Shared with us by JET alum Robert Corder: My organization is hiring for two positions: an Economic Development Specialist and an Economic Development & Innovation Coordinator. The jobs are in Battle Creek, Michigan, approximately halfway between Detroit and Chicago. Battle Creek is home to a small community of Japanese manufacturers which we support. Job descriptions are attached. Good job for a JET alum. Contact him if you are interested and have questions: https://www.linkedin.com/in/racorder/
Economic Development Specialist (Exempt-Fulltime)
The job encompasses a wide variety of work, including economic, business and workforce development support services; coordination of projects, programs, and activities in support of the mission; meeting with companies for retention visits; working with city officials, educators, businesses, and workforce development partners to connect resources; assists with managing projects for the tax increment finance authority, brownfield development authority, local development finance authority, and downtown development initiatives; grant writing/fundraising, creates proposals and presentations; researches and compiles demographic and economic data in response to inquiries; meeting coordination; community engagement; and assists with special projects.
Job details: BCU Job Openings – June 2021