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The Levin College Office of Student Services (LCOSS) occasionally receives job announcements which may be of interest to Urban Affairs students and graduates. As announcements are received, they will be posted below. For more information about a particular position, please contact the associated organization directly.

All jobs are posted for informational purposes only and at the discretion of LCOSS.  Postings may be denied or removed without notice. LCOSS makes no guarantee as to the completeness / correctness of the information listed below. For older postings please see the Careers in Urban Affairs archive.

Posting Date: 01/04/2017
Position: Tree Corp
Company: Tree Care Industry Association

Tree Corps Crew Members are responsible for attending weekly classroom trainings covering an in-depth range of arboriculture skills in combination with a hands-on learning/work environment. Crew Members will gain arboriculture experience while working at job sites in and around the Cleveland area performing such functions as pruning, mulching, watering, planting, fertilizing, and performing root collar excavations.  Crew Members will participate in and support community tree planting projects and interface with residents, volunteers and community members using tree care best practices.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2018 at 5:00PM

For more details about this position, click here.

Posting Date: 12/19/2017
Position: Management Intern
Company: City of Phoenix Management Intern Program

The City of Phoenix looking for a diverse group of applicants for their 2018-19 Management Intern positions. Information about the program is available  at
As one of the oldest, most respected municipal internships in the U.S., the City of Phoenix Management Intern Program is designed to attract, develop and retain innovative people in local government. Established in 1950, the City of Phoenix offers a one-year internship to individuals who have earned or completed coursework for a master's degree in public administration, business administration, or related field. The 69th class of the City of Phoenix Management Intern program will begin on June 25, 2018.
The 2018-19 Management Intern salary is $44,678 plus a comprehensive benefit package including a moving allowance for candidates residing outside metro Phoenix. Historically, two to three candidates have been selected annually.

Application Deadline: January 22, 2018

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Posting Date: 11/28/2017
Position: Administrative Project Leader
Company: City of Bay Village

The Administrative Project Leader manages and undertakes a range of project research, analysis, reporting, implementation and administrative activities to support the development and delivery of projects primarily in support of the Mayor and secondarily in support of the Council and Law Director.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 11/15/2017
Position: Conservation Funding Associate (Grant Writer)
Company: Western Reserve Land Conservancy

The Conservation Funding Associate (CFA) assists with efforts to secure public funding for strategic land acquisitions and conservation easement purchases, as well as other related projects for the Conservation and Thriving Communities teams. This includes identifying, writing and submitting grant applications to local, state, federal and public-private partnership sources and coordinating with partnering organizations. The highest priority for the associate will be in proposal preparation (research and writing). In addition, the CFA will assist with researching and identifying new sources of funding and may also be responsible for grant management for funded projects, which includes tracking grant requirements, maintaining accurate records, and coordinating activities across multiple projects. Finally, the CFA may be called upon to fulfill additional land protection-related duties. The CFA is a member of the Conservation team, but at times may work between departments as instructed by the Conservation Funding Manager, in helping to coordinate with the Development team on specific land protection projects requiring fundraising assistance and/or other grant applications.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 11/14/2017
Position: Heap Intake Specialist
Company: Metro West Community Development Organization


  • Conduct face-to-face interviews with customers seeking financial assistance for utility bills.
  • Assist clients with the intake process
  • Review client documents to ensure program guidelines are met
  • Respond to HEAP inquiries
  • Communicate application status
  • Educate clients on utility affordability programs
  • Make contact with utility companies to assure continuation or re-establishment of energy service.
  • Assist customers with PIPP and regular HEAP applications.
  • Assist with transfer of files to and from the main HEAP office.
  • Process utility company payments.
  • Provide information and referral to community, resource programs and services as appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned.

Application Deadline: N/A

For more details about this position, click here.

Posting Date: 11/14/2017
Position: Administrative Project Leader
Company: City of Bay Village

The Administrative Project Leader manages and undertakes a range of project research, analysis, reporting, implementation and administrative activities to support the development and delivery of projects primarily in support of the Mayor and secondarily in support of the Council and Law Director.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 11/07/2017
Position: Planner
Company: Marion City/County Regional Planning Commission

The Marion City/County Regional Planning Commission, covering all of Marion County, 40 miles north of Columbus, Ohio, is seeking an applicant for an entry level planning position. The successful applicant would be trained to administer planning, economic, and community development activities, including subdivision regulations, zoning recommendations, updating land use and other plans, writing grant applications and assisting the community in online outreach.

