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;
  • Identify as entrepreneurial; and
  • Inevitably wind up talking about public policy at parties.

Manager/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 major nonprofit organizations. We’re looking for someone who brings a mix of sharp analytical and keen interpersonal skills, and who is excited to work in a mission-driven consulting practice. The ideal candidate is an excellent communicator with problem-solving and analytical skills who is comfortable working on projects with tight timeframes and is adept at both directing his/her own work and working in teams.

We are currently hiring for both the Manager and Analyst positions and are particularly interested in meeting with candidates with experience working in the 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. Analysts support our projects, carrying out a wide variety of tasks including conducting re-search, analyzing data, and drafting reports. Everyone on our team works directly with our clients to improve the way New York City government and nonprofit agencies operate.

 

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
  • Experience in the public and/or nonprofit sector, particularly in New York City and State. Managers typically bring three to five years experience, while analysts have one to three.

 

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 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

Send your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to jobs@publicworkspartners.com, and indicate you are applying for the Manager or Analyst position in the email subject line.
 

About the Firm

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, Client Services (Graduate Intern)

Public Works Partners is seeking a 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 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 direct-ing their own work and working in teams.

This is a full-time summer graduate student intern position. For candidates who are available to begin the internship before summer, we offer the option to start working part-time (up to 20 hours per week) during the spring semester. The Project Coordinator/Graduate Intern will work on specific projects with varying timeframes, and there will be the opportunity to extend the internship past the sum-mer, pending performance.

 

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, interviewing and/or facilitating group discussions with staff at all levels of an organization, and conducting Internet-based searches
  • Prepare materials for client projects, including presentations, agendas, maps, graphics, and written analysis
  • Research and prepare briefs on policy issues of interest
  • Create templates and tools to support internal knowledge transfer about our projects
  • Plan, schedule, and implement logistics for meetings, trainings, and small-scale events
  • Conduct data analysis and entry
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Send your resume and a cover letter 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 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.