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. We are particularly interested in team members with experience in urban planning and economic 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 directing his/her own work and working in teams.

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):

  • Experience conducting economic analysis, using labor market and economic information
  • Ability to use GIS to conduct spatial analysis
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Illustrator and InDesign 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

This position will be based at the Public Works Partners office in New York City. Travel in town and to other parts of New York State 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.

Marketing Project Coordinator

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 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 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:

  • 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 excel-lent 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 at 99 Madison Avenue, though some travel to neighborhood events (in New York City) may be required.

To Apply

To apply for this position, send your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to jobs@publicworkspartners.com and indicate you are applying for the Marketing and Communications Intern 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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