City of Long Beach

The City of Long Beach (pop. 470,000) is located on the Pacific Ocean, south of Los Angeles, adjacent to Orange County. Reporting to the City Manager, the Director of Economic Development leads a department of 87 FTEs with an FY 2021-22 budget of $20.4 million, organized across four Bureaus:  Business Operations, Business Development, Real Estate Development, and Workforce Development.  

The Director will be a hands-on leader who will further an inclusive and collaborative department culture that builds trust and engagement with the community, inspires creativity, and is committed to strengthening the City’s economic vitality.  To be a good fit, the director must exhibit sophisticated political acumen and the ability to perform in a complex dynamic environment. Six years of experience in the field and a bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, planning, economics, or relevant discipline required. Three (3) years management experience preferred.  Experience serving a diverse community and working in/with an organization of similar complexity desired.  master’s degree considered favorably.  

Salary range is $211,150 – $231,750  DOQE; supplemented by competitive benefits. For additional information and to apply visit Recruitment closes Sunday, July 17, 2022.

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Tina White  ●  619.948.1786
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