Under the general supervision of the Director of Business Retention & Expansion (“BRE”), the Business Resources Specialist is responsible for helping to establish and strengthen relationships with primary and major employers, contacting existing Frisco businesses and facilitating solutions regarding their needs and concerns, providing administrative and research support functions related to the BRE program, facilitating business retention/expansion, managing business databases for existing businesses, assisting on as needed basis in business attraction and technology-innovation/entrepreneurship ecosystem opportunities. This position is also responsible for supporting the Director of BRE who oversees implementation of an effective business retention/expansion program.
• Demonstrated success working with established corporates and emerging employers. • Knowledge of principles, procedures, and strategies of economic development in a government environment, with preference to Texas Type A Corporation. • Knowledge of business administration and advanced contact management, project management and meeting/event planning practices and procedures. • Knowledge of public relations and customer service practices and procedures. • Knowledge of computers and related equipment, hardware, and software applicable to area of assignment; specially requires skill in the use of Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook; knowledge of Salesforce or similar CRM is desirable. • Knowledge of research, analysis, interpretation, and report development of complex administrative issues including legal and financial; ability to identify demographic, economic, and industry trends. • Knowledge of labor data platforms and reporting formats. • Knowledge of City and EDC management policies and procedures. • Skill in effective, professional, and courteous oral and written communications. • Skill in organizing, prioritizing, tracking, and managing multiple projects, assignments, and duties. • Ability to work under deadlines and stressful situations. • Ability to provide professional customer service practices and procedures. • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment. • Ability to resolve problems quickly and effectively. • Ability to properly handle and communicate sensitive and confidential business and client information while maintaining its confidentiality. • Ability to be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse range of job-related contacts from high level executives to professional staff and administrative support team. • Ability in the willingness to be a team member with ability to be a team leader when required. • Ability to think critically and analytically in a professional environment.
Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications: • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Relations, Political Science, Economics, Urban Planning, or related field and three (3) years progressively responsible experience in economic development or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Preference may be given to graduates of Basic Economic Development Course, Economic Development Institute, Business Retention Expansion Institute, or substantially similar program(s). • Experience supporting government initiatives requiring collaboration between multiple entities. • 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.
Nestled at the crossroads of the Rio Grande Valley just 20 miles from the Mexican border, the City of Harlingen is known for its diverse businesses, natural beauty, and incredible quality of life. From shopping to hunting, hitting the town or heading out to the coast, this community of just under 72,000 residents has something for everyone.
The Development Corporation of Harlingen, Inc. (dba Harlingen Economic Development Corporation) was organized in 1990 following the citizens’ vote to approve establishing the HEDC as a Type A Texas nonprofit corporation for the purpose of promoting and developing new and expanded business enterprises in the City. The HEDC has assisted a variety of projects, including manufacturing, distribution, corporate offices, medical, educational and retail developments, which have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment and thousands of new jobs. It has also won several awards from the Southern Economic Development Council for its marketing activities. The Harlingen EDC is governed by a five-member Board of Directors appointed by the Harlingen City Commission. The Mayor and City Manager serve as ex-officio board members. The annual HEDC budget must be approved by the Board of Directors and the City Commission.
The new executive director will coordinate, manage, direct, and oversee the City’s economic development activities and operations and provide administrative support to the Harlingen Economic Development Corporation. They will work under the policy direction of the Development Corporation, City Commission, and federal, state, and local laws. The Harlingen Economic Development Corporation is searching for a visionary and strategic leader ready to guide development in a city on the move. Candidates should be excellent communicators and negotiators, skilled economic developers who work collaboratively and understand that success is built upon strong relationships throughout the organization and the community.
The Harlingen Economic Development Corporation is offering a competitive salary of $160,000 to $190,000 for this position, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Performance incentives may also be considered.
Please apply online: https://www.governmentresource.com/recruitment-employer-resources/harlingen-tx-economic-development-corporation-executive-director
For more information on this position contact: Marsha Reed, Sr. Vice President Strategic Government Resources MarshaReed@GovernmentResource.com 806-789-9641
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in economic development, finance, economics, public administration or a related field, with a master’s degree preferred. Candidates should also have at least six years of progressively responsible experience in economic development, including two of management and administration experience. Candidates should also have experience with business attraction and retention that has led to a documented increase in jobs for the area. Professional certification as an economic developer is preferred, as is experience in local government and working with an Economic Development Corporation. Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.
Reviews development and land use proposals including plats, site plans, variance applications, zoning & specific use permit requests, historic preservation reports, drilling permits, annexation requests, floodplain development permits, etc.; examines applications for compliance with established plans, ordinances and applicable local, State and/or Federal regulations; solicits input from appropriate staff, schedules hearings and actions, monitors applications through the approval process and enforces compliance with regulations; prepares reports and urban planning related data as required. Prepares and maintains Geographical Information System (GIS) databases and related maps. Prepares draft resolutions, ordinances and other related documents as required. Prepares and writes grant and award applications and assists in the administration of various grant and award programs.
Other duties include: researching special issues and developing proposals, demographic reports, FAQ sheets, as well as assisting the Director of Community Development in the processing of zoning requests, subdivision plats, site plans, historic commission reports, and all other development related matters.
This position operates with considerable independence, and is expected to exercise exceedingly high levels of good judgment, tact, and diplomacy. Additionally, a high level of computer literacy is required.
The Senior Planner position plays a key role in the Community Development Department. The individual selected will be involved in, and have a great amount of responsibility for all aspects of planning including current and long-range planning, transportation planning, historic preservation, and GIS development. The Senior Planner will be a key point of contact with the development community and is responsible for establishing a positive tone in the administration of the City’s development, historic and subdivision review processes.
Greet, direct, and provide information to visitors, answer and direct telephone calls with questions requiring knowledge of development-related policies and procedures, including complaints.
Responsible for provide guidance and direction regarding the application of all development related codes and policies of the City administered by the Community Development Department.
Assist in complaint or conflict resolution regarding the application of community Development policies and regulations.
Responsible for final agenda reports to Boards and Commissions. Responsible for departmental correspondence regarding day-to-day business for the Community Development Department.
Coordinates all planning and zoning reports and presentations, zoning board of adjustment reports and presentations, historic reports and presentations, and all other boards pertaining to Community Development.
Conducts and directs day and evening meetings with Development Review Committee, boards, architects, engineers, developers, surveyors, contractors, other ad hoc committees and employees relating to development proposals and processes.
Conducts review of building, drilling, seasonal sales, sign, and tree removal permits.
Reviews building, landscape and development plans. Helps coordinate engineering plan review with appropriate reviewing departments.
Conducts property research through deed records and appraisal district records.
Responsible for the maintenance of Community Development related data (zoning, platting, property information, etc.) to support the City’s Geographical Information System (GIS).
Provides back-up supervisory support to Community Development Director.
Reviews development related contracts, agreements, proposals and applications.
Maintains the Department’s website with updated information and forms.
May perform other projects and handle special assignments as required.
Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, geography or related field from an accredited college or university;
A master’s degree in urban planning from an accredited college or university is highly preferred. In lieu of a master’s degree, additional experience in current and long-range municipal planning may be substituted.
Additionally, at least Five (5) years of progressive experience in both current and long-range municipal planning is required.
