Executive Director

Nov 30, 2017 | Jobs, Newsletter |



REPORTS TO:       Board of Trustees, Sidney-Shelby Economic Partnership (SSEP) and Board of Trustees, Workforce Partnership of Shelby County (WFP)

SUMMARY: Plans, organizes and implements economic development functions from conception to completion, including business retention, business attraction and incentive programs, research and planning and organizational development; performs a variety of responsible administrative, professional and technical tasks. Implements economic development goals and objectives for the County, interfaces and coordinates with the development community, local businesses and various city, county and village departments and staff.  Works closely with the Workforce Partnership Director to provide general oversight and direction of the Workforce Partnership of Shelby County


Assume management responsibilities for all services and activities of economic development including attracting increased capital investments and expanding and diversifying employment opportunities; establishes and maintains a private/public partnership for positive long-term economic change and implementation of SSEP core strategies:

  • Support Entrepreneurship Development
  • Workforce Development
  • Business Retention and Expansion
  • Business Recruitment and Marketing
  1. Development of short and long term economic development plans, as well as the gathering of information and preparation of studies, reports and recommendations to achieve such
  2. Analyzes existing economic situations relative to business attraction and expansion; review modern techniques for business attraction and retention; monitors program performance and provides reports to the Board of Trustees.
  3. Becomes familiar with the existing inventory of available building and businesses in the County and the municipalities. This will include both public and private building and land Ascertain that available buildings and sites are recorded on the JobsOhio website as well as the SSEP website.
  4. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of various economic development and workforce
  5. Manages the development and implementation of economic growth through retention, expansion, attraction of new companies.
  6. Represents the SSEP and WFP (as needed) at appropriate civic, cultural, charitable, business and community activities as well as serves on boards, commissions, committees and organizations related to the areas that are critical to the SSEP and WFP goals and
  7. Prepares and presents annual budget for approval by the Board of Trustees
  8. Maintains a liaison with various local, state and federal agencies, coordinating projects with agencies as deemed necessary and Works closely with JobsOhio, the Dayton Development Coalition and the West Central Ohio Development Coalition to promote growth in west central Ohio.  Currently serves as Treasurer for the West Central Ohio Development Coalition.
  9. Provides information and make presentations to boards, commissions, civic groups, businesses, individuals, and the public on economic development and workforce issues, programs, services and
  10. Assist with planning and development of the annual meeting of the Community Improvement Corporation of Sidney Ohio (CIC) as well as other meetings of the CIC as needed.
  11. Along with the Workforce Partnership Director, identifies workforce skill needs of the business community and coordinates action with local educational and training institutions to develop and provide the appropriate training and educational
  12. Nurtures the continuation of local investments/contributions to both the Sidney-Shelby Economic Partnership and the Workforce Partnership
  13. Cultivates the development of new investment/contributions to Sidney-Shelby Economic Partnership and Workforce Partnership
  14. Provides oversight of the production of the quarterly newsletter in conjunction with the City of Sidney, Shelby County and the Sidney Shelby Chamber of Commerce
  15. Other duties as



  • A strong communicator who expresses him or herself well and builds positive working relationships with other staff members, partners, consultants, funders, businesses and community
  • A solid background in leadership, management, budget oversight and supervisory experience,
  • Must have demonstrated experience successfully completing time-sensitive and/or high profile projects through collaboration, consensus and
  • A goal-oriented thinker who has the ability to set clear priorities among multiple tasks and stay focus on project benchmarks and
  • Comprehensive knowledge of economic and community development issues, principles and techniques, including state and federal policies and programs, capital improvements programming, applicable regulations and regulatory devices, associated data sources and information


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related economic development or business field and five years substantial experience in planning, economic and/or workforce development, business or related field OR equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and
  • Experience managing projects and people in a nonprofit, public/private organization.
  • Direct experience developing close working relationships with governmental groups at the local, state and federal level, and constituents/stakeholders which might include elected officials, board of directors, employees and other business and community support

Must be able to communicate effectively (orally and written), possess excellent presentation skills and ability to lead discussions and meetings.

Basic knowledge of math skills and accounting required. Ability to formulate and evaluate financial proposals and analyze “deals”

-Must be able to analyze data, determine trends and apply the results.
-Ability to anticipate reaction from the public, elected officials, business community, governmental agencies to manage various situations.

Valid Driver’s License

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit and inspect meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification, although the job involves standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Position occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.

Work in predominately an office environment. Mobility to visit/tour construction sites, facilities, businesses, etc. required. Frequent travel (both local and out of the area) required.

Please email resume to Jeff Raible at jraible@sidneyshelbychamber.com or by mail to 101 South Ohio Avenue, Floor 2, Sidney, Ohio 45365.

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