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SWA/Balsley – Marketing Assistant

Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2024

SWA/Balsley is seeking a full-time marketing assistant for our New York studio of landscape architecture, planning, and urban design. Support a team of talented place-makers in producing high-quality proposals, statements of qualifications, and presentations as well as identifying leads.

You will work directly with principals, project managers, technical staff, and the studio manager. Daily activities include reviewing lead opportunities, writing and compiling proposal or credential material, and data management for general marketing, RFQs, RFPs, awards, and online presence. The position requires an energetic self-starter who is detail-oriented, proactive, and a collaborative problem-solver. Excellent communication and time management skills are essential.

We are looking for someone who has:

    • Two to five years of professional marketing and business development experience in the landscape architecture, architecture, urban design or planning industry.
    • A bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, English, design, or business, or a related combination of education and experience. Knowledge of landscape architecture, urban design, parks and sustainability is a plus.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, but function as part of an integrated team.
    • Ability to produce high-quality documents under RFP and awards submission deadline pressure.
    • Effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite, particularly extensive experience with InDesign.

About SWA/Balsley and SWA Group:

SWA/Balsley is a predecessor to Thomas Balsley Associates whose work has earned national and international reputation for award-winning public parks, plazas, and waterfronts designed to the highest standards of social, cultural, and environmental resiliency and is led by the National ASLA Design Medalist Tom Balsley. Notable projects include Riverside Park South, Peggy Rockefeller Plaza, Hunter’s Point South and Gantry Plaza Parks, Burj Khalifa Dubai, Nelson Mandela Park, Curtis Hixon Park, Perk Park, New Harbor City Parks, and Jeddah Central District, and over 60 NYC POPs. SWA Group is the largest landscape architecture firm in the U.S.— with studios in Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, San Francisco, Sausalito, Shanghai, and our affiliate office in New York, SWA/Balsley.

SWA works to develop complete designers throughout their careers versed in concept design through construction, eventually specializing according to their strengths and talents. As a 60-year-old employee-owned company, SWA has some of the best employee benefits in the industry. Profit sharing, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) contributions, and bonuses are additional compensation to competitive salaries. This adds to full medical coverage, dental insurance, emergency medical and travel assistance, pre-tax commuter checks, paid time off (vacation, sick, holiday), 401K matching contribution to your retirement plan, supplemental paid parental leave, reimbursement of testing for licensure, and H1B sponsorship in the U.S. where applicable.


    • Resume/CV
    • Cover letter
    • Contact information for 2-3 references

Send your materials in PDF format to We will carefully consider your application during our initial screening and will contact you if you are selected for an interview.

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$80,000 - $90,000

Work Location:

New York, NY

Number of Positions:


Submitters Name:

Rochelle Thewet

Submitters Email:

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