Massachusetts Association
of Consulting Planners

  • 22 Aug 2017 4:11 PM | Leonardi Aray (Administrator)


    Proposals are due by September 15, 2017

    Legal Notice

    The Needham Housing Authority (NHA) is seeking proposals from qualified planning and development consultants to assess the opportunities and challenges related to existing NHA developments; to identify the pro’s and con’s concerning potential development, redevelopment or improvements strategies connected to these developments; and to make recommendations that prioritize these activities, including strategies related to financing and permitting.

    The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to select a planning and development consultant with demonstrated experience and capacity to carry out this analysis based on a proposal that best addresses the Scope of Work as described in this RFP.  The most advantageous proposal from a responsive and responsible proposer will be selected, taking into consideration all evaluation criteria set forth in the RFP.  The NHA intends to enter into a contract with the selected respondent.

    The preparation of the RFP response will be at the expense of the respondent.  It is the sole responsibility of the respondent to fully examine this RFP’s attachments and referenced documents. 

    Questions shall be addressed in writing to the NHA Executive Director, Paul Dumouchel, at or 781-444-3011 prior to 12 noon Thursday September 7, 2017.    

    Proposals are due by 4:00 p.m. on September 15, 2017.  Late proposals will not be accepted.  The NHA reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. 

    This Request for Proposals will be available starting at 9:00 a.m. on Monday August 21, 2017 at the NHA Office, 28 Captain Robert Cook Drive, Needham, MA 02494.   A full Request for Proposals (RFP) package will also be available by contacting Paul Dumouchel, NHA’s Executive Director, at, by calling 781-444-3011, or by mail to the NHA Office at the above address.

    All potential respondents must register with NHA to receive a copy of any addendums to this RFP.  Such registration can be conducted by signing in at the NHA Office when the RFP is picked up; by an email request to Executive Director, Paul Dumouchel at the above email address; or through a written request for the RFP by mail, also directed to Mr. Dumouchel.

    Directions to the NHA Office:  See NHA’s website at

  • 17 Aug 2017 4:28 PM | Leonardi Aray (Administrator)

    The Town of Framingham Economic Development and Industrial Corporation (EDIC) seeks proposals for a consultant to work up to 20 hours per week with the Town staff on supporting the EDIC Committee and advancing economic development initiatives.  The EDIC currently focuses on marketing the Town as an attractive location to work, live, play.  The EDIC has developed and is undertaking a marketing plan, with the assistance of a public relations consulting firm.  The plan has a multi-pronged approach, including a web site,<>, an electronic newsletter that is emailed to a contact list of almost 1,000, social media including facebook and twitter (@ChooseFram), and events.  The EDIC also operates a number of smaller initiatives providing business intelligence, access to business networks, and small grants, including a pilot placemaking program.  The ideal candidate will have proven economic development and project management expe
    rience in a municipal setting.  Marketing and/or sales skills are strongly desired.  Knowledge of redevelopment authorities, planning principles, budgeting, public outreach and public meeting laws are all a plus.  In performing this role, the selected consultant will get excellent exposure to the workings of a municipal planning office serving a diverse and dynamic community as well as experience marketing a unique "product." and building different audiences.  This person will report to the Director of CED and work collaboratively with the CED Deputy Director, EDIC Chair, CED senior leadership as well as external stakeholders such as the Framingham Downtown Renaissance, the Metrowest Chamber of Commerce, and the Framingham Business Alliance.

    Specifications are available now and requests may be sent to<>. Sealed proposals for the Economic Development Project Manager job will be accepted at Framingham Town Hall Procurement Office RM#123 150 Concord Street Framingham, MA until Thursday, August 31 @ 1:00 P.M.
    Inquiries regarding this Invitation for Bid are to be directed to Amy Putney, Procurement Administrator<>

    The Town reserves the right to reject any and all submissions, to waive any minor informalities & technicalities, or to cancel the bid if it were in the public interest to do so.

