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President
Location: US-TX-Bastrop
Job Details:
Jorgenson Consulting has been retained to conduct a national search for President of the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation.

The Bastrop EDC seeks a President who will be an innovative, gifted, and mission-driven leader dedicated to attracting, supporting, and sustaining the economic growth of the Bastrop community and who has a track record of working with multiple stakeholders around a common goal.

Position: President

Reports to: Board of Directors

Direct Reports: 2

Operating Budget: $4.3 M

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

• Work with Bastrop EDC Board of Directors and the City of Bastrop to develop innovative initiatives designed to encourage economic growth through business attraction, retention, and expansion programs that result in the creation of jobs and capital investment.
• Lead in the development and execution of long and short-term plans to meet goals and objectives to fulfill the organization¡¦s mission in alignment with the Elevating Bastrop strategic plan.
• Analyze key industry sectors and develop targeted markets for business development.
• Develop and maintain communication programs that effectively convey the mission and successes of the EDC to the Board, City of Bastrop, and Bastrop community.
• Develop and maintain knowledge of all property products that are available, e.g., existing industrial and commercial sites.
• Work in partnership with educational leaders, business partners, and other aligned organizations to further the workforce development system that attracts and develops talent.
• Work to establish collaborative partnerships with local, state, and federal government officials, educational leaders, community stakeholders, and business leaders to further the communities economic strength and diversity.
• Serve as the organization¡¦s primary external contact and spokesperson, including interaction with the media, community associations, private development entities, as well as others as necessary and appropriate.
• Prepare and prudently manage the fiscal budget and assets of Bastrop EDC.
• Recruit, manage, and coach staff to ensure an effective team.
• Fully inform the Board on all aspects of the organization and conduct monthly meetings. Make recommendations based on due diligence, vetting, and adhering to all statutory regulations.
• Responsible for consistent achievement of projects and programs from inception to contract negotiation to scheduled completion.
• Resource expert, deep knowledge base of all related aspects of business development, statutory regulations and ordinances, inventories, and assets.

LEADERSHIP AND SKILLS

• Managing People and Performance ¡VManages people to help them achieve full potential and to attain exceptional individual and team performance.
• Leading and Directing ¡V Inspires and leads through clear vision and directions, organizing and enabling resources, and making critical decisions.
• Managing and Leveraging Relationships ¡V Invest in relationships to successfully influence and build shared goals and achieve optimal organizational solutions and results.
• Communication and Presenting ¡V Shares ideas and information across diverse audiences and entities to drive organizational performance and effectiveness.
• Strategic Thinking ¡V Accustomed to changing dynamics facing the organization; leverages sharp organizational acumen to develop opportunities and strategies for organizational success.
• Planning and Organizing ¡V Plans and organizes a detailed course of action that ensures the successful accomplishment of organizational initiatives and objectives.
• Executing for Results ¡V Drives performance through expert management and execution of organizational plans and activities.
• Fostering Innovation and Change ¡V Embraces and promotes innovation and change as a way to enhance personal, team, and organizational effectiveness.
• Maintaining Self Awareness and Impact ¡V Maintains objectivity about own self; manages the impact of self on others, and actively learns from experience to maximize positive impact.
• Achievement Focus ¡V Strive to reach challenging work and career goals.
• Adapting to Change and Stress ¡V Adapts and responds well to change; manages pressure effectively and copes well with setbacks.
• Upholding Standards ¡V Consistently adheres to and upholds clear professional and ethical standards that complement those of the organization.

PERSONAL TRAITS
• A roll-up the sleeves, self-starter with vision, high energy and commitment.
• An individual with unquestioned integrity and impeccable business and personal ethics.
• An executive with demonstrated success setting and managing priorities, establishing performance objectives, delegating and motivating others.
• An intelligent, mature, and self-confident individual.
• A facilitator, who works with groups, encourages engagement, maintains focus, and derives meaningful outcomes.
• A person who can handle multiple tasks.
• A collaborative leader willing to encourage different viewpoints and take decisive action.
• An exceptional and persuasive oral and written communicator.
• Outstanding analytic and interpersonal skills with the ability to write, speak and communicate effectively with diverse audiences.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university is required, supplemented by five (5) years of progressively responsible leadership experience in public administrative role that focuses on economic development or a related field.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Candidates for this position will be evaluated by Jorgenson Consulting. Only a limited number of the most highly qualified applicants meeting the job responsibilities and organizational focus will be invited to participate in the interview process. For consideration, please submit a letter of interest and résumé to Todd Jorgenson at BastropEDC@jci-inc.net



 




Jorgenson Consulting

Todd, Jorgenson
Human Resources Department
2618A Battleground Ave
#149
Greensboro, NC, 27408
P: 4103847243
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1  Full-Time Position Open
Salary Range:
$150,000 - $175,000/Yearly

Experience Req. Yrs:
5 years




 


 


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