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Public Works Partners is a planning and consulting firm in NYC guided by its mission to serve public sector and nonprofit clients. We organize our work into two areas – Organizational Health and Community Health – and work with civic leaders including government agencies, nonprofits, real estate developers, urban planners, architects, and engineering firms.

We are committed to creating a team that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we work. We offer competitive salaries with a comprehensive benefit package. Work in an exciting culture with an innovative team at a mission-driven organization. Our most successful candidates will:

  • Thrive when given the space to bring a nimble, creative approach to solving the thorniest problems;
  • Enthusiastically tackle tasks big and small; and
  • Inevitably wind up talking about public policy at parties.

Manager/Analyst, Business Development

Public Works Partners seeks a strategic thinker with sharp communication skills driven to deliver clear, compelling messages through writing and storytelling. The Business Development Manager or Analyst plays a key role in developing persuasive project proposals that strengthen communities, build nonprofit capacity, and enhance public service delivery. These roles involve close collaboration with Public Works leadership to articulate the value of our urban planning and management consulting solutions, laying the groundwork for long-term relationships. The ideal candidate is a proactive self-starter, comfortable owning projects, working under tight deadlines, and thriving in a dynamic environment.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong Project Management: Experience in coordinating cross-functional teams to create compelling business development opportunities, proposals, communication strategies, and marketing materials.
  • Excellent Communication Skills: Proficient in writing and critical thinking, essential for developing client-driven proposals, presentations, and marketing materials.
  • Quantitative Expertise: Demonstrated ability to develop and communicate project budgets effectively.
  • Creative and Strategic Thinking: Capable of engaging diverse technical and non-technical groups and presenting business development strategies to both internal leadership and external clients.
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: Agile networker and problem-solver, thriving in a fast-paced environment with minimal guidance, and adept at building and maintaining executive and working-level relationships.
  • Education & Skills: Bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years relevant full-time business development experience in consultancies, startups, or similar professional services firms. Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office products and Google Suite.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Foundational knowledge in public policy, economic development, urban planning, city, and state government operations, or nonprofit or institutional management.
  • Experience with B2B marketing and communications.
  • Experience creating and manipulating content using the Adobe Creative Suite (particularly Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign).


This hybrid work position is based at the Public Works Partners office in New York City. In-town travel and to other parts of the tri-state area may be required. This is a full-time position with an immediate start date. Salary: Analyst: $58,500 – $72,000/yr; Manager: $78,000 – $92,000/yr.

Public Works Partners observes COVID-19 protocols at the workplace and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated including a booster. Proof of vaccination is required for employment.

To Apply: Send your resume and cover letter to and indicate you are applying for the Business Development Manager/Analyst position in the email subject line. Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed. As part of our hiring practice, finalists will be asked to complete a timed writing exercise akin to related potential work products.


About Public Works Partners

Public Works Partners is a WBE/DBE/SBE-certified planning and consulting firm whose work strengthens organizations that strengthen communities. We drive innovation, manage change, design and develop new programs, and build organizational capacity. And we support planning efforts by engaging local stakeholders at every level and sharing our expertise in labor market analysis and job creation strategies.

Our clients benefit from our in-depth knowledge of New York City and the challenges faced by mission-driven organizations, our work across a range of policy areas from economic development to public health to human services, and the unique backgrounds and life experiences each team member brings. Our team members have held positions in New York City government and nonprofits developing strategies to tackle urban problems, driving policies, and managing large complex programs.

This job description is for an at-will position which is non-exempt under the FLSA. Public Works Partners provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment regardless of their age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence status, sex offense of stalking victim status, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws.

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