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The Clallam County Economic Development Corporation, a 501C(6) not-for-profit corporation supported and led by community businesses, local governments, public agencies and education institutions, financed by a combination of public and private funds is seeking a dynamic leader who is passionate and skilled in business retention and growth, business recruiting, and the coordination of these efforts with other business and economic development agencies within the county and state. The Executive Director/CEO serves as chief administrator and economic development officer, works closely with business owners and government officials, and coordinates expertise from other agencies to promotes new and existing business development throughout Clallam County.


Compensation: Hiring range: $75,000 - $100,000 DOQ. Competitive benefit and retirement program.

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Resumes with cover letter to jobs@clallam.org  


Clallam County EDC, 905 East 9th Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362 or Fax: (360) 452-9618. Responses kept confidential. EOE employer.


·         Outstanding ability to:

    • Communicate and market ideas, concepts, plans and benefits to all stakeholders,
    • Network on all levels of collegiality,
    • Collaborate with diverse interests to achieve mutual goals and objectives,
    • Navigate in a changing funding environment,
    • Provide non-partisan professional leadership.

The Executive Director reports to the Executive Committee, and the Board of Directors.


  • Responds appropriately to all inquiries from Clallam County businesses considering start-up, expansion, or businesses considering relocation to Clallam County.
  • Routinely Communicates with the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors about development of short and long-range plans, effectiveness of the Corporation’s strategies, and staff activities in support of the Corporation’s goals and objectives.
  • Maintains effective and efficient office operations including management of staff, accounting, record keeping, policies and procedures and related functions.
  • Maintains the corporation not-for-profit 501C(6) status, and make certain it complies with all professional and legal business practices.
  • Takes a leadership role, and initiatives, to address new trends and evolving needs of the business community such as workforce development, attainable housing, telecommunications, technology access, etc.
  • Establishes a collaborative working relationship with local, regional and state economic development partners.
  • Develops and maintains, in conjunction with the Board, sufficient financial support to sustain and grow the organization. (i.e. raising funds from businesses, and other local, state, regional, and federal resources for operations; including finding, apply for and managing private and government grants for economic development activities and programs.)
  • Maintains appropriate contact with local, state, and federal elected officials, agencies, and staff to ensure information exchange on economic development issues.
  • Develops marketing and promotion strategies necessary to locate and attract businesses on a regional, national, and international level.
  • Serves as a clearinghouse for marketing research, data, and survey information relating to economic activities.
  • Organizes and prepares, in cooperation with the executive committee, the agenda for Corporation meetings.


  • Develops and/or coordinates, and promotes, financial, technical training, and other assistance programs for local businesses and prospects with local governments and development groups.
  • Assembles, maintains and shares data files and reports related to industrial site locations, demographics, economic indicators and related statistical information, resource agencies and state and federal programs.
  • Develops, markets and implements local, state and federal business financial incentive programs to promote private investment and job creation.
  • Serves as a public advocate for economic development in the community.


Masters degree preferred, minimum bachelor’s degree, plus 7 to 10 years of progressively responsible experience in economic development, public administration, finance, planning, business or marketing with general management, board, non-partisan, non-factional and supervisory experience.


  • High energy, enthusiastic, quick to respond to opportunities and threats, to build relationships, and to make presentations at every opportunity.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and coordinate organizations, governmental operations and to manage a corporate entity.
  • CEcD or NDC certification or significant course work preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to prepare written and statistical reports from various data.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to balance and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Ability to deal courteously, tactfully, effectively and confidentially.
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions in accordance with Corporation rules, policies and regulations.
  • Must have use of a vehicle for required travel and must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Willing to be a “hands-on” working director.
  • High integrity and history of community service and involvement.
  • Knowledge of 501C(6) not for profit corporation operation and advantages.


  • Based in Port Angeles, WA.
  • Requires travel within the County and occasional travel outside the County for work related marketing, recruitment or training purposes.


  • Wages are established annually by the Board of Directors.
  • Position is a salaried exempt position.
  • Benefits include 401k, medical stipend, life insurance.
  • Position is one of at-will employment.


Clallam County Economic Development Corporation considers applicants for all positions without regard to gender, race, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected status.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of specific responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.