in Indiana’s Duneland in the Chicago metropolitan area

6100 Southport Road

Portage, Indiana 46368

(219) 763-6060


Working to enhance the quality of life for nearly 800,000 people along the southern shore of Lake Michigan, the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) is seeking an exceptional individual to assume primary responsibility for Programming & Grant Assistance to the Transportation and Finance Teams.


The Programming and Grant Assistant will report to the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for supporting the Transportation and Finance Team’s transportation investment programming and transit grants associated with NIRPC’s role as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Lake, Porter, and LaPorte Counties in Indiana. The selected candidate will:

Support the Development and Management of the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) (50%)

Application materials should be submitted to NIRPC no later than December 17, 2021, though the position will remain open until filled in order to find the candidate with the best fit among professional qualifications, experience, and suitability to NIRPC’s mission.

Wondering about Northwest Indiana?

Called “the Affordable Shore” by the Chicago Tribune, Northwest Indiana combines an innovative spirit, beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline, and proximity to Chicago and its amenities with commuter rail access that is undergoing major expansion and service enhancements.

Northwest Indiana’s 41 communities each has its own unique character, providing everything from vibrant downtown restaurant scenes to growing arts districts to simple, small-town charm.

These communities provide Northwest Indiana with a rich but affordable quality of life, helped by a state constitution property tax cap, lower taxes than our Illinois neighbors, and lower housing costs overall within similar or better proximity to Chicago’s loop than many Illinois suburbs.

The Indiana Dunes National Park and coastal environs provide exceptional beaches, dunescapes, paddling opportunities, and access to over 150 miles of paved trails linking greenways, parks, and other recreational amenities throughout the region.