Senior Community Planner for Housing & Equity- JM Goldson, MA

JM Goldson, a small private planning firm based in Boston, is seeking a Senior Community Planner for Housing and Equity.  Our collaborative approach to our work is a great opportunity for a senior level community planner to help lead a team of thoughtful, creative planners and to collaborate with our consulting partners.

As Senior Community Planner for Housing and Equity at JM Goldson, your role would be to lead a variety of projects and utilize your expertise to further progressive local policies that address local and regional housing needs, anti-displacement efforts, equity, and inclusion. This would include a lead or supportive roles on local comprehensive plans, community visioning, housing plans, and community preservation plans. You would, with the support of our team, perform research and analysis, write plans and reports, and present complex information to the general public as well as local boards and committees. You would work closely and collaboratively the JM Goldson team, to generate equitable, creative, sustainable solutions for our client communities.

Senior level community planner with a master’s degree in urban/community/regional planning or related (e.g., urban affairs/studies, political science, geography, economics, etc.) 

Minimum of 10 years of planning experience in public or private sector. Experience planning in New England communities is a plus. AICP is preferred.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent project management and team leadership skills.

The position is full-time with competitive pay (salary range: $80,000-89,000), year-end bonuses based on performance, health insurance and paid time off benefits, as well as flexibility to work remotely up to three-days-per week. JM Goldson is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

Full job description is here.

We are posting this on 1 August 2022 and accepting applications on a rolling basis until filled. 

If you are interested, please email to Jennifer at

Letter of interest - Why are you interested in this position? In our firm? And why do you think you are a good fit?


One work sample that demonstrates your writing, research/analysis, and graphic abilities (a Dropbox/Google Drive link to one PDF is preferred) - if you are submitting a work sample that was a collaborative/group effort, please clearly indicate your contribution to the work product.

Your application will be considered if it includes all three of the above submission requirements. 

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