Posted on December 20, 2021
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Richmond, Virginia


The Virginia Economic Development Partnership is seeking a Business Coordinator to provide professional services to the Business Investment team to successfully locate economic development projects in Virginia and expand existing businesses in the Commonwealth.


For more than two decades, VEDP has served as Virginia’s statewide economic development authority. As a quasi-independent state authority governed by a board of directors that spans gubernatorial administrations, VEDP is a nonpartisan organization with stable leadership and nimble, creative, mission-focused operations. VEDP offers a unique opportunity to directly support the economic growth of the Commonwealth in a dynamic, collaborative, high-profile, and fast-paced professional environment. 


The Business Coordinator will provide administrative support and project assistance to the Business Investment division. The position will support the development and implementation of VEDP’s comprehensive lead generation strategy. The successful applicant will support business managers with preparing for lead generation activities, developing target lists, managing Salesforce campaigns, data research and client outreach to set appointments. The position will support the team in developing promotional materials, travel logistics, and expense reports. The Business Coordinator will support the Business Investment team members in preparing for prospect visits and assist with preparing documentation and communications. The position will utilize Salesforce to manage lead generation campaigns, opportunity records, and client contact and follow-up.


The successful applicant must have excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills. The Business Coordinator must be able to work well under pressure and within tight deadlines, effectively prioritize tasks, work collaboratively to accomplish goals, and make decisions based on logical analysis and sound judgment. Demonstrated proficiency in using multiple software packages required, with MSO in a Windows environment experience preferred.  Contact management software experience desirable.  The Business Coordinator must have a valid driver’s license. An undergraduate degree in business, marketing, communications or related field or equivalent training and experience is preferred. 

It offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package and an excellent working environment.


Under Executive Directive #18, effective September 1, 2021, all employees must disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status to designated Human Resources personnel. If fully vaccinated, employees are required to submit vaccination documentation to designated Human Resources personnel. Those who are not fully vaccinated or have not disclosed their current vaccination status, must undergo weekly COVID-19 testing. All weekly testing results must be disclosed to designated Human Resources Personnel.


All candidates must apply through our website: Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Salary minimum: $40,000. Application deadline: January 7, 2022.


VEDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities. It is VEDP’s intent that its employment and personnel policies and practices conform to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.  Applicants requiring more information or requiring assistance may contact VEDP Human Resources at 1-804-545-5634 or TDD 1-800-828-1120.