TIP Strategies is seeking qualified candidates to serve as an economic development consultant. Consultants are involved in all aspects of projects including scope of work definition, client management, research and analysis, site visits, focus group and interview facilitation, strategy development, and production of deliverables to clients. Deliverables are in the form of presentations and professional reports. The position requires travel (when conditions permit) as well as participation in virtual events. Candidates are not required to be based in Austin, Texas.
The right candidate will be passionate about and successful in: • Crafting creative strategies to foster economic growth, workforce development, and tax base diversification. • Engaging a wide-range of stakeholders, synthesizing input, and effectively managing expectations. • Researching and identifying best practices for addressing local, regional, and state economic challenges. • Working both independently and in highly collaborative environments. • Applying consistent attention to detail to produce highly professional work products.
Since writing and presentation skills are critical to this position, candidates may be asked to demonstrate these abilities in exercises or tasks as part of the interview process.
We offer a competitive benefits package including paid time off; profit sharing; matching 401(k); medical, dental, and vision insurance; short- and long-term disability; life insurance; and professional development.
• A master’s degree in economics, economic development, workforce development, real estate, urban planning, public policy or some combination of these areas. • A demonstrated ability to interpret and explain in-depth economic data for non-technical audiences, both orally and in writing. • A demonstrated ability to write clear, engaging content for both detailed reports and summary presentations. • A strong personal presence, with professional presentation and communications skills. • Ability to manage priorities effectively and independently to meet project milestones in a timely manner. • Ability to manage multiple deadlines and client relationships with ease. • Two to three years of prior consulting experience, including developing strategies and recommendations, producing professional reports, and managing client relationships. • Workforce development or economic development organizational experience is preferred. • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office Suite—particularly Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
To apply, please email a COVER LETTER and RESUME to firstname.lastname@example.org. PDF is preferred, but MS Word is accepted. The subject line of the email should be Economic Dev Cons. Please name your files beginning with FIRSTNAME LASTNAME.
About TIP Strategies TIP STRATEGIES, INC. (TIP) is a privately held Austin-based firm providing consulting and advisory services to public and private sector clients. Established in 1995, the firm’s core competency is strategic planning for economic development. Our work has broadened to include expertise in talent strategies, organizational development, and social equity. TIP Strategies, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, genetic characteristics, or disability unrelated to job performance.
The TEDC is currently searching for an experienced program manager to join our ranks and continue our tradition of success. The ideal candidate will have a business mindset and a proven ability to strategize and implement program initiatives. The candidate must possess strong communication and organization skills and have a proven track record of managing projects and programs. They must be highly productive and enjoy working in a small office environment as a member of a highly-functioning team. The candidate must be curious, with a desire to improve their skills, and is passionate about their career. Integrity and a strong work ethic are fundamental.
Objectives of this Role: Strategize, implement, and manage multiple program initiatives that adhere to organizational objectives; Develop program assessment protocols for evaluation and improvement; Maintain organizational standards of satisfaction, quality, and performance.
Manage all aspects of the Basic Economic Development Course • Book venue contracts and work with venue to manage workshops • Manage all aspects of event planning related to workshops • Setup and manage registration process for attendees • Prepare marketing emails to promote events • Prepare pre and post registrant communications • Maintain and update BEDC brochure • Manage budgeting and finance related to the workshops • Work with education partners to develop agenda and facilitate speakers • Manage accreditation contracts and report and file accreditation reports • Travel to events for setup and management as required • Maintain historical records and prepare reports as needed • Any and all other duties required to manage the Basic Economic Development Courses
Manage all aspects of the Economic Development Sales Tax Workshops • Book venue contracts and work with venue to manage workshops • Prepare materials for workshop binders • Manage all aspects of event planning related to workshops • Setup and manage registration process for attendees • Prepare marketing emails to promote events • Prepare pre and post registrant communications • Manage budgeting and finance related to the workshops • Develop agenda and confirm speakers • Travel to events for setup and management as required • Maintain historical records and prepare reports as needed • Any and all other duties required to manage the ED Sales Tax Workshops
Manage all aspects of the TEDC’s Political Action Committee • Management of all PAC fundraisers • Work with PAC committee with regards to fundraisers and membership matters • Billing and collections related to PAC member dues • Filing and reporting related to Ethics Commission • Management of PAC financial and membership records • Maintain historical records and prepare reports as needed • Prepare communications as needed
Manage all aspects of the Economic Excellence Award Program • Update annual application • Market program for applications • Manage applications and update lists • Create award certificates
Conference and other event support • Work with staff to assist with duties related to conferences and other events as neede • Serve as staff liaison to PAC Committee • Assist Vice President with other committees as needed
Special Projects • Work with CEO and Vice President on special projects, including research as needed • Assist Vice President with grant compliance and programming as needed • Assist CEO with speech preparation as needed • Research and other legislative related support as needed • Assist Vice President with research and maintenance of the online Resource Library
Skills and Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree in business, communications or related field or equivalent work experience • Five plus years of experience in program or project management in an office environment • Advanced communications skills, both written and verbal • Excellent organization skills • Event planning experience required • Experience with non-profits or associations a plus • Experience working with a membership base, boards and committees preferred • Knowledge of working with a member database system preferred • Knowledge of Microsoft office products required • Experience with Excel and Power point required • Ability to work independently and complete tasks timely
Compensation and Benefits This position is a full-time exempt employee. The TEDC offers a competitive salary range (based on qualifications and experience) and an attractive benefits package including health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, cell phone, 401-k retirement plan, generous paid holidays and PTO, laptop computer and parking.
Application Process Please submit your cover letter and resume to Amy Swank, Vice President of the Texas Economic Development Council, via email to email@example.com by July 15, 2021. No phone calls please.
GENERAL DUTIES: -Completes assigned workforce services projects, primarily assisting businesses with accessing state and local resources, through the Skills Development Fund, Self Sufﬁciency Fund and other TWC programs, to meet their workforce training needs -Conducts in-person and virtual marketing of customized training services to businesses, community and technical colleges, local workforce development boards, economic development entities and other stakeholders -Leads and participates in outreach activities to community and professional groups to coordinate, improve, and stimulate interest in OEI programs -Provides professional, informative presentations at local and statewide events -Provides detailed technical assistance to applicants seeking training funds, including preparation of project management plans, proposal documents, reports and administrative brieﬁngs -Researchs, reviews, and evaluates information on the labor market, customized training programs, service delivery methods, activities, and outputs to identify gaps in resources and prepares written action plans to address needs of assigned areas -Provides exemplary customer service to and maintains good relationships with both internal and external customers -Multitasks while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy -Develops high quality outreach/action plans, marketing products, presentation, and workshop materials to meet individual and team goals -Works well in a team and is ﬂexible and adaptable to changing business needs and contributes to the mission and goals of the department, division, and TWC -Performs other duties as assigned
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: -Project management experience within a business, economic development organization, Chamber of Commerce, state agency, workforce development board, or community college environment. -Experience with presentation preparation, public speaking, sales, marketing, outreach techniques, and public relations. -Experience with grant development and/or review. -Proﬁciency with Microsoft Ofﬁce Suite.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Program Specialist III: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university plus three years of full-time experience in business or economic development, product sales or marketing, and project development and management in a public or private agency.
Program Specialist IV: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university plus three years and six months of full-time experience in the development, implementation, or interpretation of policies and procedures in a public or private agency.
Substitutions: Twelve semester hours of graduate study from an accredited college or university may be substituted for each year of the required qualifying experience. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university may be substituted for three years of the required qualifying experience. One additional year of full-time qualifying experience may be substituted for each year (30 semester hours) of the required education. Approximately 35% or higher of travel throughout the Gulf Coast region depending on peak periods. Work hours other than 8-5, M-F, may be involved.
VETERANS: Use your military skills to qualify for this position or other jobs! Go to www.texasskillstowork.com to translate your military work experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualiﬁcations and skillsets. Also, you can compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor's Ofﬁce by pasting this link into your browser:http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf
-Competitive starting salary: $3,520.33- $4,956.00/month -Deﬁned Retirement Beneﬁt Plan -Optional 401(k) and 457 accounts -Medical Insurance - Currently, the state pays 100% of the health plan premium for eligible full-time employees and 50% of the premium for their eligible dependents. Eligible part-time employees get a 50% state contribution for themselves and 25% for their dependents. Employees pay the remainder of the premium by paycheck deduction before taxes are withheld. -Optional Beneﬁts such as dental, vision, and life insurance -8 hours sick leave per month -8 hours vacation leave per month with potential to earn more with longevity -Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services -Additional beneﬁts for active employees: https://www.ers.texas.gov/Active-Employees/Health-Beneﬁts. This position performs complex to highly complex consultative services and technical assistance work. Work involves planning, developing, and implementing TWC programs and providing consultative services and technical assistance to staff, governmental agencies, community organizations, and businesses. Works under general to limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
HOW TO APPLY: To be considered, please complete a State of Texas Application for Employment and apply online at www.workintexas.com or submit by email to HRHelpDesk@twc.state.tx.us. TWC is not considering applications from persons who require sponsorship for an employment visa. A position utilizing this classiﬁcation will be designated as security sensitive according to the Texas Labor Code, Section301.042.
Conveniently located along Interstate 35 on the northern edge of the Austin Metro area, Georgetown, Texas, is a beautiful city nestled between the clear waters of the North and South San Gabriel Rivers. The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)(6) federally designated nonprofit organization with nearly 1,000. The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce received its 4-star accreditation from the US Chamber of Commerce in March 2021. The Chamber plays a major role in the economic development of the City and the region.
The President and CEO of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce reports to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. The President and CEO, along with the Chairman of the Board, is the spokesperson for and representative of the Chamber to various organizations, both public and private, who have interest in the City of Georgetown and the surrounding area. The President and CEO currently supervise a staff of four full-time and two part-time employees. The President and CEO provides collaborative leadership by maintaining a sense of positive mission with staff, the Board of Directors, the membership, and other collegial organizations. The President and CEO is expected to be a community leader and participate in local and regional organizations, as well as programs and initiatives endorsed by the Board of Directors. Other responsibilities include budget development and ensuring the development of both short and long-term strategic plans in conjunction with the Board and Staff.
A bachelor’s degree in any field from a four-year university accredited by the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions is highly preferred. Chamber of Commerce Executive accreditation (CCE) by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives is highly desirable. Candidates should have a minimum of 10 years of total work experience in a Chamber of Commerce, five of which should be at the senior executive level. Said experience in a United States Chamber of Commerce-accredited Chamber is preferred. Private sector experience is a plus.
Applicants can send their resume and cover letter to CEOSearch@GeorgetownChamber.org
The purpose of this position is to assist with responses to requests for information/proposals, project management and marketing support for the Allen Economic Development Corporation. Other duties include assisting with special projects, creating reports, managing projects, conducting research, and maintaining records. This position does not provide direction to other employees.
Essential Functions * Conducts research, analyzes data, performs impact analysis, and develops special reports for AEDC staff and Board. Prepares written correspondence for information requests. * Coordinates and completes RFP questionnaires from regional partners, site consultants, brokers, developers, and prospects by researching and maintaining data on demographics, utilities, education, and community attributes. * Maintains and updates Allen Economic Development data library by researching and gathering up-to-date information on demographics, workforce statistics, infrastructure, utilities, education, available Allen real estate sites, and other community attributes. * Assists in developing proactive business recruitment efforts by utilizing data programs for use in lead generation activities. * Works with various city departments and outside agencies to gather updated information. * Creates and maintains relevant AEDC files in both electronic and hard files and cooperates with staff members to ensure file libraries are organized and accessible. * Communicates with real estate inventory services to ensure maintenance of accurate listings of available properties by compiling individual site profiles and gathers marketing flyers and other site specific documents for each property and produces property maps. * Assists with AEDC marketing efforts by providing data for website maintenance. Provides data and creates content to support AEDC website and other marketing activities. * Assists with the collection of data to support AEDC corporate recruitment efforts, the AEDC Business Retention and Expansion program, the AEDC Compliance Program, and other business development efforts. * Assists in staffing AEDC booths at special events by setting up equipment, answering public questions, and providing presentations. * Collaborates with AEDC staff on research needs by proactively seeking out data that is beneficial in assisting the organization and departments meet their goals.
