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 ideal candidate will be a proven leader with significant community development experience. In addition, the successful candidate will have the demonstrated 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 demonstrate independence, sound decision-making ability, strong business and political acumen, and a proven track record of success. 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.
Provides leadership, direction, guidance, and support to the City’s community development departments.
Serves on the City Manager’s executive leadership team and acts as a policy advisor to the City Manager on a wide range of issues.
Develops and recommends goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for City-wide application in consultation with City Manager, other elected or appointed officials, senior management, department heads, and department staff.
Coordinates interagency opportunities and resolves interagency concerns.
Represents the City on teams, boards, or committees involving high profile management and policy issues.
Negotiates on behalf of the City’s interests.
Represents the City with regional groups, community associations, and business groups.
Makes presentations to elected or appointed officials, regulatory agencies, department heads and staff, and public or private agencies or groups.
Serves as Acting City Manager as necessary.