Economic Development Coordinator

Shirley Eddens

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For priority consideration, please submit application materials by 8:00 a.m. on February 10. This posting will remain open until a sufficient number of qualified applicants is met.

The City of Wentzville is seeking an energentic, motivated candidate to join its team as an Economic Development Coordinator. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent customer-service skills, a high level of organization, proactive communication and detail-orientation.

The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment and will take initiative to proactively accomplish goals set by the City, including supporting business attraction/retention and implementing objectives as part of the Economic Development Strategic Plan.

This position is responsible for coordinating all economic development functions for the City of Wentzville. Reporting to the Assistant City Administrator, the primary emphasis of this position is to enhance the economic vitality of the City through the implementation and administration of programs, initiatives and economic incentives to attract new businesses and encourage expansion and retention of existing businesses. The position requires the exercise of independent professional judgment, analyzing problems, making decisions, recommending solutions and the initiative to do so within the framework of established regulations and policies.

Qualified applicants must have a minimum of three (3) years’ experience of relevant economic development experience, preferably in the public sector. A bachelor’s degree in Economic Development, Buisness Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics, Urban Planning or a closely related field; master’s degree preferred. CEcD or AICP certification is desired.

The City was recently named to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch 2019 Top Workplaces list. This list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey, which measures several aspects of workplace culture, including how employees feel about pay, benefits, managers and leadership – just to name a few. The City of Wentzville was the only municipal government to be honored this year. The City offers excellent benefits including health, vision, dental, employer-paid life insurance, long-term disability, a retirement pension, 12 holidays, 2 floating holidays, vacation time, sick time, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance, a free recreation center membership and much more!

Current employees note that working for the City of Wentzville offers great opportunity for growth. The people are truly amazing, the benefits speak for themselves and there’s always room for advancement. Start your new adventure with the City of Wentzville today!

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