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Posting Date: 01/18/2019
Position:
Research Analyst 
Company: Ohio Housing Finance Agency

Responsibilities:

Plays central role within a small team to help execute & develop an overall research agenda, focused on policy relevant housing issues.

  • Assists in design & analysis of research projects
  • Conducts appropriate data collection & analysis, both qualitative or quantitative (e.g. uses available data bases; creates data bases as necessary, selects appropriate statistical & analytical tools)
  • Develops and maintains agency-specific statistical information
  • Assists with data quality processes to ensure accuracy & completeness of information & reports
  • Prepares statistical & narrative reports, policy briefs, strategic documents & other research products for use in policy & administrative decision - making
  • Documents findings accurately & accessibly in graphs, writing & public presentations
  • Provides research - related support to other Program Offices within the Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • Assists in data visualization and data dissemination through summaries of research findings for blogs, policy briefs & online content.

Salary: $49,123.20 to $63,219.60

Application Deadline: 01/22/2019, 11:59PM

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Posting Date: 01/15/2019
Position:
Tree Corps Crew Member
Company: The Holden Arboretum: Holden Forests & Gardens

Responsibilities:

  • Arrive on time with proper attire and tools. 
  • Attend and engage in all arboriculture trainings, whether in a classroom or an outside setting.
  • Plant, prune, mulch, and care for trees in the urban, suburban, and rural setting.
  • Occasionally work with volunteers in tree care projects.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area, and provide proper and safe care for all tools.
  • Interact with residents, business owners, or tree care industry companies in a professional manner as opportunities arise.
  • Provide top quality tree care work with the knowledge gained and ask for support when a task is beyond expertise or ability.
  • Follow and enforce all safety guidelines.
  • Assist in special tree-related projects as requested. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Application Deadline: 02/01/19 

For more information about this position, click here. | For more information about Tree Corps (including applications), click here. 


Posting Date: 01/09/2019
Position:
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Company: Cleveland Community Police Commission

Duties:

  • Create and manage the "brand" of the CPC
  • Support the CPC's Community Outreach and Engagement Committee, the Policy and Procedure Assessment Committee and its work groups, and other committees
  • Maintain and manage the CPC Website, Twitter Account and Facebook Page and other Social Media
  • Produce written products such as reports, press releases and brochures that regularly pitch the work product, vision and mission of the CPC
  • Liaison with TV20 City Television production crews to review, edit and produce video media for the Commission
  • Build and maintain relationships with local media outlets and media personnel on behalf of the CPC.
  • Coordinate Commissioner interviews and messaging strategies

Application Deadline: 11/11/19 (11:59PM)

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Posting Date: 01/09/2019
Position:
Community Engagement Coordinator
Company: Cleveland Community Police Commission

Duties:

  • Working in conjunction with the Marketing and Communications Specialist the Community Engagement Coordinator will help develop and implement a strategy to identify, initiate, and deepen relationships with various community stakeholders
  • Support the CPC's Community Outreach and Engagement Committee, the Policy and Procedure Assessment Committee and its work groups, and other committees
  • Coordinate the logistics of Commissioner-led community forums, town halls and other events
  • Implement surveys and other communications with the community and receive feedback on CPC recommendations
  • Attend community meetings, officer meetings, and other meetings as directed on behalf of the Commission to hear community concerns and provide information about community engagement and feedback on the police reform process; regularly report observations to the Commission both orally and written
  • Attend non-CPC programs and events relevant to better understanding community interests and activities
  • Educate and inform Community members on a wide range of Consent Decree issues Assure that the CPC is accessible to people who are differently abled, English as a second language speakers, and all who may be unable to access the Commission and its work through traditional means
  • Create and maintain a database of community members and organizations that can provide expertise in various core areas
  • Experience with creating print media and marketing materials (Adobe Creative Suite preferred)
  • Maintain a flexible schedule outside traditional work hours
  • Complete other duties assigned by the Executive Director

Application Deadline: 11/11/19 (11:59PM)

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Posting Date: 01/09/2019
Position:
Senior Policy Analyst
Company: Cleveland Community Police Commission

Duties: 
 
Data Collection and Analysis:

  • Set up data collection systems;
  • Gather data and initiate data-driven solutions that will shape policy challenges that the Commission seeks to impact through its recommendations;
  • Contribute to the development of the Commission's open data website content and strategize with Executive Director and technical consultants on ways of using the web to promote policy goals;
  • Conduct research and short term projects at the request of the Executive Director and the Commission;
  • Monitor timelines, budgets and deadlines for key processes and deliverables.

