Assistant Director of Economic Development and Tourism

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Title: Assistant Director of Economic Development and Tourism

Organization: Georgia Department of Economic Development 

Location: City of Danville, VA

Position Type: Full time

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree 

Experiance: 3-5 Years

Salary: $90k - $115k depending on experience and qualifications

Duties and Responsibilities:
Perhaps you are a motivated professional with an impeccable work ethic who embraces challenges and is seeking a rewarding opportunity to grow in the field of economic development? If so, the vibrant City of Danville, VA invites you to consider serving as its next Assistant Director of Economic Development and Tourism (Assistant Director). Danville seeks an Assistant Director who will capitalize on the excitement and success of the City’s revitalization and economic development efforts. As a member of the Economic Development Department, the Assistant Director will support and encourage efforts to ensure diversified and sustainable economic growth within the city of Danville.
About the Organization, Department, and Position: The City of Danville operates under a Council/Manager form of government with a FY 23 budget of $285.7M and approximately 1,100 authorized employees working across 13 departments. The Office of Economic Development and Tourism is dedicated to creating an environment conducive for job creation, wealth creation, and quality of life improvement in the City of Danville. Within three key areas – business development, tourism, and marketing and research, the Office enhances the economic well-being of the community through new business recruitment and business retention and expansion including the facilitation of entrepreneurial endeavors. Working closely with the Economic Development Director, the Assistant Director will help ensure alignment with the City’s strategic and comprehensive plans and priorities while indirectly supervising the staff team of 11 (8 full-time members and 3 part-time). The Assistant Director is responsible for business and real estate development, marketing - including design and distribution of all marketing materials and social media strategies, and tourism – particularly increasing revenue streams.
Minimum Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economic Development, Marketing, Urban Planning, Community Development, or related field is required along with a minimum of 3 - 5 years of progressively responsible economic development experience. Prior supervisory experience is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of the specific requirements listed above. A valid Driver’s License is required.
Salary and Benefits:
The hiring range for this position is $90,000 - $115,000, depending on experience and qualifications. The City of Danville’s excellent benefits package can be viewed here.
To apply:
Please visit HERE and click on the Assistant Director of Economic Development and Tourism – Danville, VA. All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the City Employment Application portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume. Resumes and cover letters must be uploaded with the application. Applicants should apply by November 14th, 2022. Successful semi-finalists will be invited to participate in virtual interviews and skill evaluation on December 15 - 16, 2022. Candidates are encouraged to reserve these dates for virtual meetings should they be invited to participate. All inquiries should be emailed to The City of Danville is an EOE. The recruitment and selection process is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC.