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Land Development Planning Intern

February 21, 2024

Land Development Planning Intern

Firm Name
Polk County Land Development Division
Firm Location
Polk County, FL
Firm Website
https://www.polk-county.net

Description

Must have the physical, developmental and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities and duties of the job illustrated. The job description herein provides for the range of duties to be performed for this position. It is not intended to reflect all duties that are required within this position.

MAJOR FUNCTIONS

Assist the planning administrators in research and review of professional literature, gathering of historic data, and spatial analysis. Identify and research facts and development trends that provides the basis for potential Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code text amendments.

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

  • Performs independently a varied scope of planning work preparing research, maps, charts, data and reports related to countywide development studies and projects.
  • May conduct field surveys to secure any necessary planning data
  • Attend and report on planning related meeting information and research.
  • May confer with municipal, county and other related agency/resource officials, and the public.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS

Skilled in the use of personal computers, Microsoft-Office and Geographic Information System software (GIS) software applications. Possess ability to collect, compile and prepare information and reports. Ability to effectively communicate oral and written instructions/directions. Skillful in research, reporting, writing, communications, and public speaking. Knowledge of planning and planning concepts as well as ability to utilize personal computers and Division software. Ability to concentrate on detail and sequential work tasks. Ability to see, sit for long periods, bend, stoop. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to complete and maintain records, reports and files. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, officials and the public. Ability to work with people or alone as circumstances require. Ability to receive instructions and work independently.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION

Current enrollment at an accredited college or university in a Graduate or Bachelor’s program with major coursework in Planning or related field including Urban Studies, Economics, Geography or a related field.
Must possess a valid driver’s license or be able to secure a valid Florida driver’s license at the time of employment and pass a background screen.

SPECIAL PREFERENCE

None

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Polk County.

We prefer students interested in planning careers and majoring in urban planning, geography, or GIS.

Those interested can apply using the following link: https://fa-eqpz-saasfaprod1.fa.ocs.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1/requisitions/preview/1773/?

Job Details

Job Type
 Public
Paid Y/N
  Paid
Application Due
  3/19/2024

Contact Information

Contact Name
Erik Peterson
Contact Email
erikpeterson@polk-county.net
Contact Phone
(863) 534-6470

Job Category:
Community Development, Internship, Land Use
Job Sector:
Public

Planner II

February 20, 2024

Planner II

Firm Name
Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Firm Location
Jacksonville, FL, US
Firm Website
https://xvenemp-pjtai.jtafla.com/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?OAFunc=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY&OAMC=R&p_svid=13248&p_spid=660088&p_lang_code=US

Description

Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager – Strategic and Regional Planning, responsible for transportation planning, project management, project development, planning analysis and forecasting, environmental analysis, and GIS and data analysis activities for the Planning and Sustainability division.

 

See link for more details about the position and for how to apply.

Job Details

Job Type
 Permanent
Paid Y/N
  Paid

Contact Information

Contact Name
Eric Houston
Contact Email
ehouston@jtafla.com
Contact Phone
(904) 630-3122

Job Category:
Community Development, Economic Development, Other, Transportation
Job Sector:
Public

Associate

February 20, 2024

Associate

Firm Name
Clarion Associates
Firm Location
Denver, CO
Firm Website
https://clarionassociates.com/

Description

Please see attached pdf.

Job Details

Job Type
 Permanent
Paid Y/N
  Paid
Application Due
  03/22/2024
Start Date
  04/15/2024
Position Details: View complete job listing

Contact Information

Contact Name
Darcie White
Contact Email
denverhiring@clarionassociates.com

Job Category:
Community Development, Environmental Planning, GIS, Housing, Land Use, Transportation
Job Sector:
Private

Housing Director

February 14, 2024

Housing Director

Firm Name
San Francisco Community Land Trust
Firm Location
San Francisco, CA
Firm Website
https://www.sfclt.org

Description

SFCLT seeks a Housing Director to help build and maintain fiscally-sound and resident-based housing.

The San Francisco Community Land Trust (SFCLT) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create permanently affordable housing for low-to-moderate-income people through community ownership of the land. Guided by the principles of anti-displacement and racial justice, SFCLT stabilizes neighborhoods, and creates greater access to housing and homeownership opportunities with a focus on BIPOC communities previously excluded from access to wealth, and in particular, access to homeownership opportunities.

