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Community Development Coordinator 

The Town of Rutherfordton, NC, (pop. 4200) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Community Development Coordinator. The position is full-time w/excellent benefits. The Position is part of the Town’s Management Team and reports directly to Town Manager and performs complex professional work in planning, organizing, and directing economic development activities of the town. Performs a wide range of duties focused on supporting businesses seeking to create or retain jobs in the Town of Rutherfordton, and as such, plays an instrumental role in promoting Rutherfordton as a great place to live, work, and conduct business along with working directly with the Town Manager on assigned projects. Works in partnership with a network of agencies and resource, serves as the initial point of contact for businesses looking to locate to in Town; assist existing businesses planning to expand or seeking assistance in helping their business achieve its potential.

Essential functions and responsibilities performed include, but are not limited to: serve as community ombudsman to assist businesses navigating local processes; administration of the Town’s Main Street Program; serves as a resource for the development community, property owners, business and community organizations; grant writing. 

Desired capabilities: develop and maintain strong and effective professional relationships with business leaders, developers, other organizations and town staff; plan, organize and administer the Town’s Main Street program and economic development programs; knowledge of Town and Rutherford County development procedures and assist businesses and developers in navigating these procedures; knowledge of trends, developments and techniques in the field of economic development, including site selection, business outreach, recruitment, business expansion, downtown revitalization and related activities; forward thinking and ability to foster successful public and private partnerships; handle confidential information appropriately; strong customer service skills, ability to work effectively in a team environment, excellent oral and written communication skills; effective verbal presentation skills; maintain flexibility in work schedule with some evening and weekend work required for special events, conferences attendance, etc. 

Requirements: bachelor’s degree in marketing, sales, communication, economic/community development or a related field: 3-5 years of successful, demonstrated experience implementing economic development related strategies and techniques.  Town’s target is for the person to begin work on August 6, 2018, or as soon thereafter as possible. Salary negotiable with hiring a range of $35,000-$42,500.  Mail résumé with cover letter and salary requirements to: Town of Rutherfordton, 129 North Main St, Rutherfordton, NC 28139 Attn: Town Manager, or via email to dbarrick@rutherfordton.net. By July 20, 2018.  Applications available at www.rutherfordton.net EOE

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