Overview

Do you have a passion for strengthening communities by empowering low- and moderate-income families to improve their neighborhoods? Are you proud of your work and want to see it be an effective tool for community development? Do you welcome the challenge of working alongside community organizations and resident leaders to improve neighborhoods? If so, we want to talk to you!

Our Community Strategies program helps deliver these investments in knowledge by partnering with community organizations and municipal governments on neighborhood planning, policy, and other community development projects. The Community Strategies Fellow will employ a diverse set of skills to support the Community Strategies program in this project-based work.

Responsibilities

The Community Strategies Fellow will be a key support to fulfill engagements with local community development organizations and municipalities related to community research, data collection and analysis, community planning and resident engagement, and development of local revitalization strategies.

  • Conduct data and mapping analysis, policy research, and information gathering in support of Community
    Strategies’ current projects.
  • Support Community Strategies team members in the design, facilitation, and evaluation of neighborhood planning, community engagement, and strategy development activities.
  • Write and edit content for neighborhood plans, technical reports, funding proposals, and grants.
  • Devise methods for the visual presentation of data and information so that it helps others understand key insights and make better decisions.
  • Research and identify partnerships and resources necessary to implement departmental and clients’ revitalization goals.
  • Coordinate site visits and general correspondence between and among staff, stakeholders, and clients.

Qualifications

  • Ability to coordinate communication between multiple partners, stakeholders, and community members, with excellent implementation and follow up skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in neighborhood-level interventions including program implementation and community engagement.
  • Proficient in MS Office (intermediate experience with Microsoft Excel preferred) and ArcGIS.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, including strong English-language writing abilities and the ability to contribute to and benefit from an editing process. (Spanish-language proficiency is a plus.)
  • Outstanding organizational and planning skills, including the ability to meet deadlines, balance multiple projects, and prioritize work assignments according to their importance and timelines.

To apply for this job email your details to kcastillo@newjerseycommunitycapital.org

About New Jersey Community Capital

New Jersey Community Capital (NJCC) is a community development financial institution with a mission to create thriving communities through strategic investments and knowledge. Fulfilling the needs and improving the quality of life of thousands of individuals and families would not be possible without our talented staff and motivating environment. NJCC embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are dedicated to forming a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.