Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission

The Regional Commission is currently hiring for three Regional Planner positions.  Follow the links for more details and application information:

Buffalo Trace Area Development District – Maysville, KY

The Buffalo Trace Area Development District (BTADD), a multi-jurisdictional, planning and development agency, headquartered in Maysville, KY, is currently seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for the implementation and oversight of the programs of the BTADD under the direction of the Board of Directors.

Located in Northeastern Kentucky and home to the covered bridge capital of Kentucky, the BTADD is a collaboration of local leaders and staff educating and empowering communities by implementing quality services through specific areas of expertise in Aging and Independent Living, Community & Economic Development, Transportation Planning, and Workforce Development. BTADD serves local governments and citizenry in Bracken, Fleming, Lewis, Mason and Robertson Counties.

The region is dynamic and growing, with an attractive mix of small urban and rural environments. Major economic impacts are occurring through Precision Pulley and Idler, Pepsi Distribution, Good 360, timber and bourbon industries. The successful candidate must have administrative and supervisory abilities and demonstrate diplomacy and sound judgement. Candidate should have knowledge of the physical, economic and social aspects of the counties in the BTADD. The position requires the ability to work primarily with state government and 14 other Area Development Districts.

The candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, planning or related field with a Master’s degree preferred and/or relevant and necessary experience in public administration, planning, economic development or related fields. The position description can be viewed at www.btadd.com.

This position will require a criminal background check. Send cover letter, resume with three references and salary history via email to cpadgett@btadd.com or mail to Buffalo Trace ADD Executive Director Search, PO Box 460, 201 Government Street, Suite 300, Maysville, KY 41056. No phone calls, please. All applications must be submitted by email or receipted by mail on or before April 2, 2024.

Compensation for the position will be competitive, based on qualifications and experience.

The Buffalo Trace Area Development District is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers applications for all positions regardless of race, color, religion, creed, gender, nationality, age, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information or any other legally protected status; further, Buffalo Trace Area Development District complies with all requirements of the Americans with Disability Act, including but not limited to making and/or authorizing reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disability Act.

Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission – Staunton, Virginia

The Board of Commissioners of the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC) is seeking a dynamic visionary leader for its position of Executive Director.
Created in 1969, the CSPDC is one of 21 planning district commissions (PDCs) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The CSPDC is the largest PDC geographically encompassing 3,420 square miles and has a population of 304,000. The CSPDC serves a region of distinctive places including rural communities, small towns, cities, and two growing metropolitan areas. It serves the 21 localities that include the counties of Augusta, Bath, Highland, Rockbridge, and Rockingham; the cities of Buena Vista, Harrisonsburg, Lexington, Staunton, and Waynesboro; and, the towns of Bridgewater, Broadway, Craigsville, Dayton, Elkton, Glasgow, Goshen, Grottoes, Monterey, Mount Crawford, and Timberville. The region is located in the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley at the crossroads of I-81 and I-64 and is home to James Madison University, Virginia Military Institute, Washington & Lee University, Southern Virginia University, Mary Baldwin University, Bridgewater College, Eastern Mennonite University, Blue Ridge Community College and Mountain Gateway Community College.

The CSPDC with a staff of 15 professionals provides high quality planning, technical assistance, and facilitation of services that address local, regional, and state needs in an innovative, timely, and cooperative manner. It is the only PDC in the Commonwealth that administers two Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and that operates a public transit system. Additionally, it is the official Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Local Development District, the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development District (EDA), and the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission Local Development District for the Central Shenandoah region. CSPDC also is an active partner of GO Virginia which is an economic development initiative by Virginia’s senior business leaders to foster private-sector growth and job creation through state incentives for regional collaboration among business, education, and government.

See full job description and application instructions here.

The North Carolina Association of Regional Councils of Governments (NCARCOG) is seeking proposals from qualified individuals and firms to serve as NCARCOG’s full-time Executive Director. NCARCOG seeks to establish a contract with an individual or firm that is experienced in organizational leadership and management, public policy, governmental service delivery, and partnership building.

