Community Development Manager/Director

The Crawford Partnership for Education & Economic Development, a 501(c)(3) public-private partnership based in Bucyrus, Ohio, is seeking a dedicated and experienced Community Development Manager. This role involves managing community development activities in Crawford County and its municipalities, including Bucyrus, Galion, Crestline, and New Washington. The ideal candidate will posses strong grant administration, writing, and community development project skills, along with experience in community engagement and planning. Responsibilities include overseeing infrastructure projects, quality of life initiatives, residential development, brownfield redevelopment, and downtown revitalization. The position offers a salary of $65,000 to $75,000, depending on experience, with applications due by 5:00 p.m. July 1, 2024.

The Crawford Partnership, established in 2006, acts as a development and change agent for Crawford County, a top-performing non-metro area for economic development. Recent accomplishments, including securing significant grants like the CDBG administration and an EPA Brownfield Assessment grant, have highlighted the need for this role. The organization provides a flexible and supportive work environment with benefits such as flexible hours, partial remote work, medical and dental insurance, retirement match, and professional development opportunities.

On May 28, 2024, the Crawford Partnership for Education & Economic Development (Crawford Partnership) launched a search for our next team member, a Community Development Manager/Director. Here is the basic information:

  • Position DescriptionClick here.
  • Search VideoWatch here. (President & CEO David Zak talk about the position and organization here. Video is also below.)
  • Application Materials – All application materials should be emailed to Materials should include both a cover letter and resume. Additionally, candidates can submit a video or link to a video introducing yourself.
  • Deadline for Submission – 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 1, 2024.
  • Questions – Please direct to or call 419-563-1809.

Learn More

There will be several opportunities to learn more about the Crawford Partnership and this opportunity. These include, in addition to this website: