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Greenville ENC Alliance

Job Description – President/CEO

 

The Greenville-Eastern North Carolina Alliance is a newly formed public-private economic development organization serving the Greenville Pitt County Region.

 

The CEO of the Greenville ENC Alliance promotes Pitt County as a preferred location for new, expanding, and start-up business, residents, and tourists.  The President/CEO is responsible for building a solid foundation that supports economic growth including implementing a program of work, acting as a liaison between business and local government agencies, supporting and implementing policy, and managing the organization and staff.

 

The President/CEO reports to the Greenville ENC Alliance Board of Directors. The CEO will work with and be a liaison to local and state economic development agencies and organizations to guide the economic development efforts for Pitt County.   

 

Mission Statement

Greenville-Eastern North Carolina Alliance will market the region, support new, existing, and start-up businesses, develop community assets, maximize opportunities for investment, and enhance quality of life by engaging the private and public sectors in a collaborative economic development program.

 

Vision Statement

 Greenville-Eastern North Carolina Alliance will achieve a dynamic business climate resulting in stable, quality jobs and opportunities allowing residents to live fulfilling lives in a thriving place.

 

Initial Expectations:

  • Build a staff

  • Develop budgets

  • Cultivate relationships with stakeholders

  • Develop and execute economic development strategic plan

  • Develop and execute marketing plan

  • Develop and track organizational metrics  

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be a catalyst for sustainable economic growth in Pitt County that will maintain and create jobs and grow the tax base.

  • Maintain an updated Economic Development Strategic Plan with goals, objectives and tasks and implement the plan.

  • Work with existing business and industries to identify potential markets for goods and services and assist in expansion of existing business.

  • Market and promote Greenville ENC for new business, start-ups, and talent recruitment through various marketing tools and strategies.  

  • Through partner agencies, support the development of assets such as infrastructure, transportation, positive business climate, and amenities.

  • Support area education and workforce development agencies and programs by advocating for current and future workforce needs from business and industry.

  • Represent and serve as a lead spokesperson for the organization in internal and external communications.

  • Identify available land, sites, and buildings suitable for business development and lead site preparation and development.

  • Maintain stakeholder relations to sustain private sector investment.

  • Work with individual municipalities to identify specific growth strategies and support the development and implementation of the strategies.  

  • Coordinate economic development activities between local and state partner organizations

  • Initiate and assist in the application for federal or state grants and loans for economic development projects in Pitt County.

  • Conduct research and analysis of pertinent economic development topics.  

  • Be responsible for overall organizational administration and finances including development of budget for Board approval, including overall control and audit of approved budget, ensuring revenue targets are met, approval of expenditures, and authority to sign checks.  

  • Prepare reports and organizational metrics for the Board.

  • Be responsible for hiring and supervising staff.

  • Serve as chief advisor to Board of Directors providing expert advice and counsel in formulating organizational policies, plans, and objectives.

  • Other duties as assigned

 Skills Required: The skills and abilities needed to be successful include leadership, strong written and oral communications abilities, relationship building, organizational and financial skills, accountability, and approachability.

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree. Master’s Degree and/or Certified Economic Developer credential preferred.

  • Seven years or more of experience in economic development, business, or related activities.

  • Proven track record as a leader in economic development, business, or related field.

  • Ability to interact and communicate with elected officials, business leaders, community leaders, and citizens.

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, small-office environment.

  • Self-motivated and self-directed.

  • Proficient with computers, office programs, communications technology, and social media.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license and willing/able to travel.

  • Must be a resident of or willing to relocate to Pitt County.

 Additional Information:

  • Salary – Based on qualifications and experience -$150,000-$225,000 (Plus potential performance bonus)

  • Benefits – Health Insurance, Retirement Contribution, Job-Specific Continuing Education and Professional Development, Mileage Reimbursement  

  • Interested Applicants should apply using this job portal:  http://careers.guc.com  

  • Initial Interviews to occur July 30-August 1, 2019

  • Second Round of Interviews August 20-22, 2019

  • For more information about the position, contact Kathy Howard, (252) 551-1475


Job Title: Economic Development Director

Immediate Supervisor: Administrator
Salary Range/Grade/Class: FLSA
Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full-time
Direct Reports: 4 Full-time; 0 Part-time

