Senior Housing & Land Use Planner- MAPC, Boston

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks candidates for the position Senior Housing + Land Use 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 create great places; knowledge of a range of federal and state housing programs and Massachusetts zoning; understanding of displacement risk and mitigation tools; familiarity with Affordable Housing development; and experience working independently and collaboratively. This individual will work to expand housing choice, opportunity, and stability in the Metro Boston region through analysis of housing challenges, development of specific recommendations pertaining to housing funding and programming opportunities, or establishment of new municipal or regional entities to deploy housing strategies and meet need, and drafting of inclusionary development policies and other zoning initiatives. The Planner will also work from time to time on efforts to develop or improve state and federal policies that will advance MAPC’s housing goals. The Planner will report to the Chief of Housing + Neighborhood Development.

 Candidates for this position must have either a Master’s degree in urban/regional planning, real estate development, public policy/management, urban design/architecture, or a closely related field and at least 2 years of relevant job experience, or a Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years of relevant job experience.

Compensation and Benefits:
This is a full-time, exempt position with an excellent state employee benefits package. Starting salary will range from $65,000 to $75,000 depending on qualifications and experience. MAPC offers excellent Massachusetts state employee benefits as well as a flexible, supportive, and family friendly work environment.

How to Apply:
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The position is open until filled, and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Candidates selected to interview will be asked to submit three (3) references plus a sample of relevant writing or work product (an example of your design skills, flyer, rendering, presentation, site plan, model, rendering, or other visual materials).

Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver's license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region. MAPC participates in E-Verify, which is a federal program that helps us to determine work eligibility in the United States.



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