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Sites Southwest is seeking a motivated community planner for our Albuquerque, New Mexico office. The ideal candidate will be committed to creating great public spaces and facilitating solutions to complex and challenging community problems. Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in city planning, architecture, economics, communication, design, political science, or a related field. A master’s degree and two years of planning experience is preferred, but not required. This full-time Planner position requires a candidate who is a great communicator with strong organizational skills.


Sites Southwest is a community-oriented planning and landscape architecture firm with offices in Albuquerque, NM, El Paso, Texas, and Bend, Oregon. We are a women-owned firm with 25 years of experience and a commitment to equitable and sustainable planning. Our goal is to help our client communities thrive, building on an understanding of local assets and opportunities to provide creative solutions to complex community challenges.

Position Summary

This position will participate in planning projects related to housing, outdoor recreation, economic development, land development, environmental sustainability, community assessments, and comprehensive planning. The ideal candidate will have experience in many of the following areas: 1) writing and producing documents; 2) creating maps, tables, and charts; 3) understanding and visually communicating complex demographic and environmental information; 4) using programs such as ArcGIS, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and Microsoft Office; 5) gathering and analyzing data; 5) local regulations and governance practices; and 6) community organization and engagement practices. A bachelor’s degree in a planning, communications, design, or technical field is required though additional education and experience is preferred.

The candidate will work as part of a project team and be responsible for independently completing tasks that contribute to the team effort. Projects provide opportunities for collaboration with our in-house planning and landscape design teams and with our teaming partners in related disciplines.

Sites Southwest offers flexible work schedules, benefits, and salary commensurate with experience. We are implementing safe, COVID-19 practices.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample or portfolio to

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