The County of Santa Clara, Department of Planning and Development seeks a new Director to provide leadership and policy direction for the department of 80+ employees and budget of over $18 million. The Director plans, organizes, directs, manages and evaluates the programs, staff and functions of the Department. The ideal candidate will be a transformational leader who is politically astute, forward-thinking, resourceful, and an excellent staff manager who is able and willing to listen to and work collaboratively with executive management and a progressive Board of Supervisors to affect positive social change and sustainable development. The County of Santa Clara has a track record of success and will be the perfect environment for a visionary leader with fresh ideas, compassion and enthusiasm for a dedicated staff and receptive community, and a willingness to try new things. A background of leadership in a large, public sector organization is ideal.