Community Planner

J M Goldson

Boston, MA United States

Community Planner I (Entry Level)


Boston, MA United States

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JM Goldson, a small private planning firm based in Boston, is seeking an entry-level Community Planner I. JM Goldson is led by professional planner, Jenn Goldson, AICP, who founded the company in 2006 to help communities and organizations create and implement successful comprehensive plans, housing plans, community preservation plans, and other planning initiatives. Jenn's close to thirty years of experience blends historic preservation, affordable housing, open space conservation, comprehensive planning, and community engagement. JM Goldson's team of planners is driven by our values. We strive for excellence and creativity in planning to harness opportunities for transformative change and social equity.


As Community Planner I at JM Goldson, your role would be to assist with a variety of our projects including local comprehensive plans, community visioning, housing plans, and community preservation plans. You would perform research and analysis, write plans and reports, and present complex information to the general public as well as local boards and committees. You would work closely and collaboratively the JM Goldson team, to generate equitable, creative, sustainable solutions for our client communities.

The position is full-time with competitive pay (salary range: $58,000-64,000), year-end bonuses based on performance, health insurance and paid time off benefits, as well as flexibility to work remotely one-day-per week. JM Goldson is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

How to Apply

We are posting this on 30 March 2022 and accepting applications on a rolling basis until filled. Ideally, we will fill this position for a start date in early June 2022.

If you are interested, please email to Kenyetta at

  1. Letter of interest - Why are you interested in this position? In our firm? And why do you think you are a good fit?
  2. Resume
  3. One work sample that demonstrates your writing, research/analysis, and graphic abilities (a Dropbox/Google Drive link to one PDF is preferred) - if you are submitting a work sample that was a collaborative/group effort, please clearly indicate your contribution to the work product.

Your application will be considered if it includes all three of the above submission requirements.

Thank you for your interest!


Entry (0-1 year)




Comprehensive or Long-Range Planning




Kenyetta Beharie

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Experience Level
Entry (0-1 year)
AICP Level
Comprehensive or Long-Range Planning
Salary Range
$58,000 - $64,000.

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