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Economic Development Director
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City of San Antonio
City
San Antonio
Posted Date
04-12-2021
Job Description
Application Period: April 12, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: City of San Antonio
Street Address: 506 Dolorosa
City: San Antonio
State: Texas
Zip: 78204
Job Description

The City of San Antonio has retained Jorgenson Consulting for the recruitment of the Director position.

Reports to: Assistant City Manager Staff: 38 Budget: $15 ML

Under general administrative direction, the Economic Development Director is responsible for planning, directing, managing, and overseeing the activities and operations of the Economic Development Department, including financial, small business outreach, and marketing and development services. Coordinates assigned activities with other City departments and outside agencies and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager’s Office. Exercises direct supervision over staff.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

• Assumes full management responsibility for all department services and activities, including financial, small business outreach, marketing, and development services; and recommends and administers policies and procedures. • Manages 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. • Incorporates equity principles into internal and external program and policy design and implementation. • Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement, and directs the implementation of changes. • Acts as an 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. • Selects, motivates, and evaluates department staff; provides or coordinates training, works with employees to correct deficiencies; and implements and administers disciplinary and termination procedures. • Plans, directs, and coordinates, 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. • Manages and participates in the development and administration of the department budget; estimates funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; directs the monitoring and approval of expenditures, and directs the preparation and implementation of budgetary adjustments as necessary. • Coordinates departmental activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations; provides support to City Manager’s Office and City Council; and prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary communications. • Responds to and resolves sensitive inquiries and complaints from both internal and external sources. • Reviews and signs all higher-level department communication, including incentive offer letters, ordinances and contracts. • Attends City Council meetings and takes necessary action regarding Council agenda items. • Develops, coordinates, and implements strategies and programs to promote San Antonio to outside businesses. • Prepares and implements special strategies and action plans in marketing/promotional efforts for priority areas within the city, often in conjunction with community-based organizations. • Works with existing businesses in terms of expansion opportunities. • Assesses State and local economy for strengths and weaknesses to assist in strategy formulation and program development. • Develops and manages programs to assist new and expanding businesses in obtaining financing and to provide financial incentives to encourage companies to locate in priority areas. • Manages the administrative responsibilities associated with the San Antonio Economic Development Corporation. • Manages a service that provides information, advice, advocacy, and other assistance required by businesses to expedite government processes and procedures. • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

• Knowledge of operational characteristics, services, and activities of an economic development program • Knowledge of organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs • Knowledge of advanced principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration • Knowledge of principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation • Knowledge of organization, function, and authority of various City departments • Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances, statutes, and regulations • Knowledge of procedures for planning, implementing, and maintaining a variety of programs aimed at assisting industries in prospective relocations, expansions, or creations of new businesses • Knowledge of recent developments, current literature, and other relevant sources of information related to the economic conditions of the City • Knowledge of equitable economic development strategies and innovations • Skill in utilizing a personal computer and rudimentary software • Ability to develop, implement, and administer goals, objectives, and procedures for providing effective and efficient services for the City • Ability to analyze problems, provide alternatives, identify solutions in support of established goals, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations • Ability to design and analyze programs and policies with consideration of and to address socioeconomic disparities in the San Antonio • Ability to identify and respond to community and City Council issues, concerns, and needs • Ability to prepare and administer a complex departmental budget and allocate limited resources in a cost-effective manner • Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques • Ability to provide administrative and professional leadership and direction to subordinate staff • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively • Ability to prepare and present clear and concise administrative and financial reports • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and officials, other government officials, community groups, the general public, and media representatives • Ability to perform all the physical requirements of the position, with or without accommodations • Working conditions are in an office environment

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Business Administration, Public Administration, Planning, or a related field. Eight (8) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in owning a business or in public sector management, including three (3) years of administrative or supervisory responsibility.

For More Information
Todd Jorgenson, Managing Director and Principal
Jorgenson Consulting
866.564.3138
Position
Economic Development Director
Organization
City of Garland
City
Garland
Posted Date
04-08-2021
Job Description
Application Period: April 8, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Garland
Street Address:
City: Garland
State: TX
Zip:
Job Description

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.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications  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.

Preferred Qualifications Education/ Experience:
 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

Position
Marketing Manager
Organization
The Retail Coach
City
Remote
Posted Date
04-07-2021
Job Description
Application Period: April 7, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: The Retail Coach
Street Address:
City: Remote
State: Remote
Zip:
Job Description

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.

Job Requirements

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.

For More Information
Aaron Farmer, President
The Retail Coach
Position
Planning and Economic Development Director
Organization
City of Euless
City
Euless
Posted Date
04-05-2021
Job Description
Application Period: April 5, 2021 – May 2, 2021
Organization: City of Euless
Street Address: 201 N. Ector Drive
City: Euless
State: Texas
Zip: 76039
Job Description
Job Requirements

Euless is a dynamic, growing city with more than 57,500 residents in 16.2 square miles. It is centrally located within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex that has a population of over 7.5 million. Beautiful tree-lined streets, a wide range of housing options, excellent educational and workforce opportunities, a robust business-friendly environment, a dedication to historic preservation, and strong community leadership and partners make this city Simply FabEuless!

The Director of Planning and Economic Development reports to the City Manager and leads and directs the overall activities of the department. This position serves as technical adviser and staff liaison to the Planning and Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Housing and Structure Board, City Council, City Manager, and other City officials on matters related to planning, the City’s Unified Development Code, and Building Codes. The Director also oversees and directs the City’s comprehensive planning activities and Economic Development strategies.

The City of Euless seeks a dedicated servant leader who is a team player, works well with other departments and embraces the “Euless Way.” Experience in municipal planning and/or economic development is highly desired. However, both organizational and community fit is most important. The successful candidate will operate as a working director and will be hands-on for many of the functions within the department. While residing within the city limits is not required, it is preferred as the Director of Planning and Economic Development is someone who actively participates in community events.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in urban/regional planning, public or business administration, law, economic development, or a related field and at least five years of demonstrated supervisory experience. Management-level experience in a complex government agency or other large entity involving planning and zoning administration, housing, building codes/licensing, code enforcement, and economic development is desired. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and/or Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) credentials are a plus.

The salary range for this position is $125,000 - $150,000, dependent on qualifications and experience.