Specialized knowledge or experience in at least one other discipline i.e., current planning, urban design, comprehensive long-range planning, architecture, GIS, or historic preservation is highly desired.
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification with considerable experience in the administration of current and comprehensive urban planning activities and historic preservation proposals is desired.
Possess a valid, Texas driver’s license;
Have the ability to communicate (read, write & speak) effectively in the English language;
Have the ability to work with minimal direction and supervision;
Have the ability to understand and interpret complex Federal, State and local rules and regulations;
Have the ability to associate effectively and efficiently with supervisors, co-workers and the general public;
Have the ability to comprehend and apply information derived from maps, tables and development related plans;
Be courteous and professional when dealing with the public, and be able to handle upset and irate citizens;
Be flexible to work scheduled evening/late night meetings;
Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and be detail oriented;
Must be able to complete projects in a timely manner with minimal edits;
Must have exceptional customer service skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills;
Be able to successfully complete a six (6) month probationary period.
Under general direction, is responsible for managing special projects, programs, and initiatives within the Economic Development Department’s Small Business Division, with a specific focus on outreach and geographically focused revitalization efforts. Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment, but community and stakeholder engagement, as well as public presentations of small business programs and initiatives are expected. Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment. Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.
This position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.
Essential Job Functions -Leads and oversees outreach efforts to small businesses and community stakeholders. -Manages and oversees all staff division activities, including those related to the development, implementation, and administration of small business outreach and geographic placemaking initiatives and programs. -Leads implementation and management of programs to advance outreach to the business community including initiatives in the area of construction and noise mitigation, commercial corridor development, business façade improvements and outdoor spaces grants. -Serves as lead on Opportunity Zones. -Provides oversight to all small business outreach functions including business retention and expansion. -Designs and implements strategies for business development in targeted areas. -Serves as liaison to contractors, small businesses, stakeholders, and community partners engaged with key projects. -Serves as lead in interdepartmental coordination of efforts for assigned initiatives with the Public Works, Communications & Engagement and other departments of the City. -Oversees contract reporting and compliance for managed programs. -Documents the City's compliance with business development goals. -Coordinates division activities and communicates as required with the Economic Development Director and City Manager's Office. -Develops and maintains current information on all completed economic development plans. -Attends meetings of organizations and agencies involved in supporting EDD initiatives. -Prepares written, verbal, and presentation materials for department leadership and executive team leaders. -Makes formal presentations to city staff, City Council, or outside organizations or business as necessary. -Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.
Job Requirements -Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university. -Five (5) years increasingly responsible experience in economic development. -Two (2) years of supervisory or management experience.
Preferred Qualifications -A Master's Degree is highly desirable. -Experience working with large, diverse stakeholder groups. -Experience implementing complex economic development initiatives.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities -Knowledge of City planning procedures related to economic development. -Knowledge of economics, statistics, and standard methods and techniques of conducting research. -Knowledge of economic factors and incentives that motivate individual businesses to expand, modernize, or relocate. -Knowledge of various City policies and procedures that impact individual businesses, including the permit and license system, zoning regulations, provision of municipal services such as Police and Fire, etc. -Knowledge of full range of techniques for providing financial assistance to firms. -Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs. -Ability to operate a computer keyboard and other basic office equipment. -Ability to establish effective working relationships with residents, large organizations, administrative staff, and board members. -Ability to communicate clearly and effectively. -Ability to communicate City objectives to the news media. -Ability to respond rapidly to reasonable requests for business assistance through the coordination and packaging of various City programs and resources. -Ability to effectively supervise and coordinate a staff of professional business assistance specialists. -Ability to work with senior representatives of the business communities and City department Directors to design and implement business service programs. -Ability to perform all the physical requirements of the position, with or without accommodations.
Job Title: Vice President – Business Attraction
Reports To: President & CEO
FSLA Status: Exempt
SUMMARY: The Vice President – Business Attraction will initiate contact and develop relationships with key decision makers in targeted industry companies to generate new business development leads, site selection firms, prospect visitations and successful location decisions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES: Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
New business attraction
· Respond to inquiries from companies, site selection firms and economic development allies interested in the Coastal Bend region of Texas
· Facilitate visits from qualifying companies and site selector to the Coastal Bend Region of Texas
· Assist in preparing community incentive proposals for qualifying companies
· Facilitation of corporate site selection visits and familiarization tours to the Coastal Bend Region of Texas
· Other tasks or duties as assigned
· Office of the Governor
· Site Selection Firms and Networks
· Other targeted audience trade groups
· Number of companies/site selectors contacted
· Number of active projects
· Number of proposals submitted
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty, listed above, satisfactorily. The position requires the individual to be:
A self starter with the ability and desire to follow through on projects
Ability to accept responsibility for control, planning, and implementation to complete essential tasks
Ability to perform and meet and exceed client, organizational, and self imposed deadlines
Ability to perform a complex and dynamic variety of duties often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure
Must exhibit an entrepreneurial spirit and be results and solutions oriented
Must be a team player
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Four year degree from an accredited school in and a minimum of ten years practicing economic development or equivalent experience. CEcD is required.
TECHNICAL SKILLS: Extensive computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, database applications, presentation software and use of the internet.
INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS: Extensive interpersonal skills are needed in community sales, working with the general public, funding entities, the Board of Directors, and other stakeholder organization. Ability to respond to complaints and problems of a complex nature regarding policies, procedures, regulatory and other issues.
CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION: Required to work with and safeguard confidential information. Confidentiality is regularly entrusted and would result in the loss of the client’s trust and business if not handled properly.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret industry journals, financial reports, and legal documents, as needed. Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write effectively to communicate to senior management of client firms and funding entities, public groups, and the Board of Directors.
MATHMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and as well as basic mathematical concepts such as, but not limited to: fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
REASONING ABILITY: The position requires the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations where limited standardization exists.
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 use hands, handle, feel, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit for long durations. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.
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.
NOTE: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job, CCREDC reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the job or to require that additional or different tasks be performed when circumstances change.
JOB SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Director of Economic Development, the Economic Development and Management Assistant implements programs, aiding business retention and expansion, supporting redevelopment, promoting new marketing and research that strengthens and broadens industrial, commercial, retail, and tourism sectors. Supports programs that market and promote the City as a competitive meeting, and leisure destination, and as a strategic location for business and investment. Performs highly responsible executive support, project management and administrative functions for the Corinth Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) Director and City Manager.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: • Assists in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Business Retention and Expansion goals and objectives. • Oversees the development and implementation of a comprehensive data and research program including developing and maintaining current economic and demographic information; compiles demographic and economic data to respond appropriately to inquiries and requests. • Build and maintain a database of businesses and major employers in Corinth. • Works to promote retail development and redevelopment opportunities through presentations and related outreach activities; develops electronic presentations for specific purposes and audiences. • Conducts assigned projects, research studies, and prepares information as required by City Manager and occasionally assists other administrative departments as needed. • Actively promotes the Commons at Agora for non-City events; assists in creation and development of collateral marketing materials; assists with photography and develops and maintains photo library. • Coordinates and maintains the CEDC and Agora at Corinth websites and other marketing materials, messaging, and content; researches, writes, manages, and posts content for digital media platforms including websites and social media. • Maintains current knowledge of economic trends and activities impacting Corinth’s competitiveness; stays current on issues and trends that affect economic development partners, companies, and investment activity; maintains a pulse of general economic development priorities and trends. • Develops and maintains professional business relationships with clients, brokers, consultants, site selectors and allies regionally, nationally, and internationally through personal contact and participation in professional industry related organizations. • Attends and participates in assigned boards and committee meetings and acts as a liaison to internal and external customers. • Provides administrative support functions and services including meeting coordination and project support for the Economic Development and Administration departments; provides administrative management of sensitive and confidential issues; exercises initiative and considerable independent judgment in performing administrative functions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, Economic Development, Finance, Economics, Urban Development, Marketing, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university; • And three (3) years of relevant experience in roles that demonstrate a proven ability to communicate, manage multiple projects, overcome obstacles, and work effectively in a fast-paced environment; • Or any combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of the job. REQUIRED LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS: • Must have a valid driver license prior to employment. (Must obtain Texas Class C driver license within 30 days of hire per State law.).
