Job Listing: Perry County Economic Development Authority (EDA) Director

Perry County Economic Development Authority Published: January 5, 2022
Perry County, Missouri
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Perry County Economic Development Authority (EDA) Director

The Perry County Economic Development Authority is seeking an energetic leader to guide and manage the economic development efforts in the Perry County/Perryville, Missouri region.  The Economic Development Director reports to an eight-member Board of Directors and interacts with key business, government, and institutional leaders as well as economic and community developers throughout the region and state. The Executive Director is a senior level, professional position and serves as the lead for the county's economic development and revitalization efforts. The position is responsible for business attraction, expansion, and retention; serving as a liaison between the City, County, and various business organizations and associations.  Additionally, the Executive Director manages the Catalyst Center (Perryville’s business incubator and shared workspace) and coordinates the community’s economic development strategies. The Executive Director is expected to be an active part of the community and will spend a considerable amount of time in the field building relationships and fulfilling principal responsibilities. The Perry County EDA has an annual operating budget in excess of $250,000.

Qualifications:  A self-starter with a high level of emotional intelligence, drive and vision.  Candidate is required to possess a combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position; must be willing to travel and be available for evening and weekend meetings and special events; a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study and/or CEcD certification is preferred; previous experience with economic development, business financing, and maintaining public/private partnerships is preferred; five or more years of documented success in economic development, workforce development and/or downtown re-development is preferred; previous experience in solicitation of program funding and maintaining public/private partnerships in economic development is preferred.  A full position description may be found at (http://www NULL.perrycountymo

Cover letter, resume and references should be sent electronically to:

[email protected] (brentbuerck null@null cityofperryville

Salary: $90,000±, Dependent on Qualifications (D.O.Q.)

Date Due: Resumes will be accepted until February 23, 2022, or until the position is filled.

For a full position description, please visit our website: (http://www NULL.perrycountymo