Economic Development Job Postings2019-05-23T16:01:30+00:00

Economic Development Job Postings

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CURRENT 2019 JOB ADVERTISEMENTS: Listed by Application Date

Executive Director

The River District, Sacramento

Salary: DOQ

Deadline:  Open until filled

Experienced leader to guide the vision for a dynamic and growing Sacramento Property & Business Improvement District (PBID) and business association. The Executive Director is responsible for the development, execution and management of the policies, programs and initiatives of The River District as directed by its Board of Directors in it’s mission to facilitate the vision, long-term development and economic vitality of the district.  The ED is accountable for the overall operations, administration, financial management, advocacy and development efforts of the organization. Desired experience: business/non-profit management, community/economic development, urban land use/planning or combination. Competitive salary DOQ plus benefits. For more information about The River District visit

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City of Sacramento

Senior Development Project Manager

Salary $45.82 – $60.12 Hourly

$7,941.75 – $10,420.26 Monthly

$95,300.96 – $125,043.11 Annually

Deadline: June 30, 2019

The City of Sacramento is seeking a dynamic and innovative Senior Development Project Manager in the Office of Innovation and Economic Development Department. Sacramento is amid a dynamic transition that is resetting its economic position and cultural identity in the nation and around the globe. Under general direction, the Senior Development Project Manager coordinates all aspects of City development projects and activities, including research, technical analysis, environmental analysis, approval, marketing, and ongoing evaluation; assists development customers and organizations, and serves as a primary source of information concerning projects; coordinates projects with City departments and outside agencies. View full announcement or apply at:

Economic Development Manager

City of Camarillo

$108,242 – $146,003/annually

Final filing date: June 7, 2019

Under the general direction of the City Manager, this position will participate in, direct and manage the activities and operations of the City’s economic development functions and programs; will design and implement economic development programs consistent with the Economic Development Strategic Plan and City policy.

The Economic Development Manager is expected to have solid relationship building skills; the ability to recruit, retain and grow businesses; the experience to manage goals and expectations; demonstrate effective communication skills including a thorough understanding of social media; knowledge of smart city applications and other technology; and the ability to create and nurture a vibrant and sustainable economic ecosystem. The ideal candidate will be expected to prepare an execution strategy for the Economic Development Strategic Plan in accordance with City Council goals and expectations; and develop and implement tracking efforts to maximize the effectiveness of programs. The Economic Development Manager will need to be flexible and adaptable and able to react to changes in the economic environment.

The position requires four (4) years experience in economic development including two (2) years of management and administrative or project management experience. Experience in a governmental agency relative to economic development or experience in the private sector working with government officials in areas related to local economic development is desirable. A BS/BA degree in fields related to economics, urban and regional planning, public administration, business administration is required.  The possession of an MPA/MBA degree is highly desirable.

Please forward a letter of interest, a detailed resume and the names and phone numbers of five professional references (which will be held in confidence until mutual interest is established). Additionally, please submit a sample work product, something you believe would differentiate you from other applicants; as an example: marketing strategy, economic development report, writing sample or social media strategy to:

Carmen Nichols, Administrative Services Director
City of Camarillo
601 Carmen Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010
Fax: 805.419.7806

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Anticipated start date: July 1, 2019

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Senior Analyst

City of Brentwood

$114,141.84 – $138,740.16 Annually

Closing – 6/5/2019 10:00 AM

This position is a key part of the City of Brentwood’s economic development team.  Located in eastern Contra Costa County, Brentwood is a dynamic, fast growing, and high quality of life community.  Attraction of high quality employers is a critical concern.  Support of existing businesses, retail attraction, event facilitation, and downtown revitalization are also important goals.  The position will support and help guide the Chamber of Commerce and merchant groups.  Under direction of the Assistant City Manager, the incumbent will perform technical and administrative duties necessary to achieve economic development program goals and objectives.  The ideal candidate will be intelligent and energetic and have municipal economic development experience with strong marketing, public relations, economics, design, facilitation and organizational skills.

The Senior Analyst classification is used citywide.  The current open position is located in the City Manager’s Office as part of the Economic Development team.  The eligible list created from this recruitment may be used for future openings in other departments.

