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Economic Development Director

Posted on October 2, 2017 at 9:05 am

Job OpeningThe City of Elyria is seeking a full-time Economic Development Director with proven experience in leadership and management in a similarly sized local government. The Director plans, organizes and implements an economic development  program to promote the growth and development of the City’s economic base, assists in the retention and expansion of existing businesses, and vigorously seeks out new businesses for the City.  The position has considerable interface with all facets of the City, and the development and business communities.

The Economic Development Director is a self-motivated, innovative individual  with excellent technical, analytical, finance, communication and presentation skills who works closely with the Mayor and Director of Community Development and Planning to nurture economic development programs, practices and activities that lead to measurable, cost-effective results for the growth of Elyria’s tax base through business expansion and retention programs, entrepreneurial development, labor force development, creative and niche development, recreational and entertainment venues, an arts culture, and other quality of life developments.

A Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a focus on Economic Development is preferred, with Certified Economic Developer Certification (CEcD) ideal.  Individuals with other Bachelor or post-graduate degrees in the following areas will be considered: Urban Planning, Resource Development, Business Administration, Finance, Economics or related field. A minimum of 5 years of experience actively working in the economic development field in a public-serving organization is required.  Must have a proven track record of success in the implementation of strategic economic development initiatives and federal – and state – funded project management.

The City offers a competitive salary and benefit package. To apply please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Claudia Dillinger, Human Resource Director.

Applications will be accepted until 4:30pm, Friday, October 27, 2017. Click the link below for more information.

Economic Development Director Job Description