Planning and Zoning Division Manager
VoorheesAssociates - City of Evanston, IL

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To apply for this position: click on “apply now” and attach a cover letter, resume and references as one document in .pdf, .doc, or .docxformat. Once your submission is complete you will receive an email from the system to confirm your submission.CITY OF EVANSTON, ILLINOISPLANNING AND ZONING DIVISION MANAGERDownload Recruitment Brochure, Click Here.Evanston, IL (75,000) Dynamic and historic lakefront community immediately north of Chicago seeks experienced, proven, progressive candidates to serve as its next Planning and Zoning Division Manager. The Planning and Zoning Division is one of three Divisions of the Community and Economic Development Department comprised of 30 FTEs and responsible for a budget of $2.7 million. The Planning and Zoning Division has 11 employees including the Division Manager.

The Division is responsible for planning, zoning ordinance interpretation and administration, historic preservation programs, administration of federal programs including CDBG, Neighborhood Stabilization Program and other housing programs and collaborative planning with all of the city’s neighborhoods and commercial areas. Evanston is home to Northwestern University and is an ethnically, racially and economically diverse community. The City enjoys a diversified tax base, a vibrant downtown, strong neighborhoods, thriving commercial districts, and beautiful tree lined streets. This position is appointed by and reports to the Director of Community and Economic Development.

Qualified individuals will be expected to have a strong background in planning and zoning administration, urban planning and development, and supervisory experience with professional staff. Candidates must have five years increasingly responsible experience in an upper management position in a community of comparable size and complexity. Position requires bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration, business administration or related field. Master’s Degree and/or AICP preferred.

Excellent interpersonal/communication/presentation skills essential. Additional information regarding the position can be found at the Consultant's website: Starting salary $100,000+/-, depending on qualifications and experience. Residency not required.

Apply by July 11, 2013 in confidence, to the City’s Executive Search Consultant: Electronic submission preferred. ATTN: Heidi Voorhees, President, 500 Lake Cook Road, Suite 350, Deerfield, IL 60015. TEL: 847/580-4246.