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September 26, 2016
- Community Development Director, City of Wausau (Wausau, WI)
- Senior Economic Developer, Capitalize Albany Corporation (Albany, NY)
- Executive Director, Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region, Inc. (seCTer) (Groton, CT)
- Economic Development Specialist, County of Allegany (Cumberland, MD)
- Executive Vice President-Economic Development, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce (Fort Worth, TX)
- Executive Director/CEO, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (Knoxville, TN)
- Assistant Director of Community and Economic Development, The City of Asheville (Asheville, NC)
- President, Lawton-Fort Sill Economic Development Corporation (Lawton, OK)
- Director of Economic Development, City of Hamilton (Hamilton, Ontario)
September 19, 2016
- Community and Economic Development Coordinator II, City of Emeryville (Emeryville, CA)
- President and CEO, Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (Amarillo, TX)
- President /CEO, Fayetteville Cumberland County - Economic Development Corporation (Fayetteville, NC)
- Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Invest Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)
- Economic Development Director, Anne Arundel County Government (Annapolis, MD)
- Executive Director, Port of Chelan County (Wenatchee, WA)
- Senior Vice President of Community Preparedness, South Carolina Power Team (Columbia, SC)
- President and CEO, Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation (Golden, CO)
September 12, 2016
- Project Manager, Economic Development, Berwyn Development Corporation (Berwyn, IL)
- Executive Director, Sauk County Economic Development Corporation (Sauk County, WI)
- Economic Development Coordinator, City of Las Cruces (Las Cruces, NM)
- Executive Director, Sandusky County Economic Development Corporation (Fremont, OH)
September 6, 2016
Community Development Director, City of Wausau (Wausau, WI)
The Community Development Director is responsible for the coordination of the City’s Economic Development, Community Development & Planning Divisions, and acts as the Executive Director of the Community Development Authority. The position provides direction and oversight for all department functions including, supervision of department activities, strategic planning, programs and personnel, implementing development, planning, redevelopment and housing authority functions for the City and the Community Development Authority. Please visit the City of Wausau website (agency.governmentjobs.com) for application information. Questions? Call 715-261-6630.
Capitalize Albany Corporation is seeking a highly motivated, professional and experienced candidate for Senior Economic Developer. This is a fast-paced position responsible for managing the administration of real estate and business development programs, including administration and compliance of the Industrial Development Agency, lending programs and strategic initiatives, and also assists with project development and financing.
A bachelor's degree in business, management or a related field and at least three years of hands-on experience in economic development including solid knowledge of the principles and practices employed in business development is required. A masters degree in a related field is preferred. The preferred candidate will have experience or knowledge of project financing and analysis. Flexibility and ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously and efficiently in a team and independently is essential.
Capitalize Albany Corporation is a 501-c3 that facilitates transformational real estate development projects; assists in the expansion, retention and attraction of businesses; promotes local economic activity; and creates economic development programs for the City of Albany, NY. The Corporation offers excellent benefits and a competitive salary commensurate with experience and skills. A full job description and more information about the Corporation can be found at www.CapitalizeAlbany.com. Please email cover letter and resume with "Senior Economic Developer Search" in the subject line to email@example.com.
seCTer is seeking an experienced Economic Development or Business Development professional to lead and manage its regional economic development programs. This position will be responsible for developing, executing and managing policies and programs, increasing employment, garner capital investment, bolster SECT’s diverse, and build consensus with other agencies. A Master’s degree and five years of professional management experience or a Bachelor’s degree and ten years of relevant experience are required.
This position provides direct and indirect support for the real estate development process; both industrial and commercial; including site feasibility assessments, financing program application, public approval processes, and construction planning and oversite. Knowledge of the principals and practices of real estate development and prospect management are a must.
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, planning, or related field; master’s degree preferred. Minimum of two to three years’ experience in government, non-profit, or private industry consultation and one year of supervisory experience. Direct experience working with companies and prospects, and management of real estate development is desirable.
Working knowledge of a broad array of Local, State and Federal programs. Ability to: establish and maintain working relationships with local, state, and federal agencies; establish and maintain working relationships with realtors, developers, prospects, and site selectors; write effective applications and proposals; administer projects effectively and efficiently; and to be flexible and handle multiple assignments and priorities. Willingness to study and research a wide range of topics pertaining to special projects, gathering information to support decision-making and project implementation. Strong oral and written communication skills are essential, as is the ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure. Possession of a valid driver’s license and eligibility for coverage under the County’s motor vehicle insurance policy.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
This is a contractual position with competitive salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package including health and life insurance, paid leave, and pension.
The Fort Worth Chamber, with 2,300 member businesses, is seeking an EVP to effectively promote the region’s business and economic development interests. Through B2B marketing, business recruitment and retention, workforce development and government advocacy, the Chamber’s mission is to promote the interest of its members by assuming a leadership role in making Fort Worth an excellent place to live, work, and conduct business.
