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CURRENT JOB ADVERTISEMENTS: Listed by Application Date

March Joint Powers Authority, CA

Executive Director

Salary Range – Competitive
Filing Deadline: July 16, 2021

The March Joint Powers Authority (JPA) is a public entity, created for the purpose of addressing the use, reuse, and joint use of the realigned March Air Force Base. March JPA is seeking a hands-on, strategic, self-motivated, and entrepreneurial Executive Director with strong communication and presentation skills, a proven track record in development, and a desire to develop and mentor Authority staff. Candidates must possess a Baccalaureate degree or equivalent plus an advanced degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field. Eight (8) years of related work experience, including experience in an executive capacity is required. Military base reuse experience is highly desirable. The annual salary range for the Executive Director position is competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience of the selected individual. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at to apply online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Ms. Valerie Phillips at (916) 784-9080. Filing Deadline: July 16, 2021

Grants & Contracts Manager

Economic Development Collaborative – Ventura County

Salary: Dependent on Experience

Open until filled, target date is July 1

A regional public/private economic development organization, EDC-VC is a California 501c3 corporation dedicated to maintaining the region’s economic health and vitality, delivering programs that support business retention and growth, attraction and entrepreneurship.

This new position is responsible for identifying and applying for new funding resources and for supporting program service delivery and financial management teams in the administration, reporting, closeout and renewal of grants and contracts.

Job duties are concentrated in two areas:

  • Program development: grant and contract compliance, supporting program managers in tracking and reporting outcomes, supporting fiscal staff in tracking, reporting and projection of expenses and developing invoices, facilitating coordination between and among various program services for business clients.
  • Program management: grant and contract compliance, supporting program managers in tracking and reporting outcomes, supporting fiscal staff in tracking and reporting of expenses and developing invoices, facilitating coordination between and among the various program services for business clients.

The job announcement and application instructions document is available here.

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EDC – Ventura County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Economic Development Manager

City of Modesto

$8,866 – $10,776 Monthly

Application due date – June 29, 2021

The Economic Development Manager is responsible to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate Community and Economic Development policies; to manage sensitive, high-priority projects; to plan, organize, direct, and supervise administrative functions, including budget and personnel activities; to plan, organize, and direct economic development and redevelopment; and to provide highly complex staff assistance to the Director of Community and Economic Development.

The Economic Development Manager will lead the charge on all matters related to economic development in the City–a top priority for the City Council. This position will direct, supervise and lead the Economic Development Division, a small, but integral division for the work of the City. For the City, economic development includes both growth in the economy and improvements to the quality of life. With this in mind, the Economic Development Division coordinates with Planning, Building and Engineering to improve the overall community.

This exciting position will set the foundation for the City for the next 20+ years and will build off the many great things currently happening, including the significant progress in downtown, the overall improvement of the business climate and diversification of the economy.

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

Economic Development Specialist

County of Humboldt

$27.09 – $34.76 Hourly

Filing deadline is June 23, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST

PLEASE NOTE: This recruitment is for an Economic Development Specialist in the County Administrative Office (CAO).

Under general supervision, plans, coordinates, monitors, and provides for the implementation of the County’s economic development programs and activities; performs administrative and analytical work related to coordination of public and private economic development resources leading to the enhancement of employment opportunities, housing and public infrastructure; performs related work as assigned.

This is a skilled administrative and support class that coordinates and prepares economic development programs resulting in projects and employment. Incumbents typically perform the data collection, statistical analysis, program design, and planning coordination, as well as implementation and monitoring of activities for projects and programs.

Applications may only be submitted online through the County’s automated application system at  no later than the final filing date listed on the job flyer. All applications are screened by subject matter experts. The most qualified candidates may then be invited for further testing. It is important that your application show all the relevant experience and education you possess.

For a complete job description, click here.

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Economic Development Specialist

City of Concord

Salary: $41.90 – $53.48 Hourly

$7,262.67 – $9,269.87 Monthly

$87,152.00 – $111,238.40 Annually

Closing Date: 06/18/21 05:00 PM

The City of Concord’s Economic Development & Base Reuse Department is looking for an experienced, talented, and creative Economic Development Specialist to assist the City in rising to the next level of economic vitality.

The ideal Economic Development Specialist candidate is a highly motivated self-starter who has the ability to network effectively, and thrives on achieving successful partnerships. The ideal candidate is someone who is customer service-oriented, is creative, and has a background in business attraction, business retention, and business expansion (or equivalent work experience).

S/he possesses experience with project management, data collection and reporting, public relations, and marketing principles, including social media marketing on platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The ideal Economic Development Specialist candidate also possesses superb communication skills – both orally and in writing. The future incumbent will successfully administer program functions within budget allocations, scheduled deadlines, and within the City’s established policies, processes, and procedures.

The City of Concord is an Equal Opportunity/Veteran’s Preference Employer.

For more information and to apply, please visit:

Community and Economic Development Manager

City of Shasta Lake

Salary – $93,300, DOE

Application due date:  June 17, 2021

This position is responsible for managing the City of Shasta Lake’s economic development, affordable housing, grant administration, and various community development programs and projects. This position is combined of both Community and Economic Development duties.

