Community Development Director

$132,335 - $177,334 yearly
  • City of Beaverton
  • 12725 Southwest Millikan Way, Beaverton, Oregon, USA
  • May 08, 2023
Full time Community Development

Job Description

The City of Beaverton is seeking a Community Development Director to provide leadership, oversight, and direction to the Community Development Department. Serving as an integral member of the City’s Executive Leadership Team, the Community Development Director acts as an advisor to the City Manager, City Council, and staff on a wide range of development issues, including but not limited to urban development, planning, annexation functions, building and site development plan review and inspection, economic development, transportation planning, and urban renewal. The Director reports to an Assistant City Manager and exercises wide latitude in determining objectives and approaches to the Department’s strategic objectives.
How to Apply: Applications will be accepted electronically by Raftelis at Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Open until filled with first review of applications on June 5, 2023.


Seven or more years of progressively responsible experience in community development and planning with at least three years in a leadership role is required. Experience working directly with an elected body, ideally in a council-manager form of government, is desired. Prior experience in change management with the ability to leverage best practices in a growing community is ideal. Prior experience developing and managing a budget is required, as is prior experience with strategic planning. A combination of both public and private sector experience is beneficial. A commitment to supporting the diversity of the Beaverton community is essential to success.
A bachelor's degree in planning, real estate, business or public administration, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience enabling the successful candidate to perform the essential functions of the position is required. A master’s degree is preferred.
It is widely stated—and supported by studies—that candidates, especially women, are less likely to apply for a job unless they believe they meet 100% of the hiring criteria. The City’s talent acquisition goals include hiring the candidate who is best able to meet the performance objectives of the role. We, therefore, encourage persons with non-traditional skill sets and experiences to apply, even if you believe you do not meet 100% of the qualifications and hiring criteria described.