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Vice President of Business Development - Denison, TX.
Organization
Denison Development Alliance
City
Denison
Posted Date
06-27-2022
Job Description
Application Period: June 27, 2022 - July 23, 2022
Organization: Denison Development Alliance
Street Address: 311 W. Woodard Street
City: Denison
State: TX
Zip: 75020
Job Description

The Vice President of Economic Development leads the retail and service industry recruitment efforts and provides support services to the President and in the general operation of the DDA, always ensuring DDA is represented in a professional manner. They play a key role in the successful implementation of annual strategic plans for prospect development, new business recruitment, existing business retention and expansion, workforce development, entrepreneurial development, and marketing and research.

Job Requirements

Major Duties: • Analyze the feasibility of proposed projects including financial and economic impact analysis. Research and compile demographic and economic data in response to inquiries from prospective businesses • Assist with all regional and national marketing materials and programs that promote the community.
• Analyze trends and conditions that will impact Denison and determine necessary strategic modifications to take advantage of those trends and conditions. Identify areas of opportunity and weakness to improve the competitiveness of the community. • Assist in the development, management and marketing of the Foundation Business Park, the North Point Business Park, and North Texas Logistics Park other the Eisenhower Business Center. • Develop and sustain quality, trusting relationships with the leadership of prospective companies, regional and national site selectors and commercial and industrial Realtors. • Prepare proposals, conduct presentations, and site tours for prospects. • Assist the City’s Planning Department in coordinating with prospects. • Coordinate efforts with the Texoma Council of Governments, Denison Community Investment Council, Small Business Development Center, and Denison Main Street, to develop programs to support and grow small business. • Acquire and maintain current demographic, traffic counts, aerials, trade area, announced development tracking, and market comparison data. Assist in keeping the web site information up to date. • Develop and maintain a comprehensive inventory of retail sites and buildings in Denison that are available for development. • Assist with the management of incentive programs such as: Destination Creation, Ecommerce Accelerator, Façade, Fire Suppression, and Alley Access grants.

Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required; degree in marketing, business, or a related discipline preferred. • Two years’ experience in economic development, job and investment attraction or substantial experience within business and industry or as a marketing professional. • Certification as an economic development professional (CEcD) from the International Economic Development Council is highly preferred. • Proficient knowledge in business planning and promotion, market analysis, relevant municipal legislation and financial management. • Strong, effective sales background with proven results. • Understanding of the changing dynamics of business and what is required to attract businesses to a community in such an environment. • Ability to gather large amounts of data, analyze, evaluate and disseminate in a succinct and effective manner. Demonstrated reporting, data analysis and research skills. • Strong written and verbal communication skills; the ability to build and sustain relationships with targeted industry executives, site selectors, and industrial real estate professionals. • Intermediate to advanced computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and various databases essential to analyze targets.

Salary: Salary is dependent upon experience. Salary range: $85,000 - $115,000 Excellent benefits package.

Responses: Send resume to tkaai@denisontx.org by July 15, 2022

For More Information
Tony Kaai, President
Denison Development Alliance
9034640883
Position
Manager (Redevelopment)
Organization
Pasadena Economic Development Corporation
City
Pasadena
Posted Date
06-23-2022
Job Description
Application Period: June 23, 2022 - July 31, 2022
Organization: Pasadena Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 1149 Ellsworth Dr.
City: Pasadena
State: TX
Zip: 77506
Job Description

Designs and implements redevelopment program operations, strategies, plans, and procedures from ground-up. Proposes, analyzes, recommends and acts upon federal, state and local grants, regulations and ordinances, which will affect or enhance economic development projects. Prepares financial and technical analyses, economic and fiscal impact reports, and other planning and real estate analyses for consideration by EDC board and/or City Council when redevelopment projects and or public investments are proposed. Provides oversight and direction to consultants, volunteers, and staff working on Redevelopment Projects. Works closely with a diverse range of individuals to understand and integrate, potentially competing interests to reach a mutually beneficial outcome. Effectively communicates on policy and economic matters with Pasadena’s diverse range of communities and leaders. Works simultaneously on projects with a variety of deadlines and time constraints. Interdepartmental coordination for all Redevelopment Projects. Creates and negotiates public/private partnerships through (re)development agreements, and evaluates the appropriate level of public investment, public financing, and other assistance to facilitate private investment in the City. Develops Requests for Ideas, Requests for Proposals and/or Requests for Qualifications for EDC-supported projects. Ensure projects are consistent with the EDC’s Strategic Plan as well as other City priorities. Provide technical assistance to Business, City staff, EDC Board, and Council regarding redevelopment opportunities, economic and market analysis and implementation strategies. Coordinates and provides recommendations regarding redevelopment project activities, including real estate acquisition and disposition, relocation, demolition, building construction and rehabilitation, property management, and public improvements. Develops and maintains a database of vacant and underutilized commercial buildings and properties for potential (re)development. Communicates regularly with the business, real estate and builder communities to market potential development opportunities, provide information about EDC incentives and to understand the current markets within Pasadena. Provides support to Director- due diligence, technical assistance, reports and presentations. Strong understanding surrounding the politics of economic development.

*Please apply directly through the City of Pasadena using the link below.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Regional Planning, Public Policy, Business, or related field; Four (4) years of related professional experience. PREFERRED: Master’s Degree in Economics, Regional Planning, Public Policy, Business, or related field; Seven (7) years of related professional experience Previous experience in local economic development and/or planning.

For More Information
City of Pasadena
713-475-7206
Position
Economic Development Manager
Organization
Town of Addison
City
Addison
Posted Date
06-23-2022
Job Description
Application Period: June 23, 2022 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Town of Addison
Street Address: P.O. Box 9010
City: Addison
State: Texas
Zip: 75001
Job Description

SUMMARY Under general supervision, provides support for the implementation of Economic Development and Tourism Departments’ programs and strategies.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Researches, updates, maintains, and disseminates demographic and potential business site information for department databases; provides information and reports to staff and local businesses; generates reports on a variety of business related topics. • Designs and implements a variety of events and programs for the Town to include luncheons and receptions for educational, entrepreneurial, networking, and other business purposes. • Maintains consistent communication channels with stakeholders, staff, and local businesses by utilizing various methods of communications; administers local employer surveys. • Promotes, supports, and implements marketing initiatives include digital, prints, and event based marketing strategies; works with local, regional, national, organizations to market the Town to a variety of audiences. • Conducts business retention, expansion, and recruitment activities through meetings, remote marketing, and networking events to engage local, regional, and national stakeholders. • Leads, directs, and implements various department projects; organizes and participates in a variety of networking events. • Conducts business development presentations and economic updates to key stakeholders and corporate clients. • Cold-calls to corporate executives to promote Addison as a relocation/expansion site. • Prepares corporate relocation proposals. • Provides departmental support on a variety of tasks including technical support, event set-up and break-down , catering selection, and office maintenance. • Maintains and updates monthly economic indicators report for Addison and prepares analysis. • May be asked to represent the Town of Addison at corporate stakeholder events and meetings. • May be asked to perform additional job duties that are directly, indirectly or completely unrelated to normal job functions in the course of presenting certain Town special events. • Performs related duties as required or assigned.

Job Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economic Development, Real Estate, Planning, or related field; AND three (3) years of experience in real estate, planning, business development, or marketing; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relations with fellow employees, Town officials, and outside contacts. Safe driving record. Clear criminal background check and clear pre-employment drug screen.

Knowledge of: • Project management practices and methods. • Networking practices and marketing techniques. • Applicable local, State, and Federal economic policies and initiatives. • General office procedures and equipment. • Economics development and planning laws and policies.

Skill in: • Operating standard office equipment to include a computer, standard software, and some specialized software. • Conducting research. • Planning and managing projects and events. • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. • Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing. • Ability to multi-task and establish priorities. • Ability to demonstrate a strong sense of urgency while paying close attention to details. • Taking calculated risks while maintaining an open line of communication with supervisor.

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS A valid Texas Driver’s License is required. CEcD, EDFP, or AICP certification strongly desired.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS This is an exempt position; incumbent will be expected to work whatever hours are necessary to complete responsibilities including morning and evening meetings and business networking events. Some travel may be required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT Work is performed in a standard office environment. Work is generally performed indoors in an air-conditioned facility but may also include limited exposure to outside weather conditions.

This job description is not an employment agreement, contract agreement, or contract. Management has exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

The Town of Addison is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

For More Information
Caitlin Grotowski, PHR, SHRM-CP, Sr. HR Business Partner
Town of Addison
(972) 450-2817
Position
Economic Development Director
Organization
City of Texas City
City
Texas City
Posted Date
06-22-2022
Job Description
Application Period: June 22, 2022 - July 22, 2022
Organization: City of Texas City
Street Address: 1801 9th Avenue N
City: Texas City
State: Texas
Zip: 77590
Job Description
  1. Assists with the oversight of the Texas City Economic Development Corporation including programs, budgets, meetings, agendas, events and marketing;
  2. Coordinates special projects as assigned by the Mayor and Executive Director of Management Services including, but not limited to, programs/projects such as special events, Texas City Economic Development programs, etc.;
  3. Performs background research/analysis on contracts and property acquisitions and sales;
  4. Assists in the development/analysis/preparation of the Texas City Economic Development Corporation with the Executive Director of Management Services on budgets, strategies, goals, objectives and business plans for the corporation;
  5. Coordinates with the Executive Director of Management Services to develop economic development strategies for the City, works on tax abatements, assists in negotiations with other development incentives and cooperates/reports/represents/assists with other economic development organizations such as the Texas Economic Development Council, Governor's Office for Economic Development, Foreign Trade Zone Board, Galveston County Economic Development; Houston-Galveston Area Council of Govermnents, Texas City/La Marque Chamber, Greater Houston Partnership, etc.;
  6. Coordinates, leads and develops special projects including renovation of 6th street, Governor's Office prospect leads, development of Shoal Point, Small Business Tuesday and Week, implementation of Texas City's Strategic Plan for Economic Development; special events for 6th Street, Farmers' Market, etc.;
  7. Researches economic development issues, projects, and property sales and purchases;
  8. Works with local industry in their growth and development;
  9. Develops and maintain City's Economic Development Web Page;
  10. Assists in the development, implementation and coordination of policies and procedures in Economic Development;
  11. Oversee the City's Economic Development website and all associated social media outlets.
  12. Assists with the City's media relations, City's Official Webpage and social media outlets.
  13. Performs all other related duties as assigned.
Job Requirements
  1. Bachelor's degree in public administration, management, business or a related field; Master's degree preferred.
  2. Minimum of 2 years previous experience in economic development.
  3. Conunercial/retail real estate experience preferred.
  4. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  5. Good organizational skills.
  6. Familiarity with applicable state and federal regulations.
  7. Media/Public Relations and Social Media experience.
  8. Excellent personal leadership skills.
For More Information
Jennifer Price, Human Resources Director
City of Texas City
409-643-5930
Position
Sr. Contract Compliance Specialist
Organization
City of Fort Worth
City
Fort Worth
Posted Date
06-22-2022
Job Description
Application Period: June 22, 2022 - July 1, 2022
Organization: City of Fort Worth
Street Address: 1150 South Freeway,
City: Fort Worth
State: Texas
Zip: 76104
Job Description

The City of Fort Worth is the 13th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 900,000 residents. We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.

A Sr. Contract Compliance Specialist job is available with the City of Fort Worth Department of Economic Development. This position will perform a wide variety of complex duties related to the analysis of contracts, financial plans, budgets, forecasts, and the administration of those activities. The position will design and implement improvements to systems, develop procedures and methodology for assigned areas; and perform a variety of analytical and administrative tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility. The positon serves as the main contact for the City’s Public Improvement Districts (PIDS). The selected candidate will be required to effectively interact with PID Board members, PID Management companies, City Council members and other City departments, as needed. The ability to attend monthly board meetings in the evening, when required.

The Sr. Contract Compliance Specialist job responsibilities include:

Review agreements and contracts to ensure compliance with applicable covenants. Includes working with City Attorney staff, City Auditor staff, Performance and Budget Office, and other employees of the Financial Management Services Department to ensure compliance. Represent the City in meetings and address concerns from stakeholders. Coordinate and participate in city, department, division, or section organizational studies involving systems, procedures, functions, processes, technology, and techniques of operation or management. Provide a wide variety of analytical and research support in assigned departments or division; analyze and make recommendations for the solution of budgetary, fiscal, or operational concerns and issues. Conduct research projects designed to affect economy, efficiency, or controls in the operation or administration of various municipal activities. Work with stakeholders and subject matter experts to identify current processes and capabilities; analyze historical data to plot trends; prepare profile of area being studied; map business processes and work flows; identify future needs; conduct needs and gap analyses; identify opportunities for process improvements, innovation, and automation. Implement new systems, methods and procedures; monitor program progress in meeting goals and objectives; conduct updates with management staff to inform of project progress; make adjustments, as necessary. Prepare monthly financial re-estimates; identify possible budget overruns; coordinate appropriate solution with stakeholders. Participate in special projects including research of new programs and services, budget analysis and preparation, and feasibility analyses; prepare and present reports. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualification:

Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, business administration, finance or a related field Three (3) years’ experience in the analysis of processes, procedures, operations, systems or methods, including experience in the functional area of assignment. Valid Driver’s License Preferred Qualifications:

Lean Six Sigma Certification Candidates who have had coursework in governmental accounting or experience with governmental accounting. Candidates with experience in contract compliance and budgeting. Candidates with a Master's Degree in public administration, business administration, finance or a related field Two (2) years’ experience in the analysis of processes, procedures, operations, systems or methods, including experience in the functional area of assignment. Conditions of Employment

Candidates who do not meet the Education requirement, may be considered if they have more relevant work experience than the position requires. Those selected for employment will be required to pass Pre-Employment checks depending on the position requirements. Those could include, but are not limited to: criminal background check, drug screen, education verification, etc. Criminal convictions will be considered on a case by case basis. Employees are paid by direct deposit only. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position
CEO
Organization
Bastrop Economic Development Corporation
City
Bastrop
Posted Date
06-21-2022
Job Description
Application Period: June 21, 2022 - August 5, 2022
Organization: Bastrop Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 301 Hwy 71 W, Suite 214
City: Bastrop
State: Texas
Zip: 78602
Job Description

Jorgenson Consulting has been retained to conduct a national search for a President of the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation.

