Senior Analyst

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE ROLE | We are seeking candidates for a Senior Analyst position based in an HR&A office in Los Angeles, which serve clients nationally. Our analytical staff form the foundation of our team-oriented and collaborative structure and help to drive our data-driven approach to city building. 

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

Senior Analysts are mid-level professionals with 5 – 8 years of professional experience and own the substance of our client work products. They are responsible for complex modeling and analysis, program design, coordination with partner firms, and preparation of client deliverables and proposals. 

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

  • supporting project or program management and design 
  • planning and executing strategies and programs to close the digital divide 
  • developing digital products to measure impact and enable communities to locate resources 
  • conducting public policy analysis, market analysis, and case study research 
  • budgeting and financial modeling 
  • conducting community engagement outreach 
  • preparing pro formas for a range of uses and public-private structures 

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 providing training. 

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. Ideal Senior Analysts will bring a demonstrated capacity for leadership, critical thinking, creativity and other capabilities aligned with the roles and responsibilities described above, including: 

  • 5-8 years of professional experience in urban development, public administration, real estate finance, economic consulting, or a similar field. 
  • Demonstrated experience in complex data analysis, including financial modeling, statistical analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, and budgeting. 
  • Proficiency in synthesizing data and presenting findings clearly to internal executive leadership and external clients.  
  • Proven ability to manage and execute multiple projects simultaneously with a high level of precision and attention to detail. 
  • Experience in large-scale program design and management, particularly in areas related to digital equity, broadband infrastructure, or urban development.  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience preparing written reports, client presentations, and proposals. 
  • Experience managing project teams, mentoring junior staff, and taking ownership of project deliverables. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as Real Estate, Finance, Urban Planning, Economics, or Public Policy. 
  • Master’s degree in Real Estate Development (MRED), Business Administration (MBA), Urban Planning, Economics, or a related field is preferred. 

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

COMPENSATION | Senior Analyst candidates should have a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred, and 5 – 8 years professional experience. The base salary range for this position is $103,000 – $116,800, plus the opportunity for a discretionary year-end bonus. Where an offer falls inside this pay range is dependent on experience.  We offer competitive compensation packages, based on qualifications and experience. We are an employee-owned company, meaning you will have the opportunity to benefit from the firm’s growth over time through participation in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Each year, the firm will contribute funds to this long-term wealth-building account and may make contributions to other retirement accounts. We also provide a comprehensive benefits package that goes well beyond coverage of 90-95% of healthcare premiums, including dental and vision coverage.   

HOW TO APPLY | HR&A is committed to attracting and retaining a talented, diverse, and 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 here. If you have a digital portfolio, include a link within your cover letter. 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”). However, 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 

Analyst, Housing Finance Transactions

ABOUT US |   HR&A Advisors, Inc. (HR&A) is an employee-owned company advising public, private, non-profit, and philanthropic clients on how to increase opportunity and advance quality of life in cities.  We believe in creating vital places, building equitable and resilient communities, and improving people’s lives.        

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

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

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

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

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

THE OPPORTUNITY | HR&A’s Housing Practice is rapidly growing its housing fund and transaction work, which involves helping clients structure funds, develop investment strategies, identify partners, and execute transactions. Over the past three years, HR&A has facilitated the deployment of over $1.5 billion in housing investments from local governments and impact investors across the county.  This position will primarily support the design and implementation of affordable housing funds sponsored by local governments and impact investors including Amazon’s Housing Equity Fund, as well as structuring individual transactions on behalf of landowners and developers.  

THE PRACTICE | HR&A’s Housing Practice works at all levels of the housing ecosystem. We create housing plans and strategies based on local needs and priorities. We design and implement solutions, from inclusionary zoning policies to affordable housing investment funds. We also underwrite and close housing transactions on behalf of public and private sector clients.  This range of work, from planning to dealmaking, makes us better at designing policies and local housing plans that achieve their goals in practice and at integrating public incentives into individual projects. We enjoy understanding and working with the complexities of the housing market to advance the interests of all community members.  

