Community Planner/Urban Planner
Type of Job
Jul 5, 2022
About the job
New Jersey Future is seeking a highly organized, motivated individual to join our planning team as we expand our strategic assistance program to foster vibrant downtowns and livable communities for everyone. The successful candidate will have an understanding of local land use policy, planning, and implementation, and will be familiar with municipal governance, comprehensive plans, and land use regulations, as well as community engagement and advocacy.. A commitment to social and environmental justice is required. NJF employees work on a hybrid work-from-home and in-office schedule. POSITION DESCRIPTION: The community planner/urban planner will work closely with NJF staff and partners to complete place-based assessments and plans and develop local strategies in municipalities across New Jersey. In addition to conducting localized planning work, the planner will work collaboratively to advance local and state policies and practices that promote sustainable and healthy communities throughout the state. Our team is passionate about supporting communities that are confronting climate impacts, intentional about racial and economic equity, and designed for people over cars. The planner performs a range of activities, such as collecting and analyzing data, researching and drafting reports and program content, writing and tracking grants, and engaging stakeholders and partners through development of outreach materials and the design and delivery of targeted stakeholder meetings. The position also involves substantial writing and communication of specific research or project outcomes and the overall mission and priorities of the NJF planning program. The successful candidate will thrive in a multifaceted, dynamic, and collaborative work environment and can work independently to produce professional work products. The position reports to the community planning manager.
APPLICATION: Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and a resume to HR@njfuture.org.