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Director of Economic Development and Tourism, City of Henderson (Henderson, NV)

Salary: $107,886.00 – $154,122.88 Annually

Application Deadline: June 3, 2019

The Director provides leadership, strategic direction, and program implementation and is responsible for leading the City’s efforts in recruiting businesses and implementing programs to assist local business retention/expansion, and to attract new target industries.

Ideal candidates are well rounded economic development professionals with knowledge and experience in economic development and tourism and destination marketing. Candidates who possess strong management abilities, a big picture orientation, exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, and who are team-oriented will be successful in this role.

Education and Experience

A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Geography, Urban Planning or closely related field is required, along with ten years of progressively responsible economic development experience, three years of which were at the supervisory level.  Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) by the International Economic Development Council and a Master’s Degree are desirable.

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Economic Development Director

County of Tuolumne

Salary range: $99,367-$121,307 DOE

Application due date: May 31, 2019 by 5:00 PM

Job description: Under general direction plans, organizes, directs, and reviews the activities and operations of the Economic Development Department including management and implementation of long-term economic development strategy; to coordinate assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the County Administrative Officer. Requires a Bachelor’s degree with major course work in business or public administration or economics and (7) seven years of increasingly responsible experience in economic development, including (4) four years of administrative and management responsibility. Master’s degree is desirable.

Contact information: Erin Cunha (209) 533-5566;

Assistant Deputy Director, Economic Development Department

City of San Diego

Salary: DOQ

Deadline: Fri. 05/31/19 5:00 pm

The Assistant Deputy Director (ADD) of Business Expansion, Attraction and Retention (BEAR) is an exciting opportunity to join the executive management team of the City’s Economic Development Department. The BEAR ADD is highly visible and requires strong relationships with regional stakeholders. This position primarily manages programs and other special projects to support the City’s economic development efforts by leading the City’s business attraction, expansion, and retention efforts. The BEAR ADD consults with the management of businesses (our customers) to identify and evaluate business needs/challenges; develops and implements marketing programs and incentive plans to resolve complex business management and organization development problems; and implements sound business practices through coordination of services needed from various resources and programs within and outside the department. The BEAR ADD responds to new and expanding businesses requesting economic and business development information; researches and provides information about economic development resources, conducts technological/financial feasibility studies, and acts as a liaison working to resolve problems between other city departments and businesses.

The ADD will focus on city-wide economic development strategy, leadership, and advocacy in the private sector as well as collaboration with economic development organizations.  The position will also be responsible for creating, implementing and supporting initiatives aligned with the goals and tactics in the City’s Economic Development Strategy, the department’s Tactical Plan, the City’s Strategic Plan, the Reinvestment Initiative and other regional strategies. The position will also help develop new programs to enhance the City’s older neighborhoods and diverse industries while balancing the City’s shared objectives for a healthy environment.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or public administration, planning, law, or a related field, and
  • A minimum of six (6) years of professional, innovative economic development and management experience.
  • A combination of education and experience that demonstrates these qualifications may be qualifying.

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City of Sacramento

City Housing Manager

Salary              $52.39 – $68.73 Hourly

                        $9,080.19 – $11,914.00 Monthly

                        $108,962.32 – $142,968.00 Annually

Deadline:        May 30, 2019

The City of Sacramento is seeking a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the City Housing Manager in the Office of Innovation and Economic Development Department.  Sacramento is amid a dynamic transition that is resetting its economic position and cultural identity in the nation and around the globe.  Under executive direction, the City Housing Manager will develop, organize, oversee, and evaluate the development and implementation of housing policies, projects, operations, and activities within the City; manage City housing initiatives; provide strategic, integrated program direction; and consult with public officials at the local, state, and national levels, business associations, developers, community organizations, and other City departments and divisions to develop best practices and policies related to the quantity, quality, and affordability of housing within the City of Sacramento.

The ideal candidate will have progressive experience in development, affordable housing, real estate development, housing finance, or economic development. Must have demonstrated command of housing development and experience in financing and/or developing housing.  Full job announcement can be downloaded here.

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Program Director – Ohlone College – Alameda County Small Business Development Center

Annual Salary Range: $87,412 – 111,565; competitive benefits package

Filing Deadline 05/30/2019

The ideal candidate is an innovative visionary with a passion for entrepreneurship and leadership. This representative is well connected to the business community throughout the Greater Bay Area with a focus on Alameda County. The program director is skilled in marketing and fundraising and serves as a public servant to the college and our community. The ideal candidate is creative in integrating services and resources to serve entrepreneurs, students, and alumni with a focus on advising and education.

