Some of our team during a recent annual retreat in downtown Asheville

Some of our team during a recent annual retreat in downtown Asheville


Join our team!

Are you a total data geek? Do you enjoy creating visuals to simply explain complex concepts?

Urban3 is looking for an analyst with 2 years experience (a combination of university, internship, and/or professional work is acceptable) to join our Asheville office. Our ideal candidate has experience working on strategic design projects, as well as an ability to communicate clearly through visual language (diagrams, models, maps, and sketches). You’ll learn a lot and have great opportunities for growth. Candidates will ideally have a bachelor’s degree in economics, real estate finance, geography, urban design, architecture, or landscape architecture. Proficiency with GIS, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Sketchup and Excel is required.

Typical tasks will include:

  • Modifying GIS parcel database

  • Designing and conducting fiscal impact analyses for alternative land use scenarios;

  • Designing and implementing tools (i.e. spreadsheet models to determine internal rate of return, cost/benefit, lifecycle costs) to measure the fiscal and/or economic impact of alternative infrastructure investments (e.g., transportation infrastructure, water infrastructure, economic development incentives, housing programs);

  • Research, studies, or policy analyses demonstrating the impacts of smart growth on economic and fiscal issues, and for using smart growth as a tool for achieving fiscal health and spurring economic development;

We are small, fast-paced office — we look for people who are curious, engaged, ready for a challenge, and who have a great sense of humor.

Please send a resume, a work sample of 1-3 maps that tell a story with data, and your favorite YouTube video (humor encouraged) to Materials must be submitted by May 1. We are looking for both part and full time positions. We will consider the opportunity for the analyst to work remotely, given the right candidate.