Employment Opportunities

Contracts--Bids Requested

Landscape Architecture/Engineering Firm
CNT seeks a qualified landscape architecture and/or engineering firm with experience in the design and construction of green infrastructure. The project work undertaken by the Firm relates but may not be limited to design, demolition, modification, and construction of green infrastructure at sites located within a ½ mile of no more than three (3) Chicago Transit Authority stations: Logan Square Blue Line, Kedzie-Homan Square Blue Line, and 51st St Green Line. CNT expects that design and consultation work will occur during the fall of 2017, and construction will occur during the spring of 2018. All work must be invoiced and completed no later than April 30, 2018.
 
Interested parties should review the enclosed RFP and submit bids to Anna Wolf, awolf@cnt.org  
 
Marketing Consultant
CNT seeks an experienced marketing professional to help develop compelling marketing content to support the services of RainReady, a CNT stormwater and inland flooding management program including services branded RainReady Home and RainReady Community, to municipal and institutional audiences.  The contractor would analyze current RainReady materials and package existing content, and/or help develop new content, creating compelling collateral and a pitch deck that is modular and adaptable.  Deliverables should include:
 
a) A “qualifications” package for proposal submission, pitches, and sales use;
b) Powerpoint presentations for “pitch deck” use at potential group funders of the program;
c) Related “leave-behind descriptive hard copy packets with digital versions;
d) Related electronic communication recommendations;
e) Related recommendations for web presence at CNT.org to reflect the packaged materials noted above. 
 
This is a short-term, contractual vendor relationship.  Bids should be submitted with itemization of costs for deliverables above and a time frame presented.  All work must be invoiced and completed no later than December 15, 2017, with earlier timeframes preferable.
 
Photographer
CNT seeks an experienced photography professional to help develop compelling marketing content to support the services of RainReady, a CNT stormwater and inland flooding management program, to municipal and institutional audiences.  The contractor would document 16 completed green infrastructure installations scattered throughout Oak Park, Illinois, providing at minimum two high quality, print-ready photos and digital versions for each site in various stages of implementation, and five of an outdoor workshop to be held in September 2017.  Photos should highlight different aspects of green infrastructure construction and design and will be used to promote the program to future institutional and individual customers. Photo release forms as necessary would be secured by the photographer with CNT assistance. All materials should be delivered by the end of September 2017.
This is a short-term, contractual vendor relationship.  Bids should be submitted with itemization of costs for deliverables above and a time frame presented.
 
Interested bidders for both contractural positons should send a bid detailing services to be rendered and contact information to:
Paul Cusimano
Managing Director, Development
Center for Neighborhood Technology 2125 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

 

Internship Opportunities

CNT always welcomes interns as an expression of our educational mission.  Internships are designed to expose students to various aspects of urban sustainability:
  • Public policy, research, and advocacy
  • Data and information access
  • Demonstration projects
Internships are individually crafted to reflect the interests of the student.  Prospective interns should get to know CNT in depth through our website prior to contacting us so that you know what programs and/or roles meet your current educational and experiential needs.
CNT works closely with interns to ensure that they receive academic credit for internships, whenever possible. Interns should not expect a job at CNT at the end of their internship.
CNT offers periodic brown bag seminars for interns which focus on different aspects of urban sustainability.   Some seminars may include recommended reading materials. Participation is voluntary, but encouraged.
Specific internship opportunities are posted below; internships in other areas of CNT’s work are also possible.
 
Please contact Stephen Perkins at steve@cnt.org to discuss opportunities unless otherwise directed. 

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Communications and Marketing Intern

CNT seeks an intern to support the communications and marketing efforts of the organization. Working with the leadership team on projects that span internal and external communications, the Marketing Intern will directly support CNT’s outreach efforts and contribute to CNT’s expansion of its influence.
 
Responsibilities
As a Marketing Intern, you will help CNT expand its message and audience, and help turn those interested into supporters of the organization.
  • Creating materials for outreach events and for online communications
  • Editing documents for funders and for media outlets
  • Provide social media support 
  • Supporting special events activities
  • Adding value to all our efforts based on your experience, desires, and skills
We are looking for a confident self-starter, with the ability to take direction, complete projects—and challenge our own assumptions and goals with bigger, better, brighter ideas. Interns should be comfortable working in a fast-moving, innovative, fun environment.  As a member of a small team, you will have the chance to experience and learn more about CNT’s efforts to create resilient cities and communities. You’ll be exposed to senior leadership, and exciting ideas. You will have the chance to join staff meetings and relevant external workshops and discussions.  This is a chance for you to learn, and to begin creating your career path. Internships are unpaid.  We look for a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week – ideally longer.  Caffeine available in steady high doses as needed.
 
Contact Paul Cusimano, Managing Director, Development, at pcusimano@cnt.org with inquiries.