Community Development Director

City of Gilroy, CA

Community Development Director
City of Gilroy, CA
The vibrant, family-friendly City of Gilroy, with a population of over 55,000, is located approximately 25 miles south of San Jose.  The city’s peaceful residential setting, award winning parks and recreational opportunities, excellent schools and easy access to the entire Bay Area has made Gilroy one of the most affordable and fastest growing communities in southern Santa Clara County.  The City Administrator seeks a visionary leader with proven experience to lead the department and who will instill a customer-service, can-do attitude culture in which development is facilitated and streamlined.  The new Director must be able to resolve highly complex issues, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, implement recommendations and respond to sensitive operational and/or policy issues, concerns and needs.  A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Urban Planning, Civil Engineering, or related field of study is required; with a Master’s degree in Public Administration or a related field of study being highly desirable.  Also required is ten (10) years of increasingly responsible professional-level, full time, paid experience in a city planning, community development, redevelopment, or closely related field including at least five (5) years at a management level (i.e. Director, Assistant Director, Deputy Director, or Manager) that has included significant management/supervisory, operational and administrative responsibilities.  American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification or other similar community development related certification is highly desirable as is being bilingual English/Spanish.
Please send your cover letter and resume electronically to:
Peckham & McKenney
Call Phil McKenney at (866) 912-1919 for more information or to request a detailed brochure that describes in greater detail this tremendous opportunity. Resumes will be acknowledged within 2 business days.
Resume filing deadline is July 15, 2019.
The brochure is also available on our web site at