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About the Position 

The Vice President role involves directing operational activities of the organization and its contracted partners, and managing complex and dynamic programs and projects in support of real estate development, business development and strategic economic development. The successful candidate will be a motivating leader with excellent interpersonal skills and the proven ability to manage and develop a small team of both senior and staff-level employees. The work will require considerable independent judgement and initiative, fluid collaboration with the internal team and external stakeholders, strong analytical and finance skills to solve complex problems, a detail-oriented focus on compliance and monitoring, and the ability to deftly represent the Corporation in collaboration with public and private sector partners at all levels. The Vice President will report to the President.


The incumbent plans, directs, and implements programming, project development, and operational/compliance activities of Capitalize Albany Corporation under the oversight of the President.  The Vice President reports to the President.  Supervision is exercised over professional staff.

  1. Executing and implementing annual operating plans and activities that support strategic directions set by the Board of Directors and President
  2. Providing strategic direction and implementation related to economic development programming and communications
  3. Providing senior-level strategic, real estate and business development project management including initiation, ongoing relationship maintenance and compliance and monitoring services
  4. Providing and overseeing regular business, investor and project outreach to ensure an environment of trust and follow-through between the Corporation and its stakeholders
  5. Actively representing the Corporation with government officials, partner agencies, investors, leaders in the business community, contracted organizations and other stakeholders, advocating for Capitalize Albany’s core values and programmatic efforts
  6. Preparing content, production and distribution of marketing, business outreach, presentation and publicity materials to assure Capitalize Albany and its mission, programs, and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders
  7. Acting as a liaison between Capitalize Albany and the community, building relationships with peer organizations when appropriate
  8. Serving as a senior-level point of contact for and administering Corporate operational, finance, budget and governance matters
  9. Assisting President and Controller with budget preparation, internal controls and other financial operations
  10. Overseeing the operations of the organization and its contracted partners and managing compliance with respective legal and regulatory requirements
  11. Coordinating information technology, human resources, payroll and purchasing activity
  12. Overseeing the prudent management of the organization’s resources within budget guidelines and safeguarding of the Corporation’s assets

Qualifications and Skills

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Economic Development, Commercial Real Estate, or related field. A Master’s level degree is strongly preferred. Extensive (7-10 years minimum) of progressively responsible work experience in economic development or a closely related field with three or more years at a managerial level is required. The ideal candidate will add a new perspective and skillset to complement the team’s existing strengths. Capitalize Albany Corporation is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. The salary for the Vice President is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

To Apply

If you are a qualified candidate excited about the opportunity to shape Albany’s future, the Corporation is looking forward to your application. Please send an up-to-date resume and cover letter to:

Sarah Reginelli
President, Capitalize Albany Corporation
[email protected]