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BVEDC Job Openings

Applicants for the following positions are currently being sought by the Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation.

  • Manager of Business Development

  • Business Outreach & Engagement Coordinator

Please see the descriptions below. Those interested in applying can send resumes and cover letters to Hannah Ullrich at hullrich@brazosvalleyedc.org.

Manager of Business Development

FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Type: Regular
Reports to: President/CEO
Amount of Travel Required: None
Positions Supervised: None

Position Summary

The Manager of Business Development is responsible for implementing the targeted recruitment and retention/expansion plans to companies and audiences located inside and outside the Brazos Valley.

Essential Functions (Reasonable Accommodations Statement)

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Along with the Business Development team, develop, implement, and track a direct-contact campaign for BVEDC targeted audiences, initiate contact and develop relationships with key decision-makers in targeted audience companies, respond to inquiries from companies interested in the region, facilitate visits from qualifying companies to The Brazos Valley and assist in preparing community incentive proposals for qualifying companies

  • Along with the Business Development team, support a Business Retention and Expansion program to support existing industry within the Brazos Valley

  • Collect demographic, real estate market, and business data to maintain the BVEDC's role as the most reliable source of economic development information for Brazos Valley stakeholders, community partners, and other third parties

  • Expand and grow industry, economic development organizations and agencies, end-user companies, and site selector contacts. Respond to proposals from the State of Texas to external site selectors and industry representatives

  • Maintain industry contacts and site selectors database and contacts for lead generation within industry clusters as identified in Strategic Plan

  • Host targeted end-user companies, industry clusters, site selectors, and industry representatives in the Brazos Valley

  • In addition to oversight and implementation of the BVEDC's day-to-day communications strategy, the position will work with the BVEDC's Committees and Invest Brazos Valley as part of the overall Strategic Plan implementation for both internal and external awareness and business development activities

  • Other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications (Competency Statement[s])

  • Business Acumen - Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and issues.

  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.

  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.

  • Conceptual Thinking - Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas.

  • Interpersonal - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals.

  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.

  • Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers.

  • Team Builder - Ability to convince a group of people to work toward a goal.

Skills & Abilities

Education: Bachelor’s Degree Required (four-year college or technical school); Field of Study: Business, Economics, Management, Geography, or Economic Development

Experience: 3+ years of experience

Skills: Research and data analysis; Microsoft Office and desktop publishing software

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations in accordance with ADA may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Information for Manager of Business Development Position

The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the company may deem appropriate.

The BVEDC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Business Outreach & Engagement Coordinator

FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Type: Regular
Reports to: Manager of Business Development
Amount of Travel Required: None
Positions Supervised: None

Position Summary

The Business Outreach & Engagement Coordinator is responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships with companies and audiences located within the Brazos Valley as part of an established business retention/expansion (BRE) program and private investment group. For more information about the Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation, please visit brazosvalleyedc.org.

Essential Functions (Reasonable Accommodations Statement)

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Lead, implement, and track a Business Retention and Expansion program to support existing industry within the Brazos Valley in conjunction with overall Business Development Team

  • With Managing Director of IBV, scout targeted investor prospects, engage and retain current investors, prepare events for IBV, develop marketing material for the IBV, Recruitment, Engagement, and Value Proposition

  • Work with the BVEDC's Committees and Invest Brazos Valley as part of the overall Strategic Plan implementation for both internal and external awareness and business development activities

  • Prepare collateral materials and presentations to support Business Development efforts

  • Help to maintain website content related to Business Development to maintain the BVEDC's role as the most reliable source of economic development information for Brazos Valley stakeholders, community partners, and other third parties

  • Represent the organization externally as necessary

  • Other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications (Competency Statement[s])

  • Business Acumen - Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and issues

  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word

  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely

  • Conceptual Thinking - Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas

  • Interpersonal - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals

  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task

  • Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers

  • Team Builder - Ability to convince a group of people to work toward a goal

Skills & Abilities

Education: Bachelor's Degree Required, Field of Study: Business, Economics, Management, Economic Development, or Marketing

Experience: 3 plus years of Economic Development, Community Development, Sales, Fundraising, or Marketing

Computer Skills: Microsoft office suite including PowerPoint and desktop publishing software

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations, in accordance with ADA, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Information for Business Outreach & Engagement Coordinator Position

The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the company may deem appropriate.

The BVEDC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Hannah Ullrich
Manager, Office Administration