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MMDC is currently seeking to fill two fulltime positions at their Mt. Pleasant office:

MMDC Office Manager
Business and Community Development Director

About Middle Michigan Development Corporation

Middle Michigan Development Corporation (MMDC) is the Economic Development Organization representing the communities, business and institutions encompassing Isabella, Clare, Gladwin and Osceola counties.  MMDC’s role is to connect the various interests present in the community to promote the growth of the region through increased jobs, tax base and overall economic vitality.

MMDC Office Manager

Position Description:

Middle Michigan Development Corporation (MMDC) is seeking a qualified fulltime office manager to maintain the office functions, record and bookkeeping, and scheduling for the MMDC team. Because MMDC’s work is fluid, the ideal candidate will be a self-starter and have the ability to manage and execute quickly and nimbly. Project oversight and coordination, event planning, communication, and adaptability to changing priorities are vital. As the office manager, this position assists in maintaining the organization of tasks, schedules, and records to ensure that the entire MMDC can effectively achieve their goals. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail are imperative. Position is an office role and does not have a remote option.

Hours and Compensation

  • $20-$24/hour, according to experience

  • Fulltime. Office hours: Mon-Thurs, 8AM-5PM. Friday: 8AM-12PM

  • Some work outside of standard hours may be required on occasion

  • As a privately-funded non-profit, MMDC does not offer insurance or retirement benefits

Application Deadline

Position is open until filled

Primary Roles and Responsibilities

Executive Assistant to Leadership and Governance

  • Establish and maintain positive working relations with President, management, board members and community leaders

  • Assist President, management and board members in the creation and transmission of important documents and information for the various clients and associates of MMDC

  • Manage multiple complex schedules for the President, Vice President and boards

  • Manage travel schedules and itinerary for President, Vice President and boards

Meeting and Event Coordination and Documentation

  • Schedule and coordinate monthly, quarterly and annual meetings

  • Schedule and coordinate Special Events

  • Prepare agendas, attend meetings and compile meeting minutes for various boards and committees

Office Management

  • Develop efficient procedures/practices to manage an effective and well-organized office

  • Answer and properly direct incoming visitors or phone inquiries professionally and positively

  • Manage records and financials through the use of Quick Books and MS Office Suite

  • Pay bills, prepare invoices and make deposits on behalf of the Corporation and the MMDC Foundation

  • Manage billing cycle and associated corporate communications for clients and corporate sponsors

  • Maintain office records, contact lists, and financial documents

  • Oversee operational functions and reporting efforts related to MMDC projects, grant management, and corporate contracts

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Associate Degree or higher is preferred

  • Experience managing an office environment or in supporting executive leadership is preferred

  • Experienced with MS Office, QuickBooks, Mailchimp, and Google products

  • Working knowledge of grant writing and reporting is a plus

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs on occasion is required

  • Valid drivers license is required

To Apply

Applicants should include an original writing sample along with a cover letter, resume and a list of references.

Email application materials to Jim McBryde and Kati Mora with the subject line "Office Manager Application:"  &  

Business and Community Development Director 

Position Description:

Middle Michigan Development Corporation (MMDC) is seeking a Business and Community Development Director responsible for the area’s continued economic growth across our four-county region, including but not limited to: business retention, expansion and attraction programs, financial incentives, property acquisition assistance, and community development support. This position is accountable for performing a full range of tasks in developing and promoting economic and community development. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a passion for helping businesses create jobs and invest in our region to positively impact almost every aspect of community well-being and vitality. 

The primary responsibilities for this job: 

  • Work directly with businesses to identify opportunities to assist in the retention and/or growth of the company

  • Manage company growth projects and other duties necessary

  • Assist with business attraction efforts and responses to requests for proposals for the region

  • Develop and maintain target company lists 

  • Be responsible for keeping the team and stakeholders aware of local and regional economic trends and key points of information about the region

  • Compile information and data needed to respond to grant opportunities, business inquiries, commercial real estate inquiries, RFIs and RFPs within deadlines

  • Attend public meetings, give presentations, and represent businesses and developers

  • Assist in leveraging state and federal dollars for economic development purposes, including researching and writing grant applications

  • Be familiar with the existing inventory of available buildings and business and residential development sites within the region including both public and private buildings and land areas

  • Attend all relevant board/committee/community meetings as assigned 

  • Support community development and place-based business initiatives

  • Support talent based initiatives

  • Other duties as assigned 

The minimum essential requirements of this position are: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in economic development, construction management, urban planning, public or business administration, community development, or a related field also is required 

  • Have at least three years of economic development or related experience

  • Ability to travel regionally and occasional overnight travel

  • Highly developed skills in communications and customer relations; negotiating and facilitating; public speaking and community involvement

  • Research and review local and regional economic indicators to assess proposed development feasibility 

  • Have the ability to identify, coordinate, and resolve a wide variety of interests in the development of land and use policy 

  • Have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, citizens, and elected officials 

  • Take direction and redirection in a positive manner

  • Be capable of working with diverse stakeholders and be a team player 

  • Commit to putting excellence into all work 

  • Have a “get to yes” approach to economic development  

Interested? Apply now! All applications require:  

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by email with the subject "Business and Community Development Director Application" to both James McBryde, President and CEO, and Kati Mora, Vice President at  and