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Planning Coordinator


  • Kounkuey Design Initiative
  • 08/28/20
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 90014
  • commensurate with experience / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Job Title: Planning Coordinator
Organization: Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI)
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Job Opening: Flexible
Closing date: When Filled

KOUNKUEY DESIGN INITIATIVE is seeking a Planning Coordinator to add to our growing team of 18 staff in Los Angeles, CA. This is a great opportunity for a creative, highly motivated person with prior work experience to work directly with people in under-resourced communities to advance equity and support community-driven development. The position is based in our downtown Los Angeles office, and may involve travel to our projects in the Eastern Coachella Valley, other areas of California, and other cities across the U.S.

Job Description:
The Planning Coordinator will work closely with the Planning, Design, and Community Departments, local residents, government officials, and other stakeholders to support a wide range of projects and topics, including:
Participatory design and temporary activation of public spaces, from vacant lots to large parks
Economic and social development programs, such as two womens food collectives we have helped organize in the Eastern Coachella Valley
Gender equity in planning and design, which we currently are exploring through needs assessments, a World Bank publication, and a design studio
Community-driven mobility planning
Leadership development / capacity building for residents in under-resourced communities on improving the built environment
Green schoolyards and climate change adaptation in low-income communities of color

Job Responsibilities:
Develop and manage all aspects of participatory design and planning projects: create work plans, conduct research, oversee budgets and track expenses, among others.
Collaborate with a wide range of partners, including residents, community organizations, government officials, designers, nonprofit advocates, artists, and others.
Design and lead community workshops and the production of necessary materials.
Manage multiple complex projects and relationships simultaneously
Support small-scale community build projects
Lead and/or contribute to developing new projects and partners
Manage grant reporting

Qualifications:
Masters degree in Urban Planning or related field
3-6 years working experience in community development, economic development, or urban planning
Proven track record of successfully managing complex projects, with increasing levels of responsibility
Experience leading public meetings with diverse participants
Excellent communication skills
Excellent writing and analytical abilities
Strong commitment to social justice
Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite
Drivers license required

Salary commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:
Send electronic copy of cover letter, resume, writing sample and three (3) references portfolio optional but preferred to: LAJobs@kounkuey.org
Subject heading: Planning Coordinator: Your Name


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