Thursday, April 24, 2014

Summer Internship : GIS, Tech, and City Neighborhoods

Are you passionate about using the power of technology to build community? Do you believe residents can strengthen their neighborhoods through dialog and collaboration? Would you like to join a transformative company and play a significant role in shaping its future? If so, we’d love to meet you.

At Nextdoor, our mission is to bring back a sense of community to the neighborhood, one of the most important communities in each of our lives. Our product is a private social network for neighborhoods. One in five neighborhoods in the U.S. already relies on Nextdoor as its communication platform.

Nextdoor is looking for exceptional and tech-savvy intern candidates for a 3-month paid internship on the City Partnerships Team. The team partners with local public agencies to help them share relevant information with the communities they serve. The City Partnerships Intern will work with internal and external stakeholders to support and manage all phases of the process to integrate public agency partners. The ideal candidate is passionate about Nextdoor’s mission, and has the necessary technical and soft skills to help us achieve it. If you hold your work to the highest of standards, have both excellent GIS skills, as well as strong acumen for written and verbal communication, we’d love to hear from you. This internship may convert to full-time employment based on top-tier performance and business need.

  • Develop world class digital representations of city neighborhood boundaries: acquire and integrate GIS mapping data from public agency partners and other sources; use in-house software to integrate feedback from partners and neighborhood residents to refine digital representations of neighborhood boundaries
  • Provide exceptional support to our public agency partners and members: solve issues related to neighborhood boundaries, data integrity, and other technical matters
  • Partner with internal teams and external partners to help launch Nextdoor in cities across the country: assist with internal and external messaging announcing Nextdoor partnership; tailor marketing collateral and press communications to the proper audience
  • Support public agency partners as they prepare to use Nextdoor and announce our partnership: help manage project plan, timelines, and troubleshoot technical and other issues; respond to inbound help requests from partners and members
  • Help us and our public agency partners understand key performance metrics as they use Nextdoor: evaluate membership growth metrics and distribute them to relevant stakeholders; analyze data, synthesize results, and communicate recommendations
  • Assist city partnerships team prioritize and manage a list of prospective public agency partners; closely track and monitor interactions with prospects
  • Support city partnerships team with external engagements, including conferences, events, and other opportunities as they arise
  • Bachelors degree with a strong academic record; graduate degree (earned or in progress) in Public Policy, Public Administration, Public Affairs, Urban Planning, Geography, or related fields is preferred, but not required. Work experience in or with local government is helpful in lieu of graduate degree
  • Strong performance in GIS related coursework, or comparable work experience with GIS systems and technologies
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to master technical skills and work effectively across functions in a fast-paced startup
  • Passion for Nextdoor’s mission, product, and partnerships
  • Cash compensation
  • Fully stocked kitchen
  • Casual, open office environment
  • Downtown SF location close to awesome food, shopping, and transit!

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