JOB: Community Redevelopment Agency Director, City of Gainesville, Florida

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    Patrick Fiorenza

    Community Redevelopment Agency Director, City of Gainesville

    Post Date Dec 02, 2011 Salary
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    Employer Location Gainesville, Florida United States Job Reference Number
    Job Description
    The City of Gainesville, Florida is seeking a Community Redevelopment Agency Director with a passion for innovation to lead our award-winning CRA. The selected candidate will provide vision and leadership for the economic development and redevelopment of the City of Gainesville, proactively promoting Gainesville as a dynamic urban center.

    Our ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Programs or Design, Public Administration or a closely related field and at least five years experience managing an economic development or redevelopment agency or district. A Master’s degree in Urban Planning or related field and membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners is preferred.

    About the CRA – The Gainesville CRA is a progressive agency that invests in a vibrant future for Gainesville’s urban core. The CRA will strengthen Gainesville’s position as a dynamic business, technology, and innovation hub for work, and a place where cultural, entertainment and sports activities abound for play. Our passionate team of 11 staff members is proud to have earned numerous awards.

    About the City of Gainesville – The award-winning City of Gainesville is a model city, where visionaries join together and create innovations that help change the world. Every day, people in Gainesville are creating products that make the word a better place. Gainesville was named the Top Tech City in Florida and is a National Hub for Green and Health technologies. We are home to one of the nation’s leading research universities, the University of Florida, as well as one of the nation’s premier healthcare systems. Our obsession with innovation is raising the standard of living, creating jobs in our community and changing the lives of people around the world. We are constantly working to bring new innovators and entrepreneurs to Gainesville. We want people who are ready to change the world.

    Gainesville’s economic picture is one of the strongest and most diverse in Florida. Gainesville boasts the Florida climate and intellectual stimulation without the high prices, tourist bustle, and stigma most commonly associated with the state. Not only attractive as a lifestyle destination, Gainesville has also become an attractive place to start small businesses.

    The population has a strong concentration of young people and active retirees seeking the energy of a college town. The University of Florida has made Gainesville a center for the arts and the city has excellent art venues. The area is also important as a nature and wildlife-viewing center, and nearby natural springs offer good recreational opportunities.

    To be considered for this opportunity to lead the revitalization of Gainesville’s urban core and help make innovative things happen, apply by December 31st at To learn more about the CRA, visit and to find out more about our beautiful tree-lined city, one of the state’s centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics, visit

    Live in our award-winning community and work to enhance the Gainesville way of life!

    Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity / Drug-Free Workplace Employer

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