Regional Economic Development Director
Company: Rolling Oaks Hospitality, Inc.
Posted on: September 15, 2020
Director Business Development Management Jobs in Madison, WI.
Regional Economic Development Director, Madison. General
Information. Job Title:. Regional Economic Development Director.
Location:. 201 W Washington Ave. 6th Floor. Madison, WI, 53703.
United States. Employee Type:. Full Time. Job Category:. Business
and Community Development. Contact information. Name:. Phone:.
608.210.6804. Email:. Description. Wisconsin Economic Development
Corporation. Regional Economic Development Director Position
Description. Business Location. This position would cover Columbia,
Dane, Dodge, Jefferson, Rock, and Sauk Counties. The candidate
would need to reside in the region.. Position Summary. The Business
and Community Development Team is responsible to provide project
management and to deliver resources to businesses and communities
within the established budget, program guidelines, and timeline.
This position is a key member of a project team, participates in
program and project development, disseminates project information,
builds partner relationships, and is an active participant in
project-related work groups and committees.. Responsibilities. The
Regional Economic Development Director will spend a majority of
his/her time in performing these activities:. Provide consultation
and technical assistance encompassing the range of community and
business development including planning, developing and enhancement
of infrastructure as well as project financing strategy.. Represent
WEDC services and improve the customer management process to
improve customer satisfaction and response times.. Generate
assistance opportunities for Wisconsin communities and businesses..
Manage and support a set of community and business accounts in a
designated region.. Expand extended enterprise capabilities and
coordination in a designated region. Lead the development and
implementation of tools to advance regional community, business and
economic development goals.. Participate as a key member of the
project team, participate in program and project development,
disseminate project information and are active participants in
project-related work groups and committees.. Work with regional
planning commissions, communities, regional economic development
organizations, and other community development partners to assist
them in improving the operations and performance of their
organization and to support them in efforts to provide regular
relationship building and data collection.. Review and analyze
projects and provide recommendations for funding.. Act as a
financial packaging expert who maintains rapport and works closely
with financial networks and communities that fund and invest in
business and community prospects.. Review financial documentation
including financial statements and financial commitments from other
parties.. Act as resource on issues including program design and
implementation, performing specific evaluation, monitoring and
planning tasks.. Review and revise program operations to assure
program consistency with WEDC missions.. Assist in the creation and
maintenance of program applications, implementation manuals and
guides.. Provide community, business and economic development
project leads to Senior Economic Development Director or Vice
President using WEDC software tools.. Assist in the preparation of
quarterly and other reports as required by funding sources..
Perform on-site monitoring of WEDC assisted projects.. Work with
businesses in the region directly to facilitate access to financial
and business assistance resources.. Work with businesses in the
region who have received WEDC related assistance to ensure ongoing
performance and support.. Working with regional, county, and local
economic development officials:. in an assigned region to help
businesses grow by providing business consulting assistance and
linking the businesses to available financial, workforce, and
business assistance resources.. to deploy consistent economic
development tools that align with state economic development
objectives.. to support them in efforts to provide regular business
relationship building and data collection.. to assist them in
improving the operations and performance of their organization.. to
ensure full communication on economic development resources
available from the state of Wisconsin.. Maintain knowledge of
public and private development resources.. Attend recipient public
relation events.. Participate in State and National economic,
community and business development activities, seminars and
conferences; attend Regional Economic Development Organization
meetings.. Represent WEDC in speaking engagements in the regions..
Work with the Business and Community Development Team to support
division strategies and performance.. Other duties as assigned..
Requirements. Education and Experience:. Bachelor’s degree in
Economics, Urban and Regional Studies, Urban Planning, Community
Development, Business Administration, or related field or
comparable education/experience/training.. Minimum of ten years of
experience in economic or community development or related field
required.. Management of an economic development organization
preferred.. Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) or Economic
Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification preferred..
Skills and Talents:. Strong understanding of state, WEDC, and WEDC
partner services.. Demonstrated ability to partner and influence at
all levels of the business and community and to be viewed as a
credible, valuable source of information and integral part of
management team.. Strong public speaking skills required..
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects required.. Ability
to make sound decisions.. Ability to solve complex problems, sound
reasoning, independent judgment and initiative to accomplish
tasks.. Quantitative, analytical and problem solving skills.. PC
applications including word processing, spreadsheet, database
management and Windows software.. Strong written and verbal
communication skills to deal effectively with senior executives, as
well as diverse groups of people internal and external to the
organization; team player.. Organizational and record-keeping
skills; attention to detail.. Other Requirements:. State-wide
travel will occur on a frequent basis, more than 30% of the time.
Travel is anticipated to include day and overnight travel..
Possession of a valid driver's license and proof of auto insurance
that meets minimum state requirements are required.. This position
is eligible for reimbursement according to the Bring Your Own
Device (BYOD) program. This position requires the employee to
provide a mobile device that allows for phone, text, and email
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Strong project management skills required.. Strong customer
relationship management skills required.
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