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Director of Industry Development
Organization
Belton Economic Development Corporation
City
Belton
Posted Date
07-23-2024
Job Description
Application Period: July 23, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Belton Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 412 E. Central Avenue
City: Belton
State: TX
Zip: 76513
Job Description

JOB SUMMARY Under the direction of the Executive Director of the Belton Economic Development Corporation, this position will be responsible for maintaining and enhancing a proactive business retention/expansion program and assist in industry attraction activities that result in the creation and retention of jobs and an increased tax base for Belton, Texas.

Primary Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, developing and directing an effective program of direct outreach, communications, support services and technical problem solving to support the growth of existing businesses, support of business recruitment activities, and coordination of partner resources to bring business and economic development projects to fruition.

SUPERVISION

RECEIVES direct supervision from the Executive Director of Economic Development
EXERCISES no supervision.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
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. Strategy Development & Implementation for Business Expansion/Retention Program • Development and implementation of Business Expansion/Retention Programs, to include regular local industry visits to become acquainted with various staff members in the companies, to understand their needs and challenges, and to help companies access resources that will support/contribute to their growth, prosperity and retention locally. • Identify and coordinate local companies’ expansion projects. • Understand local, state and federal resources available to local companies. • Participate in business associations to stay abreast of local industry trends and to identify new potential industries. • Serve as liaison to existing and expanding businesses. • Assist with the development and implementation of economic development strategies to include Small Business Development Program.

  2. Industry Development • Works with the Executive Director to generate new business development leads, prospect visits, and successful location decisions. • Creates proposals in response to RFPs and lead generation. • Assist with outreach and follow up on leads received.

  3. Resource to Companies • Develop close working relationships with governmental entities and training institutions to learn about the available resources for businesses and follow up to ensure local businesses referrals have successful access to the available programs. • Identify local business training needs that will lead to the development of training consortiums in the region that may be supported by local, state, and federal funds.

  4. Research/Data Development • Develop and maintain company profiles to include company overview, expansions, investments, and other activities impacting the community. • Assist with annual compliance checks of companies that have project agreements with the BEDC for the purpose of verifying job creation and other contractual commitments. Prepare electronic reports/files with findings to keep BEDC board members and City of Belton officials fully informed. • Research and monitor employment, economic and business data to include information from the Texas Workforce, etc.

  5. Other Duties • Attend all BEDC board meetings. Attend Belton City Council meetings as needed. • Represent the community and the BEDC on boards and committees, at official meetings and events. • Assist with reports and information packages for clients, BEDC board and other meetings.
    • Assist with the organization and maintenance of office supplies, library and printed materials, including computer based records and databases. • Assist with BEDC budget preparation; prepare purchase orders, check requests, and submit invoices for payment as needed. • Assist with answering phones and gather mail from City Hall and the Post Office. • Assist with arrangements related to organizational events, in and out of Belton, including meetings, travel, briefings, conferences, etc. • Daily correspondence; filing, timesheets, and assist with meetings as required. • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines: Bachelor’s degree preferred or any combination of college level coursework and direct economic development experience totaling a minimum of 5 years. Advanced economic development training is a plus. Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. Experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe and other supporting software and equipment.

Knowledge of: • Research techniques, sources and availability of information, and methods of report presentation. • All available and existing retail, manufacturing, and distribution spaces. • Ability to effectively connect and communicate with businesses/partners and provide exceptional follow-up. • Principles of effective public relations and interrelationships with community groups and agencies, and private businesses and firms. • Methods of effective project management. • Internet website and social media practices, methods and techniques.

Skills and Abilities: • Summarize and present information and data in an effective manner. • Represent a positive public image of the Belton Economic Development Corporation in the community. • Operate office equipment including computer/software, scanners, printers, copy machines, projectors, and multi-line telephones and virtual meeting platforms. • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. • Follow City policies and procedures. • Be punctual and regular in attendance.

LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS • None

PHYSICAL DEMANDS / ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AND CONDITIONS • Work is performed in a standard office environment. • May be subject to repetitive motion such as typing, data entry and vision to monitor. • May require standing, sitting, walking. • May be subject to occasional lifting, carrying, bending, reaching, kneeling, pulling, crouching, and lifting. • Must be able to sit for an extended period of time. • Must be able to work in stressful situations.

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Cynthia Hernandez, Executive Director
Belton Economic Development Corporation
254-831-6960
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Director of Marketing & Communications
Organization
Temple Economic Development Corporation
City
Temple
Posted Date
07-23-2024
Job Description
Application Period: July 23, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Temple Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 201 Santa Fe Way - Suite 103
City: Temple
State: TX
Zip: 76501
Job Description

The Temple EDC is seeking an experienced marketing and communications professional to lead the organization’s marketing and branding efforts. The Director of Marketing and Communications will create and execute the organization’s marketing and branding activities resulting in increased visibility for the community of Temple and the EDC itself.

In addition, the Director of Marketing and Communications will lead a targeted campaign focused on educating corporate executives on the advantages of doing business in Temple. This position will also be responsible for developing internal marketing strategies and initiatives to communicate Temple EDC’s mission, performance, and brand within the community to companies and investors. Finally, this position will lead the EDC’s new talent attraction marketing campaign. This position requires knowledge of economic development, domestic and international marketing, social media communication, and more. The Director of Marketing and Communications will utilize performance metrics and data to evaluate the impact of all marketing efforts.

The Director of Marketing and Communications will report directly to the President and CEO of Temple EDC. Flexibility in work hours and some travel may be required.

Job Requirements

**POSITION DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: **

Primary: o Responsible for the creation, development and implementation of a marketing plan, marketing strategies, and budget. o Coordinates the preparation of written, web based, and oral presentations either to specific prospects or general consumption to include demographic and statistical information. o Develops and maintains current collaterals to reflect TEDC targets. o Maintains available site and building information on the TEDC website. o Researches and maintains demographic data for presentation on the web or in print materials. o Develop and produce company newsletters, videos and other non-traditional marketing materials. o Prepares press releases for media distribution. o Manage outsource vendors including public relations firm, advertising agency and others as related to the body of work encompassing the job. o Upon request, write articles for publication in local media and for submission to regional and national media to further the economic development of Temple. o Plans, coordinates, and executes special events, lunches and meetings. o Communicate and present regularly to Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and Economic Development Professionals regarding internal and external performance of Temple EDC’s marketing efforts. o Maintain Temple EDC brand standards, content management, marketing assets and collateral to ensure a consistent message from the organization. In addition, this position will work with consulting teams to ensure alignment of branding and messaging. o Provide strategic marketing advice and guidance to both the Temple EDC President and Vice President. o Work with Temple EDC staff to generate timely and relevant content that can be used to accelerate marketing initiatives and the organization’s social media presence.

Secondary: o Support the Business Retention and Expansion Program. o Collect and analyze data about existing businesses to develop a better understanding of the local economy. o Assist businesses by addressing their immediate issues and concerns. o Coordinate with President in budget development and oversight. o Other duties as may be assigned by the President.

Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. Major coursework in Marketing and Communications or a closely related field is preferred.

Experience: Experience in branding, communications, marketing, economic development or other business development related work. • Strong independent work skills with a proven track record of taking initiative and developing relationships with key decision makers within an organization. • Good communication skills necessary to establish and maintain relationships, strong attention to detail, creativity and motivation to meet and exceed established goals. • A proven track record of successfully maintaining and developing business and community relationships. • Strong verbal and written communication skills. • Understanding of economic development and economic development organization’s role in the community. • Knowledge of CRM platforms and project management platforms is preferred. • Previous experience working with web content management systems is required. • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite: specifically, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Lightroom. • Basic photography and editing.

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Jennifer, Avery
Temple Economic Development Corporation
254-773-8332
Position
Business Resource Specialist
Organization
City Of Hutto
City
Hutto
Posted Date
07-22-2024
Job Description
Application Period: July 22, 2024 - August 2, 2024
Organization: City Of Hutto
Street Address: 500 W. Live Oak St.
City: Hutto
State: Texas
Zip: 78634
Job Description

For details and to submit youe application plesase follow the link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/huttotx/jobs/4577616/business-resource-specialist?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Job Requirements

See details in job posting available here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/huttotx/jobs/4577616/business-resource-specialist?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

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Cheney Gamboa, Economic Development Director
City Of Hutto
5123180566
Position
Business Development Representative
Organization
Retail Strategies
City
Fort Worth
Posted Date
07-17-2024
Job Description
Application Period: July 17, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Retail Strategies
Street Address:
City: Fort Worth
State: Texas
Zip:
Job Description

Are you interested in working with community leaders to help them recruit retail and enhance quality of life for their citizens?

Retail Strategies, a Best Places to Work and Fastest Growing Company, is looking for a Business Development Representative to help grow our revenue to the next level. The ideal candidate should be excited by selling into new markets, new services lines and products, strategizing next steps, negotiating complex deals and beating the competition in head-to-head opportunities.

This is an in-office position with travel required – on average, two (2) times per month.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate is:

Self-driven and has the desire to exceed expectations Organized and able to focus daily on sales tactics and outreach Pleasantly persistent in their sales efforts Experienced with public speaking Effective with verbal, written and in-person communication An entrepreneur at heart

If you have been in a Sales or Account Management role in your career, we want to hear from you. Experience working with municipalities, economic development corporations or chambers is a plus.

