March 2, 2020
Town of Benson
The Town of Benson is seeking the right person to lead all of its economic development, downtown revitalization and business recruitment efforts. We are located in Johnston County, North Carolina, only 35 minutes southeast of Raleigh and 35 minutes north of Fayetteville. Being situated at the intersection of I-95 and I-40, Benson finds itself in the middle of it all while continuing to maintain its small town charm. Our 3,500 residents will depend on the Economic Development Director to ensure all of the Benson’s economic development goals and strategic initiatives are achieved.
The expected hiring range is $45,000 – $60,000, depending on qualifications. The Town of Benson offers a generous benefits package that includes paid participation in the North Carolina State Health Plan, paid dental, vision and life insurance, 5% 401(K) match, 12 paid holidays and two weeks paid time-off per year, and an abundant wellness program that includes incentives.
This position is open until filled. Applicants must submit a Town of Benson Application, resume, cover letter and three professional references. The Town of Benson application can be picked up at Town Hall or printed from the Town’s website: http://www.townofbenson.com/2201/Employment. Applications and accompanying documents must be mailed to P.O. Box 69, Benson, NC 27504-0069, hand delivered to 303 East Church Street, Benson, NC 27504 or emailed to Scott Tart, Town of Benson Human Resources Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Town of Benson is an equal opportunity employer.
The Economic Development Director will serve as the main point of contact and the leader of the town’s economic development activities.
This position is responsible for business retention and recruitment, marketing the town, working with land owners to promote economic development and partnering with community groups to meet common goals.
Under the direction of town management, the Economic Development Director will be proactive in furthering the economic interests of the community as established by the town board of commissioners.
The successful candidate will hold a degree in business administration, marketing, public administration or related field and have demonstrated professional and management experience in economic development, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
The position requires superior communication and interpersonal skills.