Please note that if you would like to  advertise positions in the FRA Web site please submit an abbreviated version via e-mail to Jan Piland at jpiland@flcities.com. This is a free service to members.  If there is no closing date for the position, please include how long the ad should run. If the position is filled before the ad is supposed to stop running, please notify FRA staff as soon as possible. Please  send the ad  in a Word document in plain text or in the body of an e-mail.

Please view the listings below for available redevelopment positions across Florida.  Additional job openings can be found at International Downtown Association Job Forum in addition to the GovtJob.net sites.

Marketing Coordinator

Organization: Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA)
Annual Salary: $30,000 – $40,000 DOE
Apply to: Please apply to info@rma.us.com

Position Summary (Major Job Duties)
Under general direction this position is responsible for planning and coordinating marketing activities with a focus on retail business districts and commercial areas within a redevelopment area to create a vibrant, exciting destination for residents and visitors. Additional activities include special events, PR, marketing and promotions, branding, business attraction and communication, social media application, and organizing promotional activities and campaigns. Responsible for assisting with business attraction including meeting with property owners, identifying target tenants, calling to follow up with potential tenants, and working with area real estate professionals to attract new businesses. Assist with design of printed communications such as brochures and flyers, update web site, daily social media activity, create newsletters and coordinate media. Performs related duties as assigned.

Qualifications (Education, work experience, special requirements)
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Marketing, Public Relations, Business, Retail Sales or a related field, or a minimum of five (5) years proven experience in a related field, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
• Experience in planning and coordinating special events and activities, retail marketing, business attraction, retail merchandizing. Experience in seeking sponsorships, value added promotions, advertising and media relations. A valid driver’s license is required.
• High degree of oral and written communication skills and attention to detail
• Self-motivated, self-starter with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
• Government experience is a plus.
• Strong understanding of new technologies and how they can be applied to marketing
• Sound understanding of branding and marketing principles
• Ability to develop and manage a budget
• Creative and innovative
• Team Player and Problem solver

Special Event and Marketing Manager  – West Palm Beach

Organization: Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA)
Annual Salary: $40,000 – $55,000 DOE
Apply to: Please apply to info@rma.us.com

Position Summary (Major Job Duties)
Under general direction, this position is responsible for planning and coordinating special events and marketing activities with a focus on retail business districts and commercial areas within a redevelopment area to create a vibrant, exciting destination for residents and visitors. Additional activities include PR, marketing and promotions, business attraction and communication, social media application, and organizing promotional activities and campaigns. Applicant must be passionate and have a high degree of energy and dedication and be able to work independently and efficiently.

Duties and Responsibilities: (Which are not in any hierarchical order)
Responsible for all special event and marketing activities within two redevelopment districts with a focus on the retail business districts and commercial areas.
Manage major and monthly special events, seek sponsorships for events and oversee and coordinate all aspects of event planning and implementation.
Meet with merchants on a regular basis to gain support and participation in redevelopment efforts. Work with merchants to improve the image of the businesses in the area.
Responsible for business attraction including meeting with prospects, identifying target tenants, calling to follow up with potential tenants, and working with area real estate professionals to attract new businesses.
Oversee design of printed communications such as brochures, flyers, etc; update web site, daily social media activity, create newsletters, media, etc.
Draft annual retail marketing plan to identify clear objectives and strategies to promote the redevelopment activities of the retail areas.

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Redevelopment Project Coordinator  – Pompano Beach

Organization: Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA)
Annual Salary: $35,000 – $45,000 DOE
Apply to: Please apply to info@rma.us.com

Description
Responsible for providing project coordination services for clients of RMA including downtown redevelopment management, redevelopment incentives, Community Redevelopment Agency management, neighborhood redevelopment, housing projects, and horizontal and vertical construction projects. The coordinator reports directly to Project Managers. RMA offices are located in Pompano Beach, downtown Miami and Delray Beach however Project Coordinators may work directly out of Client City Halls.

Duties and Responsibilities
Coordination includes the following responsibilities:

  • Assists with the management and implementation of redevelopment plans for various projects; may be in charge of coordinating several projects at the same time; Must be highly organized and efficient;
  • Facilitate redevelopment projects by coordinating with private developers and business owners
  • Coordinate initiatives related to redevelopment, land development and economic development;
  • Interact with community groups, residents, business owners to ensure the CRA projects are well communicated;
  • Organize and analyze information and formulate recommendations to Project Manager;
  • Compile databases and relevant planning and economic information regarding commercial, housing, retail, industrial, and office development activity;
  • Coordinate community forums, interact with community groups, residents, business owners to ensure the CRA projects are well communicated;
  • Assist in the preparation of developer and tenant real estate packages, including Requests for Proposals that provide site information, demographics, photographs, surveys, environmental information, and more to use in attracting tenants and developers;
  • Facilitates real estate development and investment projects through contact with developers and businesses about opportunities in the CRA. Obtains information relating to needs of potential businesses and determining how the CRA can accommodate those needs. Analyzes situations and prepares recommendation for potential projects and appropriate participants. Identifies problems that may be discouraging real estate and business investment and recommends solutions.
  • Become familiar with all redevelopment incentives offered and the requirements for application approval. Facilitate the incentive application approval process.
  • Receives and reviews various documents including vacancy surveys, new occupational licenses, development site plans, property sales, creative copy graphics, newsletters, invoices, etc.
  • Researches, plans, and coordinates special programs and projects by working with consultants, contractors, City, County, State, and Federal agencies in order to assure that program activities are implemented and completed effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Remains current on proposed state and federal legislative and regulatory changes. Recommends actions to be undertaken by the City’s lobbyists. Amends policies and procedures based on legislative and regulatory changes.

Qualifications (Education, Work Experience, Special Requirements)

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in business, urban planning, finance, construction management or related field and/or have a minimum of one to three (1-3) years experience in the public/private sector in a progressive city in real estate development, planning, project coordination, economic development and/or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Government experience and knowledge of intergovernmental operations and the redevelopment process a plus.
  • Being able to bridge between the private sector and public sector is critical.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with a team comprised of multiple disciplines.
  • Affiliations or membership with trade associations exemplifying additional education is a plus, such as Florida Planning Association, Urban Land Institute, Florida Redevelopment Association, International Council of Shopping Centers, NAIOP, IEDC, or other related associations.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment
Performs varied administrative responsibilities; usually under moderate direct supervision, allowing latitude for use of independent judgment. However, the position will require working with a team of professionals who take on their own assignments but also share assignments with one another. Composes a variety of correspondence, especially to the public. Establishes and maintains a variety of complex records and reports. Computes and compiles data. Sets up and maintains files. Schedules meetings. Observes conditions in the community, speaks with community leaders, takes photographs, and makes presentations before governmental committees, boards and community organizations.

Redevelopment Project Manager  – Pompano Beach

Organization: Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA)
Annual Salary: $55,000 – $75,000 DOE
Apply to: Please apply to info@rma.us.com

Description
Responsible for providing project management services for clients of RMA including downtown redevelopment management, redevelopment incentives, Community Redevelopment Agency management, neighborhood redevelopment, housing projects, and horizontal and vertical construction projects. The Manager reports directly to the principals of RMA. RMA offices are located in Pompano Beach, downtown Miami and Delray Beach however Project Managers may work directly out of Client City Halls.

Duties and Responsibilities
Management includes the following responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage redevelopment plans for various projects; may be in charge of several projects at the same time; Must be highly organized and efficient;
  • Compile databases and relevant planning and economic information regarding housing, retail, industrial, and office development activity;
  • Assist private developers and business owners with site planning, zoning, platting, variances, incentives and other regulatory issues associated with redevelopment and economic development;
  • Provide grant management for RMA clients;
  • Write developer and builder requests for proposals for the purpose of disposing of CRA land for redevelopment;
  • Interact with community groups, residents, business owners to ensure the CRA projects are well communicated;
  • Prepares agenda items for presentation to CRA Board and Advisory Boards meetings and other groups such as the Economic Development Council;
  • Organize and analyze information and formulate recommendations to RMA;
  • Organize community forums, interact with community groups, residents, business owners to ensure the CRA projects are well communicated;
  • Prepare developer and tenant real estate packages, including Requests for Proposals that provide site information, demographics, photographs, surveys, environmental information, and more to use in attracting tenants and developers;

Qualifications (Education, Work Experience, Special Requirements)
Bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in business, urban planning, finance, construction management or related field and/or have a minimum of five (5) years experience in the public/private sector in a progressive city in real estate development, planning, project management, economic development and/or any equivalent combination of training and experience. The candidate must have knowledge of intergovernmental operations and the redevelopment process. Being able to bridge between the private sector and public sector is critical. Must be a good public speaker and an excellent writer. Must be able to work with a team comprised of multiple disciplines. Affiliations or membership with trade associations exemplifying additional education is a plus, such as Florida Planning Association, Urban Land Institute, Florida Redevelopment Association, International Council of Shopping Centers, NAIOP, IEDC, or other related associations. Professional certification, a plus.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment
Performs varied administrative responsibilities; usually under moderate direct supervision, allowing latitude for use of independent judgment. However, the position will require working with a team of professionals who take on their own assignments but also share assignments with one another. Composes a variety of correspondence, especially to the public. Establishes and maintains a variety of complex records and reports. Computes and compiles data. Sets up and maintains files. Schedules meetings. Observes conditions in the community, speaks with community leaders, takes photographs, and makes presentations before governmental committees, boards and community organizations.

