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Economic Development and Housing Manager
City of South San Francisco
Salary: $109,324 - $132,891 Annually, DOQ
Deadline Date: January 9, 2015

Job Description:  Located on the San Francisco Peninsula, South San Francisco occupies the valley formed by the San Bruno Mountains on the north and the Coast Range on the west. The City of proud of its diversity and the community is known for its friendly residents, community groups, and volunteerism.

The Economic Development and Housing Manager will report to the Economic and Community Development Director. This position leads staff of five employees in managing one of three department divisions, with the others being Planning and Building Services. The new Manager will possess a combination of education and experience, demonstrating progressively responsible roles in economic development, housing, and municipal management, including proven success in managing staff. The ideal candidate will hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, with major coursework in planning, economics, business or public administration.

To apply, submit your cover letter, resume, current salary, and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura at jobs@averyassoc.net. A full job announcement is available at http://www.averyassoc.net

Community Development Director
City of Benicia
Salary: $118,704 - $144,288 Annually, DOQ
Deadline Date: December 12, 2014

Job description: Benicia, a San Francisco Bay waterfront city, is known for its small town charm and quality of life. Citizens enjoy low crime, good schools, affordable housing, culture and a wide range of recreational opportunities.

The Community Development Director reports to the City Manager and overseas planning and building services, and a development services counter shared with public works. The ideal candidate will have managed an active community environment focused on quality projects, historical preservation and with an emphasis on sustainability. Land use and CEQA knowledge are essential requirements for this position. A background that includes staff management of a community development division or department and a BA/BS in a related field are required. An MA/MS and AICP certification are desirable.

To apply, submit your cover letter, resume, current salary and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Bill Avery at jobs@averyassoc.net. A full job announcement is a available at http://www.averyassoc.net.

 Economic Development Coordinator
City of San Carlos
Salary: $7,017 - $8,529 Monthly
Deadline Date: December 11, 2014

Job Description: The City of San Carlos is seeking an Economic Development Coordinator. Under general direction from the Community Development Director, this position performs complex professional level assignments for the Economic Development Division involving research, design, implementation, and monitoring of programs encouraging economic development in the City of San Carlos. Work includes but is not limited to developing and administering plans and programs related to commercial and industrial business attraction, retention and expansion; marketing, branding and event coordination; and other duties related to the administration of programs and projects.

A typical qualifying background would be equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Planning, Economics, Public Administration or Business Administration and three to five (3-5) years of experience in economic development, real estate or real estate finance or city planning. Graduate degree in an appropriate field may be substituted for one (1) year of experience.

Please apply online at www.calopps.org. For more information visit our website www.cityofsancarlos.org. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of applications. Contact information: Human Resources Department hr-dept@cityofsancarlos.org

Bilingual Business Assistance Outreach Manager
County of Sonoma
Salary: $67,873 - $82,503 Annually
Deadline Date: December 1, 2014

Job Description:  The Sonoma County Economic Development Board is seeking a qualified candidate to fill one (1) full-time vacancy for Bilingual Business Assistance Outreach Manager - Bilingual. The Bilingual Business Assistance Outreach Manager will be responsible for helping to develop and operate a Bilingual Business Assistance Outreach Program within Sonoma County Economic Development Board. The Manager will work with bilingual Spanish-English speaking clients, who are starting or expanding their business, by providing technical assistance on a range of issues including business, legal, or regulatory requirements, permitting, access to capital, and workforce issues. 

Any combination of education and training which would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities stated herein. Normally, significant college coursework in business or public administration, finance, economics, or closely related area would provide this opportunity.

Any combination of training and experience, which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities, stated herein. Normally, three years of experience supervising or coordinating a program including some responsibility for program coordination, planning, analysis, and administration, including at least one year leading or supervising staff would provide such opportunity.

Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment, to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Applications are accepted on-line at www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org.

CEO
Marin Economic Forum
San Rafael, CA
Salary: DOQ
Deadline Date: November 30, 2014

Job Description: The CEO will report to the Executive Committee of Marin Economic Forum. Marin Economic Forum is seeking candidates who are highly motivated, collaborative, and possess strong leadership and communication skills. With a current annual budget of roughly half of million dollars, we are looking for someone to take the organization to the next level in funding and programs. Candidates must have a track record of successful experience in economic development marketing and in business development and retention. The CEO will have responsibilities for profit & loss results, staff administration, fund development and working with the Board to develop and implement a three-year strategic plan and also an annual action plan. www.marineconomicforum.org

A bachelor's degree in business, public administration or a related discipline is required along with at least 5 years of successful economic development experience. Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply please email a cover letter and detailed resume to mkadel@marineconomicforum.org, attention of Chairman of the Marin Economic Forum Search Committee.

