Highland County Commissioners Hiring Full-Time Economic Development Director

Mar 11, 2021 | Jobs

Position is responsible for overseeing the implementation of programs and plans related to the economic revitalization of the county; developing and leading specific job growth strategies in retention and attraction; serving as liaison for various community development projects; and responsible for county workforce development efforts.

Position actively identifies and recruits quality businesses for relocation and expansion using a variety of incentives and marketing techniques; works closely with and maintains the confidence of the business community; engages regularly with regional economic efforts and professionals; advocates on behalf of prospective and existing businesses with other county departments; makes public presentations; and directly supervises the economic development department.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Marketing, Planning, Economics, or related field or combined experience/education. Minimum of three years experience in managing an economic development department or closely related field. Candidate must have superior communication and interpersonal skills. Extensive experience in economic development field including incentives, planning, project financing techniques, marketing, and redevelopment must be evident in background.

Salary is commensurate with experience plus benefits package. Send resume and work-related references to Highland County Board of Commissioners, 119 Gov. Foraker Place, Hillsboro, OH 45133 or email to commissioners@co.highland.oh.us by March 31, 2021. EOE/Drug-free Workplace.

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