Transportation & Community Development Director
Center for Neighborhood Technology - Chicago, IL

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The Center for Neighborhood Technology seeks an experienced professional as the leader of its Transportation and Community Development Program (TCD). The program’s mission is to increase the location efficiency of urban regions by supporting and developing vibrant sustainable communities around existing land use and transportation assets, and promoting diverse mobility options.

To meet this challenge CNT has developed tools and metrics which make transparent the benefits of transit, transit-oriented development, and freight rail-oriented industrial revitalization; and assists cities and regions in identifying and pursuing transportation-centered development strategies that foster resource efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce household cost of living.

CNT seeks a creative and effective leader with the vision and skills to help redirect public and private investment flows in the United States toward smart, livable communities. This person will work closely with CNT’s other programs and affiliate organizations. The Director reports to CNT’s CEO.

10+ years of experience in transportation planning, transportation economics, transportation financing, market research and/or microeconomics

Strong program development, project management, policy development and fundraising experience

Understanding of housing finance and/or urban development issues and policies. Experience in helping design value capture systems through mechanisms such as tax-increment financing, special service areas, municipal bonds, or business improvement districts helpful. Experience in or knowledge of freight planning, industrial development, transit oriented development, brownfields and workforce development helpful

Ability to work with other nationally prominent teams and organizations

Working knowledge of transportation analysis such as travel demand management or transit planning; and knowledge of statutory and regulatory frameworks relevant to transportation helpful

Demonstrated experience in producing opinion-shaping publications for popular and technical audiences;

Knowledge of and interest in information technology and social media

Ability to work collaboratively and develop effective teams

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Masters degree in Urban Planning, Economics, engineering or related field

Ability to manage multiple projects and activities simultaneously

Flexibility and a sense of humor.

The preferred candidate is an organized, collaborative, and creative professional with strong communication and interpersonal skills. He or she will have the ability to anticipate issues; propose solutions; represent them in public venues; implement them successfully with flexibility, persistence and resilience; and to creatively work with partners, networks, and leaders, both nationally and locally.

Salary is commensurate with experience.
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