The City of Havre de Grace is seeking a highly motivated person to assist in the development and implementation of a commercial revitalization and economic development program. The successful applicant will be responsible for the development and implementation of business retention, expansion, recruitment, and marketing programs aimed at enhancing the vitality of Downtown Havre de Grace, our Tourism industry, two commercial districts and industrial property located in the City; administration and marketing of the City’s Enterprise Zone Program and Revolving Loan Fund; development and administration of an inventory of available commercial/industrial space; serving as staff liaison to the City’s economic development commission; and working closely with business associations and government agencies in resolving issues relating to the needs of local business and industry.
A Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, Urban Planning, or closely related field is required. The candidate must have at least five years of experience in economic development. Additionally, the applicant must have experience in project management, marketing and business management. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. This position also requires excellent interpersonal and communicative skills, excellent computer skills, creative writing skills and sales/marketing experience. An understanding of Main Street programs and a working relationship with local and national Chamber of Commerce groups is preferred. Competitive salary plus full benefits package offered.
Resumes will be sent to the attention of Mayor Wayne H. Dougherty, 711 Pennington Avenue, Havre de Grace, MD and will be accepted through close of business December 6, 2013.