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Operations Manager
Don Ryan Center for Innovation
Town of Bluffton (Bluffton, SC)


The Operations Manager Performs detailed, professional level assignments for the Don Ryan Center for Innovation involving implementation, monitoring and continued improvement of programs and new enterprises.  Performance success requires project management, administrative duties, online research, social media postings, membership program administration, basic grant writing, note taking, public and private meeting setup and logistics, volunteer coordination, working with a wide variety of vendors and juggling multiple disparate tasks that are all at varying stages of completion, while working within the confines of Town policies and procedures.  Responsibilities are very diverse and will include direct and indirect interactions with regional and local elected officials, members of the board, community stakeholders, and Town administration.  Responsible for various assigned projects while acting in a support function to the DRCI CEO. 


Must have a minimum of five-year’s work experience directly connected to operating/managing a business enterprise.  In addition, excellent writing skills, communication skills, and a positive attitude are a must.  An in-depth understanding of the social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and similar sites are critical.


A Bachelor’s Degree preferred or history of at least 5 years’ of similar work experience in the areas of marketing, journalism, political science, business administration, real estate development or public administration.


Please visit for a complete job description and for application instructions.  Please note that in order to be considered for any position with the Town, a Town of Bluffton Employment Application must be completed and submitted. 


Kershaw County Government
Notice of Job Vacancy

Job Title:    Existing Industry and Workforce Development Manager

Location:    Kershaw County Economic Development Office
Job Type:    Full Time (8:00 -5:00) May vary on occasion
Salary:    35,000 – 40,000 DOQ
Opening Date:    February 1, 2018
Closing Date:    Until Filled

General Statement of Job:
The purpose of this position is to develop, manage and implement the existing industry and workforce development programs of the Kershaw County Economic Development Department.  Primary duties include, but are not limited to: regular industry visitation schedule; management of the Kershaw County Industrial Association; liaison between area education institutions, workforce training organizations, and existing industries; and coordinate publicity of industrial activities and accomplishments.  

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
-    Develop and administer a pro-active existing industry and business retention program that includes regular industry visitation, plant management interviews, annual industry wage and benefit survey, monthly Industrial Association meetings, and Industrial Appreciation Day events
-    Oversee data compilation of industry trends and information
-    Develop and coordinate workforce development programs to meet the needs of Kershaw County existing industries
-    Coordinate with Economic Development Marketing Manager the regular distribution of manufacturing focused stories to promote both manufacturing career opportunities and local industry successes
-    Represents the department on area workforce boards and committees to facilitate industrial growth in Kershaw County
-    Develop and maintain positive relationships with Department of Commerce, regional economic development organizations, and economic development allies
-    Make presentations as needed including civic, student, and industrial groups
-    Perform various other duties as assigned by the Economic Development Director

Required Skills and Qualifications:
-    Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Education, Economics or a related field
-    Must have four (4) years of work experience in manufacturing, technical education, business development, economic development, human resources or other related field.
-    Must possess a valid state driver’s license
-    Computer experience with proficiency of Microsoft applications including Excel and  PowerPoint and social media
-    Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
-    Must be able to develop and build relationships, collaborate with others, and work on a team.

Please visit
Go to JOBS tab
At the top of page select CLICK HERE for application

Kershaw County Employment Applications are only accepted for positions that are posted.
Employment Applications should ONLY be submitted within the posting dates
and must be submitted by 5:00 pm on the closing date.

**Resumes are ONLY accepted as an attachment to a completed application**

Applications should ONLY be submitted to:

Attn: Applications
Kershaw County Government Center
515 Walnut Street
Camden, SC 29020
Any branch of the SC Department of Employment and Workforce

Kershaw County is an equal opportunity provider and employer. It is the policy of Kershaw County to recruit, hire, train, and promote employees on the basis of qualifications and without discrimination because of race, religion, color, political affiliation, physical disability, national origin, sex, age, or familial status.  Kershaw County is a Drug-Free Workplace.

**Status Updates regarding if Applications were received and/or if the position has been filled are unable to be given**

South Carolina Power Team
Position: Director of Research
Reports to: VP Global Business
Other Primary Stakeholders: President & CEO
Sr. VP Community Preparedness
Director of Marketing & Communications
The South Carolina Power Team is the economic development organization representing the state’s 20 consumer owned electric cooperatives. Established in 1988, SC Power Team serves two-thirds of the area of the state and over half of its population. Within our service areas, SC Power Team strives to: facilitate the growth of jobs, investment and electric load through the attraction of new industrial and commercial activity; and support expansion and retention of existing businesses and facilities.
Reporting to the Vice President Global Business, the Director of Research is responsible for ensuring that the SC Power Team and its stakeholders have access to the most advanced data and research. Responsibilities include utilizing data to support business development efforts and project proposal responses. This position supports SC Power Team’s core mission of creating jobs through business attraction, retention and expansion by developing key data points, and managing and tracking research projects that SC Power Team undertakes. This role involves conducting industry research, providing technical assistance, collecting data, providing analysis and forecasts, and writing reports for both internal and external clients. These elements will ultimately be used to enhance SC Power Team’s impact on location decisions, policy discussions and the viability of economic development projects.
• Collect, manage, analyze and report data in support of the SC Power Team sales team and economic development initiatives
• Provide economic analysis, conduct business research, author publications, and manage unique data collection efforts
• Oversee third-party developer and regular maintenance of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) web applications and SC Data Center
• Assist communities and cooperatives on an “as needed” basis to provide data and research necessary to compete for projects within cooperative service territories
• Assist with questions about South Carolina economic development
• Access government economic statistics
• Track, update, and respond to demographic, economic and industry specific inquiries
• Build and maintain targeted industry and company database
• Provide data and support for marketing initiatives
• As time allows, undertake independent research projects to inform stakeholders and highlight key trends in the state of South Carolina and its major regions
• Support SC Power Team reporting responsibilities and benchmark updates
• Develop positive working relationship with regional partners
• Bachelor's degree in business or economics
• Minimum 5-years’ experience in related research position
• Innovative thinker, with a track record for utilizing data and research to advance success rate of organization
• Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills
• Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage all peers
• Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact strategic initiatives
• Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management, SC Power Team's Board of Directors and staff
• Passion for the mission of the SC Power Team
Please submit cover letter, resume, salary history, and salary requirements electronically to: Jan Guerry, Operations Manager, For consideration, resumes must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018.


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