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Executive Director
Organization
Aubrey Municipal Development District
City
Aubrey
Posted Date
12-07-2021
Job Description
Application Period: December 7, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Aubrey Municipal Development District
Street Address: 107 S Main St
City: Aubrey
State: TX
Zip: 76227
Job Description

Under general supervision and direction of the Aubrey Municipal Development District (AMDD) Board, the Executive Director is responsible for development and implementation of business operations practices and procedures for the AMDD, focusing on continuous process improvement. The goal of this position is to establish, implement, and manage best practices operationally to include focus on the implementation and use of AMDD’s Business Expansion, Retention, and Attraction program, contract flow management, annual contract auditing, board and city staff communication, AP-AR, and budgeting.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Manage day-to-day business affairs and operations.
  • Assist AMDD President in preparing and presenting the proposed annual budget to the Board of Directors and the City Council for approval.
  • Manage on a daily basis the approved annual budget.
  • As part of the leadership team, assist with development and implementation of AMDD strategic economic development and action plans that include vision, goals, and objectives.
  • Analyze the feasibility of proposed projects including financial and economic impact analysis as requested.
  • Track, manage, and implement AMDD contracts, including incentives, asset acquisitions and sales, grants, and bonds.
  • Manage prospect tracking database, periodic reports, and site information.
  • Manage, in conjunction with City Secretary and legal council, the provision of open records request responses.
  • Manage preparations for monthly AMDD Board meetings, special board meeting(s), and strategic planning, as well as meeting follow-up.
  • Provide monthly budget / financial reports at AMDD Board meetings and City Council meetings.
  • Responsible for all required state reports as required per state law for Municipal Development District corporations.
  • Manage all AMDD technology needs.
  • Develop, implement, and provide special reports and communications as needed by the President, City Administrator, AMDD Board, or Aubrey City Council on behalf of AMDD.
  • Act as a primary liaison with City Administrator’s Office, other City departments, and community partners on behalf of AMDD.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Economics, Public Policy, Business or Public Administration, or related field (Master's degree a plus).
  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience as an executive director for a Municipal Development
  • District or Economic Development Corporation in the public sector for a similar size community, or as an Assistant or Deputy in a larger community, or equivalent experience in the private sector for an organization of similar size and complexity.
  • Strong financial and budgeting background.
  • Proven and prior experience negotiating developer agreements, working in growing communities, and creating and accomplishing objectives which benefit taxpayers.
  • Outstanding leadership skills, with ability to lead and guide the Board with impartiality.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Able to make clear and concise financial presentations to multiple audiences.
  • Leads by example and always demonstrates honesty, integrity, diplomacy, and dependability.
  • Self-motivator who has the ability to work collaboratively with AMDD Board members and city staff.
  • Encourages teamwork and is comfortable getting in the trenches to get the job done.
  • Able to develop positive relationships and capable of listening.
  • Confident with a calm and approachable demeanor.
  • Professional, but also friendly and outgoing with a sense of humor.
  • Desire to immerse oneself in and be part of the community.

Please email your cover letter and resume in .pdf format by Wednesday, December 29, 2021 to bbauer@governmentpros.com.

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Bret Bauer, Partner
Government Professional Solutions
316-207-0688
Position
Economic Development Director
Organization
City of Manor
City
Manor
Posted Date
12-06-2021
Job Description
Application Period: December 6, 2021 – January 3, 2022
Organization: City of Manor
Street Address: 105 E. Eggleston St.
City: Manor
State: TX
Zip: 78653
Job Description

Under general administrative direction, plans, directs, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of the Economic Development Department including programs and projects designed to promote community vitality and encourage efforts to expand the local economy; coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager. Essential Functions: NOTE: Regular attendance is considered an Essential Function for this position. • Assume full management responsibility for all Economic Development Department services and activities including community vitality and efforts to expand the local economy; plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the City's economic development activities. • Manage the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, and priorities for each assigned service area; recommend and administer policies and procedures. • Implement economic development programs from researching state and federal economic development programs and monitor ordinances or legislation. • Represent the Economic Development Department to other departments, elected officials, and outside agencies; coordinate assigned activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations. • Attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the fields of redevelopment and economic development; incorporate new developments as appropriate. • Research, develop and distribute economic development data and reports; prepares and maintains updated statistical data on related business and industry. • Plan, direct, coordinate, and implement, through subordinate level staff, the Economic Development Department’s work plan; assign projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; review and evaluate work methods and procedures; meet with key staff to identify and resolve problems. • Oversee and participate in the development and administration of the department budget; approve the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; approve expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary; prepare cost estimates on special projects. • Coordinate information activities on City programs and oversee a centralized public information program including but not limited to news releases, newsletters, and other publications on various City programs. • Recruit commercial and industrial business developers through targeted marketing; meet with developer, brokers, retailers, and other business to encourage business development opportunities in the City of Manor. • Partner with outside businesses and entities in developing the City’s economic activities through prospect development, industry contacts, and negotiation with industry representatives to encourage business development. • Coordinate with the Grant Committee in the City’s efforts to obtain grants and funding to assist with commercial and industrial development.

Job Requirements

• Operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive economic development program.
• Advanced principles and practices of economic development, and long-range planning. • Advanced principles and practices of program development and administration. • Methods and techniques of public affairs and public relations. • Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration. • Statistical and financial research methodology. • Practices and techniques for the development and implementation of economic development, marketing and communication techniques. • Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with all levels of management, City officials, vendors, other employees, and the general public. • Effectively respond to high pressure environment; meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks under pressure; work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
• Assist in the planning, directing, delegation and coordinating work of assigned staff. • Provide excellent public relations and customer service, often to multiple customers during the same time.
• Communicate effectively with diverse groups of individuals utilizing tact and diplomacy. Discern and observe needs of public. Handle difficult customers. • Assist in the formulating, implementing, and administering of policies and procedures for effective fiscal control. • Exhibit good professional judgment, analyze facts, recognize problems, and formulate and implement viable solutions. • Proficiently use general office machines, such as phone, computer, calculator, copier, scanner, and fax machine. • Proficiently use computers and Microsoft office applications; learn and proficiently utilize new computer applications including Incode software. • Education/Experience Required: • High School diploma/GED required. • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in economics, public administration, development and planning, marketing, or a closely related field. • A minimum of 5 years in a supervisory capacity is required, with a record of upward progression. • More than 5 years of economic development experience may be considered in lieu of a degree or a combination of education, experience, and other criteria.

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Tracey, Vasquez
City of Manor
512-272-5555
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Position
Digital Communications Manager (DCM)
Organization
Weslaco EDC
City
Weslaco
Posted Date
12-06-2021
Job Description
Application Period: December 6, 2021 – December 24, 2021
Organization: Weslaco EDC
Street Address: 275 S. Kansas Ave.
City: Weslaco
State: TX
Zip: 78596
Job Description

TITLE: Digital Communications Manager (DCM) REPORTS TO: Director of Business Development JOB LOCATION: Weslaco, TX JOB TYPE: Full-time, exempt position

PRIMARY ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES  DCM will be responsible for directing all functions of the Economic Development Programs including developing and implementing the program to attract, expand and retain quality businesses and employers providing a solid economic foundation within Weslaco.  DCM tasks will include, but are not limited to, front desk management, answering phones, maintaining office supplies, and scheduling meetings and appointments for in-house staffing and management.  DCM position requires extensive public contact and performs a variety of complex professional, administrative and technical work in carrying out duties.  DCM must be organized, personable, and detail-oriented, who will coordinate various office tasks and functions to ensure office operations run smoothly at all times.  DCM must be able to take on multiple tasks at once and to deal with deadlines effectively.  DCM must be able to work well independently, but knows how to collaborate with EDC Staff/Team/Board Members.  DCM must have expertise in event planning and will be responsible for creating event concepts, selecting venues, budgeting, and securing sponsorships, handling logistics, handling event marketing, negotiating with sub-contractors, preparing expenditure reports, and evaluating event effectiveness.  DCM must have expertise knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, such as: outlook, word, excel spread sheets.  DCM must have expertise on social media marketing.  DCM must have knowledge on Adobe Suite programs.  DCM must be understanding of budgeting and meeting deadlines within given time frame.  DCM will be in charge of website updates.  DCM will interact and work with all City departments, the City Commission, City-appointed boards, the business community, the general public, statewide organizations/associations and various governmental agencies.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Please submit letter of interest and resume no later than Friday, December 24, 2021 to April Castaneda, Director of Business Development at acastaneda@weslacoedc.com

Job Requirements

 Associates Degree, Bachelors Degree preferred but not required  Front desk management  Event Planning  Adobe Suite Programs  Social Media Marketing - Platforms and Engagement (Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, etc)

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April Castaneda, Director of Business Development
Weslaco EDC
956-969-0838
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Position
Finance Coordinator
Organization
Pflugerville Community Development Corporation
City
Pflugerville
Posted Date
12-02-2021
Job Description
Application Period: December 2, 2021 – January 2, 2022
Organization: Pflugerville Community Development Corporation
Street Address: 3801 Helios Way Unit 130
City: Pflugerville
State: TX
Zip: 78660
Job Description

The City of Pflugerville is seeking its next Finance Coordinator-PCDC to join our team! The person we seek will believe in and exhibit the City's P.F.I.R.S.T. core values: Positive, Forward-thinking, Integrity, Resilience, Service, and Teamwork.

City of Pflugerville employees enjoy three (3) weeks of paid vacation along with 14 paid holidays a year, an attractive retirement plan where the City puts in 2 dollars for every 1 dollar you put into retirement, and the possibility to work from home!

As a Finance Coordinator-PCDC for the City, you will be performing professional accounting services for the PCDC operations, programming, and projects. The work involves producing financial and administrative reports and tracking and preparing financial analyses as needed.

If you are someone interested in making a difference in the community and wish to be a part of the Pflugerville team, go to pflugervilletx.gov under Employment Opportunities and apply today!

Job Requirements

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

Supervises finance contract labor to include PCDC CPA, accountant, and financial advisors Develops and manages the budget process annually. Manages the audit process to include year-end closing with the CPA, and provides all backup and support for the Auditor. Coordinates with City accounting staff on reports, financial transfers, and other financial matters as needed. Maintains and prepares monthly and Annual Budget and Financial Reports for review by Executive Director, Board Treasurer, and City Finance Department Director prior to submission to the PCDC Board for final review. Assists Executive Director in managing all third-party financial contracts with Auditor, CPA, Accountant, Financial Advisor, and Bond Attorney. Other duties as assigned. If you are the right person for this opportunity, you will maintain certification as a Texas Public Funds Investment Certification and have the ability to communicate technical, finance, and operations information effectively both orally and in writing.

Qualifications and Skill Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree (Finance, accounting, or related degree) or equivalent experience. Advanced education, training, or study preferred. Two (2) years of full-time professional experience in finance and operations for a governmental agency or corporation preferred. Certifications in finance, operations, business development, or economic development are a plus. Possession of a valid Class C Texas Driver's License.

Benefits Overview:

Health benefits including City paid Medical Generous Leave - including 3 weeks' vacation, 2½ weeks sick, community service hours, and wellness hours Retirement - 7% 2:1, (7% employee contribution and 14% City match) Sick Leave Pool option Long Term Disability paid by City Military Leave Education Reimbursement City paid basic term life insurance policy

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Pflugerville Community Development Corporation
Position
Program Specialist III-IV (West Texas Area) - (820854)
Organization
Texas Workforce Commission
City
Austin
Posted Date
12-02-2021
Job Description
Application Period: December 2, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Texas Workforce Commission
Street Address: 101 E 15th St
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip: 78778
Job Description

This position performs complex to highly complex consultative services and technical assistance work. Work involves planning, developing, and implementing TWC programs and providing consultative services and technical assistance to staff, governmental agencies, community organizations, and businesses. Works under general to limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

GENERAL DUTIES:

  • Completes assigned workforce services projects, primarily assisting businesses with accessing state and local resources, through the Skills Development Fund, Self Sufficiency Fund and other TWC programs, to meet their workforce training needs
  • Conducts in-person and virtual marketing of customized training services to businesses, community and technical colleges, local workforce development boards, economic development entities and other stakeholders
  • Leads and participates in outreach activities to community and professional groups to coordinate, improve, and stimulate interest in OEI programs
  • Provides professional, informative presentations at local and statewide events
  • Provides detailed technical assistance to applicants seeking training funds, including preparation of project management plans, proposal documents, reports and administrative briefings
  • Researches, reviews and evaluates information on the labor market, customized training programs, service delivery methods, activities and outputs in order to identify gaps in resources and prepares written action plans to address needs of assigned areas
  • Provides exemplary customer service to and maintains good relationships with both internal and external customers
  • Multitasks while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy
  • Develops high quality outreach/action plans, marketing products, presentation and workshop materials to meet individual and team goals
  • Works well in a team and is flexible and adaptable to changing business needs and contributes to the mission and goals of the department, division, and TWC
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Job Requirements

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Project management experience within a business, economic development organization, Chamber of Commerce, state agency, workforce development board, or community college environment.
  • Experience with presentation preparation, public speaking, sales, marketing, outreach techniques, and public relations.
  • Experience with grant development and/or review.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Program Specialist III:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university plus one year of full-time experience in the development, implementation, or interpretation of policies and procedures in a public or private agency.
  • One year of full-time experience may be substituted for each year (30 semester hours) of education.

Program Specialist IV:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university plus one year and six months of full-time experience in the development, implementation, or interpretation of policies and procedures in a public or private agency.
  • One year of full-time experience may be substituted for each year (30 semester hours) of education.

Approximately 35% or higher of travel throughout the West Texas region depending on peak periods. Work hours other than 8-5, M-F, may be involved.

Position
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Organization
Office of the Texas Governor
City
Austin
Posted Date
12-01-2021
Job Description
Application Period: December 1, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Office of the Texas Governor
Street Address:
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip: 78711
Job Description

General Description

The Marketing and Communications Specialist works within the Office of the Governor (OOG), Economic Development and Tourism (EDT) Division and reports to the Director of Business and Community Development. Works to market Texas as a premier business investment destination. Performs complex (journey-level) marketing and communications work. Work involves planning, developing, and implementing programs to market and disseminate the information on the benefits and advantages of doing and starting a business in Texas, developing print and digital marketing collateral, and utilizing communications channels, like the EDT website, e-newsletters social media. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Duties

  • Assists in developing, planning and implementing marketing programs and activities to complement statewide marketing goals and support the Business & Community Development team.
  • Prepares promotional materials for investment and trade promotion missions, shows, conferences, conventions, small business events, webinars, etc.
  • Develops and disseminates digital content via various electronic platforms, including website, email and social media.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with program staff in developing reports, overviews, snapshots and other marketing collateral.
  • Works in coordination with local, regional and state economic development partners to promote economic development initiatives.
  • Provides guidance and advice on marketing programs and products.
  • Measures the effectiveness of marketing, advertising, and communication programs and strategies.
  • Participates in the development of new marketing initiatives.
  • Conducts and analyzes surveys and studies to determine the effectiveness of marketing practices and the potential of new markets, conducts audience development efforts and performs research.
  • Coordinates the marketing of programs to community and professional groups to encourage interest in and secure support for EDT programs; works in conjunction with internal and external stakeholders to market EDT initiatives.
  • Drafts briefing documents for OOG staff, as requested.
  • Remains well informed of division and OOG initiatives, operations, new releases, web content, programs, statewide trends, OOG policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates subject matter expertise, professional confidence and clarity when representing the office.
  • Maintains regular 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 marketing, communications, business administration, political science, public affairs, or other relevant fields; and
  • Three (3) years of professional experience in a marketing-related field. Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Considerable skills in marketing, public relations, writing and/or public speaking.
  • Skills in graphic design, creating marketing and event materials (i.e. invitations, infographics, programs, agendas, flyers, social media graphics, etc.).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of professional and creative writing practices with attention to proper English grammar and spelling.
  • Knowledge of current marketing and communications practices, governing laws, and market reporting procedures.
  • Knowledge of industry and market terminology, procedures, and related business trends.
  • Knowledge of marketing techniques to reach target audiences.
  • Skill in conducting presentations to individuals and groups, and in the use of a computer and applicable software.
  • Skill in gathering and analyzing accurate and relevant information.
  • Skill in communication, human relations, and organizational skills.
  • Skill in use of Microsoft Office software such as PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
  • Skill in writing a variety of content for publications, engagement materials, website, email and social media.
  • Skill in using a personal computer and spreadsheet, and databases.
  • Skill in public relations and public speaking.
  • Skill in planning, coordinating, executing, and evaluating promotion of events.
  • Ability to develop marketing strategies and to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish goals and objectives.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to convey complex ideas and concepts.
  • Ability to prepare concise reports.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and creativity.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and sound judgment in making critical decisions.
  • Ability to problem solve, exercising well-reasoned decision-making skills under significant time restraints.

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 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.

Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application. Only interviewed applicants will receive notice of the final disposition of the selection process. OOG employees applying for a position in the same pay group, if selected, will be laterally transferred with a maximum increase in salary of 3.4%.

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Position
Canton Economic Development Corporation Executive Director
Organization
City of Canton
City
Canton
Posted Date
11-30-2021
Job Description
Application Period: November 30, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Canton
Street Address: 201 N. Buffalo
City: Canton
State: TX
Zip: 75103
Job Description

Work with EDC Board of Directors and City of Canton under the general direction of the City Manager. Must be able to act as a leader in all business retention, expansion and recruitment efforts to attract new industry to the area. Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials and employees, business owners, property owners, community organizations and general public.

Job Requirements

Should have a comprehensive knowledge of business or economic development financing and a working knowledge of municipal zoning and infrastructure. Should also have a Bachelor's Degree and five years' experience Public Administration, Business, Economics, Urban Plannin, Financeor a related field. Should be proficient in design software such as Microsoft Publisher, Front Page, Excel and Quickbooks.

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Debra Johnson, City Secretary
City of Canton
903-567-1841
Position
Director of Economic Development
Organization
Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
City
Waco
Posted Date
11-24-2021
Job Description
Application Period: November 24, 2021 – December 12, 2021
Organization: Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Street Address: 915 La Salle Ave
City: Waco
State: Texas
Zip: 76706
Job Description

**Director of Economic Development
** Thank you for your interest in the Director of Economic Development position with the Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Please submit a cover letter and resume to info@wacohispanicchamber.com and complete the application addendum form by clicking the link below.

