Project Manager, Neighborhood Strategies

Neighborhood Strategies 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.

Department Overview: Neighborhood Strategies is within 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; advances 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 coordinates interdepartmental efforts and City-agency partners on comprehensive planning and related interdisciplinary initiatives, 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 processes 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.

Position Overview: Within the Neighborhood Strategies Department, the Project Manager will work with interdisciplinary teams on a diverse portfolio of interdisciplinary projects and to develop and implement plans for complex redevelopment and revitalization projects in New York City neighborhoods.

The Department’s recent notable projects include Hunts Point Forward, a community-driven neighborhood plan; an innovative climate master plan for a flood protection and open space in the Financial District and South Street Seaport; bringing waterfront greenways to underserved communities in Northern Manhattan; envisioning a revitalized public realm around the Broadway Junction transit hub in East New York; and supporting the design of waterfront open space on public sites in the South Bronx and other parts of New York City.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work with multi-disciplinary teams to support large-scale planning and development efforts
  • Support public outreach processes, including planning and coordinating administrative and staffing support for events, workshops, charrettes, meetings, and other professional and public forums
  • Assist in the preparation of a wide variety of “stakeholder ready” materials to support project teams including graphics, maps, presentations, web content, narratives, and other materials
  • Interact with administrative support departments and other project implementation stakeholders.
  • Support team efforts with building and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including governmental and quasi-governmental entities; real estate and business groups; civic & community organizations; cultural and professional organizations; and advocacy groups
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with EDC staff and leadership
  • Meet deadlines set by manager(s), and communicate to manager(s) any changes to agreed-upon schedule
  • Produce high-quality “stakeholder ready” meeting materials and presentations
  • Interpret and contribute to quantitative and qualitative research
  • Actively contribute to the Neighborhood Strategies team and the Planning Department, including brainstorming sessions and team building activities
  • Develop basic understanding of internal administrative processes such as procurement and contracting
  • Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 1-2 years of professional work experience, including any previous internship experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in urban/city planning or related field, including – but not limited to – public policy, architecture, urban design, sociology, or real estate
  • Demonstrated interest or knowledge in public service and New York City
  • Demonstrated interest in community planning, infrastructure and development, and the built environment
  • Basic understanding of planning and development principles, theories, and concepts
  • Project management experience: demonstrated ability to design, launch and manage projects against tight timelines, to prioritize among competing needs, and to manage multiple projects at the same time Demonstrated interpersonal, written, verbal, and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to self-manage and meet deadlines with minimal supervision or work as a “team player”
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Teamwork and problem-solving skills, a willingness to accept responsibility, ask tough questions, and have a solutions-oriented approach
  • Ability to travel as needed (across the five boroughs of New York City) and attend evening events
  • New York City residency 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. 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Understanding and interest in urban planning, infrastructure, and economic development
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Graphic design, mapping, presentation, and geo-analytical skills
  • Familiarity with the technical aspects of the public planning and development process (within NYC preferred)
  • Exposure with public outreach communicating to community stakeholders and providing updates

Salary Range: $70,000-72,000/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