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Industry and Workforce Development Manager
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City of Seguin | Seguin Economic Development Corporation
City
Seguin
Posted Date
02-15-2024
Job Description
Application Period: February 15, 2024 - March 15, 2024
Organization: City of Seguin | Seguin Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 205 N River Street
City: Seguin
State: TX
Zip: 78155
Job Description

SUMMARY OF POSITION: Under the direction of the Director of Economic Development/Executive Director of the Seguin Economic Development Corporation (SEDC), the Industry and Workforce Development Manager works to support existing businesses and build collaborative partnerships with area partners to develop and advance workforce initiatives that strengthen the talent supply in the City of Seguin. The Industry and Workforce Development Manager serves as the primary liaison between all workforce partners including the business community, education and training partners, Chambers of Commerce, and governmental or non-governmental agencies dedicated to resolving workforce challenges of today and tomorrow.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: * Manages the Seguin Economic Development Corporation’s industry and workforce development programs and initiatives, including, but not limited to the Texas Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (TX FAME) Lone Star Chapter, local and regional job fairs, industry roundtables, Made in Seguin Manufacturing Month Tours, Seguin Youth Career Expo, Seguin Job Shadow Program, Seguin Career Day Hiring Fair, Seguin Industry Signing Day, and the Seguin Career and Technical Education Showcase. * Develops and builds collaborative relationships with Seguin area workforce development stakeholders, including, but not limited to K-12 institutions, vocational/technical training institutions, Seguin business and industry representatives, Workforce Solutions Alamo, Texas Workforce Commission, and other workforce training providers. * Supports the TX FAME Lone Star Chapter with administration, technical college management, employer recruitment, and student recruitment, in conjunction with the Chapter’s core members and the Chapter’s technical college partner. * Attends and participates in business retention and expansion meetings with area employers. * Uses data and analytics available from public and private sources to support the Seguin Economic Development Corporation’s workforce development programs and initiatives. * Connects and validates gaps or emerging trends identified through data collection with employer needs. * Connects Seguin businesses with solution providers, or other appropriate entities. * Continuously enhance existing programs and develop new solutions that address workforce issues. * Provide opportunities for business and industry to assist with the development of training programs to include apprenticeships, internships, job shadowing and work-based learning. * Identifies opportunities for grants and other funding sources to fund workforce development initiatives and support employer needs.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: * Represents Seguin as needed in area, regional, and state organizations. * Provides presentations to various organizations, professional and civic groups, as needed. * Participate and interface with partner boards, committees, and other groups. * Assists in maintaining the SEDC’s contact and informational database of Seguin businesses and stakeholders. * Assists with the development and maintenance of content related to business retention and workforce development programs and initiatives for the SEDC’s website, social media, and other media platforms. * May be required to attend various events/meetings during or after regular business hours. Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience.
  • Experience working in and with industry; good working knowledge of the region’s high demand industries especially as it relates to the workforce needs of employers.
  • Completion of an IEDC accredited Basic Economic Development Course preferred.
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Josh Schneuker,
City of Seguin | Seguin Economic Development Corporation
8304012476
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Director of Business Attraction
Organization
New Braunfels Chamber
City
New Braunfels
Posted Date
02-15-2024
Job Description
Application Period: February 15, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: New Braunfels Chamber
Street Address: 390 S Seguin Ave
City: New Braunfels
State: TX
Zip: 78130
Job Description

The Director of Business Attraction is responsible for leading the growth and development of New Braunfels designated target industry sectors. This includes marketing regional assets externally and developing relationships with local businesses and executives. The Director would serve as the project manager for relocating or expanding companies; providing complete and professional technical assistance to prospects; market analysis/trends, information gathering; prospect development and project management.

Job Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Political Science, Public Administration, Economic Development, Planning, or related field required.

  • 1-3 years of related experience in economic development, sales or business development

  • Experience in business development, preferred

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Michele Boggs, SVP, Economic Development
New Braunfels Chamber
210-748-2968
Position
Business Attraction Manager
Organization
City of Plano Economic Development Department
City
Plano
Posted Date
02-13-2024
Job Description
Application Period: February 13, 2024 - March 8, 2024
Organization: City of Plano Economic Development Department
Street Address: 5601 Granite Parkway, Suite 310
City: Plano
State: Texas
Zip: 75024
Job Description

This Economic Development Manager position will be for the City's Business Attraction Manager role in the Economic Development Department.

In Plano, Texas…big names call us home. Come lead one of the state’s most successful economic development programs in attracting the next big name to our community. Plano is home to 72 Forbes Global 2000 companies and headquarters or regional operations of major corporations, such as Toyota Motor North America, Capital One Finance, JPMorgan Chase, Boeing Global Services, Fannie Mae, FedEx Office, JC Penney, Cinemark Holdings, and Samsung. The Business Attraction Manager will work closely with the Director of Economic Development to recruit new companies to Plano and grow existing pipelines from target regions.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge of: Modern principles and practices of local, State and national economic development programs; public and business administration practices; basic real estate principles/practices; local and state business support and incentive programs; methods of research development and implementation.

Skill in: Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing; organizing, planning, and prioritizing assignments; identifying and defining challenges and generate creative solutions in a timely and effective manner; translating concepts and information into images; demonstrating attention to detail; working effectively and cooperatively within a team or group; applying reason when dealing with emotional topics; demonstrating sound and accurate judgment; meeting deadlines; operating a personal computer including standard software and some specialized software; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; learning and responding to requirements of the Texas Public Information Act.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in economic development, real estate, business administration, marketing, entrepreneurship, urban planning, public administration, communication, or related field. Master’s degree in economic development, real estate, business administration, marketing, entrepreneurship, urban planning, public administration, communication, or related field preferred.

Experience: Four (4) years of work experience in the field of economic development, urban planning, real estate, marketing and/or communications and two (2) years of supervisory experience.

Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements

For More Information
Doug McDonald, Director, Economic Development
City of Plano Economic Development Department
9722088302
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Director of Economic Development
Organization
Celina Economic Development Corporation
City
Celina
Posted Date
02-12-2024
Job Description
Application Period: February 12, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Celina Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 302 E Walnut Street
City: Celina
State: Texas
Zip: 75009
Job Description

Jorgenson Consulting has been retained to conduct this search.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Business and Economic Development • Lead a collaborative process with the Board, City Leadership, and community partners to develop and execute a strategic plan outlining clear and actionable strategies with defined goals and outcomes. • Lead a team devoted to being a catalyst for economic growth and sustainability in the Celina community. • Develop and execute a strategically targeted business attraction plan, including Key Performance Metrics and timelines. • Develop and execute local and small business retention and local growth plan, including Key Performance Metrics. • Will serve as the primary spokesperson for the organization in the community and with the media. • Analyze market trends and conditions to include emerging market segments that will impact Celina and determine necessary strategic modifications to take advantage of those trends and conditions. Identify areas of opportunity and weakness to improve the competitiveness of the community. • Familiar with and stays up to date with Texas economic development laws, policies, and incentive agreements, such as 380 incentive agreements. • With partner agencies, support the development of assets such as infrastructure, transportation, favorable business climate, and amenities. • Lead in building partnerships and programs with municipal leaders, community stakeholders, education partners, and other local, state, regional, and national organizations. • Be responsible for developing, building, and leading a high-performing team capable of exceeding expectations.
• Implement all policies adopted by the Board of Directors of the Celina EDC and direct and manage the daily operations of the business and it’s employees. • Perform highly professional management and administrative work in planning, organizing, coordinating, and directing the economic development programs under the control of the Celina EDC, including efforts to attract and expand business and commerce. • Ensure an organizational structure with clear roles and accountability; foster a culture that rewards productivity and innovation. • Continually seek to improve and develop processes and systems to enhance operational excellence. • Plan, oversee, and monitor all financial aspects of the Celina EDC, assuring compliance with all laws, regulations, and accounting standards.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required in Economic Development, Business, Accounting, Law, Public Administration, or closely related field.
• Certification – A Certified Economic Developer credential is desirable. • Seven or more years of experience in economic development, business, or related activities. • A proven track record of accomplishments in economic development, business, or related fields. • The ability to create a collaboration culture and communicate effectively with elected officials, business leaders, community leaders, and citizens. • The ability to multi-task in a fast-paced small office environment. • Self-motivation and self-direction. • Proficiency with computers, office programs, communications technology, and social media.

LEADERSHIP AND SKILLS

• Is a strategic thinker, who works well in an ever-changing and dynamic economic environment. Can think on their feet. • Confident in making decisions and taking responsibility for those decisions. • Will step up and provide leadership when needed, but just as willing to let others take the lead when warranted. • Upholds the highest standards of professionalism, decorum, and unquestionable integrity. • Skilled at bringing all parties, supporters, and detractors, to the table to hear all sides and create collaborative solutions. • Thrives on the execution of the strategic plan and delivering measurable results. • Is an experienced and proven economic development leader that can hit the ground running. • Will be sensitive to the needs of the community. • Is experienced with economic cost/benefit analysis to justify economic incentives and gain broad community support. • An exceptional and persuasive oral and written communicator. Open to all input and opinions. • Outstanding analytic and interpersonal skills with the ability to write, speak and communicate effectively with diverse audiences.

COMPENSATION

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications plus benefits.

APPLICATION PROCESS

This position is open until filled. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure you are considered for this position. Upon receipt, resumes will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this brochure. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted by Jorgenson Consulting. For consideration, please submit a cover letter and résumé to Todd Jorgenson at CelinaEDC@jci-inc.net

REFERENCES AND BACKGROUND CHECK

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

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Todd Jorgenson, Managing Director and Principal
Jorgenson Consulting
Position
Economic Development Manager
Organization
City of Roanoke, Texas
City
Roanoke
Posted Date
02-07-2024
Job Description
Application Period: February 7, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Roanoke, Texas
Street Address: 500 S. Oak St.
City: Roanoke
State: TX
Zip: 76262
Job Description

Application Deadline: open until filled

Compensation: a minimum of $107,712.15/yr, DOQ

The City of Roanoke is proud to offer a robust compensation/benefits package to our employees, including, but not limited to:

free medical, dental, & vision insurance for Employee Only coverage City-paid portion of 14% employee gross wages into TMRS certification pay incentive pay for higher education language incentive pay sick & vacation leave buy back

SUMMARY: Under general supervision by the City Manager and/or designee, this position assumes a vital role in project development, research, analysis, content management, and recruitment and retention initiatives related to business development. The Economic Development Manager is responsible for formulating and executing strategic plans aimed at attracting, developing, retaining, and fostering the growth of the City’s commercial business community.