The Bastrop Economic Development Corporation (EDC) was established in 1995 after the citizens of Bastrop voted to pass a one-half-cent sales tax, known as the 4B tax, dedicated to economic development. Because the organization's primary function is to attract, increase and retain a solid, diverse employment base, the Bastrop EDC acquired 263 acres near the intersection of State Highways 71, 21, and 95 and created the Bastrop Business and Industrial Park (Business Park) in 1996. Zoned commercial/industrial, it has been specifically developed in this prime location to appeal to a broad array of businesses. The Business Park offers a range of shovel-ready lots with concrete-grade streets, water and wastewater at the curb, abundant underground utilities, and regional stormwater detention.

As part of its responsibilities, the Bastrop EDC commissions and funds research studies to identify community needs, demands, and aligned development opportunities and to inform planning. The Bastrop EDC offers tax and development incentives and works with businesses to capitalize on them. It assists businesses in finding the most suitable facilities or building sites for their requirements and facilitates development from start to finish.

In addition, the Bastrop EDC initiates, sponsors, coordinates, and supports other activities that promote its mission of economic development. These include annual career and employment fairs, which bring together hiring companies, job seekers, educational institutions, and high school seniors.

MISSION

The mission of the Bastrop EDC is to be a driving force to attract, support, and sustain the economic growth of the Bastrop Community. The role of the Bastrop EDC is to enhance the quality of life in Bastrop by advancing the investment, development, growth, and relocation of companies within the area. In addition to providing appropriate infrastructure, the Bastrop EDC promotes and supports economic development in the community that offers the people of Bastrop sustainable, meaningful, and rewarding employment opportunities and greater access to desirable goods and services.

Businesses that seek to establish, expand or relocate operations in Central Texas benefit from Bastrop's progressive, pro-business environment, led by our responsive, economic development corporation and supportive city government. Strong leadership committed to assisting businesses is coupled with streamlined permitting and minimal regulatory challenges, which accelerate the development process.

The Bastrop EDC seeks a President who will be an innovative, gifted, and mission-driven leader dedicated to attracting, supporting, and sustaining the economic growth of the Bastrop community and who has a track record of working with multiple stakeholders around a common goal.

Position: CEO

Reports to: Board of Directors

Direct Reports: 2

Operating Budget: $4.3 M

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

• Work with Bastrop EDC Board of Directors and the City of Bastrop to develop innovative initiatives designed to encourage economic growth through business attraction, retention, and expansion programs that result in the creation of jobs and capital investment. • Lead in the development and execution of long and short-term plans to meet goals and objectives to fulfill the organization’s mission in alignment with the Elevating Bastrop strategic plan. • Analyze key industry sectors and develop targeted markets for business development. • Develop and maintain communication programs that effectively convey the mission and successes of the EDC to the Board, City of Bastrop, and Bastrop community. • Develop and maintain knowledge of all property products that are available, e.g., existing industrial and commercial sites. • Work in partnership with educational leaders, business partners, and other aligned organizations to further the workforce development system that attracts and develops talent. • Work to establish collaborative partnerships with local, state, and federal government officials, educational leaders, community stakeholders, and business leaders to further the communities economic strength and diversity. • Serve as the organization’s primary external contact and spokesperson, including interaction with the media, community associations, private development entities, as well as others as necessary and appropriate. • Prepare and prudently manage the fiscal budget and assets of Bastrop EDC. • Recruit, manage, and coach staff to ensure an effective team. • Fully inform the Board on all aspects of the organization and conduct monthly meetings. Make recommendations based on due diligence, vetting, and adhering to all statutory regulations. • Responsible for consistent achievement of projects and programs from inception to contract negotiation to scheduled completion. • Resource expert, deep knowledge base of all related aspects of business development, statutory regulations and ordinances, inventories, and assets.

Job Requirements

LEADERSHIP AND SKILLS

• Managing People and Performance –Manages people to help them achieve full potential and to attain exceptional individual and team performance. • Leading and Directing – Inspires and leads through clear vision and directions, organizing and enabling resources, and making critical decisions. • Managing and Leveraging Relationships – Invest in relationships to successfully influence and build shared goals and achieve optimal organizational solutions and results. • Communication and Presenting – Shares ideas and information across diverse audiences and entities to drive organizational performance and effectiveness. • Strategic Thinking – Accustomed to changing dynamics facing the organization; leverages sharp organizational acumen to develop opportunities and strategies for organizational success. • Planning and Organizing – Plans and organizes a detailed course of action that ensures the successful accomplishment of organizational initiatives and objectives. • Executing for Results – Drives performance through expert management and execution of organizational plans and activities. • Fostering Innovation and Change – Embraces and promotes innovation and change as a way to enhance personal, team, and organizational effectiveness. • Maintaining Self Awareness and Impact – Maintains objectivity about own self; manages the impact of self on others, and actively learns from experience to maximize positive impact. • Achievement Focus – Strive to reach challenging work and career goals. • Adapting to Change and Stress – Adapts and responds well to change; manages pressure effectively and copes well with setbacks. • Upholding Standards – Consistently adheres to and upholds clear professional and ethical standards that complement those of the organization.

PERSONAL TRAITS

• A roll-up the sleeves, self-starter with vision, high energy and commitment. • An individual with unquestioned integrity and impeccable business and personal ethics. • An executive with demonstrated success setting and managing priorities, establishing performance objectives, delegating and motivating others. • An intelligent, mature, and self-confident individual. • A facilitator, who works with groups, encourages engagement, maintains focus, and derives meaningful outcomes. • A person who can handle multiple tasks. • A collaborative leader willing to encourage different viewpoints and take decisive action. • An exceptional and persuasive oral and written communicator. • Outstanding analytic and interpersonal skills with the ability to write, speak and communicate effectively with diverse audiences.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university is required, supplemented by five (5) years of progressively responsible leadership experience in public administrative role that focuses on economic development or a related field.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Candidates for this position will be evaluated by Jorgenson Consulting. Only a limited number of the most highly qualified applicants meeting the job responsibilities and organizational focus will be invited to participate in the interview process. For consideration, please submit a letter of interest and résumé to Todd Jorgenson BastropEDC@jci-inc.net

REFERENCES AND BACKGROUND CHECK

There will be an extensive background and reference check of candidates. Once strong mutual interest has been established, candidates are asked to provide a list of references that should include, but not be limited to, a supervisor, a peer, a development client, and a subordinate, as applicable. Candidates are subject to a social media background check prior to being presented to the Search Committee. As a finalist, the candidate will be asked to sign an authorization to release information for the purpose of the background investigation, which may include verification of education, credit check, criminal and driving records. Should an offer be extended prior to the completion of these checks, the offer will be made contingent on the successful completion of the reference and background checks.

For More Information
Todd Jorgenson, Managing Director and Principal
Jorgenson Consulting
410.384.7243
Position
Program Manager - Marketing & Events
Organization
greater:SATX Regional Economic Partnership
City
San Antonio
Posted Date
06-20-2022
Job Description
Application Period: June 20, 2022 - Until Position Filled
Organization: greater:SATX Regional Economic Partnership
Street Address: 112 E. Pecan, Suite 2635
City: San Antonio
State: TX
Zip: 78205
Job Description

The Greater San Antonio Texas eight county region represents the diverse and growing demographic future of Texas and the U.S. greater:SATX is the regional partnership leading San Antonio’s transformative economic growth through business recruitment, business retention & expansion, and workforce development. Supported by 170 private sector investors and the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, CPS Energy, SAWS, the organization is responsible for assisting over 500 companies relocate or expand in the region that collectively employ more than 120,000 San Antonians.

POSITION SUMMARY greater:SATX Regional Economic Partnership (gSATX) is seeking a creative and detail-oriented Program Manager – Marketing & Events (PMME) to manage and support business development events, meetings, and external marketing communications for the department. gSATX is leading business attraction efforts to grow and develop the eight-county San Antonio region, focused on target industries and functions that improve and expand job opportunities for San Antonians. PMME collaborates effectively across the gSATX organization and with external stakeholders to execute on events and activations specific towards business attraction. This role focuses primarily on event planning and coordination, business attraction marketing campaigns, and business development collateral development and distribution.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS *Reasonable Accommodations Statement: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. *

End-to-End Management, Coordination, and Execution of Marketing & Events Related to Lead Generation

Contribute to the development and maintenance of general and industry marketing materials. Work closely with event owners to define event concept, goals, requirements, timeline, budget and needs for events. Serve as the primary POC for vendors and responsible for business attraction event execution. Manage marketing campaign activations to identify and connect with target industry decision makers, including trade shows, corporate targeting trips and missions, and industry-related events.
Oversight of event communications plans, including but not limited to writing and editing content, testing, and sending events coordination communications; and teaming with the Brand & Communications Team and gSATX agencies to ensure appropriate marketing support for events (registration, public relations, social media promotion, photography, and marketing materials).
Report on marketing & events performance.

Stay Informed and Be Present

Remain abreast of economic development marketing best practices and trends (including economic development issues and target industry trends) that affect gSATX and its goals.
Represent gSATX and promote organizational objectives at official functions.
Jump in enthusiastically to support the team in other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Competency Statements: Business Acumen - Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and issues. Conceptual Thinking - Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas. Project Management - Ability to organize and direct a project to completion. Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely. Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company policies and procedures. Active Communication - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.

Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, or related field.

**Experience: **

Three (3) years of experience in event management, marketing, communications, journalism, public relations, or public information.
Experience in economic development or non-profit organizations preferred. Computer Skills: MS Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook). Salesforce CRM experience preferred.

For More Information
Ashley Gossen, SVP, Marketing & Insights
greater:SATX Regional Economic Partnership
Position
Research Director
Organization
greater:SATX Regional Economic Partnership
City
San Antonio
Posted Date
06-20-2022
Job Description
Application Period: June 20, 2022 - Until Position Filled
Organization: greater:SATX Regional Economic Partnership
Street Address: 112 E. Pecan, Suite 2635
City: San Antonio
State: TX
Zip: 78205
Job Description

The Greater San Antonio Texas eight county region represents the diverse and growing demographic future of Texas and the U.S. greater:SATX is the regional partnership leading San Antonio’s transformative economic growth through business recruitment, business retention & expansion, and workforce development. Supported by 170 private sector investors and the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, CPS Energy, SAWS, the organization is responsible for assisting over 500 companies relocate or expand in the region that collectively employ more than 120,000 San Antonians.

POSITION SUMMARY greater:SATX Regional Economic Partnership (gSATX) is seeking a creative and detail-oriented Research Director to direct and manage research, analysis, and visualization to support organizational focus on evidence-based place marketing. gSATX is leading business attraction efforts to grow and develop the eight-county San Antonio region, focused on target industries and functions that improve and expand job opportunities for San Antonians. The Research Director will effectively collaborate across the gSATX organization and with external stakeholders to support economic development, target industry, talent, and workforce attraction efforts. This is a critical role in telling the greater San Antonio story as the organization executes on its five-year regional economic development strategy.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Reasonable Accommodations Statement: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Direct and Manage Research, Analysis, and Visualization of Quantitative and Qualitative Data for Business Attraction and Expansion and Workforce Development Efforts

Perform research, surveys, and analysis in support of business attraction needs, including data utilized in information requests and proposals, and workforce development needs, including recurring jobs reports. Strengthen and maintain public and paid data sources and technologies to tactically support teams with databases and lists, reports, surveys, marketing materials, digital content, maps, presentations, and other vehicles as identified. Produce insights and reports on recent relocations and expansions, investment trends, metro comparisons, and consultant briefs to support business attraction efforts. Build upon and maintain files and databases from which commonly requested information can be efficiently accessed to respond to inquiries, create proposals or presentations, or update publications. Provide research and information as needed and within scope of services to support regional partners’ economic development efforts and support the team with general responses to inquiries from investors, media, and the public. Establish strong relationships with other members of the research and economic development community to synergize information and expertise, and to enhance gSATX’s position within the community as a resource and thought leader. Coach and develop research team.

Stay Informed and Be Present

Remain abreast of economic development marketing best practices and trends (including economic development issues and target industry trends) that affect gSATX and its goals. Acts on own initiative to develop, implement, evaluate, and improve activities in relation to overall organizational goals and established guidelines. Represent gSATX and promote organizational objectives at official functions. Jump in enthusiastically to support the team in other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Competency Statements

Business Acumen - Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and issues. Conceptual Thinking - Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas. Project Management - Ability to organize and direct a project to completion. Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely. Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company policies and procedures. Active Communication - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree required in market research, economics, geography, public policy, business, or related field; Master’s Degree preferred.

**Experience: **

Five (5) to seven (7) years of related experience.  Experience in economic development or non-profit organizations preferred. Ability to synthesize and communicate complex technical information effectively, objectively, and clearly to a non-technical audience. Working knowledge of local business economics, area labor force dynamics, leading industry sectors, and other socio-economic and regional issues important to economic development organizations. Data visualization and manipulation; mastery of MS Excel and working knowledge of ArcGIS, and Tableau and/or MS Power BI. Preferred experience with EMSI, Gazelli.ai, D&B Hoovers, and other sources for performing economic development research. Computer Skills: MS Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook), ArcGIS, Tableau and/or MS Power BI. Experience with Salesforce CRM, MS Teams / SharePoint, Adobe Creative Suite, Canva and/or other similar technologies is preferred.

