Housing Finance Manager

HR&A’s Housing Practice is seeking a Housing Finance Manager to manage the underwriting and negotiations of investments in mixed-income and affordable housing developments. This role will be based in our Washington, DC office or the San Francisco Bay Area.

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 Housing Practice works at all levels of the housing ecosystem: federal policy local housing plans and strategy, and financing structures, and executing individual transactions. This range of work 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.

Our rapidly expanding practice is evolving to support affordable housing funds and transactions. Our work ranges from supporting municipalities to private sector clients looking to deploy capital in the affordable housing market. This work involves helping structure funds, develop investment strategies, identify partners and supporting transactions.

THE ROLE | HR&A’s Housing Practice is seeking a Housing Finance Manager to manage the underwriting and negotiations of investments in mixed-income and affordable housing developments. This role will be based in our Washington, DC office or the San Francisco Bay Area. The Housing Finance Manager will be part of the Housing Practice and work closely with the lead Partner, Principals and Analysts in the practice. Most work will be organized into small teams of three to five staff. Project teams are comprised of colleagues from across our offices. Day-to-day tasks will include:

Transaction Management

  • Manage relationship with clients (public funding agencies, mission-motivated investors, landowners developers, lenders, equity and other stakeholders involved in the creation and preservation of mixed-income and affordable housing.
  • Manage one to two real estate Analysts providing support on the negotiation and underwriting process.
  • Responsible for the intake of detailed loan applications and supporting documentation required for initial assessment and full underwriting.
  • Work with development teams to determine optimal deal structure for transactions.
  • Conduct underwriting necessary to render decisions for investments that have both financial and mission requirements (affordability, investment in specific communities, etc.).
  • Produce underwriting memos and recommendations based on engagement with client and investment terms.
  • Review and approve third party due diligence reports.
  • Effectively present analysis and approval recommendations to internal investment committee and to clients.
  • Negotiate final terms and conditions of project financing.
  • Coordinate the closing process by working with the developer, lenders, legal counsel, and other funding sources such as public agencies and subsidy provider.

Product Development

  • Develop innovative housing investment vehicles that enable solutions identified in policy and planning processes.
  • Work with current and potential clients to establish investment terms that balance financial return thresholds, risk tolerance and mission investing objectives.
  • Conduct market research to identify and size gaps in the existing housing finance market for affordable and mixed-income housing.
  • 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.
  • Run 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 quantitative and qualitative skills aligned with the roles and responsibilities described above, including:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate, Finance, Planning or another related field;
  • Masters in Real Estate Development (MRED) or a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) a plus;
  • 3-5 years of experience in Real Estate, Planning, Development, and Finance;
  • 3+ years of experience in multifamily underwriting, either market rate or affordable;
  • Thorough 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
  • A high degree of proficiency in real estate financial modeling, experience with affordable housing finance is a plus;
  • Comfort synthesizing data and crafting a compelling narrative;
  • Comfort presenting to internal senior leadership and external clients;
  • Strong project management experience, including professional and interpersonal communication skills aligned with guiding a team.

COMPENSATION | The annual salary range for this position is $143,840 to $165,470. We offer competitive compensation packages, based on qualifications and experience. We are an employee-owned company, meaning you will have the opportunity to benefit from the firm’s growth over time through participation in our Employee Stock Options Plan. Each year, the firm will contribute funds to this long-term wealth-building account and may make contributions to other retirement accounts. We also provide a comprehensive benefits package that goes well beyond coverage of 90-95% of healthcare premiums, dental and vision coverage. For more details, visit https://www.hraadvisors.com/career-opportunities/.

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

Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document (maximum of 2 pages) at https://hraadvisors.applytojob.com/apply/. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications without a cover lever will not be reviewed.

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

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

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

Special Assistant to the Executive Office

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 DC. 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.

ABOUT YOU | You have a passion for cities and improving people’s lives and a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities facing communities today. You have a demonstrated capacity for project management, critical thinking, and creativity. You bring a consistent track record of delivering results and executing with excellence. You are excited to dive into projects and drive initiatives that help the leadership team achieve the firm’s mission. You possess impeccable communications skills, outstanding people and stakeholder management skills, and rigorous execution abilities. You have a can-do, get-things-done mentality and an entrepreneurial spirit. While you apply excellent analytical skills, you have a strong bias towards action. You thrive in a dynamic environment working at a fast pace with diverse team members across multiple areas. You are results-driven, quick-thinking, and quick-acting. You have a high E.Q. and a strong sense of fun and humor.

