NVCOG Openings:

Temporary Event Planning & Support Coordinator

The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) is currently assisting several of our member municipalities with waste reduction grants from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP). These Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) grants are designed to fund pilot programs for municipalities to
implement unit-based pricing of trash (also referred to as pay-as-you-throw) and organics
diversion (food scrap collection).
With our SMM Coordinator on a four-month leave, we are looking for a motivated individual to support us with the event planning and administrative support tasks associated with this grant.
General Statement of Duties
Under general direction and supervision, coordinates with multiple municipalities to organize digital and in-person outreach, events, and activities to promote environmental programs funded through CT DEEP’s SMM Grant.
Supervision Received
Works under the general supervision of the Senior Regional Planner or Environmental Planner II.
Hours & Term
The Temporary Event Planning & Support Coordinator position is part-time, not to exceed an average of 15 hours/week. This is a temporary position expected to run from February 2023 – June 2023. This will require evening and weekend availability. Vehicle milage incurred during the performance of job duties will be reimbursed according to the federal milage rate.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address agency needs and changing agency practices.
       • Planning and staffing outreach events and activities related to the waste reduction pilots. This may include:
             o Securing venues and arranging refreshments.
             o Creating and transporting event materials/equipment, such as flyers, posters, compost buckets, tables, etc.
             o Advertising the events to stakeholder groups (may include partnering on event planning).
             o Documenting events, such as writing down feedback, drafting minutes, or taking photos and videos for social                    media.


Land Use Fellow


The individual selected for this position will support regional planning efforts under the direction of the Director of Planning and the Senior Regional Planner for Housing and Integrated Development on a range of potential assignments related to land use, open space, housing, transportation, community revitalization, and economic development.  


  • Analysis of land use, demographic, economic, and housing data. 
  • Project management and report writing. 
  • Development of presentations, educational materials, and webinars for a variety of audiences.
  • Community outreach related to ongoing projects.


  • Working Knowledge of:  
    • At least one core NVCOG planning focus area (e.g. land use, housing, transportation, environment, or community engagement).  
    • Federal, state and local governmental processes.  
    • Microsoft Office suite of applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Hybrid meeting management software (Zoom, Teams etc.). 
  • Desired Knowledge of:
    • General principles of regional planning, with a preferred focus in land use and/or housing.  
    • ArcGIS.
  • Ability to: 
    • Comprehend new concepts to assist on specific projects.  
    • Collect, analyze, and interpret data to reach logical conclusions.  
    • Prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive materials for dissemination to a variety of audiences.  
    • Undertake multiple assignments over a defined period. 
    • Communicate effectively with supervisor, peers, partners and the public.  


Applicants must be working towards or have earned a bachelor’s degree in a related field of study (Planning, Political Science, Geography, Urban Studies, Sociology, Environmental Studies, Public Administration, or related) or have equivalent relevant experience. Current or planned enrollment in a Master’s degree program in any of these fields is a significant positive factor but is not required. The Land Use Fellow may be required to attend evening and night meetings.  


This is a part time, up to 17.5-hour per week hybrid (in-person and remote) position. The NVCOG has an authorized hourly rate of $18 – $25 for this position, commensurate with experience and qualifications. No benefits are associated with this position.  



Please submit a cover letter and resume to Josh Lecar, Director of Planning, NVCOG at jobs@nvcogct.gov. NVCOG is an equal opportunity employer.  


Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and will be kept in confidence until interviews are completed. Reference and additional supporting documents may be requested from the applicant if NVCOG decides to advance the applicant.  



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