The position involves attending Planning and Zoning Commission meetings and making presentations as needed. Excellent computer, writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills required. GIS experience a plus. This is an opportunity to work with both municipalities and townships on development review, but also actively planning and implementing grant projects. Must be able to work with both urban and rural citizens, local business and non-profits, and government departments.
Bachelor’s degree in planning, geography, economics or related field. Preference will be given to Master’s degree and/or any experience.  Depending on the quality of the applicant, the Planning Commission mayconsider applicants who will be completing a Bachelor’s degree in 2018, or working on a Master’s degree and will consider, if needed, hiring for less hours on a temporary basis until the degree is completed. Residency in Marion County is not required, but employees must be able to arrive to work and to meetings on time.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Good benefit package. Please respond with a resume and cover letter to:
Marion City/County Planning Commission
222 West Center Street
Marion, Ohio 43302

Email to:

Application Deadline: None, but interviews likely to start by December 1, 2017

Posting Date: 10/27/2017
Position: Research Associate
Company: Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research & Education, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University

The Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research & Education is home to a multi-disciplinary team of faculty and researchers in the areas of violence prevention, adult and juvenile mental health, substance abuse, specialty courts, trauma and community based evaluation. Working with a high degree of independence, the incumbent will carry out, manage and lead research in social behavioral sciences on various funded projects at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research & Education. This newly created position will serve as a “Center Based” Research Associate and will develop, implement and manage new evaluation and/or research projects for the Begun Center. The ideal candidate will possess experience supporting all phases of research with an emphasis on project management and building sponsor relations. 

Application Deadline: Friday, November 10, 2017 at 5:00 PM

For more information about this position and details on how to apply, click here.

Posting Date: 10/19/2017
Position: Program Associate
Company: DigitalC Tech Hive


  • Research, create, and execute programming for diverse audiences focused on the intersection of community and technology within the Midtown Tech Hive
  • Become an expert in programming that creates a welcoming and engaged community within the Tech Hive within the framework of Cleveland making the transition to a technology driven economy that is inclusive
  • Develop a deep knowledge of Cleveland’s innovation networks and act as an expert referral resource
  • Spend a portion of the work week at the concierge desk welcoming and assisting community members
  • Invent, implement, and maintain facility systems (room reservations, repairs / maintenance, technology, housekeeping et al.)
  • Responsible for tenant on-boarding

Application Deadline: N/A

For more information see the DigitalC Tech Hive website. Also for more details about this position, click here.

Posting Date: 10/12/2017
Position: Associate Planner
Company: City of Hudson

The City of Hudson is seeking applicants for the position of Associate Planner in the Community Development Department. This is a professional planning position researching and preparing staff recommendations and reports to various boards and commissions as necessary. Researches and interprets various codes and policies. Responds to inquiries from City staff, business and/or property owners, residents and officials on land use regulations and procedures. Acts as zoning administrator and handles other administrative duties as necessary.

Application Deadline: 10/27/2017 at 4:00 PM

Posting Date: 10/03/2017
Position: Real Estate Development Specialist
Company: Burten, Bell, Carr Development Inc.

The Real Estate Development Specialist will assist in the planning, implementation, and promotion of real estate development projects, administration of housing repair and improvement programs, and management of community revitalization initiatives.


  • Provide assistance on real estate development projects, including, but not limited to, planning, structuring project financing, property research and acquisition
  • Assist with the creation and management of real estate development budgets and proformas
  • Pursue funding opportunities, garnering local approvals, and meet necessary reporting requirements
  • Promotion, and coordination of related community meetings
  • Administer housing repair and improvement programs to residents, including providing information about availableresources, helping with contractual agreements, identifying potential contractors, reviewing bids, monitoring the construction process, and approving work financed by grants provided through agency
  • Assist in the management and administration of community revitalization initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned

Application Deadline: 10/20/2017 at 5:00 PM

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Posting Date: 09/29/2017
Position: Documentary Filmmaker Volunteer 
Company: Project Istwa

