Economic Development Professional

  • City of Sharonville
  • Sharonville, OH, USA
  • Jan 22, 2020
Full time Government

Job Description

The City of Sharonville (~13,500 residents, ~40,000+ daytime population) seeks an experienced, motivated, and highly collaborative economic development professional to lead the City’s business attraction, retention, and expansion efforts. Sharonville is an award winning employer, having been recognized twice (2018 and 2019) by Ohio Business Magazine as a premier workplace and by Engaging Local Government Leaders (2019) as one of the nation’s best local government employers.

The City is located along interstates 75 and 275 in northern Hamilton County and a small portion of Butler County. Major employers include Ford Motor Company, Gorilla Glue, StandardAero, and Jacobs Engineering. The city boasts dozens of small and medium sized businesses, 24 hotels, and a thriving and diverse selection of restaurants.

The successful candidate will be responsible for: programs to attract, retain, improve and expand local businesses; assist businesses in navigating city processes and procedures; connect business leaders and city officials to facilitate positive relationships; work collaboratively and frequently with the Community Development Department on zoning and planning issues; and assist in other areas to promote local economic growth.

Starting salary is anticipated at $70,000 to $95,000, dependent upon qualifications. The City also provides a highly competitive benefits package.

Qualifications
 Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, public administration, marketing, economics, planning, political science, or similar discipline, and two (2) years of experience in public, non-profit, or private sector economic development or related activities. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Valid driver’s license and insurability required. Certified Economic Developer preferred.

Application
Interested individuals may submit an application, resume, and cover letter at https://www.sharonville.org/484/Job-Opportunities-Portal. The first review of applicants will occur February 14, 2020.