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The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce ("GNBCC" or the "Chamber") is seeking an experienced executive as its next President. The ideal candidate will possess leadership skills essential for leading a dynamic Chamber in a fast-growth region in the Texas Hill Country along the burgeoning I-35 Corridor. The person should possess demonstrated success in directing a chamber of commerce; economic development programs; and tourism, convention and visitor services. The GNBCC’s mission is to promote the civic and commercial progress of the area, serving over 1,800 local businesses. In addition to leading a large Chamber, the President is a critical partner for regional economic development and the Convention and Visitors’ Bureau ("CVB") through professional services contracts with the City of New Braunfels and Comal County. The Chamber works to strengthen the local economy, advocate for its members and the community, advance community excellence, and deliver value to its members. The President reports to the Board of Directors and works closely with the six-member Executive Committee of which the President is a member. The President supervises a staff of approximately 18 employees, manages an annual budget of approximately $4 million, and serves as the GNBCC’s strategic leader, public face, and spokesperson.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Promotes the Chamber’s vision and establishes the priorities for programs and initiatives that align with the Chamber’s mission and goals. • Oversees, directs and assumes responsibility for all GNBCC’s operations and for ensuring the Chamber is functioning ethically, efficiently, and effectively. • Coordinates and facilitates the efforts of the GNBCC’s committees to meet the goals and objectives of the Board of Directors. • Communicates frequently with the Chair of the Board, other Executive Committee members, and individual board members to provide relevant and transparent counsel for all meetings, events, and presentations. • Assesses the effectiveness of Chamber divisions and programs to determine present and future needs and reports the progress and successes to the Board of Directors. Page 3 of 4
• Establishes, interprets, and upholds the Chamber’s policies and procedures.
• Leads the Chamber’s staff as the executive responsible for all employment/staffing, supervision, work assignments, workplace culture, professional development, evaluations, and staff compensation.
• Creates and promotes a harmonious team-based working environment that fosters collaboration and common goals. Economic Development • Participates in operations of local New Braunfels Economic Development Corporation ("NBEDC/4B Board") and influences its interactions with the Chamber. • Directs the New Braunfels Economic Development Foundation, a 501(c)3. • Partners closely with the City of New Braunfels, New Braunfels Utilities, Comal County, Guadalupe County, and Bexar County for recruitment, retention, expansion and creation of jobs and for business development in New Braunfels and the region. • Helps build consensus around economic and community development objectives and support the implementation of those objectives. • Leads opportunities to encourage local entrepreneurship and small business development.
• Manages all aspects of the GNBCC’s finances, budgeting, and financial reports. • Leads the Chamber’s fundraising initiatives through cultivating strong relationships and participating in stewardship activities. • Maintains and grows membership to provide the GNBCC’s financial foundation. Partnerships • Develops and maintains high-functioning, strategic partnerships with local chambers of commerce and business organizations to coordinate lobbying and economic development activities as needed.
• Sustains and builds relationships with other organizations related to the Chamber’s interests and needs. • Fosters and maintains positive relationships with other area cities, counties, chambers of commerce, economic development boards, higher education institutions, and school districts (e.g., City of Seguin, CTTC, Seguin 4A Board, etc.)
• Serves as the Chamber’s primary spokesperson to the media, through public speeches and writings, and represents the Chamber with its many partners and regional interests.
• Implements a comprehensive plan, including social media and website, with members, partners, elected officials, and other constituencies to communicate the Chamber’s messages and brand, and enhance its visibility.
• Directs and participates in the Chamber’s advocacy initiatives. • Cultivates relationships and maintains strong communication lines with federal, state, county, city and other officials with public policy leaders to support the region’s business interests.
• Guides activities related to maintaining effective member relationships. • Maintains effective, open communication with members. • Motivates a diverse membership to financially support the GNBCC and initiatives led or supported by the Chamber. Strategic • and Annual Planning Formulates longterm plans related to the Chamber’s goals in economic development, tourism and CVB as well as Chamber’s • Prepares and implements Special Events • Coordinates with staff the GNBCC’s Annual Chamber Banquet, Chamber Board. • initiatives . annual strategy, goals and objectives. GNBCC’s special events , i.e. , annual Chamber meetings, Texas Legislative Conference, and other events approved by the Enhances and builds relationships with other local/regional chambers of commerce, business organizations, and nonprofit organiz support for their special events. ations by participating in and/or support for their special events.
