Executive Director, Montgomery County Action Council Montgomery County, Kansas

The Montgomery County Action Council (MCAC), a public/private county-wide economic development agency, is seeking an experienced economic development 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, and our projects are growing. In 2020, our area was identified by site selectors magazine as one of the top performing micropolitan areas in the United States. This organization has recently had several successful projects and is an ideal position for an experienced economic development Director to continue this success.

MCAC collaborates with several local, regional, and state partners and the new director must demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively to continue the excellent relationship MCAC has with the local communities, and regional and state organizations. 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. The MCAC board of directors is an excellent board whose local expertise is a huge asset to any Director.

Preferred skills: business development and recruitment, finance, economics/economic development principles, business counseling, grants, marketing, board and community relations, small business development, management, CEcD preferred.

Please mail resume with cover letter immediately to MCAC Executive Committee, P.O. Box 588, Independence, Kansas 67301 or email to admin@actioncouncil.com. Salary commensurate with experience; generous benefit package.