For More Information
Ashley Gossen, SVP, Marketing & Insights
greater:SATX Regional Economic Partnership
Position
Chief Operating Officer/Deputy Executive Director
Organization
Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation
City
Brownsville
Posted Date
06-09-2022
Job Description
Application Period: June 9, 2022 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation
Street Address: 500 E. Saint Charles St
City: Brownsville
State: Texas
Zip: 78520
Job Description

The Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation (GBIC) currently has an opening for Chief Operating Officer (COO)/Deputy Executive Director. The COO/Deputy Executive Director will be a critical and highly visible leader, supporting the Executive Director & CEO in overseeing the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation.

This position will oversee a wide spectrum of processes and programs to ensure GBIC remains efficient, compliant, fiscally sustainable, and successful in delivering top-notch economic development initiatives. These initiatives include developing new programs, demonstrating the ability to negotiate incentive and land contracts, and implementing projects to support our workforce and industry partners, investors, and the Brownsville community. The COO/Deputy Executive Director will provide leadership through collaboration, teamwork, and active involvement in the overall management of GBIC. This position is key in overseeing an innovative and talented group of professionals. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative leader, a team player and a self- directed problem solver, who can serve as a mentor/coach for GBIC staff.

This position will have strong personal accountability for results, a strong commitment to teamwork in support of the corporation’s success, adherence to ethical business practices, and comfort operating in a fast-paced environment with an ability to prioritize and drive actions to closure.

This position will work directly with the GBIC Board of Directors, the Matamoros Economic Development Committee (CODEM), INDEX Matamoros and other Border Advisory Committees, the City of Brownsville Planning & Redevelopment, Brownsville/South Padre Island Airport departments, the City Commission, City appointed boards and commissions, the business community, the general public, statewide organizations/associations, and various governmental agencies.

Key Functions: •Work closely with the Executive Director / CEO in setting and driving organizational vision, operational strategy, and hiring needs. •Translate strategy into actionable goals for performance and growth, supporting the implementation of organization-wide goal setting, performance management, and annual operating planning. •Oversee GBIC operations and employee productivity, building a highly inclusive culture while ensuring team members thrive and organizational outcomes are met. •Ensure effective recruiting, onboarding, professional development, performance management, and retention. •Develop recommendations on operating policies and procedures and work methods. •Develop actionable strategies and plans that ensure alignment with short-term, mid-term, and long-term objectives, developed in tandem with the Executive Director / CEO. •Directly oversee operations, Organizational Development and Human Resources related matters, and support the Executive Director / CEO with project/program management to budget accordingly and achieve growth targets. •Negotiate highly complex contracts and solutions on a variety of administrative, fiscal and project initiatives. •Ensure assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; monitor revenues and expenditures to ensure sound fiscal control. Oversee and support employee performance based on approved position work plans. • Prepare detailed presentations, reports and recommendations as requested. •Lead the preparation and management of agenda items; creation of regular reports, presentations, and recommendations regarding programs, policies and business affairs of the Corporation. •Make formal presentations to the GBIC Board, Mayor and City Commission, and others, as needed. •Maintain and build trusted relationships with employees, clients, industry partners, and stakeholders. •Oversee the organization of events to support economic growth in Brownsville. •Participate in national or international trade fairs /events as required. •Adhere toindustry federal, state, and local requirements. •Attend GBIC Board Meetings, in addition to, BCIC and City Commission Meetings, as required. •Travel for meetings, trade shows, seminars, etc. as needed. •Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director / CEO.

Benefits: GBIC participates in a generous benefits package. GBIC has an exceptional employee and family medical and dental insurance plan. Full-time employees have the opportunity to accumulate 10 sick days and 10 annual days per year. Additionally, GBIC observes 12 holidays annually.

Ability to work remotely with Executive Director/CEO approval.

The Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer GBIC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

Compensation: Commensurate with Experience. In addition to Bonus, Vehicle and Phone Allowances. Professional Development and Certification Programs. Open until filled. First review of candidate resumes, and cover letters submitted will take place on June 27,2022.

How to apply: Send cover letter and resume to: Attn: Helen Ramirez Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation 500 E. Saint Charles St., Brownsville, Texas 78520 Or email to: hramirez@greaterbrownsville.com

Job Requirements

Minimum requirements: •Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Finance, Urban Planning or a related field from an accredited school or university. •A minimum of 10 years of experience in business, economic development, business retention, real estate, urban planning, or municipal government, of which at least 5 years have been in executive positions. •The candidate should have a proven track record of developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating a wide range of policies, programs, projects and initiatives (or projects similar in nature and execution). •Experience with Texas economic development incentive programs (Type A & B Corporations, Tax Abatements, Chapter 380s, Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones, FTZ, Direct Incentives, Enterprise Zones, Skills Development, etc.), USMCA, and an understanding of the restrictions associatedwiththeusageoffundsderivedfromthesesourcesispreferred. •Bilingual in Spanish Preferred. •Microsoft Office Programs; Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook; Office 365 •CRM Database, Data collection, research, and report preparation • Knowledge of social media platforms. Preferred qualifications: •A Master’s degree in business, public administration, or related field. A Master’s degree can be substituted for up to two years of required experience. •Certified Economic Development Finance Professional, Economic Developer, Public Manager, or related field.

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Helen Ramirez, Executive Director
Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation
(956) 561-4133
Position
Vice President, Business Attraction
Organization
Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce
City
Wichita Falls
Posted Date
06-09-2022
Job Description
Application Period: June 9, 2022 - August 15, 2022
Organization: Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce
Street Address: 900 8th Street, Ste. 100
City: Wichita Falls
State: Texas
Zip: 76301
Job Description

jorgenson Consulting has been retained to conduct an executive search for the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce - Vice President of Business Attraction.

The Vice President of Business Attraction is responsible for managing the Chamber’s business attraction activities, which include budgets for trade show travel, lead generation, advertising, and marketing. This position reports directly to the CEO of the Chamber.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

• Work with Chamber staff to develop and implement business attraction strategies and campaigns aimed at our target markets. • Cultivate relationships with site selectors, corporate executives, and real estate brokers in order to generate prospect leads. • Develop custom proposals for prospects. • Respond to RFI/RFP submissions. • Manage, with key staff members, a library of key facts, information, and data points necessary to respond to RFI/RFP submissions. • Coordinate business attraction marketing and social media with VP of Marketing. • Become engaged in key relationship-building programs like Site Selection Guild. • Understand and respond to changing trends that would benefit the Chamber and Wichita Falls. • Evaluate all outreach efforts developed by Team Texas (i.e., trade shows, road shows, virtual meetings, etc.) and participate in those programs that offer the best ROI for Wichita Falls. • Set up solo mission trips with key site selectors and target industries in Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, or other regions that require our attention. • Continue to evaluate business park(s) and marketing pieces to ensure they continue to meet high standards. • Manage an online site and building database. • Assist BR&E program by attracting vendors and/or suppliers that would benefit existing industries. • Monitor and assess recruitment strategy and target markets. • Administer and manage contracts between community and business to ensure terms are met. • Manage projects from inception to close. • Travel as required to trade shows, conferences, and corporate offices to call on prospects and generate leads.

Job Requirements

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate is a strong communicator with a minimum of five years’ experience as a successful economic developer, generating leads and landing projects. Existing relationships with site selection consultants, agency representatives, and corporate executives are essential. This individual must be a team player who can effectively manage a solid pipeline of projects. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

• Past success in a senior level leadership capacity in an economic development organization. • High level of expertise in developing proactive economic development initiatives that resulted in successful job attraction outcomes. • Demonstrated capacity to handle multiple project priorities and manage deadline pressure. • Superior communication and presentation skills; must possess extremely strong written and verbal skills with the capability to relate economic development ideas to diverse audiences and communities. • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of sales, business development, and marketing. • Demonstrated ability to aggressively sell and close deals while effectively providing client support. • A seasoned professional experienced in productive team leadership • Effective oral and written communication skills. • The ability to travel extensively throughout the US and internationally. • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

A college degree is required; an advanced degree or economic development certifications and designations such as EDI or CEcD is preferred.

COMPENSATION

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Candidates for this position will be evaluated by Jorgenson Consulting. Only a limited number of the most highly qualified applicants meeting the job responsibilities and organizational focus will be invited to participate in the interview process. For consideration, please submit a letter of interest and résumé to Todd Jorgenson WichitaFalls-VP@jci-inc.net

REFERENCES AND BACKGROUND CHECK

There will be an extensive background and reference check of candidates. Once strong mutual interest has been established, candidates are asked to provide a list of references that should include, but not be limited to, a supervisor, a peer, a development client, and a subordinate, as applicable. Candidates are subject to a social media background check prior to being presented to the Search Committee. As a finalist, the candidate will be asked to sign an authorization to release information for the purpose of the background investigation, which may include verification of education, credit check, criminal and driving records. Should an offer be extended prior to the completion of these checks, the offer will be made contingent on the successful completion of the reference and background checks.

The Wichita Falls Chamber is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Todd Jorgenson, Managing Director and Principal
Jorgenson Consulting
8665643138
Position
Director of International Business Development
Organization
Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation (GBIC)
City
Brownsville
Posted Date
06-09-2022
Job Description
Application Period: June 9, 2022 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation (GBIC)
Street Address:
City: Brownsville
State: Texas
Zip:
Job Description

The Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation (GBIC) currently has an opening for Director of International Business Development. Under the leadership of the Executive Director & CEO, the Director will provide direction and oversight for GBIC’s International business and development company recruitment and expansion efforts with Mexico, Canada (USMCA) and globally. The position is responsible for fostering strong collaborative relationships with Matamoros, Mexico and other strategic manufacturing hubs throughout Mexico and Internationally.

This position is key in leading the development of three Industrial/Innovation Parks within the City of Brownsville. This will involve working directly with the Special Projects Manager to maintain and develop the North Brownsville Industrial Park (72 acres); Execute on a competitive RFI fortheI-169NorthCorridorIndustrial Park (729 acres) and focus on the development of the Brownsville Aerospace Industrial Park that is located within the Brownsville Air + Space Campus (277 acres). For more information and these project areas please visit https://greaterbrownsville.com/industrial-real-estate.

This position will work directly with the GBIC Board of Directors, the Matamoros Economic Development Committee (CODEM), INDEX Matamoros and other Border Advisory Committees, the City of Brownsville Planning & Redevelopment, Brownsville/South Padre Island Airport departments, the City Commission, City-appointed boards and commissions, the business community, the general public, international, federal and statewide organizations/associations, and various governmental agencies.

Key Functions: •Research and identify growth patterns in International and national manufacturing sectors. •Research and identify new business opportunities -including new markets, growth areas, trends, customers, partnerships - or new ways of reaching existing markets. •Oversee the development of international marketing strategies and collateral. •Facilitate and execute international-focused events and educational discussions. •Organize events to support economic growth in Brownsville. •Lead in the participation in international trade fairs. This may be in collaboration with CODEM (Matamoros Economic Development Committee). •Identify grants, sponsorships, and opportunities to best maximize available resources. •Negotiate and draft competitive incentive packages for national and international economic development projects, including an analysis of the ROI. •Prepare RFQs/RFPs/RFIs for the development of Industrial/Innovation Parks. •Lead international and industrial/innovation business park marketing and networking opportunities. •Coordinate surveys and research economic trends, demographic trends, and infrastructure issues relative to Brownsville to effectively promote economic development analysis such as employment trends, demographics, new Businesses, commercial building vacancy rates, sales tax collection, availability of land sites, etc. •Oversee the permitting, development, construction, and operation of business parks. •Make presentations before national and international business groups, as appropriate, on topics pertaining to the activities of the City’s and GBIC’s international economic development efforts; prepare and distribute brochures and news releases explaining activities and/or accomplishments. •Attend and give presentations at GBIC Board meetings. Attend Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation (BCIC, Type B) meetings, as needed. •Assist in preparing and managing agenda items; creation of regular reports and recommendations regarding programs, policies and business affairs of the Corporation. •Make formal presentations to the GBIC Board, Mayor and City Commission, and others as needed. •Maintain knowledge and relationships within economic development partner organizations, such as CODEM, INDEX Matamoros, Governor’s Office for Economic Development and Tourism, Texas One, Texas Economic Development Council, Brownsville Chamber of Commerce, Regional Utility representatives, and Leading International Business and Economic News. •Knowledge and understanding of programs that are available that may provide incentives or grants, improvement of workforce development, and leading international business and Economic News. •Frequent travel for meetings, trade shows, seminars, etc. •Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Benefits: GBIC participates in a generous benefits package. GBIC has an exceptional employee and family medical and dental insurance plan. Full-time employees have the opportunity to accumulate 10 sick days and 10 annual days per year. Additionally, GBIC observes 12 holidays annually.

Ability to work remotely with Executive Director/CEO approval.

The Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer GBIC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

Compensation: Commensurate with Experience. In addition to Bonus, International Travel Bonus, Vehicle and Phone Allowances. Professional Development and Certification Programs.

Open until filled. First review of candidate resumes, and cover letters submitted will take place on June 27,2022.

How to apply: Send cover letter and resume to: Attn: Helen Ramirez Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation 500 E. Saint Charles St., Brownsville, Texas 78520 Or email to: hramirez@greaterbrownsville.com

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements: •Bachelor’s degree in International Business, Business Administration, Public Administration, Economic Development, Economics, Finance, Urban Planning or a related field from an accredited school or university. •A minimum of 7 years of experience in economic development, business retention, real estate, urban planning, or municipal government of which two (2) years should involve international business development. A Master’s degree can be substituted for up to two years of required experience. •The candidate should have a proven track record of developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating a wide range of national and international economic development programs, projects and initiatives (or projects similar in nature and execution). •Experience with master planning an industrial/innovation business park is preferred. •Experience with Texas economic development incentive programs (Type A & B Corporations, Tax Abatements, Chapter 380s, Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones, FTZ, Direct Incentives, Enterprise Zones, Skills Development, etc.), USMCA, and an understanding of the restrictions associated with the usage of funds derived from these sources is preferred. •Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

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Position
Market Research Analyst [Entry Level]
Organization
Greater San Marcos Partnership
City
San Marcos
Posted Date
06-07-2022
Job Description
Application Period: June 7, 2022 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Greater San Marcos Partnership
Street Address: 113 N. Guadalupe Street
City: San Marcos
State: TX
Zip: 78666
Job Description

SUMMARY: The Greater San Marcos Partnership is a 501c(6) public-private partnership whose mission is to increase economic opportunity for the Texas Innovation Corridor through the attraction of high quality jobs and investment. Our office is located on the historic square in the heart of downtown San Marcos.

