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Celina EDC -Director of Economic Development
Location: US-TX-Celina
Job Details:
Jorgenson Consulting has been retained to conduct this search.


Business and Economic Development
• Lead a collaborative process with the Board, City Leadership, and community partners to develop and execute a strategic plan outlining clear and actionable strategies with defined goals and outcomes.
• Lead a team devoted to being a catalyst for economic growth and sustainability in the Celina community.
• Develop and execute a strategically targeted business attraction plan, including Key Performance Metrics and timelines.
• Develop and execute local and small business retention and local growth plan, including Key Performance Metrics.
• Will serve as the primary spokesperson for the organization in the community and with the media.
• Analyze market trends and conditions to include emerging market segments that will impact Celina and determine necessary strategic modifications to take advantage of those trends and conditions. Identify areas of opportunity and weakness to improve the competitiveness of the community.
• Familiar with and stays up to date with Texas economic development laws, policies, and incentive agreements, such as 380 incentive agreements.
• With partner agencies, support the development of assets such as infrastructure, transportation, favorable business climate, and amenities.
• Lead in building partnerships and programs with municipal leaders, community stakeholders, education partners, and other local, state, regional, and national organizations.
• Be responsible for developing, building, and leading a high-performing team capable of exceeding expectations.
• Implement all policies adopted by the Board of Directors of the Celina EDC and direct and manage the daily operations of the business and it¡¦s employees.
• Perform highly professional management and administrative work in planning, organizing, coordinating, and directing the economic development programs under the control of the Celina EDC, including efforts to attract and expand business and commerce.
• Ensure an organizational structure with clear roles and accountability; foster a culture that rewards productivity and innovation.
• Continually seek to improve and develop processes and systems to enhance operational excellence.
• Plan, oversee, and monitor all financial aspects of the Celina EDC, assuring compliance with all laws, regulations, and accounting standards.


• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required in Economic Development, Business, Accounting, Law, Public Administration, or closely related field.
• Certification ¡V A Certified Economic Developer credential is desirable.
• Seven or more years of experience in economic development, business, or related activities.
• A proven track record of accomplishments in economic development, business, or related fields.
• The ability to create a collaboration culture and communicate effectively with elected officials, business leaders, community leaders, and citizens.
• The ability to multi-task in a fast-paced small office environment.
• Self-motivation and self-direction.
• Proficiency with computers, office programs, communications technology, and social media.


• Is a strategic thinker, who works well in an ever-changing and dynamic economic environment. Can think on their feet.
• Confident in making decisions and taking responsibility for those decisions.
• Will step up and provide leadership when needed, but just as willing to let others take the lead when warranted.
• Upholds the highest standards of professionalism, decorum, and unquestionable integrity.
• Skilled at bringing all parties, supporters, and detractors, to the table to hear all sides and create collaborative solutions.
• Thrives on the execution of the strategic plan and delivering measurable results.
• Is an experienced and proven economic development leader that can hit the ground running.
• Will be sensitive to the needs of the community.
• Is experienced with economic cost/benefit analysis to justify economic incentives and gain broad community support.
• An exceptional and persuasive oral and written communicator. Open to all input and opinions.
• Outstanding analytic and interpersonal skills with the ability to write, speak and communicate effectively with diverse audiences.


Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications plus benefits.


This position is open until filled. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure you are considered for this position. Upon receipt, resumes will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this brochure. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted by Jorgenson Consulting. For consideration, please submit a cover letter and résumé to Todd Jorgenson at CelinaEDC@jci-inc.net


Jorgenson Consulting

Todd, Jorgenson
Human Resources Department
2618A Battleground Ave
Greensboro, NC, 27408
P: 4103847243
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1  Full-Time Position Open
Salary Range:
$150000 - $200000/Yearly

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