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Director of Economic Development

City of Long Beach

Salary range: $211,150 – $231,750

Application due date: Sunday, July 17, 2022

The City of Long Beach (pop. 470,000) is located on the Pacific Ocean, south of Los Angeles, adjacent to Orange County. Reporting to the City Manager, the Director of Economic Development leads a department of 87 FTEs with an FY 2021-22 budget of $20.4 million, organized across four Bureaus:  Business Operations, Business Development, Real Estate Development, and Workforce Development.

The Director will be a hands-on leader who will further an inclusive and collaborative department culture that builds trust and engagement with the community, inspires creativity, and is committed to strengthening the City’s economic vitality.  To be a good fit, the director must exhibit sophisticated political acumen and the ability to perform in a complex dynamic environment. Six years of experience in the field and a bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, planning, economics, or relevant discipline required. Three (3) years management experience preferred.  Experience serving a diverse community and working in/with an organization of similar complexity desired.  master’s degree considered favorably.  

Salary range is $211,150 – $231,750  DOQE; supplemented by competitive benefits. For additional information and to apply visit Recruitment closes Sunday, July 17, 2022.

Date posted: 6-16-22

Executive Director for the Workforce Development Board

County of Santa Barbara

Salary range: $117,507 – $144,842 Annually DOE/DOQ

Application due date: Deadline 7/8/22 at 4:59 pm

The Workforce Development Board (WDB) Director oversees the publicly funded workforce system in Santa Barbara County and is one of forty-five WDB directors in California.  The primary funding source is the Federal Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) which the Federal Department of Labor administers through the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB).

The WDB Director is the most senior executive-level workforce position at the WDB.  It is responsible for the administration of the day-to-day operations of the countywide system under the direction of the public/private member board.  With the County Director of the Department of Social Services (DSS), the WDB Director fosters a partnership between the WDB and the County Board of Supervisors—the private/public partnership mandated by the Federal legislation.

The WDB Director is responsible for expanding partnerships between the private sector with government, economic development, education, and the broader community through the development of viable, practical workforce programs.

The candidate must immediately demonstrate these competencies:

Intensity: Goes after the goal with passion, is results-oriented, and gets the job done.

Ethical Behavior: Does what is right regardless of temptations and pressures to do otherwise

Influence: Affects successful outcomes for the organization through masterful leadership, collaboration

Commitment: Successfully builds relationships with and promotes involvement of diverse groups

Interpersonal Skills: Possesses and uses versatile communication styles and approaches

Resiliency: Is adaptable; takes direct action; leads by example

Craftsmanship: Rejects the “good enough for government work” attitude; takes ownership of work done and results accomplished; takes pride in delivering quality services to customers

BS/BA degree, master’s degree preferred, along with training and experience that demonstrates the capability to meet the needs of this assignment.

Qualified candidate must possess experience and knowledge of the management and oversight of WDB’s funding streams, WDB’s budgeting, and Federal and State Workforce related programs.  The position oversees operations countywide, but the primary office location can be in Santa Maria or Santa Barbara.

Contact information: Applications and job bulletins can be obtained 24 hours a day at

For further detailed information about the position, go to:

Date posted: 6-2-22

Senior Planner

City of Bishop

Salary – $7,391 per month

Application Due Date: Friday, July 1, 4 pm

The City of Bishop is accepting applications for the position of Senior Planner.

The Senior Planner is a mid-management position reporting to the City Administrator/Planning Director that will perform journey level work in the field of current planning, advanced planning, environmental analysis, city zoning code revision and updates, and managing a variety of housing grant programs.

Planning related work includes:

  • Performing complex professional functions such as project management
  • Representing the City in intergovernmental programs
  • Supervising professional planners and aides in the fields of current and advance planning, including economic and environmental analysis.

The City of Bishop offers a generous benefit package that includes health, dental, vision, vacation and retirement benefits. The salary is currently fixed at $7,391 per month. A detailed job description and application forms are available at City Hall, 377 West Line Street, Bishop, CA 93514 or at A complete application form and resume along with a cover letter expressing your interest in this position will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 1, 2022. For more information, please contact Jana Currie at 760-873-5863 Ext. 122. EOE.

