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Finance Director, Kalamazoo County

Published Jul 19, 2022

Finance Director Posting: # 100-22
Finance Date Posted: 07/15/2022
Salary: K-14 (A-F) $101,587.20 - $124,675.20 Deadline; until filled
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Kalamazoo County, MI (pop. 261,670). Kalamazoo County is searching for a leader with excellent financial, budget, and strategic planning skills. Kalamazoo County is a growing county in a thriving metropolitan area located at a strategic midpoint between Chicago and Detroit, where I-94 and US-131 intersect in West Michigan. Kalamazoo is 45 minutes from the sandy shores of Lake Michigan to the west and Grand Rapids to the north. Kalamazoo is located on Amtrak's Wolverine Line from Chicago. Kalamazoo County is known as family-oriented, has excellent public and parochial schools, higher education institutions, and hosts internationally known corporate offices. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo College, and five other higher educational institutions provide a full range of lifelong learning opportunities.

The Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO), the Air Zoo, and the Gilmore Car Museum are located within the County, as well as the corporate offices and world headquarters for Pfizer-Kalamazoo and Stryker. Bountiful natural resources include 101 lakes and related recreational amenities, connected by 507 miles of trails and bikeways, including the popular 34-mile Kal-Haven Trail to Lake Michigan and the 22-mile Kalamazoo River Valley Trail. Kalamazoo Parks are exceptional and are partly supported by an innovative Parks Foundation of Kalamazoo County. The County's eight major parks are crown jewels and provide abundant swimming, camping, fishing, and hiking. Within the County is the historic Downtown Kalamazoo which features a casual yet vintage atmosphere with farm-to-table restaurants, a diverse array of culinary choices, restaurants, cafes, and contemporary retail centers. Kalamazoo County is the 9th most populous County in the State and encompasses 580 square miles. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced professional looking to make a difference and who is interested in public service.

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