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Vice President
Organization
Denton Economic Development
City
Denton
Posted Date
08-04-2020
Job Description
Application Period: August 4, 2020 – September 1, 2020
Organization: Denton Economic Development
Street Address: 414 West Parkway
City: Denton
State: Texas
Zip: 76201
Job Description

Summary of the Denton Economic Development office: The Denton office of Economic Development is an affiliate of the Denton Chamber of Commerce, a 501c (6) organization. The primary purpose of this office is to promote Denton for new jobs and investment and serve as the economic development recruiting and marketing arm of the Denton Economic Development Partnership, a group of local organizations dedicated to the development and new jobs and investment for the City of Denton. The Denton office of Economic Development is funded equally via a contract with The City of Denton, and private investment.

Supervisor: President, Denton Chamber of Commerce

Summary of Principal and Major Responsibility: Under the direction of the President, the selected candidate of the Denton office of Economic Development serves as the lead in implementing economic development recruiting and marketing strategies for Denton, on behalf of the Chamber board and the Economic Development Partnership. The mission of the organization is to retain and expand existing businesses and to attract new businesses, all of which will create job growth and capital investment in the Denton economy.

Activities include:

. Focusing on key sectors with the greatest potential for growth.

. Through collaboration with the City of Denton, Denton Chamber Board and Chamber President, implement programs that will accomplish the objectives of the Denton Economic Development Strategic Plan.

. Generate new avenues for prospect development, including proactive outreach strategies to business prospects, site selectors, brokers, or other stakeholders.

. Making personal calls and establish relationships with site selectors and DFW area, real estate brokers, and developers.

. Respond in a timely and professional manner on all requests for information from prospective and existing businesses, site selectors, state agencies, and regional allies.

. Develop and implement a proactive digital marketing program for promoting Denton. Develop and maintain current information on available sites and buildings for industrial and office projects.

. Supporting local programs of affiliate organizations and partners.

Principal Duties:

. Making personal calls on all major employers and headquarter calls on targeted major employers.

. Assist in developing a qualified labor force by assisting in developing training programs, promoting cooperative efforts among schools, colleges, and businesses as well as seeking ways to train and retain local talent.

. Represent Denton in economic development matters including, but not limited to, b usiness recruitment, retention, and expansion activities, business development missions, and associated marketing efforts.

. Serve as liaison, connecting Denton’s economic development clients to relevant service providers including state and local resources.

. Plan, direct and implement domestic and international recruitment programs for new business and industry with primary emphasis placed on industrial base development.

. Assist in programs and procedures in retention and growth of existing industry.

. Implement programs and procedures to assist relocating and expanding industries. Assist in creating new entrepreneurial ventures in Denton.

. Develop and implement a prospect development system designed to provide direct access to and foster relationships with corporate CEO's, Presidents, and decision-makers.

. Supervise all leads and visits of prospective business clients to the area.

. Make monthly/quarterly reports/presentations to the Chamber and EDP Boards of Directors.

. Develop and monitor the annual budget of the office of Economic Development.

. Plan and implement fund-raising programs to ensure the necessary resources for private operations funding and investments.

. Direct staff members of the Denton office of Economic Development in performance of their normal and assigned duties as directed by the President.

. Represent the ED office/Chamber on relevant state, regional and local organizations, boards, and committees .

. Assist with other ED/Chamber activities as required and directed by the President.

Job Requirements

Applicant Requirements: The President and Board of Directors who direct the Denton office of Economic Development desire to select the best candidate for this important position. The skills below are representative of minimum requirements. A successful candidate will have experience and expertise.

The required knowledge and skills include:

. Bachelor's degree in business, public administration, finance, planning or related field.

. 6+ years of experience in economic development as the top executive of a small-medium organization or a "No. 2" in a metro organization.

. Experience in a closely related field will be considered as a substitute.

. CEcD or related certification is expected at time of employment or may be acquired within an agreed timeframe.

Skills that will be highly desirable include:

. Team oriented.

. The ability to create and maintain a visible role in the community and create an atmosphere of collaboration, openness, and inclusion.

. The ability to think and execute strategically with independently created and appointed organizations and staffs, including contractual and non-contractual entities.

. The ability to work with multiple organizations to achieve positive results.

. Excellent communication skills and the ability to promote programs to community stakeholders.

. The ability to solve complex problems.

.The ability to think proactively for long-term objectives of the organization.

. Salary DOE. Full benefits offered.

Please send resume before September 1, 2020 to: Erica Pangburn, President, Denton Chamber of Commerce, erica@denton-chamber.org or Charlie Dromgoole, Interim Vice-President of Economic Development, charlie@dentonedp.com

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Charlie Dromgoole, Interim Vice President
Denton Economic Development
Position
Executive Director
Organization
The Corporation for the Economic Development of Decatur, Texas
City
Decatur
Posted Date
07-31-2020
Job Description
Application Period: July 31, 2020 – September 1, 2020
Organization: The Corporation for the Economic Development of Decatur, Texas
Street Address: 203 West Walnut, Suite 102
City: Decatur
State: Texas
Zip: 76234
Job Description

Under the general supervision of the Board of Directors: Recruit new business and industry to expand the tax base and provide additional employment. Promote existing business and industry with an active business retention and expansion program. Work with all existing programs and develop new programs and incentives that align with the strategic goals and plan of work adopted by the Board of Directors. Maintain the web presence and insure it is current and accurate along with developing a marketing strategy. Must be an active part in the community by volunteering for boards and commissions. Collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce and Main Street is desirable. Promote tourism, downtown revitalization and quality of life programs. Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with the City Manager and other city departments as well as the county. Attendance at city meetings is desirable. Participate in professional organizations on the state level to keep your knowledge current and provide a positive image for the City of Decatur. Prepare budgets and reports as necessary and assure that staff is properly trained. You are the liaison between your clients and city staff and departments, keep that positive on both sides. Try to provide the goods and services that the citizens of Decatur desire. Other duties as deemed necessary.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from an accredited University with major course work in Economic Development, Marketing, Management, Real Estate or related fields. Minimum of 5 years of Economic Development experience with some of that being in a management role. Travel in state and nationally will be required. Hours may be irregular. Local Residency is preferred but not required. City benefits to include TMRS retirement Salary commensurate with qualifications

Please submit resumes and references to either Thom Lambert, EDC Director or MaryAnne Henline, City of Decatur HR Director. tlambert@decaturtx.org, or mhenline@decaturtx.org Mail- P.O. Box 1299, Decatur, TX 76234

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Thoma Lambert, Current EDC Director
City of Decatur
Position
Economic Development Specialist
Organization
East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG)
City
Kilgore
Posted Date
07-23-2020
Job Description
Application Period: July 23, 2020 – August 9, 2020
Organization: East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG)
Street Address: 3800 Stone Road
City: Kilgore
State: Texas
Zip: 75662
Job Description

ETCOG is a voluntary association of counties, cities, school districts and special districts within the fourteen-county East Texas region. We assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit and coordinating for sound regional development. Either directly, or through our contractors, ETCOG provides programs and services for East Texas seniors, employers and job seekers. We also build the 9-1-1 emergency call delivery system, provide peace officer training and homeland security planning services; and deliver rural transportation services, business finance programs, grant writing services and environmental grant funding for the region.

We are seeking candidates for a full-time opportunity to assists our jurisdictions in the development and execution of plans and programs relating to Community and Economic Development, grant and contract management with government agencies and private consultants, and research for supplemental funding sources and grants for program activities. Provide technical Assistance and support to member jurisdictions seeking solutions to community needs. Perform research for supplemental funding sources and grants for program activities throughout our 14-county region.

Salary Range & Benefits: $45,000-$55,000 per year Competitive Benefits package includes health, dental, vision, life insurance and retirement.

Job Requirements

Education and Skills Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field of study preferred. Minimum 3 years prior related experience in grant writing and research, public relations skills and knowledge of government programs preferred. Combination of education and experience will be considered.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent writing and research abilities; the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; the ability to multi-task and prioritize work; meet deadlines; analytical and critical thinking skills are needed; high level of customer service skills required; excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with all levels of staff, elected officials and the public.

