The Village of Mount Prospect, population 56,852 is located 23 miles from downtown Chicago and five miles north of O’Hare Airport. The Planning and Economic Development Division of the Community Development Department is seeking to hire a Deputy Director of Community Development and Economic Development. This position reports directly to Director of Community Development and Economic Development on a daily basis.
The primary emphasis of this position is to contribute to the economic vitality of the Village through implementation and administration of programs, projects, initiatives, and economic incentives to support development efforts, attract new businesses and encourage expansion and retention of existing businesses. The position requires exercise of professional judgment and initiative within the framework of established regulations and policies. Assists the Director of Community Development and Economic Development by coordinating and collaborating with Planning, Building and Inspection Services staff, as well as with the Director of Marketing and Public Relations.
The ideal candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in community planning and development, urban planning, public administration or related field and at least five (5) years’ experience in government planning and/or community development, economic development organization or similar public sector organization. Member of American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is preferred, certification with the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is desirable. For a full job description, visit https://www.mountprospect.org/employment .
Starting salary is $95,551 to $115,000, depending on qualifications and requires a 37.5 hour workweek. Excellent benefits include IMRF pension, holiday, sick, personal and vacation time, comprehensive health plans, life insurance, and 457 retirement plan.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and a Village of Mount Prospect Job Application to Bill Cooney, Director of Community Development and Economic Development at the Village of Mount Prospect, 50 S. Emerson Street, Mount Prospect, IL 60056. Fax resumes to (847) 818-5329 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org . Applications are available at https://www.mountprospect.org/employment. Position open until filled.
The Village of Mount Prospect is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to be a welcoming and inclusive place for all. People of diverse backgrounds, veterans and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply.