Executive Director - Economic Development
Kentucky I-71 Connected and Carroll County Community Development Corporation, Carrollton KY
The Carroll County Community Development Corporation (“CCCDC”) and the six counties comprised of the Kentucky I-71 Connected regional partnership provide a single point of contact for businesses in the region through one executive director. The CCCDC is an innovative organization created in 1982 for the purpose of promoting community development and improving the quality of life for all who live and work in Carroll County. The CCCDC has a proud history of coordinating the development efforts of city and county governments, recruiting new businesses and industry, assisting existing industry with their expansion plans and working to improve housing, education and cultural opportunities. Kentucky I-71 Connected is public-private regional partnership established in 2011 focused on creating a first class business environment in the region.
General Nature of Work
The executive director is responsible for the progression of community development in the multi-county area including grant writing, commercial and industrial recruitment and retention, community facilities planning and downtown development. The executive director reports directly to the CCCDC board of directors and the Kentucky I-71 Connected board.
Collect, analyze and disseminate information on available economic development programs and grants. Gather, interpret and prepare grant applications with the approval of the governmental entity to which the grant would apply. Assist the governmental entity with the administration of the grants awarded. Prepare data for studies, reports and recommendations for community development. Respond to inquiries about community development. Regularly report to the local officials on the applicable projects within their community.
Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of community development; planning programs and processes; thorough knowledge of comprehensive plans and their formation. Ability to prepare and write grant applications. Ability to work closely with the local government entities. Ability to work independently while maintaining effective working relationships with city and county officials, the board of directors and the general public.
Desirable Training and Experience
Undergraduate degree in business, economics, urban planning, political science, or closely related field and a minimum of three years of experience. Master’s degree may substitute for one year of experience.
Submit resume with cover letter and salary requirements to
PO Box 269
Carrollton KY 41008