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March 2017 Newsletter: Sharing and Building Our Skills

Sharing our skills:

Director Allison Quigney and Manager Moe Magali facilitated a two-part session at NYATEP’s Youth Academy on integrating design thinking into youth workforce programs. Participants explored how design thinking – in laymen’s terms, a problem-solving process – could help develop new programs or enhance existing services. They also had hands-on practice conducting their own customer journey mapping sessions to better understand the experiences of clients and opportunities, with the goal to adjust service delivery to align with those experiences.  Journey maps illustrate what people do and feel when interacting with a service. The inclusion of human behavior in the mapping – motivations, interests, and pain points – helps programs ensure clients have a consistently high level of satisfaction when receiving services. We had a great time at the session and throughout the conference discussing youth workforce strategies with colleagues across the field.

 

Building our skills:

 

Public Works CEO Celeste Frye is grateful to join the current cohort of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at LaGuardia Community College. This development program helps entrepreneurs create jobs and economic growth by providing access to education, capital, and support services. We see this as an unparalleled opportunity to enhance the ways we manage and grow our business offerings, and are looking forward to learning from other participants and program sponsors.

We’re also excited to announce that Analyst Julia Deutsch is participating in NYU Wagner’s Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service. Known as FELPS, the program brings together young professionals across nonprofit, philanthropic, and government entities to explore ways to collectively address challenges facing the public sector, and identify opportunities to optimize their individual impact in the areas they are most passionate about. We know this leadership opportunity will position Julia to continue advancing positive change through our work and beyond.

And everything in between:

 

Earlier this month, we also:

Joined the Center for an Urban Future’s panel on preparing NYC’s economy and workforce for the next wave of automation. The group explored problem-solving skills needed for 21stcentury jobs and strategies for adjusting the social safety net for the new economy. The conversation certainly left us contemplating strategies for creating flexible frameworks to get ahead of rapidly changing workplaces.

 

Took time to recognize International Women’s Day with colleagues at Civic Hall, hearing from female leaders in NYC government on ways the City is advancing gender equality and access. We also brainstormed ways our woman-owned business can create positive change through our work and beyond. We look forward to working with our many partners and colleagues to advance these issues in all the days to come.

Job Postings: Project Coordinator/Graduate Intern

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Public Works Partners, is a mission-driven management consulting firm in NYC serving public and nonprofit clients. We are committed to creating a team that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we work. People who succeed with our firm:

  • Thrive when given the space to bring a nimble, creative approach to the thorniest problems;
  • Enthusiastically tackle tasks big and small; and
  • Inevitably wind up talking about public policy at parties.

Project Coordinator/Graduate Intern

Public Works Partners is seeking a Project Coordinator/Graduate Intern to support community economic development and planning engagements in New York City. We’re looking for someone who brings a mix of sharp analytical and keen interpersonal skills, and who is excited to learn more about NYC’s neighborhoods. The ideal candidate is an excellent communicator and is adept at both directing his/her own work and working in teams.

This is a full-time summer graduate student intern position. The Project Coordinator/Graduate Intern will work on specific projects with varying timeframes, and there will be the opportunity to extend the internship past the summer, pending performance.

Tasks include:

  • Support community engagement, including documenting and synthesizing the conversations among community stakeholders
  • Prepare a range of materials for both client and business development use, including presentations, agendas, maps, graphics, and written analysis
  • Conduct primary and secondary research, including interviewing and/or facilitating group discussions with staff at all levels of an organization and conducting Internet-based searches
  • Plan, schedule, and implement logistics for meetings and small-scale events
  • Conduct data analysis and entry
  • Other tasks and opportunities that arise and fit with the project coordinator’s interests and skills

Qualifications:

  • Graduate student preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of visualization and dashboard design for data analysis and presentation; experience with GIS, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Illustrator a plus
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills, including creating data models and pivot tables in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines
  • Experience or interest in working with nonprofit or government agencies
  • Experience or interest in community development, urban planning, or public policy

This position will be based at the Public Works Partners office at 99 Madison Avenue, though some travel to neighborhood events (in New York City) will be required.

