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CRDA is Hiring: Global Business Development Director

We are seeking an innovative leader in economic development to fill our Global Business Development Director position.

The Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA) executes a globally focused business development and marketing program to attract the world’s best companies to the Charleston | SC metro area. We seek an experienced economic development professional to fill a key role within our organization. Our ideal candidate has a strategic vision for the future of economic development in a dynamic region focused on growing its place among the world’s leading economies.

This collaborative team member provides leadership and direction in developing and implementing a multi-faceted business development strategy. Specifically, the Global Business Development Director is responsible for:

  1. Setting clear goals and objectives for the business development team; developing and managing the associated budgets and work plans.
  2. Guiding and mentoring business development team members.
  3. Managing a portfolio of prospects evaluating the Charleston region for competitive business investments throughout the project lifecycle.
  4. Developing detailed proposals and sales presentations designed to address the specific business requirements of the project, working closely with our internal team and allies.
  5. Traveling domestically and internationally to meet with companies and to represent the region at targeted industry events.
  6. Hosting clients locally when clients are on the ground in our region.

We are looking for a highly motivated, results-oriented professional with direct project management experience. Industry-specific knowledge is a plus, as is fluency in a foreign language. The ability to travel internationally is required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant, progressive experience
  • Proven work experience as a team leader or supervisor
  • Practical experience and strong relationships within South Carolina’s economic development ecosystem a plus

Write a cover letter to persuade us that you are THE ONE, and submit it with your resume by August 21 to [email protected]. CRDA will not respond directly to inquiries.

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