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Economic Executive Director
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City of Burkburnett
City
Burkburnett
Posted Date
05-11-2022
Job Description
Application Period: May 11, 2022 – Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Burkburnett
Street Address: 501 Sheppard Road
City: Burkburnett
State: TX
Zip: 76354
Job Description

Under the direction of the City Manager, the Executive Director of the Burkburnett Development Corporation supports and promotes City economic development initiatives and programs. The Executive Director plans, organizes, and directs economic development activities to expand the property and sales tax base and encourages the creation of jobs. The Executive Director is highly visible and is in constant contact with the general public, city employees, civic groups, and local businesses. KEY DUTIES INCLUDE: • Develops and carries out plans to attract new businesses and to expand or retain existing businesses; • Assists businesses that are interested in locating in Burkburnett; • Compiles and maintains critical information desired by development prospects such as economic data, land/structure availability, and market information; • Builds and maintains effective relationships with the business community, City departments, real estate developers, advisory groups, government agencies, and citizens; • Coordinates activities with City Departments; • Implements short and long-term economic development strategies; • Presents proposed programs and projects to business community groups, Burkburnett Development Corporation, and City Council; • Researches analyzes, and reports on economic and market trends; • Proposes and writes resolutions, ordinances, staff reports, and other official documents as required related to economic development; • Prepares and manages the Corporation budget.

Job Requirements

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: • Well developed interpersonal skills and abilities • Ability to establish effective working relationships inside and outside of City • Ability to remain politically neutral • Financial management experience • Good customer service skills • Knowledge of laws, ordinances, and regulations regarding land use & property development • Knowledge of the Open Meetings Act and Open Records Act • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, five years of work experience in related field, or any combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform duties of the job. • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal. • Knowledge of municipal government organization, operations, policies, and procedures. • Certified Economic Developer or can obtain certification within 2 to 4 years of employment. • Class C drivers license • Experience with a 4A or 4B corporation preferred. Salary-$60,000 to $90,000 DOQ, Paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid medical, TMRS.

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Lawrence Cutrone, City Manager
City of Burkburnett/Burkburnett Development Corporation
940-569-2263
Position
Director, Plano Economic Development
Organization
The City of Plano, Texas
City
Plano
Posted Date
05-11-2022
Job Description
Application Period: May 11, 2022 – June 3, 2022
Organization: The City of Plano, Texas
Street Address: 1520 K Avenue
City: Plano
State: Texas
Zip: 75024
Job Description

The Director of Economic Development reports to the City Manager and leads a team of 5 employees in offering an integrated approach of programs and services to facilitate economic growth in the form of business attraction, business retention and expansion, and redevelopment. This position is responsible for implementing and coordinating economic development policies and activities for the City of Plano.

The Director of Economic Development also makes decisions regarding the determination of information, expenditure of funds, prioritization of prospects, personnel, and other duties as assigned.

Essential functions of the position include: * Initiates, develops and maintains programs to encourage businesses and industries to locate, expand and retain their location in the City. * Develops and administers a program of researching, collecting, and furnishing information and materials on the City’s location factors to companies that are considering locating in the City. * Creates, implements, and manages the positioning and marketing of the community to prospective companies through direct contact, even participation, presentations, electronic marketing, and other direct marketing campaigns. * Interacts with the local and national development and brokerage community in promoting economic development and creating an awareness of the growth potential of the City. * Develops and maintains strong working relationships with other economic development organizations representing the local, regional and state-wide levels, such as utility companies, the Dallas Regional Chamber, and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. * Manages the operations of the Department and prepares and administers an annual budget. * Ensures effective operational and financial management through forecasting, reviewing budgetary submissions, procurement, and auditing expenditures. * Makes presentations regarding economic development activities of the City of Plano.

Job Requirements

The Director of Economic Development will be an important part of the City’s Executive Team and will need to be a strong performer with proven leadership, organizational, and motivational skills. The ideal candidate for the position is an excellent communicator with demonstrated people skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective, working relationships with a diverse range of job-related contacts. The ideal candidate must also have sufficient computer skills and be adept at developing and negotiating contract agreements.

In addition to the knowledge and expertise needed to complete the job, the ideal candidate will also need to have strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively. The Director of Economic Development will regularly work with a range of contacts in various industries to create and retain business opportunities for the City.

The selected candidate will need specialized technical skills, including the ability to interpret and apply state and federal contract laws and regulations. In addition, they will need to implement modern principles and practices of local and state economic development programs, public and business administration, real estate, finance and accounting. The chosen candidate must also have proven experience in economic development.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Finance, or a related field. Additionally, candidates should have five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in economic development. Any related work experience that results in an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the responsibilities of the position will be considered.

Completion of a basic Industrial Development course and/or graduation from the Economic Development Institute is preferred.

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LaShon Ross, Director, Human Resources
City of Plano, Texas
Position
Executive Director
Organization
Buda Economic Development Corporation
City
Buda
Posted Date
05-10-2022
Job Description
Application Period: May 10, 2022 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Buda Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 405 East Loop
City: Buda
State: TX
Zip: 78745
Job Description

The Executive Director of the Buda EDC is the principal economic developer in Buda and is responsible for the overall planning, directing, organization, and administration of the Buda EDC to achieve goals as outlined in the Strategic Plan and Program of Work. The Executive Director should create an environment of professionalism and excellence within the Buda business community and provide leadership and vision for Buda economic development efforts.

Job Requirements

Administration • Assists the Board of Directors in the formulation of economic development policy/procedure • Provides a leadership role in development and implementation of the Strategic Plan and annual Program of Work for the Buda EDC; develops and oversees a plan of economic action encompassing the key program areas such as: Business Attraction, Retention & Expansion, Community Development, and Leadership Development • Prepares written communication and reports regarding economic development plans, projects and activities to the Buda EDC Board of Directors and the City of Buda as appropriate • Attends Council meetings and workshops to represent the Corporation on economic development matters • Oversees notification of all meetings, preparation and distribution of meeting agendas and other official documents; provides staff support to the Board of Directors • Directs staff selection, training, and supervision of the Buda EDC staff and contractors necessary to complete essential functions and competencies Finance • With the Finance Committee, prepares, presents, and administers the budget in accordance with program goals and objectives; directs the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies • Monitors and approves expenditures in conjunction with the Board of Directors of the Corporation • Oversees financial reporting • Serves as Investment Officer for the Buda EDC, and attends required training on the Public Funds Investment Act (PFIA) Recruitment • Proposes, develops, and implements services, programs, and policies for effective recruitment of new industry, new businesses, and new investment in the area • Identifies potential sites within the city conducive to commercial and industrial growth and maintains a data base of said sites • Creates prospect packets based on needs of business prospects • Recruits commercial and industrial business developers through targeted marketing; meetings with developers, brokers, retailers, and other businesses to encourage business development opportunities in the City of Buda • Leads negotiations on business or development agreements for commercial and industrial business development, which may include tax relief options or similar business development incentives; oversees the monitoring of agreements for compliance with State, local and/or federal regulations • Oversees the preparation and presentation of funding proposals and the administration of contracts and grants • Responds to leads or “Requests for Proposals” with support from the Buda EDC Team and other agencies as needed Public Relations/Marketing/Communications • Ability to develop and maintain good personal and effective working relationships with others, including County, State, and Federal agencies, other employees, civic groups, City of Buda and BEDC staff, BEDC Board of Directors, City Councilmembers, and the public • Act as a liaison to government officials, government agencies, Chambers of Commerce, existing and potential private sector businesses, economic development professionals and others regarding all aspects relating to the Corporation’s economic development programs • Attends meetings of local industrial, commercial, and civic organizations to increase community contact and develop understanding of the Corporation’s economic development program • Serves as official spokesperson of the Buda EDC • Directs and oversees public relations and marketing campaigns • Manages web site content, graphic design, and audio-visual services • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate both verbally and in writing

All other assignments and responsibilities as assigned by the Buda EDC Board of Directors

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: • Required Education Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) from four-year college or university • Required minimum of five years relevant professional experience • Preferred Master’s degree and/or 10-years relevant experience • Preferred Certified Economic Developer or be in process to complete certification • Required current State of Texas Class ‘C’ Driver’s License

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS: • Excellent supervisory skills • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality • Ability to handle, resolve, and offer creative solutions to recurring problems • A track record of “deal making” • An understanding of incentives related to economic development • An understanding of real estate practices/transactions • Ability to organize work/resources, establish priorities and exercise sound, independent judgment that is consistent with BEDC policy and established guidelines to proceed with objectives • Exceptional organizational skills- including managing workflow, juggling priorities, as well as delegation of workload as needed to staff • Good time management skills with flexible attitude and ability to handle multiple projects with short deadlines and exercise initiative • Ability to maintain a positive customer service attitude • Ability to pay attention to detail • Skilled in public and interpersonal relations in a group setting or in a one-to-one situation. • Basic computer and office equipment operation; Microsoft Office Programs; Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook; Office 365 • Data collection, research, and report preparation • Knowledge of social media platforms

WORK ENVIRONMENT/ADA: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long of periods of time performing repetitive functions. Some of these functions include filing, typing prescribed words per minute accurately, sitting at desk and viewing display screen for extended periods of time. Travel will be required to various locations and participate in meetings to conduct BEDC business during day, evening, and weekend hours. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: • Ability to sit for extended periods of time while working • Constant hand, finger, and arm use • To occasionally function in activities involving walking, bending, squatting, reaching • Occasionally stand for extended periods of time • Ability to hear clearly and speak intelligibly • Ability to lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.

WORK SCHEDULE: Regular organizational business hours are Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Common out of state travel by vehicle and/or air and “after hours” are required as well as extended overnight stays for out-of-town events and meetings.

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Vicky Rudy, Interim Executive Director
Buda Economic Development Corporation
Position
Executive Director
Organization
Littlefield Economic Development Corporation
City
Littlefield
Posted Date
05-09-2022
Job Description
Application Period: May 9, 2022 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Littlefield Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 206 W 3rd
City: Littlefield
State: TX
Zip: 79339
Job Description

Serves as the Executive Director of the organization. Provides the ultimate administrative and management function to the organization. Areas of primary focus include design and implementation of the strategic plan; formation, approval, and management of the annual budget and other funding sources; and interaction with the Board, staff, City Council, and Chamber of Commerce within the boundaries of LEDC, and the public. Serves at the direction of the Board of Directors of LEDC.

Job Requirements

Successful completion of Economic Development Institute and/or Institute for Organization Management. Educational background at the collegiate level with course work in economics, communications, marketing, and/or business administration preferred. Sufficient years of practical experience to demonstrate a successful track record in economic development management.

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Mitch Grant, City Manager
City of Littlefield
806-385-9202
Position
EDC Director - Winnsboro, TX
Organization
The City of Winnsboro
City
Winnsboro
Posted Date
05-06-2022
Job Description
Application Period: May 6, 2022 – Until Position Filled
Organization: The City of Winnsboro
Street Address: 501 S. Main St
City: Winnsboro
State: TX
Zip: 75494
Job Description

CITY OF WINNSBORO JOB TITLE: EDC DIRECTOR DEPARTMENT: ADMINISTRATION Full-time; Exempt

GENERAL SUMMARY The Economic Development Director is responsible for the recruitment of new businesses, expansion of existing businesses, and improvement and management of the economic position of Winnsboro.

The EDC Director must be an aggressive, goal oriented, self-directed individual with a desire to deliver significant results in a timely manner. The selected individual will search for and contact potential organizations to locate in Winnsboro, determine business potential, be the focus of the interaction process, and assist the organization in location to the City. Additional responsibilities include economic tracking and reporting, planning, training, coordinate with local businesses and organizations and function in other roles as required.

Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience. Resumes must include detailed education, professional training and accomplishments, and salary requirements.

Winnsboro has been recognized as the Arts and Music Center of East Texas, a Preserve America Community and a Main Street Community. The City features numerous shops, restaurants, performance venues and civic organizations unique to East Texas along with the Winnsboro Fine Art Market, the month long Autumn Trails festival and numerous other celebrations. For information on Winnsboro, please visit www.cityofwinnsboro.org

SUPERVISION The EDC Director works under the direct supervision of the City Administrator The EDC Director serves as the liaison and point of contact to the Economic Development Board

Job Requirements

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Develops and implements projects, recommendations, economic analyses, incentive analysis, and proposed policy changes for consideration by the EDC Board of Directors in keeping with Board directives, the EDC’s Articles, Bylaws and Mission.

  2. Networks and builds relationships with the business community. Works to retain/expand existing businesses and works to recruit new businesses to Winnsboro.

