Job Opportunity – Trust for Public Land in Los Angeles California

September 21, 2014 in Job Opportunities by Patricia Jennex

Job opportunity with THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND


TITLE: Parks for People – Project Manager I

DEPARTMENT:West Division/California

SUPERVISOR:Los Angeles Program Director


STATUS: Temporary – 12 Month Position  FTE: 1


The Project Manager will be responsible for the full range of activities associated with park development projects within the Parks for People—Los Angeles Program. The Project Manager will work with local agencies and vendors in urban communities, participate in community workshops, manage consultants, steward construction document preparation and construction administration. This position will be a member of the Los Angeles team managing the design, development and construction of new park and alley projects in Los Angeles County.


  • Management of park and alley design process in close coordination with project partners (both public agencies and consultant teams)
  • Vendor selection (including contracting of landscape designers and construction professionals)
  • Management of relationships and negotiation of contracts with city and other local agencies and vendors
  • Community outreach and engagement including facilitating community workshops
  • Design and planning coordination with city agencies and community groups
  • Oversight of project construction process in coordination with a Trust for Public Land construction administration consultant
  • Maintain strong working relationships with partner organizations and other community-based organizations. Assist them with their community support strategies.
  • Administrative tasks include adherence to contractual project obligations, including managing grants and associated reporting requirements and general program support.


  • A degree in Landscape Architecture preferred; other degree with substantial equivalent experience may be considered
  • Mid-level project manager that includes managing all aspects of design, permitting and construction administration
  • Excellent oral, written and graphic communication skills
  • Experience in hiring and managing contractors to design and construct urban park improvements
  • Experience working for or with community based organizations and public agencies
  • Ability to independently manage complex projects from start to finish with moderate level of supervision
  • Must have the ability to determine procedures on new assignments and provide guidance to others
  • Demonstrated ability to function well as a team member
  • High degree of creativity, vision, and resourcefulness
  • An awareness and understanding of environmental justice issues in low-income, urban communities
  • Ability to collaborate and negotiate with diverse groups and interests in dynamic inner-city environments
  • Budgeting and time management skills
  • Ability to mentor other project staff


  • Computer proficiency: AutoCAD, Adobe CS and Microsoft Office
  • Spanish language skills a plus
  • Non-profit experience desirable
  • Experience in urban community park planning a plus

Please send cover letter describing relevant work experience, resume and work samples (5.0 MB max.) to:

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