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This position (the “Director”) directs economic development initiatives in order to achieve the goals and objectives of the County; provides management and leadership in the creation and implementation of economic development strategies, plans, programs and services; works closely with county administrators, and various councils and committees. Additionally, the Director provides related professional, administrative, and supervisory assistance as required.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: 1. Provide direct assistance to the County Administrator and County Council on a regular basis. 2. Recruit local industrial representatives to create new jobs and invest additional funds. 3. Recruit new industry and businesses to the area. 4. Create short and long range economic development strategies. 5. Develop and maintain inventories of available buildings and sites. 6. Market the County's buildings and sites. 7. Maintain information on the region, and respond to requests for information on the region. 8. Develop and administer departmental budget. 9. Carry out the duties, functions, and purposes of the Oconee Economic Alliance, the economic development affiliate of the County. Supervise departmental staff. Job Title: Economic Development Director 2 | P a g e 10. Review staff work and duties. 11. Seek grants and other funds to assist in bringing new businesses to the region. 12. Represent the County at numerous economic development conferences and meetings. 13. Provide staff training and development opportunities. 14. Perform cost benefit analysis on projects. Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned. Additional duties include: Work on special projects to ensure the future workforce will have the required skills. Serve on numerous boards and foundations.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of Economic Development skills (completion of basic and advanced training). Ability to market the "product" to all levels of prospects. Knowledge and understanding of the politics of the region and the state. Basic computer skills. Flexible and ability to make decisions quickly. Good managerial skills;

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: The educational requirement for this position is: Completion of Master's degree in relevant field. Education may be substituted for experience. Related-experience required: 5 years. Experience may be substituted for education.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS: Certifications, licenses, professional designations, or other qualifications will be required for this position within one year of hire include:  South Carolina Certified Economic Developer, or equivalent.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical Requirements: The physical activities required for this position involve: Standing: up to 2/3 of the time; walking: up to 2/3 of the time; sitting: up to 2/3 of the time; using hands: none of the time; reaching with hands and arms: under 1/3 of the time; climbing or balancing: none of the time; stooping, Job Title: Economic Development Director 3 | P a g e kneeling, crouching, or crawling: under 1/3 of the time; talking or hearing: up to 2/3 of the time; and, tasting or smelling: none of the time. This position requires lifting: Up to 10 pounds: under 1/3 of the time; up to 25 pounds: under 1/3 of the time; up to 50 pounds: none of the time; up to 100 pounds: none of the time; and, more than 100 pounds: none of the time. Vision Requirements: This position has the following special vision requirements:  Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)  Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)  Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors  Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up or down and to the left and right when vision is fixed on a given point)  Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)  Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)

 ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS: The following physical conditions and hazards may be encountered while working in this position:  Indoor environment  Outdoor environment  Noise  Odors  Extreme temperatures  Moisture and/or humidity  Dust  Moving mechanical parts


 MARKETING & RESEARCH DIRECTOR

Economic Development Partnership (EDP) - 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC  29801. Our region includes Aiken, Edgefield, Saluda, and McCormick Counties.

The Marketing and Research Director position works closely with the President/CEO of EDP to leverage each county’s attributes to promote economic growth through new industry and existing industry expansions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Receives inquiries from business representatives, manufacturers and others interested in establishing or expanding operations in the four-county region. Provides data relating to suitability for expressed needs; arranges and/or conducts tours of facilities and available property.

Responsible for our company advertising through publications, company web site and all social media platforms. Research and development of the annual Profile Book publication, Campaign for Private Funds and Program of Work.

Maintaining active involvement with existing industry leaders to foster partnerships; being able to analyze, correlate and generate data needed for those leaders to make sound decisions.

Networking with public leaders and business contacts to stay abreast on community developments. Attend seminars, conferences, workshops, lectures, etc., as appropriate to further gain knowledge in the economic development, marketing and research fields.

Required flexibility in a daily schedule, as there is attendance of meetings and events outside the 8am-5pm work day. Provide other related work duties as required.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with experience in marketing. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office Suite, PowerPoint and Excel. Knowledge of data collections through Esri, JobsEQ and the US Census Bureau is desirable.

Annual salary based on qualifications. Fringe benefits of Health/Life/Dental/Vision Insurance, HSA, HRA, 401k, vacation and sick leave are offered at varied times after employment. EDP is an equal opportunity employer.

Please email cover letter and resume to tdaugherty@edpsc.org. If you have any questions call 803-641-3300 and ask for Theresa Daugherty.


WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA CLASSIFICATION SPECIFICATION 

CLASSIFICATION TITLE: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION 
The purpose of this classification is to perform complex professional administrative work in directing economic and industrial development within the County. Work involves promoting the expansion of existing industries in the County and the establishment of new industries. Assists new and existing industry and businesses in obtaining infrastructure support, grant funding and manpower; promoting attributes of the area; and maintaining a database of County resources. Work also involves developing marketing materials to promote the County. Coordinates the economic development activities with various local, regional, and State and Federal officials and agencies. Reports to the County Supervisor. 


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. 


Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals. 

Develops programs to attract new industry and business to County; receives inquiries from business representatives, manufacturers and others interested in establishing or expanding operations in County, and provides information relating to suitability of County for expressed needs; arranges and/or conducts tours of County facilities and real estate available for industrial use. 