The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and leadership skills and considerable experience in economic development. Bachelor’s Degree required, CEcD preferred. For a complete job description: whitneysmithco.com
Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) seeks its next Executive Director/CEO. Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, urban planning, or closely related field; and extensive, leadership experience in the affordable housing industry and urban redevelopment administration; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Starting salary $160,000 DOQ/E. Submit cover letter and resume online at waters-company.recruitmenthome.com by October 14, 2016. Position is open until filled. For more information, please contact Anne Lewis, Senior Vice-President, firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 658-3960 or Sharon Klumpp, Senior Vice-President, email@example.com or (651)223-3053. EOE.
The City of Asheville, NC is seeking a qualified Assistant Director of Community and Economic Development. The position will:
• Assist the Director in strategic planning, employee supervision, managing and evaluating programs ensuring alignment with City goals.
• Provide research, analysis, and guidance to City Council, Advisory Committees, Neighborhood and Community Partners.
• Evaluate, propose and oversee affordable housing and homeless initiatives, community and economic development funding including CDBG and HOME, manage city owned real estate redevelopment projects.
Asheville is a dynamic, vibrant city of 91,000 set in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Apply at AshevilleNC.gov (Employment Opportunities)
The Lawton-Fort Sill Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of President of the Corporation. The LEDC is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit Corporation supported and led by the community's business leaders, city government, and educational institutions. The Corporation is financed through a combination of City of Lawton and private funds. The LEDC is the lead economic development organization serving Lawton, Oklahoma. The Lawton-Fort Sill community is located in southwest Oklahoma. As of 2011, the population of the MSA is estimated to be 131,970.
The President works with the Board to develop economic development goals and objectives for the LEDC, brings together the economic development community to build a cohesive team, coordinates actions that lead to goal attainment, and works with local businesses and various City and County departments and staff. The President is responsible for business recruitment as well as retention and expansion of local businesses.
Salary will be commensurate with education, experience and accomplishments.
A complete job description and application requirements are found at lawtonedc.com/presidentsearch.html
Community statistics and more information about LEDC are found at www.lawtonedc.com
The application period will remain open until 4:00 pm October 21st, 2016.
Make your mark on one of the most exciting cities in Canada. Hamilton is a vibrant community of distinct neighbourhoods currently experiencing a collective resurgence. A culturally-driven renewal of our urban centres combined with a diversified economy and passionate citizenry are contributing to Hamilton’s ongoing renaissance. A beacon of opportunity along the shore of Lake Ontario, Hamilton boasts more than half a million residents in the economic heartland of the province. Our Economic Development Office, the only municipal-level office of its kind in Canada to be accredited by the International Economic Development Council, provides services to support new start-ups, corporate relocations, and business expansion and retention.
A visionary, innovative strategic thinker, you’ll oversee a portfolio encompassing Business Development, Urban Renewal, and Real Estate, and lead and motivate a high-calibre team of professionals in attracting business investment, promoting economic growth and the continued revitalization of Hamilton’s downtown areas, and maximizing employment opportunities for residents. A hands-on executive who leads by example, you’re prepared to do what’s necessary to ensure effective, measurable results for all sectors within your mandate – from delivering strategic economic development plans to giving presentations to potential investors and business groups.
Together with a degree in Business Administration, Economics or Marketing, ideally complemented by Ec.D. or C.Ec.D. certification, you bring significant experience in the areas of economic development, small business, planning, marketing/sales, development engineering and statistical research/analysis within a multi-disciplinary setting.
Salary range: $131,098 to $153,333 per annum
Please visit www.hamilton.ca/careers for position details (Job ID #11988) and application instructions. The deadline to apply is October 3, 2016.
The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.
Community and Economic Development Coordinator II, City of Emeryville (Emeryville, CA)
The City of Emeryville, Community Development Department, seeks a Community and Economic Development Coordinator II to be responsible for the City’s business programs and to coordinate various capital improvement projects. The Community Development Department has primary responsibility for administering the laws, regulations and requirements that pertain to the physical development of the City and for overseeing the implementation of the City’s economic development, housing and public arts programs. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s with major coursework in public or business administration, economics, planning or closely related field and four years related experience. Complete information/application materials at: www.emeryville.org. EOE
Jorgenson Consulting has begun recruiting a new President and CEO with the credentials to lead the Amarillo EDC in the promotion of economic development activities. The President and CEO will be responsible for growing the local economy through attraction and expansion efforts that realize smart job growth in the city. A complete job profile can be requested at current searches at www.jci-inc.net or firstname.lastname@example.org. Under Texas Public Records Law, documents and information provided to the Amarillo EDC or Jorgenson Consulting on behalf of the Amarillo EDC, may be subject to public disclosure.
