Careers

Business Operations Manager (Part-Time) - Accounting Focus

Civic-minded, energetic, creative, skillful, multidisciplinary team of architects, communications specialists and planners seek like-minded and accomplished Business Operations Manager. Are you an experienced Business Operations Manager skilled at the day-to-day management of accounting and payroll for a professional consulting business? If so, this position could be just the one for you. Successful applicant will be responsible for the execution of business administration focusing on: payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and invoicing. Experience with human resources, facilities and equipment and general office management is a plus. Honesty, firm loyalty, integrity and the ability to protect proprietary information are must-have attributes of the successful candidate. If you thrive on supporting and being part of a team that is committed to the design of better cities and towns, efficient transportation systems, and the protection of natural resources, this award-winning firm is looking for you. As an important part of the Management Team, this role reports directly to the firm’s Partners and Senior Business Director. This position requires residency in San Diego. The expected commitment per week will vary between 20–30 hours.

Responsibilities:

Support preparation and delivery of strategic communication and engagement plans that: thoughtfully consider the best way to involve stakeholders in the planning, environmental and construction phases of large infrastructure projects; create communications that are logically-structured, clear, concise, creative and complete; and be an be an integral part of our team and its services that meet and exceed the goals of the firm and our clients for excellence.

Successful candidate will have:

  • A degree from a 4-year accredited university in business administration, or related field.
  • 10-15 years of professional experience in similar positions of responsibility 
  • Expertise and in-depth knowledge at managing and self-performing payroll, invoicing, accounts payable and accounts receivable functions for a professional consulting business 
  • Experience and skill at the preparation and tracking of professional services invoices and the commensurate budget tracking in coordination with the firm’s leadership. 
  • Skill and expertise using Quickbooks, the MS Office Suite, Paychex, and automated time tracking, budgeting and invoicing software systems such as ArchiOffice. Able to learn new software and be able to use Adobe InDesign for rudimentary tasks and use of Apple Computers.
  • Experience with human resources, facilities, equipment and general office management, a plus
  • Enthusiasm and skill at being a leader, communicator, coordinator, collaborator and enthusiastic team player. Candidates must be resourceful, self-motivated, client-focused, organized, empathetic, tenacious, detail-oriented, and committed to the creation of high-quality work product. 
  • Strategic thinking skills and able to effectively contribute to team brainstorming sessions to develop strategies and problem solve issues that arise for the firm, its team and its clients.
  • Skill at mentoring and managing a Business Office Assistant
  • A focus that is career-oriented, committed and passionate about the work of the firm to improve our communities.
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States

Benefits:

We reward our team members with salary and benefits commensurate with skills, experience and successes:

  • Competitive salaries; for this position the salary range is: $32–$45 / hour
  • 401K pension plan, sick time and health insurance
  • Professional trainings 
  • Remote work and periodic in-office work at the firm’s Downtown San Diego office  
  • Team social events and outings
  • State of the art computers and equipment

To Apply:

To be considered, email a cover letter, formatted resume and three professional references to info@cityworks.biz.

No recruiting agencies. CityWorks People + Places, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Senior Account Manager - Stakeholder Engagement

Love leading a team to make our communities more livable, sustainable and equitable? If so, we are looking for you! Civic-minded, energetic, creative and inter-disciplinary firm specializing in communication and stakeholder engagement services seeks like-minded, strategic, skillful and experienced Senior Account Manager. If you thrive on leading and mentoring a close-knit and dedicated team of professionals to effectively engage stakeholders in public improvements, then this may be perfect position for you. Specific interest and experience in developing and implementing public and key stakeholder engagement programs for water, energy, transportation and land use projects is required. Candidate should enjoy working in a boutique firm and being a key player in helping it retain existing clients and attract new ones. As an important part of the Management Team, this role reports directly to the firm’s Partners and Business Director. This position requires residency in San Diego. 