Date Posted: 6-6-22

Economic Development Coordinator

City of Ontario

Salary Range: $7,342.40 – $8,921.46 Monthly

Closing Date: 06/29/22 5 PM

The Economic Development Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing programs and activities related to business attraction, retention, and expansion including marketing, branding, and event coordination. We are seeking a candidate who is passionate about community outreach and would like to use that passion in branding the City’s business- facing professional image while maintaining a positive impact on the Ontario community. The coordinator will also be responsible for key administrative functions, including contract management, preparation of request for proposals and serves as a liaison to multiple departments within the City.

The ideal candidate is social media savvy while managing multiple accounts including implementing creativity and eye catching content to increase community engagement.

This position requires outstanding interpersonal skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills enabling them to develop and maintain effective relationships internally as well as externally, including current and prospective business owners, community members, and media outlets. Additionally, candidates who are innovative thinkers and problem solvers, attentive to detail, and enjoy working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment will thrive.

To download complete job description and how to apply, click here

Date posted 6-20-22

Development Project Manager (Workforce Development)

City of Sacramento

Salary – $43.53 – $57.12 Hourly; $3,482.63 – $4,569.51 Biweekly

Final Filing Date: 06/25/22

The City of Sacramento is seeking a Development Project Manager to join the Office of Innovation and Economic Development – Workforce Development. The selected applicant for this newly created position will be a key member of the workforce development team.

Under general supervision, the Development Project Manager performs professional-level research, analysis, planning, and implementation assignments in the areas of City economic, development, and/or special district activities and projects; assists in formulating and administering economic, development, and/or special district strategies; coordinates with customers, businesses, and government entities regarding development, redevelopment, business development, or district formation projects and activities; maintains liaison with developers, business associations, community/neighborhood organizations, City departments, and other public agencies regarding development projects and activities.

Experience: One (1) year of professional-level experience in project management, economic development, redevelopment, business development, private development, district formation, or a closely related field.

For a complete job description and how to apply, click here.

Date posted: 06-13-22

Community & Economic Development Director (Non-Classified)

City of Riverside

Salary range – $165,720.00 – $239,496.00 Annually

Application due date – June 19, 2022

The City of Riverside is seeking a highly experienced professional with 10 or more years of administrative and supervisory management experience in community development, urban planning or redevelopment to lead, inspire, and manage the day-to-day activities of the Community & Economic Development Department. The successful candidate will have a broad background in economic development, and city planning, and a strong track record of success in managing a multi-faceted department.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Advance the City’s sustainability triple bottom line approach of economic prosperity, environmental stewardship and social responsibility through innovation, outreach, assistance, and collaboration.
  • Align department activities with City Council’s Envision Riverside 2025.
  • Ensure efficient and effective community development services in partnership with other City departments and regulatory agencies.
  • Promote, articulate, and be responsible for a commitment to excellent customer service.
  • Implement continuous improvement of development review systems and practices to ensure great outcomes with minimal regulatory and procedural impact.
  • Manage city planning and economic development activities to advance a prosperous City by promoting orderly growth and development.
  • Cultivate and strengthen the City’s partnerships with local and regional external organizations.
  • Administer the City’s economic development initiatives, as well as business expansion, attraction, and retention through implementation and coordination of strategies and tactics focused on encouraging a healthy and stable business environment; and
  • Coordinate with other City departments and external organizations to advance and communicate the city initiatives and accomplishments in economic development to local, regional, national, and international audiences.

For additional information and to apply visit

Date posted: 5-24-22

Executive Director

Madera County Economic Development Commission

Madera, CA

Salary Range: $110,000 – $133,678, plus benefits

Application Due Date: June 17, 2022

The Executive Director (Director) is the chief executive officer of the Madera County Economic Development Commission (MCEDC), a joint powers agency comprised of the County of Madera, City of Madera, and the City of Chowchilla. The Director is charged with the overall formulation and implementation of a comprehensive program of economic development that serves the entire County of Madera; the hiring, training and supervision of the MCEDC staff and generating the MCEDC budget.  The Director will report directly to and receive supervision from the MCEDC Executive Committee.