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Lacey Beasley, President
Retail Strategies
Position
Executive Director for Henderson Economic Development
Organization
City of Henderson
City
Henderson
Posted Date
07-17-2024
Job Description
Application Period: July 17, 2024 - August 2, 2024
Organization: City of Henderson
Street Address: 300 W Main St
City: Henderson
State: TX
Zip: 75652
Job Description

JOB TITLE: Executive Director SCHEDULE: Generally 8:00 am -5:00 pmMon.-Fri., and other hours as necessary. SUMMARY OF POSITION: Administer effectively the affairs of HEDCO in accordance with HEDCO policies and Local, State and Federal law.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: 1. Reports to: HEDCO Board of Directors 2. Directly supervises activities and staff for HEDCO. 3. Works closely with the HEDCO Board of Directors, City Manager, various city departments, and with various City and Public boards and committees, County and State Agencies, HISD, as well as with businesses, financiers, investors and with the public.
4. Participates regionally with other economic development agencies.

DESCRIPTION: Management level position exercising strategic and visionary thinking in economic development initiatives on behalf of the Henderson Economic Development Corporation and City of Henderson. Facilitates sustainable economic growth and development in all aspects of the Economic Development programs pertaining to industrial recruitment, retention and expansion, and incentive negotiations. Serves as the Executive Director of the Henderson Economic Development Corporation and serves at the pleasure of the HEDCO Board of Directors. Responsible for policy and program implementation along with day-to-day operations of the Corporation. A successful track record of accomplishments in economic development.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Selects, supervises, and evaluates assigned staff • Establishes work rules and performance standards, annual performance evaluations, and initiates and implements disciplinary actions as warranted • Provides for the training and motivation of staff in order to make full use of individual capabilities and to meet changing system demands • Coordinate economic development initiatives including contract development, preparation Job Description – Executive Director - Henderson Economic Development Corporation (2024-07-11) and management, and negotiation concerning incentives, development, real estate and capital projects • Provide information and make presentations and conduct meetings to appropriate audiences on economic development issues and plans • Meet with prospective companies interested in locating to Henderson • Create prospect packet based on needs of prospects • Match available properties with needs of prospective companies • Recommends the use of eligible incentives to the HEDCO Board of Directors and Henderson City Council • Develop and recommend policy for economic development initiatives • Facilitate program and coordinate staff for economic development • Develop a strong working environment with all community stakeholders, and assist in developing strong and close working relationships with same • Actively seek and coordinate economic development recruitment and retention projects, revitalization and redevelopment efforts in special districts and manage economic development projects • Meets with existing Henderson companies for evaluation of labor force needs and expansion opportunities (Business Retention and Expansion) • Implement and monitor contract compliance and deliverables of economic development contracts and requirements • Develop long-range economic development plans and programs to meet needs of the community • Direct and participate in development and improvements of new and existing business and industrial parks through both public initiatives and public/private partnerships • Act as a departmentally-neutral, project facilitator to be accessed by and for City of Henderson development stakeholders • Negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial economic development issues. Serves as a point for contact for the business and industrial community • Monitors, analyzes and prepares budget reporting and financial data for the organization and plans for the organization’s growth and development and administers HEDCO’s budget • Manages operations to achieve goals within budgeted funds and available personnel • Maintain confidentiality on sensitive matters
• Maintain database of available property and buildings • Market economic development to include property and buildings • Is involved in the community through civic clubs, non-profit agencies, HISD, etc. • Hands-on knowledge of current communications and technology applications • Excellent interpersonal and group facilitation skills • A successful track record of accomplishment in economic development

Job Requirements

• Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in Public Administration, Business Management, Real Estate, Urban Planning, or related field • Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional level experience in economic development programs pertaining to industrial, commercial and residential business recruitment, business retention and expansion, and incentive negotiations • Three (3) or more years of supervisory experience

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: • Appointment will be conditional upon successful completion of the following preemployment checks: o Criminal background check o Medical evaluation o Controlled substance screening o Possess and maintain a valid Texas driver's license and acceptable driving record o Must live in Rusk County and/or Henderson, Texas upon employment

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: • Holds a current status as a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) • Current status as an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) by the National Development Council

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Michael Bell, HEDCO Board President
HEDCO
512-639-3586
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Position
Assistant City Manager
Organization
City of Athens, TX
City
Athens
Posted Date
07-05-2024
Job Description
Application Period: July 5, 2024 - August 4, 2024
Organization: City of Athens, TX
Street Address: 508 East Tyler Street
City: Athens
State: TX
Zip: 75751
Job Description

The City of Athens is a hidden gem with a rich heritage, nestled in the Piney Woods of East Texas. It’s located 75 miles from Dallas, 35 miles from Tyler, Corsicana, and Palestine, and 26 miles from Canton. Athens is the County Seat of Henderson County, which was established in 1846 — just four months after the United States annexed Texas. An estimated 12,890 residents in 16 square miles enjoy the charm of this small southern town that retains many qualities of living in a larger city.

The City of Athens operates under a City Manager/Council form of government with five council members elected. The current City Manager is Elizabeth Borstad, PE., who has been with the City of Athens for six years. The Assistant City Manager serves as a member of the City management team and performs highly responsible management work directly related to the development of Athens. Primary job duties include directing and coordinating all types of development within the City, including industrial, commercial, retail, and residential. This position will work closely with the City Manager, the Development Services Department, the Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, and the City Council.

The City of Athens seeks an organized, ambitious leader to serve as its next Assistant City Manager. The ideal candidate will have the ability to carefully navigate politically sensitive situations. Being a good listener who is open-minded to different perspectives is critical for this role. The ideal candidate has the ability to demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to the audience, adjusting personal style accordingly. Ability to present information in a confident manner. This position may work with existing businesses and new businesses helping the Athens Economic Development Corporation recruit and retain quality employees for the community.

The salary range for this position is $121,289.76 to $135,000, depending on qualifications and experience.

Please apply online: http://www.governmentresource.com/recruitment-employer-resources/open-recruitments/athens-tx-assistant-city-manager

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

Job Requirements

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in political science, public administration, business, marketing, engineering, or a related field. A master’s degree in public administration or a related field is highly desirable. A minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience working for a municipal government is required. A valid Class C Texas motor vehicle driver’s license is required.

Position
Executive Director Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC)
Organization
Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC)
City
Pflugerville
Posted Date
06-26-2024
Job Description
Application Period: June 26, 2024 - July 24, 2024
Organization: Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC)
Street Address: 3801 Helios Way #130
City: Pflugerville
State: Texas
Zip: 78660
Job Description

Pflugerville, Texas is a vibrant, growing community and the second-largest city in Travis County next to the state capital of Austin. The City covers more than 23 square miles and offers beautiful trails, diverse shopping options, and high-quality schools. Over the last decade, the City’s considerable growth rate has created abundant cultural, entertainment, and recreational opportunities. Pflugerville’s more than 79,000 residents enjoy living “where quality meets life.”

About the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation

The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) is charged with promoting the economic development of the City of Pflugerville. It accomplishes its mission by marketing Pflugerville as a desirable place for new and existing businesses to invest. To this end, PCDC can also provide various incentives to businesses including assisting with the construction of needed infrastructure such as roads, utilities, and drainage projects. PCDC also promotes community quality of life development and provides funding for parks and recreation projects to enhance to the quality of life within the city, thereby making it a more attractive location to live and conduct business.

The PCDC is a Texas 4B Economic Development Corporation that collects a one-half cent sales tax from taxable goods purchased in the City of Pflugerville to promote economic and community development in Pflugerville. PCDC utilizes the services of the City of Pflugerville for management of finances as well as payroll and human resources.

Board of Directors

The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation is led by a seven-person Board of Directors who each serve two-year terms. Directly reporting to the Board, the Executive Director manages the PCDC staff and day-to-day operations to ensure the vision of the Board and City Council comes to fruition. This vision is largely captured in a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) version 3.0 recently adopted by the Board and City Council, and it provides a general framework and direction for the City. However, it will be important for our new leader to provide their input and adapt this “living document” to meet the future challenges and opportunities of the dynamic central Texas market.

The Position

The Executive Director leads the organization in the promotion of economic development activities, is responsible for growing the local economy through attraction and expansion efforts, local retention programs, workforce and education initiatives, and developing marketing strategies, and has chief administrative and financial responsibilities for the organization.

