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  • The Partnership For The Bay's Future Fellowship:
    Fri, 28 Jan 2022 23:43:37 +0000
    The Partnership For The Bay's Future Fellowship Coro Northern … Fri, 01/28/2022 - 15:43

    THE PARTNERSHIP FOR THE BAY’S FUTURE FELLOWSHIP 

    CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

    YOUR OPPORTUNITY FOR IMPACT

    Position Overview:

    Affordable housing is one of the Bay Area’s most foundational challenges — and opportunities. A new generation of housing policy leaders can have a transformative impact, helping to create a more equitable and sustainable region. The Partnership for the Bay’s Future Fellowship equips housing leaders to move the needle on equity-focused affordable housing production and preservation. Fellows work with one selected local jurisdiction and a community organization committed to working collaboratively on the adoption of equitable and inclusive affordable housing policy.

    The Partnership for the Bay’s Future Fellowship is a two-year, full-time, cohort-based, and salaried position for experienced, entrepreneurial, and equity-minded affordable housing professionals interested in leading collaborative policy making efforts in selected Bay Area cities. Fellows are embedded with one government jurisdiction and a community organization for the duration of their two-year tenure through a matching process, while benefiting from the Fellowship’s ongoing training, mentorship, technical assistance, professional development, and networking. 

    Fellows gain access to sector experts and influencers while also developing a network of leaders with the capacity to effect substantive and lasting change in the housing landscape. In this unique program, Fellows are positioned as learners and practitioners. As such they are provided with leadership and technical skills needed to help create a region where everyone can thrive, largely through advocating inclusive and innovative housing policies.

    The Partnership for the Bay’s Future Fellowship is managed through a collaboration between Coro Northern California, The San Francisco Foundation, Enterprise Community Partners, and Informing Change. Coro Northern California brings expertise in administering esteemed Fellowship programs and its nationally recognized leadership development programming focused on training, supporting, and connecting leaders to foster a thriving democracy and tackle society’s biggest challenges together. Enterprise Community Partners provides direct housing policy technical assistance and access to consultative expertise. Informing Change provides both developmental and summative evaluation.  

    This initiative is guided by the Partnership for the Bay’s Future (PBF), an innovative and collaborative effort of the philanthropic, private, nonprofit, and public sectors. The initiative advocates for racial equity and economic inclusion to protect people already living in affordable homes while preserving and producing affordable homes to meet the region’s needs. PBF is managed by The San Francisco Foundation, which also funds this Fellowship.

    What You’ll Experience:

    Partnership for the Bay’s Future Fellows are matched and embedded with one government jurisdiction and a community organization for the duration of the two-year Fellowship. Their role is to provide additional expertise and serve as a grounding anchor, project manager, and catalyst for policy innovation alongside their city and community partners. 

    To set up each Fellow for success, they will receive the following training, structure, and support:

    • Convene monthly as a cohort to participate in Coro’s proprietary leadership development training and Enterprise Community Partners’ technical expertise and mentorship.
    • Receive 1:1 coaching to support individual professional development and leadership growth needs.
    • Convene with jurisdictional and community partners monthly in support of building relational trust and ongoing project-level clarity.
    • Convene with the broader community of core Fellowship teams 2 - 3 times per month, to cultivate a network of innovative and equity-minded housing policy makers, share key project updates, and learn from one other.
    • Have access to a bench of expert technical assistants and a fund of financial resources to support the creation of innovative affordable housing policy solutions.

    Timeline:

    The Fellowship is a full-time, two-year commitment. Applications are due on March 9, 2022; early applications are strongly encouraged. Candidate interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis between February 2 - March 25. Fellowship invitations will be sent by April 18. The Fellowship will launch in June 2022 and conclude in May 2024.