Economic Development Director  – Delray Beach

Organization: Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)
Annual Salary: $61,500 – $90,000
Opening Date: April 9th, 2014
Closing Date: April 21, 2014
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: 20 N. Swinton Avenue
Apply to: Please apply to goldbergl@mydelraybeach.com (561-276-8640)

Description
Under general direction of the Delray Beach CRA Executive Director with specific direction of the City Manager, the Economic Development Director plans and implements business and economic development programs and strategies for the City and the Community Redevelopment Agency, with particular emphasis on the downtown and other business corridors within the City.  Duties Include establishing and implementing business attraction and retention strategies, incentive programs, marketing, and workforce development.   Work is performed at a highly professional level with a high degree of independence and initiative.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Economic Development Director shall:

General:

  • Work with the Community Redevelopment Agency, the Chamber President, the Chamber’s Economic Development Committee, City government and elected officials; and all appropriate County agencies to formulate, recommend and carry out policies relative to business development, retention and enhancement strategies and programs in the CRA district and identified business districts within the City.
  • Coordinate with other agencies and organizations such as the Business Development Board, Workforce Alliance, etc. on regional economic development activities as well as working with other appropriate government agencies, bankers, real estate and commercial brokers acting as a liaison to facilitate productive interactions with the City of Delray Beach.
  • Prepare reports and make appropriate monthly and annual status presentations to CRA, Chamber, City and others as necessary.
  • Compile databases and relevant planning and economic information regarding housing, retail, industrial, and office development activity;
  • Direct the implementation of the Economic Development Programs outlined in the CRA Plan.

Business Recruiting, Retention and Expansion:

  • Meet, confer and provide detailed information to new businesses contemplating a relocation or expansion into Delray Beach
  • Assist private developers and business owners with site planning, zoning, platting, variances, incentives and other regulatory issues associated with redevelopment and economic development;
  • Represent the City with outside agencies or private developers and other interested parties.
  • Meet, confer and provide detailed information to new businesses contemplating a relocation or expansion into Delray Beach.

Entrepreneurial and Small Business Development:

  • Develop strategies to attract entrepreneurs and promote the development of innovation oriented companies in Delray Beach
  • Identify potential resources for the development of Innovation Businesses
  • Participate with other public and private entities on the creation of business incubation programs
  • Promote Public-Private partnerships to provide support and resources to start-ups

Economic Development Marketing and Attraction:

  • Provide supervision and support to the Economic Development Manager in order to fulfill the CRA’s Economic Development Programs within the CRA Plan, including developing strategies, identifying the community competitive advantages, targeting industries, identifying prospects, and using marketing tools.
  • Assist in the marketing and negotiations for development of CRA-owned properties
  • Serve as a resource for the public, including the development community, businesses, property owners, community organizations and make public presentations to help educate local residents, the business community, and City of Delray Beach staff about the benefits of a planned economic development effort.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding economic data, trends and resources such as industrial and commercial development opportunities.
  • Assist in the writing of new zoning regulations as conditions change in the development environment;
  • Prepare developer and tenant real estate packages, including Requests for Proposals that provide site information, demographics, photographs, surveys, environmental information, and more to use in attracting tenants and developers;

Economic Development Finance:

  • Review and process applications for the various CRA Economic Incentive Programs
  • Write, justify and budget for annual requests for CRA and City funding for economic development to include private sector fund raising though the Chamber of Commerce to support Delray’s economic development marketing plans and overall economic development efforts.
  • Review financial data submitted in relation to development proposals utilizing CRA properties.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Education, Skills & Experience Requirement
Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, economics, marketing, urban planning, finance or related field.  Master’s Degree desirable. IEDC Certified Economic Developer Designation desirable. Minimum of five (5) years experience in economic development, community development or redevelopment activities in the public or private sector, or any equivalent combination of training and experience that would provide the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of effective principles, practices, methods, and techniques of municipal economic development.
  • Thorough knowledge of business concerns, needs, practices, and markets and relocation needs and initiatives.
  • Knowledge of the techniques and principals of public relations, external community image building, and marketing.
  • Knowledge of the City’s long-range plans and needs for improvement of the economic base.
  • Thorough knowledge of private sector financing and incentive strategies.
  • Excellent communication skills – ability to prepare and present professional oral and written reports and recommendations following necessary research and investigation.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City and other governmental officials and private sector executives and business representatives.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment including a personal computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties.

Economic Development Specialist – St. Cloud

Organization: City of Cocoa
Annual Salary: $44,012.80 – $48,505.60
Opening Date: 12:00pm EST, March 31, 2014
Closing Date: Continuous
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: City Hall – 65 Stone Street, Cocoa, Florida
Department: Economic Department
Apply to: Please apply online here.

Major Function
This position is responsible for assisting in the creation of economic development and redevelopment programs; promoting and marketing the City; implementing strategies to attract and recruit business and industry to the City of Cocoa; and support and retain existing businesses. This position is also responsible for preparing and coordinating economic development related committee meetings and maintaining information on utilities, taxes, zoning, transportation, community services, incentive programs and innovative financing tools. The position also assists in implementing the City’s annexation program

More specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: processing and reviewing all economic development incentive applications; providing information to site consultants; interfacing and coordinating with the local economic development commission; responding to the general public regarding economic development projects and matters; formulating and implementing marketing and promotional activities; and providing technical and professional advice to city administration. This position will also assist in developing the City of Cocoa’s workforce, small business development initiatives and the planning and development of public facilities and infrastructure.

Performs additional duties as required including special projects as assigned by supervisor.

Illustrative Duties
Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Evaluates economic, statistical and demographic data to analyze best means to attract, retain or expand businesses and/or industries within the City of Cocoa.
  • Implements business development activities and meets and confers with business officials to assist in solving problems and coordinating logistics (e.g. financial solutions, site selection, availability of utilities, transportation, real estate, etc.) to facilitate location and/or expansion of business in the City of Cocoa.
  • Identifies and recruits likely business prospects, responds to new business inquiries, maintains an inventory of available sites/building and aggressively markets suitable sites to such business prospects.
  • Coordinates program development and implementation with external resources (Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Enterprise Florida, Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, county, regional and statewide economic development organizations, along with utility companies servicing the area).
  • Promotes retention and expansion of industry and commerce within the city; develops and maintains a cooperative working relationship with existing businesses; identifies existing business retention and expansion needs, conducts research and identifies and utilizes available resources to address those needs.
  • Maintains and develops contacts with land owners, developers, site consultants, realtors, entrepreneurs, government officials, private industry representatives, Chambers of Commerce and economic development related organizations and agencies.
  • Coordinates financial incentive programs, grants and loans available to industry through local government; organize corporate entities or boards to administer such; plans and analyzes the impact of such incentives on business expansion.
  • Coordinates activities and/or resolutions of problems/complaints through federal, state and local government agencies (e.g., utilities, local transportation boards, local development departments, etc.).
  • Promotes job development and civic improvements within the community.
  • Assists in promoting and implementing the City’s Annexation Program.
  • Remains familiar with governmental legislation, taxation, and other fiscal matters to determine effect on economic development, annexation, and redevelopment interests.
  • Plans and prepares advertising and publicity materials; plans and implements business education programs and represents economic development and redevelopment efforts through speaking engagements and radio, television, and newspaper interviews.
  • Works with various public agencies at the local, regional and state levels to obtain funding for design assistance, promotional publications, parking and public improvements, and encourages economic growth through image enhancement campaigns.
  • Assists in creating and implementing specific development concepts in support of established goals; and identifies economic development related funding from federal, state, local and private foundation sources.
  • Work includes designing, directing, and coordinating economic studies, business and industrial marketing studies, strategic planning and basic economic development and fiscal analysis.
  • Researching various state and federal economic development programs and preparing various technical reports for the City Council, City Manager and Community Development Director.
  • Coordinates commercial, industrial, or office development projects through various regulatory processes, serving as a single point of contact between the development customers and all City Departments.
  • Prepares prospect proposals and updates demographic and site information; maintains current data regarding the community to prospective business clients.
  • Prepares grant applications for submittal in coordination with the City’s Grant Administrator. As required, perform related work in support of the Office of Economic Development’s mission.

