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CURRENT 2014 JOB ADVERTISEMENTS:
City of Oakland, CA
Salary: Up to $187,779 annually, DOQ
Deadline Date: September 26, 2014
Job Description: Oakland is the eighth largest city in California and is the center of commerce and trade for the Bay Area. It has a vibrant local economy and is one of the most diverse cities in the nation. Oakland is home to a thriving community of artists and makers.
This position directs the implementation of the City's major economic and workforce development projects and programs, including business attraction and retention efforts, job growth and training initiatives, complex real estate transactions and marketing and cultural arts programs. The Director leads the Department of Economic and Workforce Development with a driven team of nearly 50 employees. The position reports to the City Administrator.
The Director position requires excellent leadership, interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills. The successful candidate will have a background in economic development, including experience in real estate development and negotiation, business attraction and retention, workforce strategies, business incentive programs and marketing. A BA/BS degree and significant experience as a senior-level department or division head is required.
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:
Chief Operating Officer
Economic Development Director
San Joaquin County, Employment and Economic Development Department (EEDD)
Salary: $83,075-$101,005 Plus excellent senior management cafeteria plan benefit package
Deadline Date: September 19, 2014
Job Description: The Employment and Economic Development Department (EEDD) Economic Development Director is responsible for leading, managing and administering economic development, business retention and expansion, and other programs of the Economic Development Center. The incumbent models a strong work ethic and leadership skills and helps assure that all assigned programs and operations are in compliance with state, federal and local requirements; plans, designs, and implements economic development strategies and is a key liaison between public and private sectors and the community, with the goal to increase the economic viability of San Joaquin County. Desirable qualifications: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in public administration, business administration, economics or related field and six years of increasingly responsible experience in the area of economic development, including the financing of small businesses and technical preparation of government-guaranteed lending programs, with at least two years in a managerial position. Requires possession of a valid driver's license. EOE
Contact Information: San Joaquin County Human Resources
44 N. San Joaquin St., Suite 330
Stockton, CA 95202
Attn: Evelyn Oliveira
Phone: (209) 468-8579
Economic Development Manager
City of Milpitas
Deadline Date: September 5, 2014
The successful candidate must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Public or Business Administration, Planning or Economics, Finance or a related field. Experience: Five years of progressive economic development experience with a track record of developing and implementing business attraction and retention programs and increasingly responsible experience in real estate financing, redevelopment/successor agencies, marketing, branding, and planning.
Only online applications with resume via CalOpps will be accepted. Visit the City of Milpitas website at www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov or www.CalOpps.org. A complete job description is available on the City of Milpitas website: www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov.
Director of Community Development
City of Compton
Salary: $121,992-$143,064 DOQ
Deadline Date: September 1, 2014
Education and professional experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in planning, architecture, civil engineering, public administration, business administration, or a closely related field is expected. Five to Ten years of progressively responsible experience as a professional urban planner, housing administrator, redevelopment administrator, grants manager or building administrator, including five years of supervisory/managerial experience is required. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for up to two years of the required education, on a year-for-year basis. A Master's Degree in any of the above related fields is highly desirable. Affiliation with related professional organizations and associations is also highly desirable.
Submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of work-related references, as well as information on the size of staff and budget you have managed. Resume should reflect years and months of employment, beginning/ending dates as well as relevant work experience. Forward your materials to:
CPS HR Consulting
241 Lathrop Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
City of West Sacramento
Salary: $69,660-$103,452/Annually Plus Benefits
Deadline Date: 5:00 PM on August 29, 2014
Job Description: The Program Manager/Senior plans, organizes, administers and manages specialized city programs and projects; monitors program or project compliance; directs, coordinates and supervises the work of assigned professional and support staff, and explains and interprets policies and regulations to the public. This position is part of the Economic Development Division of the City Manager's Office. Requires minimum graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major work in business administration, public administration or a field of the program which assigned, or a closely related field and two (2) years of professional experience in housing, community development, redevelopment, governmental administration or a related field. Graduate level course work may be substituted for up to one (1) year of experience requirement, on a year for year basis.
Contact Information: Barbara Usrey, Human Resources Analyst at (916) 617-4567. To apply (including a resume and supplemental questionnaire), please visit www.calopps.org and visit the City of West Sacramento's employment page.
Longmont Area Economic Council
The Longmont Area Economic Council (LAEC) has retained Jorgenson Consulting to conduct a national search to recruit an executive with the credentials, leadership and vision to further the economic development strategies and initiatives for the City of Longmont and Boulder County in Colorado. The LAEC works constantly to provide Longmont information to site selectors and individuals, to promote a strong business environment and to encourage Longmont economic development through business recruitment and retention. The ideal candidate will thrive in the unique collaborative environment that exists between the Longmont Area Economic Council, the City of Longmont and other development partners. Timing for responses from interested candidates is immediate. For a list of qualifications and a complete job description visit Jorgenson Consulting’s current searches at www.jci-inc.net or submit confidential resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.