Job Requirements

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

• Work with the Board of Directors to develop initiatives and policy designed to encourage economic growth through business attraction, retention and expansion programs that result in the creation of jobs and capital investment • Develop and implement the comprehensive economic development strategic plan, incorporating internal and external goals that align with local, regional, and other stakeholders and partners • Analyze key industry sectors and develop targeted markets for business development • Hire and manage staff to conduct the business of the Corporation subject to the Board’s approval of the budget • Responsible for the financial oversight of the corporation, working collaboratively with City finance in the preparation and administration of annual budgets, forecasting, annual audits and making financial recommendations to the Board • Represent the Corporation before the City Council, in all economic development negotiations, at corporate activities and events, at professional conferences and events relevant to economic and community development, and serve as the Corporation’s media spokesperson • Manage the overall structuring, financing, incentive negotiation, and deal closure on behalf of PCDC • Attend recruiting functions including broker events, site selection conferences, trade shows, venue marketing, and related events as needed • Provide PCDC exposure and involvement in events hosted by other local, regional, national, and international economic development and business groups and at education and workforce events • Work in partnership with educational leaders, business partners, and other aligned organizations to further the workforce development system • Work to establish and maintain collaborative partnerships with local, state, and federal government officials, educational leaders, community stakeholders, and business leaders to further the region’s economic strength and diversity • Manage and develop maximum use of the assets owned by the PCDC to include, but not limited to land, leases, road and utility expansions, and other types of development approved by the Board • Develop, research, and maintain qualitative and quantitative data regarding local industry for marketing efforts and to provide information for press releases and marketing materials • Maintain & improve professional knowledge, accreditations and alliances through educational conferences, seminars and/or webinars

Critical Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• In-depth Knowledge of the principles and practices of economic development • Demonstrated ability to attract new businesses, including high-quality retail, restaurants, mixed-use developments, office, and technology-related businesses, creating opportunities for new jobs; and encouraging existing business expansion • Experience working with site selection consultants and real estate brokers • Knowledge of applicable Texas economic development laws, governmental laws, rules, regulations, and ordinances, contract administration procedures including procedures and policies, municipal budgeting processes and procedures • Knowledge of effective strategic planning and coordination techniques

Education & Experience

Qualified applicants will have a Bachelor’s degree or higher with major work in business, communications, economic development, or a related field, and at least (5) years of full-time professional experience in economic development in a Type 4A or 4B corporation (preferred) or other economic development organization. Professional experience with contract and project management, budget analysis, and record keeping is mandatory.

Candidate will be a driven, creative and innovative leader who can think outside of the traditional economic development “box” and view the city holistically, ensuring high-quality projects that will stand the test of time and help define our fast-growing city as a desirable place to live and invest for generations to come. Pflugerville is the City “where quality meets life,” and as such, it will be critical for our next leader to continue to build upon our reputation for excellence and attract and expand businesses that add to our vibrant and diverse community.

Candidate should have municipal experience in economic development, business attraction, retention and expansion programs, strategic planning, and investing. Experience in business operations, fiscal planning, budget preparation and administration, forecasting, and annual audits is required to be successful in this position.

Candidate should have proven experience in building and maintaining a broad and diverse spectrum of partnerships with the Board of Directors, local, state and federal government officials, educational leaders, community stakeholders and business leaders.

Candidate needs to be an action-oriented, charismatic leader with a passion for change and strong collaboration and negotiating skills; superior public speaking, written and oral communication skills are imperative.

Certifications

Certification(s) in economic development (CEcD, EDFP, PCeD) is strongly preferred.

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Affion Public
888.321.4922
Position
Executive Dirctor
Organization
Pampa Economic Development Corporation
City
Pampa
Posted Date
06-24-2024
Job Description
Application Period: June 24, 2024 - July 12, 2024
Organization: Pampa Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 200 N. Ballard St. P.O Box 2398
City: Pampa
State: TX
Zip: 79065
Job Description

About The Position

The Pampa, Texas, EDC is seeking a motivated leader to serve as Executive Director which is vital to shaping the organization’s focus and impact on Pampa and the surrounding region. This position serves as the face of the organization on the local, state, and international stages and is responsible for all facets of the organization’s work across the region.

Job Requirements

The Ideal Candidate Must…

Possess a high level of integrity and professionalism.

Be committed to transparency, inclusion, and ethical business practices. Possess above average communication skills. Have examples of how they have worked to be a leader and collaborator among a variety of stakeholder groups. Be able to demonstrate their experience in government relations and policy development. Have examples of how they have built and maintained strong relationships among stakeholder groups. Be able to share their experience in working with boards of directors.

Examples of Duties:

The Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of the organization, including overseeing day-to-day operations, leading, and motivating the staff, establishing effective organizational structure and hierarchy, assigning duties, and overseeing any changes to operating procedures, salary changes, staff reprimands, and financial success. The following are not inclusive to all responsibilities of the Pampa EDC Executive Director.

  • Perform highly professional management and administrative work in planning, organizing, coordinating and directing the economic development programs to attract new industry and commerce to Pampa.
  • Propose and develop programs to stimulate expansion and retention of Pampa’s existing industries, businesses, and investments.
  • Work with the Board President, office staff, and existing consultancy relationships as needed to prepare, present, and administer the organization’s budget and annual objectives of the Pampa EDC in accordance with the strategic direction of the Board of Directors.
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with outside private organizations and government entities to promote the objectives of the Pampa EDC.
  • Manage staff daily to ensure the Pampa EDC office runs smoothly and efficiently with staff members, including ensuring staff is adequately cross trained and processes are documented for continuity.
  • Work closely with the Pampa EDC Board of Directors and staff in planning, organizing, coordinating, and directing economic development efforts.
  • Assist staff and Pampa EDC’s existing marketing agency with website and content development.
  • Manage administrative responsibilities like human resources, payroll, retirement, etc.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local businesses and companies with the goal of helping them to
  • Actively participate in local, regional, and state professional and civic organizations like Rotary, The High Ground of Texas, and Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC). Speak at civic organizations when possible.
  • Participate in TEDC workshops, webinars, joint marketing ventures, and conferences, especially if it is in benefit of the Pampa EDC and Pampa Energy Center development efforts.
  • Keep in contact with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, including following up on leads that they provide and traveling to Austin with The High Ground of Texas to meet with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and other State agencies.
  • Work to maintain excellent relationships with the Pampa News, KGRO/KOMX, News channels in Amarillo and all other news media that we may encounter.
  • Work to gain support for the economic development process through community education, including both one-on-one and group discussions.
  • Meet with anyone interested in starting, buying or expanding their business in Pampa, as well as those interested in community development projects.
  • Follow up on job creation leads and opportunities when appropriate.
  • Make project presentations to the Pampa City Commission and the Gray County Commissioners court when required.
  • Verify with staff and legal counsel that Grant recipients comply with the terms of the grant agreements.
  • Coordinate visits to the Pampa Energy Center and service as an active PEC Board Member.
  • Responsible for managing the EDC’s building, including maintenance concerns, and rental of the event center.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors of the Pampa EDC.

Goals

Our ultimate goal is the growth and development of Pampa/Gray County economy and quality of life through the following:

  • Assisting entrepreneurial startups
  • Business expansion and retention
  • Recruitment of new business enterprises
  • Find contacts through RFIs and other possible relations to bring new business to Pampa
  • Community Development through infrastructure improvement

Other considerations/priorities for the Pampa EDC:

  • Consider contracting with a firm that specializes in lead generation meeting/ appointment setting.
  • Work with the Pampa EDC’s marketing agency of record to develop and update the organization’s new website and to help develop an effective social media presence.
  • To obtain relevant online training for staff with professional organizations like the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), Texas Economic Development Council, the University of Oklahoma (OU).
  • Make sure staff members are familiar with the Pampa EDC’s budget, board member renewals, yearly audit, annual report, banking/finances, Reinvestment Zone Renewal for the PEC

Experience and Education

The following experience and education is preferred, but not required:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience, in the area(s) of business administration, economics, public administration, association management, public relations, marketing, or a related field.
  • Five or more years of, business, economic development, community development, and/or equivalent field, or a combination of these.
  • Three or more years of experience working with a board of directors and/or government officials.

How to Apply:

Submit your resume by 5 PM CT on Tuesday, July 9th, 2024. To apply, visit

jobs.thenextmovegroup.com/pampa, or email pampa@thenextmovegroup.com.

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Ali Watson, Executive Vice President
Next Move Group
Position
President/CEO
Organization
Greater Laredo Development Foundation dba Laredo Economic Development Corporation
City
Laredo
Posted Date
06-20-2024
Job Description
Application Period: June 20, 2024 - July 12, 2024
Organization: Greater Laredo Development Foundation dba Laredo Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 616 Leal Street
City: Laredo
State: TX
Zip: 78041
Job Description

The Laredo Economic Development Corporation (Laredo EDC) is seeking candidates for the position of President/CEO. The President/CEO is responsible for the coordination and execution of the organization’s efforts to build a quality, diverse and sustainable tax base in the Laredo/Webb County region through the creation of jobs. The President/CEO will supervise a staff, administer annual budgets, manage contracts with local government entities, and provide a monthly report on the financial stability of the organization plus a budget comparison and other relevant reports of activities that the organization conducts on a monthly basis. Will also work with community partners to integrate economic, community resources and land use programs into viable working programs to improve the physical and economic climate of the Laredo and Webb County, Texas area. The President works under the direction of the Laredo EDC Board of Directors including the officers of the Executive Committee.

For detailed job description and salary inquiry, please contact the LaredoEDC at info@laredoedc.org. Laredo EDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economic Development or related field or significant related experience.

• Certification as a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) by the IEDC, completion of Basic Economic Development Course, and/or graduate of Economic Development Institute (EDI) is highly desirable. Knowledge and experience with industry software programs and hands on expertise in social media, electronic communication and real estate databases. The ideal candidate will have experience with international travel and other protocols revolving around economic development, relevant conferences, marketing and strategic planning.