Partial List of Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with City Manager, City staff, Chamber of Commerce, and Shasta Economic Development Corporation (EDC) on business recruitment efforts.
  • Provide documentation and resources to potential business partners.
  • Assist businesses with expansion and relocation needs.
  • Research companies and contacts prior to business meetings.
  • Update team progress and activity reports.
  • Work with economic development leadership team to advance existing programs, including:
  • Establish strong working relationships with key partners in the community.
  • Provide programmatic support for existing businesses and potential clients.
  • Work with property owners (commercial and industrial) on future for property, develop a database to match those property owners with suitable businesses.

Download the complete job description here. Interested individuals must submit a City of Shasta Lake employment application, available on the City’s website, to:

City of Shasta Lake
Attn:  Personnel Department
PO Box 777
Shasta Lake, CA  96019

Executive Director

Inland Economic Growth & Opportunity (IEGO)

Inland Empire, CA

Salary: TBD

Application deadline – June 5, 2021

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.

Business Attraction and Expansion Specialist

Kern Economic Development Corporation

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package

Application Due Date: June 7, 2021

Kern Economic Development Corporation (Kern EDC) is seeking a dynamic candidate to play an important role in the organization’s business recruitment and expansion efforts.

Kern EDC is a private, non-profit organization, with the mission to promote Kern County’s boundless opportunities for business.

For more information about Kern EDC and the region’s incredible economic vitality and diversity, visit

To be considered, please submit a letter of interest and resume to by June 7, 2021.

This position provides the opportunity to work in a fast-paced office, while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism, attention to detail, and follow-through on assignments.

The successful candidate will have the prerequisite knowledge of EDO best practices and the understanding of implementable business recruitment and expansion/retention strategies.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Performing quantitative and qualitative analysis of current market conditions, relative economic factors, and competitive markets
  • Providing support for request for information (RFI) inquiries with Vice President to produce high-quality and data-driven submittals
  • Ongoing CRM tracking and updating of project activity
  • Producing industry factsheets, quarterly consultant newsletters, and additional collaterals, as needed
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, or similar graphic design programs
  • Proficiency in JobsEQ, Emsi,, or similar analytic platforms

Preferred qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics, finance, or a related field, and three (3) years to five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in economic development, community development, or commercial development.

County of San Bernardino, CA

Director of Economic Development

Annual Base Salary Range – $123,219.20-$166,296.00

Open Until Filled

The County of San Bernardino is seeking candidates with interest in the position of Director of Economic Development.

Located in the heart of Southern California, the County of San Bernardino is the largest county in the contiguous United States and is known for its scenic beauty and strategic location. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, innovative, visionary, and results-driven individual that can build and lead successful team and cultivate trusting, sustainable relationships.

As a minimum requirement, candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in business of public administration, economics, behavioral science, or a closely related field; a Master’s degree is preferred. Five (5) or more years of executive or management level experience in economic development, community development or redevelopment activities for the public sector is required; local government experience within a complex, multifaceted economic development work environment is highly desired. The annual base salary range for the Director of Economic Development is $123,219.20-$166,296.00; placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please apply online at Please contact Valerie Phillips at (916) 784-9080 should you have any questions. Open Until Filled. Applications and resumes to be reviewed upon receipt.

Fellowship Openings

Supporting Social Justice and Economic Growth through Arts and Culture in Los Angeles

FUSE Corps

Los Angeles, CA

This fellowship project begins on July 26, 2021, and ends on July 24, 2022

Los Angeles works to promote arts and culture to ignite robust dialogue on issues of equity, supporting and ensuring LA’s many unique and vibrant communities are recognized, and advancing the social and economic impact of arts throughout Black and Hispanic communities. The Department of Cultural Affairs will partner with a FUSE Executive Fellow for one year to develop new systems to operationalize equity in the department’s policies, practices, and service delivery, based on their newly finalized Racial Equity Assessment.

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Fellowship Openings

Building an Inclusive and Resilient Economy by Supporting LA’s Minority & Women-Owned Small Businesses

FUSE Corps

Los Angeles, CA

This fellowship project begins on July 26, 2021, and ends on July 24, 2022

Los Angeles has been a hot spot for small business losses during the pandemic, especially for minority and women-owned small businesses. The City’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development will partner with a FUSE Executive Fellow for one year to build the capacity of its Business Source Centers, providing adapted services and resources to limit further closures and ensure small businesses proposer.

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Housing Program Analyst or Manager

Homeless Program Manager

City of San Rafael, CA

3 Year Fixed-term Positions

Salary Range:

Manager: $93,396, – $144,900 annually DOQ/DOE

Analyst: $71,424 – $110,796 annually DOQ/DOE

Open Until Filled

The City of San Rafael is seeking to fill two fixed term positions (each with a three-year guaranteed term): A Homeless Program Manager and Housing Program Manager or Analyst. These positions will play a vital role in addressing homelessness and housing issues in our community and forward the overall goal of the City to end chronic homelessness. The City has had great success in dramatically transforming the local system of care for people experiencing homelessness and is looking for strategic and passionate individuals who can continue to champion these programs. The City of San Rafael is an innovative, forward thinking organization where you will have a lot of autonomy and take on exciting projects and become a key part of our dynamic leadership team.