*for certifications, licenses, or degrees above what is a minimum qualification for the employee's job.

Job Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in public administration, urban planning, real estate development, marketing, or a related field from an accredited college or university is required. • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in marketing, urban planning, real estate, or a related field is required. Two (2) years of municipal economic development experience required. Experience with redevelopment projects preferred. • Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from the International Economic Development Council required. • Must have valid Texas Driver’s license and safe driving record. • Must pass a pre-employment screening, background check and employment eligibility verifications.

For More Information
Human Resources,
City of Roanoke, Texas
Position
Administrative Assistant
Organization
The Colony Chamber of Commerce
City
The Colony
Posted Date
01-29-2024
Job Description
Application Period: January 29, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: The Colony Chamber of Commerce
Street Address: 4431 Augusta Street
City: The Colony
State: Texas
Zip: 75056
Job Description

SUMMARY – Under the direction of the President and/or Vice President, the Administrative Assistant manages day-to-day operations of the Chamber office and all the general correspondence, advertising, accounts payable, accounts receivable and activities related to the normal duties of the position of Administrative Assistant. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Assist in all aspects of office operations with the direction and consent of the Executive staff member. Duties include, but not limited to the following: 1. Process membership billing and dues, collect monies, compose invoices, mail/email statements 2. Oversee all aspects of ChamberMaster, including but not limited to member details, job postings, hot deals and communications 3. Manage weekly newsletter 4. Ensuring the Chamber website is updated 5. Supports the Chamber’s many events, including: a. Support in event planning b. Posting events online c. Maintain online event registrations lists and ticket invoicing d. Schedule and coordinate meetings for all Chamber committees including location, agenda, reminder, etc. e. Supporting onsite event logistics as required 6. Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will: • Possess strong interpersonal and communications skills (written and verbal) • Possess excellent organizational and time management skills • Have 3-5 years of previous experience in an administrative role (Chamber and/or nonprofit experience a plus) • Be proficient in software tools including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point). Candidates with QuickBooks and ChamberMaster experience is a plus. • Attention to detail and accuracy in work. • The ability to work flexible hours during events (some nights and weekends may be required). • Professionalism with a customer-service oriented mindset. • Ability to work at a high level in a support role. • Associates Degree and/or Administrative Professional certification. • A combination of education and experience will be considered.

For More Information
Ese Aihie, Board Chairman
The Colony Chamber of Commerce
972-624-3111
Position
Housing Quality Standards Inspector
Organization
City of Garland
City
Garland
Posted Date
01-26-2024
Job Description
Application Period: January 26, 2024 - February 26, 2024
Organization: City of Garland
Street Address:
City: Garland
State: Texas
Zip:
Job Description

Summary Responsible for ensuring housing assistance clients and landlords are in compliance with all appropriate City, State and Federal regulations concerning housing.

Target Hiring Range: Annual salary of $41,434 - $51,896, depending on qualifications

Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Conduct housing unit inspections for initial approval, annual re-certification, and special requests. • Ensure units meet federal Housing Quality Standards (HQS) guidelines. • Prepare detailed written inspection report. Notify property owner and tenant of fail items or approval.
• Conduct rent reasonable studies based on third party database information. • Schedule re-inspection dates for units that were non-compliant with HQS. • May conduct inspections for investigation of fraud. • Must be able to drive long distances between counties that Garland Housing covers (Collin/Dallas/Rockwall and parts of Denton and Kaufmann counties)

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) • 2 years related experience Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Preferred Qualifications

**Education/ Experience: **
• 6 months advanced study past the high school level • 2-4 years experience in housing inspections, code inspections, apartment/rental maintenance and repair, or similar experience Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: • General knowledge of basic business practices • General knowledge of Housing Quality Standards and code regulations • General knowledge of state, local and federal housing regulations • Basic skill in operating a personal computer • Basic skill in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook) • High organizational skills preferred • Ability to adapt to flexible working conditions • High verbal and communication skills • Ability to manage time effectively with little supervision

Licenses and Certifications • Valid Class C Texas driver's license • HUD (Housing and Urban Development) Housing Quality Standards certification or the ability to obtain HQS certification within 6 months of employment

Physical Requirements / Work Environment The incumbent frequently works in an outside environment; exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards are possible. Due to area of units within GHA’s jurisdiction, this position may require several hours in a vehicle for most days of the week.

Position
Group Sales Manager
Organization
City of Garland
City
Garland
Posted Date
01-26-2024
Job Description
Application Period: January 26, 2024 - February 26, 2024
Organization: City of Garland
Street Address:
City: Garland
State: Texas
Zip:
Job Description

**Summary ** Responsible for soliciting and booking groups, events, meetings and business into Garland and respective hotels and venues. Also responsible for implementing a strategic plan to solicit various business for generating positive economic impact on the hotel occupancy and overall Garland economy thru visitor spending.

Salary $60,000 to $70,000 per year, depending on qualifications and experience

Why Team Garland? Have you been searching for a career that positively impacts the community? Do you want to join an organization that offers growth opportunities? If the answer is “Yes,” then apply today!

The City of Garland has a culture of appreciation, development, and growth! Garland offers professional development opportunities, tuition reimbursement, a generous pension plan, and a robust benefits package, including medical/dental/vision/life insurance. To ensure a healthy work-life balance, Garland offers vacation leave, paid holidays, sick leave, and more! The City Care Clinic provides high-quality family healthcare services to employees and their dependents enrolled in medical benefits at no cost! Garland hosts an annual employee appreciation event and offers an Employee Wellness and Employee Assistance Program.

If you are ready to serve your community and join an organization that truly values its employees, apply today!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Develop business whether events, sports, meetings, tourism, etc. • Develop and maintain new client accounts for future business. • Travel to state and national trade shows selling Garland as a Destination to event planners. • Create hotel and facility leads for clients looking to bring business to Garland. • Maintain a close working relationship with Garland hotel staff. • Coordinate Garland CVB servicing to make sure all needs are met. • Maintain CRM database of past, present and future clients. • Maintain clear, detailed files on sales activity and all clients. Provide trackable, explainable measurements in all activity and economic impact reports. • Generate leads and qualify them for the appropriate venue, hotel, athletic facilities, etc. • Organize site visits for event planners with hotels, restaurants and facilities. • Organize familiarization trips and city tours for prospective clients. • Meet or exceed quantifiable goals for sales calls, leads generated and business confirmed. • Produce monthly sales report outlining the scope of work for the previous month. • Represent Garland in various professional membership organizations, at local functions, various business settings, etc. to further the mission of the Garland CVB. • Develop and apply creative approaches to promote business for Garland. • Respect all social media policies directed by the City of Garland.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business or Hospitality field or 5+ years of equivalent experience • Minimum 2 year; experience in hotel or attraction sales or Destination Marketing sales Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Qualifications Education/ Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business or Hospitality field or 5+ years of equivalent experience • 5-7 years experience in areas of Community Relations, Public Information, Special Events, Convention and Visitors Bureau • 3 years of managerial experience • Internet/online and in person sales/marketing experience • Event planning experience • Certified Meeting Professional a plus Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: • Comprehensive knowledge of showing, promoting and selling a destination • Knowledge of CRM - Simpleview • Comprehensive knowledge of hotel operations specifically sales and catering • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with management, City officials, vendors, stakeholders, fellow employees and the community • Effectively present information to groups and respond to questions. • Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. • Flexibility of work schedule including evenings, weekends, holidays • Travel including both in and out of state as required

Licenses and Certifications • Valid Class C Texas driver's license Physical Requirements / Work Environment The incumbent works in a typical office environment; relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards.

Position
Director of Community and Economic Development
Organization
City of Hillsboro & Hillsboro EDC
City
Hillsboro
Posted Date
01-25-2024
Job Description
Application Period: January 25, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Hillsboro & Hillsboro EDC
Street Address:
City: Hillsboro
State: TX
Zip:
Job Description

Objective Plan, organize and direct activities to promote, assist and enhance community and economic development in the City of Hillsboro (City,) including through the use of local option sales tax; promote and develop new and expanded business activities and appropriate residential development in the City; enhance and promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry in the City through the use of local hotel occupancy taxes; and, promote and encourage appropriate development of all kinds, all to ensure the economic health and vitality of the City.

General Statement of Duties Planning, developing, implementing and managing business development and marketing projects; business retention programs; workforce development programs; and tourism projects as well as related budget and document development; and data assimilation and manipulation. Facilitating the business of the Hillsboro Economic Development Corporation. Communication and cooperation with a broad array of stakeholders, prospects, and interest groups. Overseeing the activities of Main Street and Business Development staff. The Director will report to the city manager and coordinate his/her work with the Hillsboro Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Board to carry out a broad range of activities and projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities * Serve as the administrative officer of the EDC and oversee all administrative functions of the EDC.

  • Develop policies and procedures for the EDC including financial, accounting and purchasing policies and procedures.

  • Coordinate community and economic development activities in the City.

  • Supervise Main Street/ Business Development staff and programming; ensure the Main Street Four Point Approach is utilized in developing downtown Hillsboro and that Main Street programmatic requirements are met.

  • Keep the City Manager, EDC Board of Directors, City Council and other organizations regularly updated on the status of community and economic development activities in the City.

  • Gather and manage statistical data base of community information including, but not limited to: general community profile (including things to do, places to stay/eat, getting to Hillsboro, shopping in Hillsboro, attractions, recreational facilities, roster of churches/clubs/organizations); inventory of available properties; Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Plan for the City of Hillsboro; directory of major employers; utility information.

  • Research, analyze and report on economic and market trends.

  • Propose and write resolutions, proclamations, reports, press releases and other official documents as required related to economic development and marketing.

  • Serve as a “broker” in recruiting and assisting businesses interested in locating in the City to identify site locations. Negotiate for the acquisition/disposition or lease of properties needed for economic development projects.

  • Participate in trade shows and marketing trips.

  • Build and maintain relationships with regional, state and national allies.

  • Devise and deliver programs, initiatives and events to market the City and promote business development and vitality including those involving corporate site locators, realtors, and developers.

