URSP faculty members serve as “faculty mentors” to graduate students. In their first year, all URSP students are assigned a faculty mentor. Mentors are assigned on the basis of mutual interest with the student, but also on the basis of their availability. We strive to have an equal number of students per faculty mentor. The mentor has the responsibility of guiding the student through the program and helping with course selection and registration. A mentor's approval is required for class registration. If over the course of his or her study, a student feels more comfortable with another faculty member as mentor, the student can change by making a request with the Program's Administrative Assistant and filling out a Change of Mentor form. The faculty members who are mentors are shown below, along with their areas of teaching and research.
|Faculty Mentor||Email Address||Teaching/Research Focus|
|Alex Chenfirstname.lastname@example.org||Community Studies|
|Jim Cohenemail@example.com||Growth Management, Sustainability|
|Casey Dawkins||Dawkins1@umd.edu||Housing, Land Use|
|Chengri Dingfirstname.lastname@example.org||International Development, Economic Analysis|
|Hiroyuki Iseki||Hiseki@umd.edu||Economics, Land Use|
|Gerrit Knaapemail@example.com||Economics, Land Use|
|Willow Lung-Amamfirstname.lastname@example.org||Social Planning, Urban Design Theory|
Welcome to the MAPP Career Services page. We offer services to both employers and students.
For employers, we offer the following services:
- A forum to post job opportunities for MAPP students or alumni
- On campus Interviews
- MAPP annual career fair
For more information see the section below for employers or contact Kristen Tepper.
If you are a student, we offer the following services:
- Professional Career development services, including workshops and resume assistance
- Career opportunities
- Upcoming career events
For more information on these services, see the appropriate section below.
Employers: Job Postings
URSP has connections with planning-related employers both inside and outside of the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan area, who send full and part job notices to us which we then forward to our students. Currently enrolled students, and our alumni upon request, are eligible to be on our program’s jobs listserv. Postings will also be listed here.
If you would like to add a job posting, forward job descriptions to Jim Cohen. Listings will remain on our website for 90 days unless otherwise noted.
Employers: On-Campus Interviews
We now offer firm-specific, on-campus interviews for employers. If you are interested in learning more about this option or would like to schedule a date to meet with students, please contact Kristen Tepper.
Employers: MAPP Career Fair
MAPP's annual Architecture, Planning, Preservation and Real Estate Development Career & Internship Fair took place on Friday, February 19, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. In the Great Space.
If you would like to receive information about the 2017 Career Fair, please contact Kristen Tepper.
Students and Alumni: Job Postings
Location: Washington, DC
Company: Golden Triangle Business Improvement District
Job Description: Public Realm Coordinator
The Public Realm Coordinator is responsible for managing the organization’s public realm improvements of the BID. The individual will be working with the city and contractors that provide a wide range of services including landscaping, painting, cleaning, and power washing. The incumbent will be monitoring operational performance and reviewing, evaluating, and identifying areas of the BID where improvement is required. This is contract management translating vision into day to day operations and delivering results.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Implements the annual work plan to meet the quality assurance goals of the Golden Triangle.
- Manages contract deliverables for maintenance, landscaping, banners and holiday decorations and other vendors.
- Responsible for the maintenance and implementation of the Golden Triangle neighborhood’s public realm improvements through systematic evaluation, project and contract management and quality assurance.
- Responsible for the systematic surveying of Golden Triangle BID assets and assessing and scheduling maintenance and installation needs through contractors. This includes contract negotiation, quality assurance and maintaining the schedule of work for banner maintenance and installation, landscaping, installation of bike racks, corrals, planters/hanging baskets, trashcans and ash urns, public art installations, etc.
- Responsible for the systematic surveying of District and National Park public space and assets, reporting maintenance and emergency needs to the correct city and federal departments, following up with those departments until the issue has been corrected. City assets include: traffic control boxes, light poles, bike lanes, roadways, grates, sidewalks, catch basins, curbs, traffic signals, etc.
- Responsible for working with the Department of Transportation, Department of Public Works, Department of Parks and Recreation, Department of Health, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, Metro and the Metropolitan Police Department, Park Police and other federal and local law enforcement agencies.
- Systematic mapping in GIS, data entry and interpretation of all assets and contracts in order to report milestones, project costs and track patterns to impact next steps and planning.
- Bachelor’s Degree required.
- 3 – 5 years of related work experience, including streetscape/landscape/public realm/facilities.
- Results oriented, detail oriented, organized, and persistent.
- Ability to set goals, establish standards, measure results, and correct deficiencies.
- Passion for urban spaces and the public realm is a must.
- Must have strong written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to work well and communicate effectively with a diverse groups of people including property managers, developers, public agencies, general contractors, landscaping companies, and business and neighborhood association representatives.
- Contract and project management experience.
- Customer-focused, creative, and strategic.
- Knowledge of streetscape elements, public fixtures and furnishings and urban design standards.
- Must be ok with working outside in all types of weather.
- Focused on quality and brand; understands the visual attractiveness and presentation in a physical environment and creating a customer experience.
- Experience with ArcGIS desirable.
- Knowledge of MS office suite, iPhones, mobile applications and other emerging technologies.
Interested candidates should contact :
Location: Houston, TX
Company: City of Houston Planning and Development Department
Date: 5/17/16 (closing date 5/31/16)
Job Description: Transportation Planner IV
The City of Houston seeks a qualified individual to serve as a subject matter expert on pedestrian-bicycle and multi-modal transportation planning in order to effectively implement the principles of complete streets and multi-modal transportation planning through the planning, design, and development review processes. The Transportation Planner (IV) will supervise and manage the development and implementation of the Houston Complete Streets & Transportation Plan (HCSTP), the Houston Bike Plan, and the Major Thoroughfare and Freeway Plan (MTFP).
- Supervise the development of Sub regional Mobility Planning Studies, Livable Center Studies, and other planning studies/reports;
- Oversee regular updates to the HCSTP, the Houston Bike Plan, and the MTFP;
- Develop and manage the planning and coordination of bicycle and pedestrian projects/programs;
- Coordinate with implementation partners on various plans, projects, and programs;
- Manage the development and implementation of successful grant applications and related documents (required reports, budgets, specific inquiries, etc.) to the appropriate funding agencies;
- Lead community input/outreach efforts for multiple planning projects and programs; and
- Coordinate and present to elected officials, the Houston Planning Commission, citizen groups, and staff from partnering agencies.
The Transportation Planner IV must have the ability to communicate complex transportation planning programs, studies, and projects to a wide audience. The successful candidate must have demonstrated project management and leadership skills. The position works in a team environment and has responsibility as a mentor to junior staff.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Civil Engineering, Geography, Public Policy or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed. Six years of progressively responsible planning experience required, with at least two years of professional transportation planning experience.
A Master's degree in Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Civil Engineering, Geography, Public Policy or closely related field may be substituted for two years of experience.
For full job description, or to apply, please click here.
Location: Houston, TX
Company: City of Houston Planning and Development Department
Date: 5/17/16 (closing date 5/31/16)
Job Description: Transportation Planner I
The City of Houston seeks a qualified planner with an understanding of multi-modal transportation planning and land development to assist with incorporating principles of complete streets and transportation planning into the development process. The Transportation Planner will support the development, management, and implementation of the Houston Complete Streets & Transportation Plan, the Major Thoroughfare and Freeway Plan (MTFP), and the Houston Bikeways program.
- Assisting with annual updates to the MTFP;
- Support Development Services Division, agencies, and the public with information and research regarding the MTFP and Complete Streets;
- Researching and understanding best practices in transportation planning;
- Assisting and participating in interagency planning activities such as Sub-regional Mobility Planning Studies, Livable Center Studies and other planning studies;
- Assisting with the planning and coordination of bicycle and pedestrian projects/programs;
- Conducting community input/outreach efforts for multiple planning projects; and
- Assisting in coordination with elected officials, citizen groups, and staff from partnering agencies.
The Transportation Planner must be proficient in GIS and able to assist with updates to transportation systems databases. Experience with graphic programs such as Adobe InDesign and Illustrator is preferred. The ability to communicate transportation planning programs, studies, and projects to a wide audience is necessary. The position works in a team environment.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Civil Engineering, Geography, Public Policy or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed. Two years of planning experience required. A Master's degree in Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Civil Engineering, Geography, Public Policy or closely related field may be substituted for two years of experience.
For full job description and/or to apply, please visit here.
Location: Washington, DC
Company: DC Policy Planning Sustainability Administration
Date: 5/16/16, closing date 6/3/16
Job Description: Transportation Planner (Citywide)
This position is located in the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Policy Planning Sustainability Administration (PPSA) Project Review Branch. PPSA monitors, plans, and evaluates transportation impacts on District residents, visitors and workers. The incumbent provides leadership in the review and consolidation of Department comments on private and public development projects, and on public space permits applications. In addition, the incumbent leads major District-wide transportation planning and research projects providing management and oversight of staff and contractors. Special emphasis is placed on developing and implementing a multi-modal comprehensive approach that combines the needs of public and private sectors into coordinated neighborhood transportation policies and plans, consistent with agency strategic goals and objectives.
Major Duties: Analyzes the operational effectiveness of city-wide transportation systems regarding capacity, design, level-of-service, and safety. Reviews and mitigates the transportation impacts of developments projects. Develops alternatives for assuring the safe and efficient utilization of the public transportation system within the District. Prepares technical position papers, reports, and policies on issues intended to increase the operational efficiency and safety of the District's transportation system.
Manages large-scale transportation planning and infrastructure investment projects across multiple modes. Prepares scopes of work and oversees projects through contracting and performance period to ensure high quality results. Manages transportation related research projects, which will result in publication-ready reports.
Coordinates with other Department personnel, i.e., safety, operational, construction, public space, etc. as well as other District, regional and federal agencies to ensure mutual commitment in the basic policy regarding land use and transportation systems’ compatibility. Ability to establish a rapport with all levels of management within the District Government, external officials, contractors and the general public. Attends other meetings, seminars, and professional conferences relating to public transportation systems planning.
Qualifications: Expert professional knowledge of urban transportation planning theories, concepts, and principles. Expert professional experience managing programs and projects. Expert professional knowledge and ability to develop transportation plans and project descriptions for transportation services and facilities for the District. Comprehensive knowledge and ability to conduct research on urban transportation issues, and skill in applying such knowledge in the assessment of findings. Develop scopes of work for the development of studies, projects and analytical reports relating to transportation planning, and the mission and goals of the DDOT. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in written formats technical information pertaining to transportation planning studies, projects, program analyses, and to facilitate meetings and the coordination of related programs. Ability to exercise initiative, resourcefulness, and tact in obtaining and analyzing information relative to transportation plans. Knowledge and ability to use computer applications (i.e. PowerPoint, word processing, databases, etc.) and Global Information Systems to retrieve and analyze data and prepare reports. Ability to organize work, set priorities, and determine resource requirements; determine short-or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinate with others to accomplish goals; and monitor progress and evaluate outcomes.
Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Policy, Transportation Planning, or Transportation Engineering preferred.
Work Experience: Minimum five (5) years of transportation planning experience with increasing responsibility, preferably in project planning, development review, or transit planning and analysis.
Thorough knowledge of land use and zoning regulations of the District of Columbia as well as a thorough knowledge of Department public space regulations and design standards.
Thorough knowledge of the concepts of public administration; transportation and urban planning and regional planning and coordinating sufficient to provide expertise and leadership in the development and implementation of transportation plans; and develop project descriptions for transportation services and facilities for the District of Columbia.