Contact Information: Bobby Kahn,, 559-675-7768

Dated posted: 5-26-22

Director of Economic Development

City of Desert Hot Springs

Annual salary range – $141,290 to $171,739

Filing deadline – June 17, 2022

Known for a strong focus on public safety, booming economy, award winning water, excellent school district, and exceptional recreational resources, the City of Desert Hot Springs (32,000 population) is one of the best cities in Southern California to live and conduct business.  Residents and visitors alike enjoy the City’s renowned natural mineral waters, clean air, small-town atmosphere, safety, and business friendly environment.  As the fastest growing city in the Coachella Valley, Desert Hot Springs encompasses approximately 30 square miles; attractive, low density and affordable housing; and an economically and racially diverse population.  During the past several years, the City has approved more than 2 million square feet for development projects and expects job growth of approximately 38% over the next 10 years.

The City of Desert Hot Springs is seeking its first Director of Economic Development to embark on a new, high level, deliberate and aggressive focus on economic development to attract retail, commercial, hospitality, housing and industry.  The goal of the new Director of Economic Development is to generate local services desired by residents and workers, create a diversified business sector, expand the local economy, and generate tax revenue for the City’s long term financial stability and resiliency.  The successful candidate will be in the forefront of the economic development program with the responsibility to lead, develop, guide, facilitate, and manage the City’s economic development efforts as part of the City’s executive team.  Typical background and experience include a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university; 5 to 7 years of increasing responsible municipal management and planning experience; and knowledge of development, entitlement, and permitting processes including CEQA.  The annual salary range of the position is $141,290 to $171,739, and the City provides an excellent benefit package.

To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please visit:

Peckham & McKenney –

Resumes are acknowledged within two business days.  Call Tony Dahlerbruch at (866) 912-1919 for more information. A detailed brochure is available at

Filing deadline is June 17, 2022.

Date Posted: 5-17-22

Senior Advisor for Economic Development

Regional Government Services (RGS)

Remote and Onsite, CA

Salary: DOQ – $41.00/hour- $75.00/hour 

Application due by 6-17-22

Regional Government Services (RGS) is seeking candidates to fill one vacancy as either a Senior Advisor or Advisor. The selected candidate must have significant experience working with public agencies in projects related to supporting and managing community economic development projects.

This consulting role offers remote consulting which allows for a work/life balance.  The RGS Economic Development Team supports our clients in all aspects of projects related to community economic development. Our team assists with strategic planning and projects to attract, retain, and expand businesses within the community.

For complete job description and how to apply, go to

Date Posted: 5-20-22

Senior Management Analyst

City of Redondo Beach

Salary range: $6,230.00 – $8,045.00 Monthly, $74,760.00 – $96,540.00 Annually

Application due date: Open until filled

Are you looking to join a dynamic team working on a variety of exciting municipal projects? Come work by the ocean for the beautiful City of Redondo Beach! As part of the Waterfront & Economic Development Department, the Senior Management Analyst position performs professional-level administrative duties and specialized analytical duties to achieve successful results in support of the City’s mission, goals, policies and objectives.

The Waterfront & Economic Development Department oversees the property management and operations of King Harbor and serves as lead department for the revitalization effort underway in the Waterfront and key commercial districts within the City. To see complete job description, click here.

We will be accepting applications continuously until the position is filled. Application review commences the week of July 5, 2022. Please visit to apply now!

Contact information: Please visit to apply. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 310-318-0659 or via e-mail to

Date posted: 06-16-22

Economic Development Director

City of Fresno

Salary: $136,668 – $196,128/annually

Filing Deadline: Recruitment is open until filled or until a sufficient number of applications have been received.  Recruitment may close at any time

The City of Fresno is currently recruiting for an Economic Development Director.

Reporting to the City Manager, the director is responsible for directing the activities of the City’s Economic Development Program. Duties include but are not limited to full management responsibility for the development, administration and implementation of comprehensive economic development programs and activities including business development, assistance programs, and the City’s various incentive zones. The incumbent will develop and direct both short-term and long-term economic plans, programs, and activities to encourage the retention, expansion and location of economic activity; coordinate marketing plans to maximize business development potential; and make presentations about the Fresno economy and economic opportunities.

The requirements for this position include a bachelor’s degree and five years of responsible experience in real estate development, economic development, redevelopment, planning, incentive zone designations or innovative business development programs. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis, up to a maximum of two (2) years. Possession of a valid CA Driver’s License is required.

