Public Works Partners is a planning and consulting firm in NYC guided by its mission to serve public sector and nonprofit clients. We organize our work into two areas – Organizational Health and Community Health – and work with civic leaders including government agencies, nonprofits, real estate developers, urban planners, architects, and engineering firms.

We are committed to creating a team that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we work. We offer competitive salaries with a comprehensive benefit package. Work in an exciting culture with an innovative team at a mission-driven organization. Our most successful candidates will:

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

Senior Manager/Engagement Lead, Organizational Health

Public Works Partners is looking for a strategic and analytical leader to lead high-profile engagements with clients, including public sector agencies and major nonprofit organizations. As a member of the firm’s senior team, the Senior Manager will play a key role in supporting the company’s growth, cultivating new clients, and delivering dynamic consulting engagements. This opportunity demands a vision for building out a robust, mission-oriented consulting practice, creative problem-solving, and an entrepreneurial mindset. The ideal Senior Manager should be innovative and curious, a superb communicator, adept manager, and expert in his/her field. She or he would also have experience leading complex, multi-stakeholder initiatives.
 
Essential for your success:

  • Demonstrated success keeping projects on-time and on-budget, including experience using standard project management tools and approaches to monitor a project’s progress
  • Skill in managing multiple diverse activities simultaneously, delivering on commitments, and operating with speed, accuracy, and strong judgment
  • Strong customer focus and ability to discern and meet the needs of a diverse client base
  • Demonstrated experience managing and coaching teams to successful project outcomes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; the ability to communicate concisely and persuasively and represent the firm among a variety of audiences
  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to negotiate complex multi-stakeholder environments and effectively communicate with the client and external stakeholders, including representatives from federal, state, and local government agencies
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills, and experience giving instruction to staff regarding data collection, organization, cleaning, and analysis
  • Eight to ten years of progressive professional experience working with non-profit organizations and/or government agencies; supervisory positions preferred
  • Undergraduate degree in a related field; graduate degree in public policy or administration, management, or related field preferred

The ideal candidate would possess one or more of the following:

  • Experience working with populations that reflect the diversity of New York City and State, and engaging with communities and stakeholders on a range of sensitive issues
  • Experience designing and implementing new programs or managing program evaluation
  • Experience with performance management, including data capture and the creation and management of performance monitoring tools
  • Experience with public sector financial management
  • Expertise in workforce development

This position will be based at the Public Works Partners office in New York City; the team has a hybrid work schedule. Travel to events in New York City and other locations may be required. Salary: $100,000-$125,000.

Public Works Partners observes COVID-19 protocols at the workplace and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated including a booster. Proof of vaccination is required for employment.

To Apply

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

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.

Project Manager, Consulting

Public Works Partners is looking for a strategic and analytical team member 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 technical and keen interpersonal skills and who is excited to work in a mission-driven consulting practice. Project Managers on our team coordinate day-to-day interactions with our clients and are responsible for ensuring our client engagements result in strong deliverables that meet our clients’ needs.

Required qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to negotiate complex multi-stakeholder environments and effectively communicate with the client and external stakeholders, including representa-tives from federal, state, and local government agencies
  • Experience conducting primary and secondary research, including interviewing stakehold-ers and/or facilitating group discussions with staff at all levels of an organization
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills
  • Proficiency in standard project management tools and approaches to monitor progress against timeline and budget constraints
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple deadlines while operating with speed and accu-racy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Bachelors Degree in a related field such as urban planning, policy, or economics
  • Three to five years of experience in the public and/or nonprofit sector, particularly in New York City and State

Preferred qualifications (candidates would ideally have at least one):

  • Experience conducting economic analysis, using labor market and economic information
  • Experience with business process documentation and the use of standard operations and business process tools
  • Knowledge of public sector financial management and analysis

This position will be based at the Public Works Partners office in New York City; the team has a hybrid work schedule. Travel in town and to other parts of New York State may be required based on project or client needs. Salary: $78,000-$92,000.

Public Works Partners observes COVID-19 protocols at the workplace and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated including a booster. Proof of vaccination is required for employment.

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

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.

Business Development Manager or Analyst

Public Works Partners seeks a strategic thinker with sharp communication skills who gets excited about delivering effective and crisp messages through writing and storytelling. The Business Development Manager or Analyst will support the conceptualization and development of compelling project proposals to strengthen communities, build nonprofit organizational capacity, and improve the delivery of public services. Managers/Analysts on the Business Development team partner with Public Works leadership to articulate the value of the firm’s urban planning and management consulting solutions and plant the seeds for potential long-term relationships. The ideal candidate is a proactive self-starter comfortable with project ownership, working in tight timeframes, able to adapt quickly and perform successfully in a dynamic environment.

