Concord, Mass. (17,000 pop.), is seeking qualified candidates to serve as its first Economic Vitality Manager. Candidates should be enthusiastic about serving this historic and engaged community, and being part of a committed municipal organization. The Economic Vitality Manager’s responsibilities focus on promoting the preservation and growth of Concord’s business districts and tourism-related development opportunities. Concord has an overall FY23 spending plan of approximately $124.73 million and a bond rating of AAA from Moody’s Investor Services. Applicants should be knowledgeable, talented professionals with a strong understanding of planning and land use, experience in creating and implementing economic development strategies, and skill in developing public/private partnerships.

Preferred candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public relations, planning, or a related field and at least five years of experience in economic development or a related field. Candidates should know the principles and practices of planning, zoning, state and local land use, environmental legislation, procedures, codes, standards, and business and industry attraction and retention strategies.

Annual salary: $90 thousand +/- DOQ. AA/EOE.

For additional information related to the position, the town, and the application process, visit www.communityparadigm.com or contact Bernard Lynch, Principal of Community Paradigm Associates at: blynch@communityparadigm.com.

Position is open until filled. For a guaranteed review of application materials, send résumé and cover letter in a single PDF via email, in confidence, by 3 p.m. EST, Dec. 19, Subject: Concord
Economic Vitality Manager, to: Apply@communityparadigm.com.