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Ignacio Urrabazo Jr., Chairman
Laredo Economic Development Corporation
956-722-0563
Position
Executive Director - Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation, TX
Organization
Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation, TX
City
Brownsville
Posted Date
06-10-2024
Job Description
Application Period: June 10, 2024 - July 11, 2024
Organization: Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation, TX
Street Address: 500 E St. Charles Street
City: Brownsville
State: Texas
Zip: 78520
Job Description

Founded in 1992, the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation (GBIC) is a Type A Economic Development Corporation whose mission is to promote economic growth in the southernmost region of Texas by empowering a young and skilled workforce and driving innovation to Brownsville and Cameron County. GBIC’s team of professionals operates under the guidance of a seven-member Board of Directors appointed by the Brownsville City Commission. The organization’s executive leadership includes the executive director/chief executive officer and the chief operations officer/deputy executive director.

The GBIC Board of Directors is searching for a confident and collaborative Executive Director with the skills and experience to grow the Brownsville economy and develop its workforce. Overseeing an innovative and talented group of professionals, the Executive Director manages a broad spectrum of processes and programs to ensure GBIC remains efficient, compliant, fiscally sustainable, and successful in delivering top-notch economic development initiatives. Candidates should be knowledgeable about local and state economic development programs, basic accounting and budgeting principles, public administration and management theory, goal-setting and program development and implementation, preparing and presenting various reports, and marketing.

Candidates should also have a proven track record of developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating a wide range of policies, programs, projects, and initiatives; understand the planning and development process of industrial projects; have knowledge of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement; and have experience with Texas economic development incentive programs (Type A&B Corporations, Tax Abatements, Chapter 380s, Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones, FTZ, Direct Incentives, Enterprise Zones, Skills Development, etc.), including an understanding of the restrictions associated with using funds derived from these sources.

The Corporation is offering a salary of up to $225,000 for this role, depending on the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience. Performance incentives may also be considered.

Please apply online: https://www.governmentresource.com/recruitment-employers/open-recruitments/greater-brownsville-incentives-corporation-executive-director-ceo

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

Job Requirements

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, economics, marketing, finance, urban planning, or a related field from an accredited college or university. Candidates should also have at least 3 years of experience in business, economic development, business retention, real estate, urban planning, or municipal government, including 3 years in a CEO/Director role. A master’s degree in a related field is preferred. Certification as an Economic Developer (CEcD), Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP), Public Manager (CPM), or similar — and experience with real estate development and the development of industrial parks — is also preferred. Being bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus. Candidates must possess a valid Texas driver’s license. Please note that the selected candidate must establish residency in Brownsville within 90 days of their hire.

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Becky Welch, Recruitment Coordinator
Strategic Government Resources
8173378581
Position
Business Development Manager - Commercial PACE
Organization
Texas Pace Authority
City
Austin
Posted Date
06-10-2024
Job Description
Application Period: June 10, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Texas Pace Authority
Street Address: P.O. Box 200368 Austin, TX 78720-0368
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip: 76132
Job Description

Position: Business Development Manager – Commercial PACE Location: DFW area, Texas Organization Type: Nonprofit (Small Organization)

Base Salary Range: $75,000 - $100,000 based on experience, with health care and retirement benefits; On Target Earnings $150,000+

Job Overview: We are seeking a dynamic, motivated, and experienced Business Development Manager to lead our efforts in originating Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans across Texas. This role is crucial in supporting our mission to provide sustainable financing solutions for commercial property owners looking to improve energy efficiency, water conservation, and renewable energy projects.

Job Overview: We are seeking a dynamic, motivated, and experienced Business Development Manager to lead our efforts in originating Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans across Texas. This role is crucial in supporting our mission to provide sustainable financing solutions for commercial property owners looking to improve energy efficiency, water conservation, and renewable energy projects. Key Responsibilities: 1. Loan Origination and Management: • Identify and engage potential clients for PACE loans, focusing exclusively on commercial properties. • Navigate clients through the PACE application process, ensuring compliance with Texas PACE Authority guidelines. • Manage and oversee the complete loan cycle from origination to closing, ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction. 2. Market Analysis and Strategy: • Conduct market research to identify new opportunities and trends in the PACE financing sector within Texas. • Develop and execute inovative strategies to increase the organization's presence and impact in the PACE market. 3. Stakeholder Engagement: • Forge strategic alliances with local governments, property owners, relevant industry organizations, and contractors to promote the benefits of PACE financing. • Represent the organization at high profile, relevant conferences, workshops, and networking events to build strategic relationships and showcase your expertise and thought leadership. 4. Reporting and Compliance: • Prepare and present regular reports on loan portfolio performance, market insights, and business development progress. • Ensure all activities adhere to Texas’ robust relevant laws, regulations, and organizational policies.

Job Requirements
  1. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a: • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Sustainability, or a related field. • Proven track record of success in loan origination, business development, or a similar role, preferably in the PACE financing or commercial real estate sector. • Strong relationships within the Texas developer, broker, and commercial real estate communities • Deep understanding of the Texas PACE program and its application to commercial, industrial, and multifamily properties. • Exceptional communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and inspire stakeholders at all levels. • Entrepreneurial mindset and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, results-driven commercial environment while playing a crucial role in a collaborative small mission-driven team environment.
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Autumn Lyn Radle, Program Manager
Texas Pace Authority
8557387223
Position
Deputy Director of Economic Development
Organization
City of Schertz Economic Development Corporation
City
Schertz
Posted Date
06-05-2024
Job Description
Application Period: June 5, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Schertz Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 1400 Schertz Parkway
City: Schertz
State: TX
Zip: 78154
Job Description

Under general direction, is responsible for ensuring efficient operations and implementation of marketing and recruitment efforts for the City of Schertz Economic Development Corporation (SEDC). Demonstrates the ability to support the operation so of the SEDC and support promotion and recruitment of new businesses into the City of Schertz through the promotion of marketing materials, developing accurate information and supporting the Executive Director and SEDC Board of Directors.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Operations:

o In accordance with the Texas Open Meeting Act, prepare monthly board meeting agendas and minutes in coordination with SEDC Executive Assistant.

o Participate in budget preparation activities; monitor and coordinate budget information for budget preparation activities; assist in monitoring budget expenditures.

o Attends professional development training and stay current on new economic development trends, ideas, and practices

o Performs other duties as assigned to support SEDC operations.

• Marketing:

o Oversee and manage deliverables for an annual creative services contract for design, marketing and public relations services as part of targeted recruitment campaigns.

o Coordinates with regional partners for promotion and marketing efforts.

• Recruitment:

o Develops Request for Information (RFI) responses for Director review and submission.

o Plans, coordinates, and attends recruitment events with occasional overnight travel.

• Analysis and Technical Assistance:

o Supports local property owners, brokers and developers

o Provides technical analysis for commercial, industrial, and retail projects using geographic, analytical, or other tools

o Prepares detailed written reports, presentations on business activities, industry sectors and market trends

• Project Management:

o Plans, develops, implements, and manages special projects both directly and indirectly related to economic development, as assigned

o Tracks Activities and maintains the SEDC Customer Relationship Management system (CRM).

Job Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

• Requires Bachelor’s Degree and eight (8) years of related work experience. Master’s Degree preferred, and may be substituted for two (2) years of experience.

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES REQUIRED:

Requires Texas Driver's License or ability to obtain a Texas Class C Driver's license within 6 months date of hire.

Completion of an IEDC accredited Basic Economic Development Course

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Scott Wayman, Executive Director
Schertz Economic Development Corporation
210-619-1071
Position
Economic Development Executive Director
Organization
Royse City Community Development Corporation
City
Royse City
Posted Date
06-04-2024
Job Description
Application Period: June 4, 2024 - July 15, 2024
Organization: Royse City Community Development Corporation
Street Address: 216 N Arch St., Ste. A
City: Royse City
State: Texas
Zip: 75189
Job Description

The Economic Development Executive Director will lead and manage economic development efforts within the City of Royse City, developing and implementing strategies to promote business retention, expansion, and attraction. Reporting to the corporation’s Board of Directors, the Executive Director will work closely with city staff, local stakeholders, government agencies, and community organizations to drive economic prosperity and enhance the overall economic vitality of the City of Royse City.

Job Requirements

STRATEGIC PLANNING: Develop and implement comprehensive economic development strategies aligned with the long-term vision and goals of Royse City.

BUSINESS ATTRACTION AND RETENTION: identify target industries and businesses for attraction and retention efforts, cultivating relationships with key stakeholders and decision-makers to promote Royse City as an ideal location for business investment.

SITE SELECTION AND DEVELOPMENT: Collaborate with real estate developers, landowners, and brokers to identify suitable sites for commercial and industrial development, leveraging incentives and resources to facilitate site readiness and infrastructure development.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT: Partner with educational institutions, workforce agencies, and training providers to address workforce needs, enhance skills training programs, and ensure a pipeline of qualified talent to support business growth and expansion. SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT: Provide support and resources to local entrepreneurs and small businesses, including access to financing, technical assistance, and mentorship programs to foster entrepreneurship and business development within the community.

MARKETING AND PROMOTION: Develop marketing materials, promotional campaigns, and targeted outreach initiatives to raise awareness of Royse City as a desirable destination for business investment, tourism, and relocation.

POLICY ADVOCACY: Advocate for policies and initiatives at the local, regional, and state levels that support economic development, business growth, and job creation in Royse City.

BUDGET AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Manage the economic development budget, grants, and funding sources effectively, ensuring accountability, transparency, and alignment with strategic priorities.

