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Director of EDC
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City of Emory Development Corporation
City
Emory
Posted Date
10-23-2020
Job Description
Application Period: October 23, 2020 – Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Emory Development Corporation
Street Address: 329 N. Texas St.
City: Emory
State: Tx
Zip: 75440
Job Description

The goal for the Director of the City of Emory Development Corp Director is to improve the quality of life of the citizens and to promote and support the business climate for the City of Emory, Texas.

The Director must be knowledgeable of applicable laws related to 4B Economic Development Corporation.

Director is responsible for the planning, implementation, and coordination of economic development programs including business retention and expansion, business attraction, community planning, marketing, job creation and the generation of sales tax.

Develop and implement marketing plans and campaigns by creating proposals, developing mailings, writing marketing plans, developing advertisements, placing ads, meeting with potential clients and businesses, brokers and developers, attending business and social functions and developing promotional literature.

Plans and participates in trade shows, conferences, public appearances and special events by distributing promotional material and speaking at events and serving on committees.

Develops and manages budget by determining expenditures for the coming year and implementing the budget throughout the year.

The Director will be responsible for marketing, prospective development/negotiations, business retention, overall administration, and appropriate reporting of activities to the City of Emory EDC Board and the City Council.

Oversight of the daily operations of the City of Emory Development Corporation:

• Manages the day-to-day operations of the department • Short and long-term strategic planning • Develop and maintain department budget • Marketing, advertising, and public relations • Serve as the spokesperson for the organization • Organize and implement the strategic directives of the organization as established by the Board of Directors. • Provide continuous communication to the Board of the EDC and local government leaders regarding economic development activity and trends • Serve as a resource for local employers, in assisting them to grow their businesses in our community. • Build positive relationships between the EDC, local employers, local government agencies, Rains County offices, Rains ISD, local and regional chambers of commerce, and community organizations. • Coordinate all economic and community development programs, prospect visits, existing industry and business activities as directed. • Serve as the key contact for new and expanding businesses. • Identify needs and develop programs to support existing industry and encourage local expansion of jobs. • Meet on a regular basis with existing industries and maintain positive relationships with the businesses. • Attend board meetings and occasional evening City Council meetings. • Other duties as required by the Board.

Job Requirements

Applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business, economics, marketing or a closely related field.

A minimum of five years of related experience as Director. Experience may be substituted for education.

Certified economic development or community development professional is a plus.

Must have or be able to obtain a valid Texas Driver's License.

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Keeley Roan, EDC Director
City of Emory Development Corp
9034732465 x106
Position
Executive Director
Organization
Development Corporation of Snyder, TX
City
Snyder
Posted Date
10-23-2020
Job Description
Application Period: October 23, 2020 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Development Corporation of Snyder, TX
Street Address: 2514 Ave. R
City: Snyder
State: TX
Zip: 79549
Job Description

The Development Corporation of Snyder, Texas is seeking an Executive Director. This position reports to the DCOS (board) and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the organization including financial, marketing, staff supervision along with business recruitment/expansion/retention. This is a full time position.

Job Requirements

The preferred candidate would possess at least an undergraduate degree in a field related to economic development--business, political science, marketing, etc. The preferred candidate should have a minimum of 3-5 years experience in economic development or a related field with similar transferrable skills. A successful track record of utilizing public/private fianancial tools to locate/expand business is desired. A working knowledge of economic development principles and practices is similarly desired.
The candidate should be able to work collaboratively with community stakeholders including but not limited to, elected and appointed officials, business leaders and civic leadership in Snyder. The candidate should possess the highest integrity.

Interested persons should send a cover letter, resume, and three references with contact information.

Please note: Candidates may be subject to drug testing and criminal background test. This position may be subject to PIR requests and DCOS will comply with recent Attorney General opinions in that regard.

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Mike Barnes, President/CEO
Mike Barnes Group, Inc.
12542145969
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Position
Business Outreach & Engagement Coordinator
Organization
Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation
City
Bryan
Posted Date
10-22-2020
Job Description
Application Period: October 22, 2020 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 1716 Briarcrest Drive, Suite 714
City: Bryan
State: Texas
Zip: 77802
Job Description

The Business Outreach & Engagement Coordinator is responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships with companies and audiences located within the Brazos Valley as part of an established business retention/expansion (BRE) program and private investment group. For more information about the Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation, please visit brazosvalleyedc.org.

