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JEDCO seeking Economic Development Finance Manager

The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) is an independent, yet complimentary arm of Jefferson Parish government with the main objective of attracting, growing, and creating new business in our area.  JEDCO’s mission is to proactively influence the economy through the retention and creation of quality jobs, entrepreneurship, and investment in Jefferson Parish.

Position Description

The Economic Development Finance Manager is responsible for providing and assisting in the acquisition of public and private capital in order to promote JEDCO’s economic development activities by stimulating business retention, expansion and attraction efforts. The ideal candidate possesses the knowledge, skills, and sincere interest in the Economic Development and Finance industries.  Prospective applicants will have the chance to work alongside passionate and talented individuals to advance the overall economic viability of Jefferson Parish and ultimately the Greater New Orleans region. The Economic Development Finance Manager will report directly to JEDCO’s President/CEO.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement an annual strategy to promote JEDCO’s financing programs to lenders, businesses, etc. through various business development and marketing efforts
  • Provide technical assistance to loan candidates, lenders, government officials and professional service providers
  • Underwrite, package and present loan requests to the JEDCO Finance Committee and make recommendations for approval
  • Manage JEDCO’s Loan Portfolio by performing loan reviews, site visits, assessing financial statements and processing loan servicing requests
  • Manage, mentor and provide professional development of Financing Department staff
  • Collaborate with and assist the President, Vice President, Economic Development Services, Strategic Initiatives and Marketing Departments with business retention, expansion and attraction efforts
  • Administer a targeted Façade Improvement Program and recommend other innovative uses of revolving loan funds
  • Other duties as assigned

Professional Attributes and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting, with relevant work experience preferred
  • EDFP certification or at least five years commercial lending experience, or a combination of consumer and commercial lending
  • Managerial skills
  • Strong communication, marketing and business development skills desired
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills necessary
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs with a proficiency in loan management software preferred

Salary commensurate with credentials.  Forward resume and cover letter to JEDCO, Attn: Human Resources, 700 Churchill Parkway, Avondale, LA 70094 or Resumes will be accepted through May 1, 2017.  EEO