Career Opportunities

Director of Government Relations

Date Posted: Ongoing

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to operate in a performance-based culture focused on metric driven outcomes. In addition, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Resonable accomodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Advocacy duties include the following items:

  • Define portfolio of advocacy initiatives and priorities related to CEO and Board-approved annual objectives.
  • Lead development of Regional Legistlative Priorities working closely with private and public partners and create complimentary federal, state and local annual legislative agendas for the organization. 
  • Review all relevant legistlation and create tracking and communications mechanisms for the legislative session to keep EASC staff, investors, and stakeholders abreast of key issues. 
  • Develop metrics-based strategies to improve advocacy balanced scorecard
  • Work closely with Advocacy Board chair to organize and lead monthly meetings, including all meetings logistics and correspondance. 
  • Organize advocacy trips to Olympia and Washington D.C. including transportation, event planning, meetings and all associated advocacy/marketing materials.  
  • Assist in organizing legislative receptions including inviting all legislators and public officials, creating program and assisting with event planning and marketing materials. 
  • Draft letters of support/opposition for advocacy priorities on the federal, state and local level. 
  • Develop metrics of success tied to actual results. 
  • Create and send legistlative alerts on important legistlation to engage investors and other stakeholders in the organization's advocacy priorities. 
  • Craft and deliver testimony (oral and written) at public hearings, community forums, etc. to forward organization's advocacy priorities. 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local, state and federal officials and staff, including one-on-one meetings. 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with organizations, coalitions and other external groups with similar policy objectives, including attending meetings and drafting communications of support/opposition. 
  • Organize advocacy events including program development, stakeholder and sponsor outreach.
  • Assist with website related development and technical issues connected to advocacy efforts. 
  • Manage governmental affairs internship program.
  • Organize and staff Snohomish County Committee for Improving Transportation (SCCIT) meetings and facilitate SCCIT advocacy efforts in Olympia. 
  • Works 60% of the time in remote office and 40% out of the office. May lead to future consideration for hybrid work.   

See full list of duties and required qualifications here.


Application Instructions

E-mail cover letter and resume to: HR@economicalliancesc.org

Please include “Director of Government Relations” in the subject line of the email.

Cover letters should include a brief description of:

a. Experience government relations

b. Why you believe you would be a good fit for this position

Applications received without a cover letter will not be reviewed. Questions are welcomed. Contact HR at the address above.


EVENTS COORDINATOR

Date Posted: Ongoing

Job Summary:

Economic Alliance is seeking a collaborative individual who wants to grow their career with a passionate team. Under the direction of the Senior Manager, Communications & Brand, and in direct collaboration with the Director of Investor Relations, the Events Coordinator will successfully impact the community through executing dozens of events annually of varying size and scope. This highly visible role helps further the mission of the organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties include the following items:

  • Plan and execute high-visibility events and conferences with business, elected officials, and community leaders within the event scope
  • Build partnerships to leverage sponsorship opportunities to meet goals
  • Create partnerships to execute networking and celebratory events in community
  • Serve as the point person for staff, speakers and volunteers leading up to the event and the day of event to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for all
  • Develop budget for events and execute planning within the event parameters
  • Attend community events to represent EASC and serve on committiees as requested 
  • Collaborate with leadership to maintain presence of company and community events
  • Calendar management
  • CRM management
  • Delegation and day-of oversight of EASC Ambassadors/other volunteers
  • Promoting events
  • Hybrid flexible scheduling

 

See full list of duties and required qualifications here.


Application Instructions

E-mail cover letter and resume to: HR@economicalliancesc.org

Please include “Events Coordinator Position” in the subject line of the email.

Cover letters should include a brief description of:

a. Experience with event planning

b. Why you believe you would be a good fit for this position

Applications received without a cover letter will not be reviewed. Questions are welcomed. Contact HR at the address above.


