Executive Director, Wake County Economic Development
Wake County Economic Development is a program of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and is the primary economic development program in Wake County providing business recruitment, existing industry retention and expansion, talent attraction, retention and development, public relations and marketing, community and equitable economic development, and research services for Wake County municipalities, Chambers of Commerce, and Wake County government.
Reporting to the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, the Executive Director of Wake County Economic Development serves in a dual role as the Senior Vice President of Economic Development for the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.
Specific functions that the Executive Director and Senior Vice President of Economic Development will perform include:
- Responsible for the development of an annual business plan and budget that is reviewed by the President and CEO, and approved by the Board of Directors of the Chamber.
- Responsible for the creation of committees and departmental structure along with the identification of staff necessary to carry out the annual economic development business plan.
- Serve as the primary contact and top administrative person for Edge5, a public-private economic development funding program to support 5 key pillars: Regional Competitiveness & Collaboration; Marketing & Public Relations; New Business Attraction & Job Creation; Existing Industry Support, Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Talent Attraction & Development; and Quality of Place & Sustainability.
- Serve as the primary contact and as an active participant on committees and boards of economic development agencies and organizations outside of the Chamber. Examples would be the North Carolina Economic Developers Association, the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, the North Carolina Technology Association, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, and Wake County boards and commissions.
- Responsible for the identification of community issues and/or events in the national and international marketplace that provide an opportunity for enhanced investment and new jobs in Wake County. There is also responsibility to identify and prepare a plan to deal with issues and events that pose a threat to the continued viability of Wake County as a location for economic expansion and job creation.
The Chamber is looking for a dynamic professional with proven experience in the field of economic development; a leader with an entrepreneurial spirit capable of working effectively with multiple partner organizations and key stakeholder groups to ensure economic prosperity for Wake County; a responsible manager sensitive to effective and efficient use of the resources of the organization and the management and motivation of its staff.
The candidate should have a degree in a related field and ten (10) years of related experience. A master’s degree in public administration, business administration or a related field is preferred.
Please submit electronically a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Juliana Hux, executive assistant to the president and CEO, at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 26, 2017.