The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development is currently seeking a talented, highly qualified executive to serve as Assistant Director supporting economic development in one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. This position requires professional skills and abilities to assist the Executive Director in planning, directing, managing and overseeing the activities and operations of the department including commercial and rural business recruitment, retention and expansion, research, real estate and marketing activities. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, participating in the development and management of the department budget, metric monitoring; internal and external reports; ensuring collaboration with community economic development partners; on-going development of policies and guideline documents and monitoring staff compliance thereof; assisting in managing the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, policies and priorities for each service area; leading the preparation of all Board and committee staff reports ensuring that all deadlines are met and that high quality product is delivered; monitoring compliance with county organization policies, reporting progress of major activities and other community or organizational items of interest to the Executive Director on an on-going basis; monitoring economic development trends, tracking relevant activities in Salesforce.com; providing performance direction, feedback, mentoring, coaching and training to senior level program managers and assisting with performance plans and assessments; managing all staff training; promoting a positive and productive work environment which creates a culture that values employees, teamwork and collaboration. In the absence of the Executive Director the Assistant Director shall oversee all department activities and represent the County and DED at meetings, presentations and trade shows in order to promote a collaborative working relationship. The Assistant Director will also work on investment opportunities and policy issues in the County; serve as the staff liaison to the Economic Development Authority; ensure that all public meeting requirements are met; participate on County special projects and provide support to committees/groups and organizations.
Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree with major coursework in economic development, business or marketing or a related field plus 7 years related experience in economic development, marketing/communication, business development or related programs or operations. Prefer professional-level experience supervising or managing exempt senior level staff in a complex department or division. The Assistant Director should have a working knowledge of local and regional economic development and business development principles including private sector business practices and development activities and experience in direct sales and marketing. The Assistant Director should demonstrate management (projects and people), interpersonal, presentation, analytical and organizational skills. They should possess the ability to manage complex and multiple projects, programs or activities; communicate ideas effectively; establish effective relationships with other employees, officials, business community and the general public; collaborate effectively with a large variety of staff and clients; give effective presentations; create and evaluate strategic and action plans. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check, credit check and DMV driving record check.
Loudoun County, Virginia is situated in Northern Virginia, approximately 25 miles west of the nation’s capital. Of the County’s estimated 292,000 residents, those in the eastern Loudoun County enjoy a suburban environment with larger communities, and those in the western part of the county enjoy a rural environment that includes small towns, horse farms, wineries and more than 160,000 acres of wel...l-preserved open spaces. In southeastern Loudoun, Dulles International Airport serves 27 million passengers annually. The historic Town of Leesburg, the county seat, is located in central Loudoun County. One of the fastest growing and most affluent counties in the United States, Loudoun County has an increasingly diverse population of newer residents. This scenic environment includes historic towns and villages, and master-planned communities along with a thriving economy based on technology, aviation, federal government entities and contractors, and science-related businesses. The county is a leading intellectual hub of the sciences and medicine.