|Develops and manages a staff to facilitate the tourism related affairs of the county, department and related entities.
Directs, coordinates and monitors activities of all companies under contract to the department.
Works collaboratively with the State of Florida Commission on Tourism/Visit Florida, and related tourist development agencies, councils and organizations toward providing a cohesive regional and statewide effort in promoting economic activity through tourism.
Implements and provides administrative direction for improved tourism participation through special events and festivals.
Plans and administers beach restoration, maintenance and improvement programs in collaboration with environmental officials to ensure the development of additional public access ways; accommodates preservation of natural dunes, beach areas and related natural resources, and beach restoration projects.
Formulates, assembles and administers annual marketing/promotional/advertising/research objectives and strategies.
Directs the overall administration of the Emerald Coast Convention Center through the General Manager and his or her staff.
Prepares, implements and administers budgetary allocations under established county ordinance and guidelines and state law for the appropriate expenditures of the Tourist Development Trust Funds.
Coordinates and executes plans and activities of public committees. Monitors sales and marketing strategies and evaluates progress towards increasing overnight stays.
Monitors preparation of monthly financial statements to be delivered to the Tourist Development Council.
Ensures that the appropriate reports are presented in a timely manner to the Tourist Development Council and Convention Visitors Bureau stakeholders.
Administers and operates the state Certified Turtle Watch Program for the county.
Conducts studies for future construction of various tourism related facilities.
Administers the daily department operations, and ensures adherence to State, County and Council policies and guidelines.
Plans, develops and implements draft budgets for programs and department operating budget, and monitors cost/expenditures to ensure adherence to guidelines, financial goals
Prepares various marketing, advertising, and project reports.
Acts as Project Director for all tourist development construction projects.
Maintains current knowledge of trends and developments in the field of purchasing and procurement, and facilitates application of such to division policy and procedure.
Performs several and various public speaking engagements when requested.
Must be able to meet work schedule and attendance standards.
Performs related duties as required.
|Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Finance, Business Administration, or closely related; supplemented by a minimum of eight (8) years progressively responsible experience in the
hospitality/tourism administration or marketing field, to include development and administration of complex programs and budgets, four (4) years of which shall be acquired in management capacity, preferably for a municipal or institutional organization; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Certified Meeting Planner and Registered Meeting Planner certificates are preferred. Experience with construction project administration preferred. Must be computer literate. Requires a valid driver license.