We're Hiring: Business Development Director
18 May 2023
Assists in the planning and direction of business recruitment, development, retention, and implementation of business and economic development strategies for the improvement of the Jamestown/Stutsman County business community.
Works under the supervision of the CEO
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Serves as a business liaison with businesses and related outside agencies. Evaluates market research and adjusts marketing logistics to meet changing marketing concepts, and provide feedback for future marketing development.
Provides site tours as needed for new and expanding Jamestown/Stutsman County Businesses.
Responds to RFP's, RFI's, and other inquiries as needed for new and expanding businesses
Collaborates with outside agencies for business recruitment and expansion initiatives.
Assists in the Planning and organization of public information materials on city and county business environment and programs for radio, television, and printed, and electronic media and presents lectures to interested groups to increase public awareness of business opportunities in the city.
Recruit business owners interested in opening a business in the city and directs them to resources to assist in the development of new or existing business.
Manage Strategic Planning Committees
Manages databases associated with grant information, job creation, public, and private investment.
Under the direction of the CEO, Serves as a Project Manager for Financial Incentive Programs, as required
Assists the CEO in the implementation of new economic development initiatives, as required.
Education and Experience:
(A) Four-year college degree in Business Management; or related degree
(B) At least two years of experience in economic development
(C) Equivalent combination of related education and experience.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
(A) Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written and express ideas, both orally and in writing.
(B) Ability to effectively interact with the media and to handle publicity and community relations.
(C) Knowledge and ability to organize large events and gatherings.
(D) Ability to effectively generate reports and record minutes of meetings for distribution.
(E) Excellent interpersonal skills are required.
(F) Ability to establish and maintain close effective working relationships with public officials, employees and general public.
(G) Ability to efficiently respond to questions from members of the community; communicate effectively in both written and oral form.
(H) Strong ability to multi-task
(I) Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, to achieve the goals of the organization.
(J) Must be able to be innovative to develop new and unique ways to create new business opportunities for the City of Jamestown/Stutsman County.
(K) Must have effective leadership skills to positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest for businesses and the City of Jamestown/Stutsman County.
Valid State Driver's license or ability to obtain one.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Requires intensive daily use of personal computer and telephone.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview, and reference check; job-related tests may be required.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
$60,000-80,000 Annual salary, dependent on experience. Competitive Benefits.
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