The City of Westminster, Colorado is looking for an experienced Economic Development Director to serve as a key member of the City’s Executive Leadership Team. The Economic Development Department provides multiple lines of service including business development and developer recruitment citywide, as well as redevelopment strategy implementation and project management in Downtown Westminster, Westminster Station, Historic Westminster, and the City’s Urban Renewal Areas. The Department carries out its work through 10 staff and an annual budget of $2.1 million. The Economic Development Director is responsible for establishing major departmental policies, planning long-term programs, and making executive-level decisions that are congruent with the direction of the organization as defined by the City Manager and City Council. Primary duties involve overseeing all administrative and professional work in planning, organizing, and directing the Department. Responsibilities include determining major departmental policies, planning long-term programs, and making difficult technical and administrative decisions.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college with major coursework Public Administration, or a related field. A Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business or a related field is preferred. At least ten years senior management and administrative experience overseeing economic development activities, preferably in a public sector or non-profit environment. The salary range is $156,443 to $195,554 annually, in addition to a comprehensive benefits package.