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Job Title: 

Director of Housing and Economic Development

Job Location: 
Portland, ME
Salary Range: 
$115,258 - $146,043
Full Job Description: 


Located in scenic Northern New England, the City of Portland is the population, financial, and cultural center of the State of Maine. While it is the largest city in Maine with a metro population of 230,000, Portland still maintains its small-town feel with a strong sense of community and neighborhood support. 


The City is seeking a Housing and Economic Development Director to be responsible for planning, organizing, setting objectives, formulating policy, and directing and evaluating the activities and programs of the Department which include business recruitment and retention, advocacy of business interests in City government, marketing, and strategic visioning. The position requires seasoned judgment in the proper allocation of Department resources and involves extensive public contact. The Director reports to the City Manager and provides direct supervision of the Business Programs Manager, Waterfront Coordinator, Principal Administrative Officer I, Office of Economic Opportunity Director, and Housing and Community Development Division Director. The Department of Economic Development has a staff of 14 FTE.


The salary range is $115,258 - $146,043 annually depending on skills and experience, along with excellent employee benefits. Relocation benefits may be available for qualified candidates. More information on benefits can be found here: https://www.portlandmaine.gov/ Benefits.


This position requires graduation from a four-year college or university with a specialization in public administration or economic development; or any equivalent combination of experience and training, and a minimum of seven years of executive-level experience in business planning and affordable housing development or managerial work in government or private organizations.

This position is open until filled; however, a first review of resumes will occur on July 24, 2023. Following this date, applications will be screened against the criteria outlined in this brochure. The City will consider offering an interview to candidates named as finalists, with reference, background, and academic verification checks conducted after receiving the candidates’ permission. For more information, please contact Anne Lewis at Anne.Lewis@bakertilly.com or 703-923-8214.

To Apply: 
Date Posted: 
Friday, June 23, 2023
Application Deadline: 
Monday, July 24, 2023
Posting Expiration Date: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2023

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