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Multimedia Designer, Marketing & Communications 

The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) is a public/ private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization that supports the Orlando region. The Partnership works to strengthen the region's economy, amplify Orlando’s story, champion regional priorities, empower community leaders and build a brilliant region. By injecting new resources and fresh perspectives, the Partnership harnesses the strength of the region’s culture of collaboration and innovation to create a new future for a diverse and growing population with an ultimate goal of advancing broad-based prosperity for the Orlando region.

This job description is intended primarily as an illustration of the type of work to be performed by the Multimedia Designer who will be responsible for designing, managing and creating, from concept phase to final, graphic communications, both in print and digital, including static and digital signage, marketing collateral materials, direct marketing, web graphics, email templates, infographics, motion graphics, event support materials, photography and video projects, exhibit components, and special projects. The Multimedia Designer is a member of the Marketing & Communications Team and reports to the Senior Director, Marketing & Communications.
 
Partnership employees are expected to provide their unique talents and abilities to solve specific problems or to address specific questions outside their job description related either to their team’s mission or in support of an organizational goal. They may be asked to participate in a variety of ad-hoc assignments and are expected to be flexible in their work practices and supportive of other team members. The Associate Director is expected to be a critical thinker and contribute relevant input into team tactics, technical systems, and procedures and conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. 
 
All employees of the Partnership are expected to familiarize themselves with the Partnership Personnel Manual and to conduct themselves in accordance with its policies and procedures.  

Roles & Responsibilities

Combines art and technology to communicate ideas through design: Collaborates with marketing team on the creation, trafficking and archival of all print and electronic marketing, collateral materials such as brochures, magazines, newsletters, ads, renderings, photography, etc. Develops creative strategies and produces various media, presentations, graphics and logos that meet or exceed specific target objectives.

Supports assigned projects: Collaborates with the marketing team to provide design support in online design elements, social media design and layout, as well as create compelling email templates for marketing campaigns. Works cooperatively with key stakeholders to quickly and efficiently assess and support fulfillment of their design needs.

Creates original content: Assist in the shooting of both photography and video, when necessary. Moderate video editing and the uploading and adjustment for appropriate marketing formats. Uploading and adjustment of photography for all marketing formats. Knowledge of creating graphics and shooting video for social media preferred.

Acts as graphic asset manager: Catalogs, manages and stores all graphic marketing collateral, signage and advertising in company electronic filing system. Works with external partners and investors to request, collect and maintain an updated library of photography and videography for use in marketing materials. 

Assists in content creation strategy: Works with Marketing team to strategize and develop new creative ideas for graphic elements to use for website, blog, social media, etc.

Acts as brand design champion: contributes to and advises organization and its teams on proper visual brand design strategy and implementation. Makes recommendations on brand and logo best practices. Acts as organizational and campaign brand champion and works with staff to properly maintain consistent brand principles across all channels.

Qualifications

  • Exceptional portfolio reflecting 5+ years of experience in multimedia design
  • A creative problem-solver with excellent computer design skills, including graphics in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Power Point
  • Video editing software experience including Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro
  • HTML experience, as well as responsive design execution
  • Strong illustration skills
  • Excellent time management skills required. Must be flexible in a rapidly changing environment and able to handle multiple projects at one time with the ability to blend together the direction and feedback
  • Must have a solid understanding of marketing theory and best practices, and the ability to apply this knowledge to the development of compelling creative design solutions. 
  • Excellent communication skills for interaction with clients, vendors, staff and executives.
  • Maintains awareness of current design trends as well as different styles of design to execute design projects. Maintains skill currency in computer and software required to complete assignments.
  • Stays abreast of technological advances that improve design processes and product.
 
About the Orlando Economic Partnership
The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) works to provide the Orlando region with quality jobs, economic growth, broad-based prosperity and a sustainable quality of life. It is a not-for-profit, public/private partnership representing seven counties – Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia – as well as the City of Orlando.

For consideration, please send cover letter and resume to Career@orlando.org.

No phone calls please.

EOE
All submissions are confidential.
 

Director, Business Development 

The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) is a public/ private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization that supports the Orlando region. The Partnership works to strengthen the region's economy, amplify Orlando’s story, champion regional priorities, empower community leaders and build a brilliant region. By injecting new resources and fresh perspectives, the Partnership harnesses the strength of the region’s culture of collaboration and innovation to create a new future for a diverse and growing population with an ultimate goal of advancing broad-based prosperity for the Orlando region.

The Business Development team is responsible for working with businesses to affect their location decisions, with the intent to foster job creation and retention in the Orlando region. The team’s core metrics are jobs created, average wage, payroll and capital investment. 
 
