Economic Development Job Postings

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CURRENT 2017-2018 JOB ADVERTISEMENTS: Listed by Application Date

Economic Development Manager

City of Ventura
Salary: $97,782.26 – $131,030.02 Annually
Deadline Date: December 4, 2017

Job Description: Are you an energetic and collaborative leader with a focused commitment to business attraction, retention and expansion?  The City of Ventura is seeking a progressive Economic Development Manager to lead the City’s economic development efforts, programs and services.  To be considered for this exciting career opportunity, apply on line atwww.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs by the December 4, 2017 filing deadline.

To learn more about the City’s economic development efforts, visit https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/913/Economic-Development.

To learn more about the City of Ventura, visit https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/.

Economic Development Project Manager

City of Huntington Beach
Salary: $8,011 – $9,925 Monthly
Deadline Date: November 30, 2017

Job Description: The current vacancy is in the Office of Business Development and is responsible for overseeing the City’s Economic Development Program and administering the CDBG/HOME Program.  The position is primarily responsible for coordinating the economic development programs and projects and assisting with the Office’s website and marketing programs.

The Ideal Candidate has a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree that includes coursework in Public Administration, Marketing, Business Administration, Economic Development or related areas and at least four years of experience performing research, analysis, contract management, report writing, evaluation and program implementation in the economic development field.  The Preferred candidate will show demonstrated leadership and experience in implementing and managing economic development attraction, retention and expansion programs, in addition to the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  Requires a valid CA driver license with an acceptable driving record

For a complete job description, benefits information, and to APPLY ONLINE, visit www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/jobs and select “Full & Part-time Job Opportunities”.

Economic Development Manager

City of Fairfield
Salary: $110,737 – $134.604 Annually
Deadline Date: November 22, 2017

Job Description: The scenic, progressive and growing City of Fairfield (population 110,000) seeks a proactive, creative and forward thinking economic development professional. Reporting to the Community Development Director and with oversight of the Economic Development Division comprised of 3 staff and a budget of $1.3 million, the Manager leads the City’s efforts in working with businesses wanting to start, relocate, develop or expand in the City.

The ideal candidate is a creative, sophisticated, and service-oriented local government professional with an entrepreneurial spirit who has outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills, and who is experienced in municipal economic development. Candidates who are experienced dealing with the challenges of a growing community will be favorably considered. Candidates who thrive on the City’s focus on collaboration with internal and external stakeholders will be favorably considered. Five years of progressively responsible experience, including at least one year of supervisory experience, and a Bachelor’s degree are required.

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, submit your cover letter with current salary, résumé, and six work-related references by applying on our website here: https://secure.cpshr.us/escandidate/JobDetail?ID=290

For additional information:
Stuart Satow
CPS HR Consulting
Ph: 916 471-3134

City of Fairfield website: www.fairfield.ca.gov

Project Coordinator II-Business Development &International Affairs

Prosper Portland
Salary: $69,784 – $91,892 Annually
Deadline Date: November 19, 2017 by 11:59 pm

Job Description: The Project Coordinator II – Business Development and International Affairs within the Business & Industry team has the opportunity to apply their skills to market the City of Portland internationally and help grow our targeted industry clusters through strategic recruitment.  You’ll work with the seasoned cluster experts on the Business & Industry team and our regional and state partners to develop and execute holistic strategies for attracting high quality, middle-income jobs, making our city a better place to live for all Portlanders.

The ideal candidate will possess a penchant for innovation, strong intercultural competencies, comprehensive project management capabilities, and a passion for collaborative economic development.

Interested parties must submit a resume, cover letter, online employment application, and answers to the supplemental questions to be considered. Applications are available as a paperless, on-line process at http://prosperportland.us/for-job-seekers/All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on November 19, 2017.

Project Coordinator II-Healthcare Sector

Prosper Portland
Salary: $69,784 – $91,892 Annually
Deadline Date: November 19, 2017 by 11:59 pm

Job Description: The Project Coordinator II – Healthcare within the Business & Industry team will apply their creative ideas to a critical part of Portland’s economy:  the healthcare sector. You’ll work with stakeholders throughout the healthcare ecosystem to solve critical workforce challenges, tie local suppliers and workers (particularly from communities of color) to hospitals and universities through the development of anchor strategy, and develop new approaches to grow the healthcare ecosystem of Portland. Your work will support Prosper Portland’s mission of creating an equitable economy that fosters business growth, promotes mixed-income neighborhoods and honors the cultural diversity of Portland.

The ideal candidate will possess the ability to align a wide coalition of stakeholders around common goals, a passion for social equity, and experience in combining workforce development with economic development strategies to achieve scale and measurable outcomes.

Interested parties must submit a resume, cover letter, online employment application, and answers to the supplemental questions to be considered. Applications are available as a paperless, on-line process at http://prosperportland.us/for-job-seekers/All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on November 19, 2017.

