Massachusetts Association
of Consulting Planners

  • Tuesday, October 01, 2019 11:25 AM | Anne McKinnon (Administrator)

    The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), regional planning agency for Metro Boston, seeks an Assistant Director of Finance to assist in overseeing and managing the agency's overall financial functions This is an opportunity to work closely with executive management and the MAPC Council to ensure the fiscal stability of the agency. This position is ideal for someone who enjoys demystifying finance and accounting concepts and working in a dynamic, interdisciplinary and mission-driven work environment.

    The successful candidate should possess a strong understanding of accounting and financial processes and applicable laws and regulations. The candidate should have a strong level of creativity and ability to communicate effectively to help maintain consistent financial vision and goals for the agency. The candidate should also possess a high level of understanding and proficiency in using accounting and financial software for grants and contracts management.

    See attached job description.  


    Assistant Director of Finance.pdf

  • Monday, August 26, 2019 1:15 PM | Anne McKinnon (Administrator)

    Residential Design Guidelines, RFQ 19-44

    The Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) acting through the Town Manager is requesting qualifications from qualified individuals and firms for Consulting Services related to developing residential design guidelines for the Town of Arlington. For further information contact Jennifer Raitt, Director of Planning and Community Development, at 781-316-3092, or

    DPCD seeks the professional services from experienced planning, urban design, or architecture firms qualified to prepare design guidelines for new or significantly renovated residential development within the Town’s low density zoning districts (R0, R1, and R2) and make recommendations on how to apply design guidelines to the existing organizational structure of the town and its permitting processes, or identify if a new process should be established.

    The RFQ may be viewed and downloaded from the Town website Proposals are due at the Purchasing Officer, Town of Arlington, Massachusetts on or before 2:00 p.m., September 12, 2019 at the Town Manager’s/Purchasing Office, Town Hall Annex 2nd floor, 730 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476.

  • Monday, August 26, 2019 1:12 PM | Anne McKinnon (Administrator)

    Economic Analysis of Industrial Zoning Districts, RFQ 19-43

    The Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) acting through the Town Manager is requesting proposals from qualified individuals and firms for Consulting related to performing an economic analysis of the industrial zoning districts in the Town of Arlington. For further information contact Jennifer Raitt, Director of Planning and Community Development, at 781-316-3092, or

    The project goals include positioning Arlington to attract new businesses and jobs in emerging growth industries to the Industrial District and creating opportunities through which Arlington can realize greater revenue with strategic amendments to the Zoning Bylaw and Zoning Map.

    RFQ may be viewed and downloaded from the Town website Proposals due art Purchasing Officer, Town of Arlington, Massachusetts on or before 2:00 p.m., September 12, 2019 at the Town Manager’s/Purchasing Office, Town Hall Annex 2nd floor, 730 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA 02476.

  • Friday, July 26, 2019 1:00 PM | Anne McKinnon (Administrator)

    AEI Consultants is looking for a full-time entry level Zoning Services Project Manager to perform various planning/zoning and municipal compliance due diligence projects focused on commercial real estate (80%). Responsibilities include:

    • Property zoning analysis for  real estate transactions 
    • Analyze a property’s use and improvements against the existing zoning maps and codes, and create reports based on the findings.
    • Municipal compliance review
    • Freedom of Information Act submissions

    Position will also include environmental site assessment analysis (20%), Responsibilities of which include:

    • Environmental reviews
    • State and federal regulatory program file reviews
    • Field investigations
    • Basic understanding of commercial real estate lending and finance
    • Perform environmental due diligence projects, potentially under the supervision of an Environmental Professional depending on the candidate’s years of experience.

    Full description attached.  To apply for this position, please email your resume and any supporting documents to   

    AEI Consultants is an employee-owned international consulting firm that provides comprehensive services to commercial lenders, property owners, managers, tenants, and developers, industries, institutions, government agencies, and insurers.  For more information about AEI Consultants, or to find an office near you, visit

    Zoning Services Project Manager.AEI.pdf

  • Thursday, April 11, 2019 2:50 PM | Daphne Politis

    The Town of Wellesley Planning Department is seeking qualified candidates for a part-time (17.5 hours/week) Planner position.  The Planning Department is responsible for various work related to the long-range and current planning of the Town, as well as the administration of zoning and land use regulations.  Through this work, the staff of the Planning Department provides service directly to the Town’s Planning Board, Design Review Board, Historic District Commission, Historical Commission, and Denton Road Neighborhood District Commission, and works with various other Town boards on related work.

    Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Planning or a related field or equivalent and the ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.  One year of experience in municipal planning or a related field or equivalent, and working knowledge of applicable laws pertaining to land use within a municipality are preferred. Knowledge of preservation tenets and practices. The ability to interact with the public and manage time effectively while prioritizing workflow are a must.  The anticipated hiring range is $27.00 to $32.00 per hour and the position is not benefits eligible.  To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA  02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to by April 28, 2019.  Technical writing samples are welcomed and encouraged.  AA/EOE.

    See attached Planner -- Part-time.doc

  • Thursday, March 28, 2019 9:53 AM | Daphne Politis

    LDS is seeking to hire a Real Estate Market Analyst/Planner starting in June of 2019. Applications will be accepted until April 26, 2019.

    We seek an applicant who is highly motivated to work in the field of real estate planning and development in greater New England. This is an excellent opportunity to work in the housing and community development industry for a small but growing, entrepreneurial company based in suburban Boston. The firm works on all aspects of rental and home ownership housing development with a concentration in multi-family, senior, and affordable housing.

    See attached for job description and application instructions.Job Posting LDS 3.27.2019.pdf

  • Thursday, February 28, 2019 1:19 PM | Daphne Politis

    The Town of Westwood has a Request for Quotes for a Public Facilitator and public engagement assistance for the update of Westwood’s Comprehensive Plan.  The Request for Quotes (RFQ) is attached and due by March 12.  Please read it carefully for instructions.  We hope you’ll consider providing a response to our RFQ.  The information is available on the Town’s website at the following link:

  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019 9:43 AM | Daphne Politis

    The 495/MetroWest Partnership is seeking a Manager of Policy and Planning. The manager will be a team player reporting directly to the Partnership’s Executive Director, handling diverse responsibilities on planning and public policies addressing transportation and transit, regional infrastructure, economic development, workforce development, water resources, housing, and permitting. 

    The Manager will be responsible for analyzing public policies; developing consensus on positions and responses; preparing written materials and collateral pieces for these initiatives; serving as a resource for municipal officials, regional employers, development professionals, and environmental advocates; working with committees of volunteers; planning events and programs; identifying applicable grant programs and preparing applications; implementing strategies to increase the impact of Partnership’s message to the state and federal government, municipalities, regional employers, public, and other key stakeholders via social media, online messaging, and conventional media; and otherwise related duties as required. 

    Successful candidates will have excellent writing, communication, and public speaking skills; ability to work with diverse constituencies on issues; experience with a non-profit environment and/or working with volunteers; and academic or professional background on public policy and/or regional planning.  Other requirements include a Bachelors Degree with graduate experience a plus; at least 5 years relevant professional experience with the Legislature, municipal or state government, regional planning, and/or advocacy organizations; strong computer skills with word processing, spreadsheet, powerpoint, and database programs as well as managing online resources and social media. 

    The 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership is a non-profit advocacy organization serving thirty-five communities with public-private collaborations to enhance economic vitality and quality of life while sustaining environmental resources

    Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, writing sample, and salary requirements to the 495/MetroWest Partnership, 200 Friberg Parkway, Westborough, MA 01581; via email to .

  • Monday, December 03, 2018 12:22 PM | Deleted user

    The Town of Southbridge’s Economic Development and Planning Department is seeking a full-time CDBG Coordinator. Please click link for the job description and method to apply:

    If you have any questions about the position, you can contact the Economic Development and Planning Director Rosemary Scrivens at (508) 764-5402 or by email at

  • Monday, December 03, 2018 9:05 AM | Daphne Politis

    Barrett Planning Group has openings for a full-time Planner I and part-time planning assistant. Duties, basic requirements, and minimum qualifications can be viewed at I will accept resumes until the positions are filled. After January 1, 2019, we will be moving to a new office in Plymouth, Massachusetts to accommodate the growth of this firm. Commuting to Plymouth will be required, but after six months of successful work experience, employees who are able to work from home may be approved for telecommuting for part of the work week.   

    Resumes, cover letters, and writing samples should be sent to me by email at No phone calls, please.

Contact: Leonardi Aray, President |
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