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Director of Planning & Community Development


City of Dayton




$98,612 - $133,411 - 3% increase approved for 2018 For benefit package please view brochure at:

Closing Date

November 27, 2017

To Apply

Electronic submissions required. For serious consideration, please submit your cover letter explaining why you should be strongly considered for the position, in addition to your resume, salary history and four professional references (references will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established) no later than November 27, 2017 to:

Clark Wurzberger, The Mercer Group, Inc. Email: Tel.: (530) 637-4559 (Pacific Time); Fax: (650) 240-3933 The City of Dayton is an Equal Opportunity Employee and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. Women and Minority Candidates are encouraged to apply.


The City of Dayton
Dayton, Ohio
Director of Planning & Community Development
The City of Dayton is seeking a seasoned professional planner and executive as its Director of Planning & Community Development. The Department of Planning & Community Development is a community support agency helping shape public policy through development of CitiPlan 20/20, the City’s Comprehensive Plan, through the implementation of various neighborhood and downtown development and redevelopment initiatives and plans. The Department provides direct customer service to community neighborhoods, businesses, developers and residents.

The Director of Planning & Community Development provides guidance and direction to a staff of 55 and oversees an operational budget of $6.8 million. Department staff interact closely and regularly with the City Commission, City Plan Board, Board of Zoning Appeals, Landmarks Commission, and the Community and Neighborhood Development Advisory Board. The Department also manages Community Development Block Grants, Neighborhood Stabilization, HOME, and Emergency Solutions Grant Programs, the Housing Inspection function and the Dayton Mediation Center. The ideal candidate will bring to the position substantial knowledge of community development and redevelopment issues and processes for a similar size city or larger, coupled with a management style that will foster the trust, motivation, involvement and empowerment of staff. Please view a comprehensive brochure at: for additional information about the position and city.

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Public Administration, Business, Planning or a related field is required. Engineering may be substituted for two (2) years of experience, plus at least ten years of progressively responsible management level experience. A post graduate degree is preferred but not required. AICP Certification desired but not required for serious consideration. It is strongly preferred that the successful candidate reside in and become a part of the Dayton community.

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