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Rogers Park Business Alliance
Position: Project Manager
Supervisor: Executive Director
Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA) is a not-for-profit,
501c3, organization, specializing in business, community and economic
development in Rogers Park--the most racially, ethnically and economically
diverse community in Chicago.
Rogers Park Business Alliance cultivates and sustains a thriving economic
environment in Rogers Park, serving businesses and residents. Rogers Park
Business Alliance is a delegate agency of the City of Chicago Department of
Business Affairs and Consumer Protection and is the Sole Service Provider for
three Special Service Areas.
Responsibilities of the Project Manager
The Project Manager is responsible for neighborhood planning
and commercial corridor management in Rogers Park.
Specifically, the Project Manager is responsible for:
Providing technical assistance and coordinating special
projects for three Special Service Area (SSA) districts. This can include
demographic and market studies, business technical assistance and other special
projects as needed;
Monitoring the implementation and updating the annual
progress report of the Commercial Corridor Plans;
Marketing and public relations, including press releases,
website content, social media and other informational text as needed;
Engaging in community development planning efforts for
commercial districts, the Rogers Park community and the region in which Rogers
Park is located ;
Supporting all business attraction and retention efforts,
including working with entrepreneurs and existing business owners on the
development of their business;
Staffing RPBAís Planning and Development Committee;
Managing SSA commissioners, ensuring SSA program
compliance with City of Chicago
Monitoring SSA contracts, budget and workplan;
Other responsibilities as assigned.
Advanced degree in Urban Planning and Policy or equivalent.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work
with people of diverse and divergent backgrounds.
Knowledge and familiarity with general Microsoft office
software, PowerPoint, ArcGIS, Photoshop, InDesign and Claritas.
A commitment to community-based work and a desire to work
in a friendly office environment.
A combination of experience in economic development,
small business development and community organizing is preferred. Some evening
and weekends required.
Solid verbal and written communication skills; ability to
make presentations and communicate information professionally and clearly.
Some Spanish speaking ability a plus.
Salary and Benefits
Annual salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits
include flexible work schedule, health insurance, 2 weeks paid vacation after 6
months, paid sick leave, paid personal leave and 10 paid holidays per year.
Supportive and friendly work environment. Apply via email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Rogers Park Business Alliance is an equal opportunity
Following the completion of a comprehensive Pulaski Road Corridor Plan, Alsipís Village Board of Trustees unanimously approved the plan in July 2013. The Village of Alsip is now prepared to embark on an intensive three-≠year investment in the Pulaski Road corridor, focusing on tenant and developer recruitment, site development, corridor branding initiatives, and multiple marketing activities to existing local stakeholders and to external potential investors. Significant infrastructure improvements to the corridor will also be implemented during this timeframe through the Villageís Superintendent of Streets. Funding for this three-≠year investment plan will come from the final three years of the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district which overlays the Pulaski Road corridor.
The Village is seeking an experienced Economic Development Coordinator to serve under contract with the Village as an independent contractor to oversee all non-≠Public Works activities for plan implementation. The ideal candidate for this position will combine progressive experience in economic development and/or commercial district revitalization with creativity, persistence, and an ability to work with the many diverse stakeholders in an engaged community. The candidate should understand the need for both day-≠to-≠day and strategic leadership within a municipal government structure committed to this three-≠year investment plan. This independent contractor position reports to Alsipís Mayor.
A Bachelorís degree in urban planning, real estate, marketing, business management, public administration, or non-≠profit management, or a related field is required. A Masterís degree in these or related fields would be considered a plus.
At least five (5) years of commercial district revitalization, economic development, or commercial district management experience is required. Specific management experience in communities with 20,000 or more in population is preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of or experience in non-≠profit management, economic development, real estate development, and/or commercial district and place-≠based marketing is also preferred.
Compensation is negotiable for this independent contractor position and will be commensurate with candidate experience and education.
A copy of the Pulaski Road Economic Development Coordinator full job description
is available on the Village of Alsipís website
. Letters of interest with resumes and three (3) references may be submitted electronically to the following email address:
, Attn: Pulaski Road Economic Development Coordinator position.
