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CURRENT 2017-2018 JOB ADVERTISEMENTS: Listed by Application Date

Chief Financial Officer
Prosper Portland
Salary: $142,376.00 – $206,436.00 Annually
Deadline Date: June 19, 2018

Job Description: Prosper Portland, the economic and urban development agency for the City of Portland, seeks to complement its workforce with a Chief Financial Officer.

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for strategic guidance and oversight of the agency’s financial and internal operations to enhance Prosper Portland’s ability to be an equitable, innovative, and financially sustainable agency. The position leads the managers and professional staff of the Finance and Business Operations Department, which is responsible for the agency’s overall fiscal, budget, procurement, administrative, and risk management; the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve assets and report accurate financial results; information technology systems; and compliance with applicable laws, professional standards and internal policy. The CFO provides financial analyses and recommendations that support enterprise-wide policy, strategy, and operating objectives.

Interested parties must complete an online application to be considered. Applications are available at http://prosperportland.us/for-job-seekers/

Workforce and Economic Development Program Manager
Contra Costa Community College District
Salary: $7,298 – $8,892 Monthly
Deadline Date: June 14, 2018

Job Description: For complete job description and application please visit us at: https://www.4cdcareers.net/postings/5208

This Program Manager plans, directs and evaluates the activities of specially funded programs and services. This position works under the general direction of a higher-level manager. Supervision is exercised over assigned staff members.
Distinguishing Characteristics
A Program Manager is the first level of classified management in the District. This position will serve as an administrator overseeing up to several small programs or projects for a college. Such programs or projects are typically funded by grants or other special funds.
Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience
Education: Earned Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. Certain programs may require a specific major as required by law.
Experience: Equivalent to at least three (3) years of full-time instructional, administrative, student, and/or other relevant support services experience. EOE
Director of Community and Economic Development
City of Modesto
Salary: $140,749 – $175,937 Annually (DOQ)
Deadline Date: June 18, 2018

Job Description: The City of Modesto is recruiting nationally for a highly motivated, innovative, and result driven individual who can lead the community and Economic Development Department i the support of ” Building a Healthy Economy and Great Quality of Life” initiative in Modesto. The new Director will work closely with the City Manager’s Office while maintaining close working relationships between departments and will be responsible for a highly capable staff of 83 full-time employees, with an operating budget of almost $14.5 million.

A bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration, Urban Planning, Community Development, or a closely related field of study is required. An advanced degree is highly desirable. This position requires a minimum of five years experience in economic development, commercial real estate, or a closely related field. The City s offering a competitive annual executive salary and a car allowance of $400 per month.

Apply prior to June 18, 2018 by submitting a cover letter resume, and 6 professional references to apply@ralphandersen.com. For confidential inquires contact Robert Burg, (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com.

Deputy City Manager
City of Hayward
Salary: $174,741 – $212,241 Annually
Deadline Date: June 22, 2018

Job Description: The City of Hayward (pop. 153,600) is strategically positioned at the epicenter of a metropolitan area synonymous with innovation, bold thinking, and entrepreneurship.  The sixth-largest municipality in the Bay Area, Hayward is a thriving regional center of commerce, manufacturing activity, and trade. Known as the “Heart of the Bay,” Hayward has capitalized on its unparalleled location, relative affordability, and a wide range of quality of life benefits to catch the eye of everyone from Fortune 500 companies to young professionals, families, tech startups, and major developers.

The newly created position of Deputy City is an executive level classification reporting to the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager.  Overseeing 11 staff in the divisions of Community Services, Housing, and Economic Development, the Deputy City Manager will also oversee a variety of special projects, primarily focused around development and negotiations (including the Route 238 Properties Master Development Plan). The ideal candidate is an “uber negotiator” who understands high-level policy implications and how to creatively and strategically enter into development and land use transactions.

A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, business administration, or related field is required; a Master’s Degree is highly desirable.  This position requires at least seven years of progressively responsible professional level administration and/or operational support duties on programs, three years of which were at the managerial or executive level.  Those individuals experienced in redevelopment and economic development are strongly encouraged to apply.

The annual salary range for the incoming Deputy City Manager is $174,741 to $212,241; placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications.

To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please visit our website:

Peckham & McKenney

Please do not hesitate to contact Bobbi Peckham toll-free at (866) 912-1919 if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.  Resumes will be acknowledged within 2 business days.


Program Manager (Grant Management Professional)
Siskiyou Economic Development Council, Yreka, CA
Salary: $50,000 – $60,000 Annually, DOQ, benefit package available

Job Description: Local Nonprofit seeking dynamic individual willing to work as a manager for various economic development grant programs.  This is a career opportunity working with communities in Siskiyou County helping them prepare for economic development. Project examples include workforce strategies, brownfield development, and alternative-transportation fuels.

Key duties:

  • Interpret and implement programs
  • Review and analyze contracts under strategic goals
  • Strategic planning
  • Project and grant management, documentation tracking, data entry and file maintenance
  • Troubleshoot issues that may arise
  • Budgeting, financial management, and billing
  • Other duties as required


  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred) or 4 years position-related experience equivalent
  • Grant writing and project management experience
  • Must have basic computer skills
  • Must have excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to take the initiative and work independently and be a team player
  • Show strong initiative to seek out new opportunities
  • California Class C driver’s license in good standing as some travel is required

Contact information: Apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to tonya@siskiyoucounty.org
To learn more visit: https://www.siskiyoucounty.org

Research Assistant/Analyst
RSG, Inc.
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, along with excellent benefits

Job Description:  Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college/university with major coursework in Economics, Finance, Real Estate, and/or related field.

Technical Abilities:  Highly proficient in Excel and Word, demonstrated abilities to analyze complex topics quickly and present findings to management and clients, articulate, detail-oriented, and highly effective time/project management skills. Fluent in Spanish highly preferred, but not required.

Abilities: Collect, research, and analyze property and financial data; create and update Excel spreadsheets using advanced formulas (some involving vlookups and pivot tables); prepare written reports; assist with housing compliance monitoring (requires travel by car to various Southern California counties approximately one day per week) and have outstanding oral and written communication skills.  Must be capable of working collaboratively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with a team of driven and intelligent colleagues.

Candidates who succeed at RSG align to our core values, are quick learners, and are motivated not only by their own professional growth but the outcomes they can help deliver to our public agency and private sector clients.

Applicants must have a car (mileage is reimbursed by the company at current federal rates), a valid California Driver’s license, and proof of car insurance.

  • Contact information:

Submit all resumes and cover letters to jobs@webrsg.com

Address: 309 W 4th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone: (714) 541-4585