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Economic Development Planner

Rockford, IL 61101

Posted: 01/17/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Job Number: KB624264619 Pay Rate: $50000 / year

Job Description

The Economic Development Planner plays a crucial role in shaping the future of our community by spearheading economic development initiatives and providing cutting-edge data and analytics services. As the go-to expert in regional data, analytics, and visualization, the Economic Development Planner is at the forefront of driving strategic regional growth and informed decision-making. Join us in this impactful journey and be a key player in transforming data into actionable strategies for our community's prosperity. This is a direct hire position.  Economic Development Planner Essential Job Functions include: 
  • Economic Development planning
  • Economic Data & Research
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with local units of government, community organizations, and other agencies
  • Contributes to subject-matter related grant narratives including, but not limited to, responses to federal and state funding opportunities
  • Attends meetings, events, and other engagements representing RPC, including occasional evenings and weekends
  • Provides timely, routine reports of satisfactory progress toward goals and objectives
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to prepare and present reports and presentations
  • Skill in the use and care of a personal computer, including knowledge of MS Office Suite and other software and technologies as adopted
Economic Development Planner Education, Training & Experience: 
  • Graduation from an accredited institution with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economic Development, Urban Planning, Community Development, or related field, and 1-3 years of relevant experience. A satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work may be considered.
  • Valid Driver’s License with insured personal vehicle for business use
Economic Development Planner starting salary; $50,000,  depending on experience
If you are interested in being the driving force behind our thriving community-then apply directly to this job posting today! Or contact Keri 815-229-7810#FSP

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