The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks candidates for the position of Regional Housing + Land Use Planner to join the agency’s Housing Working Group within the Land Use Department. The ideal candidate has a passion for housing as a tool to advance equity and to create great places. This individual will collaborate with the Chief of Housing + Neighborhood Development and other staff to expand housing choice and opportunity in the Metro Boston region through housing production, preservation, master planning, equitable transit-oriented development, zoning, urban design, and other initiatives. The Planner will also work from time to time on efforts to improve or develop state or federal policies that will advance MAPC’s housing goals.
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 Metro 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.
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. 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
The ideal candidate for Regional Housing + Land Use Planner will have:
Successful candidates for this position will demonstrate all or most of the following:
Compensation and Benefits
The starting salary ranges from $60,000 to $70,000, depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time exempt position. MAPC offers excellent Massachusetts state employee benefits, as well as a flexible and supportive work environment.
How To Apply
Apply online at www.mapc.org. Please attach a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and an example of your design skills (flyer, rendering, presentation, site plan, model, rendering, or other visual materials). 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.
We take pride in the diversity of our workforce and encourage all qualified persons to apply.