Economic Development Director / Assistant City Administrator

City of Erlanger | Erlanger, KY

Date Posted: 7/26/2020 10:51:07 AM


City of Erlanger Job Posting for Director of Economic Development / Assistant City Administrator

The City of Erlanger’s Mission Statement is “Performing Collectively to Provide Exemplary Service for Our Community with Integrity and Pride.” Erlanger has a population of 18,840 and is located in Kenton County, Kentucky. Erlanger is the third largest city in Kenton County by population and square miles and is 6 miles southwest of Cincinnati, Ohio. The staffing includes 110 employees and has an annual budget of over 16 million dollars. The five departments within the city are General Government, Police, Fire/EMS, Public Works, and IT Department.

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Mayor and City Administrator, the Director of Economic Development plans, organizes, coordinates and directs economic development activities of the City development and implements long-range strategies to ensure the economic health and vitality of the City. Coordinates with other City Departments to ensure long-term, quality economic growth in the City, acts as a liaison with State and Federal agencies. Provides assistance to the City Administrator with current and future city operations and planning.


  • Develops relationships with and assists existing businesses.
  • Recruits new businesses.
  •  Assists in the planning for future development of commercial and residential areas. 
  • Recommends zoning regulations as they apply to community and economic development.
  • Assists in developing and implementing economic incentive programs for the City.
  • Develops and oversees programs for increasing property values in the City
  • Maintains an effective working relationship with Tri-ED, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, Kentucky Association for Economic Development and other related organizations.
  • Acts as liaison between the City and the Kenton County Occupational License Division
  • Completes special projects as assigned by the Mayor and City Administrator.
  • Is the point person for the Legacy Businesses Incentive/Grant Program and the Demo Revitalization Grant
  • Oversees and maintains existing awarded incentives
  • Provide assistance and support to the City Administrator, analyze and implement policies and procedures, respond to and resolve public inquiries and complaints.
  • Analyzes the financial details of past, present, and expected operations in order to identify development opportunities and areas where improvement is needed.
  • Acts as a City Administrator in City Administrator’s Absence.

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited College or University in economic development, urban planning, marketing, business administration or public administration. Five years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience in public services.


  • Salary range of $71,651 - $101,651
  • Vacation and Personal Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Longevity Pay Beginning at Year 6
  • Education Assistance
  • 100% Premium Paid Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • 100% Paid Cellular Plan
  • Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 100% Premium Paid Life Insurance
  • Paid Outside Career Development Programs
  • KY CERS Non-Hazardous Duty Retirement

Salary Information: $71,651 - $101,651
Application Deadline: 08/07/2020

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, their resume along with a completed job application to the Human Resources Department at 505 Commonwealth Avenue, Erlanger, KY 41018 no later than August 7, 2020 at 4pm.

Shannon McCalley
Human Resource Director
505 Commonwealth Ave
Erlanger, KY 41018

Phone: 8593934565
Fax: 8597277944