Minimum Qualifications
Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of economic development; redevelopment and reuse; business retention and recruitment programs; marketing and advertising; real estate; development/redevelopment financing alternatives; annexation procedures; Florida community redevelopment agency laws, programs and regulations; as well as principles, practices and methods of public administration, to include budgeting, financial management procedures and organizational productivity improvement.

Skilled and/or Able to:
  • Apply economic development practices and principles to recruit and maintain businesses.
  • Work confidentially with discretion in regard to economic development projects.
  • Comprehend and understand local, state and federal programs and/or incentives benefiting economic development initiatives and projects.
  • Apply policies, procedures and standards pertaining to the municipal planning process; interpret maps, graphs and statistical data.
  • Manage assigned responsibilities with competing demands, changing priorities and required timelines.
  • Exercise sound independent judgment, interpret and apply applicable laws, codes and regulations.
  • Attend evening meetings as required.
  • Analyze and systematically compile technical and statistical information and prepare grants, technical reports, proposals and correspondence.
  • Work in a team environment.
  • Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with city officials and employees, the general public and representatives of other agencies toward the accomplishment of assigned projects; deal tactfully and courteously with the public and maintain composure in difficult and/or stressful situations.
  • Gain the trust and cooperation of others to effectively communicate concepts and ideas.
  • Operate with proficiency a variety of office equipment to include an office computer and a variety of word processing, spreadsheet, analytical, and project management software applications, as well as graphic and presentation programs.
  • Communicate effectively and persuasively in a variety of situations; preparing clear and comprehensive written reports; perform basic and complex mathematical and statistical calculations.
  • Exercise a high degree of sound independent judgment and work within established guidelines with little or no direct supervision.
  • Solve problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where little or no standardization exists.
  • Interpret a variety of information and instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Meet the physical demands of the job and perform the essential job functions.
  • Perform effectively, efficiently and consistently the responsibilities of the position.
  • Work under pressure to meet deadlines for economic development opportunities.
  • Work proactively and utilize innovative techniques and ingenuity in implementing economic development programs.
  • Develop, write and implement strategic plans and provide necessary documentation to support economic development program requirements.
  • Independently design, plan and conduct research and analysis on basic to complex research projects.
  • Gather, analyze and evaluate a variety of data.

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in economic development, urban planning, public administration, marketing, finance or a related field and at least two (2) years experience in economic or community development, business assistance, commercial development, and/or business retention programs. Candidates should have outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

Requires the ability to build and maintain an effective working relationship with residents, property owners, businesses, developers, city and county staff and advisory committees. Understanding of zoning, comprehensive planning, site development, and GIS is a plus.
Experience and/or education that allow the applicant to fulfill the requirements of the position will be considered and the applicant may substitute a Master’s degree in an applicable field for one (1) year of experience.

A valid State of Florida drivers license is required, or the ability to obtain same within ninety (90) days of employment.

Essential Physical Skills
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, climb stairs, talk, hear, use hands and fingers, handle or operate objects or controls and reach with hands and arms.  There will be occasional reaching, stooping, and lifting and traversing on uneven terrain. The need to lift, drag and push files, paper and documents weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds is also required.

Hand-eye coordination and physical dexterity are necessary for operation of office equipment.  Individual will be required to speak, listen and exchange information orally and in writing.

Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Long Term Disability
  • 11 Paid Holidays per year
  • Vacation & Sick Time
  • Retirement
  • Discounts, Wellness Benefits, and much more!

Economic Development/Community Redevelopment Agency Coordinator – St. Cloud

Organization: City of St. Cloud
Annual Salary: $46,113.60
Closing Date: 5:00pm EST, March 18, 2014
Apply to: Please submit an employment application online at www.stcloud.org

Description
The City of St. Cloud, Florida seeks an Economic Development/Community Redevelopment Agency Coordinator who will perform economic development, planning, marketing, and research activities directed toward growing existing businesses, creating new employment opportunities, broadening the industrial, retail and commercial base, and implementing the Community Redevelopment Area program. Responsibilities will include managing key economic development projects and programs, developing and maintaining key economic development relationships and participating in marketing, research and strategic planning. This will include being the liaison between the City and The Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Organization, and the Business Community.

Minimum Qualifications
Completion of a Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred) in Economic Development, Economics, Business Administration, Planning, or other closely related field.  Substantial experience in economic development followed by a documented continuing program of training and skill development may be considered at discretion of the City when warranted.

Five (5) years of progressively responsible economic development experience.  A master’s degree in economic development will count as two years toward the minimum experience.

Maintenance of a current/valid State of Florida Driver License which meets requirements outlined in the City’s Personnel Rules and Regulations Manual as well as any requirements by the City’s insurance carrier (at no additional cost, or risk), and determined by the City to be an acceptable driving record history.

Executive Director – Lakeland, Florida

Organization: Lakeland Downtown Development Authority (LDDA)
Salary: $60,000 – $70,0000 depending upon experience. Benefits are included
Opening Date: February 18th, 2014
Closing Date: 5:00pm on Monday, February 24th, 2014
Exam Date: None

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The LDDA seeks to fill its Executive Director position with an individual possessing a passion for Lakeland and Downtown. The person must have demonstrated the ability to effectively work with various stakeholders and a proven record of getting things done. The LDDA Executive Director will report to the LDDA Board of Directors who are elected by Downtown property owners. Other entities with which he/she must work include the Downtown Lakeland Partnership (DLP), Downtown Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), City of Lakeland City Manager and Department Heads, Lakeland Vision, among others. In addition the LDDA Executive Director often works directly with merchants, developers, and individual citizens about Downtown matters. Experience developing and managing budgets is also a requirement, preferably in the not-for-profit or government arenas.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicants must possess a four-year degree from an accredited institution.
  • Applicants must possess at least three years of successful project management duties. Experience in marketing ,sales, strategic planning, and team building are desired.

DUTIES:

  • Ongoing Activities. Work regularly with the entities listed above in the position summary.
  • Downtown Vision. Build on the success of past initiatives and participate in ongoing projects.
  • Communications. Effectively and consistently communicate with the various stakeholders, using traditional and social media to achieve broad public outreach.
  • LDDA Sponsored Programs. Oversee and in some cases manage LDDA sponsored programs like the Downtown Farmers Curb Market, Downtown beautification, and special events.
  • Stewardship. Strive to create a shared vision among all stakeholders that preserves the traditional beauty and ambience of the city’s “Living Room” while embracing new ideas that enhance for all citizens the Downtown experience.
  • Budget Management. Work with the board and its finance committee in drafting, approving, and implementing the annual budget.
  • Record Keeping. As a taxing authority under State of Florida laws, oversight, compliance, and management of records is essential to this position.
  • General Office and Board Management. Ensure preparation of agendas for all regular meetings and committee meetings as needed, notice meetings as appropriate, record and produce meeting minutes. Responsible for oversight of day to day financials on Quickbooks, bill paying, etc.
  • Other Duties. As assigned by the LDDA Board of Directors.

This search is being conducted on behalf of the LDDA Board of Directors through a Search Committee consisting of selected members from the board, staff, and other individuals as appropriate.

Send resumes electronically to Becky Abel at Becky.Abel@lakelandgov.net. Resumes must be received by end of business on Monday, February 24, 2014.

Business Development Coordinator – Hallandale Beach, Florida

Organization: Hallandale Beach CRA
Salary: $56,097 – $70,096
Opening Date: January 30th, 2014
Closing Date: Open until filled
Exam Date: None

NATURE OF WORK:

Work involves coordination of economic development initiatives and programs, economic research and community/urban planning. This position is responsible for gathering and disseminating business information, marketing, and negotiating financial incentives with prospective businesses to promote business growth and retention.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, finance, accounting, or related field, and
  • Three (3) years progressively responsible experience in the business development field and/or commercial

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Applicants who demonstrate they meet the minimum requirements may be subject to an extensive selection process and screening program, which may include, but not be limited to, evaluation of training and experience; psychological evaluation; polygraph examination; background investigation; medical evaluation; controlled substance screen. Applicants are required to sign an affidavit for non-use of tobacco products in order to be considered for employment.

