City of Berkeley – Director of Planning

The City of Berkeley is recruiting for a Director of Planning who shares Berkeley’s values and is a transformational leader with a commitment to equitable development, and a demonstrated track record of working collaboratively to get things done. Outstanding administrative leadership experience and people management skills are essential to lead the departments dynamic body of development projects, and land use planning, and resiliency work while ensuring the department that is highly responsive to all stakeholder needs.

The Director of Planning is a key member of the City’s Executive Team, reports to Deputy City Manager, and will revise and establish new policies and procedures that support new programs and key department priorities that facilitate the City’s mission of enhancing the livability and resilience of Berkeley’s built environment.   The Director will oversee a total operating budget of $24.5 million and 103 employees.

The regional search is on for this community centric, pragmatic, politically astute leader who combines the education, experience, drive and passion to make Berkeley an innovative equity focused and solution oriented planning organization that effectively manages the growth and development of the City.  If this is the challenge you are seeking and you can demonstrate the ability to succeed, we invite you to review the profile at  and submit your resume and a thoughtful letter of interest that outlines what you would bring to the City of Berkeley as its next Director of Planning to  Confidential inquiries are welcomed. Please contact Mr. Cary Jordan at, 718-753-4008, or Ms. Brett Byers at 323-403-8279,