Miami-Dade County is seeking a progressive, knowledgeable, and results-oriented Executive Director to plan, direct, and implement programs for the International Trade Consortium of Miami-Dade County (ITC). The ITC advises the Board of County Commissioners (Board) on issues affecting Miami-Dade County’s international trade agenda, and establishes policies and procedures, assessment of programs, program priorities, contract administration, international business and logistics management, and the coordination of trade initiatives after approval of the Board.
The Office of International Trade Consortium was established on December 2, 2005 by Ordinance No. 05-218 and recently revised by Ordinance No. 19-63. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board. The incumbent must be able to:
Advocate, promote, and support the development of Miami-Dade County as a premiere hemispheric platform for two-way trade.
Report to the Board all incoming and outgoing trade missions before and after each mission.
Promote Miami-Dade County as a Global Gateway both locally and abroad with an emphasis on developing and expanding trade opportunities with Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Western Hemisphere.
Provide a scorecard of all accomplishments and expenditures for each mission.
Recommend trade policy with an emphasis on international trade.
Cultivate relations with Miami-Dade County’s Sister Cities including Port Cities.
Administer and expand the Sister Cities Program under its existing County resolutions, by-laws, governing structure, assets and programs.
Represent and advocate Miami-Dade County’s economic development and international trade policies at the local, state, and federal level.
Promote the development and expansion of trade through Port Miami and Miami International Airport in collaboration with Miami-Dade County Airport and Seaport directors.
Liaise with trade offices and chambers of commerce and provide trade information to all sectors of the County as well as state and national governments as well as international entities, to include County directors, as applicable to the operations and strategic goals of the of the County.
Establish and maintain a database of local businesses involved in international trade to foster import and export opportunities, and determine product markets and businesses for use in matchmaking, mission recruiting, and referrals.
Develop a strategic action plan to help define the County’s top markets and products; and conduct other studies as needed to support the ITC’s international trade activities.
Devise innovative marketing strategies and programs while serving as the key trade liaison for Miami-Dade County.
Develop a one-stop information and resource center for international trade, consistent with the Board’s adopted budget.
Monitor expenditures, disbursements, and deposits pursuant to previously authorized resolutions and in accordance with the Board’s approved budget.
Coordinate and act as a proactive liaison between the County and the Consular Corps of Miami.
Identify alternate funding sources, and opportunities to seek and apply for federal, state, and private grants.
For Fiscal Year 2019-20, the County’s adopted budget is $8.9 billion dollars. Miami-Dade County is internationally recognized for its achievement in implementing a results-oriented government culture. The County’s Strategic Business Plans are developed with significant input from the community in setting priorities.
The Executive Director shall possess a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, International Business, Public Administration, International Affairs, Finance, or related field and six years of professional administrative experience, to include any of the following:
Policy development and assessment
Global trade transactions
Coordination of trade initiatives
Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP)
Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)
Miami-Dade County offers outstanding comprehensive benefits that include: full medical, dental, optional vision and disability insurance; optional 457 pre-tax savings plans, optional flexible spending accounts, 14 paid holidays; vacation and sick leave; and employee contributory membership in the Florida Retirement System.
Applicants qualifying for employment will be subject to an extensive background check including, but not limited to, fingerprint checks, employment verification and other procedures. All resume submittals are subject to State of Florida Public Records Law.
Miami-Dade County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Local and Federal law.
Qualified applicants may apply online for the Executive Director, International Trade Consortium Job Opening # 58234 at www.miamidade.gov/jobs or submit resumes to: Kathy L. Horton, Human Resources Manager, Recruitment and Internal Placement. Human Resources Department, 111 NW 1st Street, Suite 2110, Miami, FL 33128 or email to Kathy.Horton@MiamiDade.gov. For additional information contact Ms. Kathy L. Horton at (305) 375-2668. All documents submitted in response to the advertisement are public records pursuant to Chapter 119 Florida Statutes.
Internal Number: Job Opening 58234
About Miami Dade County Board of County Commissioners
The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners is the governing body of unincorporated Miami-Dade County and has broad, regional powers to establish policies for Miami-Dade County services. The government provides major metropolitan services countywide and city-type services for residents of unincorporated areas.
Through ordinances and resolutions, the 13-member Commission sets policies and establishes laws for the community. Miami-Dade County is structured into 13 districts. Residents choose only from among candidates running in the district in which they live. Commissioners are chosen in non-partisan, single-district elections and can serve two four-year staggered terms, with elections scheduled every two years.
In November 2012, the Miami-Dade County Term Limit Amendment was approved, modifying the County charter to establish term limits of two consecutive four-year terms.
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