The town of Wellesley has posted the job of planning director, as it looks to fill big shoes vacated recently by Michael Zehner. Zehner served in the role for the past 5-plus years, but just took a new gig in North Carolina.
You’ll inherit a new housing production plan if you get the job, plus will have a hand in activities ranging from 40B developments to the possible redevelopment of the parking lots at the Wellesley Square train station.
The job description reads in part: “Reporting to the Planning Board Chair, the Planning Director manages, directs and administers municipal land use planning, zoning, and subdivision control programs within the Town as delineated by state statute and Town Bylaws and Zoning Bylaws. The Director is the Town’s principle professional advisor and resource on planning and development issues, providing technical expertise and professional techniques for the Board and the Town.”
You should also enjoy taking part in lots of meetings, many at night. But hey, if you become planning director, maybe you can lay down some new rules about how long meetings last and when they are held. You can expect to make between about $81K-100K for starters, with good benefits.
Your first test: Get your application in by March 11. If you read about this here first, please mention us. Maybe there’s a finder’s fee.