Director, Civic Engagement 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 and its partners in State and local governments, Tribal governments, community anchor institutions and nonprofits, and technology businesses will spend nearly $200 billion over the next decade to transform the nation’s broadband infrastructure and advance digital inclusion programs to achieve digital equity. Over the next year, this work includes expansive statewide planning campaigns, as well as municipal and community-based planning efforts, with a goal of ensuring 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 a Director of Civic Engagement Programs to work nation-wide across our project teams to design, lead, and manage expansive civic engagement campaigns that elevate the voices of historically marginalized communities in the decision-making process for State and local governments.

Ideal candidates will have deep experience in successful execution of civic engagement strategies that are inclusive, multi-pronged, and comprehensive in collecting input that will inform public program design and prioritization, including with local governments, community-based organizations, advocacy organizations, households and businesses experiencing inequitable access to technology, and other stakeholder groups. Knowledge of local, regional, or national stakeholder ecosystems and mobilization opportunities are key to this role. Candidates should have experience engaging the following populations, defined in the Digital Equity Act of 2021, including: Aging individuals, Incarcerated or formerly incarcerating individuals, Veterans , Individuals with disabilities, Individuals with a language barrier, including individuals who are English learners or have low levels of literacy, Individuals who are members of a racial or ethnic minority group, Individuals who primarily resident in a rural area.

The Director of Civic Engagement Programs will be dedicated to HR&A’s Broadband & Digital Equity Practice, and primary responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and managing civic engagement programs including conducting workshops, focus groups, information sessions, surveys, and other public-facing programs, strengthening digital equity ecosystems in communities across the country
  • Managing the team’s CRM and practice-wide relationships with civic engagement partners both locally and nationally, including developing stronger partnerships with organizations that serve specific populations with demonstrated digital equity needs, providing them with stronger platforms and content to mobilize grassroots digital equity organizing
  • Shaping Statewide and Local Digital Equity Plans and program designs that foster broadband adoption – including subscriptions for internet services, device distribution programs, and digital skills building – and ensure that public investments lead to more equitable economic, educational, healthcare, workforce, essential services, and other social infrastructure outcomes
  • Developing new programs for reaching historically marginalized populations that can be supported by forthcoming government, philanthropic, and institutional grant opportunities

Preferred qualifications:

  • At least eight to twelve years of experience in successful execution of civic engagement programs that are inclusive, multi-pronged, and comprehensive in collecting input that will inform public program design and prioritization, including an exceptional ability to provide quantitative data from engagement programs to drive government decision-making
  • A clear passion for digital equity, economic empowerment, and systems change in government and community empowerment
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in digital inclusion programming, advancing broadband adoption, and/or community-based empowerment programs
  • Deep understanding of and experience with government operations at the state and local levels
  • Experience advancing projects through local, county, and or state government processes such as procurements, budgeting, governance planning, and public engagement
  • Substantial project management experience leading multiple fast-paced, collaborative teams simultaneously that include scoping, structuring, creating, reviewing deliverables, and producing high-quality on-time results
  • Demonstrated capacity for leadership, mentorship, critical thinking, and creativity
  • Desire to build the Broadband & Digital Equity practice by leading engagements, training staff, promulgating best practices nationally, and advancing thought leadership
  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) with a focus on public policy, economics, urban planning, business, or other closely related fields

COMPENSATION | The annual salary range for this position is $126,500 to $143,500.   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 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.

Director, Broadband in Affordable Housing 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 | 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 public and private funds to connect some of the lowest-income residents to high-speed internet and prevent repeating historical geographical patterns of under-investment. The Director, Affordable Housing Programs in our Broadband and Digital Equity Team will lead the design, development, and delivery of new programs to support Broadband and Digital Equity in affordable housing – a portfolio of impact designed to reach more than five million homes across the United States.

Day-to-day tasks will require managing internal and external teams to complete complex assignments including strategic planning; community, government and industry engagement and relationship-building; data analysis and case study research; program design and operations; evaluation and impact analysis; real estate and financial analysis; and public policy analysis. The Director will develop, review, and present client deliverables including memos, reports, financial models, and presentations, and may also support the development of marketing materials, proposals for new projects, and other business development pursuits.

