This position is Responsible for overseeing the City's public / private partnerships program, including leading the City's efforts in destination development and capacity building, as well as serving as a staff liaison to the City's Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones. The Manager will lead the development, preparation, administration and ownership of strategic and management projects, as well as oversee staff support to the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 1, 3, and 4 and serve as the City liaison to the Imperial Redevelopment District. The Manager will aid the City's Economic Development efforts by overseeing existing destination developments through leadership in established relationships with private sector partners at Constellation Field, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the University of Houston Sugar Land, and the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square, the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, Crown Festival Park, as well as future destinations like a second hotel convention center and an arts venue. The Manager will also seek to lead the City's efforts in supporting commercial redevelopment from an economic development perspective as appropriate, as well as assume responsibility of special projects as assigned.
This position may interact and work directly with all City departments, the City Council, City-appointed boards and commissions, the business community, the general public, statewide organizations/associations and various governmental agencies.
Summary of Duties:Duties may include but are not limited to:
Lead strategic projects and make high-level policy recommendations regarding the completion of those projects, as well as oversee the coordination of team work across various departments, collaboration with consultants, and other governmental agencies.
Inform and make recommendations to executive leadership, City Council, Sugar Land Development Corporation, Sugar Land 4B Corporation and the TIRZs on the progress of strategic projects, through the updating of reports, charters, formal and informal presentations.
Draft and review agenda items for City Council, Sugar Land Development Corporation, Sugar Land 4B Corporation and TIRZs on strategic projects or other special assigned projects.
Create and make presentations to the City Council, Sugar Land Development Corporation, Sugar Land 4B Corporation on strategic projects or other special assigned projects.
Provide staff support to the TIRZs within the City; oversee arrangement of contracts and agreements, budget documents and annual reports, agenda items; lead presentations; and meet all deadlines for posting and supervisor review.
Make or oversee presentations to various audiences, including citizens, developers, business owners, consultants, and state and federal agencies in work associated with strategic or special projects or TIRZ administration.
Write or oversee memos, contracts, competitive selection documents (RFP or RFQs), technical manuals, and other forms of written communication in work associated with strategic or special projects or TIRZ administration.
Serve as City's primary liaison to the Imperial Redevelopment District, updating the Board on various City endeavors while safeguarding the City's best interest.
Lead the City's efforts with the Economic Development Coordinator in ensuring the remaining property in the City is developed with the highest and best use in mind, acknowledging that as the community is built out, the taxable values put in place will have to sustain the City into the future. Collaboration with Primary Employment and the Planning Department is key.
Communicate with the Tourism Division how the development of the projects will impact destination travel to the City as well as how the projects will be operated and managed long term.
Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Economics, Business Administration, Finance or a related field from an accredited school or university.
A Master's degree in the above fields is a plus, and may be substituted for working experience.
Five (5) years of experience in local government, economic development, and/or a related field.
A proven track record of project management, producing results across various project teams with individuals outside of one's supervision.
Experience working with various municipal government departments including Executive leadership, City Council and appointed boards and commissions, state and federal agencies, consultants, developers and business owners.
Training (License and/or Certification):
Valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License.
Additional Information: This position is open until filled and may close at any time without notice. The first screening will take place on after January, 25, 2019.