Required qualifications:

  • Strong project management skills and experience coordinating cross-functional teams to conceptualize and develop compelling business development opportunities, proposals, communication strategies, and marketing materials
  • Excellent written and critical thinking skills necessary for developing responsive, client-driven proposals and presentations
  • Comfort in planning and preparing pitches, presentations, and other marketing materials
  • Strong quantitative skills with demonstrated experience developing and communicating project budgets
  • Ability to think and communicate creatively, thoughtfully, and with diverse technical and non-technical groups spanning divisions and organizational levels
  • Comfort in presenting business development strategies to internal leadership and external clients
  • Agile networker with experience building, maintaining, and evolving relationships with partners at the executive and working levels
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to think creatively to work through complex issues successfully
  • Highly entrepreneurial and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with the ability to thrive under minimal guidance
  • Bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years of relevant business development experience in consultancies, startups, or similar professional services firms
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office products and Google Suite

Preferred qualifications (candidates would ideally have at least one):

  • Foundational knowledge in public policy, economic development, urban planning, city and state government operations, or nonprofit or institutional management
  • Experience with B2B marketing and communications
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite (particularly Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign) to create and manipulate content.

This hybrid work position is 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. This is a full-time position with an immediate start date. Salary: Analyst: $58,500 – $72,000/yr; Manager: $78,000 – $92,000/yr.

Public Works Partners observes COVID-19 protocols at the workplace and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated including a booster. Proof of vaccination is required for employment.

To ApplyTo apply for this position, send your resume and cover letter to jobs@publicworkspartners.com and indicate you are applying for the Business Development Manager/Analyst position in the email subject line. Applications without a cover lever will not be reviewed. As part of our hiring practice, finalists will be asked to complete a timed writing exercise akin to related potential work products.

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.

Principal, Urban Planning Practice

Reporting to the CEO, Public Works Partners is looking for a strategic and analytical leader to join our growing practice and to play an executive role in high-profile engagements with clients. Principals are experienced project and people managers who oversee a practice area of the firm. As members of the firm’s senior team, they help create the positive culture within the firm; lead strategy and planning; develop and maintain client relationships; and represent the firm with external audiences. They also develop, implement, and ensure the widespread use of tools and systems, and coach team members. On client engagements, Principals may act both as Engagement Leads, setting the project’s direction, conducting quality assurance, and managing client relationships, and/or as Principal-in-Charge, providing executive guidance and subject matter expertise to the project team. Externally, Principals represent the firm, cultivate relationships, develop significant new business for their practice area, and promote diversity, equity and inclusion among our clients and employees.

Principals on our team are integral in firm strategy leadership, and talent management, project leadership, and business development.

 
Essential for your success:

  • Leadership experience in a consulting or design practice, and/or municipal planning organization
  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more urban planning specialties
  • Leadership role on high-impact urban planning projects in public and/or private sectors
  • Proven track record developing new business and generating revenue
  • Experience and facility in building consensus across diverse communities and promulgating equity for all, especially communities of color
  • Demonstrated success leading teams to keep projects on-time and on-budget, including experience using standard project management tools and approaches to monitor progress
  • Skill in managing multiple diverse activities simultaneously, delivering on commitments, and operating with speed, accuracy, and strong judgment
  • Strong customer focus and ability to discern and meet the needs of a diverse client base
  • Demonstrated experience managing and coaching teams to successful project outcomes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; the ability to communicate concisely and persuasively and represent the firm among a variety of audiences
  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to negotiate complex multi-stakeholder environments and effectively communicate with the client and external stakeholders, including representatives from federal, state, and local government agencies
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills, and experience giving instruction to staff regarding data collection, organization, cleaning, and analysis
  • Bachelor’s degree in urban planning or related field; MA/MS in urban planning and other professional certification preferred
  • At least 12-15 years progressive experience in urban planning, municipal planning, and/or professional practice

The ideal candidate would possess one or more of the following:

  • Experience working with populations that reflect the diversity of New York City and State, and engaging with communities and stakeholders on a range of equity issues
  • Experience with quality management, including data capture and the creation and management of performance monitoring tools

This position will be based at the Public Works Partners office in New York City; the team has a hybrid work schedule. Domestic travel is expected based on project or client needs. Bilingual, multilingual, and BIPOC candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Salary: $175,000 – $200,000.

Public Works Partners observes COVID-19 protocols at the workplace and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated including a booster. Proof of vaccination is required for employment.

To Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@publicworkspartners.com and indicate you are applying for the Principal position in the email subject line.

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.

About Public Works Partners

Public Works Partners is a WBE/DBE/SBE-certified planning and consulting firm whose work strengthens organizations that strengthen communities. We drive innovation, manage change, design and develop new programs, and build organizational capacity. And we support planning efforts by engaging local stakeholders at every level and sharing our expertise in labor market analysis and job creation strategies.

Our clients benefit from our in-depth knowledge of New York City and the challenges faced by mission-driven organizations, our work across a range of policy areas from economic development to public health to human services, and the unique backgrounds and life experiences each team member brings. Our team members have held positions in New York City government and nonprofits developing strategies to tackle urban problems, driving policies, and managing large complex programs.

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