Fullerton – CA

The City of Fullerton is recruiting for a highly experienced Director of Community Development to manage the day-to-day activities of the Community Development Department. The successful candidate will have a broad background in urban planning, community development and economic development principles, and a strong track record of success in managing a multi-faceted organization. The new Director will work closely with the City Manager’s Office and will be directly responsible for a Department of 28 full-time employees with an operating budget of $7.1 million. This senior-level executive will be results-driven, with well-grounded, ethical decision-making skills, superior interpersonal and communication skills, outstanding public speaking abilities, and must display strong leadership characteristics. Requires a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible administrative and supervisory management experience in community development, urban planning, redevelopment, or a closely related field, including three years at the mid-management/supervisory level in an organization comparable to Fullerton in terms of the scope of activity. A Master’s degree is desirable. Membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is preferred. The annual salary range is $129,169 to $193,753. Placement within the range is negotiable and dependent upon qualifications. The City offers an outstanding benefits package including CalPERS retirement. Candidates are encouraged to apply by September 15, 2017. The review of resumes by Ralph Andersen & Associates will begin following the closing date. Electronic submittals are strongly preferred to apply@ralphandersen.com and should include: compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, salary history, and five professional references. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Mr. Dave Morgan at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available online at www.ralphandersen.com.