Market Analyst/Planner

RKG Associates

Boston, MA

Experience Level: Entry Level

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Join RKG Associates in Boston, MA or Alexandria, VA - Unleash Your Passion for Urban Planning and Economic Development!

Are you eager to explore the intricate connections between economics, housing, real estate, and planning, and their profound impact on the communities we serve? At RKG Associates, we're seeking a talented individual to join our Boston or Alexandria offices as a Market Analyst, where you'll play a pivotal role in shaping communities through data-driven solutions. Our work transcends public and private sectors, combining data analysis, effective communication, client engagement, and a focus on actionable solutions. This position is ideal for a recent graduate or those who are early in their career. While a degree in urban planning, economics, or data analytics is preferred, we welcome applicants with a strong interest in these fields or those with work experience in these fields.

Why RKG Associates?

  • Diverse Projects: Our national consulting firm collaborates with clients ranging from small towns to major metropolitan areas, private developers, and state agencies.
  • Data-Driven Impact: You'll leverage your analytical skills to uncover opportunities and solve challenging problems for our clients using data analytics and visual tools and create compelling narratives.
  • Small Team Environment: Join a close-knit team that values communication, innovation, and creativity.

Who We're Looking For:

We are interested in applicants who want to push the boundaries of what economic development and good planning can do for our clients. We are looking for applicants who can use creative and innovative approaches to data analysis, mapping, and visualization to help our clients and their constituents understand the importance of having a strategy for the future. Applicants should be comfortable working in a small-team environment, collaborating across multiple projects, and are excited by working on a wide range of project types.

Key Skills:

  • Strong working knowledge of R or other data management software programs.
  • Experience with ArcGIS Pro and other data visualization tools.
  • Experience analyzing and translating publicly accessible data sets from local and national sources.
  • Ability to communicate information to clients in an understandable manner.
  • Strong writing skills are a must.
  • Experience with Adobe Suite products and Sketch Up would be considered a plus.

Exciting Project Areas:

You'll have the opportunity to dive into diverse project areas, including:

  • Economic Development and Resiliency Strategies & Plans
  • Comprehensive Planning & Neighborhood Revitalization Strategies
  • Housing Plans & Affordable Housing Strategies
  • Market Analytics & Development Feasibility Studies
  • Economic & Fiscal Impact Analysis

What We Offer:

At RKG Associates, we value our team members and offer competitive compensation and benefits, including:

  • Fidelity Retirement 401(k) Plan: Matched at up to 4% of annual compensation
  • Paid Time Off: 20 days per year for vacation and sick leave
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Group Health Plan: Includes dental and vision coverage
  • Group Disability Insurance
  • Paid Membership in a Professional Organization
  • Annual Profit-Sharing Bonuses
  • Professional Development Training
  • Hybrid Work-From-Home Schedule

If you're ready to make a difference and take your career to new heights, apply now by sending a resume to [email protected].

Posted April 1, 2024, 11:36 AM PDT


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