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Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District

Community Planner


RELEASE DATE: February 23, 2021


The Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District is accepting resumes for a full-time Community Planner.  This position involves assisting local governments in a 16-county region with strategic planning, grant writing and administration, technical assistance and other community and economic development activities.  Some travel and evening meetings are required.  Strong written and verbal communications skills required.  Computer knowledge, including Microsoft programs a necessity. Excellent benefits package.  Salary commensurate with experience. For consideration, send cover letter and resume to Thomas L. Higginbotham Jr, Executive Director, 111 S. 1st Street, Norfolk, NE  68701. EOE.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES- The Community Planner shall perform professional work in member communities such as economic development activities, housing, grant writing/administration, strategic planning and various community and economic development studies.   Work also involves a significant amount of coordination with local, state and federal agencies and citizens at large.


1. Attend job-related meetings and assist in communicating details of specific activities as required.
2. Work  with  responsible  agencies/groups  to  develop  and  carry  out  plans  and programs.
3. Become a Certified Administrator of Community Development Block Grants.
4. Assist in the coordination between District and other regional activities.
5. Keep current on planning and development issues both local, regional and national in scope.
6. Research and develop new program potentials.
7. Perform other related work as requested.

SUPERVISION: The Community Planner will work under the supervision and direction of Management and will be expected to complete assignments independently or as a member of a project team.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Community Planner will have an Associate’s Degree or experience in a related field. Persons in this position must possess effective verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, knowledge and ability to work with local, state and federal programs and the ability to interpret and implement program requirements.

For consideration, send cover letter and resume to:
Thomas L. Higginbotham, Jr., Executive Director,
Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District
111 South 1st Street
Norfolk, NE 68701