The Economic Development Coordinator performs a variety of professional, administrative, and technical work implementing economic and community development plans and programs to promote the business and economic development interests within the community. This will include community outreach, project tracking, and compliance audits, community research and data collection, GIS system integration with City of Dayton, economic impact analysis. The position will assist with business attraction and retention projects and in the planning and coordination of community development projects. This position will also assist city departments and stakeholders by being a resource in implementing plans and addressing community concerns and seeking community input. This position will work closely with the Chamber of Commerce and serve as a community outreach liaison.
●Greets clients and guests by phone or in-person in a professional, courteous manner and ensures that they are provided with accurate information and/or are directed to the proper department
●Track interactions with clients, guests, visitors, and calls in the CRM Software system
●Attend selected marketing/business development and community events or functions on behalf of the Executive Director when necessary
●Assist with coding and overseeing financials of the organization
●Assist with board meeting preparation
●Other duties as assigned by Executive Director
Strategic Planning Duties:
●Assist in the implementation of short and long-term economic and community development plans, as was as the gathering of information and data for the preparation of studies associated with strategic plans of the City and the organization
●Assist with identifying and pursuing grant funds opportunities to facilitate the implementation of the Strategic Plan and other economic development initiatives
●Assist with data collection and analysis
Community Outreach Duties:
●Maintain a database of existing businesses located in the City and the surrounding area, including the number of employees and contact information
●Oversees the Property Database
●Builds relationships with the Real Estate community to facilitate the sharing of information and interaction between them and DCDC.
●Assists with Public Relations and Communications, including brochures and social media.
●Provide data and information to the community via social media, presentations, and other venues about the economic status of the City
Small Business/BRE Duties:
●Assists with and helps implement the Business Retention & Expansion Plan, including but not limited to business surveys and in-person visits
●Provides information and assistance to Dayton area businesses and entrepreneurs
●Oversees small business grant programs and compliance
●Works with the Chamber of Commerce to promote tools and services available to small businesses
●Assist with developing and promoting events that recognize existing businesses
Economic Development Duties:
●Assist the business attraction initiatives, including but not limited to, proposal submissions, site visits, incentive review, and analysis
●Assist with incentive recommendations, tracking, and compliance
●Conduct and coordinate special projects and assignments assigned by the Executive Director
●Ability to effectively communicate in oral and written communications
●Ability to operate commercial telephones
●Ability to use office equipment, including calculator, copier, computer, printer, etc
●Ability to remain seated for long periods
●Maintain confidentiality of all information both external and internal to the DCDC
●Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
●May be required to carry, hold, lift, pull, or push items or supplies with a maximum weight of 35 pounds
●Must be a self-starter and capable of maintaining the confidentiality
Required Education, Degrees, Certificates, and/or Licenses:
●Experienced in using Microsoft Office and Google suite apps
●At least 3 years’ experience working in economic development or local government administration with knowledge of economic development programs, Public Information Act, and Open Meetings Act
●Bilingual, not required but preferred
Acceptable Experience and Training:
A combination of education and experience that indicates a level of skill and knowledge necessary to fulfill the duties of this position may be considered in lieu of the education and experience requirements listed above.
This job description is intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Duties, responsibilities, and actions may change at any time without prior notice.
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