  • Communicate and confer with retail, commercial and manufacturing entities to facilitate public/private partnerships for development and business assistance programs.

  • Collaborate with the local Workforce Office regarding employment needs; host training workshops for existing retail, commercial and manufacturing facilities.

  • Promote City and EDC alliances with Hillsboro ISD and Hill College to expand employment and training opportunities for local business and industry.

  • Maintain the EDC information on the City webpage.

  • Stay apprised of laws and regulations governing 4A economic development projects, hotel occupancy tax expenditures and City participation in the Texas Historical Commission’s Main Street Program.

  • Prepare the Departmental budget; ensure financial accountability and appropriate time and record keeping and related internal controls.

  • Serve as liaison to the business community, chamber of commerce, economic development planning advisory boards or agencies and other governmental agencies in furthering the City’s economic development policies.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the City Manager.

Supervisory Responsibilities Supervises Main Street/ Business Development and Administrative Support staff.

Job Requirements

Competency To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; develops alternative solutions; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas.

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests.

Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.

Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures.

Diversity – Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment.

Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

Adaptability - Manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience -- Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university and five years of increasingly more responsible related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills -- Ability to communicate effectively in oral form to a diverse audience. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from citizens, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Reasoning Ability -- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to interpret pertinent legal documents, laws, and regulations.

Computer Skills – Ability to utilize Microsoft Access database software; Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Outlook Internet software; Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software and Microsoft Word word processing software.

Other Qualifications Knowledge of modern principles and practices of community and economic development.

Knowledge of the collection and permissible uses for Type A economic development sales tax and local hotel occupancy taxes.

Knowledge of principles and practices regarding the development and preservation of downtown and central business districts.

Knowledge of the structure and operation of municipal government principles, practices, procedures and legal requirements.

Physical Demands While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. 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.

Work Environment While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often in an office environment and occasionally exposed to outside weather. This job may involve travel to a variety of locations to perform site visit work and/or attend meetings during day and night hours. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 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.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Valid Class "C" Texas driver's license.

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Anthony Michelic, President
The PACE Group
8179154156
Position
President
Organization
Terrell EDC
City
Terrell
Posted Date
01-25-2024
Job Description
Application Period: January 25, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Terrell EDC
Street Address:
City: Terrell
State: Texas
Zip:
Job Description

Terrell is a 150-year-old City located about 30 miles east of Dallas, halfway between Dallas and Tyler. Terrell covers more than 20 square miles and is easily accessible by major transportation thoroughfares: U.S. I-20, State Highway 34, U.S. Highway 80 and State Highway 205.

Home to 20,000 residents, Terrell is in the hub of Kaufman County, one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. Terrell provides a high quality of life that offers leisure activities as well as cultural and entertainment opportunities for individuals of all ages. Terrell’s proximity to the Metroplex provides an additional incentive for those who enjoy access to the offerings of a larger City, but prefer the friendly hospitality and charm of a smaller community. The City works with the Chamber of Commerce and other nonprofits to offer numerous special events throughout the year including our four downtown signature events: The Terrell Taco Festival, The British Bash, The Holly Jolly Downtown Party and The Mural Walk.

Recent significant economic developments include The Crossroads Shopping Center with a wide variety of restaurants, a family entertainment venue and hotels and apartments within walking distance.

In addition to Terrell ISD, the City also offers two institutions of higher learning: Southwest- ern Christian College, a private HBCU institution, and Trinity Valley Community College, a two-year college that offers academic, workforce and college preparatory classes as well as a separate health science center.

Under general direction of the Terrell Economic Development Corporation 4A Board, plans, organizes, and implements economic development functions from conception to completion, including business retention, business attraction and incentive programs Implements economic development goals and objectives set forth by the Terrell Economic Development 4A Board, interfaces with the development community, local businesses and various city departments and staff.

The President of the Terrell Economic Development Corporation reports to the President and CEO of the Terrell Chamber of Commerce with goals and direction given by the Terrell Economic Development Corporation Board.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Make presentations to City Council, County Commissioners, Civic Groups, and the general public on economic development issues.

Develops plans, organizes and implements marketing strategies to promote Terrell as an ideal business and industry location through presentations, correspondence and meetings with individual investors and business owners, public and private organizations and all economic development clients and prospects.

Participates in, facilitates and/or conducts negotiations with developers, businesses, and others regarding the public participation necessary for desired economic development.

Analyzes financial and market feasibility data on projects under negotiation including sources and uses of funds, cash flow analysis, security provisions, business profitability, underwriting, and related data.

Works with others to assemble cost estimates for various public actions such as land acquisition, relocation, demolition, and public improvements.

Researches and performs cost comparison analyses between proposed development sites and alternative development sites.

Prepares detailed written reports and recommendations for presentation to the Economic Development Board and other parties as needed.

Serves as central point of contact for businesses, developers, and contractors who uses economic development services.

Oversees grant preparation and applications for the Economic Development Corporation.

Directs and assists in preparing department budget and accounts for expenditures.

Analyzes opportunities for promoting private development and for securing job creation and increased tax base investments.

Maintains and updates inventory of available office, retail, and industrial space.

Maintains and updates current business listings and industry profiles.

Tracks unemployment and growth statistics.

Administers incentive programs such as tax abatements and job grants.

Attends Economic Development Corporation and City Council meetings as required.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS The annual salary range is dependent upon experience and proven track record. Benefits include: 401K MEDICAL VISION/DENTAL PAID HOLIDAYS PAID VACATION LEAVE LIFE INSURANCE LONG TERM DISABILITY SHORT TERM DISABILITY

Job Requirements

Extensive experience and knowledge of economic development processes and issues with in-depth knowledge of practices and trends. Knowledge of finance and real estate.

Familiarity with local and state incentive programs and qualifications. Ability to perform difficult and complex analyses related to the effective use of economic development incentive programs. Experience negotiating incentives.

Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Powerpoint.

Knowledge of and ability to develop economic impact analyses a plus.

Ability to travel several times a year. Able to work events outside of normal business hours.

Skills

Position requires an individual who possesses the following qualities and skills and has the desire to be part of an energetic, fast paced team.

Ability to handle leadership role and make sound decisions

Professional can-do demeanor

Excellent sales ability’ ‘ Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively to a broad range of audiences.

Highly motivated self-starter who meets deadlines and can handle multiple projects simultaneously.

Team player with positive attitude. Excellent organizational skills and problem-solving abilities.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Economics or related field required. Master’s and CEcD preferred. 5 -7 years of economic development experience.

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Carlton Tidwell,
Position
Research Specialist
Organization
City of Garland
City
Garland
Posted Date
01-25-2024
Job Description
Application Period: January 25, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Garland
Street Address:
City: Garland
State: Texas
Zip:
Job Description

**Summary ** Responsible for assisting in the implementation of economic development and reinvestment programs and projects including the facilitation of activities that advance community goals and objectives and help to attract investment that adds and/or retains jobs and/or tax base. Also responsible for providing support in development-related research and analysis; planning and coordinating economic development recruitment and retention programming, projects and activities; as well as assisting with departmental planning, work plan development and implementation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Assist with economic development programs, projects and activities including development and project–based research, data analysis and management, mapping, etc. • Participate in the preparation of reports, presentations and publications. • Frequently uses spreadsheet, mapping and database applications to help facilitate presentations and sophisticated data analysis. • Provide technical analysis and packaging of local, State and national real estate market trends, including spatial analysis through GIS and various other data analysis platforms. • Conduct research on the availability and furtherance of existing investment opportunities, programs and projects and services. • Assist with retail, commercial, industrial and tourism-related development programs, projects and activities for the community. • Monitors and prepares required performance reports, recommending appropriate changes as necessary. • Assist in finding and managing the economic development grant programs • Serve as the primary staff contact in maintaining the Department’s website presence and implements various updates as required. • Assist with the development and distribution of community and departmental marketing and promotional materials. • Use photographic equipment to assess, document and catalog ongoing projects and for use in website and presentation applications. • Assist in the development and implementation of plans, programs and strategies to recruit, retain and develop retail, commercial, industrial, tourism and other industry special investment. • Work with internal and external stakeholders for the implementation of collaborative program efforts and activities.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications • Bachelor’s Degree in Economic Development, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Finance, Geography or a related field • 2 years related experience Strong interest in economic development tools, practices and processes Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Preferred Qualifications Education/ Experience: • Master’s Degree (or significant progress in an applicable Master’s Degree program) in Economic Development, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Finance, Geography or a related field • Some reasonable experience in Economic Development, Urban Planning, Public Administration or equivalent Experience with Web Design, Content and Maintenance
• Experience with Geographic Information Systems and/or Mapping Knowledge, Skills & Abilities • Understanding of Federal and State grant administration including reporting, file management and program evaluation • Basic knowledge of development tools, practices and processes • Excellent communication skills, including electronic, web-based and social networking media • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships, build support among stakeholders, listen and provide assistance • Analytic skills including market and demographic analysis of both residential and commercial real estate products and/or financial analysis • Skill with spatial analysis (GIS), mapping and spreadsheets • Ability to manage projects and processes that rely on the active participation of internal and external stakeholders

Licenses and Certifications • Valid Class C Texas driver's license

Position
Senior Administrative Associate
Organization
Buda EDC
City
Buda
Posted Date
01-25-2024
Job Description
Application Period: January 25, 2024 - February 29, 2024
Organization: Buda EDC
Street Address: 405 East Loop
City: Buda
State: Texas
Zip: 78610
Job Description

