The City of Fremont is seeking an experienced Economic Development Director who will recognize this great opportunity to act as a steward of one of the State’s most dynamic local economies, including the region’s largest manufacturing base. The Economic Development Director reports directly to the Assistant City Manager and is a key member of the City’s Executive Leadership Team. This entrepreneurial leader will excel in business development strategies, stimulating interest in a wide range of development opportunities, understanding the complexities of public finance and supporting a revenue-driven approach for the City, and cultivating strategic partnerships. Working collaboratively with the Assistant City Manager, the Economic Development Director will also lead the City in exploring options for supporting the City’s ‘main street’ small business environments, while at the same time, serving as the point person for a business dominated platform that includes a full range of stakeholders (business community, civic leaders, developers, educational partners, and the broader community). The ideal candidate should be familiar with the principles of economic development, current and emerging city planning, business/technology operations, and real estate development trends. An experienced economic development professional with California experience is desirable.
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years of progressively responsible professional level experience in economic or community development, research, business administration, or closely related field. A Master’s Degree may be substituted for 1 year of experience.
The annual salary range for this position is $173,288 to $233,938. Placement within the range will be DOQE. The City offers a competitive benefits program including CalPERS retirement.