The City of Las Vegas, NV is seeking a Director of Economic and Urban Development. The Director of Economic and Urban Development will plan, direct, manage, and oversee the operations of this department and the Redevelopment Agency. The incumbent will coordinate with potential developers, business interests, and other city departments and outside agencies while providing highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Chief Operations and Development Officer as well as the City Manager.
The ideal candidate will be an accomplished economic development professional who has proven that they can diversify economies and revitalize communities of appreciable scope and scale. Las Vegas has a particular need to broaden its economy as highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on tourism, conventions, etc. Strong candidates will possess a visionary, strategic orientation for economic development while also being able to focus on critical project details. Candidates should also be adept at establishing productive partnerships with current businesses and organizations in the community.