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Vice President- Investor Relations

Birmingham Business Alliance

 

Position Summary
Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the Vice President - Investor Relations’ primary role will be to recruit new investors to the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) by promoting the BBA’s strategic plan, and effectively messaging how the BBA positively impacts regional development, business growth, and quality of life in the region. The scope of work includes but is not limited to: 


  • Teaming with and serving as primary staff support to Funding Solutions 
  • Collaborating with other BBA divisions to meet organizational goals and achieve financial success
  • Directing all BBA fundraising and investor retention efforts as a follow on to all investment campaign initiatives
  • The ideal candidate will have experience building and maintaining customer relationships, is a results oriented professional, a self-starter with a proven history of meeting financial and other performance metrics.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Maintain an active awareness and knowledge of BBA’s strategic plan, “BLUEPRINT  2020”, able to effectively articulate the positive outcomes BBA’s implementation of the plan is having on our region’s economy and our investors’ businesses.
 
  • Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that goals are being achieved
  • Work with Communications team to develop and maintain BBA sales and onboarding collateral
  • Ensure that investor benefits created for the 2018 fundraising campaign are delivering the promised “investor value proposition”  in order to retain the investor base
  • Continue to leverage the new investor prospect  pipeline developed as a key strategy for the 2018 fundraising campaign going forward and to increase new investor participation in the BBA on an ongoing basis
  • Build and maintain relationships with assigned and potential investors through well-timed personal contacts and ongoing communications
  • Manage the relationships with investors and prospects, identify growth opportunities within assigned market sectors, and develop strategies to secure new investors and expand engagement within existing ones
  • Prepare and analyze reports on progress of fundraising activities and make recommendations / enhancements as necessary
  • Work cooperatively and positively with all BBA staff members and volunteer leaders to promote an environment of excellence
  • Attend relevant BBA meetings, providing input on fundraising efforts of the organization to appropriate audiences
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer 

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

 

  • Ability to interface professionally and cooperatively with senior level company executives, the general public, and all BBA teammates
  • Display high energy plus strong organizational/time management skills to handle multiple projects and priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated current generation computer software utilization skills
  • Ability to self-direct fulfillment of duties; requires minimal direction or task oversight
  • Ability to perform well under pressure, respecting deadlines and reporting protocol
  • Must perform equally well in both independent and team environments
  • Demonstrated ability to handle all responsibilities with discretion, diplomacy, and confidentiality
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business, Communications, and/or Marketing disciplines 

 
Other Plusses

  • Demonstrated successful managerial experience in leading fundraising/sales efforts
  • Having a current and relevant base of business/private sector contacts within the Birmingham region 


Compensation
Salary commensurate with market & experience, plus future performance incentives for successfully meeting/exceeding financial goals and objectives.

 

 

If interested in this exciting position, please send resume and cover letter including salary requirement to Craig Hill-CFO, at chill@birminghambusinessalliance.com 

 


 

VP of Economic Development

Mobile Chamber of Commerce

 
Reports To: President and CEO
 
Department/Division:   Economic Development Department
 

Summary of Position:  
 
The Vice President of Economic Development reports to the President and staffs the economic development council and the several subcommittees or boards that may be assigned.  The President and CEO assigns specific direction and duties. The Vice President of Economic Development implements program activities of the various committees that may be assigned by the volunteer chairmen.  Assignments and progress are regularly reported to the President.  The overall responsibilities of the Vice President of the Economic Development Department are threefold: 1) to recruit new industry to the Mobile area; 2) to assist existing industries in their expansion needs; 3) to manage programs and activities designed to enhance the area’s marketability (workforce development, infrastructure, international trade and industrial park development).
 

Principal Accountabilities: 

  • Provides supervision to the staff of the Economic Development Department, which includes the research and information division, the trade division, the business development division, the Center for the Workforce Development, and all support personnel thereof.
  • Develops a Plan of Action and budget to accomplish the objectives of the Economic Development Department.
  • Communicates with the vice chair of Economic Development in the development of goals and objectives of the Department’s annual Plan of Action, and communicates regularly with the vice chair the progress made toward the accomplishment of those goals and objectives.
  • Directs the establishment and work of various task forces to offer meaningful assistance and programs for the benefit of member companies, and provides staff support to facilitate task force activities.
  • Establishes, with the various chairs, priorities for the councils, committees, task forces and programs within the Department, and sees that those priorities are implemented.
  • Directs the publication of promotional materials, development of audio visual, and other support literature to promote the County’s business climate in a professional manner. 

Job Description:

  • Seeks industrial prospects through: trade shows, personal contacts, news media, business periodicals/newspapers, Alabama Department of Commerce, consulting firms, utility companies/railroads, local construction companies/realtors and focused trips to selected cities.
  • Maintains good working relationships with other development agencies, planning organizations and private firms in order to be of immediate assistance in working with business prospects.
  • Assists local businesses with research and inquiries relative to their successful operation.
  • Serves as Secretary to the Industrial Development Board of the City of Mobile, the Industrial Development Authority of Mobile County and the Industrial Park Board of Mobile County.
  • Partners with other agencies, on behalf of the Chamber, to initiate projects to improve infrastructure to support business needs.
  • Personally visits at least three Chamber investors per month for the purpose of building goodwill and gathering information to share on member needs and opinions. 
  • Interviews and hires personnel for the Department following the procedures set out by the organization, and with the approval of the President.
  • Manages the personnel and operations of the Department to assure that stated goals and objectives are met.
  • Evaluates the performance of each member of the Department answering directly to the President and CEO on a regular basis. 
  • Reviews attendance records of those employees under his/her supervision.  Approves for further review, requests for vacation and leaves of absence.  Responsible for the guidance of those employees under his/her supervision. 

Areas of Delegated Responsibilities: 
Assigns duties to Economic Development Department’s Coordinator of Administrative Services, Director of Research/Information Division, Director of the Business Development Division and support staff.

 

Education/Experience:
 
Bachelor’s degree required and Master’s degree in business administration or related field preferred. A minimum of 5 years experience in economic development, Chamber of Commerce management, or related activity.  Must have industry location experience.  Excellent planning, writing and verbal skills required.
 
Location of Office: 451 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602
 
This position is classified as Exempt. 

 


Economic developer

Chilton County

 

Salary Package Range:  $80,000.00 – 125,000.00 Annually

Full-Time Regular

Apply By:  Friday, February 16, 2018 at 5:00 PM

If more information is needed, please call Van Forrester at (205) 757-6625 - or to apply, email resume to rvforres@southernco.com

 

Requirements:

  • Successful completion of an Undergraduate Degree in Business Management, Finance, Economic Development, or related field from an accredited university preferred
  • Minimum five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in local or regional economic development preferred
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience of management and supervisory experience preferred
  • Residence in Chilton County within 6 months of hire date
  • Valid driver’s license and satisfactory review of background

 

Examples of Duties:

  • Develops and implements strategies, policies, and initiatives to promote economic development
  • Establishes programs to attract new businesses and to retain and expand existing businesses
  • Identifies potential sites and locations in the county for business location and/expansion and infrastructure needs to stimulate the growth of the business community
  • Analyzes economic development trends to assist in development goals
  • Meets directly with business representatives in order to promote opportunities within the county for business location/expansion
  • Works collaboratively with county/local municipality planners and other staff to address the needs of developers, business owners, and other organizations for development or redevelopment
  • Prepares economic trend reports and makes recommendations based upon economic conditions, trends and growth potential
  • Maintains continuous engagement with national, state, county and local organizations, agencies, boards and authorities involved in economic development and related activities
  • Keeps board of directors and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems
  • Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas
  • Responds to citizens’ questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner
  • Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities
  • Performs other directly related duties consistent with the role and function of the classification

 

Board of Directors

Van Forrester, Chairman

Richard Moore, John C. McKinney, Allen Payton, Brian Paschal, Robert Threlkeld, Wesley Hicks, Elizabeth Huntley

 


 

 

Economic development representative 

Alabama Department of Commerce 

 

 Job Information

The Economic Development Representative (Business Development Option) is a permanent full-time position with the Alabama Department of Commerce. Positions are located in Montgomery, Alabama. This is professional management work in support of local, regional, or statewide economic development activities for the purpose of recruiting and expanding industry in the state of Alabama.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited* four-year college or university in economic development, geography, business administration, marketing, engineering, or a related field.
  • Three years of responsible economic development experience to include two years managing new or existing industrial/business client projects and providing overall guidance in locating or expanding industry.
  • To be on the promotional register, applicants must have current, permanent status as an Economic Development Representative Associate (11349) with the Alabama Department of Commerce.

Notes

  • The required three years of responsible economic development experience must be within the past five years.
  • A graduate degree in economic development, international relations, international business, or a related field will be allowed to substitute for one year of the required experience. 
  • On the reverse side of this announcement is a required questionnaire. You should attach the completed questionnaire to your application and return it to State Personnel. Applications without the questionnaire attached will not be accepted. 

Special Requirements

  • Applicants must possess a valid Alabama driver's license and must be able to obtain an international passport.
  • Extensive, overnight travel is required for this job.

Examination

  • Open-Competitive to all applicants and Promotional to current state employees in the classification listed above.
  • Evaluation of Training and Experience as shown on the application and the questionnaire. 

How to Apply

  • Complete an Application for Examination Form available at www.personnel.alabama.gov , the above address, or any Alabama Career Center Office.
  • Apply by mail or by fax. Applications will be accepted until further notice. The State Personnel Department is not responsible for late recipient of applications due to mail service or faxing malfunctions. 

Individuals currently on the register MUST reapply to remain eligible for employment. 

 


 

Economic Development Associate

Alabama Department of Commerce 

 

 Job Information

The Economic Development Representative (Business Development Option) is a permanent full-time position with the Alabama Department of Commerce. Positions are located in Montgomery, Alabama. This is professional management work in support of local, regional, or statewide economic development activities for the purpose of recruiting and expanding industry in the state of Alabama.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must have both of the following to qualify:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in economic development, business administration, marketing, engineering, geography, or a related field, and
  • Two years of experience in economic development

Additional Requirements

  • Overnight travel is required for this job.
  • Applicants must possess a valid Alabama drivers license at the time of employment. 
  • Applicants may be required to acquire and maintain an International Passport.

Notes

  • A graduate degree in economic development, international business, or a related field will be allowed to substitute for one year of the required experience.
  • On the reverse side of this application is a required questionnaire. If you check "No" for any statement, you may wish to reconsider applying for this position. Attach the completed questionnaire to your application and return it to the State Personnel Department. Applications without the questionnaire attached will not be accepted. 

Examination

  • Open-Competitive to all applicants.
  • An Evaluation of Training and Experience as shown on the application. Qualified applicants may also be required to complete an Experience Record Questionnaire. This evaluation will comprise 100% of the final score for the open-competitive register. 

How to Apply:

  • Complete an Application for Examination Form available at www.personnel.alabama.gov , the above address, or any Alabama Career Center Office.
  • Apply by mail or by fax. Applications will be accepted until further notice. The State Personnel Department is not responsible for late receipt of applications due to mail service or faxing malfunctions. 

Individuals currently on the register MUST reapply to remain eligible for employment. 

 


 

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Montgomery, AL 36104

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fax (334) 676.2087
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