Greenville ENC Alliance, NC – President/CEO

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Greenville ENC Alliance

 Job Description – President/CEO

The Greenville-Eastern North Carolina Alliance is a newly formed public-private economic development organization serving the Greenville Pitt County Region.

The CEO of the Greenville ENC Alliance promotes Pitt County as a preferred location for new, expanding, and start-up business, residents, and tourists.  The President/CEO is responsible for building a solid foundation that supports economic growth including implementing a program of work, acting as a liaison between business and local government agencies, supporting and implementing policy, and managing the organization and staff.

The President/CEO reports to the Greenville ENC Alliance Board of Directors. The CEO will work with and be a liaison to local and state economic development agencies and organizations to guide the economic development efforts for Pitt County.      

Mission Statement

Greenville-Eastern North Carolina Alliance will market the region, support new, existing, and start-up businesses, develop community assets, maximize opportunities for investment, and enhance the quality of life by engaging the private and public sectors in a collaborative economic development program.

Vision Statement

Greenville-Eastern North Carolina Alliance will achieve a dynamic business climate resulting in stable, quality jobs and opportunities allowing residents to live fulfilling lives in a thriving place.

Initial Expectations:

  • Build a staff
  • Develop Budgets
  • Cultivate relationships with stakeholders
  • Develop and execute an economic development strategic plan
  • Develop and execute a marketing plan
  • Develop and track organizational metrics

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be a catalyst for sustainable economic growth in Pitt County that will maintain and create jobs and grow the tax base.
  • Maintain an updated Economic Development Strategic Plan with goals, objectives, and tasks and implement the plan.
  • Work with existing business and industries to identify potential markets for goods and services and assist in the expansion of the existing business.
  • Market and promote Greenville ENC for new business, start-ups, and talent recruitment through various marketing tools and strategies. 
  • Through partner agencies, support the development of assets such as infrastructure, transportation, positive business climate, and amenities.
  • Support area education and workforce development agencies and programs by advocating for current and future workforce needs from business and industry.
  • Represent and serve as a lead spokesperson for the organization in internal and external communications.
  • Identify available land, sites, and buildings suitable for business development and lead site preparation and development.
  • Maintain stakeholder relations to sustain private sector investment.
  • Work with individual municipalities to identify specific growth strategies and support the development and implementation of the strategies.  
  • Coordinate economic development activities between local and state partner organizations
  • Initiate and assist in the application for federal or state grants and loans for economic development projects in Pitt County.
  • Conduct research and analysis of pertinent economic development topics. 
  • Be responsible for overall organizational administration and finances including the development of a budget for Board approval, including overall control and audit of the approved budget, ensuring revenue targets are met, approval of expenditures, and authority to sign checks. 
  • Prepare reports and organizational metrics for the Board.
  • Be responsible for hiring and supervising staff.
  • Serve as the chief advisor to Board of Directors providing expert advice and counsel in formulating organizational policies, plans, and objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills Required: The skills and abilities needed to be successful include leadership, strong written and oral communications abilities, relationship building, organizational and financial skills, accountability, and approachability.

  • Bachelor’s Degree. Master’s Degree and/or Certified Economic Developer credential preferred.
  • Seven years or more of experience in economic development, business, or related activities.
  • Proven track record as a leader in economic development, business, or related field.
  • Ability to interact and communicate with elected officials, business leaders, community leaders, and citizens.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, small-office environment.
  • Self-motivated and self-directed.
  • Proficient with computers, office programs, communications technology, and social media.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and willing/able to travel.
  • Must be a resident of or willing to relocate to Pitt County.

Additional Information:

  • Salary – Based on qualifications and experience -$150,000-$225,000 (Plus potential performance bonus)
  • Benefits – Health Insurance, Retirement Contribution, Job-Specific Continuing Education and Professional Development, Mileage Reimbursement
  • Interested Applicants should apply using this job portal: http://careers.guc.com 
  • Initial Interviews to occur July 30-August 1, 2019
  • Second Round of Interviews August 20-22, 2019
  • For more information about the position, contact Kathy Howard, (252) 551-1475

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