Professional Planning Jobs

Professional Planning Job listings on this site are posted for three months or until the posted deadline. MAP will also post the ads on social media.  Job ads cost $75. To submit a job ad or RFP ad email the description to tfaupel@planningmi.org and place "job ad" or "RFP ad" in the subject field.

Posting requirements:  Ads shall be submitted in word, and contain no more than 250 words.  We are happy to add links and/ or one pdf attachment.  


Planner

City of Battle Creek

Performs difficult technical work assisting in the preparation, maintenance and interpretation of the City’s Comprehensive Plan and zoning codes, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work performed under the moderate supervision of the Community Services Director.

This position is covered under the SEIU collective bargaining agreement. Pay range for this position is $23.16/hour to $30.11/hour and includes health, vision, dental and life insurance; and a 457 ICMA Retirement Plan. Note that dental is provided at no cost to the employee. This position is also eligible to participate in the City's Municipal Employees' Retirement System (MERS) pension plan, a defined benefit with a multiplier of 1.5%.

For a complete job description and application please visit our website at https://www.battlecreekmi.gov/563/Employment-Opportunities

Posted: September 15, 2021 


Main Street Specialist

MEDC

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is seeking a program specialist for their Michigan Main Street (MMS) program. MMS provides technical assistance for communities desiring to develop their own local Main Street program by utilizing the Main Street Approach™ – a common-sense approach to tackling the complex issues of revitalization by capitalizing on downtown’s history and identifying the unique assets of the community itself.

This position will serve as the Michigan Main Street program specialist on the Economic Vitality component of the Main Street Four-Point Approach. This position will provide professional and technical assistance, resources, and services to local MMS communities.

The position will assist in the development of the MMS program by developing strategies which result in community-based development for revitalization of traditional commercial districts and will work with other MMS program staff to develop internal documents, principles, capacity, and policies of the program.

Click here to view the full position description.

The preferred candidate will possess the following qualifications:

Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree in any major. Bachelor of Public Administration, Finance, Community Development/Planning, Economic Development, Business Operations, or related degree preferred.

Experience:  Minimum of three years of experience in community, downtown or economic development, business consulting, small business operations, business retention and recruitment, planning, or local government related activity.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Deadline for submission: October 5, 2021

Posted: September 14, 2021 


Housing Ready Program Director

Emmet County

Housing North, in collaboration with the Little Traverse Bay Housing Partnership (LTBHP), seeks a Housing Ready Program Director.  The individual selected for this position will be a catalyst and principal point of contact within the community for information, tools, and resources to create local solutions to the workforce housing needs in Emmet County.

Preferred qualifications include at least 5 years of experience working in a public policy environment to, economic development and/or real estate development; strong commitment and track record of collaboration with diverse partners, strong finance and communications skills; a background in housing or community development, and the ability to work in a complex system with undefined parameters; compelling public speaking; ability to advocate for housing projects.; a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration, nonprofit administration or real estate development is preferred.

This is a full-time position with benefits and is offered through Housing North and based in Emmet County.  Funding commitments for this position have been secured through 2023 with extension beyond that time period possible.  The hiring range is $55-$65K depending on qualifications.   Interested parties can submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Yarrow Brown, Executive Director, Housing North at [email protected] no later than September 30th, 2021.

For a full job description click here.

Posted: September 13, 2021  


Planner

Meridian Township

Meridian Township is accepting applications for the position of Planner.  This is a full-time position with competitive benefits and salary. To apply, please visit http://twp-meridian.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-703537.html

Posted: September 8, 2021  


Community Development Planner

City of Midland

$67,253 - $78,462 (D.O.Q)

Deadline to apply:  September 24, 2021

Under general supervision of the Director of Planning and Community Development, provides technical planning support to ensure that long range planning and development policies of the City are satisfactorily met.  Conducts useful and accurate research, review, analysis and coordination of development related requests and undertaking long range planning studies. This position fosters overall improvement of the community by effectively administering the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and various City housing programs. The incumbent will be regularly required to attend evening meetings and occasional participation in special events at night and on weekends. 

Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in Planning or a related field. Two years’ experience in Planning or related field; Any combination of education, training and experience determined by the City to provide the required knowledge skills and abilities equivalent to those attained through requirements #1 and #2 above; Knowledge of GIS and application to planning work; Demonstrated proficiency with standard office productivity software programs. Excellent written, oral and graphic communication skills, excellent research skills; Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of CBDG program regulations and experience managing HUD grants

For a full job description and application, please visit our website at: www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/careers

Posted: September 8, 2021  


Senior Planner

Canton Township

Posted – September 1, 2021

Salary Range: $72,167 to $93,817

Deadline date to apply:  September 21, 2021

Canton Township is currently accepting applications for the full-time Senior Planner position.

This is professional land use planning and zoning work, including the technical review of plans for compliance with the Township ordinances, Master Plan, and other design standards.  The Senior Planner will work closely and collaboratively with the Community Planner and other Township staff to administer the Zoning Ordinance and effectively implement the Master Plan.  The Senior Planner coordinates the Township’s Development Review Committee (DRC), which is the internal development review team that consists of the Planning Division, Engineering Division, Building & Inspection Services Division, and Fire Department.  This position provides technical assistance to other Divisions and Departments as needed.  The employee participates in various special studies, maintains records, and prepares reports and ordinance amendments.  The employee must use initiative, discretion and the specialized knowledge obtained through professional experience and higher education to complete assigned tasks in a manner that reflects the goals and objectives of the community.  This position also coordinates the creation of new land records and maintenance of the Geographic Information System (GIS). 

To view the complete job posting, and/or to apply online please visit: https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/canton/jobs

Questions related to this posting can be directed to Canton Township Human Resources at 734-394-5254.

Posted: September 3, 2021 


Planners, Designers + Zoning Managers

McKenna

Position Summary:

McKenna is looking for amazing people to join our team of passionate, talented, and creative planners and designers who want to make a difference and see their work efforts result in tangible, inspirational outcomes. Our work is purposeful and impacts people by influencing the state of the environment; ultimately, we take pride in helping to improve quality of life in our great Midwestern communities. McKenna’s team members enjoy the benefits of our practice, from the diversity of projects in a diverse range of communities to our creative and collaborative team culture. McKenna offers work flexibility through a hybrid in-office and remote schedule. We are presently hiring for multiple positions in the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Northfield and Detroit areas including:

  • Project Manager
  • Project Planner + Designer

Visit www.mcka.com/careers for detailed information on our open positions. We value diversity in the workplace. Our inclusive environment benefits our employees, our firm, and our community, while deepening our understanding of community planning and design. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: September 1, 2021 


Community Planner - Part Time - Traverse City

Beckett & Raeder, Inc.