Project Istwa is looking for motivated and enthusiastic people to volunteer as Program Assistant for the January 2018 workshop which will be conducted in Jacmel, Haiti. The documentary filmmaker volunteer will accompany the January 2018 Istwa team to the town of Jacmel and work closely with our workshop Director and facilitators to create a promotional video for Project Istwa. The team will also spend time at Project Istwa’s base in Port-au-Prince.
Application Deadline: 11/01/2017

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Posting Date: 09/29/2017
Position: Director of Planning
Company: Licking County Planning Commision

Provides leadership and direction for overall operations of planning. Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local laws pertaining to Planning. Acts as a visionary and identifies issues and recommends plans of action to improve and enhance the quality of life for the inhabitants of Licking County on behalf of the Planning Commission and the Licking County Board of Commissioners. 

Application Deadline: 10/13/2017

For more details about this position, click here.

Posting Date: 09/26/2017
Position: Young Services Assistant
Company: West Side Community House


  • Exhibit characteristics of leadership, responsibility, patience, maturity, positive attitude and creativity
  • Build relationships with schools, neighborhoods, community leaders and organizations
  • Complete various administrative tasks and reports when needed
  • Display a high level of enthusiasm and passion for working with youth and families
  • Assist the Youth Services Director with all tasks and activities as directed
  • Attend scheduled meetings and/or trainings
  • Promote youth programs
  • Oversee Sisterhood mentors
  • File, organize and track all paperwork
  • Prepare snack/clean kitchen
  • Contact participants/parents
  • Assist teaching artists/guest speakers as needed
  • Monitor participant behavior
  • Problem solve through situations and be able to seek assistance when necessary
  • Be able to work independently and as a team
  • Develop innovative programming ideas
  • Other duties as assigned

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 09/26/2017
Position: Anisfield-Wolf Associate
Company: Sisterhood

The associate will create a plan within the Sisterhood curriculum for the Literacy Project. The project will include interactive workshops and guest speakers.
The associate also will engage participants in reading selected award winning literature that is pertinent to the girls’ environment, to their challenges and their “designated” place in society. The associate will work with participants one-on-one and in groups toward the following goals: to develop writing skills (poetry, fiction and non-fiction), to use writing as a form of self-expression, and to read their works and those of other writers aloud in a public setting with confidence.
The associate will coordinate a small onsite event during Sisterhood hours for all participants to present their works to friends, family and members of the community at the end of March.
Application Deadline: N/A

Posting Date: 09/22/2017
Position: State Director, AOF and Fellow, CCS 
Company: Advocates for Ohio’s Future / Center for Community Solutions 

Advocates for Ohio’s Future is a statewide coalition of over 475 local and statewide organizations that promote health and human service budget and policy solutions so all Ohioans live better lives. This position is located in Columbus, Ohio.
Application Deadline: 10/20/2017 at 5 PM

Posting Date: 09/22/2017
Position: General Manager
Company: Les Délices

The General Manager works with the Artistic Director in conducting the organization’s business operations. The General Manager may work remotely and determines his/her own hours although he/she is required to attend various meetings in the office and other locations and to work at all local concert performances. Some evening and weekend work will be required. It is expected that the General Manager will work an average of 25-30 hours per week for 48 weeks per year.
Application Deadline: 10/06/2017

Posting Date: 09/14/2017
Position: Research Associate
Company: Team Neo

Manages projects and project teams, with Vice-President and independently, in providing technical assistance to internal and external clients, economic development organizations, state, county and local government entities as well as not-for-profit, for-profit and project clients. Participates in project strategies, planning, development, coordination, and management. Performs a variety of administrative duties relative to project management and tracking. Interacts professionally with all internal and external customers using strong customer service skills.

Application Deadline: 09/20/2017

Posting Date: 09/11/2017
Position: Analyst - Income Security and Labor Programs
Company: Congressional Budget Office

The Congressional Budget Office is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress. CBO’s Budget Analysis Division seeks two analysts to work in its Income Security and Education Cost Estimates Unit, which is responsible for preparing multiyear budget projections and producing cost estimates for legislative proposals related to education, income security, social security, nutrition, and housing programs.
One analyst will be responsible for program areas that include unemployment insurance, pension insurance, and other labor-related issues; the other will cover the Supplemental Security Income program, nutrition programs, and other programs serving low-income families.

