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. 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
  • 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):

  • Knowledge of public housing policy and/or experience working with public housing communities
  • Experience with business process documentation and the use of standard operations and business process tools
  • Knowledge of public sector financial management

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.

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, Marketing

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 Analyst 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 Suite, 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 Apply

To 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.

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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