Position requires a candidate who can:

Prepare and deliver strategic communication and engagement plans that: thoughtfully consider the best way to involve stakeholders in the planning, environmental and construction phases of large infrastructure projects; create communications that are logically-structured, well-written and edited; secure new work with existing clients and new clients; work with our Management Team to develop scopes of work, monitor and meet goals, schedules and budgets for projects; and inspire the Service Team to deliver their best work.

Selected candidate will have:

  • 15-20 years of experience in communications and stakeholder engagement services with 8 years minimum experience managing teams for a private sector agency or department to conceptualize, plan and implement stakeholder engagement programs for large infrastructure projects
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with an enthusiasm for artful and correct language choices, as well as the ability to present in an engaging, direct and informative way
  • A track record of success managing, mentoring and training staff to elicit their best performances and their engagement in the firm’s success and in their professional careers 
  • Management skills resulting in: meeting project goals, budgets and schedules, as well as increasing firm profitability
  • Ability to forge strong client relationships resulting in return clients and increased awareness in the marketplace of the firm’s positive reputation
  • Skill at strategically preparing work product using software including: Microsoft Word and Powerpoint, Adobe PDF editing tools, and a working knowledge of Adobe InDesign. Ability to use software to manage project delivery including: Monday.com, Microsoft Excel, ArchiOffice, Teams, Zoom and Outlook
  • A bachelors degree in: English, communications, journalism, legal studies, political science or related degree
  • Trainings or certifications from associations such as: the International Association of Public Participation, USA; International Association of Facilitators, or PRSA
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination as required by Firm’s contracts

Benefits:

In addition to collaborating on enriching work with a dynamic team of committed professionals, we reward our team members with benefits commensurate with skills, experience and accomplishments that include:

  • Competitive salaries; for this position the salary range is: $127K – $145K annually
  • Paid time-off, 401k pension plan, medical & group disability insurance plans, and performance bonuses
  • Professional development support for: participation in professional organizations, trainings and management coaching 
  • Remote work and periodic in-office work at the firm’s Downtown San Diego office  
  • Team social events and outings
  • State of the art computers and equipment

To apply:

Please submit the following items in PDF format to be considered for this position: your cover letter and resume; your work samples to include a collateral piece that is no more than 5 pages and a communications and engagement plan. Submit the package to info@CityWorks.biz.

CityWorks is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Senior Writer and Editor
Love using the power of words to help our communities become more livable, sustainable and equitable? If so, we are looking for you! Civic-minded, energetic, creative and inter-disciplinary firm specializing in communication services seeks like-minded, strategic, skillful and experienced Senior Writer and Editor. If you thrive on writing and editing projects, working solo and creatively collaborating with a close-knit and dedicated team of professionals, then this is the perfect position for you. Specific interest and experience in developing and implementing public-facing information and behavior change campaigns and stakeholder involvement programs for water, energy, transportation and land projects is required. Candidate should enjoy working in a boutique firm and be a key player in helping it grow and retain clients from public agencies, public utilities and educational institutions. As an important part of the Management Team, this role reports directly to the firm’s Partners and Business Director.

POSITION REQUIRES A CANDIDATE WHO CAN:

Prepare and deliver strategic, creative work that is exceptionally well-written and edited; manage and mentor the support team to prepare this same work; help secure new work with existing clients and new clients through exceptional service delivery; help Managers develop scopes of work and monitor and meet schedules and budgets for projects; and lead the team in following our quality control and assurance process.

