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Retail Recruiter

Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 26, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
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Retail Recruiter

Job ID: 249670
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.


Statesboro Campus - Statesboro, GA

Department Information

Business Innovation Group

Job Summary

The Retail Recruiter will be responsible for developing, directing, and coordinating programs to drive new and existing retail and consumer spending businesses within the City of Statesboro.

Employment is contingent upon funding.

  • Perform related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University
  • Develop information regarding programs, services, activities, issues, policies, and procedures and prepare written and visual material for public presentations, brochures, news releases, etc
  • Maintain contact with local retail and commercial investors to keep them informed about business opportunities in Statesboro
  • Maintain confidentiality as required with all projects, investigate incentive possibilities, and establish a clear understanding of the benefits of locating in Statesboro, especially in the areas of workforce development, utilities, transportation, environment, cost of living, quality of life, and other important factors. Keep the public and private sectors informed of the progress of the program without violating any confidentiality agreements.
  • Report as required to the Statesboro City Manager and City Council
  • Arrange educational speaking engagements with interested groups including realtors, bankers, civic clubs, etc
  • Travel as needed to call on business prospects, and professional site selection consultants and encourage the location of new business ventures in Statesboro
  • Attend and represent BIG and this retail recruitment strategy at meetings of the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority, Chamber of Commerce, and other similar activities
  • Coordinate with statewide partners engaged in assisting cities with retail and commercial development (Electric Cities, Georgia Power, Georgia EMC)
  • Work with local economic development allies such as other development authorities, Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce, Ogeechee Technical College, local utilities, local government, business associations, the Georgia Department of Labor, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and others for the benefit of new and expanded retail and commercial growth and for the people of Statesboro-Bulloch County
  • Coordinate community development activities with appropriate City/County departments
  • Build positive relationships with elected officials and local community leaders
  • Develop a matrix to monitor and track the success of retail and commercial business in our underserved areas
  • Prepare and administer a budget for the programs with guidance from the Associate Provost for Innovation at Georgia Southern; Prepare an annual action plan to address retail and commercial recruitment and retention in Statesboro and its underserved areas
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan relating to retail and commercial development in conjunction with the Associate Provost
  • Provide research, data, and appropriate guidance to local, state, and federal officials as well as local and statewide utility and infrastructure vendors that impact the community
  • Monitor available properties and organize efforts to maximize business retention and expansion
  • Determine available financial packages and incentives available to commercial and retail developments

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Economic Development, Public Administration or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional-level experience

Required Experience
  • Five (5) or more years of experience in economic development, business recruitment, and community building

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP), American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
  • Commercial Real Estate Experience

Preferred Educational Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Business Administration or Public Administration or professional experience equivalent

Proposed Salary

$61,300 - $70,000

This is an exempt position paid on a monthly basis.

Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume
  • Two (2) Professional References

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Ability to work well in a diverse and inclusive environment through commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently and adhere to strict deadlines

  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success
  • Knowledge of the region's economic landscape
  • Demonstrated knowledge of business recruitment and expansion strategies
  • Knowledge of grant/contract administration

  • Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills
  • Exceptional networking and communication skills

Apply Before Date

October 31, 2022

Application review may begin on October 3, 2022.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by email at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Legally authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the University.

Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.

Employment is contingent upon funding.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilites with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Work generally performed in an office environment
  • Workweek may extend beyond 40 hours
  • Evening and weekend work may be required
  • This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time

Background Check
  • Standard + Education

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