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Posted: 04/05/2010

Community Legal Resources

Detroit Vacant Property Campaign - Technical Program Manager
Professional Opportunity
Detroit, MI

DVPC’s technical assistance program has three components: 1) vacant property planning, 2) general technical assistance, and 3) the Community and

Property Preservation (CAPP) mini?grant program. The technical assistance program aims to empower

communities to mitigate the negative impact of vacant property on the surrounding community and

turn vacant properties into neighborhood assets.

Responsibilities include:

? Managing and fulfilling general technical assistance requests including but not limited to presenting

at community meetings, generating vacant property maps, and working with communities to

develop neighborhood specific vacant property strategies;

? Helping prepare vacant property plans, technical reports and educational publications;

? Exploring land use changes in multiple arenas, specifically with regard to vacant land (community

meetings, meetings with partners and funders, etc.);

? Executing strategies to publicize technical assistance offerings to potential client organizations in

order to expand current program;

? Developing supplemental resources for technical assistance requests to increase impact of technical

assistance and capacity of client organizations;

? Helping the Technical Director create systems to organize and manage technical assistance client

information (i.e., databases, maps, reports, etc);

Skill Requirements and Preferred Qualifications

? Masters of Urban Planning or MA in a related discipline;

? GIS skills required and Adobe Creative Suite skills strongly preferred;

? Land use planning experience required, direct experience with vacant property systems and

alternative land uses preferred;

? Knowledge of real estate development process preferred;

? Experience with community development groups, grassroots organizations and/or the nonprofit


? Superior written and oral communication skills and a desire to advocate for low income

communities affected by vacant properties;

Community Legal Resources is an equal opportunity employer and offers a full range of benefits,

including paid vacation, health, dental, optical, life and disability insurance, parking, and flexible work


OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Interested persons should send a cover letter, resume, technical writing sample, example of land-use planning activity, GIS?based map sample, and three references to Danielle Bober, Community Legal Resources, 615 Griswold, Suite 1400, Detroit, MI 48226 or dbober@clronline.org.
Danielle Bober
615 Griswold
Suite 1400
Detroit, MI 48226

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