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The Village of Forsyth (3,490) is seeking qualified applicants for the
position of Community and Economic Development Coordinator.
duties include, but are not limited to, serving as Zoning Official and
Plat Officer for the Village, providing staff support to the Planning
and Zoning Commission, providing administrative oversight of building
inspection and code enforcement activities, and performing economic
development activities, including business attraction, expansion, and
The successful candidate will have a
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major
course work in city/urban, land use, or regional planning, geography,
architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, public or business
administration, political science, economics, finance, marketing, or a
closely related field; three (3) years experience in community
development, economic development, planning, or a closely related field;
or, any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Starting salary is $50,000+/-, DOQ, plus benefits.
cover letter and résumé to email@example.com or to Village
Administrator, Village of Forsyth, 301 S. Route 51, Forsyth, IL, 62535.
Position open until filled.
Farr Associates is an architecture, planning, and urban design firm
located in Chicago, Illinois, dedicated to creating sustainable urban
places. Within the firm there is an architecture studio and a planning
studio. Work in the planning studio includes planning for
neighborhoods, downtowns and corridors, sustainability consulting, urban
design, and zoning codes.
Intern will support the members of the planning studio with various
tasks including creation of maps and graphics, document editing,
creation of presentation and meeting materials, research, and
administrative tasks as necessary. The work environment is fast-paced
with short deadlines. The successful applicant must have excellent
organization skills and attention to detail.
Candidates must be
available to work at least 24 hours per week, between 9am and 6pm. The
ideal candidate has a flexible schedule and is looking for hours in
excess of 24 hours per week.
This position is hourly; salary is commensurate with experience.
must have experience in Adobe InDesign creating document layouts. The
position also requires experience with GIS, and applicants must
demonstrate the ability to create maps and diagrams. Preference will be
given to those with knowledge of the following programs: Adobe InDesign,
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, GIS, Microsoft Office, and Google
SketchUp. Graduate-level coursework in planning, landscape
architecture, architecture, or another planning-related field OR a
bachelor’s degree with 1-2 years of direct job experience is required.
Candidates with 1-2 years of experience in a professional environment
are also preferred.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and
portfolio/work samples to Jeanette Velazquez at firstname.lastname@example.org
with “Planning Intern Application” in the subject line. Please indicate
how many hours a week you are available to work in your cover letter.
No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be
GURNEE, ILLINOIS (pop. 31,295) seeks its first Economic Development
Director. A major hub of commerce and entertainment in northeastern
Illinois, Gurnee delivers small-town friendliness with big-city
vitality. Gurnee is a distinctive and progressive community that is home
to two of the Midwest’s largest attractions – Six Flags Great America
amusement park, and Gurnee Mills, a 1.9 million square foot destination
shopping center. In addition to Gurnee Mills, the Village has another 21
shopping centers and 14 industrial/office parks. Gurnee is also a
substantial hospitality center with more than 1,700 hotel rooms and 135
restaurants. The Village is 38 miles north of downtown Chicago,
strategically located on I-94.
The Economic Development
Director is a newly created position, offering the ideal candidate the
chance to design and deliver the Village’s economic development program.
The Director will also be in charge of developing and executing Village
branding, marketing and promotion strategies. The Village seeks
candidates with initiative, creativity and a proven track-record of
retaining, expanding and recruiting businesses. The ideal candidate is a
people-person adept at building relationships, not bureaucracy.
energy, enthusiasm and passion are a must for this position. Ideal
candidates will have strong communication skills, the ability to think
and act strategically, and have the talent to tactfully negotiate and
“close the deal.” A demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of
stakeholders including Village officials, intergovernmental partners,
brokers, developers, and local business owners is required.
bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications, public
administration or related disciplines is desired, or an equivalent
combination of education, training and professional experience. Six
years of progressively responsible experience in economic development,
redevelopment, marketing and social media strategies in either the
public or private sector are preferred. The position will report to the
Village Administrator, and will serve as staff liaison to the Village's
Economic Development Committee.
Salary is $90,000 +/- and
competitive benefits. Residency is not required, yet a high level of
community involvement is expected. Must be available for occasional
night and weekend events. Submit resume, cover letter, and contact
information for five professional references by September 8, 2014
to the attention of Heidi
Voorhees, GovHRUSA, 650 Dundee Road #270, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel:
847-380-3243; Fax: 866-401-3100. Electronic Submission Preferred.
