Development Director – Union Township – Cincinnati, Ohio

May 17, 2022 | Jobs

Union Township is seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to serve as Development Director. This position will be responsible to direct and coordinate programs that enhance and diversify the economic base of the Township. Under the direction of the Township Administrator, the Development Director position will provide strategic leadership and day-to-day management in advancing the Township’s planning, zoning and economic development efforts. The position will be responsible for cultivating strategic partnerships while continuing to support the townships current interests. The correct dynamic person will be responsible for engaging a wide variety of stakeholders including community leaders, developers, and township partners from all aspects of community life.

Union Township:
Carved from the rolling hills of west-central Clermont County, and located at the convergence of the Ohio State Route 32 Corridor and Interstate 275, Union Township retains is place as the center for population and commerce growth in Clermont County and the eastern half of the Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan area.  As of 2020, U.S. Census figures report the population of this 9th largest township in the state as 49,639, an increase of 7% over 2010 census population statistics.

With a mean (average) household income of $76,382, an aggregate taxable valuation of $1,016,292,540, and the largest school district in the county, Union Township continues to be one of the most livable communities in the Midwest. In addition to a continued pattern of strong, consistent and diverse residential growth and development, Union Township has emerged as a
major employment center on the eastern edge of Cincinnati with the continued development and success of the Ivy Pointe Commerce Park, and the Eastgate Mall, Eastgate Pavilion, Eastgate Crossing and Eastgate South shopping areas. Additionally, Union Township continues to serve as the economic engine for Clermont County, demonstrated by the continuing patterns of
redevelopment and investment within the State Route 32 and State Route 125 retail corridors.

Boasting easy access to Downtown Cincinnati and the Greater Cincinnati/Northern KY International Airport through convenient, robust Interstate highway and regional transportation networks, Union Township continues to be among the leaders in the
region with regard to job creation and new investment because of the welcoming, business-friendly environment fostered by the Board of Trustees. Fully accredited in Police, Fire, Emergency Communications, and Public Works, and home to a first-class park system and nationally recognized Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Union Township excels at providing outstanding service to the nearly 50,000 residents and thousands of employees and businesses that reside here today. Booming residential and commercial development require an infrastructure that is second to none. Through sound and conservative fiscal practice, the Union Township Board of Trustees and Fiscal Officer manage a general fund that shows steady growth each year. Prospering in economic growth, residential development, and overall livability, Union Township continues to lead development on the east side of greater Cincinnati and in Clermont County, Ohio.


  1. A Degree from a four-year accredited college or university with major coursework in planning, economic development related fields is required.
  2. A Master’s degree in urban or regional planning, engineer, business or related field preferred. Minimum of six years of professional experience in planning, economic development or related field; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
  3. Considerable knowledge of the theory, principles and techniques of the planning profession, economic development, and urban development concepts and processes.
  4. Considerable knowledge and experience in Economic Development and Project Funding

Applications and Benefits:
Salary will be dependent upon qualifications. Union Township offers a highly competitive benefits package, including a health insurance plan with significant HSA employer contributions, life insurance, participation in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, paid vacation, holidays, tuition reimbursement, and membership to the Cincinnati Nature Center.

Interested Candidates may submit an application, resume and cover letter, including salary requirements via email to Township Administrator, Susan Ayers, at or via regular mail at 4350 Aicholtz Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245. Applications will be reviewed as received. Please submit interest no later than June 10, 2022.

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