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Hill CDC Fellowship Program Job Description

As a Hill CDC fellow, you can jumpstart your career or deepen your learning by working on important community development initiatives that intersect between business, public and community interests.

The perfect candidate is seeking an opportunity to contribute to the redevelopment of the Hill District by engaging and negotiating these complex and sometimes opposite interests through specific project work.  You’ll work closely with residents, advocates, policy makers, developers and stakeholders and you’ll learn to make the case for community revitalization through targeted research, process facilitation, business acumen, coalition building, media interaction, and direct influence of decision-makers.

As a fellow, you might work on real estate issues, public policy, public administration, economic development, community programming, issue-based initiatives, community organizing and more. Through the course of a one or two-year fellowship, you will gain core skills, experience and training necessary to be an impactful player in community development, with a specific focus on urban core development.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Developing issue expertise through research and report writing
  • Process facilitation and engagement in support of community initiatives and organizational objectives
  • Making the case to decision-makers and policy makers (local, state and federal) through advocacy and legislative testimony
  • Administrative and operational support
  • Communications, social media assistance
  • Real estate administrative support and project coordindation
  • Helping to support organizational efforts through fundraising
  • Building the organization by appropriately fulfilling community engagement needs, including but not limited to canvassing, one-on-one meetings, phone banking
  • Supporting a diverse set of project based assignments

Depending on fellowship assignments, some or all of the following qualifications may be required:

  • Required: Commitment to a one or two year term working 40 hours per week on-site in an exciting, hands-on learning environment.
  • Strong work ethic
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication
  • Responsive and supportive team-oriented work style
  • Integrity and good judgement
  • Strong commitment to getting results
  • Self-starter
  • Experience that demonstrates cultural competency with target community (Hill District)
  • Passion for social change
  • Sound business skills
  • Strong statistical and quantitative analysis is a plus
  • BS in Community Organizing, Communications, Real Estate, Economics, Finance, Public Policy, Public Administration or other relevant field,
  • BS/MS is preferred, but not required if there is comparable experience.

Monthly stipend will be provided.  Please respond to the Hill Community Development Corporation via email with the subject line: "Hill CDC Fellowship Application".  Responses should be sent to  No phone calls please.

The Hill CDC is an EOE | 412-765-1820 |

Serving the Greater Hill District of Pittsburgh, PA