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Position Title:Director of Planning and Development
Reference Number:0076-2014
Contact Name:Human Resources
Contact Phone:617-796-1260
Position Location:Newton City Hall
Position Description:Reporting to the Mayor, the Director of Planning and Development is the catalyst for developing, communicating and supporting critical public policy issues regarding the City’s Master Plan, Current and Long-Term Land Use and Development Issues.  Responsibilities include oversight of affordable housing, community development, community preservation, comprehensive planning, conservation, economic development, historic preservation, housing rehabilitation, and zoning to implement the long-range plans for the economic, physical, and social growth and development of the City.  The primary focus for the Director will be the development and implementation of a Master Plan, as well as initiating and leading activities targeting the development and operation of programs, policies and partnerships to advance the City of Newton’s economic development.  The individual characteristics and nature of the 13 Newton villages, which have limited opportunities for development, must be honored and preserved by working closely with residents of each village, the Board of Aldermen, and the Mayor’s staff.  The successful candidate must strive to provide transparency of processes between the Department, the Executive Office, the Aldermen, Developers and the Public.  This highly visible position assists and advises various elected and appointed advisory groups and commissions and oversees staff that work with the committees.  The Director works to resolve issues of multiple stakeholders. 

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The City of Newton offers a generous benefits package, including:
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Tuition Reimbursement
Flexible Spending
Deferred 457 Plans
Metro Credit Union

An Equal Opportunity Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.  AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Compensation:$105,267 - $120,264 

Individuals interested in the above position must submit a cover letter and resume to

The City of Newton is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.

Job Status:Full Time, Salary
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