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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

Director of Community Development

City of Glendale

Annual Salary Range – $162,147 – $220,960

Apply by Friday, June 10, 2022

The City of Glendale, CA is searching for a strategic and visionary individual to lead the City’s Community Development Department.  The City of Glendale (population 196,543) is a charter city, which operates under a Council-Manager form of government.

Under the direction of the City Manager, the Director of Community Development plans, manages and directs the functions, activities and programs of the Community Development Department which include Planning, Building & Safety, Economic Development, Housing, Neighborhood Services, and Administration.

The ideal candidate will be a demonstrated leader capable of guiding a team through coaching, mentoring, and training in order to visualize the potential of the City and help achieve its goals. The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in city or urban planning, architecture, engineering, geography, economics, public or business administration or a related field.  In addition, candidates must have ten years of comprehensive management level experience in one or more of the following areas: municipal planning; community development; economic development; redevelopment; building and safety; or housing. This experience must include two years as a department or section head over a complex organization.  A Master’s Degree in a related field is highly desirable.

The annual salary range for the Director of Community Development is $162,147 – $220,960. The City also offers an attractive benefits package.  If you are interested in serving as the next Director of Community Development for a premier agency, please submit your resume and cover letter electronically to Aymee Martin: by no later than Friday, June 10, 2022.  A detailed brochure including information regarding the application process is available at

Date posted: 05-19-22

Economic Development Director

City of Fresno

Salary: $136,668 – $196,128/annually

Filing Deadline: June 8, 2022

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.

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Date Posted: 5-19-22

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

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

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For application, download here

For Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, click here

Date posted 5-3-22

Director of Community and Economic Development

City of Fullerton

Annual Salary – up to $135,950 to $203,926 DOQ

Apply by May 31, 2022

The City of Fullerton is recruiting for a highly experienced Director of Community and Economic Development to manage the day-to-day activities of the Community and Economic Development Department. The successful candidate will have a broad background in urban planning, community development, and economic development principles, and a strong track record of success in managing a multi-faceted organization. The new Director will work closely with the City Manager’s Office and will be directly responsible for a department of 31 full-time employees in addition to contract staff serving a specific need, with an operating budget of $5.5 million. This senior-level executive will be results-driven with well-grounded, ethical decision-making skills, superior interpersonal and communication skills, and strong leadership characteristics.

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in community development, economic development, urban planning, or a related field. A Master’s degree in urban planning, public administration, or a closely related field is desirable. This position requires a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible administrative and supervisory management experience in community development, economic development, urban planning, redevelopment, or a closely related field, including three years at the mid-management/supervisory level in an organization comparable to Fullerton in terms of the scope of activity.

The annual salary for the Director of Community and Economic Development is up to $135,950 to $203,926. Placement within the range is negotiable and dependent upon qualifications (DOQ).

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by May 31, 2022 by submitting a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume to Confidential inquiries welcomed to Mr. Fred Wilson at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available online at

Date Posted: 4-26-22

Community & Economic Development Director

City of Lomita, CA

Monthly Salary Range: $10,338 – $13,063 DOQ

Filing Deadline: May 27, 2022

The City of Lomita is an energetic and engaged community of approximately 20,000.  Team Lomita is committed to providing a healthy, safe, and friendly small-town community where everyone can successfully live, work, and play, and is has established visions and plans for future growth and development to make that a reality. The City is now seeking a Community & Economic Development Director help build and implement that vision. A highly motivated, innovative, and results-driven individual is sought. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker and creative problem solver with the ability and confidence to build and lead a strong team in support of the City’s efforts to proactively identify and address issues on an array of topics related to Community and Economic Development.

The position requires excellent communication skills and someone who is experienced in having interaction with the City Council, commissions, civic groups, and the general public, and is confident translating and conveying the City’s vision.  The individual will quickly become a part of Team Lomita and be able to work well within a face paced, friendly environment. Candidates must possess a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible full-time work-related experience, with at least two years of supervisory experience. A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized four-year college or university in a related field is required; a Master’s degree is desirable. The City provides for a comprehensive compensation package and the salary and benefits for this position are currently under review as part of a City-wide Classification and Compensation Study expected to be completed in the coming months. The monthly salary range for the Community & Economic Development Director is currently $10,338 – $13,063; placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications. The City of Lomita offers an attractive benefits package.

If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at to apply online. Contact Ms. Carmen Valdez at (916) 784-9080 should you have any questions.

Date posted: 4-27-22

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

Economic Development Manager

City of Indio

$90,844.00 – $134,217.82 Annually

Open until filled

Under general direction, performs a wide variety of complex professional, technical and administrative work and problem solving in areas relating to economic and business development, business services, community marketing and development and general administrative services to strengthen, expand and improve the local economy; acts as primary point of contact for all existing and potential businesses within the City; performs various tasks requiring relationship and community building, innovative thinking, creative problem-solving, collaborative leadership; provides highly responsible professional assistance to the Economic Development Director in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.

