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Bentonville, AR

Director, Human Capital and Workforce Development at Heartland Forward

Do you have experience in creating programs, leading projects and working in education, workforce development and other related industries?

Heartland Forward is seeking a skilled policy, government affairs, policy and/or economic development professional with experience in collaborating with multiple stakeholders to advance program advocacy and public policy activities with a focus on Human Capital and Workforce Development. This position will play an integral role in helping turn research into action by increasing brand awareness, creating new partnerships, positioning Heartland Forward as a leader in human capital and workforce initiatives, policy solutions and a resource to help strengthen Heartland communities.

Heartland Forward’s mission is to improve economic performance in the center of the United States by advocating for fact-based solutions to foster job creation, knowledge-based and inclusive growth and improved health outcomes. This “think and do tank” conducts independent, data-driven research to facilitate action-oriented discussion and impactful policy recommendations.

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Fayetteville, AR

Economic Equity and Mobility Project Manager at City of Fayetteville

Do you have at least five years of directly related economic development and or housing development experience and three years of project management experience?

The City of Fayetteville is looking to hire a project manager to manage and implement the City’s economic equity efforts within the Department of Economic Vitality and aid the Department Director in the area of workforce housing development. This role will be the primary point of contact for the Department’s economic equity and inclusion efforts, collaborating with the Community Resources Department to support residents who face barriers to employment. Among other responsibilities, this person will also advise the Department Director on strategies, programs, and policies related to economic equity and mobility as well as identifying best practices from other municipalities.

Candidates who hold professional designations such as Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), Professional Community and Economic Development (PCED), Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM), American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) or Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) are preferred.

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Bentonville, AR

Director of Learning Initiatives at Crystal Bridges

Do you have 5+ years of progressively responsible and relevant experience working in museums, schools, cultural organizations, or other relevant settings and experience with curriculum development, program development, evaluation, and audience research?

Crystal Bridges is looking to hire a Director of Learning Initiatives who will be responsible for the overall strategic development, long-term planning, program growth and implementation, and evaluation of the museums K-12 school and teacher programs, which prioritize access, innovation, diversity, inclusion, and a commitment to making educational impact.

Among other responsibilities, the Director will oversee the Walker School Visit Program, which is committed to providing access to the museum for local and regional students and to removing barriers that hinder schools from integrating the arts into their school curriculum. The museum aims to bring 50,000 students to the museum in 2023 and provides free bus transportation, school lunch, and substitute teacher reimbursement. With the museum’s physical expansion anticipated to be completed in 2026, this program is expected to double its audience size.

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Bella Vista, AR

Trails/Active Transportation Coordinator at City of Bella Vista

The City of Bella Vista is hiring for the position of Trails/Active Transportation Coordinator. In this job, you will do everything trail related in Bella Vista, from representing the city as the trails ambassador locally and nationally to ensuring trails and trailheads are clean and well-maintained. The ideal candidate is capable on a mountain bike, familiar with trail development, and comfortable being the voice of Bella Vista trails and promoting the trails among giants in the area.

With more than 100 miles of the most exciting, challenging, surprising, and rewarding trails you’ll ever experience, this role will provide oversight of the city’s existing trail systems and facilitate the implementation of the City’s Master Trail Plan and the Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.

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Pea Ridge, AR

U.S. Community Engagement Lead at Zipline

Lastly, we have somewhat of an outlier, but if helping to solve some of the world’s most urgent and complex access challenges from Northwest Arkansas sounds appealing to you, read on.

From powering Rwanda’s national blood delivery network and Ghana’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution, to providing on-demand home delivery for Walmart, to enabling healthcare providers to bring care directly to U.S. homes, Zipeline is transforming the way things move for businesses, governments and consumers. The technology is complex but the idea is simple: a teleportation service that delivers what you need, when you need it. Zipline is decarbonizing delivery, decreasing road congestion, and reducing fossil fuel consumption and air pollution, while providing equitable access to billions of people and building a more resilient global supply chain.

Zipline is seeking a U.S. Community Engagement Lead to serve as the public face of Zipline’s operations. This position will be responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with local government officials, civic organizations, business groups, neighborhoods and schools. This work will help individuals and organizations understand the impact of Zipline’s service on access to medicine, job creation and the future of uncrewed aviation systems. In this role, you can expect to engage meaningfully with people of all ages and backgrounds as well as your Zipline colleagues on the ground who are bringing Zipline’s life-changing technology to these communities.

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