Posts Tagged ‘Long Island’

RPA is looking to hire a planner whose work will focus primarily on Long Island. The position description is below and posted RPA’s website at http://www.rpa.org/about/opportunities. Please forward this announcement to anyone who may be interested in the position. Candidates should go to the website or the hyperlink in the third paragraph below to complete the application.

Regional Plan Association is seeking a talented urban planner to  work on all aspects of community planning projects, including helping to develop and oversee project work plans, budgets and administration; researching and summarizing municipal master plans, vision plans and other land use plans and studies; compiling and analyzing land use, planning, zoning and other data; organizing and executing stakeholder meetings and community planning workshops; and writing draft and final policy documents and planning reports. The planner will focus primarily on Long Island, but may work on projects throughout the New York metropolitan region.

Applicants should have several years of work experience and a relevant masters-level degree. Successful candidates will have excellent research, writing, organizational, presentation and project management skills and work well both in teams and independently in a fast-paced office environment. Familiarity with Long Island and experience working with local government officials and business and community leaders is preferred. Proficiency in ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite, or related software is also preferred. Salary will be commensurate with level of experience.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing samples and any other relevant information here by April 28 and note in the comments section that you are interested in the Planner position. Applications without all attachments won’t be considered.

RPA conducts research, advocacy and planning on regional and national priorities including open space and environmental sustainability, transportation, economic development and governance. Our team of talented professionals are passionate about developing and sharing ideas that foster thriving, healthy cities and communities.

We are an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization based in New York City, with offices in Stamford, Conn., and Princeton, N.J. We encourage a challenging, collaborative and fun work environment. We also believe in work-life balance.

RPA is a workplace that values diversity. Employment and promotional opportunities are equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

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Scholarships Available for New Planners working on Long Island and Planning Students from Long Island to Attend the APA National Conference in Atlanta in April 2014

Deadline Extended to February 14th!

The due date for letters of interest for the scholarships has been extended to increase participation. Please share the news with your contacts and encourage eligible students and young planners to apply.

The Long Island Section of American Planning Association’s (APA) NY Metro Chapter is pleased to announce that we will be awarding up to three Arthur Kunz Memorial Scholarships this year.  The scholarships will provide $1,500.00 to awardees for attendance at the APA National Planning Conference that is being held in Atlanta, Georgia, April 26 -April 30, 2014.

Arthur H. Kunz was a Long Island planner who was committed to preserving and enhancing Suffolk County by balancing its growth and development with environmental protection and played an integral part in Suffolk County’s development for almost 30 years.  He worked for the Nassau County Planning Commission from 1958 to 1969.  In 1969, he became Assistant Planning Director for the Suffolk County Department of Planning and Director in 1989.  Arthur Kunz was a straightforward and highly regarded man whose planning knowledge, commitment to public service, and professionalism improved the quality of life in Suffolk County.  Since 1994, the Long Island Section has been awarding planning scholarships in his memory.

Eligible applicants include Long Island entry-level planners (five or less years out of college or five years or less in a professional planning position) or students in a planning-related major (undergraduate or graduate studies).

The $1,500 scholarship will cover the majority of expenses related to the conference registration, APA membership for one year for non-members, and some additional expenses.  Mr. Kunz spent most APA conferences attending as many mobile workshops as possible and believed in the value of seeing planning in action in other parts of the country.  Therefore, a portion of the scholarship is to be used to pay for participation in least one mobile workshop.

If you are a new planner working on Long Island or a student of planning (or related field) from Long Island and wish to apply for a scholarship to attend the 2014 APA National Conference, please send a letter of interest and a copy of your resume to keiseman@nelsonpopevoorhis.com.

The deadline for submissions is February 14, 2014.

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