Planning and Design Associate

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Scenic Hudson

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One Civic Center Plaza, Suite 200 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


One Civic Center Plaza, Suite 200 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Description :

Position Title: Planning and Design Associate
Reporting To: Director of Parks and Community Engagement
Mission of Position: The candidate for the Planning and Design Associate 
position should be
an enthusiastic team member with strong technical graphic skills; strong
communication and organizational skills; and a background in landscape
design and/or urban and regional planning. The successful candidate
will work in a collaborative team environment of landscape architecture,
urban design, and planning staff to support and develop projects
involving community outreach, urban and regional planning, park
planning and construction.

- Bachelor’s degree in one of the following: landscape architecture,
urban design, or planning and one to two years of related experience.
Master’s degree preferred.
- Strong hand graphic and design skills.
- Proficient technical skills in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite,
SketchUp. GIS skills a plus.
- Strong organizational, verbal, and writing skills with proficiency in
Microsoft Office.
- Great attention to detail and problem solving ability in a highly
collaborative, team-based environment.
Background: Scenic Hudson preserves land and farms and creates parks that
connect people with the inspirational power of the Hudson River,
while fighting threats to the river and natural resources that are the
foundation of the valley’s prosperity.
Our work is guided by our vision for the Hudson Valley as a
community of informed and engaged citizens working to make the region
a model of vibrant riverfront cities and towns linked by inviting parks
and trails, beautiful and resilient landscapes, and productive farms.

Primary Responsibilities:
- Work closely with Parks and Community Engagement Team and
other Scenic Hudson staff. Tasks may involve communication with
project partners, consultants, regulatory agencies and others to meet
project objectives.
- Assist with projects through various phases including: research and
information gathering, data analysis, conceptual designs,
presentations, grant applications, community engagement, consultant
coordination, construction documents and contracts, planning
documents, and state/ municipal review and permitting process.
- Prepare visual graphic materials such as GIS inventory mapping, site
inventory and analysis, concept diagramming, landscape and
development renderings, 3D illustrations, diagrams, interpretive
signage, etc. for digital and printed presentation and educational
material formats.
- Follow Scenic Hudson graphic brand identity protocols.
- Assist Parks and Community Outreach team as needed.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience, with benefits.

Scenic Hudson affords all qualified applicants equal employment opportunity 
without discrimination because of race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, 
age, disability, sexual orientation, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victims of 
domestic violence status or marital status.

How to apply :

Contact: Cover letter, resume, a PDF portfolio with at least five samples of relevant work (no more than 10 pages), and writing sample sent to:

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