Ability to provide leadership in a team based environment, and in securing the support and cooperation of others.
For full job description and to apply, please click here.
Location: Washington, DC
Job Description: Policy Research Sr. Analyst
AARP’s LTSS and Livable Communities Group is looking for a Policy Research Sr. Analyst to conduct research, data analysis and also assist with several projects related to family caregiving, long-term services and supports and livable communities. We are looking for someone with strong research and analytical skills. Anaylst will:
- Conduct research and analyze state-level and national data to identify issues, trends, and opportunities to improve access, affordability, delivery and quality.
- Perform research that leads to publications on public policy and support management decision-making.
- Support Livable Communities initiatives, including the Livability Index and related events and products. Supports activities including research, communications, strategy, project/event planning and implementation.
- Under the direction of senior staff, uses appropriate research methods to identify challenges related to LTSS and livable communities and analyze policy solutions.
- Provides research and technical assistance to staff within the Livable Communities / Long Term Services and Supports team within the Public Policy Institute and throughout AARP, in support of AARP’s Strategic Plan and related advocacy efforts.
- Monitor legislative, regulatory and public policy trends in assigned areas of expertise.
- Write literature reviews and other papers, and makes presentations to AARP and external audiences.
- Design, write, edit, and fact-check management reports and presentations.
- Demonstrates AARP cultural attributes and behaviors in all interactions.
Completion of a Master’s degree in Planning, Public Policy, other Social Science, or a related discipline, and experience in policy development and research required. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Some experience in communications is preferred, especially with new technologies and social media.
For complete job details or to apply, please visit here.
Location: Washington, DC
Job Description: Senior Methods Advisor
AARP’s LTSS and Livable Communities Group is looking for a Senior Methods Advisor to conduct research, data analysis and also assist with several projects related to family caregiving, long-term services and supports and livable communities. We are looking for someone with strong research and analytical skills.
- Provides guidance, oversight, and technical assistance to Senior Policy Advisors with regard to data manipulation, statistical analysis and computer programming.
- Conducts and contributes to public policy analyses and original research using complex programming, data manipulation, and computer modeling.
- Conducts analytical work using large public use data files as well as smaller data sets.
- Develops procedures and programs for data analysis and presents data in tabular, graphical, and narrative formats.
- Ensures that appropriate methodological and statistical procedures are used in policy documents and analyses.
- Identifies, develops, and documents data requirements, data validations and analysis
- Documents, implements, maintains or recommends operating methods to improve processing, distribution, data flow, collection, database editing procedures.
- Completion of a Master’s degree in Public Policy, Economics, Statistics, or a related discipline, and 3-5 years of related experience using large government data sets and conducting analyses that require complex data manipulation and programming with statistical software packages.
- Knowledge and experience in using spreadsheet software and statistical computing packages.
- Demonstrated excellent code writing abilities in SAS, SPSS or similar programs.
- Strong analytical skills and experience analyzing data using statistical packages. Experience with GIS mapping is a plus.
For full job description or to apply, please click here.
Location: Lanham, MD
Company: Maryland Dept. of Housing and Community Development
Date: 5/9/16 (Deadline: 5/17/16)
Job Description: Project Manager, Division of Neighborhood Revitalization
The Department has an immediate opening for a Project Manager in its Division of Neighborhood Revitalization. This individual must be a highly organized, customer oriented, self-motivated, team player with financial and project management experience. This position will operate primarily out of the Division’s office in Lanham, Maryland. This position will manage activities falling under the Community Development Block Grant Program and the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery in the Division of Neighborhood Revitalization at DHCD.
Duties: The incumbent will manage grants, monitor projects, provide technical assistance, assist with the development and implementation of program policies and procedures and will work closely with key officials, local governments, nonprofit organizations and other internal and external customers to ensure compliance with regulations, policy, laws and standards.
Minimum qualifications: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Four years of administrative or professional experience in financing and providing technical assistance for development or rehabilitation of multifamily or single family housing; neighborhood revitalization and business development; community infrastructure development; or historic preservation programs.
For more information and to apply, click here.
Location: Washington, DC
Company: WMATA, Office of Emergency Management
Date: 5/6/15, Closing Date: 5/20/16
Job Description: Fire Life Liaison Officer
This position develops and implements the department's policies, procedures and programs as they relate to emergency management planning, training and exercise efforts. Incumbent's responsibilities include execution of policy and program initiatives, developing training programs, writing training curriculum and reports, conducting training courses and exercises, and writing after-action reports. Incumbent will preferably have extensive experience with HSEEP and NIMS/ICS.
A Bachelor's Degree in Fire Science, Engineering, Public Health or related technical fields with at least six (6) years of experience in fire prevention, fire suppression, accident investigation, engineering design review and some supervisory experience. Equivalent combination of education and relevant experience will be considered if candidate can effectively demonstrate progressively responsible experience in fire prevention, fire suppression, accident investigation, engineering design review and some supervisory experience.
The incumbent in this class is responsible for planning, coordinating, and investigating matters relative to fire protection/prevention and rescue activities of the Authority; development, promulgation, direction, control and coordination of training activities with local fire jurisdictions in the support and protection of WMATA facilities. The employee represents the Authority on the Council of Governments (COG) Rail Safety Sub-Committee of the COG Fire Chiefs Committee. The Fire/Life Safety Liaison Officer position is comprised of two primary functional areas: liaison with internal WMATA departments/offices and liaison with external agencies. This is professional, technical and administrative fire/life safety, fire prevention/protection work.
Develop and plans procedures for fire prevention/protection/firefighting and rescue activities within the WMATA system.
Develops and coordinates fire safety training programs for the Authority. Directs and oversees the implementation and conduct of local jurisdictional training of fire fighting personnel to ensure operations are conducted in a safe manner.
Coordinates and directs the local fire jurisdictions in the conduct of fire safety inspections of WMATA properties, including operational conditions of firefighting apparatus to determine compliance with OSHA safety regulations, National Fire Prevention Codes and appropriateness according to industry standards when addressing chemical/biological incidents.
Serves as the Authority's principal liaison with jurisdictional and other fire service officials and organizations for both establishing procedures/guidelines and for coordinating technical/ engineering needs. Serves on technical committees as appropriate to ensure proper guidelines are followed and implemented to maintain the required level of fire safety and prevention.
Coordinates WMATA fire prevention/firefighting and rescue services with local fire fighting jurisdictions to ensure personnel are familiar with WMATA facilities, equipment, and emergency services.
Coordinates and directs fire, life safety activities of other departments/offices within WMATA to ensure a high level of fire prevention/protection is maintained throughout the system, in the rehabilitation of existing facilities and the in construction of new facilities. Establishes fire prevention standards in compliance with promulgated safety regulations, such as OSHA and the National Fire Protection Codes.
Develops emergency evacuation plans for all WMATA facilities. Prepares necessary regulations for the protection of property damaged by fire. Inspects new facilities for attainment of established fire and/or chemical/biological rescue guidelines.
Conducts design reviews of WMATA facilities and equipment to ensure compliance with fire safety (OSHA and NFPA Standards). Makes appropriate recommendations to enhance the safety of facilities and equipment. Participates in technical meetings/conferences involving fire resistant standards for materials used in the construction and design facilities and equipment.
Develops and/or implements fire prevention education programs for employees applicable to both work and home as well as to jurisdictional fire and rescue personnel to ensure their familiarity, safety, and understanding of WMATA facilities, systems, and equipment.
Shares, verbally and in writing, facts and observations associated with emergency events, chemical/biological knowledge or best practices with WMATA officials and staff in Rail/Bus Operations, Transit Police and jurisdictional officers.
Conducts necessary statistical and trend analysis on associated fire safety activities and incidents.
Participates in the emergency on-call rotation assignments for the office.
May act as first responder for emergency calls within the Metrorail facilities or Metrobus system.
For a complete job description or to apply, please click here.
Location: Washington, DC
Company: WMATA Office of Emergency Management
Date: 5/6/16 (Closing Date 5/20/16)
Job Description: Fire Life Safety Coordinator
This position implements the department's policies, procedures and programs as they relate to emergency management planning, training and exercise efforts. Incumbent's responsibilities include execution of policy and program initiatives, writing training curriculum and reports, conducting training courses and exercises, and writing after-action reports.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health, Emergency Management, Safety Management or a related health or science field with at least four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in one or more of the related primary areas described in the above summary, to include experience conducting the more complex investigations and developing requirements for special emphasis programs.
Equivalent combination of education and relevant experience will be considered if candidate can effectively demonstrate progressively responsible experience in one or more of the related primary areas described in the above summary, to include experience conducting the more complex investigations and developing requirements for special emphasis programs.
The incumbent will support the Office of Emergency Management with emergency plan development and maintenance including the Emergency Operations Plan, Emergency Operations Center Manual, and Continuity of Operations Plan. This position will take a lead role in coordinating Departmental representatives trained and solicit their knowledge and expertise in order to keep the plans updated. These plans are “living documents” and need constant attention and revision. Additionally, the incumbent will be involved with a number of public safety efforts, internal and external to WMATA, which require heavy research and writing. This position operates in cooperation with the priorities of emergency management and hours may vary depending on the incident/situation at hand.
Works actively with the management team for the Office of Emergency Management and Fire/Life Safety Officers to develop and maintain Emergency Plans; serves a lead role in coordinating meetings with departmental representatives involved with the emergency plans.
Ensures emergency plans work in concert with operations rules and protocols and jurisdictional plans. Ensures emergency plans are in compliance with FEMA guidelines, as well as WMATA’s own System Safety Program Plan and Security and Emergency Preparedness Plan. Acts as the primary keeper of the plan documents, guaranteeing document control, and distributing final plans to appropriate personnel.
Schedules, arranges, and facilitates training in concert with the Emergency Plans on a regular basis to ensure WMATA staffs are aware and informed on emergency response, practices, and the plans themselves.
Participates with senior members within OEM in support of metropolitan transportation planning activities associated with the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB), the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) and other regional planning organizations on topics associated with the maintenance and stability of Metro’s systems.
Participates or serves as a liaison on local and state transportation projects and studies concerning the expansion of the Metrorail system or Metrobus services into areas not currently served by the Authority.
Assists with incident After Action reports and the development, tracking, and closure of corrective actions relevant to improving emergency practices (preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation) and guidelines outlined within the plans.
Writes, submits and/or contributes to Emergency Management reports and materials; weekly reports, the annual report, board reports, special reports, staff meeting agendas, presentations, memos, emails, letters, etc.
Assists in the monitoring or detection signs and symptoms of persons exposed to toxic gases.
Researches and summarizes relevant public safety, health, incident and emergency topics as well as current events as requested.
Supports emergency management activities including operations, training, and outreaches as requested.
Communicates effectively during presentations, meetings, and in emergency events.
For complete job description and to apply, please click here.
Location: Washington, DC
Company: District Department of Transportation
Date: 5/4/16 (Closing Date 5/15/16)
Job Description: Transportation Planner
This position is located in the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Policy, Planning Sustainability Administration (PPSA),Strategic Planning Branch. The incumbent is responsible for formulating plans studies and policies pertaining to the District of Columbia’s (District) transportation network for the safe and efficient movement of people, goods and information along the public rights-of-way; and to improve the District’s environmental quality, economic competitiveness and quality of life for its citizens.
The Transportation Planner serves as an expert technical advisor for development of neighborhood, corridor and other types of transportation plans with emphasis on a multi-modal, comprehensive approach. Ensures that such plans provide a safe and efficient, balanced transportation system for District citizens and other users, regardless of mode. ,.
Develops multi-modal plans and projects for the preservation and expansion of city-wide transportation systems and facilities as well as for an improved quality of life for District citizens that provide a guide for investment of District and Federal resources. Develops scopes of work for various types of transportation studies including strategic, livability, corridor, etc. to assess and improve city-wide transportation services to include more choices and reliability in the transportation network. Manages consultant studies from contracting to project completion, designed to improve city-wide safe transportation systems. Assesses the operational effectiveness of city-wide transportation systems relative to capacity, design, level-of-service, and safety. Plan and designs, transportation system management with safety and mode choice in mind.
Develops alternatives for assuring the safe and efficient utilization of the public transportation system within the District. Prepares technical position papers, reports on issues intended to increase the reliability, efficiency and safety of the City’s transportation system. Facilitates community meetings and delivers presentations to diverse audiences to explain transportation projects and programs.
Coordinates with other Department personnel, i.e., safety, operational, construction, public space, etc. as well as other District, regional and national agencies to ensure mutual commitment in the basic policy regarding land use and transportation systems’ compatibility. Attends other meetings, seminars, and professional conferences relating to public transportation systems planning. Attends evening meetings, as necessary to coordinate Studies and Plans with the general public.
Candidate must have experience in and ability to develop a transportation plan that includes development of a scope of work data collection, a strong analysis component, a clear layout of alternatives, knowledge in the assessment of the findings, and strong, data backed reasoning for the proposed alternative that meets the mission and goals of DDOT..
Candidate must be self-directed and able to work independently; be flexible and a reliable team player, both internally and externally.
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in written formats technical information pertaining to transportation planning studies, projects, program analyses, and to facilitate meetings and the coordination of related program.
Candidate should have a minimum of three (3) to eight (8) years of progressively responsible specialized experience in transportation planning.
Technical experience in trip generation, VISIM, Travel Demand Models, as well as, experience working with National Environmental Policy Act is a plus.
For more information or to apply, please click here.
Location: Howard County, MD
Company: Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning
Job Description: Planning Specialist I in the Division of Comprehensive and Community Planning
The Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning is seeking a professional planner in the Division of Comprehensive and Community Planning to perform entry level planning and design work involving the development of community-based plans, design review, data compilation and outreach.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Collects and compiles population, transportation, housing, land use, economic, census and other data, researches best practices; compiles that information into usable form, and presents technical and professional recommendations to superiors on assigned projects and programs;
- Develops maps, charts, graphs or drawings for various planning initiatives, such as plan updates, grant applications, public outreach and education initiatives;
- Presents information both verbally and graphically for internal/external review;
- Facilitates project outreach and education efforts, coordinates with local and regional agencies, meets regulatory deadlines and uses electronic plan review software, and
- Organizes and writes papers, reports, articles and general correspondence on divisional activities;
- Speaks to civic groups concerning the comprehensive plan, regulations and special projects and programs, answers public inquiries regarding division functions and procedures.
- Fieldwork and occasional evening meetings are required.
- Researches information about innovative planning techniques, tools and strategies on sustainable community planning issues and provides information to other divisions and departments, as well as, community groups and organizations.
- Provides assistance to the Design Advisory Panel.
Bachelor's Degree and 2 years of professional level planning experience. A Master's Degree in planning, landscape architecture, urban design or related field can substitute for 2 years of professional level planning experience.
For more information or to apply, please click here.
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Company: Virginia Tech
Job Description: Economic Development Specialist
The specialist will develop and conduct applied research and technical assistance projects and participate in the collaborative design and implementation of projects with other faculty. This position, reporting to the director of the office, is a restricted calendar year, administrative and professional faculty appointment.
- Design and implement projects addressing economic and community development needs across Virginia on subjects such as research commercialization, manufacturing extension, distributed research centers, strategic innovation partnerships, asset-based development, entrepreneurship, and strategic planning.
This requires the specialist to undertake the following:
*Conduct diverse forms of research and analysis such as economic impact and feasibility studies, market analysis, cluster studies, strategic planning, and program design and evaluation with emphasis on economically distressed areas in Virginia. Prepare reports and deliver public presentations to project clients and other stakeholder’s derived from that research.
*Write and submit sponsored project proposals, including scope of work, budget development, and secure funding from national, state, and local sources to support up a substantial portion of salary and fringe for this position.
*Develop contacts with current and potential clients across the public, private, and non-profit sectors through regular travel around the state, active participation in professional associations, and other marketing activities of the unit.
*Build strong relationships with academic departments at the university, including faculty as partners in projects.
*Participate in internal evaluations and conduct impact assessments of past projects.
*Participate in recruiting, selecting, and managing graduate assistants and undergraduate interns.
*Experience with applied research or technical assistance projects in a collaborative, interdisciplinary setting.
*Experience with research and practice grounded in economic concepts and their application.
*Possess exemplary communication and analytical skills.
*Demonstrate capacity as a highly organized, creative, entrepreneurial self-starter, capable of contributing to a team.
*Advanced degree in planning, public administration, business, economics or a related field, completed by June 1, 2016.
*Willingness to undertake extensive travel, primarily within the state of Virginia.
*Some nights and weekend travel may be required.
For a full description of the position and requirements, and to apply, please click here. Review of applications will begin on May 5, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
Location: Sauk County, Wisconsin
Company: Sauk County
Date: 4/8/16 (Deadline 5/1/16)
Job Description: Placemaking Planner
The Placemaking Planner is a two-year Limited Term Assignment* that will provide strong, strategic leadership to achieve measurable results and continuous implementation of Sauk County’s Placemaking Initiative. The Placemaking Planner will:
- Develop and implement a robust, multifaceted Placemaking program for Sauk County that distinguishes it from all other counties.
- Develop a marketing and communication program to attract desired employers and workforce to Sauk County municipalities.
- Work closely with municipalities to reflect Sauk County’s Placemaking Initiative in their own marketing programs and develop a community marketing effort.
- Identify and develop a sense of place for each of Sauk County’s communities that collectively distinguishes Sauk County as a premier place to live and work.
- Develop partnerships with public, private, non-profit, and community organizations that will collectively work together to position Sauk County as a premier location for new residents.
- Persuade and assist municipalities to develop, adopt and implement their own unique Placemaking initiatives.
- Work closely with participating municipalities to develop action-oriented projects that advance Sauk County’s Placemaking Initiative.
* Depending on the outcomes of this project, the duration of this position may be extended or made permanent.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work with a multidisciplinary team of county and municipal professionals to fully develop a Placemaking Initiative process for participating municipalities in Sauk County identifying specific placemaking projects that will positively affect the municipality and Sauk County as a whole, through the transformation of physical places;
- Co-author a final report that describes the Placemaking Initiative and the process undertaken, including future initiative direction identified by each participating municipality
- Develop a robust countywide marketing and communication program focusing on stakeholder- centered community marketing to attract residents and workers, visitors, and businesses to Sauk County
- Interact with and seek feedback from the Millennial Task Force to assure that the Placemaking Initiative achieves an overall goal of the task force which is to ‘Attract and retain adults age 25-35 to live and work in Sauk County, growing the percentage from 11.8% to 15% by 2030. This goal focuses on attracting young professionals;
- Develop, coordinate, and facilitate a strong, multi-platform, geo-targeted social media campaign (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, website, etc.) that gathers and disseminates information about events and activities throughout Sauk County and highlights outcomes of the Placemaking Initiative. Continually interface with the Millennial Task Force to evaluate the effectiveness of the social media campaign and make adjustments as necessary
- Assess and evaluate municipal and community interest in placemaking project initiation and begin implementation of previously identified placemaking projects as appropriate.
Required: Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Community Development, Public Administration, Marketing, Urban/Community Design or related field, three years related experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities. Preferred: Master’s degree or combination of equivalent experience. Certified Planner certification issued by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) preferred, however applicants who do not meet eligibility requirements for AICP are still encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be asked to demonstrate their use and understanding of social media at an interview.
Salary and Benefits Salary range is $56,065 - $59,266 plus a comprehensive benefits package including health and life insurance and Wisconsin Retirement Fund. Additional voluntary life, supplemental, dental, vision, accident, and short-term disability plans are available along with deferred compensation.
Location: Washington, DC
Company: Mi Casa
Job Description: Program Associate
A 24-year old community-based affordable housing development organization, Mi Casa creates and preserves affordable housing by rehabbing and selling single-family home to lower income families and supporting tenant groups in their efforts to purchase and rehabilitate their buildings. The Program Associate will work in the Tenant Purchase Program on tenant opportunity to purchase (TOPA) projects. Through this program, Mi Casa has prevented the displacement of over 1,000 people, and supported and empowered tenants to take advantage of the DC First Right of Purchase law to purchase and rehabilitate their own buildings. Mi Casa was the first and remains the predominant bilingual affordable housing developer in Washington.
Staffed by a small group of people Mi Casa is managed in a democratic fashion. Staff members are encouraged to participate in decision-making and are provided opportunities to expand their knowledge of low income housing development. The Program Associate will manage projects and assist the Program Director in all aspects of housing and cooperative development. This includes: building acquisition, project financing, coordinating design and construction, and training and organizing tenant groups who are purchasing and developing their buildings.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
- Experience working in community organizing, housing development, or a related field in low-income, diverse neighborhoods
- Experience in management of multi-faceted projects including: budgeting; critical path; external deadlines; multiple team members; and a volunteer Board
- Skilled at facilitating group meetings; experience in planning and implementing community meetings and training workshops.
- Ability to manage a number of tasks at the same time.
- Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
- Good math, computer and writing skills.
- Good verbal communication/ people skills.
- Able to work independently.
- Bilingual – Spanish and English
- A commitment to equal treatment of low-income people and the communities in which they live.
- Work flexible hours, available for evening and weekend meetings
- B.A. or commensurate experience
Salary Range: $40,000 - $45,000.
Submit a resume and cover letter via email to Heather Crouch at Mi Casa, Inc: email@example.com
Company: Grounded Solutions Network
Job Description: Research Manager (full-time, salaried position)
Grounded Solutions Network seeks to hire a Research Manager who will design and implement our research program to advance best practices and innovations in housing programs and policies that lead to lasting affordability and more inclusive communities. S/he will oversee all aspects of the Research area, including prioritizing research needs, designing and leading initiatives to support the performance of the field, and overseeing the daily management and administration of the research initiatives. The Research Manager will work with graduate students, academics, research institutions, and publishers to coordinate studies and disseminate findings. S/he will also help the organization develop strong data collection practices, information systems and the research infrastructure required to advance the work of the organization and the field more broadly. Grounded Solutions Network is committed to building a racially and culturally diverse team. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. We know that our work is empowered by a staff that is rich in diverse thoughts, perspectives, cultures and human identities.
Learn more: http://groundedsolutions.org/careers/.
Company: Grounded Solutions Network
Job Description: Research Intern/Consultant (part-time, contracted position-location flexible)
Grounded Solutions Network seeks to hire a consultant or intern to implement a large-scale national survey of inclusionary housing programs, including administration via e-mail and telephone, managing data systems and clean-up utilizing technological platforms (e.g. Salesforce, Form Assembly), and contributing to a report. This project will be a first-of-its-kind U.S. census of over 500 inclusionary zoning and impact fee programs, which create affordable housing for families with modest incomes. The survey gathers policy and program characteristics and outcomes. Work would start as soon as possible at an average of 20 hours/week during the summer with the potential for work to extend over the rest of 2016 at less intensive time commitments. Compensation shall be $25/hour. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. We know that our work is empowered by a staff that is rich in diverse thoughts, perspectives, cultures and human identities.
