Economic Development Specialist

Springfield Missouri • •  417.881.1204

Working at AECI is more than a job, it is a career filled with challenges, rewarding work experiences, state-of-the-art tools and exceptional benefits. We are a premier employer comprised of the best and the brightest in the industry. We are searching for talented, enthusiastic people to contribute to our team as we work to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy for our member-owners. At AECI, one of the largest electric cooperatives in the nation, your opportunities to gain valuable experience and contribute new ideas in an ever-changing industry with a growing company are endless.

The Springfield Headquarters is seeking applicants for an Economic Development Specialist position in the Member Services & Corporate Communications Division. The Economic Development Specialist provides member cooperatives with economic development assistance and expertise to support the retention and attraction of business to their communities. Responsibilities include industrial project assistance, marketing and promotion of sites and buildings, key account management assistance, financial packaging and consultation on use of incentives, collaboration with state and local agencies, project research and community development program assistance.

The Economic Development Specialist position will also be responsible for delivering other development assistance that may include project financing, grant writing, industry research, development training, rate information and marketing/promotional support as needed. This position will serve as a liaison with cooperative member systems, business and industrial organizations, government agencies and educational institutions to build and maintain awareness of cooperative member systems and their economic and community development activities. This position will involve, on average, approximately 20 percent travel.

Qualified applicants will have a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, or related field. Five or more years experience with traditional economic and community development activities like business recruitment, expansion, retention and marketing is required. Current working knowledge of the cooperative business model is required. Electric utility background is preferred. Certified Economic Developer credential is required, or could be attained after hire. Successful candidates will demonstrate problem solving and relationship building skills as well as a strong work ethic and excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

To apply for a position, please visit and complete your profile. You will be able to upload additional applicant documents (i.e. resume, cover letter) and apply for a position. AECI is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment. Please reference the contact information above if you require assistance in filling out an application. Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to an appointment.

Internal/External Posting Date: 1/10/2018 • E-Verify Participant •  An equal opportunity employer and provider/disability/vet


Organization Name: 
Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Automatic Close Date: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 12:00pm to Monday, February 19, 2018 - 12:00pm