Community Engagement Specialists- MAPC, Boston

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks candidates for two positions of Community Engagement Specialist. This position will design and implement comprehensive and inclusive community engagement strategies for the agency’s projects and initiatives. The Specialists will  create opportunities for participatory, collaborative, and meaningful community engagement. This work includes creating hands-on outreach activities, planning public events, designing and facilitating public meetings and focus groups, and mobilizing new and existing partners in the Greater Boston region. Most importantly, this role ensures that engagement opportunities are just, accessible, and empowering and that residents and stakeholders feel they have a voice in their community’s future. 

The Community Engagement Specialist will join the agency's Department of Community Engagement. The individual will work across the agency with MAPC staff from various departments as well as provide municipalities and organizations with engagement expertise and support. They will support MAPC's commitment to inclusive community engagement, equity, smart growth, and regional collaboration. 

Candidates for this position should have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as city and regional planning, communications, community engagement, education, organizing, psychology, public policy, social work, or marketing; and a proven track record of at least 1-3 years working with diverse constituencies, preferably in a both an urban and suburban setting. 

OR equivalent related work and volunteer experience. 

The salary ranges from $53,000 – $58,000 depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time exempt position. MAPC offers excellent Massachusetts state employee benefits as well as a flexible, supportive, and family-friendly work environment and a commitment to continued professional development.  

Full job description and application are here. The position is open until filled, and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.


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