The City of Novato is seeking a Community Development Director. This is an exceptional opportunity for a dynamic, forward-thinking individual to shape the future of a thriving community. Recently named as one of the “Best Places to Live in 2018” by Livability.com, Novato is ideally situated in the North Bay Region of the San Francisco Bay Area. With a population of 55,000, Novato has more than 3,600 acres of open space, a thriving local economy of biotech and technology companies, and a high-achieving school district. Reporting to the City Manager, the Community Development Director oversees all activities of the department, coordinates activities with other City departments and outside agencies, conducts strategic planning for the department, and provides highly complex technical and administrative support to the City Manager. Divisions within Community Development include planning, code enforcement, and building. The department also manages the City’s affordable housing and sustainability programs and initiatives for the City.