Director of Economic Impact & Incentives

Works independently while keeping the Executive Director abreast of developments and issues. Executive responsibility for development incentives, new markets tax credits, and social impact metrics, and oversees all department's short and long-range planning and goals.

GENERAL SUMMARY

Works independently while keeping the Executive Director abreast of developments and issues. Executive responsibility for development incentives, new markets tax credits, and social impact metrics, and oversees all department's short and long-range planning and goals.  Manages staff and coordinates efforts with federal, state, and local economic development agencies. Manages the preparation of Chapter 99/100/353 redevelopment plans.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Develop and lead strategic direction for equitable real estate and business development incentive models
Oversees the New Markets Tax Credit program to ensure the strategy, resources, and work align with the overall organizational strategy.
Manages and directs the development incentives department.
Manages the coordinates the preparation of development plans for Chapter 99/100/353 redevelopment plans; direct preparation of specific planning and development studies; present to or confer with City departments and elected official to obtain necessary approvals prior to implementation of plans; executive and review professional planning and other service contracts related to various development planning projects.
Meets with developers to provide development assistance.
Works with Executive Director on long-range strategic planning efforts.
Acts as Assistant Secretary to the LCRA and PIEA Boards.
Oversees all aspects of short and long-range planning and goals of SLDC.
Manages staff and directs work to facility development in the City.
Monitors and reports program activities.
The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Requires St. Louis City residency within 180 days of successful completion of the 180-day probationary period.
Requires valid driver’s license - site visits.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:

Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
Requires the ability to lift and carry files/papers of up to twenty pounds.
Requires the ability to stoop, bend, and crouch.
Requires the ability to distinguish objects clearly in near vision for writing and computer work.


Qualifications


Qualifications include a minimum of a B.A./B.S. in business finance, business administration, economic development, community development or related field with a Maters Degree preferred. 10+ years’ experience in economic development or related field. At least 5 years managing a team with proven experience managing a team of economic development professionals. Must have a deep, proven understanding of development incentives (State, Federal, and local), community benefit agreements, and social impact metrics with an emphasis on racial equity and economic justice. Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines is a must.  Excellent writing and communications skills needed. Proven ability to work with developers, attorneys, public officials, government agencies, and general public a must. General knowledge of board procedures is helpful.

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