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Quality Technology Services, LLC Economic Development Program Manager in Overland Park, Kansas

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The Economic Development Program Manager is responsible for supporting the pursuit, analysis, negotiation, and fulfillment of economic development projects associated with QTS’s strategic growth and initiatives. They will be responsible for managing diligence, fulfillment, and reporting on projects – including program specific critical-path timelines, obligations, and liabilities. The Economic Development Program Manager will work closely with the Director of Public Policy and Economic Development to facilitate interdepartmental teaming activities, oversee community outreach activities, and direct strategic communication efforts associated with their endeavors.

RESPONSIBILITIES, other duties may be assigned.

  • Identify, evaluate, negotiate, and conduct fulfillment activities for economic development projects that support the QTS's strategic growth and economic differentiation.

  • Manage reporting on active development and operationalized projects, monitoring timelines, and coordinating interdepartmental support functions.

  • Work with the cross-functional QTS teams to create a data-driven business plan for tax incentive fulfillment, liability mitigation, and utilization in support of QTS’s development and leasing activities.

  • Design and execute community outreach and strategic communication efforts to ensure effective community support and stakeholder engagement on economic development initiatives.

  • Manage outreach to relevant stakeholders, including business owners, government officials, industry organizations, and community organizations to build coalitions and drive projects to completion.

  • Advise QTS and customer teams on enrollment, participation, and reporting activities.

  • Provide strategic guidance on lease negotiations and customer interactions.

  • Facilitate compliance activities and conduct regulatory monitoring in support of ongoing programs.

  • Create and oversee scalable, repeatable processes and procedures.

  • Ensure that all economic development initiatives are executed in an ethical manner.


  • Bachelor's degree in economics, business administration, or a related field

  • Three or more years of experience in economic development, public policy, community development, or a related field.

  • Demonstrates strong problem solving and analytical skills required to correctly frame and guide critical decisions and ensure delivery of successful projects.

  • Excellent written and presentation communication skills with the capacity to articulate complex technical topics to varying customer audiences.


  • Three or more years of experience with hyperscale data center development projects.

  • PMP Certified


  • Strong desire and self-motivated to learn and expand knowledge of technical and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills with the ability to report on key metrics and insights to leaders.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Project.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Experience with project and program management, reporting, and monitoring.

  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines.

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.


  • This role is also eligible for a competitive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; 401(k) retirement plan; flexible spending and HSA accounts; paid holidays; paid time off; paid volunteer days; employee assistance program; tuition assistance; parental leave; military leave assistance; QTS scholarship for dependents; wellness program, and other company benefits.

  • This position is Bonus eligible.

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or discrimination claim.

The "Know Your Rights" Poster is included here:

Know Your Rights (English) (http://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2022-10/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights_10_20.pdf)

Know Your Rights (Spanish)

The pay transparency policy is available here:

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Poster-Formatted (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OFCCP/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf)

QTS is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to talentacquisition@qtsdatacenters.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

QTS Data Centers was built around the Core Values of Integrity, Character, and Trust. We prioritize family, faith and community involvement while leading with strong, honorable, and principled behavior. We started this journey in 2003 when our CEO, Chad Williams, purchased his first data center in Overland Park, KS. Humble beginnings that have led to 28+ data centers and growing. Recently privatized in a $10 billion transaction with Blackstone, one of the most notable real estate investments companies in the world, QTS is positioned to execute on a global expansion initiative and we are looking for the best and brightest to join our team.

At QTS, we’re fearlessly leading the way by redefining what it means to be a data center provider. QTS is entrusted with providing world-class data center solutions to enterprises, government agencies as well as the largest and fastest growing technology companies in the world. We deliver a fully-integrated platform from top to bottom – one enabled by technology and world-class infrastructure. Simply put, we’re innovating to stay ahead of the curve.

We are powered by people.

And we’d like to invite you to join us.

In addition to a variety of benefit packages, QTS goes above and beyond for our employees:

  • Roth and Traditional 401(k) matching contributions with immediate vesting

  • Every employee is bonus eligible

  • Generous PTO Accrual plus additional Paid Volunteer Days

  • Paid Holidays Annually/Holiday compensation when worked

  • Pet and Legal Insurance

  • Q-Rest Sabbatical Program

  • Q-Anniversary Service Award Program

  • Parental Leave for primary and secondary caregivers

  • Military Benefits Package

  • QTS Charitable Matching Gift Program

  • QTS Scholarship for Employee Dependents

  • QTS Crisis Fund

  • Wellness Program