The Berwyn Development Corporation, a unique 501c3 organization that works on both economic development and chamber service programming in the metro Chicago area is seeking a difference maker to lead the day to day operations of the organization. The BDC manages the economic development, urban planning and marketing on behalf of the City of Berwyn, IL on a four year contractual basis. The person will manage the full business operations to include urban infill real estate development for retail and mixed use; administration and budgeting of tax increment finance districts; short term and long term urban planning needs of the City; local government coordination with the City of Berwyn staff; incentive negotiations; proactive business recruitment; deal making/structuring; business retention & expansion services; and general marketing.
Ideal candidate will be extremely energetic, analytical, high level of initiative, excellent interpersonal skills, and local government experience with a track record of success. Bachelor’s or advanced degree in economic development, public finance, public administration, urban planning or a related area. 7 to 10 years of progressively increased experience in economic development, real estate development, local government, public finance, or advisory services. Prefer local candidates with experience in TIF, local government operations, deal making, business attraction, working with a Board of Directors and a municipality. Starting salary $100,000 +/- DOQ. E-mail resume, 5 professional references, and salary history.