Chamber and Development Corp of Crawford County
Chamber & Development Council of Crawford County | 109 N Main Street | Denison, Iowa51442
Phone: 712-263-5621 or 263-6622 | Fax: 712-263-4789 | E-Mail: Contact


NOW HIRING: Executive Director 01/10/2023

Description & Details   

The Chamber and Development Council of Crawford County is seeking a dynamic leader to take our communities to the next level of success.

Who you are:

  • A positive personality that exudes professionalism
  • An excellent communicator, both verbal and written
  • A visionary leader who can inspire diverse groups to work together
  • Honest, hard-working, and driven to transform communities

What you’ll be doing:

  • Managing a non-profit agency, its budget, and its 3-employee team in alignment with its current goals and initiatives
  • Creating and implementing economic development, community development, workforce attraction, housing, and tourism strategies with oversight from the CDC Board of Directors
  • Working with various industries, businesses, and developers to help them expand in Crawford County, or relocate here
  • Meeting with various communities, Chamber members, groups, and elected leaders to keep them educated and on-board with the mission and work of the CDC
  • Growing and supporting our Chamber members: face-to-face, on the phone and with direct messaging
  • Managing the new Ignite Denison business incubator and co-working space and its tenants
  • Managing and organizing events and promotions to encourage local retail spending and tourism, including the signature tourism event for Crawford County, the Tri City BBQ Fest
  • Working with local start-up businesses to connect them with resources and funding (including our Revolving Loan Funds) so they are equipped for success
  • Writing grants to help fund our projects and events


A minimum of a two-year degree from any accredited institution of higher learning; a four-year degree is desired. A minimum of four years of experience in marketing, sales, public relations, recruitment, or any related field is required.

  • Residency within Crawford County is preferred
  • Local travel during normal working hours, valid driver’s license, and insurance
  • Ability to work extended hours as business needs dictate

How to Apply / Contact

Submit resume with cover letter to CDC Board President, Jay Mendlik at:
jmendlik (at) availa (dot) bank

We are actively interviewing and the job listing will remain live until filled. Questions? Please call Jay Mendlik at 712.393.3100.

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