SFCLT currently owns and operates 14 permanently affordable properties for those of low and moderate income spread throughout San Francisco, including Chinatown, the Mission, the Tenderloin, the Richmond, South of Market, and soon Russian Hill. 73% of our residents are below 80% AMI and 50% below 60% AMI. The 250 residents living currently in our 151 units of housing represent a diversity of races and ethnicities with 70% of our residents identifying as BIPOC.

Position Overview:

The Housing Director is a member of the executive leadership team together with the Executive Director, Operations Director, and Strategic Impact Director, and has overall responsibility for the supervision of a small asset management department. Working as a collaborative leader, the Housing Director is responsible for leading a team to create an innovative pipeline of multi-unit residential real estate projects and ensure the financial health of SFCLT housing as well as the overall health, empowerment and leadership of SFCLT residents.

The Housing Director is hired by and reports to the Executive Director. SFCLT values teamwork and more horizontal leadership management.

Core Duties & Responsibilities:

Asset Management

  • Oversee the operations of SFCLT’s small asset management team to achieve the financial sustainability of SFCLT’s housing projects:
    • Optimize properties to achieve a DSCR minimum of 1.1 or greater
    • Manage reserves – Operating and Replacement
    • Identify optimal hard debt and soft debt (private and public) financial products for refinancing
    • Review Monthly/Quarterly Financials & working with the bookkeeper to create systems/improve our internal financial management
    • Annual Budgets: Create and present budgets for staff and residents
    • Identify cost saving methods like electrification & solar
    • Regular review of Capital Needs Assessments with Construction Management Director
    • Oversee Marketing & Lease Up Manager for Lease Up Activities
    • Lender reporting – quarterly and annual
    • Ensure compliance with loans.
    • Ensures working relationships with third-party property management firms
    • Leads Asset Management team in managing refinance events
    • Together with the ED reviews key legal agreements, including mortgages, loan documents, subordination agreement and guarantees for presentation to the Board of Directors.
    • Lead the Finance Committee to educate staff and board regarding the current financial health of the properties on a quarterly basis, as well as a review of the year end financials once a year.
  • Oversees the asset management team, and in particular the Director of Stewardship and Program Managers to ensure affordable housing compliance, stewardship and resident support/education.
    • Insurance renewals/analysis
    • Welfare Exemption Preparation – first and annual filing
    • City/government funding monitoring Annual Monitoring activities – reporting
    • Income certification for new and existing tenants
    • Support the Annual Financial Audit
    • Ensure that residents receive social support and education towards co-op conversion where applicable.
  • Oversee Construction Management Director in the resolution of all code violation related issues

Real Estate Acquisition Pipeline Development:

  • Leading on creating an innovative pipeline of multi-unit residential real estate housing projects with a focus on preservation (acquisition/rehab of existing buildings).
  • Leading on creating strategic partnerships with lenders and other housing developers to advance innovative preservation and production projects.
  • Research on existing affordable housing programs and financing sources at local, regional and state levels which could be utilized for SFCLT projects.
  • Collaborates with the ED, Acquisitions Committee, and Finance & Credit Committee to review and assess the risk of potential acquisitions, debt, equity and public subsidy proposals and partnership/operating agreements.

Qualifications/Skills/Experience:

The ideal candidate will have experience working with people from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, will be passionate about the organization’s mission, and be experienced in project management, facilitation, and working independently with accountability to a team.

We hope to hear from candidates who have:

  • Deep alignment with & enthusiasm for SFCLT’s mission
  • At least 3 years of demonstrated asset management experience in multi-unit residential real estate, with both technical and management proficiency in the operations of a real estate development organization.
  • A proven track record of successful acquisitions and/or refinance of multi-unit residential real estate projects, and with preference in the Bay Area.
  • Knowledge and experience with real estate accounting and finance, preferably in affordable multi-family housing.
  • Familiarity with the lender eco-system and financing available for preservation projects at the local, regional, and state level.
  • Commitment to community development, helping low-income communities and strong work ethic and understanding of nonprofit business models.
  • Demonstrated experience with design and implementation of enhanced financial systems and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare clear, accurate, well-organized written and financial reports and to communicate verbally in an effective and concise manner.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, accounting software programs, and network administration.
  • Supervisory experience required. Excellent leadership skills.
  • Commitment to open communication and intentional information-sharing.
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented work style.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Excel and the rest of the Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite.

