This project involves hiring a new Economic Development Director for the Valley County Economic Development Council.
This new position within the region will be focusing on grant writing to bring additional funding to our region to complement the many projects under way requiring funding support.
The official job posting is below:
Executive Director, Valley County Economic Development Council
The Valley County Economic Development Council has an immediate opening for an Executive Director. The Council is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to cultivating a diverse and strong economy within Valley and Adams counties. The principal duties of the Executive Director (ED) will be to promote economic development within the Council’s service area, under the guidance of the Board of Directors.
The Executive Director directly supports the goal of preserving and strengthening the communities that lie within Valley County and Meadows Valley. This position is multi-faceted, in that this position pursues business development, job creation and improvement of the standard of living in Valley and Adams counties. The position requires superior communication skills with a working knowledge of business; the ability to work with multiple entities that consist of governmental and business professionals, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. The ED will implement the Strategic Plan, as well as any annual project plan; set priorities and budget, in consultation with the Board of Directors. The ED will be the public face of the Council.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
–Program planning, implementation and evaluation techniques;
–Community business development, municipal zoning, city comprehensive planning;
–Financial accounting, grant resources and contract terminology.
—Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;
–Display integrity, ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks;
–Protect mutual economic development interests and prevent potential conflict of interest, actual or perceived;
–Demonstrate genuine and effective social networking skills and abilities.
Acceptable Experience and Training
–Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, business administration or other related field; and
–Considerable experience in business recruitment or economic development programs; OR
–Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the position as described.
This position will be funded in part by a grant from the State of Idaho Department of Commerce ED Pro program and in part by the local communities. The intent of the position isA primary gboal will be to provide for an ongoing position that will be funded through grants and community support. Grant writing abilities is are an important part of the ongoing success of the position, along with proven success by the applicant. The West Central Mountains of Idaho (an area which includes Valley County and a part of Adams County) are is participating in a National contest titled America’s best Best Communities. The area is now in the Top 8 in the contest and will be implementing an economic development plan with the potential of winning $3 million dollars as top prize. Support of this project will also help with continued funding for this position.
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The West Central Mountains areis a recreation destination in a breathtaking scenic area of Idaho. Quality of life is high and those looking to experience an outdoor lifestyle should consider this position.