WANTED: Senior Planner & Policy Manager for Redevelopment Authority (Massachusetts)

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) in Malden, Massachusetts seeks a full-time Senior Planner & Policy Manager.

This individual will work on projects in a variety of disciplines, including, but not limited to: land use aimed at reinvigorating the City’s commercial districts, primarily along lower Commercial Street and Broadway in anticipation of the opening of Encore Boston Harbor Casino in Everett, housing; economic development and open space planning; development application review; staff assistance to the Mystic Valley Development Commission; project management services for infrastructure projects; and grant research, writing and administration.

Candidates should be self-directed and be able to manage multiple projects and tasks. Candidates should be knowledgeable with principles and current best practices in the planning profession; applicable federal and state statutes and regulations, particularly those relating to zoning and subdivisions; state Housing and Economic Development programs, Expedited Permitting, Smart Growth Zoning; federal and state grant regulations/procedures and state procurement laws/contract management; and economic development and business assistance resources.

Candidates should exhibit strong verbal and written communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills; and possess strong computer skills, including GIS. Position reports to the Executive Director of the MRA.

Candidates should possess either a Bachelor’s Degree in urban/regional planning, public policy/management, urban design/architecture or related field and have a minimum of four years relevant professional experience or possess a Master’s Degree in a relevant field and have at least two years relevant professional experience. AICP preferred. Salary $65,000-$70,000 commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package. Position open until filled; review of applications to begin immediately.

Malden, with a population of more than 60,000, is a vibrant and culturally-diverse urban community located less than five miles from downtown Boston. Malden is in the midst of a major downtown revitalization effort that capitalizes on its direct access to rapid transit. The MRA is actively involved in this economic development initiative and other endeavors aimed at encouraging job growth, developing housing opportunities, creating a strong sense of place, and expanding the tax base.

The MRA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) in accordance with federal laws which prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetics, disability, or veteran status. The MRA is a drug-free workplace.

Salary: $65,000-$70,000 commensurate with experience.
To apply: Email resume to Sherrill Hachey, Executive Administrative Assistant at shachey@maldenredevelopment.com by 12 p.m. Friday, September 14, 2018.

All photos courtesy of Malden Redevelopment Authority.

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