Project Manager - Funding Agreements
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: To create shared prosperity across New York City’s five boroughs by strengthening neighborhoods and growing good jobs.
Funding Agreements enables NYCEDC to provide City funds to non-City organizations for construction, renovation, and property acquisitions that provide the City with a public benefit.
Your Role: The Project Manager ("PM") is responsible for actively managing and completing a portfolio of funding agreement projects. The PM works with a wide range of internal and external partners to develop workable project scopes, obtain City approvals, and monitor project implementation. The position requires external communication with clients regarding the financial and political condition of the organizations and their respective projects, so the PM must be able to handle sensitive subject matter tactfully while simultaneously advancing the project. The ability to communicate skillfully is paramount in a variety of forums to clients and various stakeholders. The PM is responsible for managing project documentation accurately and must understand and monitor the financial progress of a project through its financing and requisitions. Teamwork is integral to the PM's function as each project's success relies on the PM's ability to participate in and manage a team of individuals. Funding Agreements offers the PM exposure to different disciplines and departments, including finance, real estate, document negotiation, presentation, and general project management.
- Actively manage a large portfolio of funding agreement projects at various stages of completion by coordinating the work of funding recipients, attorneys, multiple funding sources (such as banks), City agencies, etc.
- Work with funding recipients to create a project team that accesses in-house and external resources, effectively navigates governmental processes, and adheres to detailed standards.
- Communicate with funding recipients and internal clients in a clear, consistent, tactful way that takes into account the specific political circumstances and other relevant data.
- Manage with accuracy the associated paperwork and administrative tasks, which include maintaining scrupulous project records, analyzing project deliverables, and reviewing requisition and funding documents as well as other pertinent project information.
- Gain and augment facility with governmental procedures and implement relevant skills in financial analysis, real estate, and contract review.
- Suggest new tools and streamline existing processes in order to implement projects more effectively.
- Assist with annual reporting requirements and other departmental duties as assigned.
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s Degree
- At least 3 years of relevant experience
- Demonstrated project management skills
- Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Advanced proficiency using Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint
- Proactive, collaborative, and strategic mind set
- Demonstrated quantitative skills, particularly using Excel
- Understanding of New York City's communities and political landscape
- NYC residency within 180 days of hire
About NYCEDC: The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is a non-profit organization that reports to the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding. The NYCEDC is charged with encouraging economic growth in New York City through a variety of means, including facilitating real estate development, improving infrastructure, attracting and retaining businesses, and conducting economic research and analysis. Additional information on NYCEDC can be found by visiting http://www.nycedc.com/.