Economic Development Director - City of Roswell

Posted By: Timothy Chason Job Board ,

This position will be removed on September 1, 2021.

Location: Roswell, Georgia

Category: Local Government

Position Type: Full Time

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree

Experience Requirement: 5-10 years

Salary: Based on Experience

How to Apply/Contact: Candidates may upload a cover letter and resume at
Job Description & Details:
The Position. The Economic Development Director serves as the City of Roswell’s chief economic development strategist with the continuous goal of putting the city on the international economic development map.
The professional is responsible for leading, directing, and facilitating inclusive and strategic economic development initiatives to grow and maintain jobs and increase the business tax base for the City of Roswell and surrounding areas. The director is accountable for both commercial and industrial recruitment and support services for existing businesses.
Other responsibilities include: developing, maintaining, and implementing an economic development strategic plan; continuous research and follow-through on various industry sectors that may be a target sector for the city; staying current on relevant trends in economic development and incentives; and present information to city management, elected officials, and other stakeholders as required. The director represents the City of Roswell during client meetings and partnership opportunities.
Partnership development will also be a key component for the success of the director. The successful candidate will work with Roswell, Inc., Visit Roswell, Roswell Downtown Development Authority Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, North Fulton Community Improvement District, public-private partnerships, education institutions, governments, and business leaders on local, state and federal levels to enhance the economic development environment of the community.
Requirements. Candidates applying for the director’s position must hold a Bachelor’s degree, preferably with an MBA or other post-graduate work from an accredited university, or equivalent experience in economic development or a similar field.
Other requirements include extensive experience in the commercial, retail and office sector development and redevelopment; at least ten years of leadership/management experience in economic development, business, government, or non-profit sector, or a combination of these fields.
A proven track record of successfully working with an economic development organization, governments and community stakeholders is extremely important.
Key Attributes. The search committee for the City of Roswell is seeking a professional who has keen knowledge and experience in the commercial redevelopment field. Also, applicants should have a proven track record of working with existing businesses to retain employment and investments.
Building and executing the city’s economic development strategy and vision of the citizens will be a key component for the director. This will include establishing and being held accountable for tactical objectives.
Excellent communication skills in terms of verbal, written, listening, and digital means will be critical to the success of the position. This will include being comfortable and adept at multi-level communications and complex relationship building scenarios.
Candidates should also be prepared to develop budgets that represent the goals and objectives of economic development for the City of Roswell.