Employment Opportunities at the Office of Economic Development

Small Business Development Manager

The Office of Economic Development (OED) is currently seeking qualified candidates to be the Small Business Development Manager.

OED is a Mayor's Executive Office, responsible for assisting the Mayor and City Council develop, analyze and implement policies and programs that support the City's economic development agenda.  This agenda encompasses OED programs that support local talent development, provide business technical assistance and financing opportunities, and develop policies supportive of key industry sectors.  These programs include, but are not limited to, the work of the Office of Film + Music, Only In Seattle neighborhood business district program, the small business services program, and our entrepreneurship and industry sector support efforts.
OED's Small Business Services program provides outreach, problem-solving, capacity building, government navigation and connection to resources for hundreds of Seattle businesses each year.  The Small Business Development Manager plays a leadership role in setting and executing the strategic direction of OED's Small Business Services program.
This individual manages three staff and several contracts with business assistance partners.  Collectively, the team and its partners: provide connections to technical assistance and financing resources that help businesses grow and compete; assists businesses in navigating governmental/regulatory processes; and develop policies based on current issues and trends impacting the local business environment.  The Small Business Development Manager is instrumental in making sure that businesses keep their operations in the city, expand their facilities, hire employees and generate tax revenue for Seattle.

Applicants can learn more, submit a cover letter, resume, and additional supporting documents here: http://ow.ly/WFmFG

You may also apply for jobs with the City of Seattle by visiting the Personnel Department's City Employment Career portal.