Executive Director - Norwalk Redevelopment Agency, Norwalk, CT

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Norwalk Redevelopment Agency, Norwalk, CT
Executive Director

Norwalk, CT (pop. 89,000) The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency is seeking a creative and innovative professional with a record of achievement in urban development, planning, and housing policy to serve as its next Executive Director.  The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency (NRA) serves a diverse population located in the heart of Fairfield County and situated directly on Long Island Sound.  From South Norwalk to Wall Street, the Redevelopment Agency works with public and private entities to employ the smart-growth principles of mixed-income, mixed-use, and transit-oriented development to enhance Norwalk's vitality and urban diversity.

The Redevelopment Agency is a quasi-governmental organization. The Executive Director reports to a five-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of Norwalk and affirmed by the Norwalk Common Council for staggered five-year terms.  The Executive Director leads a staff of 8 full time and one part-time employee and administers an operating budget of $1.4 million with approximately $8 million in assets.  The NRA staff also serves as the city’s housing and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programming administrator.

  • The Redevelopment Agency has two subsidiary organizations – the North Walke Housing Corporation, a 501©(3) organization that provides housing opportunities to low and moderate-income persons in Norwalk and the Norwalk Economic Development Corporation also a 501©(3) organization that undertakes economic development and redevelopment projects.
  • Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration, business or finance administration, or a related field and a minimum of 15 years’ experience in the field of urban redevelopment operations. A master’s degree and/or professional certifications are highly desired. 
  • 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 highly collaborative, experienced executive with a proven track record in urban planning, smart growth, and redevelopment issues.

Starting salary range: $175,000 - $200,000 +/- DOQ.  Residency in the City of Norwalk is required within six months of employment. Candidates should apply electronically no later than August 30, 2019, with resume, cover letter, and contact information for five work-related references to www.GovHRjobs.com to the attention of Heidi Voorhees, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road #130 Northbrook, IL 60062 Tel: 847-380-3240.

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