  3. Collaborates with other outside resources, organizations, and commercial real estate representatives to attract new businesses and to assist with expansion of existing businesses.

  4. Provides analysis of revenue and expenses to anticipate and propose changes/alterations in the EDC’s best interest.

  5. Identifies funding for new or continuing operations and to increase productivity.

  6. Assists in the development and management of the EDC budget, including all contracts; accounts payable, accounts receivable, and the preparation of financial statements; and maintains a cash flow projection.

  7. Negotiates vendor contracts for service with the approval of the EDC Board and monitors contract compliance.

  8. Ensures that agreements and orders of the Board are carried into effect.

  9. Collaborates with City staff and leadership for strategies, planning

  10. Manages the branding, marketing, and advertising of the EDC which represents the City of Winnsboro as a great place for business.

  11. Acts as liaison with elected officials and agencies with contacts at the local, county, state and federal levels.

  12. May preside over Board of Directors, if requested and must attend all meetings.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE DESIRED

Formal, accredited training in Economic Development, Business, Public Relations, Marketing, Finance, or a related field.

Three to five years of practical experience in economic development. Experience may replace formal educational training.

Successful completion of Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC) and Economic Development Institute (EDI) is preferred or the ability to obtain within the first year.

**OTHER ITEMS **

The Director must have significant knowledge, skills and/or abilities in:

  1. City organization, operations, policies and procedures.
  2. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  3. Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  4. Knowledge of personal computer, copiers and printers
  5. Good organization skills and highly detail oriented.
  6. Excellent customer service skills.
  7. Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with co-workers, employees in other City departments, outside agencies and the general public with a courteous and professional demeanor.
  8. Ability to understand (and request clarification when needed) and follow written and oral instructions, City and Departmental policies, rules, regulations and laws.
  9. Be available after normal working hours when required.

This job description is subject to change at any time. This is an at-will position without a definite duration or term of office.

This job is classified as FLSA exempt and employee will adhere to all City policies and procedures as set out in the Personnel Policy manual.

The City of Winnsboro is committed to compliance with the Americans with disabilities Act, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Makenzie Lyons, City Administrator
City of Winnsboro
9033405390
Position
Director of Economic Development
Organization
Dallas Regional Chamber
City
Dallas
Posted Date
05-05-2022
Job Description
Application Period: May 5, 2022 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Dallas Regional Chamber
Street Address: 500 North Akard Street, Suite 2600
City: Dallas
State: TX
Zip: 75201
Job Description

As a member of the DRC's economic development team, the Director of Economic Development will expertly, discreetly, and independently lead corporate recruitment projects and activities for the DRC.

The Director of Economic Development will interact with DRC member companies, regional organizations, regional cities, the State of Texas and other partners to accomplish corporate recruitment; requiring thoughtful, responsive, and inspired collaboration and best ideas.

The Director of Economic Development will often be in external settings that require judgment, decision-making and communication.

Job Requirements

• Lead or play a key role with inbound visits by companies and consultants • Lead or play a key role with outbound marketing trips and events • Research and compile data to respond to formal requests for information or proposals • Master content to effectively meet and pitch to companies and consultants • Leverage the DRC's CRM system to create, maintain and report on project activity • Regular outreach to set meetings, get updates and build relationships • Join and report to economic development council and task force meetings • Meet and relate with DRC members, especially those in the real estate and development • Meet and relate with local and state economic development allies • Travel as necessary within the region, Texas, nationally and internationally

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Mike Rosa, SVP Economic Development
Dallas Regional Chamber
2147466735
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Position
Economic Development Specialist
Organization
City of Lockhart
City
Lockhart
Posted Date
05-05-2022
Job Description
Application Period: May 5, 2022 – Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Lockhart
Street Address: 215 E. Market Street
City: Lockhart
State: TX
Zip: 78644
Job Description

JOB SUMMARY The Economic Development Specialist performs research, planning, marketing, and relocations in implementing the City’s program to attract and aid business development. An incumbent in this position also aids in enhancing employment, housing, tourism, and public infrastructure opportunities.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Creates and executes presentations at various forums such as City Council meetings, LEDC Board meetings, and other public speaking events. • Creates and maintains information resources, files, records, listings, databases, and other reference materials for the purpose of business attraction and retention. • Maintains client management database for leads and pending projects. • Prepares information packets including economic, statistical, financial, population, growth, demographic, and other information for dissemination to potential business clients. • Meets with and assists potential new business in site analysis; prepares services and marketing programs. • Meets with and assists potential new businesses in site selection; coordinates key activities to facilitate the location process. • Coordinates with various agencies and community organizations in order to conduct presentations and promote Lockhart tourism; • Collaborates and communicates with other local, regional, state, and national business development organizations; refers clients to those organizations or agencies whenever appropriate. • Maintains contact with the real estate community, the business community, and other economic development professionals related to real estate listings in order to maintain a database of commercial and industrial buildings and sites available for development. • Coordinates and manages business retention visits. • Generates activity reports and analyses on economic development and redevelopment activities. • Updates, designs, and edits a variety of promotional/marketing materials for business retention, expansion, and international trade activities. • Work closely with and partners with other organizations for targeted responses for business lead; works with the Lockhart Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Caldwell County Hispanic Chamber to address business needs. • Participates in various local and regional economic forums and attends various conferences and local and regional meetings on behalf of the Economic Development Department. • Coordinates with the City's development team; gathers information for economic development and expansion of an organization. • Manages and coordinates necessary preparations for EDC Board meetings, retreats, and workshops as well as other special events including agendas and required postings. • Monitors budget and makes recommendations to supervisor for any modifications necessary. • Plans and coordinates the training of staff, committee members, and Council members in economic development activities. • Maintains the department's website to ensure relevant, up-to-date information is available for clients. • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in economics, business, marketing, government, political science, or related field, two (2) years of related work experience; experience in economic development within a government setting is preferred.

Licenses or Certifications: • None.

Special Requirements: • Possess Texas Driver’s license and acceptable driving record. • Ability to maintain regular, reliable in-person attendance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Knowledge of economic development, specifically for local municipalities. • Knowledge of grant proposals and administration. • Knowledge of public relations and marketing. • Skill in communicating, both verbally and in writing. • Skill in compiling and analyzing data. • Skill in negotiations. • Skill in facilitating meetings. • Skill in desktop publishing. • Ability to create and make presentations. • Ability to deal with the media. • Ability to use tact and diplomacy. • Ability to maintain effective relationships with other staff, department heads, the general public, and various local, state, and federal government officials. • Ability to maintain confidentiality. • Ability to follow policies and procedures.

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Mike Kamerlander, Director, Economic Development
City of Lockhart
512.376.0856
Position
Director of Economic Development
Organization
City of Cedar Hill
City
Cedar Hill
Posted Date
05-05-2022
Job Description
Application Period: May 5, 2022 – Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Cedar Hill
Street Address: 285 Uptown Blvd
City: Cedar Hill
State: Texas
Zip: 75104
Job Description

The City of Cedar Hill, Texas is seeking an innovative, community-oriented servant leader to join our family as the next Director of Economic Development.

This position is responsible for leading Economic Development personnel, programs, facilities, budgets, and activities in a manner consistent with the City’s vision, mission, values, and culture.

Under the general guidance and direction of the City Manager, the purpose of this position is to retain and expand the economic viability of the City by interacting with business and industry. This is accomplished by communicating with representatives of business and industry towards development of a working relationship within the City. This position also serves as director and manages the Type A Economic Development Corporation, attracting new tax base by marketing the city, retaining existing businesses and industries, attracting new businesses and industries, attracting other needed facilities, and interfacing with other City employees and citizens.

The salary range for this position is up to $153,637 annually, depending on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate

Job Requirements

For more information and to view the complete position profile, please visit: www.cedarhilltx.com/jobs.

To be considered for this position and to receive a copy of the pre-interview questionnaire for this position, please contact Anthony Michelic with The PACE Group by phone at 817.915.4156 or send an email with a statement of interest and résumé to anthony@thepacegroup.com. In your interest statement, please include your current position title and highlights of your accomplishments in your current position.

Applicants selected as finalists for the position will undergo verification of current and previous employment (via open record requests), verification of education, criminal history background check, driving record check, and verification of professional references. Information from your application and résumé may be subject to release to the public, under the Public Information Act, at any time during the hiring process.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Cedar Hill will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your needs. For any special requests, please call Human Resources at 972-291-5100, ext. 1068.

For questions about the position, please contact Anthony Michelic with The PACE Group, at anthony@thepacegroup.com or call at 817.915.4156.

The City of Cedar Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of genetic information in compliance with GINA, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, age, or disability in hiring, conditions, or termination of employment. Final applicants for employment with the City of Cedar Hill are subject to drug testing and background screening.

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Anthony Michelic,
The PACE Group
817-915-4156
Position
Economic Development Director
Organization
Palestine Economic Development Corporation
City
Palestine
Posted Date
05-05-2022
Job Description
Application Period: May 5, 2022 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Palestine Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 504 N. Queen Street
City: Palestine
State: Texas
Zip: 75801
Job Description

Reports to: City Manager FLSA Status: Exempt Position Type: Full Time Directs: Economic Development/Main Street/Tourism

To plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the Palestine Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) which includes Economic Development, Marketing/Tourism and Main Street Programs; to coordinate assigned activities with other city departments and outside agencies; and to provide support to the City Manager. The PEDC Director is responsible for facilitating, promoting and ensuring economic development in order to secure opportunities for economic growth and business development, and increase employment and population. The PEDC Director with the assistance of the Palestine Economic Development Board will develop, coordinate, and implement a comprehensive master plan relating to economic development in the area and advance the general welfare and economic prosperity in the surrounding area.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act may include, but are not limited to, the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. (This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

Manage the development and implementation of PEDC goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned service area; consult with the City Manager and other city officials in the development of overall policies and procedures to govern the activities of the department

Plan strategies to attract new businesses through an aggressive outreach to identify customers and/or prospects and encourage expansion and retention of existing businesses to promote a stronger economic base.

Oversee economic development programs for the city; direct the research, analysis and evaluation of technical information to determine feasibility and economic impact of proposed industrial expansions and developments.

Contact and market the city to outside agencies and enterprises. (i.e. private investors, developers, realtors, etc.); conduct tours of industrial and commercial sites and available facilities; gather business related data and demographics and develop marketing materials.

Coordinate economic development negotiations with the City Manager, PEDC Board, County Judge and Commissioners

Recommend and administer policies and procedures. Direct the research, analysis and evaluation of technical information to determine feasibility and economic impact of proposed industrial expansions and developments.

Establish, within city policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; allocate resources accordingly.

Coordinate the activities of the Palestine Economic Development Board and non-profit Development Corporation.

Oversee and coordinate the development and administration of the PEDC budget; approve the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; approve expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary. Take any recommended changes before the PEDC Board and City Council for approval.

Review grant applications; actively identify and pursue additional sources of funding for the department's programs; develop financing alternatives.

Explain, justify and defend PEDC programs, policies, and activities; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues.

Represent the PEDC and act as a liaison to other city departments, elected officials and outside agencies; coordinate activities with those of other departments and outside agencies. Brief and advise appropriate parties regarding economic development projects in person and through written reports.

Provide staff assistance to the City Manager; participate on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; plan and coordinate department activities with the City Manager; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.

Evaluate program effectiveness.

Represent the PEDC Board at various local, regional, state, and national meetings.

Assist in retaining current and securing additional funding sources.

Develop a comprehensive marketing plan that coordinates the images and stories of the PEDC, Main Street, and Marketing/Tourism divisions.

OTHER IMPORTANT JOB FUNCTIONS

Operational characteristics, services and activities of comprehensive economic development programs.

Modern and complex principles and practices of public sector management.

Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.

Methods and techniques of effective grant application and proposal preparation.

Advanced principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.

Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.

Management skills to analyze programs, policies and operational needs.

Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.

Principles and practices of program development and administration.

Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the work of lower level staff.

Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff.

Delegate authority and responsibility.

Lead and direct the operations, services and activities of the Economic Development Department.

Identify and respond to community and City Council issues, concerns and needs.

Develop and administer departmental goals, objectives, and procedures.

Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.

Prepare and administer large and complex budgets.

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 Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations.

Prepare and administer state and federal grants.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including city officials, employees, business leaders, civic groups, and the general public.

Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING • Four years of increasingly responsible experience in economic development or public administration including two years of management and administrative experience. • Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in economic development, marketing, urban planning, public administration, business administration, economics or related field.