Join Beckett & Raeder, Inc., Michigan’s award winning multi-disciplinary firm. We have available a part-time position in our downtown Traverse City office.

The Planner will work with our Traverse City based planning-based team primarily on projects in the public sector. The successful candidate will have an interest in comprehensive planning, zoning ordinance preparation, planning commission advisory services (site plan reviews, special use approvals, etc.), and community engagement. This position will require a working knowledge of the Michigan Planning Enabling Act and the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act. Responsibilities will include coordinating affairs of planning commission and attendance at evening meetings.
Full job description on corporate web site: www.bria2.com

Send Resume to:
Michelle Bennett, AICP, Senior Associate
Beckett & Raeder, Inc.
535 West William, Suite 101
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
-or-
[email protected]

Posted August 30, 2021


DDA/Main Street Director

City of Adrian 

The Downtown Development Authority for the City of Adrian is accepting applications for the position of DDA/Main Street Director.   Adrian’s Downtown Development Authority is a group of passionate volunteers dedicated to enhancing, preserving, and promoting our rich history and vibrant arts & culture through meaningful partnerships with residents, business owners and stakeholders in Downtown Adrian.

The DDA/Main Street Director will be responsible for creating and managing programs, projects, events, and fundraising under the direction of the Adrian DDA/Main Street Board.  The DDA/Main Street Director will play an essential role in the economic revitalization of the Adrian DDA/ Main Street District following the Main Street Approach. 

Qualifications for this position are significant knowledge/experience in one or more of the following areas: historic preservation, planning, economic development, retailing, marketing, design, volunteer management, nonprofit or DDA management, grant writing, and/or small business development.  A Bachelor’s degree in a related area of study may substitute for some of the desired experience.

The expected salary range will approximate $60,000-$70,000 annually, depending on experience, with a competitive benefits package.

Contact: For consideration, please send resume, cover letter, and references to Harry Steele, 121 East Maumee Street, Adrian, MI 49221.  EOE.

Deadline for applying: Open until filled.

Posted: August 27, 2021 


Planning & Development Coordinator

Charter Township of Ypsilanti

Performs responsible professional and administrative work in planning, reviewing, organizing and coordinating development activities while providing exceptional customer service in a municipal office environment. Works alongside the Planning Director running the day-to-day operations of a municipal planning department, including coordination of preliminary site plan review for compliance with Township ordinances, administration of regulatory business licensing.

Essential Functions, Qualifications and KSA’s for Employment

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.  These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration.
  • Considerable knowledge of land use principles and urban planning.
  • Knowledge of zoning and site development rules, regulations, and ordinances.
  • Demonstrated communication skills to present facts and recommendations effectively in written and oral form.
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course study in urban planning or related field with a minimum of three years experience working in a municipal planning office or in private planning practice assisting local governments.
  • AICP Credential preferred.

Salary Range: $60,000 - $65,000 DOQ

Closing Date: Friday, September 17, 2021

Job description and application available at: www.ytown.org or in the HR Department at the Township Civic Center, 7200 S. Huron River Dr., Ypsilanti, MI.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted: August 20, 2021  


Staff Planner

Charter Township of Ypsilanti

Staff Planner will perform entry-level planning work to administer and implement applicable Township ordinances and the day-to-day operations of the Planning Department.  Staff Planner will also provide assistance with Zoning and Code Compliance as needed.  

Essential Functions, Qualifications and KSA’s for Employment

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.  These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.

  • A minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration or a closely related field from a college or university of recognized standing.
  • One year of planning or similar experience desired, preferably within a municipality or other governmental entity.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, statutes, and regulations related to zoning and planning.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and BS&A.
  • Basic math skills required to perform planning reviews.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in a team environment.
  • GIS experience a plus.
  • State of Michigan Vehicle Operator's License, a satisfactory driving record, and the ability to maintain one throughout employment.
  • Ability to gather data, conduct research, prepare accurate and timely records, prepare reports, notices, memos and letters.
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness within established parameters.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships when dealing with employees, supervisors, elected officials, the general public, other governmental and regulatory agencies, and professional contacts.
  • Ability to convey and understand information effectively and promptly through speaking, hearing, reading, and writing.
  • Ability to critically assess situations, problem solve, work effectively within deadlines and changing work priorities.

Starting Salary: $22.12/hour

Closing Date: Friday, September 17, 2021

Job description and application available at: www.ytown.org or in the HR Department at the Township Civic Center, 7200 S. Huron River Dr., Ypsilanti, MI.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted: August 20, 2021


Health Planner

SmithGroup

The Detroit office of SmithGroup is looking for a Health Planner to join our team. 

Working with us, you will:

  • Lead medical planning efforts for healthcare projects and work with the project team in the development of projects under the direction of a Senior Planner.
  • Work with the design and planning lead to develop and detail building systems and components, beginning in schematic design through construction documents.
  • Contribute to the schematic design of projects and be responsible for functional aspects of the proposed solutions.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with designers, project architects, specialty consultants and engineers in the production of drawings and specifications.
  • Conduct analyses of long-term healthcare facility needs and develop solutions involving construction of new facilities and major rehabs of existing facilities.
  • Specialize in medical facility planning, programming, medical equipment planning, process mapping and report writing. 
  • Function as client leader/project planner, responsible for meeting budget criteria and maintaining project schedules for a variety of projects; and be responsible for leading the planning effort for a variety of healthcare projects. 

An ideal candidate has:

  • A bachelor's degree in Architecture or equivalent.
  • 3 - 10 years of architectural experience in the healthcare market.
  • Excellent design/ planning ability and the potential to generate a variety of options for the layout of departmental spaces, healthcare facilities and campuses.
  • LEED AP and Architectural Registration preferred.
  • High proficiency with graphic programs, such as Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

For the complete job description and instructions on how to apply, please follow the link here

Posted: August 18, 2021 


Assistant Planner

Charter Township of Bloomfield

Charter Township of Bloomfield (Oakland Co.) is accepting applications for a full time Assistant Planner to process and review plans for the Design Review Board and Zoning Board of Appeals for ordinance compliance, and prepare for meetings.  Assists applicants and the public with understanding planning procedures, ordinance requirements, and current planning projects.  

Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning or related field and minimum of 5 years of experience in a municipal planning office or with a private consultant firm.

Salary of $54K-$71K depending on qualifications plus full benefit package.

Township office hours are Monday thru Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  

Interested parties should provide a Township employment application, letter of interest and resume to Patti Voelker, Director of Planning, Building & Ordinance, no later than Monday, September 14, 2021. 

Job description and application found at  https://www.bloomfieldtwp.org/Government/Employment-Opportunities.aspx.

Posted: August 12, 2021 


Community Planner

Networks Northwest, Traverse City, Michigan

Networks Northwest is adding a dynamic and creative Community Planner to its regional Community Development team.  

The Position: Having an emphasis on transportation and infrastructure programs, this position will also incorporate other aspects of regional planning program work. Please visit http://nwm.org/JobPostings for a complete posting of the position located within our Traverse City Office.

This Traverse City based position will have you working in one of the most desirable regions of Michigan.

Program work for this position includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Assisting the department in transportation program development and acting as a liaison with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), local units of government, and transportation agencies;
  • Implementing the department’s transportation programs including Asset Management, Rural Task Force, Small Urban Task Force, Pure Michigan Byways;
  • Full lifecycle management of community development and regional planning projects;
  • Assist with development of grant applications and reporting for grants obtained through the Community Development Department.

Requirements include, at a minimum, a Bachelor's degree in urban/regional planning, transportation planning, economics, civil engineering, public administration or a related field.   A valid Michigan driver’s license and the ability to be insured to drive agency vehicles is required.  AICP certification and GIS experience/proficiency preferred. 

Compensation: This is a full-time salaried position paying $51,500 - $53,000 per year, with benefits.

How to Apply:  Interested candidates are to forward cover letter, resume, and short writing sample by 5:00 p.m. on August 30th, 2021 to: Terry Vandercook, Networks Northwest Chief Program Officer at [email protected].

Posted: August 11, 2021 


Community Planner

Networks Northwest, Petoskey, Michigan
Networks Northwest is adding a dynamic and creative Community Planner to its regional Community Development team.  
This position will incorporate all aspects of regional planning program work with a short-term emphasis on Hazard Mitigation Planning. Please visit http://nwm.org/JobPostings for a complete posting of the position located within our Petoskey Office.
This Petoskey based position will have you working in one of the most desirable regions of Michigan.
Program work for this position includes, but is not limited to:
  • Full lifecycle management of community development and regional planning projects;
  • Assisting the department with communications to communities involved in the region's
  • Hazard Mitigation Plan;
  • Researching and cataloguing relevant data to be used in Hazard Mitigation Plans;
  • Preparation of materials, documents and plan sections to be included in the region’s
  • Hazard Mitigation Plans;
  • Assist with development of grant applications and reporting for grants obtained through
  • the Community Development Department.
Requirements include, at a minimum, a Bachelor's degree in urban/regional planning, transportation planning, economics, civil engineering, public administration or a related field.   A valid Michigan driver’s license and the ability to be insured to drive agency vehicles is required.  AICP certification and GIS experience/proficiency preferred. 
Compensation: This is a full-time salaried position paying $51,500 - $53,000 per year, with benefits.

 

How to Apply:  Interested candidates are to forward cover letter, resume, and short writing sample by 5:00 p.m. on August 30th, 2021 to: Terry Vandercook, Networks Northwest Chief Program Officer at [email protected].

Posted: August 11, 2021 


Planner

SmithGroup

The Ann Arbor office of SmithGroup is looking for a Planner to join our team. SmithGroup has been named one of Southeast Michigan's Top Workplaces by the Detroit Free Press for seven (7) consecutive years!

Working with us, you will:

  • Collaborate with diverse teams of interdisciplinary professionals to complete community and campus planning projects.
  • Participate in team meetings involving internal colleagues, consultants, and/or clients, share findings and recommendations with meeting participants.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with team leadership to communicate planning issues, opportunities, and recommendations to a wide variety of stakeholders as part of public meetings.
  • Integrate planning elements such as social justice, housing, transportation, green infrastructure, open space, redevelopment, sustainability, and resiliency into plans and designs.
  • Coordinate effectively with all technical professionals – including internal teammates, subconsultants and client technical staff – to assemble, process and analyze a highly diverse range of data.
  • Support production of project presentations, plan reports and all project deliverables to ensure an integrated and cohesive outcome.
  • Create graphics for inclusion in marketing proposals and materials to support business development efforts.

 For the complete job description and instructions on how to apply, please follow the link here: https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=2906&company=smithgroupP

Posted: August 6, 2021


Senior Planner

Giffels Webster

Giffels Webster is seeking a qualified Senior Planner to join our growing multi-disciplinary team. This position includes project management responsibilities and client representation. Applicants must demonstrate experience in the following key areas: zoning ordinance amendments – including form-based regulations, site plan and development review, long-range master plans, and similar projects. Senior Planners are generally responsible for performing planning research; data collection and analysis; writing reports, reviews, zoning amendments, and master plan chapters; giving public presentations; and providing on-going client contact.

Giffels Webster has a strong commitment to using multi-disciplinary and innovative approaches to making communities better. Giffels Webster was designated a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press 4 years in a row.

Minimum Position requirements include:

  • Bachelor's degree in urban planning or equivalent degree (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Minimum of five years of progressive experience in planning
  • AICP certification strongly preferred
  • Previous experience with preparing master plans or plan amendments, zoning ordinances/amendments, and review of development plans.
  • Experience with form-based codes strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter, resume, and a sample of 1) at least one planning report (e.g., master plan or plan chapter, special area plan, capital improvements program, etc.) and 2) one development review (e.g., site plan, rezoning, etc.) or zoning amendment authored by the applicant to Personnel Manager, Giffels Webster, 28 W. Adams, #1200, Detroit, MI 48226 ([email protected]). Samples of other planning-related work are also encouraged. Digital submissions preferred.

Posted:  August 5, 2021


Community Planner

City of Kalamazoo

The Community Planner position will work to implement the City’s transportation, sustainability, and neighborhood goals through active community engagement, data analysis, and graphic/mapping skills.  The Community Planner will work closely with Planning Division and Public Services staff with a focus on outreach and engagement and project work following the actions outlined in the City’s Master Plan, Sustainability Strategy, and Neighborhood Plans.

