Position Title: Project Manager
Reports to: Sr. Director of Economic Development
Employment Status: Full-Time
Required Experience: 3+ years
Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree
Travel Required: Yes- 50%
Salary: Based on qualifications

Job Description: This position plans, organizes, monitors, manages and evaluates economic development project activities in target industry sectors as outlined in the Partnership Gwinnett Community and Economic Development strategy.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities

  • Manage and coordinate the planning and implementation of complex economic development projects and activities; coordinate with partners; establish objectives, priorities and schedules; monitor progress and communication between and among all parties and partners
  • Coordinate and work with community partners to support the implementation of goals outlined in the Partnership Gwinnett Community and Economic Development strategy
  • Coordinate, direct, and implement programs and projects that support existing and prospective companies
  • Visit with 50+ existing companies per year to develop and build relationships and provide necessary economic development support
  • Actively implement and follow up on services offered through the Partnership Gwinnett Business Retention and Expansion program
  • Document and track information and action that results from existing company visits
  • Develop and implement program for quarterly forums; create agenda; secure speakers and assist team with marketing and outreach of event
  • Research and explore potential of developing industry councils for target sectors
  • Develop and build relationships with economic development partners including real estate professionals, state, regional and utility partners
  • Track, maintain and actively enhance knowledge of Class A and Class B real estate in Gwinnett County
  • Review, analyze and respond to prospect inquiries in a prompt and effective manner
  • Actively promote the Partnership Gwinnett initiative and serve as “Community Cheerleader for PG”
  • Provide support to partner organizations in an effort to achieve Partnership Gwinnett goals
  • Track number of new jobs retained or generated through new businesses and existing company expansions
  • Develop strong working knowledge of Gwinnett and Metro Atlanta business environment
  • Coordinate economic development projects and activities with Gwinnett City and County departments and partners
  • Serve as liaison with industry organizations, real estate associations, and committees and groups related to industry
  • Perform related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices and methods of budgeting, and purchasing
  • Principles and techniques of sales, marketing and promotion
  • Research and analysis methods and techniques
  • Local and regional business and real estate markets
  • Advanced user of Social Media

Ability to:

  • Act as a project manager for various economic development activities
  • Interpret and apply laws, ordinances, regulations, maps, plans and development documents
  • Communicate clearly and concisely public speaking and in writing
  • Work effectively within a team environment where a high level of accountability is maintained
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work;
  • Interpret programs and policies to the “layman”
  • Become knowledgeable about principles and practices of economic development project management, and real estate
  • Become knowledgeable about pertinent Federal, State and local laws, specifically economic development regulations and procedures concerning Georgia economic development statutory and discretionary incentive thresholds and criteria, opportunity zone processes, less developed census tracts and tax allocation districts;
  • Coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
  • Efficiently use social media
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Gather and analyze complex data and make sound recommendations

Education Required
Bachelors Degree with major course work in economics, marketing, business administration, community development, communications or related field required with considerable experience in an economic development position. Three years of related experience.

Interested candidates should submit resumes to hr@gwinnettchamber.org. No phone calls, please.