Greater Louisville Inc.
  • 08-Mar-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Regional Economic Growth
  • Louisville, KY, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) - the Metro Chamber of Commerce is focused on growing the regional economy. As the region's largest convener of business leadership, GLI leads economic and global outreach strategies focused on business attraction, nurtures the entrepreneurial eco-system, and champions the development of the community's talent base. Additional strategic efforts focus on diversity and racial equity to help build a more inclusive economy. As the voice of Greater Louisville's business community, GLI advocates for a pro-business environment and facilitates businesses engagement on issues that impact regional competitiveness. GLI is one of only three percent of chambers nationally certified with 5-star accreditation status by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, based on GLI's dedicated policy efforts, effective operations, beneficial programs and overall positive community impact.

This position will lead GLI's Economic Growth effort and is responsible for the development and implementation of the economic growth development strategy that includes business recruitment, workforce development and talent attraction.

  • Develop and manage economic development strategies focused on attraction of new businesses, talent and capital to the region
  • Oversee the management of client projects and project generation through lead development
  • Establish processes and practices that facilitate effective client-based business growth
  • Develop/cultivate partner relationships regional, state, local that will enhance and support goal achievement such as with real estate professionals, the development community, state and local governments, etc.
  • Manage budgeted revenues and expenses for the department
  • Cultivate and develop the individual members of the regional growth team in terms of job growth and satisfaction, career development, etc.,
  • Lead initiatives to develop connections between private sector employers and workforce providers and trainers
  • Coordinate connectivity between private sector employers and education systems at both elementary/middle and secondary
  • Lead initiatives that attract new talent to the region through marketing and outreach strategies
  • Facilitate the ongoing efforts to expand the messaging for talent retention and attraction through regional and community partnerships/initiatives
  • Serve as spokesperson/in-house expert on economic development, workforce, talent and education matters
  • Coordinate communications and activities with partner agencies on matters that communicate information to support business recruitment, talent attraction and program development
  • Manage and oversee special projects and unique relationships that connect people and business to greater Louisville
  • Champion the business networks initiatives allowing for industry-related business leaders to network, develop their respective industries and grow the economy
  • Perform other duties as assigned This work is performed in a moderately noisy office environment, which can include stressful situations. May be required to drive at night or in inclement weather conditions.

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree; advanced degree business, law, public administration or related field preferred. A Certified Economic Developer designation is desirable. Six (6) years of work experience in economic development or in a client approach to business consultation. A combination of education and experience may be substituted when proficiency is demonstrated.

SPECIALIZED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

CEcD Certified Economic Development Professional preferred.

The incumbent must have experience in team leadership, project management/development skills, marketing aptitude, excellent facilitation skills, strong interpersonal and negotiation skills and well developed presentation skills.

Possess the ability, diplomacy, initiative, presence and social skills to work effectively with a diverse group of individuals, including corporate C-suite and government representatives at all levels and other stakeholders, to promote the region's talent and capital attraction potential.

Previous experience in urban development or redevelopment is preferred.

Experience with the following types of software and/or Windows based applications is preferred: word processing, databases, Internet, e-mail.

The hiring process will be managed by HR Affiliates. Contact: Patricia Turner Email: patriciat@hraffiliates.com

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