JOB SUMMARY As the Senior Administrative Associate reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), you would manage day-to-day administrative operations, facilitate communication, and support the CEO and team with scheduling, event organizing, financial tasks, and document management. This role requires high competency, professionalism, and the ability to handle multiple tasks independently. Responsibilities include managing projects and communications for the board, staff, and committees, organizing meetings, reviewing contracts, and managing timelines of projects and tasks related to required statutes. Success in this visible role depends on effective priority and project management, relationship-building, prompt communication via phone and email, and a positive, warm, and gracious demeanor.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Exercise independent judgment, be proactive, and take initiative for job functions without direct supervision Work efficiently under time constraints, meeting deadlines with accuracy and attention to detail Manage and organize department operations, including document organization, digital archiving, record keeping, and serve as the office receptionist Ensure a neat and organized environment in common areas, such as the storage room and lobby; handle post-meeting cleanups Maintain confidentiality of information, records, correspondence, and files Coordinate events and meetings, including scheduling staff, planning agendas, providing materials, and managing event budgets Monitor budget expenditures, create purchase orders, code invoices, and handle purchase card transactions Communicate effectively and professionally with the CEO, co-workers, EDC Board, city staff, and others Maintain supplies inventory and ensure efficient operation of office equipment Update CRM systems with data and demographic information Manage business contracts and compliance for incentives and with guidance from directors and legal counsel. Coordinate and calendar EDC Board, committee, and business meetings, including notices, agendas, possible quorum, minutes, preparation, and follow-up in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act Liaise with City staff and assist with financials, including input accounts payable, manage check process, and invoices, vendor management, reconcile CEO receipts, provide audit support, and coordinate the budget with CEO and Assistant Director. Provide administrative support to the CEO, including composing memos, outgoing correspondence, presentation materials, and other documents Coordinate the team and CEO's calendar, schedule meetings, screen and answer calls Manage travel arrangements, event registrations, and professional engagements Coordinate and administer special projects as assigned

Job Requirements

Required:

At least three (3) years of administrative support or relevant business experience High School diploma Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in public or business administration or related field Three (3) years of office assistant experience Municipal experience or executive assistant-level experience preferred Board of Directors support or management experience Any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities

Special Qualifications:

Administration Assistant Certification Project Management Certification

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Shannon Mumley, Assistant Director
Buda Economic Development Corporation
5122952022
Position
Director of Water Utilities
Organization
City of Arlington, TX
City
Arlington
Posted Date
01-24-2024
Job Description
Application Period: January 24, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Arlington, TX
Street Address: 101 W. Abram St.
City: Arlington
State: TX
Zip: 76010
Job Description

The City of Arlington (est. pop. 400,000), the nation’s 48th largest city, the seventh largest city in Texas, and the eighth most diverse city in the nation, is seeking a knowledgeable and proven water utilities executive to serve as the Director of Water Utilities. Recently ranked as the 13th Safest Large City in the U.S., Arlington is a community where civic organizations, businesses, and government work together to ensure the community retains its hometown identity, high quality of life and natural beauty.

The city is home to top attractions like AT&T Stadium (home of the Dallas Cowboys), Globe Life Field (home of the Texas Rangers), and many other family-friendly attractions. Arlington has a growing corporate presence with D.R. Horton, Six Flags headquarters, General Motors, and Texas Health Resources. Renowned institutions include the University of Texas at Arlington and Tarrant County College Southeast, as well as diverse independent school districts, and charter, private, and parochial schools.

Reporting to the Deputy City Manager, the Director oversees day-to-day operations for the city's water utility system. Responsibilities include managing water treatment plants, distribution systems, and storage facilities, ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations, preparing, and monitoring the utility budget, and leading a team in long-range planning and capital improvement projects. Additionally, the role involves negotiating contracts, responding to emergencies, and keeping city leadership informed of challenges and outcomes.

The City of Arlington offers a market competitive total rewards package that includes a base salary in the $185,000 - $200,000 (DOQ) and a comprehensive benefit package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Wellness, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Account, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Basic Life, Voluntary Life with AD&D, Accident, Critical Illness, Virtual Health, Longevity Pay, Employee Assistance Program, 401(k), 457(b), Tuition Reimbursement, and membership in the Texas Municipal Retirement System.

This position is open until filled; however, the first review of applications will begin on February 12, 2024. We invite qualified professionals to apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bakertilly/jobs/4359020/director-of-water-utilities-arlington-texas

For more information, contact edward.williams@bakertilly.com or (214) 842-6478.

Job Requirements

Qualified applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, or a related field, and at least seven (7) years of progressively increasing mandates and professional experience in water and wastewater utilities administration and supervision; possession of a TCEQ Class A Public Water System Operator License, or the ability to secure a Class “A” Public Water System Operator License within six (6) months of employment required. Licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas preferred. TCEQ may award individual license from another state, territory, or country on a case-by-case basis.

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Carrie Thompson, Recruiting Analyst
Bakert Tilly Public Sector Executive Recruitment
7039238040
Position
Economic Development Specialist
Organization
Freeport EDC
City
Freeport
Posted Date
01-23-2024
Job Description
Application Period: January 23, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Freeport EDC
Street Address: 200 W 2nd Street
City: Freeport
State: TX
Zip: 77541
Job Description

The Economic Development Specialist will help to coordinate economic development in Freeport, Texas. This may include facilitation of local grants, business expansion and retention, web site and social media endeavors, and land disposition.

Job Requirements

Duties/Responsibilities: • Establishes, develops, and maintains effective working relationships with departmental staff, municipal employees, local business owners, and the general public. • Prepares and reports progress on projects, monitoring until complete. • Acts as liaison between grant applicants and the FEDC. • Creates and maintains a list of local businesses to be contacted for communication. • Collaborates with business owners and prepares periodic reports concerning businesses. • Conducts special research and/or analyzes economic development program activities. • Coordinates web site updates including minutes and agendas. • Maintains social media pages for the FEDC. • Creates and updates marketing materials as assigned • Must be customer service focused. • Client facing. • Handles inbound/outbound calls. • General administrative duties. • Ability to work with Microsoft Office products. • Coordinates and completes RFP responses from regional partners, site consultants, brokers, developers, and prospects by researching and maintaining data on demographics, utilities, education, and community attributes. • Performs complex market research and develops competitive intelligence and industry trend scans. • Maintains department records, serves as departmental records officer, and prepares responses to open records requests. • Assists the department director in developing the annual departmental budget. • Arranges travel for staff and processes staff travel expense reports. • Performs other duties as required or assigned.

Job Requirements: • Excellent verbal, and written communication skills. • Ability to gather, collate, and analyze a variety of data. • Working understanding of budget codes, statistics, technical sketches, and graphics. • Thorough understanding of program research, development, and implementation techniques. • Thorough understanding of grant application and disbursement processes. • Thorough understanding of agencies and programs related to federal economic and urban development. • Basic understanding of FEDC goals, objectives, programs, and services. • Basic understanding of community resources and development needs. • Thorough understanding of economic development principles and practices.

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Robert Johnson, Executive Director
Freeport EDC
(979) 871-0113
Position
Manager of Economic Development
Organization
City of Mesquite, Texas
City
Mesquite
Posted Date
01-19-2024
Job Description
Application Period: January 19, 2024 - February 16, 2024
Organization: City of Mesquite, Texas
Street Address: 1515 N. Galloway Ave.
City: Mesquite
State: Texas
Zip: 75149
Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY Salary: $76,437.28 min - $95,546.59 midpoint annual (Depending on qualifications)

Under general supervision, this position is responsible for developing, managing, and implementing programs designed to retain and enable the expansion of businesses and investment in the City of Mesquite, Texas.

You can search for this position's full job description here.

SUPERVISION

General supervision is provided by the Director of Economic Development.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES * All behaviors comply with the Code of Conduct & Rules of Behavior outlined in Chapter 8 of the General Government Policies and Procedures Manual. * Supervises the Economic Development Coordinator position which primarily supports the duties of the Manager of Economic Development. * Supports the Director with staffing and oversight of the Type B Mesquite Quality of Life Corporation, Mesquite Economic Development Advisory Board, and assists with Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones (TIRZ) board meetings. * Acts as liaison and facilitates communication between businesses and City departments and other agencies. * Leads stakeholder groups and other initiatives as directed to support the implementation of the Economic Development Strategic Plan. * Business Attraction: Conducts research and compiles information from numerous sources on local market activity, industry trends, expansion plans and potential start-up operations. Recommends methods for outreach and tracking results. Assists with Request For Information responses and Site Selector engagement. * Business Retention and Expansion (BRE): Develops and implements a robust program targeted at small–large commercial businesses, including a business visitation program utilizing electronic methods and on-site personal interviews with business and commercial property owners to proactively assess business needs and opportunities for growth. * Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of City, local, state, and federal programs, and other resources available to businesses. Provides information and assistance to businesses with the start-up and/or development process. Makes presentations and recommends resources and networking connections to local industry partners. * Oversees the planning, organizing and implementation of business appreciation and recognition activities and other business networking, educational, and promotional events as part of project teams. Includes but not limited to business training, job fairs, groundbreakings, ribbon cuttings, and grand openings. * Coordinates workforce development activities and programs as part of the business retention and expansion partnership, as well as directly with local businesses and labor force. * Marketing: Develops and coordinates distribution of relevant marketing materials and information to the business and investment community, including e-newsletters, social media, real estate expositions, events, trade shows, and other promotional efforts. Oversees the Economic Development website; regularly monitors, evaluates, and recommends ways to update and amend the website to best market the community for investment, business retention, and business expansion.
* Works with City departments and other agencies to collect and best illustrate development-related data for communication to business leaders, developers, brokers, and potential investors. Interacts with area chambers of commerce and similar groups to promote Mesquite businesses. * Information and Research: Prepares reports and documents such as business and strategic plans, budgetary updates, analytical and statistical reports and demographic summaries.
* Develops and maintains departmental databases such as those for existing businesses and commercial real estate within the city. * Performs other duties as assigned. Employees at all levels are expected to effectively work together to meet the needs of the community and the organization through work behaviors demonstrating the City’s Values. Employees are also expected to lead by example and demonstrate the highest level of ethics.

WORK SCHEDULE

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Occasional evenings and weekends as needed.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

A Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Urban Affairs, Economics, Marketing, or a related field.

Professional-level work experience in economic development, business assistance or a related field may substitute for bachelor’s degree requirement. One year of professional-level work experience may be substituted for two years of required education, up to a maximum substitution of eight years.

A High School Diploma or GED is required when substituting professional-level work experience for the bachelor’s degree requirement. One year of professional-level work experience may be substituted for two years of required education, up to a maximum substitution of eight years.

AND

Three to five years' experience in economic development, business assistance or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES:

Possession of a valid driver's license.