This is an open continuous recruitment and applicants will be interviewed as ideal candidates are identified. Interviews will be held in June and early July, 2021, apply ASAP for first consideration.

Please contact Carmen Valdez, with any questions, 510-468-9883

Credit Analyst

Superior CA Economic Development

Redding, CA

Open Until Filled

SUMMARY OF POSITION: Serves as the primary evaluation point for SBA 504 and business loan requests with responsibilities from application through funding.

EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of prior banking, economic development lending, or title and escrow work desired. Junior lending, credit analysis or title company relations preferred. Progressively responsible experience in commercial loan underwriting, processing and packaging a plus.

EDUCATION: BA/BS or equivalent in Business, Finance, Accounting or a closely related field or equivalent related work experience.

LOCATION: Although some duties may be periodically performed remotely, incumbent is expected to work locally out of the SCED office

For a complete job description, download here.

Application is through resume and letter of interest by email to A letter of interest is required.

Program Manager III – Housing Manager

City of Stockton, California

Salary: $7,299.35 – $9,372.50 Monthly, Includes Competitive Benefits Package

Open Until Filled

The City of Stockton is seeking an innovative, self-motived, highly professional candidate to serve as its Program Manager III – Housing Manager. The ideal person should possess the following skills and experience:

  • Implementation of affordable housing strategies and/or programs,
  • Management of affordable housing development projects, including assistance with site acquisition, project eligibility review, financing, contract administration, and monitoring,
  • Development of programs aimed at reducing homelessness and/or supporting homeownership,
  • Experience in administering federal funds such as CDBG, ESG and HOME,
  • Knowledge of underwriting practices,
  • Strong communication skills and proven ability to collaborate effectively with the affordable housing and nonprofit community; and
  • Desire to make a positive impact in the Stockton community by creating and preserving affordable housing opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business or public administration or a closely related field, or the field of the program to which assigned, and four (4) years of experience managing or supervising highly visible programs or projects with major departmental or citywide impact.

Download the complete job description here.

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Positions (3): Grant Writing and Project Development; Project Manager/Strategic Initiatives; Business Development and Outreach Services

Siskiyou Economic Development Council

Salary: Varies by position

Open Until Filled

Siskiyou Economic Development Council is a non-profit organization serving Siskiyou County for over 30 years. Our mission is to facilitate business growth, retention, and attraction to promote community prosperity.  The SEDC provides expertise and leadership to help businesses locate, expand, and develop in Siskiyou County.

Come join our talented team and contribute to providing economic development opportunities, business outreach, and contemporary marketing initiatives in tourism promotion.

We are currently looking for professionals with compelling experience and education in business, economic development, and program management.

Candidates must possess a service-oriented focus, good business acumen and adaptability to changing environments. Foremost is an aptitude to partner and improve the business climate.

Join us in growing Siskiyou and invest in the future of the community we call home.

Download job descriptions and requirements for all three positions here.

Email resume and cover letter to:

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Community Development Director

City of Red Bluff

Salary range: $86,145 – $119,488

Application due date: Open until Filled

Administer and coordinate updating of the provisions of the City’s General Plan, building and zoning regulations, annexation procedures, land and easement acquisition and trade procedures, land divisions and reversion regulations, occupancy housing and grading regulations, mobile home installation regulations, design review guidelines, trash enclosure regulations, condominium conversion regulations, sign regulations, flood protection regulations, and other development related regulations, standards and procedures as required. Administer and coordinate enforcement of State mandated regulations including Subdivision Map Act, California Environmental Quality Act, Mobile Home Parks Act, energy regulations.

Develop and coordinate the City’s Economic Development program. Promote local business, encourage new businesses to locate in the City, help reduce barriers encountered by current and prospective businesses.


Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Planning or closely related field; Masters Degree is preferred. Ongoing job-related formal training or education is encouraged.
  • Three (3) years of experience as a department head, supervisor or lead planner in Community Development or Planning.

You may download the complete job description and employment application here.

Contact information: or 530-527-2605 ext. 3051

Economic Development Director

County of Alpine

Salary Range: $7,616-$8,406 Per Month

Final Filing Date: UPDATED: Open Until Filled

Serving at under general direction of the County Administrative Officer, manages the Administrative Department’s economic development functions and directs the programs to achieve the departmental missions; drafts, implements and maintains the Economic Development Strategic Plan; develops and implements policies aimed at business retention and recruitment programs; identify County policies and procedures that could be streamlined to make doing business easier in the County, markets, promotes and facilitates business attraction and retention efforts, including preparation of press releases; communicates the program’s strategy to  diverse groups; seeks and applies for grants to enhance, promote and support the plan; assures compliance of all activities with County goals and objectives, state and federal laws, and County policies and procedures.

You may download complete job description here. Apply at this link:

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