POSITION TITLE: Executive Director
ORGANIZATION: One Sumter Economic Development Foundation, Inc., a Non-Profit 501 (c) 3
REPORTS TO: One Sumter Economic Development Foundation Board of Directors
The One Sumter Economic Development Foundation was launched in 2014 as an ambitious capital campaign to support the work of the community’s existing economic development efforts. Birthed as a partnership between the Sumter County Development Authority and the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce with a goal of raising $2 Million from local business and industry partners, One Sumter exceeded those expectations in pledged donations within the first 12 months. A dynamic example of both the public and private sectors coming together to support goals of mutual benefit, One Sumter boasts over 100 investors in its original grass-roots effort. Founded to focus in four key priority areas: 1) Economic Development, 2) Workforce Development, 3) Marketing & Communications, and 4) Transportation; One Sumter has been dedicated to serving as a catalyst for change and growth across Sumter County within its mandated Business Action Plan from the community over the last five years.
The Foundation seeks an experienced Executive Director to lead the strategic direction and vision for One Sumter, its donors and community partners. The ideal candidate must be flexible and have the ability to accommodate multiple tasks. Excellent writing and communications skills are essential. Candidate will be required to work some evenings and weekends.
The Executive Director should be self-motivated and directed, while being able to respond to the needs of both the Board of Directors and diverse community partners. The ideal candidate should have extensive experience in community and economic development, planning initiatives, fundraising, donor and media relations, community outreach, and maintaining a budget and financing.
The Executive Director maintains positive and progressive working relationships with corporate and public leaders and entities in Sumter County who serve as conduits for implementation and community growth in the success of the One Sumter Business Action Plan. The Executive Director position will remain available for the five years of the initiative, so long as there is sufficient funding provided through joint efforts of the Foundation and its donors.
The Executive Director serves at the pleasure of the Foundation Board of Directors. The Foundation Directors work in partnership with the Board of Directors of the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce and Sumter County Development Authority to implement a county-wide economic development vision and strategy.
Essential Duties: Essential duties of the Executive Director include, but are not limited to, the following actions:
One Sumter Foundation
Foundation Board of Directors
Public Relations, Advertisement and Marketing
Desired Skills and Expertise
Compensation: The compensation package will be competitive based on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. The package will include opportunities for health, vision, dental and life insurance, vacation and sick leave, and the opportunity to participate in an IRA.
Submitting an Application: For additional information regarding the One Sumter Economic Development Foundation, Inc., visit www.onesumter.org. To apply for the position, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, or via postal mail to Post Office Box 6714, Americus, GA 31709. Applications will be accepted through Friday, March 22, 2019, or until position is filled.