Formal Education / Knowledge Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's degree. Preference for a Finance, Real Estate, Economics, or Economic Development Degree.
Experience Under and including one year of relevant experience. Preference for GIS Systems experience (i.e. ESRI), experience managing commercial real estate, and/or direct experience in economic development or related program.
Certification and Other Requirements Valid Class C Driver's License.
Overall Physical Strength Demands Light - Exerting up to 20 lbs. occasionally, 10 lbs. frequently, or negligible amounts constantly OR requires walking or standing to a significant degree.
Supplemental Information Reading Intermediate - Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self study.
Math Intermediate - Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurements. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Writing Intermediate - Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Managerial Receives general directions. The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. There is a choice of the appropriate procedure or policy to apply to duties. Performance is reviewed periodically.
Supervisory / Organizational Control Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, or temporary employees.
Complexity Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents.
Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills Very Frequent: More than 51% of work time.
About Partnership Lake Houston At Partnership Lake Houston we want our businesses to grow and succeed – that’s why we focus on business- building initiatives, support a pro-business/pro-growth agenda, and connect business and community leaders. We tackle community issues impacting businesses and provide resources to help our businesses grow and our community prosper. As the voice of business for 98 years, the nationally acclaimed Partnership Lake Houston has been the community’s catalyst for business development and prosperity. From the brave entrepreneur starting their first new business to the Fortune 500 global company, the Partnership works to create a climate of growth and success for all businesses regardless of size or industry. We are a private, non-profit chamber of commerce and economic development organization funded through membership and non-dues investments. Partnership Lake Houston has more than 1,000 members spread throughout the fast-growth region comprising Humble, Kingwood, Atascocita, Summerwood and Fall Creek region. Position Summary: This position leads and manages the Economic Development Division of Partnership Lake Houston. The President of Economic Development serves as the primary contact for economic development projects in Lake Houston Area located in northeast Harris County. In this capacity, the President plans and implements an aggressive Business Retention and Expansion Program (BRE) in the six zip code area of focus, responds to inquiries for business relocation and expansion, guides the business support efforts in collaboration with Partnership staff and volunteers, and supports the successful marketing of the region internally and externally.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Directs and administers activities of the Economic Development Division of Partnership Lake Houston by performing the following duties personally:
Business Attraction, Retention & Expansion: • Responsible for business recruitment and retention in the Lake Houston Area • Develop and implement a successful Business Retention and Expansion Program (BRE). Target companies, schedule and complete site interviews. Compile response matrix and quickly and effectively respond to issues identified during interviews. • Implement a target marketing and new business recruitment initiative. • Produce high quality and timely responses and presentations for attraction and retention prospects and leads. • Respond to leads and inquiries for industrial and commercial business locations, using professional materials and reports to tell the community story. • Facilitate the development of incentive packages.
Develop, Engage and Grow Partnerships • Coordinate and integrate all economic development activities of the Partnership, governmental entities, commercial real estate community, and appropriate agencies. • Work with Humble ISD, Lone Star College, San Jacinto College and other educational institutions to help coordinate programs and industry participation to develop skills of students and working professionals. Help facilitate the process for industries to secure workforce training assistance. • Coordinate and participate in regional, state and national economic development activities. • Develop and maintain a site inventory in collaboration with local brokers and developers internally and on EDP website. • Develop a strong alliance with area largest employers, manufacturers, distribution and logistics ensuring ongoing support for their needs, identifying risk in their environment and providing a forum for assistance. • Assists business and industrial organizations on such problems as expansions, cost reductions, and community development. • Provide Familiarization Tours of the Lake Houston Area to media, site selectors, new managers, executives and directors of local employers, etc. • Maintain relationships with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (the Harris County Community Development Office), the North Houston Regional Center for Economic Development, Greater Houston Partnership and other key resources and allies to support the community’s growth.
Communication & Outreach • Develop and generate reports quarterly and annually that can be shared with the Partnership CEO, Economic Development Advisory Board, Partnership Board and the media, that reflect the realities of our local economic health. • Maintain strong relationships with the City of Humble, McCord Development – Generation Park, key economic development stakeholders, and the Economic Development Advisory Board • Provide information and data to Partnership Staff for annual Community Guide and Directory, Lake Houston Business Matters Magazine and other local media for economic development articles. • Update CEO on EDP activities on an ongoing basis. • Make presentations on local economic development information, data, demographics, real estate, infrastructure, new business growth, relocations and job growth updates to professional groups. • Attend appropriate conferences and trade shows to promote professional development and to position Lake Houston Area as a destination for business. • Serve as the Partnership Liaison with the Transportation Committee, Long Term Resiliency Task Force Lake Houston Area Planning Council
Data & Information Management • Establish, maintain and publish metrics identified to measure the community’s economic growth. • Develop and manage an efficient prospect tracking, monitoring, and reporting system • Maintain a comprehensive database and support material on available buildings and sites in the Lake Houston Area • Develop and maintain economic and statistical data on the Lake Houston Area market • Provide market analysis information • Work with external partners to research and maintain demographic, tax, new business and job growth, real estate, infrastructure and other information data for the 6 zip focus area for easy access.
Strategic Planning • Annually benchmark best practices in community and economic development and incorporate innovative strategies into the Economic Development Strategic Plan. • Other duties as time and opportunities allow.
Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures. • Visionary Leadership - Displays passion and optimism; Inspires respect and trust; Mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates. • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals. • Organizational Support - Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities. • Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions. • Judgement - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions. • Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university, MBA preferred. Ten years related experience and/or training. Proven track record of sustained economic development and economic diversification. In-depth knowledge of the principles and practices of economic development and commercial real estate. Demonstrated ability to attract new jobs and assist with existing business retention and expansion. Experience working with site selection consultants. Knowledge and experience in incentive packaging. Working knowledge of municipal zoning, infrastructure and planning programs. Ability to communicate effectively to groups and individuals, engineers, architects, contractors, developers, businesses, supervisors, employees and the general public. Ability to prepare and analyze reports and data. Knowledge of applicable City, State and Federal ordinances, laws and regulations. Knowledge of Texas Local Government Code as it relates to economic development. Ability to advocate proposals to government officials and public. Ability to communicate clearly, persuasively and tactfully. Knowledge of economic development best practices. Knowledge of industry trends, growth patterns and market projections. Skill in the development and implementation of collaborative economic development strategies. Excellent interpersonal and strategic planning skills. Ability to work collaboratively, in a team environment. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong moral compass and self-motivated work ethic. Must live in the Lake Houston Area once hired.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations CEcD and/or PCED certification(s) preferred
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
To apply, send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOB TITLE: Business Retention and Expansion Coordinator
REPORTS TO: MDC Executive Director
The Midland Development Corporation (MDC), created in January 2002, offers incentives to qualified new and existing employers who create jobs for the community. Midland voters made these incentives possible when they approved a quarter-cent increase in the local sales tax rate, with additional revenues earmarked to promote economic development and diversification. A seven-member board appointed by the City Council governs the MDC.
The Business Retention & Expansion Coordinator develops and implements a targeted industry recruitment and expansion program focusing on the development of leads and a business visitation program to build relationships with existing businesses in Midland. The primary goal of both initiatives is to create new jobs in Midland and maintain existing jobs.
Visitation: establish a business visitation program to build relationships with existing businesses in Midland, with the aim of assisting successful businesses in any plans to expand, and identifying at-risk companies, or those that are considering closing or relocating. Visits will center on an interview with the firm’s president and lead staff to learn how the public sector might help the firm. Direct recruitment: develop, implement, and execute a direct targeted industry recruitment program; generate projects through lead development; assist in marketing business parks and properties in Midland; and assist with proposal submittals to state and national RFIs. Coordination: work with MDC Executive Director and consultants to manage and develop business prospects, manage logistics for trade shows and conferences, and assist with marketing at trade shows and conferences. Target market research: maintain a comprehensive database of existing businesses for prospect recruitment. Contract compliance: maintain digital reports on status of MDC’s agreements and request certifications as needed from MDC’s contract partners. Surveys: create and disseminate surveys of existing businesses to better understand current and projected needs in Midland. Clearinghouse: numerous organizations in Midland provide startup and technical assistance to businesses – some provide classes, one-on-one consulting, and others prepare specific plans. However, there is no one repository for that information. This position will establish such a clearinghouse, along with an outreach function that markets its service and the service of other assistance organizations, reaching out to nascent entrepreneurs. Sites & facilities: perform oversight tasks associated with maintenance of MDC’s sites and facilities as needed. Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.
- Exceptional oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated emotional intelligence and interpersonal ability in a professional setting
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word)
- Knowledge of Salesforce or similar CRM software
Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline
Current driver’s license
The Project Manager is part of the Chambers Economic Development team that implements the Business Attraction, Retention and Expansion pillar of the Fort Worth Chambers Strategic Plan. This team will utilize the supporting functions of the Chamber (Marketing, Research, Events, etc.) to achieve the Business Attraction, Retention and Expansion pillar short-term and long-term goals.
Specifically, the Project Manager will assist in the chambers business attraction and expansion project management efforts aimed at achieving our targeted goals (shown below). This role will provide industry leading client support and customer service throughout the project life cycle, enhancing the Fort Worth area’s probability of success.
Daily activities require the efficient management of multiple tasks including market research, proposal response, monitoring project status, communications with clients and community partners, supporting market visits, and managing the incentive process.
Essential duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Prepare professional responses and proposals to project inquiries Collaborate with local economic development organizations and professionals to execute an efficient and effective lead distribution and the client response process Identify, create and present quality proposals to local and state governments, as well as the client and/or site selection consultants Manage the strategy for client follow-up and ongoing project related communications Support our local economic development partners in effectively and efficiently responding to economic development opportunities Manage the execution of company and consultant market visits Assist with the development and maintenance of a network of national location advisors and corporate real estate professionals Support the business development efforts of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Assist with the planning and execution of business development missions Support the effort to identify business growth opportunities within the Fort Worth area Represent the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce on economic development boards, committees, and in other professional organizations as assigned Foster and build relationships with key partners, investors and stakeholders throughout the Fort Worth area Track all relationships, campaigns and project activity in the designated CRM Performs other related duties as required
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a background in planning, marketing, real estate, business or related field 3-5 years of relevant experience in economic development, specifically dealing with both existing industry and new attraction clients Excellent research and analytical skills Strong attention to detail Work effectively in a fast paced team environment A self-starter with the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines Professionalism and discretion in handling highly confidential matters is a requirement of this position The ability to communicate effectively both internally and externally is essential Strong and effective customer service skills Proficient in the use of all Microsoft Office programs, Adobe Acrobat, and other CRM, real estate, research and mapping programs
DECISION-MAKING AND ACTION TAKING:
This position may require making decisions regarding matters, which are beyond written procedures and determine procedures for major activities.
Some domestic travel Moderate noise level Some lifting of boxes of up to 25 pounds Long periods of sitting Early morning meetings and evening functions
FORT WORTH CHAMBER BUSINESS ATTRACTION & EXISTING BUSINESS RETENTION AND EXPANSION OVERVIEW
Attract targeted and emerging companies and industries by marketing Fort Worth and leveraging, enhancing and developing community assets and infrastructure. Collaborate with Fort Worth area businesses and governments to identify opportunities for growth, and develop solutions to enrich the environment for existing business success. Through the Business Attraction and Retention pillar, help position the profile of Fort Worth as an international city. Through the Business Attraction and Retention pillar, help enhance our community's assets to improve its attractiveness and livability.
