This position works in partnership with the Town Administrator to provide leadership, vision and strategic direction in developing organizational policies, processes and systems. Assists in carrying out Town goals, Council directives and other initiatives and programs. Supports the Town Administrator by performing a leadership role with the Department Directors and coordinating interdepartmental and high profile projects and initiatives. Directly responsible for managing and implementing all economic development efforts. Carries out the Town wide economic development strategy, provides expert professional assistance to the Town on economic development matters; meets with a wide variety of business organizations and individuals, both public and private, concerning the work and goals of the Town in building a strong local and resilient economy. Coordinates activities, strategic plans and operations in partnership with assigned department directors and staff as delegated by the Town Administrator.
Essential Functions, Duties and Responsibilities:
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EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business, Management, Economic Development, Political Science, Real Estate Development or related field. Master’s degree in Public Administration or related field required.
Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in management, including at least five (5) at an executive management or director level. Municipal or public sector experience preferred.
NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Principles and practices of public administration, personnel management, performance management and budget administration in a local government setting.
Established leader in municipal government or related field who promotes transparency and possesses strong people skills.
Proven leader in managing effective economic development through business attraction, retention and expansion initiatives with a thorough understanding of the principles and methods needed for success.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate and interact with all levels of personnel.
Ability to exercise discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality, tact, integrity and ethics in dealing with sensitive matters.
In-depth analytical skills. In-depth knowledge of ethics, principles, techniques and practices of intergovernmental relations, public relations and political environment.
Economic Development principles, practices, and implementation including business development, real estate development, redevelopment, international trade, and local government financial incentives for business and marketing.
Current market trends in real estate development. Real estate development finance and financial analysis.
Statistical analysis, project management and project/problem resolution; concepts of effective team building.
Principles of effective personnel management, including supervision, training and evaluation.
Business community and neighborhood outreach and processes.
Ability to successfully complete a pre-employment background including but not limited to a criminal history search, degree and certification verification, employment and reference checks.
Work hours are typically Monday through Friday 8am-5pm. Evening, weekend and holiday hours may be required.
Recruitment Timeline (dates subject to change):
September 14, 2020 - October 9, 2020: Accepting Applications / Application Review
Week of October 12, 2020: Candidate notification
Week of October 19, 2020: Preliminary Interviews
Week of October 26, 2020: Candidate Notification
November 9 -10, 2020: Panel Interviews
November 12-13, 2020: Final Interviews
Week of November 16, 2020: Backgrounds Process Begins
January 4, 2021: Start Date