Category: Careers

Now hiring: Policy Fellow with Smart Growth America’s Local Leaders Council

Smart Growth America is seeking a Policy Fellow to support the Local Leaders Council, a national network of elected and appointed leaders in cities across the nation.

The Policy Fellow will be a core member of the Local Leaders Council team and will help develop tools and resources especially designed to support top municipal decision makers. Main responsibilities will include research on best policies and practices; interviewing city leaders and staff regarding implementation lessons and effectiveness of initiatives; drafting of briefs and presentations; and supporting events related to the Local Leaders Council project.

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Now Hiring: Intern for LOCUS Coalition

Smart Growth America is seeking an enthusiastic intern for advocacy work with LOCUS: Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors. The intern will provide direct support to the LOCUS network of real estate developers and investors advocating for smart growth policies at the federal and regional levels. Core responsibilities include: drafting legislative summaries for network members, organizing Hill briefings and meetings, drafting advocacy materials on core network issues, managing correspondence with network members, following up with and providing materials to potential recruits, and assisting the President of LOCUS with scheduling and general administrative tasks as needed.

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Now Hiring: Economic Analysis Fellow

Smart Growth America seeks an Economic Analysis Fellow to assist with in-depth studies and technical assistance on local government fiscal and economic development issues related to smart growth and land use. The Fellow will also work with the GW Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis on a variety of projects relating to a better understanding of walkable urbanism.

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Now Hiring: Complete Streets Fellow

The Complete Streets Fellow will support the work of Smart Growth America’s National Complete Streets Coalition, a diverse coalition of prominent national organizations working for the adoption and implementation of Complete Streets policies across the country. The Fellow will be …

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Now Hiring: Communications Fellow for LOCUS Coalition

Smart Growth America seeks a Communications and Policy Fellow to support LOCUS, a national network of smart growth real estate developers and investors. The Fellow will be a core member of the LOCUS team and provide direct support to the LOCUS network of real estate developers and investors advocating for smart growth policies at the federal and regional levels.

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Now Hiring: LOCUS Massachusetts State Organizer

LOCUS: Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors is seeking a talented and motivated individual to organize smart growth real estate developers in Massachusetts.

In 2008, Smart Growth America launched LOCUS, Latin for “place,” a national coalition of real estate developers and investors that promotes market-sensitive, walkable urban, environmentally friendly, economically vibrant and socially inclusive communities. The mission of LOCUS is to demonstrate that the pent-up demand for sustainable, walkable urban development is being hampered by current federal, state and local policies and subsidies and create a national network and voice of real estate developers and investors who advocate for policies to support the development of sustainable, walkable urban development in our towns and cities.

In 2011, LOCUS undertook a major regional organizing effort to expand LOCUS’ membership in order advance smart growth policies at the state and regional levels, including Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts Coordinator will play a key role in building LOCUS’ membership in the Commonwealth; mobilizing members; and engaging in state and local policy debates to support the development of sustainable, walkable places.

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Now hiring: Senior Position – Economic Development and Smart Growth Policy

Smart Growth America seeks an experienced individual to conduct analyses and deliver technical assistance on local government fiscal and economic development issues related to smart growth and land use. This employee conducts research, writes policy and media reports, and works directly with local governments on fiscal and economic development issues.

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Now Hiring: Six-month Fellowships

Are you interested in economic development, transportation, planning, housing, real estate finance, or environmental policy? Are you an organizer, a blogger, a policy person or just love making a difference? Are you looking to get experience working on federal and state policy to help make great neighborhoods?

Well this is the place for you.

Smart Growth America is seeking four Fellows for its core programs to engage with Congress, the Administration, state leaders and allies on the benefits of smart growth policies. This is an opportunity that features a great deal of responsibility, direct collaboration with organizations, and valuable hands-on experience.

Fellowships available

Leadership Institute Fellow
Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute Fellow will support our burgeoning technical assistance program for state and local governments. Core responsibilities include: providing research, development, logistical, and administrative support for policy workshops for governors, multistate and local summits, authoring blogs, and promoting the workshops through social networking. Experience and skills required: Exceptional writing abilities, research experience, and ability to coordinate logistics associated with event planning.

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