Economic Development Manager

Location
College Park, Maryland
Posted
Jun 24, 2021
Closes
Jul 29, 2021
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time

Economic Development Manager

The City of College Park, MD seeks an experienced professional to manage its economic development functions. The position reports directly to the City Manager. The City is home to the flagship campus of the University of Maryland and offers a diverse population, vibrant planned growth and development, and a stimulating work environment.

The position responsibilities include development and implementation of strategies and programs to retain and attract desired businesses to the City; collecting and reporting data on the City’s economy; promoting and marketing the City’s assets; and partnering effectively with local businesses, the University of Maryland, and other economic development groups. The Economic Development Manager will also collaborate with other staff to develop programs for the City’s American Rescue Plan funding. The ideal candidate will bring a strong interest and successful track record in the field of economic development, and skills to identify creative solutions to economic development problems, and the ability to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and individuals.

The Economic Development Manager position requires a bachelor’s degree in economic development, urban planning, economics or a related field plus a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in economic development; excellent communication and customer-service skills; expertise with business incentive programs, business development, and real estate data; and strong public speaking and writing skills.

Find out more about the City of College Park at: https://www.collegeparkmd.gov. The hiring range is anticipated to be $70,000 to $90,000 depending on experience, and the City offers excellent benefits. To be considered in the first review of candidates, submit your application online at https://collegeparkmd.applicantpool.com/jobs/ including a cover letter and resume by July 12, 2021. The position will be open until filled.

The City of College Park is an equal opportunity employer.

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