Economic Development Job Postings

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CURRENT JOB ADVERTISEMENTS: Listed by Application Date

California Association for Local Economic Development

Project Coordinator

Part-Time/Full-Time Position based on Qualifications

Sacramento, CA

Salary range – Full Time: Salary ranges from: $3,000 $3,900 per month, plus benefits; Part time: Salary range is between $20-$25 per hour with 24 hours of sick time available and $400 health and wellness benefit annually

Apply by 5pm on September 30, 2021

Under the direction of CALED’s Program Director, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for association communication, marketing, and program coordination and implementation, as well as other duties as assigned related to the variety of economic development programs we support.

The programs supported by this position may include member/stakeholder outreach and engagement, event coordination and promotion, program implementation, assisting with economic development financing programs offered by CALED and CEDA.

Candidates must have current, relevant program implementation experience in a non-profit or government setting. Prior experience in economic development finance knowledge and/or understanding of public-sector processes relative to economic development are preferred but not a pre-requisite. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to work in both a team setting as well as independently. Aptitude for being a “fast learner” is essential.

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Assistant City Manager

City of Brentwood

Annual Salary Range $180,624 – $219,549

Filing Deadline: October 31, 2021

With the recent announcement by the current Assistant City Manager’s retirement, the City Manager seeks candidates with Economic Development and land use background to join his executive team.  A seasoned professional with a good understanding of City Management, Council relations, and community engagement skilled at relationship management and consensus building, is an ideal candidate who can add value to the Executive Team. The Assistant City Manager will supervise three staff and be primarily responsible for leading and implementing the city’s Economic Development Strategic Action Plan, overseeing the Public Information Office functions and will assist with community development related projects and other special projects, as needed.

The annual salary range is $180,624 to $219,549, and is currently under review. Placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications.

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Please submit your cover letter and resume (including month/year of employment) via our website:

Peckham & McKenney

Feel free to contact Maria Hurtado at (831) 247-7885 if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.  Resumes will be acknowledged within 2 business days.

Director of Community and Economic Development

City of San Bernardino 

Salary range – $168,036 – $204,240 Annually

Application due date – October 25, 2021

The Director of Community and Economic Development is responsible for managing, directing, and integrating the functions, programs and activities of the Planning Division, Building & Safety Division, Code Enforcement, and Economic and Housing Development. Responsibilities are broad in scope and involve highly sensitive and publicly visible operations, projects and processes that require a high degree of policy, program and administrative discretion and high ethical standards. The incumbent reports directly to the City Manager, advises the Mayor and City Council on departmental matters, and collaborates with a broad range of officials both internal and external to the organization, business leaders, development professionals and the general public to achieve the cities goals and objectives.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for public service, especially serving an underserved community; an entrepreneur who recognizes this opportunity to assist in creating and establishing strategies for branding, reinventing, and stimulating the City of San Bernardino of the future.

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Economic Development Manager

City of Pittsburg

Salary range: $109,644.00 – $133,284.00 Annually

Application due date: October 1, 2021

The City of Pittsburg seeks an energetic, enthusiastic, and hardworking individual to manage the City’s Economic Development Division for the vacancy of ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER.  This Division is within the Community and Economic Development Department and will create and maintain strategic partnerships with public and private entities to enhance competitiveness, entrepreneurial development and seek to deliver measurable results.  The selected candidate should be a self-starter who takes initiative to work in a newly established division, tasked with developing a strategic plan that will guide the City’s economic development efforts for the next 10 years. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills and the ability to create a team-oriented environment that emphasizes cooperation with other divisions and departments and responsiveness in order to achieve the goals and objectives of the City.

Education/Experience/License:  A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, business administration, economics, marketing or related field, supplemented by five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in a designated field of expertise.  Possession of a master’s degree is highly desirable. Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver’s license.

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Contact information: LaShonda Smith at

Development Manager   

City of Santa Cruz

$8,477.00 – $11,473.00 Monthly; $101,724.00 – $137,676.00 Annually

Apply by Thursday, September 30, 2021 by 5 pm

Under general direction, the Development Manager plans, organizes, supervises and directs major activities of the Economic Department/Successor Agency; provides the City’s economic development planning and implementation responsibilities; ensures compliance with City Development Plans, State Laws, contracts; prepares and monitors budgets including Department annual budget; prepares state and federal legislation; supervises financial matters such as debt issuance and contracts; provides financial analysis for department divisions; makes recommendations to City Advisory bodies and the City Council/Successor Agency; provides project management for City-owned assets including infrastructure, income-generating properties, and property acquisition and disposition.; Represents the City to other Agencies and the public; and performs other related duties as assigned. Minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in economic business, planning or closely related field; four (4) years of increasingly responsible, professional experience in community development, redevelopment, private development or Successor Agency operation; and a valid driver’s license.

The City of Santa Cruz offers excellent benefits including CalPERS retirement, medical, dental, vision, basic life insurance, long-term disability, an Employee Assistance Program, vacation time, sick time, and up to 11 paid holidays per year.

Deadline to apply is Thursday, September 30, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.

