The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) Boston's regional planning agency seeks an experienced candidate from the public health or planning fields interested in working to improve health outcomes of residents of Metro Boston. The Public Health Planner will work closely with local health departments and regional public health initiatives, other municipal departments and boards, and community-based organizations, assisting them to collaborate on projects that advance public health. This position offers opportunities to build and cultivate relationships with public agency, non-profit, and academic partners and to play a substantive role in policy and projects that will affect Metro Boston and Massachusetts. The Public Health Planner will also work as part of interdisciplinary teams to integrate health perspectives into municipal collaboration and shared services, transportation, and environmental projects. Above all, we seek an individual who is committed to integrating a public health approach into local planning and policy work in order to create a more equitable and sustainable region.
This is a position with MAPC's Public Health Department. The Department's goal is to ensure that residents throughout our region have access to open space and healthy food, healthy transportation options, violence-free communities, safe and affordable housing, community and clinical health care services, and neighborhoods free of environmental contaminants and pollution. The Public Health Department is a team of planners and public health staff who use a Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach to promote healthier outcomes in the Metro Boston region and who are committed to social equity and racial justice. The Planner will report to the Public Health Director.
MAPC's work is guided by our regional plan, MetroFuture: Making a Greater Boston Region as well as MAPC's 2015-2020 Strategic Plan and the 2018 State of Equity Policy Agenda. The Public Health Department's works, in particular, is guided by MetroFuture's Healthy Communities goals. For more information about MAPC and the Public Health Department, visit www.mapc.org or https://www.mapc.org/our-work/expertise/public-health/.
MAPC employs approximately 85 full-time employees located in downtown Boston in a transit-accessible and bike-friendly office. MAPC supports staff participation in professional development opportunities, including trainings, classes, and conferences. We take pride in the diversity of our workforce and encourage all qualified persons to apply.
Examples of Duties
Participate fully in an inclusive, welcoming, diverse, and creative work environment.
Candidates will have a minimum of two years of public health-related work experience. A Master's degree in public health, planning, public policy, or related field is preferred, as is academic training in public health. The successful candidate will demonstrate all or most of the following:
Demonstrated experience with project evaluation is valued, though not required.
This is a full time exempt position. The starting salary ranges from $55,000 to $65,000, depending on qualifications and experience. MAPC offers excellent Massachusetts state employee benefits as well as a flexible, supportive, and family-friendly work environment.
How to Apply:
A review of applications will begin immediately. The position is open until filled. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. Those who are interviewed will be asked to submit three (3) references plus a writing sample or other relevant work product.
Apply online at www.mapc.org/jobs. 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.
Last updated by Neha Sharma Nov 8, 2018.