Massachusetts Association
of Consulting Planners

  • 31 Jan 2018 3:08 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    The City of Peabody seeks qualified candidates for the position of City Planner. Planner reports to the Director of Community Development and Planning and is responsible to develop comprehensive plans and programs for utilization of land and physical facilities for the city. Applicants should have a strong planning background and education and/or experience in planning and/or economic development. Planner provides professional advice to the Planning Board on subdivision rules and regulations, evaluation plans, proposed zoning amendments, and plans relating to all areas of development. Three to five years of related experience or training desired. Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, regional planning, public administration, or related field required; Master’s degree or equivalent is preferred. Professional experience in local government or a related agency/field, preferably with specific planning, economic development or community development experience. Must be able to effectively present information to management, boards and commissions, and public groups. Strong research and computer skills required; excellent customer service skills a must. For a detailed job description, information on additional minimum qualifications and experience, and how to apply by February 9, 2018, go to .  Peabody is an EOE.

  • 30 Jan 2018 2:54 PM | Leonardi Aray (Administrator)

    The Town of Fairhaven has posted the job opening for the Director of Planning & Economic Development.

    For more information, see this link:

    Due date for resumes is February 26, 2018.

  • 24 Jan 2018 12:02 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    MAPC is hiring! The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks candidates for the position of Regional Housing 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 Housing Planner 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 with colleagues on expanding expertise on best practices, Fair Housing, economic development, public policy, and other areas as described in the job description here:

  • 11 Dec 2017 3:28 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is hiring for a Regional Arts and Culture Planner. We are looking to fill this position by early 2018.
    MAPC's Arts & Culture Division is currently a three-person team and includes a regional Arts & Culture Planner, an Artist-in-Residence, and me. Our Division's mission is to stimulate a creative shift in the planning and community development culture at MAPC and in our region in ways that accelerate smart growth and livability while also fostering policy and planning conditions that allow the arts and culture sector to thrive. Our work is interdisciplinary and involves collaboration with city and town planning and community development departments, other MAPC departments including Public Health, Land Use, Environment, and Clean Energy, and partners in other sectors including arts organizations and educational institutions. We are in an exciting phase of growth and have a roster of projects starting up in the spring.
    The description is attached; applicants can apply online here:

    We are starting to review applications this month (December). Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

    Please let me know if you have any questions, and thank you again for helping to spread the word through your networks!

    All the best,

    Jennifer Sien Erickson
    Metropolitan Area Planning Council
    60 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111
    Arts & Culture Division:
    APA Arts and Planning Interest Group (APIG):
    Pronouns: she, her, hers

  • 08 Dec 2017 4:58 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    Regional Planner (Associate to Principal Level)

    The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) seeks a qualified candidate for a full-time mid- to upper-level position to assist with energy and environmental programs and projects as well as have experience in urban design or architecture. This position, at the associate or principal planner level, will help administer the agency's Green Energy Program including grants administration, assist with stormwater, sustainability, and other environmental programs, and utilize their experience and proficiency in urban design or architecture to develop site plans and renderings for a variety of projects.

    Required qualifications include a master's degree in planning or an equivalent degree with five to seven years of relevant and progressively responsible experience, excellent communication skills including writing and speaking (telephone, one-to-one, and small group meetings) are a must. Candidates should possess some knowledge and experience of energy, environmental, and smart growth policy and programs in Massachusetts and have a strong interest in these areas. Housing, economic development, and long-range planning including open space planning are all desirable skill sets. Experience with core computer programs such as MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint are a must and experience with specialized programs such as SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign are also strongly preferred.

    Strong candidates will possess project management skills, organizational skills, creative and critical thinking skills, strong communication skills, design skills, and the ability to thrive in a team environment.

    Starting salary range between $55k and $63k. In addition to compensation, CMRPC offers a great work environment and an excellent benefits package.

    If you can bring energy, expertise, and a strong work ethic to CMRPC in this capacity, please submit your resume, three professional references, and a cover letter stating your qualifications by Friday, December 29, 2017, to Janet Pierce, Executive Director, c/o CMRPC, 2 Washington Square, Union Station, Worcester, MA 01604 or email<>

    CMRPC is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran's status and/or ancestry.

    Christopher J. Ryan, AICP
    Community Development Manager
    Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission
    2 Washington Square, Union Station
    Worcester, MA  01604-4016
    Tel: 508.459.3315  |  Fax: 508.792.6818

  • 28 Nov 2017 5:03 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    The City of Pawtucket soliciting proposals for consultants to assist the City with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Environmental Review Record development for projects funded with Community Development Block Grant, HOME Housing Investments Partnerships Program and the Emergency Solutions Grant Program. 


  • 22 Nov 2017 9:07 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    RFQ: Salisbury, CT (Due 12/15/2017)

    The Town of Salisbury is seeking Requests for Qualifications (RFQ’s) from interested planners to review parking, traffic flow, pedestrian safety and landscaping improvements in the commercial centers of Salisbury and Lakeville.

    Interested parties may contact the First Selectman’s office by Friday, December 15th at Town of Salisbury, PO Box 452, Salisbury, CT 06068, or by email to Emily Egan, Selectman’s assistant at above address or

  • 22 Nov 2017 8:53 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    The City of Easthampton is currently seeking applicants for the position of
    City Planner. 

    Easthampton is a vibrant small city located in the heart of the Pioneer
    Valley of Western MA, with an active and engaged citizenry. Historically an
    industrial mill town, Easthampton has a growing arts scene, revitalized
    mills, fantastic natural areas like the Mount Tom Range and the Connecticut
    River, and much, much more. It is a great city to be a planner in! 

    Interested applicants can find a full copy of the job posting on the city?s
    website at

  • 15 Nov 2017 7:06 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    The City of Holyoke is seeking the services of a planning firm or a
    planning individual who can assist in developing a Community Preservation
    Plan that complies with Section 5 (b)1 of the Community Preservation Act.
    Technical and Fee proposals shall be received by the City no later than
    2:00 p.m. December 1, 2017 eastern standard time.   
    Andrew B. Smith
    *Holyoke Conservation & Sustainability Director*

Contact: Leonardi Aray, President |
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