Connecticut Director

Regional Plan Association (RPA) is seeking a creative and dynamic professional to direct the organization’s programs and activities in Connecticut.

Applications accepted until position is filled

Working with RPA’s talented research, advocacy and communications staff and reporting to the Executive Vice President, the CT director will help develop, promote and implement projects and policy goals in the state. This includes identifying and articulating CT’s policy priorities in transportation, housing, economic development and environmental protection, and integrating them into RPA’s regional research and advocacy strategy.

The position requires effectively communicating RPA’s mission and objectives to Connecticut elected and government officials, media, planning professionals, community leaders and the public at large.

Salary range

$76-92,000 annual salary


The director will be responsible for managing and growing RPA’s Connecticut Committee of high-profile civic, business, policy and social justice leaders, and recruiting new members to further elevate the reach of the organization.

The director will work to implement key components of RPA’s Fourth Regional Plan – a blueprint for the region’s growth, sustainability, good governance and economic opportunity for the next 25 years. Over the next few years, this includes diversifying and expanding affordable housing, improving sustainable transportation, and policies that support climate change adaptation and clean energy.

The director may also be required to manage contracts with state agencies, municipalities, academic institutions or other stakeholders, as needed.

RPA offers a unique opportunity to help shape the built environment in one of the world’s most complex metropolitan landscapes. The Connecticut Director will be a senior member of RPA’s team.


Applicants should have:

  • A minimum of 5-8 years of work experience in planning, public policy, government or related fields. Required knowledge of state and local politics. Existing relationships with key CT stakeholders and government / policy leaders a plus.

  • A passion for transportation, housing and environmental issues, and the ability to balance multiple priorities.

  • Initiative and excellent execution skills. Results-oriented with the ability to effectively manage competing priorities.

  • High-level writing and communication skills, including the ability to convey planning and policy concepts to the general public as well as decision makers.

  • Excellent organizing, relationship-building, and team-building skills.

  • Desire to work on advocacy campaigns to drive change.

  • An undergraduate and/or graduate degree, preferably with a concentration in planning, public policy, economics, political science, sociology or other relevant field of study. A master’s degree in a related field is preferred but not necessarily required.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a brief (one page maximum) cover letter, resume and any other relevant materials using the form below.

Because of the high volume of applications we receive, we regret that we are unable to reply to every applicant. We kindly request no phone calls or emails.

About RPA

RPA is based in New York City, with offices in Newark, NJ, Princeton, NJ, and Stamford, CT. The organization encourages a challenging, collaborative, and fun work environment. We believe in work-life balance and value diversity and equity. Employment and promotional opportunities are equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected class as established by law.