Upper MN Valley Regional Development Commission
Appleton, MN United States
The Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (UMVRDC) is looking for an outgoing, detailed oriented, experienced planner that can work as part of a team to manage of a variety of community and economic development projects. Candidates that are passionate about their work, curious to find solutions for locally identified issues, and who thrive working on a diverse portfolio of work are ideal for this position. Employees who demonstrate strong initiative and self-motivation, increasing levels of responsibility, and excellent personal relation skills in prior positions are ideal.
Primary responsibilities will be in community and economic development planning and will include working in the following areas:
- Federal, state and local agency collaboration
- Redevelopment of vacant and underutilized property
- Business Retention & Expansion
- Community needs analysis
- Grant writing
- Comprehensive plans
- Capital improvement plans
- Hazard mitigation plans
- Economic resiliency
- GIS mapping
This position will also be responsible for developing professional relationships with local elected officials, staff from cities and counties and other partners from local, regional, state and federal organizations and agencies.
This position is are also required to develop and secure contracts that support their salary and the work of the agency.