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Job Title:  Economic Development Manager
Company: City of Greenbelt
Type: Full Time
Salary/Pay Rate: Starting Salary $87,588.80/year
Posted Date: 04/25/2024 12:56 PM
Deadline to Apply: 07/31/2024




Coordinates the economic development operations and activities to achieve the goals and objectives of the City of Greenbelt.  The work is performed under the direction of the Assistant City Manager, but leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgement and initiative. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this position establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected and appointed officials; city staff; businesses and community groups; developers; county, state and federal officials; and the general public.  A significant focus of the work is in Business Retention and Expansion, working with and in support of, Greenbelt’s existing businesses. Work involves setting policies and goals under the direction of the Assistant City Manager.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Implementing a Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) visitation and tracking program to support retention and expansion needs.


Identifying resources and developing Economic Development initiatives designed to assist small businesses and entrepreneurs; and referring them to the appropriate County or federal business assistance agency to support their business growth needs.


Identifying workforce development resources to assist businesses with workforce training and employee retention/recruitment.    


Serving as a liaison to businesses, professional groups, and county and state agencies.


Maintaining strong working relationships with area businesses, clients, the media, the general public, and others having an interest in, or impact on, economic development for the City of Greenbelt.


Providing advice and assistance in the City’s application and permitting process to businesses, property owners and developers.


Maintaining an inventory of available office space, buildings and development sites within the City.


Maintaining and updating a list of Greenbelt businesses.


Monitoring and updating the Economic Development pages on the City website.


Working with the City’s Public Information Office to promote economic development activities/events on the City’s social media platforms.


Providing information and/or making presentations to the City Manager, City Council, boards, commissions, civic groups, businesses, and the general public on economic development issues, programs, services and plans.


Remaining current on the principles, practices and trends in economic development through attendance at conferences, workshops, and training sessions. 


Other duties as assigned.




Developing short and long-term economic development strategic goals as well as gathering information and preparing studies, reports and recommendations to achieve such goals.


Researching, collecting, compiling analyzing and preparing information for dissemination, including economic and financial statistics, demographic information, and labor market trends; and preparation of information on utilities, taxes, zoning, transportation, community services, financing tools and incentives.


Develop, implement and track economic development efforts to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the City's economic development program.




Computer         General Office Equipment            Automobile       Mobile Telephone 




General understanding of economic development, community development, and local government practices.


Ability to work collaboratively and build consensus around economic development initiatives.


Knowledgeable in economic development tools including but not limited to, Tax Increment Financing (TIF), tax abatement, and state and county economic development incentive/assistance programs.


Knowledgeable in preparing budgets and fiscal analysis of proposals.


Skill and ability in public speaking and making effective presentations to a variety of audiences. 


Ability to prepare and present accurate, logical, and reliable oral and written reports, recommendations and presentations utilizing illustrative charts, tables and graphs.


Knowledgeable in City, County and State laws, ordinances, regulations, and policies as they affect the business community and economic development efforts.


Knowledgeable in current economic development, demographic and market trends in the region; and the ability to research and analyze methods and techniques.


Knowledgeable in local, regional and national business and real estate market trends.  


An understanding of the principles, practices, and methods of financing private and public sector projects.




Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in economic development, urban planning, or a related field from an accredited college or university and four (4) years experience in an economic development position or related.


Knowledgeable of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 


Designation as a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) or equivalent. 


Master's degree in Economic Development, Planning or a related field.


Demonstrated experience with coordinating and organizing business events or special projects.


Experience or training in business retention & expansion or community revitalization.


Familiar with CoStar and LoopNet property databases.


This is sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally.


Work is performed in a normal office environment with little exposure to outdoor temperatures or dirt and dust.


The employees working conditions are typically quiet.


Occasional evening and weekend working hours will be required.


NOTE: This class specification should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. Any essential function or requirement of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant when possible



Job Title:  Director of Economic Development
Company: Sherman County Community Development Corporation
Department: Economic Development

Plan, organize, and implement economic development functions from conception to completion, including
business retention, business attraction, and incentive programs, research and planning, and organizational
capacity and facility development; perform a variety of responsible administrative, professional, and technical
tasks. Implements economic development goals and objectives for Sherman County Community
Development and the community we serve. Interfaces and coordinates with the development community,
local businesses, and various partners/departments within the community.

