Director of Economic Development & Innovation, San Rafael, CA

Director of Economic Development & Innovation, San Rafael, CA

The Job

The City of San Rafael is looking for a Director of Economic Development and Innovation. The ideal candidate will have a history of pushing the envelope to bridge the public-private divide, think beyond bureaucracy and grow a strong and innovative business community. The successful candidate will be well-versed in contemporary aspects of urban design, economic development and community engagement.

san rafael sealThis position will require skill in change management, collaboration and ability to build strong relationships with the Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Business Improvement District and the business community at-large.  Come join a first-rate executive team.  This is your chance to bring a new economic development approach to enrich the quality of life in San Rafael.

The City is seeking a candidate with exceptional communication skills, a deep understanding of community building and polished facilitation skills to promote healthy debate that supports diverse opinions and creative solutions.  Five years of progressively responsible experience in economic and business development including two years of experience in a management capacity and a Bachelor’s degree in economics, business administration, public policy, public administration, marketing/communications, regional land-use planning, urban planning, or closely related field are required. A Master’s Degree is preferred.

Apply: Email your cover letter and resume by May 11 to: –or – fax to: (415) 485-3191

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