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Community Planning Manager, Town of Hilton Head Island

Job Category
Planning, GIS
Employee Status
Full Time
Position Hours
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Job Duties

Join Our Team as the Community Planning Manager Are you passionate about shaping the future of communities? The Town of Hilton Head Island is looking for a Community Planning Manager to lead our dynamic Community Planning Division. In this pivotal role, you will steer the strategic planning efforts that promote the Town’s vibrant services, initiatives, and projects. You’ll serve as the chief planner and craft our development strategies, ensuring our community grows sustainably and inclusively.

Implement Town Council goals through the Town Manager’s Strategic Work Program. Oversee the development, adoption, and maintenance of the Comprehensive Plan and related appendices. Provide professional advice and assistance on Land Management Ordinance (LMO) and Comprehensive Plan provisions. Coordinate amendments to the LMO and Municipal Code, supporting natural resource protection and design projects. Lead public education initiatives on planning issues, presenting at conferences, and conducting media interviews.

Advise Town Council on disaster planning and recovery policies, incorporating post-disaster redevelopment strategies. Serve as a planning consultant to governing entities, facilitating effective communication and solution development.


Visionaries with a Bachelor’s degree and at least eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Strategic thinkers with a deep understanding of urban and regional planning principles, local government operations, and development codes. Leaders who thrive on coaching and developing teams to achieve excellence. Professionals adept at managing complex projects and who can prioritize under pressure. Excellent communicators who can articulate complex ideas compellingly to diverse audiences.

What We Offer: The opportunity to lead a team that’s at the heart of our Town’s planning strategy. A supportive environment where your skills and contributions are valued. A comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, a healthcare reimbursement arrangement, and a generous matching 401(k) plan. Relocation assistance is available.


Pay Info
Competitive hiring salary range of $94,367 - $117,181 commensurate with experience.
How to Apply

Please visit the Town's website at to view a complete job description and apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Town of Hilton Head Island is an Equal Opportunity Employer.