Job Listing: Community Development Director

Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments (MWVCOG) Published: April 25, 2022
Salem, Oregon
Job Type


Community Development Director – MWVCOG.

Hiring salary range: $8,813-$9,727 per month, DOQ.

The Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments (MWVCOG) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Community Development. The Director is responsible for overseeing a staff of approximately eight employees and providing assistance to local governments in the areas of local and regional planning, land use planning, grants, and community & economic development. The ideal candidate will have experience in most, if not all, areas of regional-planning activities including project development and management, public funding and financing, program/project administration, community engagement and related areas. Specific knowledge and experience is required in assisting communities in the development of public infrastructure and public facilities, transportation planning, land-use planning, and public administration. The position requires strong leadership to supervise and mentor staff, develop professional relationships with elected leaderships and programmatic partners. It also requires the management of administrative programs and their budgets. The Director also serves as one of the agency’s three program-division heads, reporting directly to the MWVCOG’s Executive Director and collaborating with other division heads. The Director also assists the Executive Director in local-government activities as well as administrative functions for the MWVCOG and its Councilmembers. All candidates are subject to a background check. How to Apply: Persons interested in applying should submit a cover letter, completed MWVCOG application form and resume to: MWVCOG Community and Economic Development Director Recruitment, 100 High Street SE, Suite 200, Salem, OR 97301 or e-mail to [email protected]. A full job description is available HERE and the application form is available at the link above. The application form includes the Veteran’s Preference form. MWVCOG provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with employment preference in accordance with Oregon law. To claim veteran’s preference, you must submit a Veteran’s Preference Form and the required documentation with your application material. Review of received resumes will begin on May 13, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. No telephone inquiries accepted.