Business Growth Coordinator
Greater Spokane, Inc.is hiring for a Business Growth Coordinator. As an integral part of the Business Growth team, the Business Growth Coordinator independently performs tasks which support GSI’s business growth initiatives, strategies and tactics. The Business Growth Coordinator is responsible for the creation of documents and resources to attract and recruit new businesses to the region resulting in the growth of local jobs and economic prosperity.
This is a full time position, typical hours are Monday through Friday 7:30am to 4:30pm. Greater Spokane Inc. offers competitive paid time off and employer paid, medical, dental, vision, life, benefits with a generous matching 401k plan. Our building is located in the heart of downtown Spokane. Come be a part on a dynamic team that is dedicated to connecting and convening this great region.
Please review the entire listing and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and anticipated salary expectations.
- Maintains recruitment data and reports via Salesforce CRM and continually seeks efficiencies to better manage leads and activity.
- For a broad portfolio of industries, manages components of business recruitment projects such as market research for proposals, coordination of site visits, and drafting of marketing content.
- Utilizing various online tools, creates, cultivates, and screens lead prospect lists based on targeted industries.
- Leverages Salesforce CRM to achieve business recruitment and marketing needs.
- Prepares internal and external reports and presentations for various audiences.
- Supports communication strategies for the business growth portfolio in partnership with the Marketing & Communications team, including website content management and creation of newsletter and other marketing content.
- Conducts wide array of economic and business research, and translates research into understandable forms for diverse audiences.
- Manages existing research tool such as Emsi, Gazelle.AI, and ZoomProspector, while also staying abreast of emerging economic development tools and resources.
- Develops and maintains relationships with members and businesses to strengthen business recruitment efforts.
- Develops and maintains understanding of business development, and business retention and expansion issues.
- Contributes to organizational success by:
- working with colleagues to discover and develop ways to retain, grow, better align and leverage GSI resources for greater impact;
- developing and maintaining relationships with GSI’s Board and members to improve investor engagement;
- contributing to an organizational culture of team work, support, engagement, and empowerment;
- regularly evaluating GSI’s systems and processes for continuous improvement; and
- contributing to the collection, organization, and presentation of key data in relation to GSI’s strategic plan and goals.
- GSI reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this position.
Knowledge, Skills, & Experience Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Education/Experience: Associate Degree in business, economics, or sales & marketing, and two years of experience in a related field is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Database management, sales, marketing, business development, and project management experience is preferred.
- Certificates and Licenses: Valid driver’s license.
- Computer Skills: Technology savvy and proficient in use of Microsoft Office suite, CRM software and internet. Experience with Salesforce is strongly preferred.
- Supervisory Responsibilities: None.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Exposed to typical office environment conditions and noise levels. Occasionally required to travel to local events, meetings or training by car; may also occasionally travel out of the area for meetings or training opportunities by car or air. Regularly scheduled to work 40 hours per week; occasionally required to work more than 40 hours per week to meet deadlines, finish assignments, or attend events and meetings (all overtime hours worked must be approved by supervisor in advance).
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel or crouch.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
- Employee medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurances paid by employer
- Optional vision insurance, FSA and HSA plans
- 5% employer 401K contribution
- Generous paid vacation and sick leave
- 11 paid holidays per year
- Monthly transportation/parking stipend
- Education Assistance Program