STRATEGIC PLAN GOALS THROUGH 2021
Attract 3 corporate headquarters Attract 2,000 new jobs with wage rate greater than county average Create 2,000 jobs from existing companies with a wage greater than the county average
STRATEGIC PLAN ANNUAL GOALS
Attract 500 jobs with a wage rate greater than the county average. Work with stakeholders to help streamline and modernize the process of doing business with the City of Fort Worth. Begin to identify top business attraction challenges through a report card. Add 500 new jobs to existing companies with a wage rate greater than the county average. Identify, help and solve top existing business challenges through annual report card.
The Research Director oversees research and analytical support, including the management contractors, research tools/resources, designated projects and support in RFI/RFP responses & business development activities.
The Research Director also collects, manages and analyzes data in support of economic development initiatives. The Director is responsible for providing economic analysis, conducting business research, authoring the department’s publications, managing data collection efforts, and providing timely and accurate information.
The Research Director will coordinate all necessary data for economic development efforts and assist in marketing & communication efforts. This role will support all functions in the organization with economic development being the primary focus.
Essential duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Develop and maintain information on the region such as comprehensive statistical profile, industry sector data, and maps Define long term strategies to handle information, including storage, management, reporting, and analysis Undertake research in support of economic development project, business development, marketing activities, workforce development and attraction, small business and entrepreneur support and advocacy Undertake research to support the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce programs and initiatives Conduct analyses of Chamber membership to support investor relations Oversee third-party contracts and serve as technical liaison with site selection consultants, as necessary Monitor new economic and business data products and technology and evaluate for use Manage research and information databases to support publications, technical assistance and custom research work programs Research, locate, collect, analyze and provided economic and demographic data Develop spreadsheet models and use other techniques and software to analyze data Clean, organize, and validate databases in preparation for further analysis Provide research topics and proactively seek new data sources Cultivate and maintain relationships with local, regional, and national government agencies, and the economic research and real estate communities Answer questions on publications and on the availability of definitions of economic and demographic data Conduct interviews and surveys for specific projects and initiatives
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in economics, business, or other applicable programs preferred 7+ years of experience in economic development research 5+ years of experience in research project management Experience in personnel management preferred Strong quantitative skills and ability to accurately transcribe, process and analyze quantitative information Familiarity with sources of data on employment, wages, and other economic indicators Ability to translate complex quantitative information and concepts into clear written and oral explanations for non-technical users Comfort while interfacing as part of the economic development proces Collaborative, team-oriented and client-focused approach Ability to prioritize among competing needs and opportunities and manage multiple projects at the same time Detail-oriented in analyzing and providing quantitative information Enterprising and resourceful Strong oral and written communication skills Strong Microsoft Office, analytical software, GIS, CRM, as well as general computer and internet skills
Executive Director, Kilgore Economic Development Corporation, Texas The Kilgore, Texas Economic Development Corporation is seeking an Executive Director responsible for directing, coordinating, and administering all economic development efforts for the city of Kilgore and will plan, coordinate, and implement the Strategic Plan and the annual Program of Work
The ideal candidate will be a problem solver who is able to achieve organizational goals through collaboration. The candidate will have proven project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects at once and have a good knowledge of and genuine interest in our local primary employers.
**Compensation: ** Salary $130,000+ plus Competitive Benefits
Full Job Profile: www.thenextmovegroup.com/kilgore
Apply: Submit resume to email@example.com by Wednesday June 2nd, 2021. Feel free to contact Brandon Nettles, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions
Requirements: 5 years’ relevant related experience & 4-year degree required.
The Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) is a governmental organization serving the 10-county region surrounding the Austin metro area as an EDA-designated Economic Development District in charge of regional economic development policy and planning. The Community and Economic Development Division (CED) provides technical assistance and support to local governments on issues related to planning and economic development, land use, disaster recovery, community development, grant administration, transportation planning, and related policy fields.
The Regional Community Development Planner supports these activities with data-driven analysis that informs business development efforts tied to regional factors including transportation, housing, workforce, and specific placemaking strategies at a local level. Work includes assisting communities to plan economic development strategies based on competitive advantage and measuring progress of CEDS strategies at the regional level. The position provides an opportunity to work on all aspects of community and economic development within the framework of regional economic competitiveness opportunities as well as challenges. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to link quantitative and qualitative research with planning and analytical work using data and tools such as ACS, BLS, EMSI, ArcGIS, Tableau, and Adobe Creative Suite. CAPCOG provides full medical/dental/vision, retirement benefits, flexible work schedules, and professional development opportunities. For more information on the position, please review the job description on the link below.
Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in community and regional planning, economics, or public administration required. Completion of graduate-level coursework that incorporates data-driven economic and demographic analyses required; work experience can be substituted.
Experience: Two years of professional experience in planning, community or economic development, or a related field required. Experience must include work with quantitative and qualitative research and analyzing demographics and statistics. Salary range: $45,000-58,000 depending on qualifications
RESUMES WITHOUT COMPLETED, SIGNED CAPCOG APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED
Odessa, Texas is looking for an experienced leader to serve as a driving force in the economic development of Downtown Odessa. The Executive Director will serve as an advocate for business prospects throughout the process and will activate Downtown Odessa through events and activities. Our minimum starting pay for the position is $62,112 annualized. For more information and a complete job description, please see odessatx.applicantpro.com/jobs/. EOE
The City would prefer a candidate with CEcD certification, but applicants must have at least an applicable bachelor’s degree and two years of economic development experience.
Development tracking, event planning and marketing projects for the Economic Development Director
Pay: $41,973.00 Annually
Performs a variety of administrative duties in support of the Economic Development Division; provides over-the-counter information to the public; responds to requests involving business development; prepares necessary correspondence; organizes data in spreadsheets; responds to surveys.
Assists with the analysis, coordination, and/or administration of economic development projects and programs.
