Public Works Partners is a mission-driven planning and 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.

Senior Manager/Engagement Lead

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
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills that resonate with audiences of different backgrounds; the ability to communicate persuasively and concisely in speech and in writing
  • Skill in managing multiple diverse activities simultaneously, delivering on commitments, and operating with speed, accuracy, and strong judgment
  • A strong customer orientation and ability to discern and meet the needs of a diverse client base
  • An ability to drive a team toward big-picture goals while maintaining attention to detail
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills
  • Experience working with non-profit organizations and/or government agencies, particularly New York City and State
  • 8-10 years of progressive professional experience; supervisory positions preferred
  • Undergraduate degree in a related field; graduate degree in public policy or administration, management, urban planning, 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

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 you are applying for the Senior Manager 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 stakeholder engagement, program design, organizational and financial development, 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.

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.

Manager

Public Works Partners is looking for a strategic and analytical leader to join our practice and to play a significant role in high-profile engagements with clients, including public sector agencies and major nonprofit organizations. This position requires a mix of technical, analytical, and interpersonal skills. This opportunity demands excellent, demonstrated project management skills, comfort coordinating engagements that are broad in scope with tight timeframes, and experience with complex, multi-stakeholder initiatives. The ideal Manager will be a superb communicator, comfortable working with all levels of staff in an organization, and able to direct her or his own work. She or he must a creative problem-solver who is excited about working in a growing mission-oriented consulting practice.

Required qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to negotiate complex multi-stakeholder environments and to lead small teams
  • 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
  • Three to five years of professional experience in the public and/or nonprofit sector, particularly in New York City and State
  • Bachelors Degree in a related field such as urban planning, policy, or economics

Preferred qualifications (at least one of the following):

  • Experience with business process documentation and the use of standard operations and business process tools
  • Knowledge of public sector financial management
  • Experience using GIS to conduct spatial analysis
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Illustrator and InDesign to create and manipulate content

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 you are applying for Manager 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.

Project Coordinator, Marketing and Communications (Graduate Student, Fall 2018 – Paid)

We are seeking a seasoned communication specialist who is interested in applying his/her marketing and content development skills in support of social good and efforts to strengthen communities. 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. This is a great opportunity for a graduate student with experience in public policy and/or the social impact ecosystem who is interested in translating multi-faceted issues, complex challenges, and civic innovation to be compelling for a broad audience. You will play a pivotal role in supporting our marketing and business development activities to attract future mission-driven 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-paced environment and adept at both directing their own work and working in teams.

The Role:

  • Support a multi-pronged content generation strategy to promote our firm’s services and build a pipeline of incoming clients
  • Draft and compile materials for proposals to potential 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 out-come, 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:

  • Bachelors Degree in a related field or demonstrated experience required. Candidate should be enrolled in a graduate program.
  • Experience or strong interest in working with New York City nonprofits and/or government agencies.
  • Excellent communication skills: crisp, compelling writing; visual display of information; and excellent verbal communications skills.
  • Grant-writing or proposal development experience a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint. Experience in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop a plus. Familiarity with CRM software a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of social media platforms and content marketing.
  • Graphic design sensibilities will be highly valued.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines.
  • An eye for details—everything from using proper grammar to seeing new business opportunities.

This is a flexible, part-time position for the Fall semester, with the possibility for extension into Spring and Summer full-time. The position will be based at the Public Works Partners office at 99 Madison Avenue, though some travel to neighborhood events (in New York City) may be required.

To Apply
Send your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to jobs@publicworkspartners.com, and indicate you are applying for the Project Coordinator position in the subject line.

About The Firm

Public Works Partners is a planning and 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.