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Jul 20, 2017

Prestonsburg - One East Kentucky Seeks Project Manager

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Edited: Jul 20, 2017

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: One East Kentucky is a privately funded non-profit, regional economic development organization covering nine counties in the east Kentucky “Coal Fields” region. These counties include: Floyd, Knott, Johnson, Lawrence, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Perry and Pike.

 

ABOUT THE POSITION: Under the direction of the One East Kentucky President and CEO, the OEK Project Manager performs a variety of professional project management duties involved in coordinating marketing, regional and organizational projects.

 

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

• Develops and maintains good working relationship between OEK and regional partners

• Interacts with appropriate city and county departments as required

• Responds to and works with consultants and prospects of OEK

• Creates and maintains comprehensive project files for all industrial projects

• Develops appropriate marketing and branding material for prospects as well as existing projects

• Attendance at Industrial Development Board Meetings, Workforce Development Meetings as well as other regional meetings as required

• Assist President & CEO with business development and attraction activities

• Preparation of bi-monthly OEK Board Meetings

• Coordinate investor relations activities

• Maintain regular attendance and work varied hours, with possible conference, association and business travel required

• Research tax, utility and industry information for prospects

• Complete Cost/Benefit Analysis for regional projects

• Assist President & CEO with creation of and follow-up with new industrial leads

• As indicated by situation and workload, will occasionally represent OEK at business site visits, trade shows and marketing events

• Manage OEK website and social media

• Perform additional related duties and responsibilities as required

• Grant writing and administration

 

PREFERRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

• Three (3) to Five (5) years of proven work experience in a public environment related to economic development and/or sales/marketing. Preference may be given to candidates possessing added skills, graduating from Basic Economic Development Course etc.

• Post-Secondary education in business and/or marketing preferred

• Technical and communication skills to perform the duties of this position are required

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

• Excellent project and task orientation capabilities

• Data collection and analysis

• Skills in both written and oral communications

• Ability to exercise sound judgement and make independent decisions when necessary and in accordance with policies and procedures

• Significant skill using software programs such as: Photoshop, Power Point, Excel, Word and other graphic design, presentation and information management programs as necessary.

• Ability to travel within the United States as well as internationally if necessary

• Willingness and ability to participate and complete advanced professional development education

 

• Quick-start and fast-learning individuals are preferred candidates

• Knowledge of general business practices are a must

• Knowledge of OEK target industries and their respective markets, customer base and support services are a plus.

• Basic principles of business to business marketing

• Working understanding of commercial/industrial real estate terminology

• Ability to think regionally, be a team player

 

PROCESS & EXPECTED SALARY:

To apply for this position, submit your letter of interest, resume and if you so choose, examples of previous work (not required) in .PDF Format electronically to:

 

Charles Sexton

President/CEO

One East Kentucky

chuck@OneEastKY.com

 

The salary range expectation of this position is $45,000 to $60,000 annually DOQ including benefits. Performance bonus will also be considered. The individual chosen for this position is required to live within the nine-county region of One East Kentucky and have suitable transportation to and from the OEK offices on the campus of Big Sandy Community & Technical College in Prestonsburg, KY.

 

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