For More Information
Brandy Bannon,
ETCOG
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Position
Director of Small Business Enterprise
Organization
Dallas County, TX
City
Dallas
Posted Date
07-22-2020
Job Description
Application Period: July 22, 2020 – August 20, 2020
Organization: Dallas County, TX
Street Address: 900 Jackson Street
City: Dallas
State: Texas
Zip: 75202
Job Description

Ideally situated in north central Texas, Dallas County has a population of almost 2.5 million and is the ninth most populous county in the United States. Dallas County is committed to increasing business opportunities for small businesses and to providing economic opportunities to the Dallas business community. The Dallas County Commissioners established the Small Business Enterprise Program for the purpose of promoting equal business enterprise for small businesses. Dallas County aspires to increase the participation of small businesses in all aspects of contracting with Dallas County, including contracting with Small Business Enterprises (SBE) directly or indirectly through contracting, subcontracting, and other procurement activities.

The County seeks a Director of Small Business Enterprise with well-rounded knowledge in a variety of industries, including construction (streets, freeways, and buildings) and IT. Under the supervision of the Assistant County Administrator, the Director of Small Business Enterprise manages the Small Business Enterprise Division (SBE) and its employees and prepares its annual budget. The Director serves as the liaison between the County and small business interests and is responsible for promoting greater business participation with the County procurement opportunities. Experience with MWBE, DBE, and contracts is essential.

The selected candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, finance, communications, public relations, or a related field and have four (4) years of work-related experience in planning, public administration/management, or community development. Previous relevant work experience may be evaluated as a possible substitute in lieu of the educational requirement beyond a high school diploma/GED. Two years of experience can equate to one year of education at the undergraduate level (ex: a bachelor’s degree equals eight years of experience). The candidate’s work experience will be evaluated to determine if the level of responsibility and complexity is creditable as a substitute for a college degree.

Please apply online at: http://bit.ly/SGRCurrentSearches

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

Job Requirements

The selected candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, finance, communications, public relations, or a related field and have four (4) years of work-related experience in planning, public administration/management, or community development. Previous relevant work experience may be evaluated as a possible substitute in lieu of the educational requirement beyond a high school diploma/GED. Two years of experience can equate to one year of education at the undergraduate level (ex: a bachelor’s degree equals eight years of experience). The candidate’s work experience will be evaluated to determine if the level of responsibility and complexity is creditable as a substitute for a college degree.

For More Information
Lissa Barker, Senior Vice President
SGR
817-266-0647
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Position
City Manager
Organization
City of Duncanville
City
Duncanville
Posted Date
07-21-2020
Job Description
Application Period: July 21, 2020 – August 21, 2020
Organization: City of Duncanville
Street Address: 203 E Wheatland Rd
City: Duncanville
State: Texas
Zip: 75116
Job Description

Ideally located in southwestern Dallas County, the diverse City of Duncanville, Texas blends the charming appeal of a small town with convenient access to big-city amenities. Duncanville is a stable, family- friendly city with pride in its community, a high quality of life, and a healthy business environment. The mission of the City of Duncanville is to build a vibrant, inclusive community driven by a commitment to democratic principles and service above self.

The City Manager is appointed by, and reports to, the City Council. The City Manager oversees all City affairs assigned by the City Charter, ordinance, or directive. Additionally, the incumbent manages programs and services provided by the City’s operating staff departments and divisions including Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Police, Fire, General Government, Finance, Library, and Economic Development. The City Manager oversees more than 300 employees and an annual operating budget of over $63 million.

Job Requirements

The City of Duncanville seeks a visionary leader of the highest integrity to serve as its next City Manager. A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration or related field from an accredited college or university is required. A Master’s Degree in Public Administration or related field is preferred. A minimum of five years of City Manager or Assistant City Manager experience in a comparable or larger city, a valid driver’s license with a good driving record (and the ability to maintain a good driving record while employed), and residency within the City of Duncanville within six months of being hired is required.

