Employment Opportunities

Executive Director

Who are we?

The West Central Mountains Economic Development Council is a regional 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in McCall, Idaho. We are chartered to fortify a dynamic, sustainable regional economy through community and economic development. Our service area includes McCall, Donnelly, Cascade, New Meadows and the unincorporated areas of Valley and North Adams Counties. The Board of Directors, consisting of business leaders, chamber leaders and elected officials, is seeking a qualified CONTRACTED (1099) Executive Director to move the organization forward. We encourage candidates with the following knowledge, skills, or aptitude to apply:

Required:

  • Self-starter who can carry out a complex, contracted scope of work independently, without supervision
  • Able to identify and navigate complex public, private and nonprofit sector relationships in a collaborative and non-biased manner.
  • Knowledge and practical experience working on community development projects such as, housing, workforce development, infrastructure, broadband, recreation/pathways or early childhood development.
  • Knowledge of economic development concepts and incentive packages for business retention and expansion.
  • Knowledge of business attraction principles and practices.
  • Practical administrative and/or project management experience.
  • Basic experience updating and maintaining websites and social media accounts, including WordPress (or similar), Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Strategic thinker towards short and long term organizational goals.

Preferred:

  • Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • 10 years of experience in community and economic development and/or nonprofit management.

Specific duties:

  • Business retention & expansion meet with approximately 50-100 businesses per year.
  • Utilize local, regional, and state data to craft the annual work plan, strategy, and budget.
  • Field calls from the public and partners concerning varied economic and community development topics.
  • Maintain a robust and proactive calendar that moves projects and goals forward.
  • Maintenance of wcmedc.org and payetteriverscenicbyway.org websites.
  • Maintain active social media presence for the organization.
  • Respond to 4,000 – 6,000 emails per year.
  • Administer all meetings (board and sub committees), distribution materials, agendas, minutes, budget compliance, and reports. Lead the board planning team to host the annual economic summit.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with regional media outlets to promote the work of the Council. Update and maintain economic and community datasets from the Idaho Departments of Commerce and Labor.
  • Perform professional level survey research and analysis of local topics where data sets don’t exist or are insufficient.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with and between regional stakeholders in business, government, and nonprofit sectors fostering partnerships and collaboration.
  • Seek, write, and administer grants.

The 2021/2022 work plan is available through the link below: https://wcmedc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/EDC-Strategy-2021-Work-Plan-2.pdf

Contract rate is competitive and determined by experience, with a range of $60,000 to $70,000 for a 12-month contract.

To apply, submit a resume/CV and cover letter including 3 references to admin@wcmedc.org. This position will be filled on or before February 28, 2022. Open until filled.

Housing Professional

Who are we?

The West Central Mountains Economic Development Council is a regional 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in McCall, Idaho. We are chartered to fortify a dynamic, sustainable regional economy through community and economic development. Our service area includes McCall, Donnelly, Cascade, New Meadows and the unincorporated areas of Valley and North Adams Counties. The Board of Directors, consisting of business leaders, chamber leaders and elected officials, is seeking a qualified CONTRACTED (1099) Housing Professional to move the organization forward. We encourage candidates with the following knowledge, skills, or aptitude to apply:

About you:

  • You are a Strategic planner/thinker, thoughtful and considerate of long-term organizational goals.
  • You possess an apolitical mindset and excellent at identifying and navigating complex public, private and nonprofit sector relationships and opportunities.
  • You are self-motivated and enjoy collaborating and taking on tasks with limited supervision.
  • You have an understanding of and passion for the mission and vision of this organization.
  • You exemplify organizational core values of trust, respect, compassion and demonstrate operating principles of communication and teamwork.
  • You display the essential attitudes by approaching work with flexibility and positive attitude.
  • You have ethical decision-making ability and maintain the utmost confidentiality.
  • Possess model leadership and professionalism abilities.

What you get to do:

  • Research other communities to learn what has and has not worked for them.
  • Obtain knowledge of city, county, state, and federal regulations and funding opportunities.
  • List tools and incentives that are legal in Idaho, then recommend to local cities and counties while maintaining an open attitude and seeking “out of the box” solutions.
  • Be available to individuals, governments, developers, and others as an information source on local housing.
  • Gather and expand upon prior and continuing efforts of local governments and organizations.
  • Work collaboratively with professionals in the area to secure funding sources, gaining useful data to support and inform various conversations and solutions.
  • Create an attitude of cooperation between all regional parties involved in housing issues and solutions to reduce duplication of efforts and increase efficiencies.
  • Create model agreements for business/industry and governmental cooperatives in housing.
  • Facilitate communication between business/industry and governmental cooperatives in housing.
  • Utilize local and other data to craft the annual housing work plan and strategy.
  • Field and respond to calls and e-mails with regard to housing issues in conjunction with the Executive Director.
  • Maintain a regular flow of press/earned media with the Star News, KTVB, Idaho Business Review and Boise Dev (primarily) pertinent to housing projects and trends. Offer interviews and quotes and ensure the organization is viewed in a positive light wherever possible.
  • Perform professional level survey research and analysis of local topics where data sets don’t exist or are insufficient. Specific areas of interest include housing, infrastructure, marketing, policy and real estate.
  • Increase and Expand Housing Options
  • Coordinate consistent outreach and network opportunities with community housing providers to create ongoing and positive partnerships
  • Represent the organization at community meetings regarding housing issues, assisting with educating the community on changing policy as it relates to housing priorities
  • Act as “go to” for all housing related needs
  • Maintain a listing of all active and available housing partnerships
  • Work within established budget and manage program expenses
  • Provide orientations/interviews on behalf of the organization
  • Ensure the fidelity of organizational policies and procedures
  • Administer distribution, updating and logging of current resources
  • Analyze local codes for standards that are impediments to housing, including densities and building standards
  • Create funding mechanisms for administration of housing program
  • Work with city and county grant writers

What you need to be successful:

  • The ability to effectively collaborate and be self-motivated, taking on tasks with limited supervision.
  • Knowledge and practical experience working on community development projects related to housing and infrastructure.
  • Practical administrative experience in scheduling, moving projects forward efficiently, people skills and visioning.
  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in related field preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in the field
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking and in professional and community settings
  • Must be able to administer meetings on media ie zoom, MS Teams, etc.
  • Demonstrate strong, independent project management skills
  • Ability to multi-task, be detail oriented, and independently make significant decisions
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office applications; Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and verification of automobile Insurance.   

The 2021 work plan is available through the link below to give applicants a glimpse of the community development tasks required in this position. The board will consider a candidate with various core competencies who is prepared to train into the role over a specified period:

https://wcmedc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/EDC-Strategy-2021-Work-Plan-2.pdf

Contract rate is negotiable and determined by experience and/or weekly time commitment for a 12-month contract.

Position requires use of personal vehicle to attend meetings, workshops, events, etc.

Physical requirements include standing, sitting, typing, bending and lifting up to approximately 50 lbs (i.e. tables, chairs, food, water, etc.)

To apply, submit a resume/CV and cover letter including 3 references to admin@wcmedc.org. This position will be filled on or before February 28, 2022. Open until filled.