Community Development Director
The City of Menlo Park seeks an extraordinary leader to guide the Community Development Department and oversee a wide range of diverse responsibilities that impact quality of life. A search is underway to attract highly experienced professionals interested in leading the Community Development Department. Ideally, the successful candidate will have a broad background in urban
planning complemented by a track record of success in managing a multi-faceted and public facing local government organization.
Located in Silicon Valley, the City of Menlo Park offers an outstanding career opportunity for a top planning professional who is well grounded as both a visionary and an implementer. This dynamic role requires a rare and engaging professional with the ability to advance key issues on a variety of overlapping and often competing topics that include community development and planning; housing; sustainability; environmental health; and building and safety. This executive level position will be innovative and results-driven with well-grounded decision-making skills, superior interpersonal and communication skills, and outstanding public speaking abilities. Adaptability and proactiveness will be key attributes for the new Director who will need to be comfortable in a fast paced and rapidly changing environment. The ideal candidate will be able to provide pragmatic and positive solutions in a way that demonstrates an understanding and connection with diverse stakeholders, ranging from single family residential to corporate campuses.
Qualifying candidates will typically possess seven years of management and/or administrative experience in planning or building inspection/code enforcement programs that includes at least three years of supervisory experience along with a Bachelor’s degree. A Master’s degree is preferred.
How to Apply
If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected].
Filing Deadline: Monday, February 22, 2021
Following the filing deadline, resumes will be reviewed by the department. The most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. Candidates will be advised of the status of the recruitment following finalist selection. Finalist interviews will be held with the City of Menlo Park. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources Manager Theresa DellaSanta at 650-330-6672.