Throughout the year, Delta Institute offers internships for individuals who can help advance Delta’s mission, while gaining hands-on experience and skill development.
Salary Range: $66,950 - $87,550
A quick description of Delta Institute
Thriving Communities. Thriving Landscapes. With our new strategic plan completed and gearing up to celebrate 20 years, Delta is looking for a person to help take our impact further. Action and impact are core to Delta as we strive to create a Midwest and Great Lakes region with a healthy environment, robust economy, and vibrant communities. Delta creates programs that show how policies, ideas, and resources can be harnessed for a more sustainable and resilient region. We take a systems view on how businesses, communities, and government and are impacted by the environment and economy, and create comprehensive solutions that pull these pieces together. Delta is proud to have a multidisciplinary team, and we strive to attract a diversity of experience, skillsets, and perspectives to enable us to challenge assumptions and create new approaches to long-standing problems.
A Lead manages and provides leadership to a team dedicated to one to two programmatic initiative areas where Delta’s mission is achieved. Leads must advance initiative areas and work with their team to achieve project goals within those initiatives areas. Additionally, a Lead supports organizational development functions related to that initiative area while managing the day-to-day implementation. Leads are capable of key leadership roles representing the organization, developing new programs and obtaining funding and other resources for the work within their assigned responsibilities.
Other core skillset attributes are:
A Lead provides technical and analytical leadership in one or two of Delta’s strategic priority areas. A Lead develops and advances a cohesive strategy for the programmatic initiative areas. It is understood that the Lead maintains a network of multiple stakeholders to advance the initiative area. In this role, a Lead collaborates with project teams to implement tasks as assigned. A Lead will bring robust experience to Delta while working within the team to implement a variety of projects that focus on changing our impact on the environmental and economic health of the Midwest, how we value the environmental impacts, and how to change the structural drivers to create large-scale impacts. They raise funds for implementing project work that creates impact on Delta’s strategic priority areas.
A Lead will bring an extensive background in green infrastructure to the team, spanning planning to implementation; and, will continue to build expertise in the team’s focus areas. As a subject matter expert, a Lead should relish managing green infrastructure projects and seeking funding to address some of the greatest barriers to scaling green infrastructure. A Lead should have experience working for, or with, local governments and agencies thereby demonstrating knowledge of government processes such as planning and procurement. They should be aware of and comfortable liaising with the wide range of internal and external stakeholders engaged in green infrastructure which may include municipal staff (planning, public work, sanitary district, park district), land managers, engineers, landscape designers, contractors, nurseries, work force development partners, nonprofit and civic partners, etc.
A Lead should be adept at tackling difficult environmental and social problems with often unclear paths to success, or taking iterative approaches with a long-term goal of seeking solutions to larger social and environmental issues. A Lead will also need to be comfortable working by themselves, among multiple types of personalities, on tight deadlines, in ambiguous and circuitous circumstances, and have an overall positive outlook on the change that happens in the world. A Lead should be proficient with leading small teams on projects, and pivoting between leadership and tackling specific project tasks. Additionally, a Lead should be adept with leading from the front and from the side while creating opportunities for team members to advance their skills.
As part of a truly multidisciplinary organization, a Lead will also interface with and provide support for other projects that require unique skills and knowledge; and will have the ability to translate complex ideas to a variety of audiences both internally and externally.
What you’ll be doing:
What you’ll have:
Core competencies are the values and defined behaviors that we believe are central to the ability of every employee to do the work of Delta Institute. These core competencies are a combination of knowledge, skills and behaviors that are the mark of a good Delta employee. Core competencies are a distinguishing characteristic of Delta employees for our clients, customers and stakeholders. They are a visible demonstration of our shared values and are evident in how we work together. Individuals can be at different levels of ability on a specific core competency which is why we measure ability each year and provide feedback and development suggestions.
All Delta employees have these core competencies:
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Delta offers its employees a competitive salary with a robust benefits package that includes generous paid time off, 401k, and medical, dental & vision insurance. Delta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please email application packet that includes the following:
All as one PDF to: email@example.com
Subject line: Lead, Programs Green Infrastructure Position
Application submission due date: 5/18/18
No phone calls, please.