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Economic Development Specialist 

City of Hayward 

Salary range – $97,760.00 – $118,684.80 Annually

Application due date – August 6, 2021 at 5pm

The Economic Development Specialist will work with the Economic Development Manager to plan and implement business retention, expansion, and recruiting programs, and to ensure that Hayward is the location of choice for a wide range of businesses.

The Economic Development Division is responsible for creating and supporting a positive climate for businesses in the Hayward community. The Division proactively works the business and development community for retention, expansion, and attraction of businesses to the community. In addition, the Division works to improve the image of Hayward through a variety of community focused activities and events.

You may download the complete job description here. A complete job description and list of duties can be found at

Candidates must submit a completed job application and a response to the Supplemental Questions. Application packets will be screened and candidates considered best qualified will move forward to a competitive examination process, which may include a writing exam, practical exam and/or an oral interview.

Candidates are encouraged to apply online at: or

Entrepreneurship and Community Economic Development Manager 

Prosper Portland 

Monthly Salary Range: $9,601 – $13,922

Closes: Sun. 08/01/2021 11:59 PM PST 

Working at Prosper Portland offers a rare opportunity: to be an integral part of a dedicated team that guides the city in its aspiration to become one of the most globally competitive, equitable, and healthy cities in the world.

The Manager of Entrepreneurship and Community Economic Development will use skills to nurture healthy teams, build inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems, stimulate equitable economic recovery, and foster collaborative relationships with public, non-profit, and private sector partners. This role places you at the helm of an innovative team.  As a thought partner and coach, you will support the team in developing and implementing best/emerging practices and programs that foster inclusive entrepreneurship and innovation, small business growth, community capacity to support business vitality, and increased access to middle wage jobs for priority communities.

The ideal candidate will possess strong self-awareness, sharply honed management and team building skills, an intuitive ease with broad community engagement, cross-cultural relationships and bridge building, and a passion to find smart solutions for complex issues.

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Assistant City Manager

City of Rocklin

Salary range: $156,724 – $216,044 annually

Application due date: August 1, 2021

The City of Rocklin seeks an Assistant City Manager (ACM) with a passion for economic development, community engagement, and public administration. The next ACM will be a high-energy leader who embraces collaborative partnerships and will use those relationships to improve services and create efficiencies through the implementation of strategic objectives. Rocklin’s city manager began in November 2020; she is looking to build a strong partnership with the new ACM to further the City’s growth. Additionally, the successful ACM candidate will help lead and respond to the City’s opportunities and challenges in a strategic manner and be experienced in economic development, have exceptional communication skills, and have a leadership presence supported by tangible accomplishments.

As a starting point, the new ACM will have the opportunity to work on the following:

  • Create a robust Economic Development Strategy to foster and strengthen the City’s economic and employment base.
  • Create a Government Relations Program, including developing relationships and partnerships at all levels of government, collaborating with regional partners, and managing the City’s legislative advocacy program.
  • Oversight and implementation of the City Strategic Planning process.
  • Oversight and implementation of the City’s American Rescue Plan Act allocation.

You may download a complete job description here.  Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity –

Contact information: Elise Hardy or 916-625-5057

Development Manager – Economic Development 

City of Alameda

Salary range: $106,893.00 – $129,930.00

Application due date: Thursday, July 29, 2021

The Economic Development and Community Services division maintains and grows Alameda’s tax and employment bases through business recovery, retention, expansion, and attraction efforts, real property development, tourism support, façade and art grants administration, public art grants administration and public arts management, and workforce development; and works to end homelessness in Alameda, promotes positive child and youth development, and improves coordination and delivery of social services.

The focus of this position will be managing programs such as the following:

  • Manage Façade Grant Program
  • Manage Public Art Program
  • Economic Forecasting
  • Manage Development Projects

You may download the complete job description here.

Apply online here.

Economic Development Project Manager

City of Walnut Creek, City Manager’s Office

Salary range – $114,144 – $138,738

Due date – Open Until Filled, with first review July 29, 2021

The city is seeking an excellent communicator and relationship builder as an Economic Development Project Manager to help grow the economic development program within the city. This position resides in the City Manager’s Office, with economic development having been established as a City Council priority for two years in a row. This is a great opportunity for the right person to use their economic development background and contacts to help build a strong program for Walnut Creek.

Reporting to the Economic Development Manager, the Economic Development Project Manager administers and provides project leadership for activities and programs of the City’s Economic Development Division, including:

  • Creation and implementation of business attraction, retention, and expansion strategies
  • Develop strong professional relationships with key stakeholders including the brokerage and investment communities
  • Serve as a liaison on projects and programs
  • Conduct research studies and provide analysis
  • Assist in the development of City policies related to the local economy
  • Working knowledge of city departments including Planning, Building and Safety, Engineering, and City Manager’s Office, particularly as their operations may relate to the program or project assigned
  • Serve as a member of the City Manager’s Office and participate in departmental policy development, administrative planning, and problem resolution

You may download a complete job description and how to apply 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.

Grants & Contracts Manager

Economic Development Collaborative – Ventura County

Salary: Dependent on Experience

Open until filled

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.

Director of Economic Development

County of San Bernardino, CA

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.

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.

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

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.

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