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Job Description: Seeking a business recruitment consultant to support the business recruitment efforts of Destination Angels Camp Development Corporation, a public-private partnership set up to handle economic development for the City of Angels Camp, California.
- Join a dedicated team of volunteer professionals to recruit retail, professional and tourism-related businesses to Angels Camp.
- Develop and implement strategic action plan for business recruitment.
- Use and recommend market research data.
- Develop marketing packages for target businesses.
- Develop relationships with commercial realtors, commercial developers, corporate re-location specialists, and business owners.
- Network with state, regional and local economic development and planning agencies.
- Work with and report to the Executive Committee of Destination Angels Camp.
Proven experience in business recruitment for cities, retail center, business improvement associations or similar organizations; Extensive contracts within the California ED industry and with decision makers of targeted industries and business sectors; Strategic thinker with proven ability to develop strategies for targeting business/industrial sectors that would be appropriate for Angels Camp and for marketing to those sectors; Experiencing recruiting businesses for a major tourism destination; and proven experience in using and commissioning market research data to support business recruitment.
Independent consultant or contractor status; no benefits; hourly or retainer relationship open to negotiation; Separate expenses budget; Start Date: As Soon As Possible.
Destination Angels Camp Development Corporation
PO Box 984
Angels Camp, CA 95222
(209) 736-0088; email@example.com
Job Description: The City of Sacramento is opening a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity for an aggressive economic development professional to make an indelible imprint on the future of a great city. Sacramento is in the midst of a dynamic transition that is resetting its economic position and cultural identity in the nation and around the globe. At the forefront of this transition will be a dynamic leader of Sacramento's multifaceted economic development efforts.
Reporting to the City Manager, the Director of Economic Development directs and coordinates revitalization activities aimed at the long-term economic success of Sacramento and the enhancement of the City's overall economic health; evaluates and assesses the local and regional economy and economic trends; develops programs to attract new businesses to the City and to retain and expand existing businesses; implements an economic development strategy; evaluates City real estate opportunities; and provides highly-responsible assistance to the City Manager. The economic Development Department has an operating budget of $3.2 million and employs eleven professional staff.
The director has extensive contact with public officials, business leaders, developers, organizations and individuals, both public and private concerning the economic development work and goals of the City and serves as a member of the City's Executive Team.
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Economic Development Director
City of Elk Grove
Salary: $120,272- $161,177
Deadline Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Job Description: The City of Elk Grove seeks an Economic Development Director who will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing ad executing the programs and activities of the city's economic development functions. This position requires a hands-on professional with high level of visibility in leading the City's economic development efforts, including representing the City with other agencies; business organizations and individuals; real estate brokers and developers; and the public.
The Ideal candidate will be a results-oriented leader skilled in: Supporting existing and attracting new business that provide increased opportunities for the City's highly skilled workforce to work where they live, attracting and retaining a variety of industry sectors, Developing catalyst sites and redeveloping older corridors, supporting existing and attracting new high quality retail and commercial enterprises, assisting a variety of business interests with wide range of needs, and building strong relationships with staff, federal, state and regional entities, appointed commissions, professional and trade organizations, citizen groups, elected officials and the media.
Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in Public or Business Administration, Economics or Business Development or closely related field (Master's degree is highly desirable.) Eight years of progressively responsible experience in economic development, redevelopment, planning, real estate, business administration, or closely related field (Experience in California preferred), Minimum of three years of experience leading and supervising successful municipal economic development efforts, training and/ or certification through the international Economic Development Council (IEDC) is desired, and proven track record of attracting and retaining businesses in a community through direct efforts.
Candidates should include with their application a detailed listing of business accomplishments and measurable achievements that are consistent with the scope and responsibilities of this position.
To apply and for more information about this position and its qualifications, please visit our website at www.elkgrovecity.org
County of San Bernardino
Salary: Total Compensation of up to $220,263 annually
Deadline Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Job Description: The County of San Bernardino, seeks a dynamic, highly motivated, and effective administrator to lead the County's Economic Development Agency, which includes the departments of Economic Development, Community Development and Housing, and Workforce Development and the Successor Agency to the County's Redevelopment Agency, and provide administrative and long range planning direction for the County's Economic Development effort.
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in a relevant field and five years of experience successfully managing economic, workforce, and community development programs.
This position offers a highly competitive compensation package, including a generous pension plan (vested after 5 years); 401k with County match of 2x employee contribution up to 8% of base salary; 457b deferred compensation plan with match; medical, dental, & vision coverage with subsidy; FSA with match; up to 11 weeks paid time off; long/short term disability and life insurance plans; retirement reciprocity with other California public sector plans; and automobile and cell phone allowances. Relocation assistance is available.