The Market Research Analyst is an entry level position responsible for project support, data collection, research, and analysis for marketing efforts towards business attraction, business retention and expansion in the Texas Innovation Corridor. Duties include active research for projects and improve current processes which impact the business. Information collection is also a part of the job with the need to proficiently analyze and visualize statistical data, market trends relevant to projects in various industries.

Key Responsibilities:

• Perform research, surveys, and analysis in support of business needs, including data utilized in completion of large RFIs. • Support marketing and other Partnership programs with the production and maintenance of information products (shared databases, reports, surveys, marketing materials and web content including social media outlets). • Produce industry white papers, metro comparisons, and consultant briefs to support business attraction initiatives. • Aggregate relevant regional data and provide quarterly updates to the team. • Identify and obtain information resources, data analysis and tools necessary to support research, analysis, and information responsibilities. • Evaluate internal metrics and databases for opportunities to improve usefulness, accessibility, and quality. Consider and implement revisions to data coverage, database programming, and report format as appropriate. • Maintain information and data collected in support of internal reporting, publications, presentations, and databases in well organized and thoroughly documented electronic and/or hard copy files. • Create, organize, and maintain files and databases from which commonly requested information can be efficiently accessed to respond to inquiries, create proposals or presentations, or update publications. • Provide research and information as needed to support community partners’ economic development efforts and respond to general inquiries from investors, media, and the public. • Establish strong relationships with other members of the research and economic development community to improve access to information and expertise, and to enhance our position within the community as a resource.

Job Requirements

Requirements/Abilities:

• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Data Science, Marketing, Economics, Political Science, or related field. Actively pursuing master’s degree a plus. • Ability and willingness to take on an increasingly diverse breadth of projects, tasks, and responsibilities as time goes on. • Ability to synthesize complex subject matter and present it in a user-friendly and understandable manner. • Effective research, writing, and presentation skills with working knowledge of tools and methods for data storage, access, analysis, and presentation. • Proficiency in or ability to comprehend and implement a range of software tools: particularly Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Suite. • GIS experience, Google Analytics, Tableau, Power BI, and/or web or other data visualization software is a plus. • Demonstrated knowledge/experience of the resources and tools for identifying and compiling high quality data. • Highly organized and committed to maintaining information to the highest standards of accuracy, comparability, completeness, and timeliness. • Professional and effective communications and interpersonal skills in relation to research resources, economic development community partners, and staff. • Good time management skills with flexible attitude and ability to handle multiple projects with short deadlines.

Candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to Colin Sherman at: colins@greatersanmarcostx.com

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Position
Senior Community Development Manager
Organization
Midlothian Community Development Corporation
City
Midlothian
Posted Date
06-03-2022
Job Description
Application Period: June 3, 2022 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Midlothian Community Development Corporation
Street Address: 104 West Avenue E
City: Midlothian
State: Texas
Zip: 76065
Job Description

Position Summary Under general direction of the Midlothian Community Development Corporation (MCDC) President, this position is responsible to promote quality of life in the City of Midlothian by supporting community development activities as authorized for Type B corporations under Texas Local Government Code Ch. 505. This position will oversee special projects including marketing, business retention, workforce development, and the implementation of targeted projects within the community. MCDC is a separate entity from Midlothian's Type A corporation (Midlothian Economic Development).

Salary: $73,486.40 - $106,537.60 Annually SALARY DEPENDS ON EXPERIENCE.

Essential Job Functions Assists potential applicants with understanding the grant process, including application, adherence to requirements outlined in the grant package, timing of application submission, ensuring projects are for authorized purposes under the law, and follow-up reporting after award. Potential physical tour of buildings or other locations where grant funds were used will be routine.

Manages the agenda preparation and posting process and ensures that all documents are included in packets for the board.

Manage project tracking for all financial support authorized for community development purposes by the board; building relationships with community leaders and professionals; represents the MCDC at local events and community board meetings.

Develops and implements marketing of MCDC purpose and authority; capable to create and maintain digital media content, email communication, and respond to requests for information; responsible for generating new opportunities for quality of life improvement, in coordination with City staff.

Strong written and verbal communication skills; demonstrates the ability to write and compile printed and digital materials that will be shared with primary job employers, site selectors, Midlothian Community Development Corporation board of directors; networking and building relationships with businesses, not-profits, schools and City departments. Develops and maintains relationships with other community development partners within the City of Midlothian, Ellis County officials, neighboring communities, the State of Texas, other regional partners and federal agencies.

Ability to conduct research, analysis and evaluation of community enhancement opportunities, programs and projects; report options to the board. Meets with outside agencies and the public, including local developers, members of the business community, and citizens’ groups to explain the Corporation’s program. Must possess the ability to think critically about community development needs of the City.

Responsible for discovering grant opportunities and building and maintaining relationships with funders, donors, and others within the community; strives to receive funding from different organizations and individuals by researching, drafting, and submitting grant proposals to funding agencies.

Ability to work independently to overcome problems and challenges that arise when completing assigned responsibilities.

Works well with internal and external teams; demonstrates ability to work with small organizations, partner organizations including consultants, city development departments, chamber of commerce, and other local and state economic development organizations.

Participates in the preparation and development of MCDC’s annual budget, selection of supplemental requests, monitoring expenditures, approving expenditures as appropriate, and ensure adherence to department/division budgets, recommends budget adjustments and modifications as appropriate and necessary.

Responsible for regular attendance, attending occasional morning and evening meetings, and arriving to meetings and work on time. Oversees notification of all meetings, preparation and distribution of meeting agendas and other official documents; provides staff support to the MCDC board.

Job Requirements

Qualifications Education and/or Experience Completion of an International Economic Development Council acknowledged Basic Economic Development Course within 90 days of employment and a minimum of five years experience in economic development, planning, real estate, or public administration is required. Bachelor’s Degree in related field is preferred.

Supplemental Information Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of the principles and practices of economic development, incentive programs and all related state laws; ability to prepare reports on highly technical projects and associated issues; ability to speak effectively before the Midlothian Community Development Corporation board of directors, professional groups and the general public. Knowledge of computer systems and programs. Ability to establish and maintain effective relations with co-workers, City officials and the general public.

Special Requirements Position is required to complete, or have completed, Texas Economic Development Council’s Sales Tax Workshop within nine months of employment.

Work Environment Work is performed primarily in climate-controlled office environment. Attendance at outside events supporting grant activities as required.

Physical Demands Physical demands are primarily sedentary. Requires light lifting (up to 25 lbs.), sitting, walking, and standing. Work performed may cause fatigue of eyes and other faculties because of fairly continuous use of motor senses. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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City of Midlothian
972-775-7198
Position
Vice President of Business Development
Organization
Denison Development Alliance
City
Denison
Posted Date
05-23-2022
Job Description
Application Period: May 23, 2022 - June 23, 2022
Organization: Denison Development Alliance
Street Address: 311 W. Woodard Street
City: Denison
State: TX
Zip: 75020
Job Description

Primary Accountability: The Vice President of Economic Development leads the retail and service industry recruitment efforts and provides support services to the President and in the general operation of the DDA, always ensuring DDA is represented in a professional manner. They play a key role in the successful implementation of annual strategic plans for prospect development, new business recruitment, existing business retention and expansion, workforce development, entrepreneurial development, and marketing and research.

Job Requirements

Major Duties: • Analyze the feasibility of proposed projects including financial and economic impact analysis. Research and compile demographic and economic data in response to inquiries from prospective businesses • Assist with all regional and national marketing materials and programs that promote the community.
• Analyze trends and conditions that will impact Denison and determine necessary strategic modifications to take advantage of those trends and conditions. Identify areas of opportunity and weakness to improve the competitiveness of the community. • Assist in the development, management and marketing of the Foundation Business Park, the North Point Business Park, and North Texas Logistics Park other the Eisenhower Business Center. • Develop and sustain quality, trusting relationships with the leadership of prospective companies, regional and national site selectors and commercial and industrial Realtors. • Prepare proposals, conduct presentations, and site tours for prospects. • Assist the City’s Planning Department in coordinating with prospects. • Coordinate efforts with the Texoma Council of Governments, Denison Community Investment Council, Small Business Development Center, and Denison Main Street, to develop programs to support and grow small business. • Acquire and maintain current demographic, traffic counts, aerials, trade area, announced development tracking, and market comparison data. Assist in keeping the web site information up to date. • Develop and maintain a comprehensive inventory of retail sites and buildings in Denison that are available for development. • Assist with the management of incentive programs such as: Destination Creation, Ecommerce Accelerator, Façade, Fire Suppression, and Alley Access grants.

Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required; degree in marketing, business, or a related discipline preferred. • Two years’ experience in economic development, job and investment attraction or substantial experience within business and industry or as a marketing professional. • Certification as an economic development professional (CEcD) from the International Economic Development Council is highly preferred. • Proficient knowledge in business planning and promotion, market analysis, relevant municipal legislation and financial management. • Strong, effective sales background with proven results. • Understanding of the changing dynamics of business and what is required to attract businesses to a community in such an environment. • Ability to gather large amounts of data, analyze, evaluate and disseminate in a succinct and effective manner. Demonstrated reporting, data analysis and research skills. • Strong written and verbal communication skills; the ability to build and sustain relationships with targeted industry executives, site selectors, and industrial real estate professionals. • Intermediate to advanced computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and various databases essential to analyze targets.

Salary: Salary is dependent upon experience. Minimum salary: $85,000 Position has a competitive benefits package.

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Tony Kaai, President
Denison Development Alliance
19034640883
Position
Economic Development Director
Organization
Rusk, TX Economic Development Corporation
City
Rusk
Posted Date
05-19-2022
Job Description
Application Period: May 19, 2022 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Rusk, TX Economic Development Corporation
Street Address:
City: Rusk
State: TX
Zip: 75785
Job Description

Rusk Economic Development Corporation is seeking an experienced economic development director to build upon and expand its strategic growth initiatives. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of success as a community or economic development director, or as a member of a highly successful community or economic development team.

For full job profile, visit www.thenextmovegroup.com/rusk.

Job Requirements

Our ideal candidate is passionate for community and economic development and being active in the community they serve. They have experience in housing, retail, hotel, industrial, and tourism development. The successful candidate will aggressively sell and promote Rusk as an ideal location for our targeted industries, as well as create and nurture relationships with developers throughout the region. They will be enthusiastic and involved in all aspects of the community with a strong drive to support and promote our existing industries. They will have previous success in grant writing, or the willingness to learn, along with experience in product development, governmental affairs, and industry recruitment.

Compensation: • Salary: $65,000 -$75,000 commensurate with experience • Competitive Benefits

Submit resumes electronically to rusk@thenextmovegroup.com. Feel free to call Brittany McCoy at 504- 615-7174, with any questions.

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Brittany McCoy,
Next Move Group
504-615-7174
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Position
Chief Economic Development Officer
Organization
Partnership Lake Houston
City
Humble
Posted Date
05-19-2022
Job Description
Application Period: May 19, 2022 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Partnership Lake Houston
Street Address: 100 West Main Street
City: Humble
State: TX
Zip: 77338
Job Description

Exceptional and self-motivated economic development professional sought to join the award-winning private, non-profit, chamber of commerce and economic development agency for the Lake Houston, Texas Area. The Lake Houston Area includes the communities of Kingwood, Atascocita, Humble and Summer Creek.

Job Requirements

Responsibilities include business attraction, existing business expansion and retention, infrastructure advocacy, project management, and upper-level investor relations. Candidate must have demonstrated, progressive experience and success in economic development. Three years’ experience in economic development required. CEcD and/or PCED preferred. Bachelor’s degree required in the fields of or related fields of economic development, business, administration, planning, marketing, or public relations. Strong presentation, communication, sales and project management skills a must. Other skills: CRM, GIS, government relations, proposal development, and incentives administration. Position involves travel in Texas and in the U.S. Salary: $100,000-$115,000 DOQ. Excellent benefits, (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, auto and telecom allowance, paid professional development and EAP). Submit cover letter and resume to Kyle Sheldon: Ksheldon@lakehouston.org . Phone: (281) 319-8910. The position will remain open until filled.

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Kyle Sheldon,
Partnership Lake Houston
281-319-8910
Position
Municipal Records and Information Management (RIM) Coordinator
Organization
City of Frisco
City
Frisco
Posted Date
05-17-2022
Job Description
Application Period: May 17, 2022 - Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Frisco
Street Address: 6101 Frisco Square Blvd
City: Frisco
State: TX
Zip: 75034
Job Description

**Summary: **Under general supervision of the Records/Information Management Manager, assists with the development, coordination, facilitation and administration of the city-wide records management program to ensure compliance with the City’s Records Management Policy, professional best practices, and all local, state, and federal recordkeeping requirements.

