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Director of Economic Development - Greater Dunn County

University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, Wisconsin
Commensurate with successful candidate's preparation, qualifications and experience.
Date posted
May 16, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Urban & Regional Planning
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Seeking a team member with the Office of Corporate Relations and Economic Engagement (OCREE) to serve as Greater Dunn County Director of Economic Development serving Dunn County Economic Development EDC, Greater Menomonie EDC, and the Stout Technology Business Park. The person in this position will represent Dunn County and its municipalities including the City of Menomonie and the Stout Technology Park and provide support and leadership of economic development services that align with the focus areas as identified during the 2023 Dunn County Economic Development Summit to include, but not limited to: 1) Business Retention and Expansion, 2) Entrepreneurship, and 3) Workforce Housing.

In cooperation with an Oversight Commitee consisting of: Dunn County Economic Development Corpora􀆟on (“DCEDC”), Greater Menomonie Development Corporation (“GMDC”), the Stout Technology and Business Park, City of Menomonie and the County of Dunn, this position will:

1. Be the primary representative for economic development throughout Dunn County.
2. Develop and implement an annual work plan constructed around the focus areas of business retention and expansion, entrepreneurship, and workforce housing in partnership with the Oversight Committee and UW-Stout Executive Director of Corporate Relations and Economic Development.
3. Promote the economic growth and stability of Dunn County and its communities.
4. Educate and inform various groups and organizations on the topic of economic development.
5. Help coordinate and participate in economic development workshops and conferences.
6. Maintain effective relationships with current and potential public and private sources of funding.
7. Maintain contact with EDC stakeholders and officials from federal, state, and local agencies, for-profit and non-profit organizations that operate within the economic development space, and the various utility providers that operate throughout Dunn County to cement mutually advantageous relationships.
8. Act as the convenor for Dunn County and its municipalities when responding to Request for Information (RFI’s) in partnership with regional and state economic development partners.

Minimum annual starting salary of $80,000 including the Universities of Wisconsin comprehensive benefits package. The University System offers a total rewards package including generous paid time off, health insurance coverage and family benefits; including participation in the acclaimed Wisconsin State retirement plan. More details found here: 

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  • 4-year degree in Economic Development, Community Development, Planning, or related field. Equivalent education and related work experience may be considered in lieu of a 4-year degree. 
  • Experience working in economic development, community development, and/or another related field. 
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations and stakeholders to build consensus. 
  • Experience in running a Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) program. 


Complete applications received by end of day, May 17, 2024 are ensured full consideration. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  

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All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. 

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate’s completing a criminal background and reference check process.
Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position. 

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University of Wisconsin-Stout prepares lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens in an equitable, inclusive, and sustainable environment through collaborative career-focused programs that integrate applied learning, theory and research.  UW-Stout is committed to developing an inclusive community that fosters a rich, dynamic, and collaborative environment in which to work and grow, celebrating the diversity of individual perspectives and experiences. 

A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University.



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