Job Listing: Director of Community Development/Executive Director Port Authority

Red Wing, MN Published: April 30, 2021
Red Wing, Minnesota
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Red Wing, MN (population 16, 572), one of the most unique and charming communities along the Mississippi River seeks progressive, innovating and highly collaborative candidates for its next Director of Community Development. The Director of Community Development also serves as the Executive Director of Red Wing Port Authority. Red Wing is one of four cities in Minnesota with an active port. The Community Development Director oversees a staff of seven and combined budgets of $3M, including administration of approximately $1.3M in a revolving loan fund. The Community Development Department is responsible for oversight of the port, all economic development activities, land use planning, zoning, building inspections and permitting.


Red Wing has a strong economy based on manufacturing and tourism. The city is home to the famed Red Wing Shoes, and Riedel Skates. Three of Minnesota’s largest companies – Xcel Energy, 3M and Cargill – have facilities in the city. Treasure Island Resort and Casino is also located within Red Wing on the Prairie Island Tribal Community. The city is home to a campus of Minnesota State College. The historic downtown and West End districts offer shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Red Wing also has a vibrant arts community. The City made a significant capital investment to renovate Levee Park in 2020 to accommodate increasing commercial passenger riverboat traffic.


Located only 45 minutes from the metro areas of both Minneapolis/St. Paul and Rochester, Red Wing offers an excellent quality of life with abundant opportunities to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle and all the amenities expected of a thriving regional center.


Candidate requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, urban studies, community development or a related field. A Master’s degree is
  • Ten years of progressive leadership experience in high level management positions in a governmental or similar
  • Five years of supervisory
  • Strong finance and budgeting skills. Including familiarity with public financing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • A communicative, team-oriented, and approachable management


The ideal candidate will be:

  • Experienced, strategic, and skilled in economic development with a demonstrated record of success.
  • Innovative, progressive and knowledgeable in sustainability practices related to climate action, energy efficiency, renewable energy and land
  • A skilled project manager able to oversee complex initiatives and ensure project
  • Able to build and maintain strong partnerships and relationships with diverse stakeholders and build
  • An exceptional listener with a high level of interpersonal
  • Committed to customer service and highly responsive and responsible to community concerns, needs and
  • Knowledgeable in land use planning, zoning, permitting and




The salary range is $79,602 to $119,392 DOQ. The City of Red Wing offers an excellent and comprehensive benefits package.




Interested candidates should apply online by June 4, 2021 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references at (http://www NULL.govhrjobs to the attention of Charlene Stevens, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #225, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: (847) 380- 3240 Ext 124. The City of Red Wing, MN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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