Open Positions

Economic Development Officer (Springfield, IL)

The Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance (SSGA) is seeking an Economic Development Officer to support its mission of growing the economy of Springfield and Sangamon County, Illinois. The candidate should have a background in economic, community, or business development. They must be detail-oriented, possess excellent organization and time management skills, and exhibit a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality. The individual will join a small professional group at the SSGA, so it is critical to exhibit a willingness to work as part of a team to accomplish the overall mission and goal. The selected candidate will represent the SSGA and its investors at a number of meetings, forums, and other professional situations therefore, strong communication skills are a must.

Qualified candidates will have previous experience in economic, community and business development and a degree from a four-year college or university. Please review the full position profile (PDF).

Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter by mail or email. 

  • By mail:
    Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance
    Attn: Economic Development Officer Search
    531 E. Washington St. – 5th Floor
    Springfield, IL 62701
  • By email:
    Send an email to rmccrady@thriveinspi.org