The town of Ipswich seeks qualified applicants for the position of Director of Planning and Development.

Under the Town Manager’s general direction, the individual in this position plans, organizes, and directs the operations and staff activities of the nine-person, multi-disciplined Planning and Development Department. Responsibilities include: developing and implementing departmental goals, plans and priorities in response to town needs; undertaking economic development initiatives to achieve appropriate growth and regional competitiveness; ensuring that staff provides adequate support to boards and commissions served by the department; seeking grants for economic development, planning and other departmental initiatives, and working with staff to administer them.

Anticipated starting salary of $103,000 DOQ.

Complete job description and application are available online.

Apply online with cover letter and resume or submit an application, cover letter and resume to Human Resources, by email to, or by mail to Town Hall Attn: HR, 25 Green St., Ipswich, MA 01938.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. An EEO/AA employer.