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES REQUIRED Must possess a Valid Texas motor vehicle driver’s license. Certified Economic Developer certification (CEcD) preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS May be subject to sitting for long periods of time. Standing and walking and lifting objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This job description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. City management has exclusive rights to alter this job description at any time without notice. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an 'at-will' relationship.

The City of Palestine affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation or other protected status. Your application is part of the review process; be sure it is complete. If attaching a resume, all information requested on the application form must also be completed (i.e. writing “see resume” is not sufficient).

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City of Palestine
(903) 731-8421
Position
Executive Director
Organization
Cuero Development Corporation
City
Cuero
Posted Date
05-03-2022
Job Description
Application Period: May 3, 2022 – June 30, 2022
Organization: Cuero Development Corporation
Street Address: 212 E. Main
City: Cuero
State: TX
Zip: 77954
Job Description

Executive Director of Economic Development General Purpose: The Executive Director of Economic Development plans, develops, markets and manages all aspects and activities centered around economic development with an emphasis on digital marketing. For full description see https://www.cityofcuero.com/jobs.aspx

Job Requirements

• Three years of experience as a senior level executive in local government or an economic development agency is required. Preferred: • Master’s degree in public administration, business, economics, marketing or closely related field. • Completion of Basic Economic Development Course • Certified Economic Development Certification (CEcD) or graduate of Economic Development Institute (EDI) and/or Certified Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP)

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Lorie Lucas, Human resources
Cuero Development Corporation
Position
Main Street Program Manager
Organization
City of Eagle Pass
City
Eagle Pass
Posted Date
05-02-2022
Job Description
Application Period: May 2, 2022 – May 13, 2022
Organization: City of Eagle Pass
Street Address: 100 South Monroe Street
City: Eagle Pass
State: TX
Zip: 78852
Job Description

Summary

Coordinates the activities of the Main Street Program, including organization, promotion, design, beautification, and retail development activities in the downtown. Prepares and implements downtown economic development plans, programs and services that enhance and promote the walkability, business climate, and overall quality of life for those who are connected with the downtown community.

Distinguishing Career Features

The Main Street Program Manager is a professional position and part of a career path encompassing community and economic development. The Manager requires the ability to advance community-based partnerships between public and private stakeholders to create a renaissance in the historic downtown locale. The Manager applies knowledge of historic preservation, architecture, and marketing to enable the downtown corridor to attract new business opportunity.

Under the direction of the Economic Development Director:

  • Coordinates the Main Street Program, which includes organization, promotion, design, beautification, and economic development activities in the downtown. Works with downtown organizations and associations to focus on improvements that advance historic preservation and produce higher business revenues.
  • Provides administrate support services to the Main Street Advisory Board.
  • Coordinates promotion activities that showcase the downtown area, including sales, special events, and continuous public information.
  • Assists tenants and property owners with building improvement projects. Works with public and private sector organizations in beautification, landscaping and public improvement projects.
  • Coordinates economic development programs, including analysis and monitoring, business development and business recruitment. Develops funding sources, support, and prepares and administers grants.
  • Provides administrative and staff support for downtown-area development groups. Prepares reports and facilitates communications within and among groups and the City.
  • Assists in attracting new businesses and expanding existing businesses to and within the Eagle Pass area. Works with prospective new businesses from initial contact to providing assistance in securing necessary information, permits, contacts, etc.
  • Provides technical and professional advice and assistance. Makes presentations to civic groups and advisory boards. Provides information on redevelopment, economic development issues, programs, services, and plans.
  • Develops and maintains a comprehensive inventory of available buildings and sites in the community for economic development purposes. Prepares and maintains information on utilities, taxes, zoning, transportation, community services, financing tools, etc.
  • Responds to requests for information for economic development purposes. Prepares data sheets and other information. Responds to local citizens inquiring about local economic development activities and opportunities.
  • Designs, coordinates and implements special activities and community events.
  • Assists City administration in public information and media outreach on downtown activities.
  • Participates in and coordinate and implement certain aspects of the City’s tourism programs and activities.
  • Performs other duties as required to accomplish the objectives of the position.
Job Requirements

Knowledge and Skills

  • The position requires professional specialization in an economic/community development, project management, workforce training, real estate, or marketing discipline.
  • Requires working knowledge of the mission and goals of main street, downtown improvement and revitalization programs and their funding mechanisms.
  • Requires proficiency with computer applications including, but not limited to, common office productivity software, databases, graphics and multimedia, and research engines.
  • Requires knowledge of advertising and marketing methods and techniques. Requires skill in organizing work and building an effective team to facilitate program effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Requires human relations skills to deliver formal and influential presentations, build effective teams, review performance, and exercise sensitivity to the needs and interests of the community.

Abilities

  • Requires the ability to understand business customer expectations. Requires the ability to guide and motivate others toward goal achievement.
  • Requires the ability to organize, plan, develop, and write new programs, develop new concepts, analyze outcomes, and prepare inspiring reports. Requires the ability to inspire and promote awareness of downtown business in the community. Requires the ability to facilitate development of goal-oriented teams and develop and deliver training programs.
  • Requires the ability to oversee projects and programs offered and/or funded for improving vitality of downtown environments. Requires the ability to develop and monitor budgets, and maximize financial resources to sustain a self-supporting program.
  • Requires the ability to work cooperatively and productively with others.

Physical Abilities

  • The position requires the ability to sit at a desk for extended periods of time but also able to locate to multiple locations to accomplish work.
  • Requires manual and finger dexterity to use a personal computer keyboard and other common office equipment. Requires sufficient visual acuity to write, recognize printed materials, computer screen, and notice non-verbal behavior.
  • Requires speech and hearing ability to project voice to small and large audiences, carry on telephone conversations, hear and grasp verbal communications and equipment prompts.
  • Ability to converse and write in Spanish is desired.

Education and Experience

  • The position requires a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, history, architecture, business, economics, public administration, marketing or related discipline.
  • Completion of the Texas Economic Development Course is desired. Requires two years of direct experience in business operations, design and preservation, civic engagement, or related field.

Licenses and Certificates

  • Requires a valid driver’s license.
  • Working Conditions

Work is performed indoors and outdoors where minimal safety considerations exist.

Position
Chief Executive Officer
Organization
San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce
City
San Marcos
Posted Date
04-29-2022
Job Description
Application Period: April 29, 2022 – Until Position Filled
Organization: San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce
Street Address: 202 North C.M. Allen Parkway
City: San Marcos
State: TX
Zip: 78666
Job Description

About the Community: Considered to be one of the oldest, continually inhabited sites in America, San Marcos has been drawing families and businesses to settle along the banks of the cool, aquifer-fed river that runs through it for generations. BusinessWeek magazine picked San Marcos as the best place in Texas to raise your kids, and Texans have responded with an increasing number of students enrolled from elementary through college, with the ever- expanding Texas State University campus near the heart of downtown. San Marcos and its Outlet Malls continually ranks in the top three tourist destinations in the state. Less than an hour's drive from two of Texas' largest metro areas, it's important that the next CEO of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce work to build a collaborative, integrated business infrastructure to support our fast-growing and diverse community. We're looking for and executive who has demonstrated the ability to build on a solid foundation to achieve our goals in workforce and economic development, tourism and enhancing the quality of life for our members in the greater San Marcos area.

Reports To: Chairman/Board of Directors/Executive Committee

Duties/Responsibilities:

This position will serve as the chief executive and administrative officer of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce and shall perform such duties as required of that position. The CEO is the liaison with the Board of Directors, Chamber Members, Chamber Staff and with the community. The CEO supervises entire chamber staff and has the responsibility of recruiting, hiring and terminations. Additionally, the chief executive will:

  • Serve as the key resource in relating policies, strategies, and various courses of action to the Executive Board, Board of Directors, professional team, membership, committees and public to achieve the chamber’s goals.
  • Create and maintain a relationship with a constantly evolving Board of Directors characterized by open and thoughtful communication, trust, and a cooperative spirit.
  • Lead the development, accountability, and measurement of goals.
  • Respond to changes in the economy.
  • Identify new opportunities for growth and leadership in the business community.
  • Focus on continuous improvement in client service and program development to meet community needs.
  • Assure the compliance of staff action with the Executive Board policy and for directing subordinates in converting broad policies into realistic programs.
  • The CEO supervises the execution of all contracts entered into by the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce.

Finance:

  • Maintains general responsibility for management of the organization's finances.
  • Prepares annual budget and develops general plans for meeting the budget.

Member and Public Relations:

  • The CEO is responsible for all communication to the membership, media and general public.
  • Prepares or directs all correspondence such as official Chamber publications, pamphlets, newsletters, magazines, columns, articles and fact sheets.
  • Serves as the contact between the Chamber and the media, representing the Chamber at appropriate meetings.
  • Promotes and enhances the role of the Chamber in the community with government entities, elected officials, businesses and residents.
  • Responsible for maintaining new and existing membership at a level that will ensure necessary income for the operations of the Chamber.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience

Job Requirements

Primary Attributes:

  • Chamber / Association / Non-Profit Experience
  • Attention to Detail
  • Innovative Ideas
  • Experience with Public Policy and advocacy
  • Public Speaking
  • Strategic Planning / Visioning

Minimal Requirements to fill the position

  • Bachelor’s degree in the area(s) of association management, public relations, business, and/or marketing from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience. Additional preference given to candidates with a master’s degree.
  • Five years of executive management leadership experience in the chamber of commerce, association, business, economic development, and/or community development field, or a combination of these.
  • Graduate of the Institute of Organizational Management (IOM) preferred; established CCE or in-process preferred.
  • A proven extended tenure in leading an organization through visionary growth and meaningful change to improve the business environment of the community.
  • An innovative, creative, and strategic thinker who has experience in developing relevant programs and goals to enhance the quality of life in the region.
  • Experienced collaborator, team builder, and leader who will effectively represent the chamber in many environments.
  • A proven track record of successfully working with a volunteer board, governments, and volunteer stakeholders.
  • Highly skilled in motivational techniques and directive group dynamics in order to guide committees to the successful completion of assigned goals.

Contact Info:

*Tentative start date for this position is August 1, 2022. Please submit your resume, cover letter (which should include a narrative of why you believe you will be a successful candidate) and preferred methods of contact to the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce office by emailing your resume and cover letter to: chamberexec@sanmarcostexas.com with the Subject Line: San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Search Committee.

Position
Economic Development Assistant Director
Organization
City of San Antonio Economic Development
City
San Antonio
Posted Date
04-28-2022
Job Description
Application Period: April 28, 2022 – Until Position Filled
Organization: City of San Antonio Economic Development
Street Address: 100 W. Houston Street, Suite 1800
City: San Antonio
State: TX
Zip: 78283-3966
Job Description

The City of San Antonio is the Nation’s 7th largest city and is home to more than 1.5 million residents. Located in South Central Texas, approximately 140 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, San Antonio offers its residents one of the most attractive and affordable lifestyles in the country. Residents enjoy one of the lowest tax rates in the State as well as a plentiful supply of high-quality housing and low utility rates. The economy of San Antonio is an excellent mix of business services, manufacturing, health care, communications, corporate and regional offices, government, and the convention and tourism industry. San Antonio is also home to one of the largest concentrations of military bases in the United States. One of the nation's fastest growing cities, San Antonio is rich in recreational and cultural opportunities with over 15,000 acres of public parks and 150 miles of trails, over 50 museums and galleries, and home to the San Antonio Spurs. The Historic San Antonio Missions are Texas’ only Unesco World Heritage site, and is a Unesco designated Creative City of Gastronomy.

The Economic Development Assistant Director is responsible for assisting the Director in planning, directing, managing, and overseeing the activities and operations of the Economic Development Department including business recruitment, retention, and expansion, budget and financial operations, development, implementation and oversight of an international economic development strategy, contract monitoring and compliance, coordination and collaboration with community economic development partners, development of policies and guidelines, marketing activities, and implementation of a strategic plan. The Assistant Director Interfaces directly with Mayor and City Council members as well as with senior representatives of both public institutions and private sector businesses on economic development project and related activities. The Assistant Director will be instrumental in implementing the recommendations of the Economic Development Department's strategic planning effort over the course of the next 4+ years. This position exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.

