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  • huichang@berkeley.edu
    Student Intern Opportunity at National Economic Development & Law Center The National Economic Development and Law Center (www.nedlc.org) is an Oakland-based
    Message 1 of 2 , May 22, 2007
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      Student Intern Opportunity at National Economic Development & Law Center


      The National Economic Development and Law Center (www.nedlc.org) is an
      Oakland-based national research and consulting organization dedicated to
      building economic health and opportunity in vulnerable communities. We
      partner with a diverse range of colleagues to develop innovative
      strategies and programs that result in systemic change and help people
      become and remain economically secure.

      We are seeking a full-time summer intern to work on projects throughout
      our organization, the time allocation to be determined based in part on
      student interest. Projects include:

      Asset Building: Building financial assets is key to developing economic
      security and impact an individual’s or a community’s sense of economic
      well-being, ability to access opportunities, and capacity to withstand
      hardship. Potential tasks include: Assist with working group conference
      calls to develop policy recommendations to close the racial wealth gap;
      help prepare for and host a Webinar to assist people in building assets in
      low-income communities of color; update content of Asset Clearinghouse
      website (familiarity with Dreamweaver, preferred but not required); Assist
      with mailing of materials and other tasks to prepare for October
      Convening.

      NNSP: NEDLC’s program, the National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP),
      represents Sector Initiatives which are industry-specific workforce
      development approaches. As a membership organization, NNSP coordinates
      membership activities on an ongoing basis, including the development of a
      quarterly newsletter, database management, and website updates.
      Additionally, NNSP is currently preparing to host its national conference
      which will be held in November. Conference planning activities include
      marketing, program development, and fundraising. Other NNSP activities
      include occasional research and writing.

      The Building Child Care (BCC) Project provides a centralized clearinghouse
      of information and services to increase the California child care sector's
      understanding of the facilities development process and access to facility
      development resources. Potential tasks include: Connect child care
      providers with resources that assist them through the child care
      facilities development and financing process; Help develop content for BCC
      publications; Assist with mailings of BCC materials; Update content for
      the BCC website.

      CFESS: Californians for Family Economic Self-Sufficiency (CFESS) is a
      project of NEDLC. It is a statewide network of advocates, service
      providers, workforce agencies, educators, grassroots groups, women's
      organization, immigrant organization and others. Potential tasks include:
      surveying non-profits on how they are using the self-sufficiency standard
      and our on-line benefits calculator and updating an existing report,
      Keeping the Goal in Sight, which can be found at
      http://www.nedlc.org/Publications/publications_sss.htm;

      Using new data from the California Elder Economic Security Standard,
      develop a “consumer friendly” issue brief and fact sheet to be distributed
      at the public launch of the Elder Economic Security Initiative in the
      Fall, as well as help plan the public release/event and launching the
      California Elder Economic Security Initiative.


      Interested students should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and brief
      writing sample to hr@..., to the attention of Marsha Caldwell, Human
      Resources Director, NEDLC, 2201 Broadway Suite 815, Oakland, CA 94612.
    • huichang@berkeley.edu
      Senior Planner (Transportation) Job Summary The Senior Planner (Transportation) will develop, coordinate and oversee the Chinatown CDC’s overall
      Message 2 of 2 , Jun 19, 2007
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        Senior Planner (Transportation)

        Job Summary

        The Senior Planner (Transportation) will develop, coordinate and oversee
        the Chinatown CDC’s overall transportation work program including Central
        Subway planning, Chinatown Park and Ride, the Broadway Streetscape
        Improvement Project, pedestrian safety programs, and other community
        planning work as needed. Provide ongoing Technical Assistance to the
        Chinatown Transportation Research and Improvement Project (Chinatown
        TRIP).



        Primary Responsibilities

        *Develop, coordinate and oversee Chinatown CDC’s overall transportation
        work program
        *Provide ongoing technical assistance to the Chinatown Transportation
        *Research and Improvement Project (Chinatown TRIP)
        *Manage the outreach and marketing component of the Chinatown Park and
        Ride program
        *Work with program staff to coordinate the Broadway Streetscape
        Improvement Project, and other community planning work as needed
        *Identify and assess community needs within Chinatown, with particular
        focus on transportation and planning issues (including economic
        development, neighborhood improvement, etc.)
        *Develop and strategize on planning efforts with input from the Chinatown
        community
        *Help coordinate and organize community input and support
        *Define and oversee work by interns/volunteers/consultants on planning
        related activities
        *Give public testimony to City agencies, civic committees, and
        neighborhood groups as needed
        *Analyze and draft responses to plans, proposals, or recommendations from
        Department of City Planning and other city or state agencies
        *Conduct meetings/workshops and provide community education/outreach
        material to community members and city agencies
        *Assist in advocacy efforts on issues significantly affecting Chinatown
        community
        *Assess impact of proposed citywide projects, specifically on
        transportation issues, on neighborhood residents and physical environment
        *Collaborate with Program staff and program committee in defining
        organization’s position on planning-related issues and in strategizing
        plan of action, particularly in the area of transportation
        *Gather, analyze and provide information/statistics on Chinatown
        neighborhood, such as demographics and trends
        *Assist in writing grant proposals and grant reports to program funders as
        needed

        Other:
        Represent organization with community residents, governmental agencies and
        committees, neighborhood groups, and city-wide organizations
        Contribute to a safe and pleasant work environment
        Follow policies and procedures, including safe work practices
        Other duties as assigned


        Skills Required by the Job

        Excellent public speaking skills and ability to facilitate meetings
        Familiarity with Chinatown neighborhood and issues relevant to the
        community, with concentration on transportation and other planning issues
        (including economic development, neighborhood improvement, etc.)
        Familiarity with local government processes, ordinances, and legislation
        Familiarity with transportation issues and planning concepts,
        Ability to work independently as well as in a team structure
        Ability to be flexible and perform a variety of work activities
        Excellent written and verbal skills in English
        Strong analytical and organizational skills
        Effective negotiation and mediation skills
        Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, database, and desktop
        publishing software
        Design skills for brochures and flyers
        Marketing and outreach skills
        Capacity to attend evening meetings


        Minimum Qualifications

        Experience in transportation planning
        Experience in neighborhood planning issues in general, including areas of
        economic development, neighborhood improvement, etc.
        Proficiency with PC computer systems.
        Education:
        Bachelor’s Degree in urban planning, urban studies, geography, city
        planning, economics, or related fields, with three (3) years experience in
        neighborhood planning/organizing, transportation issues, economic
        development, advocacy/community work, city planning or related field

        -OR-
        Master’s Degree in urban planning, urban studies, geography, city
        planning, economics, or related fields, with one (1) year experience in
        neighborhood planning/organizing, transportation issues, economic
        development, advocacy/community work, city planning or related field


        Preferred Qualifications
        Ability to speak fluently in Cantonese


        Physical Requirements
        Ability to travel throughout community
        Ability to communicate clearly


        Department: Program
        Reports to: Community Planning Manager
        Salary: DOE, with excellent benefits
        Status: Full-time, Exempt
        Work Hours: General office hours, plus some nights and weekends
        Location: San Francisco's North Beach Neighborhood



        How to Apply
        Please send cover letter/résumé to:
        Chinatown CDC
        Attn: SP
        1525 Grant Avenue
        San Francisco, CA 94133

        Fax: 415.362.7992
        E-mail: jobs@....
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