**Annual Minimum Starting Salary: **$48,000

**Employment Classification Status: ** Exempt/At-Will

**Primary Purpose: ** The Director of Economic Development at the Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is responsible for the development and revitalization of the Economic Development initiatives of the LaSalle Avenue Corridor District located in Waco, Texas. The position will focus on creating new and expanded, small, locally owned businesses and leading development initiatives within the LaSalle Avenue Corridor neighborhood. The Director of Economic Development will track, monitor, and report on economic development data and indicators. The Director of Economic Development will play a lead role in planning projects related to the LaSalle Avenue Corridor economic development and revitalization goals to include area-specific strategic planning and oversight related to the growth and retention of current and new businesses along the LaSalle Avenue Corridor.

**Economic Development Focus Area Description: ** La Salle Avenue Corridor District : The purpose of the La Salle Avenue Corridor District is to preserve and enhance a business district that is rich in heritage, historic architecture, business activity, and significance as both a destination and a connector. It further aims to guide LaSalle Avenue's development into an area that serves existing and future business and property owners; both Waco residents and visitors; and both vehicular and pedestrian travelers.

https://www.waco-texas.com/pdf/planning/La%20Salle%20Overlay%20Map_11x17.pdf

Qualifications /Education:
**Bachelor’s Degree in Economic Development, Urban Planning, Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration, or similar area of study. ** Licenses/Certifications:
Valid Texas Drivers License Active Personal Auto Insurance Coverage

Experience:
Two years in increasingly responsible experience in Economic and Urban Development, Public Administration, or similar work.

Special Knowledge/Skills: 1. Ability to fluently communicate (speak, read, and write) in English and Spanish; 2. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills; 3. Must have ability to reason, plan, problem solve and pay attention to details; 4. Ability to establish and cultivate strong relationships with all stakeholders including but not limited to partners, prospects, business owners, co-workers, and the public; 5. Ability to confidentially handle sensitive information professionally, respectfully, and with integrity; 6. Knowledge of economic development and business recruitment principles and practices; 7. Working knowledge of Chamber and City of Waco policies and procedures regarding economic development; 8. Professionally interact and exhibit excellent customer services skills with all community and business partners, including elected officials; 9. Strong understanding of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Zone benefits and tax revenue subsidies; 10. Strong understanding and ability to communicate city policies and ordinance requirements; 11. Ability to effectively market business development opportunities along the LaSalle Avenue Corridor; 12. Exhibit excellent meeting and group facilitation skills. Must have the ability to organize and conduct effective meetings with business owners and developers, LaSalle Avenue Corridor planning committee, the city, and other business partners and community members; 13. Ability to convey complex information to a variety of audiences; 14. Ability to multi-task; 15. Proficient keyboarding, typing, and file maintenance skills; 16. Ability to set up and troubleshoot presentation equipment; 17. Proficient in developing spreadsheets, databases, and documents using Microsoft Office Suite; 18. Ability to research, analyze, generate data and formulate conclusions related to urban planning and economic development; 19. Ability to conduct and summarize research, and review/understand technical documents and use critical thinking skills to draft reports, and other technical documents; 20. Proficient in finance planning skills; 21. Ability to meet established deadlines; 22. Possess a positive and willful team-player spirit and demeanor; and 23. Possess a passion for continuous learning and professional development.

**Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Business Partnerships 1. Develop contacts and networks to promote and establish economic opportunities along the LaSalle Avenue Corridor. 2. Facilitate partnerships and serve as the primary liaison between businesses, government, community interest, educational and financial institutions to the benefit of the LaSalle Avenue Corridor. 3. Develop and sustain relationships with brokers, developers, site selectors, and real estate interests that may consider the LaSalle Avenue Corridor for new or expanded business opportunities. 4. Identify and recruit potential collaborators seeking business development opportunities within the LaSalle Avenue Corridor. 5. Serve as the liaison to local and outside partners on behalf of entrepreneurship including participation on local advisory boards and committees. 6. Maintain excellent professional relationships with service providers, educational partners, capital providers, and client target locally owned businesses and companies to accomplish the goals of this position. 7. Develop and maintain a positive and professional relationship with the City of Waco Economic Development staff and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and other city staff members, council, planning and advisory committees who are involved or show interest in the LaSalle Avenue Corridor expansion project.

Research /Clearinghouse 8. Analyze data, information, and trends to effectively address and resolve economic development issues, barriers, or concerns. This will require researching the City of Waco and other cities economic development efforts, processes, and best practices and compiling learned information which may result in the refinement and/or development of new programs. 9. Compile a detailed profile and assemble demographic information to promote the LaSalle Avenue Corridor District to potential developers. 10. Compile and maintain an inventory of available land, buildings, and other facilities conducive to the promotion of business and new development activity. 11. Identifying, recruiting, and networking venture developer sources with potential and current businesses. 12. Develop databases of potential developers with current LaSalle Avenue Corredor businesses and potential forming businesses. 13. Track, monitor, and report on economic development data and indicators.

Marketing 14. Compile information about the LaSalle Avenue Corridor for marketing and promotional literature. 15. Recruit and respond to inquiries from areas outside of Waco area who are unfamiliar with the LaSalle Avenue Corridor using effective marketing packages. 16. Use of the intranet to promote on various relevant social media platforms, LaSalle Avenue Corridor website, and other relevant business opportunity development sites to promote the benefits of business operations and development within the LaSalle Avenue Corridor. 17. Actively pursue leads and prospects who would serve as benefactors to the growth and expansion of the LaSalle Avenue Corridor. 18. Professionally and aggressively market the LaSalle Avenue Corridor as a location for entrepreneurial development. 19. Assist and recommend the development of Chamber events focused on the target area in an effort to support business growth along the LaSalle Avenue Corridor.

Economic Development 20. Identify, encourage, and pursue new business development and current business expansion opportunities for the LaSalle Avenue Corridor. 21. Provide support, services, and assistance to business owners, developers, consultants, and governmental entities during the business and development process within the LaSalle Avenue Corridor. 22. Initiate and conduct discussions and negotiations with the private and public sectors regarding economic development initiatives. 23. Oversee and facilitate discussions with multiple stakeholders (including public and private partnerships) in developing plans to attract, assist, and retain a diversified mix of locally owned businesses. 24. Assist the public, current and potential LaSalle Avenue Corridor businesses, and benefactors with understanding and execution of economic development program and TIF application and eligibility process. 25. Develop plan for visiting existing compatible businesses within the LaSalle Avenue Corridor to aide in retention and growth. 26. Coordinates and facilitates LaSalle Avenue Corridor Economic Development meetings and agendas.

Complexity of Duties: 27. Performs duties according to established guidelines and procedures, initiative, resourcefulness, and creativity used to attract and recruit business and investors to the target area. 28. Maintain a high level of accuracy when researching and reporting economic development information, material, and financial data to prospects and grant foundations.
29. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive economic development issues that may arise. 30. Perform other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions: The Chamber is an office space environment that includes a large banquet/conference center, small conference room, foyer, kitchen, and restrooms. Employees should expect frequent interruptions, high pressure, fast pace, multiple deadlines, people-intensive, regular public contact, occasional irregular hours, and the occasional weekends. May be exposed to outside weather conditions to attend Chamber and / or public events and meetings.

Repetitive hand motions, prolong use of computer and keyboarding, frequent bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, and lifting should be expected.

May be require after hour work to complete projects and meet deadlines. Will be required to work after hours to attend public meetings as needed.

Equipment Used: Desktop computer and all office related technology

Note: This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions, or working conditions associated with the job. This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. The Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.

**Non Discrimination Statement ** The Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression or any other basis protected by law in Chamber programs or activities that it operates or in employment decisions.

Job Requirements

** Major Responsibilities and Duties: Business Partnerships **1. Develop contacts and networks to promote and establish economic opportunities along the LaSalle Avenue Corridor. 2. Facilitate partnerships and serve as the primary liaison between businesses, government, community interest, educational and financial institutions to the benefit of the LaSalle Avenue Corridor. 3. Develop and sustain relationships with brokers, developers, site selectors, and real estate interests that may consider the LaSalle Avenue Corridor for new or expanded business opportunities. 4. Identify and recruit potential collaborators seeking business development opportunities within the LaSalle Avenue Corridor. 5. Serve as the liaison to local and outside partners on behalf of entrepreneurship including participation on local advisory boards and committees. 6. Maintain excellent professional relationships with service providers, educational partners, capital providers, and client target locally owned businesses and companies to accomplish the goals of this position. 7. Develop and maintain a positive and professional relationship with the City of Waco Economic Development staff and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and other city staff members, council, planning and advisory committees who are involved or show interest in the LaSalle Avenue Corridor expansion project.

Research /Clearinghouse 8. Analyze data, information, and trends to effectively address and resolve economic development issues, barriers, or concerns. This will require researching the City of Waco and other cities economic development efforts, processes, and best practices and compiling learned information which may result in the refinement and/or development of new programs. 9. Compile a detailed profile and assemble demographic information to promote the LaSalle Avenue Corridor District to potential developers. 10. Compile and maintain an inventory of available land, buildings, and other facilities conducive to the promotion of business and new development activity. 11. Identifying, recruiting, and networking venture developer sources with potential and current businesses. 12. Develop databases of potential developers with current LaSalle Avenue Corredor businesses and potential forming businesses. 13. Track, monitor, and report on economic development data and indicators.

Marketing 14. Compile information about the LaSalle Avenue Corridor for marketing and promotional literature. 15. Recruit and respond to inquiries from areas outside of Waco area who are unfamiliar with the LaSalle Avenue Corridor using effective marketing packages. 16. Use of the intranet to promote on various relevant social media platforms, LaSalle Avenue Corridor website, and other relevant business opportunity development sites to promote the benefits of business operations and development within the LaSalle Avenue Corridor. 17. Actively pursue leads and prospects who would serve as benefactors to the growth and expansion of the LaSalle Avenue Corridor. 18. Professionally and aggressively market the LaSalle Avenue Corridor as a location for entrepreneurial development. 19. Assist and recommend the development of Chamber events focused on the target area in an effort to support business growth along the LaSalle Avenue Corridor.

Economic Development 20. Identify, encourage, and pursue new business development and current business expansion opportunities for the LaSalle Avenue Corridor. 21. Provide support, services, and assistance to business owners, developers, consultants, and governmental entities during the business and development process within the LaSalle Avenue Corridor. 22. Initiate and conduct discussions and negotiations with the private and public sectors regarding economic development initiatives. 23. Oversee and facilitate discussions with multiple stakeholders (including public and private partnerships) in developing plans to attract, assist, and retain a diversified mix of locally owned businesses. 24. Assist the public, current and potential LaSalle Avenue Corridor businesses, and benefactors with understanding and execution of economic development program and TIF application and eligibility process. 25. Develop plan for visiting existing compatible businesses within the LaSalle Avenue Corridor to aide in retention and growth. 26. Coordinates and facilitates LaSalle Avenue Corridor Economic Development meetings and agendas.

Complexity of Duties: 27. Performs duties according to established guidelines and procedures, initiative, resourcefulness, and creativity used to attract and recruit business and investors to the target area. 28. Maintain a high level of accuracy when researching and reporting economic development information, material, and financial data to prospects and grant foundations.
29. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive economic development issues that may arise. 30. Perform other duties as assigned.

For More Information
Alfred Solano, CEO
Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
254-754-7111
Position
Economic Development Director
Organization
City of Cibolo
City
Cibolo
Posted Date
11-22-2021
Job Description
Application Period: November 22, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Cibolo
Street Address: 200 South Main Street
City: Cibolo
State: TX
Zip: 78108
Job Description

Under the direction of the City Manager, the Economic Development Director organizes, prioritizes, plans, delegates, and manages the programs, projects, and activities of the Economic Development Department and is the lead staff liaison to the Board of the Cibolo Economic Development Corporation. Provides leadership, oversight, and direction for economic development activities. Seeks to identify and target development opportunities within the City. Marketing and selling the City in the areas of attracting new businesses, promoting business retention and expansion, and implementing programs that promote economic growth are major functions of this position. A thorough understanding of the City’s goals and objectives is an integral part of this position as well. This leadership position requires contact with senior staff members, business leaders, developers, and individuals looking at the City of Cibolo to open a new business or the expansion of an existing business.

Aligns employee(s) and service area with its mission, reinforces commitment to their purpose by sharing performance indicators, and drives continuous improvements to deliver superior service delivery. Responsible for developing employees through constructive feedback, performance evaluations, and professional development. Demonstrates fiscal stewardship, with an understanding of budgeting and oversight of public funds. Ensures effective coordination and communication with City Officials, city departments, state, regional and local entities, media, consultants, the general public, and/or private sector representatives.

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Manages, participates in, and initiates the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for economic development programs; recommends appropriate service and staffing levels; recommends and administers policies and procedures.
  2. Aids in and reviews the development of annual work plan for the department; meets with departmental staff to identify and resolve problems; assigns work activities, projects and programs.
  3. Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; reviews performance metrics that demonstrate fulfilment of the department’s mission and discusses with the City Manager’s Office; assesses and monitors administrative and technology support systems, and internal reporting relationships.
  4. Conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; identifies best practices and other opportunities for continuous improvement, and implements improvements following review with the City Manager; recommends modifications to programs, policies, ordinances and procedures as appropriate.
  5. Motivates, empowers, and evaluates staff members while performing full range of supervisory functions including selecting, training, evaluating, counseling, and developing assigned staff; supports staff training for direct reports and reviews recommendations for annual training for staff; implements discipline and termination procedures; provides timely, accurate and thorough performance reviews for supervised employees, and constructs employee performance improvement plans as required; monitors work flow; and reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures.
  6. Manages and evaluates the Economic Development Department's annual budget and participates in the annual budget process; forecasts of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; directs and implements adjustments as necessary.
  7. Leads the recruitment of high-quality retailers and sales tax generating businesses for the development of commercial tax generating properties.
  8. Researches and develops long-term strategies and creates business incentives and promotes urban development and revitalization while having a positive economic impact on the City.
  9. Promotes, implements, and assists in providing economic development partnerships with existing and new businesses.
  10. Conducts research and surveys, and performs technical studies in order to develop a sound economic development strategic plan.
  11. Follows-up on all leads and makes contact with potential developers and businesses.
  12. Attends conferences to promote the City as directed by the City Manager.
  13. Brings potential businesses and development into the City of Cibolo
  14. Identifies potential sites within the City that are conducive to commercial and industrial growth while keeping with the City’s long range plan and zoning requirements.
  15. Versed in the City’s codes, ordinances, plans and other regulations.
  16. Works and coordinates with several other City department heads to include the Director of Community Development Services in the development and expansion of new business construction.
  17. Lead liaison to the Cibolo Economic Development Corporation.
  18. Assists in and develops the operating budget of the Economic Development Department’s and the Economic Development Corporation.
  19. Develops economic development strategies which assist in the continued growth of the City while not only meeting the needs of the citizenry but also enhancing their quality of life as well.
  20. Assists the City Manager in developing marketing strategies for the City’s Multi-Event Center.
  21. Reviews and monitors legislative proposals which could affect economic development in the City and the State of Texas and advises the City Manager.
  22. Works independently to coordinate and develop marketing tools i.e. brochures, videos, displays, and the City website, to recruit and retain new and current business and industry in the City.
  23. Writes grant proposals and participates in monitoring programs and projects.
  24. Ensures deadlines are met in providing information to obtaining funding.
  25. Researches, develops, and submits grant or similar funding requests to private and governmental sources for City projects and programs.
  26. Attends after hours meetings of City boards and commissions as necessary.
  27. Attends and retains membership status in professional organizations and associations in order to stay abreast of the latest trends, innovations, and incentives in the field of economic development.
  28. Acts as the City’s ambassador during out of town meetings and conferences.
  29. Testifies to legislative committees as requested by the City Manager.
Job Requirements

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the mission statement and values of the City of Cibolo Economic Development Department.
  • Knowledge of economic development principles and procedures and federal and state programs that relate to the field.
  • Knowledge of performance management, performance measurement, and project management practices, skills and concepts.
  • Knowledge of organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.
  • Knowledge of principles of supervision, management, training, empowerment, and performance evaluation.
  • Knowledge of pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles, including employee development.
  • Knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation.
  • Knowledge of city operations, personnel policies and procedures, city charter, city ordinances, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Council/Manager form of government.
  • Ability to prepare and deliver presentations.
  • Skilled in identify goals, address needs, and develop and implement strategies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, marketing, community development, economics, urban planning, or a related field and
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of full-time progressively responsible experience in a sales, marketing, or business development position with a state or local governmental agency with a minimum of five (5) years of that experience as a senior staff member and/or department head in a municipal setting or an equivalent combination of experience, training and experience.
  • Valid Texas Class “C” Driver’s License

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in a related filed
  • Certification as a Certified Public Manager (CPM) and/or a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD)
Position
Economic Development Director
Organization
City of Lewisville
City
Lewisville
Posted Date
11-22-2021
Job Description
Application Period: November 22, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Lewisville
Street Address: 151 West Church Street
City: Lewisville
State: TX
Zip: 75057
Job Description

A rare opportunity awaits an experienced economic development professional in a high-quality community in one of the most desirable regions in the United States. Lewisville, Texas (population 106,000) seeks an Economic Development Director to lead its development and redevelopment efforts, including its exciting Old Town. The City of Lewisville maintains AAA bond ratings, excellent organizational stability, and a winning culture. The Economic Development team includes the Economic Development Director, an Economic Development Manager and an Economic Development Coordinator. Administrative assistance is provided through a Planning Technician currently shared with the planning department. The Director of Economic Development directly oversees the Economic Development Manager. The annual budget for the Economic Development Department is $565,000, which does not include additional funds that are used for incentives. Additionally, the City has a retained several consultants to assist with many of the economic development activities.

Job Requirements

Requires a Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Finance, or a related field and five years of progressively responsible experience in economic development.

The City of Lewisville offers a salary of up to $175,000 DOQ, including a competitive benefits package. Further details on compensation and benefits may be obtained through Ralph Andersen & Associates.

Interested candidates should apply immediately by submitting a compelling cover letter, and comprehensive resume to apply@ralphandersen.com.

Confidential inquiries welcomed to Mr. Greg Nelson at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com.

For More Information
Greg Nelson, Vice President
Ralph Andersen & Associates
916-630-4900
Position
EDC Office Manager
Organization
Allen EDC
City
Allen
Posted Date
11-19-2021
Job Description
Application Period: November 19, 2021 – December 9, 2021
Organization: Allen EDC
Street Address: 900 W Bethany Drive, Suite 280
City: Allen
State: TX
Zip: 75013
Job Description

Under general supervision of the EDC Executive Director, the Office Manager performs and coordinates administrative processes, manages the daily processing of AEDC financial expenditures, oversees routine communications with the AEDC Board of Directors, manages equipment and software for the office as well as compliance of performance agreements and contracts. Oversees the daily scheduling and assignments of activities for the department.

