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Director of Community and Economic Development
City of Golden

The City of Golden is seeking a Director of Community and Economic Development. The Director is a strong and visionary executive responsible for a high-performing economic and planning department with a $1.8 million budget and a staff of 7.5. The position actively engages in all segments of the community to focus on business retention and attraction, community marketing, education and healthy communities’ coordination, and policy and fiscal support for Urban Renewal Authority and Downtown Development Authority entities. The Director also provides land use, economic development, sustainability, marketing, and policy recommendations to the City Manager and City Council. The Director reports to the City Manager and supervises the Planning Manager and Economic Development Coordinator.

The City of Golden desires a knowledgeable, innovative, and progressive leader willing to challenge assumptions and try new things to best serve the community. A leader with a strong work ethic, collaborative management style, and a keen ability to communicate, listen, engage, and respond while maintaining a sense of humor will serve the department well. This role offers the right leader a tremendous range of potential opportunities to make an impact on the City of Golden now and into the future.


Location: Golden, Colorado
Salary: $132,200 – $198,400
Final filing date: October 4, 2021
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Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.