THE ROLE | HR&A seeks a full-time Special Assistant who reports directly to the Chief of Staff and supports the Office of the CEO and President.

To advance internal, firm-wide strategic initiatives, you will provide project management, project support, and administrative support, working closely with the full executive management team, the larger senior leadership team, and various project teams. Over time, this role will play a key strategic role in helping HR&A to scale up as the firm continues to grow and increase its impact.

In this critical role, you will ensure that day-to-day coordination and administration of the priorities of the Office of the CEO & President run smoothly, especially when facilitating collaboration between multiple teams and initiatives. You will manage meetings and workflows, act as the point of contact, and ensure that all documentation and information is available to all parties. Acting as a force multiplier for the Chief of Staff, you will help the Executive Management Team prioritize, make sound and efficient decisions, and communicate on a wide range of strategic issues. As part of this role, you will provide calendar management regularly and administrative support as needed.

While the role will evolve along with the firm, its changing priorities, and fast growth, we are looking for someone to stay in-role for at least 2-3 years. The culture of HR&A and the high-level exposure to leadership will provide continuous, productive intellectual challenges and career-building opportunities.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Manage and implement strategic projects, initiatives, and processes on behalf of the CEO, President, and Chief of Staff
  • Collaborate with and coordinate key stakeholders, including the CEO, President, Chief of Staff, rest of the Executive Management Team, Growth Team, People Team, Operations, and Finance Team, the firm’s Administrative Team, Partners, Senior Advisors, Board Members, and others
  • Conduct analysis and create presentations, reports, and communications for diverse audiences
  • Develop and draft internal and external correspondence on behalf of the Chief of Staff
  • Proactive management and coordination of the CEO and Chief of Staff’s calendars to strategically align time with key priorities, milestones, deadlines, and decisions – this includes scheduling meetings, preparing and updating weekly schedules, forecasting scheduling conflicts and working quickly to resolve them, and responding to last-minute meeting requests
  • Provide administrative support to the CEO and Chief of Staff, including expense reporting and systems or technology support as needed

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Coordinating and driving strategic projects, whether at an early stage or mid-stream
  • Exceptional writing, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong presentation design (e.g., PowerPoint) and facilitation skills
  • Strong grasp of planning, organizing, and managing both meetings and workflows
  • Excellent sense of judgment along with a flexible attitude and the ability to think creatively
  • Ability to consistently process documentation and note-taking skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with stakeholders in functions across the firm
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines in a fast-paced and changing professional environment with a proactive, entrepreneurial approach
  • Ability to consistently follow through on tasks and projects, perform quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC), and advance work on behalf of senior leaders
  • Ability to handle confidential information and sensitive matters with utmost discretion and integrity
  • Advanced understanding and use of Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and SharePoint)
  • Experience in managing complex calendar schedules on behalf of executives, forecasting and prioritizing needs, or the ability to learn the skills and tasks quickly
  • (Nice to have) Analytical skills and the ability to apply data-driven critical thinking to create solutions
  • (Nice to have) Experience supporting C-level executives or senior management in a similar role

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a related position, ideally driving strategic initiatives and executing project management
  • Professional services firm/consulting experience preferred

COMPENSATION | The base salary range for this position is $75,000 – $95,000. We offer competitive compensation packages based on qualifications and experience.  We are an employee-owned company, meaning you will have the opportunity to benefit from the firm’s growth over time through participation in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Each year, the firm will contribute funds to this long-term wealth-building account and may make contributions to other retirement accounts. We also provide a comprehensive benefits package that goes well beyond coverage of 90-95% of healthcare premiums, dental and vision coverage.

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

Please submit a cover letter and resume 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.

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.

Administrative Assistant – New York Office

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 ROLE | HR&A seeks a full-time Administrative Assistant for our New York office. Reporting to the Office Manager, the Administrative Assistant will provide a broad variety of administrative support to the office staff and several senior managers/executives. Duties will include:

Partner Support

  • Provides high-level administrative support to Partners and Senior Advisors, and ad-hoc projects for their respective project teams or practices.
  • Arranges travel and accommodations and manages detailed travel itineraries.
  • Manages in-demand executive calendars and scheduling
  • Updates timekeeping in Salesforce
  • Facilitation of communications with internal team, clients, and external parties.

