The newly formed Jackson County Economic Development Committee is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as our Executive Director who wants to work with our communities, cities, and county to improve our economic health.
As the newly recognized official economic development agency for Jackson County, we seek an individual able to help us grow into a more effective partnership of both the private and public sector for the benefit of our county and this region. As a new organization, we realize this first hire will be key to our success in the future, and we realize the individual we hire must have the talents necessary to bring a start-up organization forward as well as fulfill the more traditional economic development roles.
This position is one that we expect to grow both in compensation and responsibilities over time as the economic health of the county improves in the future. This position is not one for someone looking for a place to land and simply maintain the status quo.
As our Executive Director, you will need to work hard within the various communities to maintain and improve relationships with the partners both public and private. Our local elected officials have sent a clear signal they want to be more aggressive as it relates to aiding economic growth, and they expect our Executive Director to work with them to better understand issues and solutions that will improve the economic health of our county.
Our board members are willing to work directly with our Executive Director to leverage our backgrounds and expertise and as a board we are excited about the opportunities we see in the future. We expect compensation to be a minimum of $50,000 with benefits.
If you are interested in this position to apply, you need to register with Employ Florida at www.employflorida.com and forward a cover letter that includes salary requirements, and a resume that includes at least three references to:
Jackson County EDC
ATTN: Director Applications
4318 Lafayette Street
Marianna, FL 32446
We will not consider applications that only include “negotiable” or a related term as the salary requirement. We will be taking applications for at least three weeks or until the position is filled. Applicants that are selected to move further in the process will be contacted at a later date.
The Executive Director performs a variety of administrative, technical and professional work in preparation and implementation of economic and community development plans, programs, and services.
This full time position is responsible for working closely with the board of directors, county and city officials, Enterprise Florida, Opportunity Florida, Florida’s Great Northwest, utility providers, existing businesses, site selectors, and other partners to market our community’s assets. This position will include working with all noted partners in providing guidance to individuals and companies seeking to retain, expand, establish, or relocate their businesses to Jackson County.
This position will require working directly with governmental and private sector entities to facilitate all necessary actions for business retention and expansion projects in the county.
Major Job Duties
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
This position reports directly to the board of directors.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
Supervisory and Management Responsibility
As a new organization, there are no staff members to supervise; however, with the growth of the organization, it is expected supervision of staff members will be required in the future.
This position will be responsible for the hiring of future staff to fill positions approved by the board of directors.