Chief Economic Development Officer – Cuyahoga County Department of Development (CCDoD)

Mar 24, 2021 | Jobs

Department: Development
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Reports To: Chief of Staff
Full Time or Part Time: Full Time
Regular or Temporary: Regular
Bargaining Unit: Non-bargaining
Classified or Unclassified: Unclassified
FLSA: Exempt

Summary:
The purpose of the Chief Economic Development Officer is the Chief Executive Officer for the Cuyahoga County Department of Development (CCDoD). The position is responsible for developing and implementing the County’s strategy and mission for becoming a region that is economically competitive with growing and profitable businesses and a vibrant, dynamic, and diverse community. The position leads the development and administration of creative and innovative programs in community development, economic development, and housing.

 

Essential Job Functions:
Develop strategic plans for presentation to the County Executive, County Council, and various external stakeholders.  Oversees the proper implementation of those plans through senior management. Works with economic and community development leaders throughout the region to project, anticipate, and proactively address future economic issues pertaining to Cuyahoga County. Leads the development, implementation, and evaluation of major economic and community development programs throughout the region. Fosters the development of program partnerships with other County agencies and organizations throughout the region. Collaborates with business, non-profit, and government leaders throughout the region with the overall goal of building strategic partnerships that advance Cuyahoga County as premier business destination through job creation and private sector investment. Represents the County at meetings to ascertain the concerns of external constituencies Reports back to organizations on how concerns or issues have been and will continue to be addressed. Plans and implements the department budget, allocating money appropriately to the department’s programs. Works with senior management on funding allocation for various programs. Projects future costs and addresses potential deficits. Collaborates with the Office of Budget Management (OBM).  Presents the budget for approval to County Council. Leads the identification and pursuit of various grant funding opportunities. Communicates with senior business executives and public officials both inside and outside of Cuyahoga County. Represents Cuyahoga County at meetings, conferences, and workshops. Supports the preparation of various proposals and negotiations. Develops a positive organizational culture and oversees personnel decisions throughout the division.

 

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in economics, urban planning, real estate, finance, or business/public administration. Twelve (12) years of progressively responsible experience with economic or business development projects. Five (5) years of supervisory experience leading a large team of employees. An entrepreneurial mindset with a passion for driving results in complex environments with a focus on transforming communities through job creation and community development.  Light physical effort in sedentary to light work. May involve some manipulation of lightweight items (5-10 pounds).  May involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation. Preferred Qualifications:  Master’s degree in economics, urban planning, real estate, finance, or business/public administration.

This posting will remain open until filled. We are looking to fill one (1) position. If you are interested in this position and meet the minimum qualifications, please submit an application/resume using the links below.  Applications received will be reviewed by HR Management. If you have any questions, please contact:

Tabetha Nuhfer
Talent Acquisition Specialist
tnuhfer@cuyahogacounty.us

To Apply:
https://www.cuyahogacounty.us/human-resources
Click on “Find a Career”

Compensation: Commensurate with Education and Experience
Benefits: Cuyahoga County Government offers a generous benefits package including paid holidays, paid time off (vacation), paid sick leave, retirement plan matching, and healthcare, dental, vision and life insurance benefits 

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