Director of Economic Development, City of Dublin

Dec 17, 2021 | Jobs

Title: Director of Economic Development, City of Dublin
SALARY: $91,400.00 – $134,100.00 Annually
CLOSING DATE: 01/09/22 11:59 PM

Primary Focus

Provides overall leadership, direction, guidance, and management of the functions, operations, programs, activities, resources, and staff of the internationally accredited Division of Economic Development. Interacts with the business, education, entrepreneurial, real estate, site selection, and development communities and develops relationships in order to recognize their immediate needs, future plans and to seek opportunities to retain, expand, attract and create new jobs and develop workforce. Identifies opportunities for the City to address problems/issues and deliver responsive programs and services. Leads economic development negotiation agreements, implements economic growth plans for the City, guides businesses with use of Federal, State and local assistance programs, and represents the City at highly visible functions.


Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervises economic development administrators and administrative support staff member


Essential Functions

Directs and promotes the economic development initiatives to achieve the goals and objectives outlined by the Economic Development Strategic Plan.

Directs, plans, manages, and evaluates all services and activities of the Division of Economic Development including attracting increased capital investments and expanding and diversifying employment opportunities; establishes and maintains a partnership for positive long-term economic change.

Develops and institutionalizes strong working relationships with the general public, area businesses, clients, the media, real estate community, and schools; leads the effort, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, to identify areas of concern in the promotion of business location and expansion within the City of Dublin.

Directs the implementation of marketing strategies and business attraction programs; develops and manages advertising programs; seeks out, develops, and administers commercial and industrial prospects for business within the City.

Leads negotiations for professional service contracts and economic development agreements; directs and oversees the implementation of the development process for large scale projects and corporate development.

Represents the Division of Economic Development City of Dublin to City Council Members, supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups, businesses, individuals, and the general public on economic development issues, programs, services, and plans.

Develops strategies to leverage the Beta District brand, vision, and partnerships and advises and supports the NW 33 Innovation Corridor Council of Governments.

Develops and leads the administration of the budget; ensures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, and materials.

Develops and implements short and long-range economic development strategies; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations.

Maintains accreditation status with the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Economic Development, Business Administration Marketing, Economics, Finance, or other relevant field (Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Economic Development, Business Administration, Marketing, Economics, Finance, or other relevant field preferred) and extensive professional/managerial experience in a relevant capacity (preferably at the local government level) required.; professional certification through the

National Development Council (CDC) and/or a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) preferred;

Thorough knowledge of marketing and communication concepts, principles, and strategies and the ability to translate these concepts, principles, and strategies into meaningful action.

Thorough knowledge of economic development programs, grants, loans, and services available at the State and county level.

Through knowledge of budgeting practices, methods, and procedures.

Thorough knowledge of management principles, concepts, and practices.

Thorough knowledge of municipal government structure and processes.

Considerable knowledge of team-oriented, collaborative, participatory leadership concepts, principles, practices, and methods.

Exceptional teamwork and collaboration skills. Exceptional negotiation skills.

Ability to perform effectively in a fast-paced, results-oriented organizational culture marked by high expectation levels, deadlines, time constraints, and the accompanying pressures inherent to such an environment.

Ability to assess overall Division effectiveness in carrying out its mission and recommend improvements.


Individuals can apply directly at or applicants can send a resume and cover letter to Jillian Fair at

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