Job Opening: Downtown Development Director (CO)

Grand Junction, the western gateway to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, is located 250 miles west of Denver and 270 miles east of Salt Lake City. A city of 60,000, Grand Junction is the regional center for Colorado’s Western Slope and Eastern Utah and serves as the county seat for Mesa County.

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was established in 1977 for the purpose of preventing blight and deterioration of property and property values within its district. The primary responsibility of the DDA is to support and facilitate economic development efforts to enhance the downtown community through capital investment. Tax Increment Financing (TIF), approved in 1981, is the primary source of DDA funding.

The ideal candidate for the DDA Executive Director will have proven experience and strength in the areas of communication, consensus building and problem solving.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Creation and implementation of economic development, housing, redevelopment and marketing strategies for the DDA district.
  • Working in partnership with the DDA Board to plan, direct, coordinate and oversee the programs and operations of the DDA.
  • Effectively representing the interests of the DDA when partnering with other governmental, commercial and non-profit organizations of the community.

The salary for this position will be between $50,000-$80,000 depending on qualifications plus an attractive benefit package.
Telephone interviews with top candidates will be scheduled for June 1-3, 2015.

Apply here.

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