Learn more: http://groundedsolutions.org/careers/.
Location: Calvert County, MD
Company: Calvert County Government
Date: 3/23/16, Closing date: Wed. 04/13/16 11:59 PM EST
Job Description: Principal Planner– Community Planning and Building
Merit Full-time Position, Grade 26, 35 hours per week.
Participates in advanced, highly complex professional planning activities and may supervise other staff who participate in those activities. Performs and manages complex and sensitive professional planning projects, research, and analysis. Conducts supervisory planning and zoning administration work in directing work of planners and projects. Work involves field inspections and investigations to establish facts and to prepare recommendations regarding compliance with land use laws, rules and regulations. Work at this level requires advanced professional training and experience in land use planning. Workers report to administrative supervisors.
Required Qualifications (Note: Any acceptable combination of education, training and experience that provides the above knowledge, skills, and abilities may be substituted on a full-time year for year basis.)
Training and/or Education:
Master's degree in planning or related field.
Four years of professional planning which must include considerable experience managing staff, daily operations, customer service, and policy development and implementation.
Licenses or Certificates:
A.I.C.P. or CNU certification or AIA or A.S.L.A. License preferred.
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Location: Leonardtown, MD
Company: St. Mary’s County Government, Land Use and Growth Management
Date: 3/17/16 Closing Date: 3/30/16
Job Description: Planner II
Education: Bachelors degree.
Experience: Three years or more of job related experience, or additional education in a specialized
Note: Any equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience which has provided the
knowledge, skills and abilities cited below may be considered.
Negative drug test result from pre-employment drug screen;
Pass extensive background check with favorable results;
Successful candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States prior to
JOB SUMMARY: Performs a wide variety of tasks to facilitate the implementation of County ordinances regarding a wide variety of local, state, and federal environmental programs; performs other duties as assigned.
DUTIES: Review environmental and building permit applications;¨ Negotiate with applicants to achieve compliance; process approvals or process requests for ¨ Chesapeake Bay Critical Area variances from the regulations; ¨ Review and recommend revisions to county floodplain and environmental regulations; Advise and assist the public and development professionals on requirements for local and state environmental programs and general zoning and permitting requirements; Provide specific analyses of properties and the application of local, state, and federal regulations and permitting requirements. Performs other duties as assigned. May: Act as a liaison between various boards and committees; provide staff support for standing commissions and specific work groups; St. Mary's County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Ability to gain thorough knowledge of St. Mary’s County Government policies and procedures; Ability to act as a representative of St. Mary’s County Government to the public; Knowledge of department practices and procedures; Knowledge of relevant Federal, State, and Local regulations regarding the administration of plans and programs; Ability to independently and effectively communicate with other staff members; ability to coordinate, advise, and work with other professionals; Ability to prioritize and multitask; Ability to review and analyze existing information and make informed and sound decisions; Ability to use available resources to research information; Ability to keep accurate records; Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and simple office machines.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work requires no unusual demand for physical effort. Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices or meeting rooms, e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, and/or avoidance of trips and falls.
COMPENSATION/BENEFITS: Hiring Salary: $44,886 annually. FLSA: Non-Exempt St. Mary’s County Government offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance and long-term disability. We offer a 457 deferred compensation plan, employee assistance program, and education reimbursement. All employees are required to participate in the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System (SRPS).
SELECTION PROCEDURE: Applications will be screened for those who meet job requirements and have related experience. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview. All candidates will be notified of their selection or non-selection for interview. APPLY NOW here. Applications must be received in the Human Resources Department by closing date of 3/30/16.
Location: Washington, DC
Company: National Housing Conference
Date: 3/8/16 (application must be received by 3/18/16)
Job Description: Vice President for Research
The vice president of research leads NHC’s research activities designed to increase awareness of housing needs, to identify effective and promising policy solutions to housing challenges and to connect research directly to practitioners to impact housing policy. The vice president is responsible for setting and overseeing NHC’s research agenda, developing research proposals, securing funding to support NHC’s research work, and working closely with NHC staff and the NHC Research Committee to ensure execution of a high-quality research program that advances NHC’s strategic goals. NHC’s research agenda is organized currently around four areas: Housing Affordability, Housing Intersections, Inclusive Communities and Housing Demand. The vice president of research is a member of the senior management team and reports to the president & CEO.
The vice president of research is responsible for:
- Developing and directing the execution of NHC’s research agenda in support of NHC’s strategic goals and objectives
- Supervising NHC research staff
- Overseeing key NHC research reports and other projects
- Assisting the NHC president & CEO to raise funds to support the research and related work at NHC
- Being visible as a thought leader within the housing policy community through presentations, articles, blog postings, and other venues
- Representing NHC’s research activities at national and state/local meetings and events
- Managing project budgets and grant reporting
- Leading meetings of the NHC Research Committee
- A strong research background, with a thorough understanding of research methods.
- A deep understanding of and appreciation for research and its role in informing policy, with a demonstrated capacity for understanding, interpreting, and applying research to housing policy and planning.
- Broad housing policy background – ideally across multiple sectors of the affordable housing world. Expertise in state or local housing policy a plus.
- Excellent writing and editing skills, with a demonstrated capacity to convey complex ideas in a balanced and clear manner understandable to non-experts.
- Strong experience in developing research proposals as well as writing grants and grant reports.
- Demonstrated ability to think strategically and develop and execute a strategic vision
- Management experience supervising staff
- Team player – works well with others.
- Creative and willing to challenge convention and the status quo.
- Will be a passionate advocate and believer in the mission of NHC and the role of research in strengthening housing policy.
- An advanced degree (Masters, Doctorate or J.D.) is required for this position.
- 8 to 12 years of relevant experience. (Exceptional candidates with a longer track record will also be considered.)
- A body of published research related to housing policy
Salary Range $130k - $160k - commensurate with experience, plus generous benefits. To Apply: Please complete the online application providing a resume, cover letter and two writing samples. Only complete online applications received by Friday, March 18, 2016, will be considered.
Location: Davidson County, TN
Company: Tennesee Department of Transportation
Date: 3/3/16 (Closing Date 3/8/16)
Job Description: Planning Supervisor
The Long Range Planning Division at the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is currently looking for a Planning Supervisor. The position will be particularly in charge of the office of Data Visualization within the Division. The position will integrate and manage Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to support the long term strategic goals of TDOT including enhancement and integration of GIS application for use in project planning, implementation, maintenance and measurement. The position will also integrate GIS applications with department-wide technologies and information systems.
Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in community planning, transportation planning, public administration, civil engineering, landscape architecture, or other related bachelor's degree and experience equivalent to five years of full-time professional planning work.
Possession of a master's degree in community planning, transportation planning, public administration, civil engineering, or landscape architecture from an accredited college or university and experience equivalent to three years of full-time professional planning work.
Substitution of Education for Experience: Graduate coursework in community planning, transportation planning, public administration, civil engineering, landscape architecture, or other related degree may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis, to a maximum of two years (24 semester hours is equivalent to one year).
For more information and to appy, please click here.
Location: Washington, DC
Job Description: Planner I
Do you love people and planning? Are you creative? Do you have ideas to improve the planning process? Are you a team player? Do you want to work in an environment where there is no typical day?
If you said yes, Nspiregreen is looking for you. We are seeking a new member of our team. The role of the Planner I, will work across multiple projects supporting both planning and public engagement activities.
Planning duties may include field data collection, data analysis, developing alternatives, GIS mapping, transforming data into visual presentations, writing technical reports, and participating in planning workshops with clients.
Public engagement duties may include assisting with public outreach strategies and techniques, planning and staffing community meetings and special events, creating public information/outreach materials/community messaging, assisting with graphics and document design, and managing social media.
This position will require attendance at weekday, evening and weekend meetings. Additionally, the finalist must be able to perform well in a fast paced, team oriented environment.
Requirements: Bachelors degree, MS preferred. 0+ years experience in transportation planning, urban planning, civil engineering, or related field. Strong written and oral communications skills are required. The ability to multi-task and work as part of a team is also required. Regional travel may be required.
Software requirements: MS Office, GIS, Wordpress, Social Media programs (Twitter, Facebook, Flickr), Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator).
Compensation: Nspiregreen offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits which includie: medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance coverage; paid holidays and vacations; the opportunity to telework each week and other incentives. Nspiregreen is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To apply please click here. All applications must be received by February 29, 2016.
Location: Washington, DC
Company: Jon Stover & Associates
Job Description: Economic Development Associate
Jon Stover & Associates (JS&A) helps organizations bridge the gap between the very different worlds of city policy, urban design, community interest, and real estate development. We work with city agencies, community development organizations, real estate developers, and private businesses to help shape communities.
Position Description. The Economic Development Associate will manage a variety of projects that offer our clients strategies for community revitalization, small area plans, real estate development feasibility, market analysis, fiscal and economic impact assessment, and other types of economic and planning analysis. JS&A is a small and growing company, and correspondingly, the Associate serves as a jack of all trades. In addition to managing multiple concurrent projects, the Associate plays an active role in administrative tasks (such as accounting and invoicing) and business development (such as writing proposals and updating the JS&A website and social media accounts). There is some travel required, and the Associate must be comfortable in a variety of work environments. A competitive salary will be offered, based on qualifications and experience. JS&A provides a comprehensive benefits package including health benefits and paid holidays.
Who We’re Looking For. In short, we’re looking for someone who is entrepreneurial, self-motivated, smart, hard-working, and most importantly, has a passion for making cities better. A candidate should have:
- 1-3 years of work experience in consulting and/or in real estate development, economics, community development, public-private partnership, city planning, or a similar field
- An educational background in one of the above areas (preferred but not required)
- Experience using GIS, Microsoft Excel, and preferably, Microsoft Access (preferred but not required)
- Strong attention to detail, comfort working in a fast-paced and flexible working environment, strong analytical skills, and excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Also, you must like dogs; there is an office dog named Kona, and she is awesome What We’re Working On. Here are some projects we are currently working on or have recently completed:
- Downtown East Re-Urbanization Strategy for the DC Office of Planning
- Retail Revitalization Strategy for H Street Main Street
- Development Feasibility Analysis for an On-Site Coffee Shop for the Washington Family Church
- Return on Investment Analysis of DC Main Street Funding for Barracks Row Main Street
- Opportunity Analysis and Strategy for Developing a New Main Street Program for the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development
- Development Fiscal and Economic Impact Analysis for Clark Realty Capital
- Marketing Materials and Stakeholder Engagement for Rhode Island Avenue Main Street
- Corridor Planning and Branding Strategy for the Crystal City BID How to Apply. Email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, attached together as a single PDF document. Your full name should be included within both the email subject line and the attachment file name. No inquiries by phone, please. We will follow up with all submissions in a timely manner. For more information on JS&A, visit www.jonstoverandassociates.com.
Location: Madison, WI
Company: City of Madison Planning Division
Job Description: Planner
The City of Madison Planning Division is seeking qualified candidates for multiple openings as a Planner.
Rated as the top medium sized city (population 243,000) in the US by Livability.com, Madison has a highly educated workforce, a diverse and rich array of cultural and recreational activities, incredible natural beauty with its lakes and parks, and a growing economy focused on education, health care and technology. Madison is a city of neighborhoods that seeks continuous improvement in achieving opportunity for all.
The first opening is for a Land Planning & Mapping Specialist. The City is seeking someone who is adept at both the conceptual master planning and detailed site planning aspects of comprehensive land planning. This position also provides opportunities to design, build, maintain, and utilize Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and databases to support the planning efforts of the Department.
The second opening is for a Neighborhood Planner. This position is primarily responsible for providing professional level planning support for established neighborhoods and special project planning efforts. It will also involve a variety of related neighborhood support activities and other professional planning level assignments, as well as data and information gathering, analysis and presentation. This position requires the ability to effectively engage a wide variety of citizen and stakeholder groups.
The third opening is for two limited term employment (LTE) Planner 1 or 2 level Planners anticipated to last through 2017. These two positions will focus on all phases of updating the City of Madison's Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2006 and State Statutes require that it be updated every ten years. The positions involve responsible professional land use planning, research, and administrative support work in the Planning Division of the Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development as part of an interdisciplinary team. This position requires the ability to effectively engage a wide variety of citizen and stakeholder groups.
To obtain more detailed information and to apply for these positions, please visit our website at www.cityofmadison.com/hr. Applications are due no later than Sunday, March 6, 2016.
Location: Baltimore, MD
Company: Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance
Job Description: Research Assistant—BNIA-JFI
The Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance seeks a Research Assistant for multiple projects.
Responsibilities will consist of a full range of research tasks, but a particular focus will be on researching data sources, accessing Census data, and conducting fieldwork in Baltimore neighborhoods. Other tasks may include coordinating meetings; data entry; preparing data sets for analysis and data visualization (interactive and static maps, charts, and tables); contributing to written reports and research products; and assisting the center in communicating online through project-based research assistance.
Bachelor's degree required, in preferably in the field of Economics, Public Policy, Urban Studies, Sociology, Communications or other social science field, or qualitative field such as Mathematics, Computer Science or Statistics.
The successful candidate must demonstrate solid research skills, analytic thinking, and quantitative aptitude:
- Experience conducting research, specifically gathering data from sources such as American Factfinder is required.
- Experience in communications or summarizing policy research results for a policy audience is required.
- GIS skills are preferred
- Requires an organized, highly motivated, creative, and self-confident individual who can work effectively with diverse stakeholders on multiple projects at once.
- Candidate will need access to a car for neighborhood fieldwork 1 day a week.
- Candidate should also have a strong interest in one or more of the following topics: housing policy, energy policy, sustainable development and neighborhood revitalization
Hours: 40 per week max. Compensation: $15-$16.50 per hour based on experience; plus mileage reimbursement
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Dr. Seema Iyer at email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and so early submissions are strongly encouraged.
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Company: CATCH!, University of Glasgow
Research Associate in Volunteered Geographic Information Analysis
The purpose of this role is to make a leading contribution to the project
CATCH! Citizen’s at the City’s Heart. Specifically, the role will require
expert knowledge in the area of volunteered geographic information (VGI)
analysis, with a particular focus on how to deal with the privacy concerns
associated with this form of data. The post-holder will also be required
to contribute to the formulation and submissions of research publications
and research proposals as well as help manage and direct a complex and
challenging project as opportunities allow.
Full-time / 2 years
Salary: £33,574 - £37,768
Based in Glasgow, Scotland at the Urban Big Data
Centre, University of Glasgow
Closing date: 14th February 2016
To view the full job description and apply, click here.
Location: Washington DC Region
Job Description: City and Urban Planners
The Asset Management Business Line for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) in the Washington Region is looking for city and urban planners, realty specialists, architects, landscape architects, engineers, or related disciplines who are interested in becoming a part of their team to provide facility and land use master planning, plan facility repair and construction projects, and project manage planning contracts fora wide range of facility types at installations throughout the DC metropolitan region. Project locations include: Washington Navy Yard, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, National Military Medical Center Bethesda, Naval Support Activity South Potomac, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Naval Support Activity Annapolis, etc.
There are a number of positions available. Licensed professionals are desired but not required. The positions available are at the entry-level intern GS-7 to GS-12 level, with pay ranging up to $99K. NAVFACoffers numerous benefits, including a maximum 40-hour workweek, healthcare, retirement benefits,flexible work schedule, telework, and all government holidays. Interested candidates must be able toobtain a security clearance. Travel is limited to the Washington, DC, region.
For more information about NAVFAC and working for the Navy see NAVFAC’s web page and click on“Jobs”: https://navfac.navy.mil/
For further information or to submit a resume, please contact Vincent Parlegreco, Asset Management Product LineCoordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Hyattsville, MD
Company: CASA de Maryland
Job Description: Housing and Community Development Manager
CASA's mission is to create a more just society by building power and improving the quality of life in low-income immigrant communities. Our vision is a future with diverse and thriving communities living free from discrimination and fear, working together with mutual respect to achieve full human rights for all. CASA has a sister organization, CASA in Action, a separate, but related, nonprofit organization that is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Although CASA and CASA in Action share a common goal of supporting immigrants and low-income people in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, they are separate organizations with their own board of directors. A set of employees at the two organizations, including the person filling this position, shares their time between the two organizations. This has no effect on salary or benefits.
The Schools and Community Development Department (SCD) spearheads the integration of place-based and people-based strategies focusing on systemic change within education, housing, transportation, and community development on the local, state, and national level. The SCD houses SOMOS Langley Park, a promise neighborhood initiative; the Fair Development Coalition, a grassroots partnership; housing advocacy & development; Prince George's County's two International High Schools; and Learning Together. Our goal is to advocate for transformational change through partnerships and collaboration while supporting and addressing the individual needs of immigrant students and their families through service referrals and training.
CASA's Schools and Community Development team seeks a manager that is a progressive leader who believes in breaking down silos, advocating for housing and community development rights, and enjoys building and strengthening partnerships. The team looks for a manager that will lead the conversation about housing and community development issues on the local, state, and federal level; oversee and expand CASA's place-based initiative (SOMOS Langley park); expand and strengthen CASA's community development initiatives; and build, strengthen and expand CASA's real estate development initiative. The manager will also lead, support, and/or coordinate CASA-wide campaigns.
· Build, manage, strengthen, and expand CASA's housing, community development, and place-based coalitions, i.e., SOMOS Langley Park (a place-based collaborative), Fair Development Coalition (a grassroots coalition), and Public Safety Working Committee. Support and be an active member of partner coalitions.
· Plan, manage, and execute briefings, events, hearings, town halls etc. Attend and support partners' events.
· Plan, implement, and support local, state and federal advocacy agenda. Passionately lobby local and state officials on immigrant rights issues and take leadership on housing and community development matters.
· Monitor legislative and administrative proposals and develop a plan to address proposals.
· Plan, design, build, implement, strengthen, and expand CASA's cooperative program.
· Prospect purchase/rehab opportunities for real estate development, focusing on multi-family.
· Manage the development process, including the pre-development phase through project completion and working with outside consultants.
· Develop and strengthen strategic relationships with municipalities.
· Develop, strengthen, and expand strategic relationships and partnerships with local, state, and federal government, elected, and private sector officials.
· Develop and maintain strategic relationships with policymakers, nongovernmental organizations, industry executives, leading experts, and members.
· Aggressively identify, write, and submit funding proposals and complete funding reports.
· Be an external spokesperson for the organization on media outlets, coalitions, etc.
· Lead and support internal coordination on housing and community development campaigns and projects.
· Represent community interests in planning and development negotiations with county officials in and outside core focus areas.
· Maintain staff by recruiting, selecting, training, and retaining employees. Supervise an Advocacy Specialist and Policy Analyst.
· Serve as a member and a strategic partner of CASA's management team.
EDUCATION,CERTIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
· Minimum 5 years of related experience.
· Bachelor's Degree, required.
· Master's Degree, preferred.
· Housing development experience, strongly preferred.
· A demonstrative commitment to immigrant rights and progressive issues.
· A track record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with and among a diverse group of stakeholders.
· Lobbying experience, required.
· Progressive, forward thinker.
· Ability to work "outside of the box."
· A history of getting things done even in the face of obstacles.
· Proven ability to manage multiple projects and priorities.
· Affordable Housing and Community Development policy and advocacy experience, preferred.
· Bilingual, preferred.
· Mission-oriented, Results driven, team player, passionate, and highly motivated, required.
· Communicate clearly, write well, speak eloquently, and are able to explain just about anything to anyone. And, you are comfortable communicating in writing and on the phone.
· Motivated and self-driven. Volunteer for new challenges without waiting to be asked.
· Open to learning new things and learning quickly, and rolling with the punches when things change.
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Location: Frederick, MD
Company: City of Frederick
Job Description: Planner II
This is a professional position with the City of Frederick, Maryland, responsible for a variety of development review functions, including but not limited to the technical review of community master plans, major subdivisions and site plans; the collection, analysis, and reporting of data and trends related to various urban issues affecting the City; and outreach and education for residents, development review professionals, and decision makers on issues related to planning and development review in the City. The Planner II position will receive direct supervision from the Manager of Current Planning and will supervise other staff on a project specific basis. Regular hours for this position are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5 p.m. with occasional work required after hours to attend public meetings.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
- A master's degree from an accredited college or university in urban planning or a related field considered useful in city planning or a bachelor's degree with work experience may be substituted for the master's degree.
- Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning, zoning regulations, historic preservation, forest conservation, and land subdivision.
For more information on the position, and to apply, click here. Questions? Contact Joseph Adkins, Deputy Director for Planning, 301/600-1655
Location: Spencer, NC
Company: The Town of Spencer
Job Description: Land Management Director
The Town of Spencer is seeking a motivated, ambitious self-starter with strong work ethic to join our team as Land Management Director in our small but fast-paced town. Position manages the planning, zoning, code enforcement and overall community development programs within the town. Serves as advisor to various town boards. Requires a Bachelor's degree in urban planning, public administration or related area; 2 years of progressively more responsible planning experience; supervisory experience; OR equivalent combination of training, education and experience. Spencer is home of the North Carolina Transportation Museum and is a N.C. Main Street community. Salary DOQ, excellent benefits. Submit application, cover letter and resume to ATTN: Reid Walters Interim Town Manager, Town of Spencer, PO Box 45, Spencer, NC 28159-0045. For more information, click here. Spencer is an EOE.
Location: Washington, DC
Company: The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Job Description: Research Associate
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is seeking to hire a Research Associate Assistant or (RA) – title commensurate with experience -- to join its federal budget and tax team. This role is an excellent opportunity for any of your students (or recent graduates) who have a strong quantitative background, a desire to improve the lives of low- and moderate-income people, and an interest in shaping federal budget and tax policy. We will consider applicants graduating in May/June 2016 as well as applicants with earlier availability.
The full job description can be found at the following link:
This RA position offers an exceptional foundation for people seeking a career in public policy. Based in Washington D.C., the Center is a non-profit research organization with a national reputation for rigorous analysis of budget and tax policies and an ability to influence policy debates. Under the supervision of senior experts, the RA will receive strong training in producing relevant analyses on a range of federal budget, tax, and low-income policies, and a unique insight into federal policymaking. The RA will also participate in a program of skill and knowledge development sessions for early-career Center staff.
Former federal fiscal RAs have gone on to a wide range of analysis and policy roles. Some examples include working with the Council of Economic Advisers, the Office of Management and Budget, the National Economic Council in the White House, the Senate Finance Committee, and at non-partisan national and state research organizations.