Letters and resumes must be submitted no later than Monday, December 30, 2013 at 5 PM CST
. The selected candidate must be available to start no later than February 17, 2014. The Village of Alsipís search committee will review all application information, and the search committee will schedule any personal interviews with qualified applicants. The Village seeks to hire and promote the most qualified individuals, regardless of that individualís race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, handicap, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.
Transportation, Engineering and Development Business Group
City of Naperville, IL
The City of Naperville seeks a highly-motivated, energetic and
innovative professional to join our Planning Services Team. The
Community Planner is responsible for a wide range of duties which
include coordination of development application and site plan reviews;
assistance with special and long-range planning projects; preparation of
text amendments to Zoning Regulations; and the provision of quality
This position provides excellent opportunities
for interdepartmental cooperation through ongoing coordination with the
Cityís Development Review Team, as well as exposure to diverse planning
activities through assistance to the Planning and Zoning Commission,
City Council, Downtown Advisory Committee and Historic Preservation
Commission. Additional responsibilities include representing the
division at meetings with developers and other city employees to
contribute technical planning and zoning comments on development
proposals, responding to inquiries from developers, realtors, and other
organizations, and leading special studies on topics such as land use
compatibility, population trends, neighborhood planning and development
and transportation issues. Additional opportunities for involvement in
the completion of long-range planning projects, including the
implementation of Naperville Downtown 2030, the Attainable Housing
Action Plan, Tree Preservation, and the Ogden Avenue Grant Program, will
Minimum requirements include: Bachelorís Degree
in Planning or a related field, and two or more years of experience in
planning or a related field. A valid State of Illinois Driverís License
is also required. The preferred candidate will possess a Masterís
Degree in Planning or a related field, as well as the previous
experience with significant development projects. A capacity for
effective teamwork and the ability to clearly communicate technical
information to a non-technical audience are essentials for this
The City of Naperville is located 28 miles west of
downtown Chicago and occupies a land area of 37.58 square miles with a
population of 136,380. Ranked as a top community in the United States to
live and work, the city boasts nationally acclaimed schools and
libraries, as well as exceptionally low crime and unemployment rates.
Money Magazine has twice recognized Naperville as a ďBest Places to
LiveĒ community. In return for your expertise weíll provide you with
career growth opportunities and an outstanding benefits package.
apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to
. EOE. For more information, please visit our
website at www.naperville.il.us
Community Development Department
Village of Itasca, IL
The Village of Itasca seeks a
highly qualified person to fill the Planner III position in the
Community Development Department. This is a mid-level position which is
responsible for a wide range of planning and economic
development-related activities, including implementation of the
Villageís Comprehensive and strategic plans. Planning work involves
day-to-day zoning activities such as enforcing zoning rules and
regulations; review of proposed development projects; and meeting with
property owners, developers, attorneys, and other professionals to
discuss development proposals and the regulations and policies of the
Village of Itasca. This position also manages and assists with the Plan
Commission process, long-range planning activities, grant writing and
administration, and a variety of special projects. Economic development
activities consist of assisting Community Development Director with the
preparation of marketing materials, monitoring market trends,
utilization of social media, and participation in business prospecting,
recruitment, and retention. This position also serves as a staff
liaison to several Village Board and staff committees and represents the
Village at other events and meetings. Attendance at and participation
in evening meetings on a regular basis is required.
requires a Bachelorís degree in Planning or closely related field,
Masterís preferred, and a minimum of five years of municipal land use
planning experience. Applicants must possess a thorough understanding
of the land use planning and the development processes, as well as the
ability to manage complex development reviews and projects. Applicants
should excel in working with the public and development professionals
and possess computer, GIS, organizational, and presentation skills.
Ability to supervise and manage projects and superior communication
skills are critical. AICP or similar certification is preferred. A
valid driverís license with a good driving record is required.
range is $55,217.39 - $71,782.61, plus benefits. To be considered,
submit your cover letter and resume to Cristina Petitti at
. Resumes will be accepted until
December 20, 2013
or until position is filled.
