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PLANNING, COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATOR - Lower Savannah Council of Governments - Aiken, SC


 CLASSIFICATION: EXEMPT-EXECUTIVE 

REPORTS TO: ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

 

This position directs, leads, and develops all activities of the planning, community development, tourism, and economic department programs of Lower Savannah COG, and serves as the Division Director for these programs. 

Responsibilities include: 

  1. Direct all activities of the program staff as assigned under this position. 
  2. Provide local planning commissions with technical assistance needed in preparation and implementation of local plans and programs. 
  3. Represent the Council at various meetings such as the Community Reuse Organization, Citizens for Nuclear Technology, and local Chamber and Leadership programs as necessary. 
  4. Work with all lead Council staff involved in planning and coordinate efforts of department with other COG programs and other agencies within the region. 
  5. Collect and analyze planning and economic data for use by the council staff. 
  6. Interview potential staff members for division and provide hiring recommendations to the Executive Director and/or Assistant Executive Director. 
  7. As required, assist in division staff discipline and if necessary make recommendations for termination of division employees to the Executive Director and/or Assistant Executive Director 
  8. Administer grant program requirements and recommend expenditures for approval by COG management. 
  9. Perform other duties that may be assigned by the Executive Director, and/or Assistant Executive Director. 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or Geography; or Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or Geography and four (4) years of community planning experience; or equivalent combination of training and progressively responsible community planning experience in a multi-faceted public organization. 

 

Submit resumes to Nora Sanders at Nsanders@lscog.org


REGIONAL PLANNER - Lower Savannah Council of Governments - Aiken, SC

 

 CLASSIFICATION: EXEMPT-ADMINISTRATIVE 

REPORTS TO: PCED ADMINISTRATOR 

 

The Regional Planner administers planning programs including but not limited to zoning ordinances, hazard mitigation plans, land use regulations, transportation planning, planning training, and other general and specialized area wide planning programs and documents necessary to maintain compliance with state law at the local level. 

Other responsibilities include: 

  1. Provide technical assistance to local governments in the preparation and implementation of plans and programs necessary for local government planning and compliance with state and local laws and ordinances. 
  2. Represent the Council at various meetings of local government related to planning and development. 
  3. Provide planning enforcement technical assistance under contract with local governments. 
  4. Provide planning and data required by COG staff in preparation of grants and planning programs for local governments and agencies within the region. 
  5. Manage GIS program staff. 
  6. Act as technical advisor to the Division Director, Executive Director, or Assistant Executive Director. 
  7. Plan, organize, direct and evaluate the activities of professional, technical and clerical personnel engaged in preparing, administering, and completing the Planning activities of the region. 
  8. Prepare an annual work program of planning activities for the COG and for the region. 
  9. Interview potential staff members for department and provide hiring recommendations to the Division Director, Assistant Executive Director and/or and Executive Director. 
  10. As required, assist in department staff discipline and if necessary make recommendations for termination of department employees to the Division Director, Assistant Executive Director and/or Executive Director. 
  11. Maintain grant budget responsibilities related to expenditures based on funds available, monitor all line items of budget materials, and administer the grant programs in compliance with grant requirements. Prepare recommendations for grant expenditures for approval to the PCED Division Director and COG Senior Management. 
  12. Perform other duties that may be assigned by the Executive Director, Assistant Executive Director, or Division Director. 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or Geography; or Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or Geography and four (4) years of community planning experience; or equivalent combination of training and progressively responsible community planning experience in a multi-faceted public organization. 

 

Submit resumes to  Nora Sanders at Nsanders@lscog.org


COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - Lower Savannah Council of Governments - Aiken, SC

 

CLASSIFICATION: EXEMPT-ADMINISTRATIVE 

REPORTS TO: PCED ADMINISTRATOR 

 

The main responsibility of the Housing, Community and Economic Development Manager is to supervise the Housing, Community and Economic Development Department. The Community Development Manager may be administratively responsible for all staff assigned to the department, and will be responsible for coordination and successful completion of Housing, Community Development and Economic Development activities. 

Other responsibilities include: 

  1. To develop an annual work program for Housing, Community Development and Economic Development activities. 
  2. To implement and manage Housing, Community Development and Economic Development programs to include but not limited to Housing and Urban Development(HUD), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the Economic Development Administration (EDA) Programs. 
  3. To assist local governments and agencies with planning, developing and writing applications and administration of eligible Housing, Community Development and Economic Development activities. 
  4. To prepare documents necessary for reporting Housing, Community Development and Economic Development activities to the applicable federal, state and local agencies. 
  5. To plan, organize, direct and evaluate the activities of professional, technical and clerical personnel engaged in preparing, administering, and completing the Community Development and Economic Development activities of the region. 
  6. To serve as a technical advisor in matters pertaining to Housing, Community and Economic Development to the Division Director, Executive Director, Assistance Executive Director and/or the Lower Savannah Council of Governments Board of Directors. 
  7. As required provide hiring and termination recommendations for the Housing, Community and Economic Development Department employees to the Planning Community and Economic Development (PCED) Division Administrator, Assistant Executive Director and/or Executive Director. 
  8. To perform other duties assigned by the PCED Administrator, Executive Director and/or Assistant Executive Director. 


EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Master’s Degree in Business or Public Administration and (2) two years or related work experience or Bachelor’s Degree in related field and (4) four years work experience; or equivalent combination of training and progressively responsible community and economic development and/or grants administration experience in a multi-faceted public organization

 

Submit resumes to Nora Sanders at Nsanders@lscog.org


Union County Development Board - Administrative and Marketing Assistant  -  Salary Range: $31,000 - $37,440

Opening Date:           11/03/2017

Closing Date:             11/27/2017

Salary Range:            $31,000 - $37,440 Annually

 Work Schedule:        Monday – Friday:  9:00am – 5:00pm (one-hour lunch).
                                   May occasionally require adjusted work 
schedule.

Position Summary:  The successful candidate must demonstrate skill as an administrative-level assistant by providing support to the Executive Director. Direct experience in working with community leaders, elected officials, and other key stakeholders in a highly professional/confidential manner is essential. In addition, the position requires a motivated candidate with prior experience in marketing or related area.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:  The Administrative and Marketing Assistant supports the Executive Director in the operation and management of the Union County Development Board (UCDB). Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assists in gathering data/information for all aspects of the Request for Information process.
  • Provides support with the development/implementation of: business plans, marketing plans and product development plans.
  • Maintains all databases, industry records, and administrative files.
  • Schedules/coordinates UCDB events, meetings, and activities.
  • Attends and records minutes for all UCDB meetings.
  • Maintains UCDB Website and social media positioning the organization as relevant and positive.

Preferred Qualifications:  Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s degree preferred and/or three years progressive experience working in planning, marketing or economic development agency or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position.

Relevant Skills:  Knowledge/proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; basic accounting knowledge with the use of QuickBooks; excellent communication/ public relations skills including written and verbal.

How to Apply:  Submit letter of interest and resume on or before November 27, 2017 to klancaster@uniondevelopmentboard.com or mail to Union County Development Board, 207 South Herndon Street, Union, SC  29379.


Economic Development Marketing Analyst – Salary Range: $44,803 - $69,451

Conduct research and analysis to support City economic development initiatives. Research and analyze various data, including demographics, City revenue projections of property taxes and business license fees, Return on Investment (ROI), building permit activity, net financial impact of annexations and impact of tax incentives. Utilize completed research and analysis for development of new marketing materials and maintenance of existing marketing information, databases and web sites.  Utilize ArcGIS, ESRI Business Analyst Online, City financial system, and other information to compile, analyze and provide marketing reports; conduct Internet research on business prospects and economic development related issues, etc. create demographic reports and maps; maintain existing GIS maps; execute surveys; serve as the City’s representative to local Economic Development researchers groups at the Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC) and Upstate; serve as the department liaison to the City’s Revenue Division for business license related issues; and respond to Request for Information Surveys (RFIs) using available databases.  Using research and analysis, develop presentation/marketing materials and conduct formal presentations to business groups, City Manager, City Council, real estate brokers, inter-city visitors, and others.  Maintain department’s content on the City of Greenville web site and GreenvilleSCBusiness.com by updating statistics, text, links, Adobe PDF documents, spreadsheets and other documents as necessary.  Work with relevant departments, focusing on key annexations, conduct cost/benefit analysis, manage water covenants; evaluate options for short-term and long-term annexation opportunities by tracking development activity on properties contiguous to the city and within the water covenant boundary.  Determine the most beneficial opportunities to pursue for targeted annexation marketing purposes. Contact property owners to discuss the advantages of annexation into the City.  Manage and cross reference water covenants with the Greenville Water Engineer, City’s Legal, GIS, and Engineering departments and maintain the GIS/Economic Development water covenant mapping program and office files. Provide administrative and technical support to variety of property owners’ groups, business associations, as may be assigned.  Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.   A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Planning, Economics, Public Administration, Business, or related field is required.   Graduate work or an advanced degree in Planning, Economics, Public Administration, Business, or a related field is preferred.  Over two years of experience in real estate, planning, public administration, or economic development is required. A valid SC driver’s license is required.  Cut-off Date:  Until Filled

Visit https://jobs.greenvillesc.gov to apply for the position.


Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC)

Office Manager

 

The Office Manager serves as the receptionist for a 7-person office and performs a variety of tasks in support of customer service, marketing, operations, and research.  The OM provides general office support to include appearance of office, answering and directing calls to appropriate staff, mail distribution, event planning, investors relations, restocking supplies, and various administrative duties. The OM is also responsible for assisting the financial office with the budgeting process and financial reporting responsibilities.  In addition, the OM communicates directly with the Board of Directors to plan and schedule monthly meetings and provide support as needed.

