The Metropolitan Area Planning Council seeks an innovative and technically-skilled Research Analyst to conduct policy-oriented research in support of equitable and sustainable regional planning. The Analyst will help to design, manage, and execute mixed-methods research to advance MAPC’s policy and planning initiatives. Research will encompass topics such as housing and economic development, public health, arts and culture, clean energy and the environment, land use, municipal governance, demographics, transportation, and others. Examples of recent projects include Climate Vulnerability mapping, analysis of the housing impacts of COVID-19, and analysis of the diversity of the municipal workforce in Metro Boston.
Applicants must be proficient in quantitative and spatial analysis, possess strong communication and data storytelling skills, and be familiar with issues and topics relevant to regional planning. This is an ideal position for someone excited about applying state-of-the-art modeling tools and analytical methods to real-world applications in a large metropolitan region with a variety of social, environmental, and transportation challenges. We seek an individual who is innovative, mission-driven, and committed to advancing sustainability and equity through just, inclusive, empowering, and data-informed public processes.
MAPC is the Regional Planning Agency (RPA) serving the people who live and work in Metropolitan Boston. Our mission is to promote smart growth and regional collaboration. We are guided by MetroFuture: Making a Greater Boston Region, our regional policy plan for the region, which was adopted in 2008. We are currently working on a successor regional plan, MetroCommon X 2050. MAPC's staff includes approximately 100 full-time employees located in downtown Boston in a transit-accessible and bike-friendly office.
The Analyst will report to the Research Manager, who oversees a 5-person team within MAPC’s Data Services Department, which is recognized as a national leader in data dissemination, regional indicators, scenario modeling, spatial analysis, and open source interactive websites. For more information about the department’s work, visit www.mapc.org/learn/research-analysis/.
During the COVID emergency, almost all staff are working from home. MAPC is deeply committed to on-boarding new staff in ways that integrate them fully into our team of professionals, and maintaining close contact among existing staff, new staff, and external stakeholders.
Examples of Duties
The successful candidate will demonstrate most or all of the following:
This is a full-time position. The starting salary ranges from $58,000 to $68,000 annually 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
The position is open until filled, and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, and three references.
Apply online at www.mapc.org/jobs. A review of applications will begin immediately. The position is open until filled. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA.
MAPC is an EOE/AA employer. MAPC takes pride in the diversity of its workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply.
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