Workforce Development Manager

Port of Oakland
Salary: Apply for more information
Deadline Date: November 17, 2017

Job Description: The Port of Oakland is seeking a visionary and collaborative workforce development leader to serve as the Workforce Development Manager.  The Port of Oakland (“Port”) is the fifth busiest container port in the U.S.; operates the Oakland International Airport, the second largest San Francisco Bay Area airport; and manages the Port’s real estate which includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas. The Port is an independent department of the City of Oakland, employs 492 individuals and has annual revenues of $304 million.  The Port’s operations and those of its tenants and users generates more than 70,000 jobs in the region.

Reporting to the Director of Social Responsibility, the Workforce Development Manager serves as the strategic and technical advisor to all of the Port’s business lines and stakeholders on workforce development.  The Manager will provide the strategic vision and leadership in the development of a comprehensive and integrated workforce development program that supports local workforce/economic growth.  In partnership with the local community nonprofits, labor and educational institutions, the Manager will implement a high-quality workforce development program that ensures that the Port is a regional leader in preparing and impactfully growing the local workforce and preparing local residents for future Port careers and career opportunities of its partners.

The ideal candidate will have experience with program and project development, administration, implementation and management. A professional team player with collaborative problem-solving skills in political and complex public-sector environments is essential.   Candidates who are empathetic listeners, politically astute, possess strong interpersonal, collaboration and consensus building skills and understand the mechanics of trade unions are preferred for this important position.

Candidates must possess a BA/BS degree and a minimum of five years of responsible administrative experience in complex public or private sector enterprises with an emphasis on creating programs that enhance workforce development. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and resume by November 17, 2017 electronically to workforce.port@thehawkinscompany.com. The position is open until filled.  Materials should reflect size and scope of program management experience including staffs managed, budgets administered, programs directed, and significant workforce development accomplishments.  A complete brochure is available at www.thehawkinscompany.com.

Confidential inquiries are encouraged and should be directed to Ms. Brett Byers, 323-403-8279.  brett@thehawkinscompany.com or Bill Hawkins, 213-308-0945, bill@thehawkinscompany.com.

Economic Development Analyst

City of Thousand Oaks
Salary: $35.90 – $53.85 Hourly
Deadline Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED, or until sufficient qualified applicants

Job Description: This position will provide Citywide economic and community development in support of business attraction, expansion, retention, marketing and economic research activities; recommend action and assist in policy, procedure, work methods and budget development and implementation related to economic growth and development.

  • Participate in the analysis, review, and implementation of economic and community development activities to enhance and promote Citywide economic development, support business attraction, expansion, retention and economic research.
  • Meet with business representatives and community officials to assist in determining needs for overall growth and development of plans, support activities, and programs.
  • Act as a point of contact for business and property owners to discuss issues regarding economic development, business vitality, and development processing.
  • Provide information and services to businesses and communities concerning issues such as financial analysis, impact, planning, development, resources and/or issues.

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with major course work in public administration, business administration, economics, urban planning or a related field.
  • Governmental agency experience relative to economic development, or experience in the private sector working with government officials in areas related to local economic development.
  • Four or more years or responsible professional level administrative and management analysis experience.

View recruitment and apply online at:


Contact Information:  Human Resources, 805/499-2144, humanresources@toaks.org

Project Analyst

Kosmont Companies
Salary: Compensation is up to $30 per hour, commensurate with experience

Job Description: Kosmont & Associates, Inc., doing business as “Kosmont Companies” is currently seeking a Project Analyst related to real estate, economic development and financial analysis services which we provide to clients. The Project Analyst will work with the President and senior-level Kosmont Companies’ staff, and will consistently interface with private sector clients, government officials and Kosmont staff on a range of ongoing consulting projects, research, and marketing assignments. 

Kosmont Companies (www.Kosmont.com) is a respected advisory services and transaction firm offering a full range of real estate and economic advisory, project finance, investment and planning services for both the public and private sectors. Founded in 1986, Kosmont Companies is a nationally recognized expert in economic development, public finance and real estate development projects involving government and private sector partnerships. 

Kosmont Companies’ headquarter offices are located at 1230 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 630, Manhattan Beach, California. Our mailing address is 1601 N. Sepulveda Blvd., #382, Manhattan Beach. 

Job Description:
Project Analyst duties will include: 

• Economic analysis 

• Financial modeling/pro forma analysis 

• Real estate and financial transaction due diligence efforts 

• Market studies (various real estate products) 

• Urban infill/mixed use transactions 

• Economic Development strategies and implementation 

• Marketing tasks and social media 

• Proposal and presentation writing 

Requirements: The ideal candidate will possess exceptional organizational skills, a strong analytical background, a proactive attitude, excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work independently and the capacity to comprehend complex information. Candidate must be competent with MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and should possess relevant experience in finance, economics and/or real estate development and should have a passion for real estate. GIS and Internet/website capabilities are a strong plus. 

This full time Position will require attendance at Client and business meetings in various locations, primarily in Southern California. Compensation is up to $30 per hour, commensurate with experience. Review after 9 months with consideration of a full-time staff position. 

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to: 

Susan Perry, Chief Operating Officer 

Kosmont Companies