Assistant Town Manager/Planning Director – Elon, NC | 2.20.18

Name of Employer: Town of Elon

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Elon, NC

Job title: Assistant Town Manager/Planning Director

Job Details / Description

The newly created Assistant Town Manager/Planning Director position will also have the key responsibility for the town planning functions which include planning, zoning, land development, code enforcement, and GIS activities. In addition to the planning functions, the Assistant Town Manager/Planning Director will supervise the Public Works and Downtown departments as well as participate on the management team. This position oversees the town’s municipal and extraterritorial jurisdiction planning functions and plays a key role in managing development projects through the coordination and administration of the town’s planning policies in coordination with other town departments. The Assistant Town Manager/Planning Director is responsible for promoting a strong community, preserving and enhancing Elon’s diverse neighborhoods; fostering quality environments; providing excellent customer service, and involving stakeholders in planning for the town’s future. This is an advanced, professional position. The successful candidate will appear before the Board of Aldermen, Planning Board, advisory boards and commissions, and public groups; and assists the Town Manager in carrying out Board of Aldermen directives and boards and commissions recommendations. Key initiatives are to support the Board of Aldermen’s strategic plan and goals, implementation of the Land Development Ordinance and related policies, development of information, data, mapping and analysis, administration, and enforcement of regulations for building, zoning, land subdivision, planning, and preservation.

The salary range for the position is $86,410 to $129,614.

Job Candidate Qualifications

Qualified candidates will have a Master’s degree in public administration, civil engineering, urban planning, landscape architecture, or related field from an accredited university with a minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in a supervisory, managerial and administrative capacity; Local government experience, GIS proficiency and AICP Certification are preferred. More information about the Town can be found at The salary range for the position is $86,410 to $129,614. Salary and compensation are negotiable within the range based on experience and qualifications.

How to Apply

To apply, you must complete an online application via Developmental Associates’ online system (or copy and paste into your browser). Applications will not be accepted through the town’s system.  Resumes and digital portfolios may be uploaded to the system but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application.  All inquiries should be emailed to The application review begins March 15, 2018. On site interviews and skill assessment will be held in Elon for selected finalists April 11-12, 2018. The Town of Elon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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February 20, 2018