Economic Development President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
To lead economic growth in our region. We are in the midst of a dynamic transition that is helping to shape the economic future and cultural identity of our community both locally and globally. We are looking for a dynamic, driven economic development professional to help make an impact on our great city and county.
The FCEDC President/CEO will lead a group of four other staff members with over 50 years of combined economic development experience, and an operating budget of close to $1 million. The primary goal for the new President/CEO will be to execute a recently developed strategic plan, which focuses on business recruitment and retention, community marketability, and community cooperation on economic development projects and activities.
The City of Fayetteville and Cumberland County (NC) is a business-friendly area with extensive resources and features a number of highly attractive assets for business recruitment, including a ready pool of skilled, disciplined workers, outstanding quality of life amenities, and an ideal location in the middle of the East Coast. We are also the home of Fort Bragg, the largest military installation in the world.
For detailed information and to apply, please visit our community college partner’s electronic employment portal at faytechcc.peopleadmin.com
Questions concerning use of the electronic employment portal for submission of your application and supporting documentation may be directed to Mr. Carl Mitchell at email@example.com or telephone (910) 678-8373. An alternate point of contact is Ms. Gail Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (910) 678-8378.
Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation
PO Box 53645
2723 Fort Bragg Road
Fayetteville, NC 28305
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer is responsible for managing and directing the day¬-to-day operations of the Authority’s five areas of operation (Business Development, Community Development, Finance, Legal and Human Resources) to advance the economic development strategies of the organization.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• A minimum of 12 years of broad based senior management experience in program management, staff management and financial management.
• Master’s degree preferred with a concentration in Business, Finance, Public Administration, Urban Planning or related field.
• Bond financing experience and Certified Economic Developer accreditation preferred
• Solid background in managing day to day operations of an agency focused on economic development initiatives.
• Experience in implementing the vision and strategic direction set by the organization’s board of directors and President/CEO.
• Excellent interpersonal, communications, public speaking and consensus building skills.
Resumes should be submitted to: email@example.com.
Invest Atlanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants, including but not limited to Minorities, Females, Disabled and Veterans are encouraged to apply.
Go to investatlanta.com to view the full job description.
Anne Arundel County Government, located on the scenic Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis, MD is searching for a Director-level executive to lead the Anne Arundel County Economic Development Corporation (ADC). With more than 530 miles of coastline Anne Arundel County is attractive to the more than 560,000 residents and 14,000 businesses.
The ADC mission is to serve business needs and to increase Anne Arundel County's economic base through job growth and investment. Priority is to support the growth and success of Anne Arundel County businesses through marketing, business development, and services that help address the challenges of today's business.
The Economic Development Director who is appointed and serves at the pleasure of the County Executive will also serve, ex officio, as the corporation's chief executive officer. The Director is responsible for promoting Anne Arundel County as a world-class business environment; recruiting new business; expanding the commercial and industrial tax base; advocating policies, regulations, and laws that encourage sound economic growth; and developing job opportunities for County residents. Through the ADC resources are available to businesses that want to start, locate and grow in the county. Such resources include, real estate search, regulatory guidance, financing, community reinvestment, as well as educational and workforce development.
This position requires both a strong discipline with real estate and municipal financial transactions as well as overall economic development experience along with exceptional management skills. Preference may be given to a candidate that possesses one or more of the following; transactional and economic development experience, a MBA, or a JD with a business oriented practice. An acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered. Anne Arundel County Government offers an excellent fringe benefit package and salary commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and responsibilities. Salary range is $160,000 to $ 182,320.
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The Port is a special purpose government charged with support of community economic development goals and is governed by three elected commissioners. Experience working directly for an elected board or governing body and real estate, development, aviation, and/or economic development experience is preferred. The Port is financially sound, has a successful history and portfolio of current assets, and has powers to develop and build facilities in support of mission to improve the economic health of the County. Located in spectacular north central Washington, the region has a strong horticultural industry base, good transportation, and a growing recreation, medical, education and technology center. Strong public support for economic development goals.
Candidates must submit a cover letter emphasizing qualifications along with an updated resume by COB September 23, 2016. For the full job description and other details visit www.jonesstrategic.com/candidates/ or www.portofchelancounty.com
The South Carolina Power Team is the economic development alliance of the state-owned electric and water utility, Santee Cooper, and the state’s 20 electric cooperatives. Together, they provide power to more than half of all South Carolinians. Their service area covers the entire state and their offices are located in downtown Columbia, SC. For more information on the company, please visit www.scpowerteam.com.
Reporting to the President/CEO, the Senior Vice President of Community Preparedness will be primarily responsible for identifying, developing and marketing sites and buildings within the Power Team’s service territories in South Carolina. They shall be responsible for the oversight of the organization’s Site Readiness Funds and ensure that projects are completed on time. They will also oversee several other grant and community outreach programs of the organization.
