November 21, 2020
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Richmond, Virginia

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership is seeking an Associate Business Manager to provide professional services to the Business Investment team to successfully locate economic development projects in Virginia and expand existing businesses in the Commonwealth.

The Associate Business Manager will support VEDP’s lead generation programs to prospective companies, site selection consultants, and commercial real estate brokers. The position will support the development of industry initiatives that generate new inquiries and prospects for the Business Investment Division. The position will support project management by providing effective and prompt responses to prospect and staff inquiries; planning and participating in community visits; and participating in and assisting with project calls and meetings. The Associate Business Manager will assist with preparing memos, economic development proposals and marketing presentations, and is expected to maintain strong relationships with VEDP’s economic development partners, clients, and other stakeholders.

The successful applicant must have excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills. The Associate Business Manager must be able to work well under pressure and within tight deadlines, work collaboratively to accomplish goals, and make decisions based on logical analysis and sound judgment. Demonstrated proficiency in using multiple software packages required, with MSO in a Windows environment experience preferred. Contact management software experience desirable. The Associate Business Manager must have a valid driver’s license and be able to obtain a passport. Overnight travel is required. Marketing and project management experience in a local or regional economic development office is preferred. An undergraduate degree in business, marketing, communications, or related field or equivalent training and experience is required. It offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package and an excellent working environment. Hiring range:  $45,000 to $55,000.

All candidates must submit a resume through our website  Application deadline: December 11, 2020.

VEDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities. It is VEDP’s intent that its employment and personnel policies and practices conform to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.   Applicants requiring more information or requiring assistance may contact VEDP Human Resources at 1-804-545-5634 or [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]. TDD 1-800-828-1120.

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