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Manager, Rural Development (Pottawattamie County)

Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce Omaha, NE

Job Description

Manager, Rural Development – Pottawattamie County

The Chamber is seeking a motivated, experienced economic development professional to facilitate the creation of jobs and capital investment opportunities for rural Pottawattamie County through Advance Southwest Iowa Corporation (ASWIC).  This position will be responsible for cultivating relationships with municipalities, businesses and key stakeholders in Pottawattamie County with the goal of enhancing the overall business environment and increasing the tax base.

Do you think you have what it takes?

Do you have: 

  • Three years of progressively responsible experience in economic development?                    

Are you:         

  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office, Adobe and CRM platforms and software?
  • Able to operate audio visual equipment?
  • Experienced in the use of GIS software?
  • Able to coordinate multiple projects with short deadlines?
  • Detail oriented?
  • A great communicator – both in writing and written and oral?
  • A team player?
  • A strong marketer and negotiator?
  • Able to drive and/or provide your own transportation?

Are you interested in:

  • Working to promote the continued expansion and attraction of new businesses in rural Pottawattamie County by implementing a proactive outreach program where one-on-one assistance will be provided.  Assistance provided includes:  real estate options, access to local and state incentives, financing options, connections to utility partners for infrastructure improvements, connections to city and county officials for projects that require zoning and planning changes, connections to workforce programs and access to demographic information.
  • Providing outreach to all communities in rural Pottawattamie County including ongoing updates/presentations at City Council meetings.
  • Forming relationships with property/building owners in rural Pottawattamie County. 
  • Serving as lead project manager and the point of contact for new-to-market and expansion projects in rural Pottawattamie County.
  • Establishing and coordinating public relations and marketing programs to enhance recognition of the economic development efforts in rural Pottawattamie County.
  • Establishing collaborative working relationships by effectively communicating with investors, partners, community leaders and economic development allies.
  • Remaining aware of local and state issues/legislation that could impact business and industry.
  • Providing regular updates to investors and partners including presentations at Board, City Council and County Supervisor meetings.
  • Creating and maintaining a professional relationships with the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA).
  • Actively utilize the CRM for tracking all activities.

Are you seeking:        

  • A competitive salary and benefits in a flexible, mission driven, values-based organization?

If this sounds like your dream job, send your resume, cover letter and salary expectations via email to Laurie Pieper at; by August 17, 2018.



Job Details

Date Posted August 10, 2018
Date Closes September 9, 2018
Address 808 Conagra Drive
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Suite 400
Department Economic Development
Job Type Full-time Employee
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
Hours 37.5 hours per week; Some early morning, evening and weekend hours may be required
Start Date Immediately
SOC Category 19-3011.00 Economists
Zipcode 68102
Name Laurie Pieper
Address 1301 Harney Street
City, State and Zip Omaha

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Dental
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Salary Continuation
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Cafeteria / Food
  • Dry Cleaning / Laundry
  • Flexible Hours
  • Holiday Party
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Telecommuting / Work from Home
  • Wellness Program

This job requires the following skills

  • Customer Service
  • Project Planning
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Positive Attitude
  • Problem Resolution
  • Strong Flexibility / Adaptability
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Public Administration - Economic Development
  • Business Development Manager

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