North Central Regional Planning Commission, Executive Director Recruitment

Salary range: $55,000 – $80,000 Depending on Qualifications & Experience

Based in Beloit, Kansas (Mitchell County), the North Central Regional Planning Commission is a public development organization, serving 12 counties and 83 cities in an economic development capacity and many other counties in Kansas in other program capacities. The NCRPC Executive Director is responsible for overall management, performance, and supervising all aspects of the primary and affiliate organizational operations. This includes revenue maintenance & development, organization planning & development, community relations, personnel management for a staff of 20 as well as fiscal management of a $4.5 million annual operating budget.

The Executive Director, is appointed by and reports directly to the 16-member Board of Directors for the Regional Planning Commission. The Executive Director is responsible for hiring and maintaining a qualified staff, overseeing the annual budget and providing daily operational supervision of the staff and all activities of the Council. The Executive Director directs and coordinates a wide variety of community programs such as infrastructure development/financing, economic development, community development and the administrative activities of the NCRPC. In addition, the Executive Director is responsible for the oversight of the NCRPC’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy as well as various other reports to federal, state and local agencies and authorities. The Executive Director represents the NCRPC’s interests through interaction and coordination with the region’s local economic development authorities, the U.S. Economic Development Administration and numerous other state and federal community and economic development agencies.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of community and economic development planning. Strong ability to present oral and written and technical presentations. Ability to supervise and direct the council staff and its activities. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected and appointed public officials and the general public. Knowledge of federal, state and local funding opportunities. Functional skill to operate word processing, spreadsheet and data base computer programs. License to operate a motor vehicle in Kansas.

Minimum Training and Experience

Training: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in economics, political science, public or business administration, planning, law or related field. Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a specialty in planning and development, or a related field. Master’s Degree may be substituted by 7 years of experience in a related field.

Experience: 3 years of responsible management or administrative experience in the field of community/economic development planning or related field with a minimum of five (5) years in a supervisory position.

How to Apply

Please visit www.ncrpc.org to learn more about the organization and position. A brochure and supplemental questionnaire can be downloaded from this website. A cover letter, resume, and a list of five (5) references can be submitted to executivedirectorrecruitment@nckcn.com or mailed to 120 W. Ash, Salina, Kansas 67401 Attention NCRPC Recruitment. The North Central Regional Planning Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by October 24, 2019 (first review, open until filled).

Additional Documents

Executive Director Recruitment Brochure
Supplemental Questions
Veterans’ Preference Form