Preference will be given to certain veterans, spouses of veterans, or unmarried widows/widowers of veterans. Proof of veterans’ eligibility must be provided at time of application. EOE M/F/D/V.

DOCUMENTATION MUST BE PROVIDED AT TIME OF APPLICATION, DEMONSTRATING APPLICANT MEETS POSITION REQUIREMENTS.

Apply online at www.hallandalebeachfl.gov

Business Development Coordinator – Hallandale Beach, Florida

Organization: Hallandale Beach CRA
Salary: $56,097 – $70,096
Opening Date: January 30th, 2014
Closing Date: Open until filled
Exam Date: None

NATURE OF WORK:

Work involves coordination of economic development initiatives and programs, economic research and community/urban planning. This position is responsible for gathering and disseminating business information, marketing, and negotiating financial incentives with prospective businesses to promote business growth and retention.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, finance, accounting, or related field, and
  • Three (3) years progressively responsible experience in the business development field and/or commercial

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Applicants who demonstrate they meet the minimum requirements may be subject to an extensive selection process and screening program, which may include, but not be limited to, evaluation of training and experience; psychological evaluation; polygraph examination; background investigation; medical evaluation; controlled substance screen. Applicants are required to sign an affidavit for non-use of tobacco products in order to be considered for employment.

Preference will be given to certain veterans, spouses of veterans, or unmarried widows/widowers of veterans. Proof of veterans’ eligibility must be provided at time of application. EOE M/F/D/V.

DOCUMENTATION MUST BE PROVIDED AT TIME OF APPLICATION, DEMONSTRATING APPLICANT MEETS POSITION REQUIREMENTS.

Apply online at www.hallandalebeachfl.gov

 

Department Head Secretary – City of West Palm Beach

Organization: Contract employee of Redevelopment Management Associates
Annual Salary: $35,000 – $55,000 DOE
Closing Date: Until filled
Apply to: info@rma.us.com

General
Specialized and very responsible clerical, secretarial and administrative work for an organizational division of the City. Supervision and direction is received from the CRA Executive Director who confers with the employee on unusual or complex administrative tasks. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate clerical personnel.

Examples of Essential Duties
(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
1. Acts as secretarial and administrative assistant to the head of a division of a large department. Interprets administrative policy and decisions as explained and directed. Relieves the division head of clerical details, operational administrative matters. Transmits orders and instructions with the authority of the supervisor.
2. Prepares Purchase Orders and manages the payments to vendors and service providers. Maintains payroll and other department bookkeeping records.
3. Coordinates meetings, conferences and appointments for the Executive Director and others as required.
4. Prepares reports and keeps records. Takes calls and answer inquiries. Opens and sorts mail. Composes correspondence independently and maintains records and files.
5. Takes minutes of specific Boards and Advisory Board. Processes all materials for meetings. Maintains official records. Supervises the flow of communications for the office. Prepares special reports.
6. Performs travel arrangements for supervisor. Collects information from a variety of sources and compiles data for special and periodic reports;
7. Prepares the department or staff payroll, prepares and maintains departmental personnel records;
8. Operates standard office, word processing and data entry equipment;
9. Supervises and trains subordinate clerical employees;
10. Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Thorough knowledge of standard office practices, procedures, equipment and secretarial techniques;
• Thorough knowledge of business English, spelling and arithmetic;
• Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures;
• Ability to make difficult arithmetic calculations and to set up complex forms and statistical tables;
• Ability to type, take and transcribe dictation accurately at a reasonable rate of speed;
• Ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees; ability to work independently in the absence of specific instruction;
• Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, City officials, and the general public.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, using excellent English.
• Ability to meet the public effectively.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from High School; commercial college or business school training and considerable experience in progressively responsible secretarial work.
A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

Physical Requirements
Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to a, personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. No significant standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, and handling, sitting, standing, pushing, and pulling.

Special Requirements
None.

Redevelopment Project Coordinator – Pompano Beach, Florida

Organization: Redevelopment Management Associates
Annual Salary: $35,000 – $55,000 DOE
Closing Date: Until filled
Apply to: info@rma.us.com

Position Summary (Major Job Duties)
Responsible for providing project coordination services for clients of RMA including downtown redevelopment management, redevelopment incentives, Community Redevelopment Agency management, neighborhood redevelopment, housing projects, and horizontal and vertical construction projects. The coordinator reports directly to Project Managers. RMA offices are located in Pompano Beach, downtown Miami and Delray Beach however Project Coordinators may work directly out of Client City Halls.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordination includes the following responsibilities:
• Assists with the management of redevelopment plans for various projects; may be in charge of coordinating several projects at the same time; Must be highly organized and efficient;
• Compile databases and relevant planning and economic information regarding housing, retail, industrial, and office development activity;
• Assist Project Managers, private developers and business owners with affairs relating to redevelopment, land development and economic development;
• Interact with community groups, residents, business owners to ensure the CRA projects are well communicated;
• Organize and analyze information and formulate recommendations to Project Manager;
• Coordinate community forums, interact with community groups, residents, business owners to ensure the CRA projects are well communicated;
• Assist in the preparation of developer and tenant real estate packages, including Requests for Proposals that provide site information, demographics, photographs, surveys, environmental information, and more to use in attracting tenants and developers;

Qualifications (Education, work experience, special requirements)
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in business, urban planning, finance, construction management or related field and/or have a minimum of one to three (1-3) years experience in the public/private sector in a progressive city in real estate development, planning, project coordination, economic development and/or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
• Government experience and knowledge of intergovernmental operations and the redevelopment process a plus.
• Being able to bridge between the private sector and public sector is critical.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to work with a team comprised of multiple disciplines.
• Affiliations or membership with trade associations exemplifying additional education is a plus, such as Florida Planning Association, Urban Land Institute, Florida Redevelopment Association, International Council of Shopping Centers, NAIOP, IEDC, or other related associations.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

Performs varied administrative responsibilities; usually under moderate direct supervision, allowing latitude for use of independent judgment. However, the position will require working with a team of professionals who take on their own assignments but also share assignments with one another. Composes a variety of correspondence, especially to the public. Establishes and maintains a variety of complex records and reports. Computes and compiles data. Sets up and maintains files. Schedules meetings. Observes conditions in the community, speaks with community leaders, takes photographs, and makes presentations before governmental committees, boards and community organizations.

Executive Director – Business Improvement District of Coral Gables (BID)

Organization: City of Coral Cables
Annual Salary: Applicant Based
Closing Date: Until filled

The Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables is a non-profit organization dedicated to marketing and advocacy for the property owners and merchants of Downtown Coral Gables.  The BID is searching for an executive director responsible for:

  • Promoting the interests of the BID through lobbying efforts and networking of multiple constituents in civic, governmental and private sectors
  • Establishing long term vision and plan for growth and expansion of the BID
  • Serving as a liaison between BID property owners, businesses, the city, and other community groups
  • Financial oversight of budgets and forecasts, including the maintenance of accurate financial records for audits and compliance with state and local laws
  • Oversight of marketing, public relations, communications, and special events planning on behalf of the BID

Individual MUST have a minimum of 5 years of executive management experience, a bachelor’s degree, excellent communications skills, strong project management skills, knowledge of retail, real estate or governmental regulations.  Preferred skills include: familiarity with local civic and political arena; experience with special taxing districts or downtown areas; bilingual in English and Spanish; marketing or public relations experience and local media contacts; media buying experience; economic development experience.  The BID Board is seeking someone with proven experience as a visionary and leader – the ability to see beyond today – to lead in both the development and implementation of a long-term strategy for the BID.

Salary commensurate with experience. Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history/current salary requirement to HR@shopcoralgables.com.