This job description is intended primarily as an illustration of the type of work to be performed by the Business Development Director (herein, Director). The Director is a member of the Business Development Team and reports to the Vice President of Business Development.  
 
Partnership employees are expected to provide their unique talents and abilities to solve specific problems or to address specific questions outside their job description related either to their team’s mission or in support of an organizational goal. They may be asked to participate in a variety of ad-hoc assignments and are expected to be flexible in their work practices and supportive of other team members. The Director is expected to be a critical thinker and contribute relevant input into team performance, technical systems, policies and procedures and conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.
 
All employees of the Partnership are expected to familiarize themselves with the Orlando Economic Partnership Personnel Manual and to conduct themselves in accordance with its policies and procedures.

Roles & Responsibilities

The Director will be responsible for developing one or more specific target clusters, currently Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices, Advanced Manufacturing, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Aviation / Aerospace and Defense, Advancing Technologies and Foreign Direct Investment. Within the context of the Partnership target clusters, the Director will conduct business development activities, including recruitment of new industry, retention and expansion of existing industry, start-up support and potentially international investment.

Project Management:  The Director will develop industry cluster strategy and target markets for business development and utilize the Partnership’s research as part of the analysis. Techniques to be deployed will include sales, marketing and targeted outreach, with a focus on closing deals. Directors should develop and maintain relationships with industry officials and market leaders in their industry sector and become the Partnership’s expert on that industry cluster. Directors may serve as staff liaison for an industry cluster Advisory Group, which is made up of local experts and designed to provide guidance, industry knowledge and leads for the Partnership. The Director will be responsible for responding to specific questionnaires or requests for information as presented by clients and is required to record prospect contacts and progress on projects in the team’s database in a timely and thorough manner.

Lead Generation: The Director is expected to be proactive and seek opportunities to identify prospects, leads and projects. This may be through leveraging existing relationships in diverse fields such as real estate, legal, engineering, consulting, local industry officials, etc. Lead generation could also come through local/state government officials and by developing relationships with thought leaders or by direct outreach to new companies and site selection consultants. The Director may utilize social networks such as LinkedIn or other means, in concert with the Partnership’s marketing team. The Director should leverage/utilize research to develop the rationale for business expansion.

Hosting Prospects: The Director is responsible for conducting real estate and other community tours on behalf of visiting clients. This will include evaluating the client’s needs as they relate to community assets, exposing the client to the assets that have the greatest potential for success and introducing them to community leaders (public and private) that may be of benefit. The Director will be required to conduct sales missions outside the region – visiting clients and prospects and marketing the region in person. Accordingly, they should arrange travel schedules to most effectively utilize their time and the Partnership’s resources. The Director will be responsible for planning and participating in certain, industry-specific trade shows and conferences. Trade shows and conferences may be conducted concurrently with targeted sales missions and/or in collaboration with economic development partners.

Partner Relations: The Director will seek to develop and nurture relationships with site selection consultants and influencers. This includes identifying key contacts, meeting them out-of-market at sales missions and/or trade shows and conferences and may include hosting them during regional familiarization tours in-market. The Director will also develop and maintain professional relationships within state and local agencies including other economic development staff, permitting officials, real estate brokers, financial institutions, educational institutions, employment agencies and professional business associations for the purpose of facilitating business location and growth within the region.

Confidentiality: The Director is always expected to maintain confidentiality and trade secrets of the Partnership and its clients. The Director will be responsible for protecting information relevant to projects pursuant to the client’s request and all provisions of Florida’s statutes.

Work Plan and Strategy: The Director is responsible for the implementation of an individual work plan pursuant to the operational plan of the Partnership and will assist leadership in the development of this individual work plan; including the respective industry sector plan(s), as well as the Business Development Team’s section of the operational plan and related budgets. This includes an emphasis on strategy to provide the best chance for influencing client decisions and leading to business growth.

Qualifications

  • Require college degree in a related field
  • Require 5-10 years of related professional experience
  • Familiarity with area businesses, community development organizations, and the region’s elected officials preferred
  • Possess strong organizational, sales and customer service skills with a proven ability to develop relationships and negotiate deals
  • Possess outstanding verbal and written communication skills and experience presenting to groups
  • Self-starter that is comfortable in a team environment
  • Has reliable transportation and able to travel for up to one week at a time
  • Microsoft Office Suite skills required
  • Knowledge of CRM systems preferred
  • Work independently and as an integral part of a team in a fast-paced ever-changing environment
  • Ability to obtain a passport
 
About the Orlando Economic Partnership
The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) works to provide the Orlando region with quality jobs, economic growth, broad-based prosperity and a sustainable quality of life. It is a not-for-profit, public/private partnership representing seven counties – Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia – as well as the City of Orlando.

