Now Hiring: This Week’s Job Postings


Lots of internships, as well as a few far-flung jobs to be found this week:


1) Preservation Compliance Coordinator – Chester County Department of Open Space Preservation – West Chester, PA

2) Interns – Next City – Philadelphia

3) Planner – Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority – Allentown, PA

4) Program Officer – The Fund for New Jersey – Princeton, NJ

5) Assistant Director of Coordination & Policy Research – Wharton Public Policy Initiative – Philadelphia

6) Director of Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance – Project H.O.M.E. – Philadelphia

7) Sustainability Intern (Graduate level) – University of Pennsylvania, Facilities and Real Estate Services – Philadelphia

8) Internship – Cairone & Kaupp – Philadelphia

9) Research Intern – The McDevitt Company – Philadelphia

10) Internship – Heritage Consulting Inc. – Philadelphia

Full descriptions after the jump!

1) Preservation Compliance Coordinator – Chester County Department of Open Space Preservation – West Chester, PA




2) Interns – Next City – Philadelphia

Next City is seeking marketing, editorial and art interns who are available to work a minimum of 12 hours per week through the summer. The internship begins in May 2013 and extends through August 2013.


Editorial interns will work directly with all members of the staff to assist with producing daily online content. Editorial duties include: Writing, editing, fact checking, research, blogging, social media, reader engagement and general administrative tasks as required. Required skills: Excellent oral and written communication; basic research skills; experience in blogging software and Creative Suite not necessary but helpful. Varied interests encouraged, though specific interests in news, urban issues, redevelopment and city planning strongly preferred.


Art interns must be experienced with PhotoShop and InDesign. Responsibilities include designing advertisements, infographics and wall text for Storefront for Urban Innovation exhibits, as well as assisting with research. Experience in photography is a plus.


Internships are unpaid, but academic credit can be arranged.


Please send two samples of your work (graphics or writing), a resume and cover letter to: Ariella Cohen, Executive Editor, Ariella AT americancity.org with “Editorial Internship” or “Art Internship” in the subject line, according your desired position. We will accept applications on a rolling basis. No calls please.


Marking interns will work directly with Next City’s staff and editorial team and assist with coordinating events and promoting programming through marketing, community outreach, public relations, and social media.


Responsibilities include: – Assisting with planning and coordination of Next City’s events around the country, including follow-up with vendors and general administrative tasks as required; – Assisting with coordination of installations and event production at The Storefront for Urban Innovation in Philadelphia; – Writing blog and social media content to help promote events to attendees; – Writing press releases and other marketing materials to help secure media placement about events; – Documenting programs post-event, writing recaps, tracking audience feedback, and related press; – Developing and implementing community outreach efforts;


Skills include: excellent oral and written communication; highly organized with the ability to multitask; experience with online email marketing tools (MailChimp preferred); knowledge and use of social media networks (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube); experience with online content management systems for blogging; Adobe Photoshop and Creative Suite not necessary but helpful.


We’re looking for engaged thinkers with diverse skill-sets, who will bring creativity, experience and enthusiasm to our small but dedicated team. Those with an interest in news media, urban issues, redevelopment, and city planning are encouraged to apply. Experience in journalism is not required.


Please send a resume, cover letter, and relevant links to your work to Liz Maillie, Special Projects Manager, LizATnextcity.org with “Internship” in the subject line.



3) Planner – Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority – Allentown, PA

Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority is accepting applications for the Planner position.

Biweekly salary range – $1,302 – $1,950

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS – Submit cover letter and resume to Owen O’Neil, Director of Planning at ooneil@lantabus.com by April 12, 2013.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Planner works at the direction of the Director of Planning. Responsibilities include duties required to monitor the performance and quality of LANta services; develop and implement improvement plans for service and capital assets; and maintain and support the data system tools used by the Planning and Development functions of the Authority.


The Planner performs a variety of planning and development support tasks in the Planning Department including, but not limited to:

 Research and analysis of ridership patterns and service quality of LANta services.

 Soliciting input from riders and community stakeholders regarding LANta services.

 Assisting in the development and implementation of service plans and operating schedules, as well

as planning and implementation of LANta’s passenger facilities and amenities.