Allen L. Kracower & Associates, Inc.
Litigation Support and Municipal Planning
Lake Bluff, IL
Allen L. Kracower & Associates, Inc. (ALKA) is a 43 year old urban
planning firm that specializes in zoning, land use and land use
litigation support. The position requires an individual with an advanced
degree in planning or related profession and a minimum of 15 years of
current PRIVATE professional practice with a high level of expertise in
municipal planning, zoning and Illinois land use, zoning and eminent
domain law. The position requires a articulate individual with
confidence and experience speaking and testifying before public groups,
commissions, and trial courts. An excellent command of the English
language and the ability to read and write complex planning opinions as
well as comprehending legal documents is essential. Previous experience
testifying in the trial courts of Illinois and experience working with
and assisting land use attorneys will serve as an excellent background
for this position. The planner will assist Mr. Kracower with research
and preparation of planning and zoning documents, and serve as a
professional expert in the trial courts of Illinois. In addition to
research and public speaking skills, experience in Power Point,
Photoshop, Sketch Up and other graphic software programs will be
Deadline for applying: January, 2014
Please email only to:
Mr. Allen L. Kracower, President
The Community Development Director is responsible for all departmental
activities and employees heads the Community Development Department. The
department is comprised of two divisions: Planning and Building.
Director, under the general direction of the Village Administrator and
in cooperation with other Village officials, directs the
planning/zoning, economic development and inspection of zoning related
elements of building permits for the Village of Sugar Grove. Develops
short and long term comprehensive needs of the Village and provides
technical support for the plans and projects. Aides the Sugar Grove
Economic Development Corporation in their mission to identify and
attract new businesses consistent with the Village goals and develop
strategies to encourage business retention.
Please see the recruitment profile at
This position is open until filled.
Village Planner (Part-Time)
Community Development Department
Village of West Dundee, IL
This position assists in developing and implementing the Comprehensive
Plan and zoning regulations; reviews development applications and land
use proposals; processes permits, variances, text amendments, PUDs and
subdivision plats, assists citizens, developers, officials and the
general public; conducts background research and data collections;
prepares planning reports,presentations, maps and other graphics;
attends commission meetings and assists with project management and
Submit your resume by January 3, 2014
Community Development Director
Village of West Dundee
100 Carrington Drive
West Dundee, IL 60118
Georgetown-Scott County, located in the northern Lexington MSA is
offering an excellent planning opportunity in one of the stateís fastest
growing communities. The Director of Development Services is responsible for
coordinating and overseeing all functions related to Planning, Engineering (new
construction) and GIS. This position reports directly to the Planning Commission
and serves as the Commissionís liaison with the City Council, County Commission and various other local
and regional boards. This position also performs a variety of current
and long range planning activities, including the development and
implementation of the Comprehensive Plan. A detailed job listing may be
found on the Commissionís website.
Requirements: masterís degree
in planning, public administration, geography or related field; five
years of progressively responsible experience including a minimum of two
years at a supervisory level; AICP required.; Kentucky planning
experience preferred but not required. An equivalent of education and
experience may be considered. Must have excellent communication
(written & verbal) and customer service skills, and the ability to
organize and work on multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Mail
resume, cover letter, salary history and salary requirements to:
Georgetown-Scott County Planning Commission, 230 E. Main Street,
Georgetown, KY 40324; by fax 502 867-3725 or email:
email@example.com by December 31, 2013, 4:00 p.m. (EST)
Kankakee Area Transportation Study
Kankakee County, Illinois is seeking to fill a position of
Transportation Planner for the Kankakee Area Transportation Study (MPO)
for the Kankakee, Illinois area. The applicant will assist in the
preparation of documents such as the Unified Work Program and the
Transportation Improvement Program, and will assist in the management of
a Long-Range Transportation Plan update currently in progress. Duties
will also include transit planning, public involvement, and traffic
Duties will include analyses of socio-economic
data, land use and development data, transit data and transportation
related information. Responsibilities will include the preparation of
maps, reports, correspondence and presentations.
