Southwest Alabama Workforce Development Council (SAWDC) of

Executive Director of Workforce Development

The Southwest Alabama Workforce Development Council (SAWDC) of Alabama works to facilitate implementation of programs and services that support economic and workforce development in the area and addresses the workforce needs of new and existing businesses and industries. The council is designed to be business led and market driven and shall be an integral part of a comprehensive and collaborative workforce development system serving individuals and employers.  SAWDC serves the following counties in southwestern Alabama: Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, Washington and Wilcox counties.  In addition, the Council works closely with the 2-year community college system including Bishop State Community College, Coastal Alabama Community College, Reid State Technical College and other educational and training providers.

Executive Director of Workforce Development

SAWDC is seeking an Executive Director of Workforce Development to coordinate, implement, and execute all workforce development efforts in the region.
This position will be the central point of contact for any private or public entity seeking information and assistance with workforce training in the southwest Alabama area. The Executive Director of Workforce Development will be responsible for building alliances and coordinating efforts of local business and industry, training providers, employment agencies, Chambers of Commerce, IDBs/IDAs, education officials and elected leaders in all the counties within the region.

Deadline for applications is 5:00PM (CST), January 31, 2020.

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Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority

Executive Director

Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority is seeking a leader to build relationships with existing industries and diversify the economy while being energetic and diplomatic in the culture of a university town. Tuscaloosa County (population 208,000+) is home to educational and industry related assets including the University of Alabama and Mercedes-Benz Tuscaloosa.

 Minimum of 5-10 years’ experience in economic development. Salary: $150,000-$200,000 + significant annual review bonus potential & competitive benefits. Apply online by January 28th to Chad Chancellor, 504-648-7716.

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Lake Martin Area Economic Development Alliance (Coosa and Tallapoosa Counties, Alabama)

Executive Director

Lake Martin Area Economic Development Alliance is seeking an Executive Director.


  • Proactively engage in Industrial development lead generation.
  • Attract and assist in locating domestic and international businesses, to include the development of comprehensive incentive packages.
  • Respond to proposals and inquiries by companies, consultants, state allies and others looking for available land or buildings in Coosa and/or Tallapoosa County.
  • Organize and lead LMAEDA’s existing industry expansion initiatives.
  • Assist in the planning, development and redevelopment of industrial/commercial parks, buildings and infrastructure related to such parks and facilities including speculative buildings.
  • Develop and implement long and short-range strategies, policies, plans and initiatives to promote economic development and industry recruitment.
  • Coordinate community assessments countywide.
  • Maintain continuous engagement with national, state, county and local organizations, agencies, boards and authorities involved in economic development, including participation in state and national level workshops and conferences.
  • Solicit development proposals and negotiate development contracts and plans with private developers.
  • Actively engage in community outreach efforts.
  • Build and sustain relationships and initiatives that fund economic development efforts.
  • Other duties as required and assigned by the Board.

The deadline for submission is February 7, 2020. For more information on the position and how to apply, please see the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION link on our website at   or call Denise Walls at 256-215-4404.

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North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments

Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments (NARCOG) is seeking a results-oriented leader to serve the Board and the Agency in achieving its vision for the future. The Agency and this position are based at NARCOG’S central office at 216 Jackson Street Southeast in downtown Decatur, Alabama.

The Executive Director of NARCOG is responsible for the planning, administration and operation of the programs and services of the Agency. This includes budgeting, program monitoring and personnel management, but more importantly, providing visionary leadership to the Agency and the communities it serves. The Executive Director is responsible for a budget of approximately $8,500,000. There are 76 regular employees, both full-time and part-time, 40 part-time senior employees, and a variety of volunteers. The Executive Director is expected to be creative and proactive in the expansion of services and funding. The Executive Director must develop positive working relationships with political, governmental and community leadership throughout the region and with State and Federal agencies. The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of NARCOG and reports to its Board of Directors. The Executive Director is to provide leadership and direction to NARCOG’S central management team and is expected to be a knowledgeable advocate for all Agency programs and services. The compensation package includes a competitive starting salary depending on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate with benefits including medical insurance and retirement.

To Apply

The minimum requirements for this position include knowledge and a level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in public administration, business administration, city and regional planning, or other field of study related to the work of the Agency and five years of related professional experience, including three years at a senior administrative level. For more information about NARCOG and to view a more complete job description of this position, you may visit us at To apply for this position, please submit a letter of interest along with your detailed resume to This position is open until filled, however, an initial screening of applicants will occur on or about November 25, 2019.

NARCOG is an equal opportunity employer.

North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments

216 Jackson Street SE – P. O. Box C
Decatur, Alabama 35602

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58 Inc.
Senior Project Manager

Under the direction of the Managing Director, the Senior Project Manager is responsible for the management, planning, monitoring, and reporting of programs related to the implementation of development opportunities in existing and new industries. This position would oversee projects directly related to existing and new industry needs including marketing, site development, and workforce development initiatives.

The Senior Project Manager will lead business retention activities and assist with planning, marketing and attraction, lead generation, innovation and entrepreneurship programming, incentive package preparation, economic analysis, and site inventory and preparation.

The Senior Project Manager requires a fundamental understanding of go to market strategies for business recruitment and retention. Knowledge and understanding of working with the public to analyze and assist with their concerns. Ability to relate and interface with all levels of the organization. Strong ability to make presentations to all levels of the organization and to the business and public communities. Skills and ability to utilize various technology based applications including various software packages to achieve financial requirements. Good analytical abilities. Ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization, exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses. Ability to represent the 58 Inc. as part of boards and leadership positions.

Qualifications and Requirements:


  • Successful completion of an Undergraduate Degree in Business Management, Finance, Economic Development, or related field from an accredited university
  • Minimum three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in local or regional economic development
  • Valid driver’s license


  • Five (5) or more years of experience and proven track record in Economic Development Recruitment, Business Development, Project Management or Sales Team management, including experience with redevelopment and revitalization programs
  •  Residence in Shelby County within 9 months of hire date
  •  Successful completion of the Intensive Economic Development Training Courses

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to the attention of Yvonne Murray at