The City of DeKalb seeks a talented professional with experience in both
planning and economic development to become its next Community
Development Director. This full-time exempt position will be
responsible for leading and managing the reconstituted Community
Development Department which consists of planning, economic development,
building and property maintenance and CDBG administration. This
includes supervision of an internal staff of six FTEs as well as
management of outsourced building inspections.
candidate will assist the City in managing the expiration of two TIF
Districts, lead the effort in downtown redevelopment and be a key
liaison to Northern Illinois University on coordination of
“Communiversity” initiatives. Two of the key departmental projects in
the next year include participation in Phase II of the Housing Study and
coordination from start to finish of the City’s next Comprehensive
The Community Development Director will assist the City in
striking a balance between historic preservation while addressing
redevelopment opportunities. The Director will be responsible for
coordinating economic development efforts in order to establish a
proactive, business-friendly approach. The ideal candidate is
personable, a proven leader, innovative thinker and an articulate
communicator. This is an opportunity to lead and mold the department
during an exciting time of new projects and redevelopment possibilities.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in planning,
public or business administration or a related field is required. A
Master’s degree in urban planning, public administration or a related
field is preferred. A minimum of 8-10 years of municipal experience is
The salary range is $94,590 - $134,618, plus excellent
benefits. Email cover letter, resume and five professional references
to: Michelle Anderson, Human Resources Director, 200 South Fourth
Street, DeKalb, IL 60115 or via email to
email@example.com by Friday, September 5, 2014
City of DeKalb is a progressive community of 44,030 located 60 miles
west of Chicago and proud home to Northern Illinois University. The
City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Farr Associates is an architecture, planning, and urban design firm
located in Chicago, Illinois, dedicated to creating sustainable urban
We want to grow and are seeking a Senior Planner/Urban
Design Associate. Projects in our studio focus on master planning, site
planning, urban design, zoning, and community outreach. Our projects are
often a hybrid of urban planning and urban design, and we are looking
for candidates who can effectively contribute in both areas. This
position will project manage studio projects, as well as manage and
coordinate with other associates to produce plans and graphics.
The chosen candidate will possess these traits:
• Degree in Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, or related field.
• 7-10 years experience
• Project manager experience
• Strong design background; architecture, landscape architecture, or urban design experience is a plus.
• AICP, AIA, or RLA and LEED AP preferred
• Proficiency in Adobe Suite required. GIS, AutoCAD, and SketchUp experience are a plus.
• Someone who shares our vision for sustainable, socially-equitable, economically-viable design
• Good communication, writing, and editing skills
Strong organization skills, including the ability to coordinate
and manage internal and external teams, on multiple projects at once.
This is a full time position with competitive salary and benefits.
interested please email resume, cover letter and portfolio or selection
of work samples as a single PDF less than 10 MB to:
firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line include “Senior Associate
No calls please.
Knox County Area Partnership for Economic Development
Galesburg, IL The Knox County Area Partnership for Economic Development
is a newly formed public/private partnership consisting of
approximately 65 members dedicated to the economic vitality of the
region. The Knox County region is strategically located between Chicago
and St. Louis with major highway and railway access. The City of
Galesburg is a progressive community that is home to Knox College, a
prestigious liberal arts college and Carl Sandburg College, a thriving
community college that provides important job training opportunities.
In addition, the region includes the Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Railroad which employs more than 1100 people and has seven rail lines
that converge in Galesburg. The President will report to a nine member
Board of Directors that includes the political, educational and business
leadership in the region. The Partnership is seeking candidates who
are self motivated, confident and possess strong interpersonal
communication skills. Candidates must have experience in marketing and
industrial business development and retention. Success in targeting and
growing jobs in the manufacturing and industrial sectors is highly
valued. The Partnership is well funded with a dedicated revenue stream
and a budget surplus. The next candidate will work with the Board to
develop a vision and strategy for the new organization as well as be
responsible for executing the strategy and delivering results. The
region has a full range of economic development tools including TIF
Districts, an Enterprise Zone that is home to 90 businesses and has room
for expansion, job training programs and a 340 acre industrial park
available for development. A Bachelor’s degree in business, planning or
public administration or related discipline is strongly desired along
with at least 5 -7 years of progressively responsible experience.
