We Are Hiring – Landscape Innovation Manager

September 10, 2021

Detroit Future City, a Detroit-based think and do tank, is looking for a dynamic individual to join the Land Use and Sustainability team! The Land Use and Sustainability (LUS) department at Detroit Future City (DFC) partners with Detroit community leaders to transform vacant land into resilient greenspaces through training and technical assistance, facilitation of community change initiatives, and policy and practice research.

The Landscape Innovation Manager position, in addition to program development and project management responsibilities, will have a special focus on bringing technical expertise in environmental and landscape planning, design and implementation knowledge to our initiatives. The Landscape Innovation Manager will play a key role in providing (both accessible and advanced) technical assistance, educational programming, and resource & tool development to vacant land transformation initiatives, including community green spaces, meadows, forestry, green stormwater infrastructure projects. This role will also support vacant land and open space research and publication work at DFC. Expertise in landscape design, construction and maintenance and plant knowledge is crucial, experience with community engagement is highly valued. For more detailed information including candidate qualifications, please view the Landscape Innovation Manager job description here.

The deadline to apply is Monday Oct 11, 2021.

To apply, please visit the link below and submit your resume and cover letter. https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/de583c6e29d44784ae8bc2393156669f

EDUCATION / TRAINING:
– Bachelor’s degree or higher in Landscape Architecture; Environmental Science/Planning, Urban Design, or related field.

SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS:
– Expertise in landscape design and construction
– Expertise on plant species, planting techniques and landscape maintenance
– Strong graphic communication skills, including proficiency in Adobe Indesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator, AutoCAD and ArcGIS.
– Proficiency in Microsoft suite of programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and SmartSheets software
– Effective at building strong partnerships and collaborations with a variety of stakeholder groups and community leaders
– Experienced in community engagement within low-income communities of color
– Ability to work independently and carry out assignments with limited supervision
– Excellent project management skills and experience with strategic program development
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills, experience with research writing
– Detail oriented and efficient
– Collaborative team player
– Knowledge of current trends and best practices in green stormwater infrastructure, vacant land reuse and urban sustainability and resiliency locally, nationally, and globally
– Knowledgeable about the economic and social conditions in legacy cities such as Detroit.
– Passionate about Detroit and the mission of Detroit Future City.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES: None Required, RLA encouraged
YEARS EXPERIENCE: Minimum 3 years related work experience, 5 years preferred

Benefits for the position include:

-Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience

-Medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D insurance plans, and long-term disability

-401k Savings Plan with a match

-20 PTO days per year

-15 paid holidays per year

The deadline to apply is Monday Oct 11, 2021.

To apply, please visit the link below and submit your resume and cover letter. https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/de583c6e29d44784ae8bc2393156669f