Director of Smart Growth/Urban Planning

Director of Smart Growth/Urban Planning

The PAR Group

Sarasota County, FL, (pop. 380,000) Fast growing, urban county, with unique, open network organizational structure/culture seeks equally unique and creative urban designer to operate across traditional organizational, business, and social boundaries to guide the community to a sustainable future. Non-traditional planner comfortable with the ambiguity of a dynamic and innovative organization will find a home. Ideal candidates are passionate, intuitive, and visionary leaders possessing a maturity of thought regarding the economics and business of growth and redevelopment. To facilitate immediate credibility, applicants are required to have achieved an advanced degree(s) in urban planning, architecture, or related field appropriate to the position and have 10-15 years of professional experience. A demonstrative record of success with all aspects of the urban fabric including; large scale development/redevelopment, transportation, health services, housing, environment, safety, and commercial enterprise is desired. Presentation and communications skills necessary to lead, educate, collaborate, and close the deal are critical. A full complement of tools are in place including; form based codes, development codes, a healthy infrastructure planning team, and an open and supportive Board and administration. Additionally, the successful candidate will have the inspiring natural beauty, appealing climate, charming tradition, and global perspective of this gulf coast paradise that includes the cities of Sarasota, Venice, Longboat Key, and North Port as the foundation for future progress. Starting salary range $120,000+/- negotiable, depending on qualifications, experience, and values. Position open until filled. Anticipated closing date: March 21, 2008.

Related Link: For more information about Sarasota County visit the website at

For more information contact:

Mike Hays
The PAR Group
100 N. Waukegan Rd., Ste. 211
Lake Bluff
IL 60044

Phone: 847/234-0005
Fax: 847/234-8309
Email: [email protected]

Posted January 22, 2008

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