Economic Development Manager

Beyond Housing

51 - 200 employees
St. Louis
Development / Fundraising, Field / Organizing
Mid Level
$45,000 - $59,999


Position Summary: The Economic Development Manager is responsible for economic development project assistance, asset management, external partner relationships, and certain administrative tasks. This position will manage and perform assigned projects from planning through completion of execution.


  • Chief Economic Development Officer


  • None

Salary and Benefits:

  • Full-time hourly position with benefits for a full-time position as determined in the current Beyond Housing Employee Handbook
  • Salary Range $45,000-$50,000


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Investigate and research issues associated with economic development projects that arise in the course of planning, financing, designing, and constructing economic development projects.
  • Ensure timely preparation, internal review, submission, and approval of economic development project items such as land title research, land survey, environmental investigations, transaction documents, and other important project items.
  • Routinely communicate with tenants in commercial properties owned and operated by Beyond Housing regarding topics such as lease status, building conditions, marketing to customers, operating expenses, and others as identified from time to time by CEDO.
  • Monitor property maintenance projects and property enhancements and ensure timely completion.
  • Prepare routine financial performance analysis spreadsheet for commercial properties.
  • Draft narrative descriptions of economic development projects completed and planned and maintain readily accessible files of same.
  • Maintain records of before and after photographs and other documentation of economic development projects.
  • Maintain Smart Goals data for economic development projects.
  • Assist CEDO with the execution of tasks from other projects not directly related to built environment economic development activities such as assistance to Propel Kitchens, 24:1 Community Land Trust Board, and Beyond Housing Capital Fund.
  • Manage special initiatives as assigned by CEDO.
  • Provide analytical and writing support for national, regional, and local grant applications for economic development activities.
  • Provide analytical and writing support for reports and publications for economic development activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Experience and Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years old and possess a High School Diploma or GED
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree preferred in related field
  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills
  • 3 – 5 years of work/education experience in community development, social services, or a related field
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills, including the ability to multi-task is required
  • Must take a proactive approach, exercising professional judgment and make sound business decisions
  • Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook
  • Ability to be discrete and confidential with sensitive information is needed
  • Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed is required
  • Must demonstrative critical thinking & problem-solving skills while delivering quality results in the face of multiple competing projects/assignments

Required Experience and Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated capacity to connect with individuals across racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and other identities required
  • Extensive knowledge and expertise of communities within the 24:1 footprint preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with preparing for meetings of varying sizes, including developing presentations
  • Must demonstrate exceptional attention to details and organizational skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills required including telephone etiquette, generating electronic communications – developing internal and external paper documents, etc.
  • Must be able to work independently and manage multiple competing priorities without constant supervision
  • A demonstration of critical thinking, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills is required
  • Computer competency is required for internet use, Microsoft suite (Word, Outlook, Power Point, Excel, Publisher), Adobe, and other job-specific software
  • Must be willing and able to work flexible schedules and perform work outside of the office or outside of conventional office hours occasionally as needed
  • Must have access to reliable personal vehicle transportation and insurance


Physical Requirements:

The Economic Development Manager will perform most functions in a business setting, either at the regularly assigned worksite or at off-site offices, training rooms, and/or other rooms found to accommodate small or large groups of clients.  This position may frequently fluctuate from being constantly sedentary while compiling documents, working on computers; phones, and in personal interaction and conversations to being constantly in motion.  This position may require occasional standing depending on the task being performed.  The constant use of eyes and hands will be required in all environments where work is performed involving clerical tasks and personal interactions.  The incumbent may frequently sit, stand, walk, reach, stoop, climb, lift, carry and bend when performing essential job functions including traveling to worksites in a vehicle.  Seldom is defined as 1% to 5% of the time.  Occasional is defined as 6% to 39% of the time.  Frequently is defined as 40% to 74% of the time. Constantly is defined as 75% to 100% of the time.



Application Instructions:

Please send your resume and cover letter to  This job will remain posted until it has been filled.