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Director of Community Revitalization

Henrico Economic Development Authority
Henrico, VA Full-time
Posted on July 7, 2019

Director of Community Revitalization

County of Henrico, Virginia IRC108402. County of Henrico Department of Community Revitalization Henrico County, a progressive employer of choice, provides job seekers with the promise of fair and competitive compensation; a close-knit atmosphere with low employee turnover; and a benefits package that helps secure financial stability. Established in 1611, Henrico County has deep historical roots. Henrico County borders the City of Richmond to the west, north and east and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan areas. Henrico County is among the top-rated counties in the nation and was one of the first localities to adopt the County Manager Form of Government. Citizens of Henrico County are represented by an elected Board of Supervisors representing five magisterial districts. Henrico County General Government currently has more than 30 agencies. Department Heads are appointed by the County Manager, with the exception of the elected constitutional officers. Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer and, when you join us, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, all types of cultural backgrounds and all ages.

General Statement Of Duties: Directs the activities of the County's Community Revitalization program and functions; does related work as required.

Essential Duties: The Director of Community Revitalization is a key position in fulfilling the county's desire to improve the value, quality, desirability, and attractiveness of the county's neighborhoods and business commercial corridors through collaboration and coordination of county resources and private partnerships. The position is responsible for the implementation of initiatives, programs and policies to accomplish a shared, strategic vision for revitalization and community development. The Director of Community Revitalization must work to maintain quality neighborhoods and business areas through the administration of federal grants, local incentives and property code enforcement efforts; enhancing all efforts through the establishment of strong relationships with community-based organizations, stakeholders, and others to influence positive community change. Considerable knowledge of the social and economic implications of community revitalization; thorough understanding of community development, maintenance and revitalization concepts; public speaking skills; ability to direct the preparation of comprehensive community maintenance and revitalization plans; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County and other government officials, County staff, major civic groups, community business leaders, and citizens; ability to prepare comprehensive, complex reports for diverse audiences; ability to conduct effective long-range planning and to effect and implement organizational development and change; ability to supervise professional, technical and administrative support staff.

Minimum Qualifications: Possession of a bachelor's degree in urban planning or related field and five (5) years of progressively responsible professional planning and/or community revitalization experience, including two (2) years in a supervisory capacity; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Additional Information: Applicants are strongly encouraged to attach a cover letter outlining their knowledge, skills and competencies related to this position and their vision for the Department of Community Revitalization in Henrico County. A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment, including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.