Do you envision a career path where you contribute to growing community and economic vitality daily? Are you motivated to tie on-the-ground business growth and recruitment efforts to development planning? Clark County continues to emerge as a standout location for entrepreneurship, business innovators, and quality of life seekers. A competitive candidate for this position will have a knack for connecting the data points that help CREDC maintain and advance our effectiveness in communicating this narrative.
While this position will start as a part-time role with our team, a leading candidate will have the opportunity to matriculate to a full-time strategic manager position in a 9-month timeline (approximate)—with key contributor functions for our 2024-29 Strategic Plan reset.
This is a part-time position, defined as no fewer than 20 hours per week with work from home flexibilities (with a combination of at least 8 hours/week overlapping with “traditional” office hours) and periodic inoffice time anticipated. Secure laptop will be provided.
CREDC offers a competitive employee benefits package that includes opportunities for sponsored professional development, work from home flexibilities, and a pro-rated paid time-off package. Starting hourly pay range is $23-$27/hour, not to exceed 30 hours per week.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org, application materials will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
The program is focused on developing hands-on learning sessions for new entrepreneurs/innovators in the core areas of first-stage businesses that may include financial literacy; sales strategies/pitch readiness; business operations/execution; HR and managing people; and strategy and success visioning.
CREDC is calling for entrepreneurs in Clark County region who are operating businesses up to $999,999 and who are interested in driving rapid change and growth in their business to apply to this program. Check out this link for details on how to submit an application: https://www.credc.org/business-accelerator-program
The highly subsidized cost for this comprehensive business accelerator program is $500 per participant, with possible scholarships available. Space is limited to approximately 10-12 per cohort, and depending on the business profiles of applicants, the class may be approached as two sub-cohorts – new entrepreneurs and fast-growth prospects. Preference will be given to participant profiles that best align with the focus of this specific grant.
Preferred participant profiles are those who best align with the following attributes:
Accelerators, incubators and related entrepreneurs
STEM and R&D entrepreneurs including, but not exclusive, to the areas of advanced manufacturing, hightech, clean-tech, life sciences entrepreneurs
New entrepreneurs; women & minority entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs building technologies to address key policy issues such as clean energy and supply chain resilience, or an underserved target group identified by the applicant (i.e., rural, veterans, individuals with disabilities, etc.).
Traded sector businesses i.e., companies that sell their products and services outside Clark County, bringing new money into the local economy
“We are very excited to be able to offer this business acceleration program to Clark County,” said CREDC President, Jennifer Baker. “It’s a great opportunity for local entrepreneurs to scale up their business by learning smart tools and strategies.” Participants must be fully committed to four in-person learning days including pre and post session assignments, reading and worksheet preparation, goal setting, accountability tasks, one-on-one mentoring, and group discussions.
The Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC) is the leading economic development organization for Clark County, working to advance the economic vitality of the region through business growth and innovation. CREDC’s mission is to develop a strong, innovative business environment across Clark County in collaboration with over 150 private and public sector partners. Learn more at: www.CREDC.org or https://www.credc.org/business-accelerator-program