Job Details

Economic Development Director
City of Danville, VA
Job Description

The City of Danville, is seeking an experienced, energetic and creative Economic Development Director to come to a Southern Riverside community where charm, open spaces, and excellent local and regional partnerships have combined to create economic development opportunities. Strong candidates will have a portfolio of successful economic development initiatives, be entrepreneurial, tech-savvy, and creative in using strategies that promote the City’s assets while looking for ways to overcome challenges. The successful candidate will be a proactive partner with community stakeholders to develop innovative strategies that produce new initiatives. Danville is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia and operates under a Council/Manager form of government. The Economic Development Director manages a budget of $1.5 million dollars and oversees nearly $7 million in incentives, property acquisitions and renovations for the Industrial Development Authority (IDA). Working with five highly motivated and talented employees, the Economic Development Director reports to the City Manager and will serve as the City’s key expert for community growth and development. Danville has been on the upswing economically for the last five years and uniquely is one of five communities being considered for a Casino (referendum in November). Qualifications: The Economic Development Director must demonstrate significant experience in an environment with similarly diverse functions, serving an urban environment. The candidate's work history must include well-rounded experience with a minimum of six years of increasingly responsible experience in Economic Development including three years of administrative and supervisory responsibility and a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, urban planning, public administration, or related field. A master’s degree is preferred. The starting salary range is $115,000 - $135,000. The full salary range is $115,000 - $149,000 annually. Starting salary will depend on experience and qualifications. The City provides an excellent benefits package. To apply, please go to and click on the Economic Development Director – Danville, VA link on the left side of the home page. All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the City portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume but resumes and cover letters should be uploaded through the portal. Application review begins June 10, 2020. Semi-finalists will participate in a combination of virtual and face to face assessments on July 16 or 17. The City of Danville is an EOE. All inquiries should be emailed to Recruitment and selection services managed by Developmental Associates, LLC.

Job Details
$115,000 - $149,000, DOE
Job Function:
Economic Development Director
Position Type:
Full Time
City of Danville
PO Box 3300
Danville, VA 24543-3300
United States
Population: 42,852
Form of Government: Council-Manager

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