|Type||Planning/Building/Code Enforcement/Economic Dev|
|City / Organization||Jacksboro Economic Development Corporation, TX|
|Website||Click here for more information or to apply|
A small town with a big heart situated halfway between Fort Worth and Wichita Falls northwest of the DFW metroplex, the City of Jacksboro is home to just over 4,500 residents. The Type A General Law municipality stretches across 5.8 square miles and serves as the seat of Jack County, incorporated in 1875. When folks say “all roads lead to Jacksboro,” they mean it — the town is the transfer point for two U.S. highways, 281 and 380, and state highways 59, 114, 148, and 199. Combined, they contribute to over 10,000 vehicles passing through downtown daily.
The Jacksboro Economic Development Corporation (JEDC) is seeking a community-focused, business-minded individual ready to lead the city into its next era of growth. As the JEDC’s only employee, the executive director needs to be self-motivated and understand the importance of building relationships with stakeholders throughout the community, leveraging the opportunities presented by the private sector and various partner organizations to drive success. They also need the training and experience to lead the city’s development efforts — an outgoing, personable, and confident communicator who can work effectively in a small-town environment and earn the trust of residents and the business community alike. Budget and negotiation skills will also serve this position well, as will experience presenting visionary and sometimes complex information to various audiences.
This position requires a combination of education and experience in business, marketing, government, and/or public administration. Candidates with an associate’s degree should have at least six (6) years of experience; those with a bachelor’s degree, at least four (4) years of experience; and those with a master’s degree, at least two (2) years of experience.
While local government experience is preferred, demonstrated transferable skills from nongovernmental sectors will be considered. Experience in economic development programs and initiatives, and an understanding of the development process, Texas economic development retention and attraction tools, and open meetings and records laws, are highly desirable. Certification by the International Economic Development Council, Community Development Council, Economic Development Institute, Business Retention & Expansion International, or Institute for Organizational Management is also preferred.
The Jacksboro Economic Development Corporation is offering a starting salary of $60,000 to $80,000 for this position, dependent on qualifications and experience.
For more information on this position, contact:
Jay Singleton, Senior Vice President