Sturgis Economic Development Corp Executive Director in Sturgis, South Dakota

Executive Director Position Description:The Executive Director is the paid Chief Executive. This position is responsible for professional work in the organization, including assisting with the development and direction of comprehensive economic development programs for the City of Sturgis and Meade County. It involves administering economic development programs and related activities, and requires close coordination with external entities. The Executive Director works under the direction of the current SEDC President and SEDC Board of Directors, and works closely with our economic development partners.Board Description:The Board of Directors consists of 12 voting members, 10 business and community leaders elected by membership and two officials appointed by the City and County. The Board also consists of three ex-officio members who serve in a supportive capacity for the Board. The Board makes important policy decisions and establishes annual goals for the organization. Staff consists of the Executive Director and a part time administrative assistant.Position Requirements:Degree or work experience in community or economic development, public administration, business administration, or marketing is required.Knowledge of the principles and practices of all facets of economic development as they apply to our community.Ability to make difficult planning studies and to make recommendations for industrial and commercial site location.Ability to creatively implement plans and programs designed to solve identified problem areas.Knowledge of the techniques and principals of public relations, external community image building, and marketing.Knowledge of municipal affairs and operations.Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with city, county and state officials, business owners and managers, financial agents and the general public.Ability to effectively support the work of citizen groups involved in economic development.Ability to communicate well, develop productive relationships, and organize multiple complex tasks are critical.Benefits and Compensation:Salary $60,000 - $80,000. Final offer dependent upon the qualifications and experiences of the successful candidate as well as final Board approval. Benefits include medical, dental and life insurance, vacation, sick leave, and SD Retirement System. Relocation assistance available.