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Executive Director - Lake County's Agency for Economic Prosperity
Posting Number: 18-02-12-1957
Pay Grade: 30E
Salary: $94,099.20 - $155,084.80
Agency for Economic Prosperity
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

Lake County's Agency for Economic Prosperity Executive Director position reports directly to the County Manager and serves as his/her chief economic development and tourism administrator. The position has four (4) primary focus areas:

  1. Implementing marketing and outreach programs to attract, retain and grow business, industry and jobs in Lake County; assessing the needs of the business community, introducing innovative programs and proactive solutions to produce effective economic development results, and establishing policies and programs that aid in the retention, success and expansion of existing businesses.

  2. Creating and implementing programs that promote Lake County as a destination for leisure travel, conferences, sporting events, meetings and special events in order to advance tourism and recreation within the County.

  3. Oversight of the Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center, and the creation of policies and programs to drive usage at the facility.

  4. Monitoring County policy and strategy decisions and providing feedback to the County Manager regarding the impacts and implications of said decisions on the Lake County economy.

The position is responsible for creating, supervising, directing and evaluating all Agency goals, staff and budget, and performs related duties as assigned or needed. This position may be required to assist with emergency support functions in the event of a declared emergency and/or any other emergency duties as assigned.

The Area:

Lake County is the sixth fastest growing county in the state, with a population of about 323,000. County government is working with businesses, civic groups, organizations and 14 municipalities to positively impact the quality of life for the citizens of Lake County. The County’s priorities include public safety, a strong economic development program, and fostering a business-friendly environment. Together, the leaders of the community and its citizens are continuously striving to make Lake County an ideal place to live, work and play.

The Community:

Lake County represents “the other half” of the Orlando area, with beautiful natural resources (over 1,000 freshwater lakes and rivers and some of Florida’s only rolling hills), historic downtowns and award-winning sports facilities that are all within a short driving distance of downtown Orlando, the Central Florida theme parks, coastal beaches and the Orlando International Airport. For all of these reasons, Lake County’s adopted slogan, “Real Florida. Real Close,” is a well-suited description of the county and its unique amenities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Lake County is looking for an experienced, dynamic and effective individual with excellent communication and presentation skills with proven leadership experience. The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or a closely related field and 10 years of progressively responsible related experience in business fundamentals and business support, attraction, retention and expansion. Equivalent combinations of training and experience may be considered. The ideal candidate will also be familiar with state and local incentives and must possess a valid Florida Driver’s license.


Printable Job Application
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You can print this application out, fill it in and then return it by faxing or mailing to the Office of Human Resources & Risk Management. To download our printable job application please go here.

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