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We’re expanding our team and looking to fill two positions, one in operations and another in marketing and events. Learn more about these positions below.

Full Time

  • Director of Operations

    Date posted: 24 Nov, 2021

    Pratt Center is seeking a collaborative and resourceful Director of Operations to join our team. The ideal candidate for this position has a track record of establishing and supporting processes that promote efficiency through thoughtful analysis, planning, and execution. The candidate will play a leadership role within Pratt Center and support the interim director and eventual permanent director in creating and implementing stable processes that ground Pratt Center in a period of transition, guide operations towards alignment with our mission, and develop and promote policies and procedures that nurture an internal culture of clarity, accountability, and respect.

    Responsibilities

    • Develop and implement internal systems & processes to ensure smooth operations, which include databases tracking performance, deliverables and reporting related to contract work, awarded funding, sponsorships, and other project-based commitments
    • Provide financial oversight and management in collaboration with Interim Director and Fiscal Manager; supervise the Fiscal Manager in finance and accounting functions including cash flow management, budget allocation, preparation of monthly and year-end financial reports, audits etc.
    • Liaise with and manage vendors and consultants in accordance with Pratt Center and Pratt Institute guidelines; execute and manage documentation associated with these relationships, including contracts, contract renewals, invoicing and payments, and managing deliverables and metrics related to vendor and consultant performance
    • Work in collaboration with legal and risk management divisions at Pratt Institute to ensure all insurance and certifications-related requirements are met, for both Pratt Center in the performance of its work and consultants and vendors in performance of work for Pratt Center
    • Oversee physical office, equipment, and IT/software for the team; develop and implement plans to anticipate space requirements and evolving needs
    • Oversee hybrid work protocols and ensure best practices for staff-wide operations
    • Oversee human resources operations, including hiring, employee onboarding, and training in coordination and compliance with Pratt Institute’s Human Resources office
    • In collaboration with the interim director, identify gaps and strengthen organizational capability regarding diversity, inclusion, and racial equity practices and lead the development of policies and practices to attract, retain, and promote a diverse workforce for the organization
    • Other administrative and operations tasks in response to organizational needs

    Qualifications

    Education

    • Undergraduate or Master’s degree in Business, Operations, Finance, or similar area of study

    Experience

    • 5+ years of high-performance experience in operations, preferably for a nonprofit.

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Demonstrated proficiency with systems thinking translated into decisive action and execution – the ability to assess a process, improve it, and implement it
    • Capacity to manage up and down at all levels
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and awareness of how to adapt communications towards a variety of situations
    • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and the desire to bring structure to undefined priorities or areas of work
    • Demonstrated ability to plan and prioritize tasks in a self-directed work environment and maintain high levels of productivity without direct supervision
    • Facility with using cloud-based platforms (Asana, Airtable, Salesforce, etc) to create systems to track and monitor a variety of inputs such as those related to contracts and awards, project management, staff performance etc.
    • Demonstrates a learning mindset and is comfortable with self reflection
    • Committed towards equitable systems that are racially just and more connected communities.

    To Apply

    Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to hiring@prattcenter.net with subject line: DR Opps. We are a hybrid work office. We anticipate requiring all staff to work from our office on the Pratt Institute campus in Brooklyn at most two days a week in 2022. 

     

    We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.

  • Program Manager (Small Homes)

    Date posted: 24 Nov, 2021

    Program Manager, Small Homes

    Pratt Center is hiring for a full-time program manager to work to support the design and implementation of a two year small residential (1-4 family) energy efficiency retrofit and repair pilot program. Pratt Center will be partnering with two local affordable housing organizations to identify, recruit and work alongside 2-family homeowners and tenants in Central Brooklyn & Cypress Hills to retrofit 75 homes. This work builds off of Pratt Center’s previous studies and pilot Retrofit Standardization and EnergyFit NYC, and grows out of the many years of learnings from our work with CBO partners across New York City on Green Jobs/Green New York and Retrofit Bed Stuy/NYC Block by Block.