DATA ANALYSIS AND REPORTING: Utilize data-driven approaches to assess economic trends, measure the impact of economic development initiatives, and provide regular reports and updates to city leadership, stakeholders, and the community.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: Engage with residents, businesses, community organizations, and other stakeholders to solicit input, gather feedback, and build partnerships that support economic development goals and initiatives.

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Larry Lott, Interim Director
Royse City CDC
4696520723
Position
Business Recruitment Specialist
Organization
City of Denton
City
Denton
Posted Date
05-31-2024
Job Description
Application Period: May 31, 2024 - June 22, 2024
Organization: City of Denton
Street Address:
City: Denton
State: Texas
Zip:
Job Description

Summary Responsible for assisting the Office of Economic Development in generating business investment and job creation through data-driven processes for the City of Denton.

Essential Functions and Other Important Duties

**ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS ** Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

DUTIES * Assist with lead generation strategies, site selection, project management, and incentives compliance; maintain and provide reports on assignments, as needed. * Identify business opportunities and prospects by evaluating market and industry trends that align with the City of Denton economic development goals and objectives; conduct presentations to stakeholders, as appropriate. * Review and respond timely and appropriately to community, economic development, redevelopment issues, and other concerns. * Participate in industry conferences, trade shows, and networking events to promote the city's business-friendly environment and establish connections with potential investors and decision-makers. * Engage key prospects through direct contact, including but not limited to, phone calls, send emails and/or letters, and present value proposition material in a concise and targeted manner. * Update and maintain customer relationship management (CRM) database for potential and current prospects. * Manage multiple databases to prepare market research reports, forecast and synthesize data pertaining to demographic, industry trends, and economic impact statistics; assist with developing and monitoring program budgets. * Review and ensure economic development incentive grants and loans are compliant; calculate and process payments for property, development district, sales tax, and utility grants. * Prepare and transmit complex requests for information responses and proposals to clients. * Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, determine project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals. * Serve as the staff liaison to boards and committees as assigned; coordinate agenda materials, reports, and presentations. * Interact with various government agencies to obtain financial and legislative information. * Perform skilled administrative and operational duties, including but not limited to, preparing operating reports, economic development plans, feasibility studies, complex research projects, program development, and organizes meetings and special events. * Maintain knowledge by continuing professional education and staying up to date on new concepts and innovations in the fields of economics, business, marketing, public management, and local government.

SUPERVISORY/BUDGET RESPONSIBILITIES None.

OTHER DUTIES Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Economics, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Public Administration, Geography, Real Estate, Statistics, or related field; and, Two (2) years of professional work experience in a related profession, OR Any combination of related education, experience, certifications, and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES * To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required: * Knowledge of local, regional, state, and national economic trends. * Knowledge of project management practices, data analytics, and sales marketing. * Skill in analyzing, researching, and compiling data and thoughts to solve problems. * Skill at the intermediate level, working with Microsoft Office 365, and other software systems to complete work. * Skill in interpersonal relationships, including using tact, patience, and courtesy. * Ability to communicate effectively, both in oral and in written forms, speak publicly, and listen intently to other points of view. * Ability to handle difficult and stressful situations with professional composure and confidentiality. * Ability to work independently with limited direction, requesting supervisory assistance only when necessary, and seeking performance feedback periodically. * Ability to work effectively in collaborative teams, including teams from other departments or organizations. * Ability to develop, understand, interpret, and apply rules, policies, and procedures operations. * Ability to monitor, maintain and handle accurate records and complex situations of a confidential nature. * CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT * Must pass a drug test, criminal history background check and social security number verification. * Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements

**SAFETY ** * Perform preventive maintenance on tools and equipment; ensure equipment is in safe operating condition. * Follow established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties, including lifting and climbing; operate tools and equipment according to established safety procedures. * Promptly report unsafe conditions in the work area and/or any conditions that are not immediately correctable to the supervisor.

**WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS ** * Safety Sensitive (Subject to random drug testing): No. * Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment, including computer and peripherals. * Posture: Prolonged sitting and standing; occasional stooping, squatting, kneeling, bending, pushing/pulling, and twisting. * Motion: Frequent repetitive hand motions, including keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching. * Lifting: Lifting no more than 10 pounds. * Environment: Works in an office setting office and outside with exposure to sun, heat, cold and inclement weather; occasionally requires irregular and/or prolonged hours. * Travel: Travels to City of Denton buildings and professional meetings as required. * Attendance: Regular and punctual attendance at the worksite is required for this position. Must be able to work after normal business hours and weekends, as needed. Must attend regularly scheduled and special meetings. * Mental Demands: Maintains emotional control under stress; works with frequent interruptions.

CORE VALUES Inclusive Collaborative Service-Oriented Strategically Focused Fiscally Responsible

TOP TIER BENEFITS Medical, dental, and vision coverage in addition to life and disability insurance plans? Employee Health Clinic Paid Vacation Days and Paid Holidays Retirement Plan

**EEO STATEMENT ** The City of Denton is an equal opportunity employer. It is the City of Denton’s policy to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to any protected class, status, characteristic, or activity. All employment decisions, including decisions regarding recruitment, selection, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, advancement, discipline, discharge, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment are made without regard to any lawfully protected class, status, characteristic, or activity.

ADA/EOE/ADEA

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

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(940) 349-8340
Position
Administrative Assistant
Organization
Taylor Economic Development Corporation
City
Taylor
Posted Date
05-30-2024
Job Description
Application Period: May 30, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Taylor Economic Development Corporation
Street Address:
City: Taylor
State: Texas
Zip: 76574
Job Description

Pay • $18-$24 an hour

Job Type • Full-time

Shift and Schedule • Monday to Friday 8:30-5:00 with lunch

Work Location • In Person

Benefits Pulled from the full job description • TMRS (Texas Municipal Retirement System) • Dental insurance • Health insurance • Paid time off • Vision insurance • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k (if paid via Health and Welfare benefit, there is no separate company contribution) • The paid leave for full time employees is based on longevity in the position

Full job description Taylor Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) is hiring for the position of Administrative Assistant. Taylor EDC is a Type A non-profit corporation founded by the Taylor voters in 1994. Taylor EDC is funded by one-half percent of the annual sales tax from the City of Taylor and are a separate entity from the City with separate staff and budget. We are seeking candidates that are team players, are proactive in their duties, and can work under little supervision. The Administrative Assistant is primarily responsible is organizing, managing, and clerical duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND TASKS: • Answer and direct phone calls. • Organize and schedule appointments and meetings. • Maintain contact lists. • Produce and distribute correspondence memos, letters, and forms. • Assist in the regularly scheduled reports. • Maintain a filing system. • Order office supplies. • Provide general support to visitors. • Ensure operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment and supply inventories • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. • Carry out administrative duties such as filing, typing, copying, binding, scanning, etc. • Handle sensitive information in a confidential manner. • Take accurate minutes of meetings. • Receive, sort, and distribute the mail. • Coordinate repairs of office equipment. • Greet and assist visitors. • Provide polite and professional communication. • Implement clerical duties and administrative processes. • Any other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Must be a U.S. citizen • At least 18 years of age • High School Diploma • 3+ years of experience in Administrative Support • MS Office 365 (including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint , and Adobe Acrobat. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with staff, and the public • Strong interpersonal skills • Must have courteous telephone manner. • Understand and follow standard operating procedures, to perform duties in a professional manner. • Good judgment decisions within proper policy and procedures.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Regina Carlson, Vice President
Taylor Economic Development Corporation
Position
Economic Development Specialist
Organization
Buda Economic Development Corporation
City
Buda
Posted Date
05-28-2024
Job Description
Application Period: May 28, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Buda Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: East Loop Buda City Hall, E Loop St # 405
City: Buda
State: TX
Zip: 78610
Job Description

JOB SUMMARY

The Economic Development Specialist performs various professional and technical duties involving research, design, implementation, and monitoring of economic development programs. The Economic Development Specialist is responsible for providing support to the Business Retention and Recruitment teams through, but not limited to, completing comprehensive research work on various businesses, properties, and markets, developing detailed response packages to requests for proposals or leads, coordinating and implementing projects and programs that support commercial, office, retail, and light industrial development; business attraction; business retention; small entrepreneurial business development initiatives; and other economic development, and redevelopment improvement programs or projects.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Conduct economic development project analysis, recommend terms of incentives, and coordinate incentive approval process.
  • Generate queries in databases and research lists of existing and prospective businesses for attraction, retention efforts, and lead generation, maintaining detailed site and building information.
  • Support programs to encourage the attraction and expansion of new and existing employers to the community.
  • Implement the recruitment strategy by creating tailored templates, responses, and marketing documents with the Marketing Communications Manager.
  • Analyze real estate development projects and financial gaps, conduct cost-benefit analyses, and make recommendations to EDC leadership to include incentive and project financing structure.
  • Identify local, regional, and national site consultants, corporate real estate executives, and brokers to help EDC team build relationships and network.
  • Assists with implementation and compliance of economic development programs such as special districts, economic incentives, enterprise zones, and existing development agreements.
  • Responsible for tracking and maintaining databases to ensure compliance with agreements.
  • Monitors progress of goals and objectives as outlined in the strategic plan utilizing performance metrics and regular reporting to assess and communicate outcomes.
Job Requirements

Required Education and Experience:

  • Two years of experience are required with an economic development organization/department.
  • Preferred Education and Experience:
  • A bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, finance, data science, or a related field is preferred.
  • At least 4 years of related work experience in economic development, real estate development, site selection, finance, sales/marketing, or any combination of these fields is required.
  • Experience in financial analysis, recruitment, project management, database management, and economic development tools and programs.
  • Required License and Certifications:

  • Current State of Texas Class ‘C’ Driver’s License required.

