Analyst/Senior Analyst – Data Analytics & Mapping

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 Broadband and Digital Equity Team at HR&A is focused on empowering communities to shape their broadband future and develop stronger digital equity ecosystems. We recognize that internet infrastructure investments and adoption programs are foundational to more equitable economic development, education, healthcare, and civic life. We work with leaders in all levels of government, civic institutions, community-based organizations, and philanthropy to design and deliver bold system changes that foster broadband equity and digital inclusion. This work is often conducted as part of the Broadband Equity Partnership (www.broadbandequity.org), a partnership that HR&A has with CTC Technology and Energy. 

THE ROLE | 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. Our analytical staff form the foundation of our team-oriented and collaborative structure and help to drive our data-driven approach to closing the digital divide. Analysts are early-career professionals with 3-5 years of professional experience who support and drive all aspects of our client engagements; Senior Analysts are mid-level professionals with 5-8 years of professional experience who own the substance of our client work products. As an Analyst / Senior Analyst focused on Data Analytics & Mapping, you will have the opportunity to have high impact across numerous communities and build the capacities of the digital equity ecosystem nationally, as well as to continually build your skills in complex data analytics, visualization, and web development. 

RESPONSIBILITIES | The Data Analytics & Mapping Analyst/Senior Analyst will be primarily responsible for conducting complex data and geospatial analysis to assess broadband availability, affordability, and adoption metrics in targeted localities; integrating and improving local, government, and proprietary datasets; developing compelling  data visualizations to tell narratives to government, nonprofits, and the public about issues related to broadband equity or digital equity ecosystems; and measuring and analyzing data and key indicators to evaluate the economic and social impacts of broadband investments. 

Day-to-day tasks range from procuring, managing, developing, and analyzing large datasets; developing interactive data visualizations; supporting project teams in the development of custom, project-based analytics; developing new data systems and tools to improve our consulting work; and developing and managing new, self-directed projects that advance our mission and our clients’ goals. 

QUALIFICATIONS | Successful candidates will have: 

  • A passion for equitable development and systems change, ideally in terms of digital equity, economic empowerment, or civic engagement 
  • Proficiency with ArcGIS/QGIS required; experience conducting geospatial, vicinity/buffer, site suitability, socio-economic, and demographic analysis using GIS preferred  
  • Experience developing clear and captivating data visualizations for a variety of audiences 
  • Experience with survey and questionnaire design and analysis 
  • Proficiency with cleaning, manipulating, and merging public, proprietary, and internal data sets for analysis 
  • Proficiency with Python/R/STATA/SQL/MATLAB/IMPLAN preferred  
  • Experience with census data, PUMS data, FCC 477 data, and public infrastructure asset classes preferred  
  • Three to five years of relevant professional experience (for Analysts; five to eight years of experience for Senior Analysts)  
  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) with a focus on data science/analytics, geographic information science/analytics, urban planning/design/data, regional science/analytics, architecture, economics, business, public policy, real estate, or other related fields 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Demonstrated capacity for leadership, critical thinking, and creativity 
  • Experience working on and 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 
  • 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 starting salary for this position is $77,300 – $110,000, plus year-end bonus, depending 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 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/career-opportunities. 

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 as a single PDF document (maximum of 2 pages) 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.

For more information, please contact us at jobs@hraadvisors.com. Please do not call regarding this position.

Senior Analyst – Public-Private Partnerships

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 Broadband and Digital Equity Team at HR&A is focused on empowering communities to shape their broadband future and develop stronger digital equity ecosystems. We recognize that internet infrastructure investments and adoption programs are foundational to more equitable economic development, education, healthcare, and civic life. We work with leaders in all levels of government, civic institutions, community-based organizations, and philanthropy to design and deliver bold system changes that foster broadband equity and digital inclusion. This work is often conducted as part of the Broadband Equity Partnership (www.broadbandequity.org), a partnership that HR&A has with CTC Technology and Energy. 

THE ROLE | 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. Our analytical staff form the foundation of our team-oriented and collaborative structure and help to drive our data-driven approach to closing the digital divide. Senior Analysts are mid-level professionals with 5-8 years of professional experience who own the substance of our client work products. 

RESPONSIBILITIES | The Senior AnalystPublic-Private Partnerships will be primarily responsible for developing and analyzing financial models to assess market demand and feasibility of public and private broadband investments and operations, as well as drafting and providing supporting analysis for client engagements focused on public-private partnerships, including drafting relevant bid documents and supporting the evaluation and negotiation of commercial proposals.  

Day-to-day tasks range from project to project and often include economic and financial analysis, case study research, project management, strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, and public policy analysis. Senior 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. Senior Analysts often play a managerial role, directing Research Analysts and Analysts on task assignments and even providing training. 

QUALIFICATIONS | Successful candidates will have: 

  • A clear passion for digital equity, broadband technologies, innovative business models, and systems change in government and economic empowerment 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with financial modeling and analysis, ISP/telecom business structures, and public-private partnership models 
  • Three to eight years of experience in management consulting, investment, or comparable client-facing functions in professional services, or a combination of professional services and other relevant experience in the broadband or economic development industries 
  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) with a focus on economics, finance, urban planning, business, public policy, real estate, or other closely related fields 
  • Exceptionally strong quantitative 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 starting salary for this position is $97,000 – $110,000, plus year-end bonus. 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 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/career-opportunities. 

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 as a single PDF document (maximum of 2 pages) 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.

For more information, please contact us at jobs@hraadvisors.com. Please do not call regarding this position.

Senior Analyst – Digital Equity

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 Broadband and Digital Equity Team at HR&A is focused on empowering communities to shape their broadband future and develop stronger digital equity ecosystems. We recognize that internet infrastructure investments and adoption programs are foundational to more equitable economic development, education, healthcare, and civic life. We work with leaders in all levels of government, civic institutions, community-based organizations, and philanthropy to design and deliver bold system changes that foster broadband equity and digital inclusion. This work is often conducted as part of the Broadband Equity Partnership (www.broadbandequity.org), a partnership that HR&A has with CTC Technology and Energy. 

THE ROLE | 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. Our analytical staff form the foundation of our team-oriented and collaborative structure and help to drive our data-driven approach to closing the digital divide. Senior Analysts are mid-level professionals with 5-8 years of professional experience who own the substance of our client work products.  

RESPONSIBILITIES | The Senior Analyst – Digital Equity will be primarily responsible for leading our team’s work to advise on, develop, and produce digital equity plans and programs for state and local government clients, nonprofits, community-based organizations, and philanthropy. Digital equity plans serve as the blueprint for cities and states to close the digital divide. The planning process includes assessing needs, 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 or education, engaging stakeholders, and designing effective programs and interventions. We also design and manage digital equity programs that build capacity in communities across the country to unlock economic, educational, healthcare, and civic life opportunities, particularly in historically marginalized communities. 

Day-to-day tasks range from project to project and often include project management, strategic planning, case study research, community engagement, survey data analysis, program evaluation and impact analysis, economic and financial analysis, and public policy analysis. Senior Analysts also help prepare written reports, presentations in PowerPoint, Excel models, memos, and other deliverables for clients, as well as firm marketing materials and proposals for new projects. Senior Analysts often play a managerial role, directing Research Analysts and Analysts on task assignments and even providing training. 

QUALIFICATIONS | Successful candidates will have: 

  • A clear passion for digital equity, broadband technologies, innovative business models, and systems change in government and economic empowerment 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with digital equity or broadband programs 
  • Five to eight years of experience in 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 starting salary for this position is $97,000 – $110,000, plus year-end bonus. 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 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/career-opportunities. 

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 as a single PDF document (maximum of 2 pages) 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.

For more information, please contact us at jobs@hraadvisors.com. Please do not call regarding this position.

Director

ABOUT US | HR&A Advisors is a top real estate, economic development, and public policy consulting firm. We provide strategic advisory services for clients in the public, private, and non-profit sectors to solve some of the most complex challenges of urban development. Our projects range in scale from buildings to neighborhoods, public parks to infrastructure systems, and from program design and management to public policy development and implementation. 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 as we advance public-private development projects that improve economic, environmental, and social outcomes.

