Executive Director Job Opening

JOB POST START DATE: August 1, 2016

JOB POST END DATE: September 16, 2016

POSITION: Executive Director of Economic Development

ORGANIZATION: Matagorda County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC)

POSITION LOCATION: Bay City, population 18,000

COUNTY POPULATION: 37,000

COUNTY: Matagorda

STATE: Texas

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Executive Director will plan, coordinate and implement industrial recruitment and expansion strategies to grow Matagorda County in a strategic manner. Position reports to an 11 member board that has five public funding entities represented on it. Position also serves as Executive Director to the Palacios Economic Development Corporation (PEDC), a Type B sales tax organization, under contract. The MCEDC recruits tourism infrastructure and retail businesses to areas outside the city limits of Bay City. Executive Director plans and manages the financial budget and assets of the MCEDC and the PEDC.

Matagorda County is located 75 miles southeast of downtown Houston on the Gulf of Mexico. It has a strong agricultural and ranching heritage combined with an expanding industrial base. It has 67 miles of coastline and two large interior bays. The County has a large eco-tourism sector. The County has the following assets: open flat land, service by two rail companies, many petroleum and chemical pipelines, a high voltage electrical power distribution system, the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, two shallow draft ports, two airports and air attainment status. The County has four industrial plants with 250-1200 employees. A new $1.5B pipe manufacturer is currently under construction in Bay City. It is due to be complete in 2017 adding 600 new jobs to the community.

SALARY: $75,000-$78,000, plus benefits and incentives

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Matagorda County E. D. C., 2200 Seventh Street, Suite 302, Bay City, TX 77414 via mail or by email to dcdunham@cityofbaycity.org or fax to (979) 245- 5661. Deadline for receipt of applications is September 16, 2016.

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