Our Vision: To make New York City the global model for inclusive innovation and economic growth, fueled by the City’s diverse people and businesses.
Our Mission: Creating a vibrant, inclusive, and globally competitive economy for all New Yorkers.
Neighborhood Strategies is part of NYCEDC’s Planning Division and, together with the Land Use and Transportation Departments, works to promote robust, inclusive growth in the city’s neighborhoods and waterfronts. The Planning Division advances major projects that engage communities in planning for their future; helps build vibrant, inclusive neighborhoods; directs strategic infrastructure investments; leverages the City’s public assets; strengthens transportation systems; and promotes public access, economic opportunity, and climate resilience.
The Neighborhood Strategies department leads complex, multidisciplinary neighborhood planning efforts across the five boroughs, using the policy tools and resources of NYCEDC divisions and New York City agencies. The team plans for large-scale public infrastructure investment and public-private development; conducts spatial analyses to identify and deepen understanding of neighborhood vulnerabilities and opportunities; and shapes and leads public engagement and outreach to meaningfully engage communities and stakeholders in inclusive planning. The team is made up of dedicated public servants with a passion for New York City and its people and neighborhoods.
Neighborhood Strategies’ notable current work includes the Together for Kingsbridge Vision Plan, which will guide redevelopment of the nation’s largest historic armory; Hunts Point Forward, a community-driven neighborhood plan for Hunts Point in the South Bronx; the Staten Island North Shore Action Plan, a generational investment to create a vibrant, mixed-use waterfront in the borough’s urban center; an innovative climate resilience master plan for flood protection and open space in Lower Manhattan; planning a state-of-the-art life sciences and public education campus in Kips Bay, Manhattan; and a revitalized public realm around the Broadway Junction transit hub in East New York, Brooklyn.
We are seeking a Project Manager to help support and contribute to our team’s diverse portfolio of projects. The selected candidate will be responsible for a variety of essential tasks including creating maps and analyzing geospatial data; using graphic design tools to create engaging, informative materials for a variety of audiences; and carrying out vital project management tasks such as preparing and tracking project schedules, coordinating project teams, and supporting community engagement.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of a Vice President, the Project Manager’s primary areas of responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Work with multi-disciplinary teams to support large-scale planning and development efforts by producing high–quality work product, meeting deadlines, and communicating across various audiences.
- Assist in the preparation of a wide variety of graphic and written materials to support project teams including graphics, maps, presentations, web content, written narratives, and other materials, and coordinate cross-functionally internal and externally, as needed.
- Provide support in the crafting and implementation of public outreach processes, including in-person and virtual events, online engagement, and other forums.
- Communicate effectively and professionally with staff across NYCEDC and with partner agencies, consultants, and external stakeholders.
- Meet deadlines set by manager(s), and communicate to manager(s) any changes to agreed upon schedules or other deliverables.
- Other duties as assigned
- 1-2 years of work experience, including relevant internship or fellowship experience
- Undergraduate degree from a four-year college or university
- Demonstrated experience using Esri’s ArcGIS software
- Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite preferred
- Demonstrated ability to create clear maps and other compelling graphics for a variety of audiences
- Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently with guidance
- Demonstrated organizational, time management, and follow-up skills
- Demonstrated interpersonal, written, verbal, and analytical skills
- Experience with community outreach and translating concepts into materials that can be understood by a wide range of audiences
- Passion for public service, the built environment, and New York City’s people and neighborhoods
- Applicants may provide a portfolio with examples of their graphic and mapping work
- Occasional travel across the five boroughs of New York City
- New York City residency is required within 180 days of hire.
About Us: New York City Economic Development Corporation is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization that works for a vibrant, inclusive, and globally competitive economy for all New Yorkers. We take a comprehensive approach, through four main strategies: strengthen confidence in NYC as a great place to do business; grow innovative sectors, with a focus on equity; build neighborhoods as places to live, learn, work, and play; and deliver sustainable infrastructure for communities and the city’s future economy.
NYCEDC is committed to offering competitive benefits to support employee health, happiness, and work-life balance. We offer comprehensive benefits and unique perks to ensure NYCEDC employees flourish in their professional and personal lives:
- Generous employer subsidized health insurance
- Medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
- Vision and hearing benefits
- Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care
- Short term and long-term disability coverage
- 100% employer covered life insurance and supplemental life insurance coverage.
- Up to 25 vacation days
- Floating Holidays and Summer Fridays
- Parental leave – up to 20 paid weeks
- Retirement savings programs
- Company-paid 401(a) defined contribution plan
- 457(b) tax-advantaged retirement savings plan
- Tuition Reimbursement program
- Continuing education and professional development
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer
- College savings plan
- Backup childcare
- Gym membership discounts
- A Calm.com membership for mindfulness and mental health support
- Employee discounts through Plum Benefits, Student Loan Servicing tools, and much more
Benefits listed above may vary based on the length and nature of your employment with New York City Economic Development Corporation. These benefits are subject to be modified at any time, at the discretion of the organization.
The New York City Economic Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our Diversity, Equity, and Social Responsibility Mission is to create a People First strategy by attracting, retaining, and engaging a diverse and talented workforce. Like the city of New York, NYCEDC knows our strength comes from each of our connected parts, making the fabric of our organization better and stronger because of our unique employees’ talents.
For more information, visit our website at edc.nyc.