Canton, Mass. (24,370 pop.), is seeking a Town Planner to guide Canton’s community development. A top priority will be the implementation and managing the execution of the Canton Master Plan 2035, working with various town boards, committees, and departments to achieve plan objectives and goals. Candidate should be a collaborative, mission-oriented team player who cares about improving the lives of residents and supporting businesses, and an excellent writer, as grant writing is an important aspect of the job. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work across town entities is essential, while also being able to work independently. This role would be a great fit for individuals with a solid understanding of land use and development, and housing and economic development. Canton is just 15 miles from downtown Boston. Canton has a Select Board/Town Administrator form of government with Open Town Meeting. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration, or a related field and at least three to five years of experience in a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience with municipal planning. Knowledge of, or ability to attain knowledge of, state and local laws relating to community preservation, planning, zoning, and affordable housing. Expertise, or ability to attain expertise, in utilization of planning-related software such as GIS is a plus.

Annual salary: $105K+/- DOQ. Canton is an AA/EOE.

For additional information, visit or contact Bernard Lynch, Managing Principal, Community Paradigm Associates at Position is open until filled. For a guaranteed review of materials, send résumé and cover letter, in confidence, via a single PDF, by March 22, 3 p.m. EST, Subject: Canton Town Planner, to: