Three CPA Communities Seeking CPA Administrators

December 15, 2014: The towns of Stoughton, Canton and Lexington are looking for candidates to assist with the administration of their respective Community Preservation Committees. Stoughton and Canton are seeking part-time administrative assistance, while Lexington is looking to fill a full-time role. To learn more about using CPA administrative funds to hire staff and read other communities' job descriptions, read our technical assistance article here.

To view a detailed description of each of the three roles and learn how to apply, click on the job titles below:

Lexington Position Title: Administrative Assistant, Community Preservation Committee / Finance / Town Manager’s Office

This is a full-time, 35-hour/week position.

Skilled administrative and technical work assisting the CPC to carry out the functions of the Committee and working under the general direction of the Assistant Town Manager for Finance or designee to implement projects funded with CPC funds. This position also provides administrative support services to the Finance Department and Town Manager’s Office.

All applicants are required to complete a Town application form, available from the Internet at, emailing, calling (781) 698-4593 or by visiting the Human Resources Department. Resumes may be attached to the application form as additional information, but cannot serve as a subsititute for completing the required application form. The deadline to apply is January 2, 2015.

Position Title: Stoughton Community Preservation Administrative Assistant Position

The Stoughton Community Preservation Committee has an opening for a CPA Administrative Assistant. This a part-time position is responsible for all aspects of managing the implementation of the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act (CPA) as it relates to the town of Stoughton, and managing and organizing the activities of the nine member Community Preservation Committee (CPC), including: attending meetings, taking minutes of the meetings, overseeing compliance with short term and long range program goals and performance objectives; monitoring and tracking legislation and local initiatives related to the Community Preservation Act: evaluating needs, possibilities, and resources of the town regarding community preservation; analyzing costs, project review, and determining priorities for funding; developing clear reports and making effective presentations to elected and appointed officials, and the general public; administering Stoughton’s Community Preservation Fund with over $600,000 in annual revenues; and monitoring of projects that have been funded with Community Preservation funds. Manages compliance with state Community Preservation Act requirements. This position includes responsibility for supervising all staff with CPA related responsibilities.

If you or someone you know is interested in the position, please send a resume and letter of interest to: or mail to Attn: Mr. Jamie Kelley, Human Resources Administrator, Stoughton Town Hall, 10 Pearl Street, Stoughton, MA 02072. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2015.

Position Title: Canton Preservation Act - Administrator

Position provides assistance  and support services to the Canton Community Preservation Committee (CCPC).  Work includes administering programs and policies; preparing reports and correspondence; responding to inquiries, requests, and complaints; maintaining and updating files and records; preparing for and attending CCPC meetings, taking and transcribing minutes of meetings, and providing follow up for meetings; and performing a variety of administrative and support responsibilities as assigned.

If you or someone you know is interested in the position, please send a resume and letter of interest to: or via mail to Town Hall, Attn: Human Resources 801 Washington Street, Canton, MA 02021