While not required, skills or experience in any of the following areas/activities are desirable:

  • Experience with affordable housing asset management and/or real estate development.
  • Experience working with city/state governments, departments and agencies around the creation of multi-unit residential housing and/or affordable housing.
  • Rooted in local communities marginalized by gentrification and displacement, including communities of color, low-income, queer, and immigrant residents of San Francisco.
  • Master’s degree

Salary & Benefits:

  • Salary: $150,000 – $180,000 per year, depending on experience.
  • This is a hybrid role with 2 days per week in-office required
  • Medical reimbursement plan for employee and family
  • 31 Days of PTO, and 12 holidays
  • 401k with 2% match
  • Sabbatical policy (16 weeks after 4 years)

HOW TO APPLY:

Our goal is to fill this position ASAP but for the right candidate, the start date is negotiable. All applicants must be fully vaccinated before starting (2 shots + booster).

Please send resume and cover letter to: hiring@sfclt.org

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a goal to fill this position as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you!

Job Details

Job Type
 Permanent
Paid Y/N
  Paid

Contact Information

Contact Name
Sarah Scruggs
Contact Email
hiring@sfclt.org

Job Category:
Community Development, Housing, Real Estate
Job Sector:
Non Profit

Self-Help/CRL Internship Program

February 14, 2024

Self-Help/CRL Internship Program

Firm Name
Self-Help Credit Union
Firm Location
Durham, NC
Firm Website
https://recruiting.ultipro.com/SEL1003SELF/JobBoard/1c53e93e-a654-48d7-aaa6-f91d42806fcc/?q=&o=postedDateDesc

Description

Self-Help’s Internship Program is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). We hope to educate and create a passion for the field of community development in the next generation of leaders. We offer a number of internships in commercial lending, real estate, climate justice and consumer advocacy.

View all available positions using the link here: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/SEL1003SELF/JobBoard/1c53e93e-a654-48d7-aaa6-f91d42806fcc/?q=&o=postedDateDesc

Job Details

Job Type
 Internship
Paid Y/N
  Paid
Start Date
  05/20/2024

Contact Information

Contact Name
Melissa Jimenez

Job Category:
Community Development, Economic Development, Housing, Internship
Job Sector:
Non Profit

Lead Data and Policy Analyst, ncIMPACT

February 8, 2024

Lead Data and Policy Analyst, ncIMPACT

Firm Name
ncIMPACT
Firm Location
Chapel Hill, NC

Description

ncIMPACT Initiative (ncIMPACT) was developed by the UNC School of Government (SOG) in 2017 to help public officials in North Carolina navigate critical policy challenges across a wide range of topics, including health, education, economic development, criminal justice, public finance, and the environment. This is achieved by providing civic leaders across the state with sound data, high-quality research, and rigorous analysis. ncIMPACT works closely with policymakers and other leaders to share evidence-based insights and creative policy options. ncIMPACT also enhances leaders’ understanding of innovative practices in North Carolina and across the United States and around the world.

The Lead Data and Policy Analyst of ncIMPACT reports to the ncIMPACT Community Engagement Director and is responsible for supporting ncIMPACT’s public policy research and programs through quantitative analysis, research dissemination and communication, and program development.

The Lead Data and Policy Analyst will contribute heavily to two major initiatives led by ncIMPACT and involving partners across the SOG and the larger UNC campus. The first, Carolina Across 100, is a five-year, pan-university effort to connect all 100 NC counties with university resources and supports to help them respond to issues exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The second, Solutions for North Carolina, is a new project of the SOG devoted to fostering a culture of innovation in North Carolina local governments and supporting their response to complex, disruptive issues.

