Region Five is Hiring a Regional Business Specialist
Region Five is looking for a permanent full-time, exempt Regional Business Specialist. Salary plus benefits range from $57,500-75k. Regional territory is Crow Wing, Cass, Morrison, Todd & Wadena counties with occasional out of state travel. This position will focus on administration of several regional revolving loan funds; assisting with business recruitment and marketing; providing business planning assistance and grant writing. To see full position description, Click Here.
Desired qualifications: Basic understanding of Business Loan Administration, Prospect Marketing, Local Improvement Funding and Strategy Development. Proven history of grant writing & reporting skills preferred. Ability to assess business risk; present and facilitate to small groups; coordinate public participation; manage/oversight of several projects at one time; communicate with all sectors of people through superb written and oral communications. The ability to work independently and word processing and computer skills is required.
Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field or equivalent combination of education and related experience favored.
Please submit resume to Cheryal Hills, Executive Director, Region Five Development Commission, email@example.com until September 2, 2014. No phone calls please.
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