Job Requirements

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

  • Manages flow of information and communications within the office and is present at the office regularly to provide office phone and lobby coverage throughout normal business hours. Regular and punctual attendance is required.
  • Manages AEDC purchases and maintains outside vendor relationships and contacts.
  • Oversees maintenance of office records, coordinating with City Secretary regarding record retention, filing systems, protection and security of files and records and transfer/disposal according to retention schedules.
  • Assists Executive Director and other staff in preparing the Corporation's annual budget and manages periodic tracking.
  • Handles all daily expenditure processing, prepares financial reports as needed and manages all corporation's payments.
  • Assists other staff in preparing agendas, packets, narratives, materials and minutes for board meetings as assigned.
  • Coordinates routine AEDC Board member communication including appointment scheduling as necessary.
  • Coordinates and ensures the maintenance and upgrading of applicable technological systems, software, applicable office equipment and/or databases.
  • Manages contact database for the department, including updating and verifying all information in the system on a regular basis.
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with vendors, customers, other agencies and EDC staff.
  • Greets guest and visitors, sets positive tone in the office, and maintains a clean office environment.
  • Answers, screens, tracks and responds to routine calls and/or directs calls, messages and requests to appropriate team members.
  • Processes daily mail for distribution.
  • Assists with scheduling appointments, travel arrangements, and meetings. Coordinates meeting setup and clean up and catering orders.
  • Assists in data entry and maintenance of contacts and databases.

Other Important Duties: * Serves as Notary to notarize necessary documents. * May be required to work some outside regular working hours. Travels to attend meetings, conferences and training. * Performs other related duties as assigned. * Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.

Required Knowledge and Skills: * Knowledge of public sector practices and principles. Knowledge of AEDC and City policies and procedures. * Ability to review contract documentation for discrepancies and conformance to standards. * Ability to track funding and expenditures under a contract. * Ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing. Ability to identify problems and propose solutions in a timely manner. * Ability to gather and analyze data, draw conclusions and present data and other information in a clear and logical manner. * Ability to handle a wide variety of tasks and projects with minimal supervision and direction. * Ability to handle confidential information in a responsible manner. Skill in resolving customer complaints and concerns. * Skill in effectively reviewing work and providing technical assistance to assigned staff. * Proficiency in the use of computers and knowledge of computer applications including Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word

Job Requirements Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications:

Education equivalent to a Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience * Must pass pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check and MVR check. * Must possess valid Drivers License.

For More Information
Dan Bowman, CEO/Executive Director
Allen EDC
9727270250
Position
City Manager
Organization
City of Mineral Wells, TX
City
Mineral Wells
Posted Date
11-15-2021
Job Description
Application Period: November 15, 2021 – December 14, 2021
Organization: City of Mineral Wells, TX
Street Address: 115 SW 1st St.
City: Mineral Wells
State: Texas
Zip: 76067
Job Description

Mineral Wells, Texas, is home to 15,691 residents and covers approximately 20.40 square miles. The City is located in Palo Pinto and Parker counties in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area and is easily accessible via US Highway 180, US Highway 281, and Interstate 20. Mineral Wells has a long tradition as a destination community—first as a resort, then as a military training center, and currently as a place to escape to the unique natural environment of the Palo Pinto Mountains and experience small-town Texas charm.

The City of Mineral Wells seeks a strong leader with experience in a full-service city and an in-depth understanding of planning, public works, and public safety to serve as its new City Manager. The ideal candidate will be a highly visible, active member of the community who will be fully invested in the City’s success and the attainment of its goals.

Job Requirements

A team-builder with a collaborative management approach, the new City Manager will be a mentor and leader to staff, fostering a high-performance organization through effective supervision, extensive training and development opportunities, and regular performance evaluations. An ability to resourcefully organize, direct, and coordinate the work of lower-level staff, as well as delegate authority and responsibility with tact, will be essential.

The selected candidate must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration or a related field; a master’s degree is preferred. At least three years of experience as a city manager, assistant city manager, or senior government administrator is required. Three to five years of progressively responsible supervisory and management experience in municipal government is preferred. A valid Texas driver’s license and a good driving record and residency within the city limits are requirements for this position.

Please apply online

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

For More Information
Larry Gilley, Recruiter
SGR
325-660-4208
Position
Executive Director
Organization
Bastrop Economic Development Corporation
City
Bastrop
Posted Date
11-09-2021
Job Description
Application Period: November 9, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Bastrop Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 301 Hwy 71 W, Suite 214
City: Bastrop
State: Texas
Zip: 78602
Job Description

The BEDC seeks an Executive Director with 5+years of leadership experience in a public administrative role that focuses on economic development or a related field. The successful candidate will be an innovative, gifted, and mission-driven leader dedicated to attracting, supporting and sustaining the economic growth of the Bastrop community and who has a track record of working with multiple stakeholders around a common goal. The selected individual will be required to reside in Bastrop, the Bastrop ETJ, or within close proximity.

Job Requirements

Job responsibilities of the Executive Director will include but not be limited to:

Finance: Prepare and prudently manage the fiscal budget and assets of BEDC. Personnel: Recruit, manage and coach staff to ensure an effective team. Board of Directors: The ED reports to the Board. Fully inform Board on all aspects of the organization and conduct monthly meetings. Make recommendations based on due diligence, vetting and adhering to all statutory regulations. Voice/Face: Official spokesperson to inform, promote and publicize all activities. Strategy: Leads development of long and short term plans to meet goals and objectives to fulfill organization’s mission in alignment with comprehensive plan. Project Management: Responsible for consistent achievement of projects and programs from inception to contract negotiation to scheduled completion. Community Development: Holistic approach to address quality of life and sustainable economic vitality: infrastructure, job training, broadband, education, etc. Relationship Manager: Consensus builder with all stakeholders. Resource Expert: Deep knowledge base of all related aspects of business development, statutory regulations and ordinances, inventories and assets.

Qualifications: Expert public speaker ~ financial acumen ~ contract negotiations and oversight ~ cultivate strong stakeholder relationships ~ project management ~ business analysis ~ build and manage an effective team.

Attributes: Collaborative ~ organized and detail oriented ~ servant attitude ~ strategic thinker ~ consummate learner ~ team player ~ effective oral and written communicator ~ self-motivated ~ professional integrity ~ creative problem-solver.

For More Information
Kathryn Nash, BEDC Board Chair
Bastrop Economic Development Corporation
Position
Economic Development Coordinator
Organization
Jarrell Economic Development Corporation
City
Jarrell
Posted Date
11-03-2021
Job Description
Application Period: November 3, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Jarrell Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 161 Town Center Blvd.
City: Jarrell
State: TX
Zip: 76537
Job Description

Position: Economic Development Coordinator Reports to: Executive Director Position Type: Part-time – 15 - 20 hours/week

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

Key Duties:
• Establish productive relationships with local businesses to identify, anticipate and address local employer needs especially as it relates to workforce. • Schedule and complete onsite, virtual, phone, and/or e-mail business retention and expansion interviews, track interactions and report findings accordingly. • Create and maintain a database of local companies with the findings from the regular interactions with the companies. • Participate and work with Opportunity Austin’s Business Expansion Department through their regular meetings and spreadsheet update needs. • Participate as needed with the Wilco Economic Development Partnership. • Evaluate any local talent development strategy and provide recommendations that will strengthen and/or evolve these current strategies. And, if necessary, create a strategy specifically for JEDC that would include internships, higher education partnerships and programming, etc. • Assist with economic data collection and analysis for website updates, recruiting and existing expanding business needs. • Assist Executive Director in creating content for and maintaining JEDC website. • Assist with developing and maintaining an economic development metrics tracking and reporting process. • Primarily responsible for all postings on social media including Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram & Twitter weekly or as needed by working on content with Executive Director. • Responsible for helping to create and maintain annual budget as it pertains to business retention and expansion and workforce program needs. • Interface with Jarrell City Secretary as necessary regarding agendas for JEDC Board meetings, financial information and general administrative questions or needs. • Assist in researching and compiling data for special projects. • Required to keep confidentiality regarding all JEDC matters. • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

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

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

Hourly rate commensurate with experience and market. Open till filled. Please send resume to Mary Poche’; m.poche@cityofjarrell.com

For More Information
Mary Poche, Executive Director
Jarrell Economic Development Corporation
5129476922
Position
Economic Development Director
Organization
City of Freeport
City
Freeport
Posted Date
11-01-2021
Job Description
Application Period: November 1, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Freeport
Street Address: 200 West 2nd St
City: Freeport
State: TX
Zip: 77541
Job Description

Freeport, Texas is a Coastal Community located approximately 60 miles south of Houston and 45 miles southwest of Galveston in Brazoria County Texas. Freeport offers enjoyable beautiful beaches, outstanding offshore fishing, as well as a small-town atmosphere. Freeport is home to Port Freeport, one of the most accessible deep water ports on the Gulf Coast. Port Freeport has become one of the fastest growing ports and is a leading economic catalyst for the Texas Gulf Coast. Port Freeport is achieving remarkable profits, enjoying growth at a phenomenal rate, and creating thousands of jobs in Brazoria County. Freeport is also home to industry leaders such as BASF, Dow Chemical-Olin Corp and Freeport LNG.

The Freeport Economic Development Director is the only full-time, paid representative of the Freeport Economic Development Corporation (FEDC), and, as such must represent both the City and the FEDC in an energetic and professional manner to promote the City in its efforts to attract new business and residential development. The Freeport Economic Development Director reports directly to the City Manager as authorized by the Freeport Economic Development Corporation 4B Board. The Director plans, organizes and implements economic development functions from conception to completion, including business retention, business attraction and incentive programs. He/she implements economic development goals and objectives set forth by the FEDC Board, interfaces with the development community, local businesses and various departments and staff.

Freeport EDC Mission: The Freeport EDC is funded through 4-B sales tax revenue to establish and maintain a comprehensive economic development program for Freeport through (mission Statement). Additional details of the organization include: Board of Directors: 7 Total Sales Tax Revenue (2018): $1,200,000 Total Operating Budget (2019): $2,267,000 City Population: 12,169

Salary/ Compensation/Benefits: Up to $90,000 per year depending upon experience/qualification Texas Municipal Retirement System, automobile allowance, insurance, professional organizational membership, and relocation assistance negotiable if relocating to City.

For HR purposes, the Director will be employed and paid by the City of Freeport, as an exempt employee, and will receive the standard City of Freeport benefit package (insurance, vacation, etc.) in addition to an agreed-upon yearly salary approved by the FEDC Broad. An office will be provided at City Hall of Freeport, and regular working hours will be 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, with 1 hour off for lunch. Hours maybe changed at the discretion of the FEDC Board and/or City Manager.

Job Requirements

Job Qualifications:

The successful candidate must: • Hold a bachelor’s degree in Economic Development, Public Administration, Economics, Marketing or related field; Master’s degree preferred. • Be certified by the National Economic Development Institute or International Economic Development Council’s program for Economic Development Professionals. • Have a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience directing economic development efforts as Executive Director, Marketing Director, Business Development Director; or any combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. • Hold a valid Texas Driver’s License. • Pass a standard City of Freeport background check and physical/drug screen. • Possess a successful and measurable record of concrete results in Economic Development. • Have excellent communication skills: Experienced public speaker, an excellent listener, outstanding writer, and strong interpersonal communicator to small and large group settings. Must be comfortable interacting with the news media and proactive in seeking good publicity for the organization and the city. • Be a strategic visionary thinker who is able to set sights on a new future, constantly identifying the challenges, and opportunities that exist in the environment, able to think differently about how the environment and businesses operate, and look for new ways to solve these challenges;

Duties, Responsibilities: • Preparation and maintenance of promotional materials for presentation to prospective applicants or clients. • Makes recommendations to the FEDC board in regard to economic development related opportunities.
• Maintains FEDC Web presence. • Preparation and maintenance of information on utilities, taxes, zoning, transportation, services, financing tools, and incentives. • Preparation and maintenance of area projects, related resources, and needs. • Maintaining a current database of available real estate, property contacts and prices when available. • Working closely with the Brazoria County Economic Development Alliance, Brazosport and Brazoria County Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. • Consulting with and referring all client legal questions to the FEDC Attorney. • Acts as a liaison with various Local, State and Federal agencies, coordinating projects with such agencies as deemed beneficial, necessary and appropriate. • Provides information and/or makes presentations to supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups, businesses, individuals and general public on economic development issues, programs, services and plans. • Assists with negotiation and the management of professional service contracts, property sales or acquisition, and economic development oriented negotiations. • Works with Economic Development Board to formulate and implement marketing and business attraction strategies. • Monitors legislation and regulations relating to economic development and report findings to the appropriate impacted parties i.e. the FEDC Board, the City Manager, The City Council, etc. • Keeps all FEDC board members apprised of ongoing projects and negotiations. • Maintains strong working relationships with the general public, area businesses, clients, the media and others. • Attends professional development workshops and conferences and subscribes to publications to keep abreast of trends and developments in the field of economic development, and to represent the interest of the City of Freeport on matters related to economic development. • Ability to be a team player with other City staff. • Preparing and submitting project development information (maps, drawings, draft agreements, etc.), to the FEDC for approval at regular FEDC meetings. • Represent FEDC at meetings, presentations, trade shows, etc. • Promote local resources to potential clients such as Brazosport College, Associated Builders and Contractors, industry support services, etc. • Maintain a statistical database detailing direct impact of FEDC projects (financial, etc.), • Skilled in idea generation and is committed to achieving outcomes, and consistently produces results based on those ideas; • Ensure compliance with Open Meetings Act and Public Information requirements. • Additional Duties as may be Assigned.

For More Information
Tim Kelty, City Manager
City of Freeport
979-233-3526
Position
Marketing Manager
Organization
Pasadena Economic Development Corporation
City
Pasadena
Posted Date
11-01-2021
Job Description
Application Period: November 1, 2021 – December 3, 2021
Organization: Pasadena Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 1149 Ellsworth Dr.
City: Pasadena
State: TX
Zip: 77506
Job Description

Supports and assists the Director of Economic Development. Responsible for brand maintenance for PEDC and increasing brand awareness for the City of Pasadena's community branding. Develop marketing campaigns to help branding efforts in the region to position Pasadena in its ultimate light. Create marketing campaigns targeting major employers looking to expand, as well as educate site selectors outside of the Greater Houston area about the benefits of locating in Pasadena. Responsible for maintaining the image of PEDC and ongoing crisis management for the organization. Manage social media strategy to highlight the EDC and City's brand, assets, quality of life, etc. Responsible for updating, designing, and authoring all marketing collateral and communications including quarterly newsletter, individualized presentations, fact sheets, mailing inserts and any print/online advertisement utilizing the Adobe creative suite, Canva and other design tools. Prepare annual report of findings, illustrating data graphically and translating complex findings into written text. Manage ongoing and new initiatives for Pasadena Loves Local campaign in partnership with local organizations. Provide ongoing content creation and management for organization website. Develop media relationships; maintain a media contact list to submit requests for coverage, press releases, etc. Responsible for authoring, editing, and submitting press releases on behalf of PEDC as needed. Serve as point of contact for any media inquiries and interviews. Develop relationships with key community organizations and stakeholders to aid in the distribution of City & PEDC's marketing message. Assists in the development of business recruitment proposals. Communicate with Executive Director about initiatives and make recommendations for the betterment of the organization. Provide quarterly key performance indicator (KPI) reports to Executive Director & Board of Directors as it relates to all communication and social media initiatives. Must be able to maintain, without interruption, all necessary licenses, certifications, clearances, and/or job requirements. Work assigned schedule and comply with City timekeeping and attendance policies. Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Communication, or related field. Four (4) years of related professional experience. Valid Texas Driver's License.

PREFERRED: Master's Degree Marketing, Communication, or related field. Seven (7) years of related professional experience. Previous experience in economic development/non-profit organizations. Bilingual (English/Spanish).

APPLY DIRECTLY VIA CITY OF PASADENA EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES LINK.

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Shannon Rountree, HR Generalist
City of Pasadena
713-475-7297
Position
Executive Director
Organization
Copperas Cove EDC
City
Copperas Cove
Posted Date
10-28-2021
Job Description
Application Period: October 28, 2021 – November 26, 2021
Organization: Copperas Cove EDC
Street Address: 113 W Ave D
City: Copperas Cove
State: TX
Zip: 76522
Job Description

Reports To Board of Directors
Salary $ 120,000 DOQ
Budget $ 750,000
Population 32,744

The Executive Director Will:

  • Plan, direct and implement economic development activities of the Copperas Cove Economic Development Corporation.
  • Through business recruitment, retention, and expansion initiatives, this position generates programs, oversees projects, and markets the City of Copperas Cove to augment its business climate to expand the city commercial tax base.
  • Provide leadership to the Corporation in the achievement of community and economic development goals that result in employment and per capita income growth greater than the national average.
  • Provide vision and leadership to implement the CCEDC Strategic Plan.

The Executive Director Shall Possess The Following Characteristics:

  • Networker that builds collaborative and productive relationships with others both inside and outside economic development organizations and maintains a wide network of contacts that can be leveraged on behalf of the Copperas Cove Economic Development Corporation.
  • Experienced public speaker, an excellent listener, outstanding writer, and strong interpersonal communicator to small and large group settings. Must be comfortable interacting with the news media and proactive in seeking good publicity for the organization and the region.
  • Creative and innovative.
  • Skilled in idea generation. Committed to achieving outcomes, and consistently produces results based on those ideas.
  • Strategic visionary thinker who can set sights on a new future, constantly identifying the challenges, threats and opportunities that exist in the environment, able to think differently about how the environment and businesses operate and look for new ways to solve these problems.
  • Committed to achieving outcomes, and consistently produces results based on those ideas.
  • The incumbent will know or become quickly familiar with Texas economic development laws, tools, and incentives. Is knowledgeable in current and possible future practices, trends, and other information affecting the business sector.
  • Understands competitive and economic issues; is aware of the political landscape for change and how collaborative strategies amongst organizations work in the marketplace.

Successful candidates must have:

  • A proven track record in industrial or business locations.
  • Significant experience in sales and marketing, business retention, and business intelligence activities.
  • The ideal candidate should prove to be a self-starter with the initiative, ability and social intelligence to successfully achieve the CCEDC’s mission.
  • Must work to engage stakeholders and development professionals to accelerate project completion.
Job Requirements

Evaluation Criteria

Education & Experience

Critical to the success of the Economic Development Organization is an Executive Director who has the relevant educational and career background to meet community and Board expectations.

Qualified applicants will have a bachelor’s degree in economics, business administration, marketing, or a closely related field, from an accredited college or university.

Five (5) to seven (7) years related professional experience required.

A record of success in economic development projects is desired.

Must possess a high level of proficiency with computer programs including Word, PowerPoint, and current communication technology.

