Assistant Vice President, women.nyc

Initiatives New York, New York


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. 

Position Overview: The Initiatives Department at NYCEDC seeks to understand the rapidly-changing landscape of NYC’s key economic sectors and to conceive, develop, and implement innovative programs that address specific challenges and opportunities.

This Assistant Vice President will be part of the women.nyc initiative, a City-led initiative to make NYC the best place for women of all backgrounds to thrive in their businesses and careers through a variety of programs and partnerships.

Reporting to the Vice President of women.nyc the Assistant Vice President (AVP) will be responsible for developing and managing a portfolio that supports economic empowerment programs to advance women in the New York City economy. These can include but not limited to women.nyc’s ongoing and pre-launch projects across women’s careers, women entrepreneurs, convening or community engagement among others that problem-solve challenges for women to succeed professionally and economically in NYC.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Guided by women.nyc’s Vice President, the Assistant Vice President (AVP) will be mainly responsible for managing, designing and developing women.nyc’s portfolio, along other related programs including but not limited to  
Small Business Resource Network (SBRN)

  • Manage and oversee a portfolio of programs: Ensure project milestones, outcomes and objectives are achieved and communicated to appropriate stakeholders by managing cross-departmental teams and multiple partnerships
  • Offer informed insights on women’s economic empowerment areas and develop a comprehensive understanding of economic development opportunities in the field.
  • Establish, maintain, and manage relationships with key external stakeholders and serve as a point person for various initiatives with the VP
  • Proactively Identify key issues or trends, develop and ensure follow through on comprehensive work plans (project scope, timelines, required analyses, individual responsibilities, etc.)
  • Create and deliver presentations that effectively communicate key project findings and recommendations to various audiences (e.g., senior EDC staff, City Hall staff, partner agencies, external stakeholders, etc.)
  • Conduct or oversee primary and secondary research, data gathering and analysis
  • Identifies opportunities for new program areas and leads new program ideation
  • Contribute to team development and help oversee junior staff
  • Partner with internal leadership, external stakeholders and other colleagues across EDC departments
  • Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience (e.g., management consulting firm, women’s economic empowerment programs, strategic planning, program design and execution, partnership management), 3+ in a strategy role in a demanding analytical environment
  • Proven track-record of managing complex analytical projects to solve problems and provide actionable advice to senior decision-makers
  • Ability to effectively balance a portfolio of projects, with potentially competing demands and deadlines, to respond to dynamic organizational priorities
  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Experience interfacing with and advising senior leadership
  • Demonstrated interest or experience in economic development, women’s economic mobility, gender gap public policy issues.
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects from start to finish, leading projects through ambiguity, and galvanizing resources from various teams in concerted action
  • Exposure building and maintaining client relationships or partnerships; demonstrated ability to manage professional relationships with stakeholders in a results-oriented environment Demonstrated track record of developing and maintaining productive working relationships with internal and external clients and parties
  • Ability to look strategically at the big picture and search for insightful, creative solutions
  • Extensive project management experience; ability to set up the problem, prioritize among competing needs, manage projects against tight timelines, and proactive and collaborative style that works well in teams
  • Quantitative and problem-solving skills, comfort conducting ROI analysis, and skill working with data sets
  • Passion for coaching, professional development and building strong teams
  • Experience developing and mentoring junior-level staff
  • Proactive self-starter and team player; able to work in collaborative, cross-functional teams
  • Ability to travel within five boroughs of New York City and attend evening and occasional weekend meetings
  • Bilingual abilities are a plus  (Spanish or Mandarin preferred)    
  • 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.

Salary Range: $90,000-93,000/year

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! 

For more information, visit our website at edc.nyc