||Professional contract position located in Indianapolis, Indiana, available July 1, 2013. Major responsibilities: increase Ball State’s influence in the development and execution of state and local economic development policies; increase the number, relevance, and visibility of the university’s outreach and engagement projects with emphasis on community-based economic development. Minimum qualifications: bachelor’s degree; graduate of Economic Development Institute or a combination of programs of equal recognition and rigor; ten years of experience in economic development, community development, or directly related area; understanding of community, state, and federal economic development programs and activities; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated knowledge of economic and community development practices and principles; ability to work effectively with divergent groups; excellent instruction, training program organization, and facilitation skills; excellent interpersonal skills. Preferred qualifications: experience in university/adult education environment; practical experience working effectively with local economic/community development organizations; experience working with state and federal government agencies; experience brokering education, training, research, and economic and community development services. Candidates for contract professional searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship. Send cover letter, resume, official transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references to: Lisa Garner, Executive Assistant, Building Better Communities, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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