Who We Are
LA-Más is a non-profit urban design organization that helps lower-income and underserved communities shape their future through policy and architecture. We envision a world where city growth is equitable and self-directed — where the best local solutions are brought to a city-wide scale.
What We Do
Our current work is focused on three programmatic areas: 1) promoting the development of Backyard Homes to increase the availability of affordable housing in Los Angeles, 2) providing design support to small business owners to increase economic development in low-income and under-resourced communities, and 3) transforming the public realm through pilot projects that create a more safe, accessible, and welcoming pedestrian experience.
LA-Más is committed to identifying and advancing creative solutions that are grounded in research, provide opportunities for meaningful public participation, and benefit vulnerable community members. Design is a tool we use to expose and break through red tape. All our projects — while being neighborhood-specific — inform our mission to explore systemic changes on a city-wide scale.
The Community & Policy Lead must be self-driven, passionate about social equity and community empowerment, curious about the power of design, and an organized and strategic problem-solver that has superb writing and communication skills. The Community & Policy Lead will ensure that our projects inform long-term systemic change, especially as it relates to public programs, funding, and regulations. This includes reviewing existing regulations, building partnerships with a range of government and non-profit partners, and developing strategies to advocate for policy change.
The Community & Policy Lead must be both a listener and a bridge-builder that is skilled in deploying creative and authentic engagement strategies, and incorporating community voice into project plans. Examples include: planning events and pop-up activities where community voices and values can be expressed, conversing with residents and businesses through door-to-door canvassing and phone calls, and convening/ facilitating stakeholder meetings.
This position requires someone with strong analytical and writing skills, as well as project management capacity. The Community & Policy Lead will contribute to much of the writing that takes place within the organization, including grant proposals and reports, community findings and project final reports, policy briefs and memos, marketing pitches, presentation scripts, professional emails, and editorials. Responsibilities includes managing a variety of projects at the same time, which requires detailed attention to timeline, budget, outcome, and process.
Specific Job Responsibilities
LA Más offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience.
Interested applicants should apply through this link:
No phone calls or e-mails. For more information about our organization, please visit www.mas.la.
The name and photo associated with your Google account will be recorded when you upload files and submit this form.