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Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation: Executive Director Job Opening

Background:
Founded in 1769, Beaufort County, SC is part of the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort MSA. With a population of over 180,000, it is one of the South’s fastest-growing counties, much of which can be attributed to the development south of the Broad River along the Highway 278 Corridor. The northern portions of the county have also seen steady growth due to a strong military presence around the City of Beaufort. The county housed nearly 86,500 employees in 2016, and the number is expected to grow another 3% throughout the next 3 years. Top industries include Government, Accommodation & Food Services, and Retail Trade.

The Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation’s vision is to organize, structure and lead economic development efforts on behalf of the county that will trigger new private investment, create job opportunities, and establish a more diversified economy and healthier tax base. It is expected that the BCEDC will achieve this vision with engagement and support from public officials, key partners and business leaders. The Corporation will also look to participate in new alliances and partnerships that will explore opportunities for light industry and small business growth, technology-led business support, workforce development, regulatory reform and other initiatives to back a healthy economy.

Job Description:
The Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation is seeking a seasoned professional to fill the Executive Director role, serving as leader and manager of the organization. A recent organizational strategic plan was adopted by the BCEDC Board, with full support from the Beaufort County Council, and identifies the need for new leadership that will synthesize the above vision and mission and take responsibility for leading the County’s diverse economic initiatives. The Executive Director will report to the BCEDC Board of Directors (currently 6 public sector individuals, but to be expanded to include private sector representation), and will serve Beaufort County and other municipalities.

Major Duties Include:
The Executive Director will lead the following six organizational objectives:
• Rebuilding trust among private and public stakeholders
• Light industrial/commercial site assessment and facilitation
• Marketing and attraction through regional alliance partnership
• Workforce development, access and competitiveness
• Small business and entrepreneurship encouragement
• Business retention and expansion through chamber alliance partnership
Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Management of a small organizational staff, as well as the work of partners
• Measuring and reporting on the performance of initiatives led by the BCEDC and its partners
• Identifying and assessing funding opportunities to support the new organization, as well as economic development initiatives
• Working closely with the Board of Directors to create new economic and community development initiatives
• Recognizing strengths and weaknesses within the community and responding accordingly
• Working with education and training providers to support their effort to build a workforce to better support local business needs.

Position Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, public administration, or relevant subject from an accredited college or university
• Minimum five (5) years of experience in community and economic development, significant experience in a senior management position preferred
• Advanced degree in a related field is a plus
• Current status as a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) or Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) will also be considered advantageous
• Proven experience working with governing boards and managing staff
• Possess strong understanding and knowledge of state and federal economic development agencies and their programs
• Demonstrate economic development program performance, fiscal accountability and budget management skills
• Efficient and effective communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with BCEDC Board, County officials, state and regional representatives, chambers of commerce, workforce development organizations and other stakeholders and partners to create a competitive business environment leading to greater job opportunities for County residents and a more diversified economy and tax base
• Established capability to produce results as a well-respected practitioner in the field of economic development

Compensation:
The position offers a competitive benefits package, annual salary dependent on selected candidate’s specific qualifications.

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to:
Rob Camoin c/o Anna Winslow at anna@camoinassociates.com
Please send with subject line: Resume – Beaufort County EDC

Applications will be accepted until filled. If selected for further consideration, we will request additional documentation at a later date. Please no telephone inquiries.For further details see the position profile.


Company: SCANA

Job Title: Economic Development & Local Government - Manager

Job ID: 967217

Location: SC - North Charleston

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Department Marketing Statement

SCANA Economic Development and Local Government department supports SCANA operating units by creating growth opportunities for SCANA through a proactive economic development process; promoting positive growth of the communities we serve by identifying and pursuing innovative development and other quality of life projects; influencing solutions to local government issues that promote the growth and well being of the community, as well as SCANA.

This position, located in Charleston, S.C., is responsible for economic development and local government activities in areas served by South Carolina Electric and Gas Company or other SCANA subsidiaries in Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, and eastern Orangeburg counties.

Responsibilities

Duties include: identifying, developing and implementing economic development and local government activities/programs to capitalize on opportunities for SCANA companies; identifying and recommending appropriate involvement in projects that will position SCANA to be recognized as a leader in community and economic development; maintaining relationships with local government personnel and key community contacts to achieve positive results on issues affecting SCANA companies; creating an effective communication system to keep essential company players informed and involved.

Qualifications

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related discipline. A minimum of five years of related work experience is required. Related disciplines and experience may include: governmental affairs, public administration, political science, economic development, community development, professional studies, workforce training, project management, public affairs, marketing & communications, sales, customer service, and/or a knowledge of energy systems.

Successful candidates will demonstrate experience at managing multiple deadlines, working both autonomously and in a team environment, strategic analysis and problem-solving, consensus building and collaboration, managing internal/external relationships, flexibility, initiative, and acting with integrity.

This position requires evening and some weekend work and occasional overnight travel. Applicants must have and maintain a valid driver’s license. Regular use of personal automobile is required and essential to the job.

Strong interpersonal skills as well as effective oral and written communication are critical. Applicants should be proficient in use of Microsoft Office products Word, Excel, and Power Point and general use of various tools for research. Additional experience with GIS/Arc mapping systems will be beneficial. The successful candidate must reside in or be willing to relocate to the Charleston, SC area.

Equal Employment Opportunity

SCANA and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity, affirmative action employers. Our jobs are open to all applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

Application Deadline: Please submit your online application on or before May 24, 2017.

