TJCOG seeks Executive Director

Posted by Renée Boyette Wednesday, February 18, 2015 6:38:00 PM Categories: Main News

Triangle J Council of Governments is seeking a collaborative and entrepreneurial Executive Director with the ability to lead a highly competent staff and work effectively with the Board of Delegates, regional stakeholders and clients. Triangle J is a government membership organization and one of 16 regional councils in North Carolina. The Executive Director will oversee the key service areas of Human Services/Aging, Member Services/General Government and Regional Planning.


The organization: Triangle J Council of Governments serves a seven-county region, addressing the tough issues that transcend political boundaries. The 36 current members represent county and municipal governments from all seven counties - Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Orange and Wake. Long-range planning for land use and infrastructure is a key program area for TJCOG, with Regional Planning now encompassing a wide range of programs covering air quality, waste reduction, water resources and other environmental initiatives, as well as administration of Foreign Trade Zone #93 and production of the Region J Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. Through its Aging Services division, TJCOG works with all seven of the region's counties as the administrator and coordinator of services for the rapidly growing population of aging adults. For more information about Triangle, J, view their work plan here.


Position Overview and Responsibilities: The Executive Director, who reports to a 36 member Board of Delegates, supervises 25+ FTE employees and oversees a budget of $13M. The budget is primarily funded through a variety of shared awards and program grants. Key responsibilities include networking and learning and responding to the needs of the member governments, advocating on behalf of the COG and finding new and creative ways to deliver services with outstanding customer service.


Qualifications: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and seven or more years in inter-governmental management. Preferred requirements include a master’s degree in public administration, urban/ regional planning. The hiring range is $125,000 to $160,000.


Confidential Application and Selection Process - To apply, you must complete an online application via Developmental Associates’ online system (or copy and paste into your browser). Resumes may be uploaded to the system but will NOT be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application. The position closes March 16, 2015. Semi-finalists will participate in an assessment center April 16-17, 2015 in Durham, NC. Questions about the process and optional ancillary materials may be emailed to


Triangle J is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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