Job Requirements
  • Exercises management responsibility for business recruitment, retention and expansion activities, to include international economic development, under the Department's purview. Recommends and administers all related policies and procedures.
  • Assists in managing the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned service area; establishes, within City policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; and allocates resources accordingly.
  • Assists in monitoring and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; and identifies opportunities for improvement and assists in directing the implementation of changes.
  • Assists in acting as official departmental representative to other City departments, City Manager's Office, elected officials and outside agencies; explains, justifies, and defends department programs, policies, and activities; and negotiates and resolves sensitive, significant, and controversial issues.
  • Assists in selecting, motivating, and evaluating department staff; provides or coordinates training and works with employees to correct deficiencies; and assists in implementing and administering disciplinary and termination procedures.
  • Assists in planning, directing, and coordinating through subordinate-level staff, the department work plan; meets with management staff to identify and resolve problems; assigns projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; and reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures.
  • Assists in managing and participating in the development and administration of the department budget; estimates funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; and assists in directing the monitoring and approval of expenditures; and directing the preparation and implementation of budgetary adjustments as necessary.
  • Assists with the completion of the strategic planning efforts and provides leadership in the development of new programs, resources, and tools as it relates to the implementation of the strategic plan.
  • Assists in coordinating departmental activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations; provides staff assistance to the City Manager, Assistant City Managers, and City Council; and assists in preparing and presenting staff reports and other necessary communications.
  • Attends City Council meetings and takes necessary action regarding Council agenda items.
  • Directs the research, analysis, and preparation of complex studies or reports related to current or long-range economic development and employment issues.
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Jeff Baldwin, Executive Recruiter
City of San Antonio Economic Development
2102077939
Position
Economic Development Manager/Coordinator
Organization
City of Garland
City
Garland
Posted Date
04-28-2022
Job Description
Application Period: April 28, 2022 – Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Garland
Street Address: 200 N. Fifth Street
City: Garland
State: TX
Zip: 75040
Job Description

Position Summary

Responsible for managing the identification, development, implementation and monitoring of plans, projects and activities under the City’s redevelopment program. Also responsible for identifying and engaging public and/or private development partners and their associated projects in other areas of the community as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develop, manage and implement the objectives of the redevelopment program including performance measures and identifying service improvements.
  • Develop, implement, assess and refine the City’s redevelopment engagement strategies.
  • Identify, define and cultivate financial and non-financial partnerships with various public and/or private sector development entities to help secure new investment to the City.
  • Manage and target the City’s existing real estate assets, incentives and programs to encourage private residential, commercial and business investment that advances City priorities.
  • Prepare technical reports and present private and public resource analysis needed to bring about quality development that is in accord with various community plans and policy guiding documents.
  • Engage with stakeholders and real estate community to build successful partnerships and bring quality developments
  • Serve as the coordinating liaison to other divisions, departments and outside agencies.
  • Evaluate redevelopment project incentive request and assist incentive coordination
  • Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive development inquiries and complaints.
  • Assist and coordinate program budget preparation and facilitate expenditures as needed.
  • Assist the Director of Economic Development in creating documents, policy reports, ordinance amendments and presentations.
Job Requirements

Minimum Education & Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Urban Planning or related field
  • 2-4 years related experience Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

Education/ Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Finance, Real Estate, Urban Planning or related field
  • 3+ years professional experience in real estate development, program design and implementation and/or economic and/or community development,
  • 2+ years comprehensive project management experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of economic development, real estate development and finance principles, programs and applications
  • Extensive knowledge of Local, State and Federal laws, ordinances and practices in regards to development and urban development standards programs
  • Extensive knowledge of business attraction, retention and expansion techniques and resources
  • Extensive knowledge of planning, coordinating and managing community projects
  • Extensive knowledge of project management practices and techniques
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Skill in Microsoft Office (including Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word)
  • Ability to perform effective public outreach, marketing and investor recruitment which secures public and private sector resources
  • Ability to travel occasionally when needed

Licenses & Certifications

  • Valid Class C Texas Driver's License
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Rebecca Campos, Human Resources
City of Garland
972-205-2337
Position
DALHART ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Organization
Dalhart Economic Development Corporation (Dalhart EDC)
City
Dalhart
Posted Date
04-27-2022
Job Description
Application Period: April 27, 2022 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Dalhart Economic Development Corporation (Dalhart EDC)
Street Address: 205 Rock Island Ave.
City: Dalhart
State: TX
Zip: 79022
Job Description

This position is responsible for the overall planning, directing, organization, and administration of the Dalhart Economic Development Corporation, B (Dalhart EDC) under the policy and leadership of the EDC Board and the Dalhart City Manager. Provides oversight of the economic development and communication efforts of the EDC and City, to include, strategic planning, vision, mission, goals and actions, budget development and management, writing policy and procedures for Dalhart EDC and implementation with direction, expansion and retention and marketing activities, development of retail / commercial and industrial/office recruitment efforts, revitalization efforts, media relations, public outreach campaigns, publication production, website content management, graphic design services, and audio-visual/video productions and working with local partners.

Job Requirements

Education: Work requires broad knowledge of economic development methodologies, best practices, budget development and management, business development, entrepreneurship, and financial acuities. Knowledge normally acquired through college, technical training and experience resulting in a degree or equivalent.

Experience & Preferred Qualifications Minimum of 5 years’ experience in an economic development environment with firsthand experience working in recruitment, business retention, business parks, evaluating business plans and incentives, writing proposals, and evaluating the potential of new businesses.

Texas Economic Development Council – Certified Economic Developer, CEcD; or Texas Engineering Extension (TEEX) - Certification in Economic Development; or Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute – Certificate from the Oklahoma Development Institute (ODI Certificate).

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Melissa Byrne Vossmer, Interim City Manager
City of Dalhart
806-244-5511
Position
Economic Development Marketing Coordinator
Organization
City of Sugar Land
City
Sugar Land
Posted Date
04-22-2022
Job Description
Application Period: April 22, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Organization: City of Sugar Land
Street Address: 2700 Town Center Blvd N
City: Sugar Land
State: TX
Zip: 77479
Job Description

**Position Description **

The Economic Development Department is currently recruiting for an Economic Development Marketing Coordinator, that is responsible for supporting the Tourism and Visitor Services Manager in initiatives related to the Sugar Land Office of Economic Development leisure tourism, sales and meeting planners, cultural arts, E-commerce, and Business Development, Business Retention and Expansion marketing programs in their respective missions to market and promote the City as a competitive meeting, corporate, and leisure destination, and as a strategic location for business investment and an economic powerhouse.

Summary of Duties

Assist the Tourism and Visitor Services Manager in actively managing the Sugar Land Office of Economic Development brand reputation (constant review of content; social listening, etc.

Assist in the management of leisure tourism’s website and business development website.

Assist in drafting content per the annual editorial calendar for leisure tourism, sales and meeting planners, cultural arts, E-Commerce, and Business Development Retention and Expansion divisions.

Develop social media calendar for leisure tourism, sales and meeting planners, cultural arts, and E-commerce, and Business Development Retention and Expansion divisions and creating UTM tracking links for data capturing.

Manage the UGC platform to request the right to use content for content development. Assist in drafting social media collateral development, ie., IG stories and scheduling all social media content

Assist the Tourism and Visitor Services Manager by providing a monthly recap on website performance and social analytics.

Offer support to the Tourism and Visitor Services Manager in executing marketing campaign deliverables as needed.

Assist in the coordination of asset collection and development such as photography and videography.

Support the tourism and visitor services manager in building optimal awareness of Sugar Land among travelers, meeting planners, visitors, business owners, site selectors, corporate real estate executives, the Sugar Land community, internal and external stakeholders and others.

Maintain events calendar, promotional brochures and other documents as needed. Oversee submittal of event postings to varied web and print and digital media.

Track and maintain inventory of collateral materials and promotional items. Conduct the order of promotional and servicing items and giveaways for all divisions.

Assist in the development of annual report, quarterly reports, visitor guides and other documents as needed.

Responsible for the fulfillment of all visitors inquires with appropriate collateral material in a timely manner. Track inquiries resulting from advertising, visitor centers, business listings, website, emails, telephone calls and walk-in traffic.

Responsible for maintaining and organizing inventory of tourism brochures. sing scheduling platform.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

Formal Education:

A Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising, Journalism, Tourism, Hotel & Restaurant Management, Economic Development, Public Administration or Public Management from an accredited school or university or equivalent experience.

Relatable Work Experience: Three to five years of practical experience in municipal government, economic development, real estate, DMO/CVB, hotel, attraction or other tourism-related entity. Municipal experience preferred. Training (License and/or Certification): Class C Texas Driver’s License

Additional Information The City of Sugar Land is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.

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Nina Stephens, HR Business Partner
City of Sugar Land
281-275-2152
Position
Director of Economic Development
Organization
City of Rosenberg
City
Rosenberg
Posted Date
04-21-2022
Job Description
Application Period: April 21, 2022 – June 30, 2022
Organization: City of Rosenberg
Street Address: 2110 Fourth Street P.O. Box 32
City: Rosenberg
State: TX
Zip: 77471
Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Management level position exercising strategic and visionary thinking in economic development initiatives on behalf of the City of Rosenberg and the Rosenberg Development Corporation. Facilitates sustainable economic growth and development in all aspects of the City's Economic Development programs pertaining to industrial, commercial and residential business recruitment, business retention and expansion, and incentive negotiations. Serves as the Executive Director of the Rosenberg Development Corporation and is responsible for policy and program implementation along with day-to-day operations of the Corporation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Selects, supervises, and evaluates assigned staff
  • Establishes work rules and performance standards, annual performance evaluations, and initiates and implements disciplinary actions as warranted
  • Provides for the training and motivation of subordinates in order to make full use of individual capabilities and to meet changing system demands
  • Coordinates economic development initiatives including contract development, preparation and management, and negotiation concerning incentives, development agreements, real estate and capital projects
  • Provides information and make presentations and conduct meetings to appropriate audiences on economic development issues, programs services, and plans
  • Meets with prospective companies interested in locating to Rosenberg and follows-up on all leads and makes contact with potential developers and businesses
  • Creates prospect packets based on needs of business prospects
  • Identifies potential sites within the City that are conducive to commercial and industrial growth while keeping with the city’s long range plans
  • Recommends the use of eligible incentives to the Rosenberg City Council and Rosenberg Development Corporation.
  • Coordinates and manage affairs of the Rosenberg Development Corporation
  • Develops and recommend policy for economic development initiatives
  • Supports various development related community stakeholders and assist in developing strong and close working relationships with same
  • Manages and coordinates a task force to focus on the revitalization of the Highway 90 corridor and other such projects as assigned
  • Coordinates economic development recruitment and retention projects, revitalization and redevelopment efforts in special districts and manage economic development project
  • Leads the recruitment of high-quality retailers and sales tax generating businesses for the development of commercial tax generating properties Serves as project manager for sophisticated or advanced projects and assignments
  • Meets with existing Rosenberg companies for evaluation of labor force needs and expansion opportunities
  • Implements and monitors contract compliance and deliverables of economic development contracts and requirements
  • Manages the façade improvement, physical improvement and business incentive grant programs, and other grant programs as assigned
  • Develops long-range economic development plans and programs to meet needs of the community
  • Directs and participate in development of new and existing business and industrial parks through both public initiatives and public and private partnerships.
  • Acts as a departmentally-neutral, project facilitator to be accessed by and for City of Rosenberg development stakeholders
  • Negotiates and resolve sensitive and controversial economic development issues.
  • Serves as a point for contact for the business and industrial community
  • Serves as the City Liaison to Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Corporation, Central Fort Bend Chamber, Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Highway 36A Coalition and other organizations as assigned
  • Monitors, analyzes and prepares budget reporting and financial data for the department and plans for departmental growth and development and assists in administering assigned budget
  • Reviews trends and budget requests; provides citywide forecasting and resource estimates
  • Manages operations to achieve goals within budgeted funds and available personnel
  • Reviews and monitors legislative proposals which could affect economic development in the city and the State of Texas and advises the City Manager
Job Requirements

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Business Management, Real Estate, Urban Planning, or related field
  • Seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional level experience in economic development programs pertaining to industrial, commercial and residential business recruitment, business retention and expansion, and incentive negotiations
  • Three (3) or more years of supervisory experience

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Appointment will be conditional upon successful completion of the following pre-employment checks:
  • Criminal background check
  • Controlled substance screening
  • Possess and maintain a valid Texas driver's license and acceptable driving record
Position
Economic Development Coordinator
Organization
City of DeSoto
City
DeSoto
Posted Date
04-07-2022
Job Description
Application Period: April 7, 2022 – Until Position Filled
Organization: City of DeSoto
Street Address: 211 E. Pleasant Run Rd
City: DeSoto
State: TX
Zip: 75115
Job Description

The purpose of this position is to assist in the implementation of the Economic Development Strategic Plan. This is accomplished by working independently and in concert with the Director of Economic Development and the Economic Development Team to implement programs, aiding business retention and expansion, supporting redevelopment, promoting new housing investment, marketing and research that strengthens and broadens industrial, commercial, retail and residential sectors. Other duties include creating and maintaining information resources and databases utilized for preparing reports and analysis.

