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Job Title:
Community Based Designer
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St. Paul , Minnesota
United States
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Approximate Salary:
50000.00 Per Year
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Employer Location:
Boston, Massachusetts

Community Based Designer


About the Rose Fellowship


The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship partners early-career architectural designers with local community development organizations for a three-year term, where they facilitate an inclusive approach to development to create green, sustainable, and affordable communities. As an integral staff member of the organization, the fellow will focus on advancing the organization’s practices in community engagement, sustainability and design excellence. By becoming a fellow, you join a growing network of passionate and talented public interest designers who are continuously changing what is possible in community development. This year, fellowship opportunities are located with Quest Community Development Corporation in Atlanta, Epicenter in Green River, UT, Venice Community Housing in Los Angeles, CA, The Trust for Public Land based in St Paul, Minn., and the Fairmount Park Conservancy in Philadelphia.


About The Trust for Public Land  


The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. We have been connecting communities to the outdoors—and to each other—since our founding in 1972. To date, we have preserved more than 3 million acres, created or transformed close to 2,000 parks, playgrounds, and gardens, and developed more than 2,000 miles of trails across the United States. The Trust for Public Land has also helped states and local communities generate over $60 billion in new public funds for parks and open space. We believe that equity and fairness matter, and that creating more parks and green spaces can improves livability, health, prosperity, and quality of life for everyone. For that reason, we choose to work in places where lack of access to the benefits of nature contributes to broader disparities. As we engage people in the process of creating parks and protecting land, we seek out those who may face barriers to participation. And we believe that both our community engagement process and its results are transformational—that when we empower communities to create parks and protect land, we can address inequities beyond the boundaries of our work.


Read the workplan for this and other fellowship opportunities on our website: 








  • NAAB-Accredited Professional Architecture Degree (B.Arch, M.Arch, or D.Arch)
  • LAAB-Accredited Professional Architecture Degree (B.L.A. or M.L.A.)
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. for the entire fellowship period


Selection Criteria:


  • Architectural, academic and community experience
  • Essays and response to work plan
  • Design portfolio
  • Recommendations
  • Participation in Finalist Summit
  • In-person interview


Selection Schedule:


  • July 9, 2017: Deadline to apply
  • September 1: Finalist Summit invitees notified
  • September or October (TBC): Finalist Summit
  • October: On-site interviews
  • November: Final decisions and notifications
  • January 2018: Fellowship begins


* Travel expenses for Summit and interview will be covered by Enterprise


Application Instructions:


Apply online at https://enterprisedesign.slideroom.com/#/login/program/36047  by July 9, 2017 at 11:59pm ET.


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