Job Requirements

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Reasonable Accommodations Statement To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s) • Lead, implement, and track a Business Retention and Expansion program to support existing industry within the Brazos Valley in conjunction with overall Business Development Team • With Managing Director of IBV, scout targeted investor prospects, engage and retain current investors, prepare events for IBV, develop marketing material for the IBV, Recruitment, Engagement, and Value Proposition • Work with the BVEDC's Committees and Invest Brazos Valley as part of the overall Strategic Plan implementation for both internal and external awareness and business development activities • Prepare collateral materials and presentations to support Business Development efforts • Help to maintain website content related to Business Development to maintain the BVEDC's role as the most reliable source of economic development information for Brazos Valley stakeholders, community partners, and other third parties • Represent the organization externally as necessary • Other duties as assigned

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS Competency Statement(s) • Business Acumen - Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and issues. • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word. • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely. • Conceptual Thinking - Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas. • Interpersonal - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals. • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task. • Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers. • Team Builder - Ability to convince a group of people to work toward a goal.

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Erin Gough, Manager of Office Administration
Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation
979-260-1755
Position
Coordinator, Economic Development
Organization
Greater Houston Partnership
City
Houston
Posted Date
10-16-2020
Job Description
Application Period: October 16, 2020 – November 13, 2020
Organization: Greater Houston Partnership
Street Address: 701 Avenida de las Americas
City: Houston
State: Texas
Zip: 77010
Job Description

The Greater Houston Partnership is looking for a nimble, detail oriented, administrative coordinator to assist project managers within the Economic Development Division in managing prospect activity as it relates to the generation of leads and development of prospects and proposals to advance the mission of the Greater Houston Partnership :“To make Houston one of the world’s best places to live, work, and build a business.”

The primary role and responsibility of this position is the coordination of domestic economic development initiatives for a team of approximately seven economic development staff members. Duties include coordination with the EDD Managers and VP on committee activities, reporting and budgeting, as well as contract compliance as needed. https://www.houston.org/

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree preferred

2 years previous experience or training in sales, marketing or related field, in a public, private or non-profit organization, or a combination of the above type experience and training.

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Anna, Bockin
Greater Houston Partnership
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Director of Development Services
Organization
Town of Addison
City
Addison
Posted Date
10-15-2020
Job Description
Application Period: October 15, 2020 – November 12, 2020
Organization: Town of Addison
Street Address: 16801 Westgrove Dr
City: Addison
State: Texas
Zip: 75001
Job Description

The Town of Addison, TX offers the energy, vibrancy, entertainment, and commerce of a large city – but all in a compact 4.4-square mile package that is clean, easy to use, friendly, and accessible. This unique urban enclave boasts more than 180 restaurants, 23 hotels, upscale living, unique retail shops, and more than 12 million square feet of office space. In Addison, It All Comes Together!

Addison is a full-service, home rule town operating under a council-manager form of government. The Director of Development Services reports to one of the Town’s two Deputy City Managers. The Director manages the operations of the Development Services Department including Planning and Zoning, Building Inspections, Code Enforcement, and Environmental Services. The Director serves as the liaison to the Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Zoning Adjustment. While the incoming Director will lead the Development Services Department, the existing team is comprised of strong division heads, each effectively managing their respective areas.

Job Requirements

The Town seeks a detailed visionary, outside-the-box thinker to become the Director of Development Services. The selected individual must hold a bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Urban Planning, or a related field and five years of experience in planning and community development. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) designation is preferred. Experience in implementing large scale master plan development is highly desired.

View complete position profile and apply online at: http://bit.ly/SGRCurrentSearches

For more information on this position contact: Lissa Barker, Senior Vice President SGR LissaBarker@GovernmentResource.com

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Lissa Barker, Sr. Vice President
Town of Addison
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Manager, Workforce & Industry Development
Organization
Round Rock Chamber
City
Round Rock
Posted Date
10-15-2020
Job Description
Application Period: October 15, 2020 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Round Rock Chamber
Street Address: 212 E. Main St.
City: Round Rock
State: Texas
Zip: 78664
Job Description

Job Summary The Manager of Workforce and Industry Development will lead and grow the Chamber’s workforce development programs to ensure the community produces and maintains a strong pipeline of talented individuals, while also managing existing business retention and expansion outreach. The Manager will initiate, support and develop relationships between education stakeholders, business stakeholders and the local workforce board to enhance the overall community workforce pipeline. The Manager will also lead the execution and growth of the Chamber’s strategy and leadership programs.

