Job Opening: Director of Planning, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper

The Director of Planning works to advance the mission of Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, while supporting the goals and objectives of the planning team under the direct supervision of the Deputy Executive Director. The Director of Planning is responsible for managing and maintaining the organization’s portfolio of planning programs and projects including oversight of urban waterfront revitalization initiatives and other identified policy priorities. The Director of Planning works within and across a multi-disciplinary team structure, coordinates closely with fellow Directors and has direct budgetary, supervisory, and program management responsibilities. The Director will also engage with the executive management team on strategic initiatives of the organization. The ability to form, manage and leverage relationships within the external community is expected of the position.


  •   Master’s Degree in Planning or a planning related field preferred

  •   10-15 years of practical experience in urban or waterfront revitalization planning required

  •   3-5 years of personnel supervisory experience required

  •   Demonstrated project management experience required; use of project management software

    and budget management preferred

  •   Previous experience working with municipalities and elected officials required

  •   Previous experience in reviewing and working with zoning codes, comprehensive plans and

    other planning tools as they relate to watershed and urban planning preferred

  •   Proficient knowledge of Federal, State and local planning and policy tools/ processes and State

    and Federal legislative processes preferred

  •   Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel and Word, and ArcGIS preferred

  •   Knowledge of Microsoft 365 a plus

For more information, see the Attached Document