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Job Posting: Project and Business Development Manager


Job Title: Project and Business Development Manager

Position Type: Full time

Closing Date: COB March 31, 2017


Job Description

Job Purpose

The Douglas County Economic Development Authority has recently undertaken a Community and Economic Development Strategic Plan which outlined Targeted Business Sectors for our community's future prosperity. The role of the Project and Business Development Manager is to recruit companies that fall within our targets of Advanced Manufacturing, Professional Services and Technology, and Digital and Media Entertainment.

This individual interfaces directly with strategic economic development partners and businesses for successful business investment in Douglas County. This position reports to the Executive Director of the Douglas County Economic Development Authority.


  • Promote Douglas County as a sound investment for businesses
  • Identify companies that fit within our targeted industries
  • Make presentations to prospects, board members and partners
  • Research and compile data for presentations using latest media formats
  • Manage and execute the Request for Information and Proposals Process
  • Engage with existing businesses identifying growth opportunities
  • Build and maintain relationships with key local partners for the purpose of business investment in our community
  • Utilize spreadsheets for analysis of projects, incentives, pro-formas, and impact analysis
  • Represent the Douglas County Economic Development Authority as needed
  • Update and maintain site database with utilities and on organizational website
  • Research trends in business and economic development for overall organizational performance

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Economics, Marketing or Related Field
  • Proficiency in Office Productivity Suite - Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication, customer service, and time management skills
  • Ability to conduct professional meetings
  • Strong in Public Speaking
  • Ability to Travel
  • High level of ethial conduct
  • Ability to effectively manage confidential details
  • Two years of relevant work experience post baccalaureate

Preferred Qualitications: 

  • Project Management Experience
  • Economic Development Experience

Travel Required

Interested candidates should submit a completed resume and cover letter to: Chris Pumphrey at cpumphrey@developdouglas.com

Douglas County Economic Development Authority - www.DevelopDouglas.com