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DC Job Alert! NADO Hiring for Three Positions (Including Internships)

Program Manager

The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation is seeking  a full-time program manager.  Position is responsible for managing various grant funded projects and includes developing content for issue briefs and reports, conferences and workshops, webinars and website; conducting research; preparing grant reports; overseeing interns and other administrative / management tasks.  The position will focus on the work that regional development organizations (also known as councils of governments, planning development districts, area development districts, regional planning councils) are doing in their multi-county areas to help develop strategies for post disaster economic recovery; other project work will address sustainable  approaches to development and other topics.  Position includes travel.  Program management experience a strong plus, but not required.  Candidates should have a background in community and economic development, rural development, program management.  Sound research, writing, and communication skills a must.  Masters degree preferred but not required.  Excellent benefits package. To apply, submit a cover letter indicating availability, résumé and two short writing samples (fewer than five pages each) by email to lthompson@nado.org by February 8, 2013.  Position to be filled by March.  No phone calls please.

NADO is a membership association providing advocacy, education, research and training to multi-jurisdictional councils of governments, economic development districts, and regional planning commissions.  The NADO Research Foundation, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of NADO, provides professional development training, research, and peer networking services.  Visit www.NADO.org for more information about our organization and programs.

Transportation Research and Communications Fellow

The NADO Research Foundation is seeking a graduate student interested in rural and small city transportation and mobility issues and economic development. NADO is a nonprofit membership association; we provide advocacy, education, research, and training for the nation’s multi-jurisdictional councils of governments, economic development districts, and regional planning commissions and councils, with an emphasis on rural and small metro regions. Visit www.NADO.org for more information about our organization and programs.

The Transportation Research and Communications Fellow will work closely with NADO’s staff to assist with education, training, and information through our regional transportation and economic development program.  The Fellow’s tasks will include assisting with organizing a national training event, developing written informational materials such as tip sheets and web-based content, and researching and writing case studies on effective transportation planning practices.  Graduate fellows at NADO typically work on a range of diverse projects, and have the opportunity to interact with planners and policymakers working across the country in a variety of settings.

This position is open to current or recent graduate students with a background in communications, city and regional planning, public policy, economic development, the social sciences, or related fields. Requirements include:

Interest in basic principles and current trends in regional planning, transportation, and economic development

  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years work experience
  • Excellent communications skills, including research, analysis, and writing skills
  • Familiarity with updating website content and social media
  • Ability to conduct short interviews (phone or in-person)
  • Ability to collect and analyze qualitative information
  • Strong organizational skills and intense attention to detail
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Knowledge of GIS and/or Adobe Creative Suite is a plus

This is a paid position on an hourly basis. We are seeking a graduate fellow who can work 20-32 hours/week through summer 2013, with potential to extend longer.

To apply, please submit a cover letter describing your interests and skills along with a résumé and two short writing samples (fewer than five pages each) by email tockissel@nado.org by February 8, 2013.

 

Community and Economic Development Research Fellow

The NADO Research Foundation is seeking a graduate student interested in rural and small town community and economic development. NADO is a nonprofit membership association; we provide advocacy, education, research, and training for the nation’s multi-jurisdictional councils of governments, economic development districts, and regional planning commissions and councils, with an emphasis on rural regions and smaller places. Visit www.NADO.org for more information about our organization and programs.

The Community and Economic Development Research Fellow will work closely with NADO’s staff to conduct research and develop education and training materials to support our sustainable communities and economic development program. Responsibilities will include conducting research, preparing short case studies or fact sheets, developing website content, assisting to plan and manage workshops, and related administrative tasks. Graduate fellows at NADO typically work on a range of diverse projects, and have the opportunity to interact with planners and policymakers working across the country in a variety of settings.

This position is open to current or recent graduate students with a background in city and regional planning, public policy, economic development, the social sciences, or related fields. Requirements include:

  • Familiarity with/interest in basic principles and current trends in community and economic development, city and regional planning, and sustainable development
  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years work experience
  • Excellent research, analysis, and writing skills, particularly in collecting and analyzing qualitative information
  • Strong organizational skills and intense attention to detail
  • Ability to conduct short interviews (phone or in-person)
  • Familiarity with updating social media and website content
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Knowledge of GIS and/or Adobe Creative Suite is a plus

This is a paid position on an hourly basis. We are seeking a graduate fellow who can work 20-32 hours/week through the summer, with potential to extend longer.

To apply, please submit a cover letter describing your interests and skills along with a résumé and two short writing samples (fewer than five pages each) by email to knothstine@nado.org by February 8, 2013.

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