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Business Retention, Expansion, and Permitting Manager

This position will be responsible for expanding existing primary-sector jobs in Rapid City and the Black Hills Region. Serve as an ombudsman and liaison between the existing primary business and local, county, and state governments on permitting, licensing, and taxing issues. The focus will be most often on retaining and expanding primary jobs; it may include retail as part of a strategy for workforce amenities. This person will be responsible for maintaining and establishing relationships with regional and state partners, stakeholders, and existing primary-sector employers in the region.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in economic development or business field from an accredited college or university, preferred, or any combination of training and experience.
  • At least five years of experience in economic development or related field preferred
  • Understanding of sales pipeline and client relationship management
  • Understanding of local, state, and federal licensing and permitting requirements
  • Ability to establish effective relationships & communication with members, leadership, and co-workers.
  • Capacity to work with diverse groups of people.
  • Ability to work with complex tasks and balance and prioritize multiple requests with limited supervision.
  • Ability to meet the target goals of new job creation, investment, and wage growth.
  • Ability to identify client needs and challenges, with exceptional follow-up.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office & client relationship management software.
  • Must have strong attention to detail and excellent organization skills.
  • Must be a self-starter, motivated, well-organized, results-oriented, and willing to learn new skills.

Instructions:  Position opened until filled.  To be given full consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume by February 9th, 2020.

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Workforce Development and Talent Attraction Manager

This position will be Responsible for developing the existing workforce and attracting talent to the Rapid City & Black Hills region. Will be the point of contact for employers in the region for workforce data, workforce trends, salary information, workforce analytics, and future trends in workforce attraction. The focus will be most often on working with Business Retention, Expansion and Permitting Manager, to identify specific employers who have high workforce needs. Work with K-12 and post-secondary institutions in the area of development of talent pipelines, career path exploration, internships, and learning opportunities. Work with partners to identify opportunities for workers with disabilities, veterans, and other workers associated with the military.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in economic development, community development, or business field from an accredited college or university, preferred, or any combination of training and experience.
  • Five years of experience in economic development, workforce development, or related field, preferred.
  • Deep understanding of workforce trends and local/regional workforce markets.
  • Understanding of local, state, and federal workforce programs and incentives.
  • Ability to establish effective relationships & communication with members, leadership, and co-workers.
  • Capacity to work with diverse groups of people.
  • Ability to work with complex tasks and balance and prioritize multiple requests with limited supervision.
  • Ability to meet workforce attraction goals
  • Ability to identify client needs and challenges, with exceptional follow-up.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office & client relationship management software.
  • Must have strong attention to detail and excellent organization skills.
  • Must be a self-starter, motivated, well-organized, results-oriented, and willing to learn new skills.

Instructions:  Position opened until filled.  To be given full consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume by February 9th, 2020.

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Investor Relations Coordinator

This position will be responsible for providing operational and administrative support to the Director of Small Business Development. The focus will be most often on the retention of Elevate Investors through courtesy calls, on-site check-ins and utilizing the Ambassador committee. This position will assist with the execution of the Networking’s Not Natural seminars, monthly Ambassador meetings, and facilitating the Operation Thank You program. The Investor Relations Coordinator will assist with scheduling, editing, and posting Ribbon Cutting photos. This is an Exempt, Salaried position.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, preferred, or any combination of training and experience in business, finance, communications or sales
  • At least three years of experience in sales or related field
  • Intermediate knowledge of operating a Canon Camera
  • Intermediate knowledge of editing in Bridge and Photoshop
  • Ability to identify client needs and challenges, with exceptional follow-up
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office & navigating databases
  • Must have strong attention to detail and excellent organization skills
  • Must be a self-starter, motivated, well-organized, results-oriented, and willing to learn new skills
  • Ability to establish effective relationships and communication with investors, leadership, and co-workers
  • Capacity to work with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to work with complex tasks and balance and prioritize multiple requests with limited supervision

Instructions: Position opened until filled. To be given full consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume by February 16th, 2020.

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