Economic Development Manager


Economic Development Manager

Website SEDCOR

Economic Development serving Oregon's Mid-Willamette Valley

Application Deadline: December 1, 2023

Oregon Employment Job Listing ID: 3859839

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With an emphasis on traded sector companies, the team of Economic Development Managers are responsible for implementing key strategic goals and objectives for serving the needs of existing and startup businesses within Marion County and the greater Mid-Willamette Valley Region. This work is accomplished by working in partnership with State, County, City, and other local municipalities as well as other regional partners to build out the underlying infrastructure necessary to support our regional traded sector industries.

The Economic Development Managers support the organization’s economic development strategy through proactively connecting with existing businesses to understand and respond to the needs of the business community. The comprehensive strategy recognizes the contributions of existing business to the local economy, encourages and supports expansion for sustainable job growth, aids businesses to address challenges, and makes vital connections to local, state, and federal resources for successful results.

Minimum Requirements:
– Bachelor’s degree in business or related field + 4 years’ experience in a similar position that includes experience with creating, developing and managing projects and programs OR at least 6 years’ experience
– Valid Oregon Driver’s License with reliable transportation to travel between three-county region (mileage reimbursed)
– Knowledge of Marion County and the greater Mid-Willamette Valley Region

Preferred (Not Required):
– Familiarity with agriculture, manufacturing, construction, technology, and/or food processing industry
– Background in business leadership, manufacturing leadership, community development
– Membership organization and/or non-profit organization experience

Job Duties:
– Business retention and expansion
– Workforce and talent development
– Administrative tasks
– Collaborate and network within a variety of groups, teams, and public/private organizations
– Work collaboratively in a small team environment while working independently to meet the anticipated needs of the regional traded sector business community and the organization
– Track, analyze, and report on key statistical data and metrics
– Work with accuracy and a high level of detail while effectively managing multiple projects and tasks
– Develop and execute industry and organization level projects while effectively leading multi-disciplinary team members and stakeholders
– Use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), software applications, internet, reporting applications and various databases

– Monday through Friday, could vary based on employer needs and scheduled events

Employer Notes:
– 50% time spent in the field and 50% office or hybrid work environment
– Ideal candidate has outstanding relationship building, leadership and problem-solving skills, excels in a fast-paced environment, is resourceful and able to identify gaps and silos

Pay and Benefits:
– $80,000 to $90,000 annually (salary)
-Medical, Dental, Retirement, PTO, phone stipend

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