City of San Rafael, CA
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Marin County’s first incorporated city, San Rafael lies midway between San Francisco and California’s famous Sonoma and Napa wine countries. With a population of approximately 62,000, San Rafael serves as the county seat and is the premier economic, financial, cultural, and service center. San Rafael is the economic and cultural heart of Marin County, and its outstanding quality of life is centered on its commercial districts, diverse neighborhoods, engaged community, active lifestyle, and natural environment. The City offers both a small-town feel and a lively urban atmosphere.


The City of San Rafael has an outstanding team of public servants that pride themselves on delivering quality and customer focused services to the community. The City was just voted one of the top three 2022 Best Places to Work in local government by ELGL, a nationally recognized organization. Employees were praised for being a vital part of creating a wonderful community and for demonstrating trust in one another, allowing the city to break down silos and model their culture initiative, Together San Rafael. The City of San Rafael also received the Helen Putnam Award for Excellence at the 2019 League of California Cities conference for outstanding efforts to deliver services and engage residents.


The new Community Development Director will join a well-established and thriving local municipality. The staff and leadership team for the City of San Rafael is high-functioning, collaborative and forward-thinking. Managers and Directors remain committed to the ten (10) values of “Let’s Lead Together” and it is expected that the new Community Development Director will also embrace these values. Under administrative direction of the City Manager, the Community Development Director directs the activities of the Community Development Department, including planning, code enforcement, building and safety, housing, and homelessness functions.


The City of San Rafael is seeking an energetic Community Development Director who is ready to take the Community Development Department to the next level! The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker with a vision for the future in delivering extraordinary services to the public. Those with strong project management skills, high emotional intelligence, and someone who actively works with the executive team and City Manager to accomplish the Council’s goals and objectives is desired.


The annual salary range for the Community Development Director is $178,536 – $217,008; placement within this range is dependent on qualifications and experience. The City also offers a competitive benefits package. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at www.bobmurrayassoc.com to apply online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Gary Phillips at (916) 784-9080. Filing Deadline: January 7, 2024