Deputy City Manager for Community Development
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The City of Chesapeake, Virginia is looking for an exceptional collaborative, and results-oriented leader to serve as Deputy City Manager for Community Development. The position will oversee the departments of Economic, Development, Planning, & Development & Permits and Parks, Recreation & Tourism.
The City of Chesapeake has five functional teams, one of which (Strategy and Governance) is led by the City Manager, and the other four (Community Development, Operations, and Public Safety, Wellbeing and Quality of Life, and Internal Customer Service) are led by Deputy City Managers. The Deputy City Manager for Community Development is responsible for oversight of the City’s community development team. As a member of the City’s executive leadership team, the position is also responsible for assisting the City Manager in overall leadership and management for the City
The ideal candidate will be a proven leader with significant community development experience. In addition, the successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work with elected and appointed officials and other stakeholders to identify areas of consensus and concern and the ability to align resources and priorities to achieve desired outcomes. The candidate must be politically astute and an effective communicator. This position requires a strong commitment to customer service and servant leadership. We are seeking a proactive individual who will anticipate challenges, recommend innovative solutions and deliver positive outcomes. Competitive candidates will possess the following attributes:
• Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with elected officials, business and community leaders, advisory boards, the news media and the general public.
• Skill in effective, clear, and persuasive oral and written communication.
• Ability to negtotiate agreements and/or reach concensus among diverst interests.
• Skills in developing, mentoring, and collaborating with staff to achieve effective and efficient service delivery.
Special Certifications and Licenses:
Requires a valid driver’s license and a driving record that is in compliance with City driving standards.