Redevelopment Project Manager – Pompano Beach, Florida

Organization: Redevelopment Management Associates
Annual Salary: $55,000 to $75,000 Annually
Closing Date: Until filled

Position Summary (Major Job Duties)

Responsible for providing project management services for clients of RMA including downtown redevelopment management, redevelopment incentives, Community Redevelopment Agency management, neighborhood redevelopment, housing projects, and horizontal and vertical construction projects. The Manager reports directly to the principals of RMA. RMA offices are located in Pompano Beach, downtown Miami and Delray Beach however Project Managers may work directly out of Client City Halls.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Management includes the following responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage redevelopment plans for various projects; may be in charge of several projects at the same time; Must be highly organized and efficient;
  • Compile databases and relevant planning and economic information regarding housing, retail, industrial, and office development activity;
  • Assist private developers and business owners with site planning, zoning, platting, variances, incentives and other regulatory issues associated with redevelopment and economic development;
  • Provide grant management for RMA clients;
  • Write developer and builder requests for proposals for the purpose of disposing of CRA land for redevelopment;
  • Interact with community groups, residents, business owners to ensure the CRA projects are well communicated;
  • Prepares agenda items for presentation to CRA Board and Advisory Boards meetings and other groups such as the Economic Development Council;
  • Organize and analyze information and formulate recommendations to RMA;
  • Organize community forums, interact with community groups, residents, business owners to ensure the CRA projects are well communicated;
  • Prepare developer and tenant real estate packages, including Requests for Proposals that provide site information, demographics, photographs, surveys, environmental information, and more to use in attracting tenants and developers;

Qualifications (Education, work experience, special requirements)

Bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in business, urban planning, finance, construction management or related field and/or have a minimum of five (5) years experience in the public/private sector in a progressive city in real estate development, planning, project management, economic development and/or any equivalent combination of training and experience. The candidate must have knowledge of intergovernmental operations and the redevelopment process. Being able to bridge between the private sector and public sector is critical. Must be a good public speaker and an excellent writer. Must be able to work with a team comprised of multiple disciplines. Affiliations or membership with trade associations exemplifying additional education is a plus, such as Florida Planning Association, Urban Land Institute, Florida Redevelopment Association, International Council of Shopping Centers, NAIOP, IEDC, or other related associations. Professional certification, a plus.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

Performs varied administrative responsibilities; usually under moderate direct supervision, allowing latitude for use of independent judgment. However, the position will require working with a team of professionals who take on their own assignments but also share assignments with one another. Composes a variety of correspondence, especially to the public. Establishes and maintains a variety of complex records and reports. Computes and compiles data. Sets up and maintains files. Schedules meetings. Observes conditions in the community, speaks with community leaders, takes photographs, and makes presentations before governmental committees, boards and community organizations. Apply to: info@rma.us.com

Special Event and Marketing Manager – Pompano Beach, Florida

Organization: Redevelopment Management Associates
Annual Salary: $40,000 – $55,000 Annually
Closing Date: Until filled

SUMMARY:   Under general direction, this position is responsible for planning and coordinating special events and marketing activities with a focus on retail business districts and commercial areas within a redevelopment area to create a vibrant, exciting destination for residents and visitors. Additional activities include PR, marketing and promotions, business attraction and communication, social media application, and organizing promotional activities and campaigns. Applicant must be passionate and have a high degree of energy and dedication and be able to work independently and efficiently.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Marketing,  Public Relations, Business, Retail Sales or a related field, or a minimum of five  (5) years proven experience in a related field, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience in planning and coordinating special events and activities, retail marketing, business attraction, retail merchandizing. Experience in seeking sponsorships, value added promotions, advertising and media relations. A valid driver’s license is required.

Apply to:  Sharon McCormick – VP of Marketing, info@rma.us.com

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Marketing Coordinator – Pompano Beach, Florida

Organization: Redevelopment Management Associates
Annual Salary: $30,000 – $40,000 Annually
Closing Date: Until filled

SUMMARY:
Under general direction this position is responsible for planning and coordinating marketing activities with a focus on retail business districts and commercial areas within a redevelopment area to create a vibrant, exciting destination for residents and visitors. Additional activities include special events, PR, marketing and promotions, branding, business attraction and communication, social media application, and organizing promotional activities and campaigns.

Responsible for assisting with business attraction including meeting with property owners, identifying target tenants, calling to follow up with potential tenants, and working with area real estate professionals to attract new businesses. Assist with design of printed communications such as brochures and flyers, update web site, daily social media activity, create newsletters and coordinate media. Performs related duties as assigned.

Qualifications (Education, work experience, special requirements)

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Marketing,  Public Relations, Business, Retail Sales or a related field, or a minimum of five (5) years proven experience in a related field, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Experience in planning and coordinating special events and activities, retail marketing, business attraction, retail merchandizing. Experience in seeking sponsorships, value added promotions, advertising and media relations.  A valid driver’s license is required.
  • High degree of oral and written communication skills and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated, self-starter with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Government experience a plus.
  • Strong understanding of new technologies and how they can be applied to marketing
  • Sound understanding of branding and marketing principles
  • Ability to develop and manage a budget
  • Creative and innovative
  • Problem solver
  • Team Player

Apply to: Sharon McCormick, VP of Marketing, info@rma.us.com

Director, Community Development – Charlotte County, Florida

Organization: Charlotte County
Annual Salary: $76,170 – $100,000 Annually
Closing Date: Until filled

Join Charlotte County’s team!

Located on the gulf coast of Florida, with a population of over 150,000, Charlotte County is spring training home to the Tampa Bay Rays and home to their High-A affiliate, the Charlotte Stone Crabs. The county has one incorporated city in an area of over 600 square miles and County employees can be seen working and providing for the full complement of municipal services to County residents. Charlotte County is a great place to live, work and play, with a pristine harbor, beautiful beaches and much conservation land.

The DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT performs highly responsible professional, technical and managerial work in the administration, planning, and direction of various divisions with the department.  Responsibility includes the planning, review, and participation in the development, interpretation, and administration of the County’s Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Code, Concurrency Management System, Building Code, and Inspection Operations of Charlotte County.  The position coordinates reviews and prepares recommendations on proposed changes to the technical codes and related county ordinances; directs and supervises implementation of codes. The Director relates well to all kinds of people—up, down, sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; and can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.  The Director will represent the County in a variety of presentation settings to include: Board of County Commissioners, local building industry, community groups, one-on-ones, and with peers and direct reports.

Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, landscape architecture, business, economics, public administration or related field and at least eight (8) years of relevant and progressively responsible, professional, and supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience. Authorized hiring range for the position is $$76,170 – $100,000.  The County offers an attractive benefits package. [Read full job description]

Apply on-line to Charlotte County Human Resources, at www.charlottecountyfl.com.

Charlotte County is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Charlotte County is a drug-free work place.

Director of Development Services – Hallandale Beach, Florida

SALARY: $120,099 – $149,926 NEG/DOQ
OPENING DATE:
December 4, 2013
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
EXAM DATE:       N/A
POSITION NO.: 10640

NATURE OF WORK:

Performs highly complex and responsible managerial and administrative work directing physical and economic development/redevelopment, community redevelopment, planning and zoning programs, and code enforcement/compliance to ensure growth of City and efficient use of City’s resources in adherence with long and short-term goals, ordinances, policies and procedures pertaining to development services.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in urban planning, public administration or a closely related field, and
  • Seven (7) years of experience in planning, community development, or economic development field, two (2) years of which must have been at a supervisory level; or
  • Master’s Degree in Urban/Regional Planning or directly related field preferred which may substitute for three (3) years of experience.
  • Certification from the Federal Emergency Management Administration, National Incident Management System IS-700 Introduction to NIMS, IS-800 National Response Plan, IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command, IS-200 Incident Command for Single Resources, or be able to obtain within six (6) months of hire.

Apply online at www.hallandalebeachfl.gov or via email at humanresources@hallandalebeachfl.gov.

Downtown Real Estate Analyst – Jacksonville, Florida

Organization: City of Jacksonville
Annual Salary: $52,777.20 – $65,971.56 Annually
Closing Date: Until filled

The City of Jacksonville, Florida, is seeking a Downtown Real Estate Analyst.  This position is responsible for developing, planning, directing, and coordinating the Downtown’s economic real estate development projects, redevelopment, and business assistance activities.  Open requirements include:

An eight-year combination of education and professional experience in the field of economic development, real estate development, downtown development, financial analysis, and project management is required.  A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in urban or regional planning, public administration, business administration, finance, or project management preferred.

The City of Jacksonville is a premier local government employer providing a competitive compensation package and an excellent work environment.  This is an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate to make a significant contribution in a dynamic, quality-oriented customer-focused organization.  The City of Jacksonville is an equal opportunity/equal access employer.  In order to be considered for this position you MUST apply online at www.coj.net. 

Downtown Redevelopment Manager – Jacksonville, Florida

Organization: City of Jacksonville
Annual Salary: $66,630.00 – $83,287.56 Annually
Closing Date: Until filled

The City of Jacksonville, Florida, is seeking a Downtown Redevelopment Manager.  reports to the Chief Executive Officer of the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) and is responsible for developing, planning, directing, and coordinating the Downtown’s economic real estate development projects, redevelopment, and business assistance activities.  Open requirements include:

  • A nine-year combination of education and experience in economic development or redevelopment, and business assistance programs.
  • Three (3) years’ experience in a management capacity.
  • Experience in the Low Income Housing or Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit.
  • Experience with complex financial and legal structures on real estate transactions.
  • Seasoned intelligence; a quick study as well as a broad-gauge thinker; proclivity to think, read, speak and write about real estate financing and urban redevelopment initiatives.