Key Duties * Lead the successful implementation of the Chamber’s WROC talent development strategy, including the skills trades image campaign, externship program for educators, accelerated certification program, developing apprenticeship opportunities, etc. * Evaluate the Chamber’s current talent development strategy and develop recommendations for strengthening and/or evolving the current strategy (internships, higher education partnerships and programming, etc.). * Establish productive relationships with local businesses in order to identify, anticipate and address local-employer needs. * Support and execute the Chamber’s leadership programs (Leadership Round Rock and Ascend). * Identify and apply for grants to fund talent development programming (skilled trades image campaign, externships/internships, etc.) and facilitate those opportunities with industry partners, education partners and the local workforce board. * Research, maintain and publish data to assist and support businesses and business development initiatives (demographic, socioeconomic, quality of life, labor and wages, commute patterns, major employers by industry, etc.) * Schedule and complete onsite business retention and expansion interviews, track interactions and report findings accordingly. * Support the economic development team on new business recruiting activities that are related to workforce development matters and program areas. * Assist new and expanding businesses on all workforce development needs. * Serve as the staff liaison to the Talent Development Council and ensure they meet at least quarterly. * Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Job Qualifications * Bachelor’s degree in Economic Development, Business Administration, Public Administration or another related field. Work experience and professional certifications may be considered in lieu of education requirements. * Four or more years of related experience. * Must be a self-starter with strong oral communications, persuasion, and sales skills. * Must be proactive in all aspects of the position. * Ability to multitask and be highly organized. * Excellent written and verbal communication skills. * The ability to provide excellent customer service and be a team player. * Experience with grant writing, management, and reporting. * The ability to work with, coordinate, and support volunteer councils/committees. * The ability to use software and databases to provide business intelligence, location information, and workforce-related data to local business. * A high proficiency in Office 365 (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), extensive experience with workforce related databases, and ability to learn and utilize other software as needed for the position. * Knowledge of available workforce and business development programs is preferred. * Must possess a valid driver’s license.

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Jordan Robinson, VP of Economic Development
Round Rock Chamber
512-255-5805
Position
Economic Development Coordinator
Organization
City of College Station
City
College Station
Posted Date
10-13-2020
Job Description
Application Period: October 13, 2020 – Until Position Filled
Organization: City of College Station
Street Address: 1101 Texas Avenue, P.O. Box 9960
City: College Station
State: Texas
Zip: 77842
Job Description

Description Under general supervision of the Economic Development Manager, the Economic Development Coordinator performs highly responsible professional, liaison, and complex administrative functions in carrying out a wide variety of activities in support of economic development for the City of College Station. Duties include, but not limited to, providing support for retail recruitment and development; serving as governmental, community and organization liaison for the Economic Development Department; managing economic development outreach; and conducting research and analyzing information for economic development projects.

Principal Duties Serve as the key point of contact for retail recruitment and commercial development for businesses locating or expanding in the City on behalf of Economic Development Department; assisting businesses in understanding and meeting requirements of applicable codes and development processes, and providing information and guidance. Maintain commercial real estate profiles, to include maintaining a database of properties and inventory of site-ready commercial real estate options and feature sites for local brokers. Ensure the coordination, collaboration and consensus of economic development and redevelopment efforts by working closely with Planning and Development Services on commercial preservation, fast-tracked development reviews and retail development projects, including Trackit reviews for commercial related re-zonings and comprehensive plan amendments. Manage contracts and evaluate compliance with contract requirements; and monitor payments. Coordinate and facilitate economic retail redevelopment projects and activities to achieve the City’s economic development strategies; including facilitating collaborative efforts with Planning & Development Services, land owners, brokers and other parties of interest; making presentations and attending meetings as necessary. Serve as liaison and resource to BCS Chamber of Commerce and other outside agencies regarding economic development initiatives; attend ribbon cuttings and other relevant events. Responsible for overseeing the maintenance of the economic development website, to include providing information to third-party administrator, updating site as appropriate, and ensuring all information is accurate and kept up-to-date. Attend and participate in meetings and committees on behalf of the Economic Development Department as directed and/or as assigned, to include but not limited to the following: The Economic Development Committee, Spring Creek LGC, Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council. Provide analytical support and analysis on projects, including, but not limited to, conducting technical research, compiling and analyzing data, evaluating findings, identifying significant issues and/or alternatives, determining options; preparing a variety of reports; and developing recommendations. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Required:
Bachelor's Degree in urban planning, land & property development, business, government or related field and (3) three years successful experience in planning or a planning related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Texas Driver's License. Knowledge of principles and practices of city planning as they pertain to urban development and zoning, and demonstrated experience in applying these principles and practices. General knowledge of methods and techniques of research and analysis. Ability to comprehend and apply multiple ordinances and policies. Ability to present ideas concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to develop and maintain cooperate and professional relationships with employees, citizens, community and private organizations, elected officials and boards and commissions.