Essential Job Functions

  • Oversees the development and implementation of a comprehensive business retention and expansion program that includes data and research, maintenance of the CRM with updates and data tracking related to projects, as well as maintaining an up-to-date list of local businesses
  • Works on building strong working relationships and networks with small businesses and entrepreneurs, as well as economic development, workforce development, and entrepreneurial development organizations that serve the business community in DeSoto.
  • Attends and participates in assigned board and committee meetings and acts as a liaison to internal and external customers.
  • Works to promote retail development and redevelopment opportunities through presentations and related outreach activities.
  • Prepares information reports and presentations for targeted audiences and coordinates marketing efforts for the DDC to include writing and publishing the quarterly DDC newsletter, advertisements, website development and managing the ReSimplify available sites program.
  • Maintains current knowledge of economic trends and activities in other/peer communities.
Job Requirements

Education and Experience * Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Marketing, Economics, Public Administration, Finance, Urban Planning or a related field * Two years of experience recruiting and maintaining business development which includes evaluating and recommending appropriate business site locations and expansions; providing technical economic and assistance to businesses, organizations, and community groups; and analyzing and implementing economic development marketing concepts or equivalent combination of education and experience * Completion of Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC) and some coursework towards the Certified Economic Developers certification

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities * Knowledge of Economic Development principles and practices * Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with co-workers, the general public, professional service providers, economic development agency representatives, media outlets, and elected and appointed officials * Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with management, coworkers, private consultants and the general public * Ability to work independently and manage multiple assignments effectively * Ability to exercise resourcefulness in making decisions and rise to the level of any challenge presented * Skill in drafting correspondence for distribution to a variety of targeted audiences in order to promote and market DeSoto as a business location * Ability to collect, review, analyze technical and statistical data * Skill in the operation and utilization of computer applications such as Microsoft Office, Photo Shop, and website development

For More Information
Denae Greenly, Assistant Director of Human Resources
City of DeSoto
9722309602
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Position
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Organization
ARANSAS COUNTY PARTNERSHIP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (ACPEDC)
City
Rockport
Posted Date
04-07-2022
Job Description
Application Period: April 7, 2022 – Until Position Filled
Organization: ARANSAS COUNTY PARTNERSHIP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (ACPEDC)
Street Address: 319 Broadway
City: Rockport
State: TX
Zip: 78382
Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The ACPEDC seeks a highly motivated individual for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director is expected to have the knowledge and skills to shepherd and develop projects prioritized via targeted business sectors. The Executive Director will interact and work directly with the board and executive committee of the ACPEDC, governmental departments and elected officials, the business community, the public, and regional state/national trade organizations.

ABOUT ARANSAS COUNTY - the Rockport-Fulton area

Surrounded by the sparkling waters of Copano and Aransas Bays and bathed year-round by soothing Gulf breezes, nestled among ancient, windswept oaks and steeped in a colorful community of cultures, Rockport is in a class of its own. Rockport and Fulton are two communities in Aransas County; one of the smallest counties in Texas. You’ll fall in love with fine dining in the Rockport-Fulton area. From fresh seafood fried, grilled, blackened, breaded, stuffed to Italian food, you’ll love the quaint atmosphere and dining options. There are two downtown shopping areas with a myriad of shops from antiques, collectibles, fine art galleries, jewelry, clothing, sea shells shops, and more. Rockport and Fulton offer a special charm. This kind of charm has led many prominent artists to make this area their home. As a result, the area boasts one of the best collections of art galleries you’ll find anywhere. The seascape that attracts artists also attracts our most famous winter visitors, the great endangered Whooping Cranes. The Whooping Cranes are not the only avian visitor to our area as on any given day of the year, over 75 different species can be spotted in the marshes, wooded inland areas and along the sandy beaches. Remarkable describes the fishing and other water sports available in the bay itself. Complete facilities from professional fishing guides to public piers and marinas are available. Professional fishing guides can help even the most novice of fisherman catch fish and return home with an even better fish story! If history is what you like, Aransas County has many interesting items. General Zachary Taylor landed his troops in Aransas County during the Mexican war, which marked the beginning of statehood for Texas. With more than 75 historical markers at various places throughout the county, history will come to life just by reading a few. More historical information will come to life at the Texas Maritime Museum and the Fulton Mansion. The average temperature is 72 degrees. Enjoy more than 30 local attractions, pathways to history, hiking, biking, birding, fishing and kayaking. You’ll find these and more when you choose the Rockport-Fulton area. More information here.

Job Requirements

JOB SUMMARY:

The ACPEDC is looking for an individual to manage and direct the ACPEDC. The successful candidate manages collaboration within a public/private partnership to develop relationships, build consensus, set strategy, and achieve goals. He/she will effectively manage project details, build trust, and work toward common goals.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

 1.Economic Development
            * Manage a business retention and expansion program; support existing primary employers
            * Conduct the recruitment of primary employers in the targeted business sectors
            * Carry out the ACPEDC workplan and marketing strategy to develop leads and prospects
            * Support the County Workforce Development Center; assist employers with workforce issues  
            * Coordinate the various development plans for the downtown area; assist in their execution
            * Secure sites and buildings for the targeted business sectors; promote Aransas County Airport
            * Develop and maintain relationships with real estate developers, brokers, engineers, etc.               

2. Revenue Development
            * Increase membership in the ACPEDC via communications to local-regional businesses
            * Work with the board to set revenue goals and conduct membership solicitation efforts
            *Seek donations of land for development and subsequent resale to targeted businesses
            *Maintain a database of current and prospective investors in the ACPEDC with contact info 

 3.Public Relations & Marketing
           *Perform public speaking related to the ACPEDC’s interests in the community and regionally
           *Create and distribute regular communications such as the monthly investor newsletter
           *Ensure the maintenance of the ACPEDC website; conduct electronic communications
           *Issue news releases-communications to local-regional media outlets, public officials, investors
           *Network with state and regional partners to generate prospects and leads

 4. Administration & Finance
           *Assist the ACPEDC Treasurer and accounting firm with the annual budget; monitor budget
           *Prepare agendas and reports for the ACPEDC Board; create reports for governmental entities
           *Manage staff and ensure the execution of their duties
  1. Other Duties as Directed by the ACPEDC Board and Executive Committee

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES

* Excellent written and verbal skills, effective public speaker, skilled in organizing workflow, flexible and open  
*  Knowledge of economic development best practices, including marketing best practices 
* Ability to provide excellent and timely customer service and be a team player
* An adept problem solver with strong ethics and transparency; ability to work independently
* Perform work in confidence and under pressure of deadlines; respond to prospects timely

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, & CERTIFICATIONS

 * A Bachelor’s Degree in business preferred or related field
 * Two years min. experience in economic development, business or city management, or marketing
 * Any combination of education and experience may be considered as a substitute for a degree or years of experience 
 * A valid  Driver’s License

Base salary commensurate with experience, plus benefits. In addition, paid memberships in key trade associations including travel expenses to conferences, training and meetings.

FOR MORE INFORMATION EMAIL mmeek1919@gmail.com

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:

Applicants should send cover letter, resume, materials, and references to ACPEDC c/o Executive Director Search 319 Broadway Rockport, Texas 78382 or via email to mmeek1919@gmail.com

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Michael, Meek
Position
Executive Director
Organization
Converse Economic Development Corp.
City
Converse
Posted Date
04-07-2022
Job Description
Application Period: April 7, 2022 – May 6, 2022
Organization: Converse Economic Development Corp.
Street Address: 110 W. Legion Dr.
City: Converse
State: TX
Zip: 78109
Job Description

The Executive Director provides senior level direction, management and oversight of the City of Converse EDC. In general, responsibilities include business development for the community, management of the EDC’s budget, staffing, ongoing programs, and community involvement. In addition, the Executive Director is charged with developing strong community relationships and providing critical analysis and insights into economic conditions to the EDC Board and other community stakeholders.

Duties & Responsibilities 1. Develops and presents EDC Annual Corporation Plan, Annual Budget and proposed projects to the EDC Board of Directors and to City Council for approval. Provides regular executive level reporting to the EDC Board and City Council. 2. Develops and implements projects, recommendations, economic analyses, incentive analysis, and proposed policy changes for consideration by the EDC Board of Directors in keeping with Board directives, the EDC’s Articles, Bylaws and Mission. 3. Networks and builds relationships with the business community. Works to retain/expand existing businesses and works to recruit new businesses to Converse. 4. Collaborates with other outside resources, organizations, and commercial real estate representatives to attract new businesses and to assist with expansion of existing businesses. 5. Monitors and manages financial performance of the EDC. Provides analysis of revenue and expenses to anticipate and propose changes/alterations in the EDC’s best interest. 6. Identifies funding for new or continuing operations and to increase productivity. 7. Assists in the development and management of the EDC budget, including all contracts; accounts payable, accounts receivable, and the preparation of financial statements; and maintains a cash flow projection. 8. Signs and delivers in the name of the corporation deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts or other instruments pertaining to the business of the corporation, except in cases in which the authority to sign and deliver is required by law to be exercised by another person or is expressly delegated by the articles, bylaws, or by the Board to another officer or agent of the corporation. 9. Manage real estate owned by the EDC and assists in promoting sites for sale when applicable. The ability to interpret and negotiate Real Estate Contracts. 10. Oversees and/or conducts all staff recruitment activities; hires and evaluates staff; arranges for ongoing staff training; supervises staff; implements personnel policies and submits recommendations to the Board for policy revisions and oversees benefit plans. 11. Negotiates vendor contracts for service with the approval of the EDC Board and monitors contract compliance. 12. Ensures that orders and resolutions of the Board are carried into effect. 13. Collaborates with City staff and leadership for strategies, planning, and is an active member of the Development Review Team. 14. Manages the branding, marketing, and advertising of the EDC which represents the City of Converse as a great place for business. 15. Acts as liaison with elected officials and agencies with contacts at the local, county, state and federal levels. 16. May preside over Board of Directors, if requested. 17. Performs other duties and tasks as assigned

Job Requirements
  1. Master’s Degree with a major in Finance, Economics, Business/Marketing, Communications, Urban Planning, Economic Development, Real Estate, Public Relations or closely-related field.
  2. Five (5) years of management and supervisory experience.
  3. Have and maintain a clear and valid Texas Class C Operator’s License with an acceptable driving record.
  4. Satisfactory results of background, credit check, and employment screening checks including physical exam. *SEE FULL DETAILS IN JOB LINK
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Position
Business Development Manager
Organization
Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation
City
Bryan
Posted Date
04-06-2022
Job Description
Application Period: April 6, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Organization: Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 1716 Briarcrest Dr, Ste 714
City: Bryan
State: TX
Zip: 77802
Job Description

The Business Development Manager is responsible for implementing the targeted recruitment and retention/expansion plans to companies and audiences located inside and outside the Brazos Valley.

