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LVEDC Hiring Research Specialist and Information Systems Specialist

By LVEDC Staff on August 21, 2014

The Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. is hiring two positions as of August 21st, 2014.

Prospective applicants should send a resume to:

Mr. Matthew Tuerk

Vice President of Administration and Investor Relations

2158 Avenue C, Suite 200 Bethlehem, Pa. 18017

[email protected]

Date: 8/21/2014

Job Status: Exempt

Position Title: Research Specialist

Job Purpose: Provide economic statistics and original research to LVEDC stakeholders

Reports to: VP of Economic Development

Supervisory Responsibility: None

Job Responsibilities: Provide information about the Lehigh Valley’s economy to LVEDC stakeholders—internal and external—by drawing from existing sources of economic data as well as developing original research.

Essential Functions:

  • Support Economic Development Attraction team’s efforts to bring new companies to the region by responding to requests for information
  • Assist Business Outreach Program’s efforts to help Lehigh Valley companies grow by providing information about Lehigh Valley’s economy and companies
  • Provide original information to LVEDC marketing team for use in communicating the region’s economic assets to internal and external audiences
  • Monitor various news sources for information that may be used for any of LVEDC’s attraction, retention and start up support activities

Competencies and Requirements:

  • Fundamental understanding of available sources of economic data at the federal, local and private level
  • Basic understanding of statistical modeling methods, and descriptive statistics, as well as economics and econometric modeling

 

Date: 8/21/2014

Job Status: Exempt

Position Title: Information Systems Specialist

Job Purpose: Manage organizational information systems

Reports to: VP of Administration

Supervisory Responsibility: None

Job Responsibilities: Maintain the information systems for a nonprofit, regional economic development organization with a staff of 20. Duties include defining organizational needs, collecting internal information, assisting with the analysis of process measurements, developing improvements, and creating controls to ensure sustainability.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage LVEDC’s physical files, including projects, accounting records and corporate records
  • Manage and continuously improve reporting systems on business processes related to the organization’s operations, including dashboards and internal reporting
  • Manage information technology systems, including hardware, software, networks, and databases.
    • LVEDC file server, print server, and domain controller software and structure (Assisted by Managed Services Provider
    • LVEDC CRMs (Salesforce.com and Executive Pulse)
    • LVEDC Accounting Software (Quickbooks)
    • LVEDC Communications Software (Microsoft 365)
    • Lehighvalley.org (WordPress)
  • Assist with the evaluation and purchase of technology to support organizational operations

Competencies and Requirements:

  • Fundamental understanding of information systems and relational databases, including salesforce.com and Quickbooks
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft’s OS’s, including 2012 Server and Windows 7

 

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