SUMMARY: GSMP is a public-private partnership whose mission is to grow the regional economy through the attraction of high quality jobs and investment to the region. Our office is located on the historic square in the heart of downtown San Marcos. This individual will the first point of contact for visitors, from local guests to out-of-town corporate executives, and will be the first impression of our organization. Must be detail-oriented, adhere to strict quality standards, and able to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
Key Responsibilities: * • Receives incoming inquiries and requests from clients, site selection consultants, partners, and other lead sources and prepares responses to RFIs, aggregating necessary data and site information, in coordination with research analyst and other partners as necessary.
• Handles sensitive documentation/information and maintains confidentiality at all times.
• Coordinates meetings, events, and conferences.
• Assists in the preparation of materials for meetings, events, conferences, and special projects, as needed.
• Prepares administrative reports, and assists with program area functions, operations and with the development of plans to initiate and address areas of concern.
• Assists in the development of SOPs.
• Maintains pipeline database and regularly updates project status through internal CRM
• Creates reports in CRM to reflect pipeline status, trends, and other key data points
• Develops database of available sites and establishes relationships with brokers and developers to maintain that database up to date
• Utilizes Impact Datasource to conduct economic impact analyses consistent with regional incentive policies
• Manage the strategy for client follow-up and ongoing project related communications
Requirements: * • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Political Science or related field.
• Working knowledge of industrial, demographic, infrastructure, government, and quality of life issues as they relate to business decisions for location and expansion.
• Experience working within a professional office environment; Postitive attitude and professional appearance.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Client-centered customer service skills.
• Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise.
• Highly organized. Able to multitask and manage time wisely skills ability to prioritize tasks.
• Excellent computer skills including MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) and willingness to learn new platforms. Ability or experience with databases.
• Able to work independently, meet deadlines and handle multiple projects.
• Must have dependable vehicle for office errands and local meetings; able to lift up to 40 pounds
• Must be available to work during regular business hours: Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.
Salary: • Up to $55,000/annually with full benefits and Paid Time Off.
Please send resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summary WORKING FOR THE CITY OF MCKINNEY
Working for the City of McKinney is more than a job. It is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. It is also an opportunity to have a hand in the development of one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. In 2014, our community was named “The #1 Best Place to Live in America.” Although proud of that honor, everyone on our team is committed to making McKinney an even better place to live, work and raise a family. That’s why we exist.
OUR CORE VALUES
City of McKinney employees work hard and at a very fast pace. However, we also look after and support one another. All of us are guided by four employee-inspired values – Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (RISE). We are also supported by servant-based leaders who foster and support a healthy, family-oriented culture. All new employees are expected to embrace and live by our core values and commit to helping us sustain our exceptional work environment as a high performance organization.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
Under general supervision of the President and Senior Vice President of the McKinney Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the Project Manager provides project management services, generates project leads and prospects, participates in Business Retention & Expansion initiatives, and responds to RFP’s with information and follow up information to prospects, attends trade shows and outbound trade missions and conferences and prepares reports as necessary. Essential Functions/Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities GENERAL EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES
In order for us to continue to achieve our primary function of making McKinney a better place to live, work, and raise a family, we hold these expectations for all employees.
Learn and demonstrate an understanding of how team, department, and City goals are interconnected. Contribute to a positive work culture. Maintain regular and reliable attendance. Ability to assess his/her work performance or the work performance of the team. Contribute to the development of others and/or the working unit or overall organization. Ability and willingness to work as part of a team, to demonstrate team skills, and to perform a fair share of team responsibilities. Ability to continuously learn and develop through a mix of internal and external training opportunities, and if applicable, encourage subordinates to do the same.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Handles inbound Requests for Proposals and Requests for Information as assigned by the SVP. Seeks out qualified project leads through recruitment efforts, networking, and industry engagement. Manages a portfolio of recruitment, retention, and expansion projects. Tracks, manages, implements, and ensures compliance for MEDC projects as assigned. Develops and implements, special reports and communications as needed by the President and Senior Vice President. Attends trade shows, marketing events, and conferences as assigned. Participates in all Business Retention & Expansion programs as assigned and performs BRE visits to a portfolio of existing businesses within the City of McKinney. Supports all marketing initiatives and missions. Supports creation and implementation of community outreach programs. Works closely with City on McKinney Development Services departments and other departments as needed Meets assigned KPI’s and reports on all monthly KPI’s as assigned by Senior Vice President Comply with all written City policies and procedures. Adhere to assigned work schedule as outlined in City and department attendance policies and procedures. Performs other duties as assigned by the MEDC President and Senior Vice President.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND BEHAVIORS
Ability to embrace and embody the City’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (R.I.S.E.). Ability to communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, subordinates, and people to whom service is provided. Ability to produce desired work outcomes, including quality, quantity, and timeliness. Ability to plan and organize work, time, and resources, and if applicable, that of subordinates. Knowledge of Economic Development principles and practices. Skill in communicating with the general public, other City employees, professional service providers, and prospects to gather and provide information. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with management, co-workers, other City employees, prospects, and the general public. Proficient in the use of computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite, SalesForce, Hoovers, etc. as required. Ability to work in a team environment; contribute as a team member and treat co-workers, subordinates and customers with respect. Ability to offer flexibility and adaptability, especially during times of change. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Required Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
A Bachelor’s degree in Public, Economic Development or Business Administration or related field is required. Two years of economic development or related experience is preferred.
Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications may be an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Must pass a drug screen and background check. Must have Class C Texas Driver’s License. Physical Demands/Supplemental PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (5-50 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation. Some tasks require visual and sound perception and oral communications ability.
