community coordinator

Job Title: Community Coordinator
Location: Los Angeles
Organization: Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI)
Salary Range: $64,500 to $75,000
Start Date: January 2023
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 nearly 50 professionals working from four offices: Los Angeles, Eastern Coachella Valley, Nairobi, and Stockholm.

Job Description
KDI is seeking a Community Coordinator to help lead projects to advance racial, environmental, economic, and physical equity in neighborhoods and cities across Southern California. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about building community power in low-income communities of color, and is interested in working with residents on design, planning, and policy projects to create positive change in their neighborhoods and beyond.

The Community Coordinator will establish long-term relationships, develop and facilitate planning and design workshops, create community-based programs such as women’s food collectives or youth research teams, and identify and support local resident leaders. The Community Coordinator will work closely with our Design and Planning teams, and a wide range of stakeholders, to engage residents to create parks, street improvements, shade structures, and many other elements of the built environment; to develop environmental justice and anti-displacement campaigns, and to lead initiatives that build power among residents.

We’re committed to the health and safety of our staff and all of the people we work with, many of whom have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. We will work with the Community Coordinator to revise the Duties and Responsibilities listed below as needed, so they can be carried out safely based on the latest public health guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities


How to Apply
Send an electronic copy of your cover letter and resume with three references to
Subject heading: Community Coordinator: Your Name

KDI is a multi-ethnic, inclusive, anti-racist organization that reflects the countries and communities in which we work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, disability, marital status or medical condition.