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The staff of the American Planning Association (APA) adheres to the core principles that the members we serve aspire to: high standards of professional integrity, proficiency, and knowledge.

Every staff member has the same goal: to provide leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing our members with the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change.

We are a group of individuals just as dynamic and diverse as planning. We make time for socializing and serving the community. “If it’s not fun, you’re not doing it right” is one of the principles of APA's office culture.

APA has offices in Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Our Professional Practice, Outreach, and Policy departments are headquartered in Washington, while Communications, Marketing, Membership, Education, Conferences, Publications, Leadership, Accounting, Administration, and IT are based in Chicago.

From time to time, jobs become available in our two offices. Please check this page for open positions.

Jobs at APA

State Government Affairs Associate

Research and Program Development Intern

Programs and Events Marketing Manager

Certification Marketing Manager

CM Program Associate

APA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.