Project Coordinator (#1516)

Alta Planning + Design is seeking a Project Coordinator to join our team in our Atlanta, GA office. This is a unique opportunity for anyone who is passionate about active transportation and the way it positively impacts our communities in need. If you are looking for an innovative organization who is an industry leader in active transportation, apply with us today!

** This is a hybrid position and will require some in-office attendance in Atlanta, GA. **

About Alta

Alta Planning + Design is an active transportation company dedicated to creating active, healthy communities through planning, landscape architecture, engineering, and education/encouragement programs. Alta was founded in 1996 when cities and communities were calling for safer streets for people walking and bicycling as the non-motorized transportation movement developed into a profession in the United States. We pioneered the field of active transportation, evolving our planning and design work into a visionary global practice that empowers people to live active, healthy lives and getting them to where they need to go.

Our core values and work bring about positive change by creating places that are geared toward moving people rather than cars, connecting community members to daily needs and human experience, and empowering every person to live an active healthy life. As a global leader in mobility innovation for over 24 years with 175 people on staff, we are dedicated to connecting people to places by working across disciplines and scale to address social justice, safety, and environmental resilience

Summary + Overview

This position is responsible for providing support to project teams, Project Managers, Principals and others in support of project objectives and deliverables, and company operations

Position Priorities

The essential priorities of this position are to:

  • Support all administrative aspects of a project to ensure the project team can meet project deadlines and deliverables.
  • Arranging meetings and schedules including travel arrangements as necessary.
  • Supporting budget and resource management and participating in monthly billing activities.
  • Other essential project-related or administrative tasks and activities as necessary.

Responsibilities + Tasks

  • Partnering with the Project Managers to perform administrative tasks on projects including updating resource plans, internal memorandums and other administrative project requirements.
  • Proofreading and editing documents and assisting in the preparation of meeting materials including reports, schedules, presentations, agendas and other materials as necessary.
  • Participating in the invoicing process including preparing reports and gathering information for the Project Manager to support timely collection of accounts receivable.
  • Disseminating relevant project information to team members and clients.
  • Coordinating with finance and marketing to ensure timely creation of project numbers, forms and other required documentation as appropriate.
  • Attending meetings, taking and distributing meeting minutes, supporting the development of resource plans and schedules, and archiving project documents.
  • Providing other support, including administrative office or project support as requested.


  • Three (3) or more years of experience as a Project Coordinator or similar position.
  • Experience in a deadline-driven, project-based environment.
  • Exhibits strong initiative, ability to manage competing priorities and multiple, simultaneous tasks and the ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Exhibits accuracy, attention to detail, and strong organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Adobe Acrobat, Trello, and/or similar software.

Preferred Skills + Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience as a Project Coordinator in a consulting environment.
  • Experience mentoring and managing administrative personnel.
  • General interest related to Graphic/Digital Design and Web Development.

What We Offer


  • The pay range for this job is in Atlanta, GA is $46,750.00 – $63,750.00 annually. Placement within the range is based upon experience, skill-sets, and qualifications.

Alta offers comprehensive benefits to all full-time employees.

  • Medical: PPO, HMO, or HSA medical plans, Alta pays 75% of the cost.
  • Dental/Vision: PPO, Alta pays 90% of the cost.
  • Life Insurance: Alta pays 100% of the premium for life and AD&D, equal to your base compensation.
  • 401k: Alta provides a safe harbor match up to 4%.
  • PTO: 21 days accrued annually to start.
  • Holidays: 11 total company paid holidays
  • Additional benefits: Wellness reimbursement up to $800 annually, Alta Gets Around benefit of up to $900 annually, 5-year travel award, and professional development opportunities.

To apply, please upload your resume and a cover letter, telling us why you’re interested in Alta and why you’d be a good fit. Due to the high volume of applicants we will not be able to respond to email or phone inquiries.

Alta is an Equal Opportunity Employer Alta Planning + Design, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants. It is our policy that decisions involving people are made on the basis of job-related criteria, independent of an individual’s gender, race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability for which reasonable accommodation is available, and any other status protected by law. This includes decisions involving hiring, job placement, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefits, training and company-sponsored programs. Alta Planning + Design maintains formal employment policies, available on online and by request.

Affirmative Action Plan Alta Planning + Design, Inc. is a federal contractor subject to affirmative action regulations requiring written Affirmative Action Plans (AAP’s) for minorities and women, and for covered veterans and individuals with disabilities. We worked intensively with a local firm that specializes in Affirmative Action Plans to develop a program for our company that will not only satisfy our federal obligations, but will be a living document. This means the plan is integrated into our recruiting and evaluation procedures, and is revisited often in order to ensure we’re doing everything we can to embrace and promote diversity within our company.

Alta requires all employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Proof of vaccination or an approved exemption for new employees will be verified prior to the first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or receipt of an approved exemption will lead to withdrawal of the job offer.  

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