Position: Economic Development Director
Employer: Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) is a progressive member owned utility with a service area that spreads from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. REC serves over 165,000 connections in portions of 22 Virginia counties.
The Economic Development Director will focus on external and internal coalition building for the purpose of business retention and expansion; development and implementation of strategic business attraction efforts; and communication and outreach to, and participation with, local, regional and state economic development partner to achieve the goal of sustaining a healthy economy in the REC footprint. This role is responsible for overseeing business development, expansion, and business retention in our Cooperative service area.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree is required and economic development experience preferred. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 10 years of experience working in an economic development capacity, including 3+ years in project management and in building regional coalitions and partnerships in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Candidate should have knowledge of Virginia’s economic development system, as well as strong sales and marketing skills. Experience with business practices, marketing and managing/tracking results is desired. Candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Advanced computer skills with an array of programs and applications, particularly team-focused collaboration and customer relationship management software. Preference given to candidate with familiarity of the REC footprint and experience and with demonstrated experience and/or certifications in non-profit management, facilitation, economic development, asset mapping, coalition building, strategic planning, and other technical skills.
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