Metropolitan Area Planning Council
5 yrs required
Boston, MA, United States
We are seeks candidates for the position of General Counsel. The agency’s General Counsel is responsible for leading MAPC’s strategic legal initiatives, often working closely with the operations, human resources, finance, and procurement divisions. The person in this position provides executive management with advice on a variety of legal matters, manages the legal division, and oversees the work of outside counsel. The General Counsel is directly involved in complex transactions by drafting and negotiating a wide variety and high volume of contracts and advising staff on their day-to-day work and projects.
This position is a full-time role reporting to the Director of Operations, often in consultation with the Executive Director and Deputy Director.
This is an excellent opportunity for a seasoned attorney who wants to make a significant impact on a mission-driven, fast-paced agency.
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 a more sustainable and equitable future, which was adopted in 2008. We are currently working on a successor regional plan, MetroCommon2050: Shaping the Region Together, which we expect to complete by 2020. MAPC's staff includes approximately 100 full-time employees located in downtown Boston in a transit-accessible and bike-friendly office.
MAPC encourages all of our staff to develop new ideas to make MAPC's planning and policy work more relevant and impactful, and to adapt to changing times. We strongly support the professional development of each and every staff person, believing their growth to be consistent with the best interests of MAPC and the region. For more information about MAPC, please visit our website
Applicants must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with staff members from various MAPC departments, municipal and state officials, and members of the public.
A Juris Doctor (JD) degree, admission to the Massachusetts Bar, at least 5 years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in the practice of law, and extensive experience in legal research, legal writing, and legal procedures and processes is required. Prior experience providing legal guidance and assisting in contract negotiations with clients and vendors.
The successful candidate will demonstrate:
An ideal candidate will possess one or more of the following:
Compensation and Benefits
The starting salary ranges from $90,000 - $110,000. annually, depending on qualifications and experience.
This is a full-time exempt position. MAPC offers excellent Massachusetts state employee benefits as well as a flexible, supportive, and family friendly work environment and a commitment to ongoing professional development.
How to apply
The position is open until filled, and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. If you are interviewed, you will be asked to submit 3 references plus a writing sample.
Apply online at our website. A review of applications will begin immediately. The position is open until filled. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver's license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region.
MAPC is an EOE/AA employer.
MAPC takes pride in the diversity of its workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply.
Metropolitan Area Planning Council