Tasks do not involve exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed as of the date of preparation and approval. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and all requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
The City of McKinney is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) committed to an alcohol / drug free workplace and to providing equal opportunities regardless of age, race, color, gender, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
Economic Development Manager Hiring Salary Range: $73,366-$99,260 DOQ
POSITION SUMMARY: Assists the Assistant City Manager with planning and managing the activities and operations of the City’s Economic Development Department, the Fate Municipal Development District No.1 (MDD), and the Fate Public Facilities Corporation (PFC) which includes Economic Development, Marketing/Tourism, Community Events, and Downtown Programs; coordinates assigned activities with other city departments and outside agencies.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Assists the Assistant City Manager with developing and implementing City, MDD, and PFC goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned service area; consults with the Assistant City Manager 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 Assistant City Manager, City Council, MDD, and PFC Boards. • Prepares agendas and staff summaries for the City Council, MDD, and PFC Boards. • 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 issues. • Supervises employees, including assigning and reviewing work, conducting performance reviews, training employees, and making recommendations regarding hiring, promoting, disciplining, and/or dismissing employees. • Represents the City, MDD, and PFC and acts as a liaison to other city departments, elected officials and outside agencies; coordinates activities with other departments and outside agencies • Provide staff assistance to the Assistant City Manager; participates on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; plan and coordinate department activities with the Assistant City Manager; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence. • Assists the Assistant City Manager in the development and administration of department and project budgets. • Represents the City, MDD, and PFC Boards at various local, regional, state, and national meetings as required. • Develops a comprehensive marketing plan that coordinates the images and stories of the City, MDD, PFC, Main Street, and Marketing/Tourism divisions. • Performs other duties as assigned. • Provide staff assistance to the Assistant City Manager; participates on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; plan and coordinate department activities with the Assistant City Manager; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence. • Assists the Assistant City Manager in the development and administration of department and project budgets. • Represents the FDC, MDD, and PFC Boards at various local, regional, state, and national meetings as required. • Develops a comprehensive marketing plan that coordinates the images and stories of the FDC, MDD, PFC, Main Street, and Marketing/Tourism divisions. • Performs other duties as assigned.
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, not required. • Possession of a valid Texas driver’s license • A combination of education, training and experience providing the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered
The City of Fate is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.
Jorgenson Consulting has been retained to conduct this executive search.
About San Antonio The City of San Antonio is the Nation’s 7th largest city and is home to more than 1.5 million residents. Located in South Central Texas, approximately 140 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, San Antonio offers its residents one of the most attractive and affordable lifestyles in the country. Residents enjoy one of the lowest tax rates in the State as well as a plentiful supply of high-quality housing and low utility rates. The economy of San Antonio is an excellent mix of business services, manufacturing, health care, communications, corporate and regional offices, government, and the convention and tourism industry. San Antonio is also home to one of the largest concentrations of military bases in the United States. One of the nation's fastest growing cities, San Antonio is rich in recreational and cultural opportunities with over 15,000 acres of public parks and 150 miles of trails, over 50 museums and galleries, and home to the San Antonio Spurs. The Historic San Antonio Missions are Texas’ only Unesco World Heritage site, and is a Unesco designated Creative City of Gastronomy.
City Government San Antonio has a Council-Manager form of government with an eleven-member City Council. Councilmembers are elected by District, while the Mayor is elected at-large. The term of office for the Mayor and all members of the City are two-year terms, for not more than four (4) full terms of office. The City Council appoints the City Manager, who appoints all officials in executive positions except for the City Clerk, City Internal Auditor, Presiding Judge, and Municipal Judges.
The City of San Antonio has been recognized for its high level of professional management by Forbes, the ICMA and National Civic League, amongst others. The City has been recognized by national rating agencies as one of the best financially managed cities in the country. The Fiscal Year 2023 adopted operating budget is $3.4 billion with close to 13,000 employees across nearly 40 departments. The City has made a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
The Economic Development Department The mission of the Economic Development Department is to foster economic growth through collaboration and innovation for the continued prosperity of our community. Prior to the COVID pandemic, San Antonio’s economy remained steady and prosperous by successfully attracting new businesses and helping existing companies grow. The City has focused on creating new employment opportunities in 21st century industries, maintaining a great quality of life, and facilitating business growth at the local and international level. The Economic Development Department is currently made up of three divisions that help foster inclusive and equitable economic growth.
The Industry Development Division focuses on recruitment of business activity, along with retention and expansion of local corporations. Economic development incentives, including tax abatements, are tools strategically deployed to cultivate key industries and enhance San Antonio’s economic base by creating high wage jobs. The Global Engagement Division works with local and international partners to foster cultural and business relationships that promote cultural diplomacy and facilitate trade and investment. The Small Business Division facilitates small business development and growth through various programs and services, including the Small Business Economic Development Advocacy (SBEDA)Program, which leverages the City’s purchasing power to grow small, minority, and women-owned businesses.
The Economic Development Department completed a strategic planning effort in 2022, and is now focused on implementation of programs and policies to support the identified priorities.
The Position The Assistant Economic Development Director is responsible for assisting the Director in planning, directing, managing, and overseeing the activities and operations of the Economic Development Department including business recruitment, retention, and expansion, budget and financial operations, development, implementation and oversight of an international economic development strategy, contract monitoring and compliance, coordination and collaboration with community economic development partners, development of policies and guidelines, marketing activities, and implementation of the strategic framework. The Assistant Director Interfaces directly with Mayor and City Council members as well as with senior representatives of both public institutions and private sector businesses on economic development project and related activities. The Assistant Director will be instrumental in implementing the Economic Development Department's strategic framework over the course of the next 3-4 years. This position exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.
Essential Job Functions • Exercises management responsibility for business recruitment, retention and expansion activities, to include international economic development, under the Department's purview. Recommends and administers all related policies and procedures. • Assists in managing the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned service area; establishes, within City policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; and allocates resources accordingly. • Assists in monitoring and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; and identifies opportunities for improvement and assists in directing the implementation of changes. • Assists in acting as official departmental representative to other City departments, City Manager's Office, elected officials and outside agencies; explains, justifies, and defends department programs, policies, and activities; and negotiates and resolves sensitive, significant, and controversial issues. • Assists in selecting, motivating, and evaluating department staff; provides or coordinates training and works with employees to correct deficiencies; and assists in implementing and administering disciplinary and termination procedures. • Assists in planning, directing, and coordinating through subordinate-level staff, the department work plan; meets with management staff to identify and resolve problems; assigns projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; and reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures. • Assists in managing and participating in the development and administration of the department budget; estimates funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; and assists in directing the monitoring and approval of expenditures; and directing the preparation and implementation of budgetary adjustments as necessary. • Assists with the completion of strategic planning efforts and provides leadership in the development of new programs, resources, and tools as it relates to the implementation of the strategic framework. • Assists in coordinating departmental activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations; provides staff assistance to the City Manager, Assistant City Managers, and City Council; and assists in preparing and presenting staff reports and other necessary communications. • Attends City Council meetings and takes necessary action regarding Council agenda items. • Directs the research, analysis, and preparation of complex studies or reports related to current or long-range economic development and employment issues.
Education and Experience Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college with major coursework in Business Administration, Finance, Economic Development, Urban Studies or a related field. They will also have Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in economic development administration, including three (3) years of supervisory responsibility. Certified Economic Developer or Economic Development Finance Professional credentials are desired. The most highly qualified candidates for consideration will be selected based on a combination of education, career experience, and accomplishments that best fits the needs of the City of San Antonio.
The Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate will have an extensive background in economic development and public sector management with proven and successful experience in problem solving and program development. Ideal candidates must have knowledge and experience with business recruitment, retention, and expansion, as well as international development. Previous experience with budget development and general program implementation is also desired. They must also have the ability to skillfully establish partnerships and positive relations with a variety of stakeholders which may include outside businesses and organizations, City Council, employees, and the community at large. Ideal candidates must also possess strong leadership characteristics who will need to engage, inspire, and mentor assigned staff and other City employees. The ability to skillfully and effectively communicate messages and presentations in a clear and concise manner is critical to be successful in this position.