Location: State College, Pennsylvania
Company: Borough of State College
Job Description: Planner
The Borough of State College, Pennsylvania, is accepting applications for individuals interested in joining an innovative and entrepreneurial team as a Planner with the Boroughs planning and community development department. State College is located in beautiful central Pennsylvania with a population over 45,000 and includes the core campus for Penn State University. The position will support the Boroughs planning and community development efforts. Key responsibilities include the development and preparation of plans and reports and coordinating activities which will lead to the implementation of these plans, with a focus on areas of redevelopment and housing. The Planning Department is currently leading several exciting redevelopment initiatives and will soon be embarking on an update to the Boroughs zoning ordinance. This position is an excellent opportunity to work on projects that will have a lasting impact in a remarkable university community.
The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of the principles, practices and issues involving local government planning efforts with some knowledge of land development and zoning regulations; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with good communications skills both orally and in writing; and be able to provide effective presentations to a wide variety of audiences. A masters degree in planning, urban studies, public administration or a related field and at least one year of related experience in local government planning is preferred. Must possess or obtain AICP designation within two years of employment. Any combination of education and experience which provides the required skills and abilities may be considered for the position. Preferred knowledge of and ability to use ArcGIS 10.0 or higher, Microsoft Office applications, and familiarity with demographic data (e.g. US Census). Knowledge of federal community development programs is also preferred.
The Planner position reports to the Planning Director. The salary range for this position is $52,367 to $64,407 plus a generous benefit package. To complete the online application, visit our website at www.statecollegepa.us/jobs; attach a cover letter, resume and writing samples. Deadline is December 31, 2015. State College Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Location: Baltimore, MD
Company: Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, LLP
Job Description: Planner
Rummel, Klepper & Kahl is looking for a Planner. Job duties include the preparation and interpretation of technical information pertinent to transportation planning. Responsible for a broad range of transportation planning areas, including multi-modal planning, land use planning, corridor planning studies, transit service planning, travel trends analysis, freight movement, traffic engineering, alternative alignment studies, and geographic information systems. Support public involvement activities and agency coordination, as well as be responsible for technical report writing, data collection and data analysis and management. The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Design or related field.
Interested applicants may mail resumes to William B. Wood, Human Resources Manager, Rummel, Klepper & Kahl LLP, 81 Mosher St., Baltimore, MD 21217
Location: Annapolis, MD
Company: CR Goodman Associates
Job Description: Architect/Designers/Planner
Annapolis-based firm with exciting projects on the boards is looking for experienced designers to join our team. Great opportunity with a growing firm. Looking for a Masters Degree in Architecture or Urban Planning. For more information, contact Sandy Goodman, AAHID, IIDA, LEED AP, EDAC, 912 Commerce Road, Annapolis MD 21401, http://www.crgoodmanassociates.com
Location: Washington, DC
Company: Ayers Saint Gross
Job Description: Senior Planner Project Manager
Ayers Saint Gross Architects + Planners is a 150-person firm designing environments that support the creation and dissemination of knowledge and culture for major higher education, civic, and cultural institutions. With headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland and offices in Washington, DC and Arizona, our span is national with an increasing presence internationally.
Position Overview: We are looking for an experienced Senior Planner Project Manager to join our planning team in our Washington, DC office. The Senior Planner Project Manager will work in close coordination with the Principal in Charge to provide project leadership and management to multiple planning projects. We are looking for an energetic professional with a strong organizational skills to manage multi-disciplinary teams to provide collaborative, quality planning solutions. Projects typically overlap the disciplines of planning, architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, and graphic design. Ideal candidates should have interest in problem solving for higher education and cultural clients.
- In close collaboration with the Principal in Charge, lead and manage planning projects.
- Work collaboratively with clients, consultants and internal team members.
- Manage internal team in the preparation of deliverables and conduct presentations to clients.
- Manage external consultants and contracts.
- Manage internal project finances and staffing. -
- Be able to travel to client sites as needed.
- Assist with marketing and business development activities.
Requirements: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (preferred) in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning and/or Urban Design. Minimum of 10 years of related experience, preferably in higher education. Exceptional presentation and interpersonal skills. Strong verbal and written communications skills. Excellent analytical skills. Proficient with MS Office Suite, InDesign a plus. Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail. Self-starter and ability to work will with minimal supervision.
Why work at Ayers Saint Gross? - We are an employee-owned company - We encourage our employees to pursue local and professional advocacy groups - We provide the opportunity to help with pro-bono initiatives that brings Architecture to the community - We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including a 401(k) and ESOP ASG is a respected leader in the community offering comprehensive benefits and a highly energized work environment. For additional information, please visit our website at www.asg-architects.com. Interested candidates should submit their resume, a letter of interest, and portfolio to email@example.com with the job title in the Subject line. Ayers Saint Gross is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/Disability/Veteran. Internal Number: ASG15-11
LOCATION: Ellicott City, MD
Company: Ellicott City Partnership
Job Description: Executive Director
The Ellicott City Partnership (ECP) is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director, who will be responsible for coordinating commercial revitalization activities as a recognized Maryland Main Street. Applicants must have education and professional experience in one or more of the following areas: historic preservation, urban planning, economic development, retailing, marketing, design, volunteer management, nonprofit management, or small business development. Familiarity with the Main Street program preferred. The candidate must be entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative, well organized, and capable of functioning effectively in an independent environment, and be able to work with a variety of local community groups. Excellent verbal, written and social media communication skills are essential. Successful grant writing experience a plus. The salary is negotiable, depending upon experience. Please submit your resume, letter of interest, and three references by November 23, 2015 to ECP_opportunity@yahoo.com.
LOCATION: Baltimore, MD
Job Description: Site/Civil Planner
TechniPower, Inc. is conducting a search for a Site/Civil Planner for a Civil Engineering firm that works heavily with the City of Baltimore. They are looking for students or recent graduates. If interested, please contact Nicole Crews, TechniPower, Inc., at firstname.lastname@example.org, 770-804-9977 or 800-898-5154.
LOCATION: Houston, TX
Company Name: City of Houston Planning & Development Department
Job Description: Planner (Development Services) - Several Positions open
The City Of Houston Planning & Development Department is looking to fill multiple Planner (Develpment Services) positions within our department. Information regarding all employment opportunities for the City of Houston can be found by visiting our website at http:/houstontx.gov/jobs and selecting the "Apply for a Job" option. For a direct link to the posting, use http://bit.ly/1jBjb1m. Individuals looking to apply must complete by the online application process by the closing date of October 30, 2015. Applicants are encouraged to email a copy of their resume and cover letter to Brian Crimmins, Chief of Staff, City of Houston Planning & Development Department, at Brian.Crimmins@houstontx.gov, to help expedited the application process. For more information about planning in Houston, please visit www.houstonplanning.com.
Students: Career Development Services
URSP Student Planning Association (SPA) hosts a career panel on campus each year, in which alumni and other local planning professionals provide our current students ideas and advice on successful job hunting. Please check back for dates.
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Location: Silver Spring, MD
Company: M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks
Job Description: Summer Internship
The Park Planning and Stewardship Division at M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks is seeking a paid intern to assist with two projects: a site selection study for dog parks and skate parks, and a project working to bring online plans into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This is a paid internship starting immediately. Position can by full-time or part-time.
The Park Planning & Stewardship Division works to support the Vision, Mission and Values of the Department of Parks to achieve the right balance recreation and stewardship through a comprehensive park and trail planning program that is closely aligned with management and protection of our county’s best natural and cultural resources on parkland.
Setting up and taking down infrared wildlife cameras at specific park locations. Data collection and analysis of existing park facilities using infrared photography. Inventory and analysis of park facilities for site selection using GIS and Excel. Updating online plan library for ADA compliance. Other duties as assigned.
Intern must be a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, pursing a degree in planning, park or public administration, landscape architecture, geography, and/or similar.
Location: Parkside Headquarters: 9500 Brunett Ave Silver Spring, MD 20901
Proficiency with ArcGIS, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office Suite. Familiarity with Adobe Acrobat Pro and several web editing tools. Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop is a plus. Ability to lift 20 lbs, work outdoors in various conditions.
$12 to $23/ hour
Please send resume and cover letter by COB JUNE 3, 2016 to Susanne Paul, email@example.com
Location: DC/Baltimore, Philadelphia, Richmond, Baltimore
Company: Network Building + Consulting (NB+C)
Job Description: Real Estate Development Intern
Network Building + Consulting (NB+C) is a leader on the cutting edge of the rapidly changing and growing wireless telecommunications industry. NB+C is committed to building a devoted team that provides innovative solutions to our clients. NB+C is actively engaged with all four major wireless carriers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint, with projects in 25 states.
NB+C is looking for enthusiastic summer interns for its Site Development Division. Summer interns will work closely with our Real Estate Specialists, Engineers and Technical Crews to help carriers design and deploy their networks. Over the span of 12 weeks, you will have the opportunity to work on real projects and develop meaningful mentor partnerships. Many of our prior successful interns have transitioned into full time employees with NB+C.
Site Development interns will learn about site location, negotiating leases, working with local jurisdictions on zoning and permitting.
We want people who are:
• Driven, competitive and passionate about their future
• Team oriented and like working towards a common goal
• Willing to learn and adapt quickly
NB+C has internship opportunities for the following majors:
• Real Estate
• Civil + Structural Engineering
• Urban Studies and Planning
• Liberal Arts
Our offices are located in the Philadelphia, DC/Baltimore, Richmond and Boston Metro areas. If you’re interested, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: 2016 Internship.
Learn more about NB+C at www.networkbuilding.com
Location: Rockville, MD
Company: Montgomery County Historical Society
Job Description: Mary Kay Harper Center for Suburban Studies Fellowship
The Mary Kay Harper Center for Suburban Studies of the Montgomery County Historical Society seeks a qualified candidate for a 3-month paid fellowship from June 2016 - August 2016 to develop a chronology of suburban growth, development and life in Montgomery County, MD during the 1960’s. The chronology will contribute to the Historical Society’s ability to communicate the evolution of Montgomery County, MD as a suburban county.
The purpose of the chronology is to identify the multiple forces (including cultural forces) that propelled suburban growth, development, and change in Montgomery County, MD during this important decade. These multiple forces include but are not limited to: in-migration of new residents, mass transit (subway & buses), road expansion, commercial development, residential subdivision development, public utilities (water, sewers, gas, electric), schools, police, fire & health services, religious institutions, parks & recreation, open space preservation, cultural influences, planning policies and government decision making.
- Identify, document, review and analyze materials that discuss the policies, projects, actions, events, and people that contributed to the suburbanization of Montgomery County in the 1960’s.
- Utilize the MCHS online Guide to Primary & Secondary Sources on the Suburbanization of Montgomery County, MD and other sources to identify the organizations, agencies, municipalities and communities where the most important materials are located that address the suburbanization of Montgomery County in the 1960’s.
- Prepare a draft chronology of the suburbanization of Montgomery County in the 1960’s.
- Knowledgeable in current historical research techniques, including library and archive practices.
- Enrollment in Master’s degree program in library science, history, planning, museum studies, American Studies or some other appropriate discipline.
- Familiarity with using databases and computer software for research projects.
COMPENSATION: $3,000 (Up to 200 hours work at $15.00 per hour)
TO APPLY: Email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to: Bob Bachman at email@example.com . Type “Application for 1960’s Suburbanization Chronology Fellowship” in the subject line.
