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Program & Marketing Manager, Seaport TMA, Boston, MA

Program & Marketing Manager Seaport Transportation Management Association (Seaport TMA) Location: Boston, MA Organization Overview: Founded in 1996, the Seaport Transportation Management Association (Seaport TMA) is an independent, nonprofit 501(c) 4 association of employers, property managers, and landowners in the South Boston Waterfront (SBW) of Massachusetts. Our mission is to improve economic vitality in the South Boston Waterfront by supporting sustainable commute options through advocacy and commuter services. We foster ongoing collaborations with a variety of city and state agencies along with other key stakeholder groups. In recent years, the pace of development in the South Boston Waterfront has increased rapidly, and simultaneously the Seaport TMA has grown due to a continued increase in membership. This membership growth is coupled with more reliance by area public agencies seeking the assistance and … Read entire article »

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Director of Planning, Town of Cohasset

Director of Planning The Town of Cohasset, a dynamic, waterfront community 20 miles south of Boston, with a AAA-bond rating (S&P) and a full-service local government, is seeking a Director of Planning. Reporting to the Town Manager, and providing support for the elected Planning Board, the Director of Planning administers the office that performs professional, technical and administrative work in planning and land use controls, coordinates both short and long range plans for the Town, enforces Cohasset General By-Laws, and provides support to Town planning committees, the Board of Selectmen and Town Meeting. The position requires knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations, a Bachelor’s degree in Planning or related field, and five years of experience as a Town Planner or a similar municipal government capacity; AICP and/or a Master’s … Read entire article »

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APA-MA Chapter Welcomes New Board and Regional Representatives

APA-MA Chapter Welcomes New Board and Statewide Regional Representatives The 2107 Election Committee is pleased to welcome both new and familiar faces to the Board of Directors and Regional Representatives for the 2017-2019 Term—congratulations! Board: President: Angela Vincent Vice President: Alison LeFlore Professional Development Officer: Darlene Wynne Legislation and Policy Officer: Steven Sadwick Secretary: Laura Weiner Treasurer: Karla Chaffee Regional Representatives: Greater Boston: Barry Keppard Northeast: Michael Zehner Southeast: Christi Apicella Central: Jim Robbins Western: Jessica Allan Cape and Islands: Elizabeth Jenkins … Read entire article »

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Economic Development Coordinator, Town of Barnstable

Economic Development Coordinator Town of Barnstable The Town of Barnstable (population 45,000) is seeking qualified applicants for the position Economic Development Coordinator.  This position is responsible for the marketing of the Town of Barnstable to the business community and the coordination and implementation of Town economic development activities, strategies, policies, and procedures.  The successful candidate will serve as an advisor and make policy recommendations to the Town Manager and Director of Planning and Development. Applicants must have working knowledge of economic development principles, practices, and techniques; economic/business development strategies, programs, issues and resources; theory, principles and practices of urban planning; current economic, development, and demographic trends; methods and principles of determining economic feasibility of development projects; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.   Must possess the ability to think strategically, work … Read entire article »

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Senior GIS Analyst, SNHPC

SENIOR GIS ANALYST The Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (SNHPC) is seeking a Senior GIS Analyst to complement our professional planning staff. The Senior GIS Analyst will be responsible for developing, maintaining, and utilizing spatial data and GIS to support the SNHPC’s land use, environmental, and transportation planning projects. As a regional planning agency and designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for the greater Manchester, NH region, the SNHPC prepares local and regional plans, and assists 14 member municipalities with transportation, community development, land use, environmental, and public health planning services. This position requires considerable knowledge of GIS software and the practical application of spatial data analysis techniques, including building and maintaining GIS datasets, maps, models and reports. The Senior GIS Analyst will also assist in the maintenance and utilization of the region’s travel demand … Read entire article »

