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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

companyCity Of Oregon
locationOregon, OH, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Oregon Economic Development Foundation Executive DirectorPlans, organizes, and directs activities to enhance economic development in the City of Oregon, Ohio. The Director is responsible for the development, recommendation and implementation of policies, programs and procedures that accomplish the goals and objectives to ensure the economic health and vitality of the area. The Executive Director reports to the Board and interfaces with the City of Oregon Administration, IT Division, Building & Zoning, and other city departments in the sharing of information to improve economic development opportunities for our region.ESSENTIAL DUTIES:• To act as the focal point for Economic Development for the City of Oregon.• Provide strong leadership in developing and implementing the Economic Development strategies of Oregon Economic Development Foundation and its public/private parties.• Develop and implement short- and long-term economic development strategies and public/private partnerships for development. Knowledge of business assistance programs for existing and prospective businesses is required. Executive Director recommends adjustments in programs, activities, policies and procedures to further economic development goals.• Prepare the economic development budget; ensure financial accountability and appropriate record keeping and internal controls.• Work with Executive Board members to retain and recruit new investors.• Serve as a "broker" in recruiting and assisting businesses interested in locating to Oregon and identify suitable properties for their enterprises.• Executive Director may be asked to meet with affected property owners in potential economic development areas to assess and coordinate development efforts.• Develop, implement and participate in special business community events to promote business development and vitality.• Build and strengthen effective relationships with the business community, advisory groups, and other governmental agencies.• Research, analyze and report on economic and market trends.• Engage and participate in local economic development groups i.e. Lucas County Office of Planning and Development, NORED, Regional Growth Partnership, JobsOhio, etc.• Serve as initial project manager for all commercial and industrial projects in Oregon and serve as the conduit for local and state incentives.• Maintain a strong relationship with local and statewide JobsOhio managers, directors, etc.The Oregon Economic Development Foundation (OEDF) is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director which reports to the OEDF Board and is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing activities to enhance economic development in the City of Oregon, Ohio. For additional duties, qualifications, and application requirements, see official announcement on the City of Oregon’s website at www.oregonohio.org under Job Opportunities.Email application, resume, and cover letter to director@oregonohio.com no later than June 14, 2024. Salary range: $66,000 - $71,000
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