Chief Executive Officer – Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, Illinois

Chief Executive Officer

Champaign County Regional Planning Commission

The Champaign County Regional Planning Commission seeks an experienced administrative

professional to join its team. The Regional Planning Commission is a multi-faceted government

agency with an annual budget of $23 million incorporating over 100 different federal, state, and

local grants and contracts and a staff of 220 positions in 11 facilities in East Central Illinois. The

CEO reports directly to and receives policy direction from the Regional Planning Commission.

The CEO oversees program execution in the areas of regional, environmental and urban and

regional planning; economic, community and workforce development; social services; early

childhood education; and technical assistance to member communities. The CEO is responsible

for establishing major programmatic and financial objectives, developing multi-year strategies

for growth and providing strategic direction and support to the Regional Planning Commission.

The CEO must be conversant with the public sector legal and regulatory environment, grant and

contract administration, and must have the professional capability to assess financial and

community impacts and to effectively communicate options and prepare recommendations for

commission and funding agency decision makers.

It is preferred that the successful candidate will have an advanced degree in public or business

administration, public policy, urban and regional planning, or related field and at least seven

years of progressively relevant experience with proven capabilities in the management of a

complex public sector organization; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

The successful candidate will possess exceptional leadership, team building, human relations,

communication, and analytical skills; experience in developing and implementing financially

sustainable organizational strategies; experience with unionized organizations, and a deep

commitment to public service.

Salary is competitive commensurate with experience and includes a comprehensive fringe

benefits package. The current salary minimum range to mid-range is $110,200 to $137,750.

A complete description of the position is available at:

Competitive benefit package includes: health insurance, dental insurance, vision, life insurance,

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and on-line application to:

For full consideration, applications must be received by Friday, May 20, 2016

Champaign County Regional Planning Commission is an EEO/AA/ADA employer.

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