Executive Director - Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation, Texas

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Founded in 1992, the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation (GBIC) is a Type A Economic Development Corporation whose mission is to promote economic growth in the southernmost region of Texas by empowering a young and skilled workforce and driving innovation to Brownsville and Cameron County. GBIC’s team of professionals operates under the guidance of a seven-member Board of Directors appointed by the Brownsville City Commission. The organization’s executive leadership includes the executive director/chief executive officer and the chief operations officer/deputy executive director.


The GBIC Board of Directors is searching for a confident and collaborative Executive Director with the skills and experience to grow the Brownsville economy and develop its workforce. Overseeing an innovative and talented group of professionals, the Executive Director manages a broad spectrum of processes and programs to ensure GBIC remains efficient, compliant, fiscally sustainable, and successful in delivering top-notch economic development initiatives. Candidates should be knowledgeable about local and state economic development programs, basic accounting and budgeting principles, public administration and management theory, goal-setting and program development and implementation, preparing and presenting various reports, and marketing.


Candidates should also have a proven track record of developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating a wide range of policies, programs, projects, and initiatives; understand the planning and development process of industrial projects; have knowledge of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement; and have experience with Texas economic development incentive programs (Type A&B Corporations, Tax Abatements, Chapter 380s, Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones, FTZ, Direct Incentives, Enterprise Zones, Skills Development, etc.), including an understanding of the restrictions associated with using funds derived from these sources.


This position requires a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, economics, marketing, finance, urban planning, or a related field from an accredited college or university. Candidates should also have at least 3 years of experience in business, economic development, business retention, real estate, urban planning, or municipal government, including 3 years in a CEO/Director role. A master’s degree in a related field is preferred. Certification as an Economic Developer (CEcD), Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP), Public Manager (CPM), or similar — and experience with real estate development and the development of industrial parks — is also preferred. Being bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus. Candidates must possess a valid Texas driver’s license. Please note that the selected candidate must establish residency in Brownsville within 90 days of their hire.


The Corporation is offering a salary of up to $225,000 for this role, depending on the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience. Performance incentives may also be considered.


Please apply online: https://www.governmentresource.com/recruitment-employers/open-recruitments/greater-brownsville-incentives-corporation-executive-director-ceo


For more information on this position, contact:

Marsha Reed, Senior Vice President