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Content and Engagement Fellow

Posted: Monday, August 24, 2020

The Center for Active Design (CfAD) seeks a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Fellow who will support collaborative efforts to develop a new Active Design publication. This role will involve community engagement activities as well as original content development. This is a part-time opportunity (~20 hours per week).

Key tasks will include: 

  • Apply exceptional writing, communications, organizational, and analytical skills to enhance all facets of the Active Design initiative
  • Support engagement activities that elicit meaningful input from a diverse range of NYC stakeholders, including community-based organizations, City agencies, and professional associations
  • Work with CfAD team to draft and edit original content that unifies academic research with on-the-ground practice
  • Conduct interviews, collect imagery, and craft compelling project profiles that unpack the holistic health impacts of various design, development, and placemaking initiatives
  • Support the development of project materials, including worksheets, reports, surveys, and other collaterals
  • Other duties as necessary



  • Commitment to CfAD’s mission to create healthy, engaged communities through design
  • Experience framing complex urban issues with a racial equity lens
  • Graduate student, preferably in urban planning, urban studies, community organizing, public health, architecture, or related fields
  • Exceptional communications skills; experience with facilitation and/or public-facing presentations preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and professional relationship management skills
  • Self-motivated, creative thinker with the ability to work quickly—both independently and as part of a team
  • Design skills, and/or strong design sensibility, with careful attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, including Powerpoint and Excel
  • Proficiency with Adobe design products including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply



$18 - $20 / hour, commensurate with experience.

Work Location:

New York, NY / Remote

Number of Positions:


Submitters Name:

Jessica Arnold

Submitters Email:

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