The Lead Data and Policy Analyst will serve as the ncIMPACT team’s primary data analyst for research relevant to Carolina Across 100, Solutions for North Carolina, and other ncIMPACT programs. In collaboration with other members of the ncIMPACT team, the Lead Data and Policy Analyst will use data insights to inform the direction of ncIMPACT’s major programs and develop public-facing materials to support the work of NC civic leaders and policymakers. This position will be responsible for the following areas of responsibility: Research, Data Analysis, and Dissemination; Program Support and Engagement; and team support.

Learn more and apply here: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/273936

Job Details

Job Type
 Permanent
Paid Y/N
  Paid
Application Due
  02/22/2024

Contact Information

Contact Name
Michael Welker
Contact Email
mwelker@sog.unc.edu

The contact is a Carolina Planning alum.

Job Category:
Community Development, Other
Job Sector:
Academia

Real Estate Project Management Intern

February 5, 2024

Real Estate Project Management Intern

Firm Name
Self-Help
Firm Location
Durham, NC
Firm Website
https://www.self-help.org/

Description

Self-Help started in 1980 with a focus on economic inequality, especially in communities that have faced systemic barriers in building wealth. At the core of what Self-Help does is a drive to create and protect ownership and economic opportunity. Self-Help’s internship program is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs).

The Real Estate Development Intern based in Durham will join Self-Help’s national nonprofit real estate team that develops and operates community development-focused commercial and residential real estate projects, including nonprofit office centers, affordable housing, mixed-use developments, and more. The intern will support the operations of the Project Management group, supervised by one of Self-Help’s experienced real estate development professionals. Depending on the status of specific projects by summertime, the intern will engage in a variety of tasks on multiple developments, including:

  1. Supporting predevelopment activities for proposed projects that include affordable housing, and commercial and community spaces,
  2. Supporting the closing of project financing, tracking construction progress, and pre-leasing and leasing activities for projects in the development pipeline,
  3. Conducting research to support new and early-stage projects and programs, and on community needs and real estate markets within the geographies Self-Help serves.

This is a paid internship position from May 22 through July 28 and includes regular learning and socializing opportunities along with the chance to gain meaningful work experience. The ideal intern will be a graduate or undergraduate student with an enthusiasm for learning, strong interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills, and a sincere interest in nonprofit-work, education, advocacy, or social work, and a passion for socially-responsible real estate development.

Additional qualifications and skills should include experience or familiarity with some combination of real estate development processes, finance, architecture and design, urban planning, and analyzing and interpreting data.

Please visit our internships page at the link below and look for ‘Real Estate Project Management Intern’ for this opportunity:
https://recruiting.ultipro.com/SEL1003SELF/JobBoard/1c53e93e-a654-48d7-aaa6-f91d42806fcc/?q=&o=postedDateDesc

Job Details

Job Type
 Internship
Paid Y/N
  Paid
Application Due
  03/01/2024
Start Date
  05/20/2024

Contact Information

Contact Name
Daniel Bullock
Contact Email
daniel.bullock@self-help.org
Contact Phone
(919) 956-4697

The contact is a Carolina Planning alum.

Job Category:
Community Development, Housing, Internship, Real Estate
Job Sector:
Non Profit

Community Economic Development Planner, Northeast Region

January 30, 2024

Community Economic Development Planner, Northeast Region

Firm Name
NC Department of Commerce, Main Street & Rural Planning Center
Firm Location
Raleigh, NC

Description

The NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center in the N.C. Department of Commerce has reposted an opening for a Community Economic Development Planner. The position provides strategic economic development planning, technical assistance, and training to rural communities in the state’s Northeast Prosperity Zone region. The application period closes on February 9, 2024, at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. Learn more about the position and apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northcarolina/jobs/4293582/community-economic-development-planner.

Job Details

Job Type
 Permanent
Paid Y/N
  Paid
Application Due
  02/09/2024

Contact Information

Contact Name
Karen Smith
Contact Email
ksmith@commerce.nc.gov

The contact is a Carolina Planning alum.

Job Category:
Community Development, Economic Development
Job Sector:
Public

Senior Project Manager

January 29, 2024

Senior Project Manager

Firm Name
Cambridge Redevelopment Authority
Firm Location
Cambridge, MA
Firm Website
https://www.cambridgeredevelopment.org/

Description

The Senior Project Manager is a dynamic leader on our small team who will lead complex real estate and community development initiatives for the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority (CRA). The Senior Project Manager works collaboratively as part of the CRA’s Planning and Development team, designing and leading the due diligence, planning, and implementation of a variety of real estate and community infrastructure projects. This position reports to the Director of Projects and Planning.