The Director, Broadband in Affordable Housing should have experience in the affordable housing industry and a passion for delivering greater economic opportunity, essential services, and quality of life for residents of affordable housing. Affordable Housing and primary tasks will include:

  • Managing the designing and implementation of programs to deliver affordable, reliable broadband in affordable housing, and the provision of digital inclusion services
  • Building relationships across the affordable housing industry and its broader service provider ecosystem to promote the adoption of broadband and digital inclusion services
  • Developing a deep understanding of the internet service provider and managed service provider landscape for affordable housing portfolios
  • Managing the drafting and negotiation of relevant contracts, grant agreements, requests for proposals and other solicitations, as well as leading the review of applications and making recommendations for funding
  • Scoping, structuring, creating, and reviewing client deliverables, and producing high-quality on-time results
  • Collaborating with the firm’s digital equity data team, public-private partnership team, affordable housing team, civic engagement team, and other teammates to shape program development and delivery
  • Promulgating best practices for Broadband and Digital Equity in affordable housing nationally, including supporting new business development pursuits

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working within affordable housing programs or agencies
  • A clear passion for digital equity, economic empowerment, and systems change in government; experience with broadband deployments and digital inclusion programs preferred but not required
  • Experience advancing projects through local, county, and/or state government processes such as procurements, budgeting, governance planning, and public engagement
  • Substantial project management experience working across multiple fast-paced, collaborative teams simultaneously that include scoping, structuring, creating, reviewing deliverables, and producing high-quality on-time results
  • Exceptional ability to engage with and earn the trust of local leaders, community leaders, and businesses on complex broadband issues
  • Exceptionally strong quantitative and qualitative skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated capacity for leadership, mentorship, critical thinking, and creativity
  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) with a focus on public policy, economics, urban planning, business, or other closely related fields

COMPENSATION | The annual salary range for this position is $126,500 to $143,500.  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 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.

Program Manager, State Government 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 | We are currently seeking Program Managers to support Program Management Offices (PMOs) in the States of California and Texas; selected candidates may be dedicated to one of these states, while also collaborating with our program management teams across other geographies to advance continuous improvement of our program management systems and processes. Ideal candidates have exceptional attention to detail, project management skills, including engaging in multiple workstreams, and experience working closely with government agencies. While a preference will be given to candidates with experience in broadband or digital equity programs, many members of our PMOs do not have such backgrounds and instead are impact-driven former management consultants or employees of government agencies, nonprofits, and mission-oriented businesses with a drive for making government more effective for historically marginalized communities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least five to eight years of experience in 1) government service or the broadband or economic and community development industries, or 2) management consulting or other client-facing professional services
  • Substantial project management experience, working on or leading fast-paced, collaborative teams that include maintaining program management dashboards, as well as scoping, structuring, creating, and reviewing deliverables, and producing high-quality, on-time results
  • Exceptional organization skills, attention to detail, and an ability to work as a team player to ensure that program operations run smoothly and exceed expectations
  • Exceptional ability to engage with and earn the trust of local leaders, community leaders, and businesses on complex broadband issues
  • A clear passion for and experience with digital inclusion, broadband, systems change in government, education, or economic empowerment, or large-scale infrastructure programs
  • Deep understanding of and experience with government operations at the State, regional, and local levels, ideally in California or Texas, and experience advancing projects in through state or local government processes such as procurements, budgeting, governance planning, and civic engagement
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; proficiency with PowerPoint, Excel, and Word; and the ability to manage multiple assignments at once
  • Demonstrated capacity for leadership, mentorship, critical thinking, and creativity
  • Desire to build the Broadband & Digital Equity practice by leading engagements, training staff, and advancing thought leadership
  • Demonstrated capacity for leadership, critical thinking, and creativity
  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) with a focus on public policy, economics, business administration, or other closely related fields

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, 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.

 

Director, Broadband in Affordable Housing Programs

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 Los Angeles, we have guided hundreds of clients in transforming real estate and economic development concepts, and public infrastructure, 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 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.

Hear more about the HR&A experience from our employees.

