Greater Fremont Development Council, a Partner of the Greater Omaha Chamber Economic Development Partnership, seeks a dynamic Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for coordination of the program of work; organizational structure and procedures; income and expenditures; maintenance/growth of membership and investors; employment, training and supervision of staff; interpretation of policy.

Successful applicant must be a proven leader and able to provide direction for short and long-term strategic planning, as well as have a demonstrated knowledge of economic development, business recruitment/marketing/sales, governmental affairs and public finance. The applicant’s background and experience should enable him/her to gain immediate credibility with the business, political, and community leadership. The applicant should have experience working within a regional partnership setting. The Executive Director will work in Fremont and in Omaha.

A bachelor’s degree is required and the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) and/or Certified Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) credentials are preferred. Effective written, oral, and presentation skills are a must. Strong listening skills and inclusiveness will be keys to success in this position. The right candidate will be committed to living in Dodge County and enjoying the exceptional quality of life offered by the various communities.

Salary range: $75,000 to $90,000. Competitive benefits.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter with salary expectations to by July 21. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


The Wayne Area Economic Development (WAED) Board in Wayne, Nebraska (home of Wayne State College, located on the intersection of Highways 15 and 35, population 5,560) is hiring for the position of Executive Director. The preferred candidate will have:

  • Effective oral and written communication skills; organizational, time management skills; and the ability to work independently.
  • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited 4-year college or university
  • Work experience that includes business retention, entrepreneurship, workforce development, business attraction/marketing, tourism and grant administration.
  • Computer software proficiency and experience.

Under the oversight and direction of the WAED Board of Directors, the position of Executive Director is responsible for all operations of the organization and development team. The focus of the position of Executive Director is economic development within the Wayne, NE area. WAED is a consolidated organization including the Wayne Area Chamber of Commerce, the Wayne Main Street Program, and Wayne Industries.

Salary is negotiable based on experience, $50,000 to $85,000/year annual salary. Paid benefits include heath insurance, paid time off, retirement matching and holidays.

Click below or contact Wayne Area Economic Development office for complete job description and additional information at P.O. Box 275, Wayne, NE 68787 or (402) 375-2240.

Resume and cover letter may be mailed to the above address or emailed to

The position is open until filled with the first review of applications (resume and cover letter) to begin July 15th, 2017. Link: Full Job Description (PDF)


City of Cozad, NE (4,000 ) located on Interstate 80, seeks to fill position of City Administrator.   Successful applicant, appointed by the Mayor and City Council, would be responsible for day to day operations of City of Cozad.

  • Duties include, but not limited to- administration, finance, police, public works, streets, building/zoning, technology, utilities including electrical, recreation, library, volunteer Fire Dept./Rescue Unit, public relations, $8.5 million annual budget- 40 full time employees
  • Bachelor degree preferred, priority given to experience with public administration
  • Residency required
  • Salary range $80,000-$100,000 with excellent benefits. Salary negotiable based on qualifications.

Submit letter of interest, resume, list of references, salary history to Mayor Nancy Meyer at 314 East 19th Street, Cozad, NE 69130, 308-784-4118, Email: or Charlie Block 308-784-2383, Email:

Position open until filled.


Nebraska Enterprise Fund (NEF) is seeking to hire a Director – Business Development, Greater Nebraska. Director will focus on identifying and attracting potential clients of the Nebraska Enterprise Fund. The successful candidate structures, analyzes, closes and monitors loans, as well as provides businesses and/or program partners with technical assistance, mentoring and coaching consistent with the mission of the Nebraska Enterprise Fund. This role requires resourceful partnership development to succeed in meeting the financing needs of NEF’s markets. Full job description can be found here: NEF Job Description Director Bus Dev May 17.


Dawson Area Development seeks new Executive Director

Dawson Area Development, is a partnership of Dawson County, the communities of Lexington, Cozad, Gothenburg, and six villages that work collaboratively on economic and community development. Dawson County is well known for its progressive leaders, diversity, excellent quality of life, and recreational opportunities.

Primary responsibility is to act as a resource for economic and community development activities for Dawson County, including the recruitment, retention and expansion of businesses, and programs that will have a positive impact on the area’s economy and housing markets. This individual should provide strong leadership in implementing the economic and community development strategies in conjunction with the cities, and various other organizations.  Grant writing and administration experience helpful.

Qualifications:  Experience in economic development preferred; graduation from accredited college or university with degree in business, planning, economics, public administration or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Salary & Benefits: Salary negotiable based on experience.  Paid benefits including health insurance, retirement plan, cafeteria plan, vacation, sick leave and paid holidays.

How to Apply: Cover letter, Salary Requirements, and Resume with at least three professional references may be sent;

By mail:
Dawson Area Development
1501 Plum Creek Parkway #2B
Lexington, NE  68850
By e-mail:

This position will remain open until filled.


Personable? Forward thinking? Organized? Possess strong leadership skills? Social media savy? Able to develop and implement marketing plans? You might just be the person we’re looking for! The City of Superior is seeking an individual for the position of Economic Development Director. This is a full time position which includes benefits.

Job Description and Application:

Additional Information

Please contact Jan Diehl, City Clerk for the City of Superior for local employment questions/opportunities:

City of Superior
135 W 4th St
Superior, NE 68978
Phone: 402-879-4713 (4-25-17)


EDC Position Available:  October 1, 2017
Employer:  Schuyler Community Development, Inc.
Skill Sets, Prerequisites, Job Description, Compensation

Kem Cavanah
Economic Development Coordinator
1119 B Street, Schuyler NE 68661
(402) 615-3179  (4-25-17)

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