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5680FT Job, Planner, ChangeLab Solutions

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  • druss129
    Dec 4 11:09 AM

      About ChangeLab Solutions


      ChangeLab Solutions provides community-based solutions for America’s most common and preventable diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and asthma. We believe that achieving the common good means everyone has nourishing food; safe places to live and play; plenty of opportunities to bike, walk, or take transit; fresh water; and clean air indoors and out.


      ChangeLab Solutions holds a vision of renewed social and economic systems, institutions, and environments that maximize health for all, especially for those with the least resources. This vision is centered on a “health in all policies” strategy that promotes improved health outcomes throughout the fabric of community life. 


      Our mission is to promote the common good by developing laws and policies that link all aspects of community life – housing, education, jobs, the economy, the environment – to healthy outcomes. We are dedicated to creating efficient public services and building new partnerships. And we are committed to an enduring vision of public health as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being for the entire population.


      Our approach is fiscally responsible, promoting evidence-based strategies that account for generational health and sustainable communities.  As health care costs overwhelm both public financing and private businesses, ChangeLab Solutions retools public infrastructure to promote health, prevent disease, and save money. In California alone, our work in tobacco control has helped save $86 billion in health care costs and resulted in 25 percent fewer lung cancer deaths than other states.


      Our unique niche is to develop and provide multi-disciplinary legal and policy tools that improve health outcomes. We draft model laws and policies based on the best scientific evidence, publish comprehensive “how to” guides to empower state and local leadership, engage in tailored training and technical assistance activities, and annually respond to thousands of inquiries from the field. 


      For more information, visit our website at www.changelabsolutions.org.


      Position Description

      ChangeLab Solutions is soliciting applications from qualified candidates for a Planner. The successful candidate will work with our interdisciplinary team to develop policy solutions to public health challenges. The Planner will conduct research on best practices around a range of built environment issues, as well as develop customized trainings and provide technical assistance to local communities working to implement policy change.

      The following areas of expertise and skills are required:

      §  Graduate level degree in urban and regional planning (or equivalent degree, e.g., public policy, urban studies). Candidates may substitute a minimum of five years of relevant experience for a graduate degree;

      §  Between 2-5  years of professional experience  in urban planning (e.g., municipal planning department, community-based organization, private practice, or similar);

      §  Interest and background in community-based planning and engagement, land use, and/or transportation with a familiarity of the intersection between the built environment and public health;

      §  Passion for creating healthy places by improving access to healthy food, promoting active transportation, sustainability, and/or environmental justice;

      §  Ability to work with  people of diverse backgrounds, including translating technical planning concepts for a non-planning audience;

      §  Excellent research and writing skills;

      §  Outstanding oral communication, presentation and training skills, including proficiency with PowerPoint;

      §  Ability to show individual initiative and work collaboratively on a team;

      §  Ability to travel (including some out of state travel). 

      The following areas of expertise and skills are desired:

      §  Skills in outreach, community organizing, relationship cultivation, and consulting;

      §  Familiarity with public-private partnerships and private development financing;

      §  Fluency in Spanish.




      This is a full-time position. Salary range is $60,000-$70,000 per year.  ChangeLab Solutions offers a generous benefits package including PTO, medical, dental, vision, and long term disability insurance, life insurance, tax sheltered annuity and a flex spend plan for medical and childcare expenses.


      How to apply:


      Send a cover letter, resume, list of references, and a pertinent writing sample via e-mail to: jobs@...Please include “Planner” in the subject line of the e-mail.


      Applications must be received by January 3rd, 2014.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  No phone calls please


      We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer.