Community and Economic Development Associates (CEDA) seeks an individual to fill a Community and Business Development Specialist position
Interested, qualified individuals may submit resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Title: Community and Business Development Specialist
Number of Openings: 1 Full-Time/Part-Time—open to Full-Time or Part-Time consideration
Starting Salary Range: $45,000-$55,000; Depending on Qualifications
Location: Southwest MN – Nobles County area
Hours: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Occasional early morning and/or evening meetings may be required
This position will be responsible for the execution of work necessary to serve CEDA’s Community Support Program contracts. Responsibilities are to provide technical and management expertise, project management, staff time, and materials in support of supporting and expanding childcare licensures in Nobles County including but not limited to:
- Pod system research, implementation, and administration.
o Including but not limited to utilization of existing building.
- Connection with current, prospective, and past childcare providers.
o Beyond creating more childcare businesses, it’s important to retain quality providers in the communities of
o Development and analysis of surveys and reports.
o Compile a list of emails for providers to send grant opportunities as well as other important program
- Encouragement and incenting of childcare licensure.
o Hosting of group meetings, one-on-ones, etc.
o Development of potential incentive programs/grants.
o Working with continuing education providers such as initiative foundations.
o Work with providers of all types
• Legal non-licensed
- Use of expert data regarding market demand.
o Use CEDA’s proprietary data tool for market analysis that can be shared with childcare providers for
financing and other purposes.
o Work with experts to determine and report on relevant data.
- Grant research.
o Research grant opportunities for the county.
o Research grant opportunities for current and prospective providers.
- Grant writing and administration.
o Draft desired grants for Nobles County
o Draft grants for childcare projects as determined appropriate by County staff and boards.
- Working with boards and community members to create and implement quality of life projects/improvements such as park development, pools, and other amenities
- Researching, compiling and drafting information for grant proposals.
o Providing necessary reporting for various grant awarding agencies.
- Developing relationships with relevant regional, state and federal organizations.
- Promoting and utilizing economic development tools/programs to incent job creation and tax base growth.
- Carrying out and ensuring the quality of community marketing efforts.
o Measuring the performance of community marketing objectives.
- Attending workshops and trainings relevant to the position.
- Publicly presenting at open meetings.
- Communicating with local press to share accomplishments.
- Providing business development assistance for startup businesses and businesses looking to expand or relocate.
- Cultivating relationships with existing businesses to promote the sustentation and retention of those businesses in the communities served.
- Improving residential housing development options and availability.
- Completing other duties as assigned.
The Community and Business Development Specialist will report to CEDA’s management team consisting of the company’s Vice
Presidents, Senior Vice President and President/CEO.
CEDA is looking for a team member who wants more than just a job. We’re seeking a passionate, engaging individual who can find excitement and value in the important work that our organization does.
The ideal candidates should be self-motivated, possess high business morals, have excellent oral/written communication skills, and be energetic, results-oriented, and able to develop productive relationships. Qualified applicants should have applicable experience or a degree in community/economic development, public administration, business administration, marketing, management, or another relevant field.
Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and reliable means of transportation.
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About the Organization
CEDA was created in 1986 as a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation then called the Southeastern Minnesota Development Corporation. In 2010, the agency became Community & Economic Development Associates (CEDA) as a result of increased interest and inquiries received from communities outside of the agency’s original service area of Southeast Minnesota. The name change reflects CEDA’s commitment to providing services to fit the needs of any rural community. CEDA provides onsite and/or project based economic and community development services to rural communities and counties in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa currently. Our team brings with it over 150 years of collective development experience. For additional information about CEDA and the services we provide, check out our website at www.cedausa.com.