The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) is currently seeking a full-time, qualified Grants Coordinator to assist on all RDA grant activities including active, inactive, prospective and closed grants. The RDA is a funding agency and also applies for federal, state and private assistance. This position provides dedicated grant monitoring and coordination with our partners. Bachelor’s Degree preferred with at least 2-3 years experience working with various types of grants. Salary will commensurate with experience. Qualified candidates should send their resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org, attention Sherri Ziller. Visit our website for company information and full job description, www.in.gov/rda. No phone calls, please.
Ziller, 31, has served as Finance and Grants Manager since 2006. “For more than six years, Sherri has done an outstanding job for us,” said RDA President and CEO Bill Hanna. “She has overseen the commitment and execution of more than $200 million in RDA grants and been instrumental in securing matching funds on both the local and state level. Sherri has been tireless in her efforts to ensure that every dime of public money we receive is utilized properly and accounted for, and her input has been invaluable to both RDA staff and the Board. I have no doubt that she will execute her new duties as COO with the same professionalism and commitment to excellence that she has always brought to her work.”
A resident of Crown Point, Ziller is also a member of the Southshore Leadership Society and serves on the faculty of Kaplan College in Hammond, where she teaches course in IT, Microsoft Office and General Education. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Purdue University Calumet (PUC) and will complete a master’s degree in process management from PUC this year.
Update: The complete study is now available here (.pdf).
Investments by the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) since 2006 will have a cumulative economic impact of more than $1.1 billion by 2015, according to a study conducted by an independent economic research firm. That represents a return on investment (ROI) of $5.11 for every $1 of RDA spending.
Conducted at the request of the RDA, the study also found that the approximately $210 million the RDA has invested to date in shoreline redevelopment, the Gary Chicago International Airport, commuter transportation and economic development has created or supported more than 2,000 jobs in Northwest Indiana.
These figures represent the results of the “construction phase” of the RDA’s current initiatives in Northwest Indiana. “All of our investments are catalytic in nature and are designed to attract new businesses and improve our quality of life,” says Bill Hanna, President and CEO of the RDA. “So they will continue to generate additional return on investment in the years to come.”
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