Crawford Partnership for Education & Economic Development


Job Posting: Community Development Manager or Director (CDM)
Location: Bucyrus, Ohio
Salary: $65,000 to $75,000, depending on experience
Application Deadline: Monday, June 24, 2024, by 5:00 p.m.
Reports To: President & CEO
Application Submission: Cover letters and resumes should be sent to

The Crawford Partnership for Education & Economic Development, a 501(c)(3) public-private partnership, is seeking a smart, experienced, and hard-working self-starter to join its dynamic team as a Community Development Manager. This role will focus on managing community development activities in Crawford County and its municipalities, including Bucyrus, Galion, Crestline, and New Washington. The ideal candidate will have strong grant administration, writing, and community development project skills, as well as experience in teamwork and desired areas such as community engagement and planning.

Founded in 2006, the Crawford Partnership serves as a development and change agent for Crawford County, located in north-central Ohio with a population of 42,000. The county ranks in the top 3% nationally among non-metro counties for economic development and first in northwest Ohio for Business Retention & Expansion activity. Recent successes include significant awards and contracts, such as the CDBG administration and an EPA Brownfield Assessment grant, creating the need for this new position.

The Community Development Manager will engage in various development areas, including infrastructure, quality of life projects, residential development, brownfield redevelopment, and downtown revitalization. Responsibilities include grant administration and writing, community development services, communication, and marketing. The role also involves building collaborative relationships with public and private partners, creating innovative community development programs, and representing the Crawford Partnership in public forums.

The Crawford Partnership offers flexibility and benefits, including flexible working hours, partial remote work, paid time off, medical, vision, dental insurance, retirement match, cell phone reimbursement, and a clothing allowance. Our management style focuses on coaching and developing close relationships with colleagues through regular one-on-one sessions and customized professional development plans. We provide exciting career opportunities and foster a supportive and challenging work environment where team members respect and support each other.

Join us in making a difference in Crawford County as our new Community Development Manager. Apply by June 24, 2024! If you have any questions, please contact us at