Community Development Director - Gloucester, MA

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Date Posted     April 14, 2017

Email Contact     jobs@gloucester


America's oldest seaport, the city of Gloucester is known throughout the world as an authentic, working waterfront community, a place of spectacular natural beauty, and home to a diverse population of about 30,000 residents. An important center for the fishing industry, Gloucester also is proud of its vibrant cultural life and rich art heritage as one of the premier art colonies in the United States. In addition, the city is a destination for thousands of visitors who visit the harbor and its beaches during the summertime. In recent years, Gloucester has been actively diversifying its traditional maritime economy, adding leading small research institutions such as the UMass Amherst Large Pelagics Research Laboratory and the Ocean Alliance to the array of local businesses and state and federal agencies working in the city. Recent advancements in Gloucester include new investments in marine robotics and new product development from the fishery. Energetic professional sought to develop and implement plans, policies and programs to coordinate the physical growth and economic development of America’s oldest seaport. Responsible for supervision/implementation of Master Plan, Harbor Plan, grants, tourism, conservation, fisheries and harbor programs. Qualifications: Masters degree in planning or public administration required; six years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal planning, economic development, community development and/or management required; experience with CDBG and HUD regulations and programs; experience in waterfront development planning preferred; excellent project management, communication, and supervisory skills; ability to interact effectively with the public, elected officials and volunteer community boards. Salary range: $91,295 - $108,085. Applicants should respond by May 1 to: Personnel Dept., Gloucester City Hall, 9 Dale Ave., Gloucester, MA 01930, jobs@gloucester Phone: (978) 281 -9742.