Regional Business Outreach Manager
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) is seeking a Regional Business Outreach Manager for its Regional Talent Solutions and Business Outreach Division. This position will conduct business outreach, representing VEDP, to assist growing Virginia companies with their recruitment and training needs and help companies leverage available programs to support their growth. The position will help:
- Support VEDP-assisted projects in the region with talent subject matter expertise
- Market and administer the Virginia Jobs Investment Program incentive for qualifying companies in the region
- Establish and maintain relationships with key traded sector businesses in the region
- Closely collaborate with workforce, education, and economic development stakeholders in the region
This position will be based in Northern Virginia and work remotely from a home office. A considerable amount of travel will be required throughout the Northern Virginia region, including Winchester and Fredericksburg, as well as travel to Richmond. A company vehicle will be provided for business use.
The ideal candidate will possess experience in program or project management, sales and marketing, and/or workforce program delivery. The Business Manager must be able to provide exemplary customer service to companies, as well as workforce and economic development partners, and will have a knack for creative problem solving. The Business Manager will develop strong working relationships with senior executives of high-value target companies and local and regional economic offices through responsive and value-added dialogue, with the goal of being considered a trusted advisor. This position will also facilitate relationships with primary workforce delivery partners in the region, including the Virginia Community College System, 4-year universities, the regional Workforce Development Boards (Virginia Career Works), and the K-12 academic community. Demonstrated success in working with these stakeholder communities is preferred.
The Business Manager must have excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, facilitation, and interpersonal skills. Applicants must also have strong organizational skills and be able to plan and successfully manage multiple projects across a wide geographic area. The candidate must be able to work both independently and as part of a high-performing, highly collaborative work team. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of products is required, and experience with Salesforce is desired. This position requires frequent travel, including overnight stays and a valid driver’s license. An undergraduate degree in marketing, business administration, economics, or a related field or equivalent work experience is required.
VEDP is Virginia’s state economic development authority and is regarded as among the best in the country. VEDP offers a dynamic, collaborative, high-profile, fast-paced professional environment where a strategic, integrated, action-oriented approach is the standard. The ideal candidate will enjoy meaningful work and contributing to a positive impact in the community.
Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment. VEDP uses the E-Verify system and does not provide sponsorship.
All candidates must apply through our website https://www.vedp.org/careers. Application deadline: September 23, 2022.
VEDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities. It is VEDP’s intent that its employment and personnel policies and practices conform to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applicants requiring more information or requiring assistance may contact VEDP Human Resources at 1-804-545-5634 or vedphr@VEDP.org. TDD 1-800-828-1120.