  • Basic Economic Development Course completed within six months of start through our professional development funding.
  • IEDC Business Retention and Expansion Course taken within six months of start date.
  • IEDC Attraction Course is taken within six months of the start date

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: * Skilled in developing detailed response packages to requests for proposals or leads, coordinating and implementing projects and programs supporting retention and attraction/recruitment functions. * Knowledge of regulations and procedures concerning economic development, as well as statistics and mathematics applicable to economic analysis. * Knowledge of small business finance options. * 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 organize work, set priorities, and exercise sound, independent judgment in accordance 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. * Skilled in public and interpersonal relations in groups or one-to-one situations. * Essential computer and office equipment operation; Microsoft Office Suite of Programs; Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook; SharePoint * 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. * Exceptional organizational skills- including managing workflow and juggling priorities. * Ability to respond rapidly to reasonable requests for business assistance through coordinating and packaging various BEDC programs and resources. * Working knowledge of industrial, demographic, infrastructure, government, and quality of life issues related 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 decision-making. * Good time management skills with a flexible attitude and ability to handle multiple projects with short deadlines. * Ability to exercise initiative to create solutions to problems. * Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

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HR at Buda, n/a
Buda HR
n/a
Position
Director of Economic Development - Liberty Hill, Texas
Organization
Liberty Hill Economic Development
City
Liberty Hill
Posted Date
05-22-2024
Job Description
Application Period: May 22, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Liberty Hill Economic Development
Street Address: 806 Main Street
City: Liberty Hill
State: Texas
Zip: 78642
Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This description for the Economic Development Director is general in nature and is not intended to list all duties and responsibilities.

Plans, directs, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of the Liberty Hill Economic Development Corporation (EDC) which primarily includes recruiting new business and industry, business retention and expansion, marketing, and downtown revitalization. Secondarily, the EDC Director is responsible for coordinating activities with other city departments and outside agencies as they relate to the above-mentioned primary responsibilities. Communication of activities, regular meetings, and reports will be necessary for the City Manager and City Council. The overarching goals of the EDC Director is to facilitate, promote and ensure economic development into secure opportunities for economic growth and business development, thereby increasing job creation, property tax and/or sales tax generation. These goals should be accomplished by following an existing Three-Year Strategic Action Plan in coordination with the City’s Comprehensive Plan, and other departmental plans as appropriate. Goals should be further developed and implemented according to existing pertinent policies and procedures of the Economic Development Corporation’s ByLaws and the City. Development and Coordination Duties:

Oversee economic development programs, direct the research, analysis, and evaluation of technical information to determine feasibility and economic impact of proposed industrial expansions and developments. Contact and market the community to outside agencies and enterprises. (i.e., private investors, developers, commercial brokers/realtors etc.); conduct tours of industrial and commercial sites or potential sites and available facilities; gather business related data and demographics and develop marketing materials. Vehicles to use will be the website, collaterals representing the community and its’ offerings, digital platforms, applications, and social media. Coordinate and meet with business prospects and prepare information relative to business needs including land, buildings, utility and street infrastructure, incentives, labor force and other needs as it relates to their potential relocation or expansion into the community. Communicate and coordinate economic development programs and plans as they relate to accomplishing the planned goals to the City Manager and the EDC Board. When appropriate or timely, communicate through formal meetings and/or informal meetings with the City Manager, City Council, EDC, Downtown Revitalization Committee, area Chambers of Commerce and similar groups. Direct the research, analysis, and evaluation of technical information to determine feasibility and economic impact of proposed industrial expansions and developments. Develop, administer, and oversee the EDC budget in conjunction with the City Finance Director. Approve the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; approve expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary. Take any recommended changes because of unexpected needs to the EDC Board for approval. Attends all EDC meetings and prepares detailed reports on statistics, business prospects, grants, etc. for each meeting Attend City Council meetings as needed and prepare appropriate reports for presentation. Work with the EDC Board on review and revisions to the EDC Strategic Action plan as needed. Establish and implement appropriate incentive plans and policies as they relate to recruited and retained business and industry. Serve as liaison with various local, state, and Federal agencies, coordinating projects with agencies as deemed necessary and appropriate. i.e., Wilco Economic Development Partnership, Opportunity Austin, State of Texas Economic Development Division etc. Must be familiar with existing inventory of available buildings and business property sites within the community; includes both public and private buildings and land areas. Serve as a member of economic development groups or task force that promote economic and community development at the local, State, or Federal level, as deemed necessary or appropriate. Monitor legislation and regulations relating to economic development and keep stakeholders informed as it relates to the Strategic Action Plan three-year goals. Maintain a strong working relationship with the general public, area businesses, clients, the media, and others. Attending professional development workshops and conferences to stay abreast of trends and developments. Manage and help to develop any employees of the EDC. Current: EDC Coordinator, Future: Assistant EDC Director, Marketing Director, Administrative Assistant. Other Job Functions:

Operational characteristics, services, and activities of comprehensive economic development programs. Modern and complex principles and practices of public sector management. Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs. Management skills to analyze programs, policies, and operational needs. Principles and practices of program development and administration. Identify and respond to community business and City Council issues, concerns, and needs. Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including city officials, employees, business leaders, civic groups, and the general public. Perform other job-related duties as assigned. Additional work hours may be required to complete projects during peak work periods.

Requirements

Education Experience Certification Licensing:

Five years of increasingly responsible experience in economic development including two years of management experience. Bachelor's degree in business administration, Economics, Political Science, or Marketing preferred, but not required. Certified Economic Developer certification (CEcD) or Professional Community and Economic Developer (PCED) certification preferred, but not required. Please complete our City Application of Employment: https://www.libertyhilltx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1647/COLH-Employment-Application-2022

Job Requirements

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This description for the Economic Development Director is general in nature and is not intended to list all duties and responsibilities.

Plans, directs, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of the Liberty Hill Economic Development Corporation (EDC) which primarily includes recruiting new business and industry, business retention and expansion, marketing, and downtown revitalization. Secondarily, the EDC Director is responsible for coordinating activities with other city departments and outside agencies as they relate to the above-mentioned primary responsibilities. Communication of activities, regular meetings, and reports will be necessary for the City Manager and City Council. The overarching goals of the EDC Director is to facilitate, promote and ensure economic development into secure opportunities for economic growth and business development, thereby increasing job creation, property tax and/or sales tax generation. These goals should be accomplished by following an existing Three-Year Strategic Action Plan in coordination with the City’s Comprehensive Plan, and other departmental plans as appropriate. Goals should be further developed and implemented according to existing pertinent policies and procedures of the Economic Development Corporation’s ByLaws and the City. Development and Coordination Duties:

Oversee economic development programs, direct the research, analysis, and evaluation of technical information to determine feasibility and economic impact of proposed industrial expansions and developments. Contact and market the community to outside agencies and enterprises. (i.e., private investors, developers, commercial brokers/realtors etc.); conduct tours of industrial and commercial sites or potential sites and available facilities; gather business related data and demographics and develop marketing materials. Vehicles to use will be the website, collaterals representing the community and its’ offerings, digital platforms, applications, and social media. Coordinate and meet with business prospects and prepare information relative to business needs including land, buildings, utility and street infrastructure, incentives, labor force and other needs as it relates to their potential relocation or expansion into the community. Communicate and coordinate economic development programs and plans as they relate to accomplishing the planned goals to the City Manager and the EDC Board. When appropriate or timely, communicate through formal meetings and/or informal meetings with the City Manager, City Council, EDC, Downtown Revitalization Committee, area Chambers of Commerce and similar groups. Direct the research, analysis, and evaluation of technical information to determine feasibility and economic impact of proposed industrial expansions and developments. Develop, administer, and oversee the EDC budget in conjunction with the City Finance Director. Approve the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; approve expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary. Take any recommended changes because of unexpected needs to the EDC Board for approval. Attends all EDC meetings and prepares detailed reports on statistics, business prospects, grants, etc. for each meeting Attend City Council meetings as needed and prepare appropriate reports for presentation. Work with the EDC Board on review and revisions to the EDC Strategic Action plan as needed. Establish and implement appropriate incentive plans and policies as they relate to recruited and retained business and industry. Serve as liaison with various local, state, and Federal agencies, coordinating projects with agencies as deemed necessary and appropriate. i.e., Wilco Economic Development Partnership, Opportunity Austin, State of Texas Economic Development Division etc. Must be familiar with existing inventory of available buildings and business property sites within the community; includes both public and private buildings and land areas. Serve as a member of economic development groups or task force that promote economic and community development at the local, State, or Federal level, as deemed necessary or appropriate. Monitor legislation and regulations relating to economic development and keep stakeholders informed as it relates to the Strategic Action Plan three-year goals. Maintain a strong working relationship with the general public, area businesses, clients, the media, and others. Attending professional development workshops and conferences to stay abreast of trends and developments. Manage and help to develop any employees of the EDC. Current: EDC Coordinator, Future: Assistant EDC Director, Marketing Director, Administrative Assistant. Other Job Functions:

Operational characteristics, services, and activities of comprehensive economic development programs. Modern and complex principles and practices of public sector management. Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs. Management skills to analyze programs, policies, and operational needs. Principles and practices of program development and administration. Identify and respond to community business and City Council issues, concerns, and needs. Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including city officials, employees, business leaders, civic groups, and the general public. Perform other job-related duties as assigned. Additional work hours may be required to complete projects during peak work periods.

