Civic Practice Leader - Associate Director

Global firm with a diverse roster of projects seeks a great communicator and gentle leader to lead their Civic project practice.
  • Salary: US $150,000-180,000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Sector: Architecture
  • Job Ref: 47052

About this role

Global firm in Downtown Los Angeles is looking for a Civic Practice Leader to take the helm of their existing Civic practice. This firm already has an existing client base and projects on the books in the Southern California market, and is looking for a new leader who is a creative thinker and a excellent communicator to join their innovative team.

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintain existing client contacts
  • Bring in new clients
  • Move projects through the approval and permitting process
  • Coordinate with clients and consultants
  • Collaborate with staff on projects
  • Review proposals and participate in client meetings
  • Mentor staff and manage an internal team
  • Ensure QAQC
  • Attend industry events

Skills and experience:

  • Must be licensed in the state of California
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience
  • Experience in working on City, County, and other government agencies active in the Southern California market
  • A great and patient communicator and leader
  • Experience and skills in both business- and architecture-related issues
  • Experience with large, complex projects
  • Some travel responsibilities


  • Competitive benefits package
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation
  • 10 paid company holidays
  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage
Talk to Lily about this position

Bio: Lily joined Bespoke Careers in July 2018 as a consultant on the architecture team after working in the landscape architecture profession for five years. She worked in a range of landscape firms, including Melendrez (now RELM), Pamela Burton & Co., and Christine London Ltd. Lily studied Art:Semiotics at Brown University in Rhode Island, and then moved back to Southern California to get her Masters of Landscape Architecture at the University of Southern California (USC). She is also the Mentoring Director of the Association for Women in Architecture + Design (AWA+D) in Los Angeles.

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