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 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 working in New York City government. 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
  • 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
  • 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 with business process documentation and the use of standard operations and business process tools
  • Experience writing detailed business requirements that can be understood by both technical teams and non-technical business owners
  • Ability to use GIS to conduct spatial analysis
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Illustrator and InDesign to create and manipulate content
  • Knowledge of public sector financial management

This position is 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

To apply for this position, send your resume and cover letter to and indicate you are applying for the Manager position in the email subject line.

Communications & Engagement Specialist

Public Works Partners seeks a creative thinker with sharp visual and oral communication skills, who gets excited about delivering effective messages through strong writing and storytelling. The Communications & Engagement Specialist will play a significant role in building the firm’s profile with our public, nonprofit and urban planning clients, as well as contribute to the conceptualization and implementation of dynamic public engagement strategies for client engagements. The ideal candidate is a proactive self-starter with a very strong ownership mindset who is comfortable working on visual-heavy projects with tight timeframes, able to adapt quickly and work in a dynamic environment, and has a keen eye for detail.
Required qualifications:

  • Excellent written and critical thinking skills necessary for drafting responsive, client-driven proposals and presentations.
  • Strong creative design and analytical skills, and the ability to synthesize information from multiple sources into engaging corporate communication strategy through blog posts, email newsletters, and social media posts.
  • Experience supporting internal and external outreach efforts. Contribute to developing and implementing outreach strategy by building outreach lists, forming audience insights, and developing messaging.
  • Ability to drive business visibility and development. Manage marketing calendar, including researching award, event, and speaking opportunities.
  • Experience leading community management. Serve as a community manager for Public Works’ social media channels and draft social content.
  • Experience developing strategy on project-specific marketing activities. Coordinate production of project marketing support materials.
  • Bachelor’s degree with 1-2 years of communications, marketing, design management, or business development experience in an agency, consultancy, startup, or nonprofit.
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics and AdWords, social media analytics, Mailchimp, WordPress.
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite (particularly Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign) to create reusable templates and data visualizations.

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

  • Experience in public and/or nonprofit sector, particularly in New York City and State
  • Experience working on community and public engagement strategies and activities
  • Familiarity with user-centered and human-centered design strategies and activities
  • Experience with B2B marketing and communications
  • Ability to use GIS to conduct spatial analysis
  • Fluency in one of the ten New York City languages: Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Bengali, Haitian Creole, Korean, Arabic, Urdu, French, and Polish

This position is 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. 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 and indicate you are applying for the Communications & Engagement Assistant position in the email subject line.

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, as well as our marketing and business development activities to attract future mission-driven clients. We’re looking for someone who brings a mix of sharp analytical and keen interpersonal skills, who is 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 both directing their own work and working in teams.

The Project Coordinator/Graduate Intern will work on specific projects with varying timeframes, and there will be the opportunity to extend the internship into the summer, pending performance.


    Business Development Activities:

    • 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
    • Track, document, and follow up on the cultivation of prospective clients using our CRM system

    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), interviewing and/or facilitating group discussions with staff at all levels of an organization, and conducting web-based searches
    • Prepare materials for client projects, including presentations, agendas, maps, graphics, and written analysis
    • Plan, schedule, and implement logistics for meetings and small-scale events
    • Perform data entry and analysis
    • Other tasks and opportunities that arise and fit with the project coordinator’s interests and skills


    • Bachelors Degree in a related field or demonstrated experience required. Candidate should be enrolled in a graduate program
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
    • Experience building surveys and conducting analysis through SurveyMonkey
    • Excellent communication skills: clear, compelling writing; visual display of information; and strong verbal communications skills
    • Knowledge of visualization and dashboard design for data analysis and presentation; experience with GIS, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Illustrator a plus
    • Grant-writing or proposal development experience a plus
    • Strong knowledge of social media platforms and content marketing
    • 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 at 99 Madison Avenue, though some travel to neighborhood events (in New York City) will be required.

    To Apply

    To apply for this position, send your resume and a cover letter to and indicate you are applying for the Project Coordinator position in the 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 in identifying and implementing 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.