The position will also provide high level consulting and development services to the communities that we serve, as well as to the organization’s business development team as needed during the site selection process.
The position is focused on the South Carolina Power Team’s core mission of creating jobs, investment and electricity sales through the attraction, retention and expansion of business.
Education and Experience:
The Senior Vice President should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, business, economics or a related field. A minimum of five years of full-time employment in economic development or related field is required. State, national certifications in economic development or other industry certifications is a plus.
For more information on the available position, including instructions on submitting a resume, please visit scpowerteam.com
The South Carolina Power Team is an equal opportunity employer.
The Jeffco EDC has retained Jorgenson Consulting to conduct a national search for an experienced professional to provide leadership and vision in furthering the economic development strategies and initiatives for Jefferson County by planning, implementing, promoting, assisting and enhancing business development efforts. The organization is charged with maintaining existing jobs, encouraging the expansion of existing employers, attracting new employers and increasing investment in the county with its private and municipal partners. For a complete opportunity profile visit Jorgenson Consulting’s current searches at www.jci-inc.net or submit confidential resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline 10/7/2016.
Project Manager, Economic Development, Berwyn Development Corporation (Berwyn, IL)
The Berwyn Development Corporation, a proactive economic development and urban planning corporation, is seeking a difference maker to fill the position of Project Manager. The person will oversee our programs and projects which support redevelopment, urban planning, business expansion and new real estate development. Responsibilities will include managing projects from inception to completion to include: corridor planning and revitalization, tax increment finance administration, urban planning; collaboration with City of Berwyn departments; identification of development opportunities; and recruit developers and tenants with an emphasis on retail and mixed-use development.
Ideal candidate will be extremely energetic, analytical, high level of initiative, excellent interpersonal skills, customer service oriented with meaningful development economic development and urban planning experience. Bachelor’s degree in a related area and 3 years of progressively increased experience in economic development, urban planning, real estate, or advisory services. E-mail resume, references, and salary history to the: email@example.com. Starting salary is between 50,000.00 and 60,000.00
The Sauk County Development Corporation (SCDC), a 501(c)(4) organization operating as a private/public partnership, is seeking a full-time executive director to lead economic development efforts for Sauk County, Wisconsin.
The mission of the Sauk County Development Corporation is to promote and retain the diverse economic vitality of Sauk County and its individual communities.
Under the direction of the SCDC board of directors, the executive director will be responsible for the continued growth of the organization by developing, executing and managing its policies, programs and initiatives to increase employment, garner capital investment, promote and bolster Sauk County’s diverse and thriving economy and enhance quality of life.
For a full position description and detailed recruitment information, please visit www.scdc.com.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, references and compensation history to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Sauk County Development Corporation, Attn: Executive Director Search, P.O. Box 33, Baraboo, WI 53913. Writing samples and/or statement of qualifications and interest are recommended. Application deadline is September 23, 2016. No phone calls, please.
Provides professional level assistance to the Office of the City Manager in the creation of economic development strategies, research, and implementation of efforts to attract, retain, and grow business and industry in the City of Las Cruces.
Position involves competing demands, performing multiple tasks, working to deadlines, occasional work beyond normal business hours, and responding to customer issues. Position is subject to drug testing in accordance with applicable State and Federal regulations and City of Las Cruces policies.
Work is performed in a standard office environment. Light physical demands; mostly desk work. Frequent to constant use of a personal computer.
FIRST CONSIDERATION MAY BE GIVEN TO CURRENT CITY OF LAS CRUCES EMPLOYEES WHO MEET ALL MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS.
Bachelor's Degree in urban or regional planning, marketing, economic development, business or public administration, economics, or related field AND three (3) years of professional level experience in economic development, marketing, research, business development, commercial real estate/development, urban planning, community development and/or redevelopment. A combination of education, experience, and training may be applied in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy.
Valid driver's license may be required or preferred. If applicable, position requires an acceptable driving record in accordance with City of Las Cruces policies.
Candidates must submit a cover letter emphasizing qualifications along with an updated resume to email@example.com by the DEADLINE of FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th, 2016 at 4:00 PM. For the full job description and other search details please visit SCEDC’s website at www.sanduskycountyedc.net.
Senior Project Manager, City of Hillsboro, Oregon - Economic Development Department (Hillsboro, OR)
The City of Hillsboro, Oregon’s Economic Development Department has an opening for a Senior Project Manager. This person will work as part of the Department’s team to lead real estate project development. The Department focuses on business development, including retention and recruitment, as well as downtown redevelopment and developing and promoting the North Hillsboro industrial area. Both downtown and North Hillsboro are urban renewal areas.
The ideal candidate will have experience in real estate development and negotiations, urban renewal/economic development and infrastructure planning and development.
Complete information and application material can be found at the following link: www.hillsboro-oregon.gov