Economic and Community Development Director

City of Fayetteville, NC

Seeking an Economic and Community Development Director to join a team:
*in a City where small business and community revitalization is a Council priority, and there is an aspirational goal of 40% of the total spend for the Local Small Business Enterprise program to be from the local community.
*in a City where elected and appointed officials have committed to operations that will increase transparency and accountability;
*in a City that is nationally recognized as one of the most innovative Cities in America; and,
*in a City actively striving to become an Employer of Choice.

The City of Fayetteville, NC seeks an Economic and Community Development Director candidate who will 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 have demonstrated experience in grants administration and partnering with community stakeholders to develop innovative strategies that produce new opportunities such as the recently awarded HUD Choice Neighborhoods Planning and Action Grant. The Economic and Community Development Director will be a member of the City Manager’s executive leadership team, report to an Assistant City Manager, and will serve as the City’s key economic and community development expert. With 13 employees and an operating budget of approximately $1.7M, the Economic and Community Development Department has four key divisions: Community Development, Economic Development, Housing, and Homelessness. The Director also liaises with three community committees: Fayetteville Redevelopment Commission, Fair Housing Board, and the Fayetteville-Cumberland Economic Development Board. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field is required, while a relevant master’s degree is preferred. As the Director, this person must demonstrate significant experience in a department with similarly diverse facilities and functions, serving an urban environment. The candidate’s work history must include well-rounded experience and six years of increasingly responsible experience in Economic and/or Community Development including three years of administrative and supervisory responsibility. Apply by April 4th, application review begins April 5, 2021. Finalists will participate in virtual interviews and skill assessments on May 3-4, 2021. Interviews with the City Manager will follow at a subsequent time. All inquiries should be emailed to The City of Fayetteville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Details

Job Function
Economic Development Director
Position Type
Full Time

City of Fayetteville


433 Hay St
Fayetteville, NC 28301-5537
United States

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