Assistant Vice President - Strategic Planning
New York City Economic Development - New York, NY

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The Assistant Vice President is responsible for managing multiple simultaneous projects related to economic growth in New York City. Specific responsibilities will vary, but typically entail leading multiple project teams on large, complex projects with multiple stakeholders. This includes managing contracts with external consulting firms; manging internal team members; overseeing the development of work plans and task assignments; leading high profile meetings; providing guidance to analysts producing quantitative and qualitative research; leading presentations and discussions with senior officials; coaching and mentoring junior staff.

Key Responsibilities:
Set up multiple projects / large complex projects including negotiating objectives, framing issues and developing hypotheses, and reviewing work plans, task assignments and timelines

Oversee team (including external consultants) conducting research, financial modeling, data gathering and analysis, and expert interviews. Ensure that analysis is driving to actionable recommendations

Communicate recommendations to a wide variety of audiences including senior officials, in a way which synthesizes complex material and makes it easily understood

Build and maintain relationships with governmental and quasi-governmental entities, real estate and business groups, civic and community organizations, cultural and professional organizations, and advocacy groups

Line manage direct reports, coach junior staff, and contribute to departmental management

Qualifications:
Interest and Experience

Interest in urban infrastructure and economic development issues

Demonstrated interest in public policy, public service and/or mission-driven organizations

3-4 years of strategic planning work experience in a demanding analytic environment

Team and Project Management

Project management experience; ability to set up the problem, manage projects against tight timelines and proactive and collaborative style that works well in teams

Ability to prioritize among competing needs and opportunities and manage multiple projects at the same time

Demonstrate ability to resolve conflicts of interests and develop productive working relationships with external and internal parties

Strong entrepreneurial and leadership ability

Problem Solving

Strong quantitative and problem-solving skills, comfort building financial models, and skill working with data sets

Ability to look at the big picture and search for insightful, creative solutions

Enterprising and resourceful, organized and results oriented

Energetic, pro-active, collaborative and strategic

Presentation and client management

St ong demonstrated written and oral communications and presentation skills

Co mfort interfacing with senior officials and business leaders

New York City residence is required within 180 days of hire

About the Strategic Planning Department:
The Strategic Planning Department is a group of ~10 staff composed primarily of former private-sector strategy consultants. It conducts a number of 3-12 month projects of both internal strategy projects for the corporation as well as analyzing different economic development challenges, conducting research, making recommendations, and building consensus for NYCEDC and the City. Former projects have included: analyzing the operations of departments within NYCEDC; identifying game-changing ideas to improve the City’s long-term economic development; developing a comprehensive approach to revitalizing low-income neighborhoods; managing cross-agency projects to improve management of environmental review business processes; and identifying opportunities to grow the tourism, film and television industries.

About NYCEDC:
The New York City Economic Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NYCEDC offers excellent benefits, including company-paid 401(a) pension plan and 457(b) tax-advantaged retirement savings plans, medical, dental and vision benefits, and tuition reimbursement.