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PROJECT ASSISTANT NEEDED FOR UA DOWNTOWN’S NEW SUSTAINABLE CITY PROJECT
Academic Semesters: 8-10 hours/week (possible holiday hours as needed)
SCP is a think tank, make tank, say tank and do tank committed to experiential teaching, rigorous and relevant research, design innovation, boundary-free collaboration, urban activism, intellectual interchange and dissemination, and inclusive outreach. Our ambition is to define, promote, and be instrumental in the creation of a new generation of sustainable urban environments. In that aim, we are overtly interdisciplinary, supported collaboratively by the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture (CALA), the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) and the Institute of the Environment (IE). We believe that a sustainable city is socially, environmentally, economically, technologically and aesthetically ingenious.
SCP is located at the University of Arizona Downtown. Most activity for this position will be held at UAD, which is accessible from the main campus by bike, cat tran shuttle, bus, car, and on foot.
-- be capable of and interested in collaborative, crossdisciplinary work
-- be interested in issues of urban sustainability
-- be proactive, self-motivated, and organized
-- possess strong graphic and visualization skills
-- have excellent written and verbal communication skills
-- be skilled at research, analysis, and synthesis
-- be well-versed in common computer programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint plus InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator).
-- GIS, smart technology, applications, and web development experience is especially desirable
-- 3D modeling and rendering capability are desirable as an alternative
Applicants with base skills in GIS or modelling may consider this a chance to be proactive in expanding their expertise.
The hired assistant will be integral in assisting the Project Director on a broad range of research projects.
Tasks may include:
-- compiling and analyzing demographic, economic, and environmental data
-- map and archive research, compilation, analysis, and synthesis
-- collecting and analyzing site, context, and design case study information
-- preparation of visual and verbal documents for presentation and publication
-- web-based or smart-technology project development (if appropriate for skill level)
-- assisting with grant writing and other funding initiatives
-- fun design work, urban activism, and lots of public engagement
In addition, he or she will assist the Project Director in a wide range of start-up initiatives and ongoing outreach projects including but not limited to:
-- working with branding teams
-- establishing and updating web projects and social media
-- organizing outreach events
Please submit a resume with cover letter, two reference names with contact information, and summary portfolio of work (10 pages max, pdf, may include any form of graphic or written work) by December 1 to Linda Samuels, Project Director, Sustainable City Project: email@example.com.