Scott County Aims to Attract, Recruit and Retain Talent

There are many wonderful things about living in Scott County, Indiana, and a local group of community leaders aims to bring greater awareness to our thriving community and the opportunities available here. Working together over the past nine months, the group has organized an exciting new initiative known as Live IN Scott County with a goal of attracting, recruiting and retaining talented people in Scott County.

Anthony and Cara Maraman were looking for a place where they could have enough land to have a family farm without breaking the budget and a place where they could send their children to one of the top school systems in the region. They found it in Scott County.

The initiative was prompted by the tremendous growth opportunity afforded by the $2.3 billion Ohio River Bridges Project. The new bridges are expected to generate $87 billion in economic impact in the next 30 years*, creating an excellent opportunity to attract more residents to Scott County.

In September, a new website was launched at www.LiveINScottCounty.com to share the benefits of living, working and learning in Scott County. The website includes information about the community as well as stories about people and families who enjoy living and working here. The initiative can also be followed on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you have a story idea for the website, please email stories@liveinscottcounty.com.

Live IN Scott County is a 501c3 organization currently funded by the Scottsburg Redevelopment Commission. The Scott County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) acts as the fiscal agent. The initiative is guided by an advisory board made up of individuals representing organizations that have an interest in supporting the Live IN Scott County mission. The advisory board is led by an executive committee that includes:

  • President – Craig Mull, Plant Manager, Samtec
  • Vice President – Chris Routt, Principal, Johnson Elementary School
  • Treasurer – Anita Walker, Deputy Director, Scott County Economic Development Corporation
  • Secretary – Jessica Jones (non-voting member), Administrative Assistant, City of Scottsburg – Office of the Mayor

Two talented Scott County residents have been hired to manage marketing efforts. Sara Denhart and Stephen Carey will be working diligently behind the scenes to ensure the Live IN Scott County initiative is a success. Sara will be writing stories for the blog and Stephen will be managing the website and social media channels.

If your organization is interested in getting involved or supporting the Live IN Scott County initiative, please contact Anita Walker at awalker@scottcountyin.com.

* SOURCE: http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/story/34287068/business-leaders-bridges-and-i-69-impact-exceeding-expectations (January 18, 2017)

Now Hiring Scott County Brand Manager

Scott County Logo V4The LiveINScottCounty Initiative is looking for a passionate, talented candidate to fill the key position of Scott County Brand Manager. The ideal candidate will have a command of best practices and trends in all aspects of marketing, enjoy being creative and understand how to engage a digital audience. The Scott County Brand Manager will need to be a great relationship manager with the ability to sell, negotiate and align our goals with those of potential partners.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Make sure that all marketing communications promote the right message and maintain a good brand image for Scott County, Indiana.
  2. Provide service leadership related to marketing and communications of the LiveINScottCounty Initiative.
  3. Ensure that high quality services are delivered effectively, efficiently and consistently whether it is direct or indirect communications.
  4. Connect with influential media outlets and journalists to place stories about our community news and other initiatives.
  5. Create regular positive content to grow the LiveINScottCounty footprint (press releases, social media and website).
  6. Blog on an ongoing basis in support of the organization’s mission and attract site visitors through search, social and email subscribers.
  7. Build and manage social media profiles including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and potentially other channels.
  8. Create sharable content appropriate for specific networks to spread Scott County’s brand and content.
  9. Drive consistent, relevant traffic from social media channels.
  10. Other duties as assigned by the Board President.

Please submit your resume by May 24 to:

Email:
awalker@scottcountyin.com

Mail: 
Mid-America Science Park
Attn: Anita Walker
P.O. Box 156
Scottsburg, IN 47170

In-person: 
Mid-America Science Park (reception desk)
821 S. Lake Road South
Scottsburg, IN 47170

LiveINScottCounty provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, LiveINScottCounty complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

LiveINScottCounty expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of LiveINScottCounty’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.