General Office and Front Desk Support

  • Provides various administrative support to the Office Manager, and backup administrative support for other members of the team during absences, holidays, etc.
  • Manages the administrative inbox, a general repository for various email requests.
  • Manages the front desk reception, such as answering phones, welcoming employees and visitors, sorting and distributing mail, and preparing print documents and deliverables.
  • Maintains inventory of office and kitchen supplies; orders new supplies as needed.
  • Performs or facilitates maintenance of office equipment, including cleaning, maintenance, and repairs.
  • Support planning & management for all in-house meetings & events, including coordination of any IT and catering need requirements.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

SKILLS REQUIRED |

  • Experience working with executives in a fast-paced, dynamic professional environment.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills (including MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) are required.
  • Experience supporting management and senior leadership in an administrative capacity.
  • Ability to prioritize conflicting needs; handle matters expeditiously, proactively, and must follow through on projects to successful completion.
  • Have outstanding organizational and time management skills, and the capacity to manage and multi-task.
  • The ability to think independently, act entrepreneurially, learn quickly, and pay attention to details.
  • The ability to handle confidential information with discretion.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | A college degree or an equivalent education, plus 2-3 years of work experience supporting Senior Management/Executives.

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

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

Please submit a cover letter and resume 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.

Analyst/Senior Analyst – Data Analytics & Mapping

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

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

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

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

THE ROLE | To support the rapid growth of our advisory and program management work, we are seeking candidates for an Analyst or Senior Analyst – Data Analytics & Mapping role based in our New York, Los Angeles, or Washington, DC office, with flexibility for remote work. Our analytical staff form the foundation of our team-oriented and collaborative structure and help to drive our data-driven approach to closing the digital divide. Analysts are early-career professionals with 3-5 years of professional experience who support and drive all aspects of our client engagements; Senior Analysts are mid-level professionals with 5-8 years of professional experience who own the substance of our client work products. As an Analyst / Senior Analyst focused on Data Analytics & Mapping, you will have the opportunity to have high impact across numerous communities and build the capacities of the digital equity ecosystem nationally, as well as to continually build your skills in complex data analytics, visualization, and web development. 

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS | Successful candidates will have: 

  • A passion for equitable development and systems change, ideally in terms of digital equity, economic empowerment, or civic engagement 
  • Proficiency with ArcGIS/QGIS required; experience conducting geospatial, vicinity/buffer, site suitability, socio-economic, and demographic analysis using GIS preferred  
  • Experience developing clear and captivating data visualizations for a variety of audiences 
  • Experience with survey and questionnaire design and analysis 
  • Proficiency with cleaning, manipulating, and merging public, proprietary, and internal data sets for analysis 
  • Proficiency with Python/R/STATA/SQL/MATLAB/IMPLAN preferred  
  • Experience with census data, PUMS data, FCC 477 data, and public infrastructure asset classes preferred  
  • Three to five years of relevant professional experience (for Analysts; five to eight years of experience for Senior Analysts)  
  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) with a focus on data science/analytics, geographic information science/analytics, urban planning/design/data, regional science/analytics, architecture, economics, business, public policy, real estate, or other related fields 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Demonstrated capacity for leadership, critical thinking, and creativity 
  • Experience working on and managing fast-paced, collaborative teams and projects, including scoping, structuring, creating, and reviewing deliverables 
  • Ability to work across assignments, including managing multiple project workstreams and deadlines 
  • Familiarity with strategic planning processes, project management tools, and data-driven analytical approaches 
  • Desire to help build the Broadband & Digital Equity team’s consulting and program management practice by leading engagements, training staff, and advancing thought leadership 

COMPENSATION | The starting salary for this position is $77,300 – $110,000, plus year-end bonus, depending on qualifications and experience. We are an employee-owned company, meaning you will have the opportunity to benefit from the firm’s growth over time through participation in our Employee Stock Options Plan. Each year, the firm will contribute funds to this long-term wealth-building account and may make contributions to other retirement accounts. We also provide a comprehensive benefits package that goes well beyond coverage of 90-95% of healthcare premiums, dental and vision coverage. For more details, visit https://www.hraadvisors.com/career-opportunities. 

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

Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document (maximum of 2 pages) at https://hraadvisors.applytojob.com/apply/. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications without a cover lever will not be reviewed.

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

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

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

Senior Analyst – Public-Private Partnerships

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

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

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

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

THE ROLE | To support the rapid growth of our advisory and program management work, we are seeking candidates for a Senior Analyst – Public-Private Partnerships role based in our New York, Los Angeles, or Washington, DC office, with flexibility for remote work. Our analytical staff form the foundation of our team-oriented and collaborative structure and help to drive our data-driven approach to closing the digital divide. Senior Analysts are mid-level professionals with 5-8 years of professional experience who own the substance of our client work products. 

