Executive Director – Panhandle Area Development District

Posted on: May 27th, 2020 by NADO Admin

Executive Director


Job Description

Due to retirement, the Panhandle Area Development District (PADD) in Scottsbluff/Gering, Nebraska is seeking its next Executive Director. The Executive Director is the chief administrator and oversees the daily operations of PADD, including meeting with local governments and various groups to explain services available and promote membership , preparing and monitoring the annual budget, supervising staff, and writing and producing technical publications.  This position is responsible for grant writing and grant administration and must have or be willing to be certified as a Community Development Grant Block Administrator. PADD is a public, non-profit, council of governments serving the 11-county Nebraska Panhandle. PADD is governed by a board of regional leaders who are committed to developing programs and strategies to make the Nebraska Panhandle a highly desirable place to work, live, and visit. PADD’s professional staff is engaged in a wide variety of community and regional activities to improve regional competitiveness, stimulate economic growth, and enhance community vitality.

Our next Executive Director will have at least three years of management and planning/economic development experience with a proven track record in rural development program development and implementation. A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study, including planning, economic development, economics, public or business administration is required. The director must have the ability to interact with others inside and outside the organization, and must exercise participative management skills that support team efforts, quality processes, working well with a wide variety of personalities, and ability to establish and maintain a professional relationship with organization contacts and the general public.

Hours of work: Monday thru Friday, 8AM to 5PM, but may include some evening meetings. Some overnight travel required to attend meetings in and out of State.

NEPADD is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


  • PTO
  • Sick Leave
  • Stipend for Health Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and child care
  • Paid Holidays

Pay: Depends on Experience

How to Apply:
Email cover letter and resume to the Panhandle Area Development District Executive Director Search Committee at [email protected]
Mail cover letter and resume to:
Panhandle Area Development District
Executive Director Search Committee
1620 Broadway, Suite A-10
Scottsbluff, NE 69361-3184

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