Town Economic and Development Planner – Town of Northfield

Northfield, MA (pop. 3,000), a historic rural community in Franklin County, is seeking a seasoned, communicative, and collaborative municipal Town Economic and Development Planner. Northfield is primarily residential with a historic Main Street, business district and recreational sites throughout town.

The successful candidate should possess a master’s degree in regional urban or community planning, public administration, economic development or related field and a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience or a bachelor’s degree in related field and 5 years relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education. The successful candidate should possess demonstrated skills with municipal, economic development, communications, finance, grant writing, administration, intergovernmental relations, and preferably a general knowledge of small-town government operations, as well as high interpersonal skills and a strong belief in transparency, consensus building, and a team-oriented organizational approach.

Three-year contract, starting at $60,000-65,000 with a defined increase each year, commensurate with qualifications. Job description posted on the town website at For additional information contact Andrea Llamas, Town Administrator. Résumés due by 4:00pm July 7, 2022 to: Northfield, MA – Town Economic and Development Planner Search, 69 Main Street, Northfield, MA 01360.  Northfield is an EOE/AA employer.