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Visit Grand Junction Director - Grand Junction, CO (ID: 288715)

Title Visit Grand Junction Director
Type Community Relations and Public Information
Date Posted November 3, 2017
City / Organization Grand Junction, CO
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The Department Established in 1990, Visit Grand Junction is a department of the City of Grand Junction and is the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the region. With a long-standing professional staff of 9 team members, Visit Grand Junction and the Visitor Center help to pro-actively market the Grand Junction, Colorado, area and serves as a liaison between area visitors, conventions, meetings, weddings and reunions and the businesses that will host them. The Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate is a proven team player with outstanding written and verbal communication skills, well-organized, highly professional, experienced in destination marketing, eager to lead a dynamic team of tourism professionals, able to work well with a diverse group of city/county leaders, businesses,volunteers, and community stakeholder groups and passionate about the City of Grand Junction and the tourism opportunities that exist here. Duties: Under direction from the City Manager, manage the development and implementation of Visit Grand Junction goals, objectives, policies and priorities for each assigned service area; work with the Advisory Board to develop and prepare strategic goals and ensure operations of the organization are working towards the achievement of all goals and objectives. Oversee the development and implementation of an annual marketing plan to promote hotels, attractions and events, including print, social media, internet based advertising, and internal publications. Establish and maintain relationships with industry influencers, Advisory Board, government officials and key strategic partners. Act as the spokesperson for the department; generate and enhance community awareness of the department's functions through public appearances, local public service organizations and City-wide events. Oversee and participate in the development and administration of the Visit Grand Junction budget; approve the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; approve expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments. Select, train, motivate and evaluate assigned personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies. Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in marketing, public relations, communications, business administration or related field. Seven (7) years of senior leadership experience in marketing, tourism, hospitality or Convention and Visitor Bureau industry, or related field. Strong overall leadership skills including management, strategic planning, financial and resource planning/management. Effective interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, good judgment, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and a commitment to public service. Supplemental Information: The pay range for this position is $105,000 -$115,000. The City offers an excellent benefit package including: Several health insurance plan options Employer-paid dental and life insurance Attractive 401(a) retirement plan and access to other deferred compensation plans Generous Paid Time Off accruals A general leave program supplemented by short and long-term disability programs Applications will be screened according to the qualifications listed above. Phone interviews may be conducted. Select applicants will be invited to an on-site interview on December 15, 2017.

Job Post Expiration Date   January 27, 2018

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