Please apply online http://bit.ly/SGROpenRecruitments

For more information on this position contact: Larry Gilley, Senior Vice President LarryGilley@GovernmentResource.com 325-660-4208

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Larry Gilley, Senior Vice President
SGR
325-660-4208
Position
President and CEO
Organization
Denton Chamber of Commerce
City
Denton
Posted Date
03-25-2021
Job Description
Application Period: March 25, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Denton Chamber of Commerce
Street Address: 401 N Elm Street
City: Denton
State: Texas
Zip: 76201
Job Description

Overview The President and CEO provides vision and leadership for the Denton Chamber of Commerce (DCOC) in carrying out the mission as the leading force in improvement of the business environment, economic health, and development and prosperity of the region. DCOC’s President and CEO is the principal voice for business and the most prominent representative of the Denton business community.

Major Roles & Responsibilities

Leadership • Ensure development and execution of strategic, operational, and financial plans • Lead the Chamber’s political, policy and advocacy activities with top officials at the local, regional, state, and national levels • Build and lead an innovative Chamber by incorporating best practices • Cultivate strong relationships with key community leaders and other related organizations; Building coalitions necessary to accomplish organizational goals • Learn and maintain awareness and knowledge about the political, business, and community affairs of the region • Develop strategies and activities that generate required annual revenues

Board Governance • Ensure the organization attains goals adopted by the Board of Directors • Proactive management of relationships and communications with the Board of Directors • Provide information, advice, and counsel to the Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee

Operations Management • Attract, retain, develop, and manage staff to meet organizational needs • Recruit and retain membership in accordance with organizational targets • Organize and lead fund development activities • Manage the operational functions of the organization, including business development, governmental affairs, policy, membership/volunteer development, marketing, communications, programming, finance, and accounting • Represent the organization and its positions to the media and other stakeholder groups • Provide oversight of finances and budget management • Monitor and manage the volunteers and committees to meet goals and objectives • Provide oversight of day-to-day operations

Key Relationships In order to successfully execute the goals of DCOC, the President and CEO will need to cultivate positive relationships with a wide variety of local, regional, and state stakeholders including:

• DCOC Board, members, volunteers, and investors • State, regional, and local o Business leaders o Economic development leaders o Leaders of related associations and organizations o Government officials and staff o University/Education leaders (DISD, TWU, UNT, NCTC) • National, state, and local media

Job Requirements

The Person

Education • Bachelors degree or advanced degree preferred • IOM Designation preferred

Experience Desired • Minimum of five years of executive/senior-level experience in business, nonprofit, or public sector organization, in progressively responsible roles • Experience leading membership-based organizations • Fund-development; significant results achieved • Marketing, public relations, social media, and/or communications • Destination Marketing • Public policy, government affairs • Economic development; business retention and expansion

Personal Attributes • Ability to build high functioning teams • Impeccable integrity, character • Inspiring leadership and management skills • Critical, strategic thinker; problem-solver • Strong analytical and organizational skills • Proven ability to lead change • Commitment to driving diversity, equity and inclusion • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including an ability to prepare and deliver public presentations to inform and influence • Prior experience working with executives and business leaders • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to relate well to both small business people and high-level corporate executives • Dynamic, high energy; ability to thrive under pressure • Positive attitude; demonstrate a genuine interest and enthusiasm for the work and appreciation of others • Innovator; highly creative • Astute listener • Life-long learner • Cultural appreciation and sensitivity • Develop and demonstrate a passion for community • Budgeting, fundraising, and finance skills • Commitment to diversity and equal opportunity • A good sense of humor

About the Organization The Denton Chamber has been in existence for over 111 years and has a legacy of shaping the success of the Denton region. The Chamber (and affiliate offices) is led by a 21-member Board of Directors, operated by a staff of 15, and is driven to serve its 600+ members and their over 2300 member representatives. Affiliates of the Denton Chamber include Discover Denton and the Office of Economic Development.

The Chamber office and staff are strategically co-located with the City of Denton Economic Development staff. This partnership is indicative of the close working relationship that the Chamber and the City of Denton must have together to achieve our collective goals.

The mission of the DCOC is Advocate, Educate, Collaborate for Economic Growth in Denton. This mission is carried out with a strong public policy program, advocating for business-friendly initiatives as well as important issues to the citizens of the region.

Priorities currently for DCOC include all aspects of education, support for the economic development strategic plan for Denton, small business recovery in the wake of COVID-19 closures and supporting our key industry segments. DCOC maintains a strong portfolio of member benefits and services.

The success of the DCOC has been recognized nationally as well. The United States Chamber has continually bestowed RE-Accreditation for 35-years with Four-Star Honors, a recognition of best practices in the Chamber industry.

For More Information
Erica Pangburn, Consultant
(325) 266-2555
Position
Economic Development Innovation Manager
Organization
Frisco Economic Development Corporation
City
Frisco
Posted Date
03-24-2021
Job Description
Application Period: March 24, 2021 – April 23, 2021
Organization: Frisco Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 6801 Gaylord Pkwy, Suite 400
City: Frisco
State: TX
Zip: 75034
Job Description

Economic Development Manager of Tech & Innovation

Frisco, Texas has been the fastest growing city in the U.S. for over a decade. With over 250 startups, investment firms and corporate employers and entrepreneurship support organizations focused on tech and innovation, Frisco has also been cited as one of the nation’s top smart cities and biggest tech hubs in North Texas / Dallas-Fort Worth region. Venture Capitalists have set their sights on Frisco, and the future is bright.

To help grow our tech industry and entrepreneurship/innovation ecosystems, the City of Frisco Economic Development Corporation has established a new Innovation Manager role to support our Marketing, Business Attraction, Business Retention & Expansion, and Innovation Ecosystem building programs.

Summary: Under general supervision of the EDC Vice President, the Economic Development Manager of Tech & Innovation is responsible for development and implementation of technology-focused proactive business development including business attraction programs and activities to encourage new investment, business, and jobs to Frisco. This position will help foster growth of Frisco’s existing innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem and coordinate with the City of Frisco on establishing Frisco as a major national hub for venture capitalists and regional innovation activities.

This role requires a strategic, entrepreneurial-minded, action-oriented, risk-balanced, and inclusive collaborator which can be a catalyst for progress.

Job Requirements
  • • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Entrepreneurship, or related field, and five (5) years progressively responsible experience in economic development or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • • Preference may be given to graduates of the Economic Development Institute, regional entrepreneurship and/or corporate innovation institutes, or similar programs.
  • • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check and motor vehicle records check. • Must possess a valid State of Texas Driver’s License.
For More Information
Jason Ford, Vice President
Frisco Economic Development Corporation
9722925158
Position
President and CEO
Organization
Economic Development Corporation of Lea County, NM
City
Hobbs
Posted Date
03-19-2021
Job Description
Application Period: March 19, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Economic Development Corporation of Lea County, NM
Street Address: 200 E. Broadway St.
City: Hobbs
State: New Mexico
Zip: 88240
Job Description

The President/CEO is the principal economic developer in Lea County, NM. The position is responsible for the day-to-day operation and implementtion of the EDC's strategies and operations. This includes staff supervision, budgetary responsibility, and total oversight of all business attraction, retention and expansion opportunities. The position reports to the Board of Directors of the EDC. In addition, the President develops and maintains superior relationships with economic development allies at the State and Region.

Job Requirements

An advanced degree in a related field plus five years of successful executive leadership in an economic development agency. IEDC Certification and comparable experience may substitute for an advanced degree. For information regarding the agency, see: https://www.edclc.org Note: Candidates may be subject to background and drug screenings.

Call Mike Barnes or email @mbarnes@mikebarnesgroup.com To apply: Send cover letter, resume and three references with contact information to Mike Barnes.

For More Information
Mike Barnes, President/CEO
Mike Barnes Group, Inc.
2542145969 or 830.833.5300
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Position
Senior Vice President, Economic Development
Organization
Downtown Denver Partnership
City
Denver
Posted Date
03-19-2021
Job Description
Application Period: March 19, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Downtown Denver Partnership
Street Address:
City: Denver
State: Colorado
Zip: 80202
Job Description

THE ORGANIZATION Cities are built by people. The creators of industry, makers of place. Visionaries—for what’s next. At the Downtown Denver Partnership, they are building with vision. The Partnership is a fast-moving, forward thinking, non-profit business organization with the foundational belief that every day is a chance to make the city a little better. Together with more than 700 Member organizations, they are the leading voice for private sector businesses in Downtown Denver.

The Partnership pursues a place-based economic development strategy, with work ranging from research, strategic planning, entrepreneurship & innovation, mobility, as well as supporting more traditional job and investment-related projects. This work includes an emphasis on office, technology, retail and housing, all of which support our mission to build a prosperous center city. Fundamental to the Partnership is their work with members and volunteers. This work takes the form of Committee and Council management, building a network of downtown champions, and aligning with external partners such as the City of Denver Economic Development Office, Metro Denver EDC and State of Colorado Economic Development.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Senior Vice President, Economic Development will play an influential leadership role at the Partnership, working internally and externally to build an economically resilient center city. Internally, the SVP leads an innovative team in pursuit of key Partnership strategies; externally, the role calls for a high degree of visibility and relationship building to grow and expand the reach of the Partnership.

All Partnership Team Members share a responsibility for recognizing, creating and implementing plans to promote diversity and inclusion within their and the organization’s respective programs and initiatives. Where applicable, this includes involving external stakeholders to coordinate and promote the Partnership’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Downtown Denver Partnership views Diversity and Inclusion as a moral and economic imperative for building a great city and the SVP, Economic Development will be highly engaged in the organization’s initiative around this important work.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES As a key member of the executive leadership team, the SVP, Economic Development will work in partnership with the President & CEO, a dedicated team, and colleagues throughout the organization to champion Denver as the region’s economic, cultural and recreational capital.

Key responsibilities and oversight include:

 Team Leadership – Oversees Economic Development team, inclusive of the Senior Manager, Economic Development; Senior Manager, Transportation & Mobility; and Senior Manager, Urban Planning. Provides inspirational leadership and mentorship, ensuring each individuals’ professional growth and development.

 Business Development – Develops and maintains relationships with key stakeholders and prospects to help attract new, high quality jobs, retailers, and housing options to the center city. Advocates for policies and plans and implements key initiatives that support the recruitment and retention of investment in the center city.

 Strategic Planning – Convenes groups of stakeholders to consider and implement key market opportunities and/or key neighborhood strategies.

 Marketing and Communication – Carries the brand message of the Partnership, prepares and delivers speeches to various local interest groups, speaks with media when appropriate and advances the membership development interests of the organization.

 Business Retention – Works with Downtown businesses, building owners, and retailers to retain and grow their jobs and investments in the center city.

 Project Management – Works with internal and external parties, including clients, developers, brokers, bankers and other partners to support a project from concept to completion. This project management work will include business development and retention initiatives, analyzing market potential, expediting permit application reviews, incentive negotiations, developing leasing leads, and vendor introductions.

 Committee and Council Management – Convenes groups of Downtown Denver Partnership members at regular committee and council meetings. Sets the workplan and agenda for committee and council meetings. Works to expand participation from key members as part of councils and committees.

 Member Experience Support – Supports Member Experience by providing content for, or planning and executing, Downtown Denver Partnership member events.

Job Requirements

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCES The successful SVP, Economic Development will be a strategic and creative communicator; a nimble learner; and an experienced team leader with a keen sense of Downtown Denver Partnership programs and how best to support the organization’s commitment to building an economically healthy, resilient, and vibrant center city for the benefit of all.

Desired qualifications and experiences include:

 Commitment to placemaking and city building, and desire to be involved in the growth and success of Downtown Denver.  10+ years of relevant, progressively responsible economic development experience, preferably in the residential and retail sectors.  A metrics-driven, entrepreneurial mindset that informs strategy and work.  Excellent project management experience, including proactive and independent development of work plans, timelines, and budgets.  Domain knowledge in mapping economic development and latest research tools  Strong analytical skills and well-developed business acumen; natural relationship management instincts; savvy for gaining buy-in from various stakeholders.  Capacity to engage diverse stakeholder groups including employers, developers, brokers, retailers, public agencies, and government officials.  Possess a deep commitment to instilling practices and a culture that reflects The Downtown Denver Partnership.  Orientation as a team player and leader with strong management skills that fosters a more diverse, inclusive and equitable work environment.  Track record of recruiting, coaching, managing and retaining a high-performing team in a fast-paced and dynamic culture.  Flexibility and a sense of humor.  Proficiency in Sales Force and Microsoft Office Suite.  Flexibility to work varied hours for events and to meet deadlines.

EDUCATION  Bachelor's Degree in economic development, business, economics, marketing, urban planning, public policy or an equivalent combination of education, training, and expertise.  International Economic Development Council (IEDC) certification desirable.

COMPENSATION A competitive compensation package, including a bonus plan and benefits, will be provided. This is a full-time, exempt position.

For More Information
Nora Sutherland, Senior Associate
Korn Ferry
(215) 622-7949
Position
Director of Economic Development
Organization
City of Desoto
City
Desoto
Posted Date
03-15-2021
Job Description
Application Period: March 15, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Desoto
Street Address: 211 East Pleasant Run Road
City: Desoto
State: Texas
Zip: 75115
Job Description

The purpose of the position is to direct all activities and operations of the department. This is accomplished by directing employee functions and tasks; presenting and administering all budget activities; serving as the chief spokesperson and representative of the department; analyzing operations; providing consultation and recommendation to management, elected officials, boards and commissions; and furthering the objectives of management and elected officials. Other duties include establishing and enforcing internal controls and processes.

• Plans and directs department activities by establishing priorities and programs; coordinating project meetings; analyzing and recommending staff and resource levels; and monitoring department operations, staffing and productivity levels. • Manages all staffing functions by developing and recommending staffing levels; directing and participating in recruiting activities; initiating, monitoring and evaluating performance; coaching and counseling; establishing and reviewing training activities; and initiating disciplinary proceedings. • Directs departmental financial processes by developing and recommending budget and program costs; responding to financial inquiries; interpreting directives; and ensuring compliance with federal, state and local laws. • Ensures operation efficiency by configuring and managing resources; participating in strategic planning, technology planning, and results coordination; reviewing and managing responses; and researching and recommending new processes and technologies.

Job Requirements

• Analyzes existing programs and develops long-term economic and marketing strategies for business relations and development, including strategies for domestic and international trade, relations and expansion efforts.
• Manages media relations, literature and social sites for promotional and informational purposes; develops communications strategies; and joint promotion programs.
• Presents information to civic organizations, boards and commissions, and the public as chief negotiator on behalf of the City. • Develops and manages budgets, special projects, strategic plans and goals, and outside agreements and contracts. • Develops and manages the incentive process with local and other agencies.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

• Knowledge of Texas statutes regarding incentives, tax increment financing and use of municipal hotel occupancy tax • Knowledge of Type A and Type B agencies • Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with co-workers, the public, and elected and appointed officials • Skill in the operation and use of standard office software which includes databases and presentation programs, along with standard Microsoft products • Skill in public relations involving the exchange of information and negotiating and resolving issues with companies and development partners

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Marketing, Economics, Public Administration or a related field, with Master's Degree preferred Seven years of experience at the director or assistant director level with duties including recruiting and maintaining business development; evaluating and recommending locations and expansions; recommending assistance to businesses, organizations, and community groups; and analyzing and implementing economic development marketing concepts Certified Economic Developer Designation (CEcD) preferred Valid driver’s license with good driving record and ability to maintain while employed.

Position
Director of Marketing and Business Development
Organization
Henderson Economic Development Corp.
City
Henderson
Posted Date
02-25-2021
Job Description
Application Period: February 25, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Henderson Economic Development Corp.
Street Address: 500 W. Main St.
City: Henderson
State: TX
Zip: 75652
Job Description

Job Description: The Director of Marketing and Business Development will lead the business development and attraction, social media programs for HEDCO. This is a newly created position.

Ideal candidate will be a self-starter responsible for providing expert advice, planning, organizing directing and implementing high-profile marketing initiatives, resulting in successful business recruitment (business attraction) and development. The candidate will also be responsible for enhancing HEDCO’s social media presence.

Candidate shall be be able to analyze the physical and economic feasibility of proposed projects., manage and report projects from beginning to end in a timely and highly professional manner. Regular outreach to site location consultants, real estate brokers and other consultants will be expected.

Job Requirements

Ideal candidate will have • College degree in marketing, business, economics, public administration or related field strongly preferred. An equivalent combination of experience, education, and training providing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered. • A minimum of two years-experience in economic development or related field is strongly preferred.
• Completed Basic Economic Development Course through Texas Economic Development Council strongly preferred. • Ability to gather large amounts of data, analyze, evaluate and disseminate in a succinct and effective manner. • Strong written and verbal communication skills; the ability to build and sustain relationships with targeted industry executives, site selectors, and industrial real estate professionals. • Strong organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple simultaneous projects. • Sales/client management experience is a plus

Must be willing to occasionally travel, work irregular hours, to attend evening meetings, meet deadlines, and achieve organizational objectives. Reliable transportation and a valid State of Texas Drivers License are required.

SALARY: Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience plus City of Henderson benefits.

Email cover letter and resume to: john@hendersonedc.com

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John Clary, Executive Director
Henderson Economic Development Corp.
903-392-0447
Position
Economic Development Director
Organization
Rockdale Municipal Development District
City
Rockdale
Posted Date
02-24-2021
Job Description
Application Period: February 24, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Rockdale Municipal Development District
Street Address: 134 N. Main Street
City: Rockdale
State: TX
Zip: 76567
Job Description