Assists existing industries and businesses in County with problems and concerns pertaining to infrastructure support and manpower availability, contacting County, state and federal agencies to provide available assistance as appropriate. 

Evaluates the financial condition of new and existing industries to determine funding and other resource needs for preparing monthly economic development activity reports for commissioners and the Board. 

Collects demographic, geographical and economic data about the County; investigates labor supply, transportation, utilities, machinery, financing and other requirements for establishment of new industry; photographs available sites and/or facilities; prepares and continually updates technical reports, brochures, news releases; etc., used in publicizing the advantages of locating in County. 


Performs planning duties with respect to transportation and infrastructure needs; contacts land owners to determine and discuss potential development sites; utilizes computerized tools to draw building and utility lines on site maps for clients. 


Serves as coordinator for, or participant in, community and regional economic development committees, providing input and advice based on expertise and/or observations; participates in activities of such groups as appropriate to promote interests of County. 


Confers with representatives of County and non-County firms and explains the advantages of locating new or expanded facilities in the County. 

Attends seminars, conferences, workshops, classes, lectures, etc., as appropriate, to enhance and maintain knowledge of trends and developments in the field of industrial development and promotion; reviews professional journals, attends association and professional meetings, and otherwise maintains contacts with industrial and business professionals to facilitate exchange of information. 
Develops budget proposals for Economic Development programs and administers allocated funds, ensuring proper development, maintenance and submission of accounting records and reports. 


ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS 
Performs other related duties as required. 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 
Requires a Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, economics or a related field, with a minimum of five years experience in business, industrial development planning, or a related field; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. 


PERFORMANCE APTITUDES 
Data Utilization: Requires the ability to coordinate, manage, and/or correlate data. Includes exercising judgment in determining time, place and/or sequence of operations, referencing data analyses to determine necessity for revision of organizational components, and in the formulation of operational strategy. 
Human .Interaction: Requires the ability to function in a managerial capacity for a division or organizational unit. Includes the ability to make decisions on procedural and technical levels. 

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions. 
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory and/or design data and information. 


Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions; may include ability to compute discount, interest, and ratios; may include ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights, and measures. 


Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or synthesis functions; to deal with several concrete and abstract variables; and to analyze major problems that require complex planning for interrelated activities that can span one or several work units. 


Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving broader aspects of organizational programs and operations, moderately unstable situations, or the direction, control and planning of an entire program or set of programs. 


ADA COMPLIANCE 
Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.  

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally. 
Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions. 


Williamsburg County, South Carolina, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. 


WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA CLASSIFICATION SPECIFICATION 

CLASSIFICATION TITLE: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 

PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION 
The purpose of this classification is to provide administrative support to the Economic Development Director in the industrial development of the County. Performs secretarial and receptionist tasks, supporting departmental operations and managing daily office activities. Completes routine bookkeeping, public relation and marketing tasks. Reports to the Economic Development Director. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. 

Manages daily office activities; orders and maintains office supply inventory; maintains inventory of fixed assets and office equipment; maintains agreements for equipment maintenance; updates office website; maintains file system of records and documents; plans and organizes monthly development board meetings as well as joint meetings. 

Prepares and develops a wide variety of reports, documents, forms, and correspondence for the department; prepares CPA records, expense reports, industry lists, investment reports, County incentive information, awards, various other financial records, and related reports and information. 

Greets visitors to the office as well as incoming calls; provides information and assistance; forwards calls to appropriate location; takes messages. 

Assists in completing non-routine tasks supporting departmental goals and operations; plans and organizes the Business and Industry Exposition as well as other special events and activities; organizes strategic plan meetings; prepares meeting minutes and agendas; implements items that pertain to economic development in the strategic plan. 

Provides assistance with various aspects of airport operations; monitors leak tests for underground gas tanks at the airport; monitors the non-directional beacon for the airport; assists pilots and passengers as needed. 

Performs routine and non-routine bookkeeping tasks for the department; processes and prepares draw downs for economic development funds; monitors balance of expenses, funds, and revolving loans; compiles statistical data. 

Assists the director with various public relations and marketing efforts; interacts with prospects and current industries in the area; edit information for marketing materials; prepares prospect packets. 
Provides administrative support to the development board; receives and responds to requests and needs of the development board, WCDC board and committees, and County Council.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS 
Performs other related duties as required. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 
High school diploma or GED with a minimum of five years of responsible administrative, secretarial, and bookkeeping experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must be or have the ability to become a Notary Public. 

PERFORMANCE APTITUDES 
Data Utilization: Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data. Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships. 
Human Interaction: Requires the ability to apply principles of persuasion and/or influence over others in coordinating activities of a project, program, or designated area of responsibility. 

Equipment. Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data and information. 

Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs. 

Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership, and to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve problems. 

Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria. 