Minimum Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree • At least 10 years of progressive leadership experience in an executive role within a public or private organization or at a large state or regional chamber of commerce
Additional Desired Qualifications and Skills: • Advanced degree in business, law, political science, public administration, or related field • Relevant professional certifications
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes •A strong character, unquestioned integrity, emotional intelligence, and sound reputation • Demonstrated people skills with staff, members, and constituencies • Ability to build trust and maintain relationships and partnerships with diverse constituencies • Willingness to work the hours necessary to meet the job’s internal and external obligations • Ability to maintain strong board relations, including keeping them informed of current political and community issues and implications • A strong understanding and appreciation of the culture of Central Texas • Ability to interpret community context and to adjust approach to build coalitions that ultimately accomplish strategic goals • Understanding of, and experience in, economic development • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in management, effective strategies in coalition building, conflict resolution and negotiation, and financial strategies • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including empathy and oral and written communication skills • Demonstrated history of building strong community relations • Ability to communicate the Chamber’s vision, mission, and values consistently to the Chamber Board, staff, and community • Demonstrated skills as a visionary and adaptive thinker in changing work patterns and environment • Understanding and experience with fundraising for a membership organization • Political and policy awareness and an understanding of the Texas legislative process to achieve desired outcomes • Understanding of, and experience in, marketing, tourism, visitor services, and convention business • Understanding of regional needs, such as water, transportation, etc. • Understanding how federal legislation will affect the local economy • Understanding the use of technology and data systems for communications, problem solving, reporting, and to further the Chamber’s mission in an ever-changing environment
Please email resume and cover letter to: Presidential Search Committee
Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce
Attn: Lilia Marek
Working under the direction of the Executive Director, the Marketing and Administrative Assistant assists with effective organizational operations of the Economic Development Corporation and the marketing of the City of Converse for business growth. The Assistant handles confidential information on a daily basis, composes, reviews, and files a variety of sensitive records including but not limited to memorandums, correspondence, reports, affidavits, statements, and public notices. He or she participates in annual department budget preparation as well as the daily administration of the budget including assistance with monitoring and controlling expenditures. The Assistant is a business professional who is the first point of contact for office visitors and phone calls; receives and distributes mail; gathers data and compiles various reports; conducts projects and assignments; maintains files; orders supplies; and prepares and issues correspondence. The Assistant’s duties require involvement with high-level business and community contacts and includes exposure to sensitive information necessitating appropriate use of tact, diplomacy, discretion and judgment. He or she maintains and updates EDC’s CRM, website, and social media and assists in the preparation of creative content for all marketing and advertising outlets. Assumes role of EDC board secretary. The Assistant participates in economic development industry training courses and must have a passion for the growth of the City of Converse.
Two or more years of progressively responsible administrative and marketing experience. Intermediate level experience with social media and website page updates along with software to assist (for example, Canva, Hootsuite, Adobe products). Two years or more of successful academic achievement from an institution accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Preference will be given to candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field from an institution accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Ability to effectively present information to individuals and groups and to respond to questions from staff, clients, customers and the general public when necessary. Be at least 21 years of age at the time of placement. Have and maintain a clear and valid Texas Class C Operator’s License and a satisfactory driving record; must have his or her own, reliable transportation. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point. Strong background in planning and managing special functions for business, social and other purposes.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Good knowledge of records management, and office operations and management. Ability to communicate and write clearly and professionally. Ability to effectively and professionally present information. Ability to work under pressure and respond effectively in a timely manner to questions from staff, clients, customers and the general public. Possess a strong desire to learn and a passion for economic development and business growth. ability to work with the public using tact and diplomacy. Ability to type 45 words per minutes accurately. Proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in the Spanish language is a plus. Understanding of premier customer service to citizens, internal and external customers *More details on the City of Converse Job Posting
Hutto, Texas, with a population of over 29,000 is one of Austin’s fastest-growing suburbs and one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation. Ideally situated along the SH-130 corridor and close to both downtown Austin and Round Rock’s high-tech manufacturing and assembly center, Hutto is a vibrant business hub that boasts great connectivity and convenient access to the amenities of a large metropolitan area, with a friendly, small-town ambiance.
The City of Hutto and its EDC/CDC seeks its successor Director of Economic Development to serve as a member of the City’s Senior Leadership Team, reporting directly to the City Manager and providing staff support to the seven-member EDC/CDC Board. The Director will work closely with the EDC/CDC Board to provide the Hutto community with economic growth, broad-based prosperity, quality jobs, and a sustainable quality of life by attracting new corporate investment, and by facilitating the expansion of existing Hutto businesses and industries. Hutto’s EDC/CDC is comprised of both Type A & Type B economic development agencies in support of economic development initiatives for primary employers and other smaller business, housing, and commercial/retail entities.
The City of Hutto and its EDC/CDC seeks an entrepreneurial, dynamic, energetic, and creative professional with a proven track record in business recruitment and retention as its next Director of Economic Development. Key qualifications include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in economic development, business administration, marketing, economics, public administration, or a closely related field, with a master’s degree preferred. The position requires a minimum of five years of progressively responsible leadership experience in economic or business development. Preference may be given to candidates possessing added skills such as graduation from an Economic Development Institute (EDI) or similar program, Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation, Professional Community & Economic Developer (PCED) certification, or extensive experience in real estate.
