Job Listing: Assistant Director of Economic Development, City of Austin (TX)

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City of Austin, Texas Published: March 3, 2020
Austin, Texas
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The City of Austin, TX is looking for an Assistant Director of Economic Development! Please follow this link to view the full profile and formal brochure: (http://www NULL.affionpublic

Assistant Director of Economic Development:

Under the general direction of the Director of Economic Development, this position is accountable for assisting the Director of Economic Development to plan, direct, manage, and oversee the activities and operations of the Economic Development Department. The position will direct personnel involved in providing programmatic, financial, and managerial support for the department.

Duties, Functions, and Responsibilities:

  • Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
  • Oversees and ensures all activities are carried out in compliance with department policy; and local, state, and federal regulations and laws governing activities.
  • Assists in directing the activities related to the development, implementation, and evaluation of initiatives, organizational structure, and daily operations.
  • Assists the Director and Deputy Director with reviewing agendas, reports, and policy statements for presentation to boards and commissions, City Council, and business and community groups.
  • Assists the Director and Deputy Director with analyzing the fiscal impact of proposed policies and programs and recommends options to the Director and Deputy Director.
  • Oversees the development of performance measures and reporting systems and utilizes results to establish accountability, determine progress, evaluate alternatives, assess productivity, and obtain agreement on expectations in order to achieve required department/division business results.
  • Delegates activities, responsibilities, and authority, as necessary and desirable, to division staff while retaining overall responsibility and accountability for performance.
  • Ensures that responsibilities, authority, and accountability of all direct subordinates and unit supervisors are defined and understood.
  • Fosters and develops a culture of positive customer experiences in working relationships with key staff, division and departmental employees, other governmental organizations, and external services, such as consultants, legal counsel, boards and commissions, and City Council.
  • Maintains current knowledge, trends, practices, and opportunity areas in all the Economic Development program areas.
  • Represents Director and/or Deputy Director at City Council Meetings, to Boards and Commissions, and at community events as directed.

Education and Experience

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public or business administration, economic development, urban planning, or in a closely related field, plus five (5) years of experience in management of projects and programs related to the job, including two (2) years of experience which were in a managerial capacity. A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for non-management experience up to a maximum of two (2) years.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume for consideration by March 30, 2020 to [email protected]; Reference: COAADED.