JOB POSTING - Executive Director NCEDC

The Noble County Economic Development Corporation is seeking to hire an Executive Director. Apply by email at info@noblecountyedc.com

Job Description:

Executive Director
Noble County Economic Development Corporation
(Hereafter referred to as the “Corporation”)

Job Summary:
The Executive Director serves as the principal new industrial business promoter for Noble County.

Duties Performed:

  • Supervise overall daily administration and operation of the NCEDC as it involves programs, planning, budget, and general operation approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Propose policy change when appropriate to the Board of Directors as it pertains to the benefit of countywide economic development.
  • Maintain an outreach program which includes contact and interaction with participating agencies; industrial realtors, utilities, Chambers of Commerce; railroad representatives; engineering and consulting firms; the Indiana Economic Development Corporation; educational entities across the region; state, national and other industrial development personnel and organizations.
  • Provide necessary information and give assistance to firms seeking an area site for their operations.
  • Respond immediately to prospect inquiries and maintain continued contact with prospects through letters, telephone, and/or personal contacts as appropriate until the prospect either locates or positively decides against locating in the Noble County area.
  • Maintain a continuing program of assistance to existing business. Such assistance may include technical advice, locating financing, and expansion needs.
  • Create and implement an effective marketing program.
  • Develop and implement a general strategic plan of action for short and long term success of the Corporation.
  • Work with regional workforce and economic development partners; represent Noble County in projects undertaken on a regional basis.
  • Work with education at all levels to encourage economic growth.
  • Establish and update an industrial business inventory to include, but not be limited to, available existing development sites, labor market trends and capabilities, transportation linkages, long-term financing, utilities, education opportunities, and other community information required to create an updated data bank.
  • Develop advertising, publicity, and public relations programs. Establish and maintain a positive rapport with news media.
  • Coordinate and conduct orientation sessions for new board members and committee volunteers.
  • Prepare an annual work plan and budget for recommendation of the Board of Directors for approval; prepare an annual report.
  • Represent the Corporation before civic and political organizations and maintain a continuing liaison with such groups.
  • Stay informed of current federal, state, and local legislation affecting economic development and maintain knowledge of proposed or new legislation affecting economic development.
  • Represent the NCEDC at economic development events, conferences and related activities; requires local travel routinely, and possibly overnight travel
  • Attend monthly NCEDC board meetings and occasional evening meetings of other boards.
  • Perform other related duties required to meet the goals and policy within the guidelines of the Board

Essential Functions:

  • Attempts to retain existing industries and encourages their expansion.
  • Provides professional leadership in the promotion of positive political relationships, genuine public relations with public members and media networking representatives.
  • Supervises day-to-day operation responsibilities, budget creation and adherence.

Supervision:
Must be able to work independently on activities established by board policy and program guidelines, as directed by the Board of Directors.

Working Conditions:
Indoor general office environment, climate-controlled office. Noise level is moderate and includes sound of normal office equipment. No known environmental hazards are encountered in normal performance of job duties.

Physical Demands:
May require sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time. May require repetitive keyboard motions. Requires visual acuity. May be required to lift up to 30 lbs. (files, cases of photocopy paper, etc.).

Education Requirements:
Degree in economics, business administration, or related field preferred; experience working with local, state and federal government officials and programs; practical experience, with overall basic knowledge of business needs and practices. A minimum of three to five years of economic development experience.

Special Skills:

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be professional and courteous at all times
  • Must be self-motivated with strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Must be bondable
  • Must possess high degree of confidentiality
  • Preferably exhibits initiative to grow professional knowledge by attending appropriate conferences, meetings, and training sessions and by extending educational experiences through courses offered by professional trade associations, membership in professional organizations, and systematic reading of job-related journals and publications.

Other:
The statements contained in this job description reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.