Project Manager-Landscape Architecture
Position Type: Permanent Staff
Department: SOG Dev Finance Initiative - 375900
Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty
Vacancy ID: NF0003416
Position Summary: The School of Government works to improve the lives of North Carolinians by engaging in practical scholarship that helps public officials and citizens understand and improve state and local government. The School offers up to 200 courses, webinars, and conferences for more than 12,000 public officials each year. Faculty members annually publish approximately 50 books, reports, articles, bulletins, and other instances of print and online content related to state and local government. The School is also home to a nationally ranked graduate program in public administration and specialized centers focused on information technology and environmental finance. The Development Finance Initiative (DFI) at the School of Government partners with local governments in North Carolina to attract private investment for transformative projects by providing specialized finance and development expertise. DFI partners with communities on projects including: building reuse and downtown revitalization; master planning and execution; community and neighborhood development; and economic development, including small business finance programs and assessment of underutilized assets. The Project Manager-Landscape Architecture will provide project management and related budget management, design review and oversight, and financial and development technical assistance to community and economic development projects that emerge from DFI's work with local governments and other community-based organizations in North Carolina. The Project Manager-Landscape Architecture will draw upon education and experience in landscape architecture to identify partnership opportunities, develop proposals, create work plans, manage teams of graduate students and GIS specialists, perform site visits and site analysis, develop design concepts and strategies, advise community partners, write reports, and make public presentations. The Project Manager-Landscape Architecture will also perform research of best practices and current design standards research to support the development of new work and the operations of DFI. The School of Government recognizes the importance of an educational and work environment in which all individuals are respected and valued. To that end, we are strongly committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. For more information about the School's commitment to diversity, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page: https://www.sog.unc.edu/resources/microsites/diversity-and-inclusion.
Application Deadline: 11/26/2018
Education Requirements: Master's degree in landscape architecture, architecture or urban design.
Qualification and Experience: - Ability and experience developing concept and schematic site plans, site analysis studies and diagrams, site feasibility assessments, 3D renderings, building test fits, and graphic layout for multiple size and scale projects - Ability to interface, manage and oversee professional design teams; work with as well as lead cross-disciplinary design charrettes with multiple stakeholders - Advanced research, writing, analytical, and technical skills in landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, stormwater engineering, transportation engineering and others - Experience with public private partnership development, market research, financial pro-forma modeling and real estate development finance - Advanced research, writing, analytical, and technical skills in real estate development and finance, public speaking, and management. - Experience working with local government - Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects and partnerships - Strong planning, organizational, and coordination skills to manage or be involved in simultaneous projects efficiently - Ability to work independently and take initiative on community advising projects within a collaborative environment - Strong understanding of tax credit programs (Historic Preservation, Low-Income Housing, New-Markets, Brownfields) - Proficiency in GIS, AutoCAD, Google Sketchup, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office (Word and Excel), 3d printing software, model making Evening and occasional overnight travel required. Preferred Qualifications and Experience - Combination of city planning and landscape architecture with emphasis on real estate development - Interest in creating triple bottom line returns for community and economic development projects in distressed areas of North Carolina - Licensed with the North Carolina Board of Landscape Architects
Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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