San Juan County, New Mexico

About 4CED:

4CED leads the economic development efforts in the Four Corners region by recruiting, building, and supporting businesses to diversify the economy and create quality jobs.

Role Overview:

We are seeking an experienced and motivated CEO to provide leadership in achieving economic growth and development in the region. The CEO will report to the Executive Committee of the 4CED Board of Directors.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Organizational Leadership
  • Community Development
  • Finance Management
  • Communication & Marketing
  • Existing Business Support
  • Trend Analysis

Key Tasks:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Decision Making
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Relationship Building & Public Relations
  • Influencing & Advising
  • Writing & Administration
  • Information Integration
  • Cooperation & Liaison
  • Evaluation
  • Membership Development


  • Bachelor's degree in business, business administration, management, or a related field
  • 5-10 years of experience in economic development or related private business, including three years in a supervisory role
  • Master's degree or CEcD certification preferred
  • Desired Skills and Experience:
  • High-level executive experience in business management and leadership
  • Economic development background
  • Track record in new business recruitment, BRE, workforce development, entrepreneurship, and startup support
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills
  • Experience working with the Site Selector community

Desired Characteristics:

  • Flexible
  • Strong leader
  • Facilitator
  • Diplomatic
  • Communicator
  • Integrity
  • Focused
  • Resourceful
  • Creative
  • Collaborative
  • Listener


  • Engaged board with key community leaders
  • Opportunity to impact a community by pivoting from the legacy coal industry
  • Collaborative relationships with stakeholders
  • Quality of life in a small-town setting with metropolitan amenities
  • Access to renowned Four Corners natural and historical sites
  • Robust healthcare system and regional hospital


Scott Bird, Interim CEO

5101 College Blvd.
Farmington, NM 87402