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
Organizational Background
The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) is an award-winning innovation center for urban sustainability that researches, invents and tests strategies to use resources more efficiently and equitably. CNT's diverse and dynamic staff works across a range of disciplines and issues-including energy, climate, transportation, community development and housing, and natural resources. 
CNT operates in four main areas: Energy, Transportation, Water, and the Built Environment. 
Consultant Description
CNT seeks an experienced marketing professional to help develop compelling marketing content to support the services of RainReadySM, 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. A downloadable RPF can be read here
Anti-Discrimination Policy
The Center for Neighborhood Technology, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age disability, veteran status, or marital status. 
Interested bidders should send a bid detailing services to be rendered and contact information to: 
Marcella Bondie Keenan
Director, RainReady Home 
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. 


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.
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.