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The Juneau Economic Development Council (JEDC) fosters a healthy and sustainable economic climate in Juneau and throughout Southeast Alaska. In collaboration with other organizations, the council implements initiatives to maintain, expand, and create economic opportunities.  JEDC is a non-profit organization which was started in 1987 and works to achieve its mission through various projects and partnerships.  Those efforts are intended to:  Strengthen Juneau’s Economy, Develop a Regionally Competitive Economy in Southeast Alaska, Bring Innovative Development approaches to Juneau, and help make our community a more highly desirable place to live and work.  

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Accounting Assistant / Bookkeeper

Date Posted: June 2021

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Summary

This high-visibility administrative position supports multiple functions of the Juneau Economic Development Council (JEDC) to ensure a smooth-running and professional office environment.

Essential Job Functions

  •          Provide support for accounting function to include issuing checks/invoices and basic bookkeeping.
  •          Coordinate office logistics, supplies/equipment, conference materials, and travel arrangements for staff.
  •          Responsible for front desk activities which will include screening and directing incoming calls and management of shared calendars/conference rooms.
  •          Assists Executive Director, Business Manager, and JEDC Program Officers with routine tasks, community outreach, and special events and program planning, as needed.

Downtown Ambassador

Date Posted: July 2021

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Summary

Ambassadors will patrol the primary downtown corridor in Juneau from South Franklin St. (Taku Smokeries) through downtown and the Aak’w Village District (Willoughby).

Essential Job Functions

  • Monitor an assigned designated zone in the downtown area.
  • Independently patrol streets to provide hands-on support to businesses, locals, and visitors.
  • Provide directions, maps, and information to visitors and locals, as requested. 
  • Build relationships with downtown businesses and inquire about safety and security needs.  
  • Report issues of cleanliness or homelessness to the Downtown Business Association (DBA).

Program Officer

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Date Posted: July 2021

Summary

The position will play a critical role at JEDC by 1) informing policy, 2) designing programs, and 3) executing programs/activities of the organization. To be successful in this role, the selected candidate must possess exceptional interpersonal skills, stellar follow-up abilities, expert execution processes, and an innate passion for policy and continuous improvement.

Essential Job Functions

• Execute activities as outlined in the annual JEDC organization work plan.
• Identify policy changes at the local, state, or federal level to achieve the objectives of the annual JEDC organization work plan objectives and to facilitate the priorities of Juneau’s economic cluster working groups.
• Propose and advocate for necessary policy changes using various techniques, such as research, resolutions, public testimony, letter writing, public forums, etc.
• Evaluate the effectiveness of current program approaches and make recommendations to improve the design and delivery of new programming.

 


Executive Assistant Plus

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Date Posted: July 2021

Summary

The critical position will play a key role at JEDC by providing support to the Executive Director and assisting with special projects and tasks. To be successful in this role, the selected candidate must possess exceptional customer service skills, an innate passion for producing excellent work, and an acute attention to detail in a fast-paced environment. Must be comfortable with ambiguity and easily adapt to change.

Essential Job Functions

• Prepare reports, memos, letters, and other documents using word processing, spreadsheet, and databases.
• Conduct research, compile data, and prepare presentation materials for executives, committees, and boards of directors.
• Manage and maintain Executive Director’s schedule.
• Prepare responses to correspondence containing routine inquiries.
• Make occasional travel arrangements, as requested.
• File and retrieve corporate documents, records, and reports.
• Read and analyze incoming memos, submissions, and reports to determine their significance and plan for appropriate means of distribution.

 


Grant Coordinator

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Date Posted: July 2021

Summary

The Grant Coordinator will identify and apply for various grants that meet the organization’s needs, overseeing the grant application process from beginning to end

Essential Job Functions

  • Identify and discuss available sources of funding with administrative managers. 
  • Compile necessary information for the application process through collaboration with other employees, database research, and other factfinding actions and meetings.
  • Draft and complete grant applications according to application requirements.
  • Ensure grant is submitted on time and within application parameters.
  • Complete all documents, forms, or reporting required by the grant. 
  • Coordinate the monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects that are funded by grants.