No phone calls, please. All applicants will be notified their application was received. Selected applicants will be contacted for telephone and in-person interviews.
ABOUT THE MCHS MARY KAY HARPER CENTER FOR SUBURBAN STUDIES
The Mary Kay Harper Center for Suburban Studies of the Montgomery County Historical Society was established in 2009 to preserve and interpret Montgomery County’s suburban history. The Center has developed an online Guide to Primary & Secondary Sources on the Suburbanization of Montgomery County, MD at: http://montgomeryhistory.org/css-finding-aids/ .
Location: Rockville, MD
Company: Montgomery County Historical Society
Job Description: Mary Kay Harper Center for Suburban Studies Fellowship
The Mary Kay Harper Center for Suburban Studies of the Montgomery County Historical Society seeks qualified candidates for a 4-month Fellowship beginning in May or June 2016. The internship project is to develop a database that uses Past Perfect Online software to access and search materials in the Jane C. Sween library that relate to suburban development and suburban life in Montgomery County, MD.
This database will help increase awareness of, and accessibility to, the Montgomery History primary and secondary materials in the Jane C. Sween Research Library and will increase the use of database technology to document and preserve the historical resources in the Jane C. Sween library.
This Fellowship project will be managed by the Chair of the Mary Kay Center for Suburban Studies (MKH-CSS) Steering Committee. The intern will work under the supervision of the Chair and the Montgomery History Librarian & Archivist. He/she will interact/coordinate with other Montgomery County Historical Society staff.
- Identify the materials in the Jane C. Sween Library that relate to suburban development and suburban life in Montgomery County.
- Document these materials with descriptions that contain similar, searchable categories and sub-categories.
- Use Past Perfect Online software to develop a searchable database to the materials in the Jane C. Sween Library that relate to suburban development and suburban life in Montgomery County.
- Test, debug, and implement this computerized, searchable database.
- Prepare a User’s Guide to this computerized, searchable Suburban Studies database that instructs MCHS staff and volunteers in maintaining, updating, and expanding the database.
- Experience with digitization of primary source materials.
- Knowledgeable in current library and archive practices.
- Enrollment in Information/Library Science or equivalent degree program.
- B.A. in history or museum studies is a plus, but not mandatory.
- Familiarity with Past Perfect Online required.
Compensation: Up to $4,000 (Up to 300 hours work at $15.00 per hour)
To Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and two references to: MKH-CSS Committee Chair Bob Bachman, at firstname.lastname@example.org . Type “Application for Suburban Studies Database Fellowship” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. All applicants will be notified their application was received. Selected applicants will be contacted for telephone and/or in-person interviews.
Location: Baltimore, MD
Company: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Date: 4/18/16 (Application Deadline 5/20/16)
Job Description: Campus Planning Summer Intern
Description: The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State of Maryland’s public academic health sciences and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, public service, and patient care. The campus is located on 71 acres in downtown Baltimore, two blocks from the famed Oriole Park at Camden Yards. UMB offers primarily professional and graduate degrees from its schools of dentistry, medicine, law, nursing, pharmacy, and social work as well as an inter-professional graduate school. The UMB campus has an estimated daily population exceeding 25,000 persons who are engaged in education, research, and patient care.
Responsibilities: The Office of Capital Budget and Planning at the University of Maryland, Baltimore is seeking a summer intern (approximately late May through mid-August) to assist with the completion of its 10 year facilities master plan. The summer intern’s main task will be to assist in updating the University’s existing Urban Design Guidelines. The intern will also be asked to assemble deed, plat and other property files for UMB-owned buildings and create corresponding maps.
In addition to these tasks the intern will also be asked to conduct a number of existing conditions surveys to inventory exiting street furniture. At minimum these surveys will include the inventory and mapping of campus bike racks, benches, trees, and planter boxes.
- Completion of a BA/BS
- Currently pursuing a master’s degree in Urban Planning or Architecture or related field
- Excellent computer skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to work independently and in a small team, collegial setting
Compensation: $15/ hour
How to Apply: Please email pdf copies of a resume, letter of interest, and 2 references to Luke Mowbray (email@example.com) by May 20th.
Location: Washington, DC
Company: The District of Columbia Office of Planning
Job Description: Internship
The District of Columbia Office of Planning (OP) offers a number of exciting internships in Washington DC.
The internship program is designed to offer professional learning opportunities to students who are interested in the field of Urban Planning. Interns may be assigned specific projects in the sub-disciplines of Neighborhood Planning, Development Review and Zoning, Urban Design, Geographic Information Systems, Transportation, Economic Development, Public Facilities, Housing, Sustainability, Historic Preservation, and the State Data Center.
Students who participate in OP’s Internship Program may receive academic credit in accordance with the criteria developed by their college or university. A limited number of paid internships may be available, depending upon budget constraints at the time of the internship. External funding sources, such as fellowships, are encouraged.
Eligibility Requirements: A candidate must be a graduate student; an undergraduate student (a sophomore, junior or senior only); or have graduated from college within the last 12 months. Interns typically must be United States citizens. However, foreign students who have obtained the appropriate student visa, may also be considered.
Commitment: Interns will be required to complete deliver ables established in individual work plans at the outset of the internship program. Interns are expected to work 24 to 40 hours per week for approximately 12 to 16 weeks. Exact start and end dates are flexible, but must be in general accordance with the following timeframe:
Summer Internship Program (May-August)
Fall Internship Program (September-December)
Winter/Spring Internship Program (January-April)
Application Procedure: Candidates must complete an application form, which includes one essay question, and attach a copy of their resume. All application materials must be submitted together. These materials will be disseminated to OP staff for review and evaluation. Applicants may be contacted for face-to-face or telephone interviews. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Summer Internship Program: Application submitted by April 15th
Fall Internship Program: Application submitted by July 15th
Winter/Spring Internship Program: Application submitted by November 15th
OP Internship application apply online here.
If you have any questions, please contact OP’s HR Advisor, Ms. Sandra Harp, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Hyattsville, MD
Company: Hyattsville Community Development Corporation
Job Description: Intern
The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC) is a local non-profit community-serving organization dedicated to the revitalization and sustainable development of Hyattsville, the Gateway Arts District, and neighboring Inner-Beltway communities. Founded in the Fall of 2000, our mission is to develop arts, entertainment and public spaces; spur economic development and the quality of community life; encourage widespread leadership for community revitalization; and to rebuild the city’s commercial corridors.
We are currently looking for energetic, dynamic undergraduate or graduate students. Interns will work closely with our staff to learn the ins and outs of a community development organization and serving a unique community. Potential candidates must be self-starters with strong communication skills, eagerness to learn, and comfort working in a small team (4 staffers) office environment.
Status: This is an unpaid, part- time internship with a flexible work schedule. Current students can receive class credit.
May –August 2016
Approximate Hours Per Week:
10-20 hours per week or as requested by Academic Advisor for credit.
Internship Description: We currently have internships open for students interested in: Economic and Community Development (Research, Project Management, Community Outreach) Public Art Communications
The internship positions are flexible with room for change, so if you possess skills in multiple areas we can adapt a position to fulfill your learning needs. Project placement will be based on personal interests and skillset, as well as the current priorities of the organization.
· Knowledge of community planning, public policy, community development, public art, real estate development
· Facility with basic web development tools including WordPress.
· Experience accessing and manipulating databases
· Understanding of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator)
· Knowledge of GIS software
· We are also seeking bilingual candidates (Spanish/English) to assist in specific assignments related to our growing Spanish-speaking community.
If you are interested in applying for an internship, please submit a resume and cover letter by email to:
Kayleigh Gunnoud Program Officer, HCDC email@example.com (301) 683-8267
Location: Arlington, VA
Company: HNTB Corporation
Job Description: Summer 2016 Internship - Transportation Planning
HNTB is currently searching for a Transportation Planning Intern in our Arlington, VA office for a Summer 2016 internship. This will be a full-time position (40 hours per week).
Under close supervision, candidate will assist the planning team with a variety of assignments:
- Assists project team members with various support tasks.
- Conducts basic research and data collection.
- Compiles data, prepares basic plans, studies, etc.
- Assists in the development of presentation materials and reports.
- Organizes project background information for use in reports and production of presentation graphics.
- Enrollment in an accredited Urban or Transportation Planning program
- Current student who will be returning to school in the fall
- Graduation December 2016 or later
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office and ESRI ArcGIS
Location: Upper Marlboro, MD
Company: Maryland – National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Job Description: Collegiate Internship Program
Sponsored by Prince George's County Planning Board, the COLLEGIATE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM is designed to provide job training in planning and urban development to qualified college students who anticipate careers in these areas. Interns will be assigned to work with Planning Department staff at The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) in Prince George's County. Internships will be available for the summer. Interns will work full-time (40 hours per week) and will be compensated.
The Prince George's County Planning Department has a wide variety of opportunities that will provide students with a realistic work experience. Selected students will have the opportunity to work with experienced individuals in their respective disciplines. The Prince George's County Planning Department will be seeking students pursuing degrees or disciplines in the following areas:
Regional and Community Planning
Geography/Geographic Information Systems
Student Eligibility: Students must currently be enrolled in a planning program at a college or university at the undergraduate or graduate level. Students must have at least a 2.5 g.p.a. (On a 4.0 scale) Students must have at least a junior level standing.
Additional Selection Criteria:
- Strong writing skills
- Effective interpersonal skills
- Familiarity and/or experience with computers
- Work or volunteer experience that might be applicable
- References from past supervisors and/or professors
- Self-motivation; ability to work well with minimal supervision.
Summer internships will run May 31 through August 19, 2016.
Applications for summer 2016 internship positions will be accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled.
Application Instructions and Brochure:
- Students must submit an M-NCPPC employment application to be considered for employment
- Students must submit a college transcript. An unofficial transcript is acceptable
- Students must submit a personal statement indicating goals and aspirations that may be enhanced by participation in the program. Personal statements must be at least one page long.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. For applications and more information on the program, contact Robert E. Clarke, III, Internship Coordinator, at 301-952-4504, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.pgplanning.org/internships.
Location: Lanham, MD and Baltimore, MD
Company: Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
Job Description: Summer Internship
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is currently recruiting Student Technical Assistant to hire college students for several temporary summer internship positions at the Department. This great opportunity is for graduate and undergraduate students currently enrolled in college who are passionate about our mission and committed to the work at Department to make a difference. This internship will provide a meaningful experience to students by assigning special projects and hands-on-experience in a work environment.
We currently have opportunities in the areas of:
- Community Outreach
- Public Policy/Public Administration
In the supplemental questionnaire section of the application, please indicate the positions that would interest you based on your field of study and future career goals.
In order to be eligible for this opportunity, students must have completed freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year in an undergraduate program and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. Students must have at least 30 undergraduate semester credits to be considered.
Appropriate College Majors: Public Administration, Public Policy, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Management, Economics, Journalism, Mass Communications, Advertising, Marketing, Liberal Arts, or another related field. The representatives that attended our Career Fair were very impressed by our students and strongly encourage them to apply.
Transcripts are required to verify education and must be uploaded and attached to the online application for consideration.
Click here to apply.
