Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

Brief Job Description:

At MEDC, we help Michiganders prosper by investing in our businesses and communities, enabling the growth of good jobs and promoting Michigan’s reputation as a world-class business location and travel destination. By joining our team, you will play an integral role in directly supporting Michigan’s success, where you work, live and play. Come be part of the team that’s transforming their everyday as a Community Assistance Team (CAT) Specialist.

The Community Assistance Team (CATeam) Specialist provides technical assistance to Michigan communities through the use of incentive tools that advance project development in both the downtown and surrounding communities.  This position is responsible for reviewing and managing projects requesting assistance through the CD’s programs including, but not limited to, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Michigan Community Revitalization Program (CRP), Brownfield Tax Increment Financing, Public Spaces, Community Places and other sources.

The preferred candidate will have

  • The ability to translate community and economic development needs at the local level into long term strategies focused on building capacity.
  • Great interpersonal skills and the ability to establish long-term relationships with local staff or officials.
  • The ability to effectively manage multiple projects in varying stages of the process and provide timely guidance to customers.

This position will support Region 7 (Ingham, Eaton, & Clinton counties).

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The health and safety of our employees is a top priority for the MEDC, and we are taking steps to ensure that safety. Our offices are temporarily working remotely as part of our COVID response. To learn more about the MEDC’s overall COVID response efforts supporting Michigan business and communities, please visit www.michiganbusiness.org/covid19response/.

Business Unit: Community Development; Community Assistance Team

Supervisor: Sarah Rainero, Managing Director of Community Assistance Programs

Minimum Education Required:

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university in in Real Estate Development, Community Development, Economics, Urban & Regional Planning, Finance, Architecture, Public Administration or a related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Minimum Experience Required:

This position requires a minimum of three to five years of experience in community or economic planning, development or other local government related activity.

How to Apply:

If you believe that your qualifications meet the listed requirements and are ready to join our team, please submit a cover letter, resume and a completed Employment Application by e-mail to medchr@michigan.org.

Note: A completed application is not required for current MEDC employees who apply.

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Deadline for Response: Oct 31, 2021

To apply for this job email your details to medchr@michigan.org