Job Opportunity: Economic Development Director
Maysville-Mason County Industrial Development Authority, Maysville, Kentucky
Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Applicant must be a proven leader and able to provide direction for short and long-term strategic planning; as well as have a demonstrated knowledge of economic development, business recruitment, governmental affairs and public finance. A minimum of five years of economic development experience is preferred. Economic Development credentials are preferred; years of successful experience may substitute for education and credentials. Effective written, oral and presentation skills are a must, as the successful candidate will regularly communicate with existing and prospective employers as well as the general public. Strong listening skills and inclusiveness will be keys to success in this position.
The Economic Development Director is responsible for and reports to the Maysville-Mason County Industrial Authority. The Director will participate in all economic development projects in the county that may include, but are not limited to: industrial, commercial and retail developments, as well as port development projects. A job description is provided.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include, but are not limited to: county retirement, insurance, vacation and sick leave.
All inquiries need to be submitted via email to City Manager, Matt Wallingford at firstname.lastname@example.org. No telephone inquiries.
A cover letter, resume and minimum three references to be submitted by close of business December 13, 2017 to Matt Wallingford, City of Maysville, 216 Bridge Street, Maysville, KY 41056 and labeled MMCIDA Economic Development Director
Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Maysville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or military or veteran status.
The Purpose and Mission
The Authority was created to serve as the economic development and marketing agency for Maysville and Mason County by promoting the Maysville area as a national and international basis for new or expanding manufacturing projects.
The Authority works with local businesses and local governments to develop the resources and infrastructure necessary to support its economic development program.
The Authority also works in a supportive role for private developers.
The Authority has two main goals:
- To create new jobs and increase the diversity of jobs.
- Expand the tax base of local government.