 
Policy Recommendations:

  • Develop written products, including policy briefs, research memoranda, presentations, checklists, reports, and other resources/tools that concisely and clearly describe complex analyses and share best practices and innovations in the field, at the direction of the Executive Director and the Commission;
  • Partner with the Commission's Community Engagement Coordinator(s) to support efforts to share information about the Commission's work and the work of the City of Cleveland Division of Police.

 
Development of Strategic Initiatives:

  • Partner with senior staff to develop long range strategies to guide the Commission's approaches, tools, documents, and work product;
  • Implement strategy for advancing the Commission's policy goals with key decision-makers;
  • Monitor timelines, budgets, and deliverables to ensure that responsibilities to stakeholders are met in assigned project areas;
  • Work with Community, City and CDP stakeholders to identify areas of concern and recommendations for research and policy, enabling the Commission to identify and proactively address prevalent issues.


Development of Partnerships

  • Plan and participate in policy-focused meetings, town halls, symposia, and conferences of government officials, advocates, and national experts;
  • Attend meetings and events with high-level stakeholders;
  • Identify and engage new contacts in the field to serve as formal or informal project consultants or partners;
  • Collaborate with partners and the Commission's Community Engagement Coordinators to coordinate Commission engagements and document activities and accomplishments.

Application Deadline: 11/11/19 (11:59PM)

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Posting Date: 01/08/2019
Position:
Climate Advisor- Columbus
Company: Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

NRDC is seeking a Climate Advisor to work with the City of Columbus as part of the American Cities Climate Challenge (ACCC). The American Cities Climate Challenge is an unprecedented opportunity for 20 ambitious cities to significantly deepen and accelerate their efforts to tackle climate change and promote a sustainable future for their residents. The Climate Advisor will work with city officials to assist with the execution of initiatives designed to advance carbon reductions through policies and programs focused primarily on building energy efficiency policy and renewable energy financing with potential to support transportation work.  The Climate Advisor will be part of a network of similar positions located in cities across the country to support these building, energy, and transportation initiatives and will therefore be engaged at the local, regional, and national levels to advance the city’s goals. The position will interface with key influencers and decision-makers within city government, the residential, commercial, and industrial building industry, building owners, utility companies, and other organizations in the community.  The Climate Advisor will be seconded to Office of Sustainability and will work closely with the Assistant Director of Sustainability.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 12/14/2018
Position:
Data Analyst
Company: University of Minnesota Institute for Social Research & Data Innovation

We seek one or more data analysts to join our diverse team of research and information technology professionals. We are looking for smart, technically-minded people who enjoy working with data.

Data analysts may work across IPUMS data collections, but current openings are for work on IPUMS Health Surveys and IPUMS CPS. IPUMS Health Surveys (https://www.ipums.org/healthsurveys.shtml) makes the country’s leading sources of information on population health, the National Health Interview Survey, and health expenditures, the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, more easily accessible. IPUMS CPS (https://cps.ipums.org/cps/) delivers monthly data from the Current Population Survey to the research community. CPS is the official source of information about labor force participation in the United States and contains data on a variety of supplemental topics.

As with all IPUMS projects, the signature activity is the integration of discrete datasets into a single consistently coded and documented series that enables comparative analyses over time. IPUMS projects share common methods and infrastructure while each has its unique challenges and timelines of deliverables. The environment is highly collaborative, and you will work closely with research scientists, data analysts, student research assistants, and software developers. We are constantly pushing the boundaries of data processing and dissemination methods, and there is considerable opportunity for initiative and creativity by all members of the research staff.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 12/12/2018
Position:
Sustainability Coordinator
Company: City of Shaker Heights

The City of Shaker Heights is seeking a Contract Employee to serve as the Sustainability Coordinator for a three-year period. Individuals with expertise in environmental sustainability, municipal operations, and organizational best practices are invited to submit proposals to support City Council’s Sustainable Shaker Committee and provide assistance in making recommendations for, and implementing, energy-efficiency and cost-saving initiatives, and to research and recommend best practices for City-wide sustainability.

