The Planning Fellow is responsible for supporting the Major Project’s team in the management and implementation of large scale, catalytic real estate, and economic development projects in Downtown Cleveland and along Cleveland’s Waterfronts. The Planning Fellow will help support the development of sustainable and equitable places in Cleveland, specifically, they will assist in strategy development through regular coordination with public sector and civic partners on key infrastructure, planning, and development projects – such as the North Coast Lakefront – that catalyze economic growth in Greater Cleveland. The Fellow shall also provide support in real estate data research, GIS and other mapping, updating the digital Cleveland Development Model, and other visual communication needs. The Fellow reports to the Senior Director, Major Projects and supports other members of the Major Projects team. The Fellow may also work collaboratively with Cleveland Development Advisors (CDA) and local public, private, non-profit, and philanthropic entities
in the community.
The Planning Fellow position is a part-time position for at least 20 Core Hours per week designed to occur in Spring and Summer 2023 with the opportunity for extension. The ideal candidate will be a Cleveland-area graduate-level student in urban studies, urban planning, or a related field or an individual with equivalent experience seeking part-time employment. The Fellow shall be highly organized, forward thinking, creative, collaborative, a strong written and verbal communicator and experienced in high-level research. A successful candidate will be interested in designing and adapting cities for population growth and development and be skilled in methods to keep communities engaged and informed in complex, long-range planning, and implementation efforts. Main responsibilities also include developing organizational tools to track complex work plans, assisting in next generation attraction efforts, as well as researching and proposing best practices and initiatives that support GCP’s vision and priorities under the ‘appealing communities’ strategic pillar.