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NYC Fellowship Alert: Designing Cities Fellow – NACTO

Cover Letters and Resumes should be sent to nacto@nacto.org by May 5, 2014

Job Title: Designing Cities Fellow

Start Date: May 2014

Duration: 6-month Fellowship

Salary: $25,000-30,000 /year ($2,100 – 2,500 per month)

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), a non-profit association which represents large cities on transportation issues of local and national importance, seeks a recent graduate in the field of city planning, sustainable transportation, architecture, urban design, or public policy for a six-month paid fellowship. The fellow will work on both the Cities for Cycling Project and the Designing Cities initiative.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Create and publicize a 2014 compendium of city projects related to the Urban Bikeway Design Guide and Urban Street Design Guide
    • Interview city staff about successful, game-changing, sustainable transportation projects and write case studies about cities implementing the Urban Bikeway Design Guide and Urban Street Design Guide
    • Collect and post news and information about Cities for Cycling and Designing Cities regularly
    • Build and manage a photo library of city transportation project photos
  • Assist with program development and logistics for the 2014 Designing Cities conference in San Francisco, including outreach to speakers, sponsors and participants
  • Help to organize press events and workshops

The desired candidate is self-motivated with an interest in working directly with city staff around the country on issues of sustainable transportation and major trends in urban planning, design, and policy.

Qualifications

  • Graduate Degree (preferred) or Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Urban Studies, Public Policy, Urban Design, Transportation Systems, or Architecture with a demonstrated interest in sustainable transportation.
  • Relevant internship and work experience in sustainable transportation, urban development, and related fields.

Competencies Desired

  • Advanced Computer skills in a Windows environment (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator)
  • Experience with WordPress, HTML, and Blog design

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