For more information on this position contact:

Margie Rose, Senior Vice President Strategic Government Resources MargieRose@GovernmentResource.com

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Margie Rose, Sr. Vice President
Position
Executive Director
Organization
Bee Area Partnership
City
Beeville
Posted Date
07-20-2020
Job Description
Application Period: July 20, 2020 – August 7, 2020
Organization: Bee Area Partnership
Street Address: 120 N. Washington St
City: Beeville
State: Texas
Zip: 78102
Job Description

Exciting leadership opportunity with the Bee Area Partnership. Bee County, Texas (pop. 32,500+) is positioned for growth, sitting 55 miles North of Corpus Christi, 55 miles Southwest of Victoria, and 100 miles South of San Antonio. The ideal candidate will have direct business management experience and possess a knowledge of economic development practices to promote Bee County.

Job Requirements

3 years of experience in economic development/related field, bachelor’s degree required. Salary: $75,000-$100,000 plus attractive benefits.

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Alex Metzger,
The Next Move Group
314-421-9110
Position
Economic Development Specialist
Organization
Buda Economic Development Corporation
City
Buda
Posted Date
07-14-2020
Job Description
Application Period: July 14, 2020 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Buda Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 405 E. Loop St., Bldg 100-EDC
City: Buda
State: Texas
Zip: 78610
Job Description

Job Title: Economic Development Specialist Date: July 9, 2020 Reports To: Executive Director Organization: Buda Economic Development Corporation FLSA: Exempt Supervisory Responsibilities: May supervise other staff Salary: $51,000 to $75,000 / year


ABOUT THE BUDA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (BEDC): Established in 2001, the City of Buda 4B Corporation (“Buda Economic Development Corporation”) is a nonprofit, Type B Economic Development Corporation created under sections 501, 504, and 505 of Texas Local Government Code, and is a separate legal entity from the City of Buda. The Buda Economic Development Corporation is funded through a half- cent sales tax, and its mission is to provide leadership in creating and pursuing balanced economic growth, by recruiting and retaining desirable, diverse businesses and developing infrastructure, while protecting the quality of life and natural resources in the region. The Buda Economic Development Corporation helps to grow the Buda economy by actively recruiting new retail, manufacturing, and office businesses to Buda, providing small business assistance and guidance, and working with existing Buda businesses by aiding with growth and expansion.

SUMMARY: The Economic Development Specialist is involved in the confidential, day-to-day business operations of the Buda Economic Development Corporation and its business partners or customers. The Economic Development Specialist works under the general supervision of the Executive Director of the BEDC, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. The Economic Development Specialist also assists in the creation and implementation of economic development and redevelopment programs and performance agreements, promotes and markets the City of Buda as a place to do business and expands and retains existing businesses. Upon hiring, the successful applicant will become an employee of the Buda Economic Development Corporation, not the City of Buda.

Job Requirements

ESSENTIAL DUTIES, FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES: Public and Government Relations- The economic development specialist also will exercise discretion and independent judgment, subject to general supervision of Executive Director to: • Maintains strong relationships with local government and municipalities while collaborating with State and Community partner organizations to lead sustainable economic expansion and promote growth and advancement in the local economy; • Implements the BEDC’s policies and projects; • Assists with legal compliance review for economic incentive and performance agreements and BEDC projects with input from legal department; • Ensures legal and regulatory compliance with local ordinances and state law related to economic development projects, expenditures and processes subject to approval of Executive Director; • Attends monthly meetings for various Boards and Commissions (i.e. Downtown Merchants meeting, Small Business Coalition, Chamber luncheons, etc.) to promote the mission of the BEDC; • Coordinates with local businesses, government entities, higher education partners and property owners to promote the purpose, mission and programs of the BEDC.

