ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
The Economic Development Coordinator performs administrative work in economic development planning and delivery of services for small business development. The Coordinator is a part of the Community Planning and Development (CPD) team and reports to the Assistant CPD Director.
JOB REQUIREMENTS: Requires a bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university in business administration, finance, economics or closely related field, and a minimum of five years’ experience in small business development, economic development, economic development administration, loan origination and underwriting and business loan program administration; or a combination of education and experience equivalent to these requirements.
This position requires a unique combination of strategic planning and small business organization expertise, excellent management skills, program management and business motivational skills, and communication to internal and external clients in a professional manner. Must have comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of compiling, analyzing and evaluating economic and market research data; thorough knowledge of small business assistance programs; ability to organize and operate a local development corporation and a Small Business Administration Loan Program; ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with business leaders, business associations, government officials, employees and the general public. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to): Provides overall technical assistance to small businesses and would-be entrepreneurs on business expansion and start-up ventures; helps entrepreneurs write business plans and counsels them during start-up phase of their companies; markets the City’s business development loan program; seeks funding to capitalize and sustain small business development; administers business incubator; originates loans and performs underwriting process; coordinates the loan application process and the activities of the Loan Committee; maintains financial operational reportand accounting data; coordinates invoices and collects payments from Micro Business Loan recipients; proposes budgets; recommends policies to improve program operations; provides business counseling services, including assisting in the development of needs analysis, market research, financial management, inventory of small, women and minority-owned businesses; conducts small business workshops as needed; represents the City at community, business and professional meetings; builds partnerships with financial and social capital institutions, external funding sources, local business groups and educational institutions; performs related work as required.
The City of Mobile ensures equal employment opportunity in all aspects of employment to all employees and to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (excluding pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, age (40 and over), citizenship, physical or mental disability or military obligations.
To apply, send resume and salary history to: , fax: 251-208-7153, or mail to City of Mobile, Human Resources Dept., PO Box 1827, Mobile, AL 36633. Application Deadline is 8/31/2012.