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We’re Hiring!

September 8, 2014 > Posted in Blog

The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission is hiring for a director of marketing and research. Deadline is September 19, 2014. Read below for full details of qualifications and responsibilities.


Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission

Job Description

Job Title:                     Director of Marketing and Research

Reports To:                  President

Prepared By:               Justin Strickland

Prepared Date:            September 3, 2014

VALUES:                     Passion for Albany-Dougherty County; energetic and committed work ethic; willingness to change and adapt work to meet needs of various projects

SUMMARY:                 Plan and implement marketing, public relations, and social media programs, both short and long range, targeted toward internal and external audiences, by performing the following duties personally or coordinated with senior staff.


  • Develops and implements work plans to achieve strategic objectives
  • Develops and manages marketing budgets
  • Develops and designs advertising and promotional activities including print, digital, out of home, and collateral media pieces
  • Ensures effective control of marketing results, and takes corrective action to guarantee that achievement of marketing objectives falls within designated budgets
  • Coordinates market research and adjusts marketing strategy to meet market conditions
  • Monitors current trends in economic development marketing
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with industry influencers and key strategic partners
  • Guides preparation of marketing activity reports, including annual report, and presents to management
  • Establishes and maintains a consistent and attractive corporate image throughout all product lines, promotional materials, social media, and events
  • Represent ADEDC at local, regional, and statewide meetings as a community ambassador
  • Coordinates communication between ADEDC and contracted outside marketing and public relations agencies
  • Assists staff with research as needed specific to RFI’s and for use in marketing materials
  • Event planning for all functions of ADEDC
  • Administration of Renewal Task Force
  • Manages all ADEDC websites and social media platforms
  • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned



Works with staff to achieve ADEDC goals and objectives.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty acceptably. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Bachelors Degree in Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, or Business preferred with a minimum of three years related experience; event planning, advertising design, and time managing a marketing department a plus.


Demonstrated relevant marketing techniques and general knowledge of financial principles; ability to communicate orally and in written form effectively.


Demonstrated ability to anticipate and solve practical problems and resolve issues.


None required at this time.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed and may require walking primarily on a level surface for periodic periods throughout the day. Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting as required to file documents or store materials throughout the work day; may include lifting up to 50 pounds for moving materials, proper lifting techniques required.

The performance of this position may occasionally require exposure to manufacturing areas that require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses with side shields and mandatory hearing protection. Primary work environment: ambient room temperatures, lighting and office equipment as found in a typical office environment.


**Resumes will be accepted by email at until September 19, 2014.**


Contact Information

  • Business Name: Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission
  • Contact: Justin Strickland
  • Street: 125 Pine Avenue, Suite 200
  • City/State/Zip: Albany, GA 31701
  • Local Phone: (229) 434-0044
  • Fax: (229) 434-1310
  • Email:
  • Website Address: