Community & Economic Development Director

Village of Richton Park, IL

Job Details

  • Job Function: Economic Development Director
  • Salary: $105,000. +/- DOQ
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 13,646
  • Where: 4455 Sauk Trln , Richton Park, IL
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Jan 24 2019

Deadline: Feb 22 2019

Candidates should apply online at including cover letter, résumé and contact information for five professional references. The Village of Richton Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. For a full detailed job description please click on the following link


The Village of Richton Park (population 13,765) is seeking talented, experienced and motivated candidates for the position of Community & Economic Development Director. The Village of Richton Park is a mature community located in south Cook County, Illinois, approximately twenty-two (22) miles south of downtown Chicago. The Village of Richton Park spans along the famous Sauk Trail which was used by the Sauk and Pottawatomie tribes for moving between settlements and sacred areas, as well as being a stop along the Underground Railroad. The Village was incorporated in 1926, as the local Illinois Central Railroad Line crossing Sauk Trail became electrified. The Village lies adjacent to the communities of Matteson, Frankfort, Park Forest, and University Park. The Village provides a full range of municipal services with a budget of $17 million and 150 employees. The Community & Economic Development Director is appointed by and reports to the Village Manager.

The Community & Economic Development Director is an integral part of the executive management team responsible for the supervision and facilitation of key decisions concerning long range and day-to-day planning, zoning, economic development, building, code enforcement and community relations activities. The Department of Community & Economic Development is comprised of the four divisions including Planning and Zoning, Economic Development, Building and Code Enforcement and Community Relations. The department has seven full-time employees, two part-time employees and contracts for plumbing and electrical inspections and some economic development activities. Department staff serves as liaison to several advisory boards including the Planning and Zoning Commission, Economic Development Commission, Beautification Committee, Human Relations Commission, Veteran’s Commission and Senior Citizen Committee.

The successful candidate will have the combination of interpersonal skills, technical competency and professional resilience to lead and guide the Village of Richton Park in its future growth efforts. The Village is seeking an experienced professional with a minimum of seven to ten years management experience in Planning, Zoning and Economic Development including five years of supervisory experience. Previous Building and Code Enforcement responsibility is also essential. Candidates must possess a minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Economic Development or related field. Individuals with AICP and/or, CEcD certifications and a Master’s degree are desired.