Executive Director

Organization: Seize The Future Development Foundation
Salary: Salary and benefits are negotiable and are anticipated to be highly competitive.
Close Date: July 15, 2013

Job Description:

Aurora is located 40 miles west of Chicago and is Illinois’ second largest city. It has been one of the Midwest's fastest growing communities for the past 10 years. Aurora has been ranked by Money Magazine as one of the "Best Places To Live" in the United States. Aurora has a progressive and professional city government headed by a full-time mayor and a council of part-time aldermen from wards throughout the City. The City is diversified both economically and culturally. It offers a balanced combination of industrial, high-technology, retail, service, agricultural enterprise and cultural activity.

Seize the Future Development Foundation (STFDF) is a 501(c)3 economic development corporation responsible to maintain economic vitality and quality of life in Aurora by creating and retaining quality jobs, stimulating capital investment, pursuing economic diversity and improving the City’s business climate.

STFDF’s Executive Director will be responsible to a Board of Directors comprised of members chosen from among the City’s most influential business and governmental leaders. STFDF has a budget of $637,000 which includes funding for four employees.

The Executive Director is expected to have at least a Bachelor’s degree combined with strong technical and program knowledge and understanding. Must have multi-year, broad-based economic development experience which includes developing and implementing successful programs aimed at both new business attraction and business retention/expansion. Must be adept at negotiating and closing deals and working effectively with elected and appointed bodies as well as with state and federal agencies. Must be an assertive leader whose skills include the ability to earn respect and trust from divergent constituents and to collaboratively lead them to consensus on sensitive issues. Must be an articulate self-starter and have excellent communication skills.

If you are interested, please send your cover letter and resume with current salary by July 15, 2013 to:

Robert E. Slavin, President
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848
E-mail: slavin@bellsouth.net

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