Requirements

Education Experience Certification Licensing:

Five years of increasingly responsible experience in economic development including two years of management experience. Bachelor's degree in business administration, Economics, Political Science, or Marketing preferred, but not required. Certified Economic Developer certification (CEcD) or Professional Community and Economic Developer (PCED) certification preferred, but not required. Please complete our City Application of Employment: https://www.libertyhilltx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1647/COLH-Employment-Application-2022

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Candice Scott, Director of Human Resources
City of Liberty Hill
512-548-5513; 512-316-8290 (cell)
Position
President/CEO
Organization
Sherman Chamber of Commerce
City
Sherman
Posted Date
05-22-2024
Job Description
Application Period: May 22, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Sherman Chamber of Commerce
Street Address:
City: Sherman
State: Texas
Zip:
Job Description

Job Overview: We are seeking a passionate and visionary individual to serve as President and chief executive o􏰀icer of our local chamber. The President will be responsible for the full range of Chamber activities and strategic initiatives which contribute to the overall success and continued growth of the Chamber.

Position Summary: The President provides strategic direction, vision, and management to lead and advance the Chamber’s mission. The President directs all Chamber activities, strategic planning and initiatives, supervises employees and volunteers and oversees income and expenditures. The President is also responsible for building and maintaining relationships with community leaders and government o􏰀icials which is key to the continued success of the Chamber. Experience in public speaking and fundraising is key. This role requires a dynamic and visionary leader with strong business acumen, excellent communication skills, and a passion for driving economic development and business success.

Skills: * Experience in a senior leadership role with a focus on strategic planning * Experienced in development and mentoring of high-performing team * Ability to engage with government o􏰀icials, community leaders, and stakeholders to * support economic growth and community development * Ability to ensure e􏰀ective operational management and compliance with relevant * bylaws, regulations, and policies * Proven ability to build strong relationships with existing and prospective members to * understand their needs and deliver value-added services * Proficient in financial management, fundraising and business development * strategies * Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to include public speaking * Experienced in developing programs and events that promote networking, * collaboration, and training for members * Ability to develop & oversee the Chamber’s annual budget, ensuring fiscal * responsibility and sustainability * Experience planning and coordinating meetings of the executive committee, and * chamber BOD * Enhance the Chamber’s visibility and influence through e􏰀ective public outreach and attendance at various community events and activities

Job Requirements

Job Qualifications:

Required: * Bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics, public policy, or related field * 5+ years’ experience as a successful leader in a similar role demonstrating business acumen and fiscal responsibility * Board management and governance experience * Strategic thinking * Strong public speaking and written communication skills * Track record as a proactive advocate for business and workforce development * Working knowledge of relevant legislative and political processes and environments * Strong understanding of and interest in the development of the North Texas area * Proven experience in recruiting, building, leading and retaining strong diverse teams * in a collaborative environment * Organizational management with the ability to establish and implement program * procedures, policies and guidelines * Knowledgeable in current technology and social media and its role in delivering * services, driving business development and supporting sta􏰀 productivity * Demonstrated ability to manage financial a􏰀airs of an organization and * communicate e􏰀ectively with invested parties. *  Financial acumen and experience in budget management and revenue generation * Preferred: * Graduate of Institute of Organizational Management (IOM), Certified Association Executive, or Certified Chamber Executive (or in process) * Economic development experience * Track record of membership or sales growth and innovative increased value * Fundraising and sponsorship development experience to support programs, capital * campaigns, and special events * Experience in planning, developing and implementing operational, marketing, and * strategic plans * Five or more years of proven leadership experience in a senior executive role, * preferably within a Chamber of Commerce, association, business, community, economic development field, or similar organization.

Salary Commensurate with Experience – (Range $80,000-$120,000) w/bonus opportunity Health Insurance and 401K matching Updated 5/21/2024 Submit resumes to chamberCEO@wfstexoma.org

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Position
Director, PACE Transactions
Organization
Texas Pace Authority
City
Austin
Posted Date
05-22-2024
Job Description
Application Period: May 22, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Texas Pace Authority
Street Address: P.O. Box 200368 Austin, TX 78720-0368
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip: 76132
Job Description

Texas PACE Authority (TPA) seeks a skilled Transaction Director to play a pivotal role in our statewide PACE financing program. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing a team of transaction underwriters to meticulously process and underwrite PACE loans, ensuring they meet the technical, financial, legal, and programmatic standards required by the Texas PACE program. This role demands a blend of management experience, expertise in underwriting, knowledge of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, and a deep understanding of the Texas PACE program's guidelines. The manager must be mission driven, working collaboratively to blend transaction processing expertise in a public service environment. Key Responsibilities: 1. Loan Processing and Underwriting: ● Thoroughly review PACE loan applications, verifying all necessary documentation for completeness and accuracy. ● Conduct in-depth underwriting assessments, focusing on technical feasibility, financial stability, and legal compliance of each project. ● Make informed decisions on loan approvals, ensuring alignment with Texas PACE Authority's standards and objectives. 2. Risk Analysis and Mitigation: ● Develop strategies to mitigate identified risks while advancing the goals of the PACE program. 3. Regulatory Compliance and Documentation: ● Ensure all underwriting processes adhere to state statute, regulations, and Texas PACE Authority's policies, and industry best practices ● Maintain meticulous records and provide comprehensive reports on underwriting activities and decisions. 4. Collaboration and Communication: ● Work closely with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure a seamless and efficient loan processing experience. ● Offer guidance and support to applicants on navigating the PACE loan requirements and application process.

Job Requirements

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a: ● Bachelor’s or Associate degree in finance, business administration, or related field. ● Proven experience in loan underwriting, preferably within the PACE program or related commercial real estate financial services. ● Familiarity with energy efficiency, renewable energy and/or water conservation project financing. ● Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, coupled with strong attention to detail. ● Impeccable customer service; working closely with applicants, stakeholders, and others ● Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage a remote dedicated team and multiple priorities. ● Team player with the ability to work collaboratively, and communicate effectively ● Remote team Management experience ● Salesforce experience preferred

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Autumn Lyn Radle, Program Manager
Texas Pace Authority
8557387223
Position
Business Attraction, Retention, and Expansion (BARE) Manager
Organization
Bastrop Economic Development Corporation
City
Bastrop
Posted Date
05-21-2024
Job Description
Application Period: May 21, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Bastrop Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 301 Hwy 71 W., Ste 214
City: Bastrop
State: TX
Zip: 78602
Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION The Business Attraction, Retention, and Expansion (BARE) Manager works under the direction of the Executive Director and the Operations Manager and performs complex administrative and managerial functions including planning, organizing, and directing the business attraction, retention, and expansion programs with the primary goal of creating new jobs, enhancing economic growth, and extend Bastrop’s reach through expert discovery and exploration of new and untapped business opportunities and relationships. Initiates contact and develops relationships with landowners and key decision makers in targeted industry companies to generate new business development leads, site selection firms, prospect visitations, and successful location decisions. Possesses knowledge of economic development contract management/administration. Works with the Executive Director, Operations Manager, and the board to develop short- and long-term planning, programs, and budgets. Emphasis is on working in a collaborative setting; dealing with the issues associated with rapid growth and seeking out creative solutions to development related issues.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following list of duties is not intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties

• Assists the Executive Director and Operations Manager with implementing initiatives designed to recruit, retain, expand, and help germinate new businesses and employment to Bastrop and achieve the board’s vision. • Oversees business attraction, retention, and expansion programs including developing and implementing programs to support existing businesses to ensure their long-term success in Bastrop . Also supports the City of Bastrop’s development activities. • Develops and maintains a database of existing Bastrop businesses. • Designs, coordinates, implements, and oversees a proactive business retention and expansion program activities and events; visits and communicates with businesses owners or businesses’ senior management to retain Bastrop businesses or services and quickly devise solutions to problems. • Develops a “toolkit" to help Bastrop businesses stay and thrive in Bastrop. • Develop relationships with community organizations, stakeholders and synergistically match Bastrop businesses with resources. • Plans and executes events such as employer appreciation events, business and industry roundtables, and others. • Maintains community business and demographic information, including site and building availability, wages, taxes, labor market, transportation, educational attainment, area utility rates, and demographics. • Works to form strong relationships between the business functions including sourcing leads, drafting proposals, assisting in negotiating development agreements. • Cultivates and actively maintains meaningful professional relationships with economic development stakeholders and allies, site consultants, commercial real estate brokers, and landowners, as well as established and prospective businesses, through various forms of regular contact and communication. • Facilitates presentations and client site visits. • Facilitate and manage all aspects of a site location project, from initial contact, research, proposal, presentations, prospect visit, negotiation, location decision and announcement. • Manages all incentive contracts as to compliance and acts as a liaison for the incentive recipient throughout the term of the contract. • Maintains a BARE Program Dashboard that includes companies/site selectors contacted, number of active projects, and number of proposals submitted. • Coordinates, oversees, and prepares financial and economic analyses of projects and potential financial incentives including conducting research, and determining potential fiscal/economic impacts. • Works with and manages interactions with local, state, and federal economic development partners to prioritize and encourage development and infrastructure expansions that align with BEDC strategic goals as well as promote the advantages of Bastrop as a top venue for commerce. • Researches and identifies new business opportunities - including new markets, growth areas, trends, customers, partnerships, products, and services - or new ways of reaching existing markets. • Using lead forensics and data analytics, research and seek out potential businesses that align with the BEDC goals, assets, and strategies. • Identifies and manages new lead generation activities and strategies, including creating and implementing a strategy to identify and build relationships with key supply chains of BEDC identified target industries. • Identifies project risks, develops risk mitigation and contingency plans, and implements action plans to reduce or eliminate project risks. • Interfaces with internal and external stakeholders to define project requirements and constraints. • Tracks and reports progress of each project against goals, objectives, approved budgets, and approved timelines. • Maintains records and develops reports concerning new or ongoing programs and programs effectiveness. • Participates in industry and relevant professional organizations; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of economic development. • Assists in developing the annual budget for the BARE Program; manages the program’s annual budget to meet strategic goals and objectives. • Represents and promotes BEDC’s interest on all assigned projects. • Develops and maintains a calendar of events for business development, attraction, and expansion purposes and coordinates activities and events for retention purposes. • Maintains exceptional familiarity with the community’s marketable assets, business leadership, brokerage community, talent partners, etc. • Recognizes emerging needs and interests of key stakeholders, including internal, economic development, commercial and residential real estate brokers, and prospective businesses. • Partners with the Governor's Office of Economic Development, Tourism, and Small Business Assistance to bring prospective companies to Bastrop. • Collaborates with the Operations Manager in the attraction of new businesses and industries including developing responses to Requests for Information (RFI’s) and Requests for Proposals (RFP’s). • Collaborates Workforce Partners to identify and implement programs to meet the employment needs of Bastrop’s major industry clusters and small business. • Communicates courteously and effectively with team members, city officials, the business community, contractors, developers, site selectors, and the public in person, in writing, and by telephone ‐ sometimes in stressful situations. • Effectively represents the BEDC in professional organizations, governmental agencies, and outside activities as needed. • Travels as required; and • Performs other duties as required.

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: • Demonstrated knowledge of principles, practices, procedures, and strategies of economic development, community development, planning and zoning, economic trends, and related economic development principles and practices. • Demonstrated knowledge of economic development principles, research, database management, and strategic planning. • Demonstrated knowledge of economic development incentives, particularly the ability to analyze both financial and non-financial impact to the community. • Demonstrated knowledge of commercial/industrial real estate development. • Demonstrated knowledge of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications. • Demonstrated ability to establish immediate credibility with stakeholders, build consensus and achieve goals through influence. • Proven track record of successful business development accomplishments. • Proven track record of successful ability to manage large and complex projects. • Visionary mentality with ability to focus on overall concept and longevity of results of related projects. • Strategic thinker with the ability to assemble customized business recruitment approaches. • Highly skilled at business operations and sales. • Successful track record in business-to-business sales and negotiations. • Ability to build and maintain relationships. • Excellent listening, negotiation, presentation, verbal, written, and electronic communication skills. • Strong decision-making skills. • Working experience with sales techniques. • Proficiency with data collection, tabulation, and analysis, benefit cost return-on-investment analysis, forecasting, and budgeting. • Proven ability to plan and manage resources. • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret industry journals, legal documents, financial reports, development agreements and contracts, development-related documents, master plans, and budget documents. • Ability to always demonstrate confidentiality at all times; required to work with and safeguard confidential information. Confidentiality is regularly entrusted and would result in the loss of the client’s trust and business as well as the trust of internal and external stakeholders if not handled properly. • Ability to communicate clearly, orally, in writing, and uses emotional intelligence to work through challenges and issues. • Ability to be self-sufficient, independent, and resourceful. • Must be able to demonstrate effective public speaking skills. • Must possess communication skills to deal and negotiate with members of all backgrounds and personalities. • Must exhibit an entrepreneurial spirit and be results and solutions oriented. • Ability to use creative thinking and seek innovative solutions to address complex situations. • Must have above-average computer skills including all Microsoft Office applications. • Must be able to effectively read, write and communicate in English, fluency in additional languages a plus. • Must be able to use applied knowledge to formulate positive solutions to problem situations. • Ability to travel; and • Must be adaptable to changing priorities with short notice. • Thorough knowledge of the real estate industry in Bastrop. • Maintains established relationships with property owners in the County.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Education: Bachelor’s degree in Urban or Regional Development, Geography, Finance, Economics, Real Estate, Business/Public Administration, Marketing, or a closely related field; a master’s degree in any of these fields is a plus. Experience: A minimum of 10 years of experience and proven success in economic development, business development, corporate relocation assistance and expansion, re-development, community development, business assistance, real estate development, public/private finance, or a closely related field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute a plus; CEcD certification a plus. Must have a valid Texas driver’s license, pass a motor vehicle check, and pass a background check. Must have a valid passport. Work conditions: Standard office environment. Regular site visits in the field. Activities occur inside and outside. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Activities occur inside and outside.

COMPENSATION: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications plus benefits. The BEDC participates in the Texas Municipal Retirement System at a contribution rate of 2:1. 

REFERENCES AND BACKGROUND CHECK: Finalists for the position will undergo extensive background and reference checks that may include: • Credit check • Criminal records • Driving records • Drug testing • Education completion • Personality profile assessments • Professional references • Social media background Finalists will be asked to sign an authorization to release information for the purpose of the background investigation. Should an offer be extended prior to the completion of these checks, the offer will be made contingent on the successful completion of the reference and background checks. Finalists will be asked to provide a list of references that should include, but not be limited to, a supervisor, a peer, a development client, and a subordinate, as applicable and feasible.

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Tanya Cantrell, Human Resources
City of Bastrop
Position
Giddings Economic Development Director
Organization
Giddings Economic Development Corporation
City
Giddings
Posted Date
05-19-2024
Job Description
Application Period: May 19, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Giddings Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 924 E. Austin Street
City: Giddings
State: Texas
Zip: 78942
Job Description

The GEDC is community focused. While recruiting new investments GEDC works to retain and expand existing businesses and cultivate a welcoming and inclusive economic environment for Giddings. The GEDC works in conjunction with the other local government entities and Chamber to ensure that communication is constantly flowing.

Job Requirements

The Director is responsible for planning and implementing economic development activities with guidance from the Board of Directors and City Council. The Director works closely with the Board in establishing organizational goals and objectives, oversees financial responsibilities and formulates plans, policies, and programs to attain those goals and objectives. Develops new plans and programs to increase the organization's ability to enhance job creation and retention. Coordinates annual business expansion, retention and recruitment efforts and responds to opportunities and is accountable for associated metrics. Be familiar with current available buildings and business properties both public, private and land areas. Assume an active role in organizations, institutions, and activities within the community, be visible and accessible. Must be knowledgeable of current and possible future practices, trends, and other information affecting the business sector. Directs the GEDC finance programs, including writing and or participating in the development of grant applications. Identify opportunities, challenges, and the ability to support organizational growth to ensure the viability of the organization. Cooperate with various local, State, and Federal agencies, workforce providers, education institutions, and the business community in promoting the City. Coordinate with various businesses, agencies, and community organizations to conduct presentations and site tours for the purposes of identifying, attracting, and promoting the city to new businesses and industries. Develop strategic and proactive plans annually that positively present the community. Proactively present the community, location, opportunities, and the area’s economic benefits to existing and prospective business. Builds collaborative and productive relationships with others, both inside and outside economic development organizations. Maintains a wide network of contacts with existing and prospective employers within and outside the community to aid in their decision-making relative to location, relocation and/or expansion. Develop a strategy, define long and short-term goals of the organization, set priorities for resources, anticipate problems, formulate, and adjust policies, and revise planning efforts, as necessary. Monitors legislation and regulations relating to economic development. Report findings to the appropriate impacted parties. Is aware of the political landscape for change and how collaborative strategies amongst organizations work in the marketplace. Informs, encourages, and engages public and private stakeholders of economic development activities and successes through effective, consistent, and frequent dialogue. Maintains image in the community by representing the GEDC in written and oral presentations, at conventions, conferences, and other events useful in promoting economic development efforts. Analyze the feasibility of proposed projects including financial and economic impact analysis. Research and compile demographic and economic data in response to inquiries from prospective businesses. Working knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research applications, tools, and methodologies. Stays abreast of industry best practices, relevant technology applications, and contemporary tools and work methods, and demonstrates a tendency towards exploring and applying new ways of doing business that add value to operations, strong computer skills for word, excel, and remote collaboration. Maintains GEDC web and social media presence, as necessary. Any other duties that may be required. Special Requirements: • Ability to accommodate a flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends • Must complete and pass a drug test and a criminal background check prior to employment

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Megan Kirk, Board President
Giddings Economic Development Corporation
979 542 2067