 

Job Duties include:

  • Maintain conference room calendar and reserve as needed
  • Facilitate meetings; including Board, committee, and staff meetings
  • Facilitate GADC Events:
  • Event Planning
  • Invitations / Responses
  • Preparation / Organization
  • Prepare Follow-Up Report
  • Responsible for vendor relationships and negotiations for event planning
  • Update, print, and compile marketing materials to keep adequate supply on hand
  • Assist Project Managers with prospect meetings and marketing trips
  • Update GADC Website and Blog
  • Maintain various databases: Allies, Consultants, Investors
  • Provide clerical and research assistance
  • Manage Investor correspondence and regular mailings
  • Assist with financial responsibilities to provide procedural checks and balances

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in business administration or related field
  • 5 years related experience or equivalent combination of related education and experience
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word).  Experience with Abode Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) preferred.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; including proofreading skills
  • Experience with web development preferred

All applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter detailing relevant experience to mfarris@greenvillecounty.org. No calls please.  Position open until filled.



SUMMIT Engineering, Laboratory & Testing PC

Client Development Manager

Greenville, SC (Full-Time)

SUMMIT Engineering, Laboratory, and Testing P.C., a multi-disciplinary engineering and consulting services firm with locations throughout the Southeast, seeks a dynamic Client Development Manager to add to our Greenville, SC office. This will be a full-time role that will manage and develop new client relationships, strengthen existing relationships and maintain (and build) a strong customer database/network.

Job Responsibilities May Include:

  • Develop new client relationships, strengthen existing relationships and build a strong customer network
  • Assist with completing pre-qualification packages
  • Attend networking events representing SUMMIT in the upstate SC market (and occasionally other SUMMIT markets, as staffing needs dictate)
  • Make warm- and cold-calls to increase company business opportunities and branding
  • Facilitate prospective meetings and presentations / speaking opportunities for principals and technical department managers
  • Assist with developing an office and/or regional BD strategy, including measurable goals and target clients
  • Stay up-to-date on market trends and opportunities, communicating them to the Director and Senior Management for review and consideration
  • Recommend and attend company-sponsored events, conferences, tradeshows and prospective client functions (including nights and weekends on occasion)
  • Assist with occasional PR strategic opportunities
  • Take on an active role in client-rich industry trade associations, and strategic community activities/groups that create lead-generation and increase the firm’s visibility
  • Assist with proposal creation for RFQ responses and other opportunities, for various departments as needed – CMT, SI, Geotechnical, Environmental and Structural Engineering
  • Shared responsibilities for social media accounts for the company including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, possibly additional outlets in future
  • Work with Client Development Managers in other markets to ensure strategic coordination of efforts
  • Assist with administration of CRM database

Qualifications

Education:

  • Required: BA or BS in marketing, communications, public relations, construction industry, or equivalent

Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated and self-directed, a “self-starter” type of person
  • Strong personal task management skills
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business memos and proposals
  • Ability to write reports and “introductory” business correspondence
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public

Technical Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and a Windows environment
  • Experience with Cosential or other similar CRM system

Experience

Required:

  • 2-4 years of experience in the A/E/C industry (ideally in the Carolinas)
  • Experience and expertise in developing and executing a business development strategy for a target market

Preferred:

  • 6-7 years of experience in the A/E/C industry
  • Experience managing a firm's tradeshow participation and similar industry sponsorships
  • Experience with SMPS and other trade organizations
  • Schedule flexibility for frequent tradeshow/conference/event attendance

To apply for this position, please email your resume to talent@summit-companies.com.

To learn more about SUMMIT, please visit: http://summit-companies.com


Director of Business Recruitment – Economic Development Department
Charleston County Economic Development

(Manager Level 3)

This position will report to the Charleston County Executive Director for Economic Development, and is responsible for producing business development results relative to company recruitment for Charleston County. Responsibilities include generating leads, prospect cultivation, project management, planning and executing marketing and tradeshow trips, and support for the Business Retention and Expansion Team. Position requires extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), project management, and customer relationship management software.

Support duties include conducting research, preparation of reports, maintain and update the CRM database for recruitment prospects. The Director of Business Recruitment is responsible for developing the tactical plan for lead generation and prospect management, assisting with the upkeep of the department’s website, assisting with event planning, developing a business development calendar for marketing trips, conferences, and trade shows, and maintaining a database of site selection consultants and cultivating those relationships. The Director of Business Recruitment will also assist the Executive Director with being the liaison to the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, the region’s marketing and recruitment organization.

Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to an area of Business Economics or Industrial Development and five (5) years or more of professional experience in economic development recruitment. Experience in economic development, site selection, and/or relevant disciplines may be substituted. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, writing, and computer skills are essential. Valid S.C. driver’s license is also required.

Starting Salary Range: $65,934 - $89,675 (Estimated Annual Salary)

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