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Community Development Director, Village of Carpentersville, IL

Title: Community Development Director


Status: Full-time, exempt


Salary: $130,000+ commensurate with qualifications and experience


Application: Candidates interested in applying for the position of Community Development Director should submit a cover letter, resume, and online application which can be done through the “Apply Online” feature of the job posting on the website.


Closing Date: Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with a first review on July 22. Position will remain open until filled.


Job Summary: The Village of Carpentersville is seeking an innovative, visionary leader with proven experience who will serve as its next Community Development Director.


The Community Development Director will play an integral role in advancing the goals of the Carpentersville community through its updated Comprehensive Plan. This position is responsible for the overall vision and direction of the Community Development Department and its divisions of planning, building permitting/inspections, code compliance, and coordination of economic development.


The Community Development Director is a department head level position and a member of senior management. The Director will lead and supervise department staff with direct supervision of the Assistant Community Development Director, Building Official, and Business and Community Engagement Coordinator. The ideal candidate will be an experienced professional that will anticipate and foster interdepartmental collaboration. The candidate must be skilled at building relationships, having the ability to establish credibility and trust amongst stakeholders.


Requirements: The position requires a bachelor’s degree in Urban & Regional Planning, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field from a four-year college or university; master’s degree is preferred; five years of municipal planning and development; and three years of supervisory experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position will be considered. A valid State of Illinois Driver’s License is required upon hire. American Institute of Certified Planner certification is strongly preferred.


The successful candidate will: be a responsible and reliable professional that fosters a positive work environment and working relationships; work well in a team environment and will cohesively work across all areas of the organization and the community; establish integrity and credibility; embrace the Village’s efforts to provide exceptional customer service for both internal and external customers and; be an exceptional communicator with well-developed personal, verbal, and writing skills.

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