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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 A full job announcement is available at

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 A full job announcement is a available at

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

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.

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, attention of Chairman of the Marin Economic Forum Search Committee.

Economic Development Coordinator
City of South San Francisco
Salary: $7,862 - $9,557
Deadline Date: November 24, 2014 by 5:00 PM

Job Description: South San Francisco is accepting applications for the position of Economic Development Coordinator. This position will focus on revitalizing and redeveloping the City's downtown. The Coordinator works to create a strengthened business climate, and assists with the development and implementation of physical improvements to downtown properties. Potential projects include, streetscape and facade improvements, development of a Business improvement District, grants, and mixed-use development project negotiations and management, affordable housing program management. The ideal candidate has the ability to acquire knowledge of recruitment processes. The ideal candidate should also be able to familiarize themselves with downtown development trend, principles and practices. Experience in dealing with the public and private enterprises; ability to network and develop relationships with the business community at large; and the ability to work with diverse community members and business representatives are desirable. To apply and view the complete job description visit 

Contact Information: Barbara Hanna,, phone number (650) 877-8522.

Planning Bureau Manager
Department of Development Services
City of Long Beach, CA
Salary: Midrange is $145,000 Annually, and Appointment is DOQ
Deadline Date: November 24, 2014

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 development opportunities to entice
exceptional planning career professionals. Within Long Beach Development
Services, the Planning Bureau Manager overseas a staff of 20 FTE's and a
$4.5 million budget in the divisions of Advance Planning and Current
Planning. The ideal candidate brings proven leadership and management
skills as well as hands-on technical planning and zoning knowledge;
coastal zoning and Coastal Commission experience is highly desired. A
Bachelor's degree in planning or a related field and seven years of
experience are required; Master's degree is 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

Economic Development Manager
City of Ventura
Salary: $90,566.53 - $121,360.51/year + Comprehensive Benefit Package
Deadline Date: November 23, 2014, EOE.

Job Description: The City of Ventura is seeking a progressive
Economic Development Manager to Lead the City's economic development
efforts, programs and services. Reporting to the Assistant City Manager,
plans, organizes, manages and provides leadership to staff in the
activities and operations of economic development programs. Represents
the city the business community and works with regional and state
economic development organizations. A combination of education, training
and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in planning,
economics, business or public administration, or related field and five
years of increasingly responsible professional economic development
experience, including two years of supervisory experience, in the public
or private sector are required. A Master's degree in planning, business
or public administration is preferred. Visit our website at for more information and to apply on-line. 

Director of Economic Development
City of Sacramento
Salary: Up to $187,000 Annually

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:

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

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 or go to the City's Economic and Workforce Development Department's website for the complete bulletin and application information at

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

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
or go to the City's Economic and Workforce Development Department's
website for the complete bulletin and application information at

Economic Development Director
City of Elk Grove
Salary: $120,272 - $161,177

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

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 for full job description. 

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

Suzanne Holley
Chief Operating Officer


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