City of Ventura, Community Development Director

 Considered one of the most livable and desirable communities in the nation, the City of Ventura (pop. 111,790) sits in California’s Gold Coast region slightly north of Los Angeles County. A spectacular coastline and incredible climate are just two reasons why media have referred to the community as “the off-ramp to paradise” and identified it as one of the best cities in Southern California in which to live. The Community Development Department is supported by a staff of 42 FTE and a FY2018-19 budget of $11.5M.

Ventura is seeking a visionary Director with tremendous depth in contemporary planning principles and practices. This results-oriented professional will also be an inspiring people manager with a history of effectively leading change. Exceptional communications and interpersonal skills along with a history of successful relationship building will also be expected. Six years of progressively responsible community development experience, including at least two years of administrative/management experience, along with a bachelor’s degree is required. A master’s degree is preferred. 

Salary up to $196,649 (2.25% salary increase effective 7/13/19); salary supplemented by an attractive benefits package. Closes Sunday, March 31, 2019. Please visit for detailed information.


Teri Black - 424.296.3111
Bob McFall - 818.429.4699