The New Orleans Redevelopment Authority is seeking one highly motivated professional for a two year fellowship from November 2014 through December 2016. The fellow will provide daily support to the Chief Resilience Officer and the Director of Planning & Strategy in the development of New Orleans’ resilience strategy within the 100 Resilient Cities Initiative, which is supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. This work will examine strategies to make New Orleans more resilient across a broad range of challenges – from flood mitigation to economic equality, from energy security to public health.The fellow will conduct research, write briefs, manage logistics, and generally support in the development of New Orleans’ Resilience Strategy. The fellow will interface with counterparts at associated organizations and agencies that have complementary missions and challenges. The fellow will document the development of the resilience strategy, establish work systems, incorporate best practices, and seek solutions to the challenges raised throughout the process.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ideal candidates are upcoming professionals within the fields of public policy, public administration, urban design/urban planning, and/or environmental sciences/studies. A bachelor’s degree is required and preferred is a Master’s degree from one of the fields listed above or from a similar field. Two or more years of professional experience in these fields is also preferred.
COMPETENCIES: Candidates must demonstrate ability to:
• Manage complicated projects well, working independently and in teams
• Engage with a diverse range of stakeholders across multiple disciplines
• Communicate complex information well, both verbally and in written form
• Operate fluently in MS Office software and social media platforms
• Conduct analysis with both qualitative and quantitative data
• Set goals, meet deadlines, anticipate challenges, and be proactive
• Work in a fast-paced environment, efficiently and professionally
Licenses or Certificates N/A Salary: Commensurate with Experience.
Applications: Please submit resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Candidates are also encouraged to submit related materials such as writing samples, work samples, and/or portfolios. For questions please contact Anita Briant, Human Resources Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE NEW ORLEANS REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, GENDER, AGE, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, CREED, CULTURE, OR ANCESTRY.