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS | Successful candidates will have: 

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

COMPENSATION | The starting salary for this position is $97,000 – $110,000, plus year-end bonus. We offer competitive compensation packages, based on qualifications and experience. We are an employee-owned company, meaning you will have the opportunity to benefit from the firm’s growth over time through participation in our Employee Stock Options Plan. Each year, the firm will contribute funds to this long-term wealth-building account and may make contributions to other retirement accounts. We also provide a comprehensive benefits package that goes well beyond coverage of 90-95% of healthcare premiums, dental and vision coverage. For more details, visit https://www.hraadvisors.com/career-opportunities. 

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

Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document (maximum of 2 pages) at https://hraadvisors.applytojob.com/apply/. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications without a cover lever will not be reviewed.

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

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

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

Senior Analyst – Digital Equity

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

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

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

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

THE ROLE | To support the rapid growth of our advisory and program management work, we are seeking candidates for a Senior Analyst – Digital Equity role based in our New York, Los Angeles, or Washington, DC offices, with flexibility for remote work. Our analytical staff form the foundation of our team-oriented and collaborative structure and help to drive our data-driven approach to closing the digital divide. Senior Analysts are mid-level professionals with 5-8 years of professional experience who own the substance of our client work products.  

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS | Successful candidates will have: 

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

COMPENSATION | The starting salary for this position is $97,000 – $110,000, plus year-end bonus. We offer competitive compensation packages, based on qualifications and experience. We are an employee-owned company, meaning you will have the opportunity to benefit from the firm’s growth over time through participation in our Employee Stock Options Plan. Each year, the firm will contribute funds to this long-term wealth-building account and may make contributions to other retirement accounts. We also provide a comprehensive benefits package that goes well beyond coverage of 90-95% of healthcare premiums, dental and vision coverage. For more details, visit https://www.hraadvisors.com/career-opportunities. 

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

Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document (maximum of 2 pages) at https://hraadvisors.applytojob.com/apply/. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications without a cover lever will not be reviewed.

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

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

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

Front-End Developer

ABOUT US | HR&A advises public, private, non-profit, and civic clients on how to increase opportunity and improve the 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 ROLE | HR&A is seeking a Front-End Developer to play a key role in developing and prototyping products for clients that translate urban data into actionable tools.

This role will lead the design of products through all stages of the product lifecycle from initial concept to launch—including user research, website design, and back-end data management and maintenance. Successful candidates will have excellent visual design skills and be proficient in templating software such as Figma and Webflow, as well as and Javascript frameworks for rapid prototyping.

The ideal candidate has experience with Python or other server-side languages in addition to knowledge of web frameworks and APIs in order to support the development of more complex web-based analytical products such as dashboards, calculators, and interactive maps.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and design front-end websites and content management systems (CMS) Design user interactions, animations on web pages.
  • Conceptualize creative ideas with project teams and plan out sites to ensure they meet goals and requirements;
  • Communicate design ideas using user flows, process flows, site maps and wireframes;
  • Use content to funnel traffic and develop site navigation plans that create a seamless experience for users;
  • Lead product demonstrations and testing to improve design of products;
  • Establish design guidelines, standards, and best practices;
  • Maintain the appearance of websites by enforcing content standards;
  • Maintain website including bug fixes, launch of new content, and periodic updates as needed;
  • Implement analytics tracking and produce regular visitation reporting;
  • Train junior staff on basic web scraping and Python analytical tasks.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • 2-3 years of front-end web development experience with multiple frameworks.
  • Understanding of web fundamentals, web development, and search-engine optimization (SEO) best practices.
  • Knowledge of front-end development web programming languages such as HTML and CSS, JQuery/JavaScript with frameworks such as React or Node preferred.
  • Proficiency in graphic design software including Figma or Sketch, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and other visual design tools preferred.
  • Up-to-date experience with international web protocols, standards, and technologies.
  • Proficiency with a server-side language such as Python and web frameworks such as Flask or Django and knowledge of RESTful API’s and web app development preferred.
  • Geospatial analytics and web map experience preferred.

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

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

Please submit a cover letter and resume 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.