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

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 public and private funds to connect some of the lowest-income residents to high-speed internet and prevent repeating historical geographical patterns of under-investment. The Director, Affordable Housing Programs in our Broadband and Digital Equity Team will lead the design, development, and delivery of new programs to support broadband and digital equity in affordable housing – a portfolio of impact designed to reach more than five million homes across the United States.

Day-to-day tasks will require managing internal and external teams to complete complex assignments including strategic planning; community, government and industry engagement and relationship-building; data analysis and case study research; program design and operations; evaluation and impact analysis; real estate and financial analysis; and public policy analysis. The Director will develop, review, and present client deliverables including memos, reports, financial models, and presentations, and may also support the development of marketing materials, proposals for new projects, and other business development pursuits.  

The Director, Broadband in Affordable Housing should have experience in the affordable housing industry and a passion for delivering greater economic opportunity, essential services, and quality of life for residents of affordable housing. Affordable Housing and primary tasks will include: 

  • Managing the designing and implementation of programs to deliver affordable, reliable broadband in affordable housing, and the provision of digital inclusion services
  • Building relationships across the affordable housing industry and its broader service provider ecosystem to promote the adoption of broadband and digital inclusion services
  • Developing a deep understanding of the internet service provider and managed service provider landscape for affordable housing portfolios
  • Managing the drafting and negotiation of relevant contracts, grant agreements, requests for proposals and other solicitations, as well as leading the review of applications and making recommendations for funding
  • Scoping, structuring, creating, and reviewing client deliverables, and producing high-quality on-time results  
  • Collaborating with the firm’s digital equity data team, public-private partnership team, affordable housing team, civic engagement team, and other teammates to shape program development and delivery
  • Promulgating best practices for broadband and digital equity in affordable housing nationally, including supporting new business development pursuits

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working within affordable housing programs or agencies
  • A clear passion for digital equity, economic empowerment, and systems change in government; experience with broadband deployments and digital inclusion programs preferred but not required
  • Experience advancing projects through local, county, and/or state government processes such as procurements, budgeting, governance planning, and public engagement 
  • Substantial project management experience working across multiple fast-paced, collaborative teams simultaneously that include scoping, structuring, creating, reviewing deliverables, and producing high-quality on-time results  
  • Exceptional ability to engage with and earn the trust of local leaders, community leaders, and businesses on complex broadband issues 
  • Exceptionally strong quantitative and qualitative skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills  
  • Demonstrated capacity for leadership, mentorship, critical thinking, and creativity   
  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) with a focus on public policy, economics, urban planning, business, or other closely related fields

COMPENSATION | The annual salary range for this position is $126,500 to $143,500 plus opportunity for year-end bonus.  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 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.  

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.

Senior Program Manager, State Government Programs

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 Los Angeles, we have guided hundreds of clients in transforming real estate and economic development concepts, and public infrastructure, 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 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.

Hear more about the HR&A experience from our employees.

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

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 | We are currently seeking Senior Program Managers either to be dedicated to our work in the States of California and Texas, or to work on program management across multiple states, and to advance continuous improvement of our program management systems and processes nationwide. 

Preferred qualifications: 

  • At least eight to twelve years of experience in 1) government service or the broadband or economic and community development industries, or 2) management consulting or other client-facing professional services 
  • Substantial project management experience leading fast-paced, collaborative teams that include developing and maintaining program management dashboards, as well as scoping, structuring, creating, and reviewing deliverables, and producing high-quality, on-time results  
  • Exceptional organization skills, attention to detail, and an ability to work as a team player to ensure that program operations run smoothly and exceed expectations 
  • Exceptional ability to engage with and earn the trust of local leaders, community leaders, and businesses on complex broadband issues 
  • A clear passion for and experience with digital inclusion, broadband, systems change in government, education, or economic empowerment, or large-scale infrastructure programs
  • Deep understanding of and experience with government operations at the State, regional, and local levels, ideally in California or Texas, and experience advancing projects in through state or local government processes such as procurements, budgeting, governance planning, and civic engagement 
  • Demonstrated capacity for leadership, mentorship, critical thinking, and creativity  
  • Desire to build the Broadband & Digital Equity practice by leading engagements, training staff, and advancing thought leadership 
  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) with a focus on public policy, economics, business administration, or other closely related fields

Ideal candidates have exceptional attention to detail, project management skills, including engaging in multiple workstreams, and experience working closely with government agencies. While a preference will be given to candidates with experience in broadband or digital equity programs, many members of our PMOs do not have such backgrounds and instead are impact-driven former management consultants or employees of government agencies, nonprofits, and mission-oriented businesses with a drive for making government more effective for historically marginalized communities.  We are currently seeking Senior Program Managers either to be dedicated to our work in the States of California and Texas, or to work on program management across multiple states, and to advance continuous improvement of our program management systems and processes nationwide. 