Computer skills needed include ESRI GIS software and office suite software.
position is not an entry level position, and will require a Bachelor's
degree in urban/regional planning, transportation planning, GIS or
related fields from an accredited college and 3 to 5 years experience in
MPO planning or transportation related planning is preferred.
Experience in the preparation or administration of state and federal
grants should be noted in resume.
Starting salary range is
$43,000 to $48,000 for an experienced planner, plus an employee benefits
package and IMRF retirement plan.
Position is open until filled.
KANKAKEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Apply on Line or by mail to:
Phone: (815) 936-5543
Postal Address: Kankakee County, Human Resources Department
189 E. Court Street
Kankakee, IL 60901
Cambridge Systematics is a place where individuals are able to grow and
develop both personally and professionally. When you come to work for
us, youíll be joining an independent, employee-owned company, recognized
nationally and internationally. Through our world class on boarding
process, new hires receive introductory training from our staff subject
matter experts. Ongoing learning and knowledge sharing is a hallmark of
our culture and our pursuit of excellence. Through our professional
development opportunities, staff can branch out into several different
career paths. In addition, we offer competitive salaries and superior
We are seeking a Travel Demand Modeler to work in our
modeling group in our Chicago office. This is an excellent opportunity
to work with a dynamic team in a collegial environment to support
statistical modeling, traditional and advanced model development and
application, quantitative data analysis, and geographic information
system (GIS) projects. Responsibilities include developing model input
data, estimating parameters, analyzing travel surveys and socioeconomic
data, network coding/editing, validating travel demand models,
conducting research on quantitative methods and modeling techniques, and
preparing technical documentation.
Qualifications: Masterís or
Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering, Planning, or other related field.
Strong analytical skills reflecting expertise in statistical analysis,
model estimation techniques, and transportation planning applications.
Experience working with statistical packages (e.g., SAS, SPSS, ALOGIT,
Limdep, or R); working knowledge of one or more travel demand modeling
platforms (e.g., TransCAD, Cube, or EMME); experience with Microsoft
Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; and strong oral and written
Knowledge of GIS (e.g., ArcGIS or
TransCAD); programming experience in GISDK or Cube/TP+; or experience in
other programming languages (e.g., Python, SQL, Visual Basic, Java,
C++, Fortran) a plus.
Qualified candidates please apply to
Houseal Lavigne Associates
Houseal Lavigne Associates is seeking candidates to fill an immediate
full time position as an Associate Planner. Houseal Lavigne Associates
is a growing urban planning and community development consulting firm
that provides a wide range of planning, design and development related
services to both public and private sector clients throughout the
Midwest. The Firm is located in Downtown Chicago, Illinois.
Skills of the successful candidate will include:
-Minimum of a Bachelorís degree in planning, landscape architecture, architecture, or related discipline;
-1-5 Years of professional planning or design related work experience required (consulting experience preferred);
-Excellent writing skills and attention to detail;
to analyze and synthesize qualitative and quantitative data, and
translate findings into concise and effective narrative text;
-Proficiency and experience with ArcGIS/ArcView and the Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
-Knowledge of and experience with research and survey techniques.
Duties would include, but not be limited to:
-Preparing GIS and Illustrator basemaps;
-Modifying and editing shape files and other GIS data;
-Assisting with public meetings and community outreach;
-Summarizing public meetings and other outreach exercises;
-Drafting of analytical findings and planning concepts and recommendations;
-Assisting with the preparation of proposals and plan documents;
-Assisting with field surveys and inventories (note: this may involve travel);
-Researching property and land use information;
-Creating databases and spreadsheets;
-Maintaining client websites;
-Administering and analyzing community surveys; and,
-Data analysis including demographic and market.
PDFs of current resume, project portfolio, work examples, references,
and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title ďASSOCIATE
PLANNERĒ. Large file sizes may send links to download files or a Dropbox
None at this time
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