The Executive Director shall serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the NCARCOG and, therefore, shall direct the day-to-day management of the organization, lead the organization’s strategic planning efforts, assist the Executive Committee with the management of the organization’s financial resources, actively participate in the organization’s legislative advocacy efforts, develop and maintain strategic relationships with key stakeholders, and represent the organization in interactions with local, state, and federal partners.

Visit https://www.wpcog.org/local-govt-partner-jobs for more information, including a detailed position description and guidelines for submitting a proposal.  Please feel free to contact Justin Hembree, Mid-Carolina Regional Council, at jhembree@mccog.org with questions.

The Voinovich School at Ohio University is searching for an Associate Director for TechGrowth Ohio (TGO).  The Voinovich School works to find solutions to challenges facing communities, the economy, and the environment in Appalachia Ohio, throughout the State of Ohio, and beyond.

TechGROWTH Ohio is a venture development organization providing services, capital and talent to entrepreneurs and startup technology companies in southeast Ohio. Since inception, TechGrowth and its clients have generated $1 billion in regional economic impact. Collaboration with private and public sector partners has been an important part of this success, including angel funds, venture capital funds, economic development organizations, small business and entrepreneurship programs and higher education institutions in the region and across the state. TechGROWTH is funded by Ohio Third Frontier, Ohio University, and private sector partners.

The Associate Director for TechGrowth Ohio is a full-time professional staff member who helps set the strategic direction of TechGrowth and works to advance TechGrowth’s mission to ensure program success and to promote and advance partnership and business development activities throughout the 19-county region that TechGrowth serves and within the entire university community. The Associate Director also collaboratively manages programming, marketing, planning, client outreach and recruitment, and other operational aspects of the TechGrowth program.  This is an outward-looking, management-level position.

This position is located in Athens, Ohio, however, hybrid remote options will be considered.  Please use the link below to apply.


East Arkansas Planning & Development District (Jonesboro, Arkansas)


The Board of Directors of the East Arkansas Planning and Development District is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Executive Director. The position performs professional level leadership, managerial, and administrative work under the direction of its Board of Directors of elected and appointed regional leaders from the 12 eastern Arkansas counties and the 116 communities within them. Located in the Delta region of Arkansas, urban, rural, and suburban communities are served by the District. The region contains whole or in part, the two Metropolitan Statistical Areas of Jonesboro and Memphis as well as the four Micropolitan Statistical Areas of Paragould, Blytheville, Forrest City, and Helena-West Helena. The headquarters of the District are located in Jonesboro, home to Arkansas State University.

A competitive candidate will demonstrate a track record of strong leadership and administrative experience and, a background in governmental financial management is highly desirable. Experience with local government and/or intergovernmental relations is a plus. The competitive candidate will demonstrate maturity, self-motivation, integrity, and possess strong political acumen. Strong communication skills and successfully being able to work with disparate interests and people is a must. Understanding of regional development and understanding urban, rural, and suburban communities is highly desirable.

For full details and application information: Job Posting, Executive Director

Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments (Florence, South Carolina)


The Mission of the Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments is to assist local governments and organizations in a wide variety of planning, economic development, workforce investment and other technical services that will help meet the human and physical development needs of the region.

The Executive Director exercises administrative responsibility for the Council of Governments, and is directly accountable to the Chairperson, Executive Committee, and Board of Directors. The Executive Director oversees daily operations and programs, sets the standards for the organization, and is the liaison between the Council of Governments and the counties & localities. The Executive Director plans, manages, and oversees COG Staff daily, and is responsible for planning, implementation and administration of the COG’s work programs and budget.

For full details and application information: Job Posting, Executive Director

Emerald Coast Regional Council

Emerald Coast Regional Council is one of ten regional councils in the state of Florida. For more than 55 years, ECRC has supported its seven-county region in technical assistance, economic development, and planning across a multitude of disciplines, programs, and services. ECRC team members enjoy a generous benefit package and true work/life balance as they serve the area known for community, growth, and the unrivaled beauty of the Emerald Coast.


The Emerald Coast Regional Council is seeking a Planner II – Resiliency. Under the supervision and guidance of the Community and Economic Development Director, the Planner performs intermediate level professional planning work for the Emerald Coast Regional Council (ECRC). Develops planning studies and reports in support of new and updated plans, programs and regulations.

For full details and application information: Job Posting: Planner II – Resiliency


The Emerald Coast Regional Council is seeking a Planner II – Transportation. Under the supervision and guidance of the Transportation Director, the Planner performs intermediate level professional planning work for the Emerald Coast Regional Council. Develops planning studies and reports in support of new and updated plans, programs and regulations. This position will primarily work with our pedestrian and bicycle programs and committees as well as other multi-modal transportation plans.

For full details and application information: Job Posting: Planner II – Transportation


The Emerald Coast Regional Council is seeking a Planner III – Transportation. Under the supervision and guidance of the Transportation Director, the Planner performs senior level and experienced professional planning work for the Emerald Coast Regional Council (ECRC). Develops planning studies and reports in support of new and updated plans, programs and regulations.

For full details and application information: Job Posting: Planner III – Transportation


The Emerald Coast Regional Council is seeking a Grants Coordinator II. Under the supervision and guidance of the Community and Economic Development Manager, the Grants Coordinator performs advanced level professional work securing and administering grant programs and contracts/projectsfor the Emerald Coast Regional Council (ECRC). Coordinates the implementation of grants, monitors grant activity timeliness and prepares regular progress updates and financial/statistical reporting.Provides technical guidance and grant writing assistance.

For full details and application information: Job Posting: Grants Coordinator II

Eastern Carolina Council of Governments


New Bern, NC based Eastern Carolina Council of Governments is a 50+ year old, stable, financially sound quasi-governmental organization that serves a 9-county, 62-municipality region. ECC has a budget of $5.4 M (94% grant funding), total of 12 employees, and three major departments: Aging Programs, Planning & Development Programs (including two Rural Transportation Planning Organizations), and Administration/Finance. Executive Director carries his/her share of project workload. Educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree required, prefer Master’s degree in business administration, public administration, urban/rural planning, political science or closely related field. Experience desired: five or more years’ experience with local government, state agency, regional council, or planning/development organization. Skills and abilities desired: writing & managing grants, researching & analyzing, writing, communicating with elected & appointed officials, and managing staff & fiscal resources. Salary range: $74,000 to $134,000 DOQ. Excellent benefits including fully paid medical & dental insurance, NCLGERS and 401k. EOE. Email letter of interest, resume and a completed PD-107 state application form to eccadmin@eccog.org.  Open until filled.

FINANCE DIRECTOR: Eastern Carolina Council (New Bern, NC) is seeking a skilled professional to join the Administration Department. An employee in this class plans, organizes and executes the fiscal operations of the organization including receiving, disbursing, and accounting of revenues and expenditures for the Council.  Work involves leading and executing the budget process, purchasing, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, cash management, risk management, and payroll operations.  The employee performs the specialized work in the preparation and analysis of financial reports, development and administration of indirect cost plans, participation in grant development, grant accounting, risk management, internal audit, and budget preparation and coordinates the external audit.   Work also includes coordination of hiring processes and benefits administration.  The employee must exercise considerable independent judgment and initiative in planning and directing the fiscal control systems.  Work is performed in accordance with established accounting principles including GAAP and GASB, Council finance procedures, grant and regulatory agency requirements, including Federal, State and Local regulations and policies and North Carolina General Statutes governing the responsibilities of government fiscal operations.  This position supervises the Administrative  staff.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Executive Director, and is evaluated through conferences, reports, and an independent audit of financial records.

Graduation from a four year college or university with a degree in accounting or business administration  and five or more years’ experience in governmental finance, budgeting and accounting or auditing work including some in management of grant programs and effective supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prefer Master’s degree, possession of Local Government Finance Officer certification or CPA. Excellent fringe benefits. EOE. Open until filled.

Please email cover letter, resume and PD-107 to eccadmin@eccog.org

Foothills Regional Commission

Executive Director

The Foothills Regional Commission, a regional economic and community development and human services Commission (Council of governments), has several positions open.  For more information and how to apply, please visit www.regionc.org/about/employment-opportunities/

Foothills Regional Commission is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All aspects of employment, including the decision to hire, promote, discipline or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and organizational needs.