job: assistant project manager

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From: "Allison Tom" <ajtom at>



(New Schools Project)

General Description

The Los Angeles Community Design Center ("LA/CDC") is a non-profit
organization that helps strengthen and revitalize communities by providing
architectural, planning, development and property management services for
low-income people in underserved neighborhoods.  Established in 1968, LA/CDC
has provided comprehensive architectural services and technical assistance
to over 500 community groups to build a variety of community-oriented
projects including child care centers, health clinics, senior service
centers, playgrounds, shelters for the homeless and permanent affordable
housing. Since 1984, LA/CDC has completed twenty-five (25) affordable
housing developments totaling over 2,500 apartment units, maintaining
ownership interest in eighteen properties totaling over 1,000 units serving
low-income families, individuals and seniors throughout Los Angeles County.

LA/CDC is working in partnership with two community-based organizations,
Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment and
Community Development Technologies Center, and other design, environmental
and legal professionals (the "Design Team") to organize and facilitate
community involvement in the siting, design, construction and operation of
new schools in South Los Angeles.  We are seeking an energetic,
well-organized, and self-driven individual to provide project management
support in the implementation of the outreach, research and planning
components of our contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District
("LAUSD") to identify new school sites in South Los Angeles.


The following are general areas of responsibilities:

Assist the preparation of a community-driven Master Plan for target
neighborhoods which may include identification and coordination of technical
resources for the community; researching innovative school design practices;
establishing and maintaining database of proposed sites for new schools;
compilation of data to develop demographic profiles and socio-economic
impact statements for targeted neighborhoods; and conduct property analysis
of proposed sites.

Provide support in the coordination of all community meetings and workshops
as well as meetings with the Design Team, the Community Roundtables and
LAUSD including scheduling, preparation and delivery of all notices,
coordination of agendas and meeting materials, and collection and
distribution of all necessary records and documentation related to these
meetings and workshops; and coordination of all media and public ceremonies
related to new school sites.

Monitor LAUSD's planning, brokerage, real estate, site identification,
feasibility analyses, environmental review, site purchase, and relocation
activities for the target area; monitor LAUSD's construction activities on
all school sites in target area and adjacent clusters; assist in the
collection, creation, and maintenance of a database on LAUSD student
demographics and statistics, specially on achievement, delinquency, and
special education; and monitor LAUSD and State legislative and policy
changes affecting the financing, design, construction, and remediation of
school sites.

Assist evaluation team in conducting evaluation of community workshops,
surveying community participants, collection of data, and in documenting
implementation of the New Schools Project

Perform other duties as required to support the implementation of LA/CDC's
contract with LAUSD.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years of relevant work experience
in housing development, real estate development, planning, business, finance
or a related field. A Masters degree in a related field may be substituted
for work experience.

Ability to initiate and maintain effective, cooperative working
relationships with colleagues and other team members.

Demonstrated analytical, planning and organizing skills.

General knowledge and understanding of real estate development and urban
planning concepts and principals.

Strong verbal communication skills and clear writing ability; expertise in
working with computer programs and spreadsheet software such as Excel and
Microsoft Word.

Capacity to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in an organized, efficient
and timely manner.

Valid California driver's license and availability of an insured vehicle to
travel within LA/CDC's service area.


The salary range is $33,000-38,000 depending on qualifications. Current
benefits include health and dental insurance, long term disability
insurance, retirement plan, free parking, vacation and sick leave.

Application Process

The application deadline is May 1, 2000.  Please send resume with salary
history and a cover letter to:

         Los Angeles Community Design Center
         315 W. Ninth Street, Suite 410
         Los Angeles, CA  90015
         Attn: Executive Director

LA/CDC is an equal opportunity employer.  Women, people of color, and people
with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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