boston planning & development agency
TITLE: ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR OF PLANNING
DIVISION/DEPARTMENT: PLANNING/DOWNTOWN & NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING
Under the direction of the Director of Planning, serve as contact, liaison and scheduling manager in dealings with the Agency staff, professional consultants, city officials, community groups, and businesses. Provide support in all efforts to maintain and enhance current records, systems, practices, and procedures for Planning Division functions. Provide assistance to the Director of Planning and to the Planning Division as a whole.
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
*The general duties and responsibilities of the position are included in but not limited to the information listed below.*
Work requires completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Economics, Public Administration, Liberal Arts, Business Administration, or related fields or equivalent, plus a minimum of 1-2 or more years’ related experience in administration preferred. Must have exceptional organizational skills and be comfortable handling several tasks at once. A high level of proficiency with office software is required, including proficiency with Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required to interface with people at all levels of government and in the private sector. A genuine interest in learning about the field of Urban Planning and eventually advancing in the profession are highly desirable. Exceptional critical thinking and decision making skills are necessary.
Normal office environment
Little or no exertion; some local travel.
**BOSTON RESIDENCY IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT**