The Turner College of Business at Columbus State University is
seeking a qualified candidate to fill the role of Director of the
Butler Center for Business and Economic Research. The mission of
the Butler Center is to facilitate, coordinate, and serve as a
focal point of the Turner College of Business' regional economic
research and development activities. The Center currently provides
applied economic and business research to local, and state
government as well as to current and potential businesses looking
to expand in the Chattahoochee Valley region. This position plays a
critical role in the outreach efforts of the Tuner College. The
Director must have the communication and personal skills to
interface with the foremost local, state and national leaders in
industries such as retail, finance, technology, healthcare, and
tourism. The selected candidate must also possess the necessary
domain knowledge, statistical and economic underpinnings and
communication skills necessary to oversee and communicate applied
research and economic development projects.
The Director’s responsibilities include the management, continued
development, and marketing of the Center with responsibility for
assisting firms, government agencies and other stakeholders with
analysis of local, state, and national business and economic
conditions. The Director will have the intellectual capital of the
faculty of the Turner College as a resource that is available on a
contract basis to complete or assist with projects beyond or
outside of the Director’s expertise. The Center Director will also
be responsible for interacting with local, state, and national
media with respect to economic conditions and policies in the
region and serves as a resource and a liaison to faculty experts on
these matters. He or she is also responsible for generating
externally funded grants and projects which produce a portion of
the Center’s budget.
Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application
materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications.
Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be
disqualified from consideration.
- A minimum of a Master’s degree in an economics, finance,
accounting or a related area from a fully accredited
- A demonstrated ability of successfully directing externally
- Proven record of outstanding written and oral presentation
skills and a proven track record of demonstrating impact.
- Experience developing relationships with government agencies
and private industry.
Preferred qualifications include experience working in a regional
The annualized salary range for this position is $58,468 - $70,000
and includes full benefits.
Required Documents to Attach
- Cover Letter/ Letter of Application
If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources
Office at 706-507-8920 or e-mail to email@example.com.
Special Applicant Instructions
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue
until the position has been filled. All applications and required
documents must be submitted using Columbus State University’s
online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for