Upper MN Valley Regional Development Commission

Appleton, MN United States

The Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (UMVRDC) is looking for an outgoing, detailed oriented, experienced planner that can work as part of a team to manage a variety of community and economic development projects. Candidates that are passionate about their work, curious to find solutions for locally identified issues, and who thrive working on a diverse portfolio of work are ideal for this position. Employees who demonstrate strong initiative and self-motivation, increasing levels of responsibility and excellent personal relation skills in prior positions are ideal.

Primary responsibilities will be in community and economic development planning and will include working in the following areas:

  • Federal, state, and local agency collaboration
  • Redevelopment of vacant and underutilized property
  • Business Retention & Expansion
  • Community needs analysis
  • Broadband
  • Childcare
  • Housing
  • Grant writing
  • Comprehensive plans
  • Capital improvement plans
  • Hazard mitigation plans
  • Economic resiliency
  • GIS mapping

This position will also be responsible for developing professional relationships with local elected officials, staff from cities and counties, and other partners from local, regional, state, and federal organizations and agencies.

This position is are also required to develop and secure contracts that support their salary and the work of the agency.

Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
Comprehensive or Long-Range Planning
Salary Range

Contact Information

323 W Schlieman Ave
Appleton, MN
United States
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