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Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG)

Mount Vernon, Iowa (pop. 4,506), a progressive and historic community in southeast Iowa, is seeking a full-time Executive Director of the CDG. The executive director coordinates all program activities, committees, volunteers, and daily operations, including downtown economic vitality and tourism programs, utilizing the Main Street America’s Main Street Approach™.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic, outgoing individual who is well-organized, comfortable speaking in public, and capable of functioning independently. Candidates will possess excellent written/verbal communication skills and general knowledge of Word, Excel, Google Workspace, social media and online forms/programs.

Must have degree or equivalent experience in marketing/communications, finance, design, planning, public administration, retailing, non-profit administration, or small business development. Valid Iowa drivers license required. Salary range for this full-time position is $40,000-$60,000 annually, depending upon qualifications. City employee benefits package included.

Send cover letter, resume and three references by May 10 to: OR

Mount Vernon City Administrator
c/o CDG Application
213 1st Street NW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314



The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG) is an umbrella organization that encompasses the roles of a traditional Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development and Marketing and Tourism activities and projects. In addition, the CDG is involved in the Mount Vernon Main Street Iowa program, developed by the Iowa Department of Economic Development. The CDG mission is to “develop and promote our business environment, including but not limited to our Main Street District, and enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve.” The Mount Vernon Main Street program is a two-time GAMSA semi-finalist.