Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working with the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce! 

 

Current Open Position: 

 

Economic Development Research & Data Coordinator

Position Purpose

Under minimal supervision, responsible for management of all economic development related databases and research needs.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties:           

  • Responsible for economic development CRM, including updating information, pulling monthly board reports, quarterly Transpark reports and troubleshooting, etc. This includes monitoring SalesForce modules and apps to increase the efficiency of the team and its usage of the CRM.
  • Responsible for all aspects of economic development research function including:
  1. RFI/proposal preparation
  2. Targeted sector marketing research (trends)
  3. Project research (company specific)
  4. Research to ensure all website content and marketing content is current related to demographics, labor, ACCRA cost of living information (collection and reporting) etc.
  • Coordinate existing industry visits with President and/or VP and Project Manager
  • Responsible for maintaining department’s sites and buildings database, ensuring timely and accurate offerings and all recommendations for RFIs.
  • Coordinate with area realtors to provide updated information for sites and buildings database.
  • Responsible for supporting the project managers on updating client information in the CRM and helping to follow up on open incentive applications
  • Responsible for providing grant support to project managers and VP, Economic Development
  • Responsible for the administration of entertainment ticket programming
  • Maintain records of new location and existing industry expansion for year-end review, including summary of economic development announcement number of jobs and investments.
  • Responsible for preparation and dissemination of the monthly Open Jobs report
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Training and Experience:           

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field
  • SalesForce experience a plus

Special Requirement(s):

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to be bonded.                                              

Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:         

  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills to manage multiple projects.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work with and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of any information encountered.
  • Requires strong math and analytical skills.
  • Ability to make judgments serving the organization’s best interest.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, directors and clients. 
  • Ability to operate a variety of office equipment, including but not limited to, computer, printer, calculator, photocopy machine, fax machine, telephone, and vehicle.
  • Experience with various software and/or Windows based applications including but not limited to, word processing, internet usage, and email applications.
  • Ability to use a computer for spreadsheet, data, and word processing functions. 
  • Ability to embrace change and respond to daily situations that arise.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks required of a small office environment.
  • Possesses and utilizes the following traits: initiative, resourcefulness, thoroughness, accuracy, tact, firmness, sound judgment, and integrity.  

Physical Activities and Requirements of the Position:           

Average Visual Abilities: Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or products, or operate machinery.

Physical Strength: Combination of sitting, standing and moving around the office and the community at large. Ability to move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.

Working Conditions:   Work performed in an office environment which can be moderately noisy. Many days involve sitting for long periods of time at a desk or workstation. Regular and prolonged work looking at a computer screen. Work can be stressful and pressured by deadlines. Work week may occasionally exceed 40 hours.

Mental Activities and Requirements of the Position:                   

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed instructions and to deal with problem involving variables.

Mathematics Ability: Ability to perform basic math skills including adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing two digit numbers; to perform complex mathematical calculations; to perform the four basic arithmetic operations with money; to perform operations involving allocations.

Language Ability:  Ability of average to above-average vocabulary and to read at an average rate; define unfamiliar words in dictionaries and other references and resources for meaning, spelling, and pronunciation. Ability to write complex sentences, using proper punctuation, and use of adjective and adverbs. Ability to communicate in complex sentences; using normal word order with present and past tenses; using a good vocabulary.                                                                                        

Intent and Function of the Job Description

Job descriptions assist organizations in ensuring that the hiring process is fairly administered and that qualified employees are selected. They are also essential to an effective appraisal system and related promotion, transfer, layoff, and termination decisions. Job descriptions are an integral part of any effective compensation system.

All descriptions contain only essential functions. Basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to the position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the job. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the employer.

This job description is not intended as and does not create an employment contract. The employer maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated at any time for any reason not prohibited by law.

The Bowling Green Area Chamber reserves the right to revise this Position Description as it deems necessary.

Please send a letter of interest describing your strengths for this position, along with your resume, salary history, and salary range expected by e-mail to Kenzie Jessup (kenzie@bgchamber.com), Office Manager, at Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, 710 College Street, Bowling Green, KY 42102. No phone calls please.