Business Retention and Expansion: • Assists in the development of a successful Small Business Retention and Expansion Program that fosters a thriving small business ecosystem; • Works with members or potential members on all facets of expansion projects from the initial call through project announcement. This includes, but is not limited to: a) Routinely working with state and local partners and elected officials to secure incentives and address other needs and requirements for the company’s project; b) Assisting with a site selection or building selection when needed; c) Coordinating announcement of projects based upon the needs and requirements of the businesses; d) Managing relationships between the BEDC and the business; e) Following-up to ensure business’ needs are met • Connects businesses to resource partners who can help address identified needs; • Assists Executive Director with all aspects of press announcements and releases; • Designs and implements business retention strategies for local businesses and provides necessary assistance to stimulate business expansions; • Designs and implements strategies for business development in targeted neighborhood commercial and revitalization districts; • Provides assistance with small business development initiatives, and other economic development, redevelopment and/or capital improvement projects; • Assists in monitoring and managing all activities that could possibly have an impact on economic development projects; • Makes formal presentations to city staff, City Council, or outside organizations or business as necessary; • Assists with the development and implementation of a marketing and community outreach functions in support of business retention and workforce development strategies and programs; • Serves as a liaison and performs outreach to businesses, local government, agencies, organizations and the community; identifies opportunities to support business expansion, retention, diversification and job creation; coordinates and implements actions to improve local business economy; • Conducts regular, on-site visits with existing businesses; • Performs research and analysis of industry practices, trends and business development needs; prepares and communicates summaries, reports and presentations related to projects and initiatives; • Collaborates with the Community Development department; Build and maintain knowledge and relationships with resource partners; • Assists in the negotiations and drafting of economic development agreements; Assists with processing and reviewing all economic development incentive applications to ensure compliance with incentive guidelines; • Uses independent judgment and exercises discretion to resolve problems/complaints of BEDC partners or incentive recipients related to economic development projects; • Works with the Economic Development Executive Director to organize ribbon cuttings and special events. The Economic Development Specialist attends events/conferences representing Economic Development office, composes marketing articles for various publications, provides staff support to ad hoc Committees, attends trade shows, and assists with e news blasts and other written materials as requested; • Some local/regional travel during business hours; • Occasional evening/weekend hours; possible conference attendance.

Other Duties: • Assist with the coordination of BEDC regular and special meetings and public notice hearings in compliance with state laws including the Texas Open Meetings Act; • Attends BEDC Board Meetings and City of Buda Council meetings as assigned; • Perform other related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Minimum Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Real Estate, Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration, or directly related field • Five (5) years of related experience in economic development planning, or redevelopment; including specific experience in business attraction, commercial real estate, or land use planning and site election and permitting assistance. • Two (2) years of professional business retention and/or recruitment experience • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

REQUIRED LICENSE AND CERTIFICATIONS: Current State of Texas Class ‘C’ Driver’s License required Basic Economic Development Class Certificate – within 1 year of start date

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to develop and maintain good personal and effective working relationships with others, including County, State, and Federal agencies, other employees, civic groups, City of Buda and BEDC staff, BEDC Board of Directors, City Councilmembers, and the public. Ability to clearly and effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS: • Knowledge of regulations and procedures concerning economic development, and statistics and mathematics applicable to economic analysis. • Knowledge of business attraction and retention programs. • Knowledge of small business loan packaging and counseling. • Knowledge of methods and sources used in analyzing local economic trends and industry trends. • Knowledge of Federal, State and other resources for economic development and business assistance. • Knowledge of local land use development practices, zoning and policies, including a thorough knowledge of state and federal economic development programs. • Ability to use financial analysis techniques such as liquidity tests, debt coverage, cash-flow analysis and capitalization analysis. • Ability to organize work, set priorities and exercise sound, independent judgment that is consistent with BEDC policy and established guidelines. • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of people, including but not limited to, business leaders, developers, financial institutions, citizen groups, outside agencies, interdepartmental staff and brokers. • Ability to creatively solve problems and to establish and maintain a positive customer service attitude. • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing. • Ability to supervise the work of professional and administrative staff and consultants. • Skilled in public and interpersonal relations in a group setting or in a one-to-one situation. • Basic computer and office equipment operation; Microsoft Office Programs; Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook; SharePoint • Communicate clearly and concisely, verbally, and in writing • Exceptional organizational skills- including managing workflow and juggling priorities • Data collection, research, and report preparation • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations • Prepare comprehensive reports, documents, and correspondence • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, and recommend conclusions • Knowledge of City planning procedures related to economic development. • Knowledge of various City policies and procedures that impact individual businesses, including the permit and license system, zoning regulations, provision of municipal services such as Police and Fire, etc. • Ability to respond rapidly to reasonable requests for business assistance through the coordination and packaging of various BEDC programs and resources. • Working knowledge of industrial, demographic, infrastructure, government, and quality of life issues as they relate to business decisions for expansion. • Demonstrated knowledge/experience of the resources and tools for identifying and compiling high quality information, research, and analysis regarding variables or issues related to business decisionmaking. • Good working knowledge of business development initiatives. • Good time management skills with flexible attitude and ability to handle multiple projects with short deadlines and exercise initiative. • Ability to exercise confidentiality.

