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Economic Development Job Postings2019-09-23T15:29:00-07:00

Economic Development Job Postings

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CURRENT 2019 JOB ADVERTISEMENTS: Listed by Application Date

Development Manager

Prosper Portland

Salary Range: $110,739.57 – $160,577.58

Application Deadline Closes: 10/13/2019 EOB (11:59 pm)

Prosper Portland, the City of Portland’s economic development agency, seeks a proven leader and development professional who can lead the agency’s community- and equity-based development work ensuring that our projects and programs support healthy, complete and resilient neighborhoods. The Development Manager will work thoughtfully and strategically to initiate community-based development projects and to ensure that our investments maximize community benefit for each neighborhood and are tailored to and reflect the unique interests of the communities we serve.

The Development Manager will lead a team whose work delivers on community defined and community driven priorities for real estate development projects. They will provide strategic guidance and mentorship to their team and empower staff to manage the projects and programs that support inclusive and human centered development for the City. They will lead efforts to develop and implement strategies for community relationship and neighborhood capacity building tied to real estate development that supports economic and livability benefits for all residents. The Development Manager and their team will work closely with Prosper Portland’s Economic Development and Social Equity, Policy and Communication Departments to support business growth, equity outcomes, and community outreach as well as with the Asset and Investment Team to shape and execute real estate transactions.

A complete job description can be downloaded here.

How To Apply: Interested parties must complete an online employment application to be considered. Applications are available as a paperless, on-line process at

Director of Community Development

City of Bell, California 

Salary range: Annual salary: $137,917-$154,467

Application deadline: 09/30/2019

The City of Bell is located on the east bank of the Los Angeles River in southeast Los Angeles County.

Plans, direct, manage, coordinate, and supervise programs, functions and activities for the Community Development Department encompassing Building and Safety, Code Enforcement, Engineering, Planning, Economic Development and the Community Redevelopment Agency; conduct strategic planning for the department; develop and implement departmental policies and procedures; develop and manage the department’s annual budget; provide highly complex technical and administrative support, and serve as an advisor to the City Manager and City Council.

A bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning with an emphasis in economic development, or a related field, AND seven (7) years of progressively responsible administrative and supervisory management experience in community development, planning or redevelopment is required. A master’s degree, AICP desirable.

Submit your cover letter, resume (reflecting years and months of employment and positions held) and six work-related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) by applying on our website:

Contact information

Frank Rojas, CPS HR Consulting, 916-471-3111

Online brochure:  

City of Bell website:  


Economic Development Manager

City of Camarillo

Salary Range: $108,242 – $146,003/annually

Open Until Filled

Under the general direction of the City Manager, this position will participate in, direct and manage the activities and operations of the City’s economic development functions and programs; will design and implement economic development programs consistent with the Economic Development Strategic Plan and City policy.

The Economic Development Manager is expected to have solid relationship building skills; the ability to recruit, retain and grow businesses; the experience to manage goals and expectations; demonstrate effective communication skills including a thorough understanding of social media; knowledge of smart city applications and other technology; and the ability to create and nurture a vibrant and sustainable economic ecosystem. The ideal candidate will be expected to prepare an execution strategy for the Economic Development Strategic Plan in accordance with City Council goals and expectations; and develop and implement tracking efforts to maximize the effectiveness of programs. The Economic Development Manager will need to be flexible and adaptable and able to react to changes in the economic environment.

The position requires four (4) years experience in economic development including two (2) years of management and administrative or project management experience. Experience in a governmental agency relative to economic development or experience in the private sector working with government officials in areas related to local economic development is desirable. A BS/BA degree in fields related to economics, urban and regional planning, public administration, business administration is required.  The possession of an MPA/MBA degree is highly desirable.

Fore more information, call Human Resources, 805-383-5633,

Research Assistant/ Analyst

RSG, Inc. 

Location: Orange County, California

Open Until Filled

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  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Business Administration, Policy & Planning, Economics, Finance, Public Administration, Real Estate, and/or other related field
  • However, any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be considered
  • Applicants must have a car (mileage is reimbursed by the company at current federal rates), a valid California Driver’s license and proof of car insurance
  • Candidates should be comfortable with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Powerpoint, and Word)


  • Collect, research, and analyze property and financial data
  • Create and update Excel spreadsheets using advanced formulas (some involving vlookups and pivot tables)
  • Prepare written reports
  • Assist with housing compliance monitoring (requires travel by car to various Southern California counties, approx. one day per week)
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Must be capable of working collaboratively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with a team of driven and intelligent colleagues


  • Working collaboratively in a dynamic, fast-paced office environment?
  • Collecting, researching, and analyzing property/financial data?
  • Solving complex problems?
  • Working in Excel?
  • Helping communities thrive?
  • Having fun at work?


We pledge to give you the means to succeed, provide a clear path to responsibility and empower you to realize your fullest potential. We all share a common vision and core values. We want to facilitate staff advancement, learning and innovation.

We trust you. We are confident that you will always act in a manner to advance the organization – provide excellent work and customer service. We know that you can tackle the industry challenges we experience. There is no limit to what we can achieve together working as a team.

We ask for your highest level of engagement, problem solving capabilities, creativity, willingness to forge new ways to serve our clients, and your trust that the road forward will be rewarding and fun for all of us.


Candidates who succeed at RSG align to our core values, are quick learners, and are motivated not only by their own professional growth, but the outcomes they can help deliver to our public agency and private sector clients. If you think you could be a good fit for the team, please submit resumes.

Executive Director

California Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA)  

Open Until Filled

CCEDA seeks a visionary, dynamic and strategic executive director with a dedication to the field of community-based economic development (CED) and a commitment to advance the work of CCEDA’s members and the wider CED sector across California.

CCEDA is a statewide 501(c)3 membership organization of nonprofit community-based organizations and practitioners who are committed to economic change in California’s disadvantaged communities. CCEDA’s programs directly support practitioners representing locally-based community economic development organizations that specifically serve low- and moderate-income individuals and families.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED is a leader of and voice for the community economic development field in California. The ED is responsible for planning, administration, policy development, training and technical assistance oversight, research and program development, and fundraising. The ED manages three staff and assists in the development and implementation of organizational goals established by the Board.

The successful candidate will have a comprehensive knowledge of CED issues, principles and techniques, including state and federal policies and programs. S/he must also have strong communication abilities, outstanding interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated track record and commitment to work effectively with culturally, geographically and ethnically diverse communities, such as the communities served by CCEDA members.

To apply, see