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MIDLAND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Midland Development Corporation is a Type A sales tax corporation formed for the purpose of fostering economic development within the city of Midland, Texas. The Midland Development Corporation is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Executive Director of Economic Development. This position will serve as the primary role for the promotion of economic development and business development activities in Midland. The Executive Director of Economic Development will be responsible for growing the local economy through attraction and expansion efforts that realize effective job growth in the city. The Executive Director of Economic Development serves a five-member Board of Directors for the Midland Development Corporation and must project integrity and transparency.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with Board of Directors to develop economic growth through business attraction, retention, and expansion programs that result in the creation of jobs and capital investment
  • Manage the overall structuring, financing, negotiating incentives, and closing of deals on behalf of Midland Development Corporation
  • Effectively build and maintain relationships with the city, business community, and other vital stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of all available properties (e.g., existing industrial and commercial sites)
  • Analyze key industry sectors and develop targeted business development strategies
  • Develop and maintain communication programs that effectively convey the mission and successes of the Midland Development Corporation to the Midland community
  • Cultivate partnerships with community entities to foster the region’s economic diversity and workforce development (i.e., local, state, and federal governments; community leaders; educational leaders; business partners; and other aligned organizations)
  • Serve as the organization’s primary external contact and spokesperson, which entails interaction with the media, community associations, private development entities, etc., as necessary
  • Coordinate monthly public meetings of the Board of Directors in accordance with all applicable laws
  • Attend meetings and make presentations when necessary
  • Supervise Midland Development Corporation staff

QUALITIES AND TRAITS

  • Charismatic and dependable leader with a commitment to developing collaborative partnerships with business and community leaders
  • Team-oriented, action-oriented, and self-motivated
  • Positive and confident leader who will effectively communication and promote the Midland Development Corporation’s message internally and externally
  • An executive-minded visionary who works well under pressure and is capable of thinking outside of the box, absorbing information quickly, thinking broadly, analyzing thoroughly and
  • acting decisively
  • Willing to play a highly visible role, the ideal candidate must participate broadly across the leadership structure of the community and the state.
  • A history of emotional intelligence and personal/professional integrity
  • Risk assessor/taker based on analysis
  • Experience establishing positive and proactive communications with and among a Board of Directors with regard to strategic plans, policies and programs
  • Effective management skills; a proven track record of people and project management; both tactical and strategic planning experience; a positive history of developing and meeting budgets and goals; a commitment to teamwork; ability to delegate and hold others accountable

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • In-depth knowledge of the principles and practices of economic development
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook - skills will be assessed through testing
  • Demonstrated ability to attract new jobs and to assist existing business expansion
  • Experience working with site selection consultants
  • Knowledge and experience in financial packaging
  • Working knowledge of the requirements of Chapters 501 and 504 of the Texas Local Government Code and the Texas Open Meetings Act is a plus

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university is required, supplemented by ten or more years of experience in economic development or business development in a supervisory/management capacity.

COMPENSATION

Salary and benefits offered will be competitive and appropriate to experience and qualifications.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:

Please email your resume and completed Application for Employment to ed3@midlandtxedc.com. Please include the job title in the subject line of your email. Applications will be accepted through October 31, 2017.

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