Economic Development Administrator – City of Dublin, Ohio
“Yesterday’s success does not mean that the City of Dublin can rest on its laurels today. The City’s thought leaders recognize that stagnation results in economic decline, and therefore Dublin must continue to proactively pursue cutting-edge economic development practices…” Dublin Economic Development Strategic Plan
While Dublin has long enjoyed a healthy and vibrant business climate, this has been the result of a sustained approach to monitoring economic trends and ensuring the City’s economic development policies and programs are responsive and relevant to the local and regional business community.
Serves as an action-oriented, detailed project manager, proactively initiating cutting-edge economic development programs and executing the City of Dublin’s Economic Development strategic plan. Supports the City’s overall vision of being a global city of choice. Builds relationships with the Dublin business community and other regional, state, and international partners to recognize and develop policies and programs that serve as differentiators for the City of Dublin commercial tax base. Administers the City’s Business Retention and Expansion Program organized by Business District. Proactively markets the City of Dublin for economic development attraction projects (regional, state, national, international). Assists with programs related to business creation, innovation and entrepreneurship. Collaborates with local, regional, and statewide partners to implement workforce development initiatives.
Given the nature of this classification’s duties/responsibilities, it has been designated as Exempt under the governing Fair Labor Standards Act regulations and, therefore, is not entitled to formal overtime compensation and/or formal compensatory time.
- Examples of Duties
Administers the City’s Business retention, expansion, attraction, creation, and workforce programs; builds and maintains relationships with the Dublin and regional business community.
Manages and executes economic development programs, sometimes led by consultants/contractors, consistent with the City of Dublin’s Economic Development Strategic Plan and Strategic Focus Areas.
Plan and execute economic development events, including Dublin’s annual Business Appreciation Day and workforce networking events.
Negotiates economic development agreements and incentives.
Proactively markets the City of Dublin for economic development attraction projects and programs both in person and through social media outlets.
Builds and maintains relationships with community partners and the regional economic development community, including Mid-Ohio Development Exchange (MODE), One Columbus, Jobs Ohio, Ohio Development Services Agency, local chambers of commerce, NAIOP, Dublin City Schools, Tolles Technical Academy, Ohio University, Ohio State University, Columbus State Community College, and others.
Monitors key performance indicators demonstrating the City of Dublin’s overall economic performance, including vacancy rates, lease rates, employment statistics, and income tax revenues, relative to the Columbus Region and other peer cities.
Use SalesForce, Microsoft Teams, and other relationship management and project management tools to ensure open communication and information sharing with appropriate partners.
Remain current on economic development trends and implements strategies to keep the City of Dublin on the cutting edge.
Collaborates with other City of Dublin Departments/Divisions (Planning, Engineering, Office of the City Manager, Finance, etc.) on projects and programs related to economic development initiatives.
Represents the City of Dublin at high profile City functions and regional events, and takes an active role in regional economic development initiatives along with presenting and participating in forums to promote the Dublin brand.
Evaluates the effectiveness of Economic Development programs and policies, and proposes alternatives where necessary to ensure that they remain responsive and relevant.
Continuously remains current on Economic Development trends and modifies strategies to keep Dublin on the cutting edge.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Economics, Finance, Economic Development, Public Administration or other relevant field and considerable relevant experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
International Economic Development Council Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) certification preferred.
Considerable knowledge of economic development programs, grants, loans, and services available at the state and local levels.
Considerable knowledge of marketing and communication concepts, principles and strategies and the ability to translate these concepts, principles, and strategies into meaningful action.
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 consistently initiate and execute innovative economic development programs consistent with the Economic Development strategic plan and the City’s vision of being a global city of choice.
Ability to facilitate and manage teams of diverse collaborators, consultants, and stakeholders.
Ability to manage and execute projects to deliver measurable results.
Ability to move about the inside of an office space to access file cabinets and office equipment.
Constantly operate a computer and other office machinery, such as a copier, fax machine, mobile device, shredder, scanner, etc.
Must be able to remain in stationary position at workstation throughout scheduled workday.
Ability to exchange information with co-workers and citizens through use of email system, the telephone, and in-person interactions.
Ability to occasionally lift and move objects weighing up to 20 lbs.
Ability to move objects weighing over 20 lbs. with the help of equipment/devices, on an infrequent basis.
Ability to enter data into computer system in a sustained manner.
Valid driver’s license.
Demonstration of the following established core values: Integrity, Respect, Communication, Teamwork, Accountability, Positive Attitude, and Dedication to Service.
Regular attendance, as governed by and in accordance with applicable rules, regulations, procedures and laws, is regarded as an essential requirement of this classification.
Compliance with training directives established by supervisory/managerial personnel.
Adherence to all applicable Federal and State safety laws, rules, and regulations and City safety policies/procedures.
Application Deadline: July 5, 2021
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