University Economic Development Association
Title Economic Development Project Manager
Organization / Institution Arizona State University
Department VP-Research and Economic Affairs
City, State Tempe, AZ
Information Duties and Responsibilities: Under general direction, works closely and collaboratively with statewide and regional economic development partners, the business and development community, ASU SkySong staff and University representatives to develop strategic alliances with potential and existing employers within targeted industry clusters.

Develops and leads initiatives regarding the attraction, retention, and expansion of private commercial entities to and within the Greater Phoenix market to ensure achievement of established goals, initiatives and objectives consistent with the ASU SkySong strategic program.

Works closely with key community stakeholders to facilitate, identify, and communicate the contribution of the University to economic development.

Supports connections with assigned economic development, entrepreneurial and technology organizations and business associations.

Provides advisory services to partnering groups and explores collaborative opportunities to enhance linkages of selected value chain and its actors.

Interacts with government entities and stimulates public policy modifications that can enhance Arizona’s business and economic climate.

Supports ASU’s participation in local and national conferences, trade shows and/or business/economic events.

Utilizes ASU’s intellectual capacity, data and research products to market ASU SkySong and Greater Phoenix, as well as to provide strategic information to company executives and economic decision-makers.

Serves as ASU’s liaison to specific, assigned economic development, entrepreneurial and technology organizations and business associations by sitting on governing boards, advisory boards and task forces.

Coordinates economic affairs messages with other OKED units to ensure consistent communications to faculty, staff and Arizona constituencies.

Participates in the long-range planning, development of marketing strategies, and recommendation of goals for business attraction, retention, and assistance efforts.

Coordinates with various businesses, agencies, community organizations, and University departments to conduct presentations and site tours for the purpose of promoting the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.

DAYS AND SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM Rate of Pay: 59,500-$63,000 per year; DOE

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a business related discipline or technology-related field AND four (4) years of related experience specifically in economic development, marketing and industrial relations, including one (1) year of supervisory/management; OR Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications: Demonstrated knowledge of technology-based economic development and global business practices.

Experience in: skilled strategic planning; analyzing; establishing priorities; maintaining and establishing effective working relationships and networking. Ability to interact with governmental entities. Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills.

Department Statement/Gen Info: Arizona State University’s SkySong exists to make an economic impact in the local, state and international markets by driving economic development and global enterprise. ASU SkySong helps grow the economy by launching and accelerating new companies and promoting use inspired research, in collaboration with local communities, state government, and business partners. ASU SkySong, and the dozens of emerging innovation driven companies located there, are dedicated to positively impacting the economies of our state and the country for years to come. The breadth of these objectives is just one way that ASU is different from other U.S. universities that have a strong economic development focus.

Background Check Statement: ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Standard Statement: Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 70,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe. Arizona State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Close Date: March 9, 2012

Instructions to Apply: Application deadline is 11:59pm Arizona time on the day indicated. REQUESTED MATERIAL MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Complete the required information and attach a single Word or PDF document, which includes: 1. Cover letter 2. Resume 3. Three professional references (names, addresses and phone numbers) Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position. Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position. Only electronic applications are accepted for this position. If you need assistance applying for this job, please contact our customer service center at 855-278-5081. ASU does not pay candidates for travel expenses associated with interviewing, unless otherwise indicated by the department at the time of call for interview. To apply please go to click “Staff” see Job Id# 27974