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  • Emy Mendoza
    Entry and Mid-Level Planners Design, Community & Environment is looking for entry- and mid- level comprehensive planners with 1 to 3 years of professional
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 13, 2008
      Entry and Mid-Level Planners
      Design, Community & Environment is looking for entry- and mid- level
      comprehensive planners with 1 to 3 years of professional experience.
      We are particularly seeking employees with the following
      qualifications and interests:
      • Strong GIS skills
      • Fluent Spanish speakers
      • Interests and experience in transportation and bicycle planning.
      Position responsibilities will include:
      • Writing of plans, feasibility studies, and reports.
      • Completion of field work, site documentation, and outreach.
      • Preparation for and facilitation at community meetings.
      • Research and analysis.
      • Production of graphic diagrams for DC&E projects.
      • GIS analysis and map production.
      Salary is commensurate with experience and level of ability. We offer
      a competitive salary, generous benefits and a casual work environment.
      Please take a look at the rest of this website to find out more about
      the work we do. http://www.dceplanning.com/
      Please email your resume, and your salary requirements and/or history
      and a minimum of two work samples as PDF attachments to Ian Moore,
      Senior Associate (ianm@... ) or fax to (510) 848-4315 DC&E
      is an equal opportunity employer.

      Position Title: Coordinator, Climate Justice Initiative
      Organizational Background and Mission
      Founded in 1989, Urban Habitat (UH) builds power in low-income
      communities and communities of color by combining policy, advocacy,
      research, leadership development, and coalition building to advance
      environmental, economic and social justice in the Bay Area. UH applies
      a critical race and class lens to issues of transportation, housing,
      land use, planning, and community development, and offers a clear
      vision and agenda for the equitable development of the region.
      Position Description
      Urban Habitat is seeking a high-energy individual to coordinate its
      Climate Justice Initiative. Candidate must have substantive content
      knowledge of the causes and effects of climate change and the ways in
      which transportation, economic development, and land-use policies can
      be used to advance equitable and green development that benefits
      low-income communities and communities of color. More specifically,
      the candidate will play the lead role in the development and
      implementation of the following components of UH's Climate Justice
      Initiative: 1) Creation of a green economic development strategy for
      the City of Richmond; 2) Development of regional transportation
      strategies and policies that reduce green house emissions and improve
      transit services for low-income communities; 3) Coordination and
      facilitation of regional convenings involving labor, business,
      government and community groups to develop a climate justice strategy
      for the Bay Area; and 4) Participation in relevant coalitions and
      meetings taking place at the local, regional, state and national level.
      Candidate must be a strategic thinker and have the ability to
      translate complex ideas and research findings into concrete
      recommendations for climate change policy development. He/she must be
      able to work with a diverse group of stakeholders including community
      groups, policy, government, labor, and health organizations. Finally,
      the candidate must be able to work collaboratively with UH staff in a
      team environment to strengthen other UH programs and priority campaigns.
      1. Policy and Research
      • Play a lead role in analyzing existing climate change policies and
      developing policy solutions that benefit the region's low-income
      communities and communities of color.
      • Research trends, initiatives, and developments in climate
      change/climate justice, including green economic development,
      throughout the region, state, and nation. Identify and implement best
      practices and methodology that will advance UH's mission and program
      • Work with Urban Habitat's Richmond Campaign Coordinator, Richmond's
      City Council, including the Mayor, city staff, labor, and other key
      allies to develop a comprehensive green economic development strategy
      in Richmond.
      • Work with Urban Habitat's Transportation Program to develop
      strategies and policies that reduce green house emissions while also
      improving services for the region's low-income communities.
      • Serve as Urban Habitat's key contact on all matters relating to
      climate change and climate justice.
      2. Coordination and Facilitation
      • Coordinate and facilitate a series of regional convening
      of key stakeholders to develop a climate change strategy for the Bay Area.
      • Assist UH's Education and Training Coordinator with
      research and curriculum development for Leadership Institutes focusing
      on climate change and green initiatives.
      • Participate in other related climate change initiatives at the
      state, regional, and local levels.
      3. Development and Communications
      • Provide regular updates and other written materials to the
      Director of Development and Planning, Board of Directors, and Media
      and Communications Associate in order to support UH's fundraising
      efforts, media strategy, and web-site outreach.
      • Participate in fundraising cultivation meetings and/or
      provide talking points on Green Initiatives Program for development
      • Represent UH at conferences, workshops, and meetings,
      including but not limited to, those with a focus on climate change and
      green economic development.
      • Master's degree in Environmental Sciences/Policy, Urban Planning,
      Community Development, or related field.
      • At least three (3) years of experience conducting policy and
      research in climate change, economic development, transportation,
      housing, land-use planning, or other related field.
      • Experience in program management, coordination, and facilitation.
      • Excellent written and public speaking skills.
      • Experience working with a range of partners including government,
      business, labor, community, and policy organizations
      • Demonstrated sensitivity and understanding of issues facing
      low-income communities of color.
      • Capacity to establish goals and priorities along with the ability to
      manage multiple projects to achieve deadlines.
      • A team player who works well with others as well as independently.
      • Proficient in Microsoft Office with some graphics applications.
      Salary: Commensurate with experience.
      Status: Full-time position with full benefits. Position reports
      directly to the Associate Director.
      Application Deadline: Open Until Filled.
      Start Date: ASAP
      We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. People from diverse
      backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Please email your cover letter
      and resume, AS ATTACHMENTS, to: GreenCoor@....
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