Company Name:

Karp Strategies

Location:

New York, New York

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Consultant

Industry:

Social

Position Type:

Full Time

Posted

July 17, 2018

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Consultant and Analyst Positions at Karp Strategies

Karp Strategies is an urban planning strategy consulting firm that partners with our clients to identify their unique needs and provide tailored solutions. We help clients across sectors take analysis to action to allow them to make better decisions – and ultimately, to build stronger communities and better cities. We deeply value our holistic analytic methods, and maintain strong core values that equity and upside can go hand in hand when working on planning and development projects. We work on projects around the country, with projects currently underway or starting across the NYC region and Boston. Our team works at the sweet spot where data, people, and place intersect: we strive to understand what drives change in places, and how people, businesses, and institutions exist and can thrive within that change.

 

Karp Strategies celebrated three years in June, and we’ve grown tremendously since inception from one person to a team of seven, with offices in Manhattan’s Financial District, in a space that offers fabulous amenities. (Fitness classes and meditation? Got it. Nap room? Done. Coffee? Of course. Water views? Yep – Lady Liberty keeps us inspired.) We value and celebrate diversity and inclusion in our team.

 

With current projects ranging from economic and community development planning initiatives to stakeholder analysis and engagement, from evaluations of affordable housing policies to infrastructure feasibility studies, and from real estate advisory to zoning analysis, Karp Strategies is working with many of the industry’s most dynamic partner firms and clients on pressing, timely challenges facing the country, region, and our city.

 

As our company kicks off additional projects, we seek to meet thinkers and doers interested in urban change, neighborhoods, and being at the leading edge of the field. We are hiring two people, one at the Analyst level and one at the Consultant level. Both positions are critical members of the team and will work on a similar suite of projects and tasks. Consultants provide key project leadership while analysts assist in project management and other aspects of projects. Key tasks for both include:


  • Project manage the heck out of whatever you are working on, utilizing schedules, project plans, shared file systems, and communication apps. Lead and support communications with client, partner firms, and internally at Karp Strategies. Maintain project schedule, ensuring that our team has the time and resources it needs to do a great job. Coordinate multiple moving pieces among team members to ensure high-quality deliverables.
  • Design infographics, data visualizations, and graphic representations of policy, process, engineering, and analytical findings to support client projects, business development efforts, and other initiatives with Adobe Suite programs. Ranging from things as simple as agendas to as big as decks going to a client’s investors, execute on translating technical information into layperson formats either independently or on a team.
  • Plan and execute stakeholder workshops, including interagency (government), community (local/businesses), or other, to support development of long-term planning efforts. Work with our team to bring the magic into conference rooms and bodegas alike.
  • Analyze data (both quantitative and qualitative), ranging from economic, market, real estate, and all the things the numbers miss that we gain from local stakeholders via interviews, focus groups, and hands-on activities. Determine what changes are taking place; triangulate; integrate with engineering team findings as needed. Utilize deep research skills to support this work.
  • Support business development efforts, including managing strategic relationships, proposal research/writing, research on partner firms, site visits, internal operations or special projects, as needed.
  • Work in a maturing start-up environment with a close-knit team and our project partners on miscellaneous tasks, big or small, as they arise.
  • Bring your whole self, creative ideas, and secret saucewe are a team that values each member’s uniqueness and ability to represent new ideas, different parts of the city, and strategic thinking to propel us forward as we grow.

What we seek


Candidates interested in these positions should demonstrate work experience in the above area of responsibility, and background either with government, community planning organizations, consulting, or a related field (5-7 years for the Consultant-level, and 1-3 years for the Analyst-level). Anticipated content areas for the positions include waterfront development, zoning analysis, stakeholder/community engagement strategy, real estate advisory, and community planning – though life moves fast here at KStrat and new projects come online quickly!


  • A Master’s Degree is generally required for the Consultant position and a Bachelor’s Degree for the Analyst position, but comparable work experience will be considered.
  • Fluency in the Adobe Suite, particularly InDesign, is required for the Consultant and highly desired for the Analyst.
  • Fluency in mapping applications is preferred.
  • Strong writing and design experience are a must given the range of projects and clients we work with.
  • Experience leading community outreach efforts involving multi-modal engagement tools or platforms (online and in-person) and the ability to synthesize feedback to inform these processes, is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with traditionally underserved populations is preferred.
  • Multilingual written and oral skills (particularly Spanish, Chinese, Cantonese and Russian) are highly regarded as part of our work with diverse communities across the country.
  • A deep curiosity about planning issues and an interest in incorporating an equity lens to our work is strongly encouraged.

If these piques your interest, we’d love to hear from you!  Please send a professional resume, letter of interest, and work samples (writing, data analysis, and design portfolio, plus any work sample that demonstrates your language capabilities) to info@karpstrategies.com. Indicate the position to which you are applying in the email subject and letter of interest. We are interviewing on a rolling basis.

 

The analyst job description is for an at-will position which is non-exempt under the FLSA; the consultant job description is for an at-will position which is exempt under the FLSA. Karp Strategies 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.

 

Company Name:

Karp Strategies

Location:

New York, New York

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Consultant

Industry:

Social

Position Type:

Full Time

Posted

July 17, 2018

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