  • 07 Jul 2017 7:45 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    Town Planner                                                                                                                                   Town of Scituate

    The Town of Scituate seeks qualified applicants for the position of Town Planner. This position performs professional, technical and administrative work in planning and land use controls and will report to the Director of Planning and Development, with policy direction from the Planning Board and according to applicable Massachusetts General Laws, Town policies, Town bylaws and relevant state, federal and local regulations and standards. The Town Planner coordinates activities with other development review staff.

    A Master's Degree in Planning or a related field, and five (5) years of experience as a Town Planner or similar municipal government capacity is desired, with AICP certification strongly preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience. This position is covered under the auspices of the Services Employees International Union, Local 888. Starting salary will be in the low- to mid-$80,000's, with excellent benefits.

    If you are interested in being considered for this position please send a cover letter, resume, completed application and three references to Stephen Salk, Human Resources Director at<<>> or by mail to Human Resources Director, 600 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Scituate, MA 02066. The employment application is found at . This position is open until filled. The Town of Scituate is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.

    Laura Harbottle, AICP
    Town Planner
    Town Hall
    600 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy
    Scituate, MA  02066
    781-545-8730 (t)
    781-545-8704 (f)

    Laura Harbottle, AICP CFM
    Town Planner
    Town Hall
    600 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy
    Scituate, MA  02066
    781-545-8730 (t)
    781-545-8704 (f)<>

  • 29 Jun 2017 1:42 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    Economic Development & Long-Term Planner for the Town of Brookline...

    Kara Brewton
    Economic Development Director
    Town of Brookline<>

  • 17 Jun 2017 2:10 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    Good Afternoon,
    The town of Norwood is hiring for a Full-Time Assistant Planner. Please see the attached job posting. Applicants can also view the full job description at:

    Any questions can be directed to Michelle Pizzi, Human Resources Director at


    Paul Halkiotis, Director
    Planning & Economic Development
    566 Washington St. P.O. Box 40
    Norwood, MA 02062
    (781)762-1240 x 164

  • 14 Jun 2017 4:25 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, a proactive regional planning agency serving 43 cities and towns in Hampden and Hampshire counties of western Massachusetts, seeks highly qualified motivated Senior Planner to focus on water quality, open space, environment, and climate resilience.  Qualifications include:  3 or more years of relevant experience, excellent communication skills, knowledge of applicable state and federal programs and a Master's degree in environmental planning.  Candidates with 5+ years professional environmental experience are preferred.  Starting salary $54,500 to $64,500/yr w/benefits, depending on qualifications and experience.

    Submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references by target date of 6-9-17 to Timothy W. Brennan, Executive Director, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, 60 Congress Street, Springfield, MA  01040.  Position will remain open until filled or the recruitment is cancelled.  An AA/EOE

    Catherine Ratte'
    Principal Planner/Section Manager
    Land Use Environment
    Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
    60 Congress Street First Floor
    Springfield MA 01104
    Agency Phone: 413/781-6045, ext 311
    Direct Line: 413/285-1174
    Cell: 413/695-0074

  • 14 Jun 2017 4:22 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    The Town of Wellesley is hiring a part-time Planner. Those interested may find the advertisement here:


    Michael D. Zehner, AICP, LEED Green Assoc.
    Planning Director

    Town of Wellesley - Planning Department
    525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482
    Phone: 781.431.1019 x2234 - Email:<>

  • 07 Jun 2017 3:07 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    Hi Planners -
    This RFP hit the wires this morning.  Below is the link with instructions on who to contact for a copy of the RFP for those who are interested.  Please share as you see fit.  Also note, I cannot answer questions about this RFP.  All questions need to be funneled through our purchasing department.  Thank you!


    Erika Oliver Jerram, AICP  |   Deputy Director
    Community and Economic Development

    Town of Framingham
    150 Concord Street, B2
    Framingham, MA  01702-8325
    t:  (508) 532-5455
    Twitter:  @ChooseFram
    Facebook: Choose Framingham

    One Framingham - Focused on the Future

  • 07 Jun 2017 12:43 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    Town of Barnstable Planning & Development Department

    Principal Planner

    The Town of Barnstable is seeking qualified candidates for a Principal
    Planner in the Planning & Development Department.  The Principal Planner
    will be responsible for advising the Planning Board, Zoning Board of
    Appeals, and Historic Commissions on development reviews; contributing
    to long-range and village planning initiatives; and working
    collaboratively with the public, community stakeholders and other Town
    departments on planning, economic development, housing, and climate
    change resiliency issues. 

