SSTI Job Corner

Have an open position? Let us post your position or RFP listing — it's free for SSTI Members/$95 for all others. Postings stay active on our website for 45 days and a brief mention is included in the SSTI Weekly Digest. Please use our listing submission form or send the position title, description, and any other relevant information to Ellen Marrison ( | 614.901.1690). The deadline to be included in our weekly newsletter is Wednesday at 12:00 PM. 

The following positions are available:

Executive Director - Missouri Technology Corporation

MTC seeks a dynamic and visionary Executive Director to lead its comprehensive efforts to grow the state’s economy through entrepreneurship and innovation. The Executive Director will lead the day-to-day operations of MTC, the IDEA Fund, and the administration of the state inovation center and manufacturing extension partnership programs; advise the MTC Board and state policymakers; support efforts of economic development partners; serve as a representative voice and expert presenter to audiences across the state and region on topics of venture formation, talent attraction/retention, startup financing, and entrepreneurship ecosystem development; and perform other related duties as assigned. A complete description of the position and competencies may be found here.

Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) - South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA)

SCRA has two openings for an Entrepreneur in Residence, one located in Charleston and the other in Greenville or Clemson. The EIR will be responsible for providing expert advice and mentoring to entrepreneurs, facilitating company development for potential SC Launch Program candidates, and providing guidance to companies on securing Academic Startup Assistance Program (ASAP) and SBIR/STTR Matching Grant funding. The EIR will work with entrepreneurs, be responsible for introductions to potential sources of funding, and provide guidance on business strategies. Those interested in more information on the opening in Charleston should click here, and those interested in the position located in Greenville or Clemson can find more information here.

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RFP - Economic Recovery Coordination

The Eastgate Regional Council of Governments is seeking to retain the services of an Economic Recovery Coordinator or Economic Recovery Coordination Team (“Coordinator”) to develop and implement an economic recovery strategy to recover from the recent closure at the Lordstown General Motors assembly plant. The Coordinator will work with Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, Cleveland State University, and local stakeholders to develop and implement a plan to assist the Mahoning Valley respond to the challenges it faces with the closure of the GM Lordstown assembly plant and subsequent related industry closures. Proposals will be accepted until Oct. 18.

More information about the RFP is available here.

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Director - Fourth Economy

Fourth Economy is looking for a strategic thinker with at least 5-10 years of experience leading and managing complex projects in the community and economic development field. The ideal candidate will be looking to take on a core leadership role in our growing company. We are especially looking for individuals that are interested in advancing innovative models of community and economic development to join our team of dynamic consultants. Our work encompasses a variety of issues/topics (job growth/decline, talent attraction, civic infrastructure, affordable housing, inclusive and equitable development, sustainable development) that intersect with communities and economies at different scales (neighborhood to regional).

Complete details and how to apply are available here.

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Policy Analyst - SSTI

SSTI, a national non-profit organization that strengthens initiatives to create a better future through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, has an opening for a policy analyst with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in tech-based economic development.

Responsibilities include researching and preparing reports, articles, and issue briefs on policies and programs primarily focused on encouraging economic growth; making presentations; serving as the lead staff person for one or more interest groups from among our membership; understanding and reporting on economic development, policy and legislative activities in 5-10 states; and, engaging regularly with a portfolio of about 20 SSTI members.

Excellent research abilities, strong writing, quantitative, presentation, interpersonal and facilitation skills are required. Candidates must have the ability to work independently or as part of a committed team and be dedicated to creating a quality product. Experience with web publishing preferred.

While most of our team is based in Columbus, Ohio, we are open to candidates from across the nation, and if located outside the Columbus area, the candidate could work from home.

Cover letters and resumes accepted until position is filled. Send cover letter and resume to

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