Job Title: Project Associate (Planning and Community Engagement)

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Job Description:

Our San Diego office is seeking an entry to mid-level Project Associate to join our multidisciplinary
planning, design, and communications team. The ideal candidate will have interest and experience in
strategic planning, organizational development, agency policy planning, and community planning
outreach services in the fields of land use, transportation, water policy, parks and recreation, public
health and social welfare.

The Project Associate will work closely with a team of planners and designers and senior staff and have
opportunities for progressive responsibility and advancement. This team member will participate in all
aspects of project design and implementation, including group facilitation, research, writing,
development of materials, meeting support, content analysis, administration and client contact. The
Project Associate will also interact often with diverse members of communities during public
engagement activities. Candidates who are adept at working at the community level, including with
Spanish-speaking residents are essential to our project team.

We are looking for candidates who understand quality community-centric planning and design, and
who have the skill to convey ideas both graphically and in written form. The ideal candidate will have
the ability to think critically and creatively, work well independently and as part of a collaborative team
in an open office environment, and maintain a sense of humor. Candidates must demonstrate
independent judgment, excellent communications and skills, and an ability to make decisions and
manage multiple priorities.

This is a full-time position. Some evening and weekend work will be required for community
engagement efforts and deadline-driven work.

• Bachelor’s degree in public policy, planning, urban studies, social sciences, or a related field, with Master’s degree preferred
• 1-5 years work experience desired, depending on educational background.
• Excellent writing, critical thinking, and oral communications skills
• Computer proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Survey Monkey.
• Graphic production experience with the Adobe Creative Suite is desirable
• Bilingual ability and/ or fluency (Spanish) in both verbal and written communication is desirable

How to Apply
If you meet these requirements and are passionate about communications and have a desire to help
create and improve our communities, please email your resume, cover letter with salary requirements,
and portfolio to:
No phone calls or email inquiries, please. The positions is open until filled.

Link or email to apply:

Apply by date: Open until filled.