HELP WANTED: This technology-focused community & watershed organization in Texas has two openings for resilience planners

In Houston, Texas, Community Health And Resource Management (CHARM) is hiring for two Resilience Planner II positions.

Do you want to use your experience to help communities to plan for better, more resilient futures? Are you committed to meaningful public engagement and participatory GIS? Are you looking for an opportunity to collaborate with others to build next generation planning technologies?

CHARM is a mission-driven, university-based program directly helping communities work through and plan for their environmental and development challenges. With innovative technology, facilitation, and education, our CHARM approach puts dialogue and data-driven insights at the forefront of our work with community stakeholders and elected leadership.

Over the last decade, our planning program has grown from a small technology pilot project to become a model for community planning adopted by state and federal agencies. We are now undertaking a significant multi-year investment to build next generation tools that support collaborative community planning around the pressing resiliency issues of today and tomorrow.

As a Resilience Planner, you will use your planning and project development experience to contribute to and manage a variety of projects, including CHARM Resiliency Workshops, local planning projects, and technical assistance projects. You will organize public-facing planning efforts, applying soft skills in public engagement, relationship-building, and facilitation to engage communities.

Working with community clients and stakeholders, you will develop, scope, and manage planning projects, including plan drafting, ordinance writing, and analyses. You will apply strong analytical skills and bring to bear a broad base of planning knowledge. We welcome well-rounded applicants from a variety of professional backgrounds who will enhance our program’s impact and assist communities in identifying innovative approaches to resiliency and risk reduction.

You will join small, hardworking, and motivated teams to provide ever more meaningful planning solutions to the communities we serve. Working with innovators and problem solvers, you will have opportunities to grow professionally, develop projects, and face on-the-ground challenges in partnership with communities.

Our program enjoys a tight-knit and fun office culture, and we offer a highly competitive benefits package, including paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave, very generous medical insurance, and employer contributions to your retirement savings.

Position will be open until filled. Interviews will be scheduled on an ongoing basis.

Attach the following 3 items via email to our hiring coordinator Madeline Kemp, 1) A cover letter including which position you are applying for; 2) Your resume; 3) A three-page sample of your written work.

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