City of San Rafael, CA
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Assistant Community and Economic Development Director

City of San Rafael, California


Marin County’s first incorporated city, San Rafael has a population of approximately 60,000 and lies midway between San Francisco and California’s famous wine country. At 22.51 square miles, San Rafael serves as the county seat and is the county’s premier economic, financial, cultural, and service center. As a regional transportation hub, San Rafael is at the center of highway and transit access to west Marin, Sonoma County, the East Bay, and San Francisco.


The City of San Rafael offers both a small-town atmosphere and a lively urban environment. It is the economic and cultural heart of Marin County, surrounded by open space and the bay, making it a vibrant city in an incomparably beautiful natural setting. Famous for its favorable climate, San Rafael provides a central base for taking day trips to scenic locations such as the Napa/Sonoma wine country, Point Reyes National Seashore, and Muir Woods. San Rafael’s many attractions include its namesake Mission San Rafael Arcangel, the landmark Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center, Victorian architecture, a lively downtown, China Camp State Park, and more.  For more information on this dynamic city, please visit the City of San Rafael’s website at www.cityofsanrafael.org.


The Director seeks a municipal government professional with experience and knowledge in the areas of economic development, housing policy, real estate development, , and project management with exceptional leadership skills to guide and manage employees and navigate complex projects and programs.  The successful candidate brings an understanding of fiscal and budget administration, contract management, effective communication and presentation skills, and experience with working with businesses, developers, and community partners. 


Applicants who exhibit political acumen, have a balance of technical and soft skills, are results-oriented and thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and like the challenge of transformative change will make strong candidates.  The successful candidate is an adaptive leader who brings a commitment to high-touch customer service to serve and respond to residents, developers and businesses, and colleagues. 


The annual salary is $159,336 to $193,668. Placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications.


Please submit your cover letter and resume (including month/year of employment) via our website:

Peckham & McKenney



Feel free to contact Maria Hurtado at (831) 247-7885 if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.


Filing Deadline:          July 14, 2024