Public Works Partners is a mission-driven planning and consulting firm in NYC serving public and nonprofit clients. We organize our work into two areas – Organizational Health and Community Health – and work with civic sector leaders including nonprofits, city agencies, real estate developers, urban planners, and architecture and engineering firms. Founded in 2010 out of a desire to strengthen communities and increase the impact of mission-driven organizations, our commitment to supporting inclusive and equitable communities and the organizations that serve them continues to grow.

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 solving the thorniest problems;
  • Enthusiastically tackle tasks big and small; and
  • Inevitably wind up talking about public policy at parties.

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 representatives from federal, state, and local government agencies
  • Experience conducting primary and secondary research, including interviewing stakeholders 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 accuracy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Bachelor’s 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 been working remotely during the pandemic. Travel in town and to other parts of New York State may be required based on project or client needs.

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 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.

Analyst, 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 nonprofit organizations. We are looking for someone who brings technical and interpersonal skills, who thrives working on multiple projects across different subject areas, and who is excited to work in a mission-driven consulting practice.

Required qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including an ability to navigate multi-stakeholder environments
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills
  • Experience conducting primary and secondary research, including interviewing stakeholders and/or facilitating group discussions, organizing and analyzing quantitative data in MS Excel, and analysis of qualitative data to identify key themes
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines while operating with speed and accuracy
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelors Degree in a related field such as urban planning, policy, sociology, or economics
  • One to three 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):

  • Ability to use GIS to conduct spatial analysis, and other data analysis software for data visualization
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Illustrator and InDesign, and Canva to create and manipulate content

This entry-level position will be based at the Public Works Partners office in New York City with flexibility for remote work. Travel to neighborhood events in New York City may be required.

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 Analyst 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.

Analyst, Business Development and Content Marketing

Public Works Partners seeks an innovative content manager and producer with a keen interest in business development and social media strategy. The ideal candidate will possess a knack for storytelling and an eye for visual communications. As a critical member of our growing Business Development team this exceptional writer will work collaboratively to develop and execute compelling stories that promote our field expertise, strengthen our brand, and win work.

This is an opportunity for a talented self-starter to support the growth and development of social media channels and support audience engagement and communications across multiple digital channels. The candidate should be a nimble and entertaining writer, able to convey information in a clear, concise, friendly and inspiring way that will lead to optimal community engagement and impact.

The Business Development and Content Marketing Analyst will be responsible for producing marketing materials, proposals, and presentations used to drive business development efforts and win work. All content should be related to Public Works Partners’ brand, thought leadership initiatives, and services. The ideal candidate will be a creative problem-solver who remains effective under the pressure of fast-paced deadlines, has a positive and flexible attitude, and a keen eye for detail.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage social media outreach from ideation to execution, including designing, writing copy, deploying, and monitoring creative content across channels including Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter
  • Develop and execute strategies for growth across the social media landscape
  • Write compelling copy in multiple styles on a variety of topics covering events, initiatives, cultural happenings, and staff and leadership accomplishments
  • Create and manage outreach plans
  • Contribute to the development of key messaging and campaign planning for communications initiatives
  • Partner with senior-level staff members to develop content. Package this content in interesting and deliverable formats suitable for online platforms.
  • Coordinate written communication between Public Works Partners and prospective clients requesting proposals
  • Develop project proposals and workplans for pitches and in response to RFPs

Required qualifications:

  • Ability to drive business visibility and development. Manage marketing calendars, including researching award, event, and speaking opportunities. Analyze and evaluate social media analytics, SEOs, online advertisements, and website data to focus and drive content.
  • Experience leading online community management. Daily management of all social media feeds (LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram).
  • Strong writing and editing skills. Demonstrated ability to write expressive, engaging, and clean content for communications collateral, including blog posts, bylined articles, electronic newsletters, and social media posts.
  • Adroit in the language of graphic communications. Develop content and brand customized materials, such as charts, maps, and one-pagers, proposal templates, etc.
  • Interest in civic issues and an appetite for continuous learning. Stay current on civic consulting and planning trends and news that impacts the firm’s marketing strategy.
  • Bachelor’s degree with 0-2 years of communications, marketing or business development experience in an agency, consultancy, startup, or nonprofit.
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics and AdWords, social media analytics, Mailchimp, WordPress.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, etc) and the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Create campaign copy for email and other electronic platforms/channels as needed.

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

  • 0-2 years of marketing and communications experience — A/E/C experience is a bonus!
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, InDesign, and Canva
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Possesses impeccable organizational and time management skills
  • Notably skilled in both verbal and written communication
  • Excels at relationship building, interpersonal skills, and collaboration
  • Ability to collaborate with senior-level staff members
  • A proactive, resourceful self-starter who can proficiently multi-task against competing deadlines
  • Ability to produce video or audio content using personal devices or in-house equipment a plus

This position is based at 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.

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 BD Analyst 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 Coordinator, Business Development

We are seeking an experienced storyteller who is interested in applying their marketing and content development skills in support of social good and efforts to strengthen communities. As our firm grows, we are building a team dedicated to promoting our services and showcasing our successes in helping organizations enhance performance and drive impact for their constituents. You will play a pivotal role in supporting our marketing and business development activities to attract clients and partners. This position requires superb and versatile communication skills, comfort conducting market research and analysis, and the ability to track and report progress of activities. Ideal candidates will be comfortable working in a fast-pace environment and adept at both directing their own work and working in teams.

The Project Coordinator/Intern will work on specific projects with varying timeframes this summer and into the fall, pending performance. The internship is full-time in the summer and part-time in the fall if extended.

The Role:

  • Design and execute a multi-pronged content generation strategy to promote our firm’s services and build a pipeline of incoming clients
  • Track, document, and follow up on the cultivation of prospective clients using our CRM system
  • Develop, organize, and maintain marketing collateral, such as one-pagers, case studies, staff bios, and core proposal components
  • Synthesize results from past client engagements into succinct success stories, highlighting the outcome, approach, and problem solved on behalf of the client
  • Support maintenance of the firm’s website and social media presence; conceptualize and write blog posts on both our project work and policy issues in NYC; draft our monthly newsletter; run analytics reports to evaluate success of content strategy
  • Support Public Works’ events strategy and speaking engagements by researching partners in attendance, preparing talking points, drafting brochure content, and developing presentations to showcase our experience and expertise
  • Produce weekly press digests for staff and monitor key websites pertaining to the firm’s policy interests
  • Plan, schedule, and implement logistics for meetings and small-scale events
  • Project manage all aspects of proposal development and content generation
  • Other tasks and opportunities that will arise and fit with intern’s interests and skills

Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in a marketing or communications program or similar areas of study
  • Strong knowledge of social media platforms and content marketing; Familiarity with digital marketing strategies is a plus
  • Proficiency with Microsoft and Google suites, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Canva. Familiarity with CRM software a plus
  • Graphic design sensibilities will be highly valued
  • Excellent communication skills: crisp, compelling writing; visual display of information; and excellent verbal communications skills
  • Ability to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines
  • Strong interest in working with New York City nonprofits or government agencies
  • An eye for details—everything from using proper grammar to seeing new business opportunities

This position will be based at the Public Works Partners office in New York City; the team has been working remotely during the pandemic. Travel in town and to other parts of New York State may be required based on project or client needs.

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, cover letter, and work sample to jobs@publicworkspartners.com and indicate you are applying for the Marketing and Communications Intern 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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