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL HAVE:

  • 12-20 years or experience writing and editing for communication projects and 10 years minimum working for a private sector business(es) that serve governmental and semi-governmental entities
  • A bachelors degree in: English, World Literature or Communications
  • Skill and experience writing and editing communications for public-facing informational and behavior change campaigns and also for stakeholder engagement efforts for the sectors noted above 
  • An enthusiasm and passion for writing and storytelling that strategically uses structure, voice and tone to imbue meaning and meets style guidelines 
  • Editing prowess that improves the meaning and clarity of copy through: correct grammar usage; consistency of voice and tone and terminology; factual accuracy; logical document and sentence structure; and readability
  • Ability to present and collaborate in engaging, nurturing, direct and informative ways
  • Skill at mentoring and training staff to grow their writing and editing skills
  • Experience at effectively supporting Managers to meet project goals, budgets and schedules, keep work organized on the firm server and contribute meaningfully to the firm’s positive reputation and profitability
  • Ability to strategically prepare work product using a variety of software including: MS Office Suite, Adobe PDF editing tools and Adobe InDesign; and contributing to project management using software like Teams, Monday.com, MS Excel and ArchiOffice
  • Able to work remotely from San Diego, Los Angeles or San Francisco and able to join the team as needed at the San Diego main office. 

BENEFITS:

We reward full time team members with salary and benefits commensurate with their skills, experience, disposition and results, including:

  • Paid time-off; 401k program and firm contribution
  • Medical and group disability insurance
  • Resources to support networking, training and business coaching

HOW TO APPLY:

To be considered, submit: a PDF of your cover letter, resume, references, a writing example that is one page and one that is five pages in length. Submit the package to info@CityWorks.biz.

No recruiting agencies. CityWorks People + Places, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer

Associate - Outreach (Full-Time Hourly) - Immediate Opening

Civic-minded, energetic, creative and inter-disciplinary firm, seeks Associate with 3-5 years of experience. CityWorks delivers quality stakeholder outreach services for public agencies that result in a more sustainable and equitable future. Specific interest and experience in supporting a team to develop and implement public engagement efforts for water, energy, transportation and land use projects and programs is required. The selected candidate will be bright, tenacious, hard working, empathetic of others and collaborative. 

Position requires candidates that can:
Support preparation and delivery of strategic communication and engagement plans that: thoughtfully consider the best way to involve stakeholders in the planning, environmental and construction phases of large infrastructure projects; create communications that are logically-structured, clear, concise, creative and complete; and be an be an integral part of our team and its services that meet and exceed the goals of the firm and our clients for excellence.

Successful candidate will have:

  • Approximately 3-5 years of related work experience in the communications field at a private-sector firm or public agency
  • Knowledge and experience working in one of these sectors: water, energy, transportation or land use
  • A bachelors degree in: Communications, English, marketing, or journalism 
  • IAP2 public engagement training is a plus
  • Experience and ability to support development and implementation of communications and engagement plans by writing and editing collaterals, supporting social and traditional media, conducting outreach by phone and in-person, tracking engagement, and helping to set up and conduct public events
  • Strong writing and editing skills with an ability to clearly and concisely communicate ideas both in written and verbal forms
  • An ability to collaborate with the team, the leadership, and clients, as well as work independently
  • A strategic thinker with the ability to plan ahead and proactively coordinate with the project team about their ideas and progress 
  • Strong computer skills with: MS Office Suite, Adobe PDF editing; and able to use Adobe InDesign and Apple computers; able to track time online; and comfortable with remote work and related meeting softwares
  • Committed to their professional development through ongoing training and professional networking
  • A kind, respectful disposition that shows empathy and caring for the team, its leadership, the firm and the communities that we serve
  • COVID – 19 vaccination required to meet firm’s contractual obligations with its clients


Benefits:
We reward our team members with salary and benefits commensurate with skills, experience and successes:

  • Competitive salaries: Range for this full time hourly position is $29-$33 an hour ($60.3K-$68.6K per yr)
  • Paid time-off, 401k pension plan, medical & group disability insurance plan
  • Professional development support for: participation in professional organizations and trainings 
  • State of the art computers and equipment
  • Remote work and periodic in-office work at the firm’s Downtown San Diego office  


To Apply:

Please submit the following items to be considered: a PDF of your cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample that is no more than 5 pages in length. Please submit the package to: info@CityWorks.biz. 

CityWorks is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.