Park Equity Accelerator Fellow - Boston

Trust for Public Land


Posted: 3/26/2024

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Trust for Public Land (TPL) is seeking a Park Equity Accelerator Fellow who is passionate about elevating the role of local parks and open space in addressing some of the most critical health, climate, and equity challenges facing communities today. The Fellow will play a key role in Trust for Public Land’s 10-Minute Walk® Park Equity Accelerator in Boston, which focuses on increasing access to parks and greenspace with Boston Housing Authority (BHA). This project involves community-centered planning work, data collection and analysis, and building partnerships with residents, public agencies, and other partners. The Fellow will also support local on-the-ground projects in Boston, develop communications materials, and assist with other research and technical assistance tasks as necessary. This role will work directly with local governmental and non-governmental park organizations to help improve park equity for Bostonians.

The Fellow will report to TPL’s 10-Minute Walk Associate Director for Technical Assistance, and work with staff from across TPL, including TPL’s 10-Minute Walk team, Massachusetts State Office, and Land and People Lab. This position is a yearlong fellowship.

A core goal of the Park Equity Accelerator Fellowship is to provide opportunities for early career professional development for those interested in entering the world of urban parks. Professional development opportunities will include:
Networking opportunities to meet and collaborate with park and recreation and other municipal staff in Boston and across the country.
Coaching and individualized professional development.
Developing a strong understanding of the key strategies to elevate the importance of city parks.