Director of Community Development

Marin County, California
January 6, 2023
Marin County, California
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Marin County, California, is a picturesque community located in the Northern Bay Area across from San Francisco and adjacent to Napa and Sonoma Counties. Marin is known for its combination of rural and suburban lifestyles, excellent schools, entertainment and recreational activities, and its mild, year-round climate.  The Director of Community Development provides executive leadership for the varied functions of the Community Development Agency under direction of the Board of Supervisors.

The Director is ultimately responsible for the work of the Community Development Agency and the four divisions, including: Administration, Planning, Environmental Health Services, and Building and Safety.  Marin County is seeking an innovative, collaborative and team-oriented Director of Community Development.  The ideal candidate is a high-level thinker who is strategic, proactive, and understands long-term community and housing planning issues.  Strong candidates can utilize the talent of their personnel to achieve excellent program outcomes.  The next Director of Community Development will be politically astute yet remain apolitical, allowing them to approach problem solving with impartiality and forge productive working relationships with those around them.  The ideal candidate is creative with the ability to mentor and guide staff while being responsive and approachable.  The salary range for the Director of Community Development $217,110 to $239,346.  Placement within this range is dependent on experience and qualifications. The County also offers an excellent benefits package.

If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at to apply online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Valerie Phillips at (916) 784-9080. Filing Deadline: January 30, 2023

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Joe McKinney serves as Executive Director of the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO). Headquartered in Washington DC, NADO provides advocacy, education, research, and training for the nation’s 500+ regional planning and development organizations.

Joe has thirty-one years of experience having served in city, county, regional, national association, and government management since 1991. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a candidate for a master’s degree in Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

McKinney has provided congressional testimony on numerous occasions regarding the importance of regional development organizations in helping shape the nation’s economic growth. He is nationally recognized for promoting innovative solutions in areas such as planning and economic development, workforce development, transportation and transit, and aging services.

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