ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

Date: Jun 8, 2022

Location: DURHAM, NC, US

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit www.dconc.gov.

 

 

DEPARTMENT:          

County Engineering 

 

DATE POSTED:            

June 8, 2022

 

CLOSING DATE:    

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

SALARY MIN:  

$54,712.00 

 

SALARY MAX:

$98,480.00 

 

POSITION NUMBER:            

40010177 

 

JOB TYPE:  

Full-Time

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Serve as the lead representative of the OED Small Business programming to commercial, institutional, and community-based partners as well as to provide ongoing program area evaluations of outcomes and potential program improvements to OED Director in accordance with County policy documents.
  • Manage, advise, and lead as appropriate on existing OED Small Business programming to include the Durham Small Business Opportunity Loan Fund, the Small Business Advisory Council, E3 Durham, and Innovate Durham.
  • Assist local small businesses and entrepreneurs in connecting with technical assistance resources such as recordkeeping, financing, vendor opportunities, and HUB certification. 
  • Collaborate with community partners to work more effectively with diverse constituencies, to foster business and workforce success across the broader community, and to help promote  equity and shared prosperity.
  • Develop relationships with relevant local government departments, local institutions, and organizations as well as commercial, regional, and state partners to facilitate progress on identified objectives.
  • Support the Economic Development Director as necessary related to Business Recruitment, Workforce Development, or other OED activities as assigned.
  • Support the County's Economic Development website by creating new content and maintaining the site’s content to ensure that information is current and relevant.
  • Support OED’s social media presence by working with the County Public Information Office to ensure professional representation of the DCo brand to prospective entities, and development of timely and appropriate information via social media channels.
  • Develop and manage processes to collect and analyze economic development information and data, including actionable intelligence on trends and issues.
  • Draft, execute, and administer agreements as necessary, while maintaining appropriate confidentiality as applicable, may include agreements outside of the position’s specific focus area.
  • Manage external partner contracts and agreements to ensure that terms are maintained and that appropriate and desired outcomes, as defined in the documents, are achieved.
  • Maintain communications with partner organizations so that reporting deadlines and desired content are understood, records are properly maintained, and OED Director is advised of corrective actions if necessary.
  • Provide key programmatic management, oversight, and review of compliance, routine and/or requested reports to ascertain if desired outcomes are being met, and when/where adjustments and/or corrective actions may be required to ensure appropriate outcomes.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

• Knowledge of modern principles and practices of economic development, practices of public and business administration, and local government operations.

• Knowledge and familiarity with resources available to support businesses and strategies to advance shared economic prosperity.

• Ability to successfully manage programs and projects in accordance with the department’s guidelines.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials, departments, associates, and the general public.

• Ability to represents the County in a professional and courteous manner in all capacities of the position.

• Skilled in designing technically complex visual aids such as maps, tables and charts.

• Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations.

• Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.

• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

• Ability to use sound judgement and solve problems within scope of responsibility.

• Ability to prepare clear and comprehensive financial and administrative reports.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Requires a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Planning, or Business Administration from an appropriately accredited college or university supplemented by two years of experience in economic development, planning, business administration or public administration; or an equivalent combination of education, and experience.

 

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh