Career Opportunities

Director, Investor Relations

FULL TIME EXEMPT: Yes/Administrative             
SALARY: DOE
REPORTS TO: President & CEO
SUPERVISES:  Yes, currently no staff to direct at this time.
TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to HR@economicalliancesc.org.

SUMMARY:

The Director of Investor Relations (Director) is responsible for executing, directing, and coordinating activities that increase financial support for Economic Alliance Snohomish County. Additionally, the goal is to build long term relationships to maintain a sense of EASC community throughout Snohomish County. The candidate will engage the CEO, Executive Committee, Board of Trustees and existing investors in productive fundraising, support its governance efforts, and plan an annual fundraising strategy.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to operate in a performance-based culture focused on metric driven outcomes for:

  • Energetically present the ‘WHY” of EASC/Snohomish County
  • Structurally build a plan for EASC community building through active engagement with investors/chamber members
  • Investor revenue
  • Investor retention
  • Event and sponsorship revenue
  • Program management
  • Partnerships and Teamwork

Further, the individual must demonstrate clear flexibility, excellent change management skills and the ability to close the secure new investors/members.

The individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The duties include, but are not limited to, the following items:

  • The role of the Director is to develop and implement a strategic plan to raise the level of investor revenue for Economic Alliance Snohomish County and diversify the organization’s investor base in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner.
  • The primary responsibility of the Director is to grow and retain larger investors in the organization and is responsible for ensuring the retention of such investors while seeking opportunities for increased investment. Coordinates with President/CEO and other appropriate staff to schedule key investor meetings that require President/CEO participation.
  • The Director will oversee the activities of the future membership Liaison to ensure the organization is sufficiently recruiting and retaining small business investors to meet organizational revenue, recruitment and retention goals. This includes goal setting, strategy development and implementation. This is no longer applicable, since our current PTAC person is no longer allowed to sell/recruit EASC investor companies.
  • The Director is responsible for overseeing and working with EASC staff to ensure the accuracy and completeness of investor/prospect, organization and groups information in the organization’s CRM. Including report generation for pre-invoicing, invoicing, and past due statements.
  • The Director is an important part of the EASC leadership team, is expected to represent EASC at several community events hosted by EASC, including Business After Hours, Engage Everett, Signature Events, as well as other community and partner events, as appropriate. This could include Ribbon Cuttings, Grand Openings, and other virtual or in-person events as needed.
  • The Director actively seeks out sponsors for EASC Signature Events, grant applications leading to successful awards, as well as other sources of revenue.
  • The Director will lead efforts in the organization to ensure EASC members see the impact of their investment through engagement opportunities such as event, committees, and strategic communications.
  • Manages and directly participates in recruiting, training, and delegation of volunteers for events, such as the North Puget Sound Small Business Summit.
  • Recruits, hires, evaluates, supervises, and develops assigned staff and volunteers.
  • Leads and works closely with volunteer leadership on the Ambassadors Committee, Small Business Advisory Board and other ad hoc committees, as necessary.
  • Coordinates and promotes monthly Introductory Seminar which is geared towards new and potential investor company representatives.
  • Administrative CRM tasks, including account/contact record maintenance, assigning EASC POC’s, investor payment data entry, and investor revenue reconciliation.
  • Coordinates and oversees Business Health Trust (BHT) program, including account and broker recruitment, and data sharing with BHT partners.
  • Oversees and monitors GROW Program with new and existing participating companies.
  • Participation on Engage Everett planning committee.
  • Works 30% of time in the office and 70% out of the office. (Pre-COVID schedule)
  • May require some evening and/or early morning event attendance & coordination as needed.
  • Work directly with the CEO to secure select upper-level investment opportunities.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, interviewing, hiring, training, and evaluating; development of technical and leadership skills; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding, coaching, and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

SAFETY RESPONSIBILITY:

Duties shall include observing all Organization health, safety and environmental rules, ensuring that employees are provided with full information on area specific safety issues, all unique hazards are identified, and employees are provided with the proper equipment to carry out their job in a safe manner. Also, the entire work area must be maintained to a high standard of housekeeping and low incidence of physical hazards and all accidents must be promptly reported to leadership.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • Demonstrated investor recruitment success is closing to build EASC.
  • Interface with the business community and cultivate relationships.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, and management skills
  • Strong strategic skills, including ability to develop and execute industry retention and recruitment strategy with measured results.
  • Flexible with excellent change management skills
  • Take ownership and accept responsibility for entire work scope.
  • Move tasks through to completion with minimal supervision.
  • Manage large scale programs and projects.
  • Manage a wide range of activities.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
  • General knowledge of project management tools and processes
  • General knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Previous experience utilizing a CRM to drive to invest and retention processes, Microsoft Dynamics a plus.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Direct experience with fundraising, marketing, consulting, and/or investment leads required.
  • Five years’ experience in fundraising, marketing, consulting, and/or investment referred.
  • Direct experience with small business required.
  • Two years previous supervisory experience required at some level.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to sit; use their hands and arms; and talk or hear; and focus on objects up close. The employee will also be required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee may be required to lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

ENVIRONMENT:

Normal business office conditions generally prevail.  The noise level is usually low to moderate. Employee may be working in a cubicle, enclosed office, or open area. Floor may be carpeted or bare.

EMPLOYER’S RIGHTS:

This job description is not a contract for employment and either party may terminate employment at any time. The job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and all qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  Economic Alliance Snohomish County reserves the right to revise the job description at any time.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY:

It is the policy of Economic Alliance Snohomish County to provide for and promote equal employment opportunity in employment compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, Vietnam Era Veteran status, genetic predisposition, or carrier status.


VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Date Posted: Ongoing

The Economic Alliance Snohomish County (EASC) internship program aims to provide qualified students with valuable work experience in a fast pace environment of economic development, policy advocacy, and small business development.

Interns will provide support for specific projects within EASC’s mission of advocating on behalf of business and community groups, business recruiting/expansion/retention efforts, and providing resources to help businesses connect and grow. Interns will gain skills in research and analysis, writing, marketing/communications, event planning, project management, industry-specific business development efforts and more.

A minimum commitment of 10 weeks is required. A schedule will be developed depending on the student’s other commitments, but not to exceed 20 hours per week. Internships are generally awarded for spring, summer or fall terms (though other arrangements may be made on a case-by-case basis).

Sample internship projects include:

Write and design marketing materials for specific industry clusters and EASC events

  • Research economic development trends and draft a report on how to create economic industry zones in Snohomish County
  • Conduct a poll on the business community and draft a report on how EASC can increase awareness of issues affecting businesses in Snohomish County
  • Provide research assistance on the development of a regional market assessment and strategic plan to attract foreign direct investment to Snohomish County
  • Provide general communications support, including writing content for the web and social media, conduct interviews/develop content for newsletters, etc.
  • Research and update economic impact data for specific target clusters
  • Research industry supply chains to create segment mapping opportunities within specific target clusters
  • Assist in managing EASC events and other projects

Qualifications

Applicants must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate school program (applicants should hold at least college junior status; students currently in graduate school are preferred). International students studying in the U.S. are eligible. Students pursuing a degree in business, economics, communications, public policy, or related fields are strongly encouraged to apply.

Desired Skills

  • Ability to use computers and have working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work independently, under pressure, and handle multiple projects
  • Writing experience, especially on a newspaper or newsletter
  • Professional and courteous interpersonal skills
  • A professional working proficiency with English (ILR Level 3)

Application Instructions

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter (including a statement about why you are interested in interning with EASC) to: info@economicalliancesc.org