Application Deadline: No later than 4 PM on December 28, 2018

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Posting Date: 12/06/2018
Position:
First-Time Homeownership Coordinator
Company: Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization (DSCDO) and Metro West Community Development Organization

The First-Time Homeownership Coordinator is responsible for assisting families through the home buying process in conjunction with Detroit Shoreway and Metro West’s One and Two Family Housing Rehabilitation Program. This position is responsible for assisting families throughout the Detroit Shoreway, Edgewater, Cudell, Clark-Fulton, Stockyard, and Brooklyn Centre neighborhoods. This is a part-time position that will require 20 hours per week.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 12/06/2018
Position:
Digital Literacy Coordinator
Company: Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization (DSCDO) and Metro West Community Development Organization

Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization (DSCDO) and Metro West Community Development Organization (Metro West) are seeking an experienced digital literacy instructor to conduct basic and advanced computing courses in two computer labs This full time position will be located out of the Gordon Square Arcade, 6516 Detroit Ave. and the Lin Omni Building, 3167 Fulton Rd.

Applicants should have experience in community-based technology training, including basic computer skills; basic Internet use, safety and security; and knowledgeable support for trainees in acquiring affordable computers and home Internet access. In addition, Internet Computing Core Certification (IC3) and/or Microsoft Certification are desired.

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a working knowledge of MS Windows, especially Windows 7 & 10, Microsoft Office applications to include Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, understand how to set up and use Gmail, and be comfortable browsing the internet.

Most importantly, the applicant must be community and customer-service oriented, and enjoy working with people of diverse backgrounds.

Application Deadline: December 28, 2018 at 5:00 PM

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Posting Date: 11/13/2018
Position:
Associate or Full Professor of Demography/Population Studies
Company: University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time faculty member at the Associate or Full Professor level with interests in demography and population studies who can actively and innovatively advance the missions of the University, the Minnesota Population Center (MPC), and its affiliated colleges and academic units. This is an open-discipline/area search. The tenure home will be determined based on the candidate’s background/interests, in consultation with the appropriate colleges and academic units, and in accordance with University policy. One-half of teaching and service obligations will be fulfilled in MPC as part of the population studies program.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 10/25/2018
Position:
Shoreline Development Analyst Coastal Program Analyst I or II
Company: San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)

You’ll be responsible for reviewing proposals for development projects along the Bay shoreline. We are looking for a person who enjoys working across the table from accomplished builders, designers, engineers and environmentalists. You must be solution-oriented, flexible, self-driven and have the ability to change course, think big and start small, and thrive in a forward-thinking environment. The ability to interact well and fit into a small, highly motivated, multidisciplinary team that is working in a rapidly changing regulatory environment is essential. So is an appreciation for BCDC’s mandate to balance conservation and development of the Bay’s diverse resources

BCDC’s Shoreline Development Analyst has a rare opportunity to take ownership in the evaluation and analysis of shoreline development projects, so knowledge about California land use and environmental planning principles is highly advantageous. This role requires superior project management skills and close communication with permit applicants, consultants, project stakeholders, other government agencies and, of course, BCDC‘s regulatory and planning teams. You should be an effective and analytical problem solver with excellent writing and public speaking skills and the capacity to become a strong negotiator.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 10/25/2018
Position:
Program Officer
Company: Enterprise Community Partners

Childhood lead poisoning has reached crisis levels in the United States where an estimated 870,000 children have elevated blood lead levels. The numbers of children poisoned in Cleveland are about four times the national average. In a city where most housing was built prior to 1978, lead-based paint and lead dust in homes represent the most common sources of exposure. Childhood lead poisoning is a public health crisis with a housing solution.