Economic Development Director
Job Status: Open - open and accepting applications
PAY: SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING. COMPETITIVE BENEFITS. RESUME REQUIRED
The City of Olney, Texas and the Olney Industrial Development Corporation (OIDC) are seeking experienced candidates for the position of Economic Development Director.
Duties and Responsibilities
The OIDC Director is responsible to enhance the strength and stability of the economy through support of existing industry and attraction of manufacturing and service sector businesses which bring new capital and employment opportunities into the community.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the following represents the physical and environmental demands for this position. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions with or without accommodation.
The OIDC Director and the Chamber of Commerce Director are located in the same office. The Chamber of Commerce Director assist the OIDC Director when needed for certain projects.
This is an exempt position that will require the need to work beyond what is considered a normal workday/week. This position sometimes requires extensive weekend and after hours work to successfully implement the planned program. This position sometimes requires travel both in and out of the OIDC boundaries.
Submit resume electronically to email@example.com. Feel free to call Wiley Hughey at 940-564-5879.
Skills, Knowledge, and Aptitude for Job
The OIDC Director must have knowledge of Economic Development Programs and financing including State and Federal Programs. Knowledge of Municipal and State statutory laws regarding 4A & 4B Corporations. Manage books, records, financial statement and other reports; prepare budgets and reports of OIDC.
Require a Bachelor degree in economics, business, marketing, government, political science, or related field, experience within a government setting is preferred. Experience may replace formal educational training.
Under general direction, the Business Intelligence Marketing Manager will conduct research and analysis to support key initiatives in economic development, industry clusters, and talent creation/attraction. This individual should excel at telling the Arlington “story” using various points of information; and will create clear and compelling presentations that can stand on their own or complement other materials.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Responsible for researching and gathering statistical information. Will compile, create, query, map and analyze economic, labor, and demographic data through primary and secondary research. Maintains a current knowledge of economic and business conditions. Will monitor economic, demographic, and industry trends for relevance to various initiatives; and will respond to research requests from internal and external sources. Provides support and research on all related marketing projects and assists Executive Director with implementation of various projects. Creates and updates marketing presentations and materials. Will assist in the development of reports, dashboards, marketing materials, and presentations; creates custom presentations as needed; assists in the assembly of marketing and research materials for clients and prospects; assists in producing travel materials for annual mission delegations. Meets regularly with Executive Director to review progress of web initiatives and proactively strategizes on items to improve the quality and functionally of website.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
Responsible for project management duties related to AEDC’s presentation template Responsible for updating statistical information on the Arlington Economic Development\ (AEDC) website as soon as new statistical information is available.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of databases, spreadsheets, specialized labor market tools and word processing software A thorough knowledge of and experience with data manipulation, preferring experience in data visualization tools such as Tableau and MS Power BI is also required. A working knowledge of local business economics, existing Arlington/Dallas/Fort Worth companies, area labor force dynamics, leading industry sectors, and other socio-economic and regional issues Highly skilled in written communication. Must be able to sufficiently compose and edit a variety of documents using correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation, and a keen attention to detail. Skilled in organizational and time management, in addition to problem-solving skills and the ability to work accurately while meeting deadlines with frequent interruptions. Highly skilled in Microsoft software programs. Ability to communicate with clarity and understanding and must possess strong interpersonal skills; with the ability to act as a resource, provide customer service in a courteous manner, and work effectively with diverse groups of internal and external stakeholders at all levels. Ability to communicate complex technical information effectively, objectively, and clearly to a non-technical audience. Ability to use analytical and decision-making skills to offer options and resolve problems in a variety of contexts.
Qualifying Education and Experience: A Bachelors degree in market research, economics, geography, public policy, business or a related field, plus 3-years related work experience; or a combination of education and experience is required. An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.
Why the Partnership When you join the Greater Houston Partnership, you get the opportunity to work with an organization helping guide the future of the Houston region. Our team of professionals work across multiple disciplines, including: Economic Development (Regional and International), Executive, Finance & Accounting, Marketing & Communications, Member Engagement, Public Policy, Regional Workforce Development, Research, Resources, and the Center for Houston’s Future.
Who We Are The Greater Houston Partnership works to make Houston one of the best places to live, work and build a business. As the economic development organization for the region, the Partnership champions growth across 12 counties by bringing together business and civic-minded leaders who are dedicated to the area’s long-term success. Representing more than 900 member organizations and approximately one-fifth of the region’s workforce, the Partnership is the place companies come together to make an impact.
We look forward to telling you more about the organization and helping determine if a career with the Partnership is right for you!
Today, We Are Looking For The VP of Marketing & Communications - Economic Development is responsible for developing and leading the execution of comprehensive marketing and communications strategies designed to support the attraction and retention of targeted companies, investment, and talent to the Houston region. This position directly supports the efforts of our Economic Development Division.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities *Under the direction of the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, the Vice President will: * * In coordination with the economic development division leadership, lead the development of marketing and communications strategies including: Branding and message development related to Houston’s key industries and image Public relations and advertising campaigns Social and digital media campaigns Event, trade show, in-bound/out-bound missions, and grass-roots marketing and awareness efforts * Oversee the planning and creation of all content and marketing initiatives to drive traffic, engagement, and leads that deliver new economic development projects into the project pipeline and promote the Houston region as an excellent place to do business * Work alongside the Partnership's public relations agency to generate positive earned media coverage of the Houston region in major local, national, and international media outlets * Collaborate with the division's media relations team to ensure consistent and appropriate media coverage and outreach * Support the economic development team’s strategic planning for domestic and international missions, conferences, and trade shows, and lead the development of all related marketing communications elements * Support the economic development team’s programs to engage with site selection consultants including outreach via digital/social media, email, and direct touchpoints * Oversee branding, messaging, and packaging for economic development division responses to formal project RFIs * Oversee website strategy for economic development-related sections of the Houston.org website and any associated microsites * Develop and maintain strategic and external relationships with appropriate marketing allies, corporate contacts, government officials, and media representatives to publicize and advocate for the Partnership’s economic development efforts * Lead economic development-related executive communications and thought leadership programs for the organization’s chief executive officer, chief economic development officer, and other executives to position Houston as a leading destination for corporate relocation * Connect with the Houston Energy Transition Initiative to incorporate appropriate messages and materials to bolster Houston’s economic development work to grow as a comprehensive energy hub with the aim to attract new companies, investment, and talent to the region * Track campaign effectiveness by reviewing metrics such as website hits, and social media engagement and conducting perception surveys * Closely monitor economic development marketing trends, emerging technologies, and competitor activities, and adjust strategies, as needed, to keep the strategy relevant and fresh * Manage external marketing partners such as advertising agencies, digital marketing firms, and production companies * Effectively interface with internal and/or external graphic designers, digital media specialists, and project teams * Manage brand standards and usage guidelines and assist with integrating campaigns with brand consistency * Oversee the economic development marketing budget in conjunction with the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer and Chief Economic Development Officer
