Destination Development Specialist|
The Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) is seeking a Destination Development Specialist to serve the Chesapeake Bay and Eastern Shore Regions of Virginia.
Working with tourism industry partners, the specialist will facilitate the development of community-based tourism programs, new product, and tourism-related businesses. Responsibilities include providing tourism strategic planning, technical assistance, product development guidance, cooperative marketing advice and consulting services to communities and small tourism-oriented businesses, as well as connecting tourism industry representatives and small businesses with VTC services.
The successful applicant must have a comprehensive knowledge of tourism development and marketing, economic development planning, entrepreneurship, and professional leadership and community development. Considerable knowledge of strategic planning, goal setting, community visioning and value development, and project planning and implementation preferred. The Destination Development Specialist must be able to effectively manage multiple projects; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; deliver presentations; work independently with minimal supervision, as well as collaboratively within a team environment; exhibit sound judgment in making decisions; and maintain confidentiality on sensitive matters. The successful applicant must have the ability to telecommute and the discipline to work independently from a home office. The successful applicant will have experience using multiple software packages including the Microsoft Office Suite. Degree or equivalent experience in business, public administration, marketing, hospitality, or related field preferred. Considerable travel and evening meetings within the served regions, including regular trips to the Richmond office will be required. A valid driverís license is required. Salary minimum: 54,400.
Under Executive Directive #18, effective September 1, 2021, all employees must disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status to designated Human Resources personnel. If fully vaccinated, employees are required to submit vaccination documentation to designated Human Resources personnel. Those who are not fully vaccinated or have not disclosed their current vaccination status, must undergo weekly COVID-19 testing. All weekly testing results must be disclosed to designated Human Resources Personnel.
All candidates must apply through our website: https://www.vatc.org/administration/employment/. Application deadline: December 21, 2021.
VTC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities. It is VEDPís intent that its employment and personnel policies and practices conform to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applicants requiring more information or requiring assistance may contact VEDP Human Resources at 1-804-545-5634 or email@example.com. TDD 1-800-828-1120