Town of Bennett
The Town of Bennett is hiring an Economic Development Coordinator. Come join an amazing team where you can pioneer your ideas and bring innovation and creativity to a one of the fastest growing communities in the Denver metropolitan area.
With an easy stress-free commute via I-70, Bennett has become a focal point for development and growth, making it a dynamic and exciting place to work. You will have an opportunity to be an important part of building a great community, with several active projects underway with major national homebuilders and new commercial projects. In the next five years, the Town anticipates the construction of over 1,000 residential and commercial buildings, with additional development in-process.
Our vibrant organization is staffed with highly motivated individuals who are committed to excellence and are diligently working to improve our community through local government. We work cohesively to solve problems, preserve our small town charm and pride ourselves on providing an atmosphere that encourages a positive work-life balance.
The Town of Bennett is committed to a fun, progressive learning environment that encourages staff mentorship and development. We offer a highly competitive benefits package, including flexible schedules, 100% premium paid health insurance for employees, a 401(k) match, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, access to mental health services, an annual pass to the Bennett Parks and Recreation District, sick and vacation accrual and a monetary allotment which can be used toward out-of-pocket medical expenses, dental and eye insurance and additional retirement savings.
The Economic Development Coordinator acts as a liaison for the Town of Bennett Economic Development Department. Under general supervision they develop, coordinate and manage the business retention program, supports business recruitment efforts, and manages the business licensing program. This position will be involved in supporting the coordination of special events that benefit the Bennett business community and activate catalytic economic development.
$60,642-$85,083 plus benefits package.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be an accurate summary of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Serves as primary point of contact for businesses in Bennett to help overcome barriers to entry and create an environment that is conducive to ease of business.
• Coordinates day-to-day operations related to the Economic Development Division, including but not limited to the Town’s business recruitment, retention and expansion efforts.
• Coordinates projects and marketing strategies by working with Town Staff and community leaders, determining needs, analyzing trends, scheduling and coordinating meetings, implementing strategies, preparing and submitting reports, and developing solutions and strategy analysis.
• Builds and maintains community relationships by representing the Town as liaison for the department, reporting and presenting to community groups, and serving on various committees.
• Conducts research to identify emerging needs, trends, and services related to assigned area of offerings, and compiles and analyzes data.
• Conducts business retention visits, compiles data resulting from visits, logs all relevant data, and reports annually on trends with recommendations as to programs or policies to assist in business support.
• Assists in site analysis by preparing information packets, working with developers, realtors and area landowners, researching properties and businesses, and participating in facilitation of prospect tours. Prepares proposals to clients and responds to inquiries/requests for information.
• Coordinates meeting opportunities through prospect analysis and contact strategies in preparation of trade show and targeted market visits.
• Documents, tracks and generates reports regarding the department’s efforts through a client-tracking database.
• Assists in developing, utilizing and monitoring program budget.
• Identifies funding sources for programs; participates in writing and administering grants.
• Ensures project compliance with applicable internal and external requirements.
• Has a deep understanding of the various resources available to support small businesses offered by the SBDC and other local economic development organizations.
• Provides market research and data analysis. Provides feedback to the Community and Economic Development Director on ways to improve economic development and business retention.
• Acts as the liaison to the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) consisting of business owners, community leaders and ED partners and help them identify needs of small businesses in Bennett and address those needs through the development of programs, services and tools.
• Coordinates Town of Bennett business licenses, managing the Town’s administrative review processes and keeping items on the website up-to-date.
• Provides exceptional customer service. Responds promptly to business needs so companies remain competitive and profitable in the community.
• Provides ideas and helps design marketing campaigns, including social media content, pamphlets and websites in coordination with the Communications Department.
• Models teamwork, collaboration and organization values in developing and sustaining strong working bonds with commissions, volunteers, vendors, staff and other stakeholders.
• Assists with publicity events such as grand openings, ground breakings, ribbon cuttings, etc.
• Presents oral and written reports to Town agencies and the Town Board of Trustees, economic development interest groups, other interested parties and groups, and the public.
• Principles, procedures, and strategies of economic and community development and analysis in a government environment, planning and zoning, demographics, economic trends, forecasts, and impacts, and related principles and practices.
• Marketing and research methods, principles, and procedures.
• Computer software and applications related to land use, economic planning and development procedures.
Interpret and apply Town policies, procedures, laws and regulations relating to assigned activities. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. The position will require the individual to demonstrate the writing skills necessary to write reports, correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to calculate :figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, comm1ss10ns, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
The position will require the individual to demonstrate a proficiency in the knowledge and use of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, general accounting software, Google Apps and the Internet. Ability to use standard office equipment, computer equipment and software including word processing, data base management, spreadsheet applications and electronic mail.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Public Administration, or related :field; minimum two years of directly related experience in an economic development, business attraction and/or development research, and community development planning; proficiency in the use of computer software programs (Word processing, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); 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 town management.
To apply for this job please visit townofbennett.colorado.gov.