Economic Development Manager

Research Services
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Education Requirement

Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Qualifications

  • Typically, 2 or more years of program/project management experience.
  • Working knowledge of accepted program/project management techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging with clients on outreach or business development opportunities.
  • Strong interpersonal communication (oral and written), relationship building skills and demonstrated application within the university and/or business community.
  • Strong computer skills with experience using advanced functions in Excel, and proficiency with Microsoft Office products. 
  •  Professional experience with engagement through various social media channels.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to meet and maintain UI Fleet Safety Standards with the ability to travel across Iowa (30% during peak times for project recruitment and execution each semester).
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • Experience in creating and managing budgets.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating events and marketing specialty programs.
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce CRM software.



Application Details:

 In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification. Up to 5 professional references will be  requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For questions, contact Josh Gulick at

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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