Essential Functions:

  • Along with the Business Development team, develop, implement, and track a direct-contact campaign for BVEDC targeted audiences, initiate contact and develop relationships with key decision-makers in targeted audience companies, respond to inquiries from companies interested in the region, facilitate visits from qualifying companies to The Brazos Valley and assist in preparing community incentive proposals for qualifying companies
  • Along with the Business Development team, support a Business Retention and Expansion program to support existing industry within the Brazos Valley
  • Collect demographic, real estate market, and business data to maintain the BVEDC's role as the most reliable source of economic development information for Brazos Valley stakeholders, community partners, and other third parties
  • Expand and grow industry, economic development organizations and agencies, end-user companies, and site selector contacts. Respond to proposals from the State of Texas to external site selectors and industry representatives
  • Maintain industry contacts and site selectors database and contacts for lead generation within industry clusters as identified in Strategic Plan
  • Host targeted end-user companies, industry clusters, site selectors, and industry representatives in the Brazos Valley
  • In addition to oversight and implementation of the BVEDC's day-to-day communications strategy, the position will work with the BVEDC's Committees and Invest Brazos Valley as part of the overall Strategic Plan implementation for both internal and external awareness and business development activities
  • Other duties as assigned
Job Requirements

Position Qualifications:

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

Skills & Abilities:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree Required (four-year college or technical school)
  • Experience: 3+ years of experience
  • Skills: Research and data analysis; Microsoft Office and desktop publishing software
For More Information
Hannah Ullrich, Office Administrator
Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation
9792601755
Position
Project Development Coordinator
Organization
Office of the Texas Governor
City
Austin
Posted Date
04-04-2022
Job Description
Application Period: April 4, 2022 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Office of the Texas Governor
Street Address:
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip: 78711
Job Description

(OOG Job #: 2022-75, WIT Job #: 15203052)

General Description

The Project Development Coordinator works within the Office of the Governor (OOG), Economic Development and Tourism Office (EDT) and reports to the Director of Business and Community Development. This position assists both international and domestic businesses and their representatives in the site selection process, disseminates leads and project requirements to qualified Texas economic development organizations and coordinates the project development with the regional specialists—resulting in the creation of new jobs and investment in Texas. Provides highly complex to advanced (senior-level) consultation, technical assistance and support and direction to businesses, economic development organizations and local, state and federal units of government. Works under limited supervision, with moderate to considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Duties

  • Works with qualified business prospects across a variety of industries, and their representatives, through all phases of the site selection process, as needed.
  • Disseminates business leads to economic development organizations across the state, assisting in the identification of suitable business sites and recommending available state funding support.
  • Determines and packages the needs of business prospects to include site location information.
  • Collects, organizes, analyzes and prepares materials in response to requests for project information and maintains status on project performance.
  • Provides consultation and technical assistance to businesses, economic development organizations, and related local, state and federal units of government located in and outside the region.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with program staff in planning, development, implementation, analysis and documentation for business prospects.
  • Serves as liaison to allies statewide, including chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, regional groups and other state agencies.
  • Assists in the execution of marketing strategies to attract industry domestically and globally.
  • Represents the agency at functions related to economic development activities and other OOG activities as needed.
  • Assists with planning and execution of EDT business development initiatives and missions.
  • Demonstrates subject matter expertise, professional confidence, and clarity when representing the office.
  • Engages in public speaking to a wide range of audiences in a variety of forums.
  • Maintains status on project performance and reports updates as frequently as directed.
  • Drafts briefing documents for OOG staff, as requested.
  • Provides excellent customer service to both internal and external customers.
  • Remains well-informed of division and OOG initiatives, operations, new releases, web content, programs, statewide trends, OOG policies and procedures.
  • May provide guidance to others.
  • Maintains regular attendance and may work extended hours, as needed.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.
Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

*Program Specialist IV

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business, international trade, economics, economic development, urban or regional planning, commercial real estate, political science, government, marketing, communications or a related field; and
  • Four (4) years of progressively responsible professional experience.

*Program Specialist V

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business, international trade, economics, economic development, urban or regional planning, commercial real estate, political science, government, marketing, communications or a related field; and
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience. Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis. Salary and position level will be based on experience and demonstrated skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC).
  • Direct experience in economic development.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements
  • Knowledge of business development resources and governing local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to program areas.
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of public and private data sources.
  • Knowledge of community, economic and/or business development principles.
  • Knowledge of industry and market terminology, procedures, and related business trends.
  • Skill in gathering and analyzing accurate and relevant information.
  • Skill in leadership, management, and strategic planning.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in using a personal computer and spreadsheet, and databases.
  • Skill in attention to detail.
  • Skill in public relations and public speaking.
  • Skill in maintaining effective internal and external working relationships.
  • Ability to establish goals and objectives, to devise solutions to program administrative problems.
  • Ability to develop and evaluate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to research, comprehend and effectively communicate convey complex ideas and concepts.
  • Ability to prepare concise reports.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and creativity.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to support and contribute to a cohesive team environment.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service and work effectively with high-level business leaders, consultants, elected officials, community partners and other staff.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and sound judgment in making critical decisions.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time (i.e., weekly-monthly) under normal conditions for long distances.

Registration, Certification or Licensure

  • Valid Texas Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions

This classification functions in a standard office environment. Ability to move up to 20 Ibs. Ability to drive and travel as needed. Will need to move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, set up conference rooms for meetings, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer and in person. Must be able to observe and evaluate data in a variety of formats, including hard copy, electronic and media formats. Must have the stamina to work a regular 8-hour work day and to work extended hours, as needed. Must be able to work hours during a legislative session that include holidays and as needed.

Position
Economic Development Finance Specialist (Program Specialist IV)
Organization
Office of the Texas Governor
City
Austin
Posted Date
04-04-2022
Job Description
Application Period: April 4, 2022 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Office of the Texas Governor
Street Address:
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip: 78711
Job Description

(OOG Job #: 2022-68, WIT Job #: 15161381)

General Description

The Economic Development Finance Specialist works within the Office of the Governor’s (OOG), Economic Development and Tourism Office (EDT) and reports to the Director of Economic Development Finance. Performs highly complex (senior-level) consultative services, technical assistance work, and recommendations to staff, industry, constituents, lending institutions, and local, state and federal governments. Prepares financial and other business reports and responds to internal and external inquiries. Assists in planning and coordinating of economic development projects and lending activities together with other EDT team members. May provide guidance to others. Works under limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Duties

  • Develops and administers EDT financial programs, as assigned.
  • Performs an array of technical, training, research, planning, program assessment, and administrative activities for EDT financial programs, as assigned.
  • Develops and engages business prospects and communities in identifying financing for product development, job growth and retention.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with program staff in program planning, development, implementation, analysis, and documentation of agency programs.
  • Assists in developing program policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines in accordance with program objectives and goals.
  • Serves as a contributor to achievement of office objectives, strategic and tactical program development.
  • Prepares and delivers presentations to internal and external audiences.
  • Effectively monitors performance contracts in assigned portfolios.
  • Oversees the completion of and monitors required performance reports, and recommends appropriate changes.
  • Ensures thorough completion of data and well-organized recordkeeping, including electronic and/or hardcopy formats.
  • Updates and maintains data related to private business, local units of government and non-profit organizations to ensure the most current and accurate information is available for program purposes.
  • Demonstrates subject matter expertise, professional confidence and clarity when representing the office.
  • Writes, reviews, edits, and/or proofreads rules, policies and other program documents.
  • Demonstrates accurate accounting practices, as needed, to support financial reporting.
  • Advises staff on matters relating to financial contracts, third party business agreements, etc.
  • Provides guidance to staff in the development and integration of new methods and procedures.
  • Develops and implements action plans to improve program effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Maintains regular work attendance and may work extended hours as needed.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.
Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business administration, finance, accounting, economic development, economics, political science, public administration, or a related field; and
  • Four (4) years of professional experience in business administration, finance, accounting, economic development, economics, political science, public administration, or a related field. Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements

  • Knowledge of accounting principles, procedures and terminology.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations related to program area.
  • Knowledge of program management processes and techniques.
  • Skill in gathering and analyzing accurate and relevant information.
  • Skill in using a personal computer and spreadsheets.
  • Skill in database, financial management and statistical systems software applications.
  • Ability to establish goals and objectives.
  • Ability to devise solutions to program administrative problems.
  • Ability to develop and evaluate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to convey complex ideas and concepts.
  • Ability to prepare concise reports.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and sound judgment in making critical decisions.
  • Ability to travel infrequently, 10%, (i.e., weekly-monthly) under normal conditions for long distances.

Registration, Certification or Licensure

  • Valid Texas Driver’s License.
  • Texas Contract Manager Certification required within one year of hire date.

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions

This classification functions in a standard office environment. Ability to move up to 20 Ibs. Ability to drive and travel as needed. Will need to move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, set up conference rooms for meetings, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer and in person. Must be able to observe and evaluate data in a variety of formats, including hard copy, electronic and media formats. Must be able to work hours during a legislative session that include holidays and as needed.

Position
Economic Development Finance Coordinator
Organization
Office of the Texas Governor
City
Austin
Posted Date
04-04-2022
Job Description
Application Period: April 4, 2022 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Office of the Texas Governor
Street Address:
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip: 787
Job Description

(OOG Job #: 2022-67, WIT Job #: 15161216)

General Description

The Economic Development Finance Coordinator works within the Office of the Governor (OOG), Economic Development and Tourism Office (EDT) and reports to the Director of Economic Development Finance. Performs complex (journey-level) clerical and administrative office support related activities. Work involves providing administrative support including disseminating information, data entry, assisting with maintaining filing systems, coordinating meetings, and preparing and editing reports and documents. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Duties

  • Prepares and distributes correspondence, reports, studies, forms, and documents for EDT Finance.
  • Performs general office duties such as filing and maintaining a filing system, answering and routing phone calls, and ordering and maintaining office supplies.
  • Coordinates the organization of board meetings, virtual conferences, and seminars. Prepares any related materials for each, which may include board books and the posting to the Texas Secretary of State register.
  • Works with EDT Finance staff to manage standard operating procedures and training tools for each of EDT Finance’s programs.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding technical program or administrative regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Performs data entry for EDT Finance programs – primarily for Events, Enterprise Zone Program and Texas Enterprise Fund.
  • Assists with tracking statutory timelines for program areas. Coordinates and processes travel related forms and documents for the division.
  • Coordinates and processes purchase requisitions for the division.
  • Assists with records management and retention efforts.
  • Serves as the Public Information Request (PIR) Coordinator for EDT Finance.
  • Serves as the Additional Duty Safety Officer (ADSO) for EDT Finance.
  • Maintains regular work schedule.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.
Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school graduate or equivalent; and
  • Three (3) years of experience as a receptionist with responsibility for responding to multiple phone lines, switchboard duties or as an administrative assistant tasked with providing technical or program support, including office, clerical and customer service. Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Strong communication and computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements

  • Knowledge of personal computers and software applications.
  • Knowledge of office practices and administrative procedures.
  • Skill in customer service.
  • Skill in verbal and written communications.
  • Skill in organization, record keeping, and maintenance.
  • Ability to exercise initiative, creativity and broad communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise tact and courtesy.
  • Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships within and outside the agency.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Registration, Certification or Licensure
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions

This classification functions in a standard office environment. Ability to move up to 20 Ibs. Ability to drive and travel as needed. Will need to move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, set up conference rooms for meetings, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer and in person. Must be able to observe and evaluate data in a variety of formats, including hard copy, electronic and media formats. Must be able to work hours during a legislative session that include holidays and as needed.

Position
Economic Development Analyst
Organization
Council for South Texas Economic Progress, Inc.
City
Mission
Posted Date
03-29-2022
Job Description
Application Period: March 29, 2022 – May 24, 2022
Organization: Council for South Texas Economic Progress, Inc.
Street Address: 801 N. Bryan Road, Ste 167
City: Mission
State: Hidalgo
Zip: 78572
Job Description

SUMMARY Under direct supervision, the Economic Development Analyst is an exempt position and is responsible for providing technical support, client management of direct investment attraction efforts, and data gathering & analysis. Reporting directly to the Vice President of Economic Development, the Economic Development Analyst will function in a highly collaborative team setting. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES General and Administrative: 1. Work alongside the COSTEP team to support operational and reporting needs. 2. Support COSTEP marketing efforts with data, facts, and reports for traditional, online, and social media placement 3. May attend and present at Staff, Board, Sponsor, and Stakeholder Meetings. 4. Read, study, and attend professional development programs and conferences in order to increase industry and analytical knowledge. 5. Perform other related duties when requested or directed; always maintaining confidentiality regarding contact information, records, and operations matters.

Client Management & Tracking: Work with the VP of Economic Development to deliver exceptional customer service to direct investment Suspects and Prospects, as well as provide project development services and tracking, including:

  1. Manage standard Suspect & Prospect development activities and communications.
  2. Proactively support Suspect & Prospect needs through the recruitment processes.
  3. Support in the preparation of incentive applications and supporting documents.
  4. Ensure continuous updating of all Suspect & Prospect development activities within CRM.

Research & Reporting: Work with the VP of Economic Development to organize and deliver accurate research and statistical reports, including:

  1. Develop and implement databases and data collection systems.
  2. Gather data from primary and secondary sources on key regional economic indicators.
  3. Gather listings of regional commercial and industrial real estate.
  4. Gather data on developments, trends, forecasts for target industries.
  5. Research Suspect and Prospect companies and contacts prior to direct investment recruitment meetings.
  6. Update direct investment recruitment progress and activity reports for internal tracking.
  7. Respond to business inquiries to Sponsors, Suspects, Prospects, Multipliers, and Partners requiring demographic information, industry specific site selection information, workforce data, trade data, or other economic development data.

