City of Golden, Colorado

Director of Community and Economic Development
Annual salary range: $132,200 to $198,400
Application deadline: Monday, October 4, 2021.

The City of Golden, Colorado, picturesquely situated in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, is a vibrant, historic community that is home to 20,000 residents who enjoy a high-quality of life, world-class outdoor adventure opportunities, a flourishing arts and cultural scene, and a superior public education system. The City is located only 30 minutes from downtown Denver, providing convenient access to additional cultural, business, and entertainment attractions.

The Director is a strong and visionary executive responsible for a high-performing economic and planning department with a $1.8 million budget and a staff of 7.5. The position actively engages in all segments of the community to focus on business retention and attraction, community marketing, education and healthy communitiesí coordination, and policy and fiscal support for Urban Renewal Authority and Downtown Development Authority entities. The Director also provides land use, economic development, sustainability, marketing, and policy recommendations to the City Manager and City Council. The Director reports to the City Manager and supervises the Planning Manager and Economic Development Coordinator.

The City of Golden desires a knowledgeable, innovative, and progressive leader willing to challenge assumptions and try new things to best serve the community. A leader with a strong work ethic, collaborative management style, and a keen ability to communicate, listen, engage, and respond while maintaining a sense of humor will serve the department well. This role offers the right leader a tremendous range of potential opportunities to make an impact on the City of Golden now and into the future.

The position requires a masterís degree in City or Regional Planning, Economic Development, or a closely related field AND a minimum of six (6) years increasingly responsible experience in all phases of planning and economic development. Experience must include at least three (3) years of supervisory and leadership experience.

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, please submit your materials to:

For additional information, please contact:

Gloria Timmons
CPS HR Consulting

To view an online brochure for this position visit:
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The City of Golden, Colorado is an equal opportunity employer.