Career opportunity at V&A: Assistant Planner

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Career opportunity at V&A: Assistant Planner

Assistant Planner
Vandewalle & Associates
Madison or Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Our fast-paced planning, design, and economic development firm is seeking an entry-level Assistant Planner to support a variety of planning, redevelopment, economic development, and related projects. We are one of the largest independent planning firms in the Midwest, with offices in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Columbus, Ohio, focused primarily on clients throughout the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest. Over the past 40 years, Vandewalle & Associates has assembled a team of experts in the art of shaping Midwestern communities. We are passionate about helping our client communities meet the challenges of our future, and the right candidate will share this enthusiasm and embrace the tremendous opportunity to both learn from and contribute to this exceptional team.

This position may be based in either our Madison office or Milwaukee office, at the applicant’s option, with flexibility to work from home periodically. Occasional travel between the two offices for meetings may be

This position supports the work of several project managers on an evolving range of projects such as downtown and riverfront revitalization, adaptive reuse of historic buildings, brownfields, and unique economic development strategies in areas such as healthy cities, advanced manufacturing partnerships, food systems, and emerging clusters. Projects may also include comprehensive planning and planning for park and trail systems, transportation, school districts, and zoning ordinance development and providing on-call planning services for nearby communities.

Minimum Qualifications:
This is an entry-level position that requires a highly organized, flexible individual who can think on their feet, take direction from several project managers, and work independently in a fast-paced environment. Excellent time management and interpersonal skills are essential in addition to:

  • Excellent research and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to adapt communication/writing
    styles to different audiences
  • Interest in project implementation, including supporting and maintaining project task lists and
  • Experience with quantitative-oriented tasks using spreadsheets and other tools
  • Ability to learn quickly with flexibility to quickly adapt to new projects and opportunities
  • Outgoing, client-focused, and creative personality

Candidates should have a degree in urban or regional planning or similar field and at least one professional internship or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge or training in market and industry cluster analyses, econometric modeling, development projections, and proformas is a plus. Experience with GIS is a plus.

This position is full-time with a competitive salary and benefit package.

The start date is flexible, so those completing coursework or degrees in December are welcome to apply. Vandewalle & Associates stands in solidarity with voices against racism, supports diversity and inclusion, and strives for social and economic justice. Our team of experts in economic development, planning, and design is nationally recognized for the integrity and impact of our work with communities, neighborhoods, institutions, organizations, and companies to make positive change happen. More information on the company can be found at

How to Apply:
For strongest consideration, resumes and cover letters should be emailed by Wednesday, November 24, 2021, to Nonna Anderson, Business Manager. For more information, please contact Scott Harrington, Principal Planner, or 608-843-2632.

Vandewalle & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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