FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham began advertising for a part-time economic development marketing manager today, February 27.
The 19-hour per week position pays $25,000 a year.
“For the right person, this role will offer exceptional exposure to economic development at the municipal level. This opportunity emerges as Framingham completes its transition to a city form of government, led by Yvonne Spicer, the city’s first mayor. The selected contractor will be a key player supporting the EDIC’s work to realize the mayor’s vision,” according to the job posting.
The job posting states “Framingham, with over 68,000 residents, over 45,000 workers and over 2,200 business establishments, is the economic and demographic center of a fast-growing Metrowest Region. The City of Framingham is committed to attracting new investment and jobs. To do this, the city provides funding to its Economic Development Industrial Corporation (EDIC) to promote appropriate growth. Framingham’s Division of Community & Economic Development (CED) provides staff support to the EDIC. The EDIC has developed and is executing a marketing plan, with the support of a public relations consulting firm, focused on marketing Framingham to businesses as an attractive location, to work, live, and play.
The individual hired would:
• Coordinate the EDIC Marketing Program. Work with public relations consultant, providing EDIC inputs and tracking timelines. Manage the EDIC’s electronic marketing efforts. Coordinate content for the EDIC’s electronic newsletter and social media programs. Maintain the EDIC’s contact database. Develop and maintain monthly performance statistics. Draft web site updates.
• Support efforts to retain, expand and attract business investment & job creation. Assist CED Director with business outreach. Maintain, grow, and apply the EDIC’s customer relationship management (CRM) system. Conduct site searches to identify location options for growing businesses. Develop prospect lists for marketing & direct outreach. Schedule meetings and coordinate follow-up.
• Support the execution of EDIC events. Assist with developing event content, collateral & layout. Manage event invitations, coordinate the participation of speakers and service providers. On event day, assist with on-site logistics.
• Coordinate other EDIC programs. Provide customer service and administrative support towards the launch, conduct, & closure of EDIC grant programs.
Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree (B.A/B.S.) in business administration, marketing, economics, municipal planning, public administration, or equivalent.
Two years of economic development experience, focused on place marketing, business retention, expansion, and attraction. Or, two years of private-sector experience, focused on business to-business marketing.
“The city expects the selected contractor to work no more than 19 hours per week, with compensation not to exceed $25,000 over the 12-month contract term. Applicants must include their proposed hourly rate,” said the job posting.
There are no associated benefits with this part-time, contract role. The city can reimburse preapproved, job-related expenses, including mileage.
The position will function as a member of the CED team and report to the CED Director and work closely with the CED Deputy Director and EDIC Chair.
Visit https://ess.framinghamma.gov/MSS/employmentopportunities/default.aspx to apply.