To apply for this position, send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@publicworkspartners.com, and indicate you are applying for the Project Coordinator position in the subject line.

About Public Works Partners

Public Works Partners is a management consulting firm serving mission-driven organizations in the public, nonprofit and private sectors. We assist leaders to identify and implement innovation in their organizations. We help sharpen focus on key challenges, develop strategic solutions to pressing issues, and improve service delivery to organizations’ clients. We specialize in program design and implementation, organizational and financial development, economic and financial analysis, project management and business process re-engineering. Our approach is tailored to each organization’s unique circumstances, and we field project teams with the right mix of skills and experience to match each client’s precise needs.

Our clients benefit from our deep experience at the nexus of public policy, strategic management, and program operations, as well as our work across a range of policy areas from economic development to public health to human services. Our team has run programs and led organizations with a strong track record of building capacity, establishing accountability, and producing results.

This job description is for an at-will position which is non-exempt under the FLSA. Public Works Partners provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment regardless of their age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence status, sex offense of stalking victim status, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws.

Job Postings: Analyst

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Public Works Partners, is a mission-driven management consulting firm in NYC serving public and nonprofit clients. We are committed to creating a team that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we work. People who succeed with our firm:

  • Thrive when given the space to bring a nimble, creative approach to the thorniest problems;
  • Enthusiastically tackle tasks big and small; and
  • Inevitably wind up talking about public policy at parties.

Analyst, Consulting

Public Works Partners is looking for an Analyst to join our practice and to play a significant role in high-profile engagements with clients, including public sector agencies and major nonprofit organizations. We’re looking for someone who brings a mix of sharp analytical and keen interpersonal skills, and who is excited to work in a mission-driven consulting practice. The ideal candidate is an excellent communicator who is comfortable working on projects with tight timeframes and is adept at both directing his/her own work and working in teams.

Required qualifications:

  • Project management experience supporting complex initiatives to their completion through the development of presentations and meeting agendas, synthesis of notes from project meetings, and organization and tracking of project tasks
  • Experience conducting primary and secondary research, including interviewing stakeholders and conducting journal and best practices research
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple deadlines while operating with speed and accuracy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelors degree in a related field such as urban planning, policy, or economics
  • Strong interpersonal skills; experience in a client-facing role preferred
  • One to three years of professional experience in the public and/or nonprofit sector preferred; responsibilities may be adjusted based on candidates’ previous experience
  • Experience working with nonprofit and government agencies, particularly in New York City and State preferred

This position will be based at the Public Works Partners office in New York City. In-town travel and to other parts of New York State may be required.

To apply for this position, send your resume and cover letter to jobs@publicworkspartners.com and indicate that you are applying for the Analyst position in the email subject line.

About Public Works Partners

Public Works Partners is a management consulting firm serving mission-driven organizations in the public, nonprofit and private sectors. We assist leaders to identify and implement innovation in their organizations. We help sharpen focus on key challenges, develop strategic solutions to pressing issues, and improve service delivery to organizations’ clients. We specialize in program design and implementation, organizational and financial development, economic and financial analysis, project management and business process re-engineering. Our approach is tailored to each organization’s unique circumstances, and we field project teams with the right mix of skills and experience to match each client’s precise needs.

Our clients benefit from our deep experience at the nexus of public policy, strategic management, and program operations, as well as our work across a range of policy areas from economic development to public health to human services. Our principals have run programs and led organizations with a strong track record of building capacity, establishing accountability, and producing results.

This job description is for an at-will position which is non-exempt under the FLSA. Public Works Partners provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment regardless of their age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence status, sex offense of stalking victim status, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws.

Contact Us

Mailing Address
99 Madison Avenue
Suite 403
New York, NY 10016
(347) 619-2892
info@publicworkspartners.com