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28 Jul 2021

Research and Policy School Planner

WXY Studio
 New York, New York County, New York, United States

Job Description

Who we are

WXY Studio is a multi-disciplinary practice based in New York City, with an office in Washington, DC. We are planners, urban designers, architects, data analysts, strategists and creative problem solvers. We work to understand a context, and plan with community in mind. We challenge ourselves to face the array of complex problems and commit to solutions that support a healthy and sustainable future.

School Planner Role within WXY Studio

WXY Studio has developed specific expertise working with school districts on a number of issues, including projecting school enrollments, analyzing school boundaries, capacities and demographics, and engaging school communities around issues of equity and inclusion. WXY has worked with school districts in New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Position Details

  • Qualifications: Graduate degree in education, policy or urban planning, or significant experience related to educational policy and school planning
  • Salary and Title: Commensurate with experience
  • Hours of work: Full-time


This role will engage a range of disciplines related to K-12 school planning, including knowledge of school enrollment and re-districting issues, experience with community engagement, familiarity with data analysis, and an understanding of issues around equity and inclusion within K-12 schools.

The role requires project management, research, analysis, and writing tasks, engaging with presentation materials, and engaging in discussions related to the studio’s ongoing work and business initiatives.


  • Required

Experience and interest in community-based planning, virtual engagement, issues of equity and inclusion, school boundary modeling & facility planning

Strong written & verbal communication

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and to successfully manage multiple project

  • Preferred

Knowledge of NYC/ metro NYC & Washington DC/DMV regions

Fluency with Adobe CC tools (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)

Strong data, analytical research, and mapping (ArcMap or QGIS) skills

Fluency in python, particularly with data science packages

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation and national origin. WXY is committed to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified employees and applicants who are disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and other protected veterans. WXY is committed to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.



How to Apply

To apply

Please send a cover letter, work sample, writing sample, and CV in PDF format to with the subject “School Planner 2021”

No phone calls please

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Research and Policy.