THE ROLE | HR&A’s Housing Practice is seeking an Analyst to assist with the structuring, underwriting, and closing of loans and investments in mixed-income and affordable housing developments. This role can be based in our Washington, DC or Dallas office. The Analyst will work closely with Partners, Principals, Directors, and analytic staff in the Housing Practice across all of HR&A’s offices. Most work will be organized into small teams of three to five members. Teams are comprised of colleagues from across our offices. Day-to-day tasks will include:  

Transaction Management  

  • Assist Project Managers with the screening, underwriting, and closing of loans, grants, and investments in mixed-income and affordable housing developments.  
  • Evaluate requests for funding according to funders’ public policy, social impact, and financial feasibility guidelines. Make recommendations to Project Managers on decision to advance, decline, or negotiate with applicants.  
  • Draft screening memos, underwriting memos, and financial models for Project Manager and client review. Conduct market research to evaluate the feasibility of proposed rents and the difference between prevailing market rents and proposed affordable rents.  
  • Work with Project Managers, clients, and development teams to optimally structure affordable housing transactions.  
  • Conduct initial due diligence, review third-party reports, and analyze business terms in legal documents for review by Senior Analysts and Project Managers.  
  • Assist in the closing process by working with project sponsors, lenders, and other stakeholders such as public agencies and subsidy providers.  

Product Development  

  • Conduct market research to identify and size gaps in the existing affordable housing finance ecosystem in specific markets.  
  • Research innovative housing investment vehicles that enable solutions identified in policy and planning processes.  
  • Analyze investment terms that balance clients’ financial return thresholds, risk tolerance, and mission investing objectives.  
  • Support the negotiation of partnerships with other investors and public sector partners.  
  • Evaluate the feasibility of implementing and monitoring new investment vehicles.  
  • Organize workshops and outreach events with community, public sector, nonprofit and for-profit investors.  
  • Assist with request for proposal processes to select development partners.  
  • Support new business development opportunities through writing proposals and outreach to potential clients.  

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | Successful candidates will bring strong analytical, project management, and relationship management capabilities aligned with the roles and responsibilities described above, including:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate, Finance, Planning or another related field.  
  • Master’s in Real Estate Development (MRED) or a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) a plus.  
  • 2+ years of experience in Real Estate Development or Finance, preferably with affordable multifamily underwriting experience.  
  • Knowledge of common underwriting practices and procedures.  
  • Knowledge of housing and affordable housing related market forces including general real estate principles, supply and demand economics, and other multifamily demand drivers.  
  • Proficiency in real estate financial modeling. Experience with affordable housing finance is a plus.  
  • Experience synthesizing data and crafting a compelling narrative.  
  • Experience presenting to internal senior leadership and external clients.  

 

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

COMPENSATION | The annual base salary range for this position is $81,600 to $93,800, plus the opportunity for a discretionary 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 resume as a PDF document at https://hraadvisors.applytojob.com/apply/. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  

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. 

Analyst

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE ROLE | We are seeking candidates for an Analyst position to be based in an HR&A office in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Raleigh, or Washington D.C. Candidates for this role will be given opportunities to work on a range of projects with an emphasis on Broadband & Digital Equity work. Our Broadband & Digital Equity team serves as an extension of state and local governments’ broadband and digital equity efforts to design and manage large-scale programs to close the digital divide, funded largely by historic investments from the federal government and collaborations with philanthropy. The position provides significant opportunities for growth and diversity within the role as individual project portfolios change.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Senior Analyst (Contractor)

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

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

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

THE ROLE | We are seeking candidates for a Senior Analyst position based in an HR&A office in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Raleigh, or Washington D.C. which serve clients nationally. Our analytical staff form the foundation of our team-oriented and collaborative structure and help to drive our data-driven approach to city building.

Senior Analysts are mid-level professionals with 5 – 8 years of professional experience and own the substance of our client work products. They are responsible for complex modeling and analysis, program design, coordination with partner firms, and preparation of client deliverables and proposals.

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

  • market analysis
  • case study research
  • econometric modeling
  • community engagement
  • preparation of real estate pro formas for a range of uses and public-private structures
  • public policy analysis
  • support for project or program management and clients’ operational needs

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.

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

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | We are looking for candidates with strong quantitative and qualitative skills, a passion for urban development and policy, and a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities facing cities today. Our new team members will learn quickly, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, be hyper-organized, and be able to manage multiple assignments at once. They will think independently, act entrepreneurially, and pay attention to the details. Ideal Senior Analysts will bring a demonstrated capacity for leadership, critical thinking, and creativity.

COMPENSATION | Senior Analyst candidates should have a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred, and 5 – 8 years professional experience.

The base salary range for this position is $101,000 – $114,500. Where an offer falls inside the pay range is dependent on experience. We offer competitive compensation packages, based on qualifications and 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, and 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) here. If you have a digital portfolio, include a link within your cover letter. 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”). However, 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.

Senior Analyst

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE ROLE | We are seeking candidates for a Senior Analyst position based in an HR&A office in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Raleigh, or Washington D.C. which serve clients nationally. Our analytical staff form the foundation of our team-oriented and collaborative structure and help to drive our data-driven approach to city building.

