City of Modesto – Community and Economic Development Director

The City of Modesto is recruiting for a highly motivated, innovative and results driven individual who can lead the Community and Economic Development Department. The new Director will work closely with the City Manager’s Office while maintaining close working relationships between departments and will be responsible for a highly capable staff of 83 full-time employees, with an operating budget of almost $14.5 million. This senior-level executive should be a self-motivated, goal and solution-oriented individual, and possess the skills and abilities to build strategic partnerships that achieve success. The successful candidate must have a reputation for well-grounded, ethical decision-making, superior interpersonal and communication skills, and outstanding public speaking abilities. The candidate will have experience in providing high quality customer service in all aspects of Development Review; as well as a strong understanding of the tools necessary to forge strong business retention, attraction and development.

Interested candidates may apply by sending their resume, a compelling cover letter, and six professional references to Ralph Andersen & Associates via