The Executive Director performs highly responsible supervisory, administrative and marketing duties for the Heart of Appalachia Tourism Authority, serving the counties of Lee, Scott, Wise, Dickenson, Buchanan, Tazewell, Russell, and the City of Norton. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and coordinates committees and meetings to fulfill the mission of the regional Tourism Authority. Work involves fostering partnerships with each local Tourism Directors and Tourism Businesses to ensure growth and improve visitation to the region. Employee is responsible for partnering with other groups in the region to market new product development. The position is responsible for directing the operations of the regional visitor center/tourism office, and supervising, assigning and reviewing the work of the tourism staff. Director prepares annual operations budget, initiates and approves expenditures and develops an annual report on tourism accomplishments. Employee creates and implements presentations to local governments, Chambers of Commerce, and tourism advisory committees, provides quarterly updates to legislators, local government offices, leaders and stakeholders within the region. Director must work with local government offices, leaders and stakeholders within the region. Employee must demonstrate considerable tact and courtesy in frequent contact with business leaders, tourism industry professional, industry representatives, government officials and general public.
Location/Region: Saint Paul, VA