SUMMARY: Rockdale Municipal Development District seeks an experienced, energetic, and creative Economic Development Director to come to a growing community with a diverse population. Strong candidates will have a portfolio of successful economic development initiatives, be entrepreneurial, tech-savvy, and creative in using strategies that promote the City’s assets while looking for ways to overcome challenges. Under general direction, this position plans, organizes, and directs Economic Development for the City by supervising the Rockdale Municipal Development District, strengthening the local tax base, and improving the environment of the community. This position works at the discretion of the District Board and may be required to report to the City of Rockdale City Manager. The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: • Provide leadership to the Economic Development Corporation through collaboration with other community development organizations. • Identify and assess funding opportunities for economic/community development growth and ensure viability of the organization. • Develop and maintain a well-defined marketing strategy for the community. • Develop and implement a business retention and expansion program to include regular verbal communication with business owners. • Work to attract prospective commercial and retail development to the area. • Identify and resolve issues and opportunities relative to existing business, their sustainability, and expansion. • Develop relationships and foster communication with City staff and boards of partnering entities. • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of the community and area of economy on an annual basis and develop strategies that will capitalize on the strengths and eliminate/reduce weaknesses. • Respond to inquiries and complaints from residents, business, contractor, and consultants, related to economic development issues or problems. • Assume an active role in organizations, institutions, and activities within the community. • Advise the Board of Directors on policies and activities. • Develop and disseminate reports, planning and budget documents. • Prepare grant applications or assist in the grant writing process. • Develop and implement budget recommendations. • Prepares and manages District agendas as directed by the Mayor, Board President and City Manager. • Complies supporting documents for agenda, prepares meeting minutes for approval by the District and attends evening meetings of the District and City Council, as needed. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION: • Knowledge of economic development best practices. • Knowledge of industry trends, growth patterns and market projections. • Knowledge of economic and community development principles. • Knowledge of management concepts and principles. • Knowledge of budget management principles. • Knowledge of applicable City, State, and Federal ordinances, laws, and regulations. • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. • Skill in cultivating professional relationships with a variety of stakeholders. • Skill in managing municipal processes. • Skill in the development and implementation of collaborative economic development strategies. • Skill in management and supervision • Skill in problem solving. • Skill in operating computers and job-related software programs. • Skill in interpersonal relations. • Skill in preparing, developing, and presenting information to public officials, developers, contractors, consultants, and the public. • Skill in oral and written communication. DESIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND CERTIFICATION: • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field of study; Master’s Degree Preferred. • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in community and economic development projects, with five (5) years at the Director level. • Certified Economic Developer Designation (CEcD), through the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), preferred. • Must pass a post-offer pre-employment drug screening and post-offer physical exam. • Must possess a valid State of Texas Driver’s License.

ENVIORMENTAL FACTORS AND CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Work is performed in both internal and external environments. • May be subject to repetitive motion such as typing, data entry and vision to monitor. • May be subject to long hours and evenings. MEETINGS • May be subject to repetitive motion such as typing and vision to monitor. • May be subject to bending, reaching, kneeling, and lifting (up to 50 lbs.) EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS UTILIZED • Equipment utilized includes personal computer, copier, calculator, fax machine and standard office equipment. SALARY • Salary depends on experience.

Please email resume'.

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Michelle Larkin, Board President
Rockdale Municipal Development District
(512) 446-2111
Position
Executive Director
Organization
Prosper Chamber of Commerce
City
Prosper
Posted Date
02-23-2021
Job Description
Application Period: February 23, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Prosper Chamber of Commerce
Street Address: 130 N. Preston Road, Suite 130
City: Prosper
State: TX
Zip: 75078
Job Description

The Executive Director is responsible and accountable to the Board of Directors to provide executive leadership to the Prosper Chamber of Commerce. The Executive Director ensures the Board of Directors and volunteer leaders are actively engaged and aligned to support the Strategic Plan of the Chamber. This includes responsibility for all administrative, operational, personnel, and financial requirements. The Executive Director is also responsible for creating and maintaining a dynamic and forward-thinking public image for the organization, including strategies for marketing, communications, media relations, community relations, and public speaking. The Executive Director reports to the President, or in his/her absence, the First Vice President.

Job Requirements

A. 1. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS [EF] Implementation of Chamber’s Mission & Vision ● Provide key leadership in the community to develop and establish credible, healthy relationships with key business leaders, elected officials, legislators, and lobbyists, to better represent the interests of Chamber members ● Keep the Board of Directors informed by reviewing and analyzing reports, summarizing, and presenting information and requests ● Plan monthly Board meetings, retreats, and events with the Board members/committees by identifying, assembling, and coordinating requirements, establishing contacts, developing schedules and assignments, coordinating mailing lists, and setup and breakdown of events. This includes the coordination of ribbon-cutting ceremonies ● Coordination, attendance, and maintenance of minutes and record-keeping at Chamber Board meetings and certain committee meetings ● Conduct an annual Board Orientation (may use a Facilitator) ● Develop a Program of Work that incorporates all the above and includes metrics and evaluation of activities, implementation, and success ● Direct the annual and long-term planning process

  1. Financial Management ● Work with the Treasurer in maintaining financial accounts and historical financial records ● Monitor budgets by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecasts ● Receive Board approval on all financial and/or contractual decisions to ensure compliance with Chamber goals and budgetary requirements/limitations ● Prepare financial reports for monthly Board meetings as well as at the request of the President ● Develop additional means of revenue generation other than membership dues

  2. Membership ● Develop and implement recruitment and retention strategies to increase membership and retain existing members ● Publish a monthly and annual membership report detailing strategies and results to be presented to the Board ● Responsible for establishing, managing, and maintaining a membership drive campaign, membership retention, the membership contact log, and leads for new members ● Provide business assistance and act as a resource for new and existing local businesses coordinating efforts with the Prosper Economic Development Corporation ● Create programs of value to the Chamber businesses

  3. Marketing & Media Relations ● Maintain, monitor, and update all social media and informational programs associated with the Prosper Chamber of Commerce ● Effectively market Chamber activities, programs, and goals.

  4. Community Relations & Public Speaking ● Represent Board by attending meetings in the absence of a Board member, when requested by the President and/or the Executive Board ● Establish networks and maintain a sound working relationship, including cooperative arrangements with community partners, the Town of Prosper Leadership both elected and employed, Community groups and organizations, and the Prosper Economic Development Corporation ● Build relationships with key leaders in the community to develop and establish credible, healthy relationships with key business leaders, elected officials, legislators, and lobbyists, to better represent the interests of Chamber members ● Represent the Chamber of Commerce at community business activities and functions, including evening and weekend appearances ● Communicate in presentations and written materials to government and business organizations to create greater understanding between community, government, and business organization

B. OTHER IMPORTANT JOB FUNCTIONS Administrative ● Maintain office services by organizing office operations, routing correspondence, and providing information services to our members ● Oversee the Chamber’s tactical operations including technology needs, equipment, and repairs, property maintenance; purchases supplies for Chamber office as needed

