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Associate Planner
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Jun. 21, 2019
Title Associate Planner
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department The Regional Institute
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
    Research Scientist/Associate
  • Geography
    Public Policy & Administration
    Research Methods/Data Analysis
    Urban Studies and Planning

Position Summary
The UB Regional Institute (UBRI), a research and policy center at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, seeks an Associate Planner to provide research and data analysis support for a wide range of projects related to economic development, workforce development, urban planning and sustainability. This will include collection and analysis of data and information in support of projects; assess data for trends, comparative patterns and anomalies; prepare reports charts, graphs, and maps for print and online media; assist with design and implementation of public engagement programming and surveys.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Minimum Qualifications
A Bachelor’s Degree in urban and regional planning, public policy, public health, or geography;

Academic or other experience relevant to the position, including interest and knowledge of urban planning and policy development, economic development or community development;

Excellent writing, organizational, interpersonal, and time management skills;

Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a deadline-driven environment;

Familiarity with regional, state and national data sources on a variety of project topics;

High comfort level working with various types of datasets and statistical methods;

Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel and ESRI ArcGIS

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s Degree

Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, etc.);

Database experience (Microsoft Access, etc.)

Programming experience (Python, JavaScript, SQL, etc.);

Data visualization experience (Tableau, High charts, etc.);

Familiarity with the Buffalo Niagara region

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