Starting salary is $95,000+/- DOQ. Candidates should apply by August 25
with resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 work related
references to www.GovHRUSA.com/current-positions/recruitment to the
attention of Heidi Voorhees, 650 Dundee Road #270, Northbrook, lL
60062. Tel: 847-380-3240. Email contact is HVoorhees@GovHRUSA.com.
Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (TCRPC)
Peoria, Illinois, TCRPC Executive Director. The Tri-County Regional
Planning Commission (TCRPC) is a unit of local government providing
regional planning services to the Tri-County Region which includes
Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford Counties in Central Illinois. TCRPC is
seeking an innovative, entrepreneurial leader to serve as its next
Executive Director. The Commission serves as a regional resource by
providing a forum for leaders of local government, developing a vision
for the future by defining regional issues, setting goals, and
implementing plans. In addition to the Executive Director, the agency
has 11 staff members. The TCRPC is designated as the Metropolitan
Planning Organization (MPO) for the tri-county region. The MPO makes
determinations on the allocation of transportation resources. Candidates
must have at least five years experience as a director or assistant
director preferably reporting directly to an elected or appointed Board,
experience working with state and federal legislative and regulatory
bodies, a strong background in finance and budgeting, demonstrated
success in negotiations, experience in strategic planning, and the
ability to work collaboratively with a large Board of Directors. In
addition, it is desirable for candidates to have experience with or a
strong interest in intergovernmental cooperation, association
management, and a dedication to best practices in all aspects of agency
operations and service delivery programs. The Executive Director also
provides leadership and management over all functions and programs by
managing TCRPC staff. Candidates must have an undergraduate degree;
coursework in public administration, urban and transportation planning,
business administration, finance or related field is preferred. Master's
degree or other advanced degree strongly desired. Candidates must
possess unquestionable integrity, creative problem solving skills,
excellent interpersonal and writing skills, and an ability to represent
the agency with credibility, transparency and a commitment to a high
level of service. Salary: $105,000 +/-DOQ. Agency does not participate
in state or local statutory pension programs. Send résumé, cover letter,
and contact information for five professional references by August 22,
. Please apply via our online application system at:
www.govhrusa.com/current-positions/recruitment to the attention of
Gregory F. Ford at, GovHR USA, 650 Dundee Road #270, Northbrook, IL
60062. Tel: 847-380-3240; Fax: 866-401-3100.
Planner I / Assistant Planner
Engineering & Urban Services Department
City of Danville, IL
The City of Danville, IL (population 33,000) is seeking a full-time
planner. Applicant must have a Bachelors Degree and at least 2 years
practical experience. Under direction of the Urban Services Manager
this position will perform professional level duties related to advanced
planning activities and neighborhood development; prepare plans and
reports for the CDBG program; work with all segments of the community
including City departments, external agencies, the business community,
neighborhood associations and other local stakeholders and the general
public to develop plans, policies, procedures, and regulations related
to community wide and neighborhood level planning and development;
assist with the creation of and provide support to the City’s
neighborhood associations; function as the historic preservation planner
for the City and oversee the City’s Historic Preservation Program; and
assist as needed with the implementation of the City’s Comprehensive
Plan and with the creation and implementation of other community plans
and with various Danville Area Transportation Study (DATS) planning
Full posting and application can be found at:
Apply by: 9/25/2014
Policy and Program Analyst (PPA066)
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
Job Category: Assistant or Associate
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is seeking to hire an
analyst in the Policy Development division who will specialize in
analysis to support the programming of transportation improvements in
the region. CMAP is the official regional planning organization for the
northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake,
McHenry, and Will. CMAP developed and now guides the implementation of
metropolitan Chicago's comprehensive regional plan, GO TO 2040, which
was adopted unanimously by leaders from across the seven counties in
fall 2010. To address anticipated population growth of more than 2
million new residents, GO TO 2040 establishes coordinated strategies
that help the region’s 284 communities address transportation, housing,
economic development, open space, the environment, and other
quality-of-life issues. See www.cmap.illinois.gov
The GO TO 2040 regional
comprehensive plan emphasizes the importance of making transportation
investment decisions based on rigorous criteria rather than on arbitrary
formulas. Since the plan was adopted, CMAP has been exploring ways to
enhance transportation programming in the state and region, including
the agency's own funding programs. The policy and program analyst will
be responsible for developing and executing methods to identify
transportation system needs and to evaluate expected project
performance. The ideal candidate for this position will have strengths
in quantitative and qualitative policy analysis, both of which are
central to performance-based programming. Essential Functions
- Assist with development of transportation project evaluation
methods, particularly for transit projects but also highway, freight,
and non-motorized projects.