For consideration, please send cover letter and resume to Career@orlando.org.

No phone calls please.

EOE
All submissions are confidential.


Associate Director, Business Development

The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) is a public/ private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization that supports the Orlando region. The Partnership works to strengthen the region's economy, amplify Orlando’s story, champion regional priorities, empower community leaders and build a brilliant region. By injecting new resources and fresh perspectives, the Partnership harnesses the strength of the region’s culture of collaboration and innovation to create a new future for a diverse and growing population with an ultimate goal of advancing broad-based prosperity for the Orlando region.

The Business Development team is responsible for working with businesses to affect their location decisions, with the intent to foster job creation and retention in the Orlando region. The team’s core metrics are jobs created, average wage, payroll and capital investment. 
 
This job description is intended primarily as an illustration of the type of work to be performed by the Business Development Associate Director (herein, Associate Director). The Associate Director is a member of the Business Development Team and reports to the Vice President of Business Development.
 
Partnership employees are expected to provide their unique talents and abilities to solve specific problems or to address specific questions outside their job description related either to their team’s mission or in support of an organizational goal. They may be asked to participate in a variety of ad-hoc assignments and are expected to be flexible in their work practices and supportive of other team members. The Associate Director is expected to be a critical thinker and contribute relevant input into team tactics, technical systems, and procedures and conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. 
 
All employees of the Partnership are expected to familiarize themselves with the Partnership Personnel Manual and to conduct themselves in accordance with its policies and procedures. 

Roles & Responsibilities

The Associate Director performs a wide variety of activities to facilitate the Partnership’s core mission of regional broad-based prosperity and job creation in targeted industries. This individual should leverage new and existing technology tools and other resources for the Partnership’s business retention, recruitment and expansion efforts. The Associate Director works in concert with the team to influence and build relationships with prospects, consultants, and company decision makers; assist in providing research and information, and/or technology support needed to execute these tasks. The Associate Director may, independently or in coordination with the team, meet with clients on retention, expansion or relocation projects and assist the business development team with research and perform statistical comparisons and trend analysis.

Work with companies to affect location decisions
  • Support the Business Development team on active projects
  • Identify likely prospects for expansion/relocation and decision makers within those companies
  • Develop relationships with decision makers
  • Develop bios, company information and background papers as needed
  • Provide detailed and targeted responses to business leads
  • Prepare and deliver proposals for business development clients
  • Ensure timely response and accurate information to any prospect inquiries
  • Help set and execute appointments for in and out of market trips within target industry sectors
  • Assist with site tours around the region as needed
  • Staff local and national sales missions/trade shows to promote the region as needed
 
Provide company/industry research/technology support
  • Research companies and industries to help Business Development make better business cases for current and future projects
  • Leverage work completed by research department to build the business case for targeted industries, markets, market leaders (companies and individuals), emerging technologies, growth companies, supply chain, etc.
  • Help identify competitive advantages per sub-cluster to increase probability of success
  • Learn CRM database, be able to update data and run reports as needed
  • Assist with proposal development 
 
Maintenance of Business Development marketing collateral
  • Work with Marketing on updates and edits to a variety of promotional materials for the purposes of business attraction and retention, and other reference materials used to recruit and retain businesses, including business trends, demographic profiles and related materials
  • Assist in the updating and editing of Business Development promotional/marketing material
  • Ensure adequate supply of gifts and promotional materials
  • Identify brochures that should be available in multiple languages
 
Confidentiality
  • Maintain confidentiality and trade secrets of the Partnership and its clients
  • Protect information relevant to projects pursuant to the client’s request and all provisions of Florida’s statutes

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • Team player who takes initiative
  • Unquestionable personal code of ethics, integrity and trust
  • Must maintain confidentiality of business development projects
  • Interpersonal savvy, comfortable across all business hierarchies
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented with an ability to meet deadlines and prioritize assignments from multiple sources
  • Comfortable with verbal and written direction
  • Ability to manage many priorities independently
  • Intuitive and open with a lack of ego
  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively across departments
  • Motivated self-starter with positive, can-do, customer service attitude
  • Ability to travel for up to one week at a time
  • Microsoft Office Suite skills required
  • Knowledge of CRM systems preferred
  • Ability to obtain a passport
 
About the Orlando Economic Partnership
The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) works to provide the Orlando region with quality jobs, economic growth, broad-based prosperity and a sustainable quality of life. It is a not-for-profit, public/private partnership representing seven counties – Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia – as well as the City of Orlando.

For consideration, please send cover letter and resume to Career@orlando.org.

No phone calls please.

EOE
All submissions are confidential.