Executive Director

Hannah Barnett

Website Bootheel Regional Planning

The Bootheel Regional Planning & Economic Development Commission (Commission) is seeking applications for the position of Executive Director.  The Executive Director is responsible for the overall leadership, direction, administration, coordination and implementation of all Commission programs.  This person shall be responsible for the development of future projects and/or programs that are necessary to the future of the organization, the Region, and its membership.

The Commission is a political subdivision of the State of Missouri organized under RSMo 251 and serves the local governments within Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Scott and Stoddard counties representing the general membership of the organization.

The Commission is a federally designated Economic Development District by the United States Department of Commerce-Economic Development Administration (EDA) and receives financial assistance from EDA to carry out the mission of the organization.

Desired Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree highly preferred, but will consider relevant certifications

A proven record of effective leadership

Ability to direct the resources of a public agency to achieve the organization’s mission

Ability to manage the financial aspects of the organization

Strong oral and written communication skills

Ability to develop and maintain interpersonal relationships with regional leaders, partners, staff, board members and funding agencies as appropriate

Ability to interpret state and federal laws, regulations and rules in order to understand implications to member organizations of the Commission.

Candidates do NOT have to reside in the six county region to be considered.

Personal Attributes

Successful candidates need to be organized, self-motivated, energetic, ambitious, visionary, honest, and have a reputation of integrity.

Salary & Benefits

Salary is negotiable based upon education and experience.  Relevant experience may be used to offset the education requirement.
Generous benefit package including healthcare coverage, paid vacation and sick leave.

Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System (LAGERS), upon eligibility

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a resume of qualifications along with a cover letter summarizing related work experience and salary requirements. The complete job profile can be found at http://bootrpc.com.  Samples of prior work may be submitted for consideration but work product submitted will not be returned.  Resumes must be received by March 31, 2020 and may be submitted to Hannah Barnett, Executive Director, hbarnett@bootrpc.com

Bootheel Regional Planning & Economic Development Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this job email your details to hbarnett@bootrpc.com