Community Development Director - City of Evanston

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Deadline: March 6, 2017

The Director of Community Development is a key leadership position that is part of the City Manager’s Executive Team.  The position oversees and directs the activities and services of the Community Development Department. This person is the administrative head of the divisions of Building and Inspection Services, Planning and Zoning and Housing and Grants, as well as overseeing the City’s transportation and mobility initiatives. The position has oversight and is responsible for all activities in the department including planning, development, zoning, land use, historic preservation, building permits and licensing, business licensing, and housing and grants administration. Responsibilities also include staff development, public service, public relations and development, budgeting, and planning. The position serves as the staff liaison to the City Council’s Planning and Development Committee and Chair of the Design and Project Review Committee.  This person is required to attend City Council, Council committees, other City committees, neighborhood groups, and meetings with other agencies as needed in order to further the goals of the Department and the City of Evanston (typically, six to eight evening meetings per month).