Mercer County Regional Planning Commission Seeking an Executive Director

Job Position


Executive Director



Responsibilities: The Executive Director is responsible for organizational leadership, development of programs and work activities, preparation of the annual budget, supervise staff work activities, liaise and networking with key officials, governments, organizations, etc., promotion of the Commission & planning activities.

A strong background in Finance will be important to the position. The annual budget of the MCRPC is approximately $750,000 annually. The MCRPC is an independent County Planning Commission and employee’s do not work directly for the County, but the County is a member Municipality. This is an important distinction and therefor the new Director will need to maintain/grow membership when possible, maintain a strong understanding of the MPO Transportation functions. In addition, much of the work of the Commission is grant work such as the Federal CDBG program. The new Director should be familiar with CDBG administration, and grant administration in general.



Master’s degree in planning or related field plus 7 years planning experience, or bachelor’s degree in planning or related field plus 10 years planning experience, plus demonstrated experience in program development, administration and personnel management. Skills and experience preferred in community development program/project development, financing, and implementation or land use planning, zoning, and subdivision/land development.

How to Apply


Send application letter, resume, and salary request to:

Daniel Gracenin, Executive Director
Mercer County Regional Planning Commission
2491 Highland Road
Hermitage, PA 16148
724-981-2412 X3202