Back to City and Regional Planning Home
University of Memphis Photo
Students on the Market Highlighted LInks

This page provides information about opportunities for City & Regional Planning students who are currently on the job market.

Full Time Listings

The Greater Memphis Chamber is seeking candidates for the following position:

Mid-South Regional Greenprint Coordinator

Partnered with the Memphis Chamber Foundation, the Memphis and Shelby County Office of Sustainability seeks to hire a coordinator for a two-year grant funded position to transition the Mid-South Regional Greenprint initiative from the HUD grant-funded planning phase to the initial phase of implementation. 

The Greenprint coordinator will be an employee of the Greater Memphis Chamber.  The coordinator will report directly to a designated Chamber officer, and report daily to the Administrator of the Memphis and Shelby County Office of Sustainability.  Salary for this position is $64,000 annually, plus benefits.


  • Implementation of the Greenprint network, short-term targets, and sub-planning demonstration projects.

  • Continue coordination and education of Greenprint.

  • Development of long-term administration and funding strategy.


  • Identify and apply for implementation funds to connect and expand Greenprint network.

  • Utilize Funding Guide to pursue federal and state grants for implementation projects.

  • Coordinate with partner organizations to support existing efforts or lead new implementation projects.

  • Develop project proposals to seek funding through MPOs and other dedicated funding streams.

  • Identify new streams of funding and support for Greenprint network implementation.

  • Supervise and assist development of Greenprint corridor trail guidebooks with assistance from graduate intern.

  • Conduct gap analysis in green space with emphasis on areas where public property exists.

  • Engage public partners to secure joint use agreements to increase neighborhood park space.

  • Develop resource documents and/or best practices repository to guide partners and agencies in securing donations, easements, rights-of-way and regulatory approvals.

  • Coordinate continued meetings of the Mid-South Regional Greenprint Consortium.

  • Organize and lead quarterly meetings of the consortium.

  • Expand consortium membership and opportunities for plan implementation through outreach and recruitment of related groups and initiatives.

  • Conduct public outreach to continue awareness and interest in Greenprint implementation.

  • Continue ongoing public outreach at neighborhood and regional level to keep public informed about progress of Greenprint and how to get involved.

  • Prepare Semi-Annual report and disseminate to partner organizations.

  • Finalize the Greenprint advocacy toolkit under development by the Social Equity working group.

  • Promote use of Greenprint advocacy toolkit among community partners.

  • Work directly with neighborhood groups and leaders to educate individuals on the toolkit and its intended use.

  • Track use of advocacy toolkit and outreach impact.

  • Research feasibility of funding options for implementation.

  • Utilize research from Greenprint Funding Guide to test feasibility of funding scenarios.

  • Conduct opinion research to understand viability of various funding scenarios.

  • Research best practices from other cities and regions on funding for connected green space systems.

  • Take steps toward establishment of funding sources to support implementation.

  • Initiate process to establish nonprofit central entity to guide implementation long-term.

  • Research and select model organizations/funding strategies for in-person consultation.

  • Team travel to selected cities to meet with model organizations to research history, structure, and funding strategies.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited four-year college or university. Master’s degree preferred.

  • Minimum five years of related experience. Management experience preferred.

  • Fundraising or business development experience with a proven track record of success.

  • Travel approximately 10%.


  • High energy, positive attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail.

  • Strong oral and written communication, including public speaking; demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with and respectfully engage diverse populations.

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and thoroughly understand strategic development.

  • Proven ability to excel without direct supervision.

  • Direct experience working with government or private sector leaders.

  • A working understanding of federal, state and local regulations and policy regarding planning and infrastructure.

  • Experience in the fields of planning, greenspace, transportation, urban design, economic and/or community development is preferred.

  • Must possess passion, motivation, and commitment with a high level of organizational, time management, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.

  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and relationship skills, communicating with confidence.

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills.


  • Work is conducted in typical indoor office environment.

  • Requires occasional lifting (boxes, books, and paper).


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is:

  • frequently required to  walk, sit, talk, and hear;

  • regularly uses hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls;

  • constantly reaches with hands and arms;

  • occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 30 pounds;

  • Regularly uses close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

All sections of the application must be completed to be considered for employment.
Thank you for your interest.  You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.

To Apply:

All applicants must complete the online employment application process. Apply Here.



Big Sky Economic Development (BSED) is seeking applicants for the position of:

Community Development Project Manager to manage Community Development and planning projects throughout Yellowstone Co., as part of the BSED team.


Ability to facilitate collaborative community projects which contribute to successful business operations, job creation, and desirable quality of life. Working knowledge of Federal, State & private grant/loan programs, planning, and urban renewal. Must have excellent skills in grant writing, research, grant & project admin., reporting, state & federal compliance, budgets, and financial management. Team-oriented communicator, skilled in detailed, persuasive writing & public speaking. Bachelor’s Degree required for Full-time salaried position with benefits.

Application materials available at or by calling 406-256-6871.

Position open until filled, review of applications begins Dec. 10th.

Please Submit:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample (2 - 5 pages)
  • Signed Application

Mail To:

Big Sky Economic Development
Community Development Project Manager Position
222 North 32nd Street, #200
Billings, MT 59101

The City of Beaverton, OR is seeking applicants for 2 planning positions.

The position of Planning Manager closes January 19, 2015 and the position of Planning Technician closed January 26, 2015.

Apply online

Community Development Council of Greater Memphis/Livable Memphis is seeking candidates for the position of:

Community Engagement Coordinator/Driver

Community Development Council of Greater Memphis (CD Council) is a coalition of organizations and individuals who support the development and redevelopment of safe, healthy, and attractive neighborhoods. We are seeking a part-time contract staff member to coordinate the activities of our innovative Mobile Porch program, including delivering it to events.

Built on top of an 18-foot trailer, the Mobile Porch is a ‘front porch on wheels’ that goes into the community to support a range of community engagement activities, such as community surveys, clean ups, mini-planning efforts, and the like. The porch is equipped with a variety of technology tools, including multiple tablet computers.

Under the direction of the executive director and Livable Memphis program staff, this individual will be responsible for the following:

  • Coordinate and schedule events for the porch throughout the year.
  • Drive, maneuver, and set up (and remove) the porch and its technology at events. Remain with the porch for the duration of the event, serving as CD Council staff and working with partner organizations and members of the public.
  • Help staff and partner organizations develop online surveys for public participation, and load them onto tablet computers.
  • Support the organization’s community engagement goals.
  • Be an ambassador in the community for CD Council and its Livable Memphis program.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Ability to work weekend days and occasional weekdays or evenings;
  • Ability to lift and move heavy items;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction;
  • Comfortable working with a wide range of individuals in a variety of neighborhoods; Energetic and enthusiastic attitude;
  • Flexible and able to resolve issues on the fly;
  • Excellent personal communication skills;
  • Interest in neighborhood revitalization; and
  • Must be 21 years old with a TN drivers license, clean driving record, and the ability to haul and maneuver an 18-foot trailer.

$20 per hour. Hours will vary by season and will range from 5 to 30 per month.
To Respond

Interested candidates should send their resumes accompanied by a cover letter to

Text Only | Print | Got a Question? Ask TOM | Contact Us | Memphis, TN 38152 | 901/678-2000 | Copyright 2015 University of Memphis | Important Notice | Last Updated: 
Last Updated: 1/27/15