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Principal Planner, Assistant Planner, Associate Planner and Planner Technician I/11

City of Indio

Salary Varies by Position – Relocation Reimbursement Available

Closing Date: Varies – see link below

Are you looking to grow your career and work on a variety projects in one of Southern California’s fastest growing cities?

Do you want to work in a culture that values POLITE, PROFESSIONAL & PROGRESSIVE interactions with colleagues and the community we serve?

If you answered yes, then come join us in Indio and EXPERIENCE 300+ days of sunshine, 2 hours to the Pacific Ocean and mountains and host city to the internationally known Coachella and Stagecoach Music Festivals.

The City of Indio Planning Department will engage you in a diversity of current and long-range planning projects in a fast-paced work environment. The City has several large-scale projects in the future, which may include several 1,000 housing units, mixed used develop projects and, affordable housing developments

The City of Indio is willing to offer top step salary placement to the right candidate who possess the expertise and character we are seeking.

Relocation reimbursement up to $5,000 for eligible expenses.

In addition, salary COLA’s and top step salary increases are under consideration over the next 2-3 years.

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Redevelopment & Economic Development Manager

City of Ceres

$8,460 to $10,284 per month

Open until filled

Under administrative direction, directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates the activities and operations of the City’s Economic Development and Redevelopment activities; provides professional assistance to City management staff on community-wide economic development and redevelopment issues; and coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies.


The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties. Knowledge of:

  • Operational characteristics, services and activities of an economic development and redevelopment program.
  • Requirement and procedures of Community Development Block Grants.
  • Principles, practices and programs related to community and urban development.
  • Principles and practices of contract administration and evaluation.
  • Principles and practices of program development and administration.
  • Principles and applications of real estate and real property management.
  • Basic construction methods, terminology and financing techniques.
  • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
  • Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations including those affecting redevelopment projects.

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Administrative Analyst, Business Development 

City of Santa Clarita 

Salary range: $36.50- 44.37 Hourly 

Open until filled  

Under the direction of the Economic Development Associate for Business Development, this position performs duties associated with all functions of the Economic Development division, including, but not limited to, business attraction, retention, and expansion, and oversees business development programs, such as the Business Incubator, various marketing campaigns, including Shop Local and Santa Clarita Business Minutes, the Use Tax Rebate Program and others.

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Economic Development Housing Manager

City of West Covina

$83,820.00 – $113,172.00 Annually

Open Until Filled

Under the general direction of the Redevelopment Director, the Economic Development/Housing Manager (ED/HM) will be a division head of the Economic Development/Housing Division. The ED/HM will assist with the planning, organizing, coordinating and managing of the City’s Economic Development and Housing programs which include: marketing, business assistance, attraction, retention and expansion efforts, as well as the implementation of housing programs and other projects. This position will also supervise the day-to-day activities involved in the administration of the Economic Development and Housing programs; work with staff to coordinate related activities with other departments, outside agencies, and the business community to provide highly responsible and effective staff assistance; serve as the official business liaison representing the City’s Community Development Commission at various marketing events; identify, apply, and oversee the application process for State and Federal grant opportunities; serve as a member of the Community Development Commission’s management team, and perform related work as required.

Education: Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Urban Planning, Real Estate or a related field from an accredited college. A Master’s Degree from an accredited college in a related field is desirable.

You may download the complete job description here.

Economic Development Specialist (Program Marketing and Promotion Specialist)

Placer County

Salary range – $67,662 – $84,510/year

Application due date – open until filled

Placer County is currently accepting applications for Economic Development Specialist (Program Marketing and Promotion Specialist) to fill two vacancies within the County Executive Office.

These positions are responsible for performing a variety of technical and analytical duties in support of the County’s economic development efforts, including program marketing, promotion, and outreach; data collection and analysis; and assistance to developers and the public. To learn more about this opportunity or to submit an application, please visit the Placer County Job Opportunities page here.

Research Assistant and Research Assistant (Bilingual)

RSG, Inc.

Irvine, CA

Salary: $45,600 – $61,800, commensurate with pertinent experience, along with an excellent benefits package

Open Until Filled

These positions require an individual who demonstrates attention to detail, extreme organization and time management, and the ability to form conclusive statements based on data. The ideal candidates will possess strong communication skills to conduct research and present findings to senior staff. Other desired skills include:

  • Demonstrated interest in community development, public engagement, and complex issues facing local governments such as gentrification, homelessness, affordable housing, and economic development.
  • An effective problem solver and self-starter capable of seeking out solutions and training to optimize their performance.
  • Articulate communicator both written and verbal.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects.
  • Possess creativity, innovation, and intellectual curiosity.
  • Capable of working collaboratively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with a team of driven and intelligent colleagues.

To download the complete job description for the Research Assistant, click here.

To download the complete job description for the Research Assistant (Bilingual), click here.

Executive Director

Microenterprise Collaborative of Inland Southern California

Salary Range: $82,000 to $92,000 DOE

Open Until Filled

The Microenterprise Collaborative of Inland Southern California is a community collaborative supporting small business development in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties of California.

The Executive Director will be responsible for Organizational Leadership and Strategy, Financial Management and Fund Development, Marketing and Outreach, and Nonprofit Management.

