Job Opportunity

Help Build the Future of Leadville and Lake County

Interested in a career in economic development and business advocacy? Browse the available job opportunity below to learn more about working at the Leadville Lake County Economic Development Corporation.

Bring your economic development experience to North America’s highest-elevation city, a community that works together and plays together, a community that sees new possibilities.  Leadville is a former mining town on the cusp of an economic renewal that is primed for change.  As Executive Director, you’ll work hands-on to implement the County’s strategic plan and the LLCEDC Economic Development Program, which focus on new business attraction.  You will manage all activities, programs and operations; collaborate with local, regional and state business representatives and government officials; develop and implement strategic goals and objectives, marketing plan, fiscal budget; develop and coordinate training programs and resources; and assist in recruiting and retaining members.


Candidates should have a comprehensive understanding of economic development, Urban Renewal Authority, grant writing, fund raising, planning and zoning and knowledge of business start-up, analysis, expansion and incubation.


Candidates must have bachelor degree and a minimum of three years relevant EDC experience;  proven ability to establish working relations with community leaders; and good communication, public speaking, computer and broadband technologies skills.  Candidates should expect to establish Lake County residence within 9 months.


Salary range: $80-$100k +benefits, dependent upon experience. Forward resume, cover letter, list of four work-related references  and brief written discussion on “How you would approach Economic Development in Leadville, CO” to: or Leadville/Lake County EDC, PO Box 1503, Leadville, CO 80461.Applications accepteduntil filled.







Job Title:        Executive Director                              December 3, 2019


Salary:             $80,000-$100,000 +benefits               Position will be open until filled

                        Depending on Experience



Interested parties should forward a resume, cover letter, list of four work-related references and a brief written discussion on “How you would approach Economic Development in Leadville, CO” to the Leadville/Lake County Economic Development Corporation (LLCEDC), PO Box 1503, Leadville, CO 80461 or  email to



The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the LLCEDC by working with the Board Directors and various stakeholders of Lake County to aggressively implement the LLCEDC Goals and Initiatives. The program’s purpose is to create jobs & diversify the economy in the Leadville/Lake County area through retention and expansion of local companies, assistance of new companies, and recruiting of outside companies to expand to or move to the area.  The ED will efficiently and effectively manage all activities, programs and operations of the LLCEDC. 



Essential Functions:

  1. Oversee establishment/implementation of both short and long-term community economic development strategic goals and objectives.  Specifically charged with developing and executing action plans and activities to implement the LLCEDC strategy of business retention/expansion/attraction in the Leadville/Lake County area.

  2. Collaboratively represent, effectively communicate and maintain working relations with all local, regional & state business representatives, government officials and general public concerning all related economic development activities.

  3. Produce and maintain an accurate file of information on the Lake County area that includes detailed information about land, buildings, services, resources and other items of interest to potential business clients.  Become as personally familiar as practical with all regions and aspects of the area’s resources.

  4. Develop and coordinate the training resources required for new and expanding Lake County area businesses.  These training resources to include both vocational and college level activities.  Continue and expand the use of the SCORE assistance program.

  5. Prepare and execute such contracts and commitments as may be authorized by the Board of Directors or by established policies with businesses, governmental agencies and other entities as necessary to promote economic development in the Lake County Area.

  6. Research/develop/coordinate the concept of a “One-Stop-Shop” approach to assist existing and new businesses in their expansion or startup endeavors.

  7. Develop marketing plan with accurate/attractive promotional materials to be used in economic development activities. This includes public education and that for the business community as well.


Administrative Functions:

  1. Management of day-to-day operations of the office to include supervising & mentoring of staff/volunteers in carrying out the goals and objectives of the LLCEDC program.

  2. Prepare/manage the fiscal budget to be approved by the Board of Directors; approve/monitor all spending and purchasing; prepare/submit monthly/quarterly/special agendas/reports as directed by the President and/or Board of Directors; prepare/submit annual report for presentation to the membership.

  3. Maintain compliance with state and federal regulations.

  4. Assist the Board in membership recruitment/retention and fund raising as needed.

  5. Communicate with public and respond to media inquiries per Board direction and/or established procedures.

  6. Other duties as assigned or as necessary to the success of the LLCEDC

  7. Participate on subcommittees of the board to address specific initiatives (Events,  Funding and Communications Committees)



The following qualifications are required:

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 3 years relevant EDC experience or a comparable combination of education and verifiable management experience (organizational and people management). 

  • Valid driver’s license, Lake County residence established within 9 months

  • Demonstrated ability to be bonded, maintain confidentiality, work with and manage volunteers, read/write proficiently, make public presentations, utilize computer and broadband technologies

  • Proven ability to establish/maintain effective working relations with community leaders



In addition to the minimum qualifications, preference will be given to candidates with the following qualification:

  • A comprehensive understanding of one or more fields in the area of economic development, particularly Urban Renewal Authority & Tax Incentive Financing.

  • Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) program certification

  • Knowledge of business start-up/analysis/incubation, business/industry funding methods and financial packaging

  • Experience in grant writing, fund raising, strategic planning and facilitating 

  • Experience with planning and zoning



Reports directly to the President of the LLCEDC Board of Directors



All LLCEDC staff & volunteers