Apply HERE


Apprenticeship Consultant

(Program Manager I/AH45/07/60022356)

 

DEPARTMENTApprenticeship Carolina™/Division of Economic Development and Workforce Competitiveness

LOCATION:              111 Executive Center Columbia, SC 29210

BAND RANGE:       $48,622 - $69,289 - 89,956       BAND:   07

HIRING RANGE:    $48,622 - $61,500

OPENING DATE:   April 25, 2017                                     CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

 

SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  The Apprenticeship Consultant will serve as the lead outreach and technical expert for the Initiative representing the SC Technical College System Office in the assigned geographic area.  Proactively generates new opportunities for the promotion and development of registered apprenticeship programs as a workforce development tool in the assigned region of geographic responsibility.  Partners with local school districts and or technical colleges to develop and register SC Youth Apprenticeship programs. Consults with company executives and conducts worksite visits to assess the viability of registered apprenticeship as an appropriate tool to meet individual or group employer training needs.  Manages technical assistance process for employers interested in establishing registered apprenticeship programs and guides program development from origin to completion.  Identifies informational and financial resources that are available to employer sponsors to assist with the development and sustainability of registered apprenticeship programs in conjunction with stakeholders, develops proposals for employer consideration that demonstrate the viability and complexity of possible implementation.  Provides regular recommendations to the Apprenticeship Carolina team concerning strategic and procedural barriers to regional success and proposes strategies for enhancing overall Initiative success. Represents Apprenticeship Carolina at local, regional, and state-level meetings pertaining to registered apprenticeship, workforce development and economic development to promote the System Office Initiative and enhance competence and awareness of conditions and strategies.  Additionally, develops an extensive network of stakeholders at all levels of the public and private sector within the region of responsibility in order to identify opportunities for program expansion and promotion.  Consultant will also be responsible for the development and maintenance of existing program outreach for companies who have registered programs.

SBTCE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree and four (4) years relevant program experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree and experience working in a technical/community college environment and relevant project management and previous industry work experience desired.  Excellent communications skills, both oral and written, with ability to effectively relay program requirements to diverse stakeholders including public section representatives and private sector executives from diverse industry backgrounds.  Ability to manage and prioritize the simultaneous development of multiple projects and varied customer cases.  Ability to exercise good judgment in coordinating complex program development and relationship management.  Demonstrated ability to broker successful relationship management.  Demonstrated ability to broker successful relationship among service providers pertinent to Apprenticeship programs while remaining sensitive to the relationships among employers, educational institutions and workforce development organizations.  Ability to relate well to people both inside and outside of the SC Technical College System and to operate in a team environment.

TYPE OF POSITION: Full Time

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Persons interested in this opportunity, should apply online at http://www.jobs.sc.gov, and select SC Technical College System, System Office from the agency listing.  Please complete the State application to include current and previous work history and education.  A resume may be attached, but not substituted for completing work history and education sections of the application or to determine if an applicant has met the minimum qualifications and additional requirements for the position.


Apprenticeship Consultant

 

(Program Manager I/AH45/07/60022473)

 

DEPARTMENT:   Apprenticeship Carolina™/Division of Economic Development and Workforce Competitiveness

LOCATION:              Trident Technical College – 7000 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406

BAND RANGE:       $48,622 - $69,289 - 89,956       BAND:   07

HIRING RANGE:    $48,622 - $61,500

OPENING DATE:   April 25, 2017                                     CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

 

SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  The Apprenticeship Consultant will serve as the lead outreach and technical expert for the Initiative representing the SC Technical College System Office in the assigned geographic area.  Proactively generates new opportunities for the promotion and development of registered apprenticeship programs as a workforce development tool in the assigned region of geographic responsibility.  Partners with local school districts and or technical colleges to develop and register SC Youth Apprenticeship programs. Consults with company executives and conducts worksite visits to assess the viability of registered apprenticeship as an appropriate tool to meet individual or group employer training needs.  Manages technical assistance process for employers interested in establishing registered apprenticeship programs and guides program development from origin to completion.  Identifies informational and financial resources that are available to employer sponsors to assist with the development and sustainability of registered apprenticeship programs in conjunction with stakeholders, develops proposals for employer consideration that demonstrate the viability and complexity of possible implementation.  Provides regular recommendations to the Apprenticeship Carolina team concerning strategic and procedural barriers to regional success and proposes strategies for enhancing overall Initiative success. Represents Apprenticeship Carolina at local, regional, and state-level meetings pertaining to registered apprenticeship, workforce development and economic development to promote the System Office Initiative and enhance competence and awareness of conditions and strategies.  Additionally, develops an extensive network of stakeholders at all levels of the public and private sector within the region of responsibility in order to identify opportunities for program expansion and promotion.  Consultant will also be responsible for the development and maintenance of existing program outreach for companies who have registered programs.

 

SBTCE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree and four (4) years relevant program experience.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree and experience working in a technical/community college environment and relevant project management and previous industry work experience desired.  Excellent communications skills, both oral and written, with ability to effectively relay program requirements to diverse stakeholders including public section representatives and private sector executives from diverse industry backgrounds.  Ability to manage and prioritize the simultaneous development of multiple projects and varied customer cases.  Ability to exercise good judgment in coordinating complex program development and relationship management.  Demonstrated ability to broker successful relationship management.  Demonstrated ability to broker successful relationship among service providers pertinent to Apprenticeship programs while remaining sensitive to the relationships among employers, educational institutions and workforce development organizations.  Ability to relate well to people both inside and outside of the SC Technical College System and to operate in a team environment.

 

TYPE OF POSITION: Full Time

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Persons interested in this opportunity, should apply online at http://www.jobs.sc.gov, and select SC Technical College System, System Office from the agency listing.  Please complete the State application to include current and previous work history and education.  A resume may be attached, but not substituted for completing work history and education sections of the application or to determine if an applicant has met the minimum qualifications and additional requirements for the position.

 

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