Consideration may be given to candidates with added credentials such as Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), Master Economic Development Practitioner (MEDC), Professional Community & Economic Developer (PCED) and/or other similar certifications though not required.

An equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience may be considered.

Salary & Benefits

$120,000 depending on qualifications. There is a generous benefits package to include: Texas Municipal Retirement System, automobile allowance, civic club membership, insurance, professional organizational membership, training and/or continuing education, and relocation assistance.

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit cover letter, current resume and at least five work-related references including contact numbers no later than Friday, November 26th, 2021 by 5:00 PM

Submit resumes to: Susi@jatoday.com with the subject line: “CCEDC Executive Director Search”

PER THE TEXAS PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT, PLEASE NOTE THAT RESUMES MAY BE SUBJECT TO PUBLIC DISCLOSURE.

COPPERAS COVE EDC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Susi Long, President
Johnson & Associates
409 223 7575
Position
Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) & Workforce Development Manager
Organization
Greater San Marcos Partnership
City
San Marcos
Posted Date
10-26-2021
Job Description
Application Period: October 26, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Greater San Marcos Partnership
Street Address: 113 N. Guadalupe Street
City: San Marcos
State: TX
Zip: 78666
Job Description

General Duties:

The purpose of this position is to support the business retention & expansion and workforce development function of the Greater San Marcos Partnership through the execution of specific programs and projects. The position is one of high visibility requiring extensive relationship-building, data-recording and problem-solving. This position should ensure that businesses in the region have the capability to grow, expand and access the resources and tools needed whether that is capital, workforce, technology, knowledge and skills or general support.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Local and regional business retention and expansion efforts, including coordinating the work of our regional partners to ensure BRE processes are standardized, and reporting is systematic and regular.
  • Small business development support, including programs, grants, and projects to support the growth and development of the small business sector.
  • GSMP’s 1Million Cups/Greater SMTX representation and participation.
  • Keeping the “Business Resources” area of GSMP website updated with current information.
  • Assist with local and regional events such as the Education-Workforce Summit, Global Entrepreneurship Week, CREW Fair, business webinars/workshops and other events to be determined.
  • Support Vision 2025 efforts including meeting notes, task force research and outcomes.
  • High School & Young Professional Entrepreneurism programming, such as Berkeley Business Academy or San Marcos Jaycees, etc.

Tasks:

  • Plan and conduct BRE visits with primary and targeted employers. * * Provide assistance to businesses resulting from visits.
  • Respond to inquiries from all businesses by providing direct assistance and/or offering information and referral.
  • Work with BRE Director and Sr. Director to develop work plans and timelines.
  • Meet bi-monthly with BRE staff from our EDO partners to share, provide support and coordination of processes.
  • Develop and facilitate committees and task forces as needed to deliver assigned programs and projects.
  • Plan and execute learning events (live or virtual) to support business development.
  • Ensure appropriate communications and marketing are initiated from GSMP to bring visibility to programs and projects.
  • Conduct outreach to community leaders and organizations to create connections and build valuable working relationships. Examples are key personnel at Workforce Solutions RCA, the SBDC and the City of San Marcos.
  • Attend relevant community events to establish positive working relationships and organizational visibility.
  • Establish target metrics for programs, deliver and report progress periodically. Prepare and submit monthly BRE reports to the Austin Chamber of Commerce and other entities as directed.
  • Ensure data is captured accurately and in a timely manner in HubSpot.
  • Regularly assist with and attend GSMMA (Greater San Marcos Manufacturing Assn) meetings.
  • Participate in regular professional development and team activities.
  • Other duties as may be assigned or to assist team members.
Job Requirements

Prerequisites:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, or equivalent education and experience.
  • At least three years’ work experience preferably in program development and delivery and/or economic development.

Please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to barbarat@greatersanmarcostx.com

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Position
Research Specialist (Research Specialist IV)
Organization
Office of the Texas Governor
City
Austin
Posted Date
10-26-2021
Job Description
Application Period: October 26, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Office of the Texas Governor
Street Address:
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip: 78711
Job Description

Job #: 2022-22 TWC Job #: 14884519 Opening Date: 10/25/2021 Travel Required: NA Monthly Salary: $4,500.00 - $4,950.00/mo Position Location: Austin, Texas Group Step: B21 Class: 0606

General Description

The Research Specialist works within the Office of the Governor (OOG), Economic Development and Tourism (EDT) Division and reports to the Director of Business and Community Development. The Research Specialist performs advanced (senior-level) research tasks and is responsible for the research, coordination, and dissemination of economic trends and policy issues. Work involves planning, coordinating, and conducting economic studies and analyses; determining and evaluating economic factors relating to various programs and projects; and disseminating the collection of information pertinent to those analyses to provide information and assistance to OOG, EDT, businesses, and communities in the state. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Duties

  • Responsible for EDT geographic information systems (GIS) mapping activities.
  • Oversees and coordinates GIS mapping and data work projects to include GIS location and spatial analyses for EDT and Office of the Governor needs.
  • Develops policies and procedures used in conducting and administering research, demonstration, and evaluation activities.
  • Develops quality assurance procedures, and conducts quality assurance reviews on research projects.
  • Determines the scope and methodologies of research projects and areas to be evaluated.
  • Consults and provides technical advice on research methods and techniques.
  • Assists in formulating and monitoring long-range research objectives, programs, and priorities.
  • Stays abreast of federal and state economic and demographic data policies and availability.
  • Advises in project design, data collection, data organization, data presentation, and related work performed internally, by other state agencies and economic development organizations.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with other research staff on data and research projects within the scope of legislative mandates, including industry location analyses.
  • Maintains familiarity with current data tools including federal and state government resources; business resources, journals, newspapers, magazines, aggregators, and selected newswires/listservs. Keeps abreast of new data and resources.
  • Plans, gathers and interprets state and national economic and industrial data to develop, write, and coordinate selected agency and business research publications relating to the state economy and key industries for website content, print materials, and other agency purposes.
  • Keeps current on Texas economic (e.g., employment, occupational, industrial, transportation, business climate, and international trade) trends.
  • Stays abreast of corporate, national, and international activities affecting the Texas economy.
  • Coordinates the development, implementation, and monitoring of research projects.
  • Implements and maintains quality standards and procedures for data gathering, analysis, writing, editing, and presentations.
  • Prepares and conducts presentations.
  • Track all subscriptions and resources used to ensure effectiveness in gathering information and analysis.
  • Responds to information requests from within and outside the Office of the Governor, including conducting independent research to satisfy such requests.
  • Supports EDT and Office of the Governor teams with research assistance.
  • Prepares briefing materials, as requested.
  • Remains well-informed of EDT and OOG initiatives, policies, procedures, operations, new releases, web content, programs, and statewide trends.
  • Recommends and implement improvements to increase program efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Maintains regular work schedule.
  • 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 or public administration, statistical analysis, economics, political science, communications, or related field; and Four (4) years of professional experience in research and/or economic analysis. Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements

  • Knowledge of economic development and relevant local, state, and federal programs.
  • Knowledge of relevant information sources, including governmental data websites and proprietary business research tools.
  • Knowledge of Texas-specific issues in economic development.
  • Skill in using geographic information systems (GIS) software.
  • Skill in developing publications, infographics and other informational materials to convey research findings as well as promote programs and services.
  • Skill in overseeing the design and execution of major research projects.
  • Skill in using spreadsheet and database software.
  • Skill in ensuring attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Skill in providing customer service excellence to both internal and * external customers.
  • Ability to plan for long term goals and meet all required deadlines.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with employees and general public.
  • Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions.
  • Ability to develop and evaluate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate concisely and effectively to convey complex ideas and concepts.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships within and outside the agency.
  • Ability to manage sensitive information and maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and sound judgment in making critical decisions.

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.

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Human Resources,
(512) 463-5873
Position
Business Assistance Specialist (Program Specialist III - IV)
Organization
Office of the Texas Governor
City
Austin
Posted Date
10-25-2021
Job Description
Application Period: October 25, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Office of the Texas Governor
Street Address:
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip: 78711
Job Description

Job #: 2022-13 TWC Job #: 14844853 Opening Date: 10/01/2021 Travel Required: 30% Monthly Salary: $3,750.00 - $5,417.00 /mo Position Location: Austin, Texas Group Step: B19 - B20 Class: 1572 - 1573

General Description

The Business Assistance Specialist works within the Office of the Governor (OOG), Economic Development and Tourism (EDT) – Small Business Assistance Office and reports to the Director for Business and Community Development. Performs complex (journey-level) to highly complex (senior-level) consultative services and technical assistance work to assist Texas companies and entrepreneurs as they seek to start, grow and sustain their businesses in Texas. Work involves planning, developing, and implementing EDT Business Assistance programs and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, governmental agencies, community organizations, or the general public. Works under general to limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Duties

  • Performs duties to the satisfaction of the principal statutory and contractual mandates of the Business Assistance programs within OOG-EDT.
  • Provides assistance and identifies opportunities available to Texas’ entrepreneurs, businesses and communities.
  • Performs an array of technical, training, research, planning, program assessment, and administrative activities for the Small Business Assistance programs.
  • Leads the development and implementation of EDT events and initiatives from initial concept through post-event evaluation, as assigned.
  • Coordinates and conducts reviews to determine compliance with program requirements, contract terms, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Coordinates the evaluation of service delivery system methods, outputs, activities, and trends to identify gaps in resources, and recommends and implements improvements to resolve technical problems, including addressing unexpected problems arising during offsite events/activities.
  • Oversees the completion of and monitors required performance reports, recommending appropriate changes as necessary.
  • Develops Business Assistance guidelines, procedures, rules, and regulations; and monitors compliance with policies and procedures; identifies needed areas of change and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with program staff in program planning, development, implementation, analysis, and documentation of the Business Assistance programs.
  • Reviews program area functions and operations, identifies areas needing change, and develops plans to improve programs or to address areas of concern.
  • Analyzes legislation and proposed contracts to develop recommendations for programmatic issues relating to the implementation, improvement, and/or expansion or reduction of program funding.
  • Analyzes operations and reviews reports, recommendations, and justifications.
  • Analyzes the application of and variations within programs to develop action plans for improving or initiating new programs.
  • Recommends, plans, and implements event outreach and engagement activities, including local media outlets, social media engagement, mail and email campaigns, etc., in a way that is consistent with OOG-EDT guidelines, procedures and management directives.
  • Coordinates the marketing of programs to community and professional groups to encourage interest in and secure support for EDT programs; works in conjunction with internal and external stakeholders to market EDT initiatives.
  • Creates marketing and event materials (i.e. invitations, infographics, programs, agendas, flyers, etc.).
  • Manages grant and procurement contracts associated with EDT initiatives.
  • Prepares and evaluates program budget requests, and maintains program contract budgets.
  • Engages in public speaking to a wide range of audiences in a variety of forums.
  • Monitors the work of contractors involved with providing services for EDT initiatives.
  • Drafts briefing documents for OOG staff, as requested.
  • Remains well-informed of division and OOG initiatives, operations, new releases, web content, programs, statewide trends, OOG policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates subject matter expertise, professional confidence and clarity when representing the office.
  • Maintains regular attendance and may work extended hours, as needed.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.
Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

**Program Specialist III **

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business administration, government, marketing, economics, economic development, political science, communications, or other relevant fields; Three (3) years of professional experience in a related field.

Program Specialist IV

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business administration, government, marketing, economics, economic development, political science, communications, or other relevant fields; Four (4) years of professional experience in a related field. 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.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements

  • Knowledge of business assistance resources and governing local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of the legislative process, which includes analysis, and interpretation of legislation.
  • Knowledge of industry and market terminology, procedures, and related business trends.
  • Knowledge of community and economic development in Texas.
  • Knowledge of business programs, resources, and challenges facing entrepreneurs in Texas.
  • Knowledge of marketing techniques.
  • Knowledge of budget and program management techniques.
  • Skill in gathering and analyzing accurate and relevant information.
  • Skill in leadership, management, and strategic planning.
  • Skill in communication, human relations, and organizational skills.
  • Skill in using a personal computer and spreadsheet, and databases.
  • Skill in public relations and public speaking.
  • Skill in planning, coordinating, executing, and evaluating events.
  • Skill in graphic design.
  • Ability to establish goals and objectives, 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 initiative and creativity.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and sound judgment in making critical decisions.
  • Ability to problem solve on the fly, exercising well-reasoned decision-making skills under significant time restraints.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time, (i.e. monthly) under normal conditions for long distances.
  • 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 initiative and creativity.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and sound judgment in making critical decisions.
  • Ability to problem solve on the fly, exercising well-reasoned decision-making skills under significant time restraints.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time, (i.e. monthly) under normal conditions for long distances.

Registration, Certification or Licensure

  • Valid Texas Driver’s License.
  • Texas Contract Management Certification, to be obtained 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 lbs. 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 media and grant presentations. Must have 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.

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Human Resources,
(512) 463-5873
Position
Research Specialist (Research Specialist III)
Organization
Office of the Texas Governor
City
Austin
Posted Date
10-25-2021
Job Description
Application Period: October 25, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Office of the Texas Governor
Street Address:
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip: 78711
Job Description

Job #: 2022-21 TWC Job #: 14862232 Opening Date: 10/12/2021 Travel Required: NA Monthly Salary: $4,000.00 - $4,509.00/mo Position Location: Austin, Texas Group Step: B19 Class: 0604

General Description

The Research Specialist works within the Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism Office (EDT) and reports to the Director of Business and Community Development. The Research Specialist performs complex (journey-level) research tasks and is responsible for the research, coordination, and dissemination of economic trends and policy issues. Work involves planning, coordinating, and conducting economic studies and analyses; determining and evaluating economic factors relating to various programs and projects; and disseminating the collection of information pertinent to those analyses to provide information and assistance to OOG, EDT, businesses, and communities in the state. Works under limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Duties

  • Stays abreast of federal and state economic and demographic data policies and availability. Advises in project design, data collection, data organization, data presentation, and related work performed internally, by other state agencies and economic development organizations.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with other research staff on data and research projects within the scope of legislative mandates, including industry location analyses.
  • Maintains familiarity with current data tools including federal and state government resources; business resources, journals, newspapers, magazines, aggregators, and selected newswires/listservs. Keeps abreast of new data and resources.
  • Plans, gathers and interprets state and national economic and industrial data to develop, write, and coordinate selected agency and business research publications relating to the state economy and key industries for website content, print materials, and other agency purposes.
  • Keeps current on Texas economic (e.g., employment, occupational, industrial, transportation, business climate, and international trade) trends. Stays abreast of corporate, national, and international activities affecting the Texas economy.
  • Plans, develops, coordinates and/or administers research projects.
  • Implements and maintains quality standards and procedures for data gathering, analysis, writing, editing, and presentations.
  • Responds to information requests from within and outside OOG, including conducting independent research to satisfy such requests.
  • Supports EDT and Office of the Governor teams with research assistance.
  • Prepares briefing materials, as requested.
  • Remains well-informed of EDT and OOG initiatives, policies, procedures, operations, new releases, web content, programs, and statewide trends.
  • Recommends and implements improvements to increase program efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Maintains regular work schedule.
  • 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, economics, political science, communications, or related field; and Three (3) years of professional experience in research and/or economic analysis. Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Skill in using geographic information systems (GIS) software.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements
  • Knowledge of economic development and relevant local, state, and federal programs.
  • Knowledge of relevant information sources, including governmental data websites and proprietary business research tools.
  • Knowledge of Texas-specific issues in economic development.
  • Skill in developing publications, infographics and other informational materials to convey research findings as well as promote programs and services.
  • Skill in overseeing the design and execution of major research projects.
  • Skill in using spreadsheet and database software.
  • Skill in ensuring attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Skill in providing customer service excellence to both internal and external customers.
  • Ability to plan for long term goals and meet all required deadlines.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with employees and general public.
  • Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions.
  • Ability to develop and evaluate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate concisely and effectively to convey complex ideas and concepts.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships within and outside the agency.
  • Ability to manage sensitive information and maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and sound judgment in making critical decisions.

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.

For More Information
Human Resources,
(512) 463-5873
Position
Economic Development Finance Specialist (Program Specialist III)
Organization
Office of the Texas Governor
City
Austin
Posted Date
10-25-2021
Job Description
Application Period: October 25, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Office of the Texas Governor
Street Address:
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip: 78711
Job Description

Job #: 2022-20 TWC Job #: 14862187 Opening Date: 10/12/2021 Travel Required: 10% Monthly Salary: $4,300.00 - $4,670.00/mo Position Location: Austin, Texas Group Step: B19 Class: 1572

General Description

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

Essential Duties

  • Develops and administers OOG-EDT financial programs, as assigned.
  • Develops and engages business prospects and communities in identifying financing for product development, job growth and retention.
  • 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.
  • 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 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, or public administration;
  • Three (3) years of professional experience in business administration, finance, accounting, economics, economic development, public administration, political science, or a related field; and
  • Position requires attainment of knowledge of banking, lending, financial statements, implementation and administration of finance programs, and knowledge of investment management, including local, state, and federal laws and regulations.

Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Texas Contract Manager.
  • Prior experience in bank credit analysis, loan administration, investment banking, tax credit financing or comparable responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of industry and market terminology, procedures and related business trends.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements

  • Knowledge of accounting principles, procedures and terminology.
  • Knowledge of program area and of governing local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
  • Skill in gathering and analyzing accurate and relevant information.
  • Skill in using a personal computer and spreadsheet, database, financial management and statistical systems software applications.
  • Ability to establish goals and objectives, 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. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Work with overlapping projects and deadlines. Work as a team member. Have direct customer contact. Must be able to work hours during a legislative session that include holidays and as needed.

