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Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC) - Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Builder

Posted: 8/18/2022
Salary: $56,835.00 - $99,657.00 Annually
Location: Bend, OR


Application deadline:

Open until filled




Do you desire an opportunity to transform a community’s economy, in the service of broadly inclusive community-driven goals? This position provides the right person an opportunity to work at the ground level with community stakeholders and guide the activation of the Growing Rural Oregon (GRO) framework to grow their own economy.

Role of Department:

The Community and Economic Development department provides a means for the region to work together to identify issues and needs which are regional in scope; achieve concurrence for cooperative actions; and achieve shared goals in areas including transportation, regional economic development, public infrastructure, natural resources, and environmental protection, public safety and emergency management, and housing and human services. In addition to supporting region-scale activities, COIC provides project-specific community development services for individual communities, governments, businesses, and other partner organizations.

Job Purpose:

The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Builder will work with multiple rural communities to implement the Growing Rural Oregon (GRO) entrepreneurial ecosystem framework. The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Builder serves as a guide and moderator, resource networker, and capacity builder who champions the GRO framework in each of the participating communities. The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Builder works closely with paid local coordinators, community champions, and other locals to implement the GRO framework; with the GRO core team; and with the GRO evaluation team to collect community stories and data to support evidence of the achievement of the outcome objectives.


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