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Chief Economic Development Officer - City of Bellevue ( Job # 18-00383)

Minimum Salary: $8,981.15 per month
Maximum Salary: $12,397.70 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Community Development
Closes: February 04, 2019 at 5:00 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)

Summary
The City of Bellevue is looking for an Chief Economic Development Officer who will provide strategic leadership of the City's economic development activities, offer innovative ideas to meet the changing needs of the business community, and advance the City's vision of Bellevue as a prosperous and vibrant international city with innovative and entrepreneurial businesses and a high quality of life for residents. The Chief Economic Officer must be an outstanding communicator, responsive to the needs of the businesses community, City Council, and other stakeholders. 

The Chief Economic Development Officer will oversee the City's core economic development program focused on retaining and helping existing businesses within Bellevue's targeted clusters grow and expand. They will also oversee the creation of a new strategic plan; including implementation over the next five years, focusing on cultivating technology entrepreneurs and enhancing Bellevue's position as a Pacific Rim gateway for foreign investment.  Additionally, Bellevue looks for someone that is visionary and looks to grow the economy through placemaking and branding. The City has recently begun a program for public private joint ventures and surplussing city owned properties to catalyze development. The City is considering creating special tax authorities such as Local Improvement Districts, Business Improvement Districts, etc. The position also oversees the arts and culture program, administering arts grant (s) funding, promoting arts and administering different programs within the City, and working in partnership with private funding partners and the PACE group to help facilitate the construction of a +/- $180 Million performing arts center in Downtown Bellevue.


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Location
Bellevue City Hall
450 110th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004