For More Information
Human Resources,
(512) 463-5873
Position
Business Assistance Specialist (Program Specialist III - IV)
Organization
Office of the Texas Governor
City
Austin
Posted Date
10-25-2021
Job Description
Application Period: October 25, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Office of the Texas Governor
Street Address:
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip: 78711
Job Description

Job #: 2022-14 TWC Job #: 14844881 Opening Date: 10/01/2021 Travel Required: 30% Monthly Salary: $3,750.00 - $5,417.00/mo Position Location: Austin, Texas Group Step: B19 - B20 Class: 1572 - 1573

General Description

The Business Assistance Specialist works within the Office of the Governor (OOG), Economic Development and Tourism (EDT) – Small Business Assistance Office and reports to the Director for Business and Community Development. Performs complex (journey-level) to highly complex (senior-level) consultative services and technical assistance work to assist Texas companies and entrepreneurs as they seek to start, grow and sustain their businesses in Texas. Work involves planning, developing, and implementing EDT Business Assistance programs and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, governmental agencies, community organizations, or the general public. Works under general to limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Duties

  • Performs duties to the satisfaction of the principal statutory and contractual mandates of the Business Assistance programs within OOG-EDT.
  • Provides assistance and identifies opportunities available to Texas’ entrepreneurs, businesses and communities.
  • Performs an array of technical, training, research, planning, program assessment, and administrative activities for the Small Business Assistance programs.
  • Leads the development and implementation of EDT events and initiatives from initial concept through post-event evaluation, as assigned.
  • Coordinates and conducts reviews to determine compliance with program requirements, contract terms, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Coordinates the evaluation of service delivery system methods, outputs, activities, and trends to identify gaps in resources, and recommends and implements improvements to resolve technical problems, including addressing unexpected problems arising during offsite events/activities.
  • Oversees the completion of and monitors required performance reports, recommending appropriate changes as necessary.
  • Develops Business Assistance guidelines, procedures, rules, and regulations; and monitors compliance with policies and procedures; identifies needed areas of change and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with program staff in program planning, development, implementation, analysis, and documentation of the Business Assistance programs.
  • Reviews program area functions and operations, identifies areas needing change, and develops plans to improve programs or to address areas of concern.
  • Analyzes legislation and proposed contracts to develop recommendations for programmatic issues relating to the implementation, improvement, and/or expansion or reduction of program funding.
  • Analyzes operations and reviews reports, recommendations, and justifications.
  • Analyzes the application of and variations within programs to develop action plans for improving or initiating new programs.
  • Recommends, plans, and implements event outreach and engagement activities, including local media outlets, social media engagement, mail and email campaigns, etc., in a way that is consistent with OOG-EDT guidelines, procedures and management directives.
  • Coordinates the marketing of programs to community and professional groups to encourage interest in and secure support for EDT programs; works in conjunction with internal and external stakeholders to market EDT initiatives.
  • Creates marketing and event materials (i.e. invitations, infographics, programs, agendas, flyers, etc.).
  • Manages grant and procurement contracts associated with EDT initiatives.
  • Prepares and evaluates program budget requests, and maintains program contract budgets.
  • Engages in public speaking to a wide range of audiences in a variety of forums.
  • Monitors the work of contractors involved with providing services for EDT initiatives.
  • Drafts briefing documents for OOG staff, as requested.
  • Remains well-informed of division and OOG initiatives, operations, new releases, web content, programs, statewide trends, OOG policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates subject matter expertise, professional confidence and clarity when representing the office.
  • Maintains regular attendance and may work extended hours, as needed.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.
Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

Program Specialist III

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business administration, government, marketing, economics, economic development, political science, communications, or other relevant fields; Three (3) years of professional experience in a related field.

Program Specialist IV

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business administration, government, marketing, economics, economic development, political science, communications, or other relevant fields; Four (4) years of professional experience in a related field. 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.

  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements
  • Knowledge of business assistance resources and governing local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of the legislative process, which includes analysis, and interpretation of legislation.
  • Knowledge of industry and market terminology, procedures, and related business trends.
  • Knowledge of community and economic development in Texas.
  • Knowledge of business programs, resources, and challenges facing entrepreneurs in Texas.
  • Knowledge of marketing techniques.
  • Knowledge of budget and program management techniques.
  • Skill in gathering and analyzing accurate and relevant information.
  • Skill in leadership, management, and strategic planning.
  • Skill in communication, human relations, and organizational skills.
  • Skill in using a personal computer and spreadsheet, and databases.
  • Skill in public relations and public speaking.
  • Skill in planning, coordinating, executing, and evaluating events.
  • Skill in graphic design.
  • Ability to establish goals and objectives, 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 initiative and creativity.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and sound judgment in making critical decisions.
  • Ability to problem solve on the fly, exercising well-reasoned decision-making skills under significant time restraints.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time, (i.e. monthly) under normal conditions for long distances.
  • 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 initiative and creativity.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and sound judgment in making critical decisions.
  • Ability to problem solve on the fly, exercising well-reasoned decision-making skills under significant time restraints.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time, (i.e. monthly) under normal conditions for long distances.

Registration, Certification or Licensure

  • Valid Texas Driver’s License.
  • Texas Contract Management Certification, to be obtained 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 lbs. 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 media and grant presentations. Must have 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.

For More Information
Human Resources,
(512) 463-5873
Position
Economic Development Finance Coordinator (Administrative Assistant III)
Organization
Office of the Texas Governor
City
Austin
Posted Date
10-25-2021
Job Description
Application Period: October 25, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Office of the Texas Governor
Street Address:
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip: 78711
Job Description

Job #: 2022-12 TWC Job #: 14844759 Opening Date: 10/01/2021 Travel Required: NA Monthly Salary: $2,600.00 - $3,300.00/mo Position Location: Austin, Texas Group Step: A13 Class: 0154

General Description

The Economic Development Finance Coordinator works within the Office of the Governor (OOG), Economic Development - Finance (EDFin) Division 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 EDFin.
  • 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 EDFin staff to manage standard operating procedures and training tools for each of EDFin’s programs.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding technical program or administrative regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Performs data entry for EDFin 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 EDFin.
  • Serves as the Additional Duty Safety Officer (ADSO) for EDFin.
  • 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.
For More Information
Human Resources,
(512) 463-5873
Position
Program Specialist (Program Specialist I)
Organization
Office of the Texas Governor
City
Austin
Posted Date
10-25-2021
Job Description
Application Period: October 25, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Office of the Texas Governor
Street Address:
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip: 78711
Job Description

Job #: 2022-11 TWC Job #: 14844723 Opening Date: 10/01/2021 Travel Required: NA Monthly Salary: $3,081.34 - $3,750.00/mo Position Location: Austin, Texas Group Step: B17 Class: 1570

General Description

The Program Specialist works within the Office of the Governor (OOG), Economic Development and Tourism (EDT) and reports to the Director of Business and Community Development (BCD). Performs routine (journey-level) technical and administrative assistance work. Coordinates and conducts general office operations, procurement, administrative support, and special projects, as assigned. Demonstrates efficiency, superior customer focus and strong interpersonal effectiveness whether communicating with others over the telephone or in-person. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Duties

  • Monitors and maintains the front desk during normal business hours, ensuring the desk and phone lines are covered at all times.
  • Responds to high number of complex and routine information requests — both written and oral.
  • Performs general office duties such as ordering supplies, performing bookkeeping work and handling mail, as needed.
  • Maintains awareness of staff schedules, division calendars and visitor traffic to assist in maintaining customer service efficiency.
  • Cheerfully greets visitors and callers and responds to general questions.
  • Serves as the Records Management Coordinator for the division. Develops and maintains filing, recordkeeping, and records management systems.
  • Serves as the Divisional Purchase Requisition point of contact.
  • Handles sensitive documentation/information and maintains confidentiality of data at all times.
  • Coordinates meetings, conferences, and seminars. Assists in planning, including logistics, gathering and shipping of materials and development of materials for special meetings, events and conferences, as assigned.
  • Receives, interprets, and appropriately disseminates and/or re-directs calls, visitors and mail to EDT leadership and other appropriate staff in the agency.
  • Announces visitors, annotates and relays clear messages according to EDT reception desk procedures and management expectations.
  • Monitors and maintains office inventory and maintenance requirements as appropriate. * Ensures operation of equipment by calling for repairs.
  • Coordinates office safety matters, including acting as the additional duty safety officer (ADSO) for the division.
  • Serves as the Travel Liaison for the division. Coordinates and processes travel related forms and documents.
  • Serves as the Public Information Request Coordinator for the division. Coordinates and distributes requests for information to proper personnel for response and monitors for completeness and timeliness.
  • May provide administrative and technical assistance to an agency executive.
  • Provides administrative and technical assistance to EDT staff as directed, including maintaining files, contacts, and calendars, as directed.
  • Participates and works with others on EDT projects.
  • May assist in the development of policies and procedures.
  • Trains others, as needed.
  • Remains well-informed of division and OOG initiatives, operations, new releases, web content, programs, statewide trends, OOG policies and procedures.
  • Maintains regular 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; and One (1) year experience in administrative support, office work, program support, or customer service-related position.

Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual in Spanish.
  • Prior experience with multi-line phone system.
  • 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 gathering and analyzing accurate and relevant information.
  • Skill in providing outstanding customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Skill in written and verbal communication.
  • Skill in the use of standard office equipment, personal computers and software applications.
  • Skill in using Microsoft Word and Excel and ability to create spreadsheets and presentations.
  • Skill in inventory control, planning and general organization.
  • Skill in organization, record keeping, and maintenance.
  • Skill in attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and confidence in stressful situations.
  • Ability to implement administrative procedures and to interpret rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships within and outside the agency.
  • Ability to work within a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and train others, as needed.
  • Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and creativity.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and sound judgment in making critical decisions.
  • 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. Must be able to remain in a stationary position for 50% of the time. Will need to move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, set up conference rooms for meetings, etc. Must be able to lift, grasp, bend, overhead reach and kneel as required to perform repetitive duties, keyboarding, filing and other related office support duties. 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.

For More Information
Human Resources,
(512) 463-5873
Position
Director of Development Services
Organization
City of Portland
City
Portland
Posted Date
10-19-2021
Job Description
Application Period: October 19, 2021 – November 21, 2021
Organization: City of Portland
Street Address: 1900 Billy G. Webb Drive
City: Portland
State: Texas
Zip: 78374
Job Description

Portland, Texas, is a coastal city of more than 15 square miles located on a 40 foot bluff across the Harbor Bridge from Corpus Christi. With a current population of approximately 21,000, Portland is home to a diverse workforce serving Coastal Bend industries and businesses. With safe, upscale neighborhoods, award-winning schools, unmatched recreational opportunities, and excellent city services, Portland is a premier community.

The City of Portland is seeking applicants for the role of Director of Development Services due to the retirement of the current director. Under the direction of the City Manager and Deputy City Manager, the Director will lead the City’s planning function. The Development Services Director will have the opportunity to play a key leadership role in charting Portland’s future and building out a relatively new team. The Development Services Department is responsible for all planning, development, and permitting activities in Portland, including, health, safety, and zoning information. The department has a budget of $621,815 with a direct staff of three employees.

Successful candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration, public policy, or a related field; a master’s degree is highly desirable. In addition, candidates must have three years of increasingly responsible experience in land use planning, inspection services, or a directly related field.

The annual salary range for this position is $105,000 - $111,500.

Please apply online

For more information on this position contact: Lissa Barker, Senior Vice President Strategic Government Resources Lissabarker@governmentresource.com 817-266-0647

Job Requirements

Successful candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration, public policy, or a related field; a master’s degree is highly desirable. In addition, candidates must have three years of increasingly responsible experience in land use planning, inspection services, or a directly related field.

For More Information
Lissa Barker, Senior Vice President
Position
Assistant to the Economic Development Director
Organization
City of San Antonio
City
San Antonio
Posted Date
10-19-2021
Job Description
Application Period: October 19, 2021 – November 2, 2021
Organization: City of San Antonio
Street Address:
City: San Antonio
State: TX
Zip:
Job Description

Under administrative direction, is responsible for supervising, coordinating, and overseeing administrative support operations for the Director's Office of highly complex departments. Interprets, formulates, and implements policies and procedures; serves as a liaison between the Director's office and other departments. Working conditions are in an office environment. Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.

This position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.

Essential Job Functions

  • Directs, manages, and oversees administrative operations for the Director's Office, including interpreting, formulating, and implementing policies and procedures.

  • Plans, prioritizes, assigns, supervises, and reviews the work of administrative staff responsible for providing professional, technical, and clerical support within the Director's office.

  • Recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives; establishes schedules and methods for providing effective services.

  • Participates in the selection of professional, technical and clerical staff; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements disciplinary procedures.

  • Writes and edits communications materials for the Department Director, including speeches, scripts, talking points, and formal correspondence; and independently composes reports and memoranda for the Director using office equipment.

  • Oversees and directs personnel administration including payroll, compensation, training, personnel requisition, and disciplinary actions.

  • Interviews, selects, supervises, develops, evaluates, counsels, and if necessary, disciplines personnel according to established COSA policies, procedures, and guidelines.

  • Manages the flow of information in the Director's Office.

  • Prepares the Department Director for presentations, speeches, and official appearances.

  • Participates in the development and administration of the departmental budget; directs and coordinates budget monitoring system; provides policy direction and operating procedures regarding expenditures.

  • Ensures alignment with Director's organizational goals and agenda.

  • Assists in assessing situations and gathering information to present for Director's decisions.

  • Assists in aligning opinions and recommendations presented to Director for effective outcomes.

  • Serves as liaison between the Department Director, other City departments, City Manager's office, City Council representative and outside agencies; negotiates and resolves significant issues.

  • Assists in the support of a variety of boards and commissions, serving as departmental representative on special projects, committees, and task forces as assigned.

  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.

  • Five (5) years of increasingly responsible government experience, including two (2) years of direct supervising experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's Degree.

  • Project Management experience.

  • Experience with strategic planning processes.

For More Information
City of San Antonio
Position
Economic Development Manager
Organization
City of San Antonio
City
San Antonio
Posted Date
10-19-2021
Job Description
Application Period: October 19, 2021 – November 12, 2021
Organization: City of San Antonio
Street Address:
City: San Antonio
State: TX
Zip:
Job Description

Under general direction, is responsible for managing special projects within the Economic Development Department’s Small Business Division programs and initiatives, with a specific focus on geographically-focused revitalization efforts. Also will be responsible for the development and management of small business programs and initiatives and will serve as primary liaison for economic development partners. Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment, but public presentations of small business programs and initiatives is expected frequently. Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.

This position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.

Essential Job Functions - Manages and oversees all staff division activities, including those related to the development and administration of small business and entrepreneurial support programs.

  • Designs and implements business retention strategies for local small businesses and provides necessary assistance to stimulate small business expansions.

  • Designs and implements strategies for business development in targeted neighborhood commercial and revitalization districts.

  • Serves as liaison to partner business support organization, including San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside, Prosper West, and Southside Economic Development Council and works to cultivate new partner relationships.

  • Oversees partner organization reporting and ensures with contractual obligations.

  • Administers various loan programs created by the City to provide financial assistance to businesses expanding, modernizing, or relocating in San Antonio.

  • Documents the City's compliance with business development goals.

  • Coordinates division activities with and communicates to the Economic Development Director and City Manager's Office.

  • Develops and maintains current information on all completed economic development plans.

  • Attends meetings of organizations and agencies involved in supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses

  • Makes formal presentations to city staff, City Council, or outside organizations or business as necessary.

  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements - Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university. A Master's Degree is highly desirable.

  • Five (5) years increasingly responsible experience in economic development, to include two (2) years of supervisory or management experience. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of federal Opportunity Zones program.

  • Experience working with large, diverse stakeholder groups.

  • Experience implementing complex economic development initiatives

For More Information
City of San Antonio
Position
Vice President, Economic Development
Organization
Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Inc
City
New Braunfels
Posted Date
10-18-2021
Job Description
Application Period: October 18, 2021 – November 30, 2021
Organization: Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Inc
Street Address: 390 S Seguin Ave
City: New Braunfels
State: Texas
Zip: 78130
Job Description

Application instructions

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to:

Jonathan Packer President and CEO jonathan@innewbraunfels.com

Summary

Responsible for managing a pipeline of projects that add value to the New Braunfels economy, one of the nation’s fastest growing cities. This includes, but is not limited to, business recruitment, business retention & expansion, and complex & catalytic projects.

The successful candidate manages collaboration within a public/private partnership to develop relationships, build consensus, set strategy, and achieve goals. This position is the department head for economic development, managing the professional staff and budgets.

The position requires the ability to manage an organized and data-driven sales process, as well as build out a comprehensive data profile of the local economy. We are looking for someone who can effectively manage complicated projects details and relationships with businesses and governments, building trust and working towards a win-win.

About the Chamber

We are a membership organization that represents more than 1,600 local businesses. We partner with the public sector to administer tourism marketing and job growth for the community. We work to strengthen the local economy, advocate for our members and the community, advance community excellence, and deliver value to our members.

Roles and responsibilities

Core roles and responsibilities

  • Serve collaboratively on the leadership team of the Chamber, developing economic development strategy in alignment with organizational strategies and objectives
  • Work with partners, stakeholders, and staff to develop an economic development strategy that adds value to the New Braunfels economy
  • Develop and execute a business development plan to develop leads and qualify projects based on strategic priorities
  • Manage a business retention and expansion program
  • Serve as primary day-to-day manager of economic development projects
  • Develop and maintain relationships with economic development partners at the City of New Braunfels, New Braunfels Economic Development Corporation
  • Develop and maintain relationships with real estate developers, engineers, brokers, and other private sector partners
  • Develop and manage the economic development budget for the Chamber
  • Ensure the effective management of the professional services contract with the city through performance tracking, presentations, meetings, and reports
  • Provide staff support to the New Braunfels Economic Development Corporation
  • Collaborate internally to develop marketing and public relations campaigns, as well as to monitor weekly, monthly, and quarterly performance

Additional roles and responsibilities

  • Represent New Braunfels in area, regional and state organizations
  • Provide public presentations to various organizations, professional and civic groups
  • Participate and interface with partner boards, committees and other groups
Job Requirements

Knowledge, skills and attributes

  • Collaborative: skilled at developing and maintaining effective working relationships with colleagues, managers, direct reports and partners
  • An adept problem solver who is skilled at new ideas and operational optimization equally
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident and effective public speaker
  • Skill in organizing workflow and managing multiple projects
  • Ability to delegate, teach and mentor
  • Flexible and open

Education, experience and certifications

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in business or related field
  • Minimum five 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
For More Information
Jonathan Packer, President and CEO
Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Inc
830-608-2808
Position
Executive Director
Organization
Gun Barrel City
City
Gun Barrel City
Posted Date
10-15-2021
Job Description
Application Period: October 15, 2021 – November 10, 2021
Organization: Gun Barrel City
Street Address: 1716 West Main Street
City: Gun Barrel City
State: TX
Zip: 75156
Job Description

The tranquility of Cedar Creek Lake contrasted with the hustle and bustle of tourists and residents shopping and dining along the two main thoroughfares near the water make Gun Barrel City a truly unique community. A stream of national retailers and restaurants line Main Street for miles — right up to the water’s edge — in this City, which is the commercial hub of the Lakeplex group of cities and villages on Cedar Creek Lake. The resort community has a population of more than 6,200 people during the week and well over 25,000 on weekends during nice weather months.