Please apply online at http://bit.ly/SGROpenRecruitments
For more information on this position contact: Doug Thomas, Senior Vice President SGR DouglasThomas@GovernmentResource.com 963-860-9314
Key qualifications include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in economic development, business administration, marketing, economics, public administration, or a closely related field, with a master’s degree preferred. The position requires a minimum of five years of progressively responsible leadership experience in economic or business development. Preference may be given to candidates possessing added skills such as graduation from an Economic Development Institute (EDI) or similar program, Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation, Professional Community & Economic Developer (PCED) certification, or extensive experience in real estate.
The Breckenridge Economic Development Corporation (Type B) is currently accepting applications for the full-time position of CEO, Executive Director. The requirements, knowledge, skills and abilities that are needed to perform the duties of this position include: - Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Civil Engineering or economic development related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to operate the economic development department for Breckenridge. - Expertise needed to lead our city’s economic development efforts including business attraction and expansion, job creation and retention, and quality of life improvements. - Ability to coordinate and manage all organizational activities of the corporation. - Ability to work with and understand the needs of community and regional partners. - Ability to prepare clear and concise financial reports by utilizing the principles and procedures of finance, budgeting and budgetary control. - Ability to operate personal computer and software, including, but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, QuickBooks; and operate various other office related equipment. - Excellent interpersonal and strategic planning skills. - Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to facilitate and close deals. - Personal characteristics should include being a self-starter capable of completing all required responsibilities without supervision, having strong customer service skills, vision, integrity, creativity, enthusiasm, a strong work ethic, composure and focus. - Must be bondable, pass a pre-employment drug-
Examples of Duties: The following items and other related duties are performed as required: - Coordinate and manage all activities of the BEDC to effectively stimulate the City’s economic growth. - Develop both short and long-range strategic plans for community and economic growth. - Develop, refine and execute specific marketing and promotional strategies for targeted company recruitment. - Enhance and manage job retention and expansion program for existing businesses. - Promote “quality of life” improvements in conjunction with other local entities. - Manage books, records, financial statements and other reports, prepare budgets and reports of BEDC. - Coordinate the exchange of information related to economic development with the Breckenridge Industrial Foundation (BIF), City and County officials and other local organizations. - Serve on the boards of BIF and Breck Improvement Council and provide secretarial and accounting assistance to both.
All candidates should download, complete and upload an Application Form that can be found at www.breckenridgetexas.com/edcapp. After you fill it out, upload it with your resume and any other supplemental information. Application period January 8, 2021 - until position filled.
Under general direction of the Controller, the Compliance Manager serves as a key member of the Financial Services Office. Manages, monitors, audits and reports on City/Community Development Corporation/Economic Development Corporation (City/CDC/EDC) compliance and contract agreements for chapter 380 agreements, development agreements, performance agreements, impact fee agreements, other economic incentive agreements and purchase & sale contracts, leases and other legal documents. Completes detailed analytical studies, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting on performance data related to various agreements, leases and contracts. Monitors, tracks and resolves contract performance issues to include compliance reporting, contract changes \ amendments, and dispute resolution of City/CDC/EDC contracts. Serves as a liaison between City departments to coordinate and provide contract management activities for assigned projects. Oversees the implementation, tracking and closeout of assigned projects as well as those which have a beginning, end and specified deliverables. Reports milestones and progress to City Manager’s Office, Chief Financial Officer and EDC President on a recurring basis. Completes special projects as required and will supervise assigned staff.
*The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description. * Essential Job Functions & Other Important Duties * Conducts initial and follow up compliance meetings with clients and their various representatives, to include C-level personnel, to provide clear and concise reporting\compliance instructions; meetings may include assigned business development staff member(s). * Maintains ongoing relationship with performance agreement clients for later conversion from initial client to a business expansion client. * As part of the compliance monitoring process, where applicable, ensures client adherence with “separated materials” provisions and the required use of the designated separated materials sales tax consultant. * Reviews economic incentive agreements submitted by City and EDC business development staff for development and integration of compliance documents, review of narrative memorandums, and other supporting materials prior to placement on City Council, CDC/EDC Board agendas. Supervises changes to be made and assists Legal in ensuring all changes are captured in final agreements. * Inputs and tracks detailed data from various economic incentive agreements, purchase & sale contracts, leases, development / impact fee agreements and other documents into multiple software platforms. * Manages the compliance process for all economic incentive agreements, creates and approves contract compliance documentation; submits required documentation to Finance for payment of incentives as required. * Conducts client follow up and communication to include compliance reminders on economic incentive agreements and tracks compliance progress. * Conducts follow up meetings with Engineering and Development Services staff on active development agreements. * Completes data reporting and analysis on contract compliance with performance criteria. * Reports on baseline performance requirements as compared to actual performance related to the baseline line requirements; prepares statistical reports related to such performance data. * Manages multiple contractual deadlines for a large volume of economic incentive agreements and development agreements. * Monitors, in coordination with the Controller, City/CDC/EDC budget and project funding to ensure financial obligations are accurate and complete for future commitments; includes reviewing all agreements prior to approval for assessment of annual financial obligations being proposed per fiscal year and over the proposed agreement term. * Assists City/CDC/EDC staff in researching, developing and formulating the annual budget as it related to incentive payments. * Monitors annual incentive budget expenditures for all active incentives and agreements. * Liaison between City departments to coordinate and provide contract management activities for all economic incentive development agreements. * Creates monthly financial reports and other reports as requested in conjunction with the Controller. * Maintains audit workpapers and debt workpapers regarding contracts with financial incentives or stipulations. * Oversees maintenance of all records related to economic incentive agreements, development agreements, chapter 380 agreements, impact fee agreements, purchase & sale contracts, leases and other documents, coordinating with City Secretary regarding record retention, filing systems, protection and security of files & records and transfer/disposal according to retention schedules. * Coordinates responses to Public Information Requests with the City Secretary’s Office regarding agreements, contracts, performance agreements and chapter 380 agreements. * Develops and maintains positive working relationships with clients, to include C-level representatives, and their various compliance staffs, other agencies and staff. * Manages multiple programs and special projects simultaneously. * Develops, oversees and implements new and innovative programs and services that create efficiency and improvements in the contract management process. * Coaches/Leads, motivates, develops, engages and evaluates assigned personnel. * Develops and maintains a knowledgeable, service-oriented, productive work group. * Provides timely, accurate and thorough performance evaluations for supervised employees. * Represents the City and city agencies at local, regional, state and federal coalitions and hearings and may be required to travel on short notice.
