Chief Operating Officer/Program Director

The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) seeks an experienced full-time Chief Operating Officer (COO)/Program Director to join our innovative planning and leadership team. The TJPDC is a regional planning agency that offers a broad range of planning services in the areas of land-use, community development, environmental, transportation, housing, and economic development, as well as legislative services.

This full-time senior-level position will serve in a dual role. The first of which is to direct the overall operations of the agency, performing selected high-level administrative functions under the direction of the Executive Director. The second is to provide day-to-day management of identified programs of the agency, depending on currently funded programs and projects. It is estimated that 40% of time will be performing administrative/operational duties and 60% of time will be performing program-specific duties. The COO will serve as a strategic advisor to the Executive Director and leadership team in forming and monitoring the agency’s policies and procedures, developing monthly, quarterly, and annual reports, managing and monitoring compliance of grants and contracts, monitoring monthly program expenditures against program budgets, and identifying annual program goals. The Program Director role will serve as lead on identified programs, developing program-specific goals, managing program budgets, and seeking pipeline projects and funding.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply

This posting is open for application until filled. Resume, cover letter, salary history, and completed job application are required for consideration. Applications may be submitted via the form below or sent to the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (download pdf application), 401 East Water Street Charlottesville, VA 22902, or by email at No phone calls please.