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Director

Company: The Ohio Economic Development Association
Location: Middletown
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Director – Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (OCIC) – Oak Harbor, Ohio JOB TITLE: Director

REPORTS TO: OCIC Executive Board

POSITION STATUS: Full-time, Salaried Position

Benefits include: Vacation/Personal Time, Retirement, and Life Insurance

The Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (OCIC) serves as the lead economic and workforce development agency for Ottawa County. The mission of the organization is to advance, encourage and promote the industrial, economic, commercial and civic development of Ottawa County.

The OCIC is actively searching for an individual to fill the position of Director. The Director is part of a team responsible for developing relationships with local, regional, and national businesses, organizations, educational institutions, and agency partners to identify and carry out the economic and workforce development needs within the County. The Director is primarily responsible for planning, organizing and implementing efforts related to business attraction, retention and expansion. The Director serves as the economic development representative of Ottawa County to the various ad hoc organizations and coalitions at the local/regional/state levels in which the County participates. The Director is also responsible for overseeing OCIC personnel.

The ideal candidate will be able to operate independently and be a results-oriented, strategic leader who can work effectively and collaboratively with public and private sector partners. Additionally, the Director will have a solid level of expertise, credibility, accountability and passion for enhancing private sector profitability, encouraging capital investment and supporting job creation.

PRIMARY / ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Provides agency leadership and oversight; updates and revises the agency’s economic development strategy as necessary and oversees its implementation

Guided by the economic development strategy, negotiates and structures financial assistance to eligible businesses in accordance with state mandated authority and takes projects from inception through closing

Oversees grant and contract management and any other commercial property matters, agency accounting, finance, risk management, compliance, and budgeting

Maintains regular contact with private sector businesses to assure their needs are being met

Effectively meets with local elected officials, employers, educators and other community organizations to convey services of the organization

Assists with workforce development functions related to development, retention and growth opportunities

Creates and supports a network of workforce and business development resources

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & DESIRED EXPERIENCE:

Experience in economic development and/or public administration

Experience in a related occupation within a business or not-for-profit entity

Experience in workforce development strategies, including interagency coordination and managing funding requirements

Experience in managing and developing budgets and financial documents

Related BA or BS Degree

Proficiency in using Microsoft Office

Excellent organizational, supervisory, and communication skills

Must possess a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

Working knowledge of local, county, state and federal programs

Working knowledge of the legislative process at local, county, and state levels

Experience working with a board of directors

Ability to effectively multi-task

Energetic and self-motivated

Ability and willingness to travel when necessary

SALARY RANGE:

$60,000 to $85,000 annually – based on previous experience and relevant qualifications. This is a full-time (40-hours per week) exempt position. Attendance to night and weekend events may be required.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter via email at info@ocic.biz with the subject line reading OCIC Director Position. Questions should be directed to this email account only. This job posting will close at 5:00pm on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

The Ottawa County Improvement Corporation operates in a Drug-Free Workplace and is an “Equal Opportunity Employer.” All applicants must be able to pass applicable background checks, drug testing, and other tests as approved and assigned by the Executive Board. Applicants may be requested to undergo additional pre-employment checks/test including, but not limited to reference, credentials, driving record, etc.

Even with the travel limitations imposed by the COVID 19 Pandemic, the Ohio Economic Development Institute continues to offer professional development opportunities.

Earlier this week, Governor DeWine announced the Responsible RestartOhio plan which aims to protect the health of employees and customers while supporting community efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 and responsibly getting back to work. The three-phase plan includes reopen dates for several types of businesses and the resumption of elective surgical procedures. A summary for each phase can be found below. Restaurants, gyms, beauty and barber shops, and camps are among the entities that remain closed.

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The Association for Economic Development Professionals

Contact Us 400 W. Wilson Bridge Rd.

Suite 120

Worthington, Ohio 43085

P: +1 (800) 632-7763

F: +1 (614) 221-1989

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