For More Information
Human Resources Department,
City of Mesquite
972-216-6218
Position
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
Organization
City of Santa Fe
City
Santa Fe
Posted Date
01-18-2024
Job Description
Application Period: January 18, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Santa Fe
Street Address: 12002 HWY 6
City: Santa Fe
State: TX
Zip: 77510
Job Description

SANTA FE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR Salary: $56,160.00 - $78,624.00 per year Classification: Exempt

Position Overview: The Santa Fe Economic Development Coordinator will play a crucial role in fostering the economic growth and prosperity of our fast-growing Texas town with a population of approximately 15,000. The ideal candidate will leverage their expertise in economic development strategies and collaboration to drive initiatives that enhance our city's economic landscape, attract investment, and stimulate job creation. This role offers a unique opportunity to shape the future of our community by capitalizing on our local strengths and facilitating strategic partnerships.

Responsibilities:

• Strategic Planning: Develop and implement comprehensive economic development strategies aligned with the city's goals and objectives. Identify key sectors for growth and innovation and formulate plans to attract and retain businesses within these sectors.

• Business Attraction and Retention: Proactively engage with businesses, entrepreneurs, and investors to promote the city's advantages as a desirable location for commercial activities. Provide support and resources to existing businesses to encourage expansion and longevity.

• Incentive Programs: Research, design, and manage incentive programs that encourage business investment, job creation, and economic diversification. Collaborate with local and state agencies to leverage available incentives effectively.

• Infrastructure Enhancement: Collaborate with relevant departments to identify infrastructure needs that align with economic development goals. Advocate for improvements that enhance the city's appeal to businesses and residents alike.

• Community Partnerships: Establish and maintain strong relationships with local organizations, chambers of commerce, educational institutions, and industry associations. Leverage these partnerships to create a supportive ecosystem for economic growth.

• Data Analysis: Utilize economic data, market trends, and demographic information to make informed decisions and recommendations. Monitor economic indicators and adjust strategies as necessary to respond to changing conditions.

• Marketing and Promotion: Develop marketing campaigns and materials that showcase the city's competitive advantages to businesses, investors, and tourists. Utilize digital platforms and events to raise awareness of the city's economic potential.

• Regulatory Support: Navigate zoning regulations, permitting processes, and other relevant regulatory requirements to facilitate business development and expansion. Advocate for streamlined processes where appropriate.

• Budget Management: Manage budget allocations for economic development initiatives and ensure prudent use of resources in alignment with established goals.

• Reporting and Communication: Provide regular updates to city officials, stakeholders, and the public on the progress of economic development efforts. Prepare reports, presentations, and recommendations for city leadership.

Job Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Business Administration, Urban Planning, Public Administration, or a related field. Master's degree is a plus. Years of experience in Public Sector and Business Development can satisfy educational requirements.
  • Proven experience in economic development, business attraction, or a related field, preferably in a fast-growing municipality.
  • • Familiarity with sales tax revenue dynamics and their significance to city finances.
  • Knowledge of economic development principles, incentive programs, and industry best practices.
  • Strong analytical skills to interpret economic data and trends effectively.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for building partnerships and presenting information to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with various stakeholders, including local officials, business leaders, community groups, and regulatory agencies.
  • Proficiency in data analysis, presentation software, and other relevant tools.
  • Results-oriented mindset with the ability to drive projects from inception to completion.
  • Understanding of local zoning regulations, land use planning, and regulatory processes.
  • Compensation:
  • Salary and benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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Rudy Zepeda, Executive Director
City of Santa Fe Texas
409-904-7993
Position
Downtown Development Manager
Organization
The City of Garland
City
Garland
Posted Date
01-16-2024
Job Description
Application Period: January 16, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: The City of Garland
Street Address:
City: Garland
State: Texas
Zip:
Job Description

Summary The Downtown Manager is responsible for the management, coordination, documentation, and implementation of revitalization initiatives in Downtown Garland. The role facilitates collaboration among Downtown businesses, municipal departments, and its public and private partners. The Manager will be responsible for promoting economic growth of Downtown Garland and its businesses. He/she will engage in small business retention and recruitment activities, provide small business technical assistance, work on promotional and marketing activities, and engage on public space design and management issues.

Target Hiring Range: $80k to $88k depending on qualifications

Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Provide leadership in the implementation of the Downtown Tax Increment Financing Project Plan, overseeing the advancement of strategic projects and programs. • Coordinate interdepartmental expertise to collaborate and address key issues that cross multiple departments in Downtown. • Cultivate business development through retention and recruitment. • Promote Downtown as a tourist destination, enabling physical improvements in/around Downtown, and developing new programs/policies to support the Downtown business environment. • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with, and facilitate a strong business network between, Downtown merchants, charitable organizations, the Garland Chamber of Commerce, and various municipal departments. • Facilitate consistent, informative, and effective communication. Serve as a spokesperson for Downtown Garland initiatives and interests. • Act as liaison between parties with an interest in improving Downtown; serve as an information resource to the City and Downtown stakeholders, bringing necessary feedback and suggestions to both for consideration. • Partner closely with the Garland Chamber of Commerce to connect merchants with resources, technical assistance, and financial, networking, and professional development opportunities. • Define and develop project and budget requests associated with implementing the TIF Project Plan • Conduct outreach efforts for a diverse population including but not limited to: local businesses, local institutions, nonprofit groups, neighborhood advocacy groups, and local agencies. • Knowledge of downtown revitalization and promotional strategies, retail and small business best practices, and project management processes. • Directly supervise department staff, intern(s) or temporary labor. • Utilize collected data to make informed decisions related to events, effective marketing strategies, and program coordination. • Facilitate assistance and collaboration, as an ex-officio member, in support of the Garland Downtown Business Association’s district activation efforts. • DDO staff liaison to Tax Increment Finance Board, Garland Downtown Business Association, City Council, Downtown Revitalization Committee, providing budget projections, activity reports and other pertinent information to the various stakeholders

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree plus four (4) years’ related experience Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Preferred Qualifications

**Education/ Experience: **
• Degree in Business, Economic Development, Urban Planning, Hospitality, Public Administration or related area • Master’s degree plus two (2) years’ related experience • Five (5) years’ experience in a downtown coordinator role

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: • Extensive knowledge in the fields of business managerial concepts and municipal administration • Demonstrated skill in project management • Skill with information technology • Ability to negotiate and motivate others • Position requires a dynamic, outgoing team player with demonstrated ability to multi-task and work effectively in an independent environment.

Licenses and Certifications • Valid Class C, Texas driver's license

Physical Requirements / Work Environment The incumbent works in a typical office environment; relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards.

This position requires mobility for both office and field work within the Downtown area. Must be physically capable of meeting with business owners at their places of business, and working outdoors to coordinate and/or host events; must be capable of working in an office environment performing administrative, technical, computer and various office tasks.

Position
Vice President Economic Development
Organization
Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce
City
Killeen
Posted Date
01-11-2024
Job Description
Application Period: January 11, 2024 - February 29, 2024
Organization: Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce
Street Address: One Santa Fe Plaza
City: Killeen
State: Texas
Zip: 76540
Job Description

Research and compile Killeen demographic and economic data in advance of and in response to inquiries from prospective businesses. Analyze the feasibility of proposed projects including financial and economic impact analysis. Develop and implement initiatives for attraction and expansion of target industries. Work in concert with the Chamber communications manager to develop information for the Killeen EDC website, marketing materials and social media. Assist President with development of the annual budget. Represent Killeen at public, social and business functions. Assist in the management and marketing of the real estate offerings of Killeen Economic Development Corporation, including buildings and business park sites. Develop and maintain quality relationships with regional commercial real estate professionals, national site selectors and staff of the Texas Governor’s Office of Economic Development & Tourism. Prepare proposals, conduct presentations, and site tours for economic development prospects. Demonstrate integrity by maintaining the confidentiality of all information that may be shared by partners in the economic development process. Always represent Killeen and the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce in a professional and diplomatic manner.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required. Five years experience in economic development, business attraction or experience as a marketing professional. Certification as an economic development professional (CEcD) from the International Economic Development Council is highly preferred. Minimum level of completion of Basic Economic Development Course. Knowledge in business management and marketing, market analysis, relevant municipal processes and/or financial management. Strong organizational skills with the ability to coordinate multiple projects and the flexibility to adjust to changes. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member. Experienced computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, Google Earth, Salesforce, Impact Datasource and other tools. A valid driver’s license.

For More Information
Scott Connell, President
Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce
254-526-9551
Position
Economic Development Specialist
Organization
City of Roanoke, Texas
City
Roanoke
Posted Date
01-09-2024
Job Description
Application Period: January 9, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Roanoke, Texas
Street Address: 500 S. Oak St
City: Roanoke
State: TX
Zip: 76262
Job Description

To Apply: please complete an online application at www.roanoketexas.com/jobs.

Under general supervision by the City Manager and/or designee, this position plays a vital role in offering professional support through project development, research, and analysis, as well as content management and recruitment and retention efforts pertaining to business development. The Economic Development Specialist is responsible for assisting in the oversight and execution of marketing strategies, the identification of business development prospects, and outreach activities. These activities encompass creating presentations, marketing materials, and promotional plans. This position holds significant visibility and entails frequent interaction with the public. Some interactions may involve sensitive and confidential matters, demanding a degree of initiative, sound judgement, and tact.

Job Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in public administration, urban planning, real estate development, marketing, or a related field from an accredited college or university is required. • Two (2) to four (4) years of experience in marketing, urban planning, real estate, or a related field is required. Municipal economic development experience preferred. • Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from the International Economic Development Council is preferred. Selected candidate must obtain within two (2) years from start date. • Must have valid Texas Driver’s license and safe driving record. • Must pass a pre-employment screening, background check and employment eligibility verifications.

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Melanie Curl, HR Administrator
City of Roanoke, Texas
8174912411
Position
Assistant Director of Neighborhood Services
Organization
Town of Addison, TX
City
Dallas
Posted Date
12-27-2023
Job Description
Application Period: December 27, 2023 - January 28, 2024
Organization: Town of Addison, TX
Street Address: 5300 Belt Line Road
City: Dallas
State: TX
Zip: 75254
Job Description

Addison 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. Nationally acclaimed special events, unique amenities, and more restaurants per capita than any town in the U.S., Addison is the destination in North Texas for great food, lodging, and fun! 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! The Town’s prime location makes it truly a destination community. Addison’s population of more than 17,000 grows to more than 100,000 daily.

