The Robert Toigo Foundation

Assistant Vice President, Neighborhood Strategies

NYCEDC
Published
June 7, 2021
Location
New York, New York
Job Type

Description

Our Vision: To make New York City the global model for inclusive innovation and economic growth, fueled by the City's diverse people and businesses.

Our Mission: To create shared prosperity across New York City's five boroughs by strengthening neighborhoods and growing good jobs.

About Neighborhood Strategies: Neighborhood Strategies is situated within NYCEDC's Planning Division and, together with the Land Use, Ferries, and Transportation Departments, works to promote robust, inclusive growth in the city's neighborhoods and waterfront. The Planning Division advances major projects that engage communities in planning for their future; help build vibrant, inclusive neighborhoods; advance strategic infrastructure; leverage the City's public assets; strengthen transportation systems; and promote public access, economic opportunity, and climate resilience.

The Neighborhood Strategies department convenes and coordinates across both internal and external stakeholders, promoting equitable economic development and fostering livable, accessible, resilient neighborhoods. The team is made up of dedicated public servants with a passion for New York City and its people and neighborhoods.

Position Overview: Within Neighborhood Strategies, Assistant Vice Presidents (AVP) are vital members of multiple project teams and work interdepartmentally with project managers and senior staff to strategically advance complex projects.

AVPs regularly lead the development of strategy, planning analysis, and problem-solving to engage stakeholders, manage consultants, and represent the organization at external, interagency, and community meetings.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic direction, problem solving, and coordination for multi-disciplinary teams engaged in large-scale planning and development efforts
  • Establish and oversee interagency working groups on select projects, meeting frequently to address challenges and move projects forward
  • Shape projects' community engagement, including spending time in those communities, collaborating with and presenting to a broad range of stakeholders, including community groups, elected officials, the Mayor's Office, and other public agencies
  • Assist in drafting requests for proposals (RFPs) and other public procurements
  • Represent the organization in professional and public forums
  • Build and maintain relationships with governmental and quasi-governmental entities; civic & community organizations; cultural and professional organizations; and advocacy groups
  • Provide direction and mentorship to junior staff within the Neighborhood Strategies Department
  • Develop phasing and implementation strategies for interim and long-term projects based on sound planning principles, stakeholder support, and market realities
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in urban/city planning or related field, including – but not limited to – public policy, geography/GIS, architecture, sociology, business, real estate, engineering, or law, is preferred
  • 4-5 years of experience in economic or community development, urban planning, or other related fields
  • Familiarity with physical planning and the work of shaping the built environment, including land use, climate resiliency, city government process and public approvals, community engagement, urban design, and infrastructure planning
  • Strong understanding of and experience with the technical aspects of the public planning and development process, preferably specific to NYC
  • Strong interpersonal, written, verbal, and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in project management and creative problem solving
  • Strong understanding of urban infrastructure and economic development issues
  • Strong entrepreneurial, interpersonal, and leadership skills; should be a self-starter and take initiative
  • Strong community engagement skills, including public speaking and presentation, facilitation, and working with diverse communities using equitable approaches to engagement
  • Proven strength in using spreadsheet and presentation applications, including Excel and PowerPoint
  • New York City residence is required within 180 days of hire

About Us: NYCEDC is New York City's primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. Our mission is to create shared prosperity across New York City's five boroughs by strengthening neighborhoods and growing good jobs. We do this by developing, managing, and implementing expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment and strengthen the city's competitive position.

NYCEDC is dedicated to the creation of a dynamic, equitable, and sustainable urban economy. We are making sure that whatever happens next, happens right here in New York City—and that all New Yorkers are a part of it.

NYCEDC offers many unique advantages for an exciting and fulfilling career. As part of our team, you'll enjoy:

  • The unique opportunity to make an impact on New York City
  • Working on diverse, unique, and challenging projects
  • Working closely with teams of creative, highly motivated, and passionate people
  • Learning opportunities designed to enhance the practical skills and business knowledge of our employees
  • Excellent benefits, including company-paid 401(a) pension plan, 457(b) tax-advantaged retirement savings plans, medical, dental and vision benefits, generous paid family leave and paid time off, and other perks

The New York City Economic Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our diversity and inclusion mission is to attract, retain, and engage a diverse workforce comprised of talented people. NYCEDC employees can expect to work as part of a highly engaged, passionate and inclusive workforce where everyone's contributions are valued, respected and make an impact on one of the best and most diverse cities in the world!

For more information, visit our website at edc.nyc.

  • Master's Degree in urban/city planning or related field, including – but not limited to – public policy, geography/GIS, architecture, sociology, business, real estate, engineering, or law, is preferred
  • 4-5 years of experience in economic or community development, urban planning, or other related fields
  • Familiarity with physical planning and the work of shaping the built environment, including land use, climate resiliency, city government process and public approvals, community engagement, urban design, and infrastructure planning
  • Strong understanding of and experience with the technical aspects of the public planning and development process, preferably specific to NYC
  • Strong interpersonal, written, verbal, and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in project management and creative problem solving
  • Strong understanding of urban infrastructure and economic development issues
  • Strong entrepreneurial, interpersonal, and leadership skills; should be a self-starter and take initiative
  • Strong community engagement skills, including public speaking and presentation, facilitation, and working with diverse communities using equitable approaches to engagement
  • Proven strength in using spreadsheet and presentation applications, including Excel and PowerPoint
  • New York City residence is required within 180 days of hire

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