Position: Exec. Director, Vienna Township Business Development Authority
Location: Vienna Charter Township; Genesee County, MI
Salary Range: $35000 - $45000
Employment Type: Full-time
Description: Applications are being accepted for the planned employment of a full-time executive director by the Vienna Township Business Development Authority. This is a new position to be offered by spring 2016 with salary of $35K-45,000 and benefits commensurate to candidate qualifications and experience. The Director will be an employee of the Vienna BDA, by and within its bylaws and statutory provisions under the Michigan DDA Act of 1975, and will not be employed directly by the Charter Township of Vienna. The Director shall serve in a non-voting capacity as representative of and consultant to the BDA board of directors.
This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual to help define and guide the next big stage of development surrounding one of Eastern Mid-Michigan’s busiest and fastest-growing highway interchanges. The district is anchored by the traffic-rich I75/M57 Exit#131 interchange and extends to include nearly six miles of heavily to lightly developed state highway corridors... M57/Vienna/Linden Rd. and M54/ N. Saginaw Rd. connecting west and east, respectively, to the City of Clio, MI. Immediately to the north from both ends of the district: two of the Midwest’s most popular travel-tourism destinations, Birch Run and Frankenmuth, MI. Traffic count throughout the district exceeds 125,000 vehicles daily on average.
The Vienna BDA was established over 20 years ago and has successfully completed millions of dollars worth of infrastructure and award-winning aesthetic improvements. The Authority is sound financially and operates on TIF-captured income over $500,000 annually. The district has a number of new developments underway or in planning.
The executive director will step in to a staffed part-time office and will be instrumental in taking it to the next level. The successful candidate will possess the knowledge, personality and relationship-building skills necessary to quickly establish the position as the single point of contact between the BDA and all established and prospective business and property owners, developers and real estate interests in the Vienna Township Business Development District and beyond.
Duties: Administrative management of BDA office and staff; Planning and overseeing of BDA projects and budgets; Preparation/dissemination of board communications, meeting agendas and informational support as required; Administrative followup to board directives and decisions; Coordinate and implement strategic planning, marketing and promotional programs based on identified objectives; Represent BDA and township interests as afforded through opportunities within other groups/agencies and their meetings, activities and events. The director will also be responsible to maintain compliance and reporting requirements of local and state law.
Requirements: 1) Bachelor’s degree or higher in public administration, business administration, urban planning, marketing & public relations or similar field. 2) Strong organizational, leadership and supervisory skills; effective in independent environments. 3) Experience in, or knowledge of grant writing, local government, community and economic development, zoning and municipal law, budgeting and accounting, technology, communications and/or real estate are all desirable. 4) Finalists will be subject to credit, reference and criminal background check. 5) Must reside or establish residence within reasonable driving proximity to the community, possess valid Michigan driver’s license and maintain reliable, insured personal motor vehicle.
Application Deadline is Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Please submit resume' and cover letter or portfolio:
Via email to: email@example.com
In person or by mail to:
Joseph A. Rizk, Vienna Township Supervisor
3400 W. Vienna Road
Clio, MI 48420
No phone calls, please. The Vienna Township Business Development Authority is an Equal Opportunity employer.