Preferred:
Master's degree in urban planning, public administration, or a related field. Knowledge and experience real estate development and entitlements.

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Aubrey Nettles, Economic Development Manager
City of College Station
979-764-3423
Position
Economic Development Coordinator
Organization
City of College Station
City
College Station
Posted Date
10-13-2020
Job Description
Application Period: October 13, 2020 – Until Position Filled
Organization: City of College Station
Street Address: 1101 Texas Avenue, P.O. Box 9960
City: College Station
State: Texas
Zip: 77842
Job Description

Description Under general supervision of the Economic Development Manager, the Economic Development Coordinator performs highly responsible professional, liaison, and complex administrative functions in carrying out a wide variety of activities in support of economic development for the City of College Station. Duties include, but not limited to, providing support for retail recruitment and development; serving as governmental, community and organization liaison for the Economic Development Department; managing economic development outreach; and conducting research and analyzing information for economic development projects.

Principal Duties Serve as the key point of contact for retail recruitment and commercial development for businesses locating or expanding in the City on behalf of Economic Development Department; assisting businesses in understanding and meeting requirements of applicable codes and development processes, and providing information and guidance. Maintain commercial real estate profiles, to include maintaining a database of properties and inventory of site-ready commercial real estate options and feature sites for local brokers. Ensure the coordination, collaboration and consensus of economic development and redevelopment efforts by working closely with Planning and Development Services on commercial preservation, fast-tracked development reviews and retail development projects, including Trackit reviews for commercial related re-zonings and comprehensive plan amendments. Manage contracts and evaluate compliance with contract requirements; and monitor payments. Coordinate and facilitate economic retail redevelopment projects and activities to achieve the City’s economic development strategies; including facilitating collaborative efforts with Planning & Development Services, land owners, brokers and other parties of interest; making presentations and attending meetings as necessary. Serve as liaison and resource to BCS Chamber of Commerce and other outside agencies regarding economic development initiatives; attend ribbon cuttings and other relevant events. Responsible for overseeing the maintenance of the economic development website, to include providing information to third-party administrator, updating site as appropriate, and ensuring all information is accurate and kept up-to-date. Attend and participate in meetings and committees on behalf of the Economic Development Department as directed and/or as assigned, to include but not limited to the following: The Economic Development Committee, Spring Creek LGC, Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council. Provide analytical support and analysis on projects, including, but not limited to, conducting technical research, compiling and analyzing data, evaluating findings, identifying significant issues and/or alternatives, determining options; preparing a variety of reports; and developing recommendations. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Required:
Bachelor's Degree in urban planning, land & property development, business, government or related field and (3) three years successful experience in planning or a planning related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Texas Driver's License. Knowledge of principles and practices of city planning as they pertain to urban development and zoning, and demonstrated experience in applying these principles and practices. General knowledge of methods and techniques of research and analysis. Ability to comprehend and apply multiple ordinances and policies. Ability to present ideas concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to develop and maintain cooperate and professional relationships with employees, citizens, community and private organizations, elected officials and boards and commissions.

Preferred:
Master's degree in urban planning, public administration, or a related field. Knowledge and experience real estate development and entitlements.

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Aubrey Nettles, Economic Development Manager
City of College Station
979-764-3423
Position
Research Analyst
Organization
Greater San Marcos Partnership
City
San Marcos
Posted Date
09-24-2020
Job Description
Application Period: September 24, 2020 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Greater San Marcos Partnership
Street Address: 113 N Guadalupe
City: San Marcos
State: TX
Zip: 78666
Job Description

The Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP), a nationally recognized economic development organization serving the City of San Marcos and the communities within Hays and Caldwell Counties, is seeking a hardworking and resourceful professional as our Research Analyst.

