Economic Development Coordinator – Lower Paxton Township

Deadline: Monday, May 29, 2023

Annual Salary:  Starting at $64,000

Do you have the drive and passion of an entrepreneur? Are you determined to turn roadblocks into success?  Have you owned your own business or worked to retain one in your community?  If your answer to any of these questions is ‘yes’, Lower Paxton Township would like to hire you. 

Position Summary

Lower Paxton Township, a 53,000-resident suburb of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s capital – the City of Harrisburg – is accepting applications for the full-time position of Economic Development Coordinator.  An employee in this position is responsible to provide oversight and coordination of the Township’s economic development and business support efforts and to develop strategies to successfully market the Township to prospective businesses, visitors, and residents.  He/she collects, compiles, and analyzes information for dissemination to potential business clients, including economic, statistical, financial, population, growth, demographic, and other information.  The work of this position requires the application of independent judgment and discretion based on knowledge of economic development principles, redevelopment, business retention and recruitment, and generally translating the attractiveness of Lower Paxton Township to prospective economic interests.  This position involves the performance of highly skilled and sometimes confidential negotiations and discussions with members of the public and private industry.


Minimum Education, Experience, and Training Requirements: A preferred candidate’s background includes education or experience in public administration, business administration, real estate, economic development, marketing, business ownership, or related fields or competencies.

Other Requirements:  A favorable criminal background check and a valid driver’s license are required.

How to Apply

Application Process:  Interested persons should submit a Lower Paxton Township Application for Employment, available from or the Municipal Center, and resume, to Lyle Gaines, Human Resource Manager, Lower Paxton Township, 425 Prince Street, Harrisburg, PA  17109,

POSTING DATE:  March 22, 2023

CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled; First interviews starting April 3

Lower Paxton Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.