Director of Community Development

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Job Summary

Under general direction, plans, directs, and coordinates future community development activities, including:
•    Achieving city objectives as defined by City’s Comprehensive Plan.
•    Enhancing property values (residential and commercial)
•    Promoting efficient & orderly development of private properties.

Job Duties
•    Seek out businesses, housing development, and green space opportunities that match the community's vision & needs. 
•    Ensure development coordinates with currently established locally owned businesses.
•    Develop & implement growth strategies that improve the welfare of the community as a whole
•    Direct research and analysis of technical information of proposed expansions and developments for impact on infrastructure and financial impact.
•    Complete grants and proposals to secure funding for community initiatives.
•    Develop & Manage budgets and fiscal reporting for community development projects
•    Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders serving as a liaison with government officials, business leaders, and community members.
•    Advocate for policies and regulations that support community development goals.
•    Keep up to date on trends and best practices in community development and legislation around community development.
•    Understand zoning, regulations, and land-use planning

Skill & knowledge
•    Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
•    Exceptional leadership and management skills
•    Effective oral and written communication and negotiation skills
•    Strong business acumen
•    Detail-oriented and persuasive
•    Ability to work in a team environment or independently.
•    Ability to organize, prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment
•    Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously
•    History of successfully initiating New Sales Contacts for commercial and residentials 
•    Track Record on Successful Grant Proposals
•    Consistent and timely responses to inquiries
•    Be flexible to ever-changing needs and environments.
•    Ability to interpret federal & state & local policies, laws, and regulations
•    Working knowledge of federal-local government code for general law city

•    Class C driver's license
•    Eligibility to be bonded
•    Must reside in Somervell County within 6 months of job start.
•    Meet standards of municipal hiring practices
•    Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, or related field, MBA a plus, and minimum of 5 years of proven business development, marketing or sales experience.
•    Any combination of knowledge, experience, and skills may be considered as a qualification for the position.
•    Proficient in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).  Knowledge of Muni-code a plus

Working Conditions:
•    Required to attend evening meetings
•    Must be willing to travel both locally and nationally
•    This position is considered essential and is required to respond to area-wide emergencies
•    This position shall be considered exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act

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