Operations Associate

Job Title: Operations Associate
Organization: Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI)
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Start Date: Flexible
Closing date: When Filled

KOUNKUEY DESIGN INITIATIVE is seeking an Operations Associate to add to our growing team of nearly 20 staff members in Los Angeles, CA. This is a great opportunity for a creative, highly motivated recent graduate or early career professional to work directly with people in under-resourced communities, advance equity and support community-driven development. The position is based in our Los Angeles office, but may potentially involve occasional travel to our projects in the Eastern Coachella Valley or other areas of California.

Job Description:

Kounkuey Design Initiative, an award-winning, non-profit design and community development organization, is looking for a talented individual to provide administrative support for its Los Angeles office. The Operations Associate will work alongside and report to the Executive Director and Director of Finance & Administration. This position supports tasks with deadlines and sometimes requires availability to work outside of standard hours. The ideal candidate will be interested in the design and community development professions, and be seeking an opportunity to learn about all aspects of a non-profit organization.  

Operations & Finance

        - Assist with light bookkeeping tasks
        - Procure office supplies
        - Serve as point-of-contact for IT needs for the U.S. & Kenya offices including purchasing/maintaining software subscriptions, software installation, and software troubleshooting


Executive Assistant to Executive Director

Communications & Development

Project Support


How to apply:

Send electronic copy of cover letter, resume, writing sample and three (3) references to: keana@kounkuey.org

Subject heading: Operations Associate: Your Name

About KDI:

KDI is a non-profit design and community development organization. We collaborate with under-resourced communities to advance equity and activate the unrealized potential in neighborhoods and cities. We accomplish this mission through advocacy, research, planning, and built works.

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.