Job Title: Research Analyst Reports to: Senior Director, Business Attraction FLSA Status: Non-exempt

SUMMARY: The Greater San Marcos Partnership is a 501c(6) public-private partnership whose mission is to increase economic opportunity for the Greater San Marcos region through the attraction of high quality jobs and investment. Our office is located on the historic square in the heart of downtown San Marcos. This position will be responsible for providing the research needs for business attraction, business retention and expansion, and marketing efforts for the Greater San Marcos region, as well as providing data to our national PR firm, investors and the public.

Key Responsibilities:

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

Job Requirements

Requirements/Abilities:

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

This is a part-time role, requiring 20 hours of work per week, some amount of which will be in person. The ideal candidate will join the GSMP as a full-time employee within one year of hire.

How to apply:

To apply please submit your resume, cover letter and any relevant writing samples to Shannon Webb, Office Manager at shannonw@greatersanmarcostx.com. 113 N. Guadalupe Street, San Marcos, Texas 78666.

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Shannon Webb, Office Manager
GSMP
Position
Project Manager
Organization
Greater San Marcos Partnership
City
San Marcos
Posted Date
09-24-2020
Job Description
Application Period: September 24, 2020 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Greater San Marcos Partnership
Street Address: 113 N Guadalupe
City: San Marcos
State: TX
Zip: 78666
Job Description

The Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP), the economic development organization serving the City of San Marcos and the communities within Hays and Caldwell Counties, is seeking an enthusiastic and highly-organized project manager to provide support in a fast-paced environment with high visibility and interaction with regional business leaders.

Job Title: Project Manager Reports to: Senior Director, Business Attraction FLSA Status: Exempt

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:

• Responds to incoming inquiries and requests from clients, site selection consultants, partners, and other lead sources. • Develops a regional response template for RFIs • Prepares responses to RFIs and aggregates necessary data and site information, in coordination with research analyst and other partners as necessary. • 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

Job Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Political Science or related field. Actively pursuing Master’s Degree a plus. • 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.

To apply please submit your resume, cover letter and any relevant writing samples to Shannon Webb, Office Manager at shannonw@greatersanmarcostx.com. 113 N. Guadalupe Street, San Marcos, Texas 78666.

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Shannon Webb, Office Manager
Greater San Marcos Partnership
Position
Senior Economic and Community Development Associate
Organization
Hawes Hill & Associates LLP
City
Houston
Posted Date
09-20-2020
Job Description
Application Period: September 20, 2020 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Hawes Hill & Associates LLP
Street Address: P.O. Box 22167
City: Houston
State: TX
Zip: 77227-2167
Job Description

Hawes Hill & Associates seeks an individual experienced in economic and community development that has an interest in assisting communities to reach their full potential. Strong candidates require a portfolio of successful economic and community development initiatives, are collaborative, energetic, entrepreneurial, tech-savvy, and creative in solutions that improve the quality of life or economic position of our client communities.

MAJOR DUTIES: * Manages the day-to-day implementation of economic and community development activities for communities and special districts that employ the firm for those purposes. * Implements economic and community development plans and specific solutions. * Cultivates and sustains relationships with stakeholders, including community leaders, property owners, brokers, lenders and developers, and others critical to implementing economic and community development solutions. * Recognizes and markets development opportunities to potential community investors. * Engages with the local business community for purposes of, among other things, business retention and expansion. * Participates in development of economic incentives, agreements, and programs. * Actively participates in development of economic and community development related plans, including economic development strategic plans, special area plans, comprehensive or long-range plans, and special district service plans. * Collaborates with partners and team members for purposes of community marketing and branding efforts. * Responds to business and community inquiries. * Develops business and community enrichment programs. * Provide community and economic development related statistical and numerical updates to community leaders, including various boards of directors or elected officials as appropriate. * Assists with development-related public information and media relations. * Performs related duties.

Job Requirements

EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION * Creation and implementation of “grassroots” economic and community development solutions, including understanding of community conditions, discovering or creating projects or programs to address the issues, building support, raising funds, crafting partnerships, and active implementation. * Economic and community development principles and best practices. * Real estate, development, and development finance. * Interpreting industry trends, growth patterns and market projections. * Project and program management concepts and principles specific to economic and community development. * Special districts and similar economic and community development organizations. * Creative problem solving. * Negotiation with a variety of parties related to packages to spur economic growth. * Oral and written communication.

