Hiring Range: $76,419 – $94,203
Closing Date: Position is open until filled
We are looking for an Assistant Director for the Economic Opportunity and Community Investment Department. This department includes Planning, Building & Permitting, Engineering Services, CRA & Neighborhoods, and Affordable Housing Divisions. The Assistant Director will be responsible for administrative, professional and technical work in support of all divisions.
The Assistant Director will take the lead on a variety of initiatives and efforts. This could include duties in areas of research, data collection, data analysis, special studies and plans, customer service, problem solving, internal and external communication, economic development coordination, and administrative assistance.
A command of planning and development principals, economic development, and local government is required. Strong written and verbal communication skills are critical. The Assistant Director will prepare reports, letters, and memoranda for both internal and external audiences. They will be expected to deliver presentations in a variety of settings, including City Commission, Planning Commission, and CRA meetings. They will regularly coordinate and communicate with Division Managers and Department Directors throughout the City.
Based upon experience and qualifications, the Assistant Director may also serve as the CRA Manager. The Assistant Director may be called upon to serve as a liaison to various public agencies, boards and committees, land developers, consultants, private organizations, non-profits, and citizen groups. They will work collaboratively with City partners including the Winter Haven Economic Development Council, Main Street Winter Haven, and the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce.
This is a key leadership role within the City, so the Assistant Director will need to understand and support the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the City; the mission of the Department; Departmental and City procedures; the City’s Comprehensive Plan; and other guiding documents and work. They will implement long- and short-term strategies to promote development and redevelopment consistent with these guiding documents. The Assistant Director will assist with the development and oversight of the annual Departmental budget.
This is not intended to be an all-inclusive listing of essential job functions; the performance of other essential functions may be required.