Other Important Duties: * Serves as Notary to notarize necessary documents. * May be required to work some outside regular working hours to attend City Council CDC/EDC board meetings. * Travels to attend meetings, conferences and training. * Performs other related duties as assigned. * Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential. * * Reports to EDC President on a dotted-line basis for daily coordination of essential jobs functions.
Job Requirements * Knowledge of public administration practices and procedures. * Knowledge of City, CDC/EDC policies and procedures. * Knowledge of supervisory principals including personnel motivation, interviewing, hiring, oversight, evaluation and discipline. * Skill in the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. * Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, statutes, and regulations related to the field of public sector economic incentive agreements, development agreements, impact fee agreements and contract management. * Ability to review economic incentive agreements, development agreements, impact fee agreement and contract / compliance documentation for discrepancies and conformance to standards. * Ability to track funding and expenditures of multiple contracts; some contracts will be interdependent on one another. * Ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing. * Skill in preparing and making public presentations of complex information. * Ability to identify problems and propose solutions in a timely manner. * Ability to gather and analyze data and draw conclusions and present data and other information in a clear and logical manner. Must have strong research skills. * Ability to handle a wide variety of tasks and projects with minimal supervision and direction. * Ability to handle confidential information in a responsible manner. * Expert in the use of computers and related equipment, hardware and software to include Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) for the development of various communications, budgets, presentations, graphics, charts and management level papers/reports and grants; ability to become highly proficient in the use of Salesforce client management software * Proficiency in use of the English language including the meaning of words and grammar. * Proficiency in reading complex legal agreements and contracts and extracting out financial deal points and performance agreement milestones; ability to convert such data into comprehensive certificates of compliance documentation. * Skill in resolving customer complaints and concerns. * Skill in effectively reviewing work and providing technical assistance to assigned staff.
Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Public Administration with Finance concentration, Business Administration, Political Science or related field and five (5) years of finance and auditing experience; OR a Master’s degree in Accounting, Public Administration/Finance or Business Administration and three (3) years of finance and auditing experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Advanced degree or CPA preferred.
- Texas Certified notary public preferred or must obtain within three (3) months from date in position.
- Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check and MVR check.
- Must possess a valid State of Texas Drivers’ License.
- Environmental Factors & Conditions/Physical Requirements
- Work is performed in an office environment.
- May be exposed to hostile or angry clients.
- Crouching – bending body forward by bending leg, spine.
- Fingering – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.
- Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand.
- Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.
- Kneeling – bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.
- Lifting – raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.
- Mental Acuity – ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.
- Reaching – extending hands or arms in any direction.
- Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.
- Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.
- Stooping – bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back.
- Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word.
- Visual Acuity 1 - prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.
Work Environment: * Work performed is primarily light work, exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects.
Equipment and Tools Utilized: * Equipment utilized includes personal computer, copier, calculator, fax machine, cellular telephone, multi-line telephone and other standard office equipment.
The City of Victoria is seeking an innovative leader to fill a new executive position as the city’s first Economic Development Director, reporting to the City Manager. This role is vital in the city’s on-going effort to create a destination city and grow the city’s existing tax base. The ideal candidate will work closely with area economic development partners and relevant city departments to coordinate the promotion of business and overall economic development interests of the City.
The successful candidate will be an exceptional listener and communicator with skills in strategic planning, downtown redevelopment, community development and economic development. The person selected will be a highly effective communicator who can build consensus and forge strategic partnerships, internally as well as externally. Including, partnering with the City's Explore Victoria (CVB), Main Street and Communications Department to inform the residents of impending strategies or activities that may impact the community; provide presentations to City Council; and develop private and public partners to encourage local business development. The ability to establish and maintain positive, trusting, and highly productive relationships is essential. It will be important for the new Economic Development Director to be highly visible and active in the community, personally and professionally. An outgoing people person who passionately embraces Victoria’s culture and genuinely supports its traditions is strongly desired.
