SCEDC Seeking Executive Director

Sumner County Economic Development Commission Director Janis Hellard announced her retirement Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at the monthly Board of Directors meeting. Her last official day will be June 30th.

Sumner County Economic Development Commission Executive Director
The Sumner County Economic Development Commission (SCEDC) is seeking an Executive Director to lead business recruitment and retention, community development and other activities as directed by the Board of Directors.  The SCEDC Board represents seven Sumner County communities and three County Commission districts, serving a population of approximately 24,000, in the Wichita Metropolitan Area. The Director will serve as a liaison between the SCEDC Board of Directors, County Commissioners, City Councils and Chambers of Commerce in Sumner County, as well as other regional and state organizations.  The director will be responsible for the management of the annual budget, supervision of staff and the overall management of the SCEDC activities. 
Candidates for the position should have:
  • At least two years of experience in an economic development organization or equivalent.
  • Possess a degree in Business, Public Administration, Marketing, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of private and public finance and the ability to analyze financial statements and assist with business plan development.
  • Knowledge of grant writing and familiarity with various programs available through State and Federal agencies.  
  • Strong problem solving, decision making, interpersonal communications, public speaking and presentation skills.
Salary range is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and education.  SCEDC is an equal opportunity employer.  
The search is on for a new director. Interested canidates should submit resume, salary history, and professional references by mail or email no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 3, 2015 to : 
                    Casie Risley, SCEDC Chairperson
                    14 West Central
                    Caldwell, Kansas 67022
For questions regarding this position, please call (620) 326-8779 or send an email to