TCEDA Seeks Executive Director

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Thomas County Economic Development Alliance, a county-wide economic development inter-local agency, is seeking an experienced Executive Director to lead it into the future. This is a full-time position that works closely with the TCEDA Board of Directors in promoting the business and economic development interests within Thomas County.


  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

  • Ability to formulate and execute strategic & long-range plans

  • Ability to cultivate and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Ability to utilize technology as needed to accomplish job responsibilities

  • Willingness to work outside of normal business hours

  • Bachelor’s degree required (Experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree)

  • Experience in economic development and/or organizational management is strongly preferred

  • Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) preferred

  • Some local, regional, and state travel is required (Must have a valid driver’s license and will use your own vehicle.)

  • Must relocate to Thomas County within one month of hire

  • Successful completion of a pre-employment background check



  • Responsible for the overall leadership, management, and direction of TCEDA

  • Develops and implements short and long term economic development strategies to achieve the organization’s goals and objectives including those related to business attraction, business retention & expansion, entrepreneurship, and housing

  • Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with local businesses, city and county officials, chamber of commerce, state and regional partners, the media, and the general public

  • Represents TCEDA at appropriate civic, cultural, charitable, business, and community activities

  • Serves on boards, commissions, committees, and organizations related to areas that are critical to TCEDA’s goals and interests

  • Prepares, administers, and monitors the organization’s budget and oversees all accounting functions

  • Leads the development and administration of fundraising and/or grant writing for general operations and special projects

  • Marketing of TCEDA through social media and website.

  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Fully paid employee BlueCross BlueShield medical and dental insurance
  • KPERS Retirement
  • Generous Sick & Vacation Time
  • 10 Paid Holidays

For the full position description, please refer to:



Pat Mallory, Chairman

Thomas County Economic Development Alliance

350 S. Range Ave., Suite 12

Colby, KS 67701

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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.