Defiance County Economic Development Director

Jun 29, 2020 | Jobs

Defiance County in Ohio (population 38,000) is seeking a professional for Economic Development Director to drive economic growth within the county. Under the general supervision of the Board of Directors of the Community Improvement Corporation, this position performs a variety of routine and complex administrative, technical, and professional work in the preparation and implementation of economic development plans, programs, and services. The ultimate goal of the Director’s activities is to expand the economic base within the community by pursuing growth opportunities with existing companies and attracting new investment from outside the community.

To learn more about Defiance County Economic Development, please visit www.defecon.com.

Interested persons are encouraged to submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references to Tracey Schroeder, Human Resources Manager: tschroeder@cityofdefiance.com

The first review of applicants will occur on July 31, 2020. Resumes will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

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