PROCUREMENT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER (PTAC) COUNSELOR

Date Posted: Ongoing

Job Summary:

Responsible for providing technical assistance on government contracting to businesses located primarily in Snohomish County through events, workshops, and one-on-one counseling. Businesses in Skagit, Island, Whatcom, and San Juan counties are also served through this office.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties include the following items:

  • Guide businesses through the process of finding, bidding, and performing on government contracts and sub-contracts
  • Guide businesses through the process of assessing their capacity/suitability for government contracting
  • Conduct outreach to businesses throughout Washington State about government contracting opportunities with federal, state and local governments as well as prime contractors. Outreach to small, women owned, minority owned, and veteran owned businesses is a critical part of our work plan.
  • Assess firms’ training and technical assistance needs and develop a service plan outlining recommendations for how the client can most efficiently meet their strategic objectives for succeeding in the government marketplace
  • Assist businesses with government registrations (i.e., www.sam.gov) and certifications (i.e., SBA’s HUBZone, 8a,) related to selling to the government, finding opportunities, marketing to government buyers, bidding, getting paid, proposal development, interpretation of regulations, and more. Assistance is provided primarily through workshops and one-on-one counseling with the businesses by phone, in person or by email
  • Coordinate workshops and events to increase knowledge of government contracting processes and opportunities
  • Attend outreach events to ensure awareness of PTAC services
  • Enroll businesses in the PTAC’s electronic bid-match service
  • Review and disseminate bid and subcontracting opportunities to clients
  • Develop and maintain relationships with federal, state and local government agencies and prime contractors
  • Develop and maintain relationships with other business resource providers throughout the region.
  • Meet or exceed program goals for number of counseling hours, events, and number of clients
  • Keep counseling reporting database up to date at least weekly.
  • Collaborate with other PTAC counselors throughout the state and region to share best practices
  • Complete training courses relevant to the needs of clients and attend Association of PTAC training events as budget allows
  • Hybrid flexible scheduling

 

See full list of duties and required qualifications here.


Application Instructions

E-mail cover letter and resume to: HR@economicalliancesc.org

Please include “PTAC Position” in the subject line of the email.

Cover letters should include a brief description of:

a. Experience with government contracting or thoughts on how you would address knowledge gaps

b. Experience providing assistance to small businesses or thoughts on how you would address knowledge gaps

Applications received without a cover letter will not be reviewed. Questions are welcomed. Contact HR at the address above.


VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Date Posted: Ongoing

The Economic Alliance Snohomish County (EASC) internship program aims to provide qualified students with valuable work experience in a fast pace environment of economic development, policy advocacy, and small business development.

Interns will provide support for specific projects within EASC’s mission of advocating on behalf of business and community groups, business recruiting/expansion/retention efforts, and providing resources to help businesses connect and grow. Interns will gain skills in research and analysis, writing, marketing/communications, event planning, project management, industry-specific business development efforts and more.

A minimum commitment of 10 weeks is required. A schedule will be developed depending on the student’s other commitments, but not to exceed 20 hours per week. Internships are generally awarded for spring, summer or fall terms (though other arrangements may be made on a case-by-case basis).

Sample internship projects include:

Write and design marketing materials for specific industry clusters and EASC events

  • Research economic development trends and draft a report on how to create economic industry zones in Snohomish County
  • Conduct a poll on the business community and draft a report on how EASC can increase awareness of issues affecting businesses in Snohomish County
  • Provide research assistance on the development of a regional market assessment and strategic plan to attract foreign direct investment to Snohomish County
  • Provide general communications support, including writing content for the web and social media, conduct interviews/develop content for newsletters, etc.
  • Research and update economic impact data for specific target clusters
  • Research industry supply chains to create segment mapping opportunities within specific target clusters
  • Assist in managing EASC events and other projects

Qualifications

Applicants must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate school program (applicants should hold at least college junior status; students currently in graduate school are preferred). International students studying in the U.S. are eligible. Students pursuing a degree in business, economics, communications, public policy, or related fields are strongly encouraged to apply.

Desired Skills

  • Ability to use computers and have working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work independently, under pressure, and handle multiple projects
  • Writing experience, especially on a newspaper or newsletter
  • Professional and courteous interpersonal skills
  • A professional working proficiency with English (ILR Level 3)

Application Instructions

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter (including a statement about why you are interested in interning with EASC) to: HR@economicalliancesc.org