Helping Businesses Launch, Locate, and Expand in the City of
April 5, 2019
REDI ISO Deputy Director Rockville Economic Development, Inc.
(REDI) is seeking a qualified professional Deputy Director.
TITLE: Deputy Director
Accountability: Reports to the Executive Director
Status: Full-time, 40+ hour/week, benefitted position. Salary
range: $80,000 – $100,000
REDI seeks a qualified professional to serve as the Deputy
Director for the organization to support the Director in the
implementation of the strategic plan for economic development
adopted by the REDI board. This plan will include business
retention, business expansion, business recruitment, new business
start-up, and retail development to strengthen the commercial tax
base while promoting and encouraging programs that enhance the
City’s quality of life.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED
Proactively identify quality business prospects and establish
and execute marketing campaigns to attract those businesses to the
Develop and maintain positive working relationships with
existing businesses to encourage business retention and expansion
Assist with appropriate commercial real estate development and
Promote the City as a place for businesses and provide details
on the characteristics of specific available space.
Ensure the accurate updating of relevant market and demographic
data used by site selectors.
Act as a liaison between local organizations, businesses, and
representatives of government concerning economic development.
Administer various incentive programs.
Research and provide recommendations on economic development
opportunities and projects.
Maintain REDI’s database regarding business activities that are
reported periodically as metrics to the Board and the City.
Competitively bid (when applicable) and order and review
appraisals, economic studies, and other similar reports as
Oversee office management, including processing of invoices and
Conduct research and prepare documentation, detailed reports,
memoranda and correspondence as necessary.
Assist Director with various matters and represents REDI on
various occasions. Act in the absence of the Director.
Assist with awards presentations, events, tradeshows, etc. as
Supervise support staff including part-time and volunteers.
Join and potentially engage in local/regional/national trade,
industry and networking organizations.
Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of economic
development, real estate, and public administration.
Must understand the local commercial real estate market and be
able to communicate with brokers regarding valuation/comps and
Knowledge of financing strategies, research methods, marketing
and project management.
Knowledge of financial information and analysis, budgeting,
financial reporting, general accounting and lending practices.
Strong financial statement familiarity and general comfort level
with real estate contracts.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with businesses, brokers, site selectors, board
members, city officials, employees, and the general public.
Must be able to think strategically and respect confidentiality
in the corporate decision-making process.
Strong analytical skills required as well as outstanding written
and verbal communication skills.
Ability to plan, supervisor and coordinate the work of
Must possess computer proficiency with Microsoft Office.
Experience with real estate research databases (LOIS, CoStar,
LoopNet, etc.) helpful.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in economics, business development, real
estate, finance, marketing, or related field
Minimum of 5 years’ prior experience in economic development or
Designation as a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) preferred,
but not required.
The successful candidate may not hold an active real estate
license once selected.
Marketing and data analysis background desirable.
Valid driver’s license.
Benefits include: Health insurance, 401k Retirement
Contribution, Paid Holidays (based on City of Rockville government
holidays), and Paid Leave.
REDI is an EOE.
To apply, send résumé, cover letter and three references to
Cynthia Stewart, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
no later than May 13, 2019.