Town of Chapel Hill – Planning Director
The Town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, seeks a proactive and creative collaborator to be our next Planning Director. The Director will lead a team of competent and dedicated staff in responding to the community vision around challenges of growth. With an organizational culture of collaboration and teams, the Town of Chapel Hill is committed to citizen engagement and the Planning department plays a critical role in working with a diverse and participatory community, regional partners, the University System, and the Council to achieve strategic goals. About the Department/ Position: The Planning Department includes three divisions: Current Development, Long Range Planning, and Transportation Planning. The Department is responsible for promoting a strong community and vital public realm, preserving and enhancing Chapel Hill's diverse neighborhoods, fostering quality environments, involving stakeholders in planning for the Town's future, and helping the Town's government administer its programs and operations consistent with the community's vision for a sustainable future. The Planning Department accomplishes its work with 12 dedicated employees and a budget of $1.7M. This position plays a key role in overseeing development projects through the coordination and administration of the Town's land use, neighborhood and historic preservation, and transportation and connectivity policies and regulations. This is an advanced professional, administrative and leadership position. The Director reports to the Town Manager and works with the Office of Housing and Community to coordinate the Planning Department's work with other initiatives in the Town. The position is responsible for leading and directing the Planning staff in coordination with other Town Departments. The Director appears before the Town Council, advisory boards and commissions, and public groups; represents the Manager's interests and assists the Manager in carrying out directives and recommendations of the boards and commissions and the Council. Min Quals: Qualified candidates will have any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in urban planning, architecture, public administration, business administration or closely related field; at least 3 years of supervisory experience; extensive progressive responsibility with managerial experience in urban planning and community development; or any equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience which provides applicable knowledge, abilities, and skills. The Town hires with its core values in mind, seeking like-minded people to manage the present and craft the future of Chapel Hill. The hiring range is $85,000 - $115,000. Base salary and compensation are negotiable based on experience and qualifications.
All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the Town portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume. Resumes and cover letters should be uploaded with the application. Resumes and cover letters should be uploaded with the application. Candidate review begins December 9, 2019. Semi-finalists will participate in on-site assessments in Chapel Hill on January 23-24, 2020. We encourage applicants to hold these dates should they be invited to participate. All inquiries should be emailed to email@example.com. EOE. Developmental Associates, LLC is managing the recruitment and selection process for this position.