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Job listing Economic Development Director - Gorham, Maine

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Economic Development Director
The Town of Gorham is a thriving community and one of the fastest growing towns in Maine with a population of approximately 17,000. With a flourishing urban village, steady industrial and commercial expansion, plentiful recreation opportunities, a college campus, and Greater Portland METRO public transit service, the Town of Gorham is a vibrant place to live, work, and do business.
We are seeking a dynamic individual with a passion for economic development to help promote desirable and sustainable economic growth in the Town of Gorham through a variety of strategic efforts. The ideal candidate will have strong public relations and public speaking skills with the ability to cultivate partnerships and communicate a clear, visionary, and persuasive message regarding economic development in the Town of Gorham.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in planning, community or economic development, public administration, or related field required. Master’s degree preferred. A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible state and/or local government experience in economic or community development, public policy and management, or related fields required. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
This is a full-time salaried exempt position. A complete job description for the position can be found HERE.
The Town of Gorham offers a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, and paid time off to eligible employees, including excellent health insurance, a 457(b) deferred compensation retirement plan with a 7.5% employer match, earned vacation, sick time, and 12 paid holidays. Employees also have access to dental, vision, medical and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts, life insurance, short-term disability, and tuition reimbursement. Salary depends on experience and qualifications.
HOW TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should prepare a Cover Letter, Resume, and Town of Gorham Employment Application, available HERE. Applications will be accepted until Tuesday October 15, 2019.
Please mail, fax, email, or hand-deliver completed applications to:
Town of Gorham Municipal Center
Attn: Jessica Hughes
Executive Assistant to the Town Manager & HR
75 South Street, Suite 1
Gorham, ME 04038
Fax: 207-839-5408
HR@gorham.me.us
Application Deadline: October 15, 2019
 
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