Economic Development Director - Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County

Posted By: Lori Pollock Job Board ,

Date the position will be filled: February 1, 2020

Location: Athens, Georgia

Category: Local Government

Position Type: Full Time

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree

Experience Requirement: 5-10 Years

Salary: $85,420 - $108,906 depending on qualifications

How to Apply/Contact: Submit online application at

Job Description & Details: 

The purpose of this job is to serve as the primary recruiter and point of contact for Athens Clarke County economic development efforts to enhance the community’s economic base. Additionally, this position will direct the operations and activities of the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (ACCGov) Department of Economic Development. This position requires significant interaction and the cultivation of partnerships with public officials, economic development agencies, industrial development/ business representatives and citizen stakeholders. This position also requires an understanding of the principles and practices of economic development, marketing, industrial/commercial recruitment, small business development and entrepreneurship, financial incentives, and land development.


Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, Economics, or closely related field; five (5) years of experience in community development, real estate, or economic development; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Four years of supervisory experience required. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Master’s degree and Certified Economic Developer certification (CEcD) preferred.

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