COMPENSATION | The annual salary range for this position is $126,500 to $143,500 plus opportunity for year-end bonus.  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 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.

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.

Principal, Inclusive Cities

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 Los Angeles, we have guided hundreds of clients in transforming real estate and economic development concepts, and public infrastructure, 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 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.    

Hear more about the HR&A experience from our staff  

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

THE WORK| HR&A’s Inclusive Cities practice leverages our deep understanding of government, knowledge of local and private economic forces, and analytical rigor to promote social and economic justice.  

We center racial equity and economic justice in economic development, policy and planning. We help our clients to identify who will benefit from economic development initiatives and show them how to design and execute more equitable projects, neighborhoods, and cities. We engage communities and grassroots organizations through deep engagement, and through that process, we build new trust and durable partnerships. We launch new programs and community-driven projects to increase awareness and participation in our civic discourse, which is essential to shifting traditional economic development paradigms. We embolden visionary public servants with the tools they need to embed equity into their policy and practice. We serve as a bridge between ideas and implementation in truly changing systems, from workforce development to criminal justice, so that lives are changed for the better. 

To learn more about the Inclusive Cities practice and recent/current projects, visit https://www.hraadvisors.com/inclusive-cities/. 

ABOUT YOU |  

  • At least 10 years of relevant work experience, including working with public sector leaders and/or community-based organizations at the city, county, state, and/or federal level. 
  • Knowledge of the issues confronting Southern California, local stakeholders, and issue areas of the Inclusive Cities practice; with additional emphasis for candidates that bring demonstrated creditability with Southern California public, philanthropic, and community-based organizations 
  • Proven leadership abilities marked by being innovative, collaborative, decisive; and possess a reputation for getting things done;   
  • Quantitative expertise and the ability to interpret technical analysis to serve our clients, including an understanding of its limitations and a commitment to using it to quantify the ways in which inequity persists in cities and to project the impact of new policies and programs. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills that reflect honesty, integrity, respect, inspiration and teamwork 
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to inspire confidence and passion with both internal and external audiences 
  • Strong budgeting and financial management skills 
  • Ability to “manage up” and meet the demands and agendas of multiple executive leads, while giving them honest and direct advice to advance firm initiatives and manage risk.  
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills before multiple types of audiences 
  • Experience with complex stakeholder and project management 
  • Patience, a sense of humor, humility, and willingness to be a leader and inspire HR&A staff and Inclusive Cities practice as an intellectual and professional home within the firm; and to facilitate full participation and leadership by staff and partners alike. 

THE ROLE | HR&A Advisors is seeking a leader to join our Los Angeles office and help build our Inclusive Cities practice. Strong candidates will bring 10 years of experience in a field that intersects with urban policy and planning, deep history and strong connections in Los Angeles, and an understanding of the interrelated systems that perpetuate racial disparity and inequitable economic development. The Principal, Inclusive Cities will identify and manage projects, build new relationships, and find creative ways to be of service to a diverse list of clients. The Principal will serve as a thought partner in the development of Partner Judy Taylor’s work on economic development and anti-displacement strategies, value capture, transit-orient development, and wealth generation as well as support the growth of Partner Andrea Batista Schlesinger’s Inclusive Cities practice. HR&A’s Inclusive Cities practice centers racial equity and economic justice in economic development, policy, and planning. Leveraging analytic rigor and meaningful community engagement, we work with partners inside and outside of government to disrupt the traditional processes of economic development, build greater political power for marginalized communities, increase accountability of local governments, and institutionalize mechanisms for more just and equitable cities. We welcome candidates who crave impact and thrive in mission-driven, stimulating environments. 

