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The following positions are currently available. To apply, please send resume to info@adirondackfrontier.com or submit through Indeed.com.

Community Development Specialist

Tourism Specialist

Trail Specialist

Full job descriptions can be found below.

  • Community Development Specialist
  • Tourism Specialist
  • Trail Specialist
Community Development Specialist

Community Development Specialist

The Community Development Specialist provides support to the CEO in cultivating the organization’s relationships with municipal and non-profit partners. Under the direction of the CEO, the Community Development Specialist participates in and/or facilitates activities related to community development in alignment with the organizational strategic plan and other county-wide planning initiatives.

Employees must be able to travel within Franklin County to attend meetings and events, meet with local stakeholders, and perform office duties as necessary.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attends meetings with the CEO with local government officials and state or federal agencies.
  • Serves as liaison with municipalities, non-profit organizations, and state and federal agencies related to community and economic development planning initiatives.
  • Serves as project manager for on-going or new feasibility or planning studies that the organization may wish to pursue.
  • Works with the CEO and other staff to identify and pursue grant-funded development opportunities and serves as principal grant writer and administrator for the organization.
  • Serves as project manager for community development related projects.
  • Creates, acquires, maintains, and analyzes relevant data related to community and economic development.
  • Stays up-to-date on funding resources available to assist municipalities and developers with proposed or active projects related to community development, infrastructure, etc.
  • Attends professional development workshops, seminars or other meetings related to community and economic development.
  • Other duties as required.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Represents FCEDC in a positive and professional manner.
  • Attends meetings and major events as required.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. A typical combination includes:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in planning or business administration.

Or:

  • Four or more years of experience in planning, grant writing and administration, public administration or project management.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • Two years of planning or public sector experience.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of planning and economic development.
  • Grant-writing and administrative experience.
  • Computer skills and knowledge of relevant software.
  • Experience with managing databases.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Conduct work using mobile and cloud technology;
  • Work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Work remotely and in an office setting;
  • Ability to travel to work locations and meetings as needed.

To apply, please send resume to info@adirondackfrontier.com or submit through Indeed.com.

Tourism Specialist

Tourism Specialist

The Tourism Specialist is responsible for assisting with the execution of the destination management plan for Franklin County. Reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer of the Franklin County Economic Development Corp. (FCEDC). Work involves marketing and developing Franklin County as a premier destination for visitors in order to support economic development.

The Tourism Specialist supports the implementation of the county’s destination management plan by deploying marketing tactics, engaging communities and stakeholders in destination marketing & development initiatives, and serving as a point of contact for tourism stakeholders.

Employees must be able to travel within Franklin County to attend meetings and events, meet with local stakeholders, and perform office duties as necessary.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists with the development of Franklin County’s destination management plan including providing research and data to support initiatives, recommending tactics and programs to be included in the plan, and recommending budgets for planned tactics and programs.
  • Executes marketing tactics included in the destination management plan including but not limited to earned, owned, and purchased media, public relations, email marketing, social media and print and digital assets in accordance with the approved plan and budget.
  • Supports the successful administration of the destination grant programs including Destination Development Program, Destination Cooperative Marketing Program, and Destination Event Sponsorship Program.
  • Manages destination websites and social media channels.
  • Provides administrative support to the Franklin County Tourism Advisory Committee (TAC).
  • Provides technical support to Franklin County’s Tourism Promotion Agent related to the Adirondack Regional Tourism Council.
  • Assists with the management of matching funds received through I Love NY including preparing the annual matching funds plan and budget and applying for matching funds, preparing and submitting quarterly reports, and executing the approved matching funds plan.
  • Assists with maintaining Franklin County listings on ILoveNY.com.
  • Collects, maintains, analyzes and shares, data, trends and best practices related to tourism in Franklin County.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with stakeholders including tourism-related businesses.
  • Develops digital and traditional media content.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Represents FCEDC in a positive and professional manner.
  • Attends meetings, trade shows and major events as required.
  • Occasionally works in the evening and on weekends to attend meetings, trade shows and major events as required.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. A typical combination includes:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Sales, Marketing, Advertising, Tourism, Hospitality, Graphic Design or related field.

