Type: Full-time, salaried position. Open until filled.
Location: Berkeley or Los Angeles, CA
Relevant Experience: 10+ years
About Raimi + Associates
Raimi + Associates is a mission-driven planning, policy, urban design, and research firm with offices in Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA. We are advocates, collaborators, organizers, and pioneers committed to creating healthy and resilient places. We bring a multidisciplinary approach to planning, design, policy, and applied research. To address the complexity of communities, R+A integrates interrelated disciplines — land use and urban design, sustainability and green building, public health and equity, and community engagement — into planning and applied research efforts.
About This Position
R+A is seeking a new senior staff member to build upon and expand our expertise in health and environmental justice practice. The position offers the opportunity to integrate health, equity, and authentic community engagement into planning and design projects in a way that advances the field. The ideal candidate will strengthen our existing relationships and build new partnerships with planning, public health, and environmental justice leaders, organizations, and firms.
The candidate will work on a wide variety of projects currently underway at R+A, including community health and environmental justice components of General Plans; Health Impact Assessment; and other studies and commissions focused on equity and environmental justice. The candidate will oversee the use of quantitative and geospatial methods to evaluate how changes in the physical, social, economic, and environmental conditions may impact health outcomes. Other responsibilities include preparing equity analyses that address community health and the built environment and preparing policy recommendations. Experience with engaging a diversity of stakeholders and facilitating difficult and contentious discussions is a must.
Candidates will be expected to take initiative, work independently, manage multiple projects concurrently, supervise and mentor staff and consultants, be an excellent collaborator, and represent the firm professionally. The candidate will work closely with senior management to shape and expand the strategic direction of the firm; identify new opportunities to integrate health and equity into all of the firms planning and urban design projects; and standardize methodologies for assessing the health, environmental justice, and equity impacts of land use and development decisions.
Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience. A significant portion must be work completed in California
Excellent research, analytical, writing, and oral communication skills
Experience leading community engagement programs in diverse communities
Proven commitment to incorporating community health, environmental justice, and equity into local and regional planning and urban design processes
Proven ability to grow a practice area of a company, agency, or other organization
Understanding of California planning law and the implementation of SB 1000
Ability to manage projects, work with diverse teams, mentor staff members, and communicate effectively
Salary and Benefits
Generous benefits package includes a competitive salary; fully paid medical, dental, and vision; vacation and sick days; retirement account and company-sponsored contributions; and time and resources for professional development.
How to Apply
If you are interested in joining our team, please submit a brief cover letter (with desired office location - Los Angeles or Berkeley), resume, and, if relevant, examples of work products (10 pages max) in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “Leader-Health and EJ” and your name in the subject line. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled. People of color and candidates with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Raimi + Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diversified workforce. Selection is based on merit without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, or other differences.