For more information, please visit

Date Posted: 5-19-22

Economic Development Project Manager

Gilbert, Arizona Office of Economic Development

$67,904.80 – $101,857.20 Annually

Open until filled

Gilbert is Arizona’s 5th largest city and has been recognized as one of the best places to live and to raise a family. The Economic Development Project Manager is responsible for executing activities to support the growth of Gilbert based businesses, generate new business development leads, and managing a pipeline of economic development projects. The ideal candidate is someone who thrives in a team-oriented environment, effectively working together to meet the needs of the community and the organization. They maintain clear and proactive communication in order to foster a team-oriented approach and assure best in class service. They exceed client needs by building productive relationships and take responsibility for client satisfaction and loyalty. They take great pride in proactively managing time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently while accomplishing objectives and achieving goals beyond what is required. In Gilbert, we are shaping a new tomorrow, today. Come be a part of the team tasked with making Gilbert the City of the Future!

For additional information and to apply, visit

Date posted: 5-31-22

Director of Economic Development & Government Affairs

Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce

Salary: $90,000- $120,000 annually plus excellent benefits package

Open Until Filled

The Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce is seeking to fill the position of Director of Economic Development & Government Affairs. The position oversees the Chamber’s economic development and government affairs programs, which include:

  • Develop, organize and execute a three-day business attraction and retention mission to New York with emphasis on the luxury retail sector and in partnership with the City of Beverly Hills.
  • Manage a comprehensive work program of business development and marketing initiatives for the City of Beverly Hills.
  • Understand the unique partnership between the Chamber and City with the mutual goal to cultivate a dynamic local economy in Beverly Hills. Maintain productive relationships with City officials including the Mayor and City Council, City Manager and senior City staff.

The Director must demonstrate strategic thinking as well as the ability to implement complex initiatives and shall report directly to the CEO of the Chamber. The Director will provide general support for the programming and events concerning economic development and government affairs. In addition, the Director will prepare agendas, meeting materials, and minutes.  Additional requirements are strong relationship development with excellent people skills, team player and goal oriented with a proven track record of meeting and exceeding budget goals.

To download complete job description, click here.

Date Posted: 5-17-22


RSG, Inc.

Salary Range – $92,300-$131,500

Open Until Filled

At RSG, we are proud of our 42-year legacy serving disadvantaged populations through our community development practices. In partnership with over 100 public and private sector clients, RSG’s affordable housing underwriting, project feasibility analysis, and other community development services are in high demand. We require top talent in the industry to assist our growth and continue to meet the challenges of the day.

RSG is seeking a qualified and experienced professional to deliver and manage affordable housing and economic development assignments in a fast-paced, diverse, and challenging environment working with numerous projects, clients, and deadlines.

The ideal candidate possesses both excellent project management
skills and ample hands-on experience conducting thoughtful analysis necessary to provide credible and high-quality advisory services. Successful Associates at RSG are capable of leveraging technical skills, experience, and excellent customer services skills to manifest solutions to help improve communities, either by delivering more affordable housing units, making government more efficient and responsive, and achieving outcomes over outputs.

Candidates must possess a minimum of 6 years of direct and progressive experience working as a consultant to, or within, local government agencies in the fields of affordable housing underwriting, real estate analysis, and/or economic development.

Download recruitment brochure here.

Date Posted: 5-19-22

Executive Director

Superior California Economic Development

Salary Range: $90,000-$125,000 annually

Open until filled

The Superior California Economic Development District (SCEDD) was formed in 1979 through a Joint Powers Agreement with the four counties (Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity) and operated as a Joint Powers Authority until 2009, when it transferred its operations to Superior California Economic Development, Inc. (SCED) and now operates as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

The Executive Director is responsible for providing high-level support and guidance toward administering the approved Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) and managing the organization consistent with its business objectives. In collaboration with management staff, the Executive Director drafts and proposes long- and short-term corporate goals and objectives and directs staff to implement board directives and policies. The Executive Director regularly and actively engages with the communities of all four counties in SCED’s service area to assist with their economic development needs.