- Produce reports to document findings and recommendations.
- Make presentations to CMAP committees and interact directly with
stakeholders, which include transportation professionals and elected
- Help collect and summarize information about programming techniques in use by other agencies in the region and beyond.
- Help carry out highway and transit system needs analyses to support long-range plan development.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- The ability to write and communicate effectively on issues of public policy and planning.
- Excellent data management skills and the ability to collect,
manipulate, and analyze large data sources in spreadsheets and
databases, as well as the ability to generate and present findings from
- Demonstrated ability to lead moderately complex research projects.
- Knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS).
- Familiarity with project evaluation tools such as Highway Capacity Software or microsimulation software is desirable.
- Prior experience in quantitative evaluation of transit projects and/or transportation capital programming is preferred.
Education and/or Experience
- A Master’s degree in Planning, Engineering, Economics, Public Administration or a related field is required.
- Ability to work effectively in an environment using Microsoft
Windows and Microsoft Office products, with adaptability to other
- Demonstrated skills with desktop computer databases, spreadsheets, and ArcGIS software.
Via email or U.S. mail, send your resume, cover letter with contact information, and Job Code (PPA066).
U.S. Mail: Human Resources
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606
Emailed resumes will receive an auto receipt. We do not send receipts for mailed resumes.
Position open until filled. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Village of Winnetka is seeking a part-time Economic Development
Coordinator, a new position in the Village Manager’s Office. The
Economic Development Coordinator is responsible for developing, guiding,
and administering the Village’s economic development and business
assistance functions. This position is primarily responsible for
developing and executing the strategies that will enhance the vitality
of the Winnetka’s three business districts—implementing and overseeing
initiatives to encourage expansion and retention of existing businesses,
as well as attraction of new businesses, in ways that create a
sustainable long-term commercial base and promote the community’s core
Desired Minimum Qualifications:
degree from an accredited college or university in urban
planning; advertising, marketing, or communications; public
administration; business administration; or a closely related field.
- 3 to 4 years progressively responsible work experience.
- Economic Developer Certification desirable.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to provide excellent customer service and to work
effectively with business owners, developers, citizens, elected
officials, and staff.
- Good knowledge of business
mathematics, statistics, research methodology, as well as experience
with computer spreadsheets, databases and related software.
- Knowledge of principles and practices of business, real estate, and land use.
- Experience in deployment of marketing techniques.
- Valid driver’s license and safe driving skills.
is a part-time position of approximately 20 to 25 hours per week. The
schedule will be between the Village’s regular hours, Monday through
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but may be extended in the event of
emergency, disaster, workload, administrative obligations, or work in
progress. The position requires occasional evening or weekend work.
Work activities are typically conducted in a climate-controlled open
office environment and noise levels are usually quiet.
Hourly Rate: $40 - $55 +/-, DOQ
The Village of Winnetka (population 12,200) is an established North Shore suburban community, located approximately 20
miles north of Chicago. Winnetka has a Council-Manager form of
government. The Village Manager oversees six operational departments
that provide the following primary services to the community: police,
fire, and emergency medical services; highway and street maintenance and
reconstruction; forestry; building and code enforcement; public
improvements; economic development; planning and zoning; waterworks
and sewerage; refuse collection; electric; parking system; and general
administration. Winnetka has three business districts (Indian Hill,
East/West Elm, and Hubbard Woods). In 2013, the Urban Land Institute
(Chicago) conducted a two-part technical assistance panel process for
Winnetka, which the Village is in the process of implementing.