    Responsibilities

    Support the senior program manager in all activities related to program design and implementation of the demonstration project, including:Build out CRM software for tracking program data and outreach activitiesCreation of marketing & outreach materialsTrain partners on program tools and processesTroubleshoot challenges that arise during program designOngoing management of tracking project deliverables and timelinesProvide day-to-day support to partner organizations and be able to create effective solutions to problems that may arise during implementationPerform data analysis on program findingsDesign presentations used to inform Advisory Board

    Qualifications

    Education

    Master’s Degrees in urban planning, public policy, or other relevant fields are highly preferred. Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field plus 5 years of relevant experience is also acceptable.

    Experience

    Experience with program design and/or implementation is required.Experience working with LMI communities on energy efficiency, renewables, and/or other clean energy programs is highly desirable.Resident of or experience working in communities where the program will be implemented (East New York, Brownsville, Bedford Stuyvesant, Canarsie, Crown Heights, or Clinton Hill, Brooklyn; Cypress Hills, Queens) is a plus however not required.

    Knowledge and Skills

    Extremely organized, able to self-manage and turn around work in a timely manner.Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.Candidates must have a demonstrated interest in sustainability, energy efficiency, affordable housing, environmental justice, urban planning and/or climate action.BPI certification is a plus.

    To Apply

    Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to hiring@prattcenter.net with the subject line: Small Homes Manager. We are a hybrid work office. We anticipate requiring all staff to work from our office on the Pratt Institute campus in Brooklyn at most two days a week in 2022.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.

  • Program Manager (Policy)

    Date posted: 24 Nov, 2021

    The Program Manager for Policy is responsible for overseeing research and implementation of policy projects that advance housing justice initiatives.

    Responsibilities

    • Conducting research in support of policy priorities
    • Supporting design of community outreach and engagement strategies
    • Organizing programs and activities in accordance with Pratt Center’s strategic goals
    • Developing an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement
    • Managing partner and stakeholder relationships, and partnering with team members to explore new areas of work
    • Support development team in drafting program funding proposals
    • Exercise best practices in project management to implement and manage changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved
    • Producing accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle

    Qualifications

    Education

    • Master’s Degrees in urban planning, public policy, or other relevant fields are highly preferred.
    • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field plus 5 years of relevant experience is also acceptable.

    Experience

    • 3–5 years experience working on integrated policy advocacy campaigns.

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Experience in building and maintaining partnerships across a diverse range of stakeholders, with a focus on community-based organizations
    • Experience using online project management platforms (e.g. Asana, AirTable, Salesforce) and competency and comfort working in cloud based applications
    • Understanding of project management best practices and capacity to apply them consistently across all tasks and projects
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Previous experience managing interns and staff preferred.
    • Excellent communication skills, including interpersonal and written, and comfortable interfacing effectively with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders

    To Apply

    Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to hiring@prattcenter.net with the subject line: Prog Manager, Policy. We are a hybrid work office. We anticipate requiring all staff to work from our office on the Pratt Institute campus in Brooklyn at most two days a week in 2022.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.

  • Communications Associate

    Date posted: 24 Nov, 2021

    Pratt Center is seeking a Communications Associate to support and execute a variety of communications initiatives and projects that strategically align with our priorities. This staff member will play an important role on a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary team and help ensure accurate, consistent, and effective storytelling.

    Responsibilities

    • Produce written content and provide general copywriting and editorial support across multiple mediums (email, social, newsletters, articles, creative briefs, video scripts, etc.) ensuring all content centers Pratt Center and partners’ expertise, values, and commitment to racial justice.
    • Edit written content consistent with Pratt Center’s tone and in alignment with the organization’s branding guidelinesWork cross-functionally with the programming and development teams to coordinate and execute strategic communications and marketing plansKeep up-to-date with conversations in the field of urban planning and policy in NYC and nationally, and link it back to Pratt Center content and communications strategy
    • Support all teams within the organization with marketing and communications needs and fulfill requests as assignedHelp to grow and expand Pratt Center’s social media presence by proactively monitoring social trends, and innovating content strategies; audit communications platforms to ensure branding and messaging continuity
    • Support all facets of our communications function with press asks, press releases, and project management, frequently in partnership with external press and strategic communications consultants
    • Keep track of and update Pratt Center’s media coverage tracker and other internal systems to capture earned media, social media and impressions
    • Maintain the editorial calendar and production timelines for editorial content.

