The Strafford Regional Planning Commission (SRPC) is seeking a qualified public service professional to continue the exemplary work of the Commission in providing comprehensive regional planning services that improve the quality of life at the individual and community level.
SRPC is a responsive public agency that uses a full range of planning practices to assist municipalities and stakeholders within the region in accomplishing their goals. SRPC is a strong collaborator that actively seeks to develop new relationships, and acts as a transparent forum for public engagement and decision-making. SRPC is an employer that attracts motivated professionals, inspires them to innovate in a dynamic field, provides opportunities for career growth, and supports a healthy work-life balance.
Our Transition and Search Committee is looking for someone with strong leadership qualities and managerial experience to motivate, guide, and support our highly skilled staff. Effective interpersonal communication skills are required to sustain and establish additional relationships with member municipalities and various other stakeholders. Candidates need to have a passion for learning; be progressive, innovative, and visionary thinkers; and be invested in the region’s future.
The Strafford Region
The Strafford Region is distinguished by its high quality of life – characterized by vibrant downtown communities, strong local and regional economies, coastal areas, and forested landscapes. The region offers excellent educational opportunities, health services and civic engagement, and has strong, equitable transportation options, housing choices, and recreational opportunities.
The Executive Director position at SRPC is an exceptional opportunity to lead a dynamic planning team in one of the fastest growing regions in New Hampshire. The Executive Director is responsible for carrying out the organization’s mission in a sustainable and responsible manner in order to enhance the quality of life for residents in the region.
The position provides leadership and direction to employees, manages the organization’s annual budget, and ensures that strategic regional planning is used when considering future development. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, ensuring awarded funds are properly managed; contractual obligations are fulfilled; tasks described in scopes of work are completed on time and on budget with quality products.
In communication, the Executive Director is expected to:
In human resources, fiscal, and administrative functions, the Executive Director is expected to:
In relations with employees, the Executive Director is expected to:
Required Skills and Experience
A bachelor’s degree in planning, geography, natural resources management, public administration, or a closely related field required; Master’s degree preferred, but not required
Please submit materials listed below in electronic format to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Strafford Regional Planning Commission
150 Wakefield Street, Suite 12
Rochester, New Hampshire 03867
Tel: (603) 994-3500 Fax: (603)994-3504