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Community Development Director


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We are looking for a dedicated and experienced Community Development Director to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the community development activities including economic development, planning, building and safety, and housing programs. They will also be responsible for coordinating assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies and providing highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in strategic planning and community development, with a focus on long-term growth and sustainability.


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  • Develop and implement community development strategies.
  • Coordinate with other departments and agencies.
  • Manage community development projects.
  • Oversee economic development initiatives.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Prepare and administer the department budget.
  • Supervise and evaluate staff performance.
  • Promote community participation in development initiatives.
  • Prepare reports and presentations for city council.
  • Represent the city in various meetings and conferences.


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  • Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in community development.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of urban planning and development.
  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups and communities.
  • Experience in budget preparation and administration.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Valid driver's license.

Potential interview questions

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  • What is your experience with community development projects?
  • How do you handle conflict in a community setting?
  • Can you describe a time when you had to make a difficult decision that affected a community you were working with?
  • How do you ensure compliance with regulations in your projects?
  • Can you describe a project that you are most proud of?