the Neighborhood Design Center

Careers at NDC

Help us build thriving communities, by design.

Employment

Join the Neighborhood Design Center team as we support low-moderate income communities in our jurisdictions by linking them with professional design and planning services. In collaboration with neighborhood groups, local government agencies and fellow nonprofits, we support locally driven initiatives for neighborhoods pursuing improved quality of life within their built environments.

Being part of our organization means being part of a growing field. NDC’s impact and thought leadership have been recognized on local, regional, and national levels by partners and funders that include the Deutsch Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Gehl Institute, Surdna Foundation, Enterprise Community Partners, Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Urban Development, Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development, Baltimore Office of Sustainability, Prince George’s County Department of the Environment, and Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation.

Available positions:

Title: Urban Planner - Program Coordinator
Position Description: The Program Coordinator will lead all aspects of NDC’s planning work in Baltimore City including support of proposal development and undertaking planning projects. More detailed information can be viewed here.
Primary Location: Baltimore, MD
Position Type: Full-Time
Closing Date: Open until filled
To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume here.

For volunteer opportunities, please see our current open projects.

Partnerships

If you are seeking assistance for a local project, click here.

Board of Directors

Interested in joining a cohort of dedicated professionals, learning more about how we work, and supporting the mission of the Neighborhood Design Center? Or know someone who is? NDC holds an open call for board nominations once a year. Each year, there is an open call in November-December for board positions starting the following July.

Internships

NDC Internships are part time, paid learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate design students to gain direct experience working with NDC design staff and community partners on localized design challenges. Interns are assigned under particular program areas such as Community Forestry or Community Design.

Compensation: Hourly
Duration: Varies: 10-week summer position up to multiple semesters.
Typical work: Program support, outreach and engagement, research and project specific design production.

NDC’s internship program has included an exceptionally and intentionally diverse cohort; 75% are minorities, 75% are women, and 50% are immigrant, refugee or first generation Americans. Recent interns have included students and recent graduates from University of Maryland, MICA, and Morgan State University and are pursuing degrees in fields including Landscape Architecture, Architecture and Community Planning. Our interns go on to pursue design careers and graduate education at top firms and institutions around the country.

In light of Covid-19, we are postponing our summer internship in Prince George’s County. We apologize and look forward to reviving the position in Fall 2020.

For volunteer opportunities, please see our current open projects.

Volunteer Corps

Corps Members are full time volunteers for one year, who are paid a stipend and health benefits to cover living expenses. These positions are offered through partnerships with a range of Volunteer Corps programs that match talented service-minded individuals with nonprofit organizations.

Compensation: Varies, typically living stipend and health insurance
Duration: 1 year
Typical work: Varies
Partner Programs: Americorps VISTA, Chesapeake Conservation Corps, Volunteer Maryland

NDC does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, reprisal, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a parent, or other impermissible basis and works to promote the full realization of EEO through a continuing diversity and inclusion program.

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