Salary: $90,000 - $120,000/annually DOQ + Full Benefits Package
The purpose of this position is to direct the Economic Development activities of the City of Duncanville to develop new and current business partners with the city and to promote new and current business development through industrial and commercial projects. Projects that will create jobs and grow the commercial tax base for the City of Duncanville, as well as contribute to the City vision and Comprehensive Plan.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Identify and promote commercial development and redevelopment in the City of Duncanville utilizing recruiting, marketing, and promotional techniques. • Develop key relationships necessary in the commercial real estate development and brokerage communities. • Recruit commercial projects that increase the City’s tax base and create local jobs. • Work closely with existing local business to retain them in the City of Duncanville. • Recruit projects that will promote and adhere to the City’s vision and Comprehensive Plan. • Perform duties as staff liaison for the Duncanville Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) and attend monthly board meetings. • Research, prepare and make recommendations, presentations, proposals, and reports to DCEDC, Council, departments, developers, and community as necessary • Work closely with the City Planner within the Public Works Department in development projects and prospects. The City Planner will be a key partner in transitioning a new development or redevelopment vision into a practical reality. • Develop strong working relationships within the current business community, Chamber of Commerce, Duncanville School District, and Dallas County. • Supervise staff as assigned. • Perform duties as staff liaison for the Tax Increment Financing Reinvestment Zone #1 Board. • Administer the City of Duncanville Hotel Motel Taxes. • Serve on the EOC Team as a backup for Public Information. • Represent the City of Duncanville in the Best Southwest Partnership. Job Title: Economic Development Director Page 2 of 4 • Work closely with the Parks Department and the Duncanville Fieldhouse to enhance the promotion of the facility. • Develops and administers grant programs. • Work closely with the Public Works and Parks Departments to implement community development projects.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Economic Development, Public Administration, Marketing, Urban Planning, or closely related field; and at a minimum five (5) years of related work experience. Type B Corporation, TIRZ, and Hot Funds administration experience highly preferred. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES • Knowledge of the Texas Local Government Code and Type B Economic Development Corporations • Knowledge of the Texas Local Government Code and the administration of Hotel Motel Taxes. • Extensive experience in developing and managing budgets. • Knowledge of Type B EDCs Sales Tax Revenue restrictions and uses. • Knowledge of Real Estate laws and codes • Extensive knowledge of Economic Development principles and best practices • Ability to establish and maintain strong, effective working relationships with businesses, developers, and other members of the community • Ability to work collaboratively, in a team environment • Ability to be a strategic thinker and think outside the box • Skilled in analyzing and evaluating City needs, economic development issues, and promoting programs to meet development strategies and goals • Skilled in exercising good tact and judgment when representing the City in negotiations • Skilled in computer applications in creating reports and presentations • Skilled in effective oral and written communication • Value diversity, inclusivity, and promote a diverse business community • Value excellent customer service and service above self
Hawes Hill & Associates seeks a creative, tech-savvy, energetic individual with a background in community development and/or economic development and an interest in problem solving and implementation of solutions. The firm is seeking a new addition to our Economic and Community Development Practice. The position requires a critical and resourceful thinker with knowledge in data collection and analysis, graphic and written presentation of information, active use of social media for community engagement and a proven interest in building community prosperity and identity. The successful candidate has a thirst to learn, enjoys a collaborative team approach, and seeks to make a genuine difference with every project and in every community we touch.
MAJOR DUTIES: * Gather, compile, and analyze data necessary to understand and interpret economic, social, physical and fiscal conditions of special areas, communities or the impacts of potential projects/programs. * Visit field sites to gather facts and data, conduct investigations, engage the client or stakeholders, and make professional observations. * Interpret, summarize and convey information through text, tables, graphics and infographics. * Utilize social media and online engagement resources as tools for outreach, gathering information, building consensus, presenting information, and community branding. * Develop materials for presentation and publication. * Perform related duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION * Collection and interpretation of data, as well as statistical and observational analysis. * Use of social media and online platforms as a resource for community engagement and economic and community development activities. * Community branding. * Illustration/graphic, presentation and desktop publishing software, including Adobe Creative Suite. * Knowledge of current technology and resources for purposes of data collection/analysis and project research. * Creative problem solving. * Writing and presenting information. * Skill in in coordination with outside organizations, entities, and individuals.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s degree in economic development, urban planning, public relations, marketing, or a related field • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in a related field • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid Class C Driver’s License issued by the State of Texas. • An equivalent combination of experience, education, and training providing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: None
OTHER CONDITIONS: Must provide own transportation • Must be willing to work occasional irregular hours and weekends to support HHA’s and its clients’ programs and initiatives, attend evening meetings, meet deadlines, and achieve objectives.
SALARY RANGE: $45,000 to $65,000, depending on qualifications and experience • Benefits include health, basic vision, dental, life, and disability insurance, SIMPLE IRA retirement plan, vacation.
