Project Coordinator/Associate Permanent Position in San Francisco, CA


Kearns & West is a leader in the collaborative communications field, providing services in public involvement, stakeholder facilitation, community outreach, and mediation, primarily for government agencies. Founded in 1984, the small, woman-owned business has offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Portland, and Washington, DC.

Focusing on positive, mutually beneficial results has allowed Kearns & West to maintain long-term relationships with the people and organizations they assist. The firm’s high-stakes projects include work at local, state, and national levels and cover a variety of sectors including land use and community planning, transportation, major public facilities and infrastructure, natural resources, energy, water, marine resources, and environmental review per the California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act. At the core of all of our projects is finding solutions to advance essential policies and programs.

Kearns & West is the ideal match for professionals seeking meaningful work, opportunities for growth, and colleagues that are smart, capable and supportive. Once on board, our employees stay for the long term. The entrepreneurial culture at Kearns & West values employee initiatives in practice innovation and business development. Compensation and benefits at Kearns & West are also highly competitive with firms in our field.


Kearns & West seeks a Project Coordinator or Associate in the San Francisco office to support projects involving transportation, transit, and infrastructure and land use planning. Job duties include meeting coordination and logistics, meeting note taking, database management, client and stakeholder relations, administrative duties, media release prep and advertisement placements, proofreading, preparation of basic informational materials for the public, assistant facilitation opportunities, and more.


Successful candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and a background or interest in transportation, community and regional planning, natural resource management, renewable energy, transmission, environmental and public policy issues, air quality, public involvement, collaboration and mediation. One to two years of experience is preferred. Fluency in Spanish is highly desirable but not required.

We are looking for a self-starter who can work well independently and as part of a team. Ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously is a must. Some travel is required. This position requires initiative, excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment. Applicant must demonstrate strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office. Graphic design and InDesign skills are desirable, but not required.


Compensation will depend on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.


Please apply immediately by submitting cover letter and resume to