Economic Development Coordinator
Town of Ashland
|Job at a Glance|
|Job Category||Economic Planning and Development|
|Job Level||Mid I (1-4 years)|
|AICP Certification||Not Required|
The Town of Ashland is seeking an experienced professional to coordinate activities related to economic development, expansion, recruitment and retention in the rapid growth I-95 corridor in the Richmond metro area. Knowledge of the economic development process and experience working in an economic development related environment is preferred. The successful applicant will establish and maintain effective and cooperative relationships with the existing business community and the general public.
Work involves the production of confidential, comprehensive, and customized proposals using a variety of media. Must be comfortable with technology applications, website management/updating and the use of social media platforms as it relates to the business community.The individual maintains information on competitive business assistance programs, economic trends, demographics, labor, etc. The position requires a practical knowledge of the commercial real estate field and federal/state grant and incentive programs for new and existing businesses.
The individual serves as the staff liaison for the Ashland Economic Development Authority, Ashland Main Street Association, and all local and regional business networking organizations. Strong knowledge of organization building and management is needed to form and maintain relationships with businesses, volunteer organizations, elected officials, and citizens.
The position requires a bachelor’s degree with a major in business, public administration, economics, marketing, or closely related discipline. Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation preferred. Position works under the direct supervision of the Director of Planning and Community Development and in concert with the Town Manager.
|Contact Name||Nora Amos|
|Postal Address||P.O. Box 1600, Ashland, VA 23005