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Economic Development Director

Category: Other
Description:
THE TOWN OF CLAYTON, A THRIVING MUNICIPALITY JUST 20 MINUTES OUTSIDE OF RALEIGH, IS SEEKING ITS NEXT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR. CLAYTON IS THE 18TH FASTEST GROWING TOWN IN NORTH CAROLINA. WE’RE TWO HOURS FROM THE BEACHES AND THREE HOURS TO THE MOUNTAINS. CLAYTON IS AN INTERNATIONAL BIOPHARMACEUTICAL HUB AND A COMMUNITY REPEATEDLY RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE BEST, SAFEST AND MOST AFFORDABLE PLACES IN THE STATE AND COUNTRY TO LIVE AND RAISE A FAMILY. SINCE 2000, WE’VE ALMOST DOUBLED IN POPULATION AND TODAY MORE THAN 23,200 RESIDENTS CALL CLAYTON HOME. WE BOAST AN ALIVE DOWNTOWN WITH NEW BUSINESSES, NIGHTLIFE AND RESTAURANTS OPENING TO RAVE REVIEWS, MILES OF SCENIC GREENWAYS WINDING ALONG THE NEUSE RIVER, AND SIX UNIQUE PARKS FEATURING DISC GOLF, MOUNTAIN-BIKING, A DOG PARK, AND, COMING SOON, A UNIVERSAL PLAYGROUND WHERE CHILDREN OF ALL ABILITIES CAN PLAY TOGETHER. IT’S THIS EXCELLENT QUALITY OF LIFE THAT EXPLAINS WHY WE’RE SEEING FOUR NEW PEOPLE MOVING HERE EVERY DAY. INDUSTRIES ARE EXPANDING AND TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS ARE CONNECTING CLAYTON TO THE CAPITAL AND NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES AT AN ACCELERATED PACE. AS WE MAKE A CRITICAL TRANSITION FROM A SMALL TOWN TO A MID-SIZED TOWN, WE NEED A DYNAMIC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR TO LEAD US TO MEET A CHALLENGING MISSION – PRESERVING OUR QUALITY OF LIFE UNDER MARKET AND GROWTH PRESSURES WHILE WORKING TO BALANCE OUR COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT SO THE NEXT GENERATION IS AS SUCCESSFUL AND HAPPY. AS JOHNSTON COUNTY’S FASTEST GROWING MUNICIPALITY, CLAYTON SERVES AS THE WESTERN GATEWAY TO THE COUNTY, STRATEGICALLY POSITIONED NEAR THE EXPONENTIAL GROWTH IN THE TRIANGLE REGION. THE IDEAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR WILL HELP CLAYTON BUILD AND MAINTAIN EFFECTIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH COUNTY, REGIONAL AND STATE OFFICIALS, COMMUNITY LEADERS AND BUSINESS EXECUTIVES. THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL PROMOTE THE GROWTH OF THE TOWN THROUGH ATTRACTION OF NEW BUSINESSES AND EXPANSION AND RETENTION OF EXISTING BUSINESSES. THIS POSITION REPORTS TO AND WORKS CLOSELY WITH THE TOWN MANAGER ON LONG-TERM INITIATIVES WHICH INCLUDE ASSISTING WITH THE COMPILATION AND ANNUAL UPDATE OF TOWN’S CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN AND SPECIAL PROJECT TRACKING. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL FORM GREAT WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WITH AND COORDINATE WITH OTHER TOWN DEPARTMENTS, OTHER REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICES AND AGENCIES, STATE AND LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, AND THE PUBLIC. GREAT JUDGEMENT AND INITIATIVE ARE REQUIRED IN CONDUCTING RESEARCH PROJECTS, COMPILING REPORTS AND DATA, MAKING PRESENTATIONS, AND MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SITE SELECTION. CONSIDERABLE TACT AND COURTESY AND THE ABILITY TO MAINTAIN CONFIDENTIALITY ARE CRITICAL FOR THE JOB. WE ARE A TEAM ORIENTED, FAMILY FRIENDLY WORK ENVIRONMENT. VISIT WWW.TOWNOFCLAYTONNC.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION. CLOSING DATE: 12/22/2019.
Employer: Town of Clayton
Expires: 12/22/2019
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