Career Opportunities

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will provide high profile leadership, vision, guidance, and strategic direction for the programs and personnel of the WTCNO.  The Executive Director will work with membership to enhance their growth and understanding of foreign trade to maximize their international business profitability.  The Executive Director will facilitate and lead staff and board efforts to achieve the mission and goals of the WTCNO as approved by the Board of Directors.  The Executive Director has full fiduciary responsibility and operational management of the organization for its financial viability.  The Executive Director will demonstrate knowledge and expertise on economic development principles, the regional economy, the political environment, marketing and branding concepts, membership and sponsorship sales, and the opportunities and challenges for growth and prosperity of large and small employers in the region.  The Executive Director will demonstrate openness to ideas from a variety of sources and focus on achieving "best in class" outcomes. 

The successful candidate for this position must be a visionary leader and a passionate advocate for driving the WTCNO to achieve standards of excellence.  He/she will be a highly collaborative leader with the ability to successfully manage current programs while developing new programs and strategic initiatives for the WTCNO and forming mutually beneficial partnerships with other business and community organizations within the region and state. 
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Submit a cover letter, resume, & references by PDF to on or before Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 5 PM Central Time.  Chad Chancellor, 504-648-7716


West Feliciana Parish Council is seeking to fill the full-time position of Director of Economic Development. The candidate selected for this position must have the ability to aggressively implement a strong marketing plan effectively to regional prospects looking for business location or expansion. This position will be responsible for supporting the Parish’s economic development program and redevelopment activities by highlighting the distinct business advantages and opportunities available in West Feliciana Parish. This position will also be responsible for the development and management of all aspects of the economic development process, such as business recruitment, project management, strategic development, site location, and consulting with new and expanding companies considering West Feliciana Parish. This position requires leadership skills, strategic management skills, communications and public relations skills, and marketing experience. The selected candidate must have a positive attitude with the ability to work in a diversified work environment.


Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, urban planning or a directly related field and at least 5 years of experience in business development as it relates to commercial, industrial and manufacturing development, and/or experience in community planning and development in a municipality. Professional certification such as EDFP or CEcD is a plus.


Thorough knowledge of research and analytic techniques, principles and practices of economic development planning. Strong professional public relation and marketing skills and ability to interact with the public. Ability to effectively and strategically manage economic development activities involving a mix of both public and private sector organizations and interests.


Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

A detailed description of this position is available upon request. For more information, please contact Emily Cobb at ecobb@wfparish.orgResumes can be mailed to the Office of the Parish President, P.O. Box 1921, St. Francisville, LA 70775.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. West Feliciana is a and equal opportunity /equal access employer and an equal opportunity service provider.

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