For a complete job description, download here

For compensation package, download here

For application, download here

For Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, click here

Date posted 5-3-22

Business Development Manager

City of Cypress

Salary range – $106,860 – $144,876 plus generous benefits including $2,200/mo cafeteria plan allowance  

Application due date – Open Until Filled; first review of applications will take place the week of May 9

The City of Cypress is seeking a self-motivated and savvy professional to join its team as the Business Development Manager.  Working with Cypress’ A-list business residents, including Rolls-Royce, ECOS, Yamaha Motor Corporation, United Health Care, and Amazon, this newly created position will be responsible for creating and implementing a variety of programs to strengthen Cypress’ reputation as a business friendly community.

The Business Development Manager will lead business recruitment, attraction, and retention initiatives, as well as develop and implement strategies to encourage business expansion and revitalization and work on transformative projects including modernization of the Business Parks’ specific plans and the redevelopment of Los Alamitos Race Course.

To successfully engage and develop relationships with the City’s diverse business community, the ideal candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills, be an effective public speaker who is comfortable with presenting to a variety of audiences, and possess excellent marketing and negotiating abilities.  Understanding of business and real estate development, land use planning, and economic development programs is a plus.  While this position reports to the Planning Director, the incumbent will work with minimal supervision and come prepared with innovative ideas and solutions!

The ideal candidate will have six years of experience in business or economic development. Business administration, or community development and a Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Apply online at  The first review of applications will take place the week of May 9 so interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.

Date Posted 04-20-22

Community Development Director

City of Cudahy, CA

Depending on qualifications, the salary range is $119,940 to $149,784, annually with an anticipated COLA increase in the next fiscal year

Candidates will be considered upon submission

The Community Development Department is an integral part of the City’s growth and development encompassing Economic Development; Planning; Building and Safety; and Housing. The Director will lead the City’s efforts to achieve its bold growth and development goals. Internally, the Director will engage the department’s current team of 6.5 FTE and prepare for increased department staffing over time. Externally, the City’s regional location has led to increased interest in business and housing development and the City is planning for significant opportunities in the near future.

Existing plans to upgrade the central commercial and retail Atlantic Avenue Corridor and the newly approved expansion of LA Metro Light Rail, along with a new entertainment zone will place a focus on economic development in the short and long term. In addition, there is an expectation of expanding an already established cannabis production industry.

The City is seeking a highly engaged community development professional capable of working with existing consultants in the development of an Economic Development Strategic Plan. Once set, the Director and department staff will be responsible for implementation and successful outcomes. In addition, the department will be responsible for transitioning from consultant-provided planning and building services to a new full-time staffed Associate Planner and overseeing the development of design guidelines.

More information is available here.

Questions may be directed to Nancy Hetrick of Management Partners via email: or 408-437-5400.

Date posted: 4-18-22

Associate Planner

City of Cudahy

$58,692 – 73,308 annually with an anticipated COLA increase in the next fiscal year

Applications reviewed upon submittal

The City is seeking a motivated planning professional who sees the potential in the City of Cudahy and can lead economic development and regional planning efforts under the direction of a new Community Development Director. The position will engage with peer agencies to help raise the profile of the City in the region. Internally, the Associate Planner will work closely with the Community Development Director to set new design guidelines and implement strategic plans for new development. The cannabis production industry is established in the City and the Director will seek assistance from the Associate Planner to both guide and help grow this sector of local economy.

Full job description and application links at:

Date posted: 4-15-22

Business Development Project Manager

Greater Sacramento Economic Council

Salary range is dependent on experience

Open until filled

The Business Development Project Manager brings experience and creativity to the sales process and is a driving force in lead generation, pipeline development and relationship management. To be successful in this role one must build and grow relationships with business and community leaders, the commercial real estate development community, site selection consultants and strategic partners in the industry. It Is differentiated from specialist roles due to an increased level of responsibility for client communications and project management, and for the expectation that this position operates independently and externally under general supervision on behalf of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council.


  • Working independently to develop a strong pipeline of industry targets for recruitment or expansion into the Greater Sacramento market. This may include being individually responsible for building expertise and networks in a designated industry or ecosystem.
  • Under general supervision, manage a portfolio of recruitment projects assigned by the VP of Business Development.
  • Relationship management of a portfolio of high-value partners and clients (company decision-makers, multipliers, site consultants, brokers, etc.).

For a complete job description, qualifications and how to apply, download here.

Date posted: 4-13-22

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