Senior Analysts are mid-level professionals with 5 – 8 years of professional experience and own the substance of our client work products. They are responsible for complex modeling and analysis, program design, coordination with partner firms, and preparation of client deliverables and proposals.

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

  • market analysis
  • case study research
  • econometric modeling
  • community engagement
  • preparation of real estate pro formas for a range of uses and public-private structures
  • public policy analysis
  • support for project or program management and clients’ operational needs

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.

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

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | We are looking for candidates with strong quantitative and qualitative skills, a passion for urban development and policy, and a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities facing cities today. Our new team members will learn quickly, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, be hyper-organized, and be able to manage multiple assignments at once. They will think independently, act entrepreneurially, and pay attention to the details. Ideal Senior Analysts will bring a demonstrated capacity for leadership, critical thinking, and creativity.

COMPENSATION | Senior Analyst candidates should have a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred, and 5 – 8 years professional experience.

The base salary range for this position is $101,000 – $114,500. Where an offer falls inside the pay range is dependent on experience. We offer competitive compensation packages, based on qualifications and experience. We are an employee-owned company, meaning you will have the opportunity to benefit from the firm’s growth over time through participation in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Each year, the firm will contribute funds to this long-term wealth-building account and may make contributions to other retirement accounts. We also provide a comprehensive benefits package that goes well beyond coverage of 90-95% of healthcare premiums, dental and vision coverage.

HOW TO APPLY | HR&A is committed to attracting and retaining a talented, diverse, and 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) here. If you have a digital portfolio, include a link within your cover letter. 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”). However, 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.

Senior Analyst, 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. We support the creation of new development, transit-oriented-development, and economic development strategies. HR&A also helps clients think about who will benefit from development from the very beginning, and show them how to make more equitable projects, neighborhoods, and cities.

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

HR&A has offices in Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, Washington D.C., Raleigh, and Dallas. 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.

THE OPPORTUNITY | We are seeking a Senior Analyst candidate to join our New York office as part of our Inclusive Cities practice.

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 in meaningful, non-extractive ways, 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 legal system reform, 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/.

The Senior Analyst role is a mid-level opportunity for professionals with 4-6 years of professional experience. The Senior Analyst, alongside all analytical staff, forms the foundation of our team-oriented and collaborative structure and helps to drive our rigorous approach to our work. Day-to-day tasks range from project to project and often include:

  • Conducting policy research and analysis to help craft and support recommendations on behalf of our clients
  • Designing, conducting, and summarizing stakeholder interviews in support of our client’s objectives
  • Facilitating client and stakeholder meetings with clarity and inclusion
  • Helping execute community engagement projects in ways that are consistent with our values and approach
  • Managing stakeholder groups and commissions, in support of our projects
  • Deputy project managing and engaging with clients and, on certain projects, directing Research Analysts and Analysts on project-based task assignments and providing training support to them
  • Preparation of concise recommendation memos in areas from equitable economic development
  • Research in support of our equity in budgeting practice, which requires learning and then understanding how to read City and County budgets
  • Ability to quickly get up to speed on emerging practice areas and analytical methods, including climate, health and public safety

As individual project portfolios change, the Senior Analyst position provides significant opportunities for growth and diversity within the role.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | We are looking for candidates with strong quantitative and qualitative skills, a passion for urban development and policy, and a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities facing cities today. Our new team members will learn quickly, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; be hyper-organized; operate like data analysts; and be able to manage multiple assignments at once. They will think independently, act entrepreneurially, and pay attention to the details. Ideal candidates will bring a demonstrated capacity for leadership, experience or interest in real estate transactions and planning, critical thinking, and creativity.

Senior Analyst candidates should have a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred, 4-6 years professional experience.

ABOUT YOU | We are seeking an emerging leader who will bring:

  • Experience conducting rigorous policy analysis, data analysis, operational planning, implementation management, and meaningful community engagement in service of systems change and impact
  • Awareness of and urgency to learn more about how government functions to enrich our project implementation
  • Proven leadership abilities, including an approach that is innovative, collaborative, and decisive
  • Strong interpersonal skills that reflect honesty, integrity, respect, inspiration, and teamwork
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to write clearly, concisely, and compellingly, and to inspire confidence and passion with both internal and external audiences
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills that can engage multiple types of audiences
  • Experience with complex stakeholder and project management
  • Patience, a sense of humor, humility, and willingness to be a champion and inspire HR&A staff and Inclusive Cities practice as an intellectual and professional home within the firm

COMPENSATION | The annual salary range for this position is $101,000 to $114,500 plus the opportunity for a 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. For more information, please contact us at jobs@hraadvisors.com.