Location: Washington, DC
Company: Eno Center
Job Description: Thomas J. O’Bryant Fellowship (Deadline 3/11/16)
The Thomas J. O’Bryant Fellowship is designed to provide a professional development opportunity for aspiring transportation specialists. Successful applicants will gain in-depth knowledge of transportation infrastructure and operations as well as an understanding of the U.S. policymaking process through conducting research under the guidance of Eno staff, collaborating with transportation experts on publications, and assisting in the execution of programs conducted by Eno’s Center for Transportation Leadership. Specific responsibilities for the O’Bryant fellow include:
- Assisting in the development of Eno reports and papers. Fellows will play an integral part in the research and development of transportation policy research documents, policy recommendations, and events. Projects cover various modes, sectors, and levels of government within transportation.
- Bridging the gap between research and policy. The fellow will participate in Eno’s outreach toward the policy community in Washington, DC, through participation in conferences, briefings, and private meetings.
- Gaining in-depth knowledge of U.S. policymaking. The fellow will engage the policymaking community through association with the Board of Directors, Eno education programs, and briefings to policymakers.
Duration of the appointment is 10 weeks (start/end dates to be determined between successful candidate and Eno staff).
Fellowships are awarded to bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and Ph.D. students working in transportation, engineering, housing, urban planning, or related degrees. Fellows must have developed research skills and a strong writing ability.
Fellows will be paid a stipend of $2,000 per month.
Submit application materials by March 11, 2016. First round interviews will be held in late March.
Send cover letter, resume, and scholarly writing sample (2-3 page selection) to Alisha Robinson email@example.com.
Location: Washington, DC
Company: Eno Center for Transportation Leadership
Job Description: Internship
The Intern will report to the Director of the Center for Transportation Leadership (CTL) and has primary responsibility for the production of materials for meetings, professional development courses, and policy events. The program coordinator will manage the course application process and student assessments, as well as execute strategies for CTL alumni engagement. Position responsibilities also include: management of on-site course logistics; and providing support services to groups with diverse participants. The successful candidate may also participate in marketing, social media, and development (fundraising) efforts.
The Eno Center will participate in any internship or co-op credit programs requested. The selected Intern will be paid $15 per hour. Interns can be full or part time.
LIST OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Produce materials for CTL courses and meetings
- Work with course facilitators on course planning
- Manage pre-course assessment process
- Format and assemble collateral materials
- Fulfill tasks and anticipate needs as the on-site coordinator of Eno policy events
- Event management and support
- Execute CTL alumni strategy and maintain its database
- Manage application process and course materials
- Collect program applications and maintain participant database
- Manage student assessment process and coaching sessions
- General administrative support on Eno projects as needed
To apply email your cover letter (please include preferred hours, start date, and expected degree completion date) and resume to Erin Shumate, Events Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Aspen, CO, (plus other locations)
Company: Design Workshop
Date: 1/7/16 Application Deadline: 3/25/16
2016 Summer Internship Program
Design Workshop, an international landscape architecture, land planning, urban design and strategic services firm, is pleased to announce their 2016 summer internship program for recent graduates as well as students pursuing degrees in landscape architecture, urban design and/or planning.
Assignments during the ten week internship, starting in June 2016, will vary and may include project research, site visits, sketching, computer production, design reviews and assisting on marketing proposals, ensuring interns are exposed to both the creative and business environment.
Design workshop will be hosting a virtual information session for all interested candidates on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 7-8pm MST. This presentation will give students an introduction to Design Workshop and give them a snapshot of “a day in the life” of a designer, followed by a question/answer session.
More information about our summer internship program can be found on our website. Design Workshop encourages applicants to apply through our online Employment Application. The application deadline for the 2016 Summer Internship Program is Friday, March 25, 2016. All summer internship finalists will be notified by April 29, 2016.
Location: Watertown, MA
Submission Deadline: 02/19/2016
Are you an enthusiastic student with big ideas for the built environment? Are you looking for a chance to work with a diverse, interdisciplinary team of designers and tackle some of the world’s most interesting design and planning challenges? Apply now for Sasaki's 2016 summer internship program!
The program kicks off with an interdisciplinary design charrette—a unique two-week project that serves as an introduction to the firm and the summer’s class of interns. Interns will then work on current Sasaki projects alongside our architects, landscape architects, planners, urban designers, strategists, civil engineers, and graphic designers. Sasaki’s interns get hands on experience, develop valuable relationships, and gain a deep understanding of how a leading firm operates and innovates.
An internship with Sasaki offers an invaluable opportunity for professional growth as well as a fun and memorable summer experience. When you work at Sasaki, you sign up to work alongside a diverse group of design professionals who bring their whole selves to work. We are proud of the culture we continuously cultivate here, which supports and celebrates people being people.
Interested? Here is what you need to know:
The program runs 10 weeks, from June 6, 2016 through August 12, 2016.
Submissions must be received by February 19, 2016.
Interviews will take place the week of March 14, 2016.
Notifications will be made by April 4, 2016.
Only complete applications will be reviewed. Candidates must upload: (You can upload up to 5 files throughout the application process and each attachment is limited to 10MB. If your file is too large, please divide it into smaller files and distinctly label.):
-One page explanation of goals and expectations for the Summer Intern Program
One faculty letter of recommendation must be mailed by February 19, 2016 to:
Sasaki Associates, Inc.
C/O Summer Internship Program
64 Pleasant Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Apply now for Sasaki's paid 2016 summer Internship program!
For more information, please click here.
Location: Arlington, VA
Company: Arlington County Zoning Department
Job Description: Intern
Arlington County Zoning Department, Office of Community Planning, Housing and Development, is looking for an intern beginning in January 2016. This is an unpaid internship, working 20-30 hours per week. This position is metro accessible.
- Assist staff with the redistribution of site plan documents, specifically the review and transfer of site plan documents from individual plan reviewer files to central black notebooks.
- Assist staff with the redistribution of site plan documents, specifically the review and transfer of site plan documents from individual plan reviewer files to central black notebooks.
- Assist with the inventory of expired plans, as follows:
- Check for CO’s
- Check for scanned plan in On Base System
- Document expired plan and recycle excess plan.
- Assist staff with the inventory of site plan photographic record notebooks to the custody of the Virginia Room curator at the Central Library.
- Assist staff with the inventory of material boards and façade elevations plan, including:
- Catalogue existing material boards and façade elevations
- Photograph material boards
- Dispose of outdated, unwanted material boards
- Work with staff in conducting research and special projects as assigned.
- Assist staff in the preparation of Violation Notice Letters and Notices.
- Conduct basic office functions as needed, such as data entry, file management and customer service.
If interested, send cover letter and resume to David Hunter, Sr, AICP, Deputy Zoning Administrator, DNhunter@arlingtonva.us
Location: Washington, DC
Company: NoMa BID Staff
Date: December 8, 2015
Job Description: Planning & Economic Development Intern, Part Time
The Planning & Economic Development Intern will assist the NoMa BID Staff in planning and research related projects that contribute to the overall appeal, utility, and prosperity of the NoMa neighborhood. The intern will create maps, charts, and other collateral to visually communicate activity, development, and infrastructure in the neighborhood.
The intern will assist with planning and economic development in a variety of tasks, including project research, data collection, and map making. In addition, the intern may support the marketing team in designing materials and supporting NoMa BID events.
ABOUT THE NOMA BID
NoMa (north of Massachusetts Avenue) is a vibrant, growing neighborhood north of Union Station and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. In the last seven years, private developers have invested approximately $5 billion in the 35-block area in the NoMa BID boundary, and have plans to develop more than 17 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space. NoMa is now home to roughly 45,000 daytime workers, with 4.5 million SF leased in the last five years. More than 3,900 apartments have been built recently or are under construction. NoMa has unparalleled transportation options, including two Red Line Metro stops, and the best biking facilities in D.C., with the only East Coast Bikestation, the 8-mile Metropolitan Branch Trail, and access to nine Capital Bikeshare stations. NoMa is the most connected neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
The NoMa Business Improvement District (BID) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization created by the District of Columbia Council in March 2007 to serve the NoMa area. The NoMa BID is funded by a special assessment collected from property owners in the BID boundaries. The NoMa BID supports the neighborhood through eco- nomic development, transportation and infrastructure coordination, marketing, public relations, beautification, landscaping, daily public space cleaning and oversight, and more. The NoMa BID also organizes more than 50 free award-winning community events each year to connect friends and neighbors. For more information about NoMa, visit www.nomabid.org.
HOURS AND DURATION:
Part-time, 20 hour-a-week commitment between the hours of 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday for the Spring with opportunity for extension.
Working proficiency with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Experience using ArcMap GIS is preferred. Strong Microsoft Excel and writing skills are required. Interns must be a third or fourth year undergraduate or graduate student.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to NoMa BID Economic Research Associate Ben Rickelman at email@example.com by January 1st, 2016; work samples in PDF format are encouraged but not required. No phone calls, please.
Location: Hyattsville, MD
Company: Hyattsville Community Development Corp
Date: December 8, 2015
Job Description: Part-time, Unpaid Internship
The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC), a local non-profit community organization serving Hyattsville, the Gateway Arts District, and the Route 1 Corridor, seeks part-time interns for Winter 2016 and Spring 2016. This is an unpaid, part time internship with a flexible work schedule and environment that fosters creativity and independence. Current students can receive class credit.
Interns will work in varying capacities to assist in project development, community outreach, and local arts programming.
Desired qualities include a combination of the following: knowledge of public policy, community development, planning, grant writing, real estate development, or facility with basic web development tools.
Project Management and Planning
- The intern will be introduced to live project management and project planning on an array of current ongoing projects. Project placement will be based on both personal interests as well as the current priorities of the organization.
Program Research and Review
- The intern will perform necessary research for ongoing projects. Research findings and reports will be used to guide project direction.
Communications and Outreach
- The intern will use different communication strategies, including social media and web-based platforms to reach out to the public. - The intern will provide and maintain content for promotional websites under the CDC’s guidance. Content may include maps created using GIS software.
Previous interns have tackled zoning and land use, preliminary planning proposals, sector plan feasibility, GIS data, arts festival event planning, public art proposals and small business assistance.
In addition for Spring 2016, we are also seeking bilingual candidates (Spanish/English) to assist in specific assignments related to our growing Spanish-speaking community. Responsibilities include: translating outreach materials, drafting correspondence, communicating with local business owners, on-site implementation during events, and other activities as needed.
The Hyattsville CDC works to foster the arts in public places; promote sustainable economic development; facilitate and engage in revitalization activities.
For more questions, please contact: Justin Fair, Economic Development Coordinator, at (301) 683-8267 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are two forms of financial assistance available to URSP students, as listed below.
Graduate teaching or research assistantships
Some of our students serve as teaching assistants (TAs) for our undergraduate courses, while others assistant with a faculty member’s research project (RAs). Some of the RA positions are with the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education. The assistantships are either part time (10 hours per week) or full-time (20 hours per week), in exchange for which the student receives a stipend, tuition remission, and participation in the Maryland State Employees health Insurance Program. A part-time TA or RA receives 5 hours of tuition remission for each semester worked, while a full-time TA or RA receives 10 hours of tuition remission for each semester worked. Both part-time and full TAs and GAs are charged the in-state Maryland tuition rate for any credits above 5 (or 10) that they take in a given semester. We have a limited number of these positions each semester.
For information on URSP GA or TA positions, contact Jim Cohen at email@example.com or (301) 405-6795. Please note that GA positions are available through other University of Maryland departments, programs or offices. Several of our students have received part or full-time GA positions in other campus programs in recent years. Notices and descriptions of these positions are available at https://ejobs.umd.edu under “Graduate Assistants”.
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