WORK ENVIRONMENT/ADA: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long of periods of time performing repetitive functions. Some of these functions include: filing, typing prescribed words per minute accurately, sitting at desk and viewing display screen for extended periods of time. Travel may be required to various locations and participate in meetings to conduct BEDC business during day, evening and weekend hours.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort including, but not limited to, lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling, etc. of objects and materials of light weight (generally 25 pounds and less). Tasks may involve extended periods of time in seated position and at a keyboard or workstation.

WORK SCHEDULE: Regular organizational business hours are Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. However, exempt employees may utilize a flexible schedule subject to the approval of their supervisor and the business and operational needs of the organization. This position will be required to work some evening and weekend meeting/events as requested.

Buda Economic Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This job description is intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Duties, responsibilities, and actions may change at any time without prior notice.

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Traci Anderson at traci@budaedc.com.

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Traci Anderson, Executive Director
Buda Economic Development Corporation
512-295-2022
Position
VIRGIN ISLANDS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER SEARCH
Organization
USVIEDA
City
St Croix
Posted Date
07-13-2020
Job Description
Application Period: July 13, 2020 – Until Position Filled
Organization: USVIEDA
Street Address: Custom House St, Frederiksted
City: St Croix
State: US Virgin Islands
Zip: 00841
Job Description

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

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

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

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

Job Requirements

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

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

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Wanda Sullivan, Vice President
The Pace Group
662-401-1337
Position
Economic Development Coordinator
Organization
Dayton Community Development Corporation
City
Dayton
Posted Date
06-29-2020
Job Description
Application Period: June 29, 2020 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Dayton Community Development Corporation
Street Address: 801 S. Cleveland, Suite B
City: Dayton
State: TX
Zip: 77535
Job Description

Job Summary: The Economic Development Coordinator performs a variety of professional, administrative, and technical work implementing economic and community development plans and programs to promote the business and economic development interests within the community. This will include community outreach, project tracking, and compliance audits, community research and data collection, GIS system integration with City of Dayton, economic impact analysis. The position will assist with business attraction and retention projects and in the planning and coordination of community development projects. This position will also assist city departments and stakeholders by being a resource in implementing plans and addressing community concerns and seeking community input. This position will work closely with the Chamber of Commerce and serve as a community outreach liaison.

General Duties: ●Greets clients and guests by phone or in-person in a professional, courteous manner and ensures that they are provided with accurate information and/or are directed to the proper department ●Track interactions with clients, guests, visitors, and calls in the CRM Software system ●Attend selected marketing/business development and community events or functions on behalf of the Executive Director when necessary ●Assist with coding and overseeing financials of the organization ●Assist with board meeting preparation ●Other duties as assigned by Executive Director Strategic Planning Duties: ●Assist in the implementation of short and long-term economic and community development plans, as was as the gathering of information and data for the preparation of studies associated with strategic plans of the City and the organization ●Assist with identifying and pursuing grant funds opportunities to facilitate the implementation of the Strategic Plan and other economic development initiatives ●Assist with data collection and analysis

