Civic Technologisdt

$80,000 - $90,000 yearly
  • MAPC
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • May 11, 2022
Full time Data & Analysis Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Information Technology Innovation Planning

Job Description

MAPC, the regional planning agency for Metro Boston, seeks a Civic Technologist to lead the agency’s efforts on digital equity and municipal technology practices. This work includes digital access planning with municipalities and community partners; procurement and implementation of local broadband infrastructure improvements; and coordination of efforts to expand digital literacy and access to technology, especially in low-income communities and communities of color. With the anticipated infusion of federal and state infrastructure funds, there is an imminent opportunity to rapidly scale up MAPC’s digital access work, and the Civic Technologist will have a leading role in shaping that evolution. Other activities include technical assistance, coordination, and joint procurement related to how municipalities purchase and use digital tools. The Civic Technologist will provide technical expertise, build consensus for effective solutions, and advocate for the needs of those currently on the other side of the digital divide. We are looking for a candidate who is both knowledgeable about technology and internet infrastructure and who can communicate to a broad audience about those topics. In order to serve as a trusted guide for municipal and community partners, the Civic Technologist must be capable behind a computer and effective in front of a group of stakeholders, making complex issues understandable and actionable.