Why Seattle-King County?
The Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County (EDC) currently has the following available positions:
The Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County (EDC) is looking for a Communications & Research Coordinator to help lead our marketing and communications efforts. This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and generous benefits package. This position allows potential candidates significant flexibility for creative outlets and professional growth.
About the EDC
The EDC’s mission is to expand and diversify the economy throughout King County through a “cluster-driven, client-focused” approach by retaining and recruiting jobs, growing strong and sustainable industry clusters and promoting global competitiveness for Washington State. As outlined in our strategic plan, the Seattle-King County EDC Economic Vitality Action Plan, eight industry clusters have been targeted based on a Regional Economic Strategy planning process convened by the Puget Sound Regional Council: Aerospace & Defense, Clean Technology, Outdoor Recreation, Fashion & Apparel, Financial & Business Services, Information & Communications Technology, Life Sciences & Health, Maritime & Logistics and Global Trade & Investment.
The EDC is a non-profit, public-private partnership funded by the State of Washington, King County, most of the cities within King County, the Port of Seattle, the University of Washington, Washington State University, the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, several community and technical colleges and a number of private companies, including The Boeing Company, Microsoft, Amazon, Russell Investments, major medical centers and life sciences firms, banks, law firms, real estate/construction firms, labor organizations and non-profit organizations, among others. The EDC is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of representatives of our investors.
The Communications & Research Coordinator will play a key role in the development and successful implementation of the EDC’s marketing strategy and strategic plan focused on business retention, expansion and recruitment, startup and entrepreneurial support, industry cluster support and organizational vitality. The Communications & Research Coordinator will be expected to develop content and materials for various outreach channels including print and digital formats and provide research assistance and support to other members of the “small but impactful” EDC team in response to client inquiries. The Communications & Research Coordinator is a member of the EDC’s core Operations team and reports to the President & CEO.
At a minimum, the scope of work for this position includes:
The Communications & Research Coordinator will have at least three to five years of marketing and/or communications experience. Experience within an economic development-oriented organization or business development environment is highly desirable but not required. Familiarity with regional economic issues and the EDC’s targeted industry clusters is also a plus.
Essential qualities needed to be successful in this position include:
Strongly desired, but not required:
Submit a cover letter and resume outlining your qualifications and experience. Please also include copies of or links to your portfolio and/or writing samples (at least two). Send application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submitting applications is February 24, 2017, however the position will remain open until it is filled. Questions may be submitted via e-mail. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.
Regular, full-time employees receive a competitive salary and a premium benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, an employer-matched 401(k) savings plan and generous paid time off. For additional information, see: http://www.seattlechamber.com/home/about/jobs/chamber-benefits-package.
The EDC actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates from a variety of backgrounds and multicultural candidates are encouraged to apply. The Seattle Metro Chamber, EDC’s partner in human resources administration, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County (EDC) internship program aims to provide qualified students with valuable work experience in the vibrant and fast-paced field of economic development.
Interns are expected to support specific projects within the EDC’s workplan, often tied to one of the nine industry clusters we focus on: aerospace, life sciences and healthcare, technology, clean tech, maritime, trade and global investment, financial and business services, and fashion and apparel. Interns gain skills in research and analysis, writing, marketing/communications, industry-specific business development efforts, and more.
A minimum commitment of 10 weeks is required. A schedule will be developed depending on the student’s other commitments, not to exceed 20 hours per week. Internships are generally awarded for spring, summer or fall terms (though other arrangements may be made on a case-by-case basis).
Sample internship projects include:
Applicants must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate school program (applicants should hold at least college junior status; students currently in graduate school are preferred). International students studying in the U.S. are eligible. Students pursuing a degree in business, economics, communications, public policy, or related fields are strongly encouraged to apply.
Ability to use computers and knowledge of Microsoft Office (Adobe Creative Suite preferred for communications interns).
To apply, submit your resume and cover letter (including a statement about why you are interested in interning with the EDC) to: email@example.com.
Why Seattle-King County?
....It's Home of Big Ideas!
The EDC provides confidential consulting services, free-of-charge, to businesses seeking to establish operations, expand, or relocate within King County.