Development Services manages the community’s planning, development, and growth to ensure a pleasant, safe, attractive, and sustainable environment that enhances the quality of life for all of Addison’s citizens and visitors. In addition to the Addison City Council, staff in this department work closely with the Planning & Zoning Commission and Board of Zoning Adjustment. Addison’s Assistant Director of Neighborhood Services oversees the operations of the Town’s Neighborhood Services program, including Code Enforcement, Rental and Hotel Registration and Inspection, Environmental Health and Food Safety, Animal Services, and Neighborhood Engagement and Enhancement.

The Town is seeking a skilled and strategic professional ready to hit the ground running as part of a dynamic department focused on community safety and quality of life. Candidates should have experience working with neighborhoods and neighborhood issues; managing programs, budgets, and personnel; and applying federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, regulations, and best practices to community development programs. Communication and presentation skills will be essential, including the ability to prepare clear and concise reports and establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders.

Addison is offering a salary range of $96,145 to $144,218 for this position, dependent on qualifications and experience.

Please apply online: http://www.governmentresource.com/recruitment-employer-resources/open-recruitments/addison-tx-assistant-director-of-neighborhood-services

For more information on this position, contact: Marsha Reed, Senior Vice President MarshaReed@GovernmentResource.com 806-789-9641

Job Requirements

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, planning, public health, or a related field and five years of Code Enforcement/Neighborhood Enhancement experience, including two as a supervisor. Local government experience is preferred. Candidates must also maintain a valid Texas driver’s license and safe driving record. Any combination of education, experience, and training that would provide the candidate with the required knowledge and skills for this position may be considered.

For More Information
Marsha Reed, Senior Vice President
SGR
806-789-9641
Position
Senior Economic Development Analyst
Organization
City of Baytown
City
Baytown
Posted Date
12-20-2023
Job Description
Application Period: December 20, 2023 - Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Baytown
Street Address: 2401 Market St
City: Baytown
State: Tx
Zip: 77522
Job Description

The Senior Economic Development Analyst supports in the development, analysis and allocation of City resources to promote business growth and retention within the City of Baytown. This position will work on projects and programs involving data analysis and research and will serve as a liaison between businesses and the City providing contract knowledge, training, and administration of economic development initiatives.
The ideal candidate will be a customer service focused individual with a strong work ethic and willingness to take initiative and follow up. The candidate will understand the basic concepts of business and economics and have a desire to be engaged in the business community.

Duties Performs a range of professional and technical duties involving research, design, implementation and monitoring of economic development programs. Develops financing options, analyzes financial project structures, oversees administration process, and prepares reports and correspondence related to projects. Measures and evaluates the effectiveness of economic development and downtown revitalization efforts to make data-driven recommendations for improvement. Leads special projects at the direction of the Economic Development Manager. Aids and guides private developers and applicants by recommending the most viable process and options for project development. Facilitates business attraction and retention efforts by implementing incentive strategies, providing guidance, and communicating the City's locational advantages to businesses. Tracks new businesses and investment in the City and facilitates as an ombudsperson.
Maintains an updated data library with information on demographics, workforce statistics, infrastructure, utilities, education, available real estate sites, and other community attributes. Provides data and creates content to support websites and other marketing activities. Assists in the implementation of economic development programs such as special districts, economic incentives, enterprise zones, and existing development agreements. Responsible for tracking and maintaining database for industrial district agreements. Monitors progress against the strategic plan and downtown plan’s goals and objectives, utilizing performance metrics and regular reporting to assess and communicate outcomes. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or institution in Economic Development, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Three years of professional experience in Economic Development and the development review process.
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record (must obtain TX driver’s license within 90 days).
  • OR
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience, certification and/or licenses sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
Position
Executive Director, Economic Development (Up to $110,000 + Bonus Potential)
Organization
Floresville Economic Development Corporation
City
Floresville
Posted Date
12-13-2023
Job Description
Application Period: December 13, 2023 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Floresville Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 1120 D Street
City: Floresville
State: TX
Zip: 78114
Job Description

ABOUT THE POSITION The FEDC Executive Director serves as the City of Floresville’s resident expert on advancing and promoting economic growth throughout the community. It is their duty to present options and make recommendations that best serve the mission of the FEDC. The position is responsible for all facets of economic development, including planning, implementing, and directing all of the city’s economic development strategies, which includes activities like new targeted industry/job recruitment, existing business retention and expansion, real estate development, and enhancing the community’s quality of life, among others. The Executive Director is responsible to the City of Floresville City Manager and the FEDC Board of Directors.

**THE IDEAL CANDIDATE MUST… ** * Have demonstrated experience with developing and implementing short- and long-term strategic plans. * Be able to illustrate experience with working with a diverse group of stakeholders as it relates to economic development. * Understand how to utilize databases to track and report on information and goals as it relates to the mission of economic development. * Be able to demonstrate familiarity with sites and buildings databases and be willing to build out a comprehensive system to help market available properties. * Have demonstrated experience with marketing/public relations and be able to relate that experience to economic development. * Be able to read, interpret, and understand a diverse amount of information and be able to communicate that to a variety of stakeholder groups. * Be able to share examples of how they can effectively and successfully communicate orally and in writing.

Job Requirements

**RESPONSIBILITIES: ** * Designs, implements, markets, and updates the economic development strategic plan for Floresville. * Directs economic development efforts and programs throughout the city by working with the FEDC board; city council, and staff; county officials; Chamber of Commerce; other professionals (both public and private) at local and state levels; and other appropriate organizations. * Works with City staff, and other pertinent parties, to formulate, present, and obtain approval of yearly budget. Effectively manages the approved budget, with appropriate periodic reports to the board and city. Serves as technical expert on FEDC audit committee. Designs appropriate tools to make this process more effective and more transparent and understood. * Implements and effectively uses a database of all businesses in the city. * Implements an effective system that allows developers, brokers, and other potential clients to easily identify land, buildings, and commercial lease availability in the city. * Works diligently to find suitable sites for business prospects, and, where necessary and feasible, obtaining such for the FEDC’s use as incentives or proper placement in accordance with the city’s land use plan. * Serves as the ‘face’ of FEDC/City in attending and interacting with internal and external entities in working toward the economic vitality of the community. * Always working to identify and overcome impediments to the city’s future economic development successes.

**SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: ** * Possesses sound understanding of all available technologies to independently lead an effective economic development program. Interprets and applies applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulations – including, but not limited to, Open Meetings Act, Open Records Act, Records Retention Act, Public Information Act, and Type B Sales Tax Corporation requirements. * Demonstrated ability to develop and implement comprehensive strategic plans. Effectively develops and implements the short and long range, multiple goals of the FEDC, with general direction from the board. * Demonstrated ability to effectively develop, obtain approval, and implement FEDC’s budget. Manages, and properly reports on, all financial transactions of the organization. Demonstrated ability in all aspects of EDC ventures-capital investments, buying and selling real estate properties, contract negotiations, grants-in-aid, and associated functions. * Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Effectively develops and makes presentations to all levels of management – within the city and outside prospects. Effectively establishes audience confidence and consensus. Effectively handles diversity in audience and colleagues. * Demonstrated ability in establishing/maintaining database(s) of all businesses in the city, as well as system(s) allowing developers, brokers, or potential prospects to easily identify land, buildings, and commercial lease availability. Requires ability to understand and operate a computer and other office equipment and related computer application programs. * Demonstrated knowledge of public relations, marketing, problem analysis/solving, and organization. Possesses mental capacity necessary for making sound business judgements/decisions. Stays abreast of changes/innovations in the field of economic development and adapts such, as is feasible and program enhancing.

**EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: ** **Experience: **Five (5) years of progressive experience/responsibility in economic development.

Education: A bachelor’s degree in business with emphasis in Economic Development, Economics, Marketing, or closely related field from an accredited college or university will be given preference for those meeting basic qualifications. A master’s degree with emphasis as above is preferred.

**Training: **Completion of the Basic Economic Development Course and the Economic Development Institute.

**Residency: **Relocation to Floresville, Texas, is required within three (3) months of employment.

Preference will be given to candidates with at least two (2) years of economic development program management experience and/or those candidates that have already obtained or are on track to obtaining their CEcD within the next two (2) years. Experience that is clearly equivalent to the above may be acceptable depending on how fully that experience meets the primary requirements of this position.

Floresville Economic Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA). Floresville Economic Development Corporation will provide reasonable accommodations, upon reasonable request, to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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Alex Metzger, Co-Founder
Next Move Group, LLC
314-421-9110
Position
Director of Planning and Development Services
Organization
City of Marshall
City
Marshall
Posted Date
12-11-2023
Job Description
Application Period: December 11, 2023 - Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Marshall
Street Address: 401 S Alamo Blv
City: Marshall
State: Texas
Zip: 75670
Job Description

WORK LOCATION: City Hall, 401 S., Alamo Blvd. Marshall, TX 75670

WORK SCHEDULE: 8am – 5pm

FLSA: EXEMPT

REPORTS TO: City Manager

SUPERVISES: Approximately 5-10 personnel

DEFINITION: Reporting directly to the City Manager, responsible for administration of the Zoning Ordinance, Building Permitting and Inspections, Code Enforcement, Health Inspections and the Comprehensive Plan.

ESSENTIAL AND RELATED FUNCTION STATEMENTS: Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: • Directs and supervises the day to day operations of the Planning and Development Services Department, including Code Enforcement, Building, Permits, Health, and GIS/Engineering activities. • Assists prospective developers throughout the planning and development review process • Perform and manage technically complex, high impact and politically sensitive planning projects, research, and analysis. • Serve as the staff liaison to the Planning & Zoning and Building Standards Commission • Oversee, coordinate, and perform professional planning functions, including processing and reviewing development applications; processing, reviewing, and implementing comprehensive (long-range) planning studies and other specialized studies; coordinate activities and projects with internal and external stakeholders.
• Ensure appropriate communication of development regulations to internal and external stakeholders to promote public safety, health, and welfare. • Assist with developing divisional and/or department-wide goals, objectives, policies, and procedures, and assist with evaluating planning-related legislation and applicability to department objectives; establish team performance measures and report team performance as needed. • Responsible for interpretation and implementation of the City’s Development Code and related local regulations, in addition to state, federal laws and rules; provide education and guidance to internal and external stakeholders on related issues. • Provide guidance and direction for the development review process involving zoning, annexation, subdivision, and other land use requests. • Create and maintain logs for plan review turnaround times, scheduling and entering activities. • Provide guidance and direction for the comprehensive (long-range) planning process involving updating, maintaining, and implementing comprehensive plans, special area plans, historic preservation plans, neighborhood planning, annexation initiatives, development codes, and other programs focused on the long-term sustainable development of the city.
• Provide technical support associated with planning activities, including but not limited to, coordinating public inquiry on long-range planning processes; coordinating implementation efforts with other city departments; research, analysis, preparation, and publication of special projects and reports related to land use planning, development code updates, large-scale rezoning, demographics, urban design and/or heritage preservation. • Serve as liaison and/or representative at various meetings, including but not limited to city boards and commissions, public/private groups, and regulatory and/or governmental agency meetings, as needed. • Work to understand customer base and coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to incorporate joint work efforts and ensure shared plans and desired outcomes meet the needs of the community. • Generate, review, and process reports and presentations; review and/or prepare narrative staff reports and recommendations, public notices. • Serve as a member of the City’s management team and work closely with other departments, developers and outside agencies and organizations.
• Perform other duties as apparent and/or assigned.

