Job Description Posted for New MPC Executive Director

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Job Description Posted for New MPC Executive Director

Posted: 11/17/2014
November 17, 2014 - The joint City-County committee conducting a search for a new Executive Director of the Metropolitan Planning Commission has formally posted the position, along with a detailed job description. The position will be advertised through the American Planning Association, local media, and other outlets.

City Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett jointly appointed the six-member committee to find a successor to current Executive Director Mark Donaldson, who is retiring at the end of this year.

Here is the posting as it appears on the APA website:

Title: Executive Director, Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission

Job Level: Executive (10+ years)

Salary Level: Open

Job Description: Knoxville and Knox County are located in East Tennessee, a region abundant with natural beauty, strong education institutions, a rich musical and folk art heritage, diverse technology and business assets, and friendly people.

The Metropolitan Planning Commission serves a population of greater than 400,000 with a staff of 35. The organization is responsible for city and county-wide plans, reviewing subdivision regulations and site plans, preparing and recommending zoning ordinances and maps to the Knox County Commission and Knoxville City Council, and reviewing proposed zoning amendments. The Executive Director leads and manages all aspects of the organization. He or she is appointed by the mayors of Knoxville and Knox County and reports to the Chairperson of the MPC and its Executive Committee. The successful candidate will have exceptional communication and relationship skills, strong management experience, and will demonstrate the ability to lead successful public processes in a complex and dynamic system. The ideal candidate will have broad experience in planning; a record of having worked effectively with public officials and stakeholders who represent diverse interests; and demonstrated success in managing and building a positive and productive work place environment. AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) certification and at least 10 years of planning experience is required.

To Apply: Applications should include a cover letter and resume and be sent electronically to

Closing Date for Applications: December 31, 2014

Contact Information
Contact Name: Kim Scarborough, Executive Assistant, Policy and Communications
Office, City of Knoxville,
Postal Address: 400 Main Street, Room 655, Knoxville, TN 37902