The Community Planner is a forward-facing, hands-on position and will be regularly out in the community and coordinating with other City Departments and city-wide partners.  Confidence in public speaking, excellent listening, and clear communication skills, including graphic presentation of data, are critical for this position.

Full-time position

Salary Range:  $54,000-$77,000 Annually

To view more information and to apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kalamazoomi

More information can also be found here.

Posted: August 5, 2021 


Principal Planner

OHM Advisors

OHM Advisors is the community advancement firm. If you welcome the opportunity to grow a network of clients and partners in our Michigan market, look no further. We are looking for a leader who will manage multifaceted professional planning projects, research, and analysis while mentoring talented employees.  The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate an established career in Planning and Urban Design with 7-10 years of experience. AICP Certification is preferred. This position will require working with a multi-disciplinary / multi-geographic team of architects, engineers, and planners.  Please apply by visiting https://www.ohm-advisors.com/

More information can also be found here.

Posted: August 2, 2021


Planning & Zoning Coordinator

Hamburg Township

This position performs a variety of administrative duties and is responsible for providing customer service for the Planning and Zoning Department. The Planning & Zoning Coordinator meets the citizens and other visitors at the zoning counter and on the phone, determines their needs, answers questions, issues zoning permits, and if necessary refers them to the outside person or agency that can assist them. The coordinator should have knowledge of the township zoning ordinance, Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, and relevant job vocabulary.

Duties will include:

  • Providing information and advice to property owners, contractors, developers, engineers, architects, and others regarding land use procedures, floodplain requirements, zoning ordinances, and appeals procedures.
  • Performing routine office tasks including data entry, file management, copying, managing department calendar and answering telephone.
  • Preparing narrative staff reports and recommendations of limited complexity to the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Planning Commission, and/or the Township Board of Trustees.
  • Researching a variety of planning issues from multiple sources

Job qualifications include exceptional organization and project management skills; a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning or a related field; one (1) year planning/zoning or other related experience recommended.

Full job description and application can be found Here. To apply, send letter of interest, resume, and completed Hamburg Township application form to: Mike Dolan, Township Clerk, P.O. Box 157, Hamburg, MI 48139-0157. Email: [email protected].

Posted: July 29, 2021 


Associate or Senior Associate

Fresh Coast Planning

Company Profile: Successful consultancy expanding into new local government communities and in need of immediate support to provide professional planning and zoning consultation to townships, cities, villages, and private individuals.

Position: Full-time

Compensation & Benefits: Annual salary of up to $70,000, DOQ. Profit sharing and Birthday Bonus after one year of employment, immediate project sharing bonus, health insurance 100% employer provided, dental insurance 100% employer provided, retirement plan, unlimited vacation time, phone reimbursement, and mileage reimbursement. Position provides for a flexible work opportunity. No company office presence is required (although available) and the work is independently mobile, except for client office hours.

Location: Must reside within a reasonable distance of the Grand Haven, Lakeshore, Grand Rapids area.

Experience: At least two (2) to five (5) years required in local government community planning and zoning. Master Plan experience preferred.

Education: Bachelor's in Public Administration, Urban Planning, or related field is preferred. Familiarity with the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Michigan Planning Enabling Act, Michigan Condominium Act, Michigan Land Division Act, and other related local government acts is required.

Description: https://www.freshcoastplanning.com/hiring

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to Jamie Philpot at [email protected]

Posted: July 29, 2021 


Planner

DeWitt Charter Township

DeWitt Charter Township is seeking resumes from knowledgeable, service oriented and self-directed individuals for a full-time Planner position.  This position is responsible for performing a variety of planning, zoning, and community development activities.  Successful candidates will have an innovative vision and knowledge of municipal government principles and contemporary planning ideas to help the Township grow and enhance its sense of place.  Position will recommend and create ordinance enhancements, work collaboratively on complex planning & zoning issues with planning staff and the Planning Commission, and manage GIS services.  Starting salary is $23.03/hr DOQ plus full benefits package.  Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience required.  Send cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to: Julie Coleman, Assistant Township Manager, DeWitt Charter Township, 1401 W. Herbison Road, DeWitt, MI 48820, or [email protected].  Deadline August 13, 2021.

Posted: July 27, 2021 


Community Development Planner

City of Bay City

The City of Bay City has a Community Development Planner position available.  Under the direction of the Planning and Zoning Manager this position provides professional, technical, and administrative assistance to the Planning and Zoning Department in community planning, zoning, community and historic preservation activities, and all other related projects and assignments. Use of professional judgment and latitude is exercised in carrying out assigned tasks and responsibilities.

Apply online.  Application, job details, duties, responsibilities, and requirements are available at https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/baycitymi/jobs/1891789-176826

More information can also be found here.

Posted: July 22, 2021 


Community Assistance Team Specialist

MEDC

At MEDC, we help Michiganders prosper by investing in our businesses and communities, enabling the growth of good jobs and promoting Michigan’s reputation as a world-class business location and travel destination. By joining our team, you will play an integral role in directly supporting Michigan’s success, where you work, live and play. Come be part of the team that’s transforming their everyday as a Community Assistance Team (CAT) Specialist.

The Community Assistance Team (CATeam) Specialist provides technical assistance to Michigan communities through the use of incentive tools that advance project development in both the downtown and surrounding communities.  This position is responsible for reviewing and managing projects requesting assistance through the CD’s programs including, but not limited to, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Michigan Community Revitalization Program (CRP), Brownfield Tax Increment Financing, Public Spaces, Community Places and other sources. This position will support Region 5.

Click here to view the full position description.

The preferred candidate will possess the following qualifications:

Education: This position requires a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university in in Real Estate Development, Community Development, Economics, Urban & Regional Planning, Finance, Architecture, Public Administration or a related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: This position requires a minimum of three to five years of experience in community or economic planning, development or other local government related activity. 

To view the full posting and to apply, click here.

Deadline for submission: August 8, 2021

Posted: July 20, 2021 


Executive Director

Scenic Michigan

Title: Executive Director

Classification: Part-time, contract employment; exempt from overtime

Reports To: Board of Directors

Summary: Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) is the sole staff person for Scenic Michigan (SM) and will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for programs and execution of its mission. S/he/they will initially develop deep knowledge of the organization’s history, mission, and operations.

Essential Duties:

  • Manage membership program and expand revenue generating and fundraising activities to support programs and operations
  • Develop communication materials, manage social media accounts, and maintain and enhance organizational website (Wordpress)
  • Serve as the public face of SM, representing the organization in front of a wide variety of external audiences including the State Legislature and local governmental bodies
  • Monitor and help direct mission-focused legal and legislative policy
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with both public and private organizations to further SM’s goals of implementing good signage and lighting practices in Michigan, among other scenic goals.
  • Develop annual work plans and budgets to achieve SM’s strategic goals and systems to track progress that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents
  • Maintain and manage SM office in Ann Arbor, including finances, records and files. Board would consider transitioning this position to a remote workplace anywhere in Michigan.

Learn more about the position here.

Posted: July 19, 2021


Assistant Planner

Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region Commission

The Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region Commission (WUPPDR), a multi-jurisdictional regional planning agency located in Michigan's beautiful Western Upper Peninsula, seeks a full-time Assistant Planner.

Qualified applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references in one PDF document to [email protected]. Also direct any questions to this address. Please do not make phone calls or office visits regarding this position.

Job Description

Summary

The successful candidate will work under supervision of senior personnel to serve a diverse rural six-county region. The position performs widely varying tasks including but not limited to: project support/management; meeting support; research; data analysis; and writing of plans, reports, and grant proposals. Project areas include but are not limited to: energy; food systems; housing; tourism; transportation; workforce development; economic development; administration of grants for WUPPDR and external recipients; and comprehensive, strategic, and recreation planning.

Work Arrangements: Initially work will be performed primarily during daytime weekday hours at the WUPPDR office in Hancock, with some evening work and regional travel required. Remote work up to four days per week may be permitted after a 90-day period.

Benefits and Compensation: Benefits package commences on start date and includes health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, and disability insurance; paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave; and defined contribution and deferred compensation retirement plans through the Municipal Employees Retirement System (MERS). Annual starting salary is up to $36,000 depending on education and experience, with opportunity for advancement.

More information can be found here.

Posted: July 14, 2021 


Planning and Zoning Administrator

City of Battle Creek

Job Title: Planning and Zoning Administrator

Dept./Division: L&C/PLAN

Grade: Springsted - 23

Location: City Hall

Reports To: Community Services Director

FLSA Status: Non - Exempt

Represented: SEIU

Date Reviewed: July 2021

Job Summary:

Performs difficult skilled technical work in the preparation, maintenance, interpretation, and administration of the City’s Master plan and land-use codes, the coordination of enforcement efforts and the promotion of zoning and land use information. Work performed under the moderate supervision of the Community Services Director.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the overall administration and enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance. Determines compliance with the provisions of the Zoning Code and Master Plan.
  • Performs a broad range of complex professional planning and zoning studies and processes.
  • Develops recommendations regarding code amendments, division processes, permit application and fee structures, and solutions to problems encountered in administering planning and zoning.
  • Responsible for preparation and presentation of ordinances and resolutions to City Commission.
  • Reviews development and related land use permit applications; examines applications for compliance with established plans and ordinances, and applicable State and Federal regulations.
  • Provides information and consults with architects, engineers, property owners, developers, and the pubic regarding development. Conducts research and collects data on planning and zoning related issues and best practices; prepares and proposes amendments to existing ordinances or new ordinances as needed.

 For a complete job description and those interested in applying, please do so online at https://www.battlecreekmi.gov/563/Employment-Opportunities

Posted: July 14, 2021 


Academic Teaching Specialist

Michigan State University

The School of Planning, Design and Construction seeks a full-time academic specialist with continuing appointment to teach core Urban & Regional Planning program curricula.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated teaching experience and a willingness to teach across the Planning Curriculum.

This is a 9-month, 90% teaching and 10% service position. The Academic Specialist will teach in-person and online core courses with an expected load of three courses per semester and with possible opportunities for specialized courses depending on expertise.  Current program needs include urban design, sustainable planning practice, and equity and inclusion.  Summer online teaching is possible and will be additionally compensated. The person will teach some undergraduate courses that are large classes with seats of more than 100. The person will also assist with program needs and priorities such as student recruitment activities, student advising, curriculum assessments etc.

A master's degree in urban and regional planning from a U.S. Accredited Planning Program is required.  A PhD degree in Urban Planning or a minimum of seven years of professional planning practice in the U.S. is required.  Fluent written and spoken English and excellent public speaking ability are needed. 

Required Application Materials:

All candidates for the position (posting # 717070) must apply online at http://careers.msu.edu/. Qualified applicants should submit a) current resume/CV; b) a cover letter describing your teaching experience and philosophical approach; c) a diversity and inclusion statement; and d) names and contact information for three academic references.

Application URL: https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/507236/specialist-teachercontinuing

Posted: July 14, 2021  


Assistant Planning Director – Planning, Zoning & Construction Resources

Emmet County

Emmet County Department of Planning, Zoning and Construction Resources is seeking an individual to serve as Assistant Planning Director. More information about the position, a complete job description and application may be obtained under the Employment Opportunities heading on the home page of the Emmet County web-site: www.emmetcounty.org. This career opportunity is a full-time position reporting directly to the Planning Director and indirectly to the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Board of Commissioners. Salary Range: $58,500 - $64,900 annually and includes a competitive benefits and retirement package.

Interested candidates please fill out an on-line application and email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] by July 30, 2021. Emmet County is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: July 14, 2021 


Transportation Planner II

HNTB Corporation

HNTB in Detroit is seeking a Transportation Planner II. The primary focus for this role will include:

  • Identifies planning strategies using tools such as GIS to manipulate data and assess scenarios.
  • Investigates, evaluates, and recommends the design and technical solutions that best meet the project needs.
  • Coordinates among other disciplines involved in a project and usually has regular interaction with clients and other project consultants.
  • Develops design concepts, technical solutions, graphics and reports for limited portions of project or for small-scale projects.
  • Assists in the public participation process and stakeholder facilitation.
  • Prepares transportation plans, reports, studies, and formulates results.

At HNTB, we are harnessing the power of collaboration and innovation to establish a new vision for the future of mobility across our country. You don’t have to look far to see our impact. For more than a century, HNTB’s spark has connected people and places, expanded opportunity, and left a lasting impact on our communities. Our culture of integrity and inclusion, combined with groundbreaking solutions, has affirmed our reputation and positioned our firm as the industry leader in delivering extraordinary value.

For more information, and to apply, please visit: https://hntb.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/HNTB_Careers/job/Detroit-MI/Transportation-Planner-II_R-05607

Posted: July 14, 2021 


Planner 2-Urban Design

City of Detroit

Detroit’s Planning and Development Department seeks a Planner 2-Urban Design to support neighborhood planning in the Central Region of the City (including Greater Corktown, Delray and the North End). 

Reporting to the Design Director-Central Region, the Planner 2 is primarily responsible for the day-to-day project management of neighborhood plan implementation.  This requires effective interfacing among multiple city staff from numerous departments, local developers, service providers, and the community. The ideal candidate will possess extremely strong organizational and project management skills and should demonstrate relevant, successful experience within these fields. Strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills are a must, including the ability to provide critical feedback, facilitate and manage group processes, and communicate clearly among multiple stakeholder groups in writing and orally. Strong public speaking skills are required, as the individual will be frequently lead public engagement sessions and update senior-level P&DD staff on progress.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; master's degree preferred.  Two years of professional experience is required. The ideal candidate will have a specialization in Community / Economic Development and some related design experience within the built environment.

The City offers a competitive benefits package.  Salary: $56,529+ commensurate with experience.  Apply before midnight, 7/27/21 at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/detroit/jobs/3142244/planner-ii-urban-design?keywords=planner&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Posted: July 13, 2021 


Assistant Community & Economic Development (CED) / Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Manager

City of Hamtramck

Under the general direction of the CED/DDA Manager, the Assistant CED/DDA Manager will be responsible for planning, zoning and development projects, act as primary liaison to community inquiries regarding planning and development, and seek consultation as needed with the City Planner, who is an external consultant to the city.

This position has an emphasis on planning, zoning and development.  It also calls for creativity, flexibility in scope of work and design-thinking due to the diverse nature of projects, challenges and initiatives within the department.  Hamtramck is a culturally diverse community, the Assistant CED/DDA Manager should strive to understand community challenges, generate ideas to address challenges, be flexible and perceptive to feedback, and show initiative to employ solutions.

Please click here for more information.

To apply, please complete the application in the link above and send your resume and application to [email protected].

Posted: July 7, 2021 


Planner

Bath Charter Township

Bath Charter Township seeks an experienced and customer service-oriented individual. EOE.

Under the supervision of the Township Superintendent, the full-time Planner is responsible for overseeing Bath Charter Township’s planning and zoning administration, including but not limited to comprehensive plan development and implementation, zoning ordinance development and administration. The position works closely with Assessing and Building Department staff, and other governmental and public groups as work demands.

The Township offers a competitive benefits package including medical, vision, MERS retirement, vacation and sick time. Salary: $57,500+ (commensurate with experience).

Application materials at www.bathtownship.us/employment.

You can also find more information here

Posted: July 7, 2021 


Community Development Fellow

CEDAM 

Title: CEDAM Community Development Fellow

Position: Full Time position, from October 2021 through December 2022

Compensation: Fixed compensation package of an annual salary of $45,000 with PTO and Benefits. 

Application: https://bit.ly/cedam-fellow-app 

Job Description: http://cedamichigan.org/wp-content/files/CD-Fellow-Position-Description.docx.pdf

Application Deadline: 5pm on Monday, July 26, 2021

Contact: Madeleine March-Meenagh, [email protected] 

Notes: Ferndale is one of 10 host communities where a successful applicant could be assigned as a Fellow. The Fellow would be an employee of CEDAM and work under the direct supervision of the Ferndale CED Director

Posted: July 6, 2021  


Housing Ready Program Director

Emmet County

Housing North, in collaboration with the Little Traverse Bay Housing Partnership seeks an individual to lead a Housing Ready Program in Emmet County, Michigan.  The primary objective of this position is to unlock market-driven solutions to create housing opportunities for today’s workforce in Emmet County. The individual selected for this position will be a catalyst and principal point of contact within the community for information, tools, and resources for initiatives to effectively address affordable housing shortages in Emmet County.

Housing North is a non-profit governed by a 10-member Board of Directors representing business, philanthropy, local government, and more. It works to build awareness, influence policy, and expand capacity so communities can create housing solutions that meet their unique needs. It covers the rural 10-county region of NW Michigan and works closely with and through local and county-level communities and partnerships. The local committee for Housing North is the Little Traverse Bay Housing Partnership

This is full time position with benefits employed by Housing North and based in Emmet County.  Partial funding for this position is currently contributed by the cities of Petoskey and Harbor Springs and Resort Township.  Therefore, the Program Director’s initial activities will have a particular—but by no means exclusive—focus on workforce housing opportunities supporting these jurisdictions. Familiarity with Emmet County and the State of Michigan is preferred. Interested parties can submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Yarrow Brown, Executive Director, Housing North no later than July 23, 2021.  Inquiries are welcome and should be addressed to [email protected]

More information can be found here.

Posted: July 2, 2021 


Planner

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments

SEMCOG seeks a detailed, self-motivated individual with good organization and time management skills, capable of working on multiple tasks, cooperatively and collaboratively. This position is part of a job series. This role develops and implements plans, coordinates across internal departments, and facilitates external planning and implementation teams in SEMCOG’s Environmental and Infrastructure Group, with a focus on water resources, climate change, air quality and solid waste. May be responsible for overseeing one or more programs related to these topics. The individual will represent SEMCOG with other state and regional activities regarding environmental and infrastructure planning.

For more information, and to apply, please visit www.semcog.org/careers.

Posted: July 1, 2021 


Civil Engineer

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments

SEMCOG seeks a detailed, self-motivated individual with good organization and time management skills, capable of working on multiple tasks, cooperatively and collaboratively. This position is part of a job series. This role develops and implements plans, coordinates across internal departments, and facilitates external planning and implementation teams in SEMCOG’s Environmental and Infrastructure Group, with a focus on water resources, climate change, air quality and solid waste. May be responsible for overseeing one or more programs related to these topics. The individual will represent SEMCOG with other state and regional activities regarding environmental and infrastructure planning.

For more information, and to apply, please visit www.semcog.org/careers.

