The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham is seeking dynamic and self-motivated Regional Economic Recovery Coordinator(s) to assist the agency and its partners promote a sustainable, responsive, and resilient region in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The Coordinator(s) will be a part of an innovative team of staff and partner organizations working to plan recovery, mitigation, and emergency action efforts throughout the RPCGB six-county region. This position is grant funded for a two-year term; renewal is contingent on future funding.
Successful candidate(s) must pass organization’s background screening process and possess a valid Alabama driver’s license. Travel throughout six-county region is required. Other travel may be required on occasion. The Coordinator(s) is/are expected to work some evenings occasionally.
1. Research the economic effects the six-county region has experienced due to the coronavirus pandemic and evaluate the current and future impacts of these effects.
2. Develop surveys and other public engagement tools to connect with member governments and determine economic and community needs.
3. Identify potential economic resiliency, recovery, and/or other development projects within locally impacted communities that are eligible for state and federal funding opportunities and assist with writing and developing grant applications.
4. Assist in local, state, and federally led coronavirus recovery planning efforts.
5. Assist the RPCGB Economic Development Staff with updating the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) to include economic resiliency and recovery strategies, as well as support the implementation of these strategies.
6. Provide technical assistance and support to member jurisdictions seeking solutions to community needs as requested.
A Bachelor’s degree in political science, public administration, economics, or a related field with considerable experience in economic or community development, emergency management, planning, or related field is required. A Master’s degree in Public Administration or related field is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
The successful candidate(s) will possess the following skills and experience:
- Ability to work independently and be a “self-starter”
- High interpersonal and human relations skills; has the ability to interact with a variety of individuals including local government staff, the general public, and elected officials throughout the region
- Strong analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills; can process data using Microsoft programs and construct and give public presentations
- General knowledge of local/regional grant proposals and processes and experience in grant writing is preferred
- General knowledge of ArcGIS systems and software is preferred
Potential salaries range from $35,000 to $42,000 depending upon qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits including Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System, paid sick and vacation leave, 11-12 paid holidays per year, and excellent medical, dental, vision and life insurance are included.
How to Apply:
Send résumé and three references to Marcellous Johnson, HR Officer, at HR@rpcgb.org. Position(s) will remain open until filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early.
If you have any questions regarding this job announcement, please email Jesslan Wilson, Economic Development Specialist, email@example.com.