ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

SUMMARY

General responsibilities include coordinating and implementing projects and programs that support commercial, office and industrial development; business attraction;  business retention; development of public facilities and infrastructure; small business development initiatives; and other economic development, redevelopment or capital improvement programs or projects

Economic Development Coordinator

 

Type: Full Time

  • Pay Rate: $60,000.00 annually
  • Hours: 40 hours per week  
  • Posted Date: June 3, 2020
  • Closing Date: June 30, 2020      
  • Excellent Benefits Package

 

The City of Berkeley is seeking a full-time Economic Development Coordinator.

 

Provide professional level support to the City Administration, Plan Commission, and the Economic Development Board; through economic development and redevelopment, planning and zoning, marketing and research work in implementing the City's Economic Development Comprehensive Plan. General responsibilities include coordinating and implementing projects and programs that support commercial, office and industrial development; business attraction; business retention; development of public facilities and infrastructure; small business development initiatives; and other economic development, redevelopment or capital improvement programs or projects. Is the staff liaison to the Planning Commission and Economic Development Commission.

 

Minimum Qualifications 

Bachelor’s Degree and five (5) years of directly related experience in an economic development, business attraction and/or development research, community development planning, or a related field.  Proficiency in the Internet, the use of computer software programs (example, word processing, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AICP Certification
  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban planning, economic development, public or business administration, finance, or a related field
  • Five (5) or more years’ experience in economic development or related field
  • Desktop Publishing using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign
  • Membership and participation in related professional organizations
  • Designation or educational experience in pursuit of designation as a Certified Economic Developer from Saint Louis County (CEcD) is desirable

 

Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job, may be substituted for evaluation at the discretion of City Manager.  

 

The City of Berkeley is an “at-will” employer.

 

This employee will report to and work directly to the City Manager.

 

Click for Employment Application

 

Applications should be sent to:

Dr. Terrance Gibson

Berkeley City Hall

8425 Airport Road

Berkeley, MO 63134

The City of Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.