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: * Coordinates, facilitates, helps develop, and administer the City-wide records and information management program. This also includes disaster, preservation, and recovery programs for all City records. * Analyzes, recommends, and implements records and information management requirements and process improvements for existing and new business processes and systems. * Participates in the development, implementation, and administration of records management policies, standards, and procedures for indexing, classification, retention, disposition, and protection. * Reviews departmental annual reports, records inventories, and record keeping operations and makes recommendations for improvement. * Audits departmental compliance with the City’s records management program. * Serves on the Records and Information Management Steering Committee and assists with preparation and execution of the committee meetings. * Develops, maintains, reviews, and approves City-wide records control schedules and file plans. * Plans, develops, and presents training programs to all levels of City Staff. * Researches and presents professional best practices, standards, and records management requirements. * Performs records management needs assessments for departmental participation in records and information management projects. * Prepares recommendations, reports, and summaries as required. * Reviews and approves departmental requests to transfer inactive records to the Archive Center or destroy records that have met retention requirements. * Provides training, mentoring, leadership, and guidance to Department Records and Information Management (RIM) Records liaisons.

Other Important Duties: • May be required to work evenings, weekends, and some overtime. • Travels to attend meetings, conferences, and training. • Performs other related duties as assigned. • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.

Job Requirements

Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications: * Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of records and information management experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. * Certified Records Management (CRM) designation issued by the Institute of Certified Records Managers must be completed/obtained six (6) years after hire date. CRM designation issued by ICRM may be substituted for the required experience up to a maximum of two (2) years. * Professional Certifications issued by ARMA International or AIIM may be substituted for a maximum of two (2) years of the required education or experience. * Must possess a Notary Public License within (6) months of hire date. * Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check and MVR check. * Must possess a valid State of Texas Driver’s License.

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Christine Hassell, Generalist - Human Resources
City of Frisco
Position
Economic Executive Director
Organization
City of Burkburnett
City
Burkburnett
Posted Date
05-11-2022
Job Description
Application Period: May 11, 2022 - Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Burkburnett
Street Address: 501 Sheppard Road
City: Burkburnett
State: TX
Zip: 76354
Job Description

Under the direction of the City Manager, the Executive Director of the Burkburnett Development Corporation supports and promotes City economic development initiatives and programs. The Executive Director plans, organizes, and directs economic development activities to expand the property and sales tax base and encourages the creation of jobs. The Executive Director is highly visible and is in constant contact with the general public, city employees, civic groups, and local businesses. KEY DUTIES INCLUDE: • Develops and carries out plans to attract new businesses and to expand or retain existing businesses; • Assists businesses that are interested in locating in Burkburnett; • Compiles and maintains critical information desired by development prospects such as economic data, land/structure availability, and market information; • Builds and maintains effective relationships with the business community, City departments, real estate developers, advisory groups, government agencies, and citizens; • Coordinates activities with City Departments; • Implements short and long-term economic development strategies; • Presents proposed programs and projects to business community groups, Burkburnett Development Corporation, and City Council; • Researches analyzes, and reports on economic and market trends; • Proposes and writes resolutions, ordinances, staff reports, and other official documents as required related to economic development; • Prepares and manages the Corporation budget.

Job Requirements

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: • Well developed interpersonal skills and abilities • Ability to establish effective working relationships inside and outside of City • Ability to remain politically neutral • Financial management experience • Good customer service skills • Knowledge of laws, ordinances, and regulations regarding land use & property development • Knowledge of the Open Meetings Act and Open Records Act • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, five years of work experience in related field, or any combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform duties of the job. • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal. • Knowledge of municipal government organization, operations, policies, and procedures. • Certified Economic Developer or can obtain certification within 2 to 4 years of employment. • Class C drivers license • Experience with a 4A or 4B corporation preferred. Salary-$60,000 to $90,000 DOQ, Paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid medical, TMRS.

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Lawrence Cutrone, City Manager
City of Burkburnett/Burkburnett Development Corporation
940-569-2263
Position
Executive Director
Organization
Buda Economic Development Corporation
City
Buda
Posted Date
05-10-2022
Job Description
Application Period: May 10, 2022 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Buda Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 405 East Loop
City: Buda
State: TX
Zip: 78745
Job Description

The Executive Director of the Buda EDC is the principal economic developer in Buda and is responsible for the overall planning, directing, organization, and administration of the Buda EDC to achieve goals as outlined in the Strategic Plan and Program of Work. The Executive Director should create an environment of professionalism and excellence within the Buda business community and provide leadership and vision for Buda economic development efforts.

Job Requirements

Administration • Assists the Board of Directors in the formulation of economic development policy/procedure • Provides a leadership role in development and implementation of the Strategic Plan and annual Program of Work for the Buda EDC; develops and oversees a plan of economic action encompassing the key program areas such as: Business Attraction, Retention & Expansion, Community Development, and Leadership Development • Prepares written communication and reports regarding economic development plans, projects and activities to the Buda EDC Board of Directors and the City of Buda as appropriate • Attends Council meetings and workshops to represent the Corporation on economic development matters • Oversees notification of all meetings, preparation and distribution of meeting agendas and other official documents; provides staff support to the Board of Directors • Directs staff selection, training, and supervision of the Buda EDC staff and contractors necessary to complete essential functions and competencies Finance • With the Finance Committee, prepares, presents, and administers the budget in accordance with program goals and objectives; directs the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies • Monitors and approves expenditures in conjunction with the Board of Directors of the Corporation • Oversees financial reporting • Serves as Investment Officer for the Buda EDC, and attends required training on the Public Funds Investment Act (PFIA) Recruitment • Proposes, develops, and implements services, programs, and policies for effective recruitment of new industry, new businesses, and new investment in the area • Identifies potential sites within the city conducive to commercial and industrial growth and maintains a data base of said sites • Creates prospect packets based on needs of business prospects • Recruits commercial and industrial business developers through targeted marketing; meetings with developers, brokers, retailers, and other businesses to encourage business development opportunities in the City of Buda • Leads negotiations on business or development agreements for commercial and industrial business development, which may include tax relief options or similar business development incentives; oversees the monitoring of agreements for compliance with State, local and/or federal regulations • Oversees the preparation and presentation of funding proposals and the administration of contracts and grants • Responds to leads or “Requests for Proposals” with support from the Buda EDC Team and other agencies as needed Public Relations/Marketing/Communications • Ability to develop and maintain good personal and effective working relationships with others, including County, State, and Federal agencies, other employees, civic groups, City of Buda and BEDC staff, BEDC Board of Directors, City Councilmembers, and the public • Act as a liaison to government officials, government agencies, Chambers of Commerce, existing and potential private sector businesses, economic development professionals and others regarding all aspects relating to the Corporation’s economic development programs • Attends meetings of local industrial, commercial, and civic organizations to increase community contact and develop understanding of the Corporation’s economic development program • Serves as official spokesperson of the Buda EDC • Directs and oversees public relations and marketing campaigns • Manages web site content, graphic design, and audio-visual services • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate both verbally and in writing

All other assignments and responsibilities as assigned by the Buda EDC Board of Directors

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: • Required Education Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) from four-year college or university • Required minimum of five years relevant professional experience • Preferred Master’s degree and/or 10-years relevant experience • Preferred Certified Economic Developer or be in process to complete certification • Required current State of Texas Class ‘C’ Driver’s License

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS: • Excellent supervisory skills • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality • Ability to handle, resolve, and offer creative solutions to recurring problems • A track record of “deal making” • An understanding of incentives related to economic development • An understanding of real estate practices/transactions • Ability to organize work/resources, establish priorities and exercise sound, independent judgment that is consistent with BEDC policy and established guidelines to proceed with objectives • Exceptional organizational skills- including managing workflow, juggling priorities, as well as delegation of workload as needed to staff • Good time management skills with flexible attitude and ability to handle multiple projects with short deadlines and exercise initiative • Ability to maintain a positive customer service attitude • Ability to pay attention to detail • Skilled in public and interpersonal relations in a group setting or in a one-to-one situation. • Basic computer and office equipment operation; Microsoft Office Programs; Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook; Office 365 • Data collection, research, and report preparation • Knowledge of social media platforms

WORK ENVIRONMENT/ADA: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long of periods of time performing repetitive functions. Some of these functions include filing, typing prescribed words per minute accurately, sitting at desk and viewing display screen for extended periods of time. Travel will be required to various locations and participate in meetings to conduct BEDC business during day, evening, and weekend hours. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: • Ability to sit for extended periods of time while working • Constant hand, finger, and arm use • To occasionally function in activities involving walking, bending, squatting, reaching • Occasionally stand for extended periods of time • Ability to hear clearly and speak intelligibly • Ability to lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.

WORK SCHEDULE: Regular organizational business hours are Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Common out of state travel by vehicle and/or air and “after hours” are required as well as extended overnight stays for out-of-town events and meetings.

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Vicky Rudy, Interim Executive Director
Buda Economic Development Corporation
Position
Executive Director
Organization
Littlefield Economic Development Corporation
City
Littlefield
Posted Date
05-09-2022
Job Description
Application Period: May 9, 2022 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Littlefield Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 206 W 3rd
City: Littlefield
State: TX
Zip: 79339
Job Description

Serves as the Executive Director of the organization. Provides the ultimate administrative and management function to the organization. Areas of primary focus include design and implementation of the strategic plan; formation, approval, and management of the annual budget and other funding sources; and interaction with the Board, staff, City Council, and Chamber of Commerce within the boundaries of LEDC, and the public. Serves at the direction of the Board of Directors of LEDC.

Job Requirements

Successful completion of Economic Development Institute and/or Institute for Organization Management. Educational background at the collegiate level with course work in economics, communications, marketing, and/or business administration preferred. Sufficient years of practical experience to demonstrate a successful track record in economic development management.

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Mitch Grant, City Manager
City of Littlefield
806-385-9202
Position
EDC Director - Winnsboro, TX
Organization
The City of Winnsboro
City
Winnsboro
Posted Date
05-06-2022
Job Description
Application Period: May 6, 2022 - Until Position Filled
Organization: The City of Winnsboro
Street Address: 501 S. Main St
City: Winnsboro
State: TX
Zip: 75494
Job Description

CITY OF WINNSBORO JOB TITLE: EDC DIRECTOR DEPARTMENT: ADMINISTRATION Full-time; Exempt

GENERAL SUMMARY The Economic Development Director is responsible for the recruitment of new businesses, expansion of existing businesses, and improvement and management of the economic position of Winnsboro.

The EDC Director must be an aggressive, goal oriented, self-directed individual with a desire to deliver significant results in a timely manner. The selected individual will search for and contact potential organizations to locate in Winnsboro, determine business potential, be the focus of the interaction process, and assist the organization in location to the City. Additional responsibilities include economic tracking and reporting, planning, training, coordinate with local businesses and organizations and function in other roles as required.

Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience. Resumes must include detailed education, professional training and accomplishments, and salary requirements.

Winnsboro has been recognized as the Arts and Music Center of East Texas, a Preserve America Community and a Main Street Community. The City features numerous shops, restaurants, performance venues and civic organizations unique to East Texas along with the Winnsboro Fine Art Market, the month long Autumn Trails festival and numerous other celebrations. For information on Winnsboro, please visit www.cityofwinnsboro.org

SUPERVISION The EDC Director works under the direct supervision of the City Administrator The EDC Director serves as the liaison and point of contact to the Economic Development Board

Job Requirements

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Develops and implements projects, recommendations, economic analyses, incentive analysis, and proposed policy changes for consideration by the EDC Board of Directors in keeping with Board directives, the EDC’s Articles, Bylaws and Mission.

  2. Networks and builds relationships with the business community. Works to retain/expand existing businesses and works to recruit new businesses to Winnsboro.

  3. Collaborates with other outside resources, organizations, and commercial real estate representatives to attract new businesses and to assist with expansion of existing businesses.

  4. Provides analysis of revenue and expenses to anticipate and propose changes/alterations in the EDC’s best interest.

  5. Identifies funding for new or continuing operations and to increase productivity.

  6. Assists in the development and management of the EDC budget, including all contracts; accounts payable, accounts receivable, and the preparation of financial statements; and maintains a cash flow projection.

  7. Negotiates vendor contracts for service with the approval of the EDC Board and monitors contract compliance.

  8. Ensures that agreements and orders of the Board are carried into effect.

  9. Collaborates with City staff and leadership for strategies, planning

  10. Manages the branding, marketing, and advertising of the EDC which represents the City of Winnsboro as a great place for business.

  11. Acts as liaison with elected officials and agencies with contacts at the local, county, state and federal levels.

  12. May preside over Board of Directors, if requested and must attend all meetings.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE DESIRED

Formal, accredited training in Economic Development, Business, Public Relations, Marketing, Finance, or a related field.

Three to five years of practical experience in economic development. Experience may replace formal educational training.

Successful completion of Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC) and Economic Development Institute (EDI) is preferred or the ability to obtain within the first year.

**OTHER ITEMS **

The Director must have significant knowledge, skills and/or abilities in:

  1. City organization, operations, policies and procedures.
  2. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  3. Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  4. Knowledge of personal computer, copiers and printers
  5. Good organization skills and highly detail oriented.
  6. Excellent customer service skills.
  7. Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with co-workers, employees in other City departments, outside agencies and the general public with a courteous and professional demeanor.
  8. Ability to understand (and request clarification when needed) and follow written and oral instructions, City and Departmental policies, rules, regulations and laws.
  9. Be available after normal working hours when required.

This job description is subject to change at any time. This is an at-will position without a definite duration or term of office.

This job is classified as FLSA exempt and employee will adhere to all City policies and procedures as set out in the Personnel Policy manual.

The City of Winnsboro is committed to compliance with the Americans with disabilities Act, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Makenzie Lyons, City Administrator
City of Winnsboro
9033405390
Position
Director of Economic Development
Organization
Dallas Regional Chamber
City
Dallas
Posted Date
05-05-2022
Job Description
Application Period: May 5, 2022 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Dallas Regional Chamber
Street Address: 500 North Akard Street, Suite 2600
City: Dallas
State: TX
Zip: 75201
Job Description

As a member of the DRC's economic development team, the Director of Economic Development will expertly, discreetly, and independently lead corporate recruitment projects and activities for the DRC.

The Director of Economic Development will interact with DRC member companies, regional organizations, regional cities, the State of Texas and other partners to accomplish corporate recruitment; requiring thoughtful, responsive, and inspired collaboration and best ideas.

The Director of Economic Development will often be in external settings that require judgment, decision-making and communication.

Job Requirements

• Lead or play a key role with inbound visits by companies and consultants • Lead or play a key role with outbound marketing trips and events • Research and compile data to respond to formal requests for information or proposals • Master content to effectively meet and pitch to companies and consultants • Leverage the DRC's CRM system to create, maintain and report on project activity • Regular outreach to set meetings, get updates and build relationships • Join and report to economic development council and task force meetings • Meet and relate with DRC members, especially those in the real estate and development • Meet and relate with local and state economic development allies • Travel as necessary within the region, Texas, nationally and internationally

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Mike Rosa, SVP Economic Development
Dallas Regional Chamber
2147466735
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Position
Director of Economic Development
Organization
City of Cedar Hill
City
Cedar Hill
Posted Date
05-05-2022
Job Description
Application Period: May 5, 2022 - Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Cedar Hill
Street Address: 285 Uptown Blvd
City: Cedar Hill
State: Texas
Zip: 75104
Job Description

The City of Cedar Hill, Texas is seeking an innovative, community-oriented servant leader to join our family as the next Director of Economic Development.

This position is responsible for leading Economic Development personnel, programs, facilities, budgets, and activities in a manner consistent with the City’s vision, mission, values, and culture.

Under the general guidance and direction of the City Manager, the purpose of this position is to retain and expand the economic viability of the City by interacting with business and industry. This is accomplished by communicating with representatives of business and industry towards development of a working relationship within the City. This position also serves as director and manages the Type A Economic Development Corporation, attracting new tax base by marketing the city, retaining existing businesses and industries, attracting new businesses and industries, attracting other needed facilities, and interfacing with other City employees and citizens.

The salary range for this position is up to $153,637 annually, depending on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate

Job Requirements

For more information and to view the complete position profile, please visit: www.cedarhilltx.com/jobs.

To be considered for this position and to receive a copy of the pre-interview questionnaire for this position, please contact Anthony Michelic with The PACE Group by phone at 817.915.4156 or send an email with a statement of interest and résumé to anthony@thepacegroup.com. In your interest statement, please include your current position title and highlights of your accomplishments in your current position.

Applicants selected as finalists for the position will undergo verification of current and previous employment (via open record requests), verification of education, criminal history background check, driving record check, and verification of professional references. Information from your application and résumé may be subject to release to the public, under the Public Information Act, at any time during the hiring process.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Cedar Hill will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your needs. For any special requests, please call Human Resources at 972-291-5100, ext. 1068.

For questions about the position, please contact Anthony Michelic with The PACE Group, at anthony@thepacegroup.com or call at 817.915.4156.

The City of Cedar Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of genetic information in compliance with GINA, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, age, or disability in hiring, conditions, or termination of employment. Final applicants for employment with the City of Cedar Hill are subject to drug testing and background screening.

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Anthony Michelic,
The PACE Group
817-915-4156
Position
Executive Director
Organization
Cuero Development Corporation
City
Cuero
Posted Date
05-03-2022
Job Description
Application Period: May 3, 2022 - June 30, 2022
Organization: Cuero Development Corporation
Street Address: 212 E. Main
City: Cuero
State: TX
Zip: 77954
Job Description

Executive Director of Economic Development General Purpose: The Executive Director of Economic Development plans, develops, markets and manages all aspects and activities centered around economic development with an emphasis on digital marketing. For full description see https://www.cityofcuero.com/jobs.aspx

Job Requirements

• Three years of experience as a senior level executive in local government or an economic development agency is required. Preferred: • Master’s degree in public administration, business, economics, marketing or closely related field. • Completion of Basic Economic Development Course • Certified Economic Development Certification (CEcD) or graduate of Economic Development Institute (EDI) and/or Certified Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP)

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Lorie Lucas, Human resources
Cuero Development Corporation
Position
Chief Executive Officer
Organization
San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce
City
San Marcos
Posted Date
04-29-2022
Job Description
Application Period: April 29, 2022 - Until Position Filled
Organization: San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce
Street Address: 202 North C.M. Allen Parkway
City: San Marcos
State: TX
Zip: 78666
Job Description

About the Community: Considered to be one of the oldest, continually inhabited sites in America, San Marcos has been drawing families and businesses to settle along the banks of the cool, aquifer-fed river that runs through it for generations. BusinessWeek magazine picked San Marcos as the best place in Texas to raise your kids, and Texans have responded with an increasing number of students enrolled from elementary through college, with the ever- expanding Texas State University campus near the heart of downtown. San Marcos and its Outlet Malls continually ranks in the top three tourist destinations in the state. Less than an hour's drive from two of Texas' largest metro areas, it's important that the next CEO of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce work to build a collaborative, integrated business infrastructure to support our fast-growing and diverse community. We're looking for and executive who has demonstrated the ability to build on a solid foundation to achieve our goals in workforce and economic development, tourism and enhancing the quality of life for our members in the greater San Marcos area.

Reports To: Chairman/Board of Directors/Executive Committee

Duties/Responsibilities:

This position will serve as the chief executive and administrative officer of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce and shall perform such duties as required of that position. The CEO is the liaison with the Board of Directors, Chamber Members, Chamber Staff and with the community. The CEO supervises entire chamber staff and has the responsibility of recruiting, hiring and terminations. Additionally, the chief executive will:

  • Serve as the key resource in relating policies, strategies, and various courses of action to the Executive Board, Board of Directors, professional team, membership, committees and public to achieve the chamber’s goals.
  • Create and maintain a relationship with a constantly evolving Board of Directors characterized by open and thoughtful communication, trust, and a cooperative spirit.
  • Lead the development, accountability, and measurement of goals.
  • Respond to changes in the economy.
  • Identify new opportunities for growth and leadership in the business community.
  • Focus on continuous improvement in client service and program development to meet community needs.
  • Assure the compliance of staff action with the Executive Board policy and for directing subordinates in converting broad policies into realistic programs.
  • The CEO supervises the execution of all contracts entered into by the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce.

Finance:

  • Maintains general responsibility for management of the organization's finances.
  • Prepares annual budget and develops general plans for meeting the budget.

Member and Public Relations:

  • The CEO is responsible for all communication to the membership, media and general public.
  • Prepares or directs all correspondence such as official Chamber publications, pamphlets, newsletters, magazines, columns, articles and fact sheets.
  • Serves as the contact between the Chamber and the media, representing the Chamber at appropriate meetings.
  • Promotes and enhances the role of the Chamber in the community with government entities, elected officials, businesses and residents.
  • Responsible for maintaining new and existing membership at a level that will ensure necessary income for the operations of the Chamber.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience

Job Requirements

Primary Attributes:

  • Chamber / Association / Non-Profit Experience
  • Attention to Detail
  • Innovative Ideas
  • Experience with Public Policy and advocacy
  • Public Speaking
  • Strategic Planning / Visioning

Minimal Requirements to fill the position

  • Bachelor’s degree in the area(s) of association management, public relations, business, and/or marketing from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience. Additional preference given to candidates with a master’s degree.
  • Five years of executive management leadership experience in the chamber of commerce, association, business, economic development, and/or community development field, or a combination of these.
  • Graduate of the Institute of Organizational Management (IOM) preferred; established CCE or in-process preferred.
  • A proven extended tenure in leading an organization through visionary growth and meaningful change to improve the business environment of the community.
  • An innovative, creative, and strategic thinker who has experience in developing relevant programs and goals to enhance the quality of life in the region.
  • Experienced collaborator, team builder, and leader who will effectively represent the chamber in many environments.
  • A proven track record of successfully working with a volunteer board, governments, and volunteer stakeholders.
  • Highly skilled in motivational techniques and directive group dynamics in order to guide committees to the successful completion of assigned goals.

Contact Info:

*Tentative start date for this position is August 1, 2022. Please submit your resume, cover letter (which should include a narrative of why you believe you will be a successful candidate) and preferred methods of contact to the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce office by emailing your resume and cover letter to: chamberexec@sanmarcostexas.com with the Subject Line: San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Search Committee.

Position
Economic Development Assistant Director
Organization
City of San Antonio Economic Development
City
San Antonio
Posted Date
04-28-2022
Job Description
Application Period: April 28, 2022 - Until Position Filled
Organization: City of San Antonio Economic Development
Street Address: 100 W. Houston Street, Suite 1800
City: San Antonio
State: TX
Zip: 78283-3966
Job Description

The City of San Antonio is the Nation’s 7th largest city and is home to more than 1.5 million residents. Located in South Central Texas, approximately 140 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, San Antonio offers its residents one of the most attractive and affordable lifestyles in the country. Residents enjoy one of the lowest tax rates in the State as well as a plentiful supply of high-quality housing and low utility rates. The economy of San Antonio is an excellent mix of business services, manufacturing, health care, communications, corporate and regional offices, government, and the convention and tourism industry. San Antonio is also home to one of the largest concentrations of military bases in the United States. One of the nation's fastest growing cities, San Antonio is rich in recreational and cultural opportunities with over 15,000 acres of public parks and 150 miles of trails, over 50 museums and galleries, and home to the San Antonio Spurs. The Historic San Antonio Missions are Texas’ only Unesco World Heritage site, and is a Unesco designated Creative City of Gastronomy.

The Economic Development Assistant Director is responsible for assisting the Director in planning, directing, managing, and overseeing the activities and operations of the Economic Development Department including business recruitment, retention, and expansion, budget and financial operations, development, implementation and oversight of an international economic development strategy, contract monitoring and compliance, coordination and collaboration with community economic development partners, development of policies and guidelines, marketing activities, and implementation of a strategic plan. The Assistant Director Interfaces directly with Mayor and City Council members as well as with senior representatives of both public institutions and private sector businesses on economic development project and related activities. The Assistant Director will be instrumental in implementing the recommendations of the Economic Development Department's strategic planning effort over the course of the next 4+ years. This position exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.

Job Requirements
  • Exercises management responsibility for business recruitment, retention and expansion activities, to include international economic development, under the Department's purview. Recommends and administers all related policies and procedures.
  • Assists in managing the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned service area; establishes, within City policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; and allocates resources accordingly.
  • Assists in monitoring and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; and identifies opportunities for improvement and assists in directing the implementation of changes.
  • Assists in acting as official departmental representative to other City departments, City Manager's Office, elected officials and outside agencies; explains, justifies, and defends department programs, policies, and activities; and negotiates and resolves sensitive, significant, and controversial issues.
  • Assists in selecting, motivating, and evaluating department staff; provides or coordinates training and works with employees to correct deficiencies; and assists in implementing and administering disciplinary and termination procedures.
  • Assists in planning, directing, and coordinating through subordinate-level staff, the department work plan; meets with management staff to identify and resolve problems; assigns projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; and reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures.
  • Assists in managing and participating in the development and administration of the department budget; estimates funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; and assists in directing the monitoring and approval of expenditures; and directing the preparation and implementation of budgetary adjustments as necessary.
  • Assists with the completion of the strategic planning efforts and provides leadership in the development of new programs, resources, and tools as it relates to the implementation of the strategic plan.
  • Assists in coordinating departmental activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations; provides staff assistance to the City Manager, Assistant City Managers, and City Council; and assists in preparing and presenting staff reports and other necessary communications.
  • Attends City Council meetings and takes necessary action regarding Council agenda items.
  • Directs the research, analysis, and preparation of complex studies or reports related to current or long-range economic development and employment issues.
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Jeff Baldwin, Executive Recruiter
City of San Antonio Economic Development
2102077939
Position
Economic Development Manager/Coordinator
Organization
City of Garland
City
Garland
Posted Date
04-28-2022
Job Description
Application Period: April 28, 2022 - Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Garland
Street Address: 200 N. Fifth Street
City: Garland
State: TX
Zip: 75040
Job Description

Position Summary

Responsible for managing the identification, development, implementation and monitoring of plans, projects and activities under the City’s redevelopment program. Also responsible for identifying and engaging public and/or private development partners and their associated projects in other areas of the community as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develop, manage and implement the objectives of the redevelopment program including performance measures and identifying service improvements.
  • Develop, implement, assess and refine the City’s redevelopment engagement strategies.
  • Identify, define and cultivate financial and non-financial partnerships with various public and/or private sector development entities to help secure new investment to the City.
  • Manage and target the City’s existing real estate assets, incentives and programs to encourage private residential, commercial and business investment that advances City priorities.
  • Prepare technical reports and present private and public resource analysis needed to bring about quality development that is in accord with various community plans and policy guiding documents.
  • Engage with stakeholders and real estate community to build successful partnerships and bring quality developments
  • Serve as the coordinating liaison to other divisions, departments and outside agencies.
  • Evaluate redevelopment project incentive request and assist incentive coordination
  • Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive development inquiries and complaints.
  • Assist and coordinate program budget preparation and facilitate expenditures as needed.
  • Assist the Director of Economic Development in creating documents, policy reports, ordinance amendments and presentations.
Job Requirements

Minimum Education & Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Urban Planning or related field
  • 2-4 years related experience Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

Education/ Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Finance, Real Estate, Urban Planning or related field
  • 3+ years professional experience in real estate development, program design and implementation and/or economic and/or community development,
  • 2+ years comprehensive project management experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of economic development, real estate development and finance principles, programs and applications
  • Extensive knowledge of Local, State and Federal laws, ordinances and practices in regards to development and urban development standards programs
  • Extensive knowledge of business attraction, retention and expansion techniques and resources
  • Extensive knowledge of planning, coordinating and managing community projects
  • Extensive knowledge of project management practices and techniques
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Skill in Microsoft Office (including Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word)
  • Ability to perform effective public outreach, marketing and investor recruitment which secures public and private sector resources
  • Ability to travel occasionally when needed

Licenses & Certifications

  • Valid Class C Texas Driver's License
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Rebecca Campos, Human Resources
City of Garland
972-205-2337
Position
DALHART ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Organization
Dalhart Economic Development Corporation (Dalhart EDC)
City
Dalhart
Posted Date
04-27-2022
Job Description
Application Period: April 27, 2022 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Dalhart Economic Development Corporation (Dalhart EDC)
Street Address: 205 Rock Island Ave.
City: Dalhart
State: TX
Zip: 79022
Job Description

This position is responsible for the overall planning, directing, organization, and administration of the Dalhart Economic Development Corporation, B (Dalhart EDC) under the policy and leadership of the EDC Board and the Dalhart City Manager. Provides oversight of the economic development and communication efforts of the EDC and City, to include, strategic planning, vision, mission, goals and actions, budget development and management, writing policy and procedures for Dalhart EDC and implementation with direction, expansion and retention and marketing activities, development of retail / commercial and industrial/office recruitment efforts, revitalization efforts, media relations, public outreach campaigns, publication production, website content management, graphic design services, and audio-visual/video productions and working with local partners.