Assume management responsibilities for all services and activities of economic development
including attracting increased capital investments and expanding and diversifying employment
opportunities; establish and maintain a private/public partnership for positive long-term economic
change and implementation of SCCD’s core strategies:

  • Support Entrepreneurship Development
  • Workforce Development
  • Business Retention and Expansion
  • Business Recruitment and Marketing
  1. Development of short and long-term economic development plans, as well as the gathering of information and preparation of studies, reports, and recommendations to achieve such goals.
  2. Analyzes existing economic situations relative to business attraction and expansion; reviews modern techniques for business attraction and retention and negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues; monitors program performance and provides reports to the Executive Director and the SCCD Board.
  3. Become familiar with the existing inventory of available buildings and businesses in the County and the municipalities. This will include both public and private buildings and land areas.
  4. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of various economic development programs and efforts.
  5. Manages the development and implementation of economic change through retention, expansion, the attraction of commerce and light industry, and the creation of incentive zone/programs.
  6. Develop infrastructure (industrial parks, shell buildings, utilities, transportation, etc.) to support business growth and expansion.
  7. Prepares and presents the annual budget for approval by the Executive Director.
  8. Maintains a liaison with various local, state, and federal agencies, coordinating projects with agencies as deemed necessary and appropriate.
  9. Provides information and makes presentations to supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups, businesses, individuals, and the public on economic development issues, programs, services, and plans.
  10. Identifies workforce skill needs of the business community and coordinates action with educational and training institutions to develop and provide the appropriate training and educational programs.
  11. Other duties as assigned.


  • A strong communicator who expresses himself or herself well and builds positive working relationships with other staff members, partners, consultants, funders, and community members.
  • A solid background in leadership, management, budget oversight, and supervisory experience,
  • Must have demonstrated experience completing time-sensitive and/or high-profile projects through collaboration, consensus, and creativity.
  • A goal-oriented thinker who can set clear priorities among multiple tasks and stay focused on project benchmarks and deadlines.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of economic and community development issues, principles, and techniques, including state and federal policies and programs, capital improvements programming, applicable regulations, and regulatory devices, associated data sources, and information systems.
  • This position requires high visibility in the surrounding communities and a commitment to accuracy and integrity. Must demonstrate independent and teamwork skills and willing to travel and provide flexibility in work hours.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related economic development or business field and five years substantial experience in planning, economic and/or community development, business or related field OR equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge,skills, and abilities.
  • Experience managing projects and people in a nonprofit, public agency, or private company.
  • Direct experience developing close working relationships with governmental groups at the local, state, and federal levels, and constituents/stakeholders which might include elected officials, board of directors, employees, and other business and community support organizations.


Must be able to communicate effectively (orally and written), possess excellent presentation skills, and
ability to lead discussions and meetings.

Basic knowledge of math skills and accounting is required. Ability to formulate and evaluate financial
proposals and analyze “deals.”

-Must be able to analyze data, determine trends, and apply the results.
-Ability to anticipate reactions from the public, elected officials, business community, and governmental
agencies to manage various situations.

Valid Driver’s License

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a
computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit and inspect meeting sites; vision to read printed materials
and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the
telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification, although the job involves standing in work areas,
and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve
data using a computer keyboard, or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Position in this
classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and
file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects
weighing up to 25 pounds.

Work in predominately an office environment. Mobility to visit/tour construction sites, facilities, businesses,
etc. required. Frequent travel (both local and out of the area) is required.


  • Competitive starting salary range of $50,000 - $60,000 based upon experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, and IRA
  • Professional development.
  • A dynamic and innovative work environment.

Interested applicants should submit resume, cover letter, and references to:
     Julica Oharah – Executive Director of Community Development
     [email protected]
     524 E. Hwy 24
     Goodland, KS 67735

To apply online:



POSITION TITLE:  Business Support Program Director
REPORTS TO: Scott Sproul, Innovation Center President/CEO
FLSA Status (exempt or non-exempt): Exempt, full-time position
Updated: September 6, 2023
Location: Hybrid (flexible for in-office, remote, and on-the-road), residing within NWKEICI service area.


