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JOB TITLE: Executive Director or Director, The Greenwood Promise

Works for The Foundation for a Greater Greenwood County Board of Directors

The (Executive) Director (ED) is a full-time position that reports directly to the CEO, Greenwood Partnership Alliance and works with the Greenwood Promise Committee (GPC) to manage the day-to-day management of the organization, programs, and volunteers for the Greenwood Promise. The ED, working with the CEO, GPC, and volunteers, will move the mission of the organization forward to meet the goals outlined in the organization’s strategic plan. The ED provides overall leadership for strategy, organizational development, implementation, financial oversight, and fundraising.

Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:

·         Day-to-day management and oversight of the Greenwood Promise

·         Financial oversight and budget preparation

·         Fundraising and development to further the organization’s mission

·         Serve as the face of the Greenwood Promise and cultivate strong community relationships

·         Manage the marketing and public relations of the organization

·         Serve as a liaison to the schools districts and private schools to insure seamless execution


·         Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred

·         Possess a passion for non-profit work and the mission of the Greenwood Promise

·         Must have experience in managing a complex budget and understanding investment policies

·         Possess a proven record in community collaboration and team building

·         Willingness to elevate the organization’s presence through effective oral, social, and written communication and presentations

·         Impeccable interpersonal and time management skills to manage and communicate in a fast-paced environment.

·         Grant and proposal writing skills, a plus

Competitive salary and benefits package offered and based on experience and education.

For a full job description, please visit Applications accepted until June 21, 2016 via email or USPS marked Greenwood Promise Search, P O Box 366, Greenwood, SC  29648.  For questions, please contact Heather Jones at .  Please no phone calls.    

To learn more about the Greenwood Promise, please visit 




The South Carolina State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education (SBTCE), the governing board for the South Carolina Technical College System (SCTCS) invites application and nominations for the position of Executive Director/System President.  The Executive Director of the SBTCE serves as System President of the sixteen college system.

The System President works in collaboration with the members of the State Board to provide visionary leadership and policy direction for the SCTCS that supports the economic and workforce development of the State through education, training and recruitment for business and industry and the citizens of South Carolina.  The System President serves as the chief advocate for the System and is responsible for establishing internal and external partnerships with the business community, the legislature, technical/community college system presidents and area commissions, public and private four-year colleges and universities, economic and workforce development organizations and the K-12 system.

The SBTCE has two statewide programs: readySCTM and Apprenticeship CarolinaTM, which provide customized training and recruitment for new and expanding businesses and industries.  Additionally, the SBTCE approves new degree programs offered by the public technical and community colleges and administers other programs that serve the citizens of South Carolina.  The System President plays a critical role in the State’s business and industry recruitment, workforce training and economic development efforts. 


 -Master’s degree required; earned doctorate is preferred.

-Ten years of combined progressively responsible experiences as a community/technical college president or senior level administrator in a postsecondary education environment or successful leadership in a business, industry or manufacturing environment.

-Energetic, visionary leader knowledgeable of and passionately committed to the mission, vision and values of the South Carolina Technical College System with a commitment to continuously advocate at the local, state and national levels for sustained System success.

-An engaging leader with strong integrity and a commitment to collaborating and building key partnerships with internal and external constituencies and stakeholders, who understands the political and social culture of South Carolina.

An inclusive leader who is approachable, flexible, supportive, progressive and visible; an inspiring leader who fosters accountability and initiative throughout the System.

-A strategic, entrepreneurial thinker who understands the significant role technical education, training, workforce and economic development plays for business, industry and the citizens of South Carolina.

-Demonstrated operational skills in the areas of team building, empowerment, finance, budget development, staff management and administration.

-A politically astute advocate and charismatic leader with excellent listening and communication skills.

-A highly successful leader experienced with fundraising.

Applications and nominations will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.  Persons interested in this leadership opportunity should submit a letter of application and resume to:

Kandy N. Peacock

Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer

SC Technical College System

111 Executive Center Drive

Columbia, South Carolina 29210-8424

Or via email at 

For additional information, please go to 


 Santee Cooper- Manager of Economic Development

Position Description:

 This position reports directly to the Manager of Economic Development and will be responsible for promoting business and economic development in the Authority’s service territory through product development, lead generation, marketing, relationship and project management. 

Position Requirements:

•  Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Economic Development, Business Administration, Economics, Engineering or Marketing with 5 years experience is required.
•  Experience in local economic development and knowledge of local government operations required.
*Will consider Sr. Economic Development Specialist 

Sr. Economic Development Specialist 
•  Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Economic Development, Business Administration, Economics, Engineering or Marketing with eight years experience is required.
•  Master's degree preferred.
•  Experience in local economic development, local government operations, and/or utility operations/management required.

Compensation Information
Salary range:
EDS III 73,730-92,160-110,590 (min., mid., max.)
Sr. EDS 82,200-102,750-123,310 (min., mid., max.)

Applications can be submitted at



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