Senior Planning Associate

Job Title: Senior Planning Associate 
Organization: Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI)
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Job Opening: Flexible
Closing date: When Filled

Kounkuey Design Initiative is seeking a Senior Planning Coordinator to add to our growing team of 20 staff in Los Angeles, CA. This is a great opportunity for a creative, highly motivated person with significant 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.

Current projects include

Job Description:
The Senior Planning Associate is a member of the organization’s senior leadership team. The ideal candidate has demonstrated the ability to:


Compensation and Quality of Life
KDI actively seeks to create a well-balanced and responsive work environment. We offer competitive compensation and generous paid time off, as well as benefits such as group health insurance, a 401(k) plan, opportunities for professional development and more.

How to Apply:
Send electronic copy of cover letter, portfolio, CV, writing sample and three (3) references, to:
Subject heading: Senior Planning 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.

We have been recognized for our innovative approach to participatory design by notable institutions such as Architectural League of New York, World Resources Institute, MIT, The Rockefeller Foundation, UN-Habitat, The California Endowment, Ashoka Changemakers, Smithsonian Institute, IDEO, The Atlantic Renewal Project, and Swiss Re Foundation. 

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.