At HR&A, Principals manage multiple projects and business development efforts concurrently. Project timelines and scopes are highly variable at HR&A and often span between several weeks and several months, with Principals managing between three and six projects at a given time. They will be responsible for:  

  • Creating project work plans,  
  • Managing project budgets,  
  • Directing the analytical work of project teams,  
  • Ensuring the quality and timeliness of deliverables,  
  • And developing productive working relationships with clients.  

 Responsibilities of the Inclusive Cities Principal will also include: 

  • Close partnership with Los Angeles Office Partners to support the growth, strategy, and concurrent priorities of the Inclusive Cities practice.  
  • Serve as a leader in the Inclusive Cities practice by building external and internal relationships, identifying and implementing new project types and services that can help serve those on the front lines in the work to make cities equitable and just.  
  • Represent HR&A and the Inclusive Cities practice externally at events, professional associations, and in networks.  
  • Develop and manage tools and methodologies that support the growth of the Inclusive Cities practice and upend traditional approaches to economic development consulting such that the firm’s overall work and other practice areas are enriched.  
  • Engage in internal firmwide activities that advance HR&A’s commitment to Anti-Racism. 
  • Train and mentor staff across the firm, including in multiple offices. 

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | We are looking for candidates with management and leadership experience in the public, private, or non-profit sector, brings deep curiosity about the challenges facing cities today, and a passion for equity and systems change.  

Successful candidates:  

  • Possess exceptional critical thinking skills, a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities of economic opportunity, quality of life, and the built environment, and a commitment to proactively address and advance racial justice, equity, and anti-racism. 
  • Have a deep understanding of the social, political and economic context of the Los Angeles region. 
  • Bring a strong background and/or foundation in economic development, public policy, city government, real estate analysis or nonprofit management as an important reference point for our work. 
  • Bring experience in consulting or comparable client-facing functions in a relevant field and/or a leadership setting within a social justice-focused organization or local government agency such that they can demonstrate ability to manage multiple projects at one time in ways that are impactful, adaptive, persuasive. 
  • Experience managing fast-paced, collaborative project teams. 
  • Possess substantial writing and presentation skills, sufficient poise for direct client interaction, and mentorship capabilities.  
  • Are ambitious and creative about new ways in which our firm’s knowledge and expertise can be deployed.  

COMPENSATION | The salary range for this position is $149,500 – 172,000. 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, and 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 LGBTQ 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) online at https://hraadvisors.applytojob.com/apply/. 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. Communications”). 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.  

 

Principal, Broadband and Digital Equity

ABOUT US | HR&A advises public, private, non-profit, and civic clients on how to increase opportunity and improve quality of life in cities. We believe in creating vital places, building more equitable and resilient communities, and improving people’s lives. HR&A helps clients turn vision into action by analyzing, strategizing, and implementing solutions to solve some of the most complex challenges facing cities today, such as climate change, affordable housing, broadband access, and workforce development.

HR&A has offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Raleigh, and Washington D.C. We are former government officials, non-profit executives, developers, planners, lawyers, architects, and economists from a variety of backgrounds, nationalities, and life experiences.

You can learn more about our work at www.hraadvisors.com/news/

THE PRACTICE | HR&A’s Broadband and Digital Equity team 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, a partnership that HR&A has with CTC Technology & Energy.

At an historic moment for broadband and digital equity, with estimates of nearly $200 billion in public and private investment in the next decade, our broadband and digital equity practice is at the forefront of planning, managing, and delivering innovative infrastructure and digital equity programs across the nation, from New York to California, Chicago to Miami. Our work results in the implementation of new public-private partnerships and government- or community-led digital equity programs that prioritize service to communities who need it most. As we help to build capacity in the nation’s public interest broadband ecosystem, we center racial equity and economic justice, helping our clients to identify who will benefit from broadband development initiatives and show them how to design and execute more equitable programs that build stronger neighborhoods and economies.

