Monday, May 5, 2014

Economic Development Position in the City of Bethlehem!

The City of Bethlehem is seeking an energetic self-starter to join our Community & Economic Development Department. This individual has basic responsibility to direct, administer, and coordinate the Department in support of policies, goals and objectives established by the Director of Community & Economic Development. More specifically, this individual will:
  • Assist Director with coordination, implementation, and completion of economic development projects and programs, including the Enterprise Zone and the Keystone Innovation Zone;
  • Serve as Project Manager of Pi (Partnership for Innovation) and other projects as assigned;
  • Assist the Director with research, analysis, and evaluation of technical information to determine feasibility and economic impact of proposed projects and programs;
  • Assist Director with development, approval, and administration of integrated financing arrangements for eligible business and industries;
  • Assist with administration of the Bethlehem Small Business Loan Fund and other programs for the Department;
  • Assist the Director in the coordination of City activities with those of State and Federal agencies to effectively and efficiently utilize available resources to promote economic development;
  • Organizational relationships may include BEDCO, CADCB, KIZ, and BRIA.
Minimum requirements include:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics or Marketing or related field preferred, Master’s a plus, or equivalent professional experience;
  • Real estate marketing or development experience a plus;
  • Solid computer skills working with Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to collaborate and work in a team environment to accomplish goals;
  • Proven ability to work independently and multi-task;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • Professional demeanor and strong interpersonal skills, including ability to work with business and community leaders.
The City of Bethlehem offers a competitive salary and outstanding benefits. Please forward cover
letter, resume, and three references in confidence to:
HR Department
City of Bethlehem
10 E. Church St.
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Deadline for applications is Wednesday, May 7, 2014.
PHONE: (610) 865-7015
ADDRESS: 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem, PA, 18018

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