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Executive Director

Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments

Salary Range: TBD

Application Deadline: September 7, 2020

The Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments (MWVCOG) seeks well qualified candidates with relevant professional management and leadership experience for the Executive Director position.

The MWVCOG is a non-partisan, voluntary association of governments founded in 1957 in Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties with its main office located in the state capital, Salem, Oregon. The MWVCOG represents the interests of forty (40) local governments within the Mid-Willamette Valley region that includes the Counties of Marion, Yamhill and Polk, thirty-three (33) cities, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde (a federally recognized community of tribal families) and six (6) special districts.

The Executive Director is appointed by the MWVCOG Board of Directors and provides leadership to a talented professional staff of twenty (20) to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of an array of essential services provided in support of its participating members.

To learn more about the position, check out the MWVCOG Recruitment Brochure.

For more information and how to apply, click here.

Economic & Community Development Director

City of Bakersfield

Salary Range: $11,416.95 – $13,878.28 / Month

Application Deadline: August 28, 2020

The City of Bakersfield’s economy is ready to grow and we’re looking for an innovative, dynamic thinker to help lead us into the future!

We are looking for someone to lead the City’s new Economic & Community Development Division in its goal of making economic development a top priority. We’re dedicating many resources to a wide variety of exciting projects that will help make that goal a reality here in Bakersfield!

The recruitment for the Economic & Community Development Director position closes August 28, so don’t delay – apply now!

Please visit our website at: for more information on the position under “News and Highlights”

Come join us and hear The Sound of Something Better!

Community Development Director

City of Millbrae, CA

Salary: $170,914 to $207,734

Application deadline: 08/24/2020

Significant experience working with CEQA, knowledge of State Housing Element laws and processes, and experience working on General Plan Updates, commercial office and hotel development projects, and current and long-range planning required. The successful candidate will display demonstrated ability to direct and manage multiple priorities while exercising sound independent judgement. This position interacts with many and varied internal and external stakeholders, thus requires exceptional interpersonal/presentation skills and astute political awareness. Excellent opportunity for candidates that like to take initiative, are innovative, driven to get things done and are ready to hit the ground running.

A bachelor’s degree in planning, civil engineering, public administration, or related field AND six (6) years of responsible experience in planning, community development, or related field with a background in planning, redevelopment, building operations, or related field (including at least three years of management experience) is required. A Master’s degree in a related field and previous municipal experience are highly desirable.

Submit your resume, cover letter and a list of five work-related references on our website:

Frank Rojas

CPS HR Consulting

916 471-3111

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Millbrae website:


Economic Development Division Manager

City of Fairfield

Salary: $68.75 – $83.56 Hourly

$5,499.84 – $6,685.12 Biweekly

$11,916.32 – $14,484.43 Monthly

$142,995.84 – $173,813.12 Annually

Closing Date: 08/20/20 5:00 PM

Under general direction, plan, organize and direct the City’s Economic Development Division, including Successor Agency activities. Perform project identification and implementation; ensure that division functions and programs conform with City plans, goals, timetables and applicable laws and regulations.

With renewed focus on being proactive, the City seeks to work with regional partners in attracting businesses within existing industry clusters such as advanced manufacturing, biotech/biomedical, food and beverage manufacturing, and supporting the operations of Travis AFB. Specific challenges include: revitalization and redevelopment of the downtown, an under-invested urban block-grid downtown, with a focus on establishing a restaurant and entertainment district, a TOD node surrounding a Capital Corridor train, and attracting mixed use housing; the reimagining of the regional Solano Town Center Mall to ensure it thrives for decades to come; and developing a citywide fiber optic broadband network.

To view the complete job description, please visit our job classification page at or click here to download.

Application may be filed online at:

Closing Date: 08/20/20 5:00 PM

Loan Officer

Los Angeles Area

National Development Council – Grow America Fund

Salary DOQ

Position Open Until Filled

The Grow America Fund is seeking to fill a position for a Loan Officer.   The Grow America Fund, Inc, (GAF), a subsidiary of the National Development Council (NDC).  The National Development Council (NDC) is the oldest national non-profit community and economic development organization in the United States.  It was founded in 1969 with a mission of increasing the flow of capital for investment, jobs and community development to underserved urban and rural areas across the country.    For additional information about NDC, please visit:

The NDC Grow America Fund (GAF), in cooperation with our Community Partners, provides financing to growing small businesses throughout the country. GAF operates as a community development lender to support the creation of jobs and the expansion of eligible small businesses in underserved areas, particularly minority and women-owned businesses. The financing provided is partially guaranteed by the U.S. Small Business Administration under GAF’s Small Business Lending Company license, and GAF has Preferred Lender status nationwide.  GAF is also Certified Development Financial Institution (CDFI).   GAF has lent to over 500 borrowers with an average size of $500,000.  GAF actively conducts business in approximately 40 different client communities throughout the United States and has ambitious growth plans.

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