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Executive Director
Ouachita Partnership for Economic Development
Camden, Arkansas

The Ouachita Partnership for Economic Development (OPED) in Camden Arkansas is recruiting a new Executive Director to replace its retiring Director. Focus areas include marketing, retention, workforce training & recruitment, community development & investment, and revenue generation.  Local assets include timber with active prospects and a large cluster of defense manufacturers with a highly-skilled workforce of 3,000 + employees. Our defense cluster specializes in military ordnance, guided missile and rocket systems, and expects to expand into military vehicle manufacturing next year. New Executive Director should be a relationship builder with advanced skills in project development, marketing, graphic design, writing and fund raising. Ideal candidate will have Bachelor’s degree, three or more years of full-time economic development experience, and have or be working towards certification from a national or state economic development program; equivalent education and experience will be considered. Position is open until filled. Search Committee review begins on 02/03/2015. For application instructions and more information about the job, see For information about the region, see

Date Posted: January 21, 2015