Deputy Director of Economic Development & Economic Development Manager

$7,130 - $12,905 monthly
  • City of Rancho Cucamonga
  • Hybrid (10500 Civic Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA)
  • Nov 14, 2022
Full time Economic Development

Job Description

WHY WORK FOR THE PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT (PED)? From its earliest days, the City of Rancho Cucamonga was dubbed the “City with a Plan” and over the past forty years, we have been creating a World Class Community. So, what does this have to do with economic development? Everything! Economic development is more than attracting new businesses, retaining existing ones, and providing opportunities for business expansion.  It is also about building community wealth and being a steward of the built environment!  As we move into our fifth decade as a City, we are continuing to build a World Class Community for future generations to enjoy. One that takes the best parts of our past and continues growing and reimagining itself for the future. The PED team is excited to have the opportunity to play a huge part in what is coming next for our community, as we work to implement the community’s vision that is laid out in our General Plan (PlanRC). 

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?  

Our next Deputy Director of Economic Development & Economic Development Manager will be self-motivated leaders who enjoy working as part of teams (large and small) using innovative, strategic, and forward-thinking approaches to solve complex problems to build great cities and community wealth. These leaders will be adept at building a strong and agile team through a combination of professional development, technical advice and direction, and high-quality management. They will be passionate about serving the community and enjoy working with the public to solve problems and make a difference in the daily lives of community members.

YOUR IMPACT

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Being a part of building a World Class City. 
  • Leading and managing a motivated team of professionals on a variety of challenging economic development projects and initiatives. 
  • Supporting and advising the Director, City Manager, Deputy City Manager, Assistant City Manager, City Council, Planning Commission, and other City committees regarding economic development-related issues. 
  • Advising and coordinating on strategic planning and management matters as part of the department’s leadership team. 
  • Overseeing, evaluating, and projecting costs and revenues for the annual budget. 
  • Communicating the importance of economic development and the impact it has on the community.

 

Deputy Director of Economic Development

Education and/ or Experience: 

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: 

Graduation from college with a Bachelor’s degree in economics, urban and regional planning, finance, public or business administration, or a related field is required. Six or more years of increasingly responsible professional economic development experience, including employee supervision, project management, community participation, and related work.   

Economic Development Manager

Education and/ or Experience:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  

A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Graduation from college with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Economics, Business Administration, Urban & Regional Planning or a closely related field is required. Five years of increasingly responsible professional economic development experience, including employee supervision, project management, community participation, and related work. 

APPLICATION PROCESS
All applicants are required to apply online at 
www.cityofrc.us/rcjobsClosing on Monday, December 5, 2022.