QUALIFICATIONS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in economic development, urban planning, business, public administration, or a related field; Master’s Degree preferred • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a related field • Certified Economic Developer Designation (CEcD) and/or American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) desirable, but not required • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid Class C Driver’s License issued by the State of Texas. • An equivalent combination of experience, education, and training providing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: None

OTHER CONDITIONS: Must provide own transportation • Must be willing to work occasional irregular hours and weekends to support HHA’s and its clients’ programs and initiatives, attend evening meetings, meet deadlines, and achieve objectives.

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Susan Hill, Senior Partner
Hawes Hill & Associates
713.595.1200
Position
Assistant City Manager (Planning/Economic Development)
Organization
City of Garland
City
Garland
Posted Date
09-09-2020
Job Description
Application Period: September 9, 2020 – Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Garland
Street Address: 200 N. Fifth Street
City: Garland
State: TX
Zip: 75040
Job Description

The Assistant City Manager (ACM) is a key position within the organization, serving on the City’s Executive Team. The ACM is responsible for leading the development, implementation and administration of strategic organizational operations in conjunction with the City Manager and/or Deputy City Manager.

The ACM will play a vital role in directing and overseeing the work of various departments whose duties include the implementation and continual progress towards achieving Envision Garland (the comprehensive plan that serves that guiding policy document for long-range planning and development) and will be heavily involved in economic development efforts. Actual departments assigned will depend on the chosen candidate’s background and experience. The ACM frequently makes presentations to the City Council and represents the City with local, state and national organizations, and the community, to create support for organizational programs.

The salary will be commensurate depending on qualifications and experience. Essential Job Functions • Provide complex administrative assistance and support to the City Manager and City Council. Assist the City Council in responding to inquiries and/or requests for information from the citizens. • Oversee organizational operations of the City including: determining planning process, purpose, timing and evaluation of operational projects and activities. • Develop City strategic plan in collaboration with City Council, including budget, development and improvements in City services. Translate the strategic and tactical business plans into City-wide strategic and operational plans. • Serve on the executive team reporting directly to the City Manager. Provide advice as to the City's management direction. • Confer with the business community, citizens, and/or other interested parties to discuss needs and related problems or issues. Provide information and assistance to civic organizations dealing with specific problems affecting the City’s welfare. • Review and prepare complex reports and studies. Offer recommendations on a wide variety of administrative or management policies in support of organizational goals, priorities, and initiatives. • Evaluate and advise the impact of long range planning of new programs/strategies and regulatory action’s impact on the attraction, motivation, development and retention of employees. • Maximize employee resources through focus on strategic planning, financial resource allocation and management policies and procedures. • Identify areas of improvement through participation and involvement with Council Committees and Commissions. • Provide overall direction and facilitation of multiple departmental operations. • Evaluate performance within assigned City departments, program categories and/or services to ensure prompt, efficient and effective service delivery. Provide direction and guidance to assigned areas, which includes budget administration, policy direction, strategic planning and/or other related areas. • Oversee the direction of applicable City departments with other government entities and/or contracted agencies. Confer with Directors and staff to review, plan, and discuss policies, programs, strategies, and/or other issues of concern. • Oversee and facilitate all comprehensive City communication issues and projects in the absence of the City Manager.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education & Work Experience  Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field from an accredited college or university  Eight or more years of progressively responsible municipal government experience, including solid experience and expertise related to planning, economic development and re-development  At least five years of management experience at a department head level or higher

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills Education/ Experience: • Master’s degree in public administration or related field • Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) certification • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification • Prior experience as City Manager, Deputy City Manager, Assistant City Manager or Managing Director Knowledge, Skills & Abilities • Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of City management/administration including budgeting, economic development, fiscal management, performance management, project management, planning, re-development and program/services evaluation • Business acumen and understanding of domestic and international economic development • Extensive knowledge federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to local government operations • Extensive knowledge of principles and procedures for developing goals, objectives and management plans • Excellent communication skills both written and orally • Effective negotiation skills to address and resolve complex issues and facilitate consensus with tact and diplomacy • Effective leadership methods and supervisory skills • Ability to plan, develop, and implement varied policies and procedures • Ability to analyze a variety of complex administrative and organizational problems and make sound policy and procedural recommendations • Ability to promote mission, goals, policies and guiding principles and standards of an effective public organization • Must have experience managing multiple departments and interacting with public • Skill in developing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with City Council, City management, business partners, employees and citizens • Prepare professional presentations and present to City Council Licenses & Certifications  Valid Class C Texas Driver’s License Physical Tasks & Working Conditions The incumbent works in a typical office environment; relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards.

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Rebecca Campos, Human Resources
Position
Economic Development Director
Organization
Gonzales Economic Development Corporation
City
Gonzales
Posted Date
09-08-2020
Job Description
Application Period: September 8, 2020 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Gonzales Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 820 N Saint Joseph St
City: Gonzales
State: TX
Zip: 78629
Job Description

Summary: Under general direction, this position plans, organizes and directs Economic Development for the City by supervising the Gonzales Economic Development Corporation, strengthening the local tax base, and improving the economic environment of the community. This position directly reports to the City Manager.

The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description.

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

Job Requirements

Required Knowledge and Skills: • Knowledge of economic development practices and principles • Knowledge of applicable City, State and Federal ordinances, laws and regulations. • Knowledge of computers and related equipment, hardware and software • Knowledge of state and federal economic/community development agencies and programs • Skill in preparing, developing and presenting information to public officials, developers, contractors, consultants and the general public. • Skill in effective oral and written communication.

Required Education, Experience, and Certification: • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or other similar field of study. or • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in community and economic development in a senior management position with a record of success in economic development projects. • Certification in economic development is preferred. • Must pass a post-offer pre-employment drug screening and post-offer physical exam. • Must possess a valid State of Texas Driver’s License.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements: • Work is performed in both internal and external environments. • May be subject to repetitive motion such as typing, data entry and vision to monitor. • May be subject to long hours and evening meetings. • May be subject to repetitive motion such as typing and vision to monitor • May be subject to bending, reaching, kneeling, and lifting (up to 50 lbs.)

Equipment and Tools Utilized: • Equipment utilized includes City vehicle, personal computer, copier, calculator, fax machine and standard office equipment.

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Kristi Gilbert, Administrative Services Director/City Secretary
City of Gonzales
8306722815
Position
Director of Economic Development
Organization
City of Forney
City
Forney
Posted Date
08-26-2020
Job Description
Application Period: August 26, 2020 – Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Forney
Street Address: 101 E. Main Street
City: Forney
State: TX
Zip: 75126
Job Description

The City of Forney, TX seeks an experienced, energetic and creative Economic Development Director to come to a quickly growing community with a diverse population, vibrant planned growth and development, and a stimulating and ever-changing work environment. Forney’s continued growth and location near the Dallas metroplex has attracted an Amazon facility and a Goodyear distribution center, both currently under construction. Strong candidates will have a portfolio of successful economic development initiatives, be entrepreneurial, tech-savvy, and creative in using strategies that promote the City’s assets while looking for ways to overcome challenges.

MAJOR DUTIES:

• Organizes, implements, and administers economic development goals and objectives.

• Cultivates and sustains multi-level stakeholder relationships.

• Negotiates and develops economic incentives, agreements, and programs.

• Manages the day-to-day operations of the department.

• Coordinates the work of the Forney Economic Development Corporation.

• Represents the City of Forney and Kaufman County locally, regionally and state-wide.

• Manages internal and external marketing research and information efforts.

• Communicates plans, policies and procedures to employees, the City Council, and the public; makes presentations as required.

• Develops department operating budgets and monitors expenditures under the current budget.

• Supervises subordinate employees; trains, evaluates and disciplines as needed.

• Responds to business and community inquiries.

• Works collaboratively with regional and local community organizations.

• Develops business and community enrichment programs.

• Assists with development-related public information and media relations.

• Performs related duties.

Job Requirements

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION

• Knowledge of economic development best practices.

• Knowledge of industry trends, growth patterns and market projections.

• Knowledge of economic and community development principles.

• Knowledge of management concepts and principles.

• Knowledge of budget management principles.

• Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.

• Skill in cultivating professional relationships with a variety of stakeholders.

• Skill in managing municipal processes.

• Skill in the development and implementation of collaborative economic development strategies.

• Skill in management and supervision.

• Skill in problem solving.

• Skill in operating computers and job-related software programs.

• Skill in interpersonal relations.

• Skill in oral and written communication.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The City Manager assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities.

GUIDELINES: Guidelines include Supervisor instruction, Type B Sales Tax Laws, strategic objectives established by the City Council, and economic development best practices. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. This position develops departmental guidelines.

