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Environmental Program Manager – MVPC

Posting a new job opening for the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, one of 13 regional planning agencies in the Commonwealth.  With a staff of 14, MVPC represents a total of 15 cities and towns along the Lower Merrimack River Valley area (Amesbury, Andover, Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Lawrence, Merrimac, Methuen, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Rowley, Salisbury and West Newbury).  Our agency is governed by a 16-member Board of Commissioners – one for each community along with an at-large member that represents the minority community from local non-profit organization Groundwork Lawrence.  Our mission is to promote the orderly development of the region, and we do that in four general areas: transportation, economic development and land use planning, environmental programs and GIS/information technology.  We manage state and federal grant money in support … Read entire article »

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Executive Director – ArtSpace

The Board of Directors of ArtSpace, Inc. (ArtSpace) is seeking an Executive Director. ArtSpace is a nonprofit community arts center founded in 1987 and located in the Assabet Village Cultural District in downtown Maynard, MA. Our mission as a non-profit community arts center is to provide affordable studio space to local artists, exhibit contemporary art from New England artists and maintain an active community outreach program. In January 2001, ArtSpace leased the 55,000 square foot former Fowler Middle School building from the Maynard School Department and transformed it into one of the largest and most vital art centers in New England. Today ArtSpace provides studio space to more than 80 artists and an art gallery presenting regular exhibits of contemporary art every year.  The Board invites all interested candidates with … Read entire article »

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Assistant Town Planner/Community Development – Town of Falmouth

The Town of Falmouth is seeking an individual to provide professional planning and technical work in support of the town’s community development goals, programs and policies. This position will act as a liaison to the various community development boards & committees; attends meetings; conducts research; provides information and assistance on a range of technical planning and community development issues; administers contracts; prepares reports and responds to the general public on procedures, legislation and policies. Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Community Development, Public Administration or related field, 3 years planning or related experience, preferably in local government are required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Masters degree preferred. Working knowledge of federal and state community development programs, laws and regulations, including Affordable Housing Chapter 40B, Historic Preservation Chapter 40 and … Read entire article »

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Planner – Town of Westport, Connecticut

Summary: The Town of Westport is currently seeking applications for the full time position of Planner.  Under the direction of the Deputy Director of Planning and Zoning, the Planner is responsible for a wide range of technical planning and zoning review tasks which support the department’s administration and maintenance of zoning programs, ordinances, codes, statutes, and regulations.  The position may serve as the department’s initial contact with the public and other Town employees regarding departmental records or department functions. The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to 1) Acting as the Coordinator for Coastal Area Management (CAM) projects; 2) Acting as the Community Rating System (CRS) Coordinator for the Town; 3) Acting as the Affordable Housing Coordinator for the Town; 4) Preparing reports and researching issues for the … Read entire article »

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Request for Proposals – Town of Barnstable: Consulting Services for Short-Term Rental Regulations

The Town of Barnstable, Massachusetts is a premier national tourist destination, as well as Cape Cod’s largest year-round community (pop. 45,000) and economic center.  Barnstable is comprised of seven villages, each with their own character, seasonal influence, and land use traditions.  The Town faces serious challenges maintaining an adequate supply of year-round and affordable/workforce housing, with seasonal demand playing a major role in this dynamic. The Town’s Planning & Development Department seeks proposals from consulting firms or teams to engage and assist the Town in developing regulations related to short-term residential rentals.  On December 28, 2018, Governor Baker signed legislation regulating and taxing the short-term rental of dwelling units in Massachusetts.  The Town of Barnstable seeks to review the Town’s zoning ordinance and other regulations pertaining to short-term rentals of residential … Read entire article »

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Environmental Planner – VHB

VHB’s Boston office is providing an opportunity for a senior-level Environmental Planner specializing in the Entitlement Permitting process to join our Urban Permitting Team. This dynamic team specializes in guiding clients through the critical Entitlement Permitting stage for complex high-profile development projects in urban areas, such as Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville, as well as across Massachusetts. VHB’s passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with public and private clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Together, we work to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship. The best candidates will thrive in a team environment and have a passion for managing challenging projects and timelines. VHB’s growing Boston Urban Permitting … Read entire article »

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Senior Director , Strategic Programs – Kendell Square Association

Are you a creator, community organizer, and strategist all rolled into one? Are you looking for a cutting edge community and impact-driven organization where you can drive real change? Then we invite you to join the Kendall Square Association (KSA) to lead the organization’s top strategic initiatives: Placemaking, Transportation Reform and Innovation, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The KSA is a next-generation community platform that connects, advocates for, and advances the goals of the world’s leading innovation ecosystem. We are seeking an entrepreneurial and community-oriented team player with an urban planning and/or a consulting background. The ideal candidate is a big picture thinker who can connect the dots, brings relevant frameworks and ideas to apply to Kendall Square, and is ready to take his/her/their career and network to a higher level. … Read entire article »

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Senior Compliance Officer-City of Providence

The City of Providence is now accepting applications for a Senior Compliance Officer position within the Department of Planning and Development. The Department is seeking a qualified project coordinator to work in support of federally-funded community development initiatives. Candidates will ideally possess knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing low-income urban communities and demonstrate a commitment to the objectives of equitable community development. The preferred candidate will have experience managing the compliance and implementation of federally-funded programs or projects. Job duties include working in support of economic development programs, including the Providence Business Loan Fund and other small-business technical assistance programs aimed at enhancing economic opportunities for low-income populations and entrepreneurs. Applications will be accepted until Thursday, February 27, 2019. $50,772.24 starting salary with annual step increases up to $57,003.07. Excellent … Read entire article »

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Executive Director – Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC)

The PVPC is currently seeking applications for the position of Executive Director.  The PVPC is the legally designated regional planning agency for a diverse and scenic region encompassing 43 cities and towns, nearly 1200 square miles of land area and over 630,000 residents.  The Pioneer Valley region is located in midwestern Massachusetts approximately 100 miles west of Boston.  The PVPC provides a wide array of planning programs and services which include:  transportation, land use, community development, environmental quality, historic preservation, economic development, clean energy, data compilation/analysis and municipal shared services, among others.  In addition, local technical assistance is available to PVPC’s 43 member communities. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall development, direction, management, coordination and implementation of all Commission policies, programs and services.  Moreover, the Executive Director has lead … Read entire article »

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Senior Transportation Planner II – BPDA

DIVISION/DEPARTMENT:  PLANNING/TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Senior Deputy Director for Transportation and Infrastructure Planning, assist in the division’s activities with regard to transportation planning, development review, transportation systems analysis, and the coordination of multi-modal transportation initiatives.  Work with Federal, State and City agencies involved in such projects.  Undertake tasks related to neighborhood planning and zoning being carried out by the Division.  This position places a particular emphasis on the analysis, development and implementation of progressive multi-transportation strategies, policies and programs. GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The general duties and responsibilities of the position are included in but not limited to the information listed below. Work with the BPDA Planning staff and Boston Transportation Department (BTD) to implement the vision and goals of Imagine Boston 2030 and Go Boston 2030 by … Read entire article »

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