    Key Leadership Roles and Responsibilities: 

    • Influence through policy making: Demonstrate the belief that government is an integral part of affecting change and addressing the intractable problem of affordable housing, and implement, manage, and coordinate activities related to advancing a housing policy initiative within a given jurisdiction.
    • Listen to understand: Engage directly with community members through various techniques in service of identifying core needs and interests of people currently living in affordable housing and people most at risk of housing insecurity stemming from  housing policies in the region.
    • Bridge interests: Serve as a collaborative bridge builder between and within jurisdictions and communities, as multiple and competing interests emerge during the process of developing an affordable housing policy suited for a given municipality. 
    • Create opportunities: Bring your knowledge of affordable housing preservation and/or production, and interest in using policy as a lever for increasing affordable housing in the region.
    • Wear multiple hats: Manage multiple aspects of a project with multiple stakeholders, and exercise a high degree of independence, motivation, collaboration, and accountability.
    • Storytell for change: Effectively communicate and represent the project vision to audiences with similar and competing interests.
    • Center residents: Prioritize the needs and center the experiences of the people who will ultimately call the housing you help to create “home.” 
    • Embrace inquiry: Lead with questions as you work to find solutions, think strategically, and analyze the landscape within which you will be working. 
    • Be professionally empowered: with an acute sense of self- and situational awareness as you identify what is needed most; articulate how you provide added value, if possible, in a given situation.
    • Build teams: Demonstrate entrepreneurial and creative approaches to solution-finding  in the field of real estate development; enthusiasm and team building spirit.

    WHO WILL THRIVE IN THIS ROLE

    You should apply if you are a(n)...

    • Affordable housing expert: You have 5 - 10+ years of experience in the affordable housing sector. This experience can be a combination of education and professional experience, and encompasses areas of affordable housing development, finance, policy, research, or coalition building related to housing production and/or preservation. 
    • Community engager and facilitator: You know the distinction and have familiarity in shifting between driving change through direct action (on your part) and creating space for change to be co-created by many (sometimes including your input, but not always).
    • Committed to operationalizing racial equity: You have an interest in and are aware of how to explicitly consider racial equity in decisions, including policies, practices, programs, and budgets.
    • Leadership enthusiast: You love leadership and regularly think about how to help people recognize their agency and influence outcomes regardless of positional authority.
    • Holder of the “both/and”: Able to hold apparently conflicting ideas and embrace our non-partisan approach to prepare individuals, diverse in thought and background, to be leaders.
    • Innovator: You think creatively, and see opportunities to create value and increase our impact.
    • Collaborator: You play well with others and thrive in contexts where you are bringing people together to achieve common goals.
    • Belonging creator: You understand and are aware that creating psychological safety allows all people to feel welcome, able to take risks, and able to shape and influence the group.
    • Autonomous worker: You exercise judgment to prioritize your work and hold ownership of moving toward your goals while welcoming advice and input from stakeholders.
    • Lifelong learner: You consistently seek out new information to stay current with best practices; you welcome feedback and can integrate it into your work.
    • Impact seeker: Your values and life experiences connect you to our work at Coro to foster a thriving democracy and tackle society’s biggest challenges together.
    • Culturally adaptive: You understand, articulate, and navigate the differences and similarities across work cultures. As an employee of Coro working in a jurisdiction, you will “dance” with many types of peoples and within varying systems.

    These skills are required:

    • Related to preserving and producing affordable housing:
      • Familiarity with policies and programs, funding and financial structures, and the development process for affordable housing production and preservation.
      • Expertise in one or more of the following: affordable housing development and/or finance, affordable housing program design and delivery; training and technical assistance; research and data analysis.
      • Excellent written skills including experience preparing policy memos and reports, and performing research. 
      • Strong oral communication skills with a range of stakeholder types, including community members, government staff, elected officials, nonprofits, banks, etc.
      • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple initiatives and assignments, meet deadlines, promptly follow-up with stakeholders, and coordinate effectively among widely dispersed partners.
      • Ability to operate independently and successfully navigate new situations and environments.
      • Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
    • Related to leading collaboratively:
      • Ability to work well with stakeholders
      • Interpersonal savvy
      • Comfort in dealing with ambiguity
      • Compassion, empathy, and deep listening skills
      • Ability to create environments where people’s differences are represented and respected
      • Time management
      • Analysis and synthesis of proposed policy solutions
      • Excellent public presentation/speaking skills

    POSITION LOGISTICS

    The Work:

    This is a full-time, salaried role and requires a 2-year commitment. Eleven fellows will be selected from a competitive pool. Jurisdictions will be assigned during each applicant’s interview process. 

