Division Manager - Development

Recruitment #23-4601-001


The Division Manager of Economic and Community Development oversees the implementation of various city plans and initiatives through the use of both Community Development and Economic Development resources and tools. The Division Manager directly manages the Economic Development Supervisor and the Community Development Supervisor and coordinates all work in the Division with these two section supervisors.

The Division Manager is responsible for the programmatic oversight of contractors, developers and other recipients of City ED and CD funds. The incumbent has administrative oversight over several federal grants such as Clean Ohio, CDBG, Shelter + Care, HOME, ESG, and other state and federal program funds or grants as they become available. The Division Manager works with and manages staff in the coordination of housing programs; develops approaches to stimulate private investment in both housing development and redevelopment and improving the quality of life within the city and its neighborhoods.

The Division Manager will work with and manage staff to identify, facilitate and assist business owners/operators with their businesses. The incumbent will also actively pursue economic development opportunities for the City and identify job/business opportunities for the City's residents and business community. Incumbents should be outgoing and assertive, as well as able to demonstrate initiative. Additionally, The Economic & Community Development Manager should assist in the management of the City’s asset based development strategies in conjunction with the Dayton Forward Comp Plan and various other neighborhood development plans to attract new investment to the City.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree AND 7 years of professional experience in Economic Development, Community Development, Municipal Budgeting, contract compliance or grants management.


Bachelor’s degree in Business or Finance equivalency AND 3 to 5 years of professional experience in Economic Development, Community Development, Municipal Budgeting, contract compliance or grants management.

License Requirements

Must have a valid driver's license at time of appointment and maintain as a condition of employment.


Applications must specifically address each of the minimum qualifications, directly showing how each is met.

Background Check

A background investigation and evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity is required prior to employment. All candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including current city employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, etc. into a classified position.

Medical Examination & Drug and Nicotine Testing

Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination including drug screen. Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees.

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer