Economic Development Director - Staunton, VA

$115,000 - $140,000 yearly
  • Baker Tilly
  • Staunton, VA, USA
  • Apr 03, 2024
Full time Economic Development

Job Description

The City of Staunton, Virginia (est. pop. 25,750) is located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley nestled between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains. The City encompasses an area of 19.98 square miles and is located approximately two hours southwest of Washington D.C.

The City is seeking an Economic Development Director who will have the exciting opportunity to shape the city's economic landscape and foster growth. The Director will collaborate with stakeholders to create clear objectives and strategies and engage with the business community to build relationships and drive collaborative efforts towards shared economic goals. Reporting to the City Manager, this position provides direct oversight of two full-time staff and an Economic Development Office FY2024 budget of $1.27 million.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with extensive work in planning, economics, or business administration or the equivalent amount of training and experience in economic development is required. The candidate will be well-versed in local government finance and budget protocols, business finance, including public/private partnerships, construction financing, loans, pro forma statements, and incentive packages. A Virginia Driver’s license or ability to obtain is required.

The hiring range for this position is $115,000 - $140,000 based on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits include participation in the Virginia Retirement System, vacation and sick leave, group life insurance, medical insurance, professional dues, and conference expenses. Relocation allowance of up to $5,000 is provided.

We invite qualified professionals to submit a cover letter and resume by visiting our website at:

This position is open until filled; however, first review of resumes occurs on May 1, 2024. For more information, please contact Anne Lewis at or by calling 703-923-8214.