HEDC Seeks Deputy Director

Updated: Sep 23

HEDC is seeking a part-time Deputy Director. Review details below.

Deputy Director Job Description

September 2022

REPORTS TO: HEDC Executive Director

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Haines Economic Development Corp. (HEDC) is a nonprofit corporation with a mission to realize economic development in Haines Borough through research, community engagement, and strategic planning.

The Deputy Director is hired by and reports to HEDC's Executive Director and is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day management of all HEDC functions and for collaborating with the Executive Director to carry out organizational policies, programs, and initiatives.

The Deputy Director assists with a variety of administrative, technical and professional work in preparation for and implementation of economic and community development plans, programs, and services for the community as established by the Board of Directors, and/or as outlined in the Haines 5-Year Economic Development Plan, with the goal of promoting a strong and diverse local economy. The Deputy Director works in collaboration with the Executive Director to research and pursue grants and funding opportunities to implement specific economic development projects and to secure organizational sustainability.

While this is a permanent position, the duration of hire is subject to job performance and to securing grants or other funding.

Position: Part-time, year-round, 10-20/hours weekly

Wage: DOE

TO APPLY: Please send a resume with professional references and a cover letter detailing your interest and relevant experience to director@hainesedc.org.

SPECIFIC DUTIES: In accordance with HEDC bylaws, policies, and goals established by the Board of Directors, and with appropriate delegation, the Executive Director is responsible for the following:

1. Program development, grants, and fundraising

  • Work with the Executive Director to develop and implement programs and initiatives that promote a vibrant, diversified economy for Haines

  • Assist with maintaining and fostering partnerships with local, state and regional agencies and organizations as appropriate, including regular communications with regional economists to stay updated on economic data and trends specific to Haines; Attending meetings of local, regional, statewide, and national government as needed

  • Assist with research and pursuit of funding opportunities for program implementation specific to economic development programs and initiatives in the Haines Five Year Economic Development plan or as directed by the Board. This may include, but not be limited to:

○ Researching funding opportunities for economic development efforts from a variety of traditional and non-traditional sources including government, foundation, and corporate sources;

○ Establishing and fostering relationships and communications with prospective funding and granting organizations and sources including federal and state agencies and private foundations and corporations;

○ Conducting or overseeing the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals and awards, including determining concepts, gathering relevant data and formatting information, writing drafts, and obtaining approvals, and administering, accounting for, and reporting on program fund expenditures in compliance with grant agreement terms.

2. Provide business support and technical assistance

● Assist with aggregation and web publication of resources available to businesses and individuals for business coaching, business education and assistance, financial relief, and economic recovery

  • Source data and generate reports regarding current economic needs, data, and trends specific to Haine that can be used by local, state and federal policy- and decision-makers, as directed

3. Administrative/Office duties:

  • Assist the Executive Director as needed with administrative and office duties


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