Senior Project Manager, Strategy

Strategy New York, New York

NYCEDC’s vision and mission: Our vision is 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 is to make investments in strengthening neighborhoods and spurring the creation of good jobs.

NYCEDC’s Strategy Department: The Strategy department is a ten-member, high-performing and versatile team that delivers solutions and enables senior leaders and departments to navigate fast-changing organizational and city-level needs. Our projects fall into four categories:

  • Strategy & change management: Assist leadership with shaping EDC vision and direction based on core principles and environmental conditions
  • Foresight & collaborative ideation: Consistently provide EDC with foresight of looming issues and support our colleagues in connecting high-potential ideas across EDC
  • Program design & execution: Design and develop interdisciplinary, cross-departmental projects, and occasionally execute for projects that are core to EDC mission
  • Special projects: Provide advice and support to EDC departments, EDC’s leadership, and City Hall for urgent and complex efforts

Your role: We are looking for a dynamic, Senior Project Manager who can:

  • Manage multi-stakeholder project teams toward a common set of outcomes and deliverables
    • Drive multiple projects forward, including managing to agreed-upon timelines and prioritizing effectively on an ongoing basis
    • Develop clear project scopes and workplans based on limited information and structure ongoing work accordingly, adapting during the project as necessary
    • Proactively keep senior leadership informed of changes to project timelines, project risks, and other key project developments
    • Collaborate effectively with teams composed of people with diverse skillsets and areas of expertise, and with members from various EDC and agency teams
  • Use quantitative and qualitative research methods to develop insightful, creative hypotheses and deliver clear, effective recommendations to address complex problems
    • Design and execute research workplans that break down complex problems into manageable parts
    • Effectively and independently lead informational interviews with external stakeholders as a means of conducting research
    • Build and review Excel models, budgets, and other financial outputs
  • Communicate positions and recommendations in an effective, clear and structured way with senior leaders at EDC and City Hall
    • Confidently lead project and senior stakeholder meetings and drive conversations towards discrete actions/next steps
    • Create and deliver PowerPoint presentations or memos that communicate key project findings and recommendations
  • Build strong relationships with colleagues across EDC, other city agencies, and City Hall
    • Become a key point of contact and a content expert in order to develop and manage relationships critical to project success
    • Understand and invest in learning the context surrounding City government and EDC policy and relationships, seek out relevant conferences, talks and networking events to do so
  • Contribute proactively to team culture and support an environment of learning and belonging
    • Participate actively in team trainings, meetings, and events and suggest areas for continuous improvement
    • Proactively manage own professional development with regular check-ins with direct supervisor, informally mentor others
    • Develop areas of subject matter expertise and effectively communicate on related topics to other members of the Strategy team
    • The Strategy team is committed to creating a culture of belonging where all team members are free to be themselves and leverage their unique strengths and experiences

About you:

  • Passionate about public policy, economic development, cities, and New York City
  • Energetic, proactive, and collaborative
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and public speaking skills
  • Comfort interfacing with senior officials and business leaders
  • Enjoy working in teams and contributing to a team environment
  • Enjoy taking on leadership opportunities


  • Undergraduate degree required
  • 3 years of full-time work experience with preference for 4-5 years. Applicants with less than 3 years experience can be considered for a Project Manager role
  • Strong written and oral communications and presentation skills, including demonstrated proficiency in creating clear, attractive slides and writing concise memos on project status or research findings
  • Demonstrated strategic experience setting up complex problems, looking at the big picture, and searching for insightful, creative solutions
  • Demonstrated experience prioritizing among competing needs and opportunities, managing multiple projects against tight timelines
  • Demonstrated experience working in highly cross-functional teams and working collaboratively
  • Strong quantitative skills, including Excel proficiency with budgets or financial statements. Financial modeling is a plus
  • Preference for all or some work experience in a strategic or project management role within an analytical environment
  • Preference for candidates with demonstrated interest or experience in New York City, economic development, real estate, or public policy issues
  • New York City residence is required within 180 days of hire
  • As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as defined by the CDC, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability

If you are unsure whether you fit all of these qualifications, we still encourage you to submit an application.

About Us: NYCEDC is New York City’s primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. Our mission is to create shared prosperity across New York City’s five boroughs by strengthening neighborhoods and growing good jobs. We do this by developing, managing, and implementing expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment and strengthen the city’s competitive position.

NYCEDC is dedicated to the creation of a dynamic, equitable, and sustainable urban economy. We are making sure that whatever happens next, happens right here in New York City—and that all New Yorkers are a part of it.

NYCEDC offers many unique advantages for an exciting and fulfilling career. As part of our team, you’ll enjoy:

  • The unique opportunity to make an impact on New York City
  • Working on diverse, unique, and challenging projects
  • Working closely with teams of creative, highly motivated, and passionate people
  • Learning opportunities designed to enhance the practical skills and business knowledge of our employees
  • Excellent benefits, including company-paid 401(a) pension plan, 457(b) tax-advantaged retirement savings plans, medical, dental and vision benefits, generous paid family leave and paid time off, and other perks

The New York City Economic Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our diversity and inclusion mission is to attract, retain, and engage a diverse workforce comprised of talented people. NYCEDC employees can expect to work as part of a highly engaged, passionate and inclusive workforce where everyone’s contributions are valued, respected and make an impact on one of the best and most diverse cities in the world!

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