COMPLEXITY: The work consists of varied administrative, supervisory, and management duties. The variety of tasks to be managed contributes to the complexity of the work.

SCOPE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this position is to direct the city’s economic development functions. Successful performance contributes to the successful implementation of the city’s strategic plan for economic development and the positive growth of the City of Forney. PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are typically with coworkers, other city employees, elected and appointed officials, developers, real estate brokers and agents, business owners, vendors, representatives of special interest groups, and the general public.

PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: Contacts are typically to exchange information, motivate persons, negotiate matters, resolve problems, and provide services.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table. The employee occasionally lifts light objects.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed in an office.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: This position has direct supervision over Economic Development Specialist (1) and Administrative Assistant (1).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s degree in business, office management, public administration, or a related field; Master’s Degree preferred

• A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in a related field with at least five (5) years at the Director level.

• Certified Economic Developer Designation (CEcD), through the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), preferred.

• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid Class C Driver’s License issued by the State of Texas.

• An equivalent combination of experience, education, and training providing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

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Michelle Jenkin, Human Resources Manager
City of Forney
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Position
VIRGIN ISLANDS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER SEARCH
Organization
USVIEDA
City
St Croix
Posted Date
07-13-2020
Job Description
Application Period: July 13, 2020 – Until Position Filled
Organization: USVIEDA
Street Address: Custom House St, Frederiksted
City: St Croix
State: US Virgin Islands
Zip: 00841
Job Description

The Board of Directors of the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (“USVIEDA” or “Authority”) invites nominations and applications for the position of Chief Executive Officer for the USVIEDA. USVIEDA seeks a proven, innovative, passionate, informed, thoughtful, and visionary leader who is committed to economic development to lead the advancement of the Authority as it guides the building of a resilient and diverse economy following three major disasters.

The Organization: USVIEDA is a semi-autonomous government agency responsible for the promotion and enhancement of economic development in the U.S. Virgin Islands. USVIEDA, the primary umbrella entity, has four major components: • Economic Development Commission • Virgin Islands Economic Development Park Corporation (formerly the Industrial Park Development Corporation) • Economic Development Bank (formerly the Government Development Bank and the Small Business Development Agency) • Enterprise Zone Commission

The organization is mandated to lead the economic development agenda of the USVI and to ensure a resilient and sustained future for business retention, expansion, and attraction for the territory in collaboration with the public and private sectors.

The Position: Reporting to the USVIEDA Board of Directors and operating within policies and procedures established by the Board, the CEO is responsible for preserving and enhancing the economic development agenda of the USVIEDA. The CEO is responsible for the recruitment, development, and enhancement of staff to advance the Authority’s programs and to support economic success. The CEO will lead the Authority’s components to uphold and enhance fair and responsive policies and procedures, establish and execute an effective strategic plan and action agenda, and appropriately allocate fiscal resources to advance the Authority’s mission. USVIEDA’s CEO will lead the Authority in exploring new opportunities that best serve the economic resiliency and sustainability of the territory with relevant and innovative businesses and industries including those that explore the wise development of natural resources of the USVI. The CEO will be a visible leader in the USVI and beyond who communicates and connects the internal and external constituencies to the Authority’s mission.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will have a record of executive leadership, sound fiscal management, and experience in a senior administrative position in the economic development arena. USVIEDA’s next Chief Executive Officer must demonstrate strategic planning and implementation skills, a strong commitment to shared governance, a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, and a history of effective management that creatively and effectively responds to emerging opportunities and challenges facing small island developing states and territories. An understanding of contemporary issues and challenges in economic development is necessary for USVIEDA’s next CEO. Candidates must show a demonstrated commitment to high-quality targeted marketing and attraction, site selection principles, resilience factors, hazard mitigation, business retention and expansion, and strategic economic diversification. This person must maintain the utmost personal and professional integrity; a strong political acumen; excellent oral and written communication skills; and a commitment to seeking financial support from corporations, federal and local government sources, and private donors. A masters’ degree or equivalent certification is required for candidacy.

Interested candidates should submit only a cover letter and CV/Resume to USVIEDA at USVIEDACEO@usvieda.org by July 17, 2020 to be eligible for consideration. For a confidential discussion about this opportunity or to make a nomination, please contact Wanda Sullivan, Vice President, The Pace Group at wanda@thepacegroup.com or at 662-401-1337. USVIEDA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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Wanda Sullivan, Vice President
The Pace Group
662-401-1337