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Deputy Director, Northern California
Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF)
Salary: DOQ

Jon Description: Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) is a national non-profit community development financial institution that is dedicated to creating pathways of opportunity for low income people and communities. Since our founding in 1984, LIIF has mobilized more than $1.8B in capital, improved the lives of more than 1.7 million people, and been recognized for our leadership on innovative community development initiatives.

The Deputy Director, Northern California, will be the external face of LIIF in the region, with the goal of discovering loan fund opportunities and other community development activities. The Deputy Director will cultivate relationships with influential partners throughout the Northern California region.

This opportunity will allow a dedicated community development professional to represent one of the strongest community development financial institutions in the country, working with a collaborative and passionate team to drive change for low income people and communities.

To learn more, please contact Evan Carper or see the full job description available at: commongoodcareers.force.com.

Economic Development Manager
City of Redlands
Salary: $8,404.75 – $10,216.00 Monthly
Deadline: June 27, 2016 by 5:00 P.M.

Under general direction, manages, plans, organizes, directs, and participates in the development and implementation of Economic Development programs and activities for the City emphasizing on the stimulation of business retention, expansion, attraction and workforce development while enhancing Redlands’ economic base; serves as a coordinator for major Economic Development projects; prepares studies and reports; and performs other related duties as assigned including Successor Agency and Oversight Board duties.

Click here to download the Economic Development Manager job description.

Economic Development Officer
City of Henderson, Nevada
Salary: $64,650 – $86,200 Annually
Deadline Date: June 20, 2016

Job Description: The City of Henderson, NV seeks candidates for its Economic Development Officer position that coordinates and implements business recruitment efforts for the City’s Economic Development program. This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic team in Southern Nevada. Ideal candidate is skilled in marketing, site selection analysis, incentives and deal structuring, and will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Economics, Finance, Marketing, or related field, and minimum three years’ experience in economic development.  Desirable: Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), Master’s degree. Learn more or apply at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/henderson.

Economic Development Specialist
City of Henderson, Nevada
Salary: $58,950 – $78,600 Annually
Deadline Date: June 20, 2016

Job Description: The City of Henderson, NV seeks candidates for its Economic Development Specialist position that coordinates and implements marketing and research initiatives and directs the local business program for the City’s Economic Development division. This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic team in Southern Nevada. Ideal candidate is skilled in marketing, research, grant administration and program coordination, and will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communications, or related field, and three years’ experience in economic development or similar professional experience.  Learn more or apply at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/henderson.

Executive Director of Community Development
City of Santa Ana
Salary: $122,580 – $173,124 Annually (Plus comprehensive executive benefit package)
Deadline Date: June 18, 2016 by 5:30 pm

Job Description: Santa Ana, in Orange County, is the eleventh largest city in California with a population of 325,000.  The city is 10 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean and 33 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

The Executive Director will lead the Community Development Agency in initiatives related to new business opportunities, new venues for visual and performing arts, renovation of commercial and industrial areas, affordable housing programs, and management of a full-service job search/training center.  Challenges include implementing the City’s 5-year Strategic Plan and assisting the Planning & Building Agency in updating the City’s General Plan.  The ideal candidate has impressive experience working with city staff, elected officials and community stakeholders under the City Manager’s guidance.

Requires five years of responsible management-level experience involving the administration and management of a comprehensive community development program; B.A. (Master’s preferred) in public or business administration or related field.

Please apply at www.santa-ana.org.  Contact: Ellen Smiley esmiley@santa-ana.org.  EOE/ADA

Planning & Economic Development Director
City of Santa Rosa
Salary: $128,659 – $160,965 Annually DOQE
Deadline Date: May 23, 2016

Job Description: Just 55 miles north of San Francisco, you’ll find a vibrant City overflowing with all there is to love about California. Welcome to Santa Rosa, where everything comes together. With a growing population of 175,000, Santa Rosa is the North Bay’s premier location for technology and entrepreneurial businesses and the economic engine that drives the region. The Department of Planning & Economic Development has a $5.3M budget and staff of 50 in the divisions of Building, Planning, Engineering Services, and Economic Development.  The ideal candidate will bring proven leadership, energy, and clarity in translating community objectives into definable goals for the Department.  A background in economic development as well as knowledge of local government planning and building is required. Bachelor’s degree in urban or regional planning, civil engineering, public or business administration or a related field required; Master’s desired.

Please send your cover letter and resume electronically to: Peckham & McKenney apply@peckhamandmckenney.com

Resumes acknowledged within two business days.  Call Bobbi Peckham or Clay Phillips at (866) 912-1919 for more information.  A detailed brochure is available at www.peckhamandmckenney.com.

Director of Economic Development & Innovation
City of San Rafael
Salary: $130,872 – $159,072 Annually DOQ/DOE
Deadline Date: May 11, 2016

Job Description: The ideal candidate will have a history of pushing the envelope to bridge the public-private divide, think beyond bureaucracy and grow a strong and innovative business community. The successful candidate will be well-versed in contemporary aspects of urban design, economic development and community engagement.  This position requires skill in change management, collaboration and ability to build strong relationships with the Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Business Improvement District and the business community at-large.  Come join a first-rate executive team.  This is your chance to bring a new economic development approach to enrich quality of life in San Rafael.

The City is seeking a candidate with exceptional communication skills, a deep understanding of community building and polished facilitation skills to promote healthy debate that supports diverse opinions and creative solutions.  Five years of progressively responsible experience in economic and business development including two years of experience in a management capacity and a Bachelor’s degree in economics, business administration, public policy, public administration, marketing/communications, regional land-use planning, urban planning, or closely related field are required; Master’s degree preferred. Full job description/details

Contact information: Sylvia Gonzalez, (415) 485-3391

Community Development Director
City of Thousand Oaks
Salary: $141,373 – $212,060
Deadline Date: May 6, 2016 at 5 pm

Job Description: Fifty years of achievement have made Thousand Oaks one of the most sought after places to live, work and play in California. The community of 129,000 residents is home to excellent schools, outstanding parks, numerous corporate headquarters, diverse retail opportunities, cultural amenities and 15,500 acres of open space.

