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Economic Opportunities Coordinator

Company: Grand County
Location: Grand Junction
Posted on: July 2, 2019

Job Description:

GENERAL PURPOSEThe Economic Opportunities Coordinator will work on a range of community outreach projects related to economic development and diversification, transportation, and affordable housing. They will work to enhance the quality of life for the region's low-income residents by strengthening community amenities and expanding economic and affordable housing opportunities. SUPERVISION RECEIVED - General supervision from the Community & Economic Development SpecialistSUPERVISION EXERCISED - None ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSThe VISTA will work in three major areas: economic development, transportation, and housing. Essential duties shall include:Improve the presence of print and digital resources and informationAssist in planning and hosting a calendar of local economic development eventsGrow the Department's capacity to provide beneficial services to existing businesses through a business retention and expansion programWrite grants and build operational capacity for Grand County's Active Transportation & Trails divisionProvide technical assistance and GIS support to regional transportation plans and committeesDevelop community outreach events and materials for transportation-related eventsWork with local partners to increase access to affordable housing opportunitiesAssist the Moab Area Housing Task Force to develop community outreach materialsPerform quantitative and qualitative research for the Moab Area Affordable Housing Plan update.Work with community partners to plan and implement public outreach events, create educational resources, write grants for regional projects, and build regional partnerships. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS1.----------------------Education and Experience: Graduation from college with a bachelor's degree in public or business administration, planning, urban development, architecture, engineering or related field; two (2) years of responsible experience performing above or related duties; or an equivalent combination of education or experience preferred but not required.2.----------------------Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Knowledge of:Planning and community development principles and strategiesPublic engagement and outreachGraphic design for print and digital mediaMarketing and social mediaStrong written and verbal skills to be used for business, report, and presentation writingModern office practices and proceduresSkill in:Interpersonal communications and effective conflict resolution methodsComputer programs including but not limited to: Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, GISAbility to:Conduct self in an appropriate manner as a representative of the county working effectively in a diverse work environmentQuickly learn existing and new county operations, programs, policies, procedures, and the functions of the assigned officeBalance time, priorities, and a variety of tasks with speed and accuracyCompile data and information, and apply analytical skillsPrepare concise and effective written communicationsManage multiple projects and operations simultaneouslyWork independently under time deadlines 3.----------------------Work Environment:Incumbent of the position performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls.--Tasks require variety of physical activities, not generally involving muscular strain, but do require frequent walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing and seeing.----Common eye, hand, finger dexterity required for many tasks.--Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability and discriminating thinking. COMPENSATION - Standard AmeriCorps VISTA Living Allowance--by Jobble

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