Community Organizer/Housing Development Intern-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Community Organizer/Housing Development Intern

Northside Leadership Conference

The Northside Leadership Conference is currently seeking a part-time Community Organizer/Housing Development Intern to support our efforts to help improve and facilitate community progress in the Northside community. Interns will be provided with direct supervision from experienced staff members in the Real Estate Department as they contribute their energy and skills to our mission. The Northside Leadership Conference (NSLC) is a coalition of Northside community-based organizations, committed to addressing mutual concerns through a united approach in order to promote and enhance the vitality, quality of life and image of Pittsburgh’s Northside. NSLC serves 20% of the City and operates seven business lines, making NSLC the largest and most comprehensive CDC in Pittsburgh.

Through this internship participants will learn the basics of community organizing through mobilizing volunteers, fundraising, working with the media, and organizing large events. Interns will also provide support to the Conference’s current Real Estate development efforts.
Experience & Education
• Students currently enrolled in a bachelor or master’s level program related to Urban Planning, Economic Development, Architecture, Urban Studies, Public Policy, or Engineering.  
Key Projects and Assignments:
• Development of a sustainable comprehensive communication plan for internal and external communication via constant contact, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools.  
• Assist with the development of press releases and media outreach.
• Identify partnership opportunities with regional economic development and other local agencies.
• Assist in the development of budgets, cash flow analysis, and pro forma generation.
• Shadow managers on real estate site-visits and development agencies meeting.
• Analyze site selections and real estate projects.
 Required Skills & Abilities
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Demonstrable project management skills.
• Highly analytical.
• Research skills using the internet, secondary resources, and primary research (interviewing) techniques.
• Ability to translate technical data for consumption by a variety of audiences.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Desired Skills
• Proven experience with community groups.
• Fundraising experience.
• Event planning and management.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Stephanie Miller, Elm Street Manager.
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