Leading Others * Effectively identify and develop talent, advancing high performers * Assist team members in their development as individuals and professionals * Directly manage Director, Economic Development Marketing and Communications and Coordinator, Economic Development Marketing and Communications drawing support from Marcom’s six-person shared services team (media relations, digital/social media, graphic design) * Also maintains a dotted-line advisory role with Manager, Economic Development Marketing in the Economic Development Division * Partner with the CMCO to goals and direction of the department and maintain budget parameters for the team * Direct the activities of the team as described above, setting priorities and delegating responsibility to staff * Set performance metrics that drive the team’s success * Deliver and participate in formal and informal performance reviews for direct reports and indirect reports * Implement strategies that enhance the division and the organization's mission, vision, values, and strategy * Lead and staff committees, working groups, partnerships * Support the development of annual plans and budgets * Ensure compliance with all regulations, Partnership bylaws, rules, and federal laws * Work with confidential matters * Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are desirable for job success: * Excellent written communication skills required; composition, writing, grammar, and spelling * Fluency in Salesforce or other enterprise-grade CRM systems, preferably in an economic development environment * Sales proposal/RFI response preparation experience a plus * Skilled at both long- and short-form content creation and distribution * Familiarity with email, digital, and social media campaigns * Ability to deliver a clear articulation of the business goal behind the creation of a piece (or series) of content * Project management skills to manage editorial schedules and deadlines * Energetic and passionate about Houston * Excellent writing and speaking ability * An aptitude for selling ideas * Possess a proven track record that demonstrates public relations and business-to-business marketing skills * Possess a working knowledge of the local and global economy, the private sector business community, and government at local, state, and federal levels * Excellent verbal, written, analytical, presentation, and interpersonal skills * Preference for working with internal and external contacts at all levels * Ability to prioritize simultaneous assignments * Ability to work in a team environment * Executes with excellence by consistently delivering on promises to the highest standard * Professional appearance * Collaborative both internally and externally; works with others to achieve common goals * Advanced level proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel * Nimble/Flexible to work some overtime and/or work on additional projects, as necessary * Some light travel may be required
Behavioral Competencies-Attributes, Behaviors, and Competencies (ABC’s) Leaders of People Competencies Impact-oriented- Mission driven; seeks to make a vital difference in the development and success of the greater Houston region through the work of workforce development. Exceptional Communications-Communicates effectively and persuasively, both verbally and in writing; can write prose with proper grammar and syntax; listens actively; builds trust; uses the appropriate media for the situation; knows what and when to communicate to a particular audience Managing People- Develops subordinate skills and encourages growth. Provides direction and gains compliance. Provides regular performance feedback and manages subordinate’s activities. Planning & Organization Integrates changes smoothly, plans for additional resources, prioritizes and plans work activities, sets goals and objectives, uses time efficiently, and works in an organized manner.
**Education Requirements ** Bachelor's degree in Marketing or Communications
Required Experience 12+ years' experience in Marketing, PR, Communications, or related field required.
Physical Requirements Good vision and hearing acuity (with adaptive aids if necessary). Manual dexterity and skillful use of computer keyboard. Physical exertion includes bending, pushing, standing, and walking. Must be able to move or lift approximately 25 pounds on occasion.
Mental and Aptitude Requirements Job requires the ability to hear, see, and talk; critical thinking, detail-oriented, and empathy.
Safety Requirements Adhere to office safety policies.
Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. The Greater Houston Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
12+ years' experience in Marketing, PR, Communications, or related field required
GENERAL PURPOSE: Plans, coordinates, and directs the City’s economic and business development activities; develops and implements the Strategic Plan for the City of San Angelo Development Corporation (COSADC); recruits, identifies and develops new NAICS eligible businesses; develops and maintains economic development partnerships; negotiates contracts; administers grants; oversees municipal sales tax projects; reports to the City Manager’s Office.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties 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.
Leads and/or participates in the development, implementation, and administration of the COSADC Strategic Plan as approved by City Council
Conducts trends analysis and operationally forecasts economic development utilizing best practices. Identifies, directs and promotes the City’s economic and business development initiatives: facilitates the development, retention, and diversification of the City’s tax and job base. Must be familiar with and understand emerging trends to develop the appropriate approach for recruitment of businesses.
Researches, identifies, develops, recruits and responds to potential NAICS eligible industries (as defined by the State of Texas); maintains initial contact with prospective businesses. Maintains the Business Retention Expansion Program (BREP) by utilizing best practices to additionally concentrate on the expansion or retention of existing businesses.
Develops business proposals and/or incentive packages for new and expanding business ventures; negotiates business contracts. Fills the knowledge and information gaps that may prevent businesses from making optimal decisions on local economic development issues.
Evaluates, presents, and recommends NAICS business prospects to the City Council and COSADC.
Manages the Business Resource Center proper, with the understanding that all partners have autonomy to perform their respective functions.
Administers and maintains all COSADC incentive grants; manages incentive contracts as to compliance & enforcement with the awardee of the contracts; prepares and submits reports in accordance with local, State, and Federal reporting requirements.
Provides financial oversight for various City sales tax projects; develops and administers budgets for all voter approved sales tax projects.
Compiles data and prepares a variety of reports as requested by the City Manager, Finance Director, and City Council and/or COSADC board.
Develops, maintains and supports economic development collaborations with local, regional and State organizations.
Supervises two department positions in the performance of their normal and assigned duties, and interviews candidates for vacancies when needed, making recommendations to the City Manager.
Regular and timely attendance is required.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: **Education and Experience: ** Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Economic Development, or related field; and a minimum of seven years experience directing municipal economic and business development activities; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Licenses or Certifications: * • Must possess a valid Texas Driver License with a good driving record. * • Applicants with an out-of-state driver license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensure. * • Economic Development Finance Professional Certification issued by the National Development Council (NDC) is desirable. * • Considerable knowledge of Air Force Base and Corporate structure is desirable
Required Knowledge of: * • City operations, policies, and procedures. * • Principles of economic and business development. * • Regulations governing economic development activities. * • Municipal sales tax projects and 4B sales tax. * • Tax abatement, tax credits, and tax increment financing. * • Grant funding sources and grant administration principles. * • Contract negotiation principles.
Required Skill in: * • Directing and coordinating the City’s economic and business development activities. * • Providing for the development, diversification, and retention of the City’s tax and job base. * • Developing and maintaining economic development partnerships. * • Identifying, developing, and recommending potential business opportunities. * • Preparing business proposals and negotiating contracts. * • Administering grant funding and budgets for municipal sales tax projects. * • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with City departments and officials, * outside agencies, community organizations, and local businesses.
Physical Demands / Work Environment: • Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment and occasionally in the field when conducting business site visits.
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Assists department head in all economic development and industrial development corporation functions of the city to include all business recruitment, expansion, retention and marketing activities. Plans, develops and oversees the activities and operations pursuant to the vision of the City of Red Oak.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
Provides leadership and strategic direction for increasing the visibility of the city by developing and administering strategic marketing and communication brand initiatives through the use of; but not limited to, digital, graphic design, internet, mail, media, print, video, and web-based programs and resources.
Identifies quality business prospects and establishes and executes marketing campaigns to attract those businesses to the city; negotiates with industry representatives to encourage location, retention or expansion of business in the city.
Maintains effective working relationships with developers, brokers and other resources for bringing business prospects to the city; develops and maintains positive working relationships with existing businesses to encourage business expansion projects.
With oversight, effectively project manages prospects considering investment in the City, including identifying key deal points and drafting potential agreements, communicating those to the department head, City Manager's Office and City Attorney’s office as directed in order to prepare and present such agreements for City Council consideration.