The ideal candidate will have at least three years’ experience in the small business development field and nonprofit management. Excellent writing and public speaking skills are required. Demonstrated success with raising funds for a nonprofit is key. Knowledge and experience working with networks, collaboratives, or community coalitions are desirable. Basic computer skills are needed including database management, word processing, Excel, and PowerPoint. The office of the Microenterprise Collaborative is located in Ontario, CA.

While much of the work of the Executive Director can be conducted remotely, the E.D. will be expected to attend meetings in person throughout the region once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. A valid California driver’s license is required and at least a bachelor’s degree. A full job description can be found at

Contact Information: Send resume and cover letter to Catherine Marshall

Solano EDC President & CEO

Fairfield, CA

Salary: $150,000 – $170,000 DOQ;

Benefits: Generous 457 Retirement plan, Health, Dental, Vision, Vacation and Sick Leave

Deadline: Open until filled

Solano Economic Development Corporation is a collaboration of private and public investors whose mission is to attract, grow, and retain business and industry in Solano County that will enhance the economic vitality and quality of life in our communities, which includes Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun City, Vacaville, Vallejo and Winters.

SEDC is seeking an experienced and innovative leader who can think strategically, create synergistic opportunities and thrive in a collaborative, problem-solving environment while focusing on marketing and business attraction, business retention, competitiveness, and resource hubs.   Successful candidate must have excellent written and communication skills, Federal or State grant experience, the ability to develop long and short-range strategic plans, demonstrated experience in designing and implementing marketing campaigns, an understanding of industry sectors, and the initiative to achieve results.

Qualifications include a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline. An advanced degree and/or economic development professional certification is preferred, but not required. Applicants should also have a minimum of five years management experience in economic development-related field with increasing levels of responsibility.

Visit ( for complete job profile and applicant submission requirements. To inquire, contact Pat Uhrich at or (707) 864-1855.

Economic Development Manager

Opportunity Stanislaus

Salary range – $80k – $100k, commensurate with experience

Open until filled

The Economic Development Manager will plan, organize, and manage Opportunity Stanislaus economic development (ED) programs.

Main duties:

  • ED operations including countywide business retention, expansion, and attraction efforts.
  • Coordinate projects/marketing strategies, analyze trends, schedule/coordinate meetings, implement strategies, and develop solutions and strategies.
  • Assist in site selection analysis by preparing information packets, working with developers/realtors/landowners, researching properties/businesses, and tour facilitation.
  • Prepare proposals to clients and respond to inquiries/requests.
  • Document, track and generate reports for OS Management and Board.
  • Plan, coordinate and execute the Opportunity Stanislaus ED Practitioner’s meetings.
  • Lead OS participation in Tech and Ag Tech attraction programs.
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute Attract California, focused on attracting above average salary businesses.
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute Opportunity Zones incentives.


Degree in business, economics, or related discipline and least three years’ experience in ED, business development (sales), community development or a related field.

Should be a leader with solid understanding of ED practices/tools, ideally of local ED. Must be a strong networker who can work independently.

Knowledge of Microsoft Suite and SalesForce.

This is a full-time position with competitive benefits.  Salary range is $80k – $100k, commensurate with experience.

Send resume, cover letter, and three professional references to

Executive Director

Inland Economic Growth & Opportunity (IEGO)

Inland Empire, CA

Salary: TBD

Application deadline – Open until filled

The Inland Economic Growth & Opportunity initiative, or IEGO, is a regional network of leaders from businesses, nonprofits, higher education, and state and local government working to grow sectors that can create and provide access to promising jobs for Inland Empire workers and students. It is the result of a two-year planning process facilitated by the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Program, with numerous participants across the two counties of Riverside and San Bernardino.

The Executive Director will be responsible for sustaining and growing IEGO by understanding the region’s key assets, including the talent and infrastructure within the Inland Empire that can be brought to bear on IEGO’s economic cluster development strategies. By being strategic and using a networked approach to leadership development, the Executive Director will support IEGO’s Executive Committee, Coordinating Council, and Design Teams, core groups that are focused on specific cluster opportunities. The Executive Director will be responsible for resource development to ensure funding for cross-sectoral partnerships, resourcing IEGO’s main strategies. An understanding of the Inland Empire is very important.

Download the complete job description and how to apply here

Vice President, Economic Development



Open until filled 

REACH is a fast-growing economic impact organization that puts ideas into action across industry sectors, county lines and political aisles, advancing a mission to increase prosperity on the Central Coast through big thinking, bold action and regional collaboration.

We’re looking for an entrepreneurial executive to lead and manage the mission and operations of the organization, working in a cross-sector environment to support the attraction, growth and startup of new business enterprises across San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.

The Vice President will dive into long-term initiatives to develop world-class opportunities in the future of renewable energy and commercial space launch, as well as long-range planning to build infrastructure for economic growth and invest in our workforce.

This leader must be comfortable working in a dynamic and evolving environment, able to identify and drive positive change throughout the organization and region we serve and experienced in effectively convening and partnering across government, business, education and nonprofit sectors.

See the complete job description here and submit a cover letter and resume to to be considered.

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