Analyst, Digital Equity Programs

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 | The Federal Government will spend at least $2.75 billion over the next six years to design, develop, and deliver Statewide Digital Equity Plans as well as municipal and community-based programs to ensure that historic investments in universal, affordable broadband access build more inclusive, dynamic, and equitable economies, education and healthcare systems, and government services. Our team is leading or supporting several such efforts for states, counties, cities, and nonprofits across the country, and we are seeking exceptional talent at all levels to help conduct research, advise on, develop, produce, and manage digital equity plans and programs that make measurable impact to close the digital divide in these communities.

The planning process includes assessing needs, including through robust interagency, intergovernmental, and community engagement, developing measurable goals and objectives, quantitative and qualitative analysis on how digital equity impacts a jurisdiction’s priorities in other areas such as economic development, education, healthcare, workforce development, delivering essential services, and engaging stakeholders.

The Analyst, Digital Equity Programs will support the design, development, and delivery of Statewide Digital Equity Plans as well as state, municipal, and community-based programs. Analysts are ambitious professionals typically with at least 2-5 years of professional experience who are core to our project teams and responsible for a broad range of tasks and bring diverse experiences and deep due diligence to our work.  The Analyst, Digital Equity Programs will be dedicated to HR&A’s Broadband & Digital Equity Practice, with a passion for delivering equitable outcomes of internet access in communities across the country. Primary tasks may include, but will not be limited to:

  • Assessing digital equity needs, including through robust interagency, intergovernmental, and community engagement processes, and collaborating with the firm’s digital equity data team
  • Supporting the development of measurable goals and objectives for successful, equitable program design, investment prioritization, and implementation tracking
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis on how digital equity impacts a jurisdiction’s priorities in other areas such as economic development or education
  • Supporting the design of effective programs and policies for closing the digital divide, tailored to the distinct dynamics of the communities they are designed to serve
  • Collaborating with digital inclusion service providers, including libraries, schools, community-based organizations, and national nonprofits
  • Supporting the management of direct service delivery by digital inclusion service providers
  • Scoping, structuring, creating, and reviewing client deliverables, and producing high-quality on-time results, including presentations and briefing books, digital equity plans and reports, analytical memos, and meeting minutes
  • Promulgating best practices for digital equity program design in communities across the country, including supporting new business development pursuits

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A clear passion for and experience in digital equity policy and programs
  • Experience with promoting systems change in government and economic empowerment, and/or capacity-building in community anchor institutions and community-based organizations
  • At least two to five years of experience in government service, management consulting or comparable client-facing functions in professional services, or other relevant experience in the broadband, digital equity, or economic and community development industries
  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) with a focus on public policy, economics, business, or other closely related fields
  • Exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to represent the team with members of the digital equity ecosystems in which we work
  • 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
  • Exceptional 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 business, improving the quality of our work and expanding our impact

COMPENSATION | The annual salary range for this position is $80,000 to $92,000.  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, paid sick days 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 https://hraadvisors.applytojob.com/apply/. 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.

Learn more at https://www.hraadvisors.com/broadband-and-digital-equity/.

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

 

 

Research 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 more equitable and resilient communities, and improving people’s lives.     

From Brooklyn to Hong Kong, we have guided hundreds of clients in transforming real estate concepts, economic development strategies, and public infrastructure initiatives, first into actionable plans 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 DC. 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.    

ABOUT YOU | You have a passion for urban development and policy, strong quantitative and qualitative skills, and a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities facing cities today.    

You will bring a demonstrated capacity for leadership, critical thinking, and creativity, and are excited to dive into projects that help our clients solve difficult challenges cities face today. 

Hear more about the HR&A experience from our staff 

Learn more about careers at HR&A on our website here.   

THE ROLE | We are seeking Research Analyst candidates for our HR&A offices in New York, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Raleigh, or Washington, DC.   

Analytic staff form the foundation of our team-oriented and collaborative structure and help to drive our data-driven approach to city building. 

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. Day-to-day tasks range from project to project, and often include: 

  • market analysis 
  • case study research 
  • econometric modeling 
  • spatial analysis 
  • preparation of real estate pro formas for a range of uses and public-private structures, and 
  • public policy analysis. 