Personnel Management ● Directly supervise Chamber employees in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance and compensation; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Regulatory Compliance ● Ensure Chamber’s compliance with Federal, State of Texas, and local regulations/requirements ● Attend necessary training to remain abreast of current Chamber trends and best practices

Technology ● Learn new systems/software programs to support the Chamber ● Stay current with changing technology, including software programs, and have good knowledge of common computer software packages and the ability to learn to use additional packages

Act with Integrity & Respect ● Operate with integrity and transparency ● Provide forums for Businesses to express concerns and challenges then works with partners to determine solutions and policies Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience ● Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Communications or related field from an accredited college or university preferred; or comparable professional training and experience attained through the military, industry, or association service will be considered in lieu of academic credentials. ● A minimum of three (3) years in a leadership role with a Chamber of Commerce ● Working knowledge of local, regional, and state-level political systems and experience indeveloping collaborative relationships in these areas ● Strong interpersonal skills, contract negotiation experience; experience and acumen in community development, business and workforce development, and economic development; management and/or experience in nonprofit administration, marketing, or a related field is preferred ● Has demonstrated an ability to: o align and inspire others to achieve objectives; create strategies, motivate people, and achieve results o establish trust; initiate and develop long-term relationships and networks o develop a long-term vision for the organization, and strategies to enhance growth and business performance o express ideas clearly and simply; listen to others; promote the timely and ongoing flow of information to others o utilize computer business software (i.e. Word, Excel, Email systems, QuickBooks, Social Media tools, Chamber Master, websites, etc.) o supervise others and take timely action to address performance issues o Bilingual and proven public speaking abilities are a plus ● Appropriate written skills, leadership skills, interpersonal skills, a high level of professionalism, and sound time management skills/practices COMPENSATION ● Up to $60,000 (negotiable based on skills and experience) ● Car and phone allowance to be determined

Submit applications to: Kenneth.dugger@prosperchamber.com

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Position
Executive Director
Organization
The Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco (EDC)
City
Weslaco
Posted Date
02-22-2021
Job Description
Application Period: February 22, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: The Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco (EDC)
Street Address: 275 South Kansas Ste.A
City: Weslaco
State: Tx
Zip: 78596
Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION Executive Director serves as chief executive officer of The Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco (EDCW), a private corporation with responsibility for the management of the corporate activities, under the direction of the Board of Directors to ensure and foster effective economic development activities within the EDC.

REPORTS TO Directly reports to the EDC Board President with oversight of the Board of Directors.

STATUS Serves at the will and pleasure of the EDC Board of Directors, full time with salary and benefits as approved by the Board.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study, i.e., Business Management, Marketing, Accounting or 15 years of experience. • Grant development, implementation and execution. • Successful track record suggestive of energetic and innovative leadership and experience in managing nonprofit organizations and corporations. • Minimum of five years of experience in community and economic development in a senior management position with a record of success. • Political astuteness and knowledge of state and federal economic/community development agencies and programs. • History of involvement in the community through civic clubs, nonprofit agencies, etc.

PRIMARY ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES • Provides leadership in developing and administering a continuing program of policy development, public relations and community development on behalf of the EDC to promote and market economic development in the City of Weslaco. • Collaborates, communicates, establishes and enhances strong relationships with legislative bodies, industries, business groups, educational institutions and other county, city and state departments and agencies, the media and the general public. • Manages an ongoing economic development promotional program for businesses seeking relocation and/or expansion. • Manages an efficient operation within Board approved budget restraints, in keeping with the objectives of the EDC as approved by the Board of Directors. • Maintains control over expenditures to ensure that the EDC maintains a sound financial position. • Develops the annual Economic Development Plan and budget for presentation and approval by the Board of Directors. • Reviews and develops reports on monthly, quarterly and annual activities; assists in development of short term and long term policies and projections; submits recommendations to the Board of Directors. • Keeps the Board of Directors and other stakeholders informed of all phases of the EDC’s operations. • Actively seeks new stakeholders and sources of funding on an ongoing basis sufficient to ensure continued funding of necessary EDC activities. • Attends and participates in a variety of meetings to communicate EDC policies. • Applies strong marketing, promotion, sales and closing skills. • Maintains an active role in local, regional, state and national economic development and real estate organizations, including membership in applicable organizations. • Performs other duties as assigned.

HOURS – Full-time exempt position Due to Covid please submit only electronic documents. All resumes should be submitted via dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/request/We4HHh39foPVEK679w04

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Title Executive Director

Reports to Board of Directors of The Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco (EDC)

Position Summary Provides the ultimate administrative and management function of the EDC. Areas of primary focus include design and implementation of the strategic plan; formation, approval, and management of the annual budget; interacts with the Board, City Commission, and Chamber of Commerce within the boundaries of the EDC and the public. Serves at the discretion of the EDC Board of Directors. By the time of appointment, the candidate will need to reside within the boundaries of the City of Weslaco.

Education/Experience • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study preferred • Knowledge of Grant Proposal/Development/Execution • Knowledge of Real Estate • Minimum of five years of experience in community and economic development in a senior management position with a record of success in economic development projects • Political astuteness and knowledge of state and federal economic/community development agencies and programs • History of involvement in the community through civic clubs, nonprofit agencies, etc.

Hours/Days of Work This is an exempt position requiring work beyond what is considered a normal workday/week. This position sometimes requires extensive weekend and after hours work to successfully implement the planned programs. This position sometimes requires extensive travel, both in and out of the boundaries of the EDC, for varying time periods.

Special Skills/Abilities/Knowledge • Communications – demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively with internal and external audiences, including prospects, Board members, City Commissioners, and Chamber of Commerce within the EDC boundaries, staff, and the public • Presentations – demonstrates the ability to develop and make effective presentations • Interpersonal – demonstrates the ability to interact with individuals and groups in a cooperative and collaborative manner; to develop consensus and handle adversity • Financial – demonstrates the ability and knowledge to effectively manage and provide accurate reports on the budget and financial transactions of the EDC • Technical Expertise – demonstrates the skills and knowledge to utilize the available technological capabilities to enhance the effectiveness of the EDC • Planning – demonstrates the ability to effectively develop and implement the short- and long-range multiple goals of the EDC • Grants- Planning and implementing grants from its application to approval and utilization.