    You will physically work with a government partner at their location in a full-time capacity. A two-way matching process will pair Fellows with their government and community partner assignments. 

    The day-to-day work will include, but not be limited to:

    • Create housing policies and programs that meet the needs of the local community.
    • Develop program guidelines, policy memos, best practices, etc. Draft legislation as needed.
    • Identify/align efforts with other state and regional housing programs/funding sources and loan products. As appropriate, create housing funding policies and proposals to secure funding.
    • Engage technical assistants to support the creation of innovative affordable housing policy solutions, including financial analysis. 
    • Build political support by convening government and community partners on a regular basis to develop trust and co-create policy and programs. 
    • Meet with the broader community of core teams intermittently to cultivate a network of innovative and equity-minded housing policy makers, share key project updates, and learn from one other. 

    Salary and Benefits:

    Fellows will be employed and provided with the following benefits by Coro Northern California:

    • Health insurance (medical, dental, and vision)
    • Paid time off
    • Flexible scheduling
    • Parental leaves
    • Professional development
    • Transportation reimbursement

    The anticipated annual salary for this position is $125,000.

    COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: 

    On March 11, 2020, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to constitute a public health emergency. Coro Northern California has adopted a policy that requires all employees, in-person program participants in Coro owned and operated programs, faculty, independent contractors, board members, and temporary workers (“Covered Individuals”) to have received FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccinations and be considered fully vaccinated, as defined by current CDC guidelines, before in-person, indoor interaction and before coming to Coro offices or in-person indoor training premises, as permitted by law and based upon guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health authorities, unless an individual is eligible for and has received a written exemption from Coro.

    This policy has been established to minimize exposure to and transmission of COVID-19 among, and thereby safeguard the health and well-being of Covered Individuals, their families, and visitors, as well as the community at large. These purposes are accomplished through the requirement that all Covered Individuals receive an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccination. This policy will be enforced in compliance with all applicable laws and guidance, and as such, if any terms of this policy are contradicted by any applicable laws or guidance from California or federal public health authorities, then those shall govern.

    Diversity Statement:

    Coro is an equal opportunity employer. We STRONGLY encourage and seek applications from women-identifying individuals, BIPOC, bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the LGBTQ+ communities. Read more about Coro’s Approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.

    ​​YOUR LEGACY

    When you look back on this experience…

    Because of your efforts, the vision of secure and affordable housing will become a reality for more individuals and families within the jurisdiction you will have worked within for two years. Moreover, you will be an experienced, skilled thought leader in strategizing and developing innovative, equitable, and inclusive housing policy. Reflecting on your time in the Partnerships for the Bay’s Future Fellowship, you will have answers to key questions such as:

    • How do I best empathize with, understand, and mirror back the interests of affordable housing stakeholders?
    • What does it take to cultivate deep relationships when seeking to build innovative and inclusive housing solutions?
    • Who now can call this jurisdiction “home” because of the alleviation of the housing crisis?
    • What is most required of me and my stakeholders, respectively and collectively, to fully embrace an entrepreneurial and innovative approach to policy making?
    • What have I learned about working within one particular jurisdiction while also thinking critically about affordable housing across the whole of the Bay Area?
    • Where is the government best and least equipped to effect change as it relates to affordable housing? 
    • Who did I need to be – for my core team of government and community partners – to develop and effectively create an implementable affordable housing policy?

    READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP?

    Have questions? Visit our website to register for an informational session or contact program staff.

    To apply, please complete the application form. Only applications submitted through this form will be considered. 

    Applications are due on March 9, 2022. Early applications are strongly encouraged. The Fellowship is a full-time, two-year commitment. Candidate interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis between February 2 - March 25. Fellowship invitations will be sent by April 18. The Fellowship will launch in June 2022 and conclude in May 2024.