Economic Development Manager
City of Chino
Salary: $6,185 - $8,040 Monthly
Deadline Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED, applications will be reviewed on December 17, 2014.

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 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.

Channel Sales Manager
Figtree Financing
Salary: DOQ
Deadline Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Job Description: Figtree Financing, a San Diego based clean energy financing company, is looking for a Channel Sales Manager. The Channel Sales Manager position requires developing partnerships with channel partners including acquisition and on-going relationship. Figtree's partners are installers, contractors, consultants, and ESCOs that sell energy and water efficient upgrades like solar, windows, and air conditioning.

The Channel Sales Manager is expected to help build a network of partners to support Figtree's mission in making it easier for homeowners and commercial property owners to reduce their utility bills via energy efficiency, renewable energy and water conservation improvements to their properties.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate leadership and an entrepreneurial background. we are a developing company and are looking for an individual that it is results oriented, efficient, hands-on, and self-motivated.

For more information about this job announcement and to apply please send your cover letter and resume to info@figtreefinancing.com. For more information about Figtree Financing please go to www.figtreefinancing.com

Regional Director of Government Partnerships Bay Area
Figtree Financing
Salary: DOQ
Deadline Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Job Description: The Regional Director of Government Partnerships will be responsible for advocating the Figtree Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program and its implementation with the cities and counties throughout Northern California. The position requires developing strategic partnerships with cities and counties including introduction, acquisition, and an on-going relationship management. As Figtree's regional program lead, the Regional Director must be able to work independently to support municipalities through the entire process of adopting the PACE program. The Regional Director must be able to work remotely, with limited administrative support, and assume other responsibilities as assigned. 

Figtree seeks a professional experienced in building public private partnerships and who possesses the ability to bring a mix of best practices and innovation to the job. The ideal candidate will demonstrate leadership and possess a strong entrepreneurial spirit. We are a developing company and are looking for an individual that has proven experience, and is results oriented, effective, efficient, hands-on, self-motivated, and independent. 

For more information about this job announcement and to apply please send your cover letter and resume to info@figtreefinancing.com. For more information about Figtree Financing please go to www.figtreefinancing.com

Director of Economic Development
City of Sacramento
Salary: Up to $187,000 Annually
Deadline Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Job Description: The City of Sacramento is opening a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity for an aggressive economic development professional to make an indelible imprint on the future of a great city. Sacramento is in the midst of a dynamic transition that is resetting its economic position and cultural identity in the nation and around the globe. At the forefront of this transition will be a dynamic leader of Sacramento's multifaceted economic development efforts.

Reporting to the City Manager, the Director of Economic Development directs and coordinates revitalization activities aimed at the long-term economic success of Sacramento and the enhancement of the City's overall economic health; evaluates and assesses the local and regional economy and economic trends; develops programs to attract new businesses to the City and to retain and expand existing businesses; implements an economic development strategy; evaluates City real estate opportunities; and provides highly-responsible assistance to the City Manager. The economic Development Department has an operating budget of $3.2 million and employs eleven professional staff. 

The director has extensive contact with public officials, business leaders, developers, organizations and individuals, both public and private concerning the economic development work and goals of the City and serves as a member of the City's Executive Team.

For more information and to download the brochure, please go to:

http://portal.cityofsacramento.org/HR/Career-Opportunities

Chief Economic Development Administrator
City of Los Angeles, Economic and Workforce Development Department
Salary: $118,285.20 - $172,907.28
Date Deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Job Description: The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) is seeking an experienced individual to join our Economic Development Division (EDD). The EDD offers over $600 million in direct and indirect financing and technical assistance programs that promote business growth and job creation, with a focus on underserved, economically challenged areas in the City of Los Angeles.

The Chief Economic Development Administrator and their staff analyze and guide potential public investments in commercial, mixed use and industrial ventures in the City of Los Angeles by soliciting and vetting requests for public assistance and underwriting and coordinating an investment strategy with various public and private partners. The investment portfolio is divided between small business and micro-enterprise loan programs and larger investments in major development projects, institutions and business expansions that promote job growth.

