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About The Washington DC Economic Partnership

The WDCEP is a public/private partnership dedicated to facilitating economic development in the District of Columbia. We are a nonprofit organization that partners with a variety of community stakeholders to promote business opportunities throughout the District. WDCEP is your first point of contact for development and business opportunities in the District of Columbia. We facilitate economic development through business attraction and business retention programs and activities. Please visit our website www.wdcep.com for more information.

 

WDCEP Job Opportunities

Program Associate, Technology & Entrepreneurship

The Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP), a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating economic development throughout Washington, DC is hiring a Program Associate, Technology & Entrepreneurship. This is a paid full-time position that will be responsible for assisting with all of WDCEP’s technology sector business development & business attraction initiatives. In addition to helping coordinate DC’s presence at South by Southwest and managing data collection of DC’s technology sector, the candidate will primarily focus on managing the daily operations of WDCEP’s technology startup mentoring program, the AccelerateDC Venture Mentoring Service.

Specific responsibilities include amongst others:

  • Serve as the first point of contact for both prospective and current ventures, including being a liaison between all AccelerateDC ventures and their mentor teams.
  • Find, meet, track, and monitor a pipeline of prospective companies that could be good candidates for support from AccelerateDC.
  • Ensure consistent and organized tracking of AccelerateDC mentor sessions, including venture progress, meeting minutes, and meeting deliverables.
  • Maintain databases to ensure accurate and up-to-date records on mentor information, venture information, and venture progress.
  • Management of AccelerateDC’s communication & marketing activities, including the monthly e-newsletter and social media accounts.
  • Organize regular AccelerateDC networking events and educational seminars, including the Boost Your Startup Speaker Series, roundtable discussions, boot camps, and showcases.
  • Assist with outreach and coordination of DC’s presence at SXSW, including partner outreach, coordinating travel arrangements, and managing data collection.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Director of Technology & Entrepreneurship for any of WDCEP’s technology-based initiatives.

The Program Associate will report to the Director, Technology & Entrepreneurship.

Required Qualifications:

  • College degree in a relevant discipline
  • Previous administrative experience with exceptional organization skills, strong communication skills, and a highly professional demeanor
  • Demonstrated interest in early stage development of technology companies
  • Existing network of contacts in the business, technology, and/or startup community in the District is a plus, but not required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Salesforce, Basecamp, and/or Mailchimp, is preferred.
  • Preferably a District of Columbia resident.

To apply, please APPLY HERE. No phone calls please.

Salary will commensurate with experience. Great benefit package offered

 


WDCEP Internship Program

Communications & Marketing  | Business Development

Through the WDCEP internship program, we hope to mentor young individuals who are interested in marketing and communications, event planning, data research, urban planning, retail, housing and commercial development of the vibrant city of Washington, DC. In addition to the critical experience gained at WDCEP, interns are exposed to a variety of projects that are focused as much as possible to their area of interest.line break

Communications & Marketing Intern

The WDCEP is looking for an Intern, Communications & Marketing that will assist with office e-communications, marketing, public relations, social media, research, and engage media outlets and local communities to promote our events, increase awareness of our development tools and small business resources and start conversations about economic development in DC.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with initiatives for SXSW
  • Write copy for press releases, op-eds, blog posts, newsletter articles, web site, and other marketing pieces
  • Assist in developing marketing campaigns for several of our large initiatives
  • Create content for and engagement on social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, youtube, LinkedIn)
  • Research economic development issues for communications pieces
  • Develop relationships with bloggers and press

Qualifications

  • Strong writing and editing skills with an attention to detail; will be asked to write in different capacities (email, letters, copy, creative, and 140 character messages)
  • Currently enrolled or recently graduated from undergraduate or graduate degree in business, marketing, public relations, public affairs, or similar programs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment while being a self-starter with effective time management skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • Ability to learn and adapt in a fast pace environment
  • Basic Microsoft office experience
  • Previous office experience a plus
  • Knowledge of DC neighborhoods and an interest in the city’s economic development a plus

Privileges

  • Gain experience in marketing and public relations field
  • Gain great understanding of Washington, DC’s business community and vibrant neighborhoods
  • Make great connections and build a professional network with local media outlets, local business owners, local government officials, real estate professionals, and more.
  • Have a greater understanding of economic development and what is required of economic development professionals
  • Regular brown bag luncheons covering relevant topics on economic development in the District
  • Become well versed in DC’s economic indicators & trends
  • Do meaningful work (no getting coffee)

Part-time and full-time positions are available. This is an unpaid internship.

If you are interested in this position, please APPLY HERE.
To be considered, you must upload a 2 page writing sample, resume, and cover letter highlighting your availability and why you want to work for WDCEP .

Salary: unpaid. Academic credit and monthly transportation stipend available.
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Business Development Intern

Responsibilities

  • Assist the WDCEP’s programming for all business retention and attraction initiatives
  • Assist with speaker series program that coordinates with WDCEP’s Doing Business in Washington DC Guide
  • Collect data from U.S. Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics and other databases
  • Conduct field research for development projects and neighborhoods
  • Assist with Urban Land Institutes (ULI) Conventions; International Council of Shopping Centers RECon Conference, Neighborhood Retail Summits, Restaurant/Retail Site Tours, and WDCEP’s Annual Meeting Luncheon and Development Showcase
  • Update and maintain database of retail sites throughout D.C (www.wdceprss.dc.gov)
  • Assist with organization of WDCEP Annual Meeting and Development Showcase
  • Assist DC’s retail attraction efforts
  • Custom research project opportunities available
  • Present presentation to office staff at end of term on key takeaways and/or research project findings

Qualifications

  • Part -time and full-time positions available; full-time preferred
  • Professional demeanor
  • Ability to learn and adapt in a fast pace environment
  • Currently enrolled or recently graduated from a undergraduate or graduate program in Economics, Economic Development, Urban or Regional Planning, Public Policy, Business, or similar program
  • Preferably enjoy collecting & cataloging data
  • Basic Microsoft office experience
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to pay attention to detail
  • Previous office experience a plus
  • Business professional attire required

Privileges

  • Do meaningful work (no getting coffee)
  • Gain great understanding of Washington D.C.’s business community and vibrant neighborhoods
  • Regular brown bag luncheons covering relevant topics on economic development in the District
  • Make great connections and build a professional network with local business owners, local government officials, real estate professionals, and more.
  • Attend important meetings with government agencies, business improvement districts, policy working groups, and more.
  • Have a greater understanding of what is required for economic development and of economic development professionals
  • Become well verse in DC’s economic indicators & trends
  • Learn how to use ACT! Database and CoStar (a premier database website used by most office and retail brokers)

If you are interested in this position, please APPLY HERE.  Please include your availability and why you want to work for WDCEP in your cover letter.

Salary: unpaid, Academic credit and monthly transportation stipend available.