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    Coro Northern California
    Location

    San Francisco, CA
    United States

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  • Senior Planner:
    Fri, 28 Jan 2022 21:39:57 +0000
    Senior Planner tara.lake@wsp.com Fri, 01/28/2022 - 13:39

    WSP is currently initiating a search for a Senior Land/Urban Planner for our San Diego office.  The following locations will also be considered: Los Angeles and Orange

    Be involved in urban planning, neighborhood revitalization, and planning for the sustainable growth of our communities with our Urban Planning Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. The position will primarily focus on urban planning and land use projects. You will help us tackle challenging and dynamic projects across the spectrum of the planning field.
     
    Candidates for this position must have between 5-7 years of experience. The ideal candidate for this position will be at ease managing a variety of projects concurrently, supervising junior staff, fostering client relationships, coordinating community engagement, producing high-quality work product, and traveling when required.

    Your Impact

    • Manage multiple complex, concurrent projects, and lead community engagement efforts in communities across southern California and Nevada (must be willing to travel as needed).
    • Lead or participate in the preparation of comprehensive plans, community plans, downtown, corridor, and urban design studies, and land use code/zoning updates.
    • Interface with clients, subconsultants, and other professionals as needed during all stages of project development. 
    • Manage internal project teams including junior staff; encourage the development of staff in line with the firm’s vision, goals, and values.
    • Actively participate in a full range of firm marketing and business development activities including development of project scoping and approaches, preparation of proposals, and presentations at client interviews.
    • Remain current in latest land/urban planning subject matter, practices, regulations, and techniques.
    • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
    • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

    Who You Are

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Environmental Planning, or a related field (or equivalent experience.)
    • 5-7 years of experience, demonstrating a progression of project responsibility and management of junior staff.
    • Advanced knowledge of planning and urban design issues, including site planning and design, neighborhood revitalization, housing development, and transportation/transit-oriented development.
    • Skilled at collecting, organizing, and analyzing data, and researching and interpreting detailed plans and regulatory documents.
    • Strong interpersonal experience, demonstrating an ability to work collaboratively and manage project resources effectively.
    • Project management experience with small to mid-level projects including tracking hours and expenses for project work.
    • Proficiency in a range of technical analysis and design software, including but not limited to ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Suite, and 3D visualization software/Sketchup. Hand graphic ability is also desirable. 
    • Excellent diagrammatic and graphic visualization skills, including renderings, plans, and document layout.
    • The ability to clearly and concisely articulate detailed concepts and planning ideas to a broad audience both orally and on the page.
    • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
    • Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.
    • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

    Preferred Qualifications 

    • Master’s Degree is preferred.

    Job application: https://phe.tbe.taleo.net/phe01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=V8D6…

    Company web site: https://www.wsp.com/en-CA

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    wsp
    Location

    San Diego, CA
    United States

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  • Planning Manager - PBES:
    Fri, 28 Jan 2022 20:23:07 +0000
    Planning Manager - PBES napacounty Fri, 01/28/2022 - 12:23

    The Position

    Under administrative direction, directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates the activities and operations of the Planning Division within the Planning Building, and Environmental Services Department, including advanced/current planning, zoning administration, resource conservation, supports the Planning Commission, Wildlife Conservation Commission, and Airport Land Use Commission, administration, and clerical; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Director, Assistant and Deputy Director of Planning, Building, and Environmental Services.

    A division manager is responsible for using considerable independent judgment and discretion in the management of a division that may include multiple work groups of significant depth and complexity. Responsibilities include overall management and administration of the planning division, including development of the division's objectives and design and implementation of supporting programs, processes, policies, and/or procedures to successfully achieve those objectives. A Division Manager is also responsible for the development, administration, and control of associated budgets.

    This classification is designated as an "at will" classification.

    The Ideal Candidate Profile

    The ideal candidate is an experienced, community minded professional who:

    Is well-regarded with a proven track record of accomplishments that are relevant to Napa County; is knowledgeable of comprehensive planning and zoning principles, tools and strategies, and land use development review; and is well-versed in planning, building, environmental and engineering principles, the Brown Act, and property rights.

    Has the ability to work in a political environment and establish effective working relationships with elected and appointed officials, engage with applicants, community organizations, local jurisdictions, regional and state agencies, and interested parties.

