Part-Time Assistant Community Organizing Planner

Astig Planning LLC

Iowa City, IA United States

Astig Planning is an Iowa City- based start-up planning company focused on creating community solutions to our changing climate through engagement, empowerment, and advocacy. Our team is looking for an Assistant Community Organizing Planner who will be responsible for assisting community planning projects focused on racial, social, and environmental justice. The ideal candidate will have the strong ability to coordinate and collaborate in highly time-sensitive projects with a team, as well as have the initiative and self-discipline to complete independent work. 

This position is part-time, starts at $17.50/hour, includes a health care stipend, and averages 20 hours/week with opportunities for growth. During this COVID-19 pandemic, we have been working completely remotely and will continue to do so until social isolation requirements and CDC guidelines no longer recommend social distancing. 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work directly with the CEO & Founder and Community Organizer Planner in community engagement activities 

  • Engage in a community-based setting, networking with multiple stakeholders and leaders

  • Participate in relevant policy efforts with local, state, and regional leaders

  • Conduct office and field research, and investigations on demographic, social and physical developments, land use and other community development projects

  • Prepare charts, tables, maps and other graphic materials to illustrate findings and recommendations, and present studies, reports and findings

  • Give briefings and make presentations to clients, the public, and other stakeholders

  • Prepare public outreach materials and assist at public meetings, the ideal candidate will have experience leading public outreach

  • Assist with writing reports, planning documents, papers, and other documents

Required Skills

  1. Strong desire to work with people

  2. Combination of accredited degree and 1+ years of relevant work experience, OR in lieu of formal educational training, 3+ years of relevant work experience. 

    1. Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, architecture, landscape architecture, sociology or related field. 

    2. Relevant work experience in community engagement (Community/Labor Organizing, Non-Profit/Non- Governmental Organization, Political Campaign, Deep Volunteerism). 

  3. Strong writing and research skills

  4. Project management and problem-solving skills 

  5. Strong speaking and computer skills, including video and tele-conferencing platforms, and experience with MS Office Suite and Google Workspace

Preferred Skills

  1. Bi/multi-language ability

  2. Graphic Design skills, proficiency in Adobe suite or similar software

  3. Previous experience organizing and/or community engagement in Iowa

  4. Administrative skills

Experience Level
Entry (0-1 year)
AICP Level
Not Required
Communications and Engagement
Salary Range

Contact Information

V Fixmer-Oraiz
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