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Job Posting - Director of Economic Development, Village of Matteson

The Village of Matteson is seeking an exceptional candidate to fill the position of Director of Economic Development. This position reports to the Village Administrator and has a primary function of identifying growth opportunities and building strategic partnerships to expand the growth of Matteson’s tax base and increase jobs.


This position will also manage and develop effective new ideas and innovative marketing strategies to advance the Village’s brand and increase communication platforms to inform stakeholders and residents about activities and accomplishments of the Village.


The ideal candidate is required to have a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Economic Development, or a closely related field. A Master’s degree and a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation is desired. To be given consideration, you must have a minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years of experience in economic development, municipal zoning and infrastructure. You must also have extensive and proven experience in Tax Increment Financing and other incentive programs.


Working knowledge of MS Office with the ability to work well in a team environment; strong sense of professionalism and discretion required. The starting salary for this position is commensurate with experience. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a background check, drug screening and physical at the expense of the Village.


To apply to this posting, complete the Employment Application. The completed application along with resume and cover letter should be submitted to jlperry@villageofmatteson.org, no later than March 18, 2024.


Link to job posting and application here.




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