The Executive Director for Gun Barrel City EDC has responsibilities in the areas of administration, communications, marketing, project development, and Board relations. This position is responsible for leading and managing the organization, developing long-range and strategic plans, preparing the annual budget, and managing the EDC’s finances. The Executive Director also provides insights into economic development to the public and maintains visibility in the community. They are the official spokesperson for the EDC and responsible for making presentations to community groups and communicating Board activities to City Council.

The successful candidate will know Texas economic development laws, tools, and incentives and have a strong skill set and strategies necessary to develop an economic development plan for Gun Barrel City. Demonstrated experience with corporate human resources, large and small economic development projects, and working in a weekend tourist-based community is highly desired.

The minimum educational requirement for this position is a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business, marketing, planning, or closely associated field of study from an accredited college or university with at least two years of experience as an Executive Director. Eight years of experience as an Executive Director or military experience with three years of experience in Economic Development will be considered instead of a degree.

The annual salary for this position is $65,000 to $85,000 a year, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Please apply online

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will know Texas economic development laws, tools, and incentives and have a strong skill set and strategies necessary to develop an economic development plan for Gun Barrel City. Demonstrated experience with corporate human resources, large and small economic development projects, and working in a weekend tourist-based community is highly desired.

The minimum educational requirement for this position is a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business, marketing, planning, or closely associated field of study from an accredited college or university with at least two years of experience as an Executive Director. Eight years of experience as an Executive Director or military experience with three years of experience in Economic Development will be considered instead of a degree.

For More Information
Jay Singleton, Senior Vice President
SGR
817-223-2654
Position
Business Engagement Manager
Organization
Schertz Economic Development Corporation
City
Schertz
Posted Date
10-13-2021
Job Description
Application Period: October 13, 2021 – November 4, 2021
Organization: Schertz Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 1400 Schertz Parkway, Bldg. 2
City: Schertz
State: TEXAS (TX)
Zip: 78154
Job Description

The City of Schertz is a rapidly growing community of over 40,000 that stretches from IH-35 to the IH-10 corridor entering the City of San Antonio. Schertz is a regional job center with industrial parks and significant greenfield development opportunities attracting some of the largest companies in the world like Amazon and Caterpillar. The Mission of the Schertz Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) is to develop the economy of Schertz through primary job and infrastructure projects. The SEDC operates a Business Retention and Expansion Program, led by the SEDC Business Engagement Manager who is focused on the success and growth of local Primary Employers. The SEDC is seeking a dynamic professional with a proven track record of collaborating with diverse stakeholders and constituents to achieve mutually beneficial goals. The ideal candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to find creative solutions to ongoing business challenges.

Essential duties for this position include, but are not limited to: • Provide support to various businesses and stakeholders. • Coordinate with regional partners for retention/expansion of existing Schertz business enterprises. • Serve as liaison for workforce development, infrastructure, and utility resources, • Prepare reports, databases, and presentations on business activities, industry sectors, and market trends. • Organize and facilitate industry roundtables and business retention events. • Plan, develop, implement, and manage special projects related to economic development. • Track activities and update the SEDC Customer Relationship Management System (CRM), • Attend professional development training to stay abreast of economic development trends, ideas, and practices. • Attend and present at monthly SEDC evening meetings.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess: • Excellent communication and organizational skills. • Professional demeanor with a strong adherence to excellent customer service. • Knowledge of business retention programs. • Knowledge of economic development programs, initiatives, and activities. • Working knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research applications, tools, and methodologies. • Practical experience in building and maintaining effective public relations and working relationships with stakeholders. • Ability to learn and navigate multiple workforce development programs across various regional agencies such as Workforce Solutions Alamo and Alamo Colleges. • Ability to understand and navigate the City of Schertz regulatory processes. • Ability to manage multiple projects and programs simultaneously. • Ability to present professionally at business meetings, job fairs, and conferences. • Ability to operate small office equipment to include computers, copiers, and multi-line telephone systems. • Ability to build strong cooperative working relationships with team members.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of related work experience. Five (5) years of related work experience preferred.

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Adrian Perez, Executive Director
Schertz Economic Development Corporation
(210) 619-1071
Position
Economic Development Coordinator
Organization
City of Anna
City
Anna
Posted Date
10-08-2021
Job Description
Application Period: October 8, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Anna
Street Address: 312 N. Powell Parkway
City: Anna
State: TX
Zip: 75409
Job Description

Under general direction, this position is primarily responsible for all aspects of the business retention and expansion programs. This position will provide support to the Economic Development Boards and staff and ensure successful implementation of the City’s Master Plan, Downtown Plan and Economic Development Strategic Plan.

  1. Initiate, develop, manage, and maintain programs that encourage retention and expansion of existing businesses and industries within the City.
  2. Develop and maintain a retention program that includes visits, surveying of business needs, acting as business liaison between company and City departments, and following up on needs.
  3. Research and analysis of social, economic, and other data for planning purposes.
  4. Collect data and maintains available land sites and property databases.
  5. Market the City by developing monthly Economic Development Newsletter and posting on EDC/CDC social media platforms to attract business.
  6. Consistently update the EDC/CDC website, print and social media marketing and advertising programs.
  7. Coordinates with other City departments to evaluate and recommend enhancements to current policies and practices, monitors trends, analyzes information and develops proposals that will attract businesses.
  8. Interaction with City’s Development team and Development Review Committee.
  9. Prepare monthly department reports referencing measurable goals, reporting standards and benchmarks aligned with Strategic Plan.
  10. Assist with applications for economic development incentives and monitors same.
  11. Schedule and coordinate meetings and events and work on special projects as assigned.
  12. Represent the City as a liaison in local and regional economic development, retail, business, marketing, and related associations and at meetings, conferences, and trade shows, requiring occasional travel and work outside of normal business hours.
  13. Works closely and establishes relationships with the Greater Anna Chamber of Commerce and other strategic partners to promote Anna as a destination for private sector investment.
  14. Presents oral and written reports to city agencies, City Council, economic development interest groups, and other interested parties.
  15. Responsible for regular attendance at monthly CDC/EDC Meetings.
  16. Responsible for regular attendance and arriving to work on time.
  17. Provide excellent customer service to visitors, stakeholders, and neighbors.
  18. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.
Job Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE **Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Management, Planning, Economics, or closely related field and two (2) years of professional experience in Economic Development programs and activities. Master’s degree preferred.

**KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES **Working knowledge of economic development, planning and marketing principles; knowledge of community and local geography; knowledge of city licensing and permitting procedures; knowledge of city budgeting policies; knowledge of research methodology; knowledge of local business and industries; knowledge of financial practices and procedures.

Ability to plan, develop and coordinate economic development programs; ability to prepare technical reports and materials; ability to make oral presentations; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, officials, businesses and the general public; ability to maintain records and prepare reports.

Must be able to work well in an environment with multiple interruptions. Must be a self-starter requiring little direction to accomplish tasks with a high level of optimism, enthusiasm, and "can-do" attitude.

Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and professional presentation software, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Fiscal and economic impact analysis, GIS, and economic planning software experienced preferred.**

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Taylor Lough, Assistant Director of Economic Development
City of Anna Community Development Corporation
2148315321
Position
Katy Area Economic Development Council-President/CEO
Organization
Katy Area Economic Development
City
Katy
Posted Date
10-08-2021
Job Description
Application Period: October 8, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Katy Area Economic Development
Street Address: 2002 W. Grand Parkway N. Suite 220
City: Katy
State: Texas
Zip: 77494
Job Description

REGION AND ORGANIZATION

The Katy Area Economic Development Council provides economic development services to the Katy and Cypress area which is more commonly known at the Katy Independent School District and Cy-Fair Independent School District which in nearly 400 square miles. The area is located 30 miles west and northwest of downtown Houston, is known for the world-famous Energy Corridor, and is one of the fastest growing regions in Houston and state of Texas with a population nearing 1,000,000 people. Target industries include energy services, data centers, research and development, headquarters, and engineering offices. The focus of the EDC is on light industrial and office property sectors.

Katy Area EDC is a 501 (C) 6 public-private partnership and has helped create over 20,000 jobs and $3 billion in capital investment since it started in 2003. The organization has won numerous state and international awards in economic development.

The President/CEO is responsible for the effective and efficient execution of the strategic and yearly work plans approved by the Board of Governors. The President/CEO creates and leads a platform for public private collaboration on multi-year regional economic development strategy, economic development goals & objectives, implements programs, convenes key regional stakeholders, and externally and internally markets the Katy and Cypress areas.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

• LEADERSHIP: Direct and supervise EDC staff in all aspects of the established vision, mission and implementation of the strategic plan and annual work plans. Manage the operations of the office to ensure an effective and efficient team that provides a cohesive and well-coordinated economic development effort. Lead collaborative efforts to promote economic development through creative linkages, organizations and coordinated services and resources.

• PLANNING: Lead the strategic planning effort to create and implement a multi-year economic development strategy with input and support from local government partners, members, and other allies. Establish work plan objectives, tactics and activities and set priorities and deadlines to implement the strategic plan and supporting programs.

• COLLABORATION: Work with local economic development offices, local governments, businesses, allies, chambers of commerce and other groups to build regional coalitions to support the implementation of the strategic plan and establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Greater Houston Partnership, Governor’s Office and other regional and state level economic development organizations and professionals.

• ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Implement the business attraction, business retention and expansion, marketing, and communication strategies for the region. Manage light industrial and office recruitment and expansion and retention projects.

• MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS: Market the region to attract new businesses, support existing businesses, and to clearly communicate Katy Area EDC initiatives.

• COMMUNICATIONS: Timely and professional interaction with many members, industries, the public, government and quasi-government services and local colleges and universities. Develop and maintain relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders and prospective businesses.

• ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT: Responsible for the efficient operations of Katy Area EDC. This includes preparation of all reports as required by governmental agencies; develop and maintain systems to track the progress of the organization; and hire, train and supervise all employees. With Katy Area EDC staff, schedule and arrange all Board, Membership and Committee meetings, record and maintain minutes, prepare agendas, and facilitate special presentations.

• FINANCE: Employ sound fiscal management policies and practices; provide updates to the Board of Governors on financial position; prepare the annual budget with the board, present proposals and make recommendations for Board consideration and continuously monitor all expenses and disbursements comparing to annually budgeted amounts.

• MEMBERSHIP: Meet regularly with members across the region to understand opportunities and challenges, for Katy Area EDC to better serve its members. Identify, recruit, and retain members and sponsors for the organization. Work closely with the Board and members to assure their continued realization of benefit from Katy Area EDC to the region. Promote the mission of Katy Area EDC in key venues throughout the region to encourage awareness of economic development and Katy Area EDC programs and initiatives.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

The President/CEO is required to have at least 10 years' experience in economic development at the CEO or Executive Director level. Experience required includes progressively responsible managerial and leadership experience in a management capacity with a comparable and progressive local government or regional economic development organization. Bachelor's degree required. Fields of study for bachelor’s degrees include economic development, business, planning, public administration, economics, or marketing. Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) required. Master's degree preferred, in the field of economic development or the above bachelor’s degrees noted.

SALARY & BENEFITS

Salary Range $120,000 - $160,000, DOQ. Benefits package included health insurance, retirement plan, auto allowance, vacation, sick leave, holidays and cell phone allowance.

HOW TO APPLY

Submit cover letter and resume by November 8, 2021 to search committee at searchcommittee@katyedc.org.

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Position
Chief Economic Development Officer
Organization
greater: SATX
City
San Antonio
Posted Date
10-06-2021
Job Description
Application Period: October 6, 2021 – November 5, 2021
Organization: greater: SATX
Street Address: 112 E. Pecan St., Ste. 2635
City: San Antonio
State: Texas
Zip: 78205
Job Description

Jorgenson Consulting has been retained to conduct an executive search for Chief Economic Development Officer for the greater: SATX.

ORGANIZATIONAL EVOLUTION The economic development game has changed, and San Antonio is positioned to win. As the lead economic and workforce development operation in the region, greater:SATX recruits new companies, creates global business relationships, helps local companies grow, and builds the local workforce. The organization recently led an unprecedented community-wide strategic planning process to align private and public sector priorities and apply resources toward common goals. Energy in the business community is higher than ever—and momentum is on their side.

Formerly the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF), greater:SATX worked to restructure the organization, recruit top talent, and regain the trust of their local business community and regional partners. Since 2017, they have won over 100 projects that have represented 20,000 jobs. They relentlessly pursue operational excellence because to win, means positioning the community to be greater. Greater: Jobs, Greater: Opportunities, Greater: SATX. Their new five-year strategy and the operational foundation they have established, and the strong cross-sector partnerships will propel the San Antonio regional economy forward. The greater:SATX business community is hungry for greater results, and they are ready to deliver. For more information visit: greater: SATX

 In 1975, SAEDF was founded and funded by the San Antonio business community (by General McDermott, former CEO of USAA) to recruit new companies to the market.  In 2011, SAEDF entered a public-private partnership with the City of San Antonio and Bexar County.  CEO transition in 2016 was a catalyst for deploying a strategic approach to economic growth and by acquiring SA Works, the lead workforce development agency in the region further consolidated the number of organizations delivering on the strategy.  SAEDF took lead on global development for the region in 2018 with the acquisition of another lead organization, the Free Trade Alliance.  In 2019, the All In regional strategic planning process began, COVID hit, and the organization launched successfully in 2020.
 In July 2021, SAEDF rebranded to greater:SATX and repositioned its operation to function as regional collaborative.

The successful candidate should be an innovative leader with a proven track record of collaborating with various diverse partners and constituents to achieve mutually beneficial goals and will be seen as credible, influential, and strategic. Paramount to the Chief Economic Development Officers’ success will be the ability to communicate and articulate expectations, priorities, and deliverables to ensure accurate and timely achievement of strategic goals and gain support from the private and public sectors throughout the region.

Be bold; show vision and creativity when establishing goals and plans that exceed greater:SATX stated mission.

Position: Chief Economic Development Officer Reports to: CEO Direct Reports: 3 (Department team of 9) Annual Budget: $3.5M

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES Strategy, Leadership and Partnerships  Work with the CEO to guide the emergence of gSATX as a preeminent economic development organization admired for its performance, creativity, and leadership in the field.  Provide leadership in a time of organizational growth, guiding economic development expenditure as the organization doubles its annual budget between 2021 and 2022.  Be a catalyst for bringing together multiple partners from the private and public sectors to advance the region creatively and powerfully.
 Ensure the economic development delivery system in the San Antonio region provides all the resources, partners, and capabilities required to influence growth, expansion, and investment decisions.  Leverage the energy and enthusiasm of a renewed investor base in delivering creative economic development programs and initiatives.  With partner agencies and private sector relationships, support the development of assets such as infrastructure, transportation, positive business climate, and amenities.  Lead in the continuation of building partnerships and programs throughout the region with higher education, community colleges, private sector companies, foundations, military, Chambers of Commerce, and other local, state, regional and national organizations.  Manage the Regional Marketing Partnership infrastructure for co-marketing and deal sharing.  Work closely with the CEO and other senior staff to develop an appropriate budget and resource strategy to ensure proper representation at relevant events and other business development activities.  Be responsible for developing, building, and leading a high-performing team capable of exceeding expectations.
Targeted Corporate Recruitment and Attraction  Oversee the growth and development of the business development function of gSATX as it transitions from a one county service delivery model to an eight-county regional partnership.  Develop and execute a program of work that aligns with and supports the gSATX regional economic development strategy: All In SATX.  Creatively deploy resources in alignment with gSATX’s regional economic development strategy to attract high-quality prospects to one of the country’s most vibrant and rapidly growing economies.  Professionally and enthusiastically represent the San Antonio region domestically and internationally in all economic development efforts in a variety of forums and audiences (executives, site selectors, elected officials, etc.).
 Develop and maintain relationships with global site selection consultants to ensure there is a steady stream of high-quality business projects that align with target sectors and gSATX’s regional economic development strategy.  Develop robust sales playbook and pipeline reporting mechanism leveraging existing and new technology platforms, to include developing clear and measurable goals and objectives for all lead generation activities.  Work with the Managing Director of Global Development to implement forward-thinking global partnerships to cultivate trade, export, and FDI-related opportunities.  Scale current trade and export development programs, including the International Business Development Incubator Program and Export Leaders Development for local small businesses.  Refine and scale the existing Business Retention and Expansion program to provide additional value to local industries, headquarters, and businesses of all sizes.

Job Requirements

PERSONAL TRAITS  Strategic – Accustomed to changing dynamics facing the organization; leverages sharp organizational acumen to develop opportunities and strategies for organizational success.  Communication – Conveys information effectively and diplomatically in any situation.  Analytical – Understands how to assess business growth requirements, develop effective proposals, and evaluate community performance metrics.  Problem Solving – Identifies and addresses problems in a timely manner, working with others as necessary.  Leadership Ability and Poise – Demonstrates the ability to lead, listen, prioritize, assign and evaluate within a highly collaborative team environment.  Talent Development and Leadership – Through monitoring and coaching, develop superior economic development staff talent that enables the organization to achieve its goals in a highly competitive marketplace.  Regional Responsibility – Understands the responsibility for representing a multi-jurisdictional metropolitan area, in which marketing is merit-based, fair, and impartial and without regard to local political jurisdictions.
 Quality – Continuously seeks ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.  Judgment – Exhibits willingness to make independent and timely decisions, exercises sound judgment, and accepts responsibility for results.  Planning and Organizing – Prioritizes work activities without supervision, uses time effectively, develops realistic action plans, and drives execution to achieve desired outcomes.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required in Economic Development, Business, Accounting, Law, Public Administration, or a closely related field.
 Certification - Certified Economic Developer credential is desirable.  Seven or more years of experience in economic development, business development, marketing, or related activities.  A proven track record of accomplishments in economic development.  Experience with managing and inspiring high-performing teams for five years or more.  The ability to create a collaborative culture and communicate effectively with elected officials, business leaders, community leaders, and citizens.  The ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.  Proficiency with salesforce, Microsoft Office programs, and social media.

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Todd, Jorgenson
Jorgenson Consulting
410.384.7243
Position
Manager of Economic Development
Organization
Dallas Regional Chamber
City
Dallas
Posted Date
10-05-2021
Job Description
Application Period: October 5, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Dallas Regional Chamber
Street Address: 500 North Akard Street, Suite 2600
City: Dallas
State: TX
Zip: 75201
Job Description

The Manager of Economic Development provides management and support for the economic development team's work; with responsibilities ranging from administrative, detailed supporting tasks to the management of significant activities like corporate recruitment projects or marketing missions that require discretion and independence. The Manager of Economic Development will often be in external situations and settings that require judgment and communication skills to effectively represent the DRC and our region. The Manager will also work internally with other DRC departments and team members which requires thoughtful, responsive, and inspired collaboration and best ideas.

Job Requirements

This position will typically manage or support:

• Inbound visits by corporate recruitment projects • Outbound marketing trips and events to meet companies and consultants • Research and compilation associated with formal requests for information or proposals • Development of presentations, website, social media and marketing campaigns • Freshening content and updating data of frequently requested reports and documents • Creation, maintenance and reporting of contacts and project information using Salesforce CRM • Outreach to company executives to request and set meetings, or get updates on active projects • Economic development council and task force meetings • Meetings with DRC members, especially those in the real estate and development sectors • Meetings with local and state economic development allies • Interdepartmental, cooperative team initiatives or projects related to economic development

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Mike Rosa, SVP Economic Development
Dallas Regional Chamber
2147466735
Position
Business Development Manager
Organization
Frisco EDC
City
Frisco
Posted Date
10-01-2021
Job Description
Application Period: October 1, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Frisco EDC
Street Address: 6801 Gaylord Pkwy
City: Frisco
State: TX
Zip: 75034
Job Description

Frisco EDC is looking for an experienced Economic Development / Business Development Manager to join our team of action-oriented professionals. Frisco, Texas has been the fastest growing city in the U.S. for over a decade. With dozens of headquarters, over 250 startups, investment firms and entrepreneurship support organizations, Frisco has also been cited as one of the best places to live, best place to do business, and frequently cited among top smart cities and biggest tech hubs in North Texas / Dallas-Fort Worth region. Corporate Executives, Young Professionals, and Venture Capitalists have set their sights on Frisco, and the future is bright. No wonder FEDC is one of the most exciting places to work in Texas.

The Manager of Business Development is responsible for development and implementation of proactive business development including business attraction programs and activities to encourage new investment, business, and jobs to Frisco. This position reports directly o the Vice President and will help foster growth of Frisco’s existing corporate and headquarters ecosystem. This role requires a strategic self-starter, action-oriented, risk-balanced problem solver (good with details), and inclusive collaborator.

Job Requirements

Essential Job Functions:

  • Oversees the development and implementation of targeted business attraction activities and programs to reach prospective companies through qualified national and international business development leads.
  • Plans and executes targeted national and international business development meetings, webinars, and recruitment trips; coordinates with members of FEDC’s Business Development Team as needed.
  • Stays current on issues and trends that affect economic development partners, companies, and investment activity; maintains a pulse of general economic development priorities and trends.
  • Develops and maintains professional business relationships with clients, brokers, consultants, site selectors and allies regionally, nationally, and internationally through personal contact and participation in professional industry related organizations.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of an economic development strategic plan for the Frisco EDC that includes vision, goals, and objectives on a regional, national, and international basis.
  • Coordinates with the EDC Business Development Team, Research Specialist, and Marketing Team to help craft and implement a sustainable strategy to grow Frisco’s corporate and industrial base.
  • Assists Research Specialist with completing due diligence on prospects and background information to prepare for business development meetings and special events which promote Frisco.
  • Conducts promotional and informational presentations to market Frisco to targeted audiences.
  • Responds to and manages responses to inquiries and conducts follow-up with personal contact and written communications and completes targeted sales calls to national and international prospects including hosting of meetings, visit and tours with business prospects and allies.
  • Compiles demographic and economic data to respond appropriately to inquiries and requests.
  • Coordinates and implements programs in conjunction with the Business Development Team, Research Specialist, and Marketing Team to generate prospect leads, uses professional services contracts with qualified lead-based company to increase and sustain business development efforts to targeted industry clusters both nationally and internationally.
  • Supports Marketing Team for researching, evaluating, and managing sponsorships/interactions/follow-up of targeted events, creating targeted collateral and campaigns.
  • Serves as an effective storyteller, presenter/speaker at relevant local, regional, and national meetings and events, as well as online forums.
  • Coordinates with Research Specialist to build target lists of highly reputable, well-admired, and sustainable companies for Frisco’s proactive business development outreach efforts.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of an economic development strategic plan for the Frisco EDC that includes vision, goals, and objectives on a regional, national, and international basis.
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with the FEDC staff and city officials, executives, and department directors.

Other Important Duties:

  • Assists regional universities, colleges, and schools in providing support to corporate and industrial employers and ecosystems.
  • Attends and represents the FEDC at certain events, functions, meetings, and conferences.
  • Attends City and industry events on evenings and weekends as necessary.
  • Participates in community affairs as necessary to enhance the organization’s professional image.
  • Travels to attend meetings, conferences, and training; may travel internationally.
  • May be required to work extended hours, evenings, and weekends.
  • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of attracting headquarters, corporate offices, tech, research & development and light industrial firms; passionate and credible.
  • Knowledge of professional economic development principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of business site selection principles, practices, and methods for effective project management to convert business prospects into successful wins (landed projects as new employers).
  • Knowledge of City and EDC management policies and procedures helpful, but not required.
  • Knowledge of applicable Federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations relating to general governmental management and economic development.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of public relations including methods of business development, marketing, and implementation.
  • Knowledge of financial tools available on a local, state, and national level that benefit a company or FEDC.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Public Administration, or related field, and three to five (3-5) years experience in economic development or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preference may be given to students or graduates of the Economic Development Institute or similar programs.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check and motor vehicle records check.
  • Must possess a valid State of Texas Driver’s License.
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Jason Ford, President
Frisco EDC
9722925150
Position
Marketing Support and Special Events Coordinator
Organization
Frisco EDC
City
Frisco
Posted Date
10-01-2021
Job Description
Application Period: October 1, 2021 – October 29, 2021
Organization: Frisco EDC
Street Address: 6801 Gaylord Pkwy
City: Frisco
State: TX
Zip: 75034
Job Description

Frisco EDC is looking for an experienced Marketing Support & Special Events Coordinator to join our team of action-oriented professionals. Frisco, Texas has been the fastest growing city in the U.S. for over a decade. With dozens of headquarters, over 250 startups, investment firms and entrepreneurship support organizations, Frisco has also been cited as one of the best places to live, best place to do business, and frequently cited among top smart cities and biggest tech hubs in North Texas / Dallas-Fort Worth region. Corporate Executives, Young Professionals, and Venture Capitalists have set their sights on Frisco, and the future is bright. No wonder FEDC is one of the most exciting places to work in Texas.

The Marketing Support & Special Events Coordinator is responsible for assisting the EDC marketing staff with a variety of marketing administrative activities and operations support to include assisting with promotions and campaign materials, special events planning, social media planning and project tracking. This position reports directly to the Director of Marketing & Communications and requires a motivated individual with marketing or media relations experience, as well as experience in creating social media content and experience in coordinating special events.

Job Requirements

Essential Job Functions & Other Important Duties

  • Provides administrative support to the EDC Marketing and Communications team.
  • Assists the Director of Marketing and Communications in the implementation of the EDC marketing plan through various tasks.
  • Assists the Director of Marketing and Communications in media planning.
  • Assists in the managing and creation of organizational PowerPoints and relevant presentations.
  • Serves as a contributing writer for EDC e-newsletters.
  • Assists in maintaining information on the EDC website.
  • Assists staff with promotions and social ad campaigns for the EDC.
  • Partners and collaborates with other internal teams as needed to provide marketing support on various projects.
  • Assists Director of Marketing and Communications on all creative assets for marketing efforts.
  • Assists Director of Marketing and Communications in trafficking of advertisements to media partners.
  • Assists the Director of Marketing and Communications in securing media coverage for the Frisco business community.
  • Assists with monthly social media and website analytics reporting.
  • Assists with photography needs and maintains photo library.
  • Assists with the monitoring, development and posting of social media content.
  • Serves as the administrative lead on planning for special events.
  • Assists with the research, ordering and inventory management of promotional items.
  • Maintains department calendar tracking all projects, social media, and advertising.
  • Assists in maintaining national, regional, state, and local profile in the economic development industry through associations, committees, and marketing cooperatives.

    Other Important Duties:

  • Provides backup support for other staff as needed.

  • May travel to attend meetings, conferences and training.
  • May be required to attend special events and meetings during evenings and weekends, as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.

Job Requirements

  • Knowledge of City policies and procedures.
  • Skill in communicating with a wide variety of people.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, management, and outside agencies.
  • Skill in organizing work flow and managing multiple projects.
  • Proficient in verbal and writing skills, including a command of grammar, usage and vocabulary.
  • Working knowledge of computers and related equipment, hardware, and software applicable to area of assignment, specifically Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Word, Power Point, Front Page, Access, and Excel.
  • Ability to work under deadlines and stressful situations.
  • Ability to define and resolve problems quickly and effectively.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals.

    Education, Experience, and Certifications/Licenses:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or related field preferred or Associate Degree and three (3) years related experience with an Economic Development organization or similar agency; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check and MVR check.
  • Must possess a valid State of Texas Driver’s License.
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Leigh Lyons, Director of Marketing & Communications
Frisco EDC
972-292-5155
Position
PAEDC Chief Executive Officer
Organization
City of Port Arthur Economic Development Board of Directors
City
Port Arthur
Posted Date
09-29-2021
Job Description
Application Period: September 29, 2021 – October 31, 2021
Organization: City of Port Arthur Economic Development Board of Directors
Street Address: 501 Procter Street, Suite 100
City: Port Arthur
State: TX
Zip: 77640
Job Description

The City of Port Arthur Economic Development Board of Directors seeks an experienced Economic Development Leader who is passionate about driving transformative community change and is committed to dismantling social inequality to serve as its Director of Economic Development & Inclusion. Utilizing a collective impact approach, the Director will serve as a convener, bringing together local, regional, and national stakeholders to drive equitable economic mobility efforts, and help build a culture of inclusion for the city of Port Arthur. This is an incredible opportunity to create positive social change in one of America's oldest and most diverse cities.

DUTIES

  • Develop new strategic relationships with foundations, nonprofits, businesses, agencies,community leaders, elected officials and other key decision-makers in alignment with the Board of Directors core values and program interests; work with intention to deepen existing relationships.
  • In partnership with Port Arthur Board of Directors and community partners, design and implement outreach and marketing campaigns in support of the inclusive economies program; communicate the impact of economic inclusion programming to key donors and partners and build the Board of Directors profile in the sector.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert and resource on building inclusive economies
  • In partnership with the City Financial Director, develop and manage budgets related to economic inclusion initiatives
  • Identify policy and systems barriers to economic inclusion; develop proposed solutions for coordinated action in partnership with economic development offices at the city, county and state levels.
  • Bring together a diverse range of partners and leverage current and new resources to co-create a more inclusive economy for Port Arthur.
  • Serve as a conduit for national standards and other community change initiatives that can be adapted and applied to the needs of the Port Arthur metro area.
  • Other related duties as directed or assigned by the Board of Directors.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • A foundation of 7-10 years of economic development experience that can be leveraged in a collective impact setting.
  • Experience with, and a strong commitment to building a more just and inclusive economy for all; a commitment to building power in underestimated communities with an emphasis on communities of color.
  • Ability to build and maintain trust and cultivate strong, authentic relationships.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills with the ability to turn data into clear, concise, actionable plans with impact.
  • Strong leadership business acumen with a high degree of integrity, fairness and negotiation skills in diverse environment
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills

Port Arthur Economic Development Board of Directors are committed to advancing the common good of our community. Please submit your letter of interest and resume to jcollazo@paedc.org on or before October 15, 2021.

For More Information
Joanie Collazo, Executive Secretary
Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation
409.963.0579
Position
Director of Economic Development
Organization
City of Victoria
City
Victoria
Posted Date
09-29-2021
Job Description
Application Period: September 29, 2021 – October 31, 2021
Organization: City of Victoria
Street Address: 105 West Juan Linn St.
City: Victoria
State: TX
Zip: 77901
Job Description

The City of Victoria is seeking an entrepreneurial, dynamic, energetic, and creative professional with a proven track record in business recruitment, retention, and expansion as its inaugural Economic Development Director to lead the City’s efforts in providing a unified and coordinated presence in the provision of various economic development services provided by several area organizations.

Are you an innovative leader seeking an executive position? If so, we want to talk with you. The Economic Development Director position is vital in the City’s ongoing effort to create Victoria as a destination, support economic growth, broad-based prosperity, quality jobs, and a sustainable quality of life by attracting new corporate investment and facilitating the expansion of existing businesses. The Director will work closely with area economic development partners and City Departments to coordinate the promotion of business and overall economic development interests of the City of Victoria. The newly established Economic Development Department is initially projected to be comprised of two full-time employees including the Director and an administrative staff support position. This position will report to the City Manager and will serve as a member of the City’s Executive Team.

The Director will play a key role in ensuring Victoria is recognized as an ideal location for expanding and relocating businesses, and will help facilitate related improvements in infrastructure, Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) programs, for non-primary job employers, and support Victoria’s overall business climate. The position will also market Victoria to prospective investors and regularly work with local, regional, and state partners to ensure the City’s brand is well-known and competitively positioned to attract development investment opportunities.

The City of Victoria is located in the heart of the Golden Crescent of South Texas with a diverse population of over 67,000 and encompassing an area of approximately 37 square miles. Victoria is a cultural, historic, medical, educational, and economic hub for the area. With major highways 77, 59, 87, and the future Interstate 69 all intersecting in Victoria, coupled with its prime position along the NAFTA Corridor, the City is known as “The Crossroads of South Texas.” The City is a home rule city with a Council-Manager form of government with a City Council comprised of the Mayor and six Council members.

The desired starting salary range for this position is $100,000 - $120,000, depending on qualifications, coupled with other traditional municipal benefits.

Please apply online: http://www.governmentresource.com/executive-recruitment/open-recruitments/victoria-tx-economic-development-director

Job Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field of study is required, with a Master’s Degree in Economic Development preferred. This position requires a minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in community and/or economic development projects, with three (3) to five (5) years of executive-level experience.

Preference may be given to candidates with added credentials such as Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), Master Economic Development Practitioner (MEDC), Professional Community & Economic Developer (PCED) and/or other similar certifications.

For More Information
Doug Thomas, Sr Vice President
Strategic Government Resources
863-860-9314
Position
Executive Director
Organization
CityCenter Waco
City
Waco
Posted Date
09-23-2021
Job Description
Application Period: September 23, 2021 – October 24, 2021
Organization: CityCenter Waco
Street Address:
City: Waco
State: TX
Zip:
Job Description

Located on Texas’ celebrated Brazos River, midway between Dallas and Austin, Waco is the largest city in Central Texas. Positioned in the heart of the booming I-35 economic corridor, Waco is experiencing unprecedented business expansion. The high quality of life coupled with the incredible real estate growth opportunities and commitment to inclusiveness make Waco a great place to live, work, and engage as a leader to shape an incredible future.

Operating under a 15-member Board of Directors, CityCenter Waco is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization charged with catalyzing and guiding development in downtown Waco and the surrounding neighborhoods following equitable practices and a community-wide plan, currently “Imagine Waco.” The work involves managing defined aspects of economic development, community development, and a Public Improvement District (PID) in a way that ensures the voices and perspectives of residents and existing businesses, along with the plans and priorities of the City of Waco, are properly and meaningfully incorporated into the ultimate real estate and economic landscape of target neighborhoods resulting in a vibrant, beautiful, and financially strong Downtown and core-city Waco. CityCenter currently serves as the City’s PID manager. The Board and the City of Waco desire that the set of work involves not only maintaining the capacity to manage the current PID, but also the ability to expand it and seek the development of additional economic development zones and special districts when appropriate. The budget of CityCenter Waco is currently funded completely through a contract with the City of Waco, but the organization is expected to develop additional revenue streams in the future.

Please Apply Online: http://www.governmentresource.com/executive-recruitment/open-recruitments/citycenter-waco-tx-executive-director

For more information on this position contact: Lissa Barker, Senior Vice President LissaBarker@GovernmentResource.com 817-266-0647

Job Requirements

CityCenter Waco seeks a visionary, seasoned professional to lead this next phase of development as its new Executive Director. A bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, or marketing, as well as at least seven years of extensive business and economic development experience, and at least one year of supervisory experience is required. A master’s degree in public administration, planning, or real estate is preferred. Certification as an economic developer and experience in economic development with a successful track record of creativity in problem-solving and project planning is a plus. Also preferred is the ability to craft financial strategies with public and private partners; knowledge of laws, ordinances, and regulations regarding land use and property development; and demonstrated ability to foster prosperity for residents from all areas and facilitate collaboration between diverse communities. A valid Class C Texas driver’s license is required or the ability to obtain within six months of employment.

Position
City Manager
Organization
City of Dayton, Texas
City
Dayton
Posted Date
09-22-2021
Job Description
Application Period: September 22, 2021 – October 17, 2021
Organization: City of Dayton, Texas
Street Address: 117 Cook Street
City: Dayton
State: Texas
Zip: 77535
Job Description

City of Dayton, Texas

City Manager

Annual salary range: $180,000 to $230,000 DOQ

Application deadline: Monday, October 18, 2021.

Dayton, Texas is a rapidly growing community, and is a great place to live, work, and play. Located 30 miles east of Houston, Dayton offers the slower pace of a small community, with every amenity offered nearby in the country’s 4th largest city, offering a quality of life not easily found in suburbia. With a steady growth rate and a proud community spirit means that Dayton is not only a great place to raise a family but is looking for highly trained outstanding professionals to take on the task of helping the city grow. Well-paying jobs and economic stability lead to growing neighborhoods and retail centers which Dayton is already experiencing.

Dayton operates as a council-manager form of government with home rule status. The Dayton City Council is comprised of five Council Members, and a Mayoral position elected at-large by place. The Mayor and Council are looking for a new City Manager to serve as the chief executive and provide administrative oversight to all functions of the City of Dayton, lead a highly dedicated professional city staff of over 100 FTE positions, and manage an annual operating budget of $20.3 million.

Dayton’s conservative approach to its finances has earned an S&P AA- (stable) bond rating and has created a fiscally sound organization. The city is served by an all-volunteer fire department, with an ISO 2 rating, and contracts Emergency Medical Services. In addition, the city has established a Type B economic development entity, the Dayton Community Development Corporation (DCDC). The City Manager will be responsible for planning and executing community development and economic development projects in partnership with the DCDC, which is comprised of a city-council appointed board. The City Manager will report to the Mayor and City Council and will have a contractual agreement with the DCDC board related to any current and future economic development activities and projects. The DCDC board is a legislative body that is subject to Council approval.

The new City Manager will need to have the political aptitude and emotional intelligence to effectively lead a high-performing team, have a heart for the community, a passion for public service, and a business-mindset dedicated to the continuous improvement of City services across all sectors of the population. The successful candidate will be a bridge builder that embraces collaborative partnerships, has exceptional communication skills and a leadership presence, both within the organization and in the community. This dynamic leader must also be a values-based professional that is deeply committed to transparency and will make decisions that are in the best interest of the Dayton employees and the community as a whole.