A bachelor’s degree or higher in public or business administration or a related field is preferred. Experience working in the public sector is preferred.

The City of Jacksonville is a premier local government employer providing a competitive compensation package and an excellent work environment.  This is an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate to make a significant contribution in a dynamic, quality-oriented customer-focused organization.  The City of Jacksonville is an equal opportunity/equal access employer.  In order to be considered for this position you MUST apply online at www.coj.net. 

Economic Development Director – Suwannee County

Organization: Suwannee County
Annual Salary: $45,000-$60,000
Closing Date: December 20, 2013 4:30 p.m.

The Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners is currently seeking applicants for an Economic Development Director position. This is a responsible professional and administrative position that works under the direction of the County Administrator to ensure that economic development initiatives and activities are coordinated, executed and aligned with the Board of County Commissioner’s vision and policies. The position is responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of Suwannee County’s economic development programs and projects. Minimum qualifications include graduation from a four-year college or university, preferably with specialization in economic and community development or a related field; or the ability to demonstrate measurable successes due to experience and training. Salary range is from $45,000 – $60,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

See full advertisement and application online at http://suwcounty.org. Interested applicants are required to submit an application to the Human Resources Department, 13150 80th Terrace, Live Oak, Florida 32064, (386) 330-2131. Deadline for submission of applications is Friday December 20, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.  The Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners is an equal employment opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any qualified employee or applicant because of race, color, national origin, sex, including pregnancy, age, disability, or marital status.  Spanish speaking individuals are encouraged to apply.  Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment.  EEO/AA/V/D

Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables – Executive Director

Organization: (BID) of Coral Gables
Annual Salary: Competitive salary with benefits offered
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables is a non-profit organization dedicated to marketing and advocacy for the property owners and merchants of Downtown Coral Gables.  The BID is searching for an executive director responsible for:

– Promoting the interests of the BID through lobbying efforts and networking of multiple constituents in civic, governmental and private sectors
– Establishing long term vision and plan for growth and expansion of the BID
– Serving as a liaison between BID property owners, members, the city, and other community groups
– Financial oversight of budgets and forecasts, including the maintenance of accurate financial records for audits and compliance with state and local laws
– Oversight of marketing, public relations, communications, and special events planning on behalf of the BID

Individual MUST have a minimum of 5 years of executive management experience, a bachelor’s degree, excellent communications skills, strong project management skills, knowledge of retail, real estate or governmental regulations.   Preferred skills include: familiarity with local civic and political arena; experience with special taxing districts or downtown areas; bilingual in English and Spanish; marketing or public relations experience and local media contacts; media buying experience; economic development experience.  The BID Board is seeking someone with proven experience as a visionary and leader – the ability to see beyond today – to lead in both the development and implementation of a long-term strategy for the BID.

Salary commensurate with experience. For a detailed job description, click here. Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history/current salary requirement to HR@shopcoralgables.com.

RBCRA Public Safety Officer – Riviera Beach, Florida

Organization: City of Riviera Beach
Annual Salary: $42,00 to $58,000
Closing Date: 11/7/2013

Job Summary

This is a specialized professional position.  The RBCRA Public Safety Officer (PSO) is a dynamic leader who will help build and manage our world-class clean and safe program, implement our recently developed action plan, and achieve measurable improvements to both real and perceived safety in the Marina District, Ocean Mall District, and Riviera Beach Heights neighborhood in Riviera Beach.  The PSO will manage key relationships with police, area businesses, residents and other stakeholders and serve as a member of our management team.  Another important role will be active participation in plan and project design reviews for safety using CPTED or Safedesigntm principles and strategies.  Reporting to the Director of Neighborhood Services, the PSO will also manage a team of Clean & Safe Ambassadors.   This is a great opportunity to be part of the transformational change coming to Riviera Beach.  Work requires the exercise of professional judgment and application of thorough knowledge of the organization, programs and goals, and meeting a wide variety of work problems involving continual public contact and both inter and intra agency relations.  All applicants must show proof of original educational diploma/degree and/or certificates, or sign an affidavit for proof of submitted copy at time of submission. This position requires successful passing of a background check and drug screening.

Job Requirements

Graduation from a four (4) year accredited college or university with major course work in Business or Public Administration preferred, supplemented by at least three (3) years experience in managing hospitality or private security teams.  Previous experience managing partnerships with police.  CPTED or similar certificates, with experience reviewing significant redevelopment projects and plans.  Proficient knowledge and use of major computer software and applications, including Microsoft Office Suite.  Experience using electronic reporting systems and smartphone apps. Ability to type 35 cwpm.

APPLY TO: www.rivierabch.com online or in person at City of Riviera Beach, Department of Human Resources, 2051 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard – Room 302, Riviera Beach, FL 33404.  Email resume and/or cover letters to Eureka Irvin:  eirvin@rivierabch.com.  Applications  are accepted Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m.  –  2:00 P.M.  VETERANS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR PREFERENCE POINTS.  NO FAXED APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED.

The City of Riviera Beach does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, religion, national origin or handicapped status.  THE CITY OF RIVIERA BEACH IS A DRUG FREE WORK PLACE.

 

CRA Manager – Bradenton, Florida

Organization: Central Community Redevelopment Agency
Annual Salary: $49,500 to $74,500 DOQ
Closing Date: 10/18/13 or until filled

General Description:
Under the direction of the Executive Director of the City of Bradenton Central Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), this position will develop, manage and implement redevelopment and economic revitalization programs and projects within the CRA boundaries as identified in the Central Community Redevelopment Agency Community Redevelopment Plan. Coordinates assigned activities with other City department/divisions and with outside agencies and consultants. Develops, manages and monitors expenditures of the CRA budget.  Provides staff assistance to the Executive Director and Community Redevelopment Board.

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Marketing, Events & Economic Development Assistant – Boynton Beach CRA

Organization: Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency
Position: Marketing, Events & Economic Development Assistant
Annual Salary: $30,000 to $35,000 DOQ
Closing Date: 9/25/2013 or until filled
Email Resume to Susan Harris – HarrisSu@bbfl.us

 General Duties: Assist the Executive Director in developing and implementing key economic development programs and events that benefit business owners in the CRA District.  Assist the Business Development Specialist in implementing marketing efforts and programs.  Assist the Special Events Director in planning, organizing, developing and executing events for the Boynton Beach CRA that promote the businesses and redevelopment of the CRA.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: B.A. Degree in Marketing/Communications, Public Relations, Event Planning, Business or four years experience in the public redevelopment field.  Proficient in Microsoft Word, Access, Outlook, Excel, QUARK, MAC software, PowerPoint and Desktop Publisher, as well as Adobe Photoshop. Basic HTML knowledge and experience with Adobe and Illustrator and InDesign is preferred. Must be available to work nights and weekends as needed. Compensatory time will be granted as necessary. Must be able to pick-up and carry items for events, such as signs, tables, etc.

See CRA web site for full job description: www.boyntonbeachcra.com

EOE / MFDV / DFWP

Community Development Director – Charlotte County, Florida

Organization: Charlotte County
Position: Community Development Director
Annual Salary: $72,500 – $100,000

Located on Florida’s gulf coast, between Fort Myers and Sarasota, ours is a friendly, thriving community of more than 160,000 residents. Charlotte County’s government fosters community consensus and pledges accountability in the delivery of public services. The Community Development Director position performs highly responsible professional, technical and managerial work in the administration, planning, management and direction of various divisions within the Community Development Department. Solid and proven management skills are required & the ability to serve as spokesperson for the Community Development Department before the Board of County Commissioners.

Candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in urban planning, landscape architecture, business, economics, or public administration or related field and at least 8 years of relevant and progressively responsible professional and supervisory experience. Salary Range: $72,550 – $100,000 negotiable. Applications accepted through October 4, 2013.  Please apply online at www.charlottecountyfl.govAn Equal Opportunity Employer, Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply.