The new Director will be an innovative and proactive leader with a positive, forward thinking perspective; and be responsible for the delivery of planning, open space management, building, inspection, plan review, code compliance, housing, and permit approval services. The City is in the midst of an organizational renewal with major emphasis on community engagement, innovation, collaboration, use of technology and continuous improvement.

Ten years of increasingly responsible community development experience, including at least three years of responsibility for urban planning/development, and a Bachelor’s Degree are required (Master’s preferred).  For more information please visit our website:  www.toaks.org or contact Gary Rogers or Sandra Bill at 805-449-2144

Economic Development and Housing Manager
City of La Habra
Salary: $97,624 – $121,919 Annually
Deadline Date: April 28, 2016

Job Description: The City of La Habra is recruiting to fill the position of Economic Development and Housing Manager in the Community Development Department.  This position is an exempt management at-will position which reports to the Director/Deputy Director of Community Development. Applications are available through the City’s website at www.lahabraca.gov or in the Human Resources Department. Applications will be accepted until 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28, 2016. For more information please visit our website at www.lahabracity.com

Community Development Director
Town of Windsor
Salary: $122,628 – $153,144 DOQE (increasing by 3.5% on July 1st) with excellent benefits.
Deadline Date: April 4, 2016

Job Description: The Town of Windsor is famous for its family-friendly environment in a region known for its wine making, culinary arts, and breathtaking vistas.  With a population of over 27,000 – 5,300 of which are school age – and an ongoing focus on family and community values, the Town continues to grow and thrive.  The Director reports to the Town Manager and with a staff of seven is responsible for the current, advance and environmental planning, building plan check, permitting, inspection, historic preservation, and code compliance activities of the Town.  The new Director will provide proactive visionary leadership to the department and will successfully oversee an active development environment with multiple priorities including an on-going General Plan update.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills are needed in order to effectively stay abreast of the large project load and to ensure timely processing of permits, development plans, and project delivery.  This is a tremendous opportunity to join a team where you will be provided the tools and support needed to be successful.  Bachelor’s degree in a related field and five years of management and/or administrative experience required.  Master’s degree, AICP certification, and/or public sector experience preferred.

Please send your cover letter and resume electronically to: Peckham & McKenney apply@peckhamandmckenney.com

Call Phil McKenney at (866) 912-1919 for more information or to request a detailed brochure that describes in greater detail this tremendous opportunity.

The brochure is also available on our web site at www.peckhamandmckenney.com.

Deputy Director
Department of Development Services
City of Long Beach
Salary: Attractive salary and benefits; appointment is DOQ.
Deadline Date: March 21, 2016

Job Description: Boasting amenities few cities can offer, Long Beach blends big city convenience with the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of an ocean-side community.  With a diverse population of nearly 470,000, Long Beach provides exciting future development opportunities.  Within Long Beach Development Services, the Deputy Director represents the department as 2nd in command, directly overseeing the Building & Safety Bureau and the Neighborhood Services Bureau (130+ FTEs).  The ideal candidate brings proven leadership and management skills with a background in community development, planning, building, and code enforcement.  Strengths in customer service, collaboration with other operating departments, decision-making, and political acumen are strongly desired.  A Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree preferred.

Please send your cover letter and resume electronically to: Peckham & McKenney

Resumes acknowledged within two business days.  Call Bobbi Peckham at (866) 912-1919 for more information.  A detailed brochure is available at www.peckhamandmckenney.com.

Economic Development Manager
City of Seaside
Salary:  $92,689 – $110,698 Annually
Application Due Date:  March 6, 2016

Job Description: Under administrative direction of the City Manger, the Economic Development Manager plans, organizes, directs and administers the City’s economic development activities and performs other work as required. For the complete job description please click here.

Apply online at the City of Seaside

Marketing Manager
City of Oakland
Salary: $107,932 – $132,531 Annually, DOQ
Deadline Date: March 7, 2016

Job Description: Oakland is a dynamic city with 50 distinct and eclectic neighborhoods, 17 commercial districts, an increasingly vibrant downtown, a strong economic base, world-class arts and entertainment venues, superior cultural and recreational amenities, and a rich multicultural heritage. Oakland is the eighth largest city in California with an estimated population of 413,000 residents.

The Marketing Manager will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to plan, organize, and implement marketing program(s) that position the City of Oakland as a prime location for business and investment, and as a center of creativity and innovation. The Marketing Manager is a senior member of the Economic and Workforce Development Department and reports directly to the Director. The position will represent the department and the City at meetings and conferences, and will train and supervise assigned staff, including a part-time graphic designer.

A bachelor’s degree and experience in developing marketing/branding strategies are required; a master’s degree and public sector experience are desirable.

To learn more about this exciting career opportunity review a complete position brochure at

www.managementpartners.com and visit the City’s website at www.oaklandnet.com.

Submit a cover letter and resume to search@managementpartners.com

Business Expansion, Attraction and Retention Manager – U1606 (Unclassified)
City of San Diego
Salary: DOQ
Deadline Date: March 11, 2016 by 5:00 pm (PST)

Job Description: To view the complete announcement please click here.

Director of Planning and Neighborhood Services
City of Milpitas
Salary: $152,199 – $197,950 Annually, DOQE with excellent benefits
Deadline Date: February 29, 2016

Job Description: Located at the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay, Milpitas is a progressive community that is an integral part of the high tech Silicon Valley, often called the “Crossroads of Silicon Valley,” with most of its 13.63 square miles of land situated between two major freeways.  With a very diversified resident population of over 71,000, Milpitas features quality schools and conveniently located neighborhood parks and shopping centers.  The city is seeking an experienced, creative and passionate Director to lead the city’s efforts in land use and long-range planning and to take the department from great to fantastic.  Bachelor’s degree and eight years experience with at least three years of supervisory experience required, Master’s degree highly desirable.

