We're hiring: Director of Development and Investment
March 29, 2017
Created by Portland voters in 1958, the Portland Development Commission (PDC) is Portland’s urban renewal and economic development agency. PDC is headed by an executive director, who reports to a five-member Board of Commissioners, appointed by the mayor and approved by Portland City Council. In 2009, City Council created the Portland Housing Bureau and charged the new bureau with increasing the supply of affordable housing—including using the Tax Increment Finance (TIF) affordable housing set aside.
The Director of Development and Investment (Director) provides leadership and overall direction to the Development and Investment Department. In addition, they will manage a multi-million dollar budget of Development and Investment Department programs and projects. The Director is accountable for department performance, budget management, compliance with internal policies and procedures, and ethical and legal conduct of staff. Errors in work or judgment may have significant impact financially or with public opinion. In this role, the Director is responsible for managing and motivating the department, creating and maintaining a positive work environment, and supporting staff development. The Director exercises considerable judgment and works within complex and changing economic, political, and governmental environment. This position controls sensitive and confidential information requiring discretion at all times; requires personal initiative and high levels of tact, confidentiality and judgment. The Director frequently represents and speaks for the agency in public settings and with media. This position will execute contracts with signature authority of up to $50,000.
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