Seeking an Engagement Specialist to join our team!

Type: Full-time, Salaried position. Open until filled.

Location: Berkeley, CA or Los Angeles, CA

Relevant Experience: 2+ Years

About the Position & Firm

R+A is hiring an Engagement Specialist who will be dedicated to supporting engagement and communications for planning and urban design projects. The ideal candidate should be an independent self-starter who enjoys a casual and fun work environment but can multi-task and remain organized and focused within the fast-paced demands of consulting. Fluency in Spanish and 2+ years of relevant experience is highly desired.

R+A is a mission-driven planning, policy, urban design, and research firm with offices in Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA. 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.


  • Designing, leading, and facilitating engagement meetings.

  • Developing and implementing community engagement and communications plans.

  • Writing and designing materials (e.g., posters and flyers) and for engagement efforts.

  • Designing, managing, and maintaining user-friendly project and digital plan websites.

  • Planning and implementing communications and outreach strategies.

  • Assisting with other communications projects as needed.

  • Assist with the firm’s marketing efforts, including proposals as needed.

Skills and Experience

  • 2+ years of relevant work experience in community engagement or communications.

  • Meeting facilitation experience.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Understanding of website design and understanding of user-interface navigation.

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (e.g., InDesign and Illustrator) and Microsoft Office.

  • Demonstrated experience using website design software (e.g., Wix or SquareSpace).

  • Familiarity with email marketing platforms (e.g., MailChimp or Constant Contact).

  • Knowledge of social media platforms.

  • Knowledge of urban planning and design (desired but not required).

  • Fluency in Spanish (highly desired but not required).

Salary and Benefits

  • A competitive salary + annual bonus.

  • Fully paid medical, dental, and vision.

  • Retirement account and company-sponsored contributions.

  • Time and resources for professional development.

  • Hybrid work environment.

For More Information

For more information, please email and one of our staff members will be in touch.

To Apply for This Position

Send an email with a cover letter (may be in the body of the email), resume and, if relevant, examples of work products (10 pages max) to Please put “Engagement Specialist” in the subject line.

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.