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Executive Director, Aquidneck Island Planning Commission, Newport, RI

Immediate opening for Executive Director

Aquidneck Island Planning Commission

437 Broadway Newport RI 02840

The Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (AIPC) Board of Directors seeks a new Executive Director (ED) to shape and shepherd the next phase of growth of a program, which impacts the municipal function and communities on Aquidneck Island. The ideal candidate must possess a passion for and commitment to improving the response of local municipalities to tackle challenges facing coastal communities and the knowledge and experience to correctly poise the organization for its next phase of growth.

AIPC provides Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth and Naval Station Newport with the opportunities, tools, techniques and professional support to resolve island-wide issues. It facilitates solutions on critical island-wide comprehensive planning issues such as transportation, water quality, land use, and development.

The ideal candidate will hold a master’s degree in urban and regional planning, public administration or relevant field with a minimum of seven or more years of professional experience, with at least three years at the management level. An undergraduate degree in urban and regional planning, public administration or relevant field may be considered.

He/she will possess skills and knowledge necessary to successfully perform the functions of the Executive Director position, including strong management and financial skills; familiarity with the principles and practices of transportation, land-use planning and municipal management; working knowledge of strategies for economic development; outstanding communication skills; the ability to direct staff and consultants in planning studies; solid familiarity with state and federal legislative administrative processes; the ability to secure the financial resources necessary to support the AIPC; and other skills related to inter-municipal planning and the provision of regional planning services.

The AIPC Executive Director reports to the AIPC Board of Directors. Functions include:

1)        Manage AIPC projects and programs, develop and provide oversight for programs and projects. Provide project and program reports to the Board of Directors as required;

2)        Provide administrative oversight and supervision of full and part-time employees, as necessary and approved by the Board of Directors, hire and discharge staff;

3)        Manage the daily operations of the AIPC office and its revenues and expenditures, coordinate with and provide financial data and reports to the AIPC Treasurer and Board of Directors. With the AIPC Treasurer, co-approve expenditures;

4)        Develop AIPC plans, policies and procedures;

5)        Coordinate projects with local, state and federal government and Navy management;

6)        Raise revenue through federal, state and private grants, annual municipal contributions and other revenue sources to support AIPC operations;

7)        Serve as project manager for consultant contracts;

8)        Monitor private, state and federal programs and financial assistance and grant programs to keep the AIPC and municipalities abreast of current challenges and opportunities;

9)        Maintain and strengthen the organization’s relationships with stakeholder organizations, including business, civic and philanthropic partners and other regional agencies and organizations, and;

10)     Provide technical, informational and planning assistance to member municipalities regarding, but not limited to, land use, transportation, environmental planning, storm water runoff, and water quality.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to AIPCsearch@gmail.com or the AIPC at 437 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840 by June 19, 2015.

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