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City of Rolling Meadows, Deputy Director of Community Development

This announcement is only a summary of key details.
See the full job announcement on the City’s hiring portal at
City of Rolling Meadows – Current Openings (

The City of Rolling Meadows Community Development Department is seeking qualified applicants to serve as the Department’s next Deputy Director. The Deputy Director is a key member of the City and Department leadership staff and serves both as a front-line manager and a professional planner. The City’s preference is to hire an ambitious planner with a progressive mindset who will make the most of the City’s upcoming one-of-a-kind opportunities, including the redevelopment of the Atrium Corporate Center, the Rolling Meadows Shopping Center, and areas outlying the possible redevelopment of Arlington International Racecourse. Candidates from the private sector and with non-traditional experience are also encouraged to apply.

About the City: Rolling Meadows is a dynamic and forward-thinking organization serving an energetic, friendly and diverse community of over 24,000 residents across 5.64 square miles. Rolling Meadows is located in the northwest suburbs of the Chicago metropolitan area in the region known as the “Golden Corridor” at Interstate 90 and Illinois Route 53.  The City’s downtown area along Kirchoff Road features brick-lined sidewalks, thousands of beautiful shade trees and the landmark Carillon Bell Tower and the Veteran’s Memorial. Along Algonquin Road, modern office towers are home to some of the world’s most renowned corporations, while Golf Road maintains a prestigious corporate-like campus atmosphere. The City is home to several large employers including Northrup Grumman and the global headquarters for Arthur J. Gallagher. In addition, there are more than 400 shops and restaurants in the area and numerous cultural attractions nearby.

Education & Experience Requirements: This position requires a bachelor’s degree in a related field plus five years of progressively responsible experience. Prior supervisory experience is preferred but not a mandatory requirement. A master’s degree may be accepted in partial fulfillment of this experience requirement. A master’s degree in a related field and AICP certification are preferred.

Compensation & Benefits The hiring range for this position is $100,543 to $123,000 annually, dependent on qualifications and experience. The maximum authorized salary for this position is $138,020. The salary range is adjusted annually, and employees are considered for raises annually on the basis of performance. A generous benefits package includes a first-in the-suburbs Unlimited Paid Time Off policy, including paid paternity and major medical leave after the first year; regularly scheduled remote work; and competitive retirement and insurance benefits.

Applications: Apply online at City of Rolling Meadows – Current Openings ( Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested persons should apply as soon as possible, but in no event later than 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2024.

(Any offer of employment is contingent upon a successful background check and drug screening. The City is an equal opportunity employer.)



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