Serves as a liaison with new businesses and city departments to assist with required permitting, arrangements for water/sewer service, fire codes, zoning issues and certificates of occupancy.
Responds to proposals from prospects and evaluates incentive requests by gathering data to prepare a cost benefit analysis for City Council consideration.
Designs, produces, presents and supervises city presentations to business partners.
Prepares agendas, documentation and represents the department at City Council functions and Boards and Commission meetings as needed.
Administers the development and implementation of the economic development program which includes economic development guidelines, consultant oversight, database development, prospect contact, and coordination with the Chamber of Commerce, landowners, and developers.
Directs and oversees the preparation and administration of the departmental budget; directs the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; directs the monitoring of and approve expenditures; directs and implements adjustments as necessary.
Conducts surveys, collects data, and researches economic trends, demographic trends, infrastructures, etc. in order to effectively promote the economic opportunities available in the City of Red Oak.
Works with outside agencies and professional consultants as necessary; assists the Department Head with technical knowledge on development issues to the City Council and various other committees; attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of economic development.
Represents the community in a professional and positive manner with business leaders in order to promote Red Oak as a place to conduct business.
Performs related duties as directed when such duties are a logical and appropriate assignment to the position.
Regular and timely attendance are required for this position.
Interacts professionally and respectfully with the public, coworkers and others in the course of daily work.
Other duties as assigned.
Experience, Education, Certifications & Licenses EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s Degree in Economic Development, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field, and three to five (3-5) years’ progressive experience in economic development or equivalent combination of education and experience.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES Valid Texas Class C Driver’s License with clear driving record. Economic Development Certifications preferred: Certificate of completion from the Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute (EDI); and/or Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
Application Special Instructions
Interested candidates should apply immediately by providing a comprehensive resume, a recent headshot, and a compelling cover letter of interest and accomplishments. Only online applications are accepted for this position.
Kilgore Economic Development Corporation is looking for a professional to fill a business development role that will focus on two main areas:
• Needs of existing primary employers; and
• New business development for the organization
This role will report directly to the executive director, but will work closely with business executives, site selection consultants, real estate brokers, professional organizations, city officials, staff, and the general public representing KEDC. Those interactions will include answering questions, addressing sensitive inquiries, and resolving concerns.
Out of state travel by vehicle and/or air and “after hours” may be required for meetings and events as needed.
Essential Duties: The professional in the business development role will be responsible for managing, conducting, and coordinating programs and projects within a specific area of responsibility to achieve goals as outlined in the Strategic Plan and annual Program of Work.
• Develop, coordinate, and implement business retention and expansion program activities and events
• Develop and maintain close relationships with high impact and key primary employers
• Along with KEDC’s executive director, implement a business visitation program, maintain data, and present findings with staff and partners to address issues and concerns
Our Ideal Candidate:
• Our ideal candidate will have proven project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects at once. They will have a good understanding of customer satisfaction principles.
• Our ideal candidate will understand and thrive on being expected to both effectively market Kilgore to, as well as, recruit good, qualified, prospects.
• Our ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills with experience successfully using social media and other online marketing activities to communicate with all stakeholders, both internal and external.
To view full job profile, visit www.thenextmovegroup.com/kilgore Submit resumes electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org Feel free to call Brittany McCoy at 504-615-7174, with any questions
About the Economic Development Director-- The Economic Development Director of the Hondo, Texas, EDC of is the principal economic developer in Hondo. The Economic Development Director demonstrates a high degree of integrity, energy, and leadership and is responsible for the Hondo economic efforts and vision. The Economic Development Director is responsible for the day-to-day operation and implementation of the organization’s strategies and objectives. The Economic Development Director:
¨ Oversees the budgetary and financial management of the EDC ¨ Oversees staff selection, training, and supervision of the exempt staff as necessary ¨ Oversees the preparation and presentation of funding proposals and the administration of contracts and grants ¨ Creates an environment of professionalism and excellence within the Hondo business community ¨ Provides leadership and vision for Hondo economic development efforts ¨ Develops and oversees a plan of economic action encompassing the key program areas: Business Attraction, Retention & Expansion, Community Development, and Leadership Development ¨ Develops and maintains superior working relationships with other economic development partners in the region, the State of Texas, and federal agencies as applicable ¨ Develops effective partnerships with local, city, and county officials involving them in economic development strategies and planning ¨ Provides regular status reports for all ongoing plans and projects to the EDC Board of Directors ¨ Oversees notification of all meetings, preparation and distribution of meeting agendas and other official documents ¨ Provides a leadership role in development and implementation of the Strategic Plan ¨ Directs and oversees public relations and marketing campaigns and serves as the official spokesperson of the EDC ¨ Serves as a liaison to local, state, and national elected officials to further economic development ¨ Plans, organizes, and hosts special events designed to showcase and promote Hondo
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: ¨ Excellent interpersonal relations and supervisory skills Ability to analyze and solve problems ¨ Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities ¨ Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality ¨ Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives Ability to handle and resolve recurring problems ¨ Ability to offer creative solutions to recurring problems ¨ A track record of “deal making” ¨ An understanding of incentives related to economic development ¨ An understanding of real estate practices/transactions ¨ Ability to manage several activities simultaneously
Qualifications Sought: Graduation from an accredited college or university with an undergraduate degree in political science, marketing, business, or related field; Master of Public/Business Administration, or Master of Economic Development preferred. A successful track record of accomplishment in economic development is important. Successful experience in working with site selection consultants, brokers/developers, and corporate real estate professionals and a minimum of five years’ experience.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications with a comprehensive benefit package.
Finalists are subject to provisions of the Hondo EDC in terms of its hiring policies which may include drug screening and background checks.
Note: Candidates for this position are subject to Public Records Requests.
• Interested parties send cover letter, resume and 3 references to Mike Barnes. Send electronically to: email@example.com
Category: Full - Time Status: Open Salary: Min: $ 72,230 - Max: $ 108,349; DOQ Closing: Until filled
Responsible for directing, coordinating, and administering economic development efforts, including targeting new development efforts, such as new business, retaining and expanding existing businesses, facilitating programs to enhance economic development and job growth, and serving as liaison between prospects and the City.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direction from the Assistant City Manager Exercises indirect supervision to departmental administrative staff
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Development of market research objectives to help the organization meet its strategic goals.
Directs and participates in the development and implementation of economic goals, objectives, policies, and procedures.
Negotiate development agreements.
Develops funding support and administers grants as authorized.
Serve as the liaison to boards and commissions including TIRZ and PID.
Prepares and maintains a list of local businesses to be contacted for possible expansion/retention.
Prepares reports, including charts and graphs, and presents recommendations for action plans to management.
Receives inquiries from business firms, manufacturers and others interested in establishing or expanding industry in the City; responds to specific requests for information relating to the suitability of the City for particular business or industry; solicits new businesses for La Porte; performs research to find the business and recruit individuals and agencies to move to La Porte.
Assists in the development of business plans for the retention and/or expansion of local businesses.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationship with the business community and public.
Makes policy recommendations and develops appropriate policies, programs, and ordinances to further the goals of revitalizing Main Street.
Research market intelligence databases to examine, analyze, and compile statistical data.
Perform related duties as assigned.