Please send your cover letter and resume electronically to: Peckham & McKenney apply@peckhamandmckenney.com

Call Phil McKenney at (866) 912-1919 for more information or to request a detailed brochure that describes in greater detail this tremendous opportunity.

The brochure is also available on our web site at www.peckhamandmckenney.com.

Economic Development Manager/Business Operations Director
City of Ontatrio
Salary: Economic Development Manager ($8,223 – $9,995 Monthly), Business Operations Director ($9, 145 – $11,116 Monthly)
Deadline Date: February 19, 2016

Job Description: The City of Ontario, one of the fastest growing and most financially stable communities in Southern California, is seeking an individual with a natural gift for leadership and brand management to join our team.  The Economic Development Manager position is designed for a qualified individual with strong leadership qualities who has advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of economic development programming and administration. The Business Operations Director position performs the same essential functions but will take an expanded role in long range planning for Department operations, business negotiations, and will take a critical (high profile) role in supporting the Office of the City Manager.  The successful candidate will be hired as either an Economic Development Manager or Business Operations Director depending on the candidate’s qualifications for the position and the needs of the hiring department.

For a complete job announcement and to apply online, please visit the City of Ontario’s website at www.ontarioca.gov/employment. Contact information – hr@ci.ontario.ca.us

Economic Development Manager
City of Corona
Salary: $8,468 – $10,338 Monthly, DOQ
Deadline Date: February 19, 2016

Job Description: The City of Corona (approximate population 162,087) is now seeking an Economic Development Manager who is experienced and proactive. The ideal candidate will be someone who stays abreast of current trends in the industry and is aware of realities in the field. It is critical that the new incumbent be politically astute, have outstanding communication skills, and understand the need for creative solutions to economic development issues. Equally important will be experience and abilities in developing effectual community outreach and facilitating cooperation and consensus among diverse stakeholders. A typical candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Economics, Business Administration, Urban Planning, or a closely related field; a Master’s degree in one of these fields is preferred. Five years of increasingly responsible experience directly related to economic development and redevelopment, including several years of lead or supervisory experience is expected. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please apply online at www.bobmurrayassoc.com. Contact Valerie Phillips at (916) 784-9080 with questions.

Chief Operating Officer
Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance
Salary: DOQ
Deadline Date: February 19, 2016

Job Description: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (NV) – Chief Operating Officer. Jorgenson Consulting has been retained to conduct a national search for an outstanding executive to lead management and operation of all facets of organization while supporting the CEO. Top focus areas include economic development, finance, administrative and partnership building. The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance is a 501(c)6 membership organization dedicated to developing the economies of Las Vegas, Clark County, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder City, and Mesquite through regional cooperation, global trade, and global connectivity.  A complete job profile can be requested at current searches at www.jci-inc.net or LVGEA@jci-inc.net.

Contact information – Todd Jorgenson 866.564.3138

Director of Economic Development
City of Indio
Salary: $112,013.42 – $165,494.84, plus a highly competitive benefits package.

Job Description: One of the fastest growing Cities in California is in search of a Director of Economic Development. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, driven, result-oriented, proactive, innovative, high energy, and articulate. A candidate that is creative in their approach towards economic development is highly desirable. In addition, the Director of Economic Development should have a vision for the future, anticipate issues and potential problems, and act as an agent for positive change.

Eight (8) years of significant, directly related, and progressive economic development experience in the public or private sector in the State of California, including three (3) years administrative or supervisory capacity and a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Business Administration, Urban Planning, Real Estate, Economics or a related field. Master’s Degree is preferred.

To apply, please visit http://www.indio.org/index.aspx?page=828

Community and Economic Development Director
City of Garden Grove
Salary: Up to $195,156, the City also offers a car allowance of $835 per month and participates in CalPERS.
Deadline Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED, The first screening of resumes will occur on January 4, 2016

Job Description: The City of Garden Grove is conducting a search for a seasoned and highly energetic Community and Economic Development Director. Reporting to the City Manager, this newly structured, at-will position is a key member of the City Manager’s Leadership Team. The Community and Economic Development Director plans, directs, and oversees the activities of the Community and Economic Development Department (34 F/T, 3 P/T, and a budget of over $30 million). A Bachelor’s degree and 7 years of administrative and supervisory management experience are required. An advanced degree and/or American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), or Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certificates are a plus but not required. Email compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, salary history, and 6 professional references to apply@ralphandersen.com. If you have any questions or wish to discuss the opportunity further, please call Robert Burg or Teddi Anderson at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com.

Deputy City Manager
City of Pomona
Salary: $8,775 – $11,759/Month; $105,295 – $141,105/Year
Deadline Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED, may close at any time

Job Description: The City of Pomona is looking for an individual with entrepreneurial drive and a vision that meets the challenges and opportunities for dynamic development and downtown revitalization. As a key advisor to the City Manager and City Council, the Deputy City Manager for Business Development will develop and implement a strategy to retain the businesses already in Pomona, promote economic opportunities in Pomona, and attract new and vital business to Pomona; manage the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency and city real estate transactions; and provide leadership to the Vehicle Parking District (VPD) and the VPD Commission.

Five (5) years of professional level experience in business or economic development, redevelopment, municipal program administration and analysis, or related field that includes interaction with elected or other high level officials and/or business executives.

Bachelor’s degree with major course work in public administration, business administration, real estate, urban planning, or related field.

For the complete job description logon to: http://www.ci.pomona.ca.us/index.php/human-resources-home. Apply online at www.ci.pomona.ca.us. First screening – Week of October 12, 2015

Economic Development Analyst

Downtown Long Beach Associates
Salary: $50,000 – $60,000 Annually

Job Description: This position is responsible for developing and executing marketing research activities including but not limited to collecting industry specific market data, maintaining and analyzing economic trends from business license, business retention and expansion program databases. Click here for full description: https://www.downtownlongbeach.org//Uploads/Economic-Development-Analyst-Job-Description-o_J9tWrD.pdf

Contact for application submission:

Please send cover letter resume, references, salary history and expectations to downtownlongbeach@gmail.com. No phone calls please. Only complete packets will be considered.


