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Assistant Director of Community Development, Village of Glen Ellyn, IL


  • The Village of Glen Ellyn is hiring a full-time Assistant Director of Community Development.

  • Job duties include managing large-scale and long-range planning projects, providing support to Village Boards and Commissions, implementing Village plans and studies, and overseeing the Department.

  • Strong communication, management skills, and innovative problem-solving are required.

  • The successful candidate will build effective relationships with community leaders, elected officials, employees, and stakeholders.

  • Capable of evaluating and managing commercial, residential, and mixed-use development proposals.

  • Position oversees the Planning Division, Building Permit Division, and Development Engineer.

  • Reports directly to the Community Development Director, serving as Acting Director when necessary.

  • Offers an opportunity to join the Village's Management Team in a collaborative, growth-focused environment.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in planning, urban planning, landscape architecture, or closely related field. Master’s degree preferred. AICP certification preferred.

  • Minimum 5-7 years of progressive planning experience, including 3 years of administrative and supervisory responsibility, preferably in a government setting.

  • Strong understanding of local and regional economic data, administration, planning principles, government regulations, and public engagement.

  • Excellent organizational, customer service, and communication skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and geographic information systems (GIS) software highly desirable.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.


  • Full-time, exempt position with salary range of $89,880 - $136,619 annually.

  • Anticipated starting salary: +/- $115,000/year with full benefits.

  • Actual starting salary negotiable based on qualifications, experience, and achievements.

How to Apply:

  • Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and employment application to

  • Hard copies (faxed, mailed, hand-delivered) of resumes will not be accepted.

  • Use subject line: "Job ID: 30-23 – Assistant Director of Community Development".

  • Selected finalist will undergo pre-employment criminal background check, reference check, and post-offer medical physical with drug screening.

  • Review of resumes starts on September 15 at 5:00 p.m. Position open until filled.

  • Candidates needing ADA accommodations should contact Human Resources at 630-469-5000.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

  • The Village of Glen Ellyn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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