Director of Housing & Economic Development

City of Portland | Portland, ME, United States

Posted Date 5/14/2021

City of Portland, Maine

Housing & Economic Development Department



The City of Portland is seeking a highly motivated, dynamic, skilled executive level manager to provide overall leadership and direction to the Housing & Economic Development Department of the City.  The Director oversees all housing and economic development activities, including oversight of the Office of Economic Opportunity and staff of Creative Portland.  Work involves responsibility for planning, organizing, setting objectives, formulating policy, and directing and evaluating the activities and programs of the Department which include business recruitment and retention, advocacy of business interests in City government, marketing, and strategic visioning.  The successful candidate will have at least seven years of executive experience in business planning and affordable housing development or managerial work in government or private organizations, along with thorough knowledge of the challenges confronting existing businesses and residential developers in Portland, as well as those interested in relocating or investing in Portland.  A thorough knowledge of modern developments in the field of municipal and/or local government operations is necessary. Bachelor’s degree with specialization in public administration or economic development is required.  Please see the recruitment brochure for a full list of qualifications for the position.  Candidates with any combination of experience, education and training that provides the requisite skills will be considered.  Salary range is $111,901 - $133,621 annually. 

For more information including instructions on how to apply, please see the recruitment brochure at


Closing date for consideration is Friday, June 11, 2021.    


To VIEW / APPLY for this position please visit our Employment Opportunities webpage at:



City Benefits -

Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 12 ½ paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental, vision and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine. 



The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


For questions contact Human Resources by email at or 207-874-8624.

City of Portland Website:


Job Type
Geographic Region
Greater Portland/Casco Bay

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