Economic Development Manager, Full Time

City of Chino
Salary: $6,556 – $8,523 Monthly
Deadline Date: January 25, 2016

Job Description: The Economic Development Manager plans the activities and operations of the City’s Economic Development program; develops marketing programs, emphasizing business retention and attraction; coordinates activities with other City departments, outside agencies and the general public; supervises support staff; assists in developing and monitoring the economic development budget; assists in negotiating financial agreements; and does related work as assigned.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, urban studies, marketing, or a related field, and 3 years of increasingly responsible work experience with economic development programs.  A High School Diploma/G.E.D. and valid Class C California Driver’s License, with a satisfactory driving record, are also required. Satisfactory results from a background investigation, physical examination/drug screen, and an administrative review are required.

To view a detailed job announcement and job description, and to apply online, please visit our website at www.cityofchino.org, or call (909) 334-3267. EOE


















Chief Executive Officer
Mesquite Regional Business, Inc.
Salary: $65,000-$85,000 with a negotiated benefits package, is available, depending on skills and experience.
Deadline Date: Open Until Filled

Mesquite Regional Business, Inc. (MRB) was recently incorporated as a 501 (c) (6) organization to provide efficient, orderly economic and professional management and administration of an economic development program for the City of Mesquite, NV.

For the past two decades, Mesquite has been one of the fastest growing small cities. Business owners benefit from a favorable tax structure and a small town atmosphere with big city amenities. Mesquite is located on I-15 just 85 miles NW of Las Vegas, NV.

The CEO will plan, organize and implement an economic development program through marketing, targeted recruitment, business expansion, completion of strategic projects and the formation of effective public/private partnerships.

A Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred), or comparable experience, is highly desirable. Five to ten years of progressively responsible experience in senior level economic development activities is a minimum requirement.
A salary range of $65-$85,000, with a negotiated benefits package, is available, depending on skills and experience.

Please send resume by email or contact George H. Gault, Chairman, 307-761-1440, georgehgault@gmail.com.




Director of Community Development
City of Dana Point
Salary: DOQ
Deadline Date: December 14, 2012

Dana Point is home to 33,400 residents and is blessed with nearly seven miles of prominent coastal bluffs and rolling hills along the Pacific Ocean. Located in southern Orange County, the City of Dana Point is fiscally sound and has a strong commitment to customer service. The Director of Community Development will oversee an annual budget of $2.9 million and 21 FTE’s in the divisions of planning, building, code enforcement, and economic development. The City is seeking candidates with proven management or leadership experience, ideally involving coastal issues. A Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration, or related field is required; a Master’s is desirable. Salary DOQ.

Please send your cover letter and resume electronically to:
Peckham & McKenney

Resumes acknowledged within two business days. Call Bobbi Peckham at (866) 912-1919 for more information or to request a detailed brochure that describes in greater detail this tremendous opportunity.

The brochure is also available on our web site at www.peckhamandmckenney.com.

Filing deadline is December 14, 2012.






Business Development Manager
County of Placer
Annual salary: $96,345 to $117,104, plus excellent benefits!
Deadline Date: November 30, 2012

The County of Placer, California is seeking a highly skilled professional for the position of Business Development Manager in the County Executive Office.

To learn more about the position and the minimum requirements, please visit the Placer County Personnel Department at www.jobsatplacer.ca.gov. (Please note: see classification Principal Management Analyst)

To be considered for this excellent career opportunity, please complete and submit the on-line application for employment with the Placer County Personnel Department. Applications must be submitted via the County’s website. This recruitment will close on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 5:00 PM.

Annual salary: $96,345 to $117,104, plus excellent benefits!

Equal Opportunity Employer
145 Fulweiler Avenue, Suite 200
Auburn CA 95603
Main Telephone: (530) 889-4060

Housing Program Specialist, Senior
County of Santa Barbara
$65,612 – $80,099
Deadline date: November 26, 2012

Under general direction, coordinates, implements, and maintains assigned federal, state, and local housing finance and community development programs, including Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME, Homebuyer Assistance (HAP), homeless, and redevelopment housing and funding programs; acts as a lead worker; provides technical expertise and training to staff; and performs related duties as required.


  1. Possession of a bachelor’s degree, preferably in urban studies/planning, business administration, public administration, or a closely related field, and two years of professional experience in the administration of affordable housing and community development programs, including HOME, Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), and affordable housing financing; or,
  2. possession of a bachelor’s degree, preferably in urban studies/planning, business administration, public administration, or a closely related field, and two years of experience equivalent to Housing Program Specialist II with Santa Barbara County; or,
  3. A combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Additional Qualifications: Possession of a California Class C Driver’s License may be required.

To view a full description and to apply for this position please visit www.sbcountyjobs.com. If you have any questions please contact Tarah Cronquist at 805-884-8098.

Position Closes: Monday, November 26th at 5:00 pm.

Community Development Director
Salary: $8,638 to $10,929 per month/salary under review
Deadline Date: November 21, 2012

Under the direction of the City Manager, the Community Development Director manages and directs the City’s advance planning functions, policy development, adoption and implementation of major policy and planning documents, including the City’s General Plan, specific plans, and corridor plans. Reviews and issues building and similar permits and conducts plan checks. The Community Development Director is responsible for directing the Community Development Department, coordinating meetings with property owners, businesses, and residents throughout the City; managing Environmental Impact Reports for large City projects and programs, adoption of major updates to the City’s Zoning Ordinance; coordinates contract building and landscape maintenance services, supervises the Animal Control Program, coordinates animal control contract services, and supervises the operational activities of the City’s Code Enforcement program, coordinates the City’s Emergency Services Program, including disaster planning and hazard mitigation.

