Community Development Director
City of Ventura, CA

The City of Ventura (pop. 109,000+) is part of California's "Gold Coast Region," just 30 miles south of Santa Barbara and 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Its spectacular shoreline, beautiful historic Downtown district, and arts, culture, and entertainment options make Ventura a popular tourist destination. The Community Development Department has 45 positions in Planning, Building and Safety, Housing, Permit Services, Administration, and Code Compliance, and a current year budget of $15.2 million. 

Ventura seeks a community-oriented, collaborative professional with significant experience in one or more of the department's service areas. To successfully lead this cross-functional team, the Community Development Director must be proactive, hands-on, and accustomed to a diverse workload with a proven performance record in managing significant community development-related priorities. 

Successful candidates will have a bachelor's degree and six years of progressively responsible experience in community development programs in the areas of planning, building, and development, including two years of experience in a responsible administrative position. 

Salary range is $184,307 - $246,973 supplemented by a competitive benefits package. Visit for brochure and to apply. Closes: Sunday, December 10, 2023.  

Tina White ‚óŹ  619.948.1786