Hawes Hill and Associates LLP firmly believes that diversity and equity make us a better organization and lead us toward a more inclusive, progressive society. We are an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and those who identify with other underrepresented groups to apply.
Description Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
Under general direction, this position is responsible for assisting in the planning, implementation, and coordination of economic development programs and goals of the City. This position will provide support meet the goals and objectives of the City’s Economic Development Strategic Plan.
Essential Job Functions The Economic Development Specialist is responsible for performing a variety of professional duties to support the department’s mission.
Initiate, develop, manage and maintain programs that encourage retention and expansion of existing businesses and industries within the City. Maintain the business retention program that includes face-to-face visits, surveying of business needs, acting as business liaison between company and City departments, and following up on needs. Assist in recruitment efforts as needed including responding to industry specific RFPs/RFIs, company site visit planning and execution, available real estate searches, and participating in marketing networking opportunities. Research and analysis of social, economic and other data for planning purposes. Assist with the department’s web-based, print, and social media marketing and advertising programs. Conduct periodic reviews and essential research for the maintenance of department website, print materials and social media content. Sites include: rowlettonthemove.com northshore-rowlett.com villageofrowlettdowntown.com Act as liaison for regional and local organizations/associations. Interact with various City departments on collaboration of development projects to ensure timely permitting and commencement of construction. Assist with applications for economic development incentives and monitors same. Work with the City’s Communications department on developing communications initiatives for the local business community and City-wide image. Maintain available land sites and property databases. Prepare monthly department reports referencing measurable goals, reporting standards and benchmarks aligned with the department mission and objectives. Schedule and coordinate department meetings and events and works on special projects as assigned. Ensure the City is successful in efforts related to developing and maintaining strong working relationships with the Chamber of Commerce, developers, corporate leaders, business owners, public school officials, other regional and state economic development agencies and citizens. Provide ongoing support to the Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB) to advance their mission and goals. Responsible for regular attendance and arriving to work on time.
Minimum Requirements Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Management, Planning, Economics or closely related field and two (2) years of professional experience in Economic Development programs and activities. Professional certification or designation in Economic Development (CEcD or EDFP) preferred.
Broad knowledge in Economic Development or technical field such as real estate, urban planning, public or business administration. Excellent written communication skills with the ability to prepare reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and proposals. Excellent customer service and verbal communication skills, including ability to make verbal presentations. Knowledge of CRM databases such as Executive Pulse. Strong computer skills and technical knowledge of Microsoft Office. Familiarity with platforms such as CoStar and Impact DataSource a plus. Mathematical skills, analytical judgment and decision-making abilities. Understanding of the City budgeting process, policies and procedures. Strong team building, negotiation and research skills. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public. Must be able to work well in an environment with multiple interruptions.
Other Requirements Valid driver's license required. Must have and maintain a good driving record in accordance with the driving standards as established by the City of Rowlett. Must report all traffic citations to his/her departmental Director or his/her designee within two working days of receipt. 10% of time will consist of domestic travel and off-site meetings as necessary.
The Economic Development Specialist will assist and provide a professional level of assistance to the Economic Development Department. This position coordinates economic development, implementation, planning, marketing and research work to implement programs and policies of broadening retail, commercial, and industrial base within Lockhart. Under general direction of the Economic Development Director.
This position requires bachelor’s degree in government, political science, economics, business, marketing, or related field. Two to three years of economic development experience in a governmental setting is preferred.
Benefits include a 20-year full retirement under the Texas Municipal Retirement System, employee health insurance, 13 holidays, and standard sick/vacation leave. Salary is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.
JOB SUMMARY The Economic Development Specialist performs research, planning, marketing, and relocations in implementing the City’s program to attract and aid business development. An incumbent in this position also aids in enhancing employment, housing, tourism, and public infrastructure opportunities. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Creates and executes presentations at various forums such as City Council meetings, LEDC Board meetings, and other public speaking events. • Creates and maintains information resources, files, records, listings, databases, and other reference materials for the purpose of business attraction and retention. • Maintains client management database for leads and pending projects. • Prepares information packets including economic, statistical, financial, population, growth, demographic, and other information for dissemination to potential business clients. • Meets with and assists potential new business in site analysis; prepares services and marketing programs. • Meets with and assists potential new businesses in site selection; coordinates key activities to facilitate the location process. • Coordinates with various agencies and community organizations in order to conduct presentations and promote Lockhart tourism; • Collaborates and communicates with other local, regional, state, and national business development organizations; refers clients to those organizations or agencies whenever appropriate. • Maintains contact with the real estate community, the business community, and other economic development professionals related to real estate listings in order to maintain a database of commercial and industrial buildings and sites available for development. • Coordinates and manages business retention visits. • Generates activity reports and analyses on economic development and redevelopment activities. • Updates, designs, and edits a variety of promotional/marketing materials for business retention, expansion, and international trade activities. • Work closely with and partners with other organizations for targeted responses for business lead; works with the Lockhart Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Caldwell County Hispanic Chamber to address business needs. • Participates in various local and regional economic forums and attends various conferences and local and regional meetings on behalf of the Economic Development Department. • Coordinates with the City's development team; gathers information for economic development and expansion of an organization. • Manages and coordinates necessary preparations for EDC Board meetings, retreats, and workshops as well as other special events including agendas and required postings. • Monitors budget and makes recommendations to supervisor for any modifications necessary. • Plans and coordinates the training of staff, committee members, and Council members in economic development activities. • Maintains the department's website to ensure relevant, up-to-date information is available for clients. • Performs other related duties as assigned.