 Assisting in the management, integration and analysis of data from various sources, including, but

not limited to Automatic Passenger Counters, Automatic Vehicle Locators, fare boxes, and surveys

and other technology systems used by the Authority.

 Track Automated Transit Management System (ATMS) performance and work with the

Maintenance Department and applicable vendors to arrange for corrective maintenance.

 Monitor accuracy and integrity of collected data and pursue necessary actions to remediate

identified problems.

 Assisting with communication of service information to LANta riders through various media.

 Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of Planning.

The conduct of many of the duties of this position may require field work.


 Bachelors Degree in Urban Studies/Planning, Economics, Statistics, Civil Engineering or related field. Experience in transportation planning a plus.

 High skill level in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Database software experience a plus.

 Strong aptitude with technology.

 Strong written and verbal skills.

 Detail oriented and a strong aptitude in statistics and statistical analysis.

 Ability to work well with co-workers and in cross-functional teams including members of all

departments of the Authority.

 Ability to deal with the public and represent the Authority in public settings.

 Project management skills and ability to work independently.



4) Program Officer – The Fund for New Jersey – Princeton, NJ


The Fund for New Jersey, a private grant-making foundation, works to improve the quality of public policy decision-making on the most significant issues affecting the people of New Jersey and our region. Our grant making advances systemic and sustainable solutions to public problems through the work of policy, advocacy, analysis, and organizing.


We seek a Program Officer who will work with the President, staff, and Trustees to guide The Fund for New Jersey into the future.  Responsibilities will encompass both programmatic and strategic work, including:


Grant Making (80%)

• Cultivating and deepening relationships with potential and current grantees

• Managing, monitoring, and evaluating proposals and grants

• Working supportively with grantees to achieve the aims of The Fund’s grants

• Researching and implementing new initiatives in support of The Fund’s priorities

Collaboration and Communication (20%)

• Developing strong relationships with non-profit and public leaders and philanthropic colleagues

• Convening and joining collaborative initiatives to achieve The Fund’s objectives

• Writing and speaking eloquently and effectively on behalf of The Fund for New Jersey


The strongest candidate will have excellent academic and professional experience, including:

• Excellent judgment and ability to learn quickly

• Deep understanding of public policy, non-profit organizations and philanthropy

• Demonstrated commitment to social change

• Very strong research skills and capacity for policy analysis and program evaluation

• Evidence of outstanding writing, thinking, and interpersonal skills

• Flexibility, energy, and enthusiasm to address an array of issues facing New Jersey

• Ease and experience with technology, digital media, and non-profit financial management


The Fund offers an exceptional work environment, salary commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits. The Fund values and respects diversity.


To apply:  Please send a cover letter outlining your interest and fit for the position, a resume, a writing sample (no more than 1000 words), and a list of three references. Send all materials to Kiki Jamieson, President, at lmandell@fundfornj.org. Please include your last name in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on April 1 and will continue until the position is filled.



5) Assistant Director of Coordination & Policy Research – Wharton Public Policy Initiative – Philadelphia


The Assistant Director of Coordination & Policy Research will be a key player in executing the operations and research objectives of the Wharton Public Policy Initiative (PPI). In particular, the ideal candidate will have the technical and quantitative skills necessary to independently develop policy research resources for the PPI website. This will include creating and archiving in-house spreadsheets, graphs, charts, and other visual aids detailing important economic data, and by managing a large team of student workers involved in the collection of this data. In addition, the position entails giving research assistance to faculty writing policy briefs for PPI. The Assistant Director also will contribute to PPI’s activities in both Philadelphia and Washington, DC, including event planning, liasing with student organizations, scheduling meetings, and managing the calendar of the Faculty Director. This is a position that requires resourcefulness, an aptitude for quantitative analysis, and strong organizational skills.

Qualifications    Bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years of experience in an academic or research setting are required (or equivalent combination of education and experience). Candidate must have excellent aptitude for working with economic statistics, as well as outstanding writing, communication, and interpersonal skills. Must be highly organized and self-motivated. Ability to manage students and team projects essential. Strong Microsoft Office skills required. Previous experience with public policy (or related) research a big plus.