Or:

  • Two or more years of experience in business administration, sales, marketing, advertising, tourism, hospitality, graphic design, content development or project management.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • Knowledge and experience in sales, marketing, advertising, graphic design or content development.
  • Thorough knowledge of communication and media technology.
  • Computer skills and knowledge of relevant software.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with managing databases.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Conduct work using mobile and cloud technology;
  • Work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Work remotely and in an office setting;
  • Ability to travel to work locations and meetings as needed.

To apply, please send resume to info@adirondackfrontier.com or submit through Indeed.com.

Trail Specialist

Trail Specialist

This position involves responsibility for overseeing the planning, development, and maintenance of a county-wide multi-use recreational trails system. Work includes technical and organizational assistance to aid trail development, preparation and dissemination of cost/benefit models, grant writing and administration of grants as they pertain to the development and maintenance of the trail system. Duties also include the coordination of all recreational groups and organizations within and associated with the county. Duties also include maintaining an inventory of existing and proposed recreational trail assets in the county. Duties also include the development and maintenance of a countywide Recreation/Destination website for Tourism in the County. This will include but is not limited to County trails, State trails and important destinations in the county. Duties also include overseeing the development and implementation of a county trails master plan. The work is performed independently under the direction of the CEO.

Employees must be able to travel within Franklin County to attend meetings and events, meet with local stakeholders, and perform office duties as necessary.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and maintain a GIS-based inventory of existing and proposed recreational trail assets;
  • Manage the development and implementation of a county trail master plan;
  • Assist in grant writing and administration for the development of recreational trails and related assets and initiatives as described in the trail master plan;
  • Assist with securing landowner easements for the use of their land for trail purposes;
  • Develop and maintain best practices for recreational trails in Franklin County including the development, maintenance, and safety of trails;
  • Meets with landowners, recreational groups, government officials, financial supporters and other interested parties for development and maintenance of the local and regional trail system;
  • Coordinates work performed by staff, volunteers and agency partners;
  • Assist in the development of a fee-based user system;
  • Develop an enforcement plan for recreational trails;
  • Coordinates work performed by staff, volunteers and agency partners;
  • Organizes and conducts public meetings and campaigns to educate and inform the public about proper trail etiquette and Leave No Trace Principles;
  • Promotes the value of a recreational trail system as an economic development driver;
  • Identify trails that connect neighboring counties to further drive traffic to Franklin County and coordinate with regional trails outside of the county;
  • Assists and coordinates the marketing and promotion of trails;
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports;
  • Performs other tasks as required.
  • Represents FCEDC in a positive and professional manner.
  • Occasionally works in the evening and on weekends to attend meetings, trade shows and major events as required.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. A typical combination includes:

  • Bachelor’s or associate’s degree in recreation management, tourism, natural resources, forestry, land use planning, environmental studies, or related field.

Or:

  • Equivalent experience in recreation management, recreational trail planning and development, tourism, natural resources management, conservation projects, forestry, land use planning, or environmental studies.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • The principles and procedures used in planning and developing a county-wide, multi-modal recreational trail system;
  • Environmental protection and resource conservation as they relate to trails and trail use etiquette and Leave No Trace Principles;
  • Trail building and maintenance techniques;
  • Local and state laws and regulations relative to the development and use of of trails;
  • geographic information system;
  • Grant writing and administration;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing;
  • Ability to develop and nurture sound relationships with others;
  • Good organizational skills;
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to work as a leader and as a member of a team.
  • Communicate and work effectively with diverse groups of volunteers, staff, agencies, elected officials, and the general public;
  • Ability to interpret maps, charts and graphs;
  • Learn and effectively use software and communication technologies including computers, database software, and social media and conduct work using mobile and cloud technology;
  • Work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Work remotely and in an office setting;
  • Ability to travel to work locations and meetings as needed.

To apply, please send resume to info@adirondackfrontier.com or submit through Indeed.com.

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