Project Manager: Community Planning
We are excited to be growing our management and policy planning team and are seeking two experienced Community Planning Project Managers to join our diverse teams in Pasadena and Berkeley, California.
- Equity-Centered Planning and Engagement: You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team that focuses on policy and strategic planning, public outreach and information, facilitation and consensus-building, and organizational development and training.
- Managing Projects: You will provide overarching project direction, lead internal and external teams, manage projects including scopes of work, budgets, and schedules to help our public, private, and non-profit clients create innovative and equitable plans and solutions.
- Project Work: You will also be able to help produce these plans with the team and facilitate meetings for these projects.
- Project Types: The projects you will typically work on will include land use planning, organizational strategic and master plans, consensus building, park and recreation planning, organizational development, rivers and watershed planning, stakeholder assessment and outreach, strategic communications, and equity-centered training and visioning.
MIG works on projects throughout the US and some travel, evening, and weekend work will be required for community engagement efforts, site evaluations or to meet deadlines. MIG encourages a work-life balance and these excess hours can be offset during the week when possible.
To accomplish the responsibilities, you must be able to manage competing priorities, think critically and creatively, work as part of a collaborative team in an open environment; and maintain a sense of humor and camaraderie. In addition:
- You must have a Bachelor’s degree in planning, public policy, or related field. (A Master’s degree in complementary field is a plus)
- You have relevant experience working in planning or a closely related field.
- You are local or willing to relocate to the Los Angeles/Pasadena area or to the Berkeley/Bay Area to attend regular client meetings.
- You have experience in managing private-sector projects, including maintaining compliance with a project contracts, drafting and managing scopes budgets, and schedules, as well as working with clients and partners to execute the project work.
- You have demonstrated experience in equity-centered work and community engagement and strategies including: a track record in applying an equity lens to plans, processes and practices; working to eliminate institutional and structural racism and its intersections with other forms of oppression including sexism, heterosexism, classism and ableism.
- You are able to speak in front of groups and facilitate small and large group discussions and trainings.
- You have excellent skills in graphics and document presentation and written and verbal communication.
- You are an adaptable teammate who is willing to pitch in and help others on the MIG team.
- You have software proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Pro. (GIS and Adobe Creative Suite software skills are a plus.)
- You can actively participate in marketing and business development opportunities, develop proposals for prospective projects, participate in interviews, and develop and maintain potential client and partner relationships is a plus.
- You are a people-person with an ability to develop collaborative, productive and respectful relationships with community members, organizations and partners, including but not limited to low-income communities and communities of color.
- Ideally, you are bilingual with Spanish language skills.
Candidates might be required to take a skills assessment in conducting presentations and/or budget and scope drafting.