Economic Development Coordinator

  • Part Time
  • Windham County
  • $35-$40 USD / Hour

Website Downtown Brattleboro Alliance

POSITION: Economic Development Coordinator

Brattleboro, Vermont

HOURS OF WORK: Part-time (20 hours per week) flexible schedule

POSITION SUMMARY: The Coordinator works closely with businesses, municipal departments, economic development organizations, and the community to recruit and facilitate the process for new commercial growth; supports business retention/expansion efforts in Brattleboro’s various commercial districts; supports planning efforts related to community and economic development; informs economic development related policy; and provides additional economic development services for the benefit of the Town of Brattleboro. Additionally, the position is responsible for developing and managing business support initiatives to ensure the recovery and resiliency of Brattleboro’s small business community.

SUPERVISION: Reports to Brattleboro Thrives, a partnership between the Downtown Brattleboro Alliance and the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce, with the responsibility of supporting economic development for the town of Brattleboro.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Pursue funding to support new or ongoing initiatives.
Assist with the creation of tax incentives to encourage development and business attraction.
Create and administer business support programs such as the storefronts façade improvement program, commercial property open house, and small business counseling
Maintain an available commercial property database; provide referrals to businesses interested in moving to or relocating within Brattleboro.
Maintain awareness of local, state and federal policies that impact businesses
Provide information about economic development incentives, such as tax credits, to eligible businesses and property owners, and as appropriate, assist with applications
Collaborate with and act as liaison to local and regional economic development partners
Maintain and update relevant organizational and community business metrics, including  business listings, contact information, and employment numbers
Spearhead applications for economic development related grants for the town,  businesses, or other local organizations
Prepare and present annual reports to the Town Selectboard
Create and maintain relevant economic development and “Doing Business in Brattleboro” resources
Participate in business/community marketing conversations when appropriate
As needed, attend and provide input at relevant municipal meetings (Selectboard,  Planning Commission, etc.)

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, public policy, finance, economics, urban planning, or a related field; and five (5) years of experience involving the management of people, programs, or finances in a public or private organization; or a combination of substantially equivalent education and experience
Knowledge of economic development and small business capacity building strategies
Ability to interpret economic measurement and analysis
Ability to work well within a team
Ability to establish effective working relationships and communicate effectively with diverse  constituencies, including business owners, town staff, elected officials, and community  members, as well as other organizations, economic development practitioners and developers.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite
Self-motivation and ability to work toward objectives with minimal supervision.

DETAILS

Salary range is $35- $40 dollars/hour based on skills and experience; Flexible schedule. This is a two-year funded position with potential to renew.

Location – Brattleboro, Vermont.

Start date – earliest availability

Brattleboro Thrives, a partnership between the Downtown Brattleboro Alliance and the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce, is seeking a qualified and experienced individual to undertake a comprehensive economic development initiative in Brattleboro, Vermont. The candidate will be responsible for implementing strategies and activities to stimulate economic growth, attract new business and investment, and enhance the overall economic landscape of the community.

We value a diverse workplace and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+  individuals, people with disabilities, and members of ethnic minorities to apply. We are an equal opportunity  employer and value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a letter of interest and resume with three references to: [email protected]  Resumes will be reviewed as they are received.

Questions? Contact Kate Trzaskos [email protected]

 

To apply for this job email your details to kate@brattleboro.com