    Is a proactive and imaginative problem solver who thinks beyond the constraints of traditional government or conventional business practices. Not driven by ego, but derives satisfaction from quality work and relationships, innovation, and the success of the team.

    Has knowledge and practical experience in professional organization management including budget, staff supervision, hiring and discipline, project management, goal setting and implementation; is an experienced, proficient and supportive manager who has a reputation for integrity and treating people fairly and equitably, and has a history of empowering staff in a manner that stimulates ownership and pride in outcomes.

    Has the ability to explain and provide context to citizens regarding the development process, issues, proposed projects, and draft ordinances and policies.

    Has strong leadership skills, including a solid ethical foundation; the ability to develop and promote a diverse and productive work environment and to lead, manage, and supervise multiple teams within a large organization; having prior experience serving a highly engaged and informed population is highly desirable.

    Education and Experience

    Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:

    Experience— Six years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the planning field, including a minimum of four years of management and/or supervisory responsibility.

    Education— A Bachelor's degree from a four-year accredited college or university with major course work in planning, geography, engineering, economics, public administration or a closely related field. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for a 4-year degree on a year for year basis.)

    License or Certificate— Possession of a valid driver’s license.

    Application Process

    The final filing date is 02/21/2022 5:00 PM. 

    For more information or to apply, please visit our website: www.napacountycareers.com and click on the “apply” button on the bulletin. 

    Candidates must attach a cover letter (addressed to David Morrison, Director of Planning, Building, and Environmental Services Department), a resume, three professional references, and must answer the supplemental questions.

    Only online applications will be accepted. Candidates must attach a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and supplemental questions to their online application for it to be considered complete.

    Following the final filing date, applications will be screened, and the most qualified candidates will be invited to interview. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the beginning of March 2022. Only the most qualified candidates will be invited to interview.

     

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    Organization
    County of Napa
    Location

    Napa, CA
    United States

    Pay Scale
    $133,369.60 - $162,115.20 Annually
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  • Transportation Planner I/II:
    Fri, 28 Jan 2022 17:08:40 +0000
    Transportation Planner I/II ianolllis1 Fri, 01/28/2022 - 09:08

    TRANSPORTATION PLANNER I/II

    ABOUT GWRC AND FAMPO

    The George Washington Regional Commission (GWRC) is the designated planning district commission for Virginia Planning District 16, which includes over 360,000 people in five jurisdictions. Planning District 16 is the fourth-largest and fastest-growing of the Commonwealth’s 21 planning districts. GWRC is responsible for encouraging and facilitating local government cooperation in addressing, on a regional basis, problems of greater than local significance. GWRC is the staffing and fiscal agent for the Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO).

    FAMPO is a federally-mandated agency that is responsible for ensuring that federal dollars spent on existing and future transportation projects and programs are based on a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive transportation planningprocess. Committed to meaningful public engagement throughout the process, FAMPO is responsible for establishing priorities to meet short-term (next six years) and long-term (20+ years) multimodal transportation needs in the FAMPO Region, which includes the City of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, and Stafford County.

    ABOUT THE POSITION

    Transportation Planner I/II is an entry- to mid-level, full-time, position responsible for assisting in the MPO transportation planning process. In addition to working with FAMPO staff the candidate will work with stakeholders including federal, state, and local governments, elected officials, and the public. The successful candidate must exhibit knowledge of planning theories, techniques of transportation planning and analysis, and applicable federal and state transportation regulations.

    RESPONSABILITIES

    • Collect and compile transportation planning data.
    • Assist in research, analysis, and mapping spatial data.
    • Provide support for various transportation and regional planning initiatives.
    • Communicate with the public, state and federal organizations, locality staff, and elected officials.
    • Assist with and attend monthly Technical, Citizens, and Policy committee meetings and other workshops.
    • Assist with environmental and NEPA-related projects and tasks.
    • Planner II - may take on project/program management and be assigned important roles of individual responsibility in Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), Congestion Management Process (CMP), and/or SMART-SCALE project preparation.

