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.

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Experience with public sector financial management

This 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.

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 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.

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. We are particularly interested in team members with experience in urban planning, housing, and workforce development. 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. Applicants should have demonstrated project management skills and be comfortable working on projects with tight timeframes. The ideal candidate is an excellent communicator with sharp analytical skills who is adept at both working in teams and independently.
 
Required qualifications:

  • Proficiency in standard project management tools and approaches to monitor progress against timeline and budget constraints
  • Ability to multitask, manage multiple deadlines, and delegate to a team, while operating with speed and accuracy
  • 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, and experience giving instruction to junior staff regarding data collection, organization, cleaning, and analysis
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Bachelors Degree in a related field such as urban planning, policy, sociology, 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
  • 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
  • Experience with business process documentation and the use of standard operations and business process tools
  • Knowledge of public sector financial management
  • Knowledge of public housing and affordable housing in New York City

This 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.

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.

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.

Marketing Specialist, Business Development

Public Works Partners seeks a proactive self-starter with a knack for storytelling and an eye for visual communications to join our growing Business Development team. This exceptional writer will work collaboratively with other team members to develop and execute compelling stories that promote our field expertise and strengthen our brand. The Marketing Specialist will be responsible for producing marketing materials, proposals, and presentations used to drive business development efforts and win work. The ideal candidate will be a creative problem-solver who remains poised under the pressure of fast-paced deadlines, has a positive and flexible attitude, and has a keen eye for detail.

Required qualifications:

  • Ability to drive business visibility and development. Manage marketing calendars, including researching award, event, and speaking opportunities. Analyze and manipulate 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, and Facebook).
  • Strong writing and editing skills. Demonstrated ability to write expressive, engaging, and clean content for communications collaterals, including blog posts, bylined articles, email newsletters, and social media posts.
  • Eye for graphic communications. Manipulate content and brand to develop customized visual materials, such as charts, maps, and one-pagers.
  • 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, and experience with Adobe Creative Suite.

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 Suites, InDesign, and Canva
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Possesses impeccable organizational and time management skills
  • Highly skilled in both verbal and written communication
  • Excels in relationship building, intra-personal skills, and collaboration
  • Ability to partner with senior-level staff members
  • A proactive, resourceful self-starter who can easily multi-task against deadlines

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.

To ApplyTo apply for this position, send your resume, cover letter, and 1 writing sample 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/Graduate Student Intern

Public Works Partners is seeking a part-time Project Coordinator/Graduate Intern to support high profile client engagements in New York City. We’re looking for someone who brings a mix of sharp analytical and keen interpersonal skills, who is confident in data analysis, an excellent communicator, and who is excited to learn more about New York City. Ideal candidates will be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and adept at working in teams and independently.

The Project Coordinator/Graduate Intern will work on specific projects with varying timeframes this winter and spring, and potentially full-time in the summer for first-year students pending performance. The winter and spring internship will be part-time.

Tasks:
Client Services Activities:

  • Conduct primary and secondary research such as participating in community engagement workshops with a wide range of stakeholders, conducting field research (interviews and surveys), documenting interviews and focus group discussions with staff at all levels of an organization or community members, and conducting desktop research
  • Perform collection, cleaning, and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data
  • Prepare materials for client projects, including presentations, agendas, maps, graphics, and written analysis
  • Plan, schedule, and implement logistics for meetings and small-scale events
  • Other tasks and opportunities that arise and fit with the project coordinator’s interests and skills

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in a related field or demonstrated experience required. Candidate should be enrolled in a graduate program.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite ,specifically in conducting analysis in Excel.
  • Experience building surveys and conducting analysis through SurveyMonkey.
  • Excellent communication skills: clear, compelling writing; visual display of information; and strong verbal communications skills.
  • Experience conducting online research and presenting synthesis of findings.
  • Knowledge of visualization and dashboard design for data analysis and presentation; experience with GIS, Adobe InDesign, Canva, and Adobe Illustrator a plus.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Experience or strong interest in working with New York City nonprofits and/or government agencies.

This 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.

To Apply

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