We Are Hiring – Land Use and Sustainability Support Specialist

June 18, 2021


Detroit Future City and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a summer AmeriCorps member to serve as a Land Use and Sustainability Support Specialist. We are recruiting a summer AmeriCorps member to be a part of our team for two to four months.

The service term is for 300 hours to be completed between July 7 and Sept 30, 2021. The latest start date is Aug 1, 2021. The application deadline is July 7th. 

The Americorps member will:

Provide technical assistance and capacity-building support for Detroit Future City’s Land Use and Sustainability team and DFC partners to plan, implement and maintain vacant land transformation and green stormwater infrastructure projects in alignment with the Detroit Future City Strategic Framework Plan

Support vacant land reuse and green stormwater infrastructure projects with a thorough evaluation, mapping and research, development of design documents, educational resources and events

Support with community outreach and engagement efforts to scale up DFC’s Land Use and Sustainability work and to increase its impact

In performing these activities, Detroit Future City and LISC AmeriCorps anticipate that the person in this position will achieve the following goal(s):

Significantly contribute to a community needs assessment or implement community solutions making the host organization more effective and or efficient in serving residents


Upon successful completion of the full term of service, the member will be eligible for a $1,311.11 education award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or return to school. Members are eligible to place qualifying, existing student loans (not in default) into AmeriCorps forbearance. The position pays a total stipend of $3,000, and is payable by Detroit Future City to the AmeriCorps member in equal installments, and is considered taxable.


Please complete this smart sheet form and attach a resume and optional cover letter https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/4ce892e335304ed8a883c6ec6d04d36b by July 7th (earlier applications will be considered on a rolling basis). Any questions can be directed to careers@detroitfuturecity.com

For more details on the position, please refer to the official service description, attached.