Additionally, Research Analysts help produce marketing materials, proposals for new projects, and client deliverables in the form of written reports, memos, PowerPoint presentations, and Excel models. 

The positions provide 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. Many of HR&A’s senior staff started as Research Analysts. 

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | 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. Our new team members will learn quickly, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; 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. 

Candidates for this entry-level position should have obtained a bachelor’s degree with a focus on economics, urban planning, business, public policy, real estate, or other closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates with additional work or internship experience in a related field. 

COMPENSATION | The salary range for this position is $69,000 – $74,500. We offer competitive compensation packages, based on qualifications and experience.  Where an offer falls inside the pay range is dependent on experience. Where an offer falls inside the pay range is dependent on 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 Options 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. For more details, visit https://www.hraadvisors.com/careers/. 

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 LGBT community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.   

To apply, click here. In lieu of a cover letter please provide an essay of no more than three typewritten, double-spaced pages on how you see yourself bringing equity to cities and the built environment. Please submit your writing sample and resume as a single PDF document. Applications without a writing sample 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.   

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

Summer Analyst Fellowship

ABOUT US | HR&A Advisors, Inc. (HR&A) is an industry-leading real estate, economic development, and public policy consulting firm that helps create more equitable, resilient, and dynamic communities. Our work turns vision into action through rigorous analysis, strategy development, and implementation planning. HR&A professionals come from a variety of backgrounds; we are former city officials, lawyers, planners, architects, and economists. We are passionate about increasing the vitality of urban life.  

HR&A is proud to be an employee-owned company and is committed to building a diverse workforce while centering issues of equity and inclusion in the work that we do. In 2020, we convened an Anti-Racism Task Force to lead the development of internal equity initiatives and strategies to incorporate equity more effectively into our client work; this work is ongoing.  

Our staff is data driven, creative, and dedicated. We work hard because we love what we do. But we also prioritize work-life balance because we believe that the well-being of our staff and their families contributes to our happiness and productivity.  

Hear more about the HR&A experience from our staff

For more information, visit our website at www.hraadvisors.com. 

ABOUT YOU | You have a passion for urban development and policy, strong quantitative and qualitative skills, and a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities facing cities today.   

You will bring a demonstrated capacity for leadership, critical thinking, and creativity, and are excited to dive into projects that help our clients solve difficult challenges cities face today. 

THE ROLE | We are seeking full-time Summer Analyst Fellows for 10 weeks in our New York, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Raleigh, or Washington, DC offices.   

Summer Analyst Fellows will have the opportunity to engage in projects and skills aligned to the core analytical staff at HR&A.   

Day-to-day tasks range from project to project, and often include:   

  • Market analysis  
  • Case study research  
  • Econometric modeling  
  • Spatial analysis  
  • Preparation of real estate pro formas for a range of uses and public-private structures   
  • Public policy analysis  

Summer Analyst Fellows may help prepare written reports, presentations, and Excel models for clients, as well as firm marketing materials and proposals for new projects.  

Our analytical staff form the foundation of our team-oriented and collaborative structure and help to drive our data-driven approach to city building. Many current members of HR&A’s team started as Analyst Fellows 

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | HR&A is accepting applications from candidates who are currently completing their senior year of a bachelor’s degree or have earned their bachelor’s degree and may be working towards completion of an advanced degree.  Preference for those with a concentration in urban planning, real estate finance, economic development, public policy, housing finance, or a related field.  Candidates who are currently in their junior (third or fourth) year with a major in urban planning, real estate finance or public policy are welcome to apply. 

TIMELINE | Applications will be accepted until close of business on February 1, 2023. Accepted fellows will be notified by February 28, 2023 and will begin their summer work on June 5, 2023. The fellowship is anticipated to run until August 11, 2023. Start and end dates can be flexible based on candidate availability. 

Fellows who have completed their degree programs may be considered for transition into a full-time role at HR&A Advisors upon successful completion of the fellowship. 

COMPENSATION | Full-time Summer Analyst Fellows will be paid a $5000 a monthly stipend for undergraduate Fellows or a $6000 monthly stipend for graduate Fellows based on experience and qualifications. 