Job Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through: • Requires Bachelor's degree with major course work in urban planning, architecture, civil engineering, public administration, or closely related field and 7 years progressively responsible and supervisory experience in an urban planning or closely related setting. • AICP certification and municipal experience preferred. • Must have strong leadership and management experience, effective communication and problem solving skills, and budgeting experience. • Must possess a valid driver’s license and driving record that meets/exceeds city standards.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Tasks are performed in a sedentary position at workstation with occasional walking required. • Requires extensive use of computer, printer and other office and telecommunications equipment. • The employee must exert light physical effort, occasionally involving lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling of objects and materials (mostly file boxes) of up to thirty-five pounds. • Requires visual perception and ability to communicate orally. • Job must be performed with or without accommodations.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: • Tasks are regularly performed in an office environment where the noise level is moderately quiet. • Limited exposure to extreme weather conditions and limited risk of injury. • May have normal exposure to dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise.

NORMAL PROMTION PATHFROM THIS CLASS: Any position that the individual is eligible and qualified for.

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Terrell Smith, City Manager
City of Marshall
903-935-4421
Position
Executive Director
Organization
Hitchcock Chamber of Commerce
City
Hitchcock
Posted Date
12-08-2023
Job Description
Application Period: December 8, 2023 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Hitchcock Chamber of Commerce
Street Address: 8300 Hwy. 6
City: Hitchcock
State: TX
Zip: 77563
Job Description

The Executive Director is responsible for the daily operations of the Hitchcock Chamber of Commerce and is intended to be the primary point of contact for officers, directors, and active or prospective members of the Hitchcock Chamber of Commerce.

The Executive Director seeks to expand the Chamber’s membership base by coordinating programming and events to both attract new members and retain existing members. The Executive Director also serves to promote Hitchcock, Texas as an attractive place to visit and/or hold events through marketing, solicitation, and event coordination and plays a vital role in planning, organizing, and executing a wide range of events that promote community engagement, cultural enrichment, and tourism within the city.

Responsibilities: • Work directly with the Chamber’s Board of Directors to pursue the vision and mission of the Chamber. • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Chamber, including management of programs, membership, and marketing efforts. • Work with the Chamber President to ensure effective and efficient Board committee structure and operation, communicating regularly with the Board of Directors and committee leaders. • Develop and encourage opportunities for new business and growth or expansion of current business in the community. • Prepare membership benefit brochures, make cold calls/visits and follow-up calls. • Encourage membership participation in Chamber events and committees. • Provide members with value-added programs that drive membership growth and retention. • Work with Chair of the Board to maintain and enhance Board relations and Communications. • Facilitate the planning and materials for all Chamber of Commerce meetings and transcribe minutes of meetings. • Maintain Chamber member lists for the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and all divisions and committees of the Chamber, as well as lists of community, state and federal leadership. • Oversee the general finances of the Chamber, including contract management, purchasing, budgeting, and fundraising. • Maintain Chamber records and files. • Collaborate with City of Hitchcock/Hitchcock EDC to plan and coordinate events of various scales, from small gatherings to large-scale festivals, while ensuring seamless execution and a positive experience for attendees (Good Ole Days, Hitchcock Gumbo Festival, Christmas Festival, Business Mixers, Ribbon Cuttings, etc.) • Solicits donations, sponsors, and event vendors to help fund special events. • Assist the City of Hitchcock/Hitchcock EDC with marketing efforts to promote the business culture and climate in Hitchcock, Texas. • Assists with website administration for the Chamber and Visit HTK websites. • Assist with the development, coordination, and implementation of placemaking activation events in the downtown district. • All other duties as assigned.

Annual Salary: • $40,000 - $50,000 per year • Incentive plan offered

All applicants are encouraged to email a cover letter and resume to Devin DePascal with the Hitchcock EDC at EconDir@cityofhitchcock.org.

Job Requirements

Preferred Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Event Management, Hospitality, Marketing, Communications, or a related field (or equivalent experience) 1-3 years of experience working with Chambers of Commerce, local governments, and/or regional non-profit organizations.

Computer Skills: Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite. Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, or equivalent design programs. Proficient with social media marketing. Proficient with updating website templates through Wix, SquareSpace, etc.

Personal Skills: Outgoing and personable Outstanding public speaking and presentation skills Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple tasks Ability to motivate others to be champions of Chamber initiatives*

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Devin DePascal, Executive Director
Hitchcock Economic Development Corporation
2257158757
Position
Economic Development Analyst
Organization
Town of Addison
City
Addison
Posted Date
12-06-2023
Job Description
Application Period: December 6, 2023 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Town of Addison
Street Address:
City: Addison
State: Texas
Zip:
Job Description

Summary In addition to completing the application, please attach both a resume and cover letter. Under general supervision, manages the annual business survey process and performs various analyses in support of the Economic Development Department staff. Supports daily operations and activities. Essential Functions Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive plan for conducting an annual business survey aimed at collecting critical data on local businesses' performance, challenges, and needs.
  • Utilizes advanced data analysis techniques to interpret survey results, preparing detailed reports highlighting key findings and trends in the local economy.
  • Monitors progress against the strategic plan's goals and objectives, utilizing performance metrics and regular reporting to assess and communicate outcomes.
  • Conducts research, analyzes data, performs impact analysis, and develops special reports. Prepares written correspondence for information requests.
  • Coordinates and completes RFP responses from regional partners, site consultants, brokers, developers, and prospects by researching and maintaining data on demographics, utilities, education, and community attributes.
  • Maintains and updates data library by researching and gathering up-to-date information on demographics, workforce statistics, infrastructure, utilities, education, available real estate sites, and other community attributes.
  • Assists with marketing efforts by providing data for website maintenance. Provides data and creates content to support websites and other marketing activities.
  • Researches and develops financing options, writes grants, drafts and/or analyzes financial project structures, oversees administration process, and prepares reports and correspondence related to projects.
  • Performs complex market research and develops competitive intelligence and industry trend scans.
  • Maintains department records, serves as departmental records officer, and prepares responses to open records requests from the City Secretary.
  • Assists the department director in developing the annual departmental budget.
  • Prepares department forms, maintains supply inventory and orders supplies, schedules meetings, and reserves conference rooms.
  • Assists walk-in clients, answers telephone calls, and provides feedback concerning economic development and general Town inquiries.
  • Opens and sorts mail; issues and reconciles purchase orders, requisitions, and payment authorizations.
  • Arranges travel for staff and processes staff travel expense reports.
  • Processes purchase orders and internal requests for purchasing and budget entry, keeps track of annual budget and expenditures and reports any discrepancies to the director.
  • Maintains and inputs updated information on the department’s website.
  • Arranges catering when needed for events and meetings.
  • May be asked to perform additional job duties that are directly, indirectly, or completely unrelated to normal job functions while presenting certain Town special events.
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned.
Job Requirements

**Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines ** Must have a four-year college or university degree in any combination of the following areas: Business Administration, Real Estate Development, Geography, GIS, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, or related fields. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relations with fellow employees, Town officials, and outside contracts. Ability to maintain a strong level of confidentiality regarding economic development projects. Safe driving record. Clear criminal background check and clear pre-employment drug screen.

**Knowledge of: ** * General office practices and procedures. * Records maintenance procedures and practices. * Costar * JobsEQ * Impact DataSource * Placer.ai * HubSpot * MUNIS ERP System. * Microsoft Suite software. * Internet research-related tools.

Skill in: * Typing and entering data with speed and accuracy. * Maintaining sensitive and confidential information and records. * Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships in a teamwork environment. * Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing. * Strong and tactful professional decorum when dealing with the public and colleagues. * Strong positive customer service.

**LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS ** A valid Texas Driver’s License is required. Supplemental Information ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS Routine schedule is 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. The schedule may be modified as department needs arise. May be required to work overtime if needed.

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

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

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

Position
Assistant Economic Development Director
Organization
City of Fort Worth
City
Fort Worth
Posted Date
12-06-2023
Job Description
Application Period: December 6, 2023 - Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Fort Worth
Street Address: 1150 South Freeway
City: Fort Worth
State: Texas
Zip: 76104
Job Description

Jorgenson Consulting has been retained to conduct this search.

POSITION SUMMARY

Assists 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, coordination and collaboration with community economic development partners; and development of policies and guidelines. Provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Economic Development Director.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. • Directs the activities of the division/department, which includes planning, coordinating, administering, and evaluating programs, projects, processes, procedures, systems, standards, and/or service offerings; ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards. • Supervises staff, which includes prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary decisions or recommendations. • Assists in managing the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, policies and priorities for each assigned service area. • Assists in establishing appropriate service and staffing levels; monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; and allocates resources accordingly. • Monitors and evaluates the quality, responsiveness, efficiency and effectiveness of assigned economic development programs, service delivery methods and procedures; and works with subordinate employees on the continuous improvement of city services. • Participates in the development of the department budget; forecasts funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; and implements budgetary adjustments, as needed. • Works with business representatives, consultants, the real estate community, state and regional officials, and City officials on business recruitment and expansion investment opportunities. • Establishes and maintains relationships with a variety of entities involved in the economic development process. • Develops return on investment analysis (ROA) of businesses seeking to relocate or expand, and evaluates possible incentive recommendations to be made to the City Manager and City Council. • Represents the Economic Development Department to other departments, elected officials and outside agencies; and coordinates assigned activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations. • Provides staff assistance to the Economic Development Director; participates on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; and prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence. • Performs other related duties as required. • Adheres to assigned work schedule as outlined in the Department and City attendance policies and procedures; ensures all behaviors comply with the City’s Personnel Rules and Regulations. • Pursuant to the City of Fort Worth’s Code of Ordinances and Personnel Rules and Regulations, employees in this position cannot file an appeal of disciplinary actions taken against them.