The solution to creating lead safe homes in Cleveland must include sound, collaborative policy approaches as well as access to appropriate financing solutions and sustained, meaningful engagement of landlords. Using our expertise in policy, housing insecurity, and financing solutions, Enterprise is joining the effort to prevent lead poisoning and is seeking a savvy and policy-minded Program Officer to assist and guide the work. Enterprise’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Initiative will encompass convening support, technical assistance, financing solutions, and landlord engagement.

This dynamic individual should be a flexible and collaborative partner, team member, and leader. They will develop and actively maintain a diverse network of relationships. They will balance demanding policy and convening work with a powerful sense of commitment to community. They will thrive while working in collaborative partnerships to tackle Cleveland’s lead poisoning crisis. The Program Officer will report to the Director of State and Local Policy.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 10/23/2018
Position:
Community Development Specialist
Company:  Licking County Planning & Development

Licking County Planning & Development is a great team of people that have the privilege of guiding a growing central Ohio community in various facets of development, infrastructure, and quality of life. Our team consists of multiple planning professionals that have the opportunity to impact our community through housing programs, transportation planning, land use & environmental controls, and community planning. We achieve results through a variety of shortterm projects and long-term planning efforts. We currently have a professional planning position open and welcome your interest in joining our talented team.

This position is primarily responsible for administering the county’s housing rehabilitation program (CHIP-Community Housing Impact and Preservation), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, and Fair Housing program. In addition, this position may assist with the securing, implementing, coordinating, or administering of various other local, state, or federal grant programs (i.e. Ohio Public Works-SCIP/LTIP, NRAC-Clean Ohio, etc.).

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 10/23/2018
Position:
Design and Construction Documents Management Assistant
Company: Cleveland State University Office of the University Architect

Design and construction documents management. Some amount of clerical and filing required. Maintaining and organizing Plans Room and Plotter Room documents.

Current MUPD students are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: Thursday, November 15, 2018

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Posting Date: 10/23/2018
Position: Land Use Program Manager
Company: National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

NAHB seeks a Land Use Program Manager with demonstrated experience and interest in state and local land use policy issues. The candidate will advocate for reasonable and effective land use policies affecting the home building industry at the local, state and federal levels. This involves policy analysis and providing technical assistance to members and affiliated builder associations on a diverse range of issues, including the development approval process, infrastructure finance, housing affordability, site planning and community design.

The candidate should have excellent writing and verbal skills, be able to multitask and be a team player in a small department with national visibility. Master’s degree in Land Use Planning or related field, or equivalent in education and experience is required.

Application Deadline:N/A

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Posting Date: 10/19/2018
Position: Fiscal and Policy Analyst
Company: Legislative Analyst's Office | The California Legislature's Nonpartisan Fiscal and Policy Advisor 

 The Fiscal and Policy Analyst's primary responsibility is to be the Legislative Analyst's Office expert in the policy area to which he or she is assigned. These assignments fall into one of the following general areas: state finance; local government; health; human services; K-12 education; higher education; transportation; resources and environmental protection; and criminal justice.

Application Deadline: Friday, December 21, 2018

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Posting Date: 10/12/2018
Position: SDOH Program Manager - Ebeid Neighborhood Promise - Full Time - Days
Company: PROMEDICA

ProMedica Ebeid Neighborhood Promise Program is looking for a SDOH Manager. The Manager, Ebeid Neighborhood Promise will be responsible for the implementation and operations of Ebeid Neighbood Promise in the UpTown neighborhood of Toledo, including providing oversight of internal staff to support the initiative.  In addition, the Manager will be responsible for assisting with the development of an innovative, sustainable and replicable national model for community development that improves community health outcomes by focusing on resident engagement and social determinants of health factors.Their efforts will be under the direction of the Director of the Social Determinants of Health, and in collaboration with LISC.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 10/08/2018
Position: PIRHL Development Project Manager
Company: PIRHL-Ohio

This seasoned professional will push each project through its critical path to closing, managing the review of due diligence and financial underwriting, the land entitlement process, design development, financial closing, as well as providing oversight during construction, and lease up. Projects will involve both the new construction of multifamily family and senior developments as well as the substantial rehabilitation of existing large scale apartment buildings.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 10/08/2018
Position: Development Coordinator
Company: PIRHL-Ohio

