RainReady Community-Associate

Chicago, IL

Organization: CNT

Contact:  Molly Oshun – moshun@cnt.org


  • Oversee community flood risk assessment in order to identify high priority areas for investment
  • Author RainReady Community Plans, incorporating risk data, planning priorities, and best practice in green infrastructure investment, as well as the diverse input of municipal partners, nonprofit allies, and resident steering committees
  • Coordinate workshop series for residents, businesses, and community groups to reduce flood risk using low-cost green infrastructure strategies
  • Plan and manage community outreach events
  • Develop curriculum to increase municipal capacity for flood resilience
  • Support regional partnerships and funding opportunities
  • Team support: participating in the activities of the wider RainReady team, from meeting with policy makers to attending community mapping workshops. Your work will support policy development, data analysis, risk modelling, the development of accreditation standards, workforce development, and the development of communication and outreach materials (such as factsheets, videos and photos).

Desired qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in urban planning, landscape design, engineering, public administration, or related field
  • Experience in community planning and stormwater management
  • Exceptional organizational and coordination skills
  • Strong interest in sustainable community development and mission-based organizations.
  • A demonstrated attention to detail
  • Strong writing skills
  • Valid driver’s license and legally be able to drive in the state of Illinois. Company vehicle is provided for work-related travel.
  • Knowledge and expertise in the use of flood mitigation strategies and/or green infrastructure best management practices – within the public rights-of-way, on public land and on private property.
  • Analytical skills, e.g. the ability to develop analytical strategies/risk models
  • Communications, in particular, working with clients, residents, public works officials, academics and other stakeholders. You must have good workshop presentation skills.


  • Knowledge and experience working with stormwater management tools including flow dynamics, hydrological mapping, LIDAR data and topography maps, and sewer maps and models.
  • Landscape design and/or illustration skills
  • Proficiency using industry-standard design and communications software

Salary/pay: This is an Exempt position. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Link to more informationJob Description Page

How to apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to:
Center for Neighborhood Technology

Human Resources – RRH
2125 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
Email to: Careers@cnt.org(link sends e-mail)

No phone calls please.