Community and Economic Development Director
Village of Oak Park
Oak Park, IL
|Job at a Glance|
|Job Category||Economic Planning and Development|
|Job Level||Senior (8-10 years)|
Oak Park, Illinois (population 53,000). Exciting opportunity in a progressive independent suburban community located nine miles west of downtown Chicago. Oak Park is a fully developed, four-square mile, mature, historically significant, multi-cultural community. The Director of Community and Economic Development reports to the Village Manager and is responsible for the leadership of the Village’s economic development and community development programs. The Community and Economic Development department is a newly created department comprised of 34 full time positions in four divisions: Planning, Building and Property Standards, Housing and Business Services. Further information about the Village is available on their web site at www.oak-park.us.
Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public policy, business administration or related discipline required along with extensive progressively responsible management experience. AICP, IEDC certification and/or Master's Degree desirable. Exceptional interpersonal skills, demonstrable success in economic development and effective leadership of planning and community development programs essential. Starting salary is $135,000 +/- DOQ. The Village provides an excellent benefit package. Residency is not required.
Additional position information is available at www.voorheesassociates.com. Submit résumé, cover letter with salary history and five references to our online application system to Heidi Voorhees, President, Voorhees Associates LLC, www.VoorheesAssociates.com/current-positions. The first review of resumes will begin October 11, 2013. TEL: 847/580-4246; An Equal Opportunity Employer.