Northeast Ohio Four County Regional Planning and Development Organization

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Economic Development Planner

The Northeast Ohio Four County Regional Planning and Development Organization (NEFCO), a regional council of governments, located in northeast Ohio, has an immediate opening for an Economic Development Planner.  This is a full-time, permanent position. The selected candidate will report directly to the Executive Director and will be responsible for administrating the Partnership Planning grant awarded to NEFCO by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA).  NEFCO was designated by the EDA in 1978 as an Economic Development District.  This is an excellent opportunity to practice economic development planning at various levels of government (municipal, township and county) and in urban, suburban and rural environments!

Responsibilities and Related Activities

A Master’s Degree with pertinent planning or governmental experience preferred.  An exceptional candidate with a Bachelor’s Degree and pertinent planning or governmental experience may be considered.  Degree concentrations should be in business, city or regional planning, economics, or geography. Other related, relevant fields will be considered.

Other qualities needed from potential candidates:

Valid State of Ohio driver’s license, a good driving record, and possession of liability coverage required.
Occasional in-region or state travel with mileage reimbursement. Candidate should be willing to use personal transportation or have access to alternative transportation

Compensation and Benefits
Salary range $50,000 to $65,000, subject to background and experience.
Sick leave (120 hours accrued per year), paid holidays, 2 weeks paid vacation (to start), compensatory time provided for approved overtime Free parking in enclosed deck adjoining office.

Employer/employee contributions to the State retirement system

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary needs to:
Joseph Hadley, Jr.
Executive Director
175 S. Main Street, #211
Akron, OH  44308

Attn:  Rebecca Morgan, Administrative Assistant

Candidates may email cover letter and resume to

Subject:  Economic Development Planner

-> Responses received will be reviewed during the week of April 1, 2019; resumes etc. will continue to be accepted after that date until the position is filled.

No phone calls please


                                                                                                                        March 2019