Application Details/Job Listing

Full Job Description/To Apply: Search online at www.upenn.edu

Salary: Not Listed /DOQ



6) Director of Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance – Project H.O.M.E. – Philadelphia

Project H.O.M.E. is a rapidly growing, independent nonprofit agency in Philadelphia with a mission to empower persons to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to address structural causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. In so doing, we run homeless outreach and residential programs and offer other supportive services for chronically homeless adults and families. We also are involved in a major neighborhood revitalization program in lower north central Philadelphia, partnering with the community to provide affordable home ownership, education and health services. Many of our programs have been recognized as national models. For example, Project H.O.M.E. was honored with a STAR award from The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty for our constructive, creative, innovative, and replicable approaches to ending homelessness. Additionally, Project H.O.M.E. was a recipient of the Ford Foundation’s Leadership for a Changing World Award. We offer outstanding benefits: competitive compensation, health insurance, paid time off, a retirement savings plan, just to name a few.

The purpose of the Director of Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance position is to ensure compliance with all internal and external program standards, and to promote continuous quality improvement for Project H.O.M.E.’s Residential and Homeless Services Department and other programs. The PE & QA Department oversees the implementation and evaluation of program goals, objectives and outcomes as defined by Project H.O.M.E.’s Strategic Plan; implements and monitors effective agency-wide data collection and reporting systems; and coordinates training and staff development in evidence-based practices. In addition, the Department manages outcomes reporting and program compliance for government grants/contracts; oversees Project H.O.M.E.’s Incident Reporting system; and implements procedures for ensuring consumer satisfaction. The Department will play a key role in Project H.O.M.E.’s conversion to fee-for-service billing by ensuring that electronic documentation is complete, accurate and meets compliance standards for reimbursement by Medicaid and other funders.

Application Details/Job Listing

Full Job Description/To Apply: https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=PROJECTHOME&cws=1&rid=391

Salary: Not Listed /DOQ



7) Sustainability Intern (Graduate level) – University of Pennsylvania, Facilities and Real Estate Services – Philadelphia

Hourly wage to be determined based on experience

Late May – Late August

40 hours per week

Green Campus Partnership Facilities and Real Estate Services University of Pennsylvania 3101 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104


The Green Campus Partnership (GCP) is the umbrella organization formed in 2007 to address environmental sustainability planning and policy development at the University of Pennsylvania. The Green Campus Partnership coordinates programs and initiatives for a more sustainable campus along with the implementation of University’s Climate Action Plan. Penn’s Sustainability Team is housed within the Office of the Architect in the Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Review peer institutions’ community sustainability partnerships

Analysis and development of campus sustainability metrics

Provide assistance with Penn’s application to the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE) Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS)

Provide assistance with Penn’s participation in the LEED Campus Program


This position is available for graduate-level students.

Good research and communication skills

Good collaborative skills

Ability to work both independently and in a goal-oriented team atmosphere Experience in event planning and coordination

Graphic design skills – Adobe Creative Suite experience

Interested applicants should submit an electronic copy of their resume and cover letter to Sustainability@upenn.edu, with “Graduate Sustainability Internship” in the subject line.



8) Internship – Cairone & Kaupp – Philadelphia



 To be determined.



 MLA students or recent MLA graduates.

 Firm grasp of Adobe Acrobat Pro, Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign.

 Firm grasp of AutoCAD.

 Firm grasp of Sketchup.

 Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

 Strong hand sketching abilities.

 Interest in graphic design.

 Knowledge of local plant materials.

 Strong written communications.

 Collaborative personality.


Job Description:

 The intern will be involved in many aspects of the day-to-day business of our office.

 Graphic design initiatives such as board layouts, slideshows, and brochures.

 Site visits to local job sites and nurseries.

 Conceptual graphics including perspectives, sections and diagrams, and rendered site plans.

 Technical drawings in AutoCAD.


Necessary Materials:

 Please submit the following materials by April 5, 2013:

 Up-to-date resume.

 Cover letter (1 page maximum).

