Manager for Long Range Planning and Design

City of Charlottesville, VA

Job Details

  • Job Function: Other; Non-Department Head
  • Salary: Starting between $70,532.80 and $109,322.05 annually
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 43,475
  • Website:
  • Where: 605 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Mar 8 2019

Deadline: Apr 5 2019


Application Deadline: April 5, 2019 at 5pm EST.

The City of Charlottesville seeks a leader of an enhanced effort dedicated to helping our community establish and implement a shared vision for our built and natural environment. Our City's future is best nurtured by empowering a team committed to realizing a bright, vibrant, sustainable, equitable, inclusive and active city. We seek a creative, design oriented, planning professional keenly interested and devoted to developing an innovative, thoughtful vision, fostering collaboration, and assisting in leading that effort for Charlottesville.

Established as a Manager reporting directly to the City Manager's Office this individual will have a significant leadership role within our City structure. Like many communities, Charlottesville is growing and has affordability challenges. Our changing City presents challenges for our development review team. We need to remain productive in our endeavors, remain economically viable, build toward equity, while establishing a forward-thinking effort.

If you are an enthusiastic collaborator who is passionate and aspirational about planning, urban design and effective engagement we want to hear from you. We want to know what you can bring to our beloved City.

The ideal candidate will be a well-rounded professional with a master's degree in urban policy and/or planning, with significant prior experience overseeing large-scale and complex projects. Ideally our first Manager for Long Range Planning and Design will have an understanding of public and private sector design and development processes. That candidate will be an excellent communicator and consensus builder with the ability to navigate the intricacies of multiple projects while shepherding projects to completion. At least five (5) years of experience in a management or supervisory role and a Bachelor's degree are required. A Master's degree is favored. Individuals whose Degree is in the area of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design or Urban Planning are strongly preferred.

TO APPLY: To view a more complete job posting and to apply, visit our employment website listed. Please include with your online application a cover letter, resume, salary history, and five (5) work related references. The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity at All Levels of its Workforce.