Neligh Economic Development

City of Neligh - Economic Development Office

Assistant Director - Job Description 

The Assistant Director for the Neligh Economic Development Office requires the skills and talents of a highly dedicated individual with the ability to collaborate with a group of diverse individuals, boards, business owners, and non-profit organizations working towards improving Neligh, Clearwater, and all of Antelope County.  This position will share duties with the Neligh Economic Development Office and the Neligh Chamber of Commerce and will report to the Director of the Neligh Economic Development Office and be an employee of the City of Neligh.  

Specific Duties include:

  • Assistant Director also serves as Chamber Director and is responsible for general office duties including, but not limited to, providing minutes from Chamber board meetings, preparing agendas, QuickBooks, annual budgets, financial reports, answering the phone, greeting visitors, and Chamber communication (including monthly newsletter), Chamber promotions, advertising and social media as well as assisting the Director of Economic Development.
  • Maintains client confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains office supplies inventory.
  • Maintain visibility at the community level.
  • Assist with maintaining an active presence on social media and websites.
  • Provide assistance with tasks that contribute to event planning and program development.
  • Promotes Neligh & Clearwater with an active and engaging presence at regional, state, and national events.
  • Assist with the development of both short term and long term economic plans and programs not only to enhance current activity in the area, but to encourage future activity.
  • Assist in workforce and business recruitment efforts.Other duties as assigned.


  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Some night and weekend work required.
  • Excellent attendance and timeliness.
  • Ability to lift and move items weighing up to 25 pounds.

Skills required for this position include:

  • Administrative Writing Skills
  • Strong Marketing Experience
  • Scheduling
  • Microsoft Office Skills / QuickBooks
  • Professionalism
  • Organization
  • Budgeting
  • Strong Verbal Communication 
  • Bachelors or Associates Degree Preferred
  • A strong personal and professional interest in community and economic development.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • The ability to work with volunteer boards, working groups and committees.  Experience and openness to working as a member of a team.
  • Ability to multi-task several projects at once.
  • Strong dedication to building a thriving future for Neligh, Clearwater, and Antelope County.
  • Two years of experience in business, customer service or related field.

Skills preferred for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Two years’ experience in business, economic development, Chamber of Commerce work or similar fields.
  • Experience with QuickBooks or other invoicing/budgetary programs.
  • A strong background in business administration, business development and/or marketing.
  • The ability to initiate new projects and manage existing projects with little oversight.
  • The ability to perform in high-intensity work environments.


  • This is an hourly, full-time position; compensation is negotiable based on experience, education and skills. Flexible hours of work.  Benefits include: paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick leave, health insurance; and employer retirement contributions.  The City of Neligh is an equal opportunity employer.


Please turn in your resume to or drop off/mail to the Neligh Economic Development Office at 105 East Second Street, Neligh, Nebraska.