should apply with application, resume, and cover letter. Position is
open until filled. Applications may be obtained in person or
downloaded from the Job Opportunities page at
www.villageofwinnetka.org. Submit materials and direct inquiries to:
Mark Swenson, Human Resources
Village of Winnetka
510 Green Bay Road
Winnetka, IL 60093
Equal Opportunity Employer
Deputy Executive Director
for Policy and Programming
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
CMAP seeks a
Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programming to manage staff
and provide a strategic direction for CMAP’s policy development and
analysis activities, with an emphasis on performance-based programming
for the region’s transportation investments. As a member of CMAP’s
management team, this person will work closely with the CMAP Executive
Director, Chief of Staff, Deputy Executive Directors, and Principals on
overall agency strategy, the allocation of staff resources, and setting
short- and long-term research agendas for CMAP’s policy focus areas,
including transportation, land use, economic development, housing, tax
policy, and governance.
The individual in this position must have
the creativity and vision to create a robust policy analysis agenda and
the ability to manage diverse and highly technical work. Specifically,
the Deputy Executive Director must have the ability to:
Communicate well and clearly, distilling highly complex concepts into
compelling, relevant, and understandable findings, recommendations, and
• Be a transformational leader with strong
analytical, problem-solving, organizational, and interpersonal skills;
supervise staff; monitor, evaluate, direct and train staff.
Scope and oversee a diverse portfolio of agency work, including
technical reports, issue briefs, and the management of committees and
• Implement transformative process improvements
to CMAP’s transportation programming activities through policy
development, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and stakeholder
outreach and deliberation.
• Analyze, distill, and communicate complex transportation finance and tax policy issues orally and in writing.
Clearly articulate transportation policy and programming
principles, be proactive in solving transportation planning and
programming problems, and react to complicated and ambiguous issues as
• Set a research and policy agenda for CMAP’s
work on the regional economy, including freight, manufacturing, economic
indicators, and the public sector’s role in local, regional, and state
• Represent the agency in diverse policy and planning settings including transportation capital project development.
• Build consensus among diverse stakeholders on complex and challenging policy issues.
• Manage CMAP staff in the areas of policy, capital programming and the transportation improvement program (TIP).
Scope and oversee CMAP core program work in policy analysis and
development, performance-based programming, and the TIP.
Oversee delivery of a large number of complex and diverse technical
reports, issue briefs, and other agency work products.
Document the agency’s fulfillment of MPO transportation planning and
programming requirements for the TIP, congestion management process, and
long range planning activities including the financial plan.
Oversee essential agency programming activities including the
Congestion, Mitigation, and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program, the
Surface Transportation Program (STP), and Transportation Alternatives
Program (TAP). Develop and implement policies and process
improvements for these programs.
• Manage agency’s approach to transportation investments in the long-range planning process.
As a member of CMAP’s management team, establish and implement
the agency’s strategic priorities, and be accountable for performance
• Serve as staff liaison to CMAP policy or coordinating committees, as appropriate.
• Present CMAP policy and programming work publicly in front of diverse and challenging audiences.
Write agency issue briefs, memos, and strategic planning
documents in the areas of transportation policy, economic development,
and tax policy.
Reports to: Chief of Staff
At least five years of progressively responsible management
experience in an institutional transportation environment, either at a
public agency, private firm, or civic organization with a close
relationship to the regional transportation planning process.
Demonstrated professional experience in managing and overseeing public
policy analysis activities and related campaigns, including but not
limited to transportation policy.
• A master’s degree in public policy, planning, public administration, or a related field.
Ms. Dorienne Preer, Principal
Email résumé with cover letter and include Job Code DDPP2014 to: email@example.com.
Mail résumé with cover letter and include Job Code DDPP2014 to:
CMAP: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606
résumés will receive an auto receipt. Position open until filled. The
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is an Equal Opportunity
Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning (RMAP)
Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning (RMAP) is a fully functioning
Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) typical of an urban area with a
regional population of approximately 339,000 people. We celebrated our
50th anniversary this year. Industry studies have consistently rated
RMAP a “high-performing” MPO.
Uniquely situated between the
metropolitan communities of Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison, the Rock
River Valley is the best of both worlds—a thriving “big, small-town
community,” and also within easy driving distance of the attractions one
might find in much larger cities. Our region sits on the precipice of
reinvention and RMAP is primed for success.