Administrative Coordinator, Broadband and Digital Equity (Part-time, Long-term Contractor)

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. For more information, review our 2022 progress report. For more information, visit our website at

THE ROLE | Administrative Coordinator, Broadband & Digital Equity (Part-time, Long-term Contractor)

HR&A is structured around practices that address many of the challenges facing cities today. Our Broadband & Digital Equity (BDE) Practice serves as an extension of state and local governments’ broadband and digital equity efforts to design and manage large-scale programs to close the digital divide, funded largely by historic investments from the federal government. The BDE Administrative Coordinator will work alongside our Growth, People, and Operations functions to support the Practice’s daily management and operations including:

  • Managing workflows and approval processes for all BDE Practice contracts including payment terms, compliance, legal review, and submission of required forms
  • Creating client invoices and managing accounts receivable records in coordination with HR&A’s accounting team to ensure accuracy and timely payment
  • Coordinating the use of vendor and subcontractor licenses and contracts across multiple BDE projects
  • Tracking and approving subcontractor and vendor invoices including determining cost allocations for invoices across multiple projects and workstreams
  • Handling all scheduling for Senior Leaders by fielding and prioritizing meeting requests from clients, staff, and vendors
  • Maintaining database of contacts for clients, subcontractors, vendors, and industry partners
  • Maintaining and updating tracking dashboards related to accounting, utilization, and cost allocation

This is a part-time (approximately 30 hours per week) contractor role with benefits through our employer of record, Magnit. Ideal candidates have exceptional attention to detail, proficiency with working across multiple projects, experience managing complex projects, accounting, and auditing processes, and outstanding communication skills.

SKILLS REQUIRED |

  • Experience working with executives in a fast-paced, dynamic professional environment
  • Experience in managing complex calendar schedules and travel arrangements
  • Proficiency with record keeping, basic accounting, and auditing
  • Ability to review and manage complex contract structures and processes
  • Ability to forecast and prioritize needs
  • Ability to handle matters proactively, expeditiously, and judiciously
  • Must-have ability to follow-through on tasks or projects, perform quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC), and advance them on behalf of the senior leaders
  • Have outstanding organizational and time management skills, including the ability to multitask
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills (including MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) are required.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Event coordination skills preferred

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS | Two-three years of work experience supporting management. An associate or bachelor’s degree is preferred. Professional services firm (consulting) experience is preferred.

COMPENSATION | The hourly rate for this role is $29 to $35 an hour commensurate with experience. This position is a part-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 LGBT community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please visit HR&A’s website at https://www.hraadvisors.com/contractor-roles/

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and HR&A is looking to fill the positions as soon as possible.

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.

Senior Analyst, Digital Equity Program

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

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

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

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

The Senior Analyst, Digital Equity Programs will support the design, development, and delivery of Statewide Digital Equity Plans as well as state, municipal, and community-based programs. Senior Analysts are ambitious mid-level professionals with at least 5-8 years of professional experience who own the substance of our client work products and will establish themselves as experts in the field.  The Senior Analyst, Digital Equity Programs will be dedicated to HR&A’s Broadband & Digital Equity Practice, with a passion for delivering equitable outcomes of internet access in communities across the country. Primary tasks may include, but will not be limited to:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A clear passion for and experience in digital equity policy and programs
  • Experience with promoting systems change in government and economic empowerment, as well as capacity-building in community anchor institutions and community-based organizations
  • At least 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, 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
  • Exceptional ability to engage with and earn the trust of local leaders, community leaders, and businesses on complex broadband issues
  • Desire to help build the Broadband & Digital Equity team’s consulting and program management business, improving the quality of our work and expanding our impact

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

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

Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document at 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 Associate, 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 Associates to support Program Management Offices (PMOs) in the States of California, New York, 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 two to five 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
  • 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
  • A clear passion for and experience with digital inclusion, broadband, systems change in government, education, or economic empowerment, or large-scale infrastructure programs
  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) with a focus on public policy, economics, business administration, or other closely related fields
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative skills; 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, critical thinking, and creativity
  • Ability to engage with and earn the trust of government leaders and diverse program stakeholders

COMPENSATION | The annual salary range for this position is $80,000 to $92,000. Where an offer falls inside the pay range is dependent on experience.  This position is a full-time temporary contractor role for a maximum of three years that works alongside HR&A teams, where employment is via HR&A’s employment partner, Magnit.  Magnit benefits include health and wellness benefits 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.