Director of Neighborhood Planning

Hutchinson Recreation Commission
Hutchinson, KS
United States
July 12, 2017
Professional Area: 
Other topics
Experience: 
1-3 years
AICP Certification: 
Not required
Salary Range: 
$39,000-$45,000, to start

The Hutchinson Recreation Commission is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Neighborhood Planning.  This position is to work collaboratively with residents and community partners, including the City of Hutchinson and the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce, in the development and implementation of innovate neighborhood development strategies and programs, with the overarching goal of ensuring that Hutchinson is an attractive place to live, work, play and raise a family with vibrant, active and safe neighborhoods. This position will also assist the Recreation Commission on efforts to create unique public spaces, programs, and policies that promote active living and strengthen community spirit.

Essential job functions include: engaging residents through neighborhood meetings, door-to-door visits, and written communications; advocating for neighborhood needs in policy, systems, and environment change and effectively communicating those needs to community partners; conducting research in project areas and compiling, computing, and presenting data according to specified standards and formats; researching, writing and preparing grant applications; coordinating and implementing approved master plans.

Qualifications for this position include: a bachelor’s or master’s degree and two or more years of increasingly responsible experience in fields of and/or closely related to neighborhood/community development, city planning, public policy/administration, or parks and recreation. Experience working directly with residents and community partners in developing strategies to improve/revitalize neighborhoods is strongly preferred, as well as experience in community engagement, public meetings, and facilitation.

Starting salary range is $39,000 - $45,000 annually with benefits, including health insurance, vacation/sick leave, and retirement plan. The Director of Neighborhood Planning reports directly to the Executive Director. Position is open until filled.  

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