Planning Coordinator (Planning, Design and Development Department)

Charlotte Planning, Design and Development

Charlotte, NC United States

Summary: This is an advanced mid-level project management position responsible for leading planning teams and managing planning processes/projects, particularly related to public engagement and outreach. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead one or more interdisciplinary and interjurisdictional team(s) focused on developing 14 Community Area Plans.
  • Work with GIS team, City Innovation and Technology and other City departments to develop data and maps as part of the Community Area Plan Process.
  • Partner with staff in other city departments to develop budgeting and infrastructure planning activities in priority geographic areas. 
  • Engage with local stakeholders as part of the Community Area Plans. 
  • Assist with management of updates and amendments to the City's Comprehensive Plan.
  • Monitor projects to ensure compliance with adopted policy and pursue remedies for non-compliance.
  • Provide constructive feedback on City processes and procedures that impact the goals of the Comprehensive Plan as part of the Community Area Planning process.
  • Respond to request for information in a timely manner, prepare reports to elected and appointed bodies and their committees and make presentations as needed.
  • Other responsibilities as needed.
  • Must be able to work some evening and weekend hours, as required


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of planning and development as well as engagement principles and practices;
  • Good understanding of, and ability to integrate, a range of concerns and disciplines into planning and regulatory projects and engagement activities;
  • Excellent communicator and able to facilitate small and large groups;
  • Proficiency in hosting virtual meeting platforms;
  • Initiative and self-motivation in a fast-paced and ever-changing work environment;
  • Proven record of working successfully with other staff and the public; and
  • Ability to work independently, exercising initiative and independent judgment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AICP or other certifications (AIA, GISP, LEED, PE, etc.).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite, ability to use ArcGIS 10.2 and familiarity with the geodatabase model. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four-year degree in urban planning or related field with three years of thorough professional planning experience; 
  • Excellent public speaking and writing skills, along with computer skills for accomplishing administrative tasks as well as for graphics, mapping, design, research, analysis, presentations and other planning work; and
  • Experience in facilitating diverse groups of people and incorporating their voices into the planning process.
  • Familiarity with zoning ordinances and other development related regulations and processes.

Application deadline - February 7, 2023

Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Comprehensive or Long-Range Planning
Salary Range
$83,000 to $85,000

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