Practice Operations Manager – Broadband and Digital Equity

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

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

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

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

THE ROLE |

HR&A is seeking to hire to support the Broadband and Digital Equity Practice in our growing work in the public interest broadband ecosystem. The Practice Operations Manager- Broadband and Digital Equity will report to the Partner-in-Charge and will work closely with various team members across the firm. This position will be based on one of HR&A’s offices across the country, with a preference for New York, and the flexibility for some remote work.

The ideal candidate is interested in business administration and growth. They know how to get things done efficiently, have experience working in a fast-paced and dynamic office environment, and demonstrated capacity to manage, organize, and multi-task while possessing strong teamwork, communication and time management skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review all contracts with clients, subcontractors, and independent contractors for appropriate standards and compliance; ensure consistency in contracting processes across the business; flag/escalate terms for review as needed; coordinate review/redlines to support negotiations, maintain version control, prepare final contracts for execution by Partner
  • Track team staff utilization and make recommendations for resource planning
  • Support business development: edit and maintain updated copies of staff resumes and bios, firm profiles, project qualifications, and other business development assets; draft, edit, and customize relevant materials for new pursuits
  • Prepare and submit accurate invoices to clients, track submission and payment status against contract budgets, engage clients regarding outstanding payments
  • Manage all invoicing and payments for the business, including requesting, reviewing, and coordinating approval of invoices from subcontractors and independent contractors
  • Manage business expenses (e.g., subscriptions, memberships, tech tools, etc.); secure relevant approvals and handle payment logistics
  • Provide support and manage administrative tasks for the Partner-in-Charge (i.e., managing phone calls, calendaring, task tracking, light project management)
  • Liaise with HR&A accounting team to process all invoice payments
  • Manage and maintain business-related forms, certifications, registrations, licenses (e.g., Secretary of State authorizations to do business in various states)
  • Manage or support special projects for the Broadband and Digital Equity practice

 

QUALIFICATIONS We seek a candidate who is a highly motivated, responsible individual with a strong capacity to work independently and collaboratively and who can handle complex projects and processes.

  • 3-6 years of previous experience in project or program management, operations, human resources, finance, or strategy roles, with experience working on complex projects and collaborating across multiple teams
  • Experience managing and reviewing contract terms and conditions
  • Strong communication skills, especially with a remote/distributed team
  • Organized and detail-oriented, able to juggle multiple types of work simultaneously and quickly context-switch
  • Passion for building and optimizing systems
  • Excited to learn quickly on the job, comfortable asking lots of questions
  • Creative problem-solver and self-starter, able to push forward priorities without extensive executive guidance
  • Can-do attitude, no job is too small
  • Good with Excel/Google Sheets; has a knack for quickly figuring out how to use new or unfamiliar online tools and platforms
  • Good business and ethical judgment; can handle sensitive or confidential business information with tact and discretion

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Passion/demonstrated interest in broadband and digital equity
  • Past experience with government contracting and/or in a consulting environment

 

COMPENSATION | The salary for this position is $66,500 – $82,000, based on qualifications and experience.  We are an employee-owned company, meaning you will have the opportunity to benefit from the firm’s growth over time through participation in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Each year, the firm will contribute funds to this long-term wealth-building account and may make contributions to other retirement accounts. We also provide a comprehensive benefits package that goes well beyond coverage of 90-95% of healthcare premiums, dental and vision coverage. ​​​

 

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

Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document (maximum of 2 pages) at https://hraadvisors.applytojob.com/apply/. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications without a cover lever will not be reviewed.

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

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

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

Director

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

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

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

 

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

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | We are looking for candidates with strong quantitative and qualitative skills, a passion for urban development and policy, and a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities facing cities today. Candidate should have a minimum of five years of work experience in economic development, real estate, housing, public policy and/or consulting in a related field. Candidates should also have a Master’s Degree, preferably in real estate, city planning, economic development, public policy, and/or business.  Considerable additional experience in a closely-related field may also be substituted for a graduate degree.

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

 

COMPENSATION | We offer competitive compensation packages, based on qualifications and experience.  We are an employee-owned company, meaning you will have the opportunity to benefit from the firm’s growth over time through participation in our Employee Stock Options Plan. Each year, the firm will contribute funds to this long-term wealth-building account, and may make contributions to other retirement accounts. We also provide a comprehensive benefits package that goes well beyond coverage of 90-95% of healthcare premiums, dental and vision coverage.

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

 

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

Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document (maximum of 2 pages) at https://hraadvisors.applytojob.com/apply/. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications without a cover lever will not be reviewed.

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

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

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