Job Requirements

Education: Work requires broad knowledge of economic development methodologies, best practices, budget development and management, business development, entrepreneurship, and financial acuities. Knowledge normally acquired through college, technical training and experience resulting in a degree or equivalent.

Experience & Preferred Qualifications Minimum of 5 years’ experience in an economic development environment with firsthand experience working in recruitment, business retention, business parks, evaluating business plans and incentives, writing proposals, and evaluating the potential of new businesses.

Texas Economic Development Council – Certified Economic Developer, CEcD; or Texas Engineering Extension (TEEX) - Certification in Economic Development; or Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute – Certificate from the Oklahoma Development Institute (ODI Certificate).

For More Information
Melissa Byrne Vossmer, Interim City Manager
City of Dalhart
806-244-5511
Position
Director of Economic Development
Organization
City of Rosenberg
City
Rosenberg
Posted Date
04-21-2022
Job Description
Application Period: April 21, 2022 - June 30, 2022
Organization: City of Rosenberg
Street Address: 2110 Fourth Street P.O. Box 32
City: Rosenberg
State: TX
Zip: 77471
Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Management level position exercising strategic and visionary thinking in economic development initiatives on behalf of the City of Rosenberg and the Rosenberg Development Corporation. Facilitates sustainable economic growth and development in all aspects of the City's Economic Development programs pertaining to industrial, commercial and residential business recruitment, business retention and expansion, and incentive negotiations. Serves as the Executive Director of the Rosenberg Development Corporation and is responsible for policy and program implementation along with day-to-day operations of the Corporation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Selects, supervises, and evaluates assigned staff
  • Establishes work rules and performance standards, annual performance evaluations, and initiates and implements disciplinary actions as warranted
  • Provides for the training and motivation of subordinates in order to make full use of individual capabilities and to meet changing system demands
  • Coordinates economic development initiatives including contract development, preparation and management, and negotiation concerning incentives, development agreements, real estate and capital projects
  • Provides information and make presentations and conduct meetings to appropriate audiences on economic development issues, programs services, and plans
  • Meets with prospective companies interested in locating to Rosenberg and follows-up on all leads and makes contact with potential developers and businesses
  • Creates prospect packets based on needs of business prospects
  • Identifies potential sites within the City that are conducive to commercial and industrial growth while keeping with the city’s long range plans
  • Recommends the use of eligible incentives to the Rosenberg City Council and Rosenberg Development Corporation.
  • Coordinates and manage affairs of the Rosenberg Development Corporation
  • Develops and recommend policy for economic development initiatives
  • Supports various development related community stakeholders and assist in developing strong and close working relationships with same
  • Manages and coordinates a task force to focus on the revitalization of the Highway 90 corridor and other such projects as assigned
  • Coordinates economic development recruitment and retention projects, revitalization and redevelopment efforts in special districts and manage economic development project
  • Leads the recruitment of high-quality retailers and sales tax generating businesses for the development of commercial tax generating properties Serves as project manager for sophisticated or advanced projects and assignments
  • Meets with existing Rosenberg companies for evaluation of labor force needs and expansion opportunities
  • Implements and monitors contract compliance and deliverables of economic development contracts and requirements
  • Manages the façade improvement, physical improvement and business incentive grant programs, and other grant programs as assigned
  • Develops long-range economic development plans and programs to meet needs of the community
  • Directs and participate in development of new and existing business and industrial parks through both public initiatives and public and private partnerships.
  • Acts as a departmentally-neutral, project facilitator to be accessed by and for City of Rosenberg development stakeholders
  • Negotiates and resolve sensitive and controversial economic development issues.
  • Serves as a point for contact for the business and industrial community
  • Serves as the City Liaison to Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Corporation, Central Fort Bend Chamber, Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Highway 36A Coalition and other organizations as assigned
  • Monitors, analyzes and prepares budget reporting and financial data for the department and plans for departmental growth and development and assists in administering assigned budget
  • Reviews trends and budget requests; provides citywide forecasting and resource estimates
  • Manages operations to achieve goals within budgeted funds and available personnel
  • Reviews and monitors legislative proposals which could affect economic development in the city and the State of Texas and advises the City Manager
Job Requirements

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Business Management, Real Estate, Urban Planning, or related field
  • Seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional level experience in economic development programs pertaining to industrial, commercial and residential business recruitment, business retention and expansion, and incentive negotiations
  • Three (3) or more years of supervisory experience

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Appointment will be conditional upon successful completion of the following pre-employment checks:
  • Criminal background check
  • Controlled substance screening
  • Possess and maintain a valid Texas driver's license and acceptable driving record
Position
Economic Development Coordinator
Organization
City of DeSoto
City
DeSoto
Posted Date
04-07-2022
Job Description
Application Period: April 7, 2022 - Until Position Filled
Organization: City of DeSoto
Street Address: 211 E. Pleasant Run Rd
City: DeSoto
State: TX
Zip: 75115
Job Description

The purpose of this position is to assist in the implementation of the Economic Development Strategic Plan. This is accomplished by working independently and in concert with the Director of Economic Development and the Economic Development Team to implement programs, aiding business retention and expansion, supporting redevelopment, promoting new housing investment, marketing and research that strengthens and broadens industrial, commercial, retail and residential sectors. Other duties include creating and maintaining information resources and databases utilized for preparing reports and analysis.

Essential Job Functions

  • Oversees the development and implementation of a comprehensive business retention and expansion program that includes data and research, maintenance of the CRM with updates and data tracking related to projects, as well as maintaining an up-to-date list of local businesses
  • Works on building strong working relationships and networks with small businesses and entrepreneurs, as well as economic development, workforce development, and entrepreneurial development organizations that serve the business community in DeSoto.
  • Attends and participates in assigned board and committee meetings and acts as a liaison to internal and external customers.
  • Works to promote retail development and redevelopment opportunities through presentations and related outreach activities.
  • Prepares information reports and presentations for targeted audiences and coordinates marketing efforts for the DDC to include writing and publishing the quarterly DDC newsletter, advertisements, website development and managing the ReSimplify available sites program.
  • Maintains current knowledge of economic trends and activities in other/peer communities.
Job Requirements

Education and Experience * Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Marketing, Economics, Public Administration, Finance, Urban Planning or a related field * Two years of experience recruiting and maintaining business development which includes evaluating and recommending appropriate business site locations and expansions; providing technical economic and assistance to businesses, organizations, and community groups; and analyzing and implementing economic development marketing concepts or equivalent combination of education and experience * Completion of Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC) and some coursework towards the Certified Economic Developers certification

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities * Knowledge of Economic Development principles and practices * Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with co-workers, the general public, professional service providers, economic development agency representatives, media outlets, and elected and appointed officials * Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with management, coworkers, private consultants and the general public * Ability to work independently and manage multiple assignments effectively * Ability to exercise resourcefulness in making decisions and rise to the level of any challenge presented * Skill in drafting correspondence for distribution to a variety of targeted audiences in order to promote and market DeSoto as a business location * Ability to collect, review, analyze technical and statistical data * Skill in the operation and utilization of computer applications such as Microsoft Office, Photo Shop, and website development

For More Information
Denae Greenly, Assistant Director of Human Resources
City of DeSoto
9722309602
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Position
Economic Development Finance Specialist (Program Specialist IV)
Organization
Office of the Texas Governor
City
Austin
Posted Date
04-04-2022
Job Description
Application Period: April 4, 2022 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Office of the Texas Governor
Street Address:
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip: 78711
Job Description

(OOG Job #: 2022-68, WIT Job #: 15161381)

General Description

The Economic Development Finance Specialist works within the Office of the Governor’s (OOG), Economic Development and Tourism Office (EDT) and reports to the Director of Economic Development Finance. Performs highly complex (senior-level) consultative services, technical assistance work, and recommendations to staff, industry, constituents, lending institutions, and local, state and federal governments. Prepares financial and other business reports and responds to internal and external inquiries. Assists in planning and coordinating of economic development projects and lending activities together with other EDT team members. May provide guidance to others. Works under limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Duties

  • Develops and administers EDT financial programs, as assigned.
  • Performs an array of technical, training, research, planning, program assessment, and administrative activities for EDT financial programs, as assigned.
  • Develops and engages business prospects and communities in identifying financing for product development, job growth and retention.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with program staff in program planning, development, implementation, analysis, and documentation of agency programs.
  • Assists in developing program policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines in accordance with program objectives and goals.
  • Serves as a contributor to achievement of office objectives, strategic and tactical program development.
  • Prepares and delivers presentations to internal and external audiences.
  • Effectively monitors performance contracts in assigned portfolios.
  • Oversees the completion of and monitors required performance reports, and recommends appropriate changes.
  • Ensures thorough completion of data and well-organized recordkeeping, including electronic and/or hardcopy formats.
  • Updates and maintains data related to private business, local units of government and non-profit organizations to ensure the most current and accurate information is available for program purposes.
  • Demonstrates subject matter expertise, professional confidence and clarity when representing the office.
  • Writes, reviews, edits, and/or proofreads rules, policies and other program documents.
  • Demonstrates accurate accounting practices, as needed, to support financial reporting.
  • Advises staff on matters relating to financial contracts, third party business agreements, etc.
  • Provides guidance to staff in the development and integration of new methods and procedures.
  • Develops and implements action plans to improve program effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Maintains regular work attendance and may work extended hours as needed.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.
Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business administration, finance, accounting, economic development, economics, political science, public administration, or a related field; and
  • Four (4) years of professional experience in business administration, finance, accounting, economic development, economics, political science, public administration, or a related field. Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements

  • Knowledge of accounting principles, procedures and terminology.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations related to program area.
  • Knowledge of program management processes and techniques.
  • Skill in gathering and analyzing accurate and relevant information.
  • Skill in using a personal computer and spreadsheets.
  • Skill in database, financial management and statistical systems software applications.
  • Ability to establish goals and objectives.
  • Ability to devise solutions to program administrative problems.
  • Ability to develop and evaluate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to convey complex ideas and concepts.
  • Ability to prepare concise reports.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and sound judgment in making critical decisions.
  • Ability to travel infrequently, 10%, (i.e., weekly-monthly) under normal conditions for long distances.

Registration, Certification or Licensure

  • Valid Texas Driver’s License.
  • Texas Contract Manager Certification required within one year of hire date.

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions

This classification functions in a standard office environment. Ability to move up to 20 Ibs. Ability to drive and travel as needed. Will need to move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, set up conference rooms for meetings, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer and in person. Must be able to observe and evaluate data in a variety of formats, including hard copy, electronic and media formats. Must be able to work hours during a legislative session that include holidays and as needed.

Position
Project Development Coordinator
Organization
Office of the Texas Governor
City
Austin
Posted Date
04-04-2022
Job Description
Application Period: April 4, 2022 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Office of the Texas Governor
Street Address:
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip: 78711
Job Description

(OOG Job #: 2022-75, WIT Job #: 15203052)

General Description

The Project Development Coordinator works within the Office of the Governor (OOG), Economic Development and Tourism Office (EDT) and reports to the Director of Business and Community Development. This position assists both international and domestic businesses and their representatives in the site selection process, disseminates leads and project requirements to qualified Texas economic development organizations and coordinates the project development with the regional specialists—resulting in the creation of new jobs and investment in Texas. Provides highly complex to advanced (senior-level) consultation, technical assistance and support and direction to businesses, economic development organizations and local, state and federal units of government. Works under limited supervision, with moderate to considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Duties

  • Works with qualified business prospects across a variety of industries, and their representatives, through all phases of the site selection process, as needed.
  • Disseminates business leads to economic development organizations across the state, assisting in the identification of suitable business sites and recommending available state funding support.
  • Determines and packages the needs of business prospects to include site location information.
  • Collects, organizes, analyzes and prepares materials in response to requests for project information and maintains status on project performance.
  • Provides consultation and technical assistance to businesses, economic development organizations, and related local, state and federal units of government located in and outside the region.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with program staff in planning, development, implementation, analysis and documentation for business prospects.
  • Serves as liaison to allies statewide, including chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, regional groups and other state agencies.
  • Assists in the execution of marketing strategies to attract industry domestically and globally.
  • Represents the agency at functions related to economic development activities and other OOG activities as needed.
  • Assists with planning and execution of EDT business development initiatives and missions.
  • Demonstrates subject matter expertise, professional confidence, and clarity when representing the office.
  • Engages in public speaking to a wide range of audiences in a variety of forums.
  • Maintains status on project performance and reports updates as frequently as directed.
  • Drafts briefing documents for OOG staff, as requested.
  • Provides excellent customer service to both internal and external customers.
  • Remains well-informed of division and OOG initiatives, operations, new releases, web content, programs, statewide trends, OOG policies and procedures.
  • May provide guidance to others.
  • Maintains regular attendance and may work extended hours, as needed.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.
Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

*Program Specialist IV

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business, international trade, economics, economic development, urban or regional planning, commercial real estate, political science, government, marketing, communications or a related field; and
  • Four (4) years of progressively responsible professional experience.