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Responsibilities include, but are not limited to • Administration and management of the EDC • Long-range and immediate planning • Development and implementation of strategic plan, including the mission, goals, and objectives of the EDC • Budgeting and management of all financial components of the EDC • Official spokesperson of the EDC; responsible for communications with the City Commission and Chamber of Commerce within the boundaries of the EDC, Board of Directors, staff, and the public • Research, assessment of existing programs, and reporting • Maintains overall responsibility, accountability, and authority for the economic development and tourism efforts of the EDC • Management of all EDC staff and contractors for EDC programs • Performance of other duties and tasks as assigned by the Board of Directors

Work Environment • The job requires a strong people orientation, dealing with multiple interruptions on a continual basis, while maintaining a friendly interface with others • The job demands a positive and constructive view of working with others, with a high percentage of time spent listing to, understanding of, and successfully working with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds to achieve positive outcomes • The job calls for a high level of optimism and a “can do” orientation, requiring multiple talents and a willingness to adapt them to changing assignments

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, current resume, current salary and salary history, and work-related references including contact numbers.

Due to Covid issues all resumes should be submitted via dropbox link below: https://www.dropbox.com/request/We4HHh39foPVEK679w04

For any further question please email: Vmontemayor@weslacoedc.com

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Veronica Montemayor, Finance/HR
WEDC
Position
Marketing Manager
Organization
Development Corporation of Abilene
City
Abilene
Posted Date
02-09-2021
Job Description
Application Period: February 9, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Development Corporation of Abilene
Street Address: 174 Cypress Street, Suite 301
City: Abilene
State: Texas
Zip: 79601
Job Description

Who We Are We Are…Develop Abilene A small and mighty economic development team in search of a creative marketing, communications, and brand awareness leader. The position will lead the organization in an entire rebranding process and leverage innovative opportunities to sell Abilene as a premier business location, statewide, nationally, and internationally. Our goal is to let the world know who Abilene, Texas is by supporting our achievements and assets through creative content, graphic design, and video production. This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate leader looking to influence the transformation of an organization.

**Marketing Manager ** The Marketing Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the Development Corporation of Abilene’s (DCOA) communications, marketing and brand.

Job Requirements

Job Duties and Responsibilities * Work directly with CEO/EVP and other key staff to leverage innovative opportunities to sell Abilene as a premiere business location. * Communicate the DCOA/DevelopAbilene story by providing creative content, graphic design and video production for all programs, events, websites and publications. * Create, implement, and monitor strategic and tactical communications plans and public relations strategy on behalf of the DCOA. * Maintain a high confidentiality for sensitive information received pertaining to business prospects. * Support DCOA brand through market research, branding all materials and messages. * Conduct market research based on targeted industry clusters. * Refine all brand messages including; Mission, Vision, Core Values, Priorities and Strategies. * Develop, manage, and maintain yearly budgets that support plans and strategy. * Raise brand awareness of the DCOA/DevelopAbilene and their efforts, regionally, statewide, nationally, internationally. * Develop content for all print pieces, including newsletters and annual report, etc. * Design business collateral pieces to support industry messages, marketing Abilene as a premier business location. * Target Industry site selectors through direct marketing. * Work directly with media to maximize coverage locally, regionally, statewide and nationally. * Create promotions, videos and creative content to set Abilene apart. * Oversee contracts with advertising, digital and communications vendors. * Maintain marketing and communications budget. * Track analytics on media coverage and other events or promotional campaigns. * Develop and write key messages for the CEO and other staff to use in their speeches and outreach opportunities. * Support the CEO with appropriate messaging to promote initiatives to the Board of Directors and/or community leaders.
* Craft and review written content used for external economic development and marketing efforts including speeches, presentations, investor briefings, and prospect meetings. Design and launch new website with GIS capability. * Manage all digital communications including; website and several social media outlets. * Create digital content, including blog posts, videos, etc. Tell the story of Abilene and DCOA. * Lead a targeted social media campaigns focused on educating corporate executives on the advantages of doing business in Abilene. * Create storytelling campaigns. * Manage media and public relations efforts for crisis situations. * Participate in the management of special events, ribbon cuttings, announcements, etc. * Utilize performance metrics and data to evaluate the impact of all marketing efforts. * Direct event planning for DCOA’s tradeshows and events. Elevate participant experience and marketing exposure at events, which includes Site Selection Conferences and other annual trade shows and engagements. * Develop Brand Standards.

EDUCATIONAL AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS Education and Experience: 7 - 10 years of experience in branding, communications, marketing, economic development or other business development related work. Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Public Policy, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or a related field is preferred; or equivalent experience.

Skills and Qualifications * Graphic design experience using professional software; Publisher, Power Point, Adobe Creative Suite and web site programs. * Established media contacts. * Experience in local and statewide, national media relations marketing a development organization, Chamber of Commerce, corporation or municipality. * Experience in crisis management. * Knowledge of economic development, domestic and international marketing, social media communication. * Strong independent work skills with a proven track record of taking initiative and developing relationships. * Excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail, creativity and motivation to meet and exceed established goals. * Strong verbal and written communication skills. * Understanding of economic development and economic development organization’s role in the community. * Knowledge of CRM platforms and project management platforms is preferred.

Working Conditions: Environment * Traditional office environment * Location: Abilene, Texas * Physical Requirements * Large percent of time performing computer-based work is required

Travel * Up to 25% travel may be required

For More Information
Julie Johncox, Executive Vice President
Development Corporation of Abilene
325-225-3278
Position
Director Economic Development
Organization
Austin Chamber/Opportunity Austin
City
Austin
Posted Date
02-07-2021
Job Description
Application Period: February 7, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Austin Chamber/Opportunity Austin
Street Address: 535 E 5th Street
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip: 78701
Job Description

The Austin Chamber of Commerce, through Opportunity Austin, is one of the top economic development organizations in the United States. Opportunity Austin is a five-county economic development initiative formed to diversify the economic base and create quality jobs. The Austin Chamber of Commerce’s Economy Team consists of industry recruitment, business retention & expansion, research, admin/operations and technology innovation. The Team collaborates with other Chamber department team members on shared initiatives. The Director Economic Development is responsible for the recruitment of new industries/businesses to the Austin Region along with assisting with the expansion of local primary employers.

