City Limits has been the long-standing provider of New York City's top career opportunities and marketplace resources for the non-profit and civic community. For employers and recruiters, thousands of dynamic applicants who know and love the five boroughs search for emerging opportunities here.
MORE JOB LISTINGS
- Vice President, Family Services and Day Care Divis
- Director of Development
- Construction Superintendent
LATEST LEARNING CENTER
- Bronx Bureau Launch Event and Conversation
- Involvement Conference: Trending In the Public Sector
- Tackling Poverty: A Local & National Agenda (Manhattan)
Active Design Specialist
Center for Active Design
The Center for Active Design, Inc. (www.centerforactivedesign.org) seeks an Active Design Specialist with a background in architecture, planning, policy and/or urban design. This position is grant funded through September 2013, and thereafter subject to annual renewal through September 2016.
The Center for Active Design is a not-for-profit corporation that has grown out of an interdisciplinary partnership among New York City agencies, the American Institute of Architects New York City Chapter, private sector architects and developers, and academic partners. This group collaborated to develop the Active Design Guidelines (the Guidelines), which was published in 2010. Following the widespread success of the Guidelines, the Center for Active Design has been established to foster implementation of Active Design strategies among public and private sector design, planning, policy and real estate professionals.
Position Overview: Using the Active Design Guidelines, the Specialist will work closely with multiple partners and interdisciplinary experts from different New York City government agencies and non-profits. He/she will assist with initiatives aimed at increasing the use of the Guidelines to promote physical activity and health in design, and in promoting smoke-free residential environments. This includes identifying increased opportunities for Active Design implementation, and advancing the presence of Active Design principles in public and private sector projects. The position will work directly with the Built Environment and Healthy Housing Program at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Office of the Chief Urban Designer at NYC's Department of City Planning. Collaboration with additional City agencies will also occur as needed to fulfill the position's duties.
The chosen Active Design Specialist will assist with research and analysis to inform future opportunities related to Active Design and Healthy Housing at a variety of scales and contexts. Duties will include:
• Research and identify best practices in zoning and planning policy nationally that support the goals of Active Design and Healthy Housing. Assist in cataloguing and writing summaries of findings.
• Become familiar with local City government structure, multiple agency interests, and the ULURP process.
• Take initiative and assist with the development of a study that outlines potential opportunities to encourage the implementation of Active Design and Healthy Housing principles.
• Conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses of existing built environment conditions and policies, both onsite and off, and critique the presence or absence of Active Design and Healthy Housing strategies.
• Conduct 3D modeling and mapping scenarios that can test potential concepts for increased Active Design implementation in various contextual conditions.
• Assist with production of visual materials to communicate findings, and create visual presentations.
• Manage deadlines and schedules while coordinating meetings with multiple City agency and private sector representatives.
• Support the implementation of any future Active Design and Healthy Housing policies at the Department of City Planning, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and other agencies designated by the Active Design and Healthy Housing team.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Two years of full-time experience in architecture, urban design, city planning or a related field; or education and/or experience which is equivalent to the above. A baccalaureate degree is required of all candidates.
• Graduate work leading to an advanced degree in architecture, urban design, city planning or a related field may be substituted for up to two (2) years on a year-to-year basis (30 credits equal one (1) year of experience).
• Ability to take initiative with minimal direction; ability to multi-task.
• Excellent drawing skills (both by hand and by computer), as well as visual presentation and written communication skills.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a collaborative environment to arrive at consensus and resolve difficult and sensitive issues.
• Competence in computer-based drawing (AutoCad, SketchUp) and graphics programs (Adobe Suite) required. GIS software (ArcGIS) is a plus.
How TO APPLY:
Please email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Organized in response to a growing international health crisis, the Center for Active Design works to support the prevention and control of obesity and chronic diseases by increasing opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating through the design of buildings, streets, and neighborhoods.
The Center for Active Design grew out of an inter- disciplinary partnership among New York City agencies, the American Institute of Architects New York City Chapter, private sector architects and developers, and academic partners. This group collaborated to develop the Active Design Guidelines, which was published in 2010. Following the widespread success of the Guidelines, the Center for Active Design was established to foster implementation of Active Design strategies among public and private sector design, planning, policy and real estate professionals.