Analyst

ABOUT US |   HR&A Advisors, Inc. (HR&A) is an employee-owned company advising public, private, non-profit, and philanthropic clients on how to increase opportunity and advance quality of life in cities.

We believe in creating vital places, building equitable and resilient communities, and improving people’s lives.

From Brooklyn to London, Medellin to Hong Kong, we have guided hundreds of clients in transforming real estate and economic development concepts, and public infrastructure, first into actionable plans and then into job-producing, community-strengthening assets.

Our clients include real estate owners and investors, hospitals and universities, cultural institutions and philanthropies, community development organizations, and governments.

HR&A has offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Raleigh, and Washington D.C. We come from diverse backgrounds, have a breadth of lived experience, and share a passion for cities. We are former city officials, executive directors, planners, lawyers, architects, and economists.

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THE ROLE | We are seeking candidates for an Analyst position to be based in an HR&A office in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Raleigh, or Washington D.C. The Analyst will have the opportunity to work across a variety of HR&A practice areas, with initial emphasis on Broadband & Digital Equity work. Our Broadband & Digital Equity team serves as an extension of state and local governments’ broadband and digital equity efforts to design and manage large-scale programs to close the digital divide.

Analytical staff form the foundation of our team-oriented and collaborative structure and help to drive our data-driven approach to city building. Analysts are entry-level professionals with 2 – 4 years of professional experience and own the substance of our client work products. They are responsible for complex modeling and analysis, program design, coordination with partner firms, and preparation of client deliverables and proposals.

Depending on the project, Analysts may expect their work to include:

  • support for project or program management, program design, and clients’ operational needs
  • qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • GIS mapping
  • data visualization and creating digital tools for tracking metrics
  • case study research
  • financial modeling and preparation of pro formas for a range of uses and public-private structures
  • community and stakeholder engagement
  • market analysis
  • public policy analysis

Analysts also help prepare written reports, presentations in PowerPoint, and Excel models for clients, as well as firm marketing materials and proposals for new projects.

The position provides significant opportunities for growth and diversity within the role as individual project portfolios change. HR&A staff are often generalists but have the opportunity to specialize over time. Candidates for this role will be given opportunities to work on a range of projects, with an initial emphasis on Broadband & Digital Equity work. Our Broadband & Digital Equity team serves as an extension of state and local governments’ broadband and digital equity efforts to design and manage large-scale programs to close the digital divide, funded largely by historic investments from the federal government and collaborations with philanthropy.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | Analyst candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and 2 – 4 years professional experience. We are looking for candidates with strong quantitative and qualitative skills, and a passion for urban development and policy. Candidates should be able to learn quickly, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, be hyper-organized, and be able to manage multiple assignments at once. They will think independently, act entrepreneurially, and pay attention to the details. Ideal Analysts will bring a demonstrated capacity for leadership, critical thinking, and creativity. A master’s degree is preferred.

HYBRID WORK POLICY | HR&A fosters a collaborative and flexible work environment through our hybrid work policy. Employees work from the office at least two days a week, which allows individuals the freedom to balance their professional and personal lives while maintaining a strong connection to their teams.

COMPENSATION | The base salary range for this position is $81,600 – $93,800. Where an offer falls inside the pay range is dependent on experience. We offer competitive compensation packages, based on qualifications and experience. We are an employee-owned company, meaning you will have the opportunity to benefit from the firm’s growth over time through participation in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Each year, the firm will contribute funds to this long-term wealth-building account and may make contributions to other retirement accounts. We also provide a comprehensive benefits package that goes well beyond coverage of 90-95% of healthcare premiums, dental and vision coverage.

HOW TO APPLY | HR&A is committed to attracting and retaining a talented, diverse, and high performing team of professionals dedicated to solving the challenges of urban life. Women, people of color, members of the LGBT community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, click here. In lieu of a cover letter please write an essay of no more than one typewritten page on how you see yourself bringing equity to cities and the built environment. Please submit this essay and your resume as a single PDF document. Applications without this requested essay will not be reviewed.  

As part of our ongoing work to build a hiring system that mitigates bias and is based on candidate merit and performance, we ask that you submit a version of your resume and essay that has your school information removed. Please list your degree, e.g., B.A. Economics; however, remove all references to undergraduate and graduate schools you have attended.

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, veteran status, or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

For more information, please contact us at jobs@hraadvisors.com.