Job Requirements

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

Knowledge of: • Principles and practices of program development and administration. • Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration. • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. • Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations. • Principles and practices of conducting and evaluating due diligence on companies seeking financial incentives. • Conducting and analyzing a company's financials, business plan, project pro forma, competitors and markets.

Skill In: • Organization and time management. • Strategic and critical thinking. • Problem solving. • Evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures. • Communicating with staff, contractors, and elected officials.

Ability to: • Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing. • Assists in developing and administering departmental goals, objectives and procedures. • Analyze and assess programs, policies and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments. • Delegate authority and responsibility. • Select, supervise, train and evaluate subordinate employees. • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals. • Research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques. • Interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations governing the implementation and administration of human resources programs. • Implement programs in assigned areas including training, organizational development, employee customer service and employee assistance programs. • Interpret and apply applicable federal, state and local policies, laws and regulations. • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, economic development or a related field and six years of experience in economic development, community development, or closely related field including three years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.

APPLICATION PROCESS

This position is open until filled. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure you are considered for this position. Upon receipt, resumes will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this brochure. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted by Jorgenson Consulting. For consideration, please submit a résumé to Todd Jorgenson at FortWorth@jci-inc.net

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Todd Jorgenson, Managing Director and Principal
Jorgenson Consulting
410-384-7243
Position
Director, Economic Development ($120,000 – $140,000)
Organization
Galveston County, Texas
City
Galveston
Posted Date
12-05-2023
Job Description
Application Period: December 5, 2023 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Galveston County, Texas
Street Address: 722 Moody, 2nd Floor
City: Galveston
State: TX
Zip: 77550
Job Description

About The Position

The Galveston County Economic Development Director’s role is to lead all efforts that drive economic growth on behalf of the county that results in increasing the county’s tax base through the relocation and expansion of new and existing businesses. The Economic Development Director regularly delivers reports to the Galveston County Commissioners’ Court.

The Ideal Candidate Must...

  • Be able to demonstrate their experience in supervising and directing staff as it relates to economic development.
  • Have experience in developing and managing incentive programs and packages.
  • Show how they have worked closely with municipal and regional economic development organizations toward a common goal.
  • Be able to demonstrate how they have developed strong working relationships with elected officials, the public, the business community, and other economic development stakeholder groups.
  • Have experience in developing and overseeing a departmental budget.
  • Be able to analyze, interpret, and understand data as it relates to economic development.
Job Requirements

Responsibilities

  • Develop a systematic visitation program to local industries in Galveston County and to their headquarters outside of Galveston County.
  • Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.
  • Coordinates, assigns and reviews work and establishes work schedules; maintains standards; monitors status of work in progress; inspects completed work assignments; answers questions; gives advice and direction as needed.
  • Assists the county and municipalities with the negotiation and management of economic development incentive programs and packages.
  • Performs a variety of administrative, technical, and professional work in preparation and implementation of economic development plans, programs, and services.
  • Works closely with regional economic development organizations, municipal economic development managers and local elected officials in promoting business and economic development interests within Galveston County.
  • Responds, prepares, and submits project proposals to companies interested in moving to Galveston County.
  • Provides subject matter expertise on taxes, corporate financing, and business development.
  • Provides professional economic development advice, assist in the application and permitting process, and serve as an advocate for economic development in line with the Economic Development Plan approved by the Galveston County Commissioners’ Court.
  • Maintains a liaison with various local, State, and Federal agencies, coordinating projects with agencies as deemed necessary and appropriate.
  • Maintains strong working relationships with elected officials, the general public, area businesses, clients and others.
  • Provides information and/or make presentations to supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups, businesses, individuals, and the general public on economic development issues, programs, plans and services.
  • Assists with the negotiation and management of economic development incentives. This will include working with local municipalities in developing incentive programs and packages.
  • Oversees the development and administration of the department budget; ensures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.
  • Develops and maintains a comprehensive inventory of available buildings and sites in the community for economic development purposes; identifies potential properties to be used for industries, businesses, industrial parks, and commerce business centers; identifies costs and potential funding sources for site and park development.
  • Provides subject matter expertise on business development, taxation, corporate financing, workforce development and other economic factors to county officials and staff, municipalities other specialized interest groups and the general public.
  • Prepares and maintains information on utilities, taxes, zoning, transportation, community services, financing tools, etc.; responds to requests for information for economic development purposes.
  • Performs other related work as assigned.

Experience and Education

This position requires a bachelor’s degree and eight (8) or more years of community or economic development experience on the local, state, or federal capacity or closely related experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Galveston County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA), Galveston County will provide reasonable accommodations, upon reasonable request, to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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Alex Metzger, Co-Founder
Next Move Group, LLC
314-421-9110
Position
Economic Development Director
Organization
City of Montgomery
City
MONTGOMERY
Posted Date
12-05-2023
Job Description
Application Period: December 5, 2023 - Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Montgomery
Street Address: 101 OLD PLANTERSVILLE ROAD
City: MONTGOMERY
State: TX
Zip: 77316
Job Description

Montgomery is a thriving community rich in history nestled within the rapidly growing far-northwest Houston metro region. With a rapidly growing population of roughly 2,500 and a strategic location between Houston and Bryan-College Station, Montgomery is poised for economic expansion and development. We are seeking a dynamic and visionary Economic Development Director to lead our efforts in harnessing the city's potential for sustainable growth and prosperity.

The Economic Development Director is a key leadership position responsible for developing, implementing, and managing strategies to promote economic growth and enhance the overall quality of life in Montgomery. Working on behalf of the Montgomery Economic Development Corporation, the Economic Development Director will advance collaboration between the MEDC, local businesses, and community stakeholders to drive initiatives that attract new businesses, retain and expand existing businesses, and foster a vibrant economic ecosystem.

Job Requirements

• The successful candidate will possess well-developed interpersonal skills, financial management experience, the ability to remain calm under pressure, and is committed to customer service.

• Experience in economic development with a successful track record of creatively solving problems and project planning.

• Must possess exceptional oral presentation, written communication, and negotiation skills; will serve as member on various committees and speak as a City representative before public groups.

• Knowledge of laws, ordinances, and regulations regarding land use and property development.

• Must be knowledgeable of city-related laws on open meetings, open records, and records retention as well as 4B Economic Development Sales Tax Legislation. Experience with Hotel Occupancy Tax regulations and other federal, state, and local laws relating to general government management and economic development.

• The work is generally done in an office environment, however, on-site visits with prospective and existing businesses is an essential duty of the position.

  • Bachelor's degree in economics, business administration, urban planning, or a related field strongly preferred. An appropriate combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Prefer at least 5 years of experience in economic development, business development, or related roles.
  • Knowledge of economic development principles, strategies, and best practices.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and economic modeling.
  • Grant writing experience is a plus.
  • Familiarity with local, state, and federal economic development programs and regulations.
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Gary Palmer, City Administrator
City of Montgomery
9365973962
Position
Economic Development Coordinator
Organization
Liberty Hill Economic Development Corporation
City
Liberty Hill
Posted Date
12-04-2023
Job Description
Application Period: December 4, 2023 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Liberty Hill Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 1000 Loop 332
City: Liberty Hill
State: Texas
Zip: 78642
Job Description

Position: Economic Development Coordinator Reports to: Executive Director Position Type: Full time – 40 hours/week; Exempt Status

Job Summary:
The Economic Development Coordinator position is primarily responsible for the existing business and industry expansion and retention efforts and for the workforce development program and its management to support existing companies and to provide assistance for the employment needs of newly recruited companies to Liberty Hill. Secondary responsibilities will include general support to the EDC Director with all administrative, marketing and business attraction needs as is necessary for the effective functioning of the organization.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Ability to effectively communicate in both oral and written communications. • Proficient in MS Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, with strong ability to put together PPT presentations. • Ability to create and use databases. • Impeccable organization skills with the ability to manage multiple projects at one time. • Ability to work independently in a proactive, priority-based manner. • Ability to work well under pressure and to collaborate with a variety of personalities. • Team player

Qualifications include a minimum of two (2) years of professional level experience working in economic development or a closely related field. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be accepted in lieu of that preference.

Salary commensurate with experience and market conditions. Open till filled. Please send resume to Mary Poche’; mpoche@libertyhilltx.gov

Job Requirements

Key Duties:
• Establish productive relationships with local businesses to identify, anticipate and address local employer needs especially as it relates to workforce. • Schedule and complete onsite, virtual, phone, and/or e-mail business retention and expansion interviews, track interactions and report findings accordingly. • Create and maintain a database of local companies with the findings from the regular interactions with the companies. • Participate and work with Opportunity Austin’s Business Expansion Department through their regular meetings and spreadsheet update needs. • Participate as needed with the Wilco Economic Development Partnership. • Evaluate any local talent development strategy and provide recommendations that will strengthen and/or evolve these current strategies. And, if necessary, create a strategy specifically for LHEDC that would include internships, higher education partnerships and programming, etc. • Assist with economic data collection and analysis for website updates, recruiting and existing expanding business needs. • Assist EDC Director in content creation and maintenance with the GateKeeper Service provided by Golden Shovel Agency for the LHEDC website. • Assist with developing and maintaining an economic development metrics tracking and reporting process. • Primarily responsible for all postings on social media in conjunction with the GateKeeper Service provided by Golden Shovel Agency including, including but not limited to Facebook, LinkedIn, & Twitter weekly or as needed by working on content with EDC Director. • Responsible for helping to create and maintain annual budget as it pertains to business retention and expansion and workforce program needs. • Assist in researching and compiling data for special projects. • Required to keep confidentiality regarding all LHEDC matters. • Perform other duties as assigned.

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Mary Poche, Director of Liberty Hill Economic Development Corporation
Liberty Hill Economic Development
512-966-2525