Head of Community

3×3 is seeking a thought leader with a passion for equity-driven impact to nurture our studio’s community-centered design practice across a diverse portfolio of work, from inclusive economies to the just green transition. This is a versatile position ideal for someone who is energized by cultivating partnerships and nurturing the 3×3 community. The Head of Community will lead the development of partnerships and generate new opportunities to advance and grow 3×3’s new community-of-practice initiatives as well as existing lines of service. The ideal candidate is a resourceful, creative individual who can wear different hats and brings excellent communication skills, experience in partnership and community building, and an understanding of the civic sector. The candidate should be enthusiastic about contributing to a passionate team and workplace invested in rethinking methods and approaches to design.

The day-to-day:

Partnership and New Business Generation

  • Assess sectors for new business and training opportunities. 
  • Assist with the articulation of new business and marketing and outreach strategies. 
  • Manage the development and implementation of campaigns to generate new leads, including direct outreach to form new partnerships.
  • Provide regular updates on emerging partnership leads.
  • Drive compelling proposals for emergent opportunities. 
  • Advise on key projects when and where necessary and to ensure successful hand-off.

Community Management

  • Lead rollout strategy for the 3×3 toolkit. 
  • Align business development strategy with community building strategy.
  • Oversee the management of community building-related content, such as blog and newsletter, and administering of social media channels.
  • Identify sponsorships and develop partnerships to promote and scale toolkit and trainings. 
  • Identify opportunities for 3×3 to share its ongoing work and promote its toolkit with peers e.g. conferences and speaking engagements
  • Facilitate introductions with publishing platforms and develop media partnerships. 
  • Refine voice and positioning for 3×3’s brand and toolkit on an ongoing basis.
  • As and when necessary, facilitate intro-level community-centered design trainings, using your subject-matter expertise to field questions on core values such as power sharing and literacy, positionality and reflexivity, cultural competency, and reciprocity.
  • Develop a strategy for 3×3 events, and oversee the implementation of the events, including identification of speakers, scheduling and orientation, event logistics, and facilitation of the events.


You might be a good fit if..

3×3 is committed to building a transdisciplinary team with diversity in lived and professional experiences and cultural competencies. The below qualifications are guidelines but not prerequisites, we encourage applicants who bring diverse perspectives, skillsets, and backgrounds.

  • 10-12 years of professional experience and Master’s degree in Urban Planning, Urban Design, Design Management, Architecture, Transdisciplinary Design, Communications or related field (or equivalent work experience);
  • Working understanding of Community-Centered Design or adjacent public interest design and design justice approaches 
  • Eagerness to contribute to a passionate team and workplace invested in rethinking methods and approaches to design.
  • Cultural sensitivity and fluency and ability to work effectively and collaboratively across disciplines, experience levels, working styles, and other cultural differences.
  • Ability to facilitate in virtual and physical spaces and establish connections with diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, and the ability to translate conversations into leads and partnerships.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills to articulate and propose new business and trainings, including drafting communications collaterals and pricing strategy. 
  • Prior experience in business development and community management within the urban and civic sectors is a plus. 
  • Competency in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign, and Illustrator, is a plus.
  • Fluency in one of the ten New York City non-English languages: Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Bengali, Haitian Creole, Korean, Arabic, Urdu, French, and Polis. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.


Compensation and time commitment

This role will be compensated on a monthly basis. Compensation is commensurate with experience and time commitment with a total compensation package ranging from $113,000-125,000, which includes:

  • $100,000-$110,000 base salary 
  • Annual bonus
  • Health care contributions
  • 401(k) contribution


How to apply

Interested? Great! Please submit your application through this link. Submissions will be received and reviewed on a first-come, first-serve, and rolling basis until the position is filled. We are looking for the right candidate. As long as the position is published on the website and the position is displayed on the application form, the role is still open!  Please submit your resume or CV, work samples (or link to online portfolio), and blog or professional social media handles (if available).  Applicants must select “Head of Community” as the Position of Interest. Additionally, 3×3 is open to alternative work arrangements, so if you are interested but aren’t able to dedicate a full-work week, please indicate your preferences in the “Additional Comment” field in the application form.

3×3 is a minority and women-owned and managed organization with a majority BIPOC staff. Our community-centered approach emphasizes the agency role of people that are disproportionately affected by systemic barriers — including people of color, people from low-income backgrounds, women, nonbinary, indigenous, LGBTQ, immigrants, and other people from the global majority.  We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities.

Application materials

Resume or CV, work samples, blog or professional social media handles

Compensation package



First-come, first-serve, and rolling basis until the position is filled