    JOB QUALIFICATIONS

    Required

    • Planner I – A bachelor's degree in urban planning, geography, Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), or another related field and one year full-time experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Planner II – A bachelor's degree and minimum of four years full-time experience in transportation planning, urban planning, regional planning, or closely related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Some GIS experience (ESRI products, QGIS, CartoDB, etc.).
    • The ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data related to transportation planning.
    • Strong writing and communication skills.
    • Excellent document delivery skills: report organization and technical editing, development of information graphics, and ability to translate technical materials to a non-technical audience.
    • The ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
    • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.

    Preferred

    • Master’s degree in transportation, urban planning, regional planning, or closely related field.
    • Experience working with Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO).
    • Interest in innovative transportation concepts.
    • Understanding of transportation/travel demand modeling.

    COMPENSATION

    Starting salary negotiable depending on qualifications and experience. An outstanding benefits package is also provided. Expected Salary range between $52,500 and $62,370 per annum.

    TO APPLY

    Please email a résumé, cover letter, salary requirement, a writing sample, a sample presentation, and three references tocareers@gwregion.org. Position is open until filled. GWRC/FAMPO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    George Washington Regional Commission/Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

    Option
    Standard Job Listing - $99.95
    Organization
    Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO)
    Location

    Fredericksburg, VA
    United States

    Pay Scale
    Expected Salary range between $52,500 and $62,370 per annum depending on qualifications and experience
    AICP Certification
    Not required
    careers@gwregion.org
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  • FAMPO Public Involvement/ TITLE VI Coordinator:
    Fri, 28 Jan 2022 17:07:55 +0000
    FAMPO Public Involvement/ TITLE VI Coordinator ianolllis1 Fri, 01/28/2022 - 09:07

    ABOUT GWRC AND FAMPO

    The George Washington Regional Commission (GWRC) is the designated planning district commission for Virginia Planning District 16, which includes over 360,000 people in five jurisdictions. Planning District 16 is the fourth- largest and fastest-growing of the Commonwealth’s 21 planning districts. GWRC is responsible for encouraging and facilitating local government cooperation in addressing, on a regional basis, problems of greater than local significance. GWRC is the staffing and fiscal agent for the Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO).

    FAMPO is a federally-mandated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) that is responsible for making sure federal dollars spent on existing and future transportation projects and programs are based on a continuing, cooperative and comprehensive transportation planning process. Committed to meaningful public engagement throughout the process, FAMPO is responsible for establishing priorities to meet short-term (next six years) and long-term (20+ years) multimodal transportation needs in the FAMPO Region (Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County and Stafford County).

    ABOUT THE POSITION

    The Public Involvement/Title VI Coordinator develops and implements programs that communicate and enhance the exchange of information and ideas between all members of the Region, including the area’s social, economic, racial, and ethnic groups as well as the decision makers involved in each of the metropolitan transportation planning and programming areas. The employee must have the ability to design and write clear communication pieces for a variety of audiences and effectively leverage existing and new communication tools and technology. The employee must exercise considerable independent judgment and initiative and must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with city/county staff, elected and appointed officials, media, other government organizations, civic groups and the general public. At times, the Public Involvement/Title VI Coordinator may be asked to assist with more typical transportation planning tasks such as data collection, analysis, andparticipation in drafting planning documents.

    Responsibilities and Duties

    • Implements, evaluates and seeks to continually improve FAMPO’s Title VI, Environmental Justice and Limited English ProficiencyPlans
      • Collaborates with the GWRC Executive Director to ensure the GWRC Title VI and Nondiscrimination Plans appropriatelyaddress and comply with nondiscrimination regulations and procedures set forth in federal guidance
    • Designs and implements external marketing and communications programs, promoting awareness of organizational goals, objectives,and public engagement opportunities
    • Develops and manages public involvement opportunities, as well as community engagement activities for updates to major metropolitan planning documents such as the Long-Range Transportation Plan(LRTP), Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Community Engagement and Equity Plan (CEEP), and Unified Planning WorkProgram (UPWP)
    • Develops informational, marketing and promotional materials including social media posts and ads, brochures, fact sheets, massemails and webpages
    • Coordinates communication with the news media by preparing press releases, communicating public announcements, and respondingto media inquiries where appropriate
    • Ensures FAMPO staff and committees follow FOIA requirements that pertain to committee operations and public communication;tracks FOIA requests and responses
    • Prepares a variety of reports and other written materials, in coordination with the FAMPO Administrator and the GWRC Executive Director, including annual reports, updates to federally-required public involvement and nondiscrimination plans, and quarterly administrative reports as they relate to the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
    • Maintains and improves the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) website for accuracy and availability of information,updating and implementing changes as needed
    • Maintains a central email account responding to inquiries and requests in a timely manner and/or referring correspondence toappropriate staff
    • Maintains FAMPO’s social media platforms
    • Assesses the MPO’s communication needs and evaluates the effectiveness of communication programs
    • Serves as liaison to the FAMPO Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC)
    • Educates and trains FAMPO staff about their responsibilities under Title VI, Environmental Justice, and Limited English Proficiency requirements
    • Performs other related duties as required

