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Vice President, Economic Development

The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce seeks a self-motivated, energetic, experienced individual to fill the position of Vice President, Economic Development to join our award winning team.  This position is responsible for regional existing industry programs, contact, retention, relationship building, expansions, surveys, industry associations and groups, etc. Responsible for developing and maintaining critical public relationships that impact industry such as the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, City of Bowling Green Job Development Incentive Program Committee, etc.  Responsible for budgeting and expense monitoring of economic development programs and operations – including those for affiliated entities.


 

Economic Development Coordinator

The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce seeks a self-motivated, energetic, experienced individual to fill the position of Economic Development Coordinator and join our award winning Chamber team. The core responsibility of the position is to assist President/CEO, Vice President of Regional Economic Development and Talent on economic development and talent projects and related tasks.

Education/experience: Bachelor’s degree required. Plus three (3) to five (5) years experience preferred.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties

  • Coordinate and participate in existing industry visits with President and/or VP and provide appropriate follow up with the business.
  • Responsible for client database updates related to existing business visits.
  • Coordinate follow-ups and updates on existing industry expansion projects.
  • Maintain records of existing business job counts for board reports.
  • Coordinate participation in or planning of events as needed (job fairs, announcements, TB&I).
  • Oversee grant writing as well as various administrative functions related to grants.
  • Coordinate Chamber’s talent initiatives in collaboration with VP to include MSSC, Fundamental Skills for Manufacturing, etc.
  • Coordinate all activities related to the South Central Kentucky Training Consortium.
  • Coordinate all activities of the various committees and councils.
  • Communicate weekly with existing targeted businesses on job openings and provide report.
  • Scan data mine chamber job portal to share with workforce committees and councils.
  • Coordinate incentive application process for clients.
  • Perform work as assigned.

Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills to manage multiple projects.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work with and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of any information encountered.
  • Requires strong math and analytical skills.
  • Ability to make judgments serving the organization’s best interest.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, directors and clients. 
  • Ability to operate a variety of office equipment, including but not limited to, computer, printer, calculator, photocopy machine, fax machine, telephone, and vehicle.
  • Experience with various software and/or Windows based applications including but not limited to, word processing, internet usage, and email applications.
  • Ability to use a computer for spreadsheet, data, presentation and word processing functions. 
  • Ability to embrace change and respond to daily situations that arise.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks required of a small office environment.
  • Possesses and utilizes the following traits:  initiative, resourcefulness, thoroughness, accuracy, tact, firmness, sound judgment, and integrity.  

A competitive pay, commensurate with experience and excellent benefits are offered for the position.

Please send a letter of interest describing your strengths for this position, along with your resume, salary history, and salary range expected by e-mail to Kenzie Jessup, Office Manager at Kenzie@bgchamber.com. No phone calls please.