Participates in research and development activities, collects, organizes and manages descriptive data in support of countywide economic development efforts.
Identifies and helps to develop strategic relationships with partners or potential partners.
Serves as the webmaster for the county economic development website, gathers current data; writes narratives; organizes changes in web page layout and design; coordinates economic development web page updates.
Maintains economic trend data across the county.
Maintains an updated listing of economic and business development project underway across the county.
Complies and distributes the quarterly printed update and email newsletter for the economic development department.
Coordinates the preparation of economic development communication and marking materials and resources.
Prepares departmental reports for various groups, committees, commissions, and boards; prepares meeting agendas, summaries, and information packets as needed.
Conducts Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis with the assistance of the county GIS manager; creates GIS mapping documents for clients, consultants, and developers; creates mapped data for use with business relocation decisions, staff analysis, and land use decisions; maps data for marketing purposes.
Manages the strategy and planning of conferences, seminars, meetings and special events for the department. Coordinates all amenities and accommodations at the event.
Monitors and controls event budgets and may negotiate necessary contracts following GC Purchasing policies and procedures.
Arranges the full set up - travel, venue negotiations, material set up and registration.
Performs related work as assigned.
Requires a Bachelor's degree.
Department: Economic Development Salary Range: $70,000-$85,000 Revised Date: March 2021 FLSA Status: Exempt
POSITION SUMMARY: Assists the City Administrator with planning and managing the activities and operations of the Wilmer Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and Wilmer Community Development Corporation (WCDC); coordinates assigned activities with other city departments and outside agencies; and provides complex administrative support to the City Administrator.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in economic development, marketing, urban planning, public administration, business administration, economics or related field. • Four years of increasingly responsible experience in economic development or public administration. • Certified Economic Developer certification (CEcD) preferred • Must complete state mandated training through TEDC within six (6) months of hire. • Possession of a valid Class A-CDL Texas driver’s license • A combination of education, training and experience providing the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered
• Assists the City Administrator with developing and implementing WEDC and WCDC goals, objectives, policies, and priorities; consults with the City Administrator and other city officials in the development of overall policies and procedures for department operations. • Plans and implements strategies to attract new businesses through an aggressive outreach program to identify customers and/or prospects and encourage expansion and retention of existing businesses to promote a stronger economic base. • Monitors economic development programs for the city; performs research, analysis and evaluation of technical information to determine feasibility and economic impact of proposed industrial expansions and developments. • Contacts and markets the city to outside agencies and enterprises. (i.e. private investors, developers, realtors, etc.); conducts tours of industrial and commercial sites and available facilities; gathers business related data and demographics and develops marketing materials. • Coordinates economic development negotiations with the City Administrator, WEDC Board members and elected officials. • Prepares agendas and maintains minutes for the WEDC and WCDC Board of Directors. • Assists in retaining current and securing additional funding sources; prepares and reviews grant applications; actively identifies and pursues additional sources of funding for the department's programs; develops financing alternatives. • Prepares and presents a variety of financial and program reports as required. • Negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues. • Represents the WEDC and acts as a liaison to other city departments, elected officials and outside agencies; coordinates activities with other departments and outside agencies • Provides staff assistance to the City Administrator; plans and coordinates department activities with the City Administrator; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence. • Assists the City Administrator in the development and administration of department and project budgets. • Represents the WEDC at various local, regional, state, and national meetings as required. • Develops a comprehensive marketing plan that coordinates the images and stories of the WEDC. • Performs other duties as assigned. The duties listed ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Knowledge of operational characteristics, services and activities of comprehensive economic development programs. • Knowledge of modern and complex principles and practices of public sector management. • Knowledge of organizational and management practices as applied to the development, analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs. • Knowledge of the methods and techniques of effective grant application and proposal preparation. • Knowledge of grant preparation and administration. • Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. • Ability to prepare and administer department and project budgets. • Ability to analyze programs, policies and operational needs. • Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques. • Ability to prepare and present clear and concise administrative and financial reports. • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, business community, co-workers, appointed officials and elected officials. • Skill in identifying and resolving issues, concerns and needs. • Skill in problem solving including analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, and consequences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations in support of goals. • Skill in operating standard office equipment including a computer and associated software including but not limited to Microsoft Office.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: The City Administrator assigns work in terms of general instructions and spot checks completed work for accuracy and propriety of final results. This position does not supervise any other positions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed in an office while sitting at a desk or table. The employee occasionally lifts light objects (up to 25 lbs).
The Energy Corridor District (District) is at an exciting junction in time. We are building on our past successes and embarking on strategic initiatives that will impact the future of the Energy Corridor for years to come. As such, the District is seeking a results-oriented, energetic, self- motivated, collaborative, and strategic minded professional to serve as our Manager or Lead of Engagement, Research, and Economic Development.
Under the direction of the Executive Director, this role is responsible for strengthening the District’s efforts in identifying and supporting traditional and non-traditional economic development pursuits through macro and micro-level research, targeted stakeholder engagement, and supporting related communications, branding, and marketing initiatives. Towards the goal of ensuring the Energy Corridor remains well-positioned for long-term success, this role will be tasked with liaising with District stakeholders, to include the commercial real estate and development community, employers, small businesses, employees, and residents to facilitate positive relationships and two-way communication.
The role will also include responsibility for leading coordination and planning efforts for events, committees (standing and advisory), activities, and initiatives to promote and competitively position the District and its stakeholders. Moreover, the role will partner with staff to identify and analyze best practices of other special districts and place management organizations related to operations, safety, events, economic development, capital projects, etc. for benchmarking and organizational strategy purposes.