This position will analyze data, carry planning assignments to completion through the formulation of creative planning proactive solutions, participate in technical research on economic sociological, engineering, and planning problems, develop effective working relationships with officials, other government agencies, the general public and staff; utilize effective management and supervisory techniques. Education: Bachelor’s degree in city or urban planning, landscape architecture, civil engineering, business, public administration, or a related field. A Master’s degree in a related field is highly desirable. Five years of recent professional experience in local planning, zoning administration, economic development programs. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification is highly desirable. Deadline: 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 21, 2012: To Apply: Call (626)285-2171 or visit City Hall, 9701 Las Tunas Drive, Temple City, CA 91780 or the City website at www.ci.temple-city.ca.us

Economic and Workforce Development Director
City of Oakland, CA
Deadline Date: November 9, 2012

Oakland has been named the 5th most desirable place to travel in the world by The New York Times and the 2nd “Can-Do City in America” by Newsweek. It is the center of commerce and trade for the Bay Area and enjoys a diverse, vibrant economy. Major economic drivers include the Port of Oakland, the fourth busiest maritime port in the U.S., Oakland International Airport, and the former Oakland Army Base.

The position: The director of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development is a newly created position that will lead efforts to attract new businesses, retain and strengthen existing business, market to key industries, and strengthen economic development strategies for City neighborhoods. In addition, s/he will oversee opportunities for training, employment and job retention for Oakland residents. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience providing strong leadership, initiative and drive; interpersonal and cultural sensitivity; and the ability to direct and motivate a diverse staff.

Deadline for applications: November 9, 2012. A detailed position brochure is available at www.managementpartners.com. Contact Nancy Hetrick at 408-437-5400 or email search@managementpartners.com for more information.

Economic Development Specialist
City of Concord, California
Salary: $67,849.60 – $84,968.00 annually plus excellent benefits
Deadline Date: November 9, 2012

This position provides professional support for the implementation and administration of services and activities that are designed to implement the City’s Economic Vitality Strategy, promote new development, and increase overall business activity in the City. Objectives include attracting, expanding, and retaining businesses while creating jobs and revenue in the City.

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that would likely provide the relevant knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. Generally, this will require:
Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Marketing, Economics, Planning, or related field.
Experience: Three years of progressively responsible professional experience in economic development including areas such as non-profit economic development corporation work, city or state economic development, or redevelopment experience including financing, project management, property acquisition, or closely related assignments. Strong writing skills are highly desired.

APPLY BY: November 9, 2012. Qualified individuals must apply at the City’s website – www.cityofconcord.org.

EEDD Enterprise Zone Manager
San Joaquin County Employment and Economic Development Department (EEDD)
Salary: $5805 – $7058 Monthly
Deadline Date: November 2, 2012

EEDD is seeking an experienced and highly motivated EEDD Enterprise Zone Manager. The Enterprise Zone Manager will supervise and administer the Enterprise Zone Program for San Joaquin County, coordinate the delivery of economic development services to local employers, and be responsible for accomplishing the goals of the program and reporting to the State, Enterprise Zone Partners, and other stakeholders the Zone’s progress in meeting goals and objectives. Bachelor’s degree required with major in business administration, public administration, economics, marketing or closely related field and 3 years’ experience performing responsible technical, administrative or management work in the area of economic and business development, enterprise zone programs in a local, state, or regional agency, including one year in a supervisory position. Substitution pattern is available. Refer to website for detailed information. FFD is November 2, 2012. Apply online at www.sjgov.org/hr or San Joaquin County Human Resources, 44 N. San Joaquin St, Suite 330, Stockton, CA 95202 (209)468-3370. EOE.

Economic Development Director
County of Monterey
Salary Negotiable Depending on Qualifications
Deadline Date: October 22, 2012

Monterey County, CA seeks an experienced, visionary & entrepreneurial executive to be the Economic Development Director. Monterey County has world-class attractions, a spectacular coastline, and a thriving agricultural industry.

The Economic Development Director is appointed by the County Administrative Officer (CAO) and provides leadership, administration and direction to Economic Development Department staff responsible for economic development, redevelopment, housing and job creation. The Director advises and makes recommendations to the CAO and the Board of Supervisors on economic development issues and strategies, and recommends new programs, discontinuance of existing programs, and/or major program modifications to stimulate the County’s economy and jobs. Requires equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in economics, business, planning or closely related field and five years of progressively responsible administrative experience in economic and employment development. Graduate degree is highly desirable.

For more information visit our website at www.rjamanagement.com/Active_Recruitments.htm. Apply to: Dr. Richard Garcia, RJA Management Services, Inc. 2719 So. Mayflower Ave., Suite A, Arcadia, CA 91006, (626) 447-3318. Open Until Filled. First review begins October 22, 2012.

Hamilton Base Reuse Development Manager
City of Novato, California
Salary: This position is a half-time, 2-year limited term assignment. Total compensation for this position negotiable up to $80,000 per year depending on experience/qualifications.
Deadline Date: October 19, 2012

Over the last 25 years, the City of Novato has advanced a successful conversion of the former Hamilton Air Force Base into a thriving neighborhood comprised of residential and commercial development and community facilities. We are seeking a Hamilton Base Reuse Development Manager. The Manager will strategize, develop, and facilitate a process to maximize revenue potential from City-owned properties, restore numerous historic buildings, and continue to improve the Hamilton neighborhood. The position will work with numerous stakeholders such as the City Council, Hamilton community members, the federal government and private developers.
Please see brochure for education and training requirements. Resume, cover letter outlining qualifications and experience should be emailed to Kelly Gerhardt at hr@novato.org. This position is open and continuous, with first review of resumes Friday, October 19, 2012. For more information, view the position announcement brochure at the City’s website at: Hamilton Base Reuse Development Manager.

Administrative Analyst, Sponsorship
City of Santa Clarita
$5,094 – $6,191/month (A Step – E Step)
Deadline Date: October 15, 2012

Under supervision of the Economic Development Associate, this position provides technical and administrative support to the Economic Development Division. The position’s responsibilities include corporate sponsorship, retail attraction, marketing, business development, and serves as a liaison between City staff and the business community.


Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Economics, Business, Public Administration, or related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver’s license
Master’s Degree highly desirable
Two years professional economic development experience highly desirable
Experience with marketing and/or sponsorship highly desirable

An online completed City application form is required to apply for this position by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 15, 2012. For more information and to apply online please visit www.santa-clarita.com.

Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance
Deadline Date: October 11, 2012

The Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance, a public private collaborative of businesses, local governments and other community organizations seeks candidates for the position of President. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President will lead the organization in its
mission to attract industry to one of the fastest growing regions in California. The President will also work with local businesses on expansion programs and in building partnerships to fund the organization. The position requires a self starter with strong communications and interpersonal skills and the proven ability to work with the business
community and local governments. Economic development, community development, marketing, non-profit management or related experience desired. Must have at least a B.A., (Master’s degree preferred). For more information on GAVEA, visit www.aveconomy.org. Please send resume, salary requirements and references by October 11, 2012 to GAVEA, Attn: Albert Gatton, 1028 West Ave. L-12, Suite #101, Lancaster, CA 93534 or email to Info@aveconomy.org. No phone calls please. Equal Opportunity Employer.


Senior Vice President And Economic Development Director
Stanislaus Economic Development & Workforce Alliance
Salary: Up to $120,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience
Deadline Date: October 1, 2012


The Alliance is a uniquely structured non-profit corporation that has been designated as the economic and workforce development agency for Stanislaus County. It has responsibility for business attraction, expansion and retention, entrepreneurial development, research, business education partnerships, along with workforce services provided by Alliance Worknet, a county department assigned to the Alliance.

Qualifications and Abilities:

Successful candidate will have:

  • Eight years senior level ED experience
    Experience building strategic partnerships, alliances and business recruitment
  • Successful track record in attraction of domestic/international start-ups or relocations
  • Existing relationships with site selection consultants
    Good management/communication/ marketing skills
  • Four year degree in field related to business development
    Experience working with state/ regional organizations
    Interacted with job training organizations/ boards (PIC or WIBs)

Duties and responsibilities:

The Senior VP will have responsibility for all ED programs and lead an aggressive business attraction effort. Position will support the President/CEO in overseeing Alliance programs. Candidate will possess thorough knowledge of economic development, small business and workforce programs and have the ability to build partnerships and consensus.
Salary up to $120,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience

Applications accepted until October 1, 2012.

Email resumes, cover letter and contact information to bassittb@stanalliance.com for more information please visit www.stanalliance.com.

Community Development Program Manager
City of Lompoc (Lompoc, CA)
Salary: $4,918.16 – $5,977.92 Monthly
Deadline Date: October 1, 2012 at 11:59 P.M. Pacific Time

Under general direction, the Community Development Program Manager, is responsible for the management of a variety of federal and state grant programs including CDBG, HOME, CHRP-O, and RHCP. The incumbent designs and implements grant related programs; directs preparation of grant applications and grant agreements; establishes program goals, measurable objectives and advises City Council and the public on program effectiveness; and performs other work as required.

Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in public administration, urban planning, or closely related field AND four (4) years in design and implementation of federal block grant and home programs.

For a detailed job bulletin go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lompocca/default.cfm or call Human Resources at (805) 875-8208

San Diego North Economic Development Council
Salary: $85,000-$110,000 DOQ
Deadline Date: September 28, 2012

The San Diego North Economic Development Council seeks an experienced, dynamic economic development professional with strong entrepreneurial, marketing and communication skills. Reporting directly to the 22-member Board of Directors, this position will provide the leadership required to manage and grow a 501(c)6 nonprofit into a strategic organization that facilitates high-impact economic development in North San Diego County.

In particular, the Board is looking for an individual who: (1) demonstrates a successful track record working in a knowledge-based economy; (2) is a great communicator and facilitator; (3) understands the economic development process, including the required interface with appropriate entitling agencies; (4) has a minimum BA/BS degree from an accredited institution; and (5) has a strong ability to work with a volunteer board and Council membership.

Salary Range – $85,000-$110,000 DOQ; Start date by 12/1/12

Submit cover letter, resume with salary history and 3-6 references electronically to: Rick Gittings at rgittings@sdnedc.org by 5:00 pm on September 28, 2012. Full description available on SDNEDC website http://www.sdnedc.org

Please: no phone calls about this job; recruiters, don’t contact.

Economic Development Analyst
City of West Hollywood
Salary: $79,530 to $101,619 annually
Deadline Date: September 27, 2012

Under the direction of the Economic Development and Special Projects Manager, this position will perform a full range of professional and technical duties supporting the City’s economic development initiatives. You will put your skills in performing complex data analysis and direct outreach to business owners, associations and districts, property owners, and developers to good use. This is an excellent opportunity for a person who wants challenging work in a fast paced environment and has the drive for enhancing and developing all sectors that make West Hollywood the destination of choice for hospitality and entertainment.
Requirements: At least 3 years of experience working for a public agency that offers an urban experience with hospitality and entertainment venues preferred. A Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration, Communications, Business or a closely related field.

Applications are due September 27, 2012 by 5:00 p.m. Salary range $79,530 to $101,619 annually. To apply and review our benefit package go to www.weho.org/jobs. Contact Susan Schumacher if you have questions at 323-848-6325 or sschumacher@weho.org
Resumes only not accepted.

Economic and Community Development Director
City of Lake Elsinore
Lake Elsinore, CA
Salary: $9,226 – $11,214 PER MONTH
Deadline Date: Open Until Filled

Summary: Oversees the programs, services, budgeting, and staffing of the City’s Economic and Community Development Department including Planning, Building and Safety, and Economic Development.

Required Education / Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in Economic Development / Community Development including urban or regional planning, and two years in a supervisory or management capacity with a bachelor’s degree in urban or regional planning or a related field. A master’s degree in urban planning, public administration or business administration may be substituted for one year of the required non-supervisory experience.

Required Licenses / Certificates: Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid California Class C driver’s license. AICP or Economic Development designation is highly desirable.

