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: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mapc/jobs/1947813/regional-housing-planner?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
The deadline for submitting proposals is February 6, 2018
The Town is seeking planning consulting services to: (1) develop a set of proposed zoning regulations for the Littleton Common/Beaverbrook sections of the Town; (2) develop multiple models that that illustrate what a re-designed and re-vitalized Town Common might look like; and (3) provide analyses of the economic impacts of such renditions of revitalization
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: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mapc/jobs/1905776/regional-arts-culture-planner?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
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
MANAGER, ARTS & CULTURE
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
60 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111
Arts & Culture Division: https://www.mapc.org/our-work/expertise/arts-and-culture/
APA Arts and Planning Interest Group (APIG): https://www.planning.org/divisions/groups/arts/
Pronouns: she, her, hers
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 email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
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.
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 email@example.com
The City of Easthampton is currently seeking applicants for the position of
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 https://www.easthampton.org/employment.html
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*
Staff Planner - New Bedford
The City of New Bedford is accepting applications for Staff Planner, salary $46,853 - $58,571, in the Department of Planning, Housing and Community Development. The Staff Planner serves as a supportive planning professional performing a variety of administrative, technical and professional tasks in providing staff support to the City Planner and Department Head. Performs technical reviews and develops staff reports, undertakes analysis of land development applications and plans as may be assigned as staff support to the Planning Board and operation of the division. Bachelor's degree in urban or regional planning, architecture, urban design, geography or closely related discipline desirable, as well as two years of experience in urban planning or a closely related field. Job description is attached here. For job description and application, please visit: www.newbedford-ma.gov<http://www.newbedford-ma.gov> or contact the Personnel Department at (508) 979-1444. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO
Please see the job posting below for the Director of Land Use Management
in Westford. I am moving on to work for Mass Housing Partnership/DHCD in
a new position, Housing Choice Program Director starting 11/14/17.
TOWN OF WESTFORD
Director of Land Use Management
The Town of Westford is seeking applicants for the position of Director of
Land Use Management (DLUM). This position works under the direction of
the Town Manager and with input from the Board of Selectmen, Planning
Board, Conservation Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Economic
Development Committee and the Affordable Housing Committee/Affordable
Housing Trust. This position performs highly responsible, professional,
technical, supervisory and administrative work, while exercising
considerable independent judgment relating to land use issues; including
extensive knowledge of the principles and methods of land use planning and
project permitting. The DLUM organizes, coordinates, and supervises the
Westford land use departments, including long range planning, project
review processes in accordance with MGLs, local zoning and local
regulatory ordinances, by-laws of the town, and other applicable rules and
regulations. The DLUM is responsible for carrying out a wide range of
research and representational activities requiring extensive experience
negotiating with developers, lawyers, and abutters. This position demands
excellent judgment, analytical ability, diplomacy and confidentiality.
Candidates should have a Master's Degree in Urban Planning or a related
field and a minimum of 6-8 years of progressively responsible planning
experience with 4 years in a supervisory capacity or demonstrably similar
experience. AICP Certification is strongly preferred or the ability to
obtain certification within a year after hire. Hiring salary range $88,127
Pleases submit resume and cover letter by 11/27/2017 to
firstname.lastname@example.org or send to:
Westford Town Hall
Pam Hicks, Director of Human Resources
55 Main Street
Westford, MA 01886
For a full position description please visit www.westfordma.gov
Chris Kluchman, FAICP
Director of Land Use Management
Town of Westford
55 Main Street
Westford, MA 01886