    JOB QUALIFICATIONS

    Required

    • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in a planning or communication discipline such as public involvement, public outreach, public affairs, public administration, sociology, urban planning, or government with demonstrated communication skills
      • Significant relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a formal degree
    • A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in marketing, civic engagement, and/or communications preferably with a public service agency
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress
    • Experience with Content Management Systems and Client Relationship Software
    • Ability to work with all populations regardless of race, sex, national origin, disability, age, color, or income
    • Ability to proactively enhance the planning process through creative and innovative public engagement initiatives

    Preferred:

    • Prior experience in managing Public Participation Plans and Title VI/Environmental Justice programs
    • Knowledge of applicable federal regulations related to Title VI, public involvement, Environmental Justice, and Limited EnglishProficiency
    • Experience in civic engagement and/or leadership and management skills in community building
    • Knowledge of transportation planning policies and practices
    • Prior experience with an MPO or other planning organization

    COMPENSATION

    Salary commensurate with qualifications. An outstanding benefits package is also provided.

    Salary range will be between $52 000 and $57 000 depending on qualifications, experience and skill level Job Type: Full-time

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    Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO)
    Location

    Fredericksburg, VA
    United States

    Pay Scale
    $52 000 and $57 000 depending on qualifications, experience and skill level Job Type: Full-time
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Job Resources and Links

http://www.planetizen.com/jobs
What I have found to be one of the best job boards out there that is specific to urban design/planning.

http://www.planning.org/jobs/search/
American Planning Association website: Only planning jobs but you must create an account to view all of the jobs.

http://www.acsp.org/job_bank/faculty_positions
Entirely faculty positions for postsecondary education in planning.

http://planningjobs.berkeley.edu/view/all/
Job board with a lot of planning and development jobs in California

http://www.geographyjobs.com/Urban_Planning_Jobs.html
Geography jobs filtered to just show urban design – I think it does better than the other websites like Monster and Simplyhired, but doesn’t have as many postings.

http://www.urbanplannerjobs.com
One of the most extensive job boards exclusive for planning.

http://histpres.com/tag/urban-planning
Urban planning jobs that have a focus on historical preservation. I find this to be a good website for job searching if you are a young professional or looking for an entry level position.

http://www.urs-jobs.com/key/entry-level-urban-design-jobs.html
Many jobs in the construction and engineering fields and some in planning as well.

http://www.cyburbia.org/buzz/planning_jobs
A pretty good search engine that takes from other jobs boards and makes a list specializing in planning jobs.

http://www.ilapa.org/jobpost.html
Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association job board.

http://jobs.planningresource.co.uk/
A great list of Planning jobs only in the United Kingdom

http://www.jobisjob.com/urban+design/jobs
Job board that is filtered to show just urban design jobs. Has some good posts but you have to siphon through some unrelated posts as well.

http://www.simplyhired.com/a/jobs/list/q-urban+designer
Job board that is filtered to show just urban design jobs. Has some good posts but you have to siphon through some unrelated posts as well.

http://www.indeed.com/q-Urban-Designer-jobs.html
Job board that is filtered to show just urban design jobs. Has some good posts but you have to siphon through some unrelated posts as well.

http://www.cnu.org/resources/jobs-rfps
Congress for New Urbanism job board – good for people looking for urban design jobs or jobs where environmental design is important.

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