Program & Team Support: Work with the VP of Economic Development to advance Economic Development & Marketing programs, including:

  1. Establish strong working relationships with key partners in the region.
  2. Provide planning & logistics support for outbound recruitment trips.
  3. Provide planning & logistics support for inbound Prospect hosting efforts such as the QuickTours and FamTours.

Performs other related duties when requested or directed; always maintaining confidentiality in personnel, customer, and financial matters. The tasks listed above are considered to be essential functions of the job. All assignments are subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other considerations.

Job Requirements

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS 1. Education: A four-year degree in Business, Statistics, Communications, or Related Field is preferred.
2. Experience: Requires a minimum of a combination of four years of experience in economic development, data analytics, business development, and/or marketing. A Master’s degree may substitute for two years of professional experience. 3. Skills: • Ability to effectively deliver written and oral communications and presentations • Ability to organize and prioritize daily tasks • Self-motivated, customer service driven, highly collaborative, and teamwork focused • Ability to effectively navigate and use Microsoft Office Suite • CRM experience a plus • Foreign language skills are a plus • Requires the ability to communicate effectively and to maintain positive working relationships with all levels of COSTEP employees. 4. Physical requirements include: driving an automobile; visual acuity, speech, and hearing; occasionally lifting/carrying 15-25 lbs.; hand and eye coordination to operate a computer keyboard and other basic office equipment; and typically several hours per day of sitting, standing or walking, with frequent movement and interruptions in an office setting. May sometimes be required to work in excess of 40 hours per week, including evenings and weekends in order to meet deadlines. 5. Requires the ability to travel domestically and internationally and cover upfront travel expenses that will be reimbursed upon returning from travel. 6. Requires the ability to work under pressure and to successfully complete tasks, even when there may be limited resources or rigid deadlines.
7. Requires a valid Texas Driver’s License and an acceptable MVR for the previous three years.

NOTE All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or another legally protected status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

For More Information
Mary Hernandez, Vice President of Human Resources
COSTEP
956-971-3323
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Position
Economic Development Specialist
Organization
Arlington Economic Development Corp
City
Arlington
Posted Date
03-25-2022
Job Description
Application Period: March 25, 2022 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Arlington Economic Development Corp
Street Address: 101 W. Abram Street
City: Arlington
State: Texas
Zip: 76010
Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: Under general direction, assist with the coordination, marketing, implementation and monitoring of various Economic Development programs for the City.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 1. Ability to implement economic development strategy and programs with cross-functional support under the direction of the Economic Development Manager and serve as project manager in production of various marketing/promotional products including DVD, annual Dallas Business Journal insert, brochures, maps, etc. 2. Ability to prepare informational reports and presentations for targeted audiences and coordinate marketing efforts for OED to include writing and publishing the quarterly OED newsletter, advertising, web-site development and managing Arlington Isites program. 3. Ability to assist the Economic Development Manager in management of the tax incentive process, business retention and expansion, and business recruitment.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS: 4. Ability to research best practices. 5. Ability to conduct duties as assigned including: International Protocol Office, contracts with the Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau and Development Corporation, and International Trade activities. 6. Coordinate trade show participation and special economic industry events.

Job Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

Knowledge of Economic Development principles and practices. Knowledge of current Economic Development, demographics and market trends in the regional area. Skilled in communicating with the general public, other City employees, professional service providers, economic development agency representatives, and the media in order to gather and provide information. Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with management, co-workers, representatives from other city departments, private consultants, and the general public. Skilled in drafting correspondence for distribution to a variety of targeted audiences in order to promote and market Arlington as a business location. Skilled in researching a wide range of topics and present information clearly and accurately. Skilled in making decisions and exercise resourcefulness in meeting new challenges. Skilled in determining priorities and managing multiple assignments successfully. Skilled in collecting, reviewing, and analyzing technical and statistical data. Skilled in computer application programs including Microsoft Office, Photo Shop, and website development.

Qualifying Education and Experience: Bachelor's in Public or Business Administration, Urban Planning, Finance, Real Estate or a related field plus two to three years of related experience. Completion of the Basic Economic Development Courses (BEDC) or the Economic Development Institute (EDI) preferred.

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background pre-employment screening.

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Erica Yingling, Coordinator
Arlington Economic Development Corp
817-459-6105
Position
Manager, Projects & Communications
Organization
Fort Hood Regional Economic Development Foundation
City
Killeen
Posted Date
03-24-2022
Job Description
Application Period: March 24, 2022 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Fort Hood Regional Economic Development Foundation
Street Address: 1 Santa Fe Plaza
City: Killeen
State: TX
Zip: 76541
Job Description

Job SummaryThis position reports to the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce and operates with funds from the Fort Hood Regional Economic Development Foundation. The purpose of the position is to assist the GKCC President and FHREDF Vice President in all economic development activities as assigned.

Essential/Primary Job Duties • Implement work to pursue goals in 14 Forward Plan of Work as assigned. • Provide staff support for 14 Forward 2.0 funding campaign as assigned. • Provide staff support for FHREDF board and annual meetings including social media, public relations and record keeping. • Recruit from industry clusters as assigned by the Vice President of Economic Development. • Provide staff support on the implementation of the OLDCC grant to ensure compliance with the provisions of the U.S. Department of Defense grant and with the A&M Central Texas Agreement. • Collect and disseminate data. o Keep current demographic information from a local and national source (U.S. Census, American Community Survey, Area Board of Realtors).  Survey investors to determine information of value. o Disseminate data to internal and external investors, prospects, developers and consultants who may be evaluating this market. • Communicate o Maintain a list of up-to-date media contacts. o Create informative press releases, press kits, and related materials. o Oversee the creation of marketing and communications collateral to ensure that it is consistent with the organization's brand, including white papers, website copy, and more o Plan and manage the design, content, and production of marketing materials. o Maintain the 14 Forward website with new information o Represent the organization at events and press conferences o Develop and distribute a quarterly Economic Development newsletter.

Environmental and Physical Requirements • Be familiar with, and abide by, the policies and procedures as set forth by the Board of Directors of the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce. • Must be able to work a non-traditional schedule. • May be required to stand or walk for extended periods. • Must be able to lift 35 pounds.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications and Education Required • Bachelor’s Degree preferred. • 3 years of experience in journalism, communications, public relations or a related field. • Must be able to get along with co-workers and work effectively in a team environment. • Must possess a strong ability to reason quickly and be able to shift attention to priority situations as necessary. • Knowledge of, and experience with, Canva, PowerPoint, Mailchimp, email marketing, video editing software, and other forms of communications software. • Strong writing, communications and presentation skills. • Research and project management experience beneficial.

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Lenna Barr, VP of Administration or Finance
Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce
254-526-9551
Position
City Manager
Organization
City of Decatur
City
Decatur
Posted Date
03-24-2022
Job Description
Application Period: March 24, 2022 – Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Decatur
Street Address: 201 East Walnut ~ P.O. Box 1299
City: Decatur
State: TX
Zip: 76234
Job Description

Brief Description of the City Manager Job:

Under policy direction from the City Council, is responsible for planning, directing, managing and reviewing all of the administrative activities and operations for the City; coordinates programs, services and activities among City departments and with outside agencies; ensures that the financial integrity of the municipal organization; represents the City’s interest to the general public, other agencies, levels of government and other outside interests, and provides highly responsible and complex policy advice and administrative support to the Mayor and City Council. Exercises direct supervision over management, professional and clerical staff.

FLSA: Exempt, Hours: Varies, Salary Range: DOQ

Job Requirements

Experience:

Formal Education:
Work requires specialized knowledge in a professional or technical field. Graduation from an accredited/recognized college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Administration or related field. A Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.

At least five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal administration with at least three (3) years of management level experience is required.

Essential Functions:

  1. Work with City Council
  • Attend all City Council meetings.
  • Prepare and submit to the City Council reports of financial and administrative activities.
  • Keep City Council advised of financial conditions, program progress, and present future needs of the City.
  • Direct the preparation of plans and specifications for work under guidance from City Council.
  • Interpret, analyze and explain policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Advise City Council on pending legislative and legal matters.
  1. Administration of Municipal Operations
  • Develop, plan, and implement, with City Council participation, City goals and objectives, as well as policies and procedures necessary to provide municipal services.
  • Approve new or modified programs, systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Direct, oversee, and participate in the development of the City’s short and long term strategic work plan.
  • Direct and participate in the preparation of long-term plans of capital improvements with plans for their financing and implementation.
  • Delegate work activities, projects, and programs.
  1. Budgeting and Fiscal Management
  • Direct the development, presentation, and administration of the City budget.
  • Oversee the forecast of funding needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Monitor revenues and expenditures; make mid-year corrections.
  • Coordinate Capital Improvement Plans with Finance.
  1. Personnel
  • Select, supervise, motivate and provide direction and vision to all department directors to ensure team of professional, competent, team-oriented employees to carry out the City mission.
  • Process annual employee performance reviews, ensure employees meet the minimum expectations of their individual roles and responsibilities, and establish additional performance objectives.
  • Pursue Customer Service Goals with all personnel.
  • Work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures when needed.
  • Coordinate with Human Resources in the recruitment and selection of key personnel.
  • Ensure department personnel receive training/continuing education as needed.
  • Review and assign staff resources as needed to achieve objectives of programs and services within the department.
  • Monitor work flow, review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
  • Work with department heads regarding personnel issues and evaluate proposed terminations.
  • In conjunction with the Human Resource Director, develops personnel policies and presents to the City Council for approval.
  • Hear and rule on employee appeals of discipline actions as outlined in the City of Decatur Personnel Policy Manual.
  1. Confer with Department Heads
  • Confer with department heads concerning administrative, operational, and budget issues.
  • Make appropriate decisions or recommendations.
  • Assess manpower needs as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with Council-appointed personnel.
  1. Oversee Enforcement
  • Oversee the enforcement of all City Ordinances.
  1. Public Relations
  • Confer with residents, taxpayers, businesses, and other individuals, groups, and outside agencies having an interest or potential interest in affairs of City concern.
  • Ensures responsive, efficient and good customer service to all residents, businesses and all other individuals and groups.
  • Respond to the most difficult and sensitive complaints and requests for information.
  • Represent the City in the Community and at professional meetings as needed.
  • Coordinate City activities with and responses to other governmental agencies and outside organizations.
  • Acts as manager for the Wise County Water Supply District and liaison to the Decatur Economic Development Corporation. .
  1. Other Duties
  • Perform all duties as may be directed by City Council.
  • Travel to attend meetings, conferences and training.
  • Regular attendance is required.

NOTE: To be considered for this position, you must complete and submit a City of Decatur Employment Application between the job posting dates.
To apply visit: https://www.decaturtx.org/jobs

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Position
Executive Director - Jarrell Economic Development Corporation
Organization
Jarrell Economic Development Corporation
City
Jarrell
Posted Date
03-22-2022
Job Description
Application Period: March 22, 2022 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Jarrell Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 161 Town Center Blvd.
City: Jarrell
State: TX
Zip: 76537
Job Description

Executive Director Reports to: Jarrell Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Board of Directors, under supervision of City Manager following the Board’s guidance.

Job Summary: The City of Jarrell Economic Development Corporation has a career opportunity open for an Executive Director. The EDC is looking for a strong visionary who is equipped to set the City on an orderly path to explosive growth and business development. The ideal applicant will be able to effectively communicate the City’s vision to a variety of stake holders and among diverse audiences and foster collaborative relationships with outside entities.

Job Requirements

Duties include: • Administer and manage the organization, with plans for marketing and recruitment: - Develop goals and an action plan, - Maintain EDC marketing materials and social presence including the website, - Maintain available Jarrell site information, to include site incentives, - Develop targeted incentive proposals and responses for interested companies, - Conduct assessments and reports of EDC programs. • Engage current businesses in the Retention & Expansion Program • Develop and maintain the EDC budget • Make presentations to groups to embed the “economic vision” within the community and to those of interest outside the community • Act as liaison with local and regional partners • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned by the Board of Directors.

Special Skills/Abilities/Knowledge: • Effectively communicate with internal and external audiences, to include prospects, the Board of Directors, City Council and staff, Chamber of Commerce, and the public • Effective interaction with individuals and groups in a cooperative and collaborative manner and implement short- or long-range goals • Knowledge of tax incentive projects • Understand commercial and industrial real estate transactions • Knowledge of available technology to enhance the performance of the EDC

Training and Experience Desired: • Bachelor’s degree in Economic Development, Business, Public Relations, Marketing, Finance, or a related field, from an accredited college or university. • Three to five years of practical experience in economic development. Experience may replace formal educational training. • Successful completion of Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC) and Economic Development Institute (EDI) is preferred.

