and existing business as well as recruitment of new investors.
Community Development, Economic Development - General, Environmental, Management/Administration
DATE POSTED: July 14 2021
Posted By:
Natalie Brown
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) has overall strategic and operational responsibility for Minnesota Brownfields staff, programs, membership, expansion, and execution of its mission.
The ED should come with knowledge of the redevelopment field, including familiarity with the special challenges of Brownfield redevelopment, related policies, core programs, operations, and business plans. This position holds potential for additional staff development and leadership growth.
Community Development, Economic Development - General, Housing, Management/Administration, Planning
DATE POSTED: July 12 2021
Posted By:
City of Mankato Human Resources
SALARY: $45.18-$53.09 Hourly / $93,981.58-$110,428.36 Annually
DESCRIPTION:
Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Community Development, the Associate Director for Housing and Economic Development oversees, plans, coordinates, and participates in the activities of the City's public housing, Section 8, other rental assistance programs, and economic development programs; supervises the Housing Coordinator and other administrative and technical staff; is required to make daily decisions based upon federal regulations and a high level of independent judgment, is expected to clearly communicate verbally and in writing; and may be required to make informed decisions quickly in emergency situations and direct staff in emergency situations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelors degree in business administration, public administration, urban studies, housing, or related field; and at least 10 years of relevant full-time work experience, 5 years of personnel or major program supervision experience, a demonstrated ability in most aspects of housing and/or economic development, an ability to communicate ideas, explanations, and recommendations clearly, both verbally and in writing.
ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Masters degree in business administration, public administration, urban studies, housing, or related field; and at least 5 years of relevant full-time work experience, and a demonstrated ability in most aspects of housing and economic development; with 2 years of personnel or major program supervision experience.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Masters degree in the described fields; program or personnel supervisory experience; experience in working with the Minnesota Department of Economic Development; U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); and/or Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA); and experience in communicating directly with policy-making boards.
Economic Development - General
DATE POSTED: July 12 2021
Posted By:
SGR for City of Alpharetta, GA
Located approximately 25 miles north of the City of Atlanta, Alpharetta occupies a land area of roughly 27 square miles and serves an estimated 122,000 (daytime) and 65,799 (nighttime) populations.  

Alpharetta seeks an entrepreneurial, dynamic, energetic, and creative professional with a proven track record in business recruitment and retention as its next Director of Economic Development (DED). The selected candidate will be an outstanding salesperson with a passion for economic development and a status-quo disruptor.  The City operates under a strong mayoral form of government and the Director will work closely with the Mayor, City Council, City Administrator, and staff to assist the City’s existing businesses in their retention and growth, revitalization efforts of targeted retail and office developments, and in the recruitment of new businesses.

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration, economics, or a related field is required, with a Master’s degree preferred. The selected candidate should have at least 10 years of progressively responsible leadership experience in economic or business development including two years of project management. Experience must include three years of responsible management and administrative responsibility. Candidates that possess any combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job will also be considered. 

Preference may be given to candidates with added skills such as Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation, Master Economic Development Practitioner (MEDC), Professional Community & E
Community Development, Economic Development - General, Planning
DATE POSTED: July 01 2021
Posted By:
Jasper Kruggel, Le Sueur City Administrator
The City of Le Sueur is looking for a new Community Development Director!  The Community Development Director is responsible for promoting and developing economic programs for the City of Le Sueur to enhance business retention, expansion, and attraction in Commercial, industrial, and residential development.  The position is also the EDA Executive Director who work with a very active EDA that is focused on growing our community!  This is a great place to work and opportunities are plentiful!

Please click the link for more information on the job posting.
Posted By:
McLeod County
Position Summary
The Economic Development Director will be responsible for leading partnership efforts through establishing strong relationships with cities, chambers, businesses, local partners and regional economic development organizations and will ensure marketing and branding efforts support the economic growth of McLeod County. This position will serve as the primary point of contact for the community, County Board and all other stakeholders on all issues related to economic development. The McLeod County Economic Development Director is responsible for ensuring participation in relevant programs is in compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
The duties and responsibilities of this position are performed with significant latitude for independent judgment in accordance with Agency policies, Federal, State and Local regulations and are based on detailed knowledge of Department operations.
Economic Developer - Level II
Economic Development - General
DATE POSTED: June 24 2021
Posted By:
Mid-Minnesota Development Commission located at 1700 Technology Drive NE, Suite 300; Willmar MN 56201
Mid-MN Development Commission in Willmar MN

Position Title: Economic Developer II

Salary: $55,349-72,184

Application Deadline: 07/08/2021, 10:00 a.m. (local time)

Job Summary: The Economic Developer II performs non-supervisory work to implement programs and bolster economic development. This individual will partner with businesses, local governments, and others on various projects, including grant writing, disaster mitigation planning, and the development and implementation of strategies that address workforce, housing, broadband, and childcare shortages. They will also assist with management of the MMDC’s two revolving loan funds, support Economic Development Strategy development and complete required reports. 

Candidates should feel comfortable facilitating a variety of large and small-group meetings and discussions and be highly-organized self-starters, familiar with our region. A degree in economic or community development, business, finance, or related is highly-preferred but not necessarily required. Pay will be commensurate with skills and experience.

A flexible schedule, regularly working beyond normal work hours to attend evening meetings or complete projects is expected. Remote work will be supported, based on productivity/ effectiveness.

Contact Information: Executive Director Eric Day, (320) 262-5851 or eric.day@mmrdc.org
Community Development, Economic Development - General
DATE POSTED: June 18 2021
Posted By:
Debra Gieseke, Human Resources Director, City of West St. Paul, MN
This position manages and provides leadership to the City's Community Development Department.  The role provides direction for economic development and redevelopment, business recruitment and retention, housing and neighborhood development, building inspection, planning, zoning and code enforcement. 
Please click on the link for details of how you may join our Team at the City of West St. Paul.
Minimum Requirements
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field.
2. Three years of experience in community and economic development.
3. Two years of supervisory experience including program and/or project management.

Preferred Qualifications
1. Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field.
2. Five years experience as a department head in a city with population over 10,000.
3. Experience in Economic Development and Redevelopment.
Community Development, Economic Development - General, Environmental, Financing, Housing, Management/Administration, Planning, Transportation
DATE POSTED: June 18 2021
Posted By:
Colleen Lasher
Primary Objective of Position 
The Deputy City Administrator/Community Development Director is responsible for the planning and implementation of assistance programs for development and redevelopment of residential, commercial and industrial land that help shape a vibrant, sustainable community. In addition, the Deputy City Administrator/Community Development Director works to provide cross functional administrative project leadership, capital development project administration, and management analysis for the organization. 
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Land Use Planning, Public Administration, or a closely related field and at least one of the following:
•	more than five years’ professional experience in leading/managing development and marketing initiatives within a community;
•	more than five years’ experience related to Community Development, Planning/Zoning or Economic Development; 
•	more than five years’ experience in municipal planning and development. 

Desired Qualifications
•	Master’s degree in Urban Planning or a closely related field and proven municipal planning or economic development experience.
•	AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners), EDFP (Economic Development Finance Professional), or CEcD (Certified Economic Developer) Certification.
See posting for full details.
Community Development, Economic Development - General, Environmental, Financing, Management/Administration, Planning
DATE POSTED: June 17 2021
Posted By:
Advent Talent Group
As a Campaign Development Associate, you will provide leadership to companies and nonprofit organizations to aid them in achieving their goals in corporate giving, volunteerism and employee engagement. You will have exposure to consultative sales, project management, meeting facilitation, public speaking, and data integrity best practices.

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