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The New Mexico Tourism Department is seeking a Tourism Development Director who has a strategic vision to lead and manage the state’s tourism development programs to erect or enhance tourism products that significantly contribute to the growth and sustainability of New Mexico’s tourism economy state-wide. The ideal candidate manages capital projects, various grant programs, four state owned visitor centers, and tribal and culturally focused initiatives for the purpose of developing successful tourism products that align with the New Mexico True brand.
This position provides a unique opportunity to guide public and private sectors in tourism development opportunities, build alliances with key business, industry and community sectors, and lead a team through creative, technical and interpersonal skills with a high standard for quality to work effectively with various public officials, staff, citizens and others.
The Tourism Development Director reports to the Cabinet Secretary, represents the Department in various high-level public capacities, and as serves liaison to local, regional and state economic development and planning organizations.
Illustrative examples of essential duties include: