Riviera Beach, FL (pop. 35,000) The City of Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is seeking a collaborative, innovative, transparent, and results oriented professional with a record of achievement in urban development, planning and housing policy to serve as its next Executive Director. The Riviera Beach CRA comprises 858 acres of the City of Riviera Beach which is home to a small but thriving marine industry, the Port of Palm Beach and a wide variety of small businesses. Riviera Beach is known for its beautiful beaches and an average year-round temperature of 75 degrees, making it a highly desirable place to live, work and play.
The CRA was established in 1984 to encourage economic development and redevelopment, particularly in underdeveloped parts of Riviera Beach. The Executive Director reports to a five member Community Redevelopment Commission which are also the elected City Council members for the City of Riviera Beach. The Executive Director leads a staff of 15 full time employees, 4.5 FTE part time employees (ambassadors) and administers a $14 million annual budget.
The CRA has a relatively new Commission overseeing several exciting projects with the ultimate goal of taking the CRA to the next level. The next Executive Director can expect to work on Phase 2 of the Marina Project as well as on the beautification and revitalization of the Broadway Corridor; the installation of more public art which has been well received, including murals, 3D art and intersection painting; business incubator projects and other redevelopment efforts (2020 Budget and Workplan).
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration, business or finance administration, or a related field and 5-7 years’ experience in the management of urban redevelopment operations. A master’s degree and/or professional certifications (IACP) are preferred.
Candidates must also have excellent oral, written and public presentation skills along with exceptional organizational abilities and strong administrative and technological skills.
The successful candidate will be a strong leader, highly collaborative, and an experienced executive that can hit the ground running with a proven track record in urban planning, housing development and commercial redevelopment issues.
Starting salary range: $150,000 +/- DOQ. Residency in the City of Riviera Beach is required within 6 months of employment. Candidates should apply electronically no later than August 28, 2020 with resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 work related references to www.GovHRjobs.com to the attention of Heidi Voorhees and James Dinneen, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road #130 Northbrook, IL 60062 Tel: 847-380-3240.