Position Classification Title: Econ Development Officer,Sr
Position Classification Code: R4012
Job Family: Instruct/Research/Pub Srvc
Pay Level: 12
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Coordinates and integrates the planning and implementation of a specific area of economic development initiatives for the University, to include strategic planning, communications, business, government and community relations, in related areas of activity. Provides strategic consultation to senior administration on specified institutional issue(s). Initiates projects and programs and coordinates the implementation and completion in collaboration with appropriate senior leadership and staff.
Standard Duties:
Provides strategic, integrated policy analysis and consultation to senior administration on major institutional issue(s). Directs and manages the process of developing, refining, and monitoring and reporting on the implementation of a specific strategic economic development initiative. Provides information, consultation, and assistance to the various components in the development of strategic plans that complement and support the overall mission of the Arrowhead Office and the University. Develops and implements a consistent, effective plan to increase University visibility in a specific economic development initiative in order to further the mission and goals of the University and position the institution as a major force in the business community and development activities. Monitors emerging local, State, and Federal legislative issues and measures relating to the economic development that may have potential impact on the University's mission, goals, and/or operations; recommends strategies for advocating the University position on this issue. Prepares and/or contributes to the preparation of reports, briefings, presentations, and responses related to the specific strategic planning issue, as appropriate. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of business and economic development principles, practices, and methodology. Knowledge of marketing and public relations principles, methods, media, and techniques. Knowledge and understanding of the core mission, objectives, and functions of a public university.
Advanced analytical and critical thinking skills. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures. Advanced interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community. Strategic planning and leadership skills. Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
Ability to compile, analyze, interpret, and integrate information and to prepare and present complex reports, statements, and other materials.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Five (5) years of professional experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- None
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-