Posted: July 1, 2021 


Senior Planner

City of Holland

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Community & Neighborhood Services Director, is the lead staff person for both current and long-range planning activities. Current planning activities include development plan reviews and the associated project management, and the preparation and/or review of rezoning and other related City ordinance amendment requests. Long range planning activities include the periodic update of the City Master Plan and the preparation of sub-area and neighborhood plans. Serves as the primary staff person for the Planning Commission and assists with the staffing for other committees and City Council.

For a complete job description and those interested in applying, please visit our website here. The deadline to apply is 8am, Thursday, July 22, 2021.

Posted: June 29, 2021 


Project Planner

City of Ferndale

The City of Ferndale is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to provide support as a Project Planner to the department's core planning and land use services. This person will also gain experience and exposure to the many functions of local government in the course of their work, specific to community and economic development.

Planning and Land Use Services: Support site plan reviews, development of staff recommendations, and, the presentation of completed applications to city boards and commissions for projects submitted for various types of planning and land use approval; provide guidance to prospective and active applicants on how to comply with city zoning ordinance and land use regulations; prepare correspondence for board and commission meetings, public notices, and other functions.

Research and Recommendations: Conduct policy research on topics relevant to urban planning, mobility, sustainability, community, and economic development and provide implementation recommendations.

Communications: This person will provide communication curation and assistance as it relates to department needs. This person will be responsible for updating and maintaining the website content as related to the department and work closely with the communications department.

Community Meetings: Help prepare for, attend, and debrief for community meetings on development, policy, etc., including Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning Commission.

Special Projects: Support research, community engagement, and policy recommendations for projects such as, but not limited to, the Master Land Use Plan Update.

For a full list of qualifications and to apply, use the link HERE.

Posted: June 29, 2021 


Trail Planner

TART Trails

TART Trails is looking to grow our team and support more connected communities by hiring a Trail Planner. The Trail Planner is responsible for the development and management of trail planning and maintenance efforts as well as the cultivation and support of partnerships that promote non-motorized recreation and transportation efforts across the TART Trails’ network. We are looking for someone who works well with all kinds of people and knows the benefits of patience and perseverance.  To advance TART’s mission and vision, the Planner will need to cultivate and maintain strong relationships with community partners, landowners and volunteers. Working on a small team, the position requires a collaborative approach to work, support of TART’s core values, and ability to positively communicate and work with staff, Board, and volunteers. The Trail Planner reports to the Executive Director.

Please visit https://www.traversetrails.org/about/employment/ for a full position description.

How to Apply:

We will accept applications through July, 14 2021.  To apply, please email cover letter and resume to [email protected]. We hope to have the position filled in August 2021.

Posted: June 28, 2021 


Planner

Progressive AE 

Progressive AE is forming a planning team with a passion for creating change in communities on behalf of private and public sector clients. PAE’s new planning practice will be focused on innovative solutions, public policy, economic development, equity, and facilitating effective (and honest) community dialogue. Placemaking is paramount and our work is laser-focused from ideation to implementation on designing plans, projects, policies, programs, and practices that matter. Technical experience in standard work is a plus… but know that you won’t be standing behind a counter, PAE is looking for a bold thinker who is detail-oriented and wants results. Work will be focused on corridor plans, mixed-use projects, urban design, transportation planning, campus development, and whatever our clients throw at us. You should be fun-loving, a serious hard worker, and like working with the public 98% of the time. Graphic design skills, design architect background, economic development, and/or solid experience in GIS is highly desirable. If you think this might be you, apply at: https://www.progressiveae.com/careers/ and/or contact Suzanne Schulz at [email protected] .

Progressive AE fully and actively supports Equal Employment Opportunity. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Pay will be commensurate with experience.

Posted June 23, 2021  


Director of Community Development

Saginaw Charter Township

Want to lead planning and development for one of the largest townships in Michigan?  You’ll be responsible for customer service excellence, directing professional staff and consultants, guiding developers and applicants, and assisting the Board of Trustees and Planning Commission.  You’ll help shape the future of the Township through consultant partnerships to build a new, user-friendly Zoning Ordinance and achieve Redevelopment Ready Community certification.  You’ll have progressive experience and education in land use planning, zoning and enforcement.  EOE/ADA

Send your résumé by July 15, 2021, to [email protected] or by mail to Township Manager, Saginaw Charter Township, P.O. Box 6400, Saginaw, MI 48608-6400

Salary Range:  $79,482 – 107,300 DOQE

Highly competitive benefits package, including 15% match to retirement

Saginaw Charter Township is seeking qualified candidates for Director of Community Development.  With a population of 40,840, Saginaw Township is one of the largest townships in Michigan.  As an established community with aging demographics and housing stock, high residential demand, significant commercial/retail corridors, a regional shopping mall and many other redevelopment opportunities, the future of community development is a strategic priority.  The Director will play an integral role in leading planning and preparation efforts with consultants, including:

  •  Complete overhaul and update of Zoning Ordinance

  •  Retail Market Analysis

  •  Residential Market Analysis

  •  Redevelopment Ready Community Certification

  •  Establishing a Commercial Rehabilitation District

Please click here for more information.

Posted: June 21, 2021  


Planner

City of Battle Creek

Job Summary:

Performs difficult technical work assisting in the preparation, maintenance and interpretation of the City’s Comprehensive Plan and zoning codes, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work performed under the moderate supervision of the Community Services Director.

Essential Functions:

  • Researches economic, fiscal, physical, social, and transportation structure of the City; prepares reports and makes presentations on Long Range Plans and projects. Conducts field inspections of properties for compliance with zoning regulations; prepares letters for zoning enforcement.
  • Assists in performing professional urban planning work in the preparation, maintenance, and interpretation of the City's Master Plan, and specific area or neighborhood plans. Assists with identification of community problems, issues, and opportunities that could be mitigated through better community planning and implementation of strategies to correct deficiencies.
  • Collects a variety of statistical data and prepares reports on topics such as census information, land use, tax base data, and occupancy rates; prepares staff reports and analyses with recommendations to various City boards and commissions regarding planning, zoning, and land use issues.
  • Researches and compiles data, prepares reports, attends meetings, and makes presentations to various boards and commissions. Prepares and interprets ordinances, plans, and resolutions for citizens, City staff, and various board and commissions; assists with grant applications; assists with coordination and implementation of special City projects undertaken to advance community and economic development goals.

For a complete job description and those interested in applying, please do so online at https://www.battlecreekmi.gov/563/Employment-Opportunities

Posted: June 21, 2021 


Economic & Community Development Director

Charter Township of Brownstown 

The Charter Township of Brownstown is a growing community located in southern Wayne County with 33,000 residents and covers 23 square miles of land and approximately 8 square miles of Lake Erie.