Job Requirements

The Director Economic Development performs a variety of functions to ensure the overall success in meeting the goals of the Economy Team.

• Develop annual strategy plan for the recruitment of companies in specified industry sectors • Generate and pursue prospect in target industry sectors • Maintain files utilizing in-house database for prospect activity tracking • Cultivate relationships with national brokers, site selectors and others for lead generation • Compile regional responses to Requests for Information • Host prospects and organize tours/meetings providing a first-class customer service experience • Organize marketing recruitment trips to various out of market cities and coordinate participants including Opportunity Austin investors and regional economic development partners • Work with regional economic development partners in the recruitment of companies • Provide presentations to all size groups (including use of PowerPoint and Prezi) • Conduct at least 10 Business Retention surveys annually in targeted industry sector • Coordinate with Manager, Corporate Expansion on outreach strategies to local industries in specified industry sectors to determine supply chain for recruitment purposes • Coordinate with Communications/Marketing for press items related to new relocations • Cultivate and maintain relationships with companies recruited and act as a local resource as they grow • Responsibilities and duties may extend beyond those listed

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS • Valid Texas driver’s license and ability to drive a Suburban • Bachelor Degree and above and/or equivalent work experience • 3-5 years experience in economic development, sales, real estate or related field

PREFERRED SKILLS This position requires an individual who possesses the following qualities and skills and has a desire to be part of an energetic, fast-paced team: • Professional, “can-do” demeanor • Energetic, highly motivated, self-starter • Team player with positive attitude • Excellent organizational skills with ability to multi-task and work on a variety of types of projects and requests with short deadlines (Directors individually handle approximately 30-35 projects at any given time and as a team host about 150 prospects annually) • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written • Open to taking direction and learning new skills • Good interpersonal skills and works well with others • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word) • Knowledge of social media for lead generation • Ability to learn new software platforms

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Austin Chamber/Opportunity Austin
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Position
Associate Consultant
Organization
TIP Strategies, Inc
City
Austin
Posted Date
02-05-2021
Job Description
Application Period: February 5, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: TIP Strategies, Inc
Street Address: 2905 San Gabriel Street, Suite 309
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip: 78705
Job Description

TIP Strategies seeks qualified candidates to coordinate and manage tasks associated with consulting activity. Our engagements focus on economic development, workforce, and organizational strategies. Working under the direction of a lead consultant, the associate consultant will be asked to coordinate work on multiple projects simultaneously and will be expected to meet specific deadlines. Critical thinking and writing skills are crucial for success. The position may require travel (when conditions permit) as well as participation in virtual events. TIP’s offices are located in Austin, Seattle, and Boston but we encourage applications from other locations as well.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES • Translating complex ideas and concepts into clear and engaging prose.

• Collecting and synthesizing information for publication.

• Preparing notes for meetings, site visits, focus groups, and interviews.

• Investigating, analyzing, cataloging, developing, and drafting creative and original strategies.

• Interacting with stakeholders in the public, private, nonprofit sectors, and the media.

• Conducting phone interviews.

• Developing systems and processes for managing engagements efficiently.

• Collaborating with TIP’s other internal teams, including Research, Production, and Operations.

• Following quality control guidelines and applying consistent attention to detail.

Successful candidates will be required to demonstrate a mastery of writing and critical thinking skills. Written exercises or tasks will be assigned as a primary component of the interview process.

Job Requirements

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

• Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, including English, foreign languages, geography, economics, political science, or other field with a strong focus on writing and critical thinking.

• Demonstrated ability to interpret and explain complex information for non-technical audiences.

• Demonstrated ability to write clear and engaging content for both reports and summary presentations.

• Ability to manage priorities effectively and independently to meet project milestones.

• Ability to manage multiple deadlines.

• Fluency in MS Office Suite—particularly Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

• Proficiency and comfort level using online meeting tools such as Zoom, Cisco Webex, Google Meets, and GoToMeeting.

• Proficiency and comfort level using a wide range of information management tools such as AirTable, Tableau, WordPress, ConstantContact, MailPoet, Qualtrics, Zoho, Survey Monkey, and Adobe InDesign.

• Fluency in Spanish is preferred but not required.

• Intellectual curiosity about the economic, social, environmental, and political trends that drive TIP’s consulting engagements.

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.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to resume@tipstrategies.com. PDF is preferred, but MS Word is accepted. The subject line of the email should be Associate Consultant. Please name your file FIRST NAME-LAST NAME.

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.

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Tristin Caramiho, HR
TIP Strategies, Inc.
512-343-9113
Position
Executive Director of Downtown Odessa, Inc.
Organization
City of Odessa
City
Odessa
Posted Date
01-20-2021
Job Description
Application Period: January 20, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Odessa
Street Address: P.O. Box 4398
City: Odessa
State: Texas
Zip: 79761
Job Description

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

Job Requirements

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.

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Mayra Alvarez, HR Generalist
City Of Odessa
4323353234
Position
Economic Development Director
Organization
City of Victoria
City
Victoria
Posted Date
01-08-2021
Job Description
Application Period: January 8, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Victoria
Street Address: 105 West Juan Linn St.
City: Victoria
State: Texas
Zip: 77901
Job Description

The City of Victoria is seeking an innovative leader to fill a new executive position as the city’s first Economic Development Director, reporting to the City Manager. This role is vital in the city’s on-going effort to create a destination city and grow the city’s existing tax base. The ideal candidate will work closely with area economic development partners and relevant city departments to coordinate the promotion of business and overall economic development interests of the City.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will be an exceptional listener and communicator with skills in strategic planning, downtown redevelopment, community development and economic development. The person selected will be a highly effective communicator who can build consensus and forge strategic partnerships, internally as well as externally. Including, partnering with the City's Explore Victoria (CVB), Main Street and Communications Department to inform the residents of impending strategies or activities that may impact the community; provide presentations to City Council; and develop private and public partners to encourage local business development. The ability to establish and maintain positive, trusting, and highly productive relationships is essential. It will be important for the new Economic Development Director to be highly visible and active in the community, personally and professionally. An outgoing people person who passionately embraces Victoria’s culture and genuinely supports its traditions is strongly desired.

Salary: $90,000 - $120,000/annually DOQ + Full Benefits Package