City of Ontario, CA

Economic Development Director

Ontario, California
$156,354 - $190,050
Filing Deadline:
January 8, 2021

The City of Ontario, CA is seeking an Economic Development Director. The ideal candidate is a dynamic, professional leader and excellent communicator who can represent, promote, and market the City through participation with various local, state, and regional business groups and has experience in leading a successful economic development team. The successful candidate will demonstrate and encourage teamwork and collaboration; leading and coordinating economic development meetings; providing input regarding all City development issues; researching and preparing data and materials for review and successful project implementation. This position requires a can-do, high energy Director who can delegate effectively and has had success as part of an Economic Development Department, in bringing high quality business to a community. The position requires a leader who is willing to enthusiastically roll up his/her sleeves and be a working manager. While technical skills are very important, it will be necessary for this individual to have excellent interpersonal skills, political acumen and awareness, can encourage and listen to feedback, and has the ability to work closely with City Council, executive leadership and staff from all departments, while adapting quickly to changing priorities in a fast-paced organization.

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