The Executive Director oversees the execution, planning, and coordination and implementation of an economic development strategy set by the Hitchcock Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) Board.
The Executive Director will target development opportunities to attract new businesses, coordinate redevelopment of existing businesses, promote business retention and expansion, and advance programs to promote economic growth within the City of Hitchcock. The HEDC’s goal is to work with all the City of Hitchcock, Hitchcock Chamber of Commerce, and the Hitchcock Independent School District to develop a shared goal and objectives for the betterment of Hitchcock.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
*Assist in the development, management and promotion of community-based economic development projects and activities.
*Recommend and assist in the implementation of city goals and objectives related to economic development activities and programs.
*The recruitment of retailers, restaurants, and sales tax generating businesses for the development of commercial tax generating properties within the city limits.
*Research and develop long-term objectives, strategies and approaches to urban redevelopment and revitalization, business incentives and economic impact.
*Provide leadership in developing community based economic development partnerships and organizations and in providing technical assistance to the same.
*Oversee comprehensive research program including, but not limited to, economic and community data, business trends and inventory of sites and buildings for commercial and industrial use within the City of Hitchcock.
*Prepare economic development policy and implementation proposals, consult with appropriate City staff to assure compliance of policies and proposals with City codes, ordinances, and regulations.
Participate In preparation and administration of the economic development program budget; develop budgetary plans and controls in order to facilitate economic development within the City.
*Review and monitor legislative proposals which could impact economic development and advise the City Manager accordingly.
*Position requires a flexible work schedule to include evening hours, weekends, and holidays.
For a complete job description contact the City Secretary
This position is a critical member of the City of Eagle Pass and Maverick County economic development team and efforts. Aside from supporting the existing businesses of Maverick County and working collaboratively with area partners, a primary purpose of this position is to serve as a central hub for any industrial and/or commercial partners to assist and develop initiatives that expedite their registration of intent to invest in our community to ribbon-cutting as efficiently as possible all the while staying in compliance with City and County policies. Additionally, it will be expected for the Executive Director to aggressively pursue outreach efforts in attracting commercial and industrial investments into our region.
The Executive Director is expected to utilize contemporary and innovative economic development tools to conduct business retention and recruitment efforts that promote economic diversification and job growth.
The position will work in step with the City of Eagle Pass, Maverick County and Piedras Negras, Coahuila’s Economic Development efforts and departments in developing strategic plans to improve the following:
• Acts as City and County’s "Single Point of Contact" officer, streamlining permitting processes for businesses and performs business ombudsman functions inside and outside the community. • Responds to requests from businesses for information on City and County processes, eligibility for programs, cost, and availability of services. Additionally, the need to develop appropriate materials and publications to assist in this process is necessary. • Develop a comprehensive plan in providing outreach efforts to prospective commercial and industrial partners to consider the City of Eagle Pass and Maverick County as potential site locations for their investments. • Develop and advance workforce initiatives that strengthen and expand the talent pool of our region to attract potential investors into the region. The Executive Director will work closely with higher education, workforce and other partners to develop strategies that assist existing employers to maintain a strong pipeline of talent, including but not limited to the development of skills training programs, internship initiatives, job shadowing and other opportunities. • Meets with area industry business executives and managers to assess their status, needs, and plans for expansion, providing access to resources and feedback to area partners to assist in maintaining Maverick County’s positive business climate. • Provide assistance in the development of short and long term economic and community development plans, as well as the gathering of information and preparation of studies, reports, and recommendations to achieve such goals. This will involve the preparation and maintenance of information on utilities, taxes, zoning, transportation, community services, financing tools, and incentives, in order to respond to requests for information for economic development purposes, and the coordination with other departments and agencies as needed • Become familiar with the existing inventory of available buildings, undeveloped land, business, and residential development sites within the community. This will include both public and private buildings and land areas.
Examples of duties— The following items are not inclusive of all duties, and other related duties are performed as required: Guide and assist committees within the Economic Development Alliance in achieving each committee designated mission.
