The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks candidates for the position of Economic Development Planner I or II. This Planner will work on a wide variety of projects in local communities, with a particular focus on sustainable and equitable economic development, covering such topics as commercial/industrial real estate development, job creation, and workforce issues. The Planner will assist in evaluating and improving state laws, regulations, policies, and programs to encourage smart growth and regional collaboration. The Planner will work closely with state agencies, local officials, community groups, businesses, and institutions.
We encourage all of our staff to develop new ideas to make MAPC’s planning and policy work more relevant and impactful, and to adapt to changing times. We strongly support the professional development of each and every staff person, believing their growth to be consistent with the best interests of MAPC and the region. This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary, and innovative environment with professionals who are committed to building a more sustainable and equitable future for everyone who lives and works in Greater Boston.
MAPC is the Regional Planning Agency (RPA) serving the people who live and work in metropolitan Boston. Our mission is to promote smart growth and regional collaboration. We are guided by MetroFuture: Making a Greater Boston Region, our regional policy plan for a more sustainable and equitable future, which was adopted in 2008. We are currently working on a successor regional plan, MetroCommon2050: Shaping the Region Together, which we expect to complete by 2020. MAPC’s staff includes approximately 100 full-time employees located in downtown Boston in a transit-accessible and bike-friendly office. For more information about MAPC, MetroFuture, and MetroCommon, please visit www.mapc.org
Evening meetings, occasional weekend meetings, and local travel are a responsibility for this position. Typical Qualifications
Candidates for this position must have either a Bachelor’s degree with a major in planning, public policy/administration, economic development, or a closely related field and at least 3 years of relevant job experience; or a Master’s degree in one of these fields plus at least 1 year of relevant professional experience.
Candidates will demonstrate all or most of the following:
Ability to advocate for sustainable land use practices and greater equity throughout Metro Boston, especially in housing, employment, and other issues; Supplemental Information
Compensation and Benefits
The starting salary ranges from $58,000 to $70,000 annually, depending on qualifications and experience. Master’s Degree, AICP Certification, and additional experience a plus for higher range Planner II position. This is a full time exempt position. MAPC offers excellent Massachusetts state employee benefits as well as a flexible, supportive, and family friendly work environment and a commitment to ongoing professional development. Our office is located in downtown Boston, in a transit-oriented and bicycle-friendly environment.
How to apply
The position is open until filled, and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. If you are interviewed, you will be asked to submit 3 references plus a writing sample.
Apply online at www.mapc.org/jobs. A review of applications will begin immediately. The position is open until filled. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region.
MAPC is an EOE/AA employer.
MAPC takes pride in the diversity of its workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply.
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