Washington State Career Opportunity – Executive Director – Kitsap Economic Development Alliance

The Executive Director of the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance
collaborates with private industry, the community, and local
governments to diversify Kitsap County’s economy by increasing the
number and variety of primary jobs. The Executive Director is a
community leader working on existing business expansion and new
business recruitment by creating a hospitable business climate and
ensuring public support for economic development.

The Executive Director reports to an active 39-member volunteer board
of which s/he is a member, serves as its Secretary, and, through a
staff of three, leads efforts to create stable, sustained growth and a
competitive future for Kitsap County.

Kitsap County is located on the west side of Puget Sound with easy
connections to downtown Seattle via the Washington State Ferries from
Bainbridge Island and Bremerton, and by highway to Tacoma and
Olympia. A peninsula with 236 miles of saltwater shoreline bordered
by Puget Sound and the pristine Hood Canal, Kitsap County is the
gateway to the Olympic Peninsula, a scenic national recreation area.
With a forested and rural landscape, Kitsap County offers the best of
Northwest living and recreation, fine K-12 schools, an excellent
community college, high quality medical facilities, and friendly,
diverse communities.

The major employer for the county is Naval Base Kitsap, made up of
installations at Bangor, Bremerton and Keyport. The Navy, civilian
workers and associated Department of Defense contractors have provided
a strong economic foundation for many years.

Competitive candidates must demonstrate ability and accomplishments in
the following areas. Attributes are listed alphabetically and are not
intended to be listed in order of importance.

– Business Experience

– Collaboration

– Communication Skills

– Economic Development (CEcD desired)

– Leadership

– Non-Profit Experience

(If you do apply for this position, please mention that you saw it on Many thanks, Russ)

Full job description and application instructions at

All application information is to be submitted electronically to Kathy
Cocus by October 19, 2007 at [email protected] with the
following subject line: (Your Name): Application for KEDA Executive

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