Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art seeking Sr. Planner/Manager Municipal Assistance



Sr. Planner/Manager Municipal Assistance



BASIC FUNCTION: I independently cultivates, manages, and executes municipal planning projects including comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances, municipal stormwater management, heritage planning and historic interpretation, and other conservation-focused plans to advance the Conservancy’s mission.
1. Independently cultivates, negotiates, manages and executes municipal planning projects. Participates in public meetings and public hearings as required by the municipal planning code (MPC) and municipal regulations.

2. Supervises Conservancy staff and associated consultants for project specific tasks and manages project budget. Responsible for review of consultant work for compliance with the Conservancy’s conservation objectives and funding requirements. Coordinates budgets, expenses, and funding reporting with the Budget Manager and Development Department.

3. Responds to requests for proposals, including organizing the MAP project team, researching the work scope, coordinating the proposal development and publication, organizing and participating in the formal consultant interview, and providing necessary would-be client follow-up to gain selection.

4. Reviews and provides comments on subdivision and land development applications as per adopted Comprehensive Plan, Open Space, Parks and Recreation Plan, and other relevant planning documents, local subdivision and land development ordinance, zoning regulations and other appropriate municipal requirements for compliance.

5. Provides programmatic support to the Brandywine Creek Greenway and participates in projects that advance the goals of the Greenway.

6. Responsible for collaborating with the Development Department as needed in the identification of potential funding opportunities, preparation of grant proposals and grant reporting requirements and funder/donor cultivation.

7. Prepares reports, project metric data analysis and other requests as needed for project and program related work. Makes presentations to Brandywine Board Committees as appropriate or projects require.

8. Participates in Conservancy public relations efforts as needed, including contributions to Conservancy publications, and makes presentations to interested groups.

9. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


1. Bachelors degree in regional planning, land use planning,
geography, environmental science, ecology, landscape architecture, or related field. Advanced degree desirable.

2. Five years of progressively responsible experience in local or
regional planning or related field, including experience with land use planning and regulatory issues, innovative stormwater management, recreational and/or trails planning, and natural and cultural resource protection.

3. Working knowledge of Pennsylvania municipal land use regulations, rules and procedures.

4. Knowledge of GIS application in land use planning.

5. Willing to devote such time as required to perform assigned functions. Usual work hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Frequent night meetings and occasional weekend work. Frequent travel within Pennsylvania and Delaware and to other places as necessary.

6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Positive and energetic attitude. Ability to comprehend legal documents and maps. Self motivated with ability to manage complex projects from start to finish.

7. Must have a means of transportation to and from work and assignments.

How to Apply


Please send cover letter and resume to