Executive Director – Merrimack Valley Planning Commission

The MVPC is seeking applications for the position of Executive Director. The MVPC is the regional planning agency for a diverse region of approximately 270 square miles in the northeastern corner of Massachusetts. The Commission provides myriad planning services including land use, transportation, environmental, energy, hazard mitigation, and economic development as well as administering a variety of regional programs. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall leadership, direction, administration, coordination, and implementation of all Commission programs. This person shall be responsible for the development of future projects and/or programs that are necessary to the future of the organization, the region, and its membership. The Executive Director serves a sixteen member governing board that represents the fifteen member communities, and manages sixteen members of a highly talented and committed staff, and a budget of $2+ million.

The MVPC seeks self-motivated and visionary candidates for the Executive Director position, to be a leader for the organization and the region.  The ideal candidate should possess high interpersonal and communication skills, and a strong belief in collaboration and a team-oriented organization. The ideal candidate should have at least ten years of leadership or executive level experience, at increasing levels of responsibility.  Experience working in, or with, municipal government is preferred. The ideal candidate should possess demonstrated abilities and knowledge in community planning, economic development, municipal management, finance, personnel administration, and intergovernmental relations. An advanced degree in planning, public administration or other appropriate field is preferred. The successful candidate will receive an attractive compensation package including an annual salary of $130K+/-, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The MVPC is an EOE.

For additional information related to the position, the organization and the application process, visit http://www.communityparadigm.com,  or contact Bernard Lynch, Principal, Community Paradigm Associates at blynch@communityparadigm.com.

Submit résumé and cover letter, in confidence, with the subject line: MVPC Executive Director Search, via email in a single PDF, by 5 p.m. on November 22, 2019, to: apply@communityparadigm.com