The City of Champaign seeks an experienced, innovative, and dynamic professional to serve as Neighborhood Services Director. The City of Champaign, a vibrant and diverse micro-urban community located in east Central Illinois, is a national trailblazer in the field of neighborhood-based customer service delivery. The Neighborhood Services Department was created in 1992 to implement the City’s award-winning Neighborhood Wellness Action Plan and to assure that City services are focused at the neighborhood level using citizen input and problem-solving techniques.
Responsibilities of Position
The Neighborhood Services Director plans and administers the activities of the Neighborhood Services Department which includes responsibility for the City’s neighborhood wellness program, neighborhood-based service delivery, citizen engagement, property maintenance code compliance, housing ownership and rehabilitation, and community service activities. The Neighborhood Services Director must personify the City values of Personal Integrity, Responsibility, Respect, Teamwork, and Results. The City of Champaign is committed to promoting a work environment and a community that values and supports diversity and inclusion.
Learn more and consider joining our team! Review the position profile and application instructions at champaignil.gov/NSDirector.
For full consideration, apply by August 20, 2017.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as Public Administration or Urban Planning.
Five years of leadership level financial management experience in neighborhood-based customer service delivery, housing and community development programs, code compliance, or planning in a comparably-sized municipality or organization, at least three of which must be in a managerial capacity.
A combination of education and experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position will be considered.
Residency within the City of Champaign’s corporate limits is required within six months of appointment.
Master’s degree in Public Administration or Urban Planning or a closely related field.
Municipal, state, or federal government or nonprofit sector experience, particularly focused on neighborhood-based customer service delivery, housing and community development programs, code compliance, citizen engagement, or community planning.
Experience directing at a Department Head or Assistant Department Head level.
Additional Salary Information: The annual starting salary range is $113,087 - $132,878, DOQ, plus an excellent benefits package.
The City of Champaign operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The Mayor and Council serve as the policy makers and legislative body, while the City Manager is the administrative head of the City's organization. The City has approximately 550 employees. Benefits include holidays, sick leave, vacation, personal leave, participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, a flexible spending program, a deferred compensation plan, and a Retirement Health Savings Plan.