2521 Director, Center for Resource Planning and Management


TITLE Director, Center for Resource Planning and Management




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Department Head, Geography, Geology, and Planning

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Dean, College of Natural and Applied Sciences


The Director of the Center for Resource Planning and Management (CRPM) helps to assure that CRPM operates in accordance with its mission to expand the University’s capacity to address the region’s comprehensive planning and community development needs and promote the academic Planning program by raising awareness and facilitating experiential learning and professional development opportunities for student, faculty, and staff.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Planning or a closely related discipline is required. A Master’s degree is preferred.

Experience: At least five years of progressively responsible practical experience in comprehensive planning, regional and city planning, small town planning, or economic development is required; experience in multiple areas is preferred. Experience in giving oral and written presentations is required. Administrative experience related to planning or community development projects is required. Experience in selecting and supervising employees is preferred. Experience working in a higher education setting is preferred.

Licensure/Certification: Certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is required.

Skills: Demonstrable knowledge of the principles and practices of planning is required. Strong verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, computer skills, and the ability to analyze and compile technical and statistical data is required. The ability to supervise personnel, manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, and work efficiently in non-routine situations is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Other: Occasional evening and weekend work is required. Occasional travel throughout the region is required. Occasional overnight, out-of-town travel is required. Access to one’s own transportation is required; a valid Missouri driver’s license and insurance as required by Missouri state law is required.


1. Leads and administers the CRPM.

2. Serves as the Executive Director of the Southwest Missouri Council of Governments (SMCOG) and, as such, is responsive to the SMCOG Board of Directors.

3. Directs the CPRM’s efforts to provide technical and advisory services in comprehensive planning and community development to local governments and private entities.

4. Facilitates academic partnerships between CRPM and the students and faculty in the Geography, Geology, and Planning department.

5. Raises the awareness of the role of planning and the academic Planning program in the state and region, particularly as this relates to helping to fulfill the Public Affairs mission of Missouri State University and its Long-Range Plan.

6. Seeks, obtains, negotiates, and administers grants and contracts for CRPM.

7. Ensures the timely completion of CRPM projects and deliverables.

8. Assures the financial viability of the CRPM and stewardship of its funding.

9. Selects, supervises, and evaluates CRPM personnel.


The Director, Center for Resource Planning and Management is supervised by the Department Head, Geography, Geology, and Planning and supervises full- and part-time employees and graduate assistants.


JULY 2016