Workplace: This is an exempt position that will occasionally require work beyond what is considered a normal workday/week. The position sometimes requires extensive weekend and “after hours” work to successfully implement the planned programs. The position may require travel in and out of the boundaries of the EDC.

Salary: $60,000-$75,000; plus, benefits, negotiable based on experience and training


Please see www.cityofjarrell.com to complete an Application For Employment and return to Jarrell City Hall, 161 Town Center Blvd., Jarrell Texas 76537, ATTN: Dianne Peace in person, by mail or email to Dianne Peace, City Secretary at d.peace@cityofjarrell.com

Open until filled.

For any questions, please contact Dianne Peace at (512) 746-4593, ext. 121.

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Dianne Peace, City Secretary
Jarrell Economic Development Corporation
(512) 746-4593, ext. 121.
Position
Vice President, Business Development
Organization
greater:SATX Regional Economic Partnership
City
San Antonio
Posted Date
03-21-2022
Job Description
Application Period: March 21, 2022 – Until Position Filled
Organization: greater:SATX Regional Economic Partnership
Street Address: 112 E. Pecan, Suite 2635
City: San Antonio
State: TX
Zip: 78205
Job Description

**POSITION SUMMARY **

The Vice President of Business Development is responsible for leading business attraction efforts to grow and develop the eight-county San Antonio region, focused on target industries and functions that improve and expand job opportunities for San Antonians. As the lead point of contact and project manager, the VP collaborates effectively across the greater:SATX organization and with external stakeholders to address the needs of relocating and expanding companies. This role focuses primarily on lead identification, lead qualification, and lead activation phases of the recruitment process.

**ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: **

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

**Essential Functions Statement(s) **

  • Develop a Recruitment Pipeline, Target, Market to, and Recruit New Businesses to San Antonio:
  • Develop relationships, identify opportunities, and suggest and enhance approaches and methods of marketing the San Antonio region to business prospects, investors, late-stage investment groups, commercial real estate brokers, and other economic development partners.
  • Proactively contact companies to develop prospect leads from data, advertising, electronic tools, marketing trips, and business publications; implements innovative methods of new prospect development.
  • Lead, manage, and/or implement programs and/or methods for greater:SATX to effectively attract targeted new business into San Antonio and to support the retention and expansion of existing target sector companies in the region.
  • Lead marketing campaign activations to identify and connect with target industry decision makers, including trade shows, corporate targeting trips and missions, and industry-related events.
  • Develop and carry-out outbound prospect and/or consultant marketing trips aligned to targeted geographic locations and industry sectors to develop new leads and maintain relationships with corporate location advisors and decision-makers.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of general and targeted marketing materials.

**Proactively Maintain Relationships: **

  • Once an active project lead is established, partner with team to manage assigned prospects through to a final location decision. This may include project management, site visits, data and insights, and local connections that result in the establishment of new or expanding operations in San Antonio.
  • Support additional expansion efforts of local business network.
  • Connect with a diverse coalition of partners, real estate firms, organizations, or private companies to secure cooperation, support, and action to meet the location decision requirements of prospect companies.
  • Serve as a liaison to employers and key industry associations to understand and convey workforce development and business recruitment needs.
  • Effectively communicate the value proposition of greater:SATX, not only in business recruitment services, but also in workforce development and continued engagement via investment and active participation.
  • Uphold the organizational standards of communication and conduct to positively reflect the community for the long-term benefit of both the community and company.
  • Provide proactive and timely follow-up and ongoing client, partner, and stakeholder engagement.

**Stay Informed and Be Present: **

  • Remain abreast of local, national, and international events and trends (including economic development issues and target industry trends) that affect greater:SATX and its goals.
  • Participate in meetings of economic development professional associations, chambers of commerce, municipal councils, or other economic development related committees, as assigned by the Managing Director or Chief Economic Development Officer.
  • Represent greater:SATX and promote organizational objectives at official functions.
  • Jump in enthusiastically to support the team in other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements

**POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: **

**Core Values: **

**Be: Real. **We are authentic, approachable, and open in our interactions. We represent greater SATX and embody the diverse cultures that make our community unique.

**Be: Accountable. **We are reliable, dependable, and adaptable. We follow through and deliver to our internal and external customers. Our attitude is “if not me, who? And if not now, when?”

**Be: Curious. **We are inquisitive learners. We crave information and context. We have courage and are empowered to ask questions, respectfully challenge, and actively listen to learn.

**Be: Purposeful. **We are passionate about the greater SATX community. We want to see our region thrive and are determined to make it happen. We know our mission is “bigger than us” and we lead with a service driven purpose.

**Be: Courageous. **We are action-oriented, solutions driven, and willing to take calculated risks for positive outcomes. We act courageously to ensure our team and external relationships do not lose momentum when pursing shared goals.

**Competency Statements **

Business Acumen - Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and issues.

Conceptual Thinking - Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas.

Project Management - Ability to organize and direct a project to completion.

Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.

**Decision Making **- Ability to make critical decisions while following company policies and procedures.

Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.

**Education: **Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Political Science, Public Administration, Economic Development, Planning, or related field required.

**Experience: **

  • 3-5 years of related experience in sales or business development
  • Experience in business development, preferred
  • Computer Skills: MS Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook). Salesforce CRM experience preferred.
  • Certificates & Licenses: None.
  • Other Requirements: Assist and/or participate in travel as needed. Valid Texas driver license and passport.

**PHYSICAL DEMANDS: **

Lift/Carry: Activity is not applicable to this occupation.

Other Physical Requirements: None.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is performed both indoors and outdoors. Operating computer, manual dexterity, talking, hearing, and repetitive motion. Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, and multi-functioning printer. Ability to travel to and from meetings, training sessions or other business-related events. After hours work/travel may be required.

Position
Director, Economic Development
Organization
Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce
City
New Braunfels
Posted Date
03-13-2022
Job Description
Application Period: March 13, 2022 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce
Street Address: 309 S Seguin
City: New Braunfels
State: TX
Zip: 78130
Job Description

The Director, Economic Development will be an integral part of the team working to grow and development 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 one of the project managers for relocating or expanding companies; providing complete and professional technical assistance to prospects; market analysis/trends, information gathering; prospect development and project management; assist with all Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) activities and work closely with local industry to better understand workforce needs.

Core roles and responsibilities

  • Develop and enhance approaches and methods of marketing New Braunfels to business prospects, investors, commercial real estate brokers, and other prospects leads
  • Manage targeted marketing campaigns in alignment with target industries
  • Monitor economic events and trends that affect New Braunfels and its economic development goals
  • Develop assigned prospect leads from data, advertising, electronic tools, marketing trips, and other methods; implements innovative methods of new prospect development
  • Responsible for management of assigned contacts, companies, leads, and projects including prospect management, site visits, and project management
  • Manage the schedule of business retention & expansion visits with area employers to effectively identify expansion opportunities and troubleshoot other issues
  • Work with local employers on their talent pipeline needs and how they align to education and available training
  • In conjunction with the Vice President of Economic Development, develop and carry-out prospect and/or consultant marketing trips to targeted geographic locations and industry sectors to develop new leads and maintain relationships with companies / individuals from whom prospect leads are generated
Job Requirements

Knowledge, skills and attributes

  • Business Acumen - Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and issues.
  • Conceptual Thinking - Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas.
  • Project Management - Ability to organize and direct a project to completion.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company policies and procedures.
  • Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.
  • MS Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook). CRM experience preferred.

Education, experience and certifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Political Science, Public Administration, Economic Development, Planning, or related field required
  • 1-3 years management experience in equivalent field of operations
  • Any combination of education and experience may be considered as a substitute for a degree or years of experience
  • A valid driver’s license

Candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to Michele@innewbraunfels.com

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Michele Boggs, Vice President, Economic Development
New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce
830-608-2811
Position
PRESIDENT/CEO
Organization
GREATER KILLEEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & KILLEEN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
City
Killeen
Posted Date
03-07-2022
Job Description
Application Period: March 7, 2022 – Until Position Filled
Organization: GREATER KILLEEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & KILLEEN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Street Address:
City: Killeen
State: TX
Zip:
Job Description

Job Summary:

The President is the chief professional staff officer of the Chamber and EDC and is responsible for the day- to-day operations and implementation of the policies and programs of the organization as established by the Chamber and EDC board of directors. This position also serves as corporate secretary.

Essential/Primary Job Duties:

Leadership

  • Set a standard for professionalism characterized by competency, collaboration and ethical behavior.
  • Lead and develop the staff.
  • Work with organization’s leadership, volunteers and staff to implement the plans of work.
  • Work with allies including investors, other nonprofits, educators, political subdivisions and associations.

Administration

  • Carry out the role, goals and mission of the organization, as expressed through bylaws, policies, resolutions and actions of the directors.
  • Work with the board of directors to shape the organization through strategic planning; reviewing and revising bylaws; reviewing and revising policies and recommending officer, director and committee nominees.
  • Create and implement an annual plan of work for GKCC and the Fort Hood Region Economic Development Foundation.
  • Review all contracts to which the organization is a party and makes a recommendations to directors on those contracts.
  • Serve as the Executive Director of the Killeen Economic Development Corporation, the Fort Hood Region Economic Development Foundation and the Killeen Industrial Foundation.

Finance

  • Provide executive level supervision to manage the finances of the Chamber, EDC, and other organizations assigned including the development of an annual budgets.
  • Plan and implement fund raising campaignsHuman Resources
  • Hire, supervise, develop & evaluate direct reports.
  • Determine employee compensation.
  • Create and implement a management succession plan.

Military Relations

  • Support the Military Relations Council.
  • Actively engage in building relationships with Fort Hood and the US Army by, among other things, participating in events.
  • Support, and where necessary, provide leadership to the Central Texas-Fort Hood Chapter of AUSA.
  • Advise the Mounted Warfare Foundation.
  • Work with Heart of Texas Defense Alliance.
  • Contribute to, and lead, Office of Economic Adjustment Projects, including grants.

Governmental Affairs

  • Support the Public Policy Council.
  • Engage in the legislative process on chamber and economic development issues.
  • Encourage members to become active on chamber and economic development issues.
  • Create legislative agendas.

Communications

  • Represent the organization to the community, stakeholders, and the general public.
  • Supervise the production of Quarterly Reports to the Killeen City Council.
  • Serve as the organization’s spokesman for all media inquiries.
  • Develop and implement a Communications Plan.
  • Conduct a one-on-one orientation session for each new board member of the following organizations: -GKCC Board of Directors -Killeen Economic Development Corporation -Fort Hood Region Economic Development Foundation -Killeen City Council

Business Development

  • Serve as the primary contact for economic development in the community.
  • Supervise the development of incentive packages.
  • Supervise the development of offer letters and performance agreements.
  • Develop business targeting strategies.
  • Provide staff support to the Killeen Economic Development Corporation.

Public Relations

  • Serve on strategic local boards and assign staff to do so.

Talent

  • Align economic development activities with instruction and research at TAMUCT, CTC and KISD.
  • Provide executive level supervision for Leadership Killeen programs.
  • Place Design
  • Educate the community about the importance of Place Design.
Job Requirements

Qualifications and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience, including significant success as a senior leader in a chamber and economic development environment.
  • Significant industry knowledge of non-profit governance.
  • Ability to develop and implement strategic plans and tactical marketing plans to achieve corporate goals.
  • Must be able to get along with co-workers and work effectively in a team environment
  • Must possess a strong ability to reason quickly and be able to shift attention to priority situations as necessary.
  • Must be an effective collaborator and able to reason and interact with volunteers and other staff members to assist in the timely problem resolution process.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, ARE INTERESTED IN THIS POSITION, OR WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A RECOMMENDATION PLEASE CONTACT US. WE TREAT OUR CANDIDATES AND CLIENTS WITH THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF RESPECT AND ANY INFORMATION RECEIVED WILL REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL.

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Anthony Michelic, President
THE PACE GROUP
817.915.415
Position
Research Analyst
Organization
GSMP
City
San Marcos
Posted Date
03-04-2022
Job Description
Application Period: March 4, 2022 – Until Position Filled
Organization: GSMP
Street Address: 113 North Guadalupe
City: San Marcos
State: TX
Zip: 78666
Job Description

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

Job Title: Research Analyst Reports to: Director of Marketing & Communications FLSA Status: Exempt

SUMMARY:

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

Requirements/Abilities:

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

Candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to Colin Sherman at: colins@greatersanmarcostx.com

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