We offer an
opportunity to make your mark as a leader of an MPO that serves a region
with significant challenges and also a number of interesting projects
on the horizon. The successful incumbent will leverage his/her strengths
to produce the following results:
… your passion and vision for great communities will translate into strong strategic planning and clear value-added deliverables
ability to plan, organize and direct MPO programs and functional
operations will enhance the operations, programs and services offered by
…your success in providing direction and oversight of
comprehensive planning, such as land use planning, balanced growth,
zoning and subdivisions will help RMAP evolve in their organizational
history and increase their value to our region
… your success in
creating understanding of the distinct advantages of alignment and in
facilitating alignment between multiple governing bodies will ensure a
unified, active, and highly functional Policy Committee
collaborative effort will ensure that public and private partners are
engaged in region wide planning and RMAPs brand is elevated within the
…your ability to lead people will serve as the foundation for staff development and community engagement
next Executive Director will be visionary, a “people person,” and have a
CEO mentality. We are seeking a leader that has a history of
progressive responsibility, experience working with elected officials,
excellent communication skills, change management skills, and who will
move the organization toward even greater accomplishments. Bachelor’s
required. Master’s Degree in urban planning, traffic engineering,
public administration or related field preferred.
For a complete position profile OR to apply, please contact:
C. Michael King, SPHR
workplace search group
HeartLands Conservancy, a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, is pleased to
announce the availability of a Community & Environmental Planner
position, located in Mascoutah, Illinois (metro St. Louis). This
position assists the organization in working with local, regional, state
and federal entities in identifying solutions and implementing
projects/initiatives that will lead to the protection and stewardship of
the air, land, water and other natural resources within southwestern
Illinois. HeartLands Conservancy focuses on three external priority
areas: land conservation, building greener communities, and engaging
people with nature.
This is a full time,
permanent, mid to upper level professional position focusing on
advancing the organization's Building Greener Communities program area.
This position provides leadership in identifying, funding and
implementing projects and/or initiatives in support of this program
area. The position will also provide the organization's leadership with
key and timely information, strategies and best management practices
relevant to proactively advancing the program area in the future.
Specific work activities involve:
- developing relationships with and interacting with community
leaders, agencies, and the public, in visioning/shaping
projects/initiatives which meet the objectives of the Building Greener
Communities program area;
- identifying funding opportunities and developing proposals in support of selected projects/initiatives;
- the development of program staff, oversight, and providing
support to staff in the implementation of funded projects/initiatives;
- assisting leadership in developing, implementing, evaluating and reporting on strategic priorities.
successful applicant will be responsible for the development of a
variety of environmental planning documents/tools, including, but not
limited to environmental resource inventories, open space plans,
farmland preservation plans, stormwater plans, and greenway and
recreation plans. Incorporating census, economic and other sources of
data within these plans is also necessary. Work is performed in
accordance with well defined objectives and professional standards with
the opportunity for independent judgment, subject to administrative and
technical review by higher level supervisors while work is in progress
and upon completion.
A masters degree in
urban, environmental or resource planning, landscape architecture, or
related fields, plus five years of experience in working with the
principles, practices and objectives of community and environmental
planning and principles of sustainable development. American Institute
of Certified Planners (AICP) certification, Registered Landscape
Architect (RLA) or equivalent certification is required. LEED AP
(Neighborhood Development) certification is desired.
- Knowledge of the factors involved in environmental and recreation
planning including principles of open space and farmland needs analysis
and planning, greenway planning, complete streets, natural resources
planning, green infrastructure, water quality analysis and planning, and
Phase II stormwater requirements.
- Direct experience
utilizing the principles and practices of geographic information
systems, including ESRI products, is desired.
- Experience with community ordinance development, comprehensive plan and technical report writing is highly desired.
- Ability to independently secure and analyze facts through
research, interviewing and investigation; to prepare alternatives, think
creatively, and exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions.
- Ability to present results of projects effectively in oral, written and graphic form.
- Experience in researching, application, award and implementation
of state and federal grants and contractual agreements.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
associates, state, regional and local officials, and the general public.
Interested applicants should submit the following for consideration:
- Resume, not to exceed three pages
- References (minimum of three), not to exceed one page
- Cover Letter, not to exceed two pages, which includes specific responses
to the following questions:
- Why you are interested in working for a nonprofit organization?
