Island Housing Planner Job Description

Island Housing Planner

Martha’s Vineyard Commission

 

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission is seeking an Island Housing Planner to work individually and as part of a team to promote housing opportunities on the Island. The Housing Planner works closely with various organizations to support regional housing needs through technical assistance, research, analysis, and community outreach; and serves as the main MVC staff member to implement Commission housing policies through the review of Developments of Regional Impact (DRIs). A complete job description can be found at the Island Housing Planner webpage.

Please send a cover letter with statement of interest and a detailed resume to MVC Executive Director Adam Turner at [email protected]. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 19, 2022.

 

Job Description

  • Supports regional housing needs through technical assistance, research, analysis, and community outreach. 
  • Provides targeted assistance on affordable and other housing issues.
  • Promotes a mix of housing types for a broad cross-section of Island residents and incorporates mixed-use and smart-growth development principles with access to jobs and services.
  • Encourages and supports efforts to plan for healthy, vibrant communities, including housing and community development, while balancing the needs of the natural and built environments.
  • Serves as the main MVC staff member to implement Commission housing policies through the review of Developments of Regional Impact (DRIs).
  • Collects and analyzes data related to the Island’s existing housing stock, housing market, current and future housing demand, and other data; researches and provides updates on the progress of the region in reaching its housing goals.
  • Participates in public forums, workshops, and conferences; makes presentations; facilitates discussions regarding housing and community development issues affecting the region.
  • Monitors state and federal policies and programs.
  • Develops grant and other funding proposals.

Qualifications

  • Ability to manage and coordinate projects and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of public and private groups.
  • Independent judgment and initiative, and superior communication and organization skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, community development, urban or regional planning/design or related field plus three years of experience in community development, land-use planning controls, housing or economic development planning, housing advocacy and financial analysis/underwriting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Office location:

Office location:

The Stone Building
33 New York Avenue
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Telephone: 508-693-3453
Fax: 508-693-7894

Mailing Address

Mailing address:

Martha's Vineyard Commission
P.O. Box 1447
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

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