President

Application Period: 
Wed, 12/05/2018
Organization: 
Terrell, Texas, Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 
1314 W. Moore Ave.
City: 
Terrell
State: 
TX
Zip: 
75160
City Population: 
17,083
Job Description: 

Under general direction of the Terrell Economic Development Corporation 4A Board, plans, organizes and implements economic development functions from conception to completion, including business retention, business attraction and incentive program.  Implements economic development goals and objectives set forth by the Terrell Economic Development 4A Board, interfaces with the development community, local businesses and various departments and staff. 
The President of the Terrell Economic Development Corporation reports to the President of the Terrell Chamber of Commerce with goals and direction given by the Terrell Economic Development Corporation. 
Duties may include, but not limited to, the following:
    Make presentations to City Council, County Commissioners, Civic Groups and the general public on economic development issues    
    Develops plans, organizes and implements marketing strategies to promote Terrell as an ideal business and industry location through presentations, correspondence and meetings with individual investors and business owners, public and private organizations and all economic development clients and prospects
    Participates in, facilitates and/or conducts negotiations with developers, business, and others regarding the public participation necessary for desired economic development
    Analyzes financial and market feasibility data on projects under negotiation including sources and uses of funds, cash flow analysis, security provisions, business profitability, underwriting and related data
    Works with others to assemble cost estimates for various public actions such as land acquisition, relocation, demolition and public improvements
    Researches and performs cost comparison analyses between proposed development sites and alternative development sites
    Prepares detailed written reports and recommendations for presentations to the Economic Development Board and other parties as needed
    Serves as the central point of contact for businesses, developers, and contractors who use economic development services
    Oversees grant preparation and applications for the Economic Development Corporation
      Directs and assists in preparing department budget and accounts for expenditures
      Analyzes opportunities for promoting private development and for securing job creation and increased tax base investments
      Maintains and updates inventory of available office, retail and industrial space
      Tracks unemployment and growth statistics
      Administers incentive programs such as tax abatements and job grants
      Attends Economic Development Corporation and City Council meetings as required
 

Salary: 
Commensurate with experience and skills
Job Requirements: 

      Extensive experience and knowledge of economic development processes and issues and in-depth knowledge of practices and trends.  Knowledge of finance and real estate
      Familiarity with local and state incentive programs and qualifications.  Ability to perform difficult and complex analyses related to the effective use of economic development incentive programs.  Experience negotiating incentives
      Experience and success in deal-making
      Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Outlook Excel and Powerpoint
      Knowledge of and ability to develop economic analyses a plus
      Ability to travel several times a year.  Able to work outside of normal business hours
Skills:
      Position requires an individual who possesses the following qualities and skills and has the desire to be part of an energetic, fast-paced team
      Ability to handle leadership role and make sound decisions
      Professional, “can-do” demeanor
      Excellent sales ability
      Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of audiences
      Highly motivated self-starter who meets deadlines and can handle multiple projects simultaneously
      Team player with positive attitude.  Excellent organizational skills and problem-solving abilities
           Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Economics or related field required.  Master’s and CEcD preferred.  5-7 years of successful economic development experience
 
 

Submit Application To: 
Submit cover letter, resume and 3 references including contact information electronically to: Mike Barnes, Mike Barnes Group at mbarnes@mikebarnesgroup.com Note: A Texas Attorney General Opinion indicates that resumes of candidates may be subjected to open records via Public Information Requests.