We’re hiring people from diverse backgrounds who bring analytic rigor, creative energy, and focus on impact. Join us.
Our projects range in scale from buildings to neighborhoods, public parks to infrastructure systems, program design and management to policy development and implementation in cities across the country and around the world.
We care about improving the quality of urban life, and we are increasingly focused on the challenges of inclusivity, infrastructure, and technological innovation in cities. We advance public-private development projects and policy initiatives that improve economic, environmental, and social outcomes for communities of all sizes.
We are former public servants, urban planners, designers, city officials, activists, real estate developers and economists. We create value for our clients by integrating multiple disciplines and leading teams with architects, engineers, lawyers, community organizers, and other specialists.
Nearly everything we do is a team effort, internally, with other professional services firms, and clients. Collaboration, trust, and integrity are important components of our culture. This sense of team extends to our ownership structure: we are 100% employee-owned. Our staff is data-driven, creative, and dedicated.
We believe in and support our employees’ growth and advancement. Many of the firm’s senior leaders started off as analysts. Within our collaborative work environment employees learn new skills and earn additional responsibilities. In addition to a supportive work environment, HR&A offers an annual stipend to assist in professional development.
HR&A values a diverse workforce where we benefit from different life experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to maintaining a workplace free of discrimination, sexual harassment or other harassment based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship, immigration status, ancestry, age, medical condition, physical or mental disability or perceived disability, genetic information or characteristic, military or veteran status, political affiliation, marital status, reproductive choices, sexual orientation, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, gender transition, pregnancy, childbirth and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), or any other category or characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
HR&A is committed to building a diverse workforce while centering issues of equity and inclusion in the work that we do. In 2020, we laid out our commitment to Anti-Racism and convened an Anti-Racism Task Force to lead the development of internal equity initiatives and strategies to more effectively incorporate equity into our client work.
COVID and Remote Work
We believe our employees thrive in a team atmosphere. However, given the ongoing pandemic, we are supportive of and accommodating remote work requests. Currently, all our offices are open at a reduced capacity.
We often like to think that the greatest benefit of working at HR&A is our project work – it’s our dedication to delivering meaningful improvements to the built environment and urban life that drives our desire to come to work each morning and travel to clients around the world. We also offer competitive salaries, year-end bonuses, and a range of benefits to individuals and their families:
We are an employee-owned company that cares about the long-term. All full-time employees are eligible to participate in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan, and we also make contributions to individually-managed 401(k) retirement accounts. HR&A has company paid Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance. Employees can elect coverage of additional insurance coverage.
We cover 90-95% of medical and dental insurance premiums for you and your family, with multiple plans to choose from, including premium plans with coverage for a range of non-standard services.
HR&A provides up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave for birth or adoption of a child. We also provide fertility benefits and adoption assistance to all full-time employees with one year of tenure.
Employees have access to a variety of tax-free spending accounts, including flexible spending accounts for healthcare, childcare and other dependent care, and public transit.
Student Loan Assistance
Employees who have received a graduate or undergraduate degree can apply for HR&A’s student loan assistance. New employees are eligible after 6 months of continuous employment with the firm.
We sponsor employees’ annual bikeshare memberships so you can get around town in a hurry, healthfully; in places not as bike-friendly, we also cover parking or other public transit expenses.
We believe in the continual education and growth of our talent. We train staff in real estate finance, economic and social impact, spatial analysis and more, host talks with urban development leaders, and sponsor staff participation in conferences and professional development events and networks. HR&A offers an annual stipend for continued professional development.
HR&A engages in a mentorship program to support new and junior staff by pairing them with a Partner Mentor, Cohort Advisor, and a Peer. Each individual will have the opportunity to engage with others across the firm, learn how to navigate and grow within HR&A.
Employees have at least 20 days of paid time off each year, in addition to paid sick leave.
Staff at all levels have opportunities to travel between our five offices and to project sites, allowing us all to experience communities and cultures across the country and around the world firsthand. Note: Until the pandemic is under control, all business travel is prohibited.
We take pride in our office spaces – they’re designed by award-winning architects and located in some of the most vibrant neighborhoods of New York City, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Raleigh, and Washington, DC. Meetings in and around nearby parks and over coffee in neighborhood coffeeshops are daily occurrences.
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HR&A is seeking Research Analysts across most of our offices. Research Analyst is an entry-level position for professionals with 0-2 years of professional experience, a passion for urban development and policy and a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities facing cities today.
HR&A is seeking Analysts across most of our offices. Analysts are early career professionals with 2-4 years of professional experience and own the substance of our client work products.
Analyst/Senior Analyst – Data Analytics & Mapping
To support the rapid growth of our advisory and program management work, we are seeking candidates for an Analyst or Senior Analyst – Data Analytics & Mapping role based in our New York, Los Angeles, or Washington, DC office, with flexibility for remote work.
HR&A is seeking Senior Analysts across most of our offices. Senior Analysts are mid-level professionals with 4-6 years of professional experience and own the substance of our client work products.
Senior Analyst – Public-Private Partnerships
To support the rapid growth of our advisory and program management work, we are seeking candidates for a Senior Analyst – Public-Private Partnerships role based in our New York, Los Angeles, or Washington, DC office, with flexibility for remote work.
We are looking for candidates with strong quantitative and qualitative skills, a passion for urban development and policy, and a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities facing cities today.
Principal, Inclusive Cities
We are seeking a Principal to join us in our Los Angeles, CA office. The Principal will manage Inclusive Cities projects in ways that maximize the impact of our clients’ work and serve as an internal and external go-to for the practice.
Practice Operations Manager – Broadband and Digital Equity
HR&A is seeking to hire a Business Manager for the Broadband and Digital Equity practice to support our growing work in the public interest broadband ecosystem.
Senior Analyst – Digital Equity
To support the rapid growth of our advisory and program management work, we are seeking candidates for a Senior Analyst – Digital Equity role based in our New York, Los Angeles, or Washington, DC offices, with flexibility for remote work.
Administrative Assistant – New York Office
HR&A seeks a full-time Administrative Assistant for our New York office. Reporting to the Office Manager, the Administrative Assistant will provide a broad variety of administrative support to the office staff and several senior managers/executives.
HR&A seeks a full-time Executive Assistant to support the President and another senior leader in the New York office. You will be the gatekeeper to the senior leaders, providing high-level calendar management and administrative support, project support, and event coordination as needed.
HR&A is seeking a Front-End Developer to play a key role in developing and prototyping products for clients that translate urban data into actionable tools. This role will lead the design of products through all stages of the product lifecycle from initial concept to launch—including user research, website design, and back-end data management and maintenance.
HR&A is seeking to hire two Talent Managers who will work together as a coordinated team, reporting to our Head of People. This position is based in our New York office. As Talent Manager at HR&A, you will be primarily responsible for guiding the assignment of consulting staff to project and business development opportunities.
Housing Finance Manager
HR&A is seeking a Housing Finance Manager to negotiate and underwrite the deployment of investments in affordable and mixed-income housing developments, both new construction and preservation. Over the past two years, HR&A has facilitated the deployment of nearly $1 billion in housing investments from local governments and impact investors across the country. The Housing Finance Manager will manage analysts and client relationships to facilitate future investments, leading the process from sourcing deals through closings.
Graphic Designer (Part Time / Contract)
The Graphic Designer will work with the Growth Team, along with leaders and project teams across our organization on a range of projects, from digital to social media to print—including designing proposals, firm marketing materials, project collateral, and client deliverables.