ABOUT YOU 

  • At least 10-12 years of relevant work experience, including working with public sector leaders and/or community-based organizations at the city, county, state, and/or federal level.
  • Deep knowledge of and experience with broadband infrastructure and digital equity programs
  • Proven leadership abilities marked by being innovative, collaborative, decisive; a reputation for getting things done;
  • Fluency with data, including an understanding of its limitations and a commitment to using it to quantify the ways in which inequity persists in communities and to project the impact of new policies and programs
  • Strong interpersonal skills that reflect honesty, integrity, respect, inspiration and teamwork
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to inspire confidence and passion with both internal and external audiences
  • Advanced planning skills, including an ability to think strategically on both organizational and systemic levels over short and long-term horizons
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills before multiple types of audiences
  • Experience with complex stakeholder and project management, including the dynamics of the role of a consultant
  • Patience, a sense of humor, humility, and willingness to be a leader and inspire HR&A staff and develop the Broadband and Digital Equity practice as an intellectual and professional home within the firm; and to facilitate full participation and leadership by staff and partners alike.

THE ROLE | We are seeking a Principal to join us in to lead work around the country, ideally based in an HR&A Office in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, Raleigh, or Washington, DC. The Principal will manage large-scale Broadband and Digital Equity projects in ways that maximize the impact of our clients’ work; they will be a leader in the practice internally and externally.

At HR&A, Principals manage multiple projects and business development efforts concurrently. Project timelines and scopes are highly variable at HR&A and often span between several weeks and several years, with Principals managing between three and six projects at a given time. Principals are responsible for:

  • Creating project work plans
  • Managing project budgets
  • Directing the analytical work of project teams
  • Ensuring the quality and timeliness of deliverables
  • Developing productive working relationships with clients

Responsibilities of the Broadband and Digital Equity Principal will also include:

  • Close partnership with the Managing Partner to support the growth, strategy, and concurrent priorities of the Broadband and Digital Equity practice
  • Serve as a leader in the practice by building external and internal relationships, as well as identifying and implementing new project types and services that can help serve those on the front lines in the work to close the digital divide
  • Represent HR&A and the Broadband and Digital Equity practice externally at events, professional associations, and in networks
  • Develop and manage tools and methodologies that support the growth of the practice such that the firm’s overall work and other practice areas are enriched
  • Engage in internal firmwide activities that advance HR&A’s commitment to Anti-Racism
  • Train and mentor staff across the practice, including in multiple offices and remotely

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | We are looking for candidates with management and leadership experience in the public, private, or non-profit sector, deep curiosity about the broadband and digital equity challenges facing communities today, and a passion for equity, economic development, and systems change.

Successful candidates:

  • Possess exceptional critical thinking skills, a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities of broadband and digital equity work, a data-driven and implementation-oriented mindset, and a commitment to proactively address and advance racial justice, equity, and anti-racism
  • Bring a strong background and/or foundation in public policy, economic development, city, state, or federal government, political campaigns, or nonprofit or institutional management as an important reference point for our work
  • Bring experience in consulting or comparable client-facing functions in a relevant field and/or a leadership setting such that they can demonstrate ability to manage multiple projects at one time in ways that are impactful, adaptive, and persuasive
  • Experience managing fast-paced, collaborative project teams
  • Possess substantial writing and presentation skills, sufficient poise for direct client interaction, and mentorship capabilities
  • Are ambitious and creative about new ways in which our firm’s knowledge and expertise can be deployed

COMPENSATION | The salary range for this position is $143,839 – $165,469. 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, and 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 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 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.

Principal, Inclusive Cities

ABOUT US | HR&A advises public, private, non-profit, and civic clients on how to increase opportunity and improve quality of life in cities. We believe in creating vital places, building more equitable and resilient communities, and improving people’s lives. HR&A helps clients turn vision into action by analyzing, strategizing, and implementing solutions to solve some of the most complex challenges facing cities today, such as climate change, affordable housing, broadband access, and workforce development.

HR&A has offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Raleigh, and Washington D.C. We are former city officials, non-profit executives, developers, planners, lawyers, architects, and economists from a variety of backgrounds, nationalities, and life experiences.

You can learn more about our work here.

THE PRACTICE | HR&A’s Inclusive Cities practice leverage our deep understanding of government, knowledge of local and private economic forces, and analytical rigor to promote social and economic justice.

