Executive Director – Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC)

The OCPC is seeking applications for the position of Executive Director.   OCPC is the designated regional planning agency for a diverse and scenic region encompassing 1 city and 16 towns, nearly 400 square miles of land area, and over 370,000 residents. The Old Colony region is located in Southeastern Massachusetts approximately 20 miles South of Boston.   OCPC provides a wide array of planning programs and services, which include transportation, land use, community development, environmental quality, elder services, historic preservation, economic development, clean energy, data compilation/analysis and municipal shared services, among others.  In addition, local technical assistance is available to OCPC’s 17 member communities.

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall development, direction, management, coordination and implementation of all Council policies, programs and services.  Moreover, the Executive Director has lead responsibility for the development of new programs and projects that are deemed necessary to the future of the agency, the planning region, its member communities and the public at large.  Candidates must be capable of helping to maintain the OCPC’s reputation as a regional leader as well as skillfully navigating internal and external change.

The Executive Director serves a governing board, which is comprised of Delegates and Alternates of the OCPC’s 17 member communities.  The Executive Director manages a staff of 15 talented individuals and an annual agency budget of approximately $2.9 million.  Candidates seeking to fill this important position must be innovative, self-motivated, visionary, and fully capable of leading a respected public agency with a broad and ambitious work agenda.  The ideal candidate will possess high level interpersonal and communication skills and be committed to collaborative decision making and relying on a team-based approach to fulfill the organization’s core mission.  Position candidates must have at least 15 years of increasingly responsible supervisory and management experience in the public and/or private sectors.  Relevant public sector experience at the local and/or regional level is especially important.

Candidates for this position should possess a demonstrated working knowledge of community/regional planning, economic development, agency management, finance, personnel administration and intergovernmental relations.  Position requires, at minimum, a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in planning, public administration or another appropriate discipline with 15 years’ experience, Master’s degree strongly preferred.  Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience with the normal starting salary anticipated in the $120,000 to $145,000 range.  OCPC is an EEO/AA employer.  Starting date for this position is negotiable but anticipated in the fall of 2019.  Application/Resume reviews will begin by late August of 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  All applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their cover letter, resume and writing sample on or before the August 28, 2019 target date.

For more information about this OCPC position, please go to http://www.ocpcrpa.org/executive_director.html to gain access to the Job Description or contact Pat Ciaramella at 508.583-1833 ext. 202