 Up to 5 design sheets that should exhibit design process, as well as proficiency in digital and hand capabilities in producing sections, elevations, diagrams, site design and design details.

 Valid driver’s license and automobile is required.



9) Research Intern – The McDevitt Company – Philadelphia

The McDevitt Company, an international retail tenant representative based in Philadelphia, is seeking candidates for a Research Intern position.

Thispositionisidealforcandidatesinterestedinstartingacareerinretailsiteselection. TheResearch Intern will work closely with real estate professionals across our organization and will have an unparalleled opportunity to develop a deep understanding of all aspects of the retail site selection process. Youwilllearnfromthebest! ThispositionisbasedinourheadquartersofficeatthePhiladelphiaNavy Yard. The position is open immediately with the potential of extending into a full time summer internship.

The primary responsibilities of the Research Intern include, but are not limited to:

 Entering site information into our proprietary database

 Preparing maps for client presentations

 Generating custom maps and reports to assist in client research

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following qualifications:

 Strong interest in retail site selection and real estate trends.

 Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

 Familiarity with ArcGIS a plus but not required.

Interested candidates should submit all inquiries or applications to:


Electronic submissions are strongly preferred but candidates may also respond to:

Jeremy Krotz

Research Associate

The McDevitt Company 1121 Admiral Peary Way Philadelphia, PA 19112



10) Internship – Heritage Consulting Inc. – Philadelphia

Heritage Consulting Inc., a Philadelphia-based historic preservation consulting firm with clients nationwide, is collecting resumes for one or more possible internship assignments this spring and summer. The intern(s) will work directly with firm principal Donna Ann Harris, either full or part time from April to September to assist on several projects. Projects may include but are not limited to the following issues:

 Library, journal and internet research on a variety of downtown revitalization, fundraising or preservation topics

 Develop on line and papers surveys, tabulate, analyze and produce draft reports on data for review

 Assist with focus groups, contact participants, take notes, prepare draft reports for review

 Research topics and issues related to historic house museums, commercial revitalization or nonprofit organizational development. Write drafts of portions of reports.

 Create graphics, report covers, survey forms, simple maps, spreadsheets, powerpoint graphics or other picture research.

 Proofread documents, proposals, reports as needed, write sections of reports, proposals or case studies as needed

Internship Location

The intern will work off site on his or her own PC and Microsoft operating system. If you use a MAC, please discuss this during the interview, as you must have Microsoft Suite. Progress meetings will occur weekly during the internship period at Heritage Consulting Inc.’s co working facility in Philadelphia Center City.

Stipend and Timetable

The internship period is flexible, full or part time. Depending on projects in the office, there may be more than one internship opportunity. We anticipate a pay of $15 an hour to start. Depending on the need, some projects may have very limited turnaround time and the stipend may be project based. Interns will be 1099 employees, no benefits offered. There may be opportunities to attend client meetings, but these will be determined later.


Intern must have excellent Microsoft Office Suite, library and Internet searching skills. Good skills in graphic design programs are useful. High quality writing skills are essential. Excellent attention to detail is expected. An intern with course work in urban planning, public policy, nonprofit management and/or historic preservation is preferred, and those enrolled in Masters Degree programs are encouraged to apply.

In the past five years, our summer interns have continued to work for us after internship and into the school year and after. We promoted our last two interns to associates in our firm and we actively assisted them to find other full time positions as they began their careers. Heritage Consulting Inc. is an excellent place to start a career in preservation planning and economic development.

To Apply

Students wishing to apply for Heritage Consulting Inc.’s Internship should e-mail ALL of the following items by April 1, 2013. Please note in your cover letter any graphics programs in which you are skilled, salary needs, and your availability and career goals. Please include ALL of the following items as PDF attachments in your email: A cover letter, current resume, a short (no more than three pages) writing sample, names, email and phone numbers of three references. Please supply ALL materials requested.

Please send all materials to donna@heritageconsultinginc.com. Please no phone calls. Applicants we wish to interview will be contacted by April 15, 2013 for interviews. Thank you.

Heritage Consulting Inc. 422 South Camac St. Philadelphia, PA 19147 215 546 1988 www.heritageconsultinginc.com

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