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Director of Economic Development
Southern Virginia Regional Alliance
Danville, VA

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (“Institute”) has merged with the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance (SVRA) Danville, VA to form a sustainable regional economic development partnership.  The Alliance includes the counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry and Patrick, and the cities of Martinsville and Danville.

The SVRA currently seeks a full-time Director of Economic Development (Position # 191-2014). 

The director will be responsible for the implementation of goals set forth by the SVRA Board of Directors.  Goals include, but are not limited to, promoting the region through both travel to and hosting of site selection consultants and prospective companies, maintaining the website and creating/placing marketing materials, as well as working with workforce development leaders regarding labor force within the region.

Candidates must have experience in economic development, including a proven track record of organizing and implementing an extensive economic development marketing program with proven results.  Candidates should also have experience in grant writing.  Applicants with a CEcD certification and at least five years experience are preferred. 

Review of applications begins September 30, 2013.  Interested applicants may submit their cover letter, resume, and IALR application to the contact information listed below. Visit the following website to complete the application process “Employment Opportunities” at 

Institute for Advanced Learning & Research
Human Resources
150 Slayton Avenue
Danville, VA  24540
fax: (434) 791-3279