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Job: Economic Development Director for Grand County, Utah

Lead economic diversification, sustainable tourism, and recreation

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Job: Economic Development Director for Grand County, Utah

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Economic Development Director
$82,428.31 to $124,680.22/ year (dependent on qualifications and experience)
Grand County
Utah

Summary

The Economic Development Director at Grand County, Utah, is responsible for promoting economic diversification, sustainable tourism, and recreation within the region.

This position oversees the Economic Development Department and involves collaboration with various stakeholders to develop and implement comprehensive economic programs.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and influential leader with a bachelor's degree in a related field and a minimum of six years of directly related experience, including supervisory roles.

Key responsibilities include guiding and supervising department staff, volunteers, and contractors, spearheading innovative initiatives, and forming strategic collaborations to position Grand County as a thriving economic hub and premier destination for sustainable tourism, all while preserving the area's natural beauty and heritage.

About the Area

Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of southeastern Utah, Moab stands as a captivating destination renowned for its natural wonders and boundless recreational opportunities. Known as the adventure capital of the West, Moab attracts visitors from around the globe with its iconic red rock formations, stunning canyons, and world-famous national parks, including Arches and Canyonlands. This vibrant community exudes a unique charm, boasting a rich cultural heritage and a thriving arts scene that complements its outdoor allure. As the Economic Development Director at Grand County, the chosen candidate will have the opportunity to lead economic diversification and tourism efforts in this exceptional region. Moab's allure as a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, cultural enthusiasts, and nature seekers alike serves as the perfect backdrop for innovative initiatives and strategic collaborations. The Economic Development Director will play a vital role in promoting the area's sustainable tourism and recreation, enhancing local event opportunities, and fostering economic growth while preserving the area's natural beauty and historical heritage. With its enchanting landscapes and flourishing community spirit, Moab presents an unparalleled setting for a visionary leader to make a lasting impact on the economic vitality and well-being of Grand County and its cherished residents.

About the Position

The Economic Development Director at Grand County plays a pivotal leadership role in promoting economic diversification, sustainable tourism, and recreation within the region. This position involves overseeing the Economic Development Department. As a key leader, the Economic Development Director collaborates with various stakeholders, such as government agencies, local businesses, and community organizations, to develop and implement comprehensive economic development programs. With a strong emphasis on leadership, this position will be responsible for guiding and supervising department staff, volunteers, and contractors.

Ideal Candidate

The Economic Development Director position at Grand County demands a dynamic and influential leader with an unwavering commitment to driving progress and fostering economic growth. We are seeking a visionary professional who can lead by example, inspire teams, and navigate the complexities of economic development with confidence. The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor's degree in economics, convention and/or hospitality management, business administration, or a related field, complemented by a minimum of six years of directly related experience, including at least four years in a supervisory capacity. In this crucial leadership role, the Economic Development Director will be responsible for overseeing the Department, spearheading innovative initiatives, and forming meaningful collaborations with key stakeholders. An effective communicator and strategist, the ideal candidate will leverage their strong leadership skills to guide and motivate the department staff, volunteers, and contractors. Demonstrating an in-depth understanding of economic development principles at local, state, and national levels, the successful candidate will seize opportunities, overcome challenges, and strategically position Grand County as a thriving economic hub and premier destination for sustainable tourism.

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Founder/Host of Econ Dev Show. Also: Sitehunt CEO and economic development consultant in Greater Houston, Texas.


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