To assist industry in locating or expanding within the Mitchel area. The corporate goal is to expand the industrial base of the Mitchell-area economy with emphasis on industries that offer quality jobs, corporate citizenship, minimal environmental impact, financial strength, economic diversification, and positive impact for local business.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
The Mitchell Area Development Corporation (MADC) is a nonprofit economic development corporation formed under the laws of South Dakota in 1986. MADC is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors from the local business community, including representatives for the City and County.
Serve as the Chief Executive Officer for the Mitchell Area Development Corporation and the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce. Responsible for the Economic and Community Development of the Mitchell, South Dakota region.
Reports to: The Executive Board of Directors of the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce and Mitchell Area Development Corporation.
Total Employers: 12
Operating Budget: $840,000
Handle administrative duties of the Mitchell Area Development Corporation and Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce, including hiring, supervising, and coaching staff members.
Promote economic development in Mitchell and the surrounding area by supporting initiatives designed to increase jobs and private investment in the primary economic sectors through real property development, workforce development, infrastructure expansion, industrial and commercial recruitment, retention and expansion, and business assistance.
Develop strategies and tactics in the creation of a comprehensive marketing plan for encouraging job development, capital investment and economic growth.
Exercise strategic and visionary thinking and lead implementation of economic and community development initiatives for the Mitchell region.
Perform a variety of administrative, technical, and professional work in the preparation and implementation of economic and community development plans, programs, and services.
Create solutions and solve problems of a political and organizational nature by enhancing and maintaining positive relationships with membership, media, the business community, government, and internal staff members.
Serve as a resource for local, state, and federal officials, property and business owners, community organizations, and the general public in relation to community and economic development.
Oversee mission, goals, programs, and activities as established by Boards of Directors.
Oversee the accounting, finance, and budgets for each organization.
Assume additional responsibilities as needed.
Serve as primary spokesperson for the organization.
Build a strong working relationship with public officials, company leaders, consultants, and small business leaders important to completion of mission of the organization.
Qualifications and Attributes
Knowledge of organizational management and operations, including familiarity with the services of a nonprofit economic development corporation and Chamber of Commerce organization.
Experience with program development, market analysis, business law and contracts, public and business administration, governmental operations, and federal, state and local regulations, laws, and economic and community development programs.
Ability to oversee and manage day-to-day operations, services, and activities; use of sound judgement and decision-making.
Ability to prepare and present clear and concise written and oral reports, and to present to large and small groups with audio-visual tools as needed.
Ability to build and motivate staff and volunteer teams.
Strong interpersonal skills and an approachable personality with an emphasis on customer service.
Hands on, professional economic development success in negotiating and closing development deals with public/private partners.
A roll-up the sleeves, self-starter with vision, high energy and commitment.
A resourceful and charismatic leader who is able to take charge and instill confidence.
Adept at selling to all levels of management, but especially senior executives.
An individual with unquestioned integrity and impeccable business and personal ethics.
An executive with demonstrated success setting and managing priorities, delegating, and motivating others.
An intelligent, mature, and self-confident individual.
A facilitator, who works with groups, encourages engagement, maintains focus, and derives meaningful outcomes.
A person who can handle multiple tasks.
Outstanding analytic and interpersonal skills with the ability to write, speak and communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
Proven consensus builder managing diverse view points and reaching positive solutions.
Maximize collaboration and shares credit with others.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred in a related field, such as public administration, marketing, communications, municipal planning, etc. Ten years of professional experience in economic and-or community development with five or more years of management experience is required.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Vacation & personal leave, shared health Insurance costs, employer-paid long term disability, matching retirement contributions. Employee funded benefits include dental insurance, Aflac, and a flex cafeteria plan.
About Mitchell Area Development Corporation/Chamber
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