The VP of Economic Development is responsible for the successful management of all primary job creation/capital investment projects generated by the Tulsa Regional Chamber’s Economic Development Division or other sources. The VP of Economic Development will directly manage the Project Managers and will work with the Director of Existing Business Development when projects are generated through his/her efforts. The VP Economic Development will also work with other Economic Development staff as well as all Tulsa Regional Chamber staff when required.
Project Management: Manages the day-to-day activities of the Project Management Team with the goal to successfully attain, manage, and close primary job/capital investment projects generated from both existing companies and new companies attained from various sources. The goals of the Tulsa’s Future program are to create 15,000 new jobs at an average wage of $50,000 with $1 billion in capital investment over a five-year period.
Works with the Director of Existing Business Development to review surveys and other documents to identify expansion and/or relocation projects from existing companies within the Tulsa Region.
Provides direction and expertise to the Existing Business staff to successfully retain and expand existing companies.
Maintains a good working knowledge of the Tulsa Region’s target industries as described in the Tulsa Future II or its successor’s strategic plan.
Assists in the determination of and production of marketing materials and presentations to support marketing activities.
Works to insure that proper and productive relationships are developed and maintained with corporate real estate executives and site consultants to insure the Tulsa Region’s presence and inclusion in expansion and relocation projects.
Continues to develop relationships through participation in trade shows/events focused on targeted industries and real estate consultant calls.
Work to support our regional economic development partners from Northeast Oklahoma by regular meetings, lead development, project inclusion, consultant visits, call trips, marketing, and regular communication.
Works with the Director of New Business Development and Marketing to insure the Tulsa Region’s presence in the proper advertising and marketing mediums identified as those most likely to generate prospect activity and lead generation for the region.
Is responsible for the successful management of all primary job creation/capital investment projects, regardless of their origin. Travel Authority: Extensive domestic and international travel is required for this position. VP of Economic Development has the authority to schedule and make trips essential to the conduct of the position responsibilities within the limits of the travel budget and subject to the approval of the Sr. VP Economic Development.Planning: Assists EDD staff and management in planning work projects and in the design of tactical elements of the strategic plan to insure the ultimate success of the program.
Assists the Sr. VP Economic Development and Economic Development staff in the development of tactical elements of the Tulsa Regional Chamber’s strategic Plan.
Monitors the implementation of the elements of the strategic plan and works with other EDD staff to make adjustments to the plan to insure success.
Works with the Sr. VP Economic Development to compile and monitor compliance of the economic development budget
Documentation: Completes required reports of new job and capital investment attained in the region as the result of the work of the Economic Development Division of the Tulsa Regional Chamber.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Bachelor’s degree in marketing or related field with an advanced knowledge of general marketing principles and practices
Five to seven years’ experience in full time economic development activities
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Excellent managerial skills
Excellent knowledge PC and industry software
Work & Physical Requirements:
Work environment: Normally a typical office environment, with minimal exposure to excessive noise or adverse environmental issues, with occasional outdoor exposure to heat, cold, and environmental elements.
Physical demands: Manipulate, handle, feel, and control items or equipment. Able to read, write, and interpret written documents. Occasionally lift and move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
Additional Salary Information: salary based upon experience
Established in 1903, the Tulsa Regional Chamber’s mission is to serve as the principal business-driven leadership organization improving the quality of community life through the development of regional economic prosperity. The Chamber represents more than 3,000 member organizations, approximately 153,500 area employees and utilizes 3,500 volunteers to accomplish its programs and services. The Tul...sa Regional Chamber was named the nation’s best chamber in 2005, 2008 and 2010 by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, and in 2012, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded the Tulsa Regional Chamber its highest recognition, a five-star accreditation. In addition, the Chamber is an accredited economic development organization through the International Economic Development Council.