Student and Alumni Career Resources

Planning Resources

Careers in planning are diverse and varied. Many alumni have found that networking during the course of their studies is the most effective way to have access to jobs as they become available. Actively developing relationships with professionals as you work on your directed studies, internship, capstone project or thesis will help develop your network and your exposure to emerging possibilities.  Simply getting involved in the larger community and getting to know people working in the field are excellent ways to get your planning career started.  This is one reason professional experience, involvement in your SCARP education, and building on the professional development skills introduced in the SCARP curriculum is all crucial.

While innovation and instinct in networking is key, below are some resources to help you make the right connections and find some of the busiest channels of recruitment in the planning world.

Current Opportunities in the Planning World

What follows can be anything from an entry-level Planner to an Assistant Professor in Planning. This is in no way an exhaustive list, and we encourage interested students to proactively seek opportunities in the community.

SCARP alumni have expressed interest in hiring SCARP students, so watching this board is a great way to get ahead professionally with a team looking for someone just like you!

If you know of a job opportunity you'd like to share with the SCARP community, feel free to contact communications@scarp.ubc.ca with its information.

Good luck!
Title Post End Date Summary
Planner/Senior Planner: City of Clearwater Jun 5 2022
Job type: Full-time
Closing: Position open until filled
Salary: (depending on qualifications) Planner Salary $47,238 - $56,685; Senior Planner Salary: $60,289 - $72,346
Poverty Reduction Coordinator: City of Delta Jun 5 2022
Location: City Hall
Hours of Work: 21 Hour Work Week (Temporary Part-Time)
Pay Rate: $35.36
Coordinator, Plans and Policies: City of Coquitlam May 30 2022

Regular Full Time
$41.98-49.61

Post-Doc Research Associate: UNC Jun 5 2022
Employer: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of City and Regional Planning - 315600
Position Title: Post-Doc Research Associate
Hours: Full-Time Temporary, 40 hours/week, FTE 1.0
Hiring Range: $50,000 - $60,000
Active Transportation Research & Planning Assistant: HUB Cycling May 30 2022
Pay Rate: The position pay rate starts at $25 / hr, plus benefits after 3 month probation.