Greenprint Partners is seeking a Project Manager to join our growing Equitable Planning Team. This individual will manage a wide variety of cutting edge planning and community engagement projects in partnership with our municipal and strategic partners that advance equitable and sustainable stormwater solutions across the US. The position reports to Kristin Ihnchak, Director of Equitable Planning. The ideal candidate brings experience in equity-driven urban planning, grant writing and project management combined with an intellectual curiosity and collaborative spirit.
Who we are
Greenprint Partners (WBE, B-Corp) is an award-winning planning, design, and engineering firm that delivers inspired green infrastructure solutions. We design and implement equitable, multi-benefit green infrastructure projects and programs, helping clients nationwide maximize the use of green infrastructure to manage stormwater while creating beneficial new community amenities. Our team of urban planners, engineers, landscape designers, marketing experts, and finance professionals are on a mission to get the most good out of green infrastructure. Learn more about our services and approach at www.greenprintpartners.com.
Working in the field of infrastructure and design, we recognize the historic inequities that have been designed into the fabric of our cities and are committed to doing our part in changing that. Creating a more equitable community and recognizing the strength in diversity is a core part of our work at Greenprint Partners both internally and externally. We believe our work is best fulfilled when our workplace reflects a diversity of perspectives and lived experiences in regards to race, ethnicity, economic circumstance, religion, gender, and ability. We believe that creating an environment for diversity to thrive requires enduring and evolving commitment to inclusion in our organization’s culture, values, and behaviors. We encourage people with lived experiences and diverse perspectives and identities to apply including people of color, people from working class backgrounds, people with disabilities, women, and people who hold LGBTQ+ identities.
Greenprint Partners is proud to be a women-owned, certified B-Corp.
About working at Greenprint Partners
Greenprint Partners offers a flexible, fast-paced, demanding, and fun work environment. We find that the people who thrive here are low-ego “doers” who enjoy taking ownership of their projects and working as a team to strategize, iterate, and execute quickly. We believe strongly that we’re in it together, and we see each new team member as a long-term investment in our shared future. We are proud of our company values:
- We are driven by mission,
- We pursue shared prosperity,
- We go big,
- We think holistically,
- We succeed and fail as a team, and
- Diverse viewpoints matter.
This position can either be located in Greenprint’s headquarters of Chicago, IL, or remotely from Philadelphia, PA given the growth of our portfolio of Philadelphia-based projects. Greenprint’s offices, which we share with our close friends at CNT, are located in the heart of the Loop, and Chicago-based employees enjoy the ability to work from the office and from home. Greenprint offers a full benefits package through our outsourced HR provider, Trinet, as well as flexible working hours and a flexible PTO policy.
Greenprint is seeking a motivated urban planner to manage equity-driven green infrastructure planning and capacity building processes, execute fundraising and grant applications, support the development of Greenprint’s equitable planning practice, and lead authentic community engagement efforts. Primary responsibilities include:
- Project management
- Serve as project lead and primary point of client contact for a variety of projects with a range of complexity, including equitable green infrastructure planning processes, fundraising efforts, relevant policy and research projects, and GI project development
- In collaboration with management team and internal subject matter experts, conceptualize and manage project scope, team (including subconsultants), timeline, and budget. Proactively communicate issues to management and clients throughout project lifespan
- Coordinate with project team, partners, and internal cross-disciplinary staff to meet project goals and key performance indicators while delivering excellent client service
- Conduct research and analysis of existing conditions, industry toolkits and best practices, funding programs, and other topics as needed
- Coordinate development of state and federal grant applications for both Greenprint projects and on behalf of municipal clients, including drafting and obtaining approval for project approach, budget, timeline, and other application components
- Draft content for deliverables, including reports, toolkits, grant applications, plans, implementation approaches, funding strategies, proposals, and presentations. Develop maps and graphics in collaboration with marketing team
- Support other cross-disciplinary staff as needed to lend planning expertise
- Project development
- Coordinate with water utilities, institutional property owners and our internal engineering and design team to help eligible landowners develop GI projects on their sites and apply for utility grant funding
- Community and stakeholder engagement
- Plan and lead creative and dynamic public outreach meetings that forward project goals while building trust with community stakeholders, educating participants about green infrastructure and its benefits, and facilitating representative community authorship
- Participate in meetings with community-based organizations and institutions to increase project awareness, diversify stakeholder base, and gain input from community members
- Form diverse stakeholder advisory groups by identifying and building relationships with a core group of community stakeholders. Meaningfully consult with this group throughout the planning process, and conduct stakeholder interviews
- Professional and educational background in urban planning, environmental planning, landscape architecture or related fields
- 5+ years of experience; relevant experience may include (but is not limited to) community engagement, community organizing, equity, municipal government/public agencies, municipal finance, sustainability, infrastructure development, project management, grant writing
- Strong critical thinking and quantitative and qualitative analytical skills are required for this role
- GIS proficiency is required
Additional characteristics sought in this role include:
- Commitment to the Greenprint mission
- Strong interest in designing and delivering sustainable infrastructure that is shaped by the priorities of the communities it serves, in addition to meeting performance goals and budgetary constraints
- Ability to work in a low-ego team environment and collaborate with civil engineers, landscape designers and communications professionals to deliver high impact projects and programs
- Desire to work in a diverse community of colleagues committed to institutionalizing equity throughout the organization
- Proactive, creative problem solver comfortable working in an entrepreneurial environment
- Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to build and nurture relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders with competing interests
- Willingness to travel domestically
Salary range is $65K-$75K. This posting will remain active until the position is filled. Greenprint is seeking to fill the position ASAP