Aurora, Illinois (pop. 200,965). Exciting opportunity to have a leadership role in the economic revitalization underway in the City of Aurora. Aurora is a river community and the second largest city in Illinois, located 40 miles west of Chicago. The City has long been a transportation hub with easy access to Interstate 88 (five interchanges) as well as two Metra stations (commuter line), a regional airport, four institutions of higher education, 14 business parks and a 130 mile plus fiber network. In addition to its rich history as a manufacturing center with strong industrial roots, Aurora has become a commercial and entertainment destination. The City is home to the Hollywood Casino, the Fox Valley Mall, Chicago Premier Outlets and the award-winning Paramount Theater which offers more than 150 entertainment options annually and plays a critical role in the downtown renaissance. The CEO reports to a Board of Directors and can expect to work on the following:
Candidates for this unique opportunity must be highly collaborative and creative with well- developed communication skills, media skills, a can-do attitude and a record of team-oriented leadership. Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree along with significant economic development experience in marketing, economic data analysis and negotiations. Starting salary range: $125,000 -$150,000 DOQ. Apply at once but no later than September 14, 2018 with resume, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references to www.GovHRJobs.com to the attention of Heidi Voorhees and Kathleen Rush, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130, Northbrook, IL 60062 Tel: 847-380-3240.
Posted:Aug 14, 2018