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Economic Development Coordinator

The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic organization focused on building and supporting McLennan County’s business community through our membership initiatives, fun, engaging programs and events, public policy support, and economic development efforts. Our work in economic development aims to support the existing industries of our community while simultaneously attracting new businesses to the area that foster additional job creation for our citizens.

Our team is seeking an Economic Development Coordinator to provide administrative support for the economic development team. We are looking for a master multi-tasker with excellent organizational and communication skills. Our ideal candidate must be customer-friendly and have an upbeat attitude. As a key member of the team, you will assist the economic development department with its tasks, through the management of all office functions, including schedule management, records management, reporting, and assisting with the coordination of the department’s programs and events.

The position also requires interaction with guests and visitors in-person and/or over the phone or through email. Through all interactions, the candidate should be polite, professional, and helpful.

The candidate should be attentive while also being accurate. They should always be a positive presence in the workplace, well-prepared and responsive, and willing to meet each challenge directly. They must be comfortable with computers, general office tasks, and excel at both verbal and written communication.

Economic Development Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain centralized database of economic development contacts
  • Coordinate travel reservations for ED team members
  • Coordinate direct mail and prospect mailings
  • Maintain master files for ED projects, Business Retention, Waco McLennan County Economic Development Corporation, Waco Industrial Foundation, Demographics and Real Estate
  • Maintain master calendar for ED team and schedule meetings as needed
  • Maintain economic development committee records
  • Assist in coordination of committee meetings and economic development events
  • Assist in scheduling and reporting of business retention & expansion visits as needed
  • Assist in maintaining records of industry and market research and demographic statistics
  • Distribute monthly, quarterly and annual progress, marketing and retention & expansion reports to contract partners
  • Assist in contract reporting requirements for City of Waco and McLennan County
  • Collate presentation materials and promotional packets
  • Assist in the preparation of business attraction and retention proposals
  • Assist in the quarterly survey of market price indexes
  • Assist in major employer survey
  • Support general functions of the economic development team
  • Screen phone calls and route callers to the appropriate party
  • Greet and assist visitors
  • Maintain polite and professional communication via phone, e-mail, and mail
  • Anticipate the needs of others in order to ensure their seamless and positive experience

Economic Development Coordinator Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree or 4 years of prior administrative experience
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Excel
  • Attention to detail
  • Desire to be proactive and create a positive experience for others
  • Ability to read, write and speak the English language at a level to efficiently perform the functions of the position, bi-lingual is a plus

Please submit resume to Jason Powers, Vice President of Finance and Operations jpowers@wacochamber.com, (254)757-5608.

About the Waco Chamber of Commerce

The Waco Chamber of Commerce is the lead economic development organization in Waco/McLennan County, Texas. The Chamber’s work is undertaken in partnership with the regional business community, the City of Waco, McLennan County, the Waco Industrial Foundation, the Waco-McLennan County Economic Development Corporation, our workforce, educational institutions and other organizations dedicated to working in a collaborative manner to make the Greater Waco region the perfect place for business, industry and people to grow and prosper. The Chamber is a not for profit, membership‐driven organization comprised of nearly 1,500 businesses.

About Waco:

Greater Waco, located in McLennan County, Texas, along the Interstate 35 corridor is home to more than 14,000 companies, 241,505 people and a regional workforce of approximately 320,000. Greater Waco’s centralized location with access, to Dallas and Austin (90 miles) and Houston and San Antonio (185 miles), make it a regional center of economic activity and an ideal community for businesses and individuals.

Since 2006, Greater Waco has seen more than $1.3 billion in new capital investments and $596 million in riverfront and downtown development, making it an attractive place to live, work and play. Greater Waco is landscaped with top-rated higher educational institutions, including Baylor University, McLennan Community College, Texas State Technical College Waco, Tarleton State University in Waco and Texas Tech in Waco.