Posted on September 14, 2022
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Executive Director

The Crater Planning District Commission (CPDC) is a regional planning agency with major emphasis in the areas of transportation, economic and small business development as well as environment issues and serving as the convener for major military-related discussions among the region's communities. As a certified economic development district by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the Commission oversees development of the District's five-year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) which is updated annually.

The CPDC continues to recruiter for a dynamic, highly energetic and entrepreneurial spirited individual to serve as Executive Director and lead the agency toward increased regional cooperation and policy development.

The ideal candidate will possess significant experience in interacting with a variety of local governments and agencies facing a multitude of development related issues. Candidate should have proven experience in interpreting and communicating complex issues to groups with varying interests.

Candidate must possess the ability to negotiate different viewpoints and take appropriate actions to manage outcomes to satisfy various stakeholder interests. Effective personnel management that leads to creative and practical solutions is

Education and Experience
• Bachelor's degree in Planning or Public Administration, or a related field from an accredited college or university is required. A Master's degree is highly preferred.
• A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in professional planning that involves collaboration with regional partners and involvement with a planning commission is required.
• Private sector or non-profit experience a plus.

The CPDC offers a highly competitive compensation package for this position. Salary for this position is negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Application Process


The application deadline date is October 7, 2022


Pre-employment drug test and extensive background check required.


Interested applicants should submit a confidential resume with cover letter and must include salary requirements to:

Mary Martin Selby, Director of Human Resources

Chesterfield County Human Resources

P.O. Box 40

Chesterfield, Virginia 23832

(804) 748-1551

Electronic Responses are preferred and should be directed to: executivesearch@chesterfield.gov


The Crater Planning District Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.