Bellingham, MA. is seeking an experienced and collaborative Director of Planning and Economic Development to oversee programs regarding municipal planning, zoning, and subdivision matters within the town. The successful candidate will work closely with the Town Administrator on issues beyond planning to include Public Works priorities, special community event planning as well as assistance with prioritizing major budgetary funding decisions.

The Director works closely with committees, all municipal departments, prospective developers, and the public; is responsible for coordinating all planning and development activities in the town. This position serves as staff support to the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals; reviews all land use applications for compliance, as well as ensures plans are developed as approved; directs all long-range planning initiatives; and coordinates the updates and implementation of the Town’s Master Plan. The Director, who reports to the Town Administrator, provides technical advice to citizens and support to the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals and seeks and secures grants to support planning-related activities. The ideal candidate should be ready for a multi-faceted position with growth potential.

The successful candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in regional, urban, community planning, public administration, engineering, environmental science or a related field. A graduate degree in a related field is preferred with a minimum three years of progressively responsible experience. This full-time position which includes a complete benefit package, is open until filled.

Salary: $89,000 to $100,000 commensurate with qualifications. Bellingham is an EOE/AA employer.

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