Senior Analyst – Broadband in Affordable Housing

THE PRACTICE | Over the next decade, the federal government, states, localities, philanthropies, and private businesses are projected to spend $200 billion on new Broadband and Digital Equity programs. HR&A’s Broadband and Digital Equity practice is built to provide a full suite of strategic planning, staffing, program management, and implementation services to maximize the impact of this historic funding.

Whether we’re helping State Broadband Offices deliver their Broadband and Digital Equity plans, supporting municipalities to structure public-private partnerships and digital inclusion services, or building capacity in community anchor institutions and nonprofits, our work is focused on designing and delivering sustainable programs and partnerships that close the digital divide and promote economic opportunity for all.

THE OPPORTUNITY | To ensure that affordable housing residents are front and center in Broadband and Digital Equity planning for states and cities, we are helping our clients maximize federal funds to connect some of the lowest-income residents to high-speed internet and prevent repeating historical geographical patterns of under-investment. The Senior Analyst – Broadband in Affordable Housing will be dedicated to HR&A’s Broadband & Digital Equity Practice, leading work on designing and launching new programs to support Broadband and Digital Equity in affordable housing. Senior Analysts are mid-level professionals with 5-8 years of professional experience who own the substance of our client work products.

Timeline: Immediate for 6 months; will be embedded onsite
Hours: 20/week

The Senior Analyst – Broadband in Affordable Housing should have experience in Affordable Housing and primary tasks will include:

  • Designing and implementing programs to support broadband in affordable housing
  • Supporting interagency collaboration and negotiation to determine partner roles and responsibilities
  • Drafting and negotiating interagency contracts
  • Determining program application requirements and subgrantee evaluation criteria
  • Developing and promoting requests for proposals and other solicitations
  • Reviewing and summarizing subgrantee applications
  • Supporting in proposal evaluation and selection

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A clear passion for affordable housing, digital equity, broadband technologies, innovative business models, and systems change in government and economic empowerment in the State of New York
  • Demonstrated knowledge of broadband infrastructure, strategic planning processes, public-private partnership programs, and business modeling
  • Five to eight years of experience in affordable housing, government service, management consulting or comparable client-facing functions in professional services, or a combination of professional services and other relevant experience in the broadband or economic and community development industries
  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) with a focus on public policy, economics, urban planning, business, or other closely related fields
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated capacity for leadership, critical thinking, and creativity
  • Experience managing fast-paced, collaborative teams and projects, including scoping, structuring, creating, and reviewing deliverables
  • Ability to work across assignments, including managing multiple project workstreams and deadlines
  • Familiarity with strategic planning processes, project management tools, and data-driven analytical approaches
  • Ability to engage with and earn the trust of local leaders, community leaders, and businesses on complex broadband issues
  • Desire to help build the Broadband & Digital Equity team’s consulting and program management practice by leading engagements, training staff, and advancing thought leadership

COMPENSATION | The annual salary range for this position is $101,000 to $114,500.  Where an offer falls inside the pay range is dependent on experience.  This position is a full-time temporary contractor role for a maximum of three years that works alongside HR&A teams, where employment is via HR&A’s employment partner, Magnit. Magnit benefits include health and wellness benefits and paid holidays.

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

Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications without a cover lever will not be reviewed. 

We ask that you submit a version of your resume that has your school information removed. There is no need to reformat your resume, and you should leave your degree (e.g. “B.A. Economics”). But please remove all undergraduate and graduate school name references. This request is part of our ongoing work to build a hiring system that is free from bias and based on candidate merit and performance in the hiring process.

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.

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