Salt Lake City

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Minimum Salary 
USD $55,453.00/Yr.
Maximum Salary 
USD $75,712.00/Yr.
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US-UT-Salt Lake City

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Under the direction of the Deputy Director of Economic Development, incumbent coordinates and manages Salt Lake City’s workforce development programs. Activities include collection of business and economic data; acting as liaison with business resources and related organizations; and performance of duties associated with other elements covered under the City’s strategic economic plan.


  • Develops and coordinates Salt Lake City’s workforce development programs, enhances long term relationships, encourages business participation in policy and planning issues, serves as workforce development ombudsman, and assists businesses with City policies and regulations.
  • Studies other state and local government initiatives to determine the potential opportunities and impact to Salt Lake City. Provides recommendations for outcome-driven programs to department leadership for additional review and consideration.
  • Assists in executing the City’s Economic Development Strategic Plan, and goals and objectives including: creation of workforce development initiatives with the objective of raising the average wage of the city while being mindful that the core client is the business; workforce development and job placement challenges with the homeless population; development of strategies for recruitment of out of market talent; and other programs that grow the economic and business base of Salt Lake City.
  • Develops relationships with colleges and universities, entities within the city, Utah Department of Workforce Services, and other key stakeholders to gather information, analyze current trends, and develop strategies to enhance the workforce environment and retain business in Salt Lake City.
  • Creates, writes, researches, assembles, and produces documents and materials which help promote Salt Lake City as a business location including power point presentations, newsletters, web site material, photographs, and press releases.
  • Serves as the Economic Development Department’s primary researcher and analyst for workforce development trends and gaps, gathering and producing relevant business and economic data useful to business prospects, investors, and city officials.  Maintains Economic Development department database of local and national prospects, key business and economic development leaders and organizations, and other stakeholders in the economic development process.
  • Serves as the liaison for several economic and business organizations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Finance, Business, or Public Administration, plus three (3) years experience in financial management and administration, banking, community development, economic or business development, or marketing. Other relevant areas of expertise include real estate development, businesses lending, financing, urban economic development, small business assistance, and community development. Education and experience may be substituted one for the other on a year for year basis.
  • Must have a deep understanding of workforce challenges and existing tools to provide solutions.
  • Must be able to understand and analyze financial statements, loan criteria, business plans, and marketing plans.
  • Ability to successfully negotiate and resolve high level, multi-agency development issues that require innovation, resourcefulness, and a creative problem solving approach.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical. Must speak, read, and write English proficiently.
  • Advanced computer skills important for communication and presentation materials such as power point, excel, illustrator, photoshop, etc.
  • Must be able to help shape abstract concepts then produce a definitive product, as well as work on numerous projects simultaneously. 
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license or driving privilege card by date of hire.
  • Previous experience working with Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A Masters or other advanced degree.
  • Previous work with a WIOA Board.
  • Prior experience using Salesforce or other client management software.
  • Previous experience working with the Utah Department of Workforce Services, Salt Lake Community College, Talent Ready Utah, and other existing workforce programs in Utah.
  • Experience with ESRI, GIS, Career Ladder Projects, U.S. and Chamber of Commerce’s Talent Pipeline Programs.

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