WHEN TO APPLY: Please apply immediately. This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED

WHERE TO APPLY: Please mail or hand-deliver a City of Lake Elsinore job application to the following address: City of Lake Elsinore, Attn: Human Resources, 130 South Main Street, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530. To obtain an application, please visit us at the above address or visit our website at www.lake-elsinore.org. Faxes and/or emails will not be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

City Manager
City of Pismo Beach
Salary: DOQE
Deadline Date: September 16, 2012

One of California’s most desirable coastal communities is seeking a new City Manager. Located on the Central Coast in San Luis Obispo County, the City of Pismo Beach is home to a permanent population of 7,655 and up to 32,000 seasonal residents. City operations and services are supported by 89 full-time and 35-50 part-time staff and a General Fund FY2012-13 budget of $15.9 million (total budget $30 million).

The ideal candidate will be a visionary and results-oriented leader with a history of admirable fiscal stewardship. He/she will be guided by a management style that supports a collegial culture and cohesive teamwork. Superior interpersonal and communications skills will also be expected. Ten (10) years of municipal management or administrative experience and a Bachelor’s degree are required. A Master’s degree is preferred.

Salary will be DOQE. Salary is supplemented by an attractive benefits package. This recruitment will close on Sunday, September 16, 2012. For detailed recruitment brochure and to apply online, visit www.tbcrecruiting.com.

Community Development Director
City of West Hollywood
Salary: Open and dependent upon qualifications
Deadline Date: September 14, 2012

The City of West Hollywood, with 37,000 residents and 1.9 square miles, is located in the center of one of the world’s greatest concentrations of creative arts and entertainment. As a premiere City, West Hollywood is proactive in responding to the unique needs of the diverse community and is creative in finding solutions to managing the urban environment.

The new Community Development Director will oversee the three divisions that comprise the department; Building & Safety, Current & Historic Preservation Planning, and Long Range & Mobility Planning. The Director reports to the City Manager and will serve as a key member of the City’s senior management team. The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in city planning and a progressive leadership style with the ability to expand and develop organizational capacity through mentorship. Interpersonally, the need is for excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and the ability to listen and hear inputs from constituents and partners. A background that includes at least five years in managing staff within a planning or community development environment and a Bachelor’s degree in a related area are required. An MA/MS along with an AICP is highly desirable but not required.

To apply, submit your letter of interest, resume, current salary and five work related references (email preferred) to Paul Kimura. A formal job announcement is available on our website at http://www.averyassoc.net/jobs.

Avery Associates
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030
jobs@averyassoc.net (email)

Assistant City Manager
City of Anaheim
Salary:  Competitive, DOQE, and supplemented by an attractive benefits package
Deadline Date: September 3, 2012

California’s 10th largest city is seeking an Assistant City Manager. A diverse metropolis in heart of Orange County, Anaheim (pop. 341,000+) is home to more than 8,500 businesses. The community is also known for its diverse neighborhoods, quality schools and appealing cultural arts. The City’s resort, convention and professional sporting venues help attract over 20 million visitors per year. A full-service municipality spanning 50 square miles, Anaheim is supported by approximately 3,100 employees and a total FY2012-13 budget of $1.5 billion.

The position will have line authority over assigned departments and will lead key community and economic development initiatives. Ten years of experience in municipal government with at least three years of senior management experience are required. Experience serving in a diverse community is strongly preferred. A Bachelor’s degree is required and a Master’s degree is desirable.

Salary will be competitive, DOQE, and supplemented by an attractive benefits package. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply immediately as resumes will be reviewed promptly upon receipt. This recruitment will close no later than midnight Monday, September 3, 2012. For detailed brochure and to apply online visit – www.tbcrecruiting.com.

Director of Microloan Lending
Valley Economic Development Center
Deadline Date: Until Filled

Under the general direction and supervision of the Vice President of Lending, the Director of Microloan Lending is responsible for supporting the strategic growth of the Microloan Program which includes, at a minimum, implementing and managing the business development component of VEDC’s Microloan programs, the management and development of all new and existing Loan Programs, in accordance with the established credit philosophy, policies, and procedures of the Loan Committees and coordinating with VEDC’s Marketing Department to implement a marketing plan for the Microloan Program. Click here for more information and how to apply.

Economic Development/Grant Manager
City of Dixon
$5,285 – $6,423 per mo. + benefits
Deadline Date: August 19, 2012

The City of Dixon is seeking an Economic Development/Grants Manager to develop, coordinate and implement the overall economic development plan for the City.  Acts as project manager to facilitate development projects within the city. Administers marketing and outreach programs for new businesses and for the retention and expansion of existing businesses.  Provides specialized administrative support for preparing state and federal grant applications and in the oversight of grant funds and project activities.

It is the intent of the City Council that the Economic Development/Grants Manager recognizes that the key objectives of the City’s General Plan and growth management ordinance are slow and balanced growth.  The community values business retention and rejuvenation in addition to attraction of quality new economic development activities.

The successful candidate should have three years of increasingly responsible and varied experience in economic development, redevelopment, marketing, grants acquisition and management, real estate or a closely related field.

Final Filing Date – 5 p.m. Sunday, August 19, 2012.  To apply, visit the City Website at www.ci.dixon.ca.us AA/EOE

Economic Development Analyst
City of Menifee
Salary: $56,978 – $69,559 Annually
Deadline Date: August 17, 2012

Under general direction, to assist the Economic Development Director, provides administrative, work-flow support to assigned departmental projects and programs; conducts needs analyses, feasibility studies, and evaluations for assigned projects and programs; develops, summarizes, and maintains administrative and fiscal records; fosters cooperative working relationships among City departments and acts as liaison with various community, public, and regulatory agencies; and performs related work as required. Assist in the planning, developing, organizing, and managing of development programs, projects, and activities within one or more development project areas. Position provides multi-disciplinary assistance/solutions and coordinates all aspects of development projects to ensure project stays on time, and City and development goals are met.

