Job Posting: Director of Economic Development, 58 INC.

58 INC. is in search of its first Director of Economic Development to serve as the lead to direct the primary organization for industrial, commercial, and retail recruitment, retention and workforce readiness initiatives within all of Shelby County, Alabama and its municipalities.   58 INC.’s purpose is to advance economic prosperity and business health through a collaborative partnership among stakeholders focused on targeted initiatives and business recruitment to assure a robust economy in Shelby County.  The primary focus is balanced job growth in the commercial, retail, and industrial sectors.  The 58 INC. Director of Economic Development will  serve as a conduit to increase the economic vitality of Shelby County by working closely with various communities, corporate representatives, local government officials, business owners, private developers, chambers of commerce, and land-use planning officials to bring desired economic investment to all communities in Shelby County.

Director of Economic Development,

58 INC. Shelby County

 

58 INC. is in search of its first Director of Economic Development to serve as the lead to direct the primary organization for industrial, commercial, and retail recruitment, retention and workforce readiness initiatives within all of Shelby County, Alabama and its municipalities.   58 INC.’s purpose is to advance economic prosperity and business health through a collaborative partnership among stakeholders focused on targeted initiatives and business recruitment to assure a robust economy in Shelby County.  The primary focus is balanced job growth in the commercial, retail, and industrial sectors.  The 58 INC. Director of Economic Development will  serve as a conduit to increase the economic vitality of Shelby County by working closely with various communities, corporate representatives, local government officials, business owners, private developers, chambers of commerce, and land-use planning officials to bring desired economic investment to all communities in Shelby County.


Job Summary

The Director of Economic Development serves as a conduit to increase the economic vitality of Shelby County by working closely with various communities, corporate representatives, local government officials, business owners, private developers, chambers of commerce, and land-use planning officials to bring desired economic investment to all communities in Shelby County.  Under general direction of the Board of Directors, responsible for advancing economic prosperity and business health through collaborative partnerships focused on targeted initiatives and business recruitment to assure a robust economy in Shelby County.  The Director of Economic Development will lead the organization in preparation and execution of economic development strategies to attract new retail, commercial and industrial growth; facilitate and coordinate redevelopment, business retention and expansion; managing incentive programs and partnering with local organizations, businesses and communities to establish projects and programs to expand economic development opportunities.

Qualifications and Requirements:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Successful completion of an Undergraduate Degree in Business Management,
Finance, Economic Development, or related field from an accredited university
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Minimum five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in local or regional economic development
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Minimum three (3) years’ experience of management and supervisory experience · Residence in Shelby County within 6 months of hire date
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Valid driver’s license

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS

Successful completion of an Graduate Degree in Business Management, Finance, Economic Development, or related field from an accredited university
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Proven track record of board participation and experience
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Seven (7) or more years of experience and proven track record in Economic Development Recruitment, Business Development, Project Management or Sales Team management, including experience with redevelopment and revitalization programs.

Successful completion of the Intensive Economic Development Training Courses

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How to Apply:

 Please send your 1) resume, (2) a cover letter (with a required salary range included), (3) three professional references and three personal references (with contact information) via email to info@58Inc.org .

For additional information about the job posting, living and working in Shelby County, or about 58 INC., please email info@58Inc.org