Careers

San Diego Regional EDC is a 20+ person team, dedicated to mobilizing business, government, and civic leaders around an inclusive economic development strategy to connect data to decision making, maximize regional prosperity, enhance global competitiveness, and position San Diego effectively for investment and talent.

EDC values diversity of thought, experience, and perspectives, and encourages individuals with non-traditional backgrounds to apply for the below position(s). We are a passionate group of professionals committed to supporting inclusive economic growth in San Diego, and we welcome applicants who are eager to learn and join us in this important work. We support regional companies and create programs and initiatives that grow our economy.

EDC offers:

  • Excellent benefits – Health, Vision, Dental, 401k match, and Life Insurance. Hybrid schedule.
  • A collaborative work environment where ideas are encouraged. You’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in your community and contribute from day one!
  • Subsidized parking or transit pass. EDC’s office is located in San Diego’s vibrant downtown.
  • The opportunity to lead initiatives and network, present, and collaborate with key business contacts – in San Diego and beyond.

Our values:

COLLABORATION, INTEGRITY, ACCOUNTABILITY, INCLUSION

In accordance with EDC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we require all staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to safeguard the health of our employees and their families; our stakeholders and visitors; and the community at large. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable.

Please no unsolicited calls or emails regarding employment or internship opportunities.

Opportunities

See below for EDC’s open, full-time opportunity.

Please, no phone calls or email submissions.

Position Announcement & Job Description

We are seeking a full-time, hourly employee to serve as a relationship liaison between staff and our investor (member) organizations, as well as regional partners and stakeholders. Through strategic outreach, communications, and events, this position facilitates investor engagement in EDC programs and initiatives. This position reports to the COO and Director, Communications & Community Engagement.

Company overview

San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC) mobilizes business, government, and civic leaders around an inclusive economic development strategy to connect data to decision-making, maximize regional prosperity, enhance global competitiveness, and position San Diego effectively for investment and talent. The organization is funded by 175 investors—companies, nonprofits, government agencies, and academic institutions—from across San Diego County.

General function

The Investor Relations & Marketing Communications Coordinator serves as a relationship liaison between the internal team and our investor (member) organizations, as well as regional partners and stakeholders. Through strategic outreach, communications, and events, this position facilitates engagement in EDC programs and initiatives. This is a full-time position reporting to the COO and Director, Communications & Community Engagement.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Investor relations management:

  • Act as the organization’s Salesforce administrator. Maintain and develop the database to meet the evolving needs of the team and streamline member communications.
  • Support the COO and Accounting team in tracking revenue from investor and partner companies, including ongoing outreach and communications, creating and sending renewal invoices, and general stewardship of relationships with funders.
  • Develop relationships with prospective investors, respond to general inquiries with organizational and programmatic value propositions. Onboard new investors and oversee delivery of benefits and recognition.
  • Assist team in securing sponsorships for programs and initiatives from investors and partners.

Marketing communications:

  • Promote investors and partners through digital media content including blog posts, web, social media, eblasts, and program/event recognition.
  • Lead on external progress reporting for the organization and membership on a monthly basis.
  • Author case studies and other original content to showcase EDC’s work, thought leadership, or goals to investors and partners.
  • Design basic graphics for various programs/events/announcements.
  • Support team in adhering to all brand and writing style guidelines.
  • Maintain program pages on website, especially related to investors and board members, among others.
  • Alongside team, serve as end-to-end marketing-communications support for specific internal teams, campaigns, and/or initiatives as assigned annually.
  • Work strategically to continue to grow EDC’s audience, attract future investors and potential clients, and share business resources across all corners of San Diego.

Event production: Plan, market, and execute several events and programs for members and partners, with primary responsibilities to include:

  • Create event budgets, timelines, and briefs to keep team on track.
  • Coordinate end-to-end logistics with venue, vendors, A/V tech, signs, and decor.
  • Help secure event sponsorships and ensure all sponsor benefits are upheld.
  • Strategize, create, and instruct on event content and program.
  • Coordinate prep meetings with partners and speakers.
  • Manage supporting teams to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Promote events through social media, websites, and partner organizations.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College/university degree, credential, or certificate in business, marketing, public relations, or comparable field, OR comparable work-related experience.
  • Excellent writer.
  • Keen attention to detail, good memory, strategic, organized.
  • Comfortable working with numbers.
  • Self-motivated and requiring little instruction.
  • Non-profit or sales experience are a plus.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in the following areas:
    • Salesforce
    • Social media and management platforms (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram; Buffer, Sprout Social)
    • Microsoft Suite (especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
    • Adobe PDF; Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop)
    • Figma/Canva/other graphic design program
    • Video production platforms
    • Email marketing platform (especially MailChimp)
    • WordPress

This is a full-time, hourly position with excellent benefits. EDC’s office is located in San Diego’s vibrant downtown. Our flexible schedule offers remote work on Mondays and Fridays, and in-office Tuesday—Thursday. We offer an excellent benefits package that includes a 401k employer-matching program, health, dental, and vision insurance, paid parking, and more.

Hourly rate for this position is $24.00–$31.00, depending on experience.

Applications for this position have closed.

Please, no phone calls or mail submissions. 

Internships at EDC

Check out our available part-time internship opportunities HERE. Please no unsolicited calls or emails regarding employment or internships.

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