Why Seattle-King County?
The Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County (EDC) currently has the following available position:
The Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County (EDC) is looking for a candidate for the Vice President of Business Development position. The ideal candidate is someone looking for an opportunity to advance their career in economic development and oversee the EDC’s business development team. The Vice President must support and foster strong working relationships with public, private and non-profit sector partners and be a forward-thinking, collaborative team leader.
The Vice President of Business Development provides direct supervisory oversight to the EDC Business Development Team, and as part of the organization’s leadership team, will play a key role in the successful implementation of the EDC’s annual Work Plan focused on business retention, expansion and recruitment, and strategic business development. The Vice President will be expected to develop a work plan that addresses the goals of the EDC’s annual Work Plan with respect to targeted industry sectors and to work with key leadership from the public, private and non-profit sectors to implement the work plan. At a minimum, the scope of work for this position includes:
The Vice President of Business Development will have at least five years of experience within economic development as well as previous experience in a management or supervisory role. Experience within an economic development-oriented organization is highly desirable. Familiarity with economic development and knowledge of the EDC’s targeted sectors in the Seattle-King County region is expected.
A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Community Planning, Finance, or a directly related field is preferred; equivalent experience will be considered. Effective sales background with proven results, knowledge of project management and Salesforce CRM database helpful. Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills are essential. The ability to understand and present complex issues to a wide range of audiences including clients, industry leaders, private sector leaders and investors, professional associations, government and economic development officials is important. We are also looking for someone who will work effectively with a diverse clientele and collaborate effectively with EDC team members, focusing on results. A sense of humor and desire to work in a mission-driven non-profit organization are essential.Submission Instructions
The EDC actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates from a variety of backgrounds, and multicultural candidates are encouraged to apply. Submit a cover letter and a resume outlining your qualifications and experience. Include two nonreturnable writing samples (or URLs).
Apply here. 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: www.seattlechamber.com/home/about/jobs/chamber-benefits-package.
The position is an employee of the Seattle Metro Chamber, EDC’s partner in human resources administration – 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why Seattle-King County?
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The EDC provides confidential consulting services, free-of-charge, to businesses seeking to establish operations, expand, or relocate within King County.