A bachelor’s degree in Public Administration or related field is required. master’s degree is preferred. A Minimum 5 years experience in Public Administration, and at least 3 years of which were in supervision. A combination of education and experience that indicates a level of skill and knowledge necessary to fulfill the duties of this position may be considered in lieu of the education and experience requirements listed above. The selected candidate must live in the City of Dayton or move to the city within 6 months of employment. Economic Development certification (CEcD) is desirable.

To view the brochure or to apply for this position visit: https://www.cpshr.us/recruitment/1826

For additional information, please contact:

Kylie Wilson

CPS HR Consulting

916 263-1401

kwilson@cpshr.us

To view an online brochure for this position visit: https://www.cpshr.us/recruitment-solutions/executive-search

City of Dayton website: https://www.cityofdaytontx.com

The City of Dayton is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Requirements

See job description.

For More Information
Kylie Wilson, Human Resources
City of Dayton, Texas
916 263-1401
Position
Finance Coordinator
Organization
Pflugerville Community Development Corporation
City
Pflugerville
Posted Date
09-22-2021
Job Description
Application Period: September 22, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Pflugerville Community Development Corporation
Street Address: 3801 Helios Way, Suite 130
City: Pflugerville
State: TX
Zip: 78660
Job Description

Finance:

  • Supervises finance contract labor to include PCDC CPA, accountant and financial advisors
  • Develops and manages the budget process a
  • Manages the audit process to include year-end closing with the CPA, and provide all backup and support for the Auditor.
  • Coordinates with City accounting staff on reports, financial transfers and other financial matters as needed.
  • Maintains and prepares monthly and annual Budget and Financial Reports for review by Executive Director, Board Treasurer and City Finance Department Director prior to submission to the PCDC Board for final review. Reports include: Financial Statement, Balance Sheet, YTD Detail Report and Summary, Cash Flow and General Ledger reports.
  • Assists Executive Director in managing all third-party financial contracts with Auditor, CPA, Accountant, Financial Advisor and Bond Attorney.
  • Oversees Bank Statement Reconciliation with accountant and Reconcile Credit Card Statements monthly.
  • Manages all PCDCs Bookkeeping on QuickBooks Online to include Accounts Payable and Receivable processes.
  • Manages all banking processes and secure required authorizations for payments, electronic transfers and deposits.
  • Manages incentive and debt obligations report and provides backup and needed authorizations for incentive grant awards and debt service payments.
  • Provides analysis for purchasing equipment, maintains depreciation of assets schedule, and maintain the inventory control report for all purchases over $1000.
  • Provides technical assistance for office equipment, manages contracts for IT services, maintains inventory of all equipment, and PCDC computer software applications and updates.
  • Retains records for on-going subscriptions for software and other services used by the staff.

Process Improvement and Other Responsibilities:

  • Recommends new or modified business and technical procedures for streamlining and improving accounting and financial processes for the PCDC.
  • Other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Job Requirements

Education/Experience/Certification Qualifications:

Formal Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree (Finance, accounting or related degree) or equivalent experience.

Relatable Work Experience: N/A

Training (Licenses(s) and/or Certification(s): Valid Class C Texas driver's license. Certifications in finance, operations, business development or economic development is a plus.

Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced education, training or study is preferred. Two (2) years of full-time professional experience in finance and operations for a governmental agency or corporation preferred.

Position
Executive Assistant
Organization
Pflugerville Community Development Corporation
City
Pflugerville
Posted Date
09-22-2021
Job Description
Application Period: September 22, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Pflugerville Community Development Corporation
Street Address: 3801 Helios Way, Suite 130
City: Pflugerville
State: TX
Zip: 78660
Job Description

Administrative

  • Provide administrative support for the Executive Director to include managing calendar of appointments; composing and preparing correspondence sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; compiles documents for travel-related meetings; updates and responds to requests for Executive Director bios and other materials regarding PCDC.
  • Plans, coordinates, and ensures the Executive Director's schedule is followed and respected.
  • Is the central point of contact for all inquiries and calls to the PCDC and maintains call records and in office visits.
  • Tracks attendance and board members voting on resolutions and any actions taken, and all historical record keeping.
  • Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on issues and concerns addressed to the Executive Director, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature, and ensures items are followed up on in a timely manner.
  • Prepares agenda items, presentation materials, board materials, and minutes for PCDC Board Meetings and City Council meetings and is responsible for posting all workshops, meetings and possible quorum agendas in Legistar.
  • Prepare the PCDC agendas in Legistar and coordinate with the City Secretary on posting regular and special called meetings and preparing all required public notices for public hearings.
  • Coordinates the calendar for board and council agendas and keeps the schedule for deadlines on items to be prepared for all agendas.
  • Responsible for preparing and providing documents needed for forwarding to the City Secretary for City Council approval after Board meeting actions are completed.
  • Coordinates the Property Owners Association meetings and agendas and assists with any related business.
  • Researches, prepares content, and assists with development of PowerPoint presentations and other supportive materials for Executive Director and staff public speaking engagements.
  • Coordinates board members, city council, and staff with public involvement activities, site visits, special events, event registration, travel arrangements and assists with setting appointments for marketing trips and best practice tours.
  • Adhere to compliance with applicable rules and regulations set in bylaws regarding board and board committee matters, including advance distribution of materials before meetings in electronic/paper format.
  • Maintain a database of PCDC contacts and maintain contact information on all office meetings and activities.
  • Purchase and maintain adequate supplies and materials for the office and recruitment activities.
  • Manage reporting for PCDC/City Council status reports to include the weekly update, annual report and other ad-hoc reports as necessary.
  • Conducts technical research, prepares reports and correspondence concerning the PCDC.
  • Assists in preparing requests for Proposals for PCDC projects as needed.
  • Responsible for monthly updates to the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategic Plan and for coordinating meetings and updates from CEDS partners on a quarterly basis.
  • Administrative coordination and scheduling for office activities, conference space rental per policy, economic development activities and corporation projects (special events, meetings).
  • Provide technical assistance and coordination for all virtual meetings and webinars to include Zoom public meetings.
  • Attend meetings assigned and provide detailed notes and reports to the Executive Director.

Communications Responsibilities

  • Primary receptionist and coordinator for all incoming calls and inquiries from residents, prospects, and other agencies about the PCDC.
  • Manage and establish relationships as requested with external entities, residents, and business owners.
  • Assist Executive Director and other staff members with preparing and presenting to the PCDC, City Council and other organizations.
  • Communicate ideas and recommendations through verbal and written reports.

Process Improvement and Other Responsibilities

  • Recommend new or modified business and technical procedures for streamlining and improving operational processes for PCDC.
  • May plan, assign, train and/or supervise the work of others as needed.
  • Maintain and pursue professional knowledge, training and accreditations as needed. Other duties as assigned and responsibilities as assigned
Job Requirements

Education/Experience/Certification Qualifications

Formal Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree. Equivalent military experience may be considered.

Relatable Work Experience: N/A

Training (Licenses(s) and/or Certification(s): Valid Class C Texas driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:

Three (3) years of full-time professional experience in a governmental agency, nonprofit or corporate environment preferred. Experience working with economic development to include strategic planning, program management and coordination, and administrative support for boards and public officials preferred. Certifications in project management are preferred.

Position
Economic Development Manager
Organization
City of Garland
City
Garland
Posted Date
09-16-2021
Job Description
Application Period: September 16, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Garland
Street Address: 200 N. Fifth Street
City: Garland
State: TX
Zip: 75040
Job Description

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

  • 4 years related experience

  • 2 years project management 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

  • 5+ years professional experience in real estate development, program design and implementation and/or economic and/or community development,

  • 3+ 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
Position
Economic Development Director
Organization
Odessa Chamber of Commerce
City
Odessa
Posted Date
09-16-2021
Job Description
Application Period: September 16, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Odessa Chamber of Commerce
Street Address:
City: Odessa
State: Texas
Zip:
Job Description

The Odessa Chamber of Commerce is seeking a Director of Economic Development. Located in West Texas in the heart of the Permian Basin, Odessa/Ector County is a fast-growing community of more than 175,000 hard-working and friendly people. This business-friendly climate is home to manufacturing, energy-service, retail and hospitality industries, with a top-tier Community College, four-year University and a Health Sciences Center. Odessa is open for business and we are looking for our next Economic Development Director to lead our growth in this thriving community. The Economic Development Department is part of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce and is funded through 4A Sales Tax collected by the City of Odessa and overseen by a seven-member Odessa Development Corporation appointed by the Odessa City Council. The Chamber will provide professional development opportunities for required training and certifications where needed.

Plan, organize, and direct the Economic Development as outlined in the services contract between the Odessa Chamber and Odessa Development Corporation; Facilitate the recruitment of selected industries for relocation or expansion into the Odessa/Ector County area and ensure an active existing business retention and expansion program.

Job Requirements

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university preferred; and minimum of five years related experience and/or training in the economic development field also preferred

Salary Range begins at $120,000 annually (depending on experience) plus benefits.

Interested? Contact Renee Earls, President/CEO, Odessa Chamber of Commerce at renee@odessachamber.com

For More Information
Renee Earls,, President/CEO
Odessa Chamber of Commerce
Position
Mathis EDC Executive Director Position
Organization
Mathis Economic Development Council
City
Mathis
Posted Date
09-07-2021
Job Description
Application Period: September 7, 2021 – December 3, 2021
Organization: Mathis Economic Development Council
Street Address:
City: Mathis
State: TX
Zip:
Job Description

Mathis Economic Development Corporation (Mathis EDC) is hiring an executive director to continue building economic viability in a community located at Lake Corpus Christi in San Patricio County with connections to Nueces, Bee, Live Oak, Jim Wells and Aransas counties. The executive director is expected to have the knowledge and skills to shepherd and develop projects in community healthcare, community infrastructure renovations, downtown design and redevelopment, and business attraction and development.

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities: The Mathis EDC executive director will be expected to demonstrate knowledge skills, and abilities in the follow areas: Knowledge and ability to manage government and municipal contracting processes. Ability to interpret and apply applicable state, city and county policies, procedures, rules and regulations, and program measures. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing. Ability to make presentations in public meetings, stakeholder events, media representatives, and skilled in social media management. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, external stakeholders, and the business and civic communities and Mathis and regional citizens. Ability to prepare background and in-depth comprehensive reports and to create and administer the Mathis EDC and project budgets.

Acceptable Experience and Training: Five years of experience in economic development, including two years’ management and administrative experience. Curiosity and exploration of the region, a sense of humor, and an appreciation of small town living a plus. Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in economic development, marketing, history, urban planning, public administration, business administration, economics, or a related field.

Certifications and Licenses Required: Possess a valid Texas motor vehicle driver’s license. Certified Economic Development certification (CEcD) preferred.

Conditions of Employment: Must maintain a satisfactory driving record. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and/or physical exam.

Submit Cover Letter and Application: ltrejo@mathisedc.org

For More Information
Pat Doherty,
Mathis EDC Board of Directors
361-547-2441
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Position
Executive Director Gladewater Economic Development Corporation
Organization
Gladewater Economic Development Corporation
City
Gladewater
Posted Date
08-19-2021
Job Description
Application Period: August 19, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Gladewater Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 215 N. Main St.
City: Gladewater
State: TX
Zip: 75647
Job Description

Plans, organizes and implements economic development functions from conception to completion, including business retention, business attraction, incentive programs, research and planning asset development. Performs a variety of responsible administrative profession and technical tasks and must have excellent organizational office skills. Implements economic development goals and objectives of the Gladewater Economic Development Corporation (GEDCO). Interfaces and coordinates with the development community, local businesses, the City of Gladewater and the Gladewater Chamber of Commerce. Must live within the city limits of Gladewater, Texas.

Job Requirements

Assume management responsibilities for all services and activities of economic development including attracting increased capital investments and expanding and diversifying employment opportunities; establishes and maintains a partnership for positive long-term economic change and implementation of GEDCO’s core strategies. Support entrepreneurship development, workforce development, business retention and expansion, and business recruitment and marketing.

Develops strategic plan for short and long term economic and community development goals, as well as the gathering of information and preparation of studies, reports and recommendations to achieve such goals.

Analyzes existing economic situations relative to business attraction and expansion and reviews modern techniques for business attraction and retention. Negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues; monitors program performance and provides reports to the GEDCO Board of Directors.

Becomes familiar with the existing inventory of available buildings and businesses in the City of Gladewater and maintains a database of these properties. This includes both public and private buildings and land areas.

Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of various economic development programs and efforts.

Manages the development of economic change through retention, expansion, attraction of commerce and industry.

Develops infrastructure plans in coordination with the City of Gladewater (industrial park, shell building, utilities, etc.) to support business growth and expansion.

Represents GEDCO at appropriate civic, cultural, charitable, business and community activities as well as serves on boards, commissions, committees and organizations related to the areas that are critical to GEDCO’s goals and interests.

Prepares and presents annual budget for approval by the GEDCO Board of Directors.

Provides information and makes presentations to supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups, businesses, individuals, and the public on economic development issues programs, services and plans.

Provides project management direction and oversight.

Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Be a strong communicator who expresses himself or herself well and builds positive working relationships with other staff members, partners, consultants, funders and community members.

Have a solid background in leadership management, budget oversight, and organizational skills.

Must have demonstrated experience successfully completing time-sensitive and/or high profile projects through collaboration, consensus and creativity.

Be a goal-oriented thinker who has the ability to set clear priorities among multiple tasks and stay focused on project benchmarks and deadlines.

Have comprehensive knowledge of economic and community development issues, principles and techniques, including state and federal policies and programs, capital improvements programming, applicable regulations and regulatory devices, associated data sources and information systems.

Proficiently use computers, Microsoft Office applications and familiar with QuickBooks.

Strong moral compass and self-motivated work ethic.

Agree to a background and credit check.

Prefer candidate live within the city limits of Gladewater.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Must be able to communicate effectively (orally and written), possess excellent presentation skills and be able to lead discussions and meetings.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Have basic knowledge of math skills and accounting required. Ability to formulate, analyze, and evaluate financial proposals.

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid Texas Class C Driver’s License. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in economics, public administration, development, planning, marketing or a closely related field or verifiable experience.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment including a computer; operate a motor vehicle to visit and inspect meeting sites. This is primarily a sedentary office classification, although the job involves standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. In this position you may bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employee must possess the ability lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work in predominately an office environment. Mobility to visit/tour construction sites, facilities, businesses, etc. required. Frequent travel (both local and out of the area) required.

For More Information
Ricky Tow, City Manager
Gladewater Economic Development Corporation
903-845-2196
Position
Associate
Organization
Development Panning and Financing Group (DPFG)
City
Austin
Posted Date
08-05-2021
Job Description
Application Period: August 5, 2021 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Development Panning and Financing Group (DPFG)
Street Address:
City: Austin
State: Texas
Zip:
Job Description

This individual will be responsible for preparing work product for clients with an emphasis on the preparation and utilization of complex Excel financial analytical models pertaining to these public financing districts; as well as cultivating working relationships with both clients and city/county officials. Qualified candidates should be able to demonstrate interest in and/or prior experience in one or more of the following areas: 1. Real estate development; 2. Financial analysis; 3. Public finance; and, 4. Special taxing districts.

Work Experience Levels 0 – 3 years relevant work experience Reports To Managing Principal and Senior Manager

Essential Duties and Responsibilities The following list of essential duties and responsibilities is meant to be a representative, and not an exhaustive, list of job functions: 1. Prepares client work product thoroughly for peer review. Work product includes, but is not limited to: • Preparing cash flow financial analyses for the acquisition and/or disposition of real estate projects. • Managing existing DPFG financial models, spreadsheets, and other documents as necessary to prepare client work product. • Creating new financial models, spreadsheets, and other documents as necessary to prepare client work product. • Preparing, planning, and implementing all necessary documents to establish and issue tax exempt bonds for special financing districts on new development projects. • Preparing, planning, and implementing, all necessary documents to establish maintenance and/or service district(s) on new development projects. • Creating new financial models, spreadsheets or other documents as necessary to track public financing districts. • Preparing, planning, and implementing all necessary documents related to the appropriateness of development fees. • Preparing, planning, and implementing fiscal and economic impact analyses on development projects. • Assisting in the administration of existing special assessment districts. • Preparing, planning, and implementing Land Secured Financing Plans. • Assisting with company/project turnaround strategies and workouts. • Ability to define a problem and coordinate relevant expertise within a team environment. 2. Performing other real estate consulting services as requested by supervisor or clients. 3. Obtaining data and other financial information to factually support analyses. 4. Communicating with client as needed to obtain necessary information to prepare and complete client work product. 5. Demonstrating a clear understanding of a project scope before beginning to prepare client work product to ensure maximum efficiency in preparing work product. 6. Complying with all policies, procedures and quality control guidelines established by DPFG for the preparation of client work product. 7. Asking necessary questions of peer reviewer and others that are knowledgeable to ensure that work product is on course. 8. Conducting self in a professional and ethical manner in all DPFG business activities both on-site and off-site, as well as in dealings with clients, prospective clients, senior management, and staff.

Job Requirements

Technical Competency 1. Expert in Excel and other Office software for the preparation and presentation of advanced cash flow modeling analyses and public financing payment database analyses. 2. Able to take direction from senior management while working independently on assignments. 3. Continues to increase technical competency in existing and new practice areas. Revenue Growth 1. Associates are encouraged to advise Principals and Senior Managers regarding additional work that may be performed to better serve the clients' business needs. 2. Associates are expected to perform their job duties in an exemplary fashion, which frequently results in additional work from clients. 3. Associates are expected to begin developing their client relations and business development skills.

Education and Experience 1. Undergraduate degree required, emphasis in Finance, Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics, or Accounting preferred. 2. Graduate degree helpful, but not required. 3. Experience preparing financial analysis models in Excel. 4. Experience with real estate engagements in a consulting or related environment is helpful. 5. Experience with land development, entitlement, home building, civil engineering, or municipal finance is helpful.

Interview Requirements 1. Be prepared to complete an Excel skills assessment to evaluate knowledge of basic and advanced Excel functions. 2. Please bring three copies of a multi-year financial analysis that you have prepared. Be ready to explain the analysis and answer questions regarding its preparation.

Firm Growth 1. Begins to act, think, and evaluate like a business owner. 2. Proactively develops ideas and/or performs actions that enable and support the growth of then Team, as well as DPFG as a whole.

Benefits DPFG offers competitive compensation and excellent Medical, Dental, Holiday, Vacation, Sick, Term Life, Disability Insurance, and a 401(k) plan

For further information, please contact Rick Rosenberg, Managing Principal – Texas Region for DPFG at rick.rosenberg@dpfg.com.

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DPFG