For indefinite periods of time - mobility within an office environment; writing; walking; typing; sorting; sitting; seeing; filing; reading; decision making; clarity of hearing; communicating clearly and effectively, in person and by telephone; fine finger manipulation; operation of office equipment, computers, copiers, fax machines, telephone, and a motor vehicle through city traffic.
Knowledge of practices and methods of economic development
Excellent presentation, verbal, and written skill
Skilled in grant writing and administration
English usage, grammar, spelling, and punctuation
Modern office methods, procedures, and equipment and business letter writing
Record keeping principles and procedures
Get along appropriately with co-workers and the public
Understand the organization and operation of the City and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Work in cooperation with other departments, City officials, and outside agencies
Research administrative and departmental policies, laws, and rules
Type at a speed necessary for adequate job performance
Operation of a word processor/computer terminal may be required
Compose correspondence independently
Compile and maintain complex and extensive records and files
Analyze situations carefully and adopt effective courses of action
Understand and carry out oral and written directions
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in Economic Development, Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field from an accredited college or university. Three years related experience.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Active professional certification or the ability to obtain certification through relevant entities such as Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC), Main Street America Institute (MSAI), or other comparable entities is strongly preferred.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that required of the employee for this job.
The City of La Porte is an Equal Opportunity Employer of qualified candidates.
Under general administrative direction of the Economic Development Director, the Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Manager is responsible for developing and implementing a proactive business retention and expansion program, building relationships with the Richardson business community and regional workforce development partners, and developing and executing BRE events.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Develop and maintain a database of existing Richardson businesses. Develop and implement a proactive business retention and expansion (BRE) program with established goals for business visits and outreach. Develop a system to track BRE activity and track activity. Develop a “toolkit” to help Richardson businesses stay and thrive in Richardson. Understand basic business principles in order to communicate with Richardson businesses and evaluate their needs. Manage BRE projects. Collaborate with educational institutions (UT Dallas, Dallas College, Collin College, Richardson ISD, Plano ISD, etc) and workforce partners (Workforce Solutions, Texas Workforce Commission, etc.) to identify and implement workforce development needs and opportunities in Richardson. Develop relationships with community organizations and stakeholders (Richardson Chamber of Commerce, Dallas Regional Chamber, etc) and synergistically match Richardson businesses with resources. Plan and execute BRE events such an employer appreciation events, business and industry roundtables, and others. Develop and deliver presentations to Richardson employers and community partners. With support from team members and Planning department, maintain community business and demographic information, including site and building availability, wages, taxes, labor market, transportation, educational attainment, area utility rates, and demographics. Communicate courteously and effectively with other employees, city officials, the business community, contractors, developers, and the public in person, in writing, and by telephone ‐ sometimes in stressful situations. Effectively represent the City in professional organizations, governmental agencies, and outside activities as needed.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, DEGREES, CERTIFICATES, AND/OR LICENSES:
Bachelor’s degree required in city or regional planning, public administration, economic development, business or closely related field; Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation preferred. Texas Driver’s License required.
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS:
Five years of progressively responsible experience in economic development, preferably BRE and workforce development. Excellent public speaking, writing and presentation skills. Attention to detail, promptness, and ability to work in deadline-sensitive environments. Familiarity with basic business principles and language. Proficiency in English language, computer applications and other technology. Ability to work effectively in a team environment and respectfully interact with team members and Richardson community.
Under general administrative direction of the Economic Development Director, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Manager will be responsible for promoting entrepreneurial activity in Richardson and assisting with finding commercial space for entrepreneurs and start-ups in the Richardson IQ. This person will foster the growth of Richardson’s innovation ecosystem and help position Richardson as the premier tech hub of North Texas.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Under Economic Development Director’s leadership, serve as key contact for entrepreneurial activity in Richardson and assist with finding commercial space for entrepreneurs and start-ups in the Richardson IQ. Serve as liaison for Richardson IQ businesses. Manage IQ HQ facility and programing, and serve as “spokesperson” and effective storyteller for the Richardson IQ. Oversee implementation of the Smart Cities initiative in Richardson. Collaborate with UT Dallas through its IQ Program Coordinator to foster the relationship between UTD and City of Richardson in the Richardson IQ. Create business accelerator program in Richardson. Collaborate and develop relationships with the North Texas innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, including college and universities, investors, accelerators, Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), Richardson Chamber of Commerce, etc. With support from research partners, maintain community data pertaining to startup and funding activity, patents, etc. Communicate courteously and effectively with other employees, city officials, the business community, contractors, developers, and the public in person, in writing, and by telephone ‐ sometimes in stressful situations. Effectively represent the City in professional organizations, governmental agencies, and outside activities as needed.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, DEGREES, CERTIFICATES, AND/OR LICENSES:
Bachelor’s degree required in business administration, entrepreneurship, finance, economic development, economics or closely related field; Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) or Entrepreneurship Development Professional (EDP) designation preferred. Texas Driver’s License required.
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS:
Five years of progressively responsible experience in economic development, entrepreneurship or ecosystem building. Excellent public speaking, writing and presentation skills. Strong foundation of key business principles and ecosystem building. Preference given to candidates who have had experience as an entrepreneur. Attention to detail, promptness, and ability to work in deadline-sensitive environments. Proficiency in English language. Ability to work effectively in a team environment and respectfully interact with team members and Richardson community.
Under general administrative direction of the Economic Development Director, the Marketing and Placemaking Manager will be responsible for developing and executing an economic development marketing strategy and managing leads and proposals. This includes the redesign and maintenance of the Richardson Economic Development website, social media management, and all marketing materials and collateral. In addition, the Marketing and Placemaking Manager will work in collaboration with other City departments to promote the arts, music, festivals, and events, particularly in the CORE District.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Under Economic Development Director’s leadership, develop and execute a new economic development marketing strategy for Richardson. Manage production of collateral materials, including community profile, aerial map, promotional items, etc. Manage the redesign and maintenance of Richardson Economic Development website. Manage Richardson Economic Development’s social media accounts. Work in collaboration with other City departments to promote the arts, music, festivals, and events, particularly in the CORE district. Work in collaboration with other City departments to manage wayfinding in CORE district and Richardson IQ. Manage implementation of CORE events. Develop a mailing list of economic development stakeholders and produce economic development newsletter. Serve as manager for prospect leads under Director’s leadership. Develop and deliver presentations to Richardson employers and community partners. With support from team members and Planning department, maintain community business and demographic information, including site and building availability, wages, taxes, labor market, transportation, educational attainment, area utility rates, and demographics. Communicate courteously and effectively with other employees, city officials, the business community, contractors, developers, and the public in person, in writing, and by telephone ‐ sometimes in stressful situations. Effectively represent the City in professional organizations, governmental agencies, and outside activities as needed.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, DEGREES, CERTIFICATES, AND/OR LICENSES:
Bachelor’s degree required in marketing, advertising, graphic design, communications, public relations, economic development, business or closely related field; Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation preferred. Texas Driver’s License required.
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS:
Five years of progressively responsible experience in marketing or communications, preferably in economic development or with a city government. Excellent public speaking, writing and presentation skills. Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, social media, and other graphic design software. Attention to detail, promptness, and ability to work in deadline-sensitive environments. Proficiency in English language. Ability to work effectively in a team environment and respectfully interact with team members and Richardson community.