ADA COMPLIANCE 
Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station. 

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally. 
Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions. 

Williamsburg County, South Carolina, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. 


         JOB TITLE: Economic Development Coordinator 
(For a description of this job, please refer to the attached Job Description)

       HIRING DEPARTMENT: Administration Department

       LOCATION OF JOB: 200 S. Main St. (Town Hall)

       CONTACT PERSON: Kathy Windham

       TELEPHONE: 843-851-4222

       FAX NUMBER: 843-851-4224

       SALARY: $50,000/Annually 

       POSITION CLOSES: Open until filled

JOB SUMMARY

The Economic Development Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing the economic development programs for the Town with the goal of business retention, expansion and attraction; job growth and tax base expansion, as well as annexation efforts of both residential and commercial properties. These responsibilities involve considerable public contact with business owners and managers, developers and real estate brokers, Town staff and administration, Chamber of Commerce, County Economic Development departments, and other agencies and institutions focused on economic development advancement. 

The Economic Development & Annexation Coordinator serves as the key point of contact for businesses locating or expanding in the Town; working with property owners in annexation; assists businesses in understanding and meeting requirements of applicable Town codes and development processes; and, provides information and guidance about economic development assistance and incentive programs.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Builds relationships with businesses through frequent visits, outreach and communication. 
  • Develops, recommends and implements Council approved strategies, policies, and programs supporting the Town’s overall economic development and annexation goals and objectives.  
  • Develops strategies for attracting and retaining businesses.  
  • Coordinates marketing and promotional activities to attract new economic development and investment.  
  • Assists property owners in annexation of both residential and commercial property.
  • Serves as the key point of contact for businesses locating or expanding in the Town; assists businesses in understanding and meeting requirements of applicable Town codes and development processes; and provides information and guidance about economic development assistance and incentive programs.  
  • Assists in the negotiation and implementation of development agreements, including approved financing programs.  
  • Ensures the coordination, collaboration and consensus of development and redevelopment efforts by working closely with the Chamber of Commerce, the three Counties’ Economic Development Departments, and other organizations.  
  • Conducts regular reviews of Town business and development-related policies, regulations and fees to ensure a culture of business-friendly operations and the Town’s competitiveness in the marketplace. Recommends and assists in implementing changes to operations to reduce complexity.  
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with Town staff, Town Council, members of advisory commissions and committees, business owners, property owners, developers, lending institutions, and related organizations. 
  • Conducts technical research, analyzes data, evaluates findings, identifies significant issues, determines options and develops staff recommendations.
  • Must be self-motivated to pursue opportunities for the betterment of the Town.
  • May be necessary to work extended hours to meet project deadlines and/or attend required meetings.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Urban Policy, Urban Planning, Economic Development, or closely related field, supplemented by three to five years’ experience in urban planning, land development, economic development, public administration; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Preferred qualifications include working knowledge of various financing programs allowable by South Carolina statutes and/or advanced degree in business, urban policy, public administration, economic development, or a related field; and/or nationally recognized certification in economic development. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to be a “champion” for the Town by passionately articulating the opportunities, amenities and benefits of a business locating, or expanding, in the Town. 
  • Ability to guide business and developers through complex economic development programs and through development processes.  
  • Ability to analyze complex information and communicate it clearly and concisely to a wide variety of audiences. 
  • Ability and desire to actively market the economic development opportunities in order to attract, retain and grow business. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively and build consensus around economic development initiatives. 
  • Position requires a high degree of collaboration, coordination, and consultation with many individuals and resource entities to successfully complete a project. 
  • Desire to work towards establishing a vision for economic development in Summerville. 
  • Is cognizant of Town ordinances and policies, and Federal/State laws relating to economic development and annexation.
  • Knowledgeable in economic development tools, including but not limited to, Tax Increment Financing (TIF), Tax Abatement, State Department of Employment and Economic Development programs, other grant organizations. 
  • Possess solid communication and presentation skills both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of the laws, ordinances, standards, and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and discretion in carrying out duties and responsibilities.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office machines including computers, copiers, calculators, etc.  Must be able to exert a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for periods of time. 

All employees of the Town of Summerville are employed at-will and may quit or be terminated at any time and for any reason.  Nothing in any of the Town of Summerville’s rules, policies, handbooks, procedures or other documents relating to employment creates any express or implied contract of employment.  No past practices or procedures, whether oral or written, form any express or implied agreement to continue such practices or procedures.  No promises or assurances, whether written or oral, which are contrary to or inconsistent with the limitations set forth in this paragraph create any contract of employment unless:  1) the terms are put in writing, 2) the document is labeled “contract,” 3) the document states the duration of employment, and 4) the document is signed by the mayor upon approval by council.

I acknowledge receipt of the Town of Summerville Classification Description Disclaimer AND UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS NOT A CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

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