Innovation Research Associate
Company: The Community Builders Inc
Posted on: November 23, 2021
About The Community Builders
At The Community Builders, we envision a world with vibrant, safe
and inclusive neighborhoods in which all people live in healthy
homes with equitable access to resources and opportunities to
pursue their dreams. As one of America's leading nonprofit housing
organizations, The Community Builders' mission is to build and
sustain strong communities where all people can thrive. We realize
our mission by developing, financing and operating residential
communities, neighborhood amenities and resident opportunity
programs. Since 1964, we have constructed or preserved hundreds of
affordable and mixed-income housing developments and pioneered the
Community Life (CL) model for resident success. Today, anchored by
offices in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, New York and Washington,
D.C. we own or manage 11,000 apartment homes in more than 14
The Community Builders launched their Strategic Plan 2020-2024 this
fall. To achieve the set goals, the leadership team is determined
to undertake strong initiatives allowing us to develop healthy
affordable housing and create strong neighborhoods.
This would require TCB to understand the changing environment in
the current context of climate change, racial equity and the
The associate will aim at bridging the practice and current market
trends. The candidate will work closely with the leadership team to
help develop studies and research projects related to
affordability, sustainability, and social impact.
The individual will support the Special Projects Associate in the
design, implementation, and management of case studies and
strategies. The ideal candidate will have the flexibility and
capacity to work on a wide variety of projects and the demonstrated
ability to work well with cross-functional teams.
We're looking for candidates who care deeply about the environment,
affordable housing and are ready to make a difference now.
Key Tasks will include:
Provide research, analytics and graphics support for the Taskforces
development and facilitation. Examples include conducting
interviews, surveys and site inspections concerning factors that
carbon emissions, energy consumption, design development and
Designing strategies to combat climate change at varied scales.
Identifying and evaluating opportunities for resource reductions
(e.g., water efficiency, water reuse/recycling, water
Research existing social impact calculators and their application
to our work.
Researching leading sustainability programs, policies, funding
opportunities and initiatives.
In order to be considered for the position, you must be:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Urban Studies, the Social
Sciences, Sustainability or a related field supplemented by an
equivalent combination of education, training and experience
provided that the minimum degree requirement is met.
Passionate about sustainability, circular economy and public
Well-developed interpersonal skills, maturity, credibility,
confidence, and integrity
Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to
communicate results via Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and related
software and craft compelling presentations and reports
Ability to develop and present analyses using programs including
Microsoft Excel, Arc GIS, and R Studio
Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects/project
teams concurrently, and manage time efficiently
Ability to collaborate remotely across geographies and
This position is designed to support two task forces Neighborhood
Impact and Climate Taskforce up to Dec 2022.
To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, portfolio and two
writing samples. Resumes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
The Community Builders, Inc. is committed to ensuring diversity in
its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly
encouraged to apply.
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