Community Outreach Duties: ●Maintain a database of existing businesses located in the City and the surrounding area, including the number of employees and contact information ●Oversees the Property Database ●Builds relationships with the Real Estate community to facilitate the sharing of information and interaction between them and DCDC. ●Assists with Public Relations and Communications, including brochures and social media. ●Provide data and information to the community via social media, presentations, and other venues about the economic status of the City

Small Business/BRE Duties: ●Assists with and helps implement the Business Retention & Expansion Plan, including but not limited to business surveys and in-person visits ●Provides information and assistance to Dayton area businesses and entrepreneurs ●Oversees small business grant programs and compliance ●Works with the Chamber of Commerce to promote tools and services available to small businesses ●Assist with developing and promoting events that recognize existing businesses

Economic Development Duties: ●Assist the business attraction initiatives, including but not limited to, proposal submissions, site visits, incentive review, and analysis ●Assist with incentive recommendations, tracking, and compliance ●Conduct and coordinate special projects and assignments assigned by the Executive Director

Please apply online at: https://daytontx.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=69

Job Requirements

Essential Functions: ●Ability to effectively communicate in oral and written communications ●Ability to operate commercial telephones ●Ability to use office equipment, including calculator, copier, computer, printer, etc ●Ability to remain seated for long periods ●Maintain confidentiality of all information both external and internal to the DCDC ●Ability to manage multiple projects at one time ●May be required to carry, hold, lift, pull, or push items or supplies with a maximum weight of 35 pounds ●Must be a self-starter and capable of maintaining the confidentiality

Required Education, Degrees, Certificates, and/or Licenses: ●Bachelor’s Degree ●Experienced in using Microsoft Office and Google suite apps ●At least 3 years’ experience working in economic development or local government administration with knowledge of economic development programs, Public Information Act, and Open Meetings Act ●Bilingual, not required but preferred

Acceptable Experience and Training: 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.

Note: This job description is intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Duties, responsibilities, and actions may change at any time without prior notice.

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Ann Marie Miller, Executive Director
Dayton Community Development Corporation
9362570055
Position
Economic Development Director
Organization
City of Richmond
City
Richmond
Posted Date
05-29-2020
Job Description
Application Period: May 29, 2020 – Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Richmond
Street Address: 402 Morton Street
City: Richmond
State: TX
Zip: 77469
Job Description

The City of Richmond, Texas is conducting a recruitment for its next Economic Development Director. As the county seat of Fort Bend County, the City of Richmond lies in the growing edge of the Houston metropolitan area. Steeped in history, tradition, and stability, Richmond seeks an Economic Development Director who can build on our historic charm while balancing future growth and development. The Economic Development Director is responsible to the Development Commission of Richmond (DCR) Board and serves as the Board's chief administrative officer, with dotted line accountability to the City Manager. The position serves as an extension of City staff, working closely with the City Manager and the leadership team. This position serves as the principal point of contact on public-private partnerships for economic development activities while negotiating, developing, and monitoring agreements and other forms of economic and business development incentives. This position serves as the main point of contact on economic development issues and aggressively solicits developers, site selectors, businesses, business owners, and other economic development professionals encouraging them to locate or expand in the City of Richmond. The ideal candidate should possess a strong working knowledge of municipal zoning, infrastructure development, and planning programs and processes. Additionally, thorough knowledge of state and federal laws and other influencing governmental rules and regulations relative to economic development. The primary focus of this position is commercial development and redevelopment, which includes: 1) business retention and expansion; 2) formation of new businesses; 3) attracting new businesses; and 4) any eligible project authorized by Chapters 501and 505 of the Texas Local Government Code.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Urban Planning, Business Administration, Real Estate Development or related field. Master’s degree preferred. Two plus years of experience in economic development, business retention, real estate brokerage, retail development or municipal government. Advanced education above a Bachelor’s degree may be substituted for up to two years of experience. The candidate should have a proven track record of researching, coordinating and assisting in the implementation of a wide range of economic development programs, projects and initiatives (or projects similar in nature and execution). FOR MORE INFORMATION Recruitment Brochure and Job Description can be downloaded at http://LogicCompGroup.com

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