The City of University City, MO is seeking a Director of Planning and Development. Under the direction of the City Manager, the Director of Planning and Development will oversee a staff of 15 and a budget of $1.8 million, which encompasses the Code Enforcement, Building Inspections, and Planning and Zoning division. Primary functions will include leading teams and interacting with others both within and outside of the organization, building consensus through the effective management of high-profile projects, and playing a multi-disciplinary role as a key executive on the City’s management team. All candidates should possess technical knowledge in the areas of city planning, building permitting and construction processes, and budgeting. This foundation should complement the softer skills of political astuteness, negotiation, and excellent customer service. Past experience in redevelopment, town and gown relations (especially with resolving parking issues) and working with a diverse staff and citizenry would be favorably looked upon. The ability to be confident and communicate in a straight forward manner will be a mark of success.