Application Deadline: October 2, 2017

For more details about this position, click here. 

Posting Date: 09/07/2017
Position: Community Engagement Organizer
Company: Ohio City Incorporated

Ohio City Incorporated has recently completed its 3-year strategic plan and we are excited about this position’s role in contributing to neighborhood engagement through community building and inclusivity initiatives. The Community Engagement Organizer is responsible for communicating with, engaging and improving the quality of life for Ohio City residents. This position serves a vital role in building relationships and lines of communication with all stakeholders in the Ohio City neighborhood.


  • This position will be responsible for creating a more inclusive and engaged neighborhood. This includes creating opportunity for increased resident involvement and leadership as well as identifying leaders in the neighborhood and providing further leadership opportunities for these residents.
  • The organization is constantly seeking opportunities to build relationships with residents underrepresented in our organization and engaging them in building connections amongst residents.
  • Disseminate Ohio City communications to residents and neighborhood stakeholders through online/email communications, outreach campaigns as well as face to face interactions.
  • Independent worker with experience in project management including creating and managing budgets and required reporting.
  • Develop new opportunities for resident involvement and leadership; recruit volunteers; and provide opportunity for neighborhood and community development.
  • Attend block club meetings and community events.
  • Conduct outreach campaigns.
  • Work with all areas of the organization as well as the Community Engagement Committee of the board to ensure timely internal and external communication of community projects.
  • Work with the supervisor on special initiatives including the Ohio City Farm, the Ohio City LGBTQ initiative, the Nonprofit Dialogues and the Miami University Urban Teaching Cohort.
  • Collect and compile necessary data and evaluation requests.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Application Deadline: N/A

Posting Date: 09/05/2017
Position: Analyst - Scorekeeping
Company: Congressional Budget Office

The Congressional Budget Office is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress. The Budget Analysis Division seeks an analyst to work in its Scorekeeping Unit, which is primarily responsible for preparing cost estimates for 12 annual appropriation bills at each stage of House and Senate action. 
The analyst will be responsible for two of those appropriation bills, to be determined at the time of hiring. The analyst will coordinate estimates, collaborating closely with others in the division, and will present analyses to key Congressional staff members of the House and Senate Budget Committees, the Committees on Appropriations, authorizing committees, and staff working for individual Members of Congress. The analyst also will review proposals in the President's annual budget, assist in preparing the baseline budgetary projections that CBO supplies to the Congress three times each year, work with other analysts to determine the effects of authorizing proposals on subsequent appropriation legislation, and contribute to an annual report, Expired and Expiring Authorizations of Appropriations.
Application Deadline: September 17, 2017

Posting Date: 08/25/2017
Position: Heritage Home Program Assistant
Company: Cleveland Restoration Society

The Cleveland Restoration Society is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to the preservation of greater Cleveland's historic resources. The Society advocates for the preservation of historic landmarks in greater Cleveland; promotes awareness of historic resources through educational programs and publications; sponsors events for its members; operates a Sacred Landmarks Assistance Program to aid the caretakers of religious landmarks with repair and maintenance issues, and operates the Heritage Home Program, a unique homeowner assistance program, in 38 cities and villages in Cuyahoga, Summit, Geauga and Lorain Counties.

  • Exceptional customer service and enjoyment working with the public both in person and on the phone
  • Ability to handle a high volume, fast paced environment
  • Technological skill with CRM software, Microsoft Office Suite - Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint - printers, cameras, projectors
  • Excellent time management and resourcefulness
  • Clear communication
  • Education or experience in nonprofit organizations and historic preservation field preferred, but not required
  • Acting as first point of contact for clients on the phone and email
  • Scheduling Heritage staff on site visits
  • Providing site visit follow-up for clients through personalized letters and emails
  • Data entry in CRS proprietary database
  • Assistance with CRS special programming, events and presentations as needed 

Application Deadline: September 5, 2017

To apply please submit your resume, college and university transcripts and a writing sample by email to: Thomas A. Jorgensen, Chief Operating Officer, no later than September 5, 2017. No calls please.

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