The Economic Development Manager is a mid-management classification responsible for overseeing, directing, and managing the City’s economic development programs, projects, and activities including business and community outreach and marketing. Responsibilities include performing diverse, specialized, and complex work involving significant accountability and decision-making responsibility. Successful performance of the work requires an extensive professional background as well as skill in coordinating departmental work/activities with that of other City departments and public agencies.  The incumbent works closely with the Economic Development Director in developing strategic short- and long-range planning for the City’s economic growth.

Additional information can be found and application can be submitted at:

Date Posted: 4-6-22

Assistant Director of Economic Development

City of Fresno

Salary range:  $9,588 – $13,460/mo

Application due date: Open until filled

The City of Fresno is offering an exceptional career opportunity for an outstanding professional who is innovative and will serve as a strategic partner to implement the Mayor’s vision for making Fresno a more prosperous and inclusive city as an Assistant Director of Economic Development.

Working in partnership with organizations across the community and reporting to the Economic Development Director, the Assistant Director of Economic Development will be an integral partner in planning, directing, organizing and reviewing the operation, development, promotion and administration of the Economic Development Department. The successful candidate will be actively engaged in the design of inclusive economic development strategies and programs related to business attraction, expansion and retention efforts, and related infrastructure planning and coordination.  Responsibilities include oversight of downtown revitalization projects, as well as other commercial corridor revitalization projects, which includes collaboration with other City departments and organizations regarding urban development and providing support services for property owners, investors and entrepreneurs to facilitate development projects.

The Assistant Director conducts tactical level planning related to strategic plans and policies and develops operational goals. Responsibilities include supervision of management and non-management employees and oversight of forecasting, preparing and administering of the department budget. The Assistant Director represents the Economic Development Department and the City and has significant interaction with elected officials.

This is an unclassified position in which the incumbent serves at the will of the Department Director.  Please review the Assistant Director job specification link below for all responsibilities including budget administration for this critical position.

Please visit the department website below for additional information and to view the One Fresno Economic Development Strategy

Complete job posting and application instructions can be found on the City of Fresno Website:

Contact information:  Inquiries should be directed to:Vanessa Perales, Senior Human Resources Analyst, (559) 621-6950,

2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 93721-3614

Date Posted: 3-4-22

Director of Community & Economic Development

City of San Bernardino

Salary Range: $172,572.96 – $209,754.48 Annually

Open until filled

City of San Bernardino Director of Community & Economic Development is responsible for directing, managing, and integrating the functions, programs, and activities of the Planning Division, Building Division, Code Enforcement, Economic and Housing Development.

EXPERIENCE: At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in community development and engineering services, including planning, building, economic development and housing; at least five (5) years of which were in a management capacity.

EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration urban planning or closely related field.

The ideal candidate is a dynamic, strategic leader and excellent communicator who can represent, promote, and market the City through participation with various local, state, and regional business groups and has experience in leading a successful community and economic development team.

Please follow this link to view the Director of Community & Economic Development brochure. To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please send a compelling cover letter and your detailed resume electronically to Please contact Bob Hall at (714) 309-9104 should you have any questions regarding this position or the recruitment process.

Date posted: 3-22-22

Economic Development Manager

City of Inglewood
Salary: TBD
Open Until Filled

Nestled between the energetic Westside of Los Angeles and the South Bay, the City of Inglewood is seeking a dynamic and strategic leader who possesses a passion for public service to serve as the Economic Development Manager.

Reporting to the Economic & Community Director, the Economic Development Manager works closely with the Mayor, City Council and City Manager to promote economic development opportunities and serves as an economic development advocate for the city.

The city’s economic development mission is to drive economic growth with a diverse mix of businesses that serve residents and visitors, complement the existing City environment, reinforce the Citywide   of “Sports, Entertainment, Recreation and Culture,” including Class A Office Businesses, preserve a high quality of life for residents, and encourage business and neighborhood compatibility.

The Economic Development Manager carries out the mission and oversees the city’s economic development strategies and implementation, which includes, but is not limited to business retention and expansion, the attraction of new programs, creating financial incentives, and managing property acquisitions, dispositions, and relocation assistance.

The desirable candidate must be an experienced leader and manager within economic development and/or business development with program, people, and administrative management experience within a comparable or similar program.

To be considered, applicants must have four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in Economic/Community/Business Development and hold an earned bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) from an accredited college or university.

Confidential inquiries are encouraged and should be directed to Ms. Yonnine Hawkins Garr at (323) 252-1655,; Ms. Adrienne Montgomery at (310) 995-3884;; or Tisa Jones at (213) 309-7984;

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