Montgomery County Action Council (MCAC), a public/private county-wide economic development agency, is seeking an executive director to expand its successful initiatives. Montgomery County is a vibrant manufacturing center in Southeast Kansas. Cessna, Standard Motor Products, John Deere, and CVR Energy are a few of the many successful companies located here. With a population of approximately 34,000 and a one-hour-commute population of over 150,000, Montgomery County ranks 4th in the state for manufacturing output at $6.1billion in 2012.
MCAC collaborates frequently with several local, regional and state partners and the executive director must demonstrate the ability to foster positive relations. A comprehensive and innovative approach to economic development is required as is proven experience in effective project management. Montgomery County has been very aggressive in economic development and welcomes a leader with creative ideas to encourage the growth of local businesses and the recruitment of new industries.
Preferred skills: business development and recruitment, finance, economics/economic development principles, business counseling, grants, marketing, board and community relations, management, CEcD.
The successful candidate must be willing to relocate to Montgomery County, Kansas, if not already a resident.
Please mail resume with cover letter immediately to MCAC Executive Committee, PO Box 588, Independence, Kansas 67301 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Salary commensurate with experience; generous benefit package. For more information, call Paula at (620) 331-3830.