Community & Recreation Planner and Analyst, SE Group

Summit County, CO.

Position Title: Community & Recreation Planner and Analyst

Organization: SE Group

Location: Summit County, CO

Organization Overview: Outdoor life—whether it’s active, relaxed, or something in between—has the power to enhance and even transform lives and communities. An integrated team of planners, landscape architects, and environmental experts help unlock and make the most of that power.

For over 60 years, SE Group has been working with public and private sector clients to deliver extraordinary experiences and enduring value through
strategy, permitting, planning and design.

Position Overview:

SE Group is seeking a Community & Recreation Planner and Analyst to join the team in Colorado. This is an exciting opportunity to join an industry-leading team that specializes in planning for communities that are shaped by a strong natural resource base, visitation and tourism, or access to recreation. As SE Group’s portfolio continues to grow, you’ll get to work on everything from a trails master plan for a desert community to an affordable housing analysis for a mountain county. The site visits take the team to the of the most beautiful places in Colorado!

This position is primarily designed for candidates new to the community planning field, and will provide exposure to a wide of variety of recreation-based topics and projects.  So, if you are a self-starter, a strong writer – and you are passionate about addressing rural communities’ most entrenched issues – they want to hear from you!


As part of the Community & Recreation Planning team, this position will work closely with project managers and staff on a variety of projects in Community Planning and Recreation Planning, primarily in Colorado.

The key responsibilities include:

  • Community Engagement: assist with the preparation, facilitation, and execution of any community events, such as open houses, online surveys, and public hearing or council presentations. Organize and analyze the feedback and data gathered from each event.
  • Writing: draft, edit, and review community planning documents such as master plans, comprehensive plans, outdoor recreation plans, housing plans and analyses, and others.
  • Policy: review site-specific policy, legislation, and other ordinances – such as zoning – to best inform planning recommendations.
  • Asset Inventory: catalog and analyze existing community amenities, infrastructure, and attributes in support of project planning deliverables.
  • Research: analyze site-specific issues in support of project planning deliverables.
  • Design: develop graphics and visualizations that bring concepts/plans to life for community stakeholders.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in geography, environmental science/policy, urban studies, planning, or a related field – please tell them why yours fits! A Master’s degree in planning or related field is preferable. This position is primarily designed for candidates that are new to the planning field with 1-2 years of professional experience.

Qualifications: often

  • Excellent writing skills – this position requires you to be able to write concisely and objectively (show off your skills in your cover letter!)
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects at once, often with varying scales/scopes – this work will require you to be highly organized
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high results in an independent work setting – you’ll be asked to stay on task with minimal oversight
  • Proficient graphic design skills in programs such as SketchUp and InDesign – this is not a design job by any means, but experience here will give you a leg up
  • Preferred: proficiency in ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Storymaps, or ArcGIS Experience
  • Preferred: strong skills in data analysis and data visualization; proficiency in survey software such Alchemer
  • Preferred: Fluent in Spanish

While SE Group primarily operating in a hybrid work environment, being able to meet, collaborate, socialize in the same space is vital to the team dynamic. Therefore, Candidates will be prioritized that live within a 2-3 hour drive from the office in Summit County, CO.


  • In conformance with Colorado law, the anticipated salary range for this position is between $55,000 and $60,000, depending upon qualifications and experience.
  • 401k + 4% company match
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance (premiums 100% covered for employees)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) program with $2,000 annual employer contribution
  • Long-term disability and life insurance coverage
  • Generous vacation policy that promotes wellness
  • Highly flexible work environment that supports active lifestyles

Application Deadline: May 5th

How to Apply: If you are interested in being considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and/or portfolio to with “Community & Recreation Planner and Analyst” in the subject line. In your letter of interest, include a narrative snapshot of what inspires you and how you might fit into the team. No phone calls please.