The individual in this role must have a passion for transforming the urban environment and strong skills in research and analysis, partnership building, project management, writing, data and management. The responsibilities associated with the role requires collaborative engagement and strategic thinking and will work in close coordination with the Executive Director, Communication and Marketing team, and other District staff.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Strategic Research • Work collaboratively with District staff and consultants to develop, maintain, and enhance marketing materials, targeted messaging, and initiatives that expand the District’s profile • Understand, develop, and refine the District’s value proposition through research and stakeholder feedback • Produce quarterly report(s) that presents economic conditions specific to office, residential, retail and hotel growth as well as employment and demographic information • Maintain current demographic and economic trends information for the Energy Corridor related to commercial real estate (investor, developer, broker and site selectors), the energy sector and other prevalent District industries, hotels, apartments, small business o Sources include Texas Comptroller, U.S. Census, ArcGIS tools of ESRI, Houston- Galveston Area Council, Harris County Appraisal District, CoStar, LoopNet, Greater Houston Partnership, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, STR Hotel Data, Apartment Data Service, CBRE Hotel Horizons, Bisnow, Houston Business Journal, and various brokerages’ monthly and quarterly reports • Conduct annual and as-needed surveys and ad-hoc focus groups of stakeholders for the purpose of soliciting feedback and input on District core services and to maintain awareness of stakeholder issues and needs • Identify and analyze best practices of other special districts and place management organizations related to operations, safety, events, economic development, capital projects, etc. for benchmarking and organizational strategy purposes • Research and assist with the identification and pursuit of grants and other initiatives and opportunities to facilitate advancement of the District’s core services
Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach • Serve as the District’s “first touch” through regular engagement with the District’s employers, small businesses, hoteliers, apartments, and other key stakeholder groups to facilitate two-way communication and bring resolutions to concerns • Meet with business owners/managers and inform them prior to the start of major construction projects, major traffic changes or temporary disruptions, while continually monitoring their concerns throughout the process * Develop and maintain a customer relationship management (CRM) tool for the purposes of continuous relationship building and management • Collect, organize, and maintain stakeholder contact data within the developed CRM tool to enable consistent communications • Orchestrate and coordinate targeted events and initiatives for five (5) to twelve (12) events per year with attendees ranging from 10-250, where applicable
Economic Development • Identification and support of traditional and non-traditional economic development pursuits and initiatives benefiting the Energy Corridor, including: o Engage representatives of the commercial real estate and development community, including brokerages, property owners and managers, commercial real estate groups, and other interested parties via meetings and other relationship building opportunities about the benefits of being located within the Energy Corridor District boundaries o Identify and produce, in collaboration with the District staff, Energy Corridor presentations, status reports (i.e. land use, demographics, commercial availability, and other key service data points), annual report (i.e., “State of the Energy Corridor”), events, initiatives, and other relevant studies and collateral for economic development and external promotion and marketing purposes o Maintain knowledge of current and future best practices of real estate, economic trends, etc. This includes attending/reading publications of the Greater Houston Partnership, Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Co-Star, Urban Land Institute, Texas Economic Development Council, International Economic Development Council, Kinder Foundation, etc. o Support strategy development and implementation of the District’s short and long- term goals and objectives, including capital improvement plan efforts, walkability, sense of place, parks and trails, and other efforts to ensure the long-term viability of the Energy Corridor o Build awareness and advocacy for all aspects of District core services, and current and future projects o Develop promotional opportunities to address stakeholder concerns in collaboration with the District’s Communication and Marketing team o Maintain and regularly update economic development collateral o Coordinate and partner with staff to obtain easements for sense of place and identity initiatives o Work with staff and private stakeholders to activate Eldridge Parkway and other arteries within the District o Support the Executive Director’s external engagement with the business community across the Energy Corridor, Greater Houston Region, and beyond, including retention and recruitment efforts of companies, businesses, and amenities to the District o Participate in meetings and committees for relevant national, regional, and statewide economic development related organizations to promote and market the Energy Corridor
This position will also be responsible for performing other related job duties as required.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. Advanced degree is preferred
- A minimum of seven (7) to ten (10) years of experience within a similarly situated organization is preferred
- Strong organizational and planning skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills, such as the ability to build and nurture relationships with a diverse of group stakeholders with competing interests • Collaborative and works well in a team environment, well organized, ability to multi-task, act proactively, prioritize work and meet deadlines, while providing exemplary customer service • Excellent reasoning, strong decision-making skills, and the ability to work independently, while effectively communicating progress, schedules, and issues of concern • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills
- Accountable with keen attention to details
- Advanced skills and proficiency with the suite of Microsoft Office products, including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suites (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), Constant Contact, and various CRM programs is a plus.
Employment Type Full-time
Salary Salary range is contingent upon knowledge and experience. Full benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance, and retirement contributions.
How to Apply A letter of interest and resume/CV is required. At the applicant’s discretion, no more than three work samples may be provided. Please send a complete application package to email@example.com.
Responsible for planning, directing, and leading all aspects of the City’s economic development programs from initial concept to full implementation. Working collaboratively with internal and external partners, this position is responsible for building the City’s economic base, business retention and recruitment, and redeveloping commercial nodes and corridors. Also, responsible for promoting the City as an economic development destination, as well as preparing presentations and reports regarding economic development programs, projects and activities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Direct economic development activities to secure a strong City revenue base by promoting business growth, attraction and retention through implementation and coordination of strategies and tactics focused on encouraging a healthy and stable business environment.
• Develop programs and materials to market the City to prospective business recruitments and investors.
• Assemble successful development and redevelopment projects by identifying opportunities, recruiting development partners, and mobilizing available City tools.
• Perform a full range of marketing and public relation activities; perform research of economic information and provide market data; prepare and present information at meetings of various organizations and groups.
• Oversee and provide information and direction regarding the City’s Economic Development web page and other online resources.
• Serve as the liaison for the Economic Development Department to other departments, and outside agencies; act as the liaison between business organizations, individual businesses, and the City; provide information and resources including interpretations of codes and ordinances; coordinate parallel efforts; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues.
• Participate in the City’s planning processes regarding recommendations and strategies for improvements to facilities, infrastructure, utilities, transportation and other amenities to attract new businesses while retaining existing businesses.