Education and Experience:

Education: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business administration, public administration, or a related field. Specialized training or certificates related to planning, construction management, permit processing, or other closely related field is desirable.

Experience: A range of 3/5 years of professional administrative or analytical experience in economic development, real estate development, urban planning, architecture, or related field.  Click here for more information.

Economic Development Manager
City of Novato
Salary: $105,096 – $127,740 annually
Deadline Date: July 30, 2012

The City of Novato is recruiting for a dynamic Economic Development Manager to lead the City’s next phase of economic partnership and enhancement. Novato has a number of existing assets and projects for a strategic and innovative individual to build upon in creating and implementing a new economic development strategic plan. The ideal candidate will have experience developing and implementing economic development activities designed to encourage business investment, while simultaneously working as a partner with elected and appointed officials, employees and the public. To learn more about this career opportunity and view the application instructions, please visit http://www.novato.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=9006

The deadline for applications is July 30, 2012 at 5:00p.m.

Community Development Director
City of Santa Clarita
Salary: $142,212 to $172,860 annually, DOQ
Deadline Date: July 16, 2012

Located in a picturesque valley 35 miles north of Los Angeles, Santa Clarita is confident in its growing role as a first choice community for raising families and building businesses.

The Community Development Director (CDD) reports directly to the City Manager and oversees a department with abudget of approximately $10.9M and includes a full-time staff of 40 assigned to the areas of Planning, Community Preservation, Housing, Redevelopment and Economic Development.  The CDD plays an important role as a key member of the executive team, providing guidance and input on a number of citywide issues.  The successful candidate will possess the equivalent of six years of increasingly responsible experience in urban or regional planning, economic development and/or redevelopment, including at least two years in a supervisory or management capacity, and a Bachelor’s degree in urban or regional planning, civil engineering, public administration or related field. Planning experience, a Master’s degree and certification as an AICP are highly desirable.

To apply, submit your letter of interest, resume, current salary and five work related references (email preferred) to Bill Avery. A formal job announcement is available on our website at http://www.averyassoc.net/jobs.

Avery Associates
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA  95030
jobs@averyassoc.net (email)

Vice President

Downtown Long Beach Associates
Deadline: Open Until Filled (Posted on June 25, 2012)


Position requires an energetic, results-oriented professional eager to assume an increasingly responsible leadership and management role in a successful downtown organization. Ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years management experience in a downtown, private sector, government or non-profit organizations. Ability to manage complex issues and projects, work effectively with a variety of constituencies, supervise staff, work with volunteers and build consensus among diverse stakeholders are essential skills.



  • Establish strong working relations with downtown business and property owners, commercial brokers, developers and local economic development officials to advance downtown interests.
  • Play major role in facilitating public-private partnerships involving local government and private investors to support downtown master plan.
  • Provide and/or develop expertise not currently present at DLBA, including financing of complex development projects (e.g.: Planning and Zoning, Community Development Corporations, business incentive or loan programs, Enterprise Zone) and capital improvement projects.
  • Serve as an advocate for downtown business and property owners and prospective investors in the development process.
  • Track economic data trends.


  • Establish strong working relationships with local, regional and national government officials.
  • Facilitate communications and contacts between downtown stakeholders and government officials.
  • Represent DLBA and downtown on a variety of government committees and task forces.
  • Assist CEO in monitoring local, state and federal legislation, policies and issues which impact downtown.
  • Assist CEO in preparing organizational position statements on downtown issues and projects for review and adoption by DLBA Board prior to presentation before government bodies such as the City Council and Planning


  • Establish strong working relations with local media and marketing professionals.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with Marketing and Events Department to oversee, coordinate and integrate a wide range of communications materials(e.g.: newsletters, website, advertising visitors’ guides, brochures, news releases and annual reports).
  • Ability to make presentations on downtown and DLBA at local, state, and national events.
  • Assist CEO and Staff in positioning downtown Long Beach as premier destination and DLBA as recognized leader for downtown.


  • Ability to work within and manage a complex organizational structure to prioritize and manage multiple projects and issues with frequent deadlines.
  • Would assume a variety of administrative and operational duties including supervision of DLBA staff; budget preparation and management; development and implementation of annual work programs, organizational planning and events.
  • Attend all Board, Executive Committee, Finance, and committee meetings, providing staff support as assigned by CEO.



Bachelor’s Degree in related field (i.e. business administration, public administration, urban planning).


Five years downtown management experience within a city population of 500,000+ and a District with an annual budget of $2 million+ is preferred. Experience with the formation and/or operation of a property based assessment district preferred, including direct oversight of administration, finances, service delivery systems, and staff resources. Background in marketing, planning, economic development and/or redevelopment a plus. Experience working with public sector environment, managing media and extensive public speaking is preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:

Applicants who have demonstrated the following skills and knowledge will be highly regarded by the search committee:

  • Creative, entrepreneurial leader, able to articulate and implement a clear vision for the organization.
  • Skilled consensus builder, able to work well within the framework of a complex and politically sensitive public-private sector environment, with a broad cross section of personalities.
  • In-depth understanding of the wide range of issues facing Cities, Downtowns and business improvement districts in North America, as well as knowledge of successful programs in other districts that have addressed these issues.
  • Effectively facilitate multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrate proven integrity and sound judgment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Computer Proficient


The Vice President is a non-exempt employee. Salary commensurate with experience; full medical, dental and vision benefits. Employer contribution to 401(k).


Downtown Long Beach is a high energy, culturally diverse environment.  Board members, property owners and business owners reflect this diversity.  The DLBA is committed to complying with State and Federal laws included but limited to the Fair Employment Practice laws, which provide equal opportunity in employment to all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, veteran status, or disability.


The DLBA is a non-profit, tenant and property based business improvement district, which is dedicated to the management, marketing, advocacy, economic and community development of the assessment district in cooperation with the City of Long Beach and the private sector.


Please send cover letter, resume, references, salary history and expectation to downtownlongbeach@gmail.com. No phone calls please, and incomplete packets will not be considered.