Downtown Special Projects Manager – Chapel Hill, NC

Name of Employer: Town of Chapel Hill

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Job title: Downtown Special Projects Manager

Job Location: Chapel Hill NC

Job Details / Description

The Downtown Special Projects Manager (DSPM) will lead the implementation of the Downtown 2020 Work Plan under the direction of the Assistant to the Town Manager for Organizational and Strategic Initiatives, the Town’s Economic Development Officer and the Town Manager.  It is expected that the DSPM will advance the work plan through project management, partnerships, collaboration and innovation.  This is a new position that reflects the Town Council’s focus on the Downtown and the commercial development strategy.

Downtown Chapel Hill is the cultural, social, and historic hub of the Chapel Hill community. Downtown is where the Town and the University converge, and for many who live in and visit Chapel Hill, Downtown is the focal point – where people meet, connect, and reminisce.  Using the Downtown 2020 Strategy, the Town Council has set a course to undertake short term capital projects and long-term planning projects to create a more diverse downtown that engages residents, students, visitors and workers day to day.

Apply by February 17, 2017

Full salary and job description information is on our website

Job Candidate Qualifications

Want to lead this effort?  Here’s what you’ll need to get the job done:

  • Project management skills that incorporate the ability to work well with and understand the perspectives of a wide range of individuals and groups.
  • A strong desire to get results along with the persistence needed to move a project through various Town and community processes.
  • Excellent collaboration and relationship building skills that establish partnerships and effective teamwork within and outside the Town’s organizational structure.
  • An innovation mindset that actively solicits and fosters the ideas of others, is able to work well within an evolving environment and performs within an acceptable level of risk while ensuring forward movement on commitments.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills to articulate, navigate and facilitate dialogue whether in public forums, town work teams or community stakeholder interactions.
  • MPA, MBA, MCRP preferred but not required. 2-5 years of work experience preferred.

How to Apply

Apply on the Town of Chapel Hill’s website. Position closes February 17, 2017.


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January 30, 2017

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