DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & VP OF NC GTP ED REGION
Lenoir County is a member of the North Carolina Global Transpark Economic Development Region (NCGTPEDR) which includes the counties of Greene and Wayne, as well as the North Carolina Global Transpark. The NCGTPEDR was established to create a regional approach to economic development, bringing several entities into a partnership to attract and retain business in Eastern North Carolina. This position affords the opportunity to serve in a dual role, focused both on county and regional economic development efforts.
As the Director of Lenoir County Economic Development, this position will serve in a highly responsible role to support both local and regional economic development, recruitment, retention and coordination through the implementation of programs to promote industrial & commercial growth in Lenoir County. Lenoir County possesses the highest concentration of manufacturing jobs east of I-95 and is committed to becoming the Manufacturing Center of Eastern North Carolina. This position will work closely with the Board of Commissioners and County Administration to develop a strategic plan to maximize the economic development potential of Lenoir County.
As the Vice-President for the NCGTPEDR, this position would operate under the guidance of the President of the NCGTPEDR and be heavily involved in regional economic development activities.
HIRING SALARY: $66,073.38 - $84,579.51
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in business, planning, economics or related field and experience in industrial or economic development and community development; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must obtain the North Carolina Certified Economic Developers certification with three years of employment.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants must apply on-line at www.lenoircountync.gov under Employment and Employment Opportunities. Incomplete applications will not be processed. This agency utilizes the structured interview process.