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Our team is growing! We offer competitive salaries and benefits, along with the opportunity to join our public-private partnership to promote business growth in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Current job listings:

Business Operations Assistant

The Business Operations Assistant is an exempt, full-time position and serves as a key member of the MCEDC’s business operations team. The Business Operations Assistant will be responsible for helping the company function with efficiency, organization, and purpose. We are looking for a candidate to join our operations team who is organized, shows meticulous attention to detail, and is adept at anticipating needs. The ideal candidate has strong prioritization skills, is solution focused, and has the ability to work well with team members both in person and virtually.

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About MCEDC:

The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) brings a big and bold approach to achieving greater economic competitiveness and prosperity across Montgomery County, MD.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a fresh public/private perspective, entrepreneurial spirit, and proactive approach to economic development, the MCEDC is focused on maximizing Montgomery County's rich diversity of people, talent, and business expertise to keep the county at the leading edge of today's hyper-competitive economic development environment.

Overseen by a Board of Directors with both public and private representation, the MCEDC is committed to upholding and enhancing the County's vibrant business community and leveraging current strengths and advantages to build an even stronger, more stable, and diverse future economy that benefits all members of the community.

Essential Functions/Duties/Tasks:

The Business Operations Assistant will be responsible for performing a wide range of clerical accounting duties and will be tasked with ensuring accuracy and consistency of transactions within the Accounting functions. The Business Operations Assistant role will focus on Accounts Receivable (AR), Accounts Payable (AP), internal auditing, report generation, and assisting accounting firms as requested. In addition, the Business Operations Assistant will be responsible for supporting the Vice President of Operations & Partnerships with wide range of human resources duties.

Overall, the Operations Assistant will be responsible for:

  • General Accounting Support including:
    • Depositing checks
    • Maintaining AR and AP integrity
    • Supporting accounting operations by filing documents, running reports, reconciliation of accounts, and various data entry functions
    • Maintaining vendor files
    • Managing invoicing process (including reviewing invoices and payment requests; conducting invoice reconciliation; managing invoice approval process; and processing invoices for payment
    • Assisting accounting firms with other assigned tasks
  • Human Resources (HR) Administration including:
    • Assisting Vice President of Operations & Partnerships with HR function (including employee onboarding; benefits administration; timesheet system; payroll administration; HR file maintenance)
    • Performing other HR duties as assigned
  • Business Operations including:
    • Supporting Vice President of Operations & Partnerships with assigned projects

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • General
    • Ability to communicate effectively with vendors and office staff
    • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, handle multiple projects simultaneously and autonomously, and keep tasks/projects on track
    • Be trustworthy, reliable, have strong work ethic, and ability to keep strict confidentiality
    • Excellent organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
    • Superb interpersonal skills and strong team player
    • Customer service oriented
    • Be able to use common business machines (copiers, scanners, etc.)
    • Have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, as well as DropBox and Adobe Acrobat
    • Holds a valid U.S. driver’s license, no criminal history, and a clean background check
  • General Accounting
    • Working knowledge of general accounting procedures
    • Working knowledge of AR and AP
    • Proficient in data entry and data management
    • Experience with Quickbooks strongly preferred
    • Experience with Bill.com payables/receivables software strongly preferred (or equivalent translatable experience)
  • Human Resources Experience with electronic timesheet systems, payroll systems, employee benefits laws and regulations, and benefit programs (including medical; dental; vision; 401K; life insurance; and disability insurance) strongly preferred

Preferred education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in any combination of payable and general accounting experience or benefits administration
  • Experience working in an entrepreneurial/start-up environment

Description of physical demands and work environment:

  • Position may require moderate lifting of supplies and materials from time to time
  • The working environment is a general office environment with a moderate noise level

Job Type: Full-time, Exempt

Job Location: Montgomery County, MD

Required education: Bachelor's Degree

Required experience: Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Please send cover letter & CV to Joyce Fuhrmann at joyce@thinkmoco.com.

EEO Statement: Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Receptionist

The Receptionist is a non-exempt, full-time position and serves as a key member of the MCEDC’s business operations team. As the first point of contact that businesses and individuals will have with the MCEDC, it is vital that the Receptionist be customer service oriented. The Receptionist will be responsible for helping the company function with efficiency. We are looking for a candidate to join our team who is organized, shows meticulous attention to detail, and is adept at anticipating needs. The ideal candidate will have strong prioritization skills, is solution focused, and will have the ability to work well with team members both in person and virtually.

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About MCEDC:

The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) brings a big and bold approach to achieving greater economic competitiveness and prosperity across Montgomery County, MD.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a fresh public/private perspective, entrepreneurial spirit, and proactive approach to economic development, the MCEDC is focused on maximizing Montgomery County's rich diversity of people, talent, and business expertise to keep the county at the leading edge of today's hyper-competitive economic development environment.

Overseen by a Board of Directors with both public and private representation, the MCEDC is committed to upholding and enhancing the County's vibrant business community and leveraging current strengths and advantages to build an even stronger, more stable, and diverse future economy that benefits all members of the community.

Essential Functions/Duties/Tasks:

The Receptionist will provide administrative support across the organization and will handle the flow of visitors through the business and ensure that all receptionist responsibilities are completed accurately and delivered with high quality and in a timely manner.