- Why have you chosen to specialize in environmental/resource planning?
- Which of the above-referenced qualifications are your strengths?
- Which of the above-referenced qualifications are you weakest in?
- Where do you see yourself professionally in five years?
- Applicant may submit examples of up to three representative projects that
they have led and had a significant impact upon. Examples should include up to
one page (per project) of text, describing the overall project, as well as
your specific contribution to the project, as well as up to two graphics (per
project). Graphics should be no larger than 11” x 17”.
The above-referenced information may be submitted for consideration in the
1. Information may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
in a total file size not to exceed 5mb. Attachments should be clearly labeled as
resume, references, cover letter, Project Narrative(s), Project 1 Graphic,
Project 2 Graphic, etc.
2. Information may be submitted in paper format to: HeartLands Conservancy, 406
East Main Street, Mascoutah, Illinois 62258. (Please include a CD of all
information along with your paper submission.)
Position will remain posted until filled. Qualified candidates will be
contacted for further consideration. HeartLands Conservancy is an Equal
Grade 8, Range: $60,481 - $76,594
FLSA Code: Non-Exempt
Deadline to Apply: Open until filled; first review will occur on July 21, 2014
Village of Lake Zurich (19,631) is a non-home rule community located in
the southwest corner of Lake County approximately 35 miles northwest of
downtown Chicago. The Village has a diverse economic base of over 600
businesses primarily located along the Route 12 retail corridor and
industrial park. The Village has a $50 million operating budget and 160
Summary: The primary function of this
position is to perform local economic development, initiate the planning
and implementation of incentive agreements, promote marketing efforts
targeted to the business community, and research economic development
strategy and policies to advance the Village’s goal of broadening its
retail, commercial and manufacturing/industrial base. The Coordinator
will serve as the Village’s primary marketing contact and will create
strategies to attract and expand existing businesses with a special
focus on downtown revitalization and redevelopment. The Coordinator
will report directly to the Village Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Act as an economic development strategist and provide assistance
in the development of specific short-term and long-term economic
- Establish programs and practices
which create a framework for business development to enhance the
vitality of Lake Zurich, with an emphasis on downtown revitalization.
- Participate in negotiations of development agreements, evaluate
fiscal impacts, communicate decisions, and present reports and
agreements to the Village Manager.
- Conduct outreach
efforts to include site visits, attend business functions, and assist
existing businesses with expansion plans.
- Design and
administer marketing plans to promote Lake Zurich as a competitive
destination, including the production of written and electronic
publications, brochures, fliers, and visual presentations to enhance the
- Serve as liaison between the Village
and businesses in the negotiation and development of performance
agreements and evaluation of fiscal impacts.
- Monitor the
local business climate by tracking vacant office and industrial space
and create quarterly retail/industrial vacancy reports.
- Initiate and maintain strong working relationships with the general
public, area businesses, potential investors and developers, brokers,
the media, and others.
- Maintain and upgrade professional
knowledge, skills, and development by attending seminars and training
programs and reading trade and professional journals and publications.
- Basic principles and practices of economic development including
business retention and expansion, municipal finance, real estate
development and reuse, development marketing and small business
- General municipal zoning, infrastructure, planning, and land use.
- Economic development practices which leverage private sector investment and public sector inducements.
- Local government organizational theory, financial analysis, public sector finance, and municipal budgets.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in the field of Marketing, Real
Estate, Business, Economics, Planning, Public Policy, Public
Administration or a related field. This position requires at least two
years’ experience in applying principles of economic development,
including but not limited to: commercial district revitalization,
business recruitment, demographic and market analysis, and experience
with TIF districts. Applicants should have strong interpersonal and
communication skills and present an energetic and enthusiastic presence
when representing the Village. Any combination of education, training
and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and
abilities to perform the essential functions of the job will be
The Village of Lake Zurich complies with all federal and state laws regarding discrimination and equal employment opportunity.
should contact the Human Resources Division at 847-540-1692 for more
information or visit the Village online at LakeZurich.org. The Village
of Lake Zurich is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified
applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other protected
Please submit a cover letter and resume with a minimum of
four professional references to hr@LakeZurich.org or by mail at
Division of Human Resources, Village of Lake Zurich, 70 E. Main Street,
Lake Zurich, IL, 60047.
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