Economic Development Director – Clinton County Port Authority

Jul 12, 2022 | Jobs

Job Summary:
Individual serves as an action-oriented project professional who works to proactively identify, initiate and execute economic development opportunities for existing and prospective businesses in Clinton County. The individual shall report to the Executive
Director and work closely with other staff members of the Clinton County Port Authority, as well as other economic development/community development agencies and units of government within Clinton County, the Dayton Region, and the State of Ohio.

Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Economic Development, Public Administration, or other related field, combined with several years of demonstrated relevant experience in economic development programs and activities, preferably within the State of Ohio. Demonstrated capacity with Microsoft Office Suite of programs and other applicable software. Must meet and maintain qualifications for work-related driving, including Port Authority-owned vehicles, as a continued condition of employment. All required licenses and certificates must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Work with Clinton County Port Authority staff and related agencies to assist current and prospective businesses maximize opportunities within Clinton County. Evaluate and facilitate the use of applicable economic development and workforce development programs and incentives;
  • Participate in the development, implementation and management of a strategic business attraction program; identify and travel to conferences/trade shows, create marketing materials, develop the target list for business attraction activities and reach out to key industry sectors to promote Clinton County;
  • Prepare and review empirical analyses to evaluate the comprehensive impact of potential incentive programs;
  • Review proposals with new and prospective businesses and work with the Executive Director, key staff, and other community partners on incentive program negotiations;
  • Maintain and update active project and activity list;
  • Build relationships with the county’s business community and other regional, state, and international partners;
  • Identify, develop, and refine policies and programs to aid in improving economic development practices in the county;
  • Work with and offer support to a dynamic team related to individual and strategic programs;
  • Build and maintain quality relationships with community partners and the regional economic development community;
  • Monitor key performance indicators demonstrating the county’s overall economic performance, including vacancy rates, lease rates, employment and other relevant statistics, relative to the Dayton Region and other comparable communities;
  • Demonstrate and maintains confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate regular and predictable attendance.
  • Attend various training sessions, video conferences, and workshops;
  • Perform typing, word processing, and related computer operations;
  • Work overtime and outside of typical work schedule/business hours as required;
  • Attend Clinton County Port Authority Board Meetings, and other required community meetings, as necessary;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Compensation based upon qualifications and experience. Applications accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.  Interested parties should submit a cover letter, resume, salary history, and at least three professional references to:

Elizabeth Huber
Acting Executive Director
Clinton County Port Authority
bhuber@ccportauthority.com

The Clinton County Port Authority provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability
status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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