Executive Director - The Development Authority of Long County

Posted By: Chuck Scragg III Job Board ,

Position to be filled by: November 15, 2020

Location: Ludowici, Georgia

Category: Development Authority

Position Type: Full Time

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree

Experience Requirement: 1-2 years

Salary: $35,000-$45,000

How to Apply/Contact: Resume & Cover Letter to longcountyeda@gmail.com
Job Description & Details: 
Position Announcement: Executive Director, Development Authority of Long County The Development Authority of Long County. Ludowici, Long County, Georgia PO Box 476, 75 West Academy Street, Ludowici, Georgia 31316
Position Type: Full Time Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree Experience Requirement: 1-3 years Salary: Competitive and determined by evaluating qualifications and experience. Range $35,000-$45,000. Full employee paid health coverage, vacation, sick leave, & holidays. A 357-B Retirement plan is available.
How to Apply/Contact: Interested parties should submit a letter of interest and a resume by email to: DALCO Search, Development Authority of Long County, longcountyeda@gmail.com. This position will remain open until filled. The first review of applications will begin October 2020.
Job Description and Details: The Executive Director is responsible for furthering the business development aspirations and strategies of the community as defined by the DALCO board and economic development stakeholders from the Board of Commissioners and public and private sectors.
KEY EXPECTATIONS Strong Leadership Abilities Lead DALCO board through a continuous, performance-driven, strategic planning process with measurable outcomes that demonstrate stakeholders' return on investment; Lead and inspire short and long-term community and economic development, with strategic planning founded on collaboration, inclusiveness and the accompaniment of measurable outcomes; and Be highly engaged and visibly involved in county and city government planning processes, as well but not limited to, other Development Authorities and Alliances. Business Development & Retention Sustain and expand existing industry services program; and serve as the lead community salesperson to prospective businesses and continuously market the community's assets to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, statewide utilities, site location consultants and premiere developers to maximize Long County's ability to attract new business interests to the area. Proven Financial Management/Sustainability and have Organization Development Expertise Produce and manage an annual budget; convey the organization's outcomes to investors; and build/maintain a sustainable funding structure supported by the Authority board Ensure existence of all necessary compliance policies, involving incentives and otherwise, to comply with the Georgia Development Authority Law; and Develop, implement and ensure compliance of organization policies and procedures related to personnel, development authority laws and management of incentives. Possess Communications & Technology Savvy Expertise. Develop and implement comprehensive communication strategy whereby Authority outcomes, challenges and opportunities are properly communicated at all times to the DALCO board and local stakeholders; and Partner with the DALCO Chair of the Board in being a spokesperson for economic development activities internally, externally and in advocacy efforts with all levels of government. Product Development Expertise. Lead speculative and site development efforts for the Authority through personal experience.
REQUIRED CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college, university or technical college. Minimum of one to three years of successful economic development experience, preference to new business and industry recruitment. Demonstrated experience successfully completing time-sensitive and/or high-profile projects through collaboration, consensus, creativity and confidentiality. Willingness to pursue industry certifications such as the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), Economic Development Financial Professional (EDFP), or the Georgia Certified Economic Developer (GCED) certification within first five years of employment. Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
HIGHLY PREFERRED CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS (not mandatory): Preferred Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field. Preference for Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), Economic Development Financial Professional (EDFP), or the Georgia Certified Economic Developer (GCED) certification. Familiarity and experience with rural economic development issues and projects. Experience in executive leadership role of an organization answering to a board of directors. Experience working in finance or real estate involving deal brokering and managing recruitment projects. Knowledge of Georgia Development Authority Law and legal parameters of closing complex business deals Proven business relationships with brokers, developers, and site selectors including an extensive network of private sector business consultants who bring leads and projects to Georgia and the Southeast. Direct experience developing close working relationships with governmental bodies at the local, state and federal levels, and constituents/stakeholders which might include elected officials, boards of directors, staff employees and other business and community support organizations. Possess strong marketing, sales and/or public relations experience. Possess knowledge of website development, building social media networks and leveraging the internet to support the community's overall economic development global marketing efforts. The ability to assemble a team of experts to execute the community's economic development goals. Willingness to relocate to Long County within 12 months. The above position description is intended to describe the duties of an employee in general terms and does not necessarily describe all of his/her duties. Website: www.longcountyeda.com