Executive Director – Lake County Ohio Port and Economic Development Authority (The Port)
Date of Posting: December 2, 2019 Closing Date: January 10, 2020
The Board of Directors of the Lake County Ohio Port and Economic Development Authority (The Port) is looking to fill the opening for Executive Director. Lake County, Ohio is located along Lake Erie on the eastern edge of the Cleveland MSA. Lake County is home to 230,000 people and is the 11th most populous county in Ohio. It has a significant presence in the automotive and aerospace supply chains and is home to over 650 manufacturing firms. The ideal candidate would have a familiarity with the workforce issues of manufacturing. The Port’s primary role is to enhance the economic welfare of the community by fostering, aiding, providing or promoting transportation, economic and business development, housing, recreation, governmental operations, culture, research, and education. The Port promotes projects that will provide for the creation of jobs and employment opportunities for the people residing in Lake County.
Duties: The Executive Director is directly responsible for oversight and knowledge of all Port programs and policies, assists in and coordinates the daily operations and program functions of all Port programs and serves as the main figure-head of The Port and to further the economic interest of the community under the direction of the county-appointed board of directors.
Qualifications: Possession of a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field; five (5) years or more of related experience and/or training; previous experience in the private sector and familiarity with commercial real estate would be beneficial; and any equivalent combination of education, experience, and/or training, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. The individual must possess a valid Driver’s License and be insurable under The Port’s motor vehicle insurance policy. A Certified Economic Developer certification (CEcD) is preferred but not required.
Application Information and Instructions:
Interested applicants should forward application, resume, and letter of interest (on the letter of interest, please indicate salary expectations) to:
Name: Tim Cahill, Director of Public Finance/Controller
Company: Lake County Ohio Port and Economic Development Authority
Address: One Victoria Place, Suite 265A, Painesville, OH 44077
No individual will be considered as a candidate unless they submit their application within the application period. To be considered a valid application, all areas of the Employment Application shall be completed in its entirety as applicable. Clearly print or type your application. Information showing that you meet all the minimum qualifications must appear on the application to ensure consideration.
The Lake County Ohio Port and Economic Development Authority is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The Port does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran’s status, military status, ancestry, age, genetic information, or disability in employment or the provision of services.
Information concerning the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the rights provided thereunder, are available upon request.
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