|Description & Details
The Economic Development Director directs, manages, and oversees activities and operations of the Economic Development Department staff. This department is responsible for business recruitment, retention, expansion and small business support efforts; implementation, and oversight of a domestic and international economic development strategy; contract creation, monitoring, and compliance; collaboration with community and workforce development partners; budget and financial development. This role also requires significant external relationship development with state, regional and local organizations as well as elected leaders.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate is a dynamic, professional leader and excellent communicator who can represent, promote, and market the City through participation with various local, state, and regional business groups and has experience in leading a successful economic development team. The successful candidate will demonstrate and encourage teamwork and collaboration; leading and coordinating economic development meetings; providing input regarding all City development issues; researching and preparing data and materials for review and successful project implementation. This position requires a can-do, high-energy Director who can delegate effectively and has had success leading key initiatives and programs as part of an Economic Development Department, bringing high quality businesses to the community. The position requires a leader who is willing to enthusiastically roll up their sleeves and be a working manager. While technical skills are very important, it will be necessary for this individual to have excellent interpersonal skills, political acumen, and awareness; encourage and listen to feedback; and have the ability to work closely with City Council, executive leadership, and staff from all departments, while adapting quickly to changing priorities in a fast-paced organization.
Key Attributes and Characteristics:
Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, the City of Scottsdale is one of Arizona’s 10 largest cities, with a population of more than 240,000. Scottsdale is internationally recognized as a visitor destination, and nationally recognized as one of the top markets for business performance, job growth, livability and high quality of life. Scottsdale is dedicated to the success of its residents and business community, and consistently ranks among the nation’s best places to live, with top-rated schools, low crime, and a low-tax, vibrant economy for both families and corporations.
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How to Apply / Contact
|Apply for the Economic Development Director position.
To be considered, please submit a resume, cover letter, and five work related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment). Resumes should reflect years and months of positions held, as well as size of past organization(s).
Jobs and RFPs
Economic Development Director
Organization: City of Scottsdale
Date Posted: August 28, 2023
Country: United States of America
Primary Category: Economic Development
Type of Position: Full Time