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Community & Recreation Planner and Analyst

SE Group is seeking a Community & Recreation Planner and Analyst to join our team in Colorado. This is an exciting opportunity to join an industry-leading team that specializes in planning for communities that are shaped by a strong natural resource base, visitation and tourism, or access to recreation. As our portfolio continues to grow, you’ll get to work on everything from a trails master plan for a desert community to an affordable housing analysis for a mountain county. Our site visits take us to the of the most beautiful places in Colorado!

This position is primarily designed for candidates new to the community planning field, and will provide exposure to a wide of variety of recreation-based topics and projects. So, if you are a self-starter, a strong writer – and you are passionate about addressing rural communities’ most entrenched issues – we want to hear from you!

Hiring Organization: SE Group
Paid: Yes
Opportunity Type: Full-time
Job Seeker Type: Alumni
Job Responsibilities:

Community Engagement: assist with the preparation, facilitation, and execution of any community events, such as open houses, online surveys, and public hearing or council presentations. Organize and analyze the feedback and data gathered from each event.

Writing: draft, edit, and review community planning documents such as master plans, comprehensive plans, outdoor recreation plans, housing plans and analyses, and others.

Policy: review site-specific policy, legislation, and other ordinances – such as zoning – to best inform planning recommendations.
Asset Inventory: catalog and analyze existing community amenities, infrastructure, and attributes in support of project planning deliverables.

Research: analyze site-specific issues in support of project planning deliverables.

Design: develop graphics and visualizations that bring concepts/plans to life for community stakeholders.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in geography, environmental science/policy, urban studies, planning, or a related field – please tell us why yours fits! A Master’s degree in planning or related field is preferable. This position is primarily designed for candidates that are new to the planning field with 1-2 years of professional experience.

What You Can Expect from Us:

In conformance with Colorado law, the anticipated salary range for this position is between $55,000 and $60,000, depending upon qualifications and experience.

401k + 4% company match

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance (premiums 100% covered for employees)

Health Savings Account (HSA) program with $2,000 annual employer contribution

Long-term disability and life insurance coverage

Generous vacation policy that promotes wellness (we want to you to be balanced!)

Highly flexible work environment that supports active lifestyles (‘work hard, play hard’ is our ethos!)

Preferred Qualifications:

Other required skills and experience include:

Excellent writing skills – this position requires you to be able to write concisely and objectively (show us your skills in your cover letter!)

Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects at once, often with varying scales/scopes – this work will require you to be highly organized

Demonstrated ability to achieve high results in an independent work setting – you’ll be asked to stay on task with minimal oversight

Proficient graphic design skills in programs such as SketchUp and InDesign – this is not a design job by any means, but experience here will give you a leg up

Preferred: proficiency in ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Storymaps, or ArcGIS Experience

Preferred: strong skills in data analysis and data visualization; proficiency in survey software such Alchemer

Preferred: Fluent in Spanish

While we are primarily operating in a hybrid work environment, being able to meet, collaborate, socialize in the same space is vital to our team dynamic. Therefore, we will be prioritizing candidates that live within a 2-3 hour drive from our office in Summit County, CO.

How to Apply:

Email / link to submit the application:

Location: Colorado; Virtual

Start date: Spring / Summer 2023