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Economic Development Director




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Economic Development Director, Roanoke, VA (2015 Estimated Population:  99,897). Roanoke is rich in history and natural beauty. As the largest city on the Blue Ridge Parkway, it has everything! Treasured national landmarks, engaging festivals and celebrations, award-winning cuisine, and outstanding artwork and performances. Its outdoor amenities are spectacular and include an outdoor amphitheater with many events, biking trails and lanes, clean rivers with easy access, hiking trails, and Greenways throughout the City that are connected to entire Roanoke Valley. At 12,700 acres, Carvins Cove is the second largest municipal park in the United States. With a population of almost 100,000, it has an incomparable mix of urban sophistication and down-home charm. The City has been very successful over the past five years in economic development and wants someone to maintain the momentum. It does not need a change agent. Rather, it wants someone who thrives on solving problems, thinks quickly, creatively and strategically and wants to be part of an exciting, progressive team-oriented organization. The position requires a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university with major course work in economics, business or a related field. A Master’s degree in an appropriate field is preferred. The successful candidate should possess ten (10) years of increasingly responsible experience in economic development as well as five years in a supervisory role. Responsible managerial or executive level experience in a comparably sized public or private organization is a plus. The starting pay range is $95,000 to $115,000 and the actual salary will depend on qualifications, experience and demonstrated success. To apply, e-mail your cover letter and resume to by December 1, 2017. Faxed and mailed resumes will not be considered. Questions should be directed to Colin Baenziger at (561) 707-3537 or Lynelle Klein at (425) 658- 7025.  For more information, go to and click on “Executive Search / Active Recruitments.


Roanoke, VA