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Quabbin Economic Development Coordinator – CMRPC

The Quabbin Region is seeking a professional Economic Development Coordinator to serve as a full time staff person and provide economic development services to the five-town region. The qualified individual would help set the stage for community-wide, cross-border approach to addressing the region’s needs.

The Region is comprised of Hardwick, Barre, Hubbardston, New Braintree, and Oakham. With an approximate population of over 15,000, these are bucolic communities with economic development assets that are chronically under-promoted.

The position was created when the five towns came together in an effort to make their region more economically vibrant. This spirit of collaboration is evident in the Quabbin Educational and Municipal Partnership. The Partnership began in 2017 as a continuation of the Quabbin Consolidation Task Force, which explored school closures and other paths to increasing efficiency in a school district with decreasing enrollments and increasing costs. All five communities are currently involved with the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC), Quabbin Regional School Administration, Quabbin Regional School Committee and the Consolidation Task Force to evaluate and consider strategies for improving the sustainability of the Quabbin Regional School District. Educational and Municipal efficiencies are being explored through four overlapping components: Building Reuse Scenario Planning, Regional Shared Service Strategies, Inter-School District Shared Services, and Economic Development. The Coordinator will be an employee of the Town of Hardwick and will report to a committee that represents all five towns. The Coordinator will be responsible for facilitating community development initiative planning and implementation; identifying and fostering new growth opportunities; promoting the region; and securing funding that supports economic development activities and programs.

Annual salary: $45,000-$60,000 depending on qualifications.   Position also includes benefits package.

Send resume and cover letter by June 15th to Connor Robichaud, CMRPC, 1 Mercantile St – Suite 520, Worcester, MA 01608 or, preferably, to crobichaud@cmrpc.org . AA/EOE

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