The town of Harwich is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Planning and Community Development.

Together with the Health, Building and Conservation departments, the Director works to promote economic development and a cohesive permitting process.

Responsibilities include being the primary technical staff member to the Planning Board, interpreting zoning bylaws, reviewing plans and evaluating applications (ANRs, subdivisions, Site Plan special permits, etc.).

The Director provides support to the Town Administrator, the Select Board and the Planning Board in developing recommendations for growth and development within the town.  Responsible for coordinating and assisting with the development and maintenance of the Local Comprehensive Plan, Housing Production Plan and other visioning documents.

This is an in person position. Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree in planning preferred, or a combination of education and experience. Position is full-time with benefits, annual salary range is $82,977 – $103,503 (FY21 rates, updated salary range pending).

Full job description and application instructions are found at

Contact Assistant Town Administrator Meggan Eldredge with questions at or 508-430-7513.