*Program Specialist V

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business, international trade, economics, economic development, urban or regional planning, commercial real estate, political science, government, marketing, communications or a related field; and
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience. Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis. Salary and position level will be based on experience and demonstrated skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC).
  • Direct experience in economic development.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements
  • Knowledge of business development resources and governing local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to program areas.
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of public and private data sources.
  • Knowledge of community, economic and/or business development principles.
  • Knowledge of industry and market terminology, procedures, and related business trends.
  • Skill in gathering and analyzing accurate and relevant information.
  • Skill in leadership, management, and strategic planning.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in using a personal computer and spreadsheet, and databases.
  • Skill in attention to detail.
  • Skill in public relations and public speaking.
  • Skill in maintaining effective internal and external working relationships.
  • Ability to establish goals and objectives, to devise solutions to program administrative problems.
  • Ability to develop and evaluate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to research, comprehend and effectively communicate convey complex ideas and concepts.
  • Ability to prepare concise reports.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and creativity.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to support and contribute to a cohesive team environment.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service and work effectively with high-level business leaders, consultants, elected officials, community partners and other staff.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and sound judgment in making critical decisions.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time (i.e., weekly-monthly) under normal conditions for long distances.

Registration, Certification or Licensure

  • Valid Texas Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions

This classification functions in a standard office environment. Ability to move up to 20 Ibs. Ability to drive and travel as needed. Will need to move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, set up conference rooms for meetings, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer and in person. Must be able to observe and evaluate data in a variety of formats, including hard copy, electronic and media formats. Must have the stamina to work a regular 8-hour work day and to work extended hours, as needed. Must be able to work hours during a legislative session that include holidays and as needed.

Position
Economic Development Finance Coordinator
Organization
Office of the Texas Governor
City
Austin
Posted Date
04-04-2022
Job Description
Application Period: April 4, 2022 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Office of the Texas Governor
Street Address:
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip: 787
Job Description

(OOG Job #: 2022-67, WIT Job #: 15161216)

General Description

The Economic Development Finance Coordinator works within the Office of the Governor (OOG), Economic Development and Tourism Office (EDT) and reports to the Director of Economic Development Finance. Performs complex (journey-level) clerical and administrative office support related activities. Work involves providing administrative support including disseminating information, data entry, assisting with maintaining filing systems, coordinating meetings, and preparing and editing reports and documents. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Duties

  • Prepares and distributes correspondence, reports, studies, forms, and documents for EDT Finance.
  • Performs general office duties such as filing and maintaining a filing system, answering and routing phone calls, and ordering and maintaining office supplies.
  • Coordinates the organization of board meetings, virtual conferences, and seminars. Prepares any related materials for each, which may include board books and the posting to the Texas Secretary of State register.
  • Works with EDT Finance staff to manage standard operating procedures and training tools for each of EDT Finance’s programs.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding technical program or administrative regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Performs data entry for EDT Finance programs – primarily for Events, Enterprise Zone Program and Texas Enterprise Fund.
  • Assists with tracking statutory timelines for program areas. Coordinates and processes travel related forms and documents for the division.
  • Coordinates and processes purchase requisitions for the division.
  • Assists with records management and retention efforts.
  • Serves as the Public Information Request (PIR) Coordinator for EDT Finance.
  • Serves as the Additional Duty Safety Officer (ADSO) for EDT Finance.
  • Maintains regular work schedule.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.
Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school graduate or equivalent; and
  • Three (3) years of experience as a receptionist with responsibility for responding to multiple phone lines, switchboard duties or as an administrative assistant tasked with providing technical or program support, including office, clerical and customer service. Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Strong communication and computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements

  • Knowledge of personal computers and software applications.
  • Knowledge of office practices and administrative procedures.
  • Skill in customer service.
  • Skill in verbal and written communications.
  • Skill in organization, record keeping, and maintenance.
  • Ability to exercise initiative, creativity and broad communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise tact and courtesy.
  • Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships within and outside the agency.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Registration, Certification or Licensure
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions

This classification functions in a standard office environment. Ability to move up to 20 Ibs. Ability to drive and travel as needed. Will need to move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, set up conference rooms for meetings, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer and in person. Must be able to observe and evaluate data in a variety of formats, including hard copy, electronic and media formats. Must be able to work hours during a legislative session that include holidays and as needed.

Position
Economic Development Specialist
Organization
Arlington Economic Development Corp
City
Arlington
Posted Date
03-25-2022
Job Description
Application Period: March 25, 2022 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Arlington Economic Development Corp
Street Address: 101 W. Abram Street
City: Arlington
State: Texas
Zip: 76010
Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: Under general direction, assist with the coordination, marketing, implementation and monitoring of various Economic Development programs for the City.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 1. Ability to implement economic development strategy and programs with cross-functional support under the direction of the Economic Development Manager and serve as project manager in production of various marketing/promotional products including DVD, annual Dallas Business Journal insert, brochures, maps, etc. 2. Ability to prepare informational reports and presentations for targeted audiences and coordinate marketing efforts for OED to include writing and publishing the quarterly OED newsletter, advertising, web-site development and managing Arlington Isites program. 3. Ability to assist the Economic Development Manager in management of the tax incentive process, business retention and expansion, and business recruitment.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS: 4. Ability to research best practices. 5. Ability to conduct duties as assigned including: International Protocol Office, contracts with the Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau and Development Corporation, and International Trade activities. 6. Coordinate trade show participation and special economic industry events.

Job Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

Knowledge of Economic Development principles and practices. Knowledge of current Economic Development, demographics and market trends in the regional area. Skilled in communicating with the general public, other City employees, professional service providers, economic development agency representatives, and the media in order to gather and provide information. Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with management, co-workers, representatives from other city departments, private consultants, and the general public. Skilled in drafting correspondence for distribution to a variety of targeted audiences in order to promote and market Arlington as a business location. Skilled in researching a wide range of topics and present information clearly and accurately. Skilled in making decisions and exercise resourcefulness in meeting new challenges. Skilled in determining priorities and managing multiple assignments successfully. Skilled in collecting, reviewing, and analyzing technical and statistical data. Skilled in computer application programs including Microsoft Office, Photo Shop, and website development.

Qualifying Education and Experience: Bachelor's in Public or Business Administration, Urban Planning, Finance, Real Estate or a related field plus two to three years of related experience. Completion of the Basic Economic Development Courses (BEDC) or the Economic Development Institute (EDI) preferred.

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background pre-employment screening.

For More Information
Erica Yingling, Coordinator
Arlington Economic Development Corp
817-459-6105
Position
Manager, Projects & Communications
Organization
Fort Hood Regional Economic Development Foundation
City
Killeen
Posted Date
03-24-2022
Job Description
Application Period: March 24, 2022 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Fort Hood Regional Economic Development Foundation
Street Address: 1 Santa Fe Plaza
City: Killeen
State: TX
Zip: 76541
Job Description

Job SummaryThis position reports to the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce and operates with funds from the Fort Hood Regional Economic Development Foundation. The purpose of the position is to assist the GKCC President and FHREDF Vice President in all economic development activities as assigned.

Essential/Primary Job Duties • Implement work to pursue goals in 14 Forward Plan of Work as assigned. • Provide staff support for 14 Forward 2.0 funding campaign as assigned. • Provide staff support for FHREDF board and annual meetings including social media, public relations and record keeping. • Recruit from industry clusters as assigned by the Vice President of Economic Development. • Provide staff support on the implementation of the OLDCC grant to ensure compliance with the provisions of the U.S. Department of Defense grant and with the A&M Central Texas Agreement. • Collect and disseminate data. o Keep current demographic information from a local and national source (U.S. Census, American Community Survey, Area Board of Realtors).  Survey investors to determine information of value. o Disseminate data to internal and external investors, prospects, developers and consultants who may be evaluating this market. • Communicate o Maintain a list of up-to-date media contacts. o Create informative press releases, press kits, and related materials. o Oversee the creation of marketing and communications collateral to ensure that it is consistent with the organization's brand, including white papers, website copy, and more o Plan and manage the design, content, and production of marketing materials. o Maintain the 14 Forward website with new information o Represent the organization at events and press conferences o Develop and distribute a quarterly Economic Development newsletter.

Environmental and Physical Requirements • Be familiar with, and abide by, the policies and procedures as set forth by the Board of Directors of the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce. • Must be able to work a non-traditional schedule. • May be required to stand or walk for extended periods. • Must be able to lift 35 pounds.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications and Education Required • Bachelor’s Degree preferred. • 3 years of experience in journalism, communications, public relations or a related field. • Must be able to get along with co-workers and work effectively in a team environment. • Must possess a strong ability to reason quickly and be able to shift attention to priority situations as necessary. • Knowledge of, and experience with, Canva, PowerPoint, Mailchimp, email marketing, video editing software, and other forms of communications software. • Strong writing, communications and presentation skills. • Research and project management experience beneficial.

For More Information
Lenna Barr, VP of Administration or Finance
Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce
254-526-9551
Position
Executive Director - Jarrell Economic Development Corporation
Organization
Jarrell Economic Development Corporation
City
Jarrell
Posted Date
03-22-2022
Job Description
Application Period: March 22, 2022 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Jarrell Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 161 Town Center Blvd.
City: Jarrell
State: TX
Zip: 76537
Job Description

Executive Director Reports to: Jarrell Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Board of Directors, under supervision of City Manager following the Board’s guidance.

Job Summary: The City of Jarrell Economic Development Corporation has a career opportunity open for an Executive Director. The EDC is looking for a strong visionary who is equipped to set the City on an orderly path to explosive growth and business development. The ideal applicant will be able to effectively communicate the City’s vision to a variety of stake holders and among diverse audiences and foster collaborative relationships with outside entities.

Job Requirements

Duties include: • Administer and manage the organization, with plans for marketing and recruitment: - Develop goals and an action plan, - Maintain EDC marketing materials and social presence including the website, - Maintain available Jarrell site information, to include site incentives, - Develop targeted incentive proposals and responses for interested companies, - Conduct assessments and reports of EDC programs. • Engage current businesses in the Retention & Expansion Program • Develop and maintain the EDC budget • Make presentations to groups to embed the “economic vision” within the community and to those of interest outside the community • Act as liaison with local and regional partners • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned by the Board of Directors.

Special Skills/Abilities/Knowledge: • Effectively communicate with internal and external audiences, to include prospects, the Board of Directors, City Council and staff, Chamber of Commerce, and the public • Effective interaction with individuals and groups in a cooperative and collaborative manner and implement short- or long-range goals • Knowledge of tax incentive projects • Understand commercial and industrial real estate transactions • Knowledge of available technology to enhance the performance of the EDC

Training and Experience Desired: • Bachelor’s degree in Economic Development, Business, Public Relations, Marketing, Finance, or a related field, from an accredited college or university. • Three to five years of practical experience in economic development. Experience may replace formal educational training. • Successful completion of Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC) and Economic Development Institute (EDI) is preferred.

Workplace: This is an exempt position that will occasionally require work beyond what is considered a normal workday/week. The position sometimes requires extensive weekend and “after hours” work to successfully implement the planned programs. The position may require travel in and out of the boundaries of the EDC.

Salary: $60,000-$75,000; plus, benefits, negotiable based on experience and training


Please see www.cityofjarrell.com to complete an Application For Employment and return to Jarrell City Hall, 161 Town Center Blvd., Jarrell Texas 76537, ATTN: Dianne Peace in person, by mail or email to Dianne Peace, City Secretary at d.peace@cityofjarrell.com

Open until filled.

For any questions, please contact Dianne Peace at (512) 746-4593, ext. 121.

For More Information
Dianne Peace, City Secretary
Jarrell Economic Development Corporation
(512) 746-4593, ext. 121.
Position
Director, Economic Development
Organization
Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce
City
New Braunfels
Posted Date
03-13-2022
Job Description
Application Period: March 13, 2022 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce
Street Address: 309 S Seguin
City: New Braunfels
State: TX
Zip: 78130
Job Description

The Director, Economic Development will be an integral part of the team working to grow and development New Braunfels’ designated target industry sectors. This includes marketing regional assets externally and developing relationships with local businesses and executives. The Director would serve as one of the project managers for relocating or expanding companies; providing complete and professional technical assistance to prospects; market analysis/trends, information gathering; prospect development and project management; assist with all Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) activities and work closely with local industry to better understand workforce needs.

Core roles and responsibilities

  • Develop and enhance approaches and methods of marketing New Braunfels to business prospects, investors, commercial real estate brokers, and other prospects leads
  • Manage targeted marketing campaigns in alignment with target industries
  • Monitor economic events and trends that affect New Braunfels and its economic development goals
  • Develop assigned prospect leads from data, advertising, electronic tools, marketing trips, and other methods; implements innovative methods of new prospect development
  • Responsible for management of assigned contacts, companies, leads, and projects including prospect management, site visits, and project management
  • Manage the schedule of business retention & expansion visits with area employers to effectively identify expansion opportunities and troubleshoot other issues
  • Work with local employers on their talent pipeline needs and how they align to education and available training
  • In conjunction with the Vice President of Economic Development, develop and carry-out prospect and/or consultant marketing trips to targeted geographic locations and industry sectors to develop new leads and maintain relationships with companies / individuals from whom prospect leads are generated
Job Requirements

Knowledge, skills and attributes

  • Business Acumen - Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and issues.
  • Conceptual Thinking - Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas.
  • Project Management - Ability to organize and direct a project to completion.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company policies and procedures.
  • Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.
  • MS Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook). CRM experience preferred.

Education, experience and certifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Political Science, Public Administration, Economic Development, Planning, or related field required
  • 1-3 years management experience in equivalent field of operations
  • Any combination of education and experience may be considered as a substitute for a degree or years of experience
  • A valid driver’s license

Candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to Michele@innewbraunfels.com

For More Information
Michele Boggs, Vice President, Economic Development
New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce
830-608-2811