The City of Manor is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Economic Development Director.
Under general administrative direction, plans, directs, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of the Economic Development Department including programs and projects designed to promote community vitality and encourage efforts to expand the local economy; coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies, and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager.
NOTE: Regular attendance is considered an Essential Function of this position.
Assume full management responsibility for all Economic Development Department services and activities including community vitality and efforts to expand the local economy; plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the City's economic development activities.
Manage the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, and priorities for each assigned service area; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
Implement economic development programs from researching state and federal economic development programs and monitor ordinances or legislation.
Represent the Economic Development Department to other departments, elected officials, and outside agencies; coordinate assigned activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations.
Attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the fields of redevelopment and economic development; incorporate new developments as appropriate.
Research, develop and distribute economic development data and reports; prepares and maintains updated statistical data on related business and industry.
Plan, direct, coordinate, and implement, through subordinate level staff, the Economic Development Department’s work plan; assign projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; review and evaluate work methods and procedures; meet with key staff to identify and resolve problems.
Oversee and participate in the development and administration of the department budget; approve the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; approve expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary; prepare cost estimates on special projects.
Coordinate information activities on City programs and oversee a centralized public information program including but not limited to news releases, newsletters, and other publications on various City programs.
Recruit commercial and industrial business developers through targeted marketing; meet with developers, brokers, retailers, and other businesses to encourage business development opportunities in the City of Manor.
Partner with outside businesses and entities in developing the City’s economic activities through prospect development, industry contacts, and negotiation with industry representatives to encourage business development.
Coordinate with the Grant Committee in the City’s efforts to obtain grants and funding to assist with commercial and industrial development.
High School diploma/GED required.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in economics, public administration, development, and planning, marketing, or a closely related field.
A minimum of 5 years in a supervisory capacity is required, with a record of upward progression.
More than 5 years of economic development experience may be considered in lieu of a degree or a combination of education, experience, and other criteria.
Valid Texas Class C Driver’s License with satisfactory driving record, as defined by City policy.
Proof of citizenship and/or eligibility to legally work in the United States.
Satisfactory background check
Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test.
Internal Number: 002
About City of Manor
The City of Manor strives to promote community spirit through the preservation of our unique character and heritage while fostering a dynamic economic environment.
With an ever-growing population of 15,000+, the City aims to attract and retain the most qualified individuals for our team by offering exceptional benefits such as: paid health, dental, vision, and life insurance; 2:1 match on retirement; holiday, vacation, and sick leave accrual; and optional supplemental benefits as well.