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Research and Development Manager - Detroit, MI

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Company Name:Wayne County Government
Location:Detroit, MI
Employment Type:Full Time
Category:Economic Development
Pay:Commensurate with Experience - Salary
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The Research and Design Manager supports the activities of the Wayne County Economic Development Department primarily through the collection, analysis, and thoughtful presentation and utilization of data. The R &D Manager will handle preparation of reporting on all current activities and programs, as well as planned and ad hoc research on potential programming and development activities.

  • Researches, analyses, and utilizes data to assist in preparing plans, reports and marketing materials. This includes, but is not limited to developing reports regarding trends, changes, and economic factors and their effects on the County. Develops methods for obtaining feedback and regularly measuring results
  • Generate custom content for many mediums and purposes including brochures and advertising, digital marketing (e.g., websites, emails, and social media), newsletters, displays and signage, press releases, fact sheets, speeches, articles, video scripts, presentations, directories and guides, reports, and maps
  • Responsible for website content maintenance and creation. This includes, but is not limited to, development of new web pages, updating of existing web pages, ensure links work, content is relevant and information is up to date
  • Database management and analysis; familiarity with Salesforce and CoStar, a plus
  • Supports special projects
  • Supports marketing and communications projects and strategies
  • Assists with events

Education and Experience


  • Possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university


  • Have at least three (3) years of full-time professional work experience in research, graphic design, communications, or closely related area
  • Experience with real estate, urban planning, public administration, and/or economic development preferred.
  • Experience in developing presentations and presentation packages

Salary commensurate with qualifications

Deadline to Apply: Until filled

Please include cover letter, resume, and salary requirements.

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