Summary / Objective:  As a joint effort from the Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) and The Northwest Kansas Economic Innovation Center, Inc. (Innovation Center), this program will provide business development services to the business community in the 26 county region served by the Innovation Center (Cheyenne, Rawlins, Decatur, Phillips, Smith, Rooks, Jewell, Republic, Sherman, Thomas, Sheridan, Graham, Rooks, Osborne, Mitchell, Cloud, Wallace, Logan, Gove, Trego, Ellis, Russell, Lincoln, Ottawa, Ellsworth, Saline). The position will be under the direction and supervision of the Innovation Center CEO.


This position is a full-time, 12-month position; can be remote or can work from the Innovation Center office in Norton. This position must reside in the 26-county region listed above. This position also provides a benefit package. This position is not a state or federal position. The position will remain open until filled by a qualified applicant.


Major Duties / Responsibilities: These duties are not listed in any order of priority but will be reviewed for performance purposes.

  • The KSBDC Regional Director provides leadership for KSBDC programs in the Innovation Center region.
  • The Regional Director will train and supervise staff for KSBDC programs and day-to-day operations.
  • The Program Director will oversee communication and marketing for the network and coordinate with an advisory committee.
  • The Director will be responsible for preparing reports for the KSBDC State Director and the Innovation Center.
  • Supervise KSBDC regional staff and consultants.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Evaluate and implement training opportunities for ongoing professional development.
  • Oversees marketing and communications for the KSBDC.
  • Promote a spirit of cooperation and teamwork and offer assistance to clients of resource partners.
  • Manage independent consultants.
  • Prepare program/narrative reports and data transmission.
  • Track and report metrics.
  • Review and recommend potential consulting/training tools for use by business clients.
  • Act as a representative of KSBDC and the Innovation Center to meet with resource partners and community leaders.
  • Special projects and/or other duties as assigned.


Required Education / Experience / Qualifications:

  • College degree preferred; including areas such as Finance, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, or another related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a related position with demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Other qualifications may include experience as a small business owner, managing state and/or federal grants, and working with programs designed to assist small businesses.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license.
    • Must be willing and available to travel as needed.


Knowledge / Skills / Attributes:

  • Should be highly motivated.
  • Experience in program and budget management, with emphasis on internal controls.
  • Ability to provide timely, professional program reports and to anticipate and recommend programmatic needs to improve regional performance.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Exhibit leadership in management and planning; effectively plan, organize, and evaluate programs.
  • Evaluate and recommend software needs.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with business and industry representatives in diverse fields and from a variety of ethnic and economic backgrounds.
  • Perform effectively under the pressure of deadlines and other administrative demands.
    • Ability to travel and attend meetings and events, which may occasionally include overnight stays.
    • Ability to think creatively to advance and enhance KSBDC programs.
    • Ability to be organized, multitask, and manage time well. 


Send cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation to our [email protected] email or submit to our address at 212 South Kansas, Norton, KS 67654.


DISCLAIMER: This Position Description indicates the general nature and level of work expected. It is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by the individual in this role. It does not list all possible duties that may be assigned. NWKEICI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with ADA and all applicable laws.



Director of Economic Development

Allegany County NY 

This is an important professional management position responsible for the Economic Development Office for Allegany County, New York.  The incumbent is appointed by the Allegany County Board of Legislators and performs work under the supervision of the County Administrator with wide leeway allowed for the use of independent judgment in the performance of job duties and tasks.  The incumbent works with public and private entities at the local, regional, and State level and is responsible for planning, coordinating, and encouraging all facets of business, industrial, recreational, commercial, tourism, and economic development in Allegany County including the retention, expansion, attraction, and growth of visitors, residents, businesses, and industries within the County.  Supervision is exercised over the work of professional and non-professional employees as well as the work of outside consultants. 

Minimum Qualifications: Either:

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of satisfactory experience in business development*, or Economic Development; or

  2. An Associate degree and five (5) years of experience as described in (A);

  3. Seven (7) years of experience in as described in (A).

*Business development – the activity of pursuing strategic opportunities for a particular business or organization, for example by cultivating partnerships or other commercial relationships, or identifying new markets for its products or services

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  Must possess and maintain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license. 

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit resume, cover letter, and references to:
Carissa M. Knapp, Allegany County Administrator
7 Court Street
County Office Building, Room 213
Belmont, NY 14813

Link with full details: Job-Opportunity_Director-of-Economic-Development.pdf (