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Assistant Director of Economic and Community Development

Start Date: February 09, 2024 | End Date: August 07, 2024
County: Androscoggin County
Job Type: Manager, Other

Applications are being accepted for the position of ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. Applications are available at the Human Resources Department or online at www.lewistonmaine.gov.


GENERAL INFORMATION: Division: Economic & Community Development
Barg. Unit: Non Union
Status: Full Time (37.5 hours/week)
Class Grade: 9 ($74,471-$109,922)


SUMMARY: Serving as the economic development lead in charge of special development projects, development marketing messaging, specific development grant, and leads the Administration appointed task force when called into action. Develops and executes strategies to enhance the economic vitality of the City of Lewiston, and implements and oversee programs and initiatives that will attract new businesses, retain existing businesses, and supports growth of existing businesses to promote a stronger economic base and a diverse mix of business and real estate.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: B.A. or higher in public policy/administration, economic/community development, planning, economics, business or related field; or four years related experience in planning and implementing key strategic initiatives; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


WORK ACTIVITIES: This position is responsible for management/implementation of City sponsored special projects. This position will proactively develop projects and programs promoting Lewiston and economic development using a current developable and/or vacant property inventory, maintains regular contact with developers, state and federal agencies, professional and technical groups, and acts as a regulatory and marketing liaison. This position is expected to participate in city and regional business committees, including after hour meetings. This position facilitates development projects, writes TIF applications, and provides guidance on the disposition of City owned surplus land. This position is responsible for writing economic development summaries for bond prospectus, publications, annual reports and participates in zoning and land use recommendations. Works in tandem with city leadership to develop, implement and report on strategic goals related to economic development.


Submit City of Lewiston Employment Application, cover letter and complete resume via email, postal mail, fax or deliver in person to the Department of Human Resources, City Hall 27 Pine Street Lewiston, ME 04240. Additional Human Resources contact information for email and fax submissions is available at lewistonmaine.gov > Human Resources > Heather Theriault


Applications will be reviewed as received and accepted until the position is filled. Only interviewed candidates

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