Expertise for Communities

Job Opportunities

  • Tuesday, November 08, 2022 12:14 PM | Anne McKinnon (Administrator)

    JM Goldson LLC, a small private planning firm based in Boston, is accepting applications for a full-time community planning analyst.

    The ideal candidate excels at leveraging data and spatial analysis to craft a compelling story detailing the trends and opportunities within a community. Superior interpersonal communication is a must. In particular, the candidate should be able to clearly communicate and justify quantitative and spatial information to non-planners. The community planning analyst should also be able to effectively and patiently manage multiple projects to keep them on track and work well in a collaborative team environment.


    • A Master’s Degree in community or urban planning or a related field is required
    • At least four year’s planning experience is preferred
    • Demonstrated experience and skills in data and spatial analysis
    • Strong knowledge of ArcGIS required
    • Strong skills in project management, research, and writing
    • Other important qualifications include the ability to think critically (not rotely accepting the status quo), be self-directed and resourceful, and have a demonstrated ability to work professionally
    • The ability to attend evening meetings is required and a valid driver’s license preferred

    Our small, busy team values collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. If you are looking for a challenging position, like to work in teams, and want to be exposed quickly to lots of communities and planning issues, then we hope you will submit your resume and cover letter to Avery Wolfe at with the subject line: “Community Planning Analyst Position.”

    Expected salary range $55,000-$60,000 plus benefit package.

  • Friday, October 28, 2022 1:55 PM | Anne McKinnon (Administrator)

    The Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (MVPC) is seeking an experienced planning professional to provide supervisory, administrative, and technical leadership in developing and managing the agency’s Transportation Program.

    The Transportation Program Manager is responsible for the accomplishment of all highway and transit planning services for the agency and oversees the transportation planning contracts with local, state, and federal agencies and the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority. The Program Manager assists in the preparation and development of regional Transportation Planning studies, and transportation programs and assists in planning, organizing, and directing the transportation/transit planning activities and programs for the Merrimack Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (MVMPO).

    For more details on the job description and salary information, go to our website:

    Position open until filled.

  • Monday, October 03, 2022 4:15 PM | Anne McKinnon (Administrator)

    Town of Harwich posted an opening for Director of Planning and Community Development to serve as the Town Planner.  The Director performs technical and administrative work evaluating information, prepares reports, manages the operations of the Planning Department and oversight of the Community Development organizational structure, and assists the Planning Board with making land use related decisions; other related work, as required.

    Pay Range: $86,329 – 107,684 per year.

    See attached. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.


  • Monday, June 13, 2022 1:10 PM | Anne McKinnon (Administrator)

    Cape Cod Commission, regional planning agency of Barnstable County, is hiring. Community Development Planner assists in economic impact analyses and  with economic recovery and resilience strategies and plans. Works closely with municipalities and the business community to understand and address needed assistance, including data collection and analysis. Comments on economic impacts for comprehensive permit and development of regional impact applications. Conducts outreach to business owners, collaborates with stakeholders on economic development projects, and provides technical assistance to local and regional entities seeking economic development funds and resources.

    Provides planning and technical assistance to regional and local officials and stakeholders on a wide range of community development projects with a focus on implementation of economic development strategies for the region. 

    Please apply online at 

    Community Development Planner_JobPosting_2022.docx

  • Tuesday, June 07, 2022 12:19 PM | Anne McKinnon (Administrator)

    ConsultEcon, Inc. is hiring for Research Associate, Associate  and Senior Associate positions. ConsultEcon is an economic planning and management consulting firm with a national and international practice concentrating on economic, business and strategic planning for museums, cultural and recreational attractions; and community planning and economic development. For the past 30 years we have helped clients plan sustainable investments and strategies to shape the cultural sector and urban and rural communities.

    See, "About" for application details

  • Friday, March 04, 2022 9:59 AM | Anne McKinnon (Administrator)

    Barrett Planning Group continues to grow! We are hiring a planner with 3-4 years' experience to join us in our Hingham office.  AICP credentials preferred. The position description can be accessed here:

  • Tuesday, February 22, 2022 4:53 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    The City of Boston seeks to hire a cabinet-level Chief of Planning to build a Boston with and for everyone. This role will have primary responsibility for driving the Mayor’s vision for planning that advances the goals of a more equitable, resilient, transit-oriented, and affordable city. The Chief of Planning will have an unprecedented opportunity to be at the forefront of making this vision a reality.

    “Facing an affordable housing crisis, the worst traffic congestion in the United States, and a climate crisis that threatens our very existence, the people of Boston deserve a city planning department that empowers communities and addresses these challenges in a long-term vision for a more equitable future.”

    • Mayor Michelle Wu

  • Friday, January 14, 2022 12:23 PM | Anne McKinnon (Administrator)

    Redgate, Boston-based real estate, project management and investment management firm, is hiring a senior project manager and/or principal  Duties include engaging third-party firms for planning, permitting, design, all as determined by the project requirements, including preparing Requests for Proposals and Qualifications.

    Prepare project schedule from engagement to completion, manage  the schedule; assist with pre-development budget; work with the Senior Project Manager and/or Principal on the project, support clients in public involvement, outreach, and communication efforts.

    Assist with strategic messages that educate the community on the purpose, need, benefits and perceived impacts of projects and programs. Produce or direct the work of others preparing supporting graphics, maps, and imagery for project deliverables. And more.

    Qualifications: BS/BA in planning, architecture, real estate, or other relevant discipline (graduate degree a plus); 3 to 5 years of experience in architectural, planning, entitlements, or project management experience. 


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