The Economic Affairs Coordinator provides project level support and services for the Economic Affairs team at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Aligned to Aviation’s Smart Growth principle, this role will participate in efforts to attract, retain and expand commercial land re-uses compatible with aeronautical activities. Facilitates and coordinates activities related to the capital improvement program of commercial development and land reuse identified in the Airport Area Strategic Development Plan (AASDP). Works with internal and external contacts to further CLT’s vision, mission and goals in relation to development of Airport property. Manages projects for increasing Airport financial self-sufficiency. This role reports to the Economic Affairs Manager.
- Assist in execution of day-to-day tasks to meet the goals identified in the Airport Area Strategic Development Plan (AASDP) and manage specific projects required to implement the AASDP.
- Manages day-to-day tasks of short- and long-term projects (e.g. one to ten years in duration) involving the development of such entities as industrial and mixed use facilities, retail, office, hotel, cargo and other similar projects which may involve existing buildings or vacant parcels to be developed. This can include rezoning, annexation, subdivision, and National Environmental Policy Act documentation
- Assists in the facilitation of internal partner meetings and strengthening internal coordination between commercial development, planning, property management and real estate. This includes coordinating the Land Use Working Group and other groups on an as-needed basis.
- Coordinates day-to-day tasks involved in the on-going marketing and branding of the Airport’s commercial development project
- Coordinates procurement activities related to land development contracts and other professional service contracts.
- Assists in the development of business cases and proposals, presentations, and other necessary documentation. Coordinates with regional groups to ensure accurate data and statistical information
- Coordinates business development and stakeholder engagement activities and operations. This can include invitations, preparation, site set-up/break-down and other support services needed in engagement exercises.
- Identify and resolve critical issues affecting the feasibility and success of various economic development tactics.
- Keep informed of new regulations, pending legislation and trends in economic development that impact department programs and processes.
- Perform other duties as required at the discretion of the supervisor
Education & Experience:
Requires a high school diploma (or equivalent) and three years of experience, an associate degree and one year of experience, or a bachelor’s degree. Prefer bachelor’s degree with from an accredited college or university with major course work in business, economics, marketing, real estate or a related field. Experience in program coordination is required. Experience at an airport is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of the practices and techniques used in the field of program management, airport finance and business development required. Knowledge of port and/or intermodal development, commercial and industrial real estate development, logistics, air cargo, customs brokerage, economic development and/or marketing desirable.
- Skills to blend experience with air transportation, economic development and marketing to create new business opportunities.
- Proficiency using Word, Excel and
- Skills to create and deliver professional presentations to a variety of
- Exceptional interpersonal
- Ability to develop and manage new programs and
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, executive staff, tenants, community partners, the public and media, and represent the Airport in a positive manner.
- Ability to work independently, demonstrate initiative and self-motivation in a rapidly changing work environment.
- Ability to multi-task and participate in a number of projects
- Ability to be a self-starter, self-sufficient, solution oriented, innovative and enthusiastic
This position is mainly sedentary in nature, but also involves bending, reaching, twisting, standing, walking and driving.
- Standard office hours apply, however, after hours meetings, urgent or special situations will require attendance at unusual times.
- Valid driver’s license with ability to qualify for and maintain City driving permit.
- Certain convictions will disqualify individuals from unescorted access privileges and therefore exclude from employment.