Director of Economic Development - Roanoke County, VA

Title: Director of Economic Development
Type: Economic Development/Redevelopment
Date Posted: August 3, 2022
Organization: Roanoke County, VA
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General Description:

Performs complex professional and administrative work in coordinating and promoting the economic development activities of the County. Develops and implements the County’s economic development strategy and work program. Exercises considerable independent judgment in planning, organizing and coordinating an effort to market Roanoke County to industrial, commercial, and service businesses. Manages and oversees programs of an innovative and highly technical nature related to economic development. Provides leadership and direction to a professional economic development team. Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

• Coordinates County Economic Development effort to compliment and mesh with State and Regional Economic Development objectives.
• Represents Roanoke County on regional committees, boards and commissions.
• Promotes development through personal contact with business and community leaders.
• Markets Roanoke County within and outside Virginia to encourage new businesses and industries to locate within Roanoke County.
• Leads and mentors professional staff in the planning and implementation of marketing, site development, and business retention and
expansion programs.
• Prepares, analyzes and recommends economic development proposals on behalf of the County Administrator and Board of Supervisors.
• Responsible for general administration of the department including budgeting, staffing and delegation of responsibilities.
• Represents Roanoke County on a regional, state and national level for economic development projects.
• Attends state and national events to promote Roanoke County.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Post Expiration Date September 1, 2022

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