Planning and Programs Associate
(Full Time)

Center for Neighborhoods is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Planning and Programs Associate to join our team.


Successful candidates must be able to work within diverse neighborhoods and be able to effectively communicate to answer questions from neighborhood associations and residents regarding issues, concerns, and problems impacting neighborhoods. Must be able to coordinate multiple projects and/or programs as assigned and support office operations as needed. Requires frequent public speaking and facilitating sensitive group discussions in a constructive manner.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in urban planning, public administration, communications, sociology, social or behavioral science, public affairs or related field; and 1 year or more experience of community field experience working with diverse groups and the general public in urban neighborhoods, project coordination, community education, and group facilitation.; or equivalent combination of education and related experience. Average experience and skill level with Microsoft Office Suite software mandatory; and working knowledge of Geographic Information Software (GIS), Adobe Creative Cloud, and design software preferred. Experience in research, quantitative and qualitative data collection, Census data, open source data, and other geographic data.


  • Knowledge of project management strategies and processes.

  • Knowledge of the operations, policies, and procedures of the various community organizations, local government departments, and local agencies.   

  • Knowledge of modern office technology and systems (Microsoft Office, Google Drive, others).

  • Knowledge of Geographic Information systems (GIS, ESRI, or other open source platforms).

  • Skill in public speaking, including making presentations, conducting workshops, and presenting ideas and issues clearly and concisely orally and in writing.

  • Skill in analyzing written and verbal information.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including individuals from a diversity of cultural and political backgrounds.

  • Ability to work independently and also to communicate and contribute to a team environment.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple external partners.

  • Ability to communicate the impact neighborhood groups and residents can have on communities and cities.

Valid driver's license and use of a personal vehicle for local travel required. Successful candidates will be subject to a background investigation which may include but are not limited to, verification of education, certifications, and licenses; previous employment; driving record; personality profile; drug screening, and a criminal background check.


Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, references, and other relevant materials BEFORE NOVEMBER 13th, 2020 to Center For Neighborhoods at or


Center For Neighborhoods
1126 Berry Blvd, Suite 300

Louisville, Kentucky 40215


Last Updated 9/24/2020

An Equal Opportunity Employer