Economic Development Director

Location: 
 Munford

The city of Munford is searching for an economic development professional—someone with initiative, a positive mindset, ability to build and sustain strong relationships. The economic development director reports to the city mayor and will provide advice on all economic development matters in the city and supporting ongoing efforts to promote the local and regional economy while building upon the quality of life enjoyed by residents. This position is responsible for enabling retail, commercial and industrial development that will enhance job growth and the city's tax base. This position serves as the city's primary liaison with firms/individuals desiring to locate retail, commercial and industrial businesses within the city. The economic development director will develop, plan, execute and evaluate the goals, strategies, and policies for economic development to ensure a favorable climate for business and sustainable economic growth. Minimum requirements: bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, marketing, economic development, business, communications, or a related field required. A minimum five years professional experience, with a proven track record of success in related economic development function, eight years if degree is not related. Experience and success in retail recruitment and downtown redevelopment is necessary. Grant writing experience and knowledge of funding sources a plus. Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to mpinner@munford.com. A full description of the position is available on www.munford.com