This position is responsible for shaping major policy recommendations for economic development issues and will assist with developing a citywide strategic plan for economic development serving as a road map for public investment. In addition, the position is responsible for development, administration, and evaluation of economic development programs investing in various real estate development, job creation and economic development opportunities utilizing a variety of funding sources and investment tools. Qualified applicants will have experience managing significant loan portfolios and developing loan programs. Experience working with federal funding, including SBA loans and Community Development Block Grant, is desired. 

For more information on the position, please contact Renon Lyons at renon.lyons@lacity.org or go to the City's Economic and Workforce Development Department's website for the complete bulletin and application information at www.ewdd.lacity.org

Finance Officer
City of Los Angeles, Economic and Workforce Development Department
Salary: $87,048.72 - $127,242.72
Deadline Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Job Description:  The Economic Development Division (EDD) of the Economic and Workforce Development Department offers over $600 million in direct and indirect financing and technical assistance programs that promote business growth and job creation, with a focus on underserved, economically challenged areas in the City of Los Angeles. The Finance Officer in the EDD performs a critical role as an underwriter and analyst focused on transactions and investments in commercial and industrial businesses for the purpose of enhancing economic development within the City.

The Finance Officer provides technical assistance to loan applicants in loan packaging, structuring and securing financial assistance for projects; negotiates loan terms and conditions, underwrites requests according to program guidelines.

Requirements: Graduation from a recognized four-year college or university with a degree in business or finance or related field; and two (2) years full-time paid professional experience in a class developing and implementing financing programs for commercial and industrial development, including business credit analysis and financial analysis of industrial and commercial development projects.

For more information on the position, please contact Renon Lyons at renon.lyons@lacity.org
or go to the City's Economic and Workforce Development Department's
website for the complete bulletin and application information at www.ewdd.lacity.org

Economic Development Director
City of Elk Grove
Salary: $120,272 - $161,177
Deadline Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Job Description: The City of Elk Grove seeks an Economic Development Director who will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing ad executing the programs and activities of the city's economic development functions. This position requires a hands-on professional with high level of visibility in leading the City's economic development efforts, including representing the City with other agencies; business organizations and individuals; real estate brokers and developers; and the public.

The Ideal candidate will be a results-oriented leader skilled in: Supporting existing and attracting new business that provide increased opportunities for the City's highly skilled workforce to work where they live, attracting and retaining a variety of industry sectors, Developing catalyst sites and redeveloping older corridors, supporting existing and attracting new high quality retail and commercial enterprises, assisting a variety of business interests with wide range of needs, and building strong relationships with staff, federal, state and regional entities, appointed commissions, professional and trade organizations, citizen groups, elected officials and the media.

Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in Public or Business Administration, Economics or Business Development or closely related field (Master's degree is highly desirable.) Eight years of progressively responsible experience in economic development, redevelopment, planning, real estate, business administration, or closely related field (Experience in California preferred), Minimum of three years of experience leading and supervising successful municipal economic development efforts, training and/ or certification through the international Economic Development Council (IEDC) is desired, and proven track record of attracting and retaining businesses in a community through direct efforts. 

Candidates should include with their application a detailed listing of business accomplishments and measurable achievements that are consistent with the scope and responsibilities of this position. 

To apply and for more information about this position and its qualifications, please visit our website at www.elkgrovecity.org

Director of Economic Development
Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID)
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Deadline Date: Immediate

Job Description: The DCBID, representing property owners of more than 2,200 parcels in the 65-block central business district, is committed to enhancing the quality of life in Downtown Los Angeles. The Director of Economic Development is responsible for the integrated management, strategic planning, and implementation of a comprehensive economic development program to retain and attract investment, development, residents, and businesses to Downtown Los Angeles.

The person selected will build relationships with investors, developers, real estate professionals, business owners, community leaders, elected officials, and local businesses with the goal of facilitating connections that result in increasing the economic viability of Downtown Los Angeles. The ideal candidate is personable, results-oriented, team-oriented, and a savvy and strategic thinker.

Reporting to the President & CEO, the position requires an advanced degree in business, urban planning or related field; a commercial real estate brokerage background and six years of experience in financial management, economic development or urban real estate development. The ideal candidate would be an active member of the Downtown Los Angeles community with 5+ years working and/or living in Downtown LA. Visit http://downtownla.com/5_08_staff.asp for full job description. 

Submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of work-related references via email to:

Suzanne Holley
Chief Operating Officer
sholley@downtownla.com

 

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