SIEDC seeks Executive Assistant

PrintThe Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC) announced today that it has opened up the search for a new team member, an Executive Assistant, to join one of the most dynamic and successful economic development organizations in the country.

The Organization – SIEDC was founded in 1983 as an economic development nonprofit, which added community development in 1991 and downtown development in 2014. In 2013, SIEDC ranked in the top 5% of economic development agencies in the US, and last year it placed in the top ten nationally out of almost 600.

The Team – Our passionate, experienced team consists of Karen Bowers, our Director of Development, who has led community development and helped to run operations for almost a quarter century. She is also grants guru, with a success rate above 80 percent; and she has successfully brought more than $5 million into the county from 18 different sources in the last decade. Amy Reinhart, the second member of our team and our Downtown Development Coordinator, leads Tiffin’s efforts to become a Main Street community and oversees our downtown revitalization initiatives. David Zak, the President & CEO, leads the organization and performs the day-to-day economic development functions. Zak replaced retiring executive Rich Focht in January 2014, and Reinhart joined the team in June 2014.

The Position – The Executive Assistant position is a new, permanent, full-time, salaried ($30,000 per year in the approved budget) position that has been created to support the demonstrated success, large volume of projects and initiatives, and aggressive scope of work for 2015 and beyond. The Executive Assistant will perform critical duties that will enable the organization to run efficiently and effectively and will support the rest of the group. This person will work at SIEDC’s office at 19 W. Market St. in Tiffin, Ohio. His or her duties will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

  • Administrative
    • Working reception area, as needed
    • Answering phones
    • Scheduling meetings
    • Taking minutes
    • Various support activities for other team members
  • Operational
    • Handling bills, mail, office & kitchen supplies, filing
    • Assisting with property management
    • Planning and managing events
  • Other
    • Entering data and providing quality control
    • Various other duties as needed

The Ideal Candidate – The ideal candidate will be personable, professional, a self-starter, detail-oriented, and able to handle multiple projects and tasks at the same time. The ideal candidate will possess at least five years experience in successfully handling and enjoying performing administrative and/or operational duties for an organization. That candidate will also be a quick learner, have good oral and written communication skills, and thrive in a fast-paced and challenging environment. Familiarization and skill with Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel) highly desired; familiarization with Adobe products (e.g., Acrobat, Photoshop), Constant Contact, social media and/or salesforce.com a plus. High school diploma is required, and a candidate living in Seneca County is preferred.

The Process – SIEDC will be accepting resumes until 8:00 am, Monday, March 9, 2015. Resumes should be sent electronically to David Zak at zak@senecacounty.org. Initial will be conducted up until Friday, March 13, 2015, with an offer made the following week. If an offer is made and accepted, then the candidate will be able to start right away and/or within two weeks after acceptance. Any questions, please contact David Zak at 419.912.1150.

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