Village of Dundee
Dundee, Michigan, United States
Member Company
21 days ago
Job Type
Job Function
Community Development


Under the general supervision of the Village Manager, responsible for directing the Village’s overall economic and community development strategy as well as coordinating, managing, and implementing strategies, plans, programs, events, and activities to promote community, historic preservation, community development and redevelopment efforts in the Village.  This position will also act as a direct liaison between the Village and the Parks & Recreation Commission and the Downtown Development Authority Board (DDA). 


Essential Job Functions:

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the duties which the employee may be expected to perform. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.


1.              Plans, organizes, coordinates, and leads the Economic and Community Development Department in a manner that promotes innovation and continuous improvement.


2.              Develops annual Economic and Community Development operating and capital budgets for review by the Village Manager.


3.              Serves as the staff liaison and regularly attends meetings of the Parks & Recreation Commission and the Downtown Development Authority Board (DDA).


4.              Acts as a downtown and Village advocate by creating and maintaining cooperative working relationships with existing and new business owners and operators, residents, and local agencies.


5.              Maintains and creates promotional events that promote the Village, parks, and the downtown.


6.              Develop and maintain an inventory of Village and downtown businesses.


7.              Aggressively promote and develop business retention and attraction strategies. Organize and administer programs that are used as assets for economic development.


8.              Seek out and apply for grant opportunities for a variety of community and economic development projects in conjunction with the Parks & Recreation Commission and DDA board.


9.              Work closely with the Building Inspector, Village Planner and Village Engineer to ensure proper coordination of Village processes and procedures related to business development and ordinance changes.


10.           Attends and participates in meetings of the Village Council and various commissions, as needed.


11.           Assists residents, business owners and other Village partners by building relationships, providing resources, and connecting the community, as needed.


12.           Works closely with the Village Planner and other Village staff to develop and revise short and long-term economic and community development goals as well as the Village’s Master Plan.


13.           Coordinate with the parks & recreation board for their efforts including park maintenance, capital improvements, recreation programming and special events.


14.           Collaborate with existing and new businesses to establish a workforce development program.


15.           Advertise the Village’s economic and community development efforts through social media efforts, marketing materials, publishing, and other marketing practices.


16.           Manages, coordinates and schedules volunteers for events, programs and/or activities within the Village.


17.           Performs other related duties as assigned.



Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.


·                Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in public administration, planning or a field related to economic development, community development, parks & recreation, downtown development or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed above.


·                1-2 years’ experience of local government, business development, economic and community development or parks & recreation


·                State of Michigan Vehicle Operator’s License, a satisfactory driving record, and the ability to maintain one throughout employment.


·                Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of budgeting and finance.


·                Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of economic and community development, recruitment, and retention strategies.


·                Skill in the use of computer systems, social media pages and platforms and all Microsoft Office applications.


·                Creative writing skills for content on promotional materials, grant applications, newsletters, press releases and other online sources.


·                Skill in implementing and providing diverse programs and services, and directing the utilization of personnel, equipment, and other resources.


·                Ability to communicate effectively and present ideas and concepts orally and in writing and make public presentations. 


·                Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with employees, Village officials, professional contacts, community leaders, the media, and the public.


·                Ability to critically assess situations, problem-solve, and work effectively under stress, within deadlines and changes in work priorities.


·                Ability to attend meetings outside of normal business hours, travel to other locations, and work extended hours and/or evenings and weekends as operational needs demand.



Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office setting with a controlled climate where they sit and work on a computer, communicate by telephone, email or in person, move around the office to travel to other locations, and lift and/or move items of light to moderate weight.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


The employee is required to participate in evening and weekend meetings, events and/or programs as needed.



Starting Salary: $65,000 - $75,000 per year

Closing Date:  Thursday, March 7, 2024

Application Process:  Complete and turn in your application and resume to:

Mike Hoffmeister

Village Manager

350 W Monroe St 

Dundee, MI 48131

Application is available at or at Village Hall located at 350 W. Monroe Street, Dundee, MI 48131

Job ID: 72398658

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