Economic and Community Development Planner

The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) seeks candidates for the full-time (37.5 hours/week) position of Economic / Community Development Planner within the agency’s Regional Collaboration and Community Planning Department. The successful applicant will work on a variety of community planning and development projects but will be focused on economic development and land use projects such as (but not limited to) Economic Development Strategic Plans, Downtown Development Plans, Community Master Plans, and Comprehensive Zoning Analysis.

Qualified candidates shall possess:
• An awareness of economic development best practices
• Strong public presentation and communication skills
• The ability to coordinate with other economic development practitioners throughout the region
• The ability to work with public and private partners at local, state, and federal levels
• Excellent writing skills
• Experience writing and administering grants

The successful candidate will thrive in a dynamic, interdisciplinary, and innovative environment with an opportunity for growth. Full job posting can be found here https://www.cmrpc.org/career-opportunities

This is a full-time position with an excellent state employee benefits package. Starting salary will range from $35,000 to $57,000 depending on qualifications and experience. This position is exempt under the guidelines of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. CMRPC is an EOE/AA employer. Resume and letter of interest should be emailed to: tsettles@cmrpc.org. Trish Settles, RCCP Program Manager, 1 Mercantile Street, Suite 520, Worcester, MA 01608. Priority will be given to applications received on or before March 25. This 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.

Due to Covid-19 precautions, candidates must have the computing capacity and means to work remotely 100% of the time for the foreseeable future. Candidates should own a home computer with sufficient connectivity to reliably access our network remotely and to “attend” remote meetings with video and audio.

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