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 LGBT community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  

To apply, click here. In lieu of a cover letter please provide an essay of no more than three typewritten, double-spaced pages on how you see yourself bringing equity to cities and the built environment. Please submit your writing sample and resume as a single PDF document. Applications without a writing sample 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.  

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

Accounting Coordinator

ABOUT US | HR&A Advisors, Inc. (HR&A) is an industry-leading real estate, economic development, and public policy consulting firm that helps create more equitable, resilient, and dynamic communities. Our work turns vision into action through rigorous analysis, strategy development, and implementation planning. HR&A professionals come from a variety of backgrounds; we are former city officials, lawyers, planners, architects, and economists. We are passionate about increasing the vitality of urban life.

HR&A is proud to be an employee-owned company and is committed to building a diverse workforce while centering issues of equity and inclusion in the work that we do. In 2020, we convened an Anti-Racism Task Force to lead the development of internal equity initiatives and strategies to incorporate equity more effectively into our client work; this work is ongoing.

For more information, visit our website at www.hraadvisors.com.

THE ROLE | HR&A seeks a full-time Accounting Coordinator to support HR&A’s accounting department in our New York City office. The Accounting Coordinator’s primary role is in the Accounts Payable workflow, assisting with bookkeeping and recording of vendor bills, staff T&E transactions, and other payables, but also crosses into Accounts Receivable workflow, e.g., supporting the AR team with client invoicing. The Accounting Coordinator will report to the Accounting Manager and the Director of Finance and will also work closely with other staff on various accounting initiatives.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain accurate AP vendor information, compliance, and annual reporting.
  • Data entry and quality control of invoices into company software system.
  • Receive and process all incoming invoices. Ensure they are properly coded, scanned, and archived.
  • Obtain appropriate invoice approval and submit new vendor requests and obtain W9s or W8s.
  • Responsible for AP data input and integrity and enforcing the company mandated invoice approval and payment processes.
  • Assist in the internal documenting and processing of monthly credit card statements, and corporate vendor account reconciliations including Uber, Lyft, Egencia, and Seamless.
  • Audit and process employee expense reports.
  • Assist with preparation and audit of weekly check runs, and monthly AR Aging report.
  • Aid in the preparation of annual 1099s.
  • Respond to all vendor AP and client AR inquiries.
  • Support invoice generation and receivables collection.
  • Collaborate with project managers to facilitate project invoicing and accounts receivable.
  • Perform other accounting-related duties as assigned or requested.

Experience Required | Candidate must be knowledgeable in Finance/Accounting principles (Debits/Credits/Expense Recognition Principles/Accrual Based Accounting), be detail oriented, possess excellent organizational skills, and be proficient in QuickBooks, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word and Excel.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration
  • Minimum of two years of previous general ledger accounti.ng or bookkeeping experience with a focus on accounts payable or accounts receivable.
  • Firm grasp of debit and credits accounting terminology including natural balance side of Asset, Liability and Equity accounts.
  • Experience working with financial systems (accounting, billing, budgeting) in a professional services firm is preferred.
  • Possess excellent organizational skills, detail orientated, and the ability to work independently.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel (formulas, pivot tables, conditional formatting).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel.
  • Experience with ERP Systems, preference for Sage Intacct and SAP Concur.

Key Expectations | Candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration.  Two years of previous general ledger accounting or AP and AR bookkeeping experience is preferred. The ideal candidate should be a reliable, punctual, highly motivated and responsible individual with a strong capacity to work independently, and who can handle a fast-paced work environment with poise and maturity. We seek a candidate who is a highly motivated, responsible individual with a strong capacity to work independently and who can handle a fast-paced work environment with poise and maturity.

Skillset Required 

  • Demonstrated Time Management and Organizational Skills.
  • Exceptional accuracy, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
  • Capacity to multi-task and adjust priorities to meet deadlines on short notice.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to act as a team player and work with a cross-functional team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships at all levels of an organization.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong customer service skills with the aptitude to work successfully in partnership with operations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • At least one year working with Sage Intacct or SAP Concur platforms.

Compensation | The base salary range for this position is $55,000 – $60,000.  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, competitive 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.

Please submit a cover letter and resume on HR&A’s website at http://www.hraadvisors.com/career-opportunities/. 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.