Employment Opportunities

Join Our Team: Economic Development Executive Director 

Are you ready to make a significant impact on the economic landscape of our community? Wall Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is seeking a dynamic and driven individual to fill the pivotal role of Economic Development Executive Director. As the primary driver of economic growth and prosperity for Wall and its surrounding areas, you'll play a vital role in shaping our future.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership and Oversight: Lead the implementation of the WEDC Strategic Plan, focusing on capital and organizational growth, housing development, business retention and expansion, and business creation and attraction.
  • Administrative Management: Manage day-to-day operations of WEDC, including preparing for and conducting monthly board meetings, maintaining nonprofit status, and submitting required reports.
  • Community Engagement: Act as a liaison between WEDC, local businesses, city departments, and community stakeholders, representing our interests at various levels.


  • Education: High School Diploma required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred in public/business administration, economics, or related field.
  • Experience: Experience in economic development or nonprofit management preferred.
  • Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, strong communication and networking skills, ability to work independently and collaboratively, and maintain confidentiality.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Hourly Rate: $24/hour, with overtime available.
  • Benefits: Medical, dental, and vision insurance, vacation and sick leave, retirement plan.

Join us in shaping the future of Wall and its surrounding areas through sustainable economic development. Together, we can build a thriving community for generations to come.
Application Deadline: Until position is filled.

How to Apply:

If you're ready to take on this exciting opportunity, please download the application and job description. Alternatively, you can pick up a physical copy of the application at the City Office at 501 Main Street, Wall, SD. Once you've completed the application, please submit it to Dawn Hilgenkamp at dawn.hilgenkamp@gmail.com.
For more information or inquiries, feel free to reach out to Dawn directly at (605)685-4166.

Wall ED Executive Director Job Application
Wall ED Executive Director Job Description