JOB OPENING: Economic Development Dir. – Revitalizing Waterbury VT

The Town and Village of Waterbury, Vermont seeks an Economic Development Director. Waterbury Area Development Committee (WADC), a committee of Revitalizing Waterbury (RW), is seeking a professional economic development director to serve as full or part-time staff to our Board of Directors and provide economic development services to the Village and Town of Waterbury. \

The successful candidate will ideally have three or more years of experience in economic, business or community development and a college degree in an applicable field. The successful applicant will work as a contract employee or a on a contractual basis with Revitalizing Waterbury and under the supervision of RW’s WADC Sub-Committee. This position may be flexible on average weekly/monthly hours depending on circumstances. An employment contract will be negotiated based on qualifications.

Job Duties:
 Assist existing Waterbury companies in all economic endeavors
 Provide assistance to accommodate growth needs of existing businesses
 Recruit suitable and sustainable economic opportunities and enterprises
 Report confidentially to WADC and Waterbury Municipal Manager
 Staff and provide reports at WADC monthly meetings
 Provide weekly written updates to the WADC committee members
 Provide monthly written reports to Village Trustees and Town Select Board
 Create and maintain a Waterbury Economy page on Waterbury Town/Village website
 Provide oversight to Waterbury’s Pre-Project Review Board
 Create and maintain interactive Project Files for all ongoing projects
 Work closely with local and regional service providers
 Foster and sustain respectful relationships with local and regional developers and community members through public and private partnerships
 Provide leadership in conceptual and concrete incentives such as infrastructure expansion that fits within the scope of growth center planning
 Help provide eligible economic development incentives to private investors such as tax credits
 Work with Waterbury Long Term Community Recovery Director on projects in the flood plain
 Apply for economic development related grants where appropriate after approval by the Village Trustees and Select Board

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