We are former public servants, real estate developers, urban planners, city officials, activists, and economists. We are unique in our ability to create value by integrating disparate disciplines for our clients, and we often lead teams with engineers, architects, lawyers, community organizers, and other specialists.

We are seeking one Director candidate to be based out of our Los Angeles office. We are seeking a second candidate to be based out of our New York City or Washington, DC office.

 

THE ROLE | Successful candidates will have relevant project management experience in real estate, economic development, affordable housing, public policy, or related consulting fields, must demonstrate critical analytic thinking skills to serve our clients, possess a passion for intelligent urban development and a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities facing cities and institutions. Successful candidates will have a passion for housing affordability, community development, and inclusive communities overall, and be able to work with cities, advocates, developers and housing authorities across the country to understand their housing challenges and develop effective solutions.  Day-to-day tasks will require managing internal and external teams to complete complex real estate and economic assignments including pro forma analysis for a range of uses, market feasibility research, business planning, fiscal and economic impact studies, public-private partnership strategy, and public policy design. The Director will review and present client deliverables, including memos, reports and PowerPoint presentations; and will support the firm’s business development efforts. The successful candidate will bring a strong foundation of real estate, economic development, or affordable housing expertise and an interest in creative public-private solutions, as well as significant capacity for leadership.

 

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. Candidate should have a minimum of five years of work experience in economic development, real estate, housing, public policy and/or consulting in a related field. Candidates should also have a Master’s Degree, preferably in real estate, city planning, economic development, public policy, and/or business.  Considerable additional experience in a closely-related field may also be substituted for a graduate degree.

In addition to considerable experience in real estate and economic analysis, the candidate must also possess substantial project management experience in real estate, economic development, or affordable housing development or policy; excellent writing and presentation skills; and mentorship capabilities. The candidate should be a highly motivated independent thinker with sufficient poise for direct client interaction. The most successful candidates will show potential for rapid professional growth.

 

COMPENSATION | 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 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.

We believe our employees thrive in a team atmosphere. However, given the COVID-19 lockdown, we are supportive of and accommodating remote work requests. Any in-person office work is fully voluntary through the end of 2020. Beyond that time, we will work with individuals related to remote work requests.

 

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 as a single PDF document (maximum of 2 pages) 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.

For more information, please contact us at jobs@hraadvisors.com. Please do not call regarding this position.

Broadband Equity Partnership: Multiple Roles (Contract Work or Full Time, open to remote)

ABOUT US

The Broadband Equity Partnership is a mission-driven consultancy and program management team, empowering communities to shape their broadband future. Powered by HR&A Advisors and CTC Technology & Energy, we bring together a diverse national network of senior leaders and analysts. We take a transdisciplinary approach to:

  • helping local governments understand issues of digital disparity in their communities;
  • designing programs that promote broadband access, affordability, and adoption;
  • structuring public-private partnerships to reshape the broadband marketplace; and
  • redesigning governance systems to secure a more equitable digital future.

We work with visionary governments, nonprofits, and businesses who share our mission. We have primary offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC, with a presence in several other cities around the country.

CURRENT OPENINGS

We are currently looking for mission-driven, analytically-minded leaders and strategists to join our rapidly growing team across the country. Please view job descriptions for our current available opportunities on our website.

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.

Broadband Equity Partnership: Multiple Roles

ABOUT US

The Broadband Equity Partnership is a mission-driven consultancy and program management team, empowering communities to shape their broadband future. Powered by HR&A Advisors and CTC Technology & Energy, we bring together a diverse national network of senior leaders and analysts. We take a transdisciplinary approach to:

  • helping local governments understand issues of digital disparity in their communities;
  • designing programs that promote broadband access, affordability, and adoption;
  • structuring public-private partnerships to reshape the broadband marketplace; and
  • redesigning governance systems to secure a more equitable digital future.

We work with visionary governments, nonprofits, and businesses who share our mission. We have primary offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC, with a presence in several other cities around the country.

CURRENT OPENINGS

We are currently looking for mission-driven, analytically-minded leaders and strategists to join our rapidly growing team across the country. Please view job descriptions for our current available opportunities on our website.