Business & Economic Development Coordinator Job at Salt Lake County, Salt Lake City, UT

  • Salt Lake County
  • Salt Lake City, UT

Job Description

Salt Lake County…A career with a purpose in the community you love!

Salt Lake County invites you to explore our exciting career opportunities. We seek highly enthusiastic individuals to enrich our County with your experience and talent. If you enjoy working in a team environment that is committed to changing the lives of its community, please keep reading.

What it is like to work here:

At Salt Lake County our culture is woven into all aspects of our work and our employees’ lives, from the way we treat each other to the way we support the community. To promote and foster a fun and healthy work environment, we appreciate employees through great benefits, a healthy work life balance and room to grow and develop.

Surround yourself with:

Peers who are motivated to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. We serve Salt Lake County and envision a safe and beautiful place for all to live work and have fun. Salt Lake County is about connecting people and championing our community. Community is more than a place….its our heart and service that bring us together.

We encourage a work life balance:

Working for Salt Lake County is more than just a paycheck. A career with /Salt Lake County includes several benefits and perks. We support our employees with 12 Holidays, up to 24 vacation days, 12 sick days and one personal day every year. We work in a hybrid environment giving you flexibility to manage working from home and being in office.


Additional Benefits include:

  • Retirement options for hybrid pension/401(k) or 401(k) only with a 10% contribution

Medical coverage including a 100% county paid premium option-Dental and Vision coverage including coverage for adult designees

  • Health Savings account with a county contribution up to $1200/year, Flexible Spending Account
  • 100% county-paid Long-Term Disability and Short-Term Disability option
  • Professional Development
  • Plus: Onsite medical clinic, childcare and gym; hospital insurance, pet insurance auto and home insurance and discounts at County facilities.



Coordinates and supports day-to-day administration of a variety of programs within Economic Development. Works closely with and supports Economic Development leadership to coordinate the administration of programs and communicate with stakeholders. Provides support capacity to ensure that tasks are done in a timely manner with high-level attention to detail.




Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Economics, Finance, Political Science, or related field; OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience.




  • Executes on the day-to-day requirements of programs as assigned, actively working with program managers to understand the goals and objectives, executing on tasks as assigned, and identifying any additional issues or tasks as needed
  • Supports grant initiatives including researching grant opportunities, drafting Requests for Proposals and assist in scoring; generating quarterly reports; marketing grant programs; and coordinating with contractors, funding agencies, state agencies, and other stakeholders to ensure compliance with funding
  • Assists in all Division research efforts, including qualitative and quantitative research projects, using online software to distribute surveys and analyze data.
  • Participates in developing and implementing trainings and other resources for local businesses and organizations
  • Supports event management planning, including vendor coordination and on-site
  • Assists in writing research briefs, white papers, and articles and presents findings at public


Knowledge of:

  • Business, economics, and public policy
  • Financial and program management
  • Research methods
  • Record and report preparation


Skills and Abilities to:


  • Effectively work with businesses from all backgrounds to understand their issues and how we can help
  • Effectively work with communities and community partners to understand economic issues and how we can help
  • Collect and analyze data
  • Present program and project findings in a clear and ethical manner to County leadership and public
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of agencies
  • Problem solve
  • Coordinate and organize activities and related staff
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Work with persons of varied backgrounds
  • Work independently
  • Interact effectively with other County, public and private agencies




Work duties are typically performed in a general office setting.


May require travel to locations throughout the County and out of State.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Temporary work, For contractors, Local area, Work from home, Home office, Flexible hours,

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