Position Title: PCEDC Executive Director
The ED will work directly with public and private entities, including federal, state, and local government, to advise and assist in the retention, expansion, and attraction of investment and business.
The ED works primarily with municipalities, public, private, and non-profit organizations, and communities to identify, prioritize, and implement projects of importance.
This is a full time, salaried position with benefits available and travel reimbursement.
The ED answers directly to the PCEDC President and Executive Council.
Duties and Responsibilities (broad description)
The Executive Director will:
- Ensure the daily operations and management of the business functions of PCEDC.
- Provide monthly reporting and information to PCEDC board and work with board president to prepare for PCEDC meetings.
- Work with the PCEDC Officers to prepare and manage the annual PCEDC budget.
- Implement PCEDC Personnel Policies and Procedures.
- Provide direct oversight of PCEDC Staff, including hiring, training, mentoring, and review(s).
- Research and identify available resources, then administer and monitor program grant and revolving loan fund contracts and budgets.
- Oversee public relations and marketing platforms.
- Work with municipalities, businesses and community groups in every area of economic development.
- Coordinate with various federal, state, and local government agencies to assist businesses.
- Provide technical assistance to municipalities, communities, businesses and non-profit organizations.
- Represent PCEDC at appropriate affiliate organizations, groups and entities that are of interest and priority to PCEDC’s mission.
- Attend functions and company events to attract business and investments to the area.
- Seek out funding sources for the organization.
- Serve on the Piscataquis Chamber Board and possibly other boards sharing common goals to those of PCEDC.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred in business, management, economics, or related field.
- An understanding of business needs and issues, including such topics as human resources, business planning, infrastructure and market analysis, or willingness to attend courses or work with other staff and local agencies to gain this knowledge.
- Excellent oral and written skills; ability to speak before groups, lead meetings, and write substantial reports and grant proposals.
- An understanding of municipal government and an ability to develop strong partnerships with county, state, and federal agencies.
- CDBG knowledge, or willingness to attend courses to gain this knowledge.
- A knowledge of Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) policies.
- Excellent time-management and multi-tasking skills, including the ability to effectively prioritize
- Computer proficiency: competence with all Microsoft Office programs and email procedures.
- Willingness to travel throughout Piscataquis County and the state; occasionally for evening meetings; as needed, and occasionally out of state for conferences.
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