Full time position available as the Township’s Economic & Community Development Director in our Community Services department.  Responsible for business attraction and retention, increasing the commercial and industrial tax base, and working with stakeholders to maintain economically-vibrant business districts to strategically position the Township.

Qualifications:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in planning, community development, economic development, public administration or related field.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • More than seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in community development, economic development, planning, redevelopment, or marketing.
  • Experience in developing and fostering relationships with business organizations.
  • Ability to gather economic and other relevant data and provide analysis for policy development.
  • Knowledge of community development, local government operations, urban planning and design, transportation, strategic planning, site plan review, economic development, housing, redevelopment, capital improvement planning, Township ordinances, building code and code enforcement practices.
  • Prefer certification from American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

A starting salary range of $75,000 - $90,000, depending on qualifications, and an excellent benefits package offered.  Resume may be mailed, dropped off at the Township Clerk’s Office, 21313 Telegraph Rd, Brownstown, MI  48183 or drop box located outside the Brownstown Township Hall.  For additional information, contact Brownstown Human Resources at 734-675-9960.  An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: June 16, 2021 


Planning Specialist

City of Rochester Hills

The City of Rochester Hills is a highly desirable community located in northern Oakland County, Michigan. Nationally recognized for its quality of life and resident satisfaction, Rochester Hills has been developed according to its Master Plan and is home to a wide array of industries, more than 1,000 acres of parkland and a thriving cultural community. We are currently seeking innovative and dedicated candidates for the position of Planning Specialist.

This position provides operational and administrative support to the Planning Division and Manager; and provides responsive, courteous, and efficient customer service in support of departmental operations.

Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • A four (4) year related degree AND two (2) years of related experience; OR an applicable Associates Degree AND four (4) years related experience; OR a High School diploma or GED equivalent AND seven (7) years of related experience.
  • Intermediate proficiency with office computers and related business applications.

For more information and to apply for this position, please visit our website www.rochesterhills.org and click on Job Opportunities. The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m., June 25, 2021.  

We value diversity, equity and inclusion as a foundation for innovation and seek candidates who represent a variety of backgrounds and perspectives.

Posted: June 15, 2021 


Construction Project Manager

Avalon Housing

Avalon Housing is a non-profit supportive housing provider created in 1992 as a long-term solution to homelessness.  Avalon is a service provider, real estate developer, and property manager. Avalon owns and operates apartments at sites throughout Washtenaw County, in addition to providing housing alternatives with affordable housing partners and in the private landlord market. We work with adults and families who have experienced or are currently experiencing homelessness.

The Construction Project Manager works closely with the Director of Real Estate Development and Real Estate Development Team members to bring about successful new construction and rehabilitation developments from design through construction completion.  The Construction Project Manager will provide insight and guidance in the project design process, coordinate communication with architects, General Contractors, and key consultants, and act as the owner’s rep and key interface with GC’s during construction.

This role serves as Avalon's "Owner's Representative" for new construction and rehabilitation activities, oversees compliance with funding and Building Code compliance, and supports Asset Management work across Avalon's existing stock.

This is a full time position with competitive pay, excellent benefits including Health insurance options, Dental & Vision, 403(b), generous PTO and additional monthly holidays, Life / AD&D / Short and Long-term Disability plans, Employee Assistance & Wellness programs. Avalon is a passionate agency driven by our Mission, and guided by our Values of Dignity, Self-Determination, Equity, Best Self, Community, Excellence, and Well-Being.

Interested applicants please apply here:  https://avalonhousing.applicantpro.com/jobs/1831768.html

Posted: June 15, 2021 


Mid-Career Urban Planner

MKSK

MKSK is a 100% employee-owned planning, urban design & landscape architecture firm known for creative solutions addressing challenges within our cities.  Our 90+ person team of Planners, Landscape Architects, Urban Planners & Graphic Designers work throughout the Midwest and Southeast Regions from 8 offices in 6 states.

We are seeking a talented mid-career Planner to help lead projects in our Detroit, MI office.  This small office offers a fast-paced but flexible work environment.  Our work extends throughout Michigan with projects with major cities, inner-ring suburbs, small-to-mid size cities, transportation agencies, higher education institutions, health care organizations and a few select developers.  Our portfolio of work includes downtown and neighborhood plans, comprehensive plans, corridors plans, complete street designs, transit and TOD, non-motorized projects, park and greenway signs, zoning and form-based codes, development concepts, and various forms of engagement.

Skills Required:

• Demonstrated ability to manage several projects simultaneously including budget oversight, team leadership, document development, and attentive client communications.

• Exemplary writing and organization skills producing high-quality documents.

• Ability to collaborate in a team environment and effectively meet deadlines.

• Preparation and delivery of outstanding presentations.

• Experience with Adobe products including InDesign, Illustrator, Google Sketch-Up, and similar software is preferred.

Education and Experience Requirements:

•Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in city & regional planning, urban planning or urban design.

•Minimum 5 years of experience

MKSK offers competitive salary, benefits, an employee stock ownership program, and we emphasize workplace flexibility.  Please apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, and portfolio to Brad Strader at [email protected]

Posted: June 15, 2021 


Planning Assistant

City of Novi

The City of Novi, home to an estimated 60,000 residents, seeks an individual to join the Planning team of the Community Development Department.  The Planning Assistant will provide clerical and general office support to the Department. Novi is a vibrant and diverse community.  Still growing, the community is thoughtfully developed and offers many activities and services to its residents, community members and employees.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating developing projects with the site plan notice process of the City
  • Assist residents and applicants with City Planning matters
  • Support the City Planner by handling correspondence, records, reports, and other administrative matters
  • See job description for further details

Qualifications:

Must enjoy working for a high-quality, fast-paced organization and providing superior customer service. The team-oriented, successful candidate will exercise exceptional communication, customer service, MS Office, and Adobe Acrobat Pro skills.   Experience in City Planning support work, including experience working with site plans is preferred. Candidates must be able to type at least 50 WPM.

Salary: $44,160 with a comprehensive benefit package

To Apply: Open until filled. Apply promptly with completed City of Novi application, cover letter and resume by visiting cityofnovi.org. Applications may be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to 45175 Ten Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375. Phone: (248) 347-0452. EOE

Posted: June 15, 2021