City of Stockton
Salary: $5,891.13 - $7,562.86 Monthly
Deadline Date: APPLY BY: 5:30 p.m., Monday, September 22, 2014
Job Description: Opportunity abounds for an excellent communicator with business retention and attraction activities experience including working with entrepreneurs and start-ups. Complex real estate transactions, land use approval, and /or commercial/ mixed use development projects and proven ability to apply principles, practices and techniques of economic development, marketing and financing methods available to enhance economic growth in the City of Stockton.
Requirements include Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business or public administration, urban planning, economics or a closely related field and three years of economic development or redevelopment experience.
For requirements and detailed information, visit www.stocktongov.com/jobs or visit the City of Stockton's HR Dept., Located at 22 E Weber Ave., Ste. 150, Stockton, CA 95202. 209-937-8233. EOE
City of Oakland, CA
Salary: Up to $187,779 annually, DOQ
Deadline Date: September 26, 2014
Job Description: Oakland is the eighth largest city in California and is the center of commerce and trade for the Bay Area. It has a vibrant local economy and is one of the most diverse cities in the nation. Oakland is home to a thriving community of artists and makers.
This position directs the implementation of the City's major economic and workforce development projects and programs, including business attraction and retention efforts, job growth and training initiatives, complex real estate transactions and marketing and cultural arts programs. The Director leads the Department of Economic and Workforce Development with a driven team of nearly 50 employees. The position reports to the City Administrator.
The Director position requires excellent leadership, interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills. The successful candidate will have a background in economic development, including experience in real estate development and negotiation, business attraction and retention, workforce strategies, business incentive programs and marketing. A BA/BS degree and significant experience as a senior-level department or division head is required.
Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID)
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Deadline Date: Immediate
Job Description: The DCBID, representing property owners of more than 2,200 parcels in the 65-block central business district, is committed to enhancing the quality of life in Downtown Los Angeles. The Director of Economic Development is responsible for the integrated management, strategic planning, and implementation of a comprehensive economic development program to retain and attract investment, development, residents, and businesses to Downtown Los Angeles.
The person selected will build relationships with investors, developers, real estate professionals, business owners, community leaders, elected officials, and local businesses with the goal of facilitating connections that result in increasing the economic viability of Downtown Los Angeles. The ideal candidate is personable, results-oriented, team-oriented, and a savvy and strategic thinker.
Reporting to the President & CEO, the position requires an advanced degree in business, urban planning or related field; a commercial real estate brokerage background and six years of experience in financial management, economic development or urban real estate development. The ideal candidate would be an active member of the Downtown Los Angeles community with 5+ years working and/or living in Downtown LA. Visit http://downtownla.com/5_08_staff.asp for full job description.
Submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of work-related references via email to:
Chief Operating Officer
San Joaquin County, Employment and Economic Development Department (EEDD)
Salary: $83,075-$101,005 Plus excellent senior management cafeteria plan benefit package
Deadline Date: September 19, 2014
Job Description: The Employment and Economic Development Department (EEDD) Economic Development Director is responsible for leading, managing and administering economic development, business retention and expansion, and other programs of the Economic Development Center. The incumbent models a strong work ethic and leadership skills and helps assure that all assigned programs and operations are in compliance with state, federal and local requirements; plans, designs, and implements economic development strategies and is a key liaison between public and private sectors and the community, with the goal to increase the economic viability of San Joaquin County. Desirable qualifications: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in public administration, business administration, economics or related field and six years of increasingly responsible experience in the area of economic development, including the financing of small businesses and technical preparation of government-guaranteed lending programs, with at least two years in a managerial position. Requires possession of a valid driver's license. EOE
Contact Information: San Joaquin County Human Resources
44 N. San Joaquin St., Suite 330
Stockton, CA 95202
Attn: Evelyn Oliveira
Phone: (209) 468-8579
Longmont Area Economic Council
The Longmont Area Economic Council (LAEC) has retained Jorgenson Consulting to conduct a national search to recruit an executive with the credentials, leadership and vision to further the economic development strategies and initiatives for the City of Longmont and Boulder County in Colorado. The LAEC works constantly to provide Longmont information to site selectors and individuals, to promote a strong business environment and to encourage Longmont economic development through business recruitment and retention. The ideal candidate will thrive in the unique collaborative environment that exists between the Longmont Area Economic Council, the City of Longmont and other development partners. Timing for responses from interested candidates is immediate. For a list of qualifications and a complete job description visit Jorgenson Consulting’s current searches at www.jci-inc.net or submit confidential resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.