    Qualifications

    Education

    • Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent work experience, is required. 

    Experience

    • Minimum 2 years experience in a communications role with a demonstrated track record adhering to style guidelines and producing content with a consistent tone across multiple formats and mediums

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Direct experience creating content for mission-based organizations.
    • Solid written communications skills and storytelling abilities. Must be able create meaningful and relatable narratives for a diverse set of audiences including our community-based partners and the media.
    • Finely tuned Interpersonal skills, and an ability to communicate and collaborate seamlessly with a small team working remotely.
    • Working knowledge of CRM(s) like Salesforce, social scheduling and listening tools and content management systems. Familiarity with Google Analytics and data visualization tools is a huge plus.
    • Detail oriented, with a proven track record of delivering on critical tasks with a high degree of accuracy and minimal oversight.
    • Proficient in cloud-based platforms (e.g. Asana, AirTable) and project management techniques to keep things running smoothly.
    • Deadline-driven and results-oriented, with the ability to prioritize competing priorities, effectively manage expectations, and ask for help when needed.
    • Skilled in reporting—comfortable tracking information and navigating spreadsheets, distilling insights from data, and communicating data-backed recommendations
    • Commitment to upholding a culture of equity

    To Apply

    Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to hiring@prattcenter.net with the subject line: Comms Associate. We are a hybrid work office. We anticipate requiring all staff to work from our office on the Pratt Institute campus in Brooklyn at most two days a week in 2022. 

    We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.

  • Program Manager (Made in NYC)

    Date posted: 04 Oct, 2021

    Pratt Center’s Made in NYC initiative is looking for a Program Manager to manage marketing and communications activities, events and campaigns. Made in NYC is a dynamic, creative and collaborative team passionate about supporting New York City’s manufacturing community.

    Made in NYC is a local branding initiative that supports New York City’s vibrant manufacturing and maker community. Made in NYC helps local manufacturers and makers to grow through marketing and branding resources, skills-building opportunities, and access to a supportive community of peers. Made in NYC is a membership based initiative with 1,500+ member businesses making everything from hot sauce to handbags to neon signs from the Bronx to Staten Island.


    DAILY TASKS INCLUDE:

    Manage Made in NYC’s overall marketing strategy

    • Manage all digital marketing campaigns including the annual Holiday Campaign
    • Ensure consistency of Made in NYC’s brand internally and externally
    • Support Made in NYC members in the use of the Made in NYC logo and other branding tools and collateral
    • Build the awareness of the Made in NYC brand
    • Support maintenance of the Made in NYC website

    Develop and manage Made in NYC’s communications strategy

    • Write and lead the design of the monthly Made in NYC newsletter and other e-blasts as needed
    • Write copy and lead the design of assets for Made in NYC’s social media channels outreach
    • Manage and schedule all newsletters, e-blasts and social media posts
    • Develop assets and copy as needed for outside partners and funders

    Manage the planning and execution of Made in NYC events

    • Lead the planning and logistics for all Made in NYC events including: Made Here, Meet Here networking events, webinars and virtual and in-person panel discussions
    • Manage the planning of the annual Made in NYC Week event series in collaboration with whole Made in NYC team and led by Made in NYC’s Associate Director

    Supervise part-time student interns throughout the year


    NECESSARY SKILLS FOR SUCCESS:

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.
    • Experience with website management, graphic design, event planning and marketing preferred.
    • Candidates should have an interest in urban manufacturing, marketing, branding, small business support, BIPOC-owned businesses and/or economic justice.
    • Local knowledge of New York City is a plus.
    • Proficiency in Adobe suite and/or Canva is required.


    TO APPLY

    Interested applicants are required to apply online by submitting a resume and cover letter through Pratt Institute's hiring portal: https://apply.interfolio.com/97231