The 495/MetroWest Partnership is seeking a Manager of Policy and Planning. The manager will be a team player reporting directly to the Partnership’s Executive Director, handling diverse responsibilities on planning and public policies addressing transportation and transit, regional infrastructure, economic development, workforce development, water resources, housing, and permitting.
The Manager will be responsible for analyzing public policies; developing consensus on positions and responses; preparing written materials and collateral pieces for these initiatives; serving as a resource for municipal officials, regional employers, development professionals, and environmental advocates; working with committees of volunteers; planning events and programs; identifying applicable grant programs and preparing applications; implementing strategies to increase the impact of Partnership’s message to the state and federal government, municipalities, regional employers, public, and other key stakeholders via social media, online messaging, and conventional media; and otherwise related duties as required.
Successful candidates will have excellent writing, communication, and public speaking skills; ability to work with diverse constituencies on issues; experience with a non-profit environment and/or working with volunteers; and academic or professional background on public policy and/or regional planning. Other requirements include a Bachelors Degree with graduate experience a plus; at least 5 years relevant professional experience with the Legislature, municipal or state government, regional planning, and/or advocacy organizations; strong computer skills with word processing, spreadsheet, powerpoint, and database programs as well as managing online resources and social media.
The 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership is a non-profit advocacy organization serving thirty-five communities with public-private collaborations to enhance economic vitality and quality of life while sustaining environmental resources
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, writing sample, and salary requirements to the 495/MetroWest Partnership, 200 Friberg Parkway, Westborough, MA 01581; via email to firstname.lastname@example.org .