The town of Lancaster (population 8,000) seeks an innovative professional for the critical role of Community Development and Planning Director. The Director, who is responsible for coordinating all economic, land use, and community development planning in the town, shall perform professional, technical, marketing and administrative work in the areas of planning, zoning, economic development and grant writing/administration.
Lancaster, located at the intersection of Interstate 190 and Route 2 in the heart of North-Central Massachusetts, is experiencing sustained growth, thanks to its scenic character, high quality schools, and geographic, labor, and economic attributes. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of significant projects with long-term impact.
This position shall serve as staff support to the Planning Board and act as the staff liaison between the Planning Board and other town departments and agencies.
Qualified applicants will have a passion for municipal planning, a commitment to responsible community development, a bachelor’s degree in planning or public policy, five or more years of progressively responsible relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of both.
The town offers a comprehensive benefit package and a professional work environment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications, with an anticipated hiring range of up to $80,000. Complete job description available at

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to the Community Development and Planning Director Search Committee at The deadline for applications is October 4, 2021 at 5 p.m. Please note that applications will be reviewed beginning September 9, 2021.