• Establish and maintain communication and cooperative relationships with business leaders, developers, organizations, private and public agencies, educational institutions, business and community groups and the general public to promote and facilitate the implementation and execution of the City’s economic development programming.
• Meet with a variety of individuals and groups to provide information, enlist support, resolve issues, plan, coordinate and promote economic development programs, projects and activities.
• Participate in industry association conferences, trade shows, and other educational opportunities to remain up-to-date on the latest trends, ideas, practices and innovations in maximizing the City’s opportunities for sustainable economic growth.
• Conduct special studies and prepare comprehensive reports for Senior Management and City Council related to economic development, redevelopment and real estate activities.
• Assist with domestic and international company recruitments and the expansion of existing companies by processing incentive applications and assisting with zoning and planning.
• Support the revitalization and redevelopment of catalyst areas as identified in the City’s Comprehensive Plan.
• Oversee and direct staff and assist in their long-term success.
Master’s Degree in Economic Development, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, Real Estate Development, Geography or related field
5 - 7 years of professional experience working in economic development
At least 2 years of management experience at a department head level or higher
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
Master’s Degree in Economic Development, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, Real Estate Development, Geography or related field
10 years of professional experience working in economic development or as a planning professional with increasing responsibilities in economic development administration and/or programming
5 plus years of management experience at a department head level or higher
Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) certification
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Business acumen and understanding of domestic and international economic development
Extensive knowledge of economic development finance programs including establishing tax increment financing and public improvement districts and economic development agreements with major investors
Extensive knowledge of latest trends in the field to develop innovative financing tools and grants; and promoting innovation and entrepreneurship
Advanced aptitude for the appropriate computer software and programs applicable to the job
Ability to develop mechanisms to report on the performance of programs, services and budgets
Ability to analyze public policies, make recommendations and use cost-benefits analysis tools
Ability to speak publicly representing the city, working with boards, public groups, private sector and partner agencies
Ability to interface with upper management and leaders of various private and public organizations
Ability to multi-task and work on multiple projects simultaneously
Adept at creative and innovate ways of marketing the City and identifying prospective businesses for relocation purposes
Ability to meet project deadlines while remaining flexible and adaptable to address unexpected priorities as they evolve
Licenses and Certifications
Valid Class C Texas Driver's License
Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) certification from the International Economic Development Council preferred
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification from the American Planning Association preferred
About the Retail Coach
For more than 21 years, The Retail Coach (TRC) has been the premier retail recruitment firm for municipalities, economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, real estate developers and retailers seeking practiced advice on retail strategies, property development, property redevelopment and urban revitalization. As the first transaction-oriented retail real estate advisory firm in the nation – with experience in more than 650 communities and repeat assignments with over 90% of them – we provide tailored, end-to-end retail economic development strategies for clients. The Retail Coach is the pioneer of the Retail:360 Process, a comprehensive program that melds research and data with expertise and personalized service. This unique level of service includes a coaching period following the completion of a project to ensure that each customized strategy is implemented to fully position clients for retail expansion and development success.
Job Summary Responsible for planning, development and implementation of all of the organization’s marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities. Oversees development and implementation of support materials and services in the area of marketing, communications and public relations. Primary Relationships This position participates with the management staff in charting the direction of the organization, assuring its accountability to all constituencies, and ensuring its effective operation. Principle Accountabilities • Responsible for creating, implementing and measuring the success of a comprehensive marketing, communications and public relations program that will enhance the organization’s image and position within the marketplace and the general public, and facilitate external communications; and, all organization marketing, communications and public relations activities and materials including publications, media relations, etc. • Ensure articulation of organization’s desired image and position, assure consistent communication of image and position throughout the organization, and assure communication of image and position to all constituencies, both internal and external. • Responsible for the brand development through creative graphic design. • Responsible for editorial direction, design, production and distribution of all organization publications. • Coordinate media interest in the organization and ensure regular contact with target media and appropriate response to media requests. • Act as the organization’s representative with the media. • Develop, coordinate and oversee programs, technical assistance and resource materials to assist team members in the marketing, communications and positioning of their activities. • Provide counsel to team members on marketing, communications and public relations. • Ensure that the organization regularly conducts relevant market research and coordinate and oversee this activity. Monitor trends. • Leads projects as assigned, such as cause-related marketing and special events. • Coordinate organization’s presence at industry trade shows and conferences through speaking engagements and exhibits. • Help make sure that the organization’s philosophy, mission and vision are pertinent and practiced throughout the organization. Planning and Budgeting • Responsible for the achievement of marketing/communications/public relations mission, goals and financial objectives. Ensure that evaluation systems are in place related to these goals and objectives and report progress to the management staff. • Develop short- and long-term plans and budgets for the marketing/communications/public relations program and its activities, monitor progress, assure adherence and evaluate performance. • Recommend short- and long-term organization goals and objectives to the management team. • Develop, implement and monitor systems and procedures necessary to the smooth operation of the marketing/communications/public relations function. • Keep informed of developments in the fields of marketing, communications and public relations, the specific business of the Organization and use this information to help the Organization operate with initiative and innovation.
Skills and Qualifications • Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in the design and execution of marketing, communications and public relations activities. • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, and organizational skills. • Familiarity with brand management/integrity, project management, print production, marketing plan development, budget management, vendor management, integrated marketing campaign execution to include traditional, digital and social media • Strong graphic design capabilities. • Demonstrated successful experience writing press releases, social media content, magazine articles and creating Keynote presentations. • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite (specifically InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator). • Excellent oral and written communications skills. • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time. • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in marketing, communications or public relations with demonstrated success. • Minimum of 3 years’ experience managing marketing databases – preferably HubSpot, Salesforce or Pardot. • Minimum of 3 years’ experience designing marketing materials, graphics, print/digital ads. • Proficient in managing/updating/creating webpages - preferably WordPress • Understanding of economic development and retail economic development and their roles in the community • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or public relations strongly preferred.
Work Location • Remote work environment with necessary equipment supplied.
Travel • Must be willing to travel occasionally.
For more information and to apply, please contact Aaron Farmer.