Assistant Director of Economic Development
  • Job Posting Expires: 6/30/2022
1M ago
$30,000 to $40,000
Full Time
Economic Development
0-2 Years
Primary Duties

The Assistant Director for the Neligh Economic Development Office requires the skills and talents of a highly dedicated individual with the ability to collaborate with a group of diverse individuals, boards, business owners, and non-profit organizations working towards improving Neligh, Clearwater, and all of Antelope County. This position will share duties with the Neligh Economic Development Office, and the Neligh Chamber of Commerce but will report directly to the Director of the Neligh Economic Development Office and be an employee of the City of Neligh.  

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Neligh Chamber of Commerce: (Calendar Year Schedule)

Plan, coordinate and attend meetings of the Neligh Chamber of Commerce and its subcommittees. This includes preparation of agendas, minutes, financials, and other meeting materials. 

Engage in activities that communicate with and assist existing Chamber members. 

Coordinate annual Chamber membership drive and spearhead the recruitment of new Chamber members. 

Process and track annual Chamber memberships. 

Prepare, track, and audit Chamber Big Bucks orders. 

Assist with design and implementation of new Chamber membership benefits. 

Create Annual Budget for Chamber Approval (December) 

Correspond with new Chamber members by sending membership thank you’s/receipts and introducing the benefits of membership. 

Make deposits, pay bills, and submit invoices for the Chamber. Utilize QuickBooks to manage financials for the Neligh Chamber of Commerce. 

Serve as project lead on all marketing efforts that include: social media, print, radio, television and digital media. 

Manage, the Neligh Chamber’s various social media accounts to ensure the content is up to date and of value to the citizens of Neligh and Chamber Members. 

Serve as co-chair of all Chamber sub-committees and organize volunteer and planning efforts that correlate with subcommittee duties. 

Prepare financial reports prior to every Chamber meeting and act as Secretary and Treasurer for the Neligh Chamber of Commerce. 

Organize and prepare Chamber events including but not limited to Business After Hours, BBQ, Annual Banqet, Antelope County Ag & Home Expo, annual meetings, and other Holiday events. 



Neligh Economic Development Offices: (Fiscal Year Calendar Oct. – Sep.)

Help filter inquiries and requests for information to the appropriate office. 

Completes requests by greeting customers, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. Frequent inquires include housing rentals, travel information, and business contact information. 

Maintains client confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential. 

Maintains office supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies. 

Maintain visibility at the community level. 

Provide assistance with tasks that contribute to event planning and program development. 

Assist the Director in the promotion and development, 

Promotes Neligh with an active and engaging presence at regional, state, and national events. 

Maintain and develop good contacts with State and Local officials, government entities, organizations, districts and the media. 

Assist with the development of both short term and long term economic plans and programs not only to enhance current activity in the area, but to encourage future activity.

Monitor scheduling of city-wide events to avoid conflict with attendance. 

Assist in workforce and business recruitment efforts. 

Other duties as assigned. 



Valid Driver’s License. 

Minimal night and weekend work may be required. 

Excellent attendance and timeliness. 

Ability to lift and move items weighing up to 25 pounds. 


Skills required for this position include: 

Administrative Writing Skills 


Microsoft Office Skills 




Strong Verbal Communication 

Bachelors or Associates Degree Preferred 

Vast knowledge of social media and marketing skills

A strong personal and professional interest in community development. 

Ability to maintain strict confidentiality. 

The ability to work with volunteer boards, working groups and committees. Experience and openness to working as a member of a team. 

Ability to multi-task several projects at once. 

Strong dedication to building a thriving future for Neligh, Clearwater, and Antelope County. 

Two years of experience in business, customer service, administrative, or related field. 


Skills preferred for this position include: 

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent 

Two years’ experience in business, economic development, Chamber of Commerce work, hospitality, or similar fields. 

Experience with QuickBooks 

Knowledge of grant writing. 

A strong background in business administration, business development and/or marketing. 

The ability to initiate new projects and manage existing projects with little oversight. 

The ability to perform in high-intensity work environments. 

A strong personal desire for learning and professional growth in economic development. 

Compensation Details


This is an hourly, full-time position; compensation is negotiable based on experience, education and skills. Flexible work schedule. Family friendly policies.  Benefits include: paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick leave; and employer retirement contributions. The City of Neligh is an equal opportunity employer. 


Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Vision Insurance, HSA, Paid Vacation, Personal Time, Retirement, Holiday Pay, Family Friendly Policies.

How to Apply

Please turn in your resume and letter of interest to or drop off/mail to the Neligh Economic Development & Chamber Office, 105 East Second Street, Neligh, Nebraska by 5:00 PM on May 30, 2022.