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 MissionCreating a vibrant, inclusive, and globally competitive economy for all New Yorkers. 

POSITION OVERVIEW: 

The Innovation Industries department at NYCEDC oversees real estate and capital projects, financial incentives, government wayfinding and regulatory reform, and workforce initiatives and diverse entrepreneurship programs to ensure New York City remains a global leader in innovation, and that we provide pathways of opportunity for all New Yorkers in our tech, life sciences, clean tech, and creative industries. 

We are industry ambassadors and champions, engaging with private sector, philanthropic, government, NGO, and academia leadership to understand the rapidly changing landscape of NYC’s key growth sectors. For example, we launch wet and dry labs, video game production facilities, or innovation studios in mobility and energy storage 

Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the Project Manager, Innovation Industries Project Support Team will support established and emerging projects with contracting, budget tracking, payments, impact reporting, file management, process improvement, and other operational tasks. PSAs coordinate cross-functional project teams, communicating with multiple internal and external stakeholders, both public and private. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Lead project planning and tracking, and coordinate cross-functional project teams, to ensure objectives are achieved and timelines are met
  • Support program management including tracking of project milestones, driving program excellence through our operators, and reporting on metrics, impact and financial performance
  • Support project estimating, budgeting, and forecasting, ensuring accurate planning and accountability
  • Guide project managers and assist in procurement processes, invoice processing, compliance needs, contract amendments, budget tracking, adhering to established policies and procedures 
  • Conduct research, data gathering and analysis, financial modeling, and expert interviews, to report on industry trends and needs, regulatory challenges, policies, industry dynamics, and news
  • Draft presentations, project updates, and memoranda to key stakeholders including senior EDC staff, City Hall staff, partner agencies, and external partners)
  • Execute events such as roundtables and advisory board meetings, preparing EDC speakers with background research and talking points
  • Guide team members on processes to ensure projects run smoothly, and procedures are followed consistently 
  • Actively contribute to team building, staff and departmental development

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Undergraduate degree required 
  • 2+ years of professional experience in government, business administration, operations, or other related fields in a similar role 
  • Demonstrated proficiency with project management, financial analysis, database management, budgeting, and Microsoft 365 required 
  • Demonstrated written, oral communication skills, and organizational skills
  • Keen attention to detail and ability to prioritize competing needs and opportunities 
  • Highly analytical and strategic thinker, with a proven ability to creatively navigate and solve complex challenges 
  • Proactive “self-starter” and “team player” who is enterprising and resourceful, organized and results-oriented   
  • Must obtain/maintain New York City residency within 180 days of hire   
Salary Range
$70,000$72,000 USD

About Us: New York City Economic Development Corporation is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization that works for a vibrant, inclusive, and globally competitive economy for all New Yorkers. We take a comprehensive approach, through four main strategies: strengthen confidence in NYC as a great place to do business; grow innovative sectors, with a focus on equity; build neighborhoods as places to live, learn, work, and play; and deliver sustainable infrastructure for communities and the city’s future economy. 

NYCEDC is committed to offering competitive benefits to support employee health, happiness, and work-life balanceWe offer comprehensive benefits and unique perks to ensure NYCEDC employees flourish in their professional and personal lives:  

  • Generous employer subsidized health insurance 
  • Medical, dental, and pharmacy plans  
  • Vision and hearing benefits
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care  
  • Short term and long-term disability coverage
  • 100% employer covered life insurance and supplemental life insurance coverage
  • Up to 25 vacation days
  • Floating Holidays and Summer Fridays
  • Parental leave - up to 20 paid weeks
  • Retirement savings programs
    • Company-paid 401(a) defined contribution plan
    • 457(b) tax-advantaged retirement savings plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement program
  • Continuing education and professional development
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer
  • College savings plan
  • Backup childcare  
  • Gym membership discounts
  • A Calm.com membership for mindfulness and mental health support  
  • Employee discounts through Plum Benefits, Student Loan Servicing tools, and much more   

Benefits listed above may vary based on the length and nature of your employment with New York City Economic Development Corporation. These benefits are subject to be modified at any time, at the discretion of the organization. 

The New York City Economic Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our Diversity, Equity, and Social Responsibility Mission is to create a People First strategy by attracting, retaining, and engaging a diverse and talented workforce. Like the city of New York, NYCEDC knows our strength comes from each of our connected parts, making the fabric of our organization better and stronger because of our unique employees' talents. 

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

 

 

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