Economic Development Manager

City of Anaheim

This is an extraordinary opportunity to help lead the economic development efforts for one of the nation’s most dynamic cities. As the City continues to attract population growth and economic expansion, it wants to strategically pursue initiatives that provide a balanced approach to encouraging large scale developments as well as neighborhood scale business improvements. The City is committed to enhancing the business community across the City with increased emphasis on the western part of Anaheim. The Economic Development Manager, under the direction of the Community & Economic Development Director, will identify priorities to assist in determining the path for the City’s future. As one of the largest cities in the State of California, with more than 25 million visitors a year, Anaheim is leading the way in advancing new economic development initiatives following the dissolution of its Redevelopment Agency. The ideal candidate should be familiar with current and emerging city planning and real estate development trends. The new Economic Development Manager will possess excellent interpersonal skills. He or she will create an open, collaborative, and successful working relationship with the City Council, community groups, developers, and other City executives. This individual will be politically astute, yet apolitical, and possess the ability to establish trust and sustainable relationships. Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in presenting and coordinating economic and community development activities and related programs, including two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility. An equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to perform the essential job functions and provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. The salary range for this position is $104,675 – $143,928 including CalPERS retirement. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by April 10, 2017. Electronic submittals are strongly preferred to and should include a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, 5 work related references, and salary history. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Dave Morgan at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at


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