The Receptionist will be responsible for performing a wide range of administrative and clerical duties including:

  • Serving visitors by greeting, welcoming, directing, and announcing them appropriately
  • Managing the shared Conference Rooms including maintaining conference room calendars, scheduling appointments for office staff and Business Affiliates, supplies needed in conference rooms, and cleanliness of conference rooms
  • Answering, screening, and forwarding telephone calls while providing basic information when needed
  • Maintaining reception area by keeping it clean and tidy, as well as stocked with appropriate organization materials as needed
  • Receiving, sorting, and delivering daily mail/deliveries/couriers
  • Maintaining security by following procedures and controlling access via the reception desk (monitoring of logbook, issuing visitor passes, etc.)
  • Performing light maintenance on equipment (office/copy machines, printers, kitchen appliances, etc.) as needed
  • Assisting and providing clerical support to the Office Manager
  • Assisting and providing clerical support to other staff as needed and as assigned by the Office Manager
  • Assisting the Office Manager in other duties (taking inventory of office/breakroom supplies as needed; managing office facilities and equipment; coordinating staff activities; and managing catering vendors)
  • Coordinating with Business Affiliates and other agencies for marketing, promotional, and other materials for guest distribution
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Customer service oriented
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals, clients, vendors, and office staff
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and autonomously, and keep tasks on track
  • Be trustworthy, reliable, have strong work ethic, and ability to keep strict confidentiality
  • Excellent organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Superb interpersonal skills and strong team player
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures
  • Understanding of project management and the skills needed to forecast and plan ahead
  • Be able to use common business machines (copiers, scanners, etc.)
  • Have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, as well as DropBox and Adobe Acrobat
  • Hold a valid U.S. driver’s license

Preferred education and experience:

  • High School diploma
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in a front office handling receptionist responsibilities
  • Experience working in an entrepreneurial/start-up environment
  • Event/meeting planning skills

Description of physical demands and work environment:

  • Position may require moderate lifting of supplies and materials from time to time
  • The working environment is a general office environment with a moderate noise level

Job Type: Full-time, Non-Exempt

Job Location: Montgomery County, MD

Required education: High School Diploma

Required experience: Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Please send cover letter & CV to Joyce Fuhrmann at joyce@thinkmoco.com.

EEO Statement: Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Business Development Specialist

The Business Development Specialist is an exempt, full-time position and serves as a key member of the MCEDC’s business development team. This position reports to the Director, Business Recruitment. This position is responsible for performing increasingly responsible work to attract businesses to Montgomery County. Responsibilities include interacting with businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies in order to attract new business and build a diverse, sustainable economy for Montgomery County. The Business Development Specialist also will reach out to a variety of businesses with the goal of facilitating private sector capital investment creating new job opportunities for Montgomery County. 

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About MCEDC:

The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) brings a big and bold approach to achieving greater economic competitiveness and prosperity across Montgomery County, MD.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a fresh public/private perspective, entrepreneurial spirit, and proactive approach to economic development, the MCEDC is focused on maximizing Montgomery County's rich diversity of people, talent, and business expertise to keep the county at the leading edge of today's hyper-competitive economic development environment.

Overseen by a Board of Directors with both public and private representation, the MCEDC is committed to upholding and enhancing the County's vibrant business community and leveraging current strengths and advantages to build an even stronger, more stable, and diverse future economy that benefits all members of the community.

Essential Functions/Duties/Tasks:

  • Assist in recruitment efforts focused on targeted industry sectors
  • Work with the MCEDC team to implement a wide range of economic development projects and programs
  • Become familiar with the full range of economic development assistance provided by the MCEDC and its partner organizations
  • Identify and develop tools and resources for business and related community partners
  • Schedule, coordinate, and participate in company visits
  • Respond to requests for information and develop subject-matter-expertise in order to provide connections and guidance to businesses, partners, the general public, and/or outside agencies
  • Research and develop new business contacts and opportunities and draft proposals, applications, presentations, and other documents as needed to develop opportunities
  • Research and outreach to US and international businesses seeking to expand or relocate their businesses
  • Act as liaison for a variety of advisory groups, boards, committees, agencies, councils, and other related groups
  • With the MCEDC staff, initiate meetings and conduct strategic and effective presentations with representatives of local business and community organizations to cultivate partnerships and generate new opportunities for the MCEDC
  • With the MCEDC staff, create and implement partnership programs and initiatives that build stronger, more aligned collaboration among the MCEDC and partner organizations
  • Continuously build and maintain a collaborative relationship with businesses, partners, and client communities
  • With the MCEDC staff, develop strategies for and attend trade shows and other industry sector events
  • Track business interactions and results in the MCEDC’s Salesforce database
  • Perform other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Ability to develop respect and trust from community and business leaders
  • Ability to understand the viewpoint of business, including minority and underserved business communities
  • Superb communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen actively and present clearly and effectively in positive or negative situations, and to respond well to questions
  • Writes clearly and informatively and varies writing style to meet needs
  • Independent and strategic thinker with the capacity to generate new ideas and act creatively
  • Strong team player
  • Ability to represent the MCEDC at community-based events and meetings
  • Comfortable organizing interns and volunteers
  • Adaptable to changes in the work environment, managing competing demands, changing approaches or methods to best fit the situation, and dealing with frequent changes or unexpected events
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, to meet tight deadlines within budgetary constraints, and to handle multiple projects simultaneously and autonomously
  • Hold a valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Hold a U.S. Passport

Preferred education and experience:

  • Experience working in community collaborations or coalitions
  • Experience working in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Proficiency in working with Microsoft Office Suite and Salesforce or other CRM
  • Familiarity with standard office equipment

Description of physical demands and work environment:

  • Must be able to travel throughout the county to companies, partner organizations, meetings, and events
  • Must be able to occasionally travel outside of the region to events and trade shows
  • Must be able to use office equipment and computers
  • Position may require moderate lifting of supplies and materials from time to time
  • The working environment is a general office environment with a moderate noise level

Job Type: Full-time, Exempt

Job Location: Montgomery County, MD

Required education: Bachelor’s Degree

Required experience: Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Please send cover letter & CV to Spiros Balntas at spiros@thinkmoco.com.

EEO Statement: Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.