SANDY ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
Jim Sandy, President of the Mecosta County Development Corporation, has announced his plans to retire on June 11. Sandy has spent 48 years in education, chamber work, work force and economic development. He started his career as the director for youth activities at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Flint. He also coached at Flint Central High before moving on to El Cajon, California where he was a counselor, teacher and coach at Christian High School. Sandy moved back to Michigan in 1984 and spent the next 25 years as an advocate for small business and for implementing improvements in the education system. He came to the MCDC in 2012 and plans to remain in the area after his retirement.
The following is the job posting:
President, Mecosta County Development Corporation
The Mecosta County Development Corporation is seeking an experienced economic and business development professional to serve as the President of the organization.
The position will be responsible for taking a proactive approach to soliciting new business, retaining, and expanding existing businesses as well as advocating on behalf of the business community. The successful candidate must possess a comprehensive knowledge of business planning, development, financing programs, government policy, as well as experience in negotiating and implementing development agreements. The position also requires strong communication skills, effective use of social media, and the ability to work independently. A successful candidate will have a vision for developing and extending economic development services that include working with (contractual basis) the leadership of Osceola County.
Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Economic Development, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Business or related field and three years of progressively responsible experience in economic/community development related activities or comparable private sector experience. A complete job description is available at: mecostaedc.com.
Salary package $55,000 - $70,000 DOQ with benefits to be negotiated.
Resumes will be accepted beginning May 14, 2021 and may be submitted to Michele Graham, firstname.lastname@example.org. We will receive applications until the position is filled.
For a detailed job description go to: https://Job-Description.pdf
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