The Development Coordinator will provide key support to PIRHL’s real estate development operations team from project inception through pre-development, construction closing, construction completion and lease-up.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 10/01/2018
Position: Urban Erosion & Stormwater Specialist
Company: Lorain Soil & Water Conservation District

The position of Urban Erosion & Stormwater Specialist is located at the Lorain Soil & Water Conservation District (Lorain SWCD) offices, 4210 Russia Road, Elyria, Ohio, 44035. The employee occupying this position assists the Lorain SWCD Board of Supervisors with the administration of the Lorain Erosion & Sediment Control Rules, Post Constriction Rules, and Public Education duties in accordance with Phase II requirements. Work is expected to be performed with a minimum of supervision from the Lorain SWCD Board of Supervisors. Direction and supervision will be provided through regular and special meetings, conferences, and oral or written instruction. Further guidance may be obtained through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Soil and Water Resources as prescribed in the Cooperative Working Agreement.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 10/01/2018
Position: Director of Real Estate Development
Company: Future Heights

The Director of Real Estate Development will lead FutureHeights’ real estate development projects and coordinate its real estate improvement initiatives. It is a new, full-time position that will report to the Executive Director and work closely with existing staff, board members, city staff and representatives, merchant groups, resident groups and neighborhood stakeholders.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 09/25/2018
Position: Stormwater Technician
Company: Lorain County

Under general direction, within the Community Development Department, assists the Community Development Director with all matters relating to Stormwater Management District and planning; maintains related to District expenses; serves as liaison on behalf of District; etc.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 09/21/2018
Position: Field Job Opportunities
Company: United States Census Bureau

Census Bureau Regional Offices conduct continuous surveys—other than the once-a-decade population count—to supply the nation with important statistics on people, places and our economy.   Our Regional Offices are responsible for hiring and supervising these field workers.  The local field workers know their communities best, and are the instrumental in conducting surveys with residents on a variety of topics. Field interviewers work out of their home and are reimbursed for mileage. Make an impact for your community and join our team today!

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 09/11/2018
Position: Community Development Director (Planner)
Company: Baker County Board of Commissioners

The Community Development Director is the chief Planner for Baker County. He/she performs professional and administrative work in Planning and Zoning division; and provides supervision and oversight of the Housing, Code Enforcement and Building activities. He/she interprets and implements the Land Development Code, land use, zoning, and Comprehensive Plan. The County has adequately trained staff in the Housing and Code Enforcement areas. The Building division is outsourced to a consultant. This job is an excellent opportunity for a Planner looking for career advancement who can lead a small rural county in future development. Under the oversight of the County Manager. Hiring of this Department Head position shall rest with the Baker County Board of County Commissioners.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 09/07/2018
Position: Land Use Planner II
Company: Licking County

The Planner II is a mid-level position with a significant degree of responsibility and technical expertise. As part of our team the Planner II provides support on the preparation of long-range and short-term planning projects, with varying levels of ownership. The job duties include executing and supporting assigned planning projects by performing research of best practices, data collection, analysis, visualization, plan review, and report writing. This position also formulates comprehensive and functional land use plans/studies and prepares long-range capital improvement programs and countywide plan work. (See full job description for details.)

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 09/07/2018
Position: Senior Land Use Planner
Company: Licking County

The Senior Planner is a high-level position with a significant degree of responsibility and technical expertise. The Individual in this position shall be a self-starter, be able to make sound judgment in regards to planning issues, and have the ability to work individually as well as in a team environment. Responsibilities include but are not limited to formulating comprehensive and functional land use plans/studies, preparation of long range capital improvement programs, conducting professional planning work of moderate difficulty, and project management. (See full job description for details.)

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 06/22/2018
Position: Director of Economic Development
Company: City of Shaker Heights

Apply to become the Director of Economic Development for one of Northeast Ohio’s most historic and progressive communities. Shaker Heights, among the nation’s first planned cities, continues to plan strategically for its future. This exciting opportunity puts an energetic economic development professional at the helm of the City’s economic development (ED) plan, one that has already attracted new development in the $100M transit-oriented Van Aken District.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

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For older postings please see the Careers in Urban Affairs archive.