CRA Manager – Groveland, Fl

Organization: Groveland, Florida Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)
Position: Manager
Annual Salary: $49,499 – $74,247

Job Description

Responsible for initiating, planning, and managing the implementation of the adopted redevelopment plan. The position involves managing the day-to-day operations and planning of the CRA, financial control, public relations, capital project planning and implementation, and coordinating with citizens groups and organizations. The CRA Manager works for and reports to the CRA Board. On a day to day basis, the CRA Manager shall closely coordinate with the City Manager, and maintain contact and coordinate with the CRA Board members. [Read the full job description]

CRA Director – Live Oak, Fl

Organization: Live Oak, Florida Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)
Position: Director
Annual Salary: $40,000 – $50,000 Salary + Benefits & Bonus Opportunities

Job Description

Position is responsible for managing the Live Oak Community Redevelopment Agency. This will include the overseeing of CRA Projects and Budget as well as providing management, planning, and economic development and design services to the CRA in the City of Live Oak.

A full description of the duties, responsibilities and qualifications can be found on the city website: www.cityofliveoak.org or [Download Full Job Description PDF]

CRA Fiscal Operations Manager  – Hallandale Beach, Fl

Salary: $70,054
Employer: Hallandale Beach CRA
Deadline for Submission: Until filled

NATURE OF WORK:

This position is responsible for organizing, coordinating, accounting for the development and operational activities within the Community Redevelopment Agency; coordinating and providing project management oversight to CRA funded projects ; and providing highly complex staff assistance to the Community Redevelopment Agency Director.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration, or related field, and
  • Five (5) years progressively responsible professional financial, governmental accounting and budget experience. Master’s Degree preferred.

EXAMINATIONS:
None.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Applicants who demonstrate they meet the minimum requirements may be subject to an extensive selection process and screening program, which may include, but not be limited to, evaluation of training and experience; psychological evaluation; polygraph examination; background investigation; medical evaluation; controlled substance screen. Applicants are required to sign an affidavit for non-use of tobacco products in order to be considered for employment.

Preference will be given to certain veterans, spouses of veterans, or unmarried widows/widowers of veterans. Proof of veterans’ eligibility must be provided at time of application. EOE M/F/D/V.

DOCUMENTATION MUST BE PROVIDED AT TIME OF APPLICATION, DEMONSTRATING APPLICANT MEETS POSITION REQUIREMENTS.

Apply online at www.hallandalebeachfl.gov

Executive Director – Bradenton, Fl

Salary: Salary negotiable, contingent upon experience. Com­pre­hen­sive benefits package.
Employer: Suncoast Community Capital
Deadline for Submission: August 3, 2013

Position

SCC has been successful in providing entrepreneurial training, but it is undergoing a business transformation as it seeks to achieve all of the four goals in its mission.  SCC is seeking a dynamic leader that can lead the organization to the next level.  The Executive Director will:

Leadership

  • Produce meaningful and measureable objectives for business development
  • Communicate performance metrics to Board of Directors on a regular basis
  • Review and identify organizational strengths, weaknesses, and capability gaps and develop a realistic plan to build and enhance capabilities to align the organization with clear roles and responsibilities
  • Provide leadership in refinement and execution of the organizational vision
  • Continue to build strong collaborative relationships and strategic partnerships with organizations in the region
  • Oversee and / or execute research studies that clarify and focus SCC’s work on areas of greatest needs and opportunities
  • Develop programs to execute the vision of SCC
  • Oversee the development of and high performance of programs
  • Understand and articulate the vision of the organization and help it pursue its self-interests in relationships with and to other partner organizations

[Read the full job description]

Senior Planner – Oakland Park, Fl

Salary: Grade (29) $53,224 – $85,155/yr
Employer: City of Oakland Park
FIRST REVIEW: June 28, 2013. Subject to closing at that time, or when sufficient number of applications are received.

Terrific opportunity to be involved with Oakland Park’s new Culinary District. Position is responsible for advanced managerial and professional work in the areas of planning and development for the City’s current and long-range planning goals, objectives and initiatives. Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, comprehensive and neighborhood planning, development review, conducting research and special studies, interpreting the land development, and reviewing amendments to the code for conformance with the comprehensive plan. Responsibilities include managing and coordinating the activities of professional and paraprofessional planning staff, providing technical advisement on planning and growth management issues, coordination with other departments and agencies involved in planning and growth management, conducting surveys and compiling and analyzing data for planning projects affecting zoning and land use planning. The incumbent will act as the liaison to the various Boards and City Commission on all current planning cases and zoning code amendments.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The list of duties and functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

§ Prepares staff reports/transmittal items and support documentation in a timely manner to the City Manager’s office for scheduled Commission meetings. Meets deadlines for advisory boards and Development Review Committee meetings; writes detailed case analysis reports related to all aspects of current and long range planning.

§ Researches and drafts new or revised land development codes; reviews staff reports of planning staff prior to submission for approval. Provides analysis and responses regarding the compatibility of proposed development with and Development Codes and Comprehensive Plan designations.

§ Participates in the maintenance and coordination of the current planning agenda, long range planning and related administrative needs through the use of a detailed activity report.

§ Obtains, assembles, summarizes and analyzes data involved in planning, such as land use, population, economic characteristics, traffic, land development and other factors pertinent to a comprehensive planning program, including the use of GIS software to produce maps. Provides technical and professional advisement regarding planning and development functions to professionals, management, governing authorities and members of the public.

§ Manages resident complaints regarding neighborhood traffic issues.

§ Provides technical recommendations on the development and implementation of growth management policies and regulations. Evaluates land use and zoning proposals to insure compliance with applicable City, State or Federal laws, codes, ordinances, and related regulatory standards.

§ Participates in the supervision of administrative support, paraprofessional department staff, and interns by assigning tasks, and providing technical reviews for work products.

§ Evaluates environmental information and recommends mitigation measures to reduce adverse impacts of development.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Public Administration, or related field supplemented by 3 years professional experience as a Planner in a municipal planning function. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification. Valid Florida driver’s license without any restrictions affecting ability to perform the essential job duties.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s Degree

Submit official City application for consideration to:
Human Resources Department
3650 NE 12th Avenue
Oakland Park, Florida 33334
(954) 630-4313

Program Manager Millville CRA – Panama City, Fl

Salary: $39,000 annually
Employer: City of Panama City
Deadline for Submission: July 12, 2013

Program Manager for Millville CRA District in Panama City, Fl. Pay $39K annually. This is a highly visible and responsible position under the Direction of the CRA Director, developing, managing and implementing redevelopment plans. Minimum qualifications- Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Planning, Communications, Social Sciences or a closely related area. At least three years of progressively responsible experience in similar job functions. Years of experience beyond the minimum three years can be substituted for the educational requirement on a year to year basis. To apply, send cover letter, resume and completed application to:
Human Resources Dept.
9 Harrison Ave.
Panama City, Fl. 32401

Program Manager – Orlando, Florida

Salary: $25,000-$35,000 annually, plus potential bonus
Employer: Semoran Business Partnership Market Street- Orlando, Florida
Deadline for Submission: June 4, 2013

Located in the southeast section of Orlando, the Semoran Business Partnership (SEBUPA) is the spine of east Orlando, connecting the City’s two major airports. It is also the primary route for visitors between the airport and such critical destinations as Downtown Orlando and the University of Central Florida. In the last 10 to 15 years, neighborhoods surrounding this corridor have taken on an increasingly Hispanic or Latino character, while at the same time maintaining the strong values and home ownership that have always existed in this part of Orlando.

The Program Manager shall exercise general and active management of the business and daily operations of SEBUPA to ensure compliance with Main street policies, SEBUPA By Laws, and sound administrative, reporting to the SEBUPA Board of Directors.  The program manager serves as a support person to the five committees of SEBUPA and any projects approved by the board. The Program manager is the official outreach person to the businesses and residents of the covered area and is responsible for visiting and inquiring about challenges and needs.

Qualifications

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Exemplary presentation skills
  • Superior interpersonal and team building skills
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, managerial, and writing skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications
  • General knowledge of nonprofit organization, operations and objectives
  • Innovative, creative, decisive, dependable, and ethical
  • Expertise in fundraising, fiscal management and event planning
  • Extensive knowledge of issues impacting business development and growth
  • Knowledge of trends in business and government
  • Project management experience

Required Special Abilities

  • High level of professionalism and performance
  • Self-starter, enthusiastic and a team player
  • Flexible to changing Board membership and their needs
  • Demonstrated expertise in the nonprofit field
  • Detail-oriented; organized
  • A demonstrated team builder, facilitator and consensus builder
  • Community involvement
  • Business/Professional/Political connections and/or acumen in any or all of these areas is highly desirable
  • Proven record of Financial/Business acumen

Advantages

  • Main street experience
  • Bi-lingual- English/Spanish
  • Understanding of Demographics/History of District 2, Orlando
  • Grant writing experience

Please email cover letter, resume and references to: Emily.Brown@cityoforlando.net

Planner II – Comprehensive Planning – Charlotte County

Salary: $42,432.00 – $63,668.80 Annually
Employer: Charlotte County
Closing Date: 06/15/2013

The Planner II will work with a variety of community groups and must have experience in community planning and developing policies that articulate community vision.  The Planner II will perform professional and technical work developing, researching, and maintaining public planning studies and programs.  Work involves technical and creative responsibility conducting research and preparing detailed studies on land use, zoning, conservation, housing, transportation, population, coastal management, historic preservation, urban design, community redevelopment, and other areas of comprehensive planning activities.  Degree of complexity in work assignments depends on education and work experience.  A Planner II ensures program compliance with criteria governing local, state, and federal legislature relating to growth management.

Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. Apply to: Charlotte County Human Resources: www.charlottefl.com

Urban Design & Project Manager – Pompano Beach, Florida

Salary: $45,000 – $60,000 annually
Employer: Redevelopment Management Associates –
Closing Date: Until filled

Position Summary (Major Job Duties)

Responsible for managing projects in Community Redevelopment Agency (“CRA”) areas with an emphasis on urban design and planning, site planning, pre-construction services, zoning and land use application and overall project management.  This position requires leadership qualities to manage and oversee multiple redevelopment projects and sub-consultants.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in overall site planning and design and redevelopment activity related to housing, commercial redevelopment, and public space in multiple CRA distressed areas.
  • Responsible for managing projects; ensuring redevelopment activity is in compliance with the comprehensive plan, zoning code and other regulations.
  • Assists in writing new land use and form based zoning regulations, when needed, to encourage smart growth practices.
  • Coordinates with City planning staff on proposed land use and zoning code changes.
  • Assists in the planning and organization of design charrettes.
  • Assists in the production of area wide design studies and reports.
  • Interacts with community groups, residents and business owners in coordination and communication with City staff, elected officials and other public entities.
  • Responsible for preparing agenda items for presentation during Commission, CRA Board meetings and other Boards and groups.
  • Responsible for coordinating meetings and overall coordination and communication of activities with the public.
  • Works with private development community, business owners and residents on site planning, zoning, platting, variances, incentives and other regulatory issues associated with the improvement or development of parcels within the redevelopment districts.
  • Coordinates and manages consultants related to design, development, planning, right of way plans, master plans, land use plans and other planning activities on specific projects.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
  • Assists in determining the level of public participation in real estate projects and follows the guidelines approved by the CRA Board.

Qualifications (Education, work experience, special requirements)

The candidate must possess a (4) year college degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Urban Design/Planning, or other related field.  The candidate must have at least (2) years working in the public or private sector with experience in planning, architecture, neighborhood revitalization and/or economic development, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.  The candidate must be a good public speaker and an excellent writer.  Candidate could possess a state license in at least one of the fields of real estate brokerage, construction, architecture or other related field.  Certification by trade associations exemplifying additional education is a plus, such as Florida Redevelopment Association, International Economic Development Association, International Downtown Association, International Council of Shopping Centers, or other related fields.

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Community Redevelopment Agency Director – City of Bartow

Salary: $45,000 – $55,000 annually (DOQ)
Employer: City of Bartow
Closing Date: Until filled

Description: Professional position managing a Community Redevelopment Agency. This highly responsible position entails overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Bartow CRA. Specific duties include planning and budgeting for capital improvements, public relations, real estate negotiations and acquisitions, administering professional service contracts, grant writing, and serving as a liaison to local governments, civic organizations, businesses and property owners. Responsible for initiating, planning and coordinating the implementation of the adopted redevelopment plans; negotiating and packaging redevelopment projects; coordinating private initiatives to assure compliance with public policy.

Requirements: The successful candidate should have graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Public Administration, Communications, Planning, Finance or related fields. Master’s Degree is preferred but a minimum of three (3) years of relevant work experience may be substituted. The successful candidate must have excellent negotiation skills, writing skills, marketing skills, communication skills and a considerable financial background in both the public and private sector.

Compensation: Anticipated Salary $50,000 – $65,000 annually DOQ. Position includes the standard City of Bartow benefits package.

Apply to: Applications are being accepted by the City of Bartow Personnel Department, 450 North Wilson Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830. Mail applications to: P. O .Box 1069 Bartow, FL 33831. See the City of Bartow website @ cityofbartow.net for an online application. Position is open until filled. For more information, contact the City of Bartow Personnel Department at 863-534-0100, Ext. 1322. “The City of Bartow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F. Minorities and Women are encouraged to apply.” The City of Bartow is a Drug Free Workplace.

 

Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator – Lake County, Florida

Annual Salary: $46,696.00 – $74,713.60
Employer: Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator, Lake County
Closing Date: Until filled

Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator, Lake County (Lake County, FL)
Lake County, Florida is seeking an experienced professional for Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator to implement the County’s Economic Development and Tourism Program related to the expansion, recruitment and retention of targeted business and industry within an assigned territory.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Communication, Economic Development or closely related field with four (4) years of progressively responsible related experience, and a valid Florida driver’s license.

Applications are being accepted at www.lakecountyfl.gov<http://www.lakecountyfl.gov/>. For questions, please call the Lake County Human Resources Department at (352) 343-9596.

 

Marketing Coordinator – Pompano Beach, Florida

Annual Salary: $40,000 – $55,000
Employer: Redevelopment Management Associates, Pompano Beach, FL
Closing Date: Until filled

Position Summary (Major Job Duties)

Under general direction of the VP of Marketing, this position is responsible for planning and coordinating marketing activities with a focus on retail business districts and commercial areas within a redevelopment area to create a vibrant, exciting destination for residents and visitors. Additional activities include special events, PR, marketing and promotions, branding, business attraction and communication, social media application, and organizing promotional activities and campaigns.

Responsible for business attraction including meeting with prospects, identifying target tenants, calling to follow up with potential tenants, and working with area real estate professionals to attract new businesses.   Oversee design of printed communications such as brochures, flyers, update web site, daily social media activity, create newsletters and coordinate media. Performs related duties as assigned.

Qualifications (Education, work experience, special requirements)

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Marketing,  Public Relations, Business, Retail Sales or a related field, or a minimum of five (5) years proven experience in a related field, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Experience in planning and coordinating special events and activities, retail marketing, business attraction, retail merchandizing. Experience in seeking sponsorships, value added promotions, advertising and media relations.  A valid driver’s license is required.
  • High degree of oral and written communication skills and attention to detail
  • Self motivated, self starter with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Government experience a plus.
  • Strong understanding of new technologies and how they can be applied to marketing
  • Sound understanding of branding and marketing principles
  • Ability to develop and manage a budget
  • Creative and innovative
  • Problem solver
  • Team Player

Apply to: Sharon McCormick, Vice President of Marketing

Redevelopment Management Associates, 3019 E. Atlantic Blvd. Suite B., Pompano Beach, FL 33062
Phone (954) 695-0754     Fax (754) 222-8081 Email: sharon@rma.us.com

Community Development Grant Administrator

Employer: Marion County
Compensation:  Based on applicant
Closing Date: Until filled

Major Functions 

Management and oversight of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Entitlement Grants Program received by Marion County.

Essential Funtions

The following statements describe the principal functions of this job and its scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including working in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.

  • Development of Marion County’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan that establishes project priorities as well as development and implementation of the Annual Action Plan.
  • Preparation and submission of Annual CAPER.
  • Develop eligible and achievable projects to be incorporated in the Annual Action that accomplish goals and objectives of the Consolidated Plan and enable compliance with timeliness requirements.
  • Coordinate with the City of Ocala in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, and programs in support of the HOME Consortium.
  • Initiate and prepare the budget for the HUD grants received, approve work program and expenditures to ensure that expenditures remain within established budget.
  • Develop and implement procedures and processes for an internal fiscal tracking system and IDIS to ensure checks and balances are established to provide proper use, security, economy, and accountability of all funds.
  • Develop and maintain policies, procedures, contracts, forms and other items necessary for the administration of the grants program.
  • Prepare, present and assist with written and oral presentations and reports for the Board of County Commissioners, other government officials, HUD, community based organizations, and general public.
  • Research, prepare and assist in analysis and interpretation of data for consistency with local, state, and federal governing agreements, statutes, rules and regulations.
  • Coordinate with civic leaders, government officials, industrialists, educators, financiers, and the general public to obtain a factual basis for planning projects and studies.
  • Monitor the City of Ocala and other sub-recipients for adherence to contract and grant requirements.
  • Prepare and maintain tiered environmental clearances and project-level environmental compliance.

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