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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
West Feliciana Parish Council is seeking to fill the full‐time position of Director of Economic Development.  The  candidate  selected  for  this  position  must  have  the  ability  to aggressively  implement  a strong  marketing plan effectively to regional prospects looking for business location or expansion.  This position will  be  responsible  for  supporting  the  Parish’s  economic development  program  and  redevelopment  activities by highlighting the distinct business advantages and opportunities available in West Feliciana Parish. This position will also be responsible for the development and management of all aspects of the economic  development  process,  such  as  business  recruitment,  project  management,  strategic  development, site location, and consulting with new and expanding companies considering West Feliciana Parish.  This position requires leadership skills, strategic management skills, communications and public relations skills, and marketing experience. The selected candidate must have a positive attitude with the ability to work in a diversified work environment.


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, urban planning or a directly related field and at least 5 years of experience in business development as it relates to commercial, industrial and manufacturing development, and/or experience in community planning and development in a municipality. Professional certification such as EDFP or CEcD is a plus.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES
Thorough  knowledge  of  research  and  analytic  techniques,  principles  and  practices  of  economic  development planning.  Strong professional public relation and marketing skills and ability to interact with the public.  Ability to effectively and strategically manage economic development activities involving a mix of both public and private sector organizations and interests.


SALARY & CONTACT
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.


A  detailed  description  of  this  position  is  available  upon  request. For  more  information,  please contact Emily Cobb. Resumes may be mailed to: Office of the Parish President, P.O. Box 1921, St. Francisville, LA 70775.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Please note this job description is not  designed  to  cover  or  contain  a  comprehensive  listing  of  activities,  duties  or  responsibilities  that  are  required  of  the  employee  for  this  job.  Duties,  responsibilities  and  activities  may  change  at  any  time  with  or  without  notice.  West  Feliciana  is  a  and  equal  opportunity  /equal  access employer and an equal opportunity service provider.

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