The Senior Project Manager’s work is done indoors in a professional office setting in Kendall Square, as well as outdoors at various local project and meeting sites. This role requires attendance at some evening meetings. It is a full-time position with a 37.5-hour work week. The CRA operates within a permanent hybrid office and remote work structure where 60% of working hours are spent in the office or at project sites.

Please view the attached position announcement for a full description and application information.

Job Details

Job Type
 Permanent
Paid Y/N
  Paid
Application Due
  02/26/2024
Start Date
  02/26/2024
Position Details: View complete job listing

Contact Information

Contact Name
Kyle Vangel
Contact Email
planning@cambridgeredevelopment.org
Contact Phone
(617) 492-6800

The contact is a Carolina Planning alum.

Job Category:
Community Development, Housing, Real Estate
Job Sector:
Public

Planning and Downtown Marketing Coordinator

January 24, 2024

Planning and Downtown Marketing Coordinator

Firm Name
Town of Williamston
Firm Location
Williamston, NC
Firm Website
https://townofwilliamston.com

Description

General Statement of Duties

Performs and coordinates with professional planning and zoning and economic development program duties for the Town.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

An employee in this class performs marketing work and assists with planning and zoning duties. Work includes receiving complaints. The employee may be exposed to inside and outside environmental conditions, vicious animals, and irate citizens. Work is performed under regular supervision of the Town Planning and Zoning Administrator and is evaluated through conferences, review of assigned projects, and reactions of the public and property owners.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Tasks:

  • Serves as Staff Coordinator to Williamston Downtown, Inc.
    Implement marketing directives as set forth by plans and Board directives.
  • Assist with receiving permits and site plan review of building permit applications, special use request and subdivision plats for code compliance; checks proposed structure or additions against zoning requirements; communicates needed changes.
  • Assists with staff support to the Board of Adjustment and the Planning Board.
  • Assist external consultants in long range planning studies.
    Implement the daily operations of the Downtown Revitalization efforts.
  • Facilitates special Town events such as Williamston Yard of the Month, Third Thursday, and park improvements and other downtown events or festivals.
  • Assists with daily inquiries from the public on interpretation of planning and zoning questions; refers technical and precedent setting questions to Town Planning and Zoning Administrator.

Additional Job Duties:

  • Performs related duties as required.

Recruitment and Selection Guidelines

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of zoning, interpretation, and codes.
  • Considerable knowledge of the Town’s zoning and development codes and ordinances and
    other related local ordinances.
  • Working knowledge of governmental laws, programs, and services related to the Planning and Zoning code enforcement processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices and applicable laws regarding planning, subdivisions, building permits, and development regulation.
  • Knowledge of the application of information technology to research and reporting work activities and records preparation and maintenance including GIS, spreadsheets, presentation and other software and peripherals.
  • Ability to interpret local ordinances, rules, and regulations.
  • Skill in conflict resolution.
  • Ability to work effectively with employees and the general public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms.
  • Ability to document and complete required records and reports.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of walking, talking, hearing and repetitive motions.
  • Must be able to perform light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
  • Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, operate a computer terminal, operate a motor vehicle, perform field site inspections, and use measurement devices. The worker is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions.

Desirable Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in marketing, urban and regional planning, or related field and some experience in marketing or planning; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements

  • Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license.
  • Ability to obtain Zoning Officer certification from the School of Government.

MAIL: NC State PD-107 Application, Cover Letter, and Resume to:

Human Resources Administrator
“Planning and Marketing Position”
Town of Williamston
P.O. Box 506, 102 E Main Street
Williamston, NC 27892

Job Details

Job Type
 Permanent
Paid Y/N
  Paid
Application Due
  02/19/2024

Contact Information

Contact Name
Martha Lilley
Contact Email
marthalilley@townofwilliamston.com
Contact Phone
(252) 792-5142

Job Category:
Community Development, Economic Development, GIS, Land Use
Job Sector:
Public