Community Associate

Job Title: Community Associate
Organization: Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI)
Location: Coachella Valley, CA
Job Opening: Flexible
Closing date: When Filled

Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI) is a collective of diverse urbanists—architects, landscape architects, urban planners, community organizers, and engineers— united by our shared commitment to building equity, justice, and resilience in communities through design. A BIPOC- and woman-led firm founded in 2006, KDI comprises 50 professionals working from four offices: Los Angeles, Eastern Coachella Valley, Nairobi, and Stockholm.

KDI is currently seeking a Community Associate in the Eastern Coachella Valley who is passionate about formulating, leading, and coordinating community-based programming to support the organization’s continued design and development work in the region. We are looking for someone who knows the communities of the Eastern Coachella Valley intimately and is eager to help residents create positive change in their communities. A candidate with a commitment to and experience in advancing social, economic, and environmental justice is highly desired. This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and creative self-starter with leadership skills to work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary, growing organization on a range of project types. 


Community Programming - 55%

Project Event Planning and Community Outreach - 35%

Office Operations and Communication - 10%


Candidates must have the following experience or skills:

Candidates with the following experience or skills are desired:


Please send electronic copy of a cover letter and resume to:
Subject heading: Community Associate: [Your Name]

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status or medical condition. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.