The Village of Skokie, IL is seeking qualified candidates for the position of full-time Economic Development Coordinator, working in the Community Development Dept. Under general supervision of the Economic Development Manager, this position will plan and implement programs related to economic development, assist in business retention and attraction efforts, create and maintain special financing districts, and assist in commercial area redevelopment and other short and long-term economic planning efforts. Staff in the Economic Development Division serve as liaisons between the Village and the business community. Conducts on-site business visits; assesses growth potential, stagnation or downsizing, and builds a continual data base on local businesses as part of the Business Retention Program; Assists Economic Development Manager with the study of economic development issues and implementation of programs; Assists in the administration of tax increment finance (TIF) districts, special service areas (SSA) and other financial and technical incentive programs; Promotes and coordinates the Village’s economic incentive programs that include, but are not limited to, tax increment financing, storefront enhancement program, the Village’s review process for Cook County incentive programs such as 6B, 7A, and 7B assessments; Performs other work-related duties, as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration, business or related field; Master’s Degree is preferred; Three years of experience in municipal local government, not-for-profit, or similar employer; Experience with economic development consulting, Chamber of Commerce, or a real estate development company preferred; Valid Driver’s License required; Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of economic development, urban planning, building and permits, small business planning, operations, finance, and assistance; Working knowledge of Tax Increment Financing, Special Service Area Financing, Cook County tax rebate programs, and other economic development initiatives; Excellent written and verbal communication skills required for report writing and verbal presentations for businesses and merchant groups. Must be able to foster and maintain positive and collaborative relationships with colleagues & co-workers; Must be able to speak and understand English; Valid Driver’s License required. To learn more about the Village of Skokie and to view the entire job description, please visit the Skokie Jobs page at www.skokie.org.
The annualized salary range for this position is $73,792 – $94,180. The starting salary range is $73,792 – $81,356 (DOQ). Competitive benefits package includes medical, dental & life insurance; IMRF retirement pension plan; paid vacation days, sick days, and holidays in the first year; 457(b) retirement savings plan.
To be considered for this position, please submit a Letter of Interest and resumé, along with three professional references to: Village of Skokie Human Resources Office 5127 Oakton Street Skokie, IL 60077, or email to Human.Resources@skokie.org by Friday, March 24, 2023. Faxes are not accepted. EOE Employer