Economic Development Director

Organization: City of Corinth, Texas
Salary: The salary range for this position is $92,539.20 (minimum) to $111,030.40 (mid-point) annually, with the actual starting salary based on experience and qualifications.
Close Date: This position will remain open until filled. The City is anxious to fill it as soon as possible

Job Description:

With a population of 22,265 (2020 estimate), Corinth is a growing and prosperous community with outstanding potential. The community is ideally located along Interstate Highway 35E, with excellent access to Dallas (approximately 30 minutes), Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (approximately 30 minutes) and Fort Worth (approximately 45 minutes).

Operating under a council-manager form of government, Corinth is known throughout the North Texas Region for providing its businesses and residents with an exceptional quality of life, first-class schools, outstanding recreational facilities, and safe neighborhoods.

Corinth spans approximately eight square miles. There are several large undeveloped tracts of land that are prime for commercial and mixed-use development including high-profile opportunities within and around the community's emerging downtown district, Agora.

As growth from Dallas and Fort-Worth continues to march northward, Corinth will find itself in a most ideal position at the center of the North Texas Region. High-performing institutions of higher learning including the community's very own North-Central Texas College (Corinth Campus), the University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University provide an extremely diverse, highly skilled, and talented labor pool. A competitive workforce, combined with a strong vision for Corinth's future, will deliver an exciting pipeline of prospects for many years to come.

Reporting directly to the City Manager, the Economic Development Director is responsible for marketing the distinct competitive advantages of Corinth to retain, expand and attract businesses; work closely with business, educational and institutional partners to maintain a dynamic environment that positions businesses to excel and prosper; balancing the interests of real estate developers, businesses and others desiring to invest in Corinth while upholding the community's vision for sustainable growth and development as articulated in the Strategic Plan (2018) and the Comprehensive Plan (2020); and performing other duties as assigned that will advance Corinth's interests on multiple fronts.

This position is multifaceted. The next Economic Development Director should be creative and organized and able to build on the community's shared vision for the future. As a member of the Executive Management Team, the next Economic Development Director is also expected to cultivate, nurture, and sustain strong relationships with appointed officials, business owners, elected officials, and other stakeholders of the community that are framed by the City's vision, values, and interests.

Requires a Bachelor's degree in public administration, business, economics, marketing or related field from an accredited college or university combined with at least five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in economic development and related activities; or any combination of education, training, and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform the duties and responsibilities of the job.

Must have verifiable successful experience in attracting businesses, developing and implementing business retention/expansion, negotiating and closing deals and working with elected and appointed officials. It is crucial that he or she is an assertive leader whose skills include the ability to earn respect and trust from divergent constituents and the skill to lead them to a consensus on sensitive issues. Must be an articulate self-starter and have excellent communication skills.

The salary range for this position is $92,539.20 (minimum) to $111,030.40 (mid-point) annually, with the actual starting salary based on experience and qualifications. In addition, the City provides a highly competitive and excellent benefits package that includes:
A retirement plan through the Texas Municipal Retirement System with a 7% matching ratio of 2 to 1 at retirement.
The City also offers a deferred compensation 457 plan which the City matches at 10 percent of contributions to a 401(a) qualified plan.
Apart from Medicare, the City does not participate in Social Security.

To Apply
This position will remain open until filled. The City is anxious to fill it as soon as possible. If interested, you are encouraged to submit your resume and cover letter with current salary without delay to

For additional information please contact either:

Robert E. Slavin or David Krings
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road #A1
Norcross, GA 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656


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