Economic Development Director

County of Wright, IA

Job Details

  • Job Function: Economic Development Director
  • Salary: $60,000. DOE, DOQ
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 13,229
  • Website:
  • Where: 115 N. Main Street, PO Box 214, Clarion, IA 50525
  • Form of Government: County commission

Post Date: Jan 3 2018

For more information, please contact Sara Sheller, Wright County Economic Development Marketing Specialist, at (515) 532-6422 or by emailing


The Wright County Economic Development Director will be expected to conceptualize and implement business retention and expansion projects, manage business relocation projects, brainstorm ideas, and negotiate incentive and assistance programs for applicable projects. Main duties include facilitating and managing projects, conceptualizing future land use developments, drafting fiscal budgets and capital campaign for marketing programs, as well as maintaining communication with key stakeholders, partners, investors and the public. The successful candidate must be able to think creatively and communicate in all types of environments and circumstances. The individual shall also be expected to work with the Wright County Economic Development Marketing Specialist throughout day-to-day operations. This person will be expected to manage projects and events from concept to completion. This role plays an important position in supporting the different community’s economic activities.

Compensation :

Compensation will be minimum of $60,000. Benefits will follow Wright County policy. These include IPERS, health insurance assistance, dental and vision assistance, paid sick and vacation time.

Please submit resume and cover letter by March 3, 2018 to Sara Sheller at or can be sent to the following address:

Wright County Economic Development
115 N. Main Street
PO Box 214
Clarion, Iowa 50525

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