Community Development Director

City of Concord

Concord, CA

Experience Level: Senior

AICP Certification: AICP Preferred

Salary: The salary range for this position is $163,683 - $225,052 annually, DOQ.

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Nestled in the foothills of Mt. Diablo, Concord is a major East Bay community. With a population of almost 130,000 residents occupying an area of 31 square miles, Concord is the largest city in Contra Costa County. The City’s central location offers easy access to the entire Bay Area including Oakland, San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. The scenic redwoods of Northern California, the wineries of Napa Valley, the rugged coastline of Monterey, and the majestic beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountain range are all within close driving proximity. The community of Concord has much to offer. The local lifestyle reflects a careful blending of the City’s early California heritage with modern planned development.

The Community Development Director (CDD) reports to the City Manager and oversees the four divisions which work together to maintain and improve the quality of life of residents, businesses, and visitors. The CDD is expected to provide cohesive and collaborative leadership to a strong team of excellent division managers and dedicated staff. The future Director will be engaged in the Concord community, prioritize collaboration and problem solving amongst staff and with community partners, be creative, hold a high customer service standard, be ethical, and be an engaged member of Concord’s Executive Team. The diverse, compelling nature of major projects and the active development environment make this an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career opportunity.

This position requires six or more years of increasingly responsible community development management experience including at least three years directing the work of or supervising others, and possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Business or Public Administration or a related field. Possession of a Master’s degree and AICP certification are also highly desirable. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/ to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by September 24, 2021.

Posted August 24, 2021, 2:14 PM PDT


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