We center racial equity and economic justice in economic development, policy and planning. We help our clients to identify who will benefit from economic development initiatives and show them how to design and execute more equitable projects, neighborhoods, and cities. We engage communities and grassroots organizations through deep engagement, and through that process, we build new trust and durable partnerships. We launch new programs and community-driven projects to increase awareness and participation in our civic discourse, which is essential to shifting traditional economic development paradigms. We embolden visionary public servants with the tools they need to embed equity into their policy and practice. We serve as a bridge between ideas and implementation in truly changing systems, from workforce development to criminal justice, so that lives are changed for the better.

To learn more about the Inclusive Cities practice and recent/current projects, visit https://www.hraadvisors.com/inclusive-cities/.

ABOUT YOU |

  • At least 10 years of relevant work experience, including working with public sector leaders and/or community-based organizations at the city, county, state, and/or federal level.
  • Knowledge of the issues confronting Southern California, local stakeholders, and issue areas of the Inclusive Cities practice; with additional emphasis for candidates that bring demonstrated creditability with Southern California public, philanthropic, and community-based organizations
  • Proven leadership abilities marked by being innovative, collaborative, decisive; and possess a reputation for getting things done;
  • Fluency with data, including an understanding of its limitations and a commitment to using it to quantify the ways in which inequity persists in cities and to project the impact of new policies and programs
  • Strong interpersonal skills that reflect honesty, integrity, respect, inspiration and teamwork
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to inspire confidence and passion with both internal and external audiences
  • Advanced planning skills, including an ability to think strategically on both organizational and systemic levels over short and long-term horizons
  • Strong budgeting and financial management skills
  • Ability to “Manage up” and meet the demands and agendas of multiple executive leads, while giving them honest and direct advice to advance firm initiatives and manage risk.
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills before multiple types of audiences
  • Experience with complex stakeholder and project management
  • Patience, a sense of humor, humility, and willingness to be a leader and inspire HR&A staff and Inclusive Cities practice as an intellectual and professional home within the firm; and to facilitate full participation and leadership by staff and partners alike.

THE ROLE | 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.

At HR&A, Principals manage multiple projects and business development efforts concurrently. Project timelines and scopes are highly variable at HR&A and often span between several weeks and several months, with Principals managing between three and six projects at a given time. They will be responsible for:

  • Creating project work plans,
  • Managing project budgets,
  • Directing the analytical work of project teams,
  • Ensuring the quality and timeliness of deliverables,
  • And developing productive working relationships with clients.

Responsibilities of the Inclusive Cities Principal will also include:

  • Close partnership with Los Angeles Office Partners to support the growth, strategy, and concurrent priorities of the Inclusive Cities practice.
  • Serve as a leader in the Inclusive Cities practice by building external and internal relationships, identifying and implementing new project types and services that can help serve those on the front lines in the work to make cities equitable and just.
  • Represent HR&A and the Inclusive Cities practice externally at events, professional associations, and in networks.
  • Develop and manage tools and methodologies that support the growth of the Inclusive Cities practice and upend traditional approaches to economic development consulting such that the firm’s overall work and other practice areas are enriched.
  • Engage in internal firmwide activities that advance HR&A’s commitment to Anti-Racism.
  • Train and mentor staff across the firm, including in multiple offices.

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | We are looking for candidates with management and leadership experience in the public, private, or non-profit sector, brings deep curiosity about the challenges facing cities today, and a passion for equity and systems change.

Successful candidates:

  • Possess exceptional critical thinking skills, a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities of economic opportunity, quality of life, and the built environment, and a commitment to proactively address and advance racial justice, equity, and anti-racism.
  • Have a deep understanding of the social, political and economic context of the Los Angeles region.
  • Bring a strong background and/or foundation in public policy, economic development, city government, political campaigns, or nonprofit management as an important reference point for our work.
  • Bring experience in consulting or comparable client-facing functions in a relevant field and/or a leadership setting within a social justice-focused organization or local government agency such that they can demonstrate ability to manage multiple projects at one time in ways that are impactful, adaptive, persuasive.
  • Experience managing fast-paced, collaborative project teams.
  • Possess substantial writing and presentation skills, sufficient poise for direct client interaction, and mentorship capabilities.
  • Are ambitious and creative about new ways in which our firm’s knowledge and expertise can be deployed.

 

COMPENSATION | The starting salary for this position is $143,900. 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, and 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 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.