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Principle Planner, MRPC

Principle Planner, MRPC PRINCIPAL PLANNER. Part-time (up to 18 hours per week). Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in planning or related field. Significant experience required in community and economic development, report writing and delivery, and public presentation. Experience in other planning disciplines a plus.  For more info see job description at http://www.mrpc.org/. Range – Up to $28.29/per hour. Salary based on education and relevant experience. Position is open until filled. Send cover letter and resume to mrpc@mrpc.org or MRPC, 464 Abbott Avenue, Leominster, MA 01453 no later than 9/29/2017. Candidates must have valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region. MRPC is AA/EEO. Please note the MRPC’s new address below. Linda Parmenter, Administrative and Human Resource Director Montachusett Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) 464 Abbott Avenue, Leominster, MA … Read entire article »

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Zoning Coordinator, City of Nashua

Zoning Coordinator City of Nashua Department: Planning Hours Worked: Monday – Friday (8:00a to 5:00p) Affilition: UAW Clerical/Technical           Wage & Grade: Wage dependent upon experience, Grade 9 PRIMARY DUTIES Position will provide administrative and clerical support to the Deputy Planning Manager relative to zoning usually associated with functions of the Zoning Board of Adjustment, Historic District Commission, the Deputy Planning Managers and the Planning Director.  Responsibilities include providing customer service, answering zoning and land use questions over the telephone and in person, and composing Conservation Commission minutes. Position will assist with other functions of the Planning Department as needed. QUALIFICATIONS Minimum of three (3) years relevant zoning work experience and an Associate’s Degree in Business or related field and coursework in Planning/Zoning is required. A combination of experience and education will be considered. Must … Read entire article »

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Director of Community Development, Town of Plymouth

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICE The Town of Plymouth seeks qualified applicants for the position of DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT for the Office of Community Development. Administrative, technical, and professional work in preparing and implementing community development plans, programs and services for the Town of Plymouth; all other related work as required. Works under the general direction of the Director of Planning and Development. Seeks federal, state and private grant programs. Recommends projects for grant funding and writes grant applications to meet community need. Supervises staff in the execution of project and program activities. Coordinates the division’s efforts with other Town departments, boards/agencies, and organizations. Serves on the staff of the Plymouth Redevelopment Authority. Bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration or related field and three to five years of experience in program … Read entire article »

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Associate Planner, Town of Amherst

ASSOCIATE PLANNER TOWN OF AMHERST MA The Town of Amherst seeks a full time Associate Planner to perform technical and administrative work for land use development activities including development review, permit processing and coordination, land use development analyses, report and grant writing, zoning and regulation review and development, grant administration, and GIS use. Regular attendance at evening meetings and delivery of public presentations plus a BA in geography, urban or regional planning, landscape architecture or related field + two year professional planning experience; or an equivalent combination are required. Must have experience in land use and zoning, grant-writing and administration, utilization of GIS, map making and data extraction. Requires ability to review and analyze plans and permits for compliance with regulations and policies. General skill requirements include the ability to organize … Read entire article »

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CommuteWorks Coordinator

CommuteWorks Coordinator MASCO (Medical Academic and Scientific Community Organization) is looking for a CommuteWorks Coordinator.  The CommuteWorks Coordinator is responsible for all activities of the CommuteWorks transportation management association (TMA), operated by MASCO to facilitate non-single occupant vehicle trips to its member institutions in and around the Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA) of Boston.  The CommuteWorks Coordinator works cooperatively with commuters and appropriate stakeholders from member institutions to develop, market, and administer programs that rely on the latest transportation demand management strategies to reduce single-occupant vehicle trips. Essential Responsibilities Coordinate the day-to-day activities of the CommuteWorks incentive programs (CommuteFit, Emergency Ride Home, CommuteSwap, Bicycling in the LMA, and Carpool & Vanpool subsidies) by processing individual registrations, communicating with participants and distributing program materials. Design and distribute marketing materials to encourage participation in the … Read entire article »

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