Manager, Brownfields Redevelopment
Center for Community Systems
Project Manager, Center for Community Systems
The Manager, Brownfields Redevelopment will manage a staff of Brownfield Redevelopment Specialist who provide technical assistance, and guidance, create tools and resources, and conduct educational and engagement forums to help communities assess, cleanup, and redevelop former industrial and commercial properties (brownfields), transforming them into productive reuse.
- Manages staff who provide one-on-one technical assistance to government entities, community organizations, and non-profits throughout the US.
- Management of staff includes hiring, firing, conducting performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, and identifying and encouraging various training & development opportunities in collaboration with the Director.
- Coordinates the schedules of the Brownfields Redevelopment Specialists to ensure one-on-one technical assistance is being fairly distributed to every government level, community type, population type, and nonprofit across the Center’s designated geographical assistance region.
- Provides technical assistance to communities that contributes to a greater quality of life by improving health and safety; enhancing environmental quality; promoting use/reuse of existing infrastructure; promoting economic development; making better connections to jobs, education, and health care; creating and/or preserving open space; and creating more sustainable and resilient communities.
- Assists communities in: understanding basic brownfields redevelopment concepts; navigating the brownfields regulatory process; identifying funding sources; and understanding technical and scientific reports and data.
- Plans and conducts brownfield engagement and educational events (workshops, seminars, webinars, bootcamps, conference sessions).
- Coordinates with the Center’s staff responsible for scheduling brownfield engagement and educational events to determine the appropriate staff is assigned to participate in such events.
- Contributes content for websites, newsletters, and educational tools on brownfields and brownfields-related topics.
- Maintains a record of assistance activities for inclusion in required program progress reporting.
- Bachelor's degree in environmental planning, environmental science, geology, environmental engineering, or other relevant discipline
- 4 to 7 years
- Technical Requirements
- Demonstrated knowledge of Federal and/or state brownfield programs
- Familiarity with the challenges affecting redevelopment and revitalization projects
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Possesses strong public speaking and relationship building skills.
- Possesses strong time management and organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
- Familiarity with identifying and utilizing available brownfield related data sources (i.e., NJDEP DataMiner)
- Ability to present technical information to the public in plain language
- Effective written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent computer literacy, including Microsoft Office, and Adobe
- Experience in real estate and/or public health assessments a plus
- Interest in environmental justice and social equity in redevelopment
- Fluent in Spanish is a plus
- Applicants must have a valid driver’s license
- At the university's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be exempted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position