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  • Economic Development Project Manager
    Date Posted: April 4, 2019

    TEConomy Partners, LLC
    Columbus, OH

    TEConomy Partners, LLC is a global leader in research, analysis, and strategy for innovation based economic development consulting. Today, we're helping our clients compete in an economy that is increasingly global, knowledge-based, and driven by innovation. TEConomy works primarily in the U.S., but also has projects from time-to-time across the globe, serving a diverse set of clients, including universities, governments, economic development agencies, industry, trade associations, and non-profit institutions. While these clients are diverse, they all share a common need to understand and navigate the innovation economy. TEConomy's client engagements focus around issues such as:

    • Economic Development Strategic Planning
    • Place-making/Innovation Districts
    • Talent/Workforce Development
    • Innovation/Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
    • Technology Roadmaps/Core Competency Assessments
    • Economic Impact Analysis

    In order to continue our strong growth, we are seeking someone who is open to being intellectually challenged on a daily basis. We learn something new with every engagement. We are looking for people with a range of qualifications and interests including:

    • Project Management: Willingness to manage project teams across a virtual environment. Ability to partner effectively with colleagues in a team environment.
    • Client Management: Experience responding to and delivering on evolving client expectations. An entrepreneurial spirit — looking to solve challenges.
    • Communication Skills: Strong writing and oral skills.
    • Interpersonal Skills: Interview experience — ability to get beyond the basic responses. Facilitation skills — small and large groups.
    • Analytical Skills: Comfort with utilizing quantitative and qualitative data.
    • Organizational Skills: Ability to manage multiple projects on time and within budget and be flexible in workload prioritization.
    • Collaboration Skills: Ability to bring experience, skills, and perspectives to individual projects, on an as needed basis, in addition to leading select projects.

    Qualifications Required:
    Strategic thinkers with at least 10 years of experience leading, managing, and performing complex projects in innovation/economic development, public policy, or planning. Successful candidates will have a master's degree in economics, public policy, geography, urban planning, STEM-related discipline, or other related field, or will have 10-15 years of consulting experience in a related position. The candidate should possess a record of relevant work experience as well as a firm grounding in innovation/economic development or a related discipline.

    Candidates will be able to demonstrate:

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to work in a collaborative, virtual, team environment.
    • Aptitude to come up to speed quickly on unfamiliar subject matter.
    • Capability to readily translate research results into action items for practitioners.
    • Robust knowledge in the innovation space of economic development.
    • Experience managing multiple projects at the strategic and operational levels, supervising and developing team members while ensuring client satisfaction.
    • Must be able to travel overnight up to 40 percent annually for client and business development meetings.

    Qualifications Preferred:
    Strong candidates will possess at least some of the following attributes:

    • Experience in writing for a broad economic development audience.
    • Ability to effectively present and communicate data analyses through the use of data visualization tools and other presentation techniques.
    • Ability to manage existing client relationships and help to generate new business.
    • Applied data analysis skills, including the use of publicly available data, survey development and administration, and use of other third-party data sources.
    • Interest and experience in areas such as venture development, technology commercialization, place-making, research infrastructure, and emerging technologies.
    • Ability to engage in tasks to develop revenue and profitability management.

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