• Administer Existing Industry Program, including: • Local on-site visit program; • Corporate headquarter visits; • Coordinate business expansion projects and proposals with the Board of Directors • Liaison to businesses regarding issue resolution; • Monthly Retention/Expansion progress reports; • Coordinate public relations of Business Retention &Expansion work & impacts; and • Coordinate Industry Appreciation events • Conduct talent needs assessment and connections (Business Retention & Expansion surveys, resume sharing, spousal connections, etc.) • Target Industry Development, including: • Administer Target Industry Alliances; • Identify & Engage new and existing businesses in alliances through Business; and Retention & Expansion program • Identify the most pressing needs and requirements existing and future economic development efforts the County and City require and provide government leadership guidance with regards to lobbying and advocacy for the region. • Complete and deliver monthly, quarterly, & annual reports;
Effective communications skills, including: • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in business, economic development, public administration, civil engineering or related degree; • Five or more years of experience in a progressively responsible position in business, economic or community development or related industry; • Strong research, editing, proofing, organizational and writing skills; • Proficiency in public presentation, research and project management; • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite • Ability to multi-task and sustain a high level of performance for client interactions and program deliverables; • Strong customer service skills, energy, enthusiasm, and well-developed interpersonal skills; • Some travel is required; and • Working knowledge of municipal zoning and infrastructure, and planning programs and processes.
Applicants that are fluently bi-lingual in Spanish and English will be preferred. The ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors in both Spanish and English.
Compensation and Benefits Package –
Salary ranging from $75,000 to $90,000 annually, dependent on experience. Attractive benefits package.
Interested applicants should submit resume to: Eagle Pass Maverick County Economic Development Alliance c/o Catrina Longoria, Board Secretary 1858 E. Main Street Eagle Pass, Texas 78852 firstname.lastname@example.org Facsimile (830) 776-7636
New opportunity in Longview, TX responsible for developing, maintaining and strengthening relationships with CEOs and plant managers of existing industry to assist with the continued growth and expansion of Longview’s business and industry.
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Ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills with experience developing educational/training programs that support business retention and workforce solutions. 5 years’ relevant business retention/workforce experience & 4-year degree required.
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SUMMARY: Rockdale Municipal Development District seeks an experienced, energetic, and creative Economic Development Director to come to a growing community with a diverse population. Strong candidates will have a portfolio of successful economic development initiatives, be entrepreneurial, tech-savvy, and creative in using strategies that promote the City’s assets while looking for ways to overcome challenges. Under general direction, this position plans, organizes, and directs Economic Development for the City by supervising the Rockdale Municipal Development District, strengthening the local tax base, and improving the environment of the community. This position works at the discretion of the District Board and may be required to report to the City of Rockdale City Manager. The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: • Provide leadership to the Economic Development Corporation through collaboration with other community development organizations. • Identify and assess funding opportunities for economic/community development growth and ensure viability of the organization. • Develop and maintain a well-defined marketing strategy for the community. • Develop and implement a business retention and expansion program to include regular verbal communication with business owners. • Work to attract prospective commercial and retail development to the area. • Identify and resolve issues and opportunities relative to existing business, their sustainability, and expansion. • Develop relationships and foster communication with City staff and boards of partnering entities. • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of the community and area of economy on an annual basis and develop strategies that will capitalize on the strengths and eliminate/reduce weaknesses. • Respond to inquiries and complaints from residents, business, contractor, and consultants, related to economic development issues or problems. • Assume an active role in organizations, institutions, and activities within the community. • Advise the Board of Directors on policies and activities. • Develop and disseminate reports, planning and budget documents. • Prepare grant applications or assist in the grant writing process. • Develop and implement budget recommendations. • Prepares and manages District agendas as directed by the Mayor, Board President and City Manager. • Complies supporting documents for agenda, prepares meeting minutes for approval by the District and attends evening meetings of the District and City Council, as needed. Perform other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION: • Knowledge of economic development best practices. • Knowledge of industry trends, growth patterns and market projections. • Knowledge of economic and community development principles. • Knowledge of management concepts and principles. • Knowledge of budget management principles. • Knowledge of applicable City, State, and Federal ordinances, laws, and regulations. • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. • Skill in cultivating professional relationships with a variety of stakeholders. • Skill in managing municipal processes. • Skill in the development and implementation of collaborative economic development strategies. • Skill in management and supervision • Skill in problem solving. • Skill in operating computers and job-related software programs. • Skill in interpersonal relations. • Skill in preparing, developing, and presenting information to public officials, developers, contractors, consultants, and the public. • Skill in oral and written communication. DESIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND CERTIFICATION: • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field of study; Master’s Degree Preferred. • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in community and economic development projects, with five (5) years at the Director level. • Certified Economic Developer Designation (CEcD), through the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), preferred. • Must pass a post-offer pre-employment drug screening and post-offer physical exam. • Must possess a valid State of Texas Driver’s License.
ENVIORMENTAL FACTORS AND CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Work is performed in both internal and external environments. • May be subject to repetitive motion such as typing, data entry and vision to monitor. • May be subject to long hours and evenings. MEETINGS • May be subject to repetitive motion such as typing and vision to monitor. • May be subject to bending, reaching, kneeling, and lifting (up to 50 lbs.) EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS UTILIZED • Equipment utilized includes personal computer, copier, calculator, fax machine and standard office equipment. SALARY • Salary depends on experience.
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