Project Manager - Partnership Gwinnett 8/2019

Posted By: Deven Cason Job Board ,

Date Needed: August 30, 2019

Location: Gwinnett County, Georgia

Categories: Chamber of Commerce, Development Authority, Local Government

Position Type: Full time

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree

Experience Requirement: 1-2 years

How to Apply/Contact: Qualified applicants should submit their resume and salary requirements to No Phone Calls, please. Due to the high level of interest, not all applicants will be contacted.

Job Description & Details: 

Job Description: This position plans, organizes, monitors, manages and evaluates economic development project activities in target industry sectors as outlined in the Partnership Gwinnett Community and Economic Development strategy.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities

Manage and coordinate the planning and implementation of complex economic development projects and activities; coordinate with partners; establish objectives, priorities and schedules; monitor progress and communication between and among all parties and partners

Coordinate and work with community partners to support the implementation of goals outlined in the Partnership Gwinnett Community and Economic Development strategy Coordinate, direct, and implement programs and projects that support existing and prospective companies

Visit with 50+ existing companies per year to develop and build relationships and provide necessary economic development support

Actively implement and follow up on services offered through the Partnership Gwinnett Business Retention and Expansion program

Document and track information and action that results from existing company visits

Develop and implement industry specific programs; create agenda; secure speakers; secure sponsorships and assist team with marketing and outreach of event

Research and explore potential of developing industry councils for target sectors

Develop and build relationships with economic development partners including real estate professionals, state, regional and utility partners Track, maintain and actively enhance knowledge of industry specific real estate in Gwinnett County

Review, analyze and respond to prospect inquiries in a prompt and effective manner

Actively promote the Partnership Gwinnett initiative and serve as “Community Cheerleader for PG”

Provide support to partner organizations in an effort to achieve Partnership Gwinnett goals

Track number of new jobs retained or generated through new businesses and existing company expansions

Develop strong working knowledge of Gwinnett and Metro Atlanta business environment

Coordinate economic development projects and activities with Gwinnett City and County departments and partners

Serve as liaison with industry organizations, real estate associations, and committees and groups related to industry

Perform related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:

Principles, practices and methods of budgeting, and purchasing

Principles and techniques of sales, marketing and promotion

Research and analysis methods and techniques

Local and regional business and real estate markets

Advanced user of Social Media

Ability to:

Act as a project manager for various economic development activities

Interpret and apply laws, ordinances, regulations, maps, plans and development documents

Communicate clearly and concisely public speaking and in writing

Work effectively within a team environment where a high level of accountability is maintained

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work;

Interpret programs and policies to the “layman”

Become knowledgeable about principles and practices of economic development project management, and real estate

Become knowledgeable about pertinent Federal, State and local laws, specifically economic development regulations and procedures concerning Georgia economic development statutory and discretionary incentive thresholds and criteria, opportunity zone processes, less developed census tracts and tax allocation districts;

Coordinate multiple projects simultaneously

Efficiently use social media

Work independently with minimal supervision

Gather and analyze complex data and make sound recommendations

Education Required

Bachelors Degree with major course work in economics, marketing, business administration, community development, communications or related field required with considerable experience in an economic development position. Three years of related experience.

This position is moderately physical, but may require long periods of sitting, standing and/or walking.

Local candidates only. No relocation available. Qualified applicants should submit their resume and salary requirements to No Phone Calls, please. Due to the high level of interest, not all applicants will be contacted.

The Gwinnett Chamber is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Drug Free Workplace and an E-Verify participant. All employment is contingent on the successful complete of a drug screen and background check.