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Marketing Specialist- York County Economic Development


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Director of Investor Relations and PR


Open date: October 20, 2014
Close date: November 16, 2014

Position: Director of Investor & Public Relations

The Upstate SC Alliance is seeking qualified candidates for the role of Director of Investor & Public Relations. The Director of Investor and Public Relations is responsible for all aspects of the Alliance's overall strategic fundraising and public relations programs. Primary function is to manage all fundraising elements to include both new monney raised and also retained dollars. Develops and manages the investor and shareholder communications program to broaden and enhance shareholder value and the company image with the public. Programs may oftern include fundraising, media relations, community relations, internal communications and investor relations. Works closely with the Vice President. 

Please no phone calls or visits to the office.  To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter stating salary requirements to


The Upstate SC Alliance is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regards to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.


Economic Development Director - Dorchester County



Under limited supervision, performs professional and administrative work in the planning, directing and supervising the activities of the Economic Development Department. Work involves the creation and implementation of economic development strategies for the County. Researches and formulates long-range goals for the County, develops policy, procedures and position papers, and negotiates with chief administrative officers and/or elected officials.


The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class.  Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.

Plans, organizes and directs all programs and activities of the Economic Development Department, with emphasis on creating and implementing strategies to enhance the economic well-being of the Dorchester County area.

Supervises support staff.  Supervisory duties include instructing; assigning, reviewing and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; selecting new employees; acting on employee problems; recommending and implementing employee discipline and discharge. Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates and makes recommendations as appropriate; offers advice and assistance as needed.

Provides for adequate staff training and development opportunities.Oversees the development and administration of the department budget; ensures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities and time.

Provides direct assistance to the County Administrator and County Council in economic development matters and regarding various special projects.

Manages the activities of the Economic Development Board and non-profit Development Corporation.

Develops and recommends short- and long-range economic development strategies; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations.

Recruits and negotiates with industry representatives to encourage location in the County area; meets with elected officials to discuss incentive recommendations for prospects.

Encourages current local industries to create new jobs and invest additional funds.

Develops and maintains a comprehensive inventory of available buildings and sites in the community for economic development purposes; identifies potential properties to be used for industries, businesses, industrial parks and commerce business centers; identifies costs and potential funding sources for site and park development.

Prepares and maintains information on utilities, taxes, zoning, transportation, community services, financing tools, etc.; responds to requests for information for economic development purposes.

Directs the research, analysis and evaluation of technical information to determine feasibility and economic impact of proposed industrial expansions and developments.

Researches and recommends infrastructure development programs to the Development Board and County Council.

Negotiates and administers various contracts, agreements, partnerships and coalitions.

Secures and administers grant funds and donations for use in funding various County projects.

Confers with local, state, and federal governmental officials to effect changes in local policies or ordinances discouraging effective development.

Develops and conducts an ongoing public awareness and marketing program designed to support economic development efforts. Presents programs about development plans to various community, industry and civic groups; prepares public relations materials in multi-media formats, including on-line and computer media.

Represents the department and County at various local, regional and national conferences and meetings; serves as liaison to other counties, municipalities, state and federal agencies, various boards and commissions, chambers of commerce, merchants’ associations and other community/professional/civic groups, industries / businesses, the news media, other professionals and the general public.

Receives and responds to inquiries, concerns, complaints and requests for assistance regarding areas of responsibility.

Prepares annual report for submittal to the County Council and for distribution to the news media.

Performs general administrative work as required, including preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data, reviewing mail and literature, conducting and attending meetings, etc.

Attends training, conferences, seminars, meetings, etc., to maintain awareness of legislation, trends and technology related to economic development planning and implementation.

All County employees are considered public servants for the citizens of Dorchester County.  When requested before, during, or after an emergency event, County employees are expected to work and serve the public in coping with the emergency.



Requires Bachelor's degree or education and training equivalent to four years of college education in urban or regional planning, business or public administration, economics, finance, marketing or other related field with at least five years of experience in public administration, economics or marketing; or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Must possess Certified Economic Developer designation.

Must possess a valid state driver’s license.


Requires over six years and up to and including ten years. Must have management experience.

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Economic Development Marketing Coordinator/Executive Assistant

The Hilton Head Island Economic Development Corporation (HHIEDC) is seeking a Marketing Coordinator/Executive Assistant.  This position will provide professional level administrative support to the (HHIEDC) Board of Directors and Executive Director.  This position will also play an integral role in the HHIEDC marketing program, including website and marketing material development, maintenance of social media sites, and development and distribution of electronic communications.  The Economic Development Marketing Coordinator/Executive Assistant will be an employee of the Town of Hilton Head Island and will be eligible to receive Town benefits.  Hiring range: $41,898 - $53,421.  Full salary range: $41,898 - $64,943.  For additional information, including minimum qualifications and how to apply, visit  Deadline for application is 10/17.

Economic Development Director - City of Anderson, SC

We have an opening for an Economic Development Director reporting to the office of the city manager. For a full job description and to obtain an application please visit the city web site at   When there click on the “Jobs” link. You may also obtain an application from the Personnel Office at City Hall, 401 South Main Street, Anderson, SC. Applications for this position will be accepted until it is filled. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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