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Bayou Vermilion District Executive Director

Company: Lafayette Economic Development Authority
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:


  • The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing all operations under the authority of the Bayou Vermilion District a Political Subdivision of the State of Louisiana that is funded by a Parish wide ad velorem tax and maintaining that District Operations are consistent with the enabling State Legislation of the BVDJob Description and Responsibilities:
    • ED oversees ALL operations and assets under the authority of the Bayou Vermilion District.
    • ED provides direction and assistance to the various departments and their staff categorized under the above-mentioned entities to include:
      • Clean-up efforts and riverbank stabilization, stewardship education and recreational use of the bayou; -
      • Educational Programming for tourists and school field trips to the historic museum; -
      • Sales in the gift shop; -
      • Food preparation for the restaurant and servicing of catered events; -
      • Maintenance of all of the properties of the District,
      • Public relations/marketing of all District programs and events.
      • ED is responsible for preparing and administering budgets for each of the BVD business units.
      • ED reviews, signs and executes contracts on behalf of and under the authority of the BVD board of commissioners that pertain to operations and obligations of the Bayou Vermilion District.
      • ED is responsible for human resource and business functions for the District.
      • ED is responsible for the support of information technology.
      • ED is responsible for overseeing the grant process. -
      • ED collaborates with various local, state and federal government agencies by participating in meetings and representing the Bayou Vermilion District, examples include but are not restrictedto agencies such as the Lafayette Consolidated Government, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, One Acadiana, Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission, Lafayette Economic Development Authority. -In addition to the above responsibilities, the Executive Director:
        • Implements policy as outlined by Bayou Vermilion District Commissioners.
        • Partners with department heads to grow and strengthen BVD to make it more sustainable.
        • Actively works to increase cultural economic development along the bayou. -
        • Represents BVD at functions, public meetings for promoting the Culture of Vermilionville, Water Quality and Flood Mitigation meetings.
        • Works with the Accountants and Department Heads to prepare the organization's annual budgets, analyses the cost of delivery of services to include Economic Development, Vermilionville and Bayou Operations and to advise the board of directors.
        • Leads the development of the organization's short- and long-term strategies and policies.
        • Directs the organization in line with the goals and visions set by the commissioners and as stated in the Enabling Legislation and Master Plan.
        • Works with the department heads on the organization's payroll, benefit disbursement and hiring practices.
        • Oversees quality throughout BVD by setting goals for each department in collaboration with the departmental head.
        • Communicates with commissioners, the general public and government entities.Salary Range: $80k - $120k, commensurate with experienceQualifications:Educational and Experience:
          • Minimum bachelor's degree in Finance, Business, Marketing, or comparable field.
          • Minimum of 3 Years management experience in Economic Development, Business, or Finance.
          • Knowledge of the History, Culture, and People of the Vermilion Bayou Corridor.
          • Experience in managing a public entity or private company of comparable sizeAll applications for all positions within the Bayou Vermilion District will become public record and can be requested as such through that process.

Keywords: Lafayette Economic Development Authority, Lafayette , Bayou Vermilion District Executive Director, Accounting, Auditing , Lafayette, Louisiana

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