    The Town of Barnstable, Massachusetts is a dynamic coastal community
    with a year-round population of 45,000 and a seasonal population of
    150,000. Barnstable is a historic municipality comprised of seven
    distinct villages, including Hyannis, the economic, transportation, and
    government hub of Cape Cod.

    We are seeking a creative, team-oriented, and experienced professional
    capable of handling complex projects.  Successful candidates will have
    advanced planning experience, strong presentation skills and the ability
    to communicate effectively. Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in
    urban or regional planning, public administration, or a related field;
    and five years of progressively responsible experience in at least one
    of the following areas: physical planning, comprehensive planning,
    environmental planning, or community and economic development.  A
    Master's degree in one of the above planning fields may be substituted
    for one (1) years of experience.

    $1335.28/wk ($69,434.52 annual) + benefits. Apply at by 4/25/17. AA/EOE

  • 31 May 2017 6:05 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    Position: Full time multi-year position as a Geoprocessing and Data
    Visualization Specialist starting July 2017.  This is a 12-month
    appointment with the possibility of extension for two or more years.

    Description: The Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the
    School of Architecture and Planning, MIT is seeking a full-time staff
    person to assist with various GIS, data visualization and graphics
    training needs of the department.  The staff/specialist will assist
    faculty and students across the department with GIS, Data
    Visualization, graphics and media related projects. The Specialist
    will provide teaching support which includes: developing materials and
    exercises for online tutorials and exercises on the Department?s
    DUSPviz website; coordination of workshops; extensive involvement in
    GIS instruction and development of visualization and related media and
    graphic representation skills; assisting with the development of GIS
    courses, and coordinating data for teaching and research.  The
    Specialist will also work closely with the School?s Computer Resource
    Organization (CRON) and the MIT Library GIS lab to ensure coordination
    and compatibility with School and Institute software, hardware, and
    geo-processing services.

    Minimum Qualifications: A graduate (master?s) degree in planning,
    architecture, landscape architecture, geography or related fields is
    required. Minimum 2 years of professional experience using GIS in a
    professional or research environment. We are especially interested in
    candidates that can demonstrate familiarity with the connection
    between design and social sciences. Candidates should be able to
    create compelling visuals while also understanding the statistical
    underpinnings of the data. Candidates should be familiar with database
    systems, such as MS-Access, PostgreSQL, and PostGIS, and comfortable
    working with statistical packages such as R. While the main focus of
    the work will be using ESRI products, we are also looking for
    candidates that have familiarity with open source geospatial software
    and mapping tools, such as QGIS, Mapbox, Leaflet, and CARTO.  Ability
    to use Adobe Creative Suite and knowledge of web site development is
    also essential. Also desired but not mandatory, knowledge of
    architecture programs such as CAD or Rhino.

    Applications should be submitted through the interfolio website:

    A complete application package includes a cover letter, c.v., a
    statement of prior experience including a few paragraphs describing
    your work, a digital portfolio (not to exceed 20 pages or 15MB max),
    and names, affiliations, and email addresses of two references.

    Review of applications will begin on June 12, 2017 and will continue
    until the position is filled. Please do not send materials by email.

    For technical issues, please contact Interfolio staff at 877-997-8807
    or Other questions can be directed to Sandra

    MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified
    applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be
    discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual
    orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic
    information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic
    origin. EOE.

    Ezra Haber Glenn, AICP
    Department of Urban Studies and Planning
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    77 Massachusetts Ave., Room 7-346
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    617.253.2024 (w)
    617.721.7131 (c)

Contact: Leonardi Aray, President | | tel: 617.270.3912
@ 2015 Massachusetts Association of Consulting Planners

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