Economic Development DirectorThe City of Irving is seeking an Economic Development Director. In addition to having solid credentials and a track record in structuring economic development agreements, the ideal candidate for this position is self-motivated and must possess excellent communication and leadership skills.The following reflects the management style and personal characteristics of the ideal candidate:
The Economic Development Director (EDD) assumes full management responsibility for all Irving economic development projects and activities, including:
The EDD serves as the liaison between the city and the Chamber of Commerce and actively participates in site selection and networking to benefit the city as well as works closely with the deputy city manager. The EDD coordinates assigned projects and activities with other city departments and outside entities as well.SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES To plan, oversee, organize, and direct the activities of the economic development department including leading the City’s economic development efforts to enhance local economic viability. Responsible for achieving the economic development goals set by the City Council and City Manager. Classification: Economic Development DirectorFLSA Status: ExemptJob Department: Economic DevelopmentReports To: Deputy City Manager ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Provides administrative control and guidance over an entire department through subordinate managers.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
LEADERSHIP AND SKILLS
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in business administration, public administration, finance, real estate or related field. Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) is preferred. A minimum of ten years of experience, including five years of supervisory experience is sought.