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Senior Policy Analyst

Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)

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Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for Boston, seeks a Senior Policy Analyst. This position will join the agency’s Department of Strategic Initiatives. The candidate will work, often in conjunction with MAPC staff in other departments, on a wide variety of activities. Duties include: Researching & analyzing best practices, convening stakeholders, organizing events, and writing elements of the regional plan update; Identifying, evaluating, and implementing planning & policy best practices from other regions for their use in Metro Boston; Expanding our project evaluation program and assessing progress towards MetroFuture goals; Writing grant applications, managing grants, and reporting on progress.

Qualifications: A successful candidate will demonstrate all or most of the following: Experience in program and project evaluation; Strong research, writing, and communication skills. Strong skills and flexibility in public process, facilitation, and collaboration; ability to work with the public and to articulate planning and policy issues to a wide variety of audiences; Ability to analyze data and discern trends in fields such as demography, real estate, local markets, impact analysis, and government and housing finance. Master’s degree in urban/regional planning, public policy/management, or a closely related field is required, and at least 5 years of relevant professional experience.

The starting salary ranges from $60,000 to $70,000, depending on qualifications and experience. The position is a full time exempt position. MAPC offers excellent Massachusetts state employee benefits as well as a flexible, supportive, and family-friendly work environment and a commitment to continued professional development. PLEASE SEE COMPLETE JOB AD AT: www.mapc.org (Jobs at MAPC) AND APPLY AT LINK SHOWN THERE. Please attach a cover letter and resume. A review of applications will begin immediately. The position is open until filled. 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 is an EOE/AA employer. We take pride in the diversity of our workforce and encourage all qualified persons to apply. Posted 12/5/16. Thomas E. Hauenstein, Operations Manager.