The Career Center also serves as the Alameda County Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The SBDC integrates services and resources provided by the U.S. Small Business Development Administration (SBA) to serve small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. The integration between education, workforce, and economic development makes Ohlone College an exciting, innovative, and cutting-edge institution of higher education.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business administration/management, public administration, entrepreneurship or related field and three years of increasingly responsible experience.

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Economic Development Specialist – Senior

Placer County

$39.05 – $47.46/hour; $6,767.96 – $8,226.50/month

Filing Deadline: May 24, 2019

The Economic Development division of the County Executive’s Office is responsible for attracting, retaining, and expanding businesses in Placer County. The individual hired into this Economic Development Specialist – Senior position will be required to regularly travel between Auburn and South Placer.

Minimum Qualifications –

Experience: Three years of responsible professional economic development experience.

Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business, finance, public administration, economics, or a related field.

License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver’s license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

Placer County is an equal opportunity employer.

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Financial & Grant Analyst

Arcata, CA

Full Time Exempt – $25-35.55/hr. DOE

Northern California Small Business Development Lead Center (Norcal SBDC)

Application Review Date: May 24, 2019 5:00pm (open until filled)

The Norcal SBDC is part of Humboldt State University’s Sponsored Programs Foundation. Headquarters are located on campus in Arcata, CA. The programs serves the business community in 13 northern counties of California with non-credit education and consulting. Funding for these programs comes from the federal Small Business Administration (SBA). Humboldt State University has hosted the SBDC program since January 2006. This position is a full-time, 12 month appointment. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and life coverage. Retirement benefits become available after one year of service. While continuation of this position is foreseen for years to come, all Norcal SBDC positions are contingent on continued federal funding. This is not a state or federal position.

DUTIES Under the general supervision of the Regional Director, this position is responsible for the independent performance of varied specialized administrative and analytical duties as an office administrator, the ability to provide direction in the coordination of large multi-office projects related to Accounting, Grant Management, and Human Resources across campus entities, as well as regional offices throughout the 36 county region. This position will be responsible for the day to day operations of the SBDC Regional Lead Office, and the supervision of an Administrative Assistant, and the student interns.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the following: • Prior experience working at Humboldt State University and/or another institution of higher education;• Prior experience working for an SBDC program;• Prior experience with PeopleSoft, Hyperion, or other institutional accounting system;• Prior experience owning or working within a small business;• Prior experience in grant reporting and/or working in an organization that managed grants; or• AA or Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • At least 4 years of experience in administration, bookkeeping and/or grant management fields;• Expert (or higher) Excel user• Must possess a valid California driver’s license; and• Must be able and willing to travel overnight several times per year.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Qualified applicants should submit the following items via email to Chase Kerrigan. If you have any questions regarding this position, email 1. HSU application downloaded here 2. Cover letter 3. Résumé 4. Three professional reference contacts 5. HSU SPF Employee Information Form for Applicant

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Real Estate Portfolio Analyst

Development and Investment Department

Prosper Portland

Prosper Portland seeks a strategic thinker with real estate financial analysis expertise to join the Asset and Investment Team as our Real Estate Portfolio Analyst.

You will be part of a dedicated and collaborative team that manages the real estate assets of the City’s Economic Development agency.  You will provide critical real estate modeling and scenario analysis that will allow the agency to make important investment decisions that deliver on its Strategic Plan and Financial Sustainability Plan objectives supporting equitable prosperity for the City of Portland. Your creativity, flexibility and understanding of market forces will serve you well as you evaluate and forecast our real estate portfolio and property operating performance. You will also be responsible for market rate leasing activities including tenanting outreach strategy, broker relationship management and the negotiation of agreements.

The ideal candidate will have a background in financial analysis for a real estate firm, investment management firm, bank or other real estate focused entity. They will possess a problem-solving disposition and an ability to organize and prioritize in a shifting fast paced environment, and an ability to forge and nurture collaborative relationships with people inside and outside the agency.

Salary Range: $81,996 – $107,973

Interested parties must complete an online application to be considered. Applications are available at You must submit your application by Tuesday, May 28, 2019 to be considered.