The City of Avondale, AZ is seeking an Economic Development Director. The ideal candidate is a dynamic leader and 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 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 in an economic development department in bringing high quality